Holiday Gifts Under $50

Backbone Media, the country's leading active lifestyle agency, has compiled a list of cool gift ideas under $50 from some of the top outdoor brands in the world. See product descriptions below and downloadable images on the right.


Chaco Dog Collar and Leash – Our furry friends need a little something new for the holidays too, so get your pet a matching jacquard webbing collar and leash. Made in a variety of sizes to fit pets large and small, these collars and leashes are extremely durable and colorful. $12 for collars and $20 for leashes. 


Caffeinated Strawberry Kiwi Organic Energy Gel - Certified gluten free with organic tapioca syrup, organic honey, added electrolytes and naturally caffeinated with Green Tea Extract, new Honey Stinger Organic Caffeinated Strawberry Kiwi Energy Gel is the perfect blend of sweet and tart to fuel for any athletic endeavor. $33.36/box of 24

Caffeinated Chocolate Organic Energy Gel - Honey Stinger Chocolate Gel is reformulated utilizing Stinger’s organic gel formula and naturally caffeinated with Green Tea Extract to create the great taste of rich dark chocolate. Certified gluten free with organic tapioca syrup, organic honey, added electrolytes and a blend chocolate flavors, this gel fuels for any athletic endeavor. $33.36/box of 24

Gingersnap Organic Stinger Waffle - A thin layer of spice-infused honey sandwiched between two thin waffles, new USDA Certified Organic Honey Stinger Gingersnap Waffle will satisfy taste buds as a delicious afternoon snack or as fuel for any athletic endeavor. $22.24/box of 16


Women’s Shuteye Pant - Deep sleep begins with deep comfort. Pure organic cotton flannel is wonderfully soft, just the right weight and totally lounge- and-cabin-worthy. Elastic waistband has an internal drawcord, back pocket is perfect for stashing a dog treat for those before-bed walks. And for holiday season, you can rest extra east: Horny Toad’s Shuteye pajama pant makes a thoughtful and low-maintenance gift, as it comes in a sweet self-fabric bag. $49 (Available this fall)


Men’s/Women’s MicroTherm Slipper –  Eddie Bauer’s MicroTherm® slippers feature fleece lining and ThermaFil™ insulation to keep anyone’s feet warm on the coldest of nights $50 (Available this fall) 

Echo Ridge Mittens and Scarf – Eddie Bauer’s Echo Ridge mittens and scarf feature Fair Isle patternwork and 100% polyester lining to keep out the cold. $35 for mittens $45 for scarf (Available this fall)


ICEdot Band – The ICEdot Band with your personal PIN etched into the bracelet, will help identify and notify emergency contacts on the scene who you are and any allergies and/or other medical instructions you may need to include in the case you are incapacitated. The online services for the ICEdot Band are free for the first year when you make your purchase and is a great backup to the ICEdot Crash Sensor. $20.00 


SALT Humidor – If your man loves to enjoy a good cigar every once in a while or especially when out on the water fishing, get him the SALT Humidor from Sage this holiday season. The cedar lining and gasket seal ensure freshness for any occasion. $50 (Available this fall) 


Pro Box Subscription The Feed and its monthly subscription service is the go-to sports nutrition source for athletes seeking the widest variety of portable food available on the web. With over 200 products, including brands like Skratch Labs, Clif and Kind Granola, The Feed features multiple sorting options, making it easier for athletes to find the brands they trust for fueling up before, during and after their workouts. $29 


PhD Slopestyle socks – SmartWool’s new PhD® Slopestyle sock collection, featuring bold aesthetics across three designs, delivers patented Reliawool™ construction and an industry-leading fit system featuring four elastic bands that gently wrap and support the foot, allowing for greater stretch and recovery while the foot flexes. Mesh Vent Zones at the top of the foot help with moisture and temperature control. $24.95 (Available this fall) 


Brew Concentrate and Carbonator Bottle Now you can have beer in the backcountry without hauling the weight, taking up space  in your pack or creating waste with cans. This highly concentrated beer syrup, when combined with water and carbonated in the patented bottle, creates a tasty, full-bodied beer. Currently available in two flavors: Pat’s Pale Rail and Pat’s Black Hops. Five all-natural cane soda flavors are also available. Full Starter Kit: $49.95 


Rambler Tumbler 20 - The Rambler Tumblers have 18/8 stainless steel and double-wall vacuum insulation so they will keep ice (or heat) twice as long as the average plastic tumbler. The exterior wall is built with extra steel for superior durability and the crystal clear lid allows users to see the level of their beverage. The Rambler is available in two sizes and are BPA free. $29.99 


Patagonia Co-lab Powder Town Beanie - When you pull on this retro beanie, you just may want to break out the heavy bass line and get down to some serious funk. It’s made from a soft, comfortable blend of all-recycled polyester and spandex that stays dry on powder days, insulates even when wet, and feels smooth and itch-free on the skin. Throwback features include a 3-inch, rib-knit cuff and pom-pom styling. $39


Ion Headlamp: The smallest, lightest and most compact fully functional headlamp that runs on AAA batteries, Black Diamond’s Ion features a powerful 80 lumen light and modern design for ultra light outings and emergency use.  $24.95 (Available this fall) 


Klean Vacuum Insulated Mug - A really useful tool can do more than one thing. That is the philosophy behind Klean Kanteen’s most capable product: the versatile Vacuum Insulated. This Klean Kanteen pulls triple duty as a mug, a thermos and a bottle. Durable, double-walled construction and vacuum insulation assures that beverages stay hot for up to 6 hours, while iced drinks stay frosty for more than 24. 16oz – $27.95