2014 Gifts Giving Series - Ideas for Outdoor Kids

By Auntie Shelley

Christmas is quickly approaching and we've been busy putting together our wish lists.  We have come across some neat ideas for the outdoor family.  Over the next few days we'll be posting some Christmas gift ideas.  

For the most part we have tried to keep all of the items under $100.  Many are under $20 and would be ideal as stocking stuffers.  For the kids we have tried to focus on items that will encourage them to develop their outdoor skills and inspire them to get outside.  

So here's our first instalment.

Knot Tying Kits

Terra Kids Knack of Knots Kit

Knowing how to tie various knots is an essential outdoor skill and it's a great to practice during the winter months.

We recently came across this Terra Kids Knack of Knots Kit.  It retails for $16-$20 and comes with everything kids need to know how to tie various knots.

On its own this kit would be great, but you could add a book on knot tying, like My First Book of Knots.  

A great stocking stuffer for older kids would be ropes of various sizes/weights, a carabiner or two and the PROKNOT Outdoor Knots Cards.  This set contains twenty of the most common knots.  They are illustrated on waterproof plastic cards and held together with a grommet.  

They would easily fit in a glove box, backpack, or purse and could be used as a quiet activity during the year on car rides, etc.  

For those with anglers on their lists, they even have the Fisherman's Ultimate Knot Guide cards.

 

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I would round out a knot tying kit with this Nature Facts Knot Tying Bandana.  

 

Stay tuned for our next instalment - Gifts to Inspire Orienteering Skills.