The holidays are here, and that means if you haven’t gotten your gift shopping done yet, you’re probably in a panic. Don’t worry. You’re not alone. Holiday shopping peaks in the second half of December so there’s still time. The only thing you need to figure out is what to get everyone on your shopping list.
The good news is that we’re here to help with a gift that anyone can use and love—especially the adventurer within. It’s a gift for gym rats, outdoor enthusiasts, people who love to travel, moms, dads, and even kids. In fact, anyone can use a well-crafted version of this gift. What are we talking about?
The water bottle.
The Perfect Gift: a Water Bottle
Now, you might be thinking, “You’re crazy! A water bottle isn’t the perfect holiday gift.” But you’d be wrong. It’s the ideal gift for our seven favorite adventurous influences, and it’s the ideal gift for you too. Just take a look at some of these facts.
1. 8 Glasses a Day
The average person needs to drink about 2.5 liters, or eight glasses of water a day. That’s a lot of water, and that’s the bare minimum when you don’t count exercise, illness, weather, and more. We need water to survive and yet most people don’t drink nearly enough. A water bottle can help you stave off dehydration and ensure you’re getting the daily amount of water you need to live a happy and healthy life.
2. Bottled Water Isn’t Great
If you think just grabbing a bottle of pre-packaged water is the answer, think again. Most bottled water is just reprocessed tap water that’s sold for 3,000 times what it costs. Even then, its quality isn’t guaranteed. Bottled water has been found to have everything from mold to sodium hydroxide, kerosene, algae, yeast, sand, glass particles, and crickets.
And maybe worst of all is the waste that one-time-use water bottles cause—30 billion plastic water bottles a year in America. There are roughly 300 bottles for every man, woman, and child on earth. If they were laid end to end, these bottles could travel to the moon and back 30 times. That’s a lot of waste clogging up our planet for something that doesn’t taste better and isn’t healthier for us.
3. Quality Makes a Difference
A quality reusable water bottle can make a huge difference. Some cheap water bottles contain a chemical called Bisphenol A (BPA), which can disrupt your hormones and lead to diseases like breast cancer or prostate cancer.
On the other hand, a quality water bottle, such as one made of stainless steel or glass, protects you from bacteria growth and provides you with the cleanest way to drink water. Best yet, a solid water bottle can carry both hot and cold drinks almost anywhere you need.
Best Water Bottle Gifts for the Adventurer Within
Now that you know why a quality water bottle is the perfect gift for him, her, and everyone on your list, here are our top choices for water bottles for based on our 7 Influencers to Kickstart the Adventurer Within.
1. Hiking Water Bottles
If someone on your list is an avid hiker like The Real Hiking Viking, they need a water bottle that’s easy to carry, well insulated, and with a narrow mouth opening for drinking on the go. That’s why we love the 40oz Ranger Pro. It’s large enough to carry a good amount of water for a quick hike but not so large that it gets cumbersome on a backpack. Plus, its double wall, vacuum insulated construction means that your liquid stays cold or hot for an all-day hike.
2. Bottles for Travel
When it comes to travel, Adventurous Kate and you need something that’s practical and doesn’t take up a lot of space. For that, we recommend the 17oz Haute for the traveler in your life. This bottle offers the perfect mix of fashion and function, which means you look great while staying hydrated. Plus, since the lid connects to the mug, the traveler will never have to worry about losing it no matter where they end up.
3. Stay Hydrated while Cycling
If you’re looking for a versatile, multi-purpose tumbler for the cycling enthusiast in your life who loves BikePacking.com, look no further than our Renegade Collection. These tumblers come with a removable lid for slosh-free mobility and an innovative silicone grip for slip-free hydration. And with a variety of sizes and colors, you can match the right tumbler to the right person.
4. Best Bottle for Winter Sports
To keep drinks hot in the winter, you need a groundbreaking thermos that’s designed to keep in heat. That’s where the 17oz Verve thermos takes the cake. The unique design that allows you to take a quick sip, which keeps temperatures stabilized. That means no matter what winter sport your playing alongside SnowsBest.com, you have a hot drink to keep you warm. Plus, the leak-proof seal means it can be your travel companion on the slopes or in the woods.
5. Bottle for Camping
When camping with Beyond the Tent, you need a versatile water bottle that can hold both hot and cold drinks, has a large carrying capacity, easily hooks onto a backup, and makes sharing a drink with your friends and family a breeze. That’s why when it comes to camping, we only have one choice: the 64oz Stack Growler. Not only can this bottle carry a lot of liquid, but it can keep it cold for 24 hours or hot for 12. And with four, stackable cups, it works for the whole family.
6. Water Sports Bottles
What about for the beach bum in your life who’s always in the water just like Léa Brassy Ocean Adventurer? They’d love a Retro Bottle with fashionable graphics and unique designs, perfect for on-to-go hydration on the beach, at the lake, or poolside. These BPA- and lead-free slim bottles keep liquids cold for 24 hours and hot for 12.
7. The Best Overall Hydration
Now, if we had to choose a favorite, overall bottle…don’t make us do that! We can’t decide, but we would have to point out our amazing Moda Collection. These sleek bottles offer the same insulation technology you’ve always loved with fabulous designs that are as unique as you are.