If you know someone with a penchant for climbing and a pressie-needing occasion is looming fast, you’ve come to the right place. Whether rock climbing, ice climbing, speed climbing, or artificial wall climbing, we’ve been scaling the internet to find great gift ideas for Christmas and birthdays that will have your family member, friend, or loved one clambering to thank you for the perfect present!
Practical Climbing Gifts
No climber is without their chalk, so the Dirtbags Rainbow chalk bag definitely won’t disappoint as it’s not only functional, reliable and bright, but it’s also ethically made in the UK using recycled climbing ropes and fabric offcuts. And if brightly coloured isn’t your thing, Dirtbags offer many more designs and colours to choose from. Or how about being a safety-conscious gift giver and opting for a pair of two-way radios? Durable, weatherproof to IPX4 and with a 10km range and up to 18 hours of battery life, the Motorola Talkabout T82 Extreme is bound to be any climber’s new best friend!
Must-Have Climbing Gear
Climbing shoes are perhaps one of the most vital pieces of climbing equipment, and what better way to enjoy the environment by pursuing the sport than with a pair that are ethically made? So, say hello to Boreal Beta Eco for men and women climbing shoe that uses a recycled textile upper and recycled midsole and offers sustainable comfort and performance that’s much better for the environment. And for the ultimate safety gear, no serious climber leaves home without their helmet. So, if you know they’re on the lookout for the perfect replacement, how about the Edelrid Salathe climbing helmet? It’s a hybrid helmet with a foam core and a partial ABS hard shell that offers virtually unnoticeable lightness but still delivers protection when needed!
Natural Organic Skincare Gifts
It goes without saying that climbing is rough on the hands, and let’s face it; they’re an essential part of a climber’s equipment. But climber’s hands can quickly deteriorate if not taken care of, making it crucial to look after them before, during and after an ascent. Balmy Fox delivers a skincare range created explicitly for active outdoor people like climbers to provide intensive moisturisation, protection and skin-repairing remedies, all using natural and organic ingredients.
Our environmentally-friendly skincare includes a hardworking hand repair cream to keep hands intensely moisturised for longer. It uses a high concentration of glycerin and essential oils to draw in and retain moisture, along with Hemp Oil and Arnica for their natural ability to reduce inflammation and Tea Tree for its natural antiseptic.
And for on-the-spot intensive relief, our super compact balm bar tucks into your kit nicely, ready to deliver concentrated moisturisation to dry, cracked skin. It uses natural essential oils, waxes and butters to provide deep moisturisation alongside tea tree oil for its natural anti-bacterial properties for skin that becomes sore and split.