Holiday Gift Guide - Books, Benefits, Memberships, and More

Mountaineers members have access to a range of items, discounts, services, and opportunities to help give the best gifts this holiday season. We've gathered a list of these gift ideas to make your holiday shopping a little easier.
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December 07, 2020
Holiday Gift Guide - Books, Benefits, Memberships, and More

Didn't get all of your shopping done in the Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend rush? Not to worry, we've gathered all of the resources that you, as a Mountaineers Member, have at your disposal to give something special to those people you cherish. 

Whether it's books, gear, snacks, or even a Mountaineers membership, we've got something for everyone on your list. 


If you're not yet a member with The Mountaineers, you should be! Not only do members of The Mountaineers enjoy 20% off Mountaineers Books all year round, but membership with us opens a world of self-discovery and exploration and offers opportunities to serves as a champion for our public lands. Our members provide belonging and hope at a time when we all need it most, and we want to invite everyone to be a part of this inspirational community.

Give the gift of the outdoors this holiday season and share our community with yourself or your friends and family – and at 35% off this is our deepest holiday discount we’ve ever offered!

Gift Memberships - Save 35%

Books for all of your favorite people


Whether you're shopping for a light hiker, an avid trailblazer, or someone who just enjoys a long walk around their neighborhood, we have something they'll love. Check out a few of our picks below, or try one of our location-specific hiking series: Best Hikes with DogsUrban TrailsBest Hikes with Kids, or Day Hiking.

for Trail Trekkers

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We created this gift guide for bird lovers, but really, who doesn't love birds? From the Snowy Owl to the hummingbird, we humans love watching birds go about their daily lives. These gift ideas for avian aficionados include gorgeous photography, interesting facts, and fun ways to learn about our feathered friends. 

for Bird Lovers

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Never sure what to get for your skydiving, free climbing, scuba diving friend or family member? Shopping for the thrill seeker in your life can be tricky, so we put together this list of adventure-oriented picks perfect for people who love to push boundaries and try new things. 

for Thrill Seekers


Get the makers in your life something that will get their creativity flowing! Help them find a new hobby or encourage one they already have - be it art, photography, cooking, gardening, or something else. 

for creatives


Someone on your list got the travel itch? Bring the world to them with a book! Gift them a travel guide to help them plan a future trip, a compelling narrative for an armchair adventure, or a book of gorgeous photography to transport them to a different place.

for Grounded Globetrotters

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It's called "the great outdoors" for a reason! Nature - from the Douglas Fir tree to the caribou to the owls - continues to inspire and engage people of all ages and backgrounds. Find the perfect gift for the nature lover in your life - be they seasoned naturalists, environmental advocates, or just interested in learning about the world around them - in the list below.

for Nature Lovers

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Skip the candy this year in favor of educational and fun gifts perfectly-sized for a stocking. These small items are also great for giving out over time or pairing with a bigger gift.

Stocking Stuffers

for gear lovers

As a Mountaineers member, you have access to a wide range of benefits. You can get access to ski wear, a new set of cams, or simply some stroopwafels. Take a look at your discounts including Big Agnes, Gregory, Helly Hansen, and many more. The benefits don’t end with gear. We also have partnerships to help you get deals on Gaia GPS, ZipCar, Skratch Labs, the North Cascades Institute, and so much more.

Member Benefits

New Benefit Alert: Miir


MiiR is offering a special, limited-time code for all Mountaineers members this holiday season. Be sure to enter in the code: MOUNTAINEERSHOLIDAY20 when shopping, and don't miss their holiday gift sets.

SHOPPING ELSEWHERE?               

While we encourage you to support local businesses when you can, if you are shopping online consider adding The Mountaineers as your preferred nonprofit on That provides a small donation back to us, without any cost to you. And, you can do it all year round!

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