Holiday Gift Guide And Giveaway For Active Families

Holiday Gift Guide And Giveaway For Active Families

With the weather cooling down and the frosty mornings, it sure feels like winter is on it’s way! Who else is super excited for the holidays and to play in the snow?

It can be overwhelming sometimes when we are close to the holidays and we’ve got to choose what to get for our loved one for Christmas. This is why I’ve decided to make your life a little easier and share with you all of my favorite items that we’ve been using for the past years as an active and outdoorsy families! You know that you can still get out on amazing adventures with your little ones and still practice your favorite sports, you just got to get you kids into it and you will now have new partner in crime. These items have been making my life much. easier, and fun since having kids.

To start up the holiday season right, Ive decided to create 3 different giveaways for you guys.

  • The Hiking Family Giveaway
  • The Snow Lovers Giveaway
  • The Mountain Bike Family Giveaway

Make sure to head out to our Instagram page to enter this giveaway

The Hiking Family

The Rex Microvest is a Hiking Vest for kids to use while exploring outdoors, traveling the land and on the everyday adventure. Hiking gear for kids needs to be light and made with durable materials. Kids’ packs are a great way to carry kids hiking gear and a Rex Microvest puts kids hiking essentials right at hands reach. Kids hiking vest should be able to hold water, carry snacks, electronics and other trail essentials. Pack your kids hiking essentials for the day into our Rex Microvest and let your kids handle their trail snacks. Our kids hiking vest is designed to fit kids five and older. The straps will adjust to grow with your kids and go with them on every adventure.

  • Adjustable elastic straps with plastic snap-link buckles like a chest rig
  • 100% nylon rip-stop material for great durability to extend the life of your kids hiking gear
  • Sewn in durable reflective material on front and back to enhance your kids visibility in low light conditions
  • We added a built in rainfly under the kids hiking vest to use in really wet conditions
  • Two side stretchy stash pockets for snack trash or more organisation of trail essentials
  • There is an earbud port for those who like to listen to some music. Electronics can be kept out of the rain and behind several layers of weather protection

You want your kiddos to be wearing a t-shirt with some arts from a local artist from Vancouver, Here is your chance. We also have some warm toques to keep your little ones warm this winter.

And if you are the kind of person that would rather buy an experience for your loved ones. We are offering yearly membership to our program here in Squamish, which will give you a lot of memorable time spent out in nature with your little ones, or to whoever you want to to offer this.

 

The Snow Lovers

Your kids are sure to have a lot of fun in the snow this winter in these new snowshoes. Made of ultra-lightweight aluminum, your kids will love their first Snowshoeing experiences, you’ll be able to head out on memorable family adventure in winter wonderland.   Featuring the energy flex axle and our mitten-friendly ripcord easy-pull binding, getting in and getting out is a breeze.

This amazing Squamish artist has my heart with every single pieces she creates. She is absolutly talented and each of her piece are hand made with lots and lots of love. You need a custom piece? No problem, she’s got you covered. Head over to her Instagram account to check out all of the magneficient pieces she’s made so far, I swear you’ll want to buy them all.

Here is a little more about Coastaleo

Meet Coastaleo! Taylor is a local Squamish mom and self taught woodworker and artist. She is a Physiotherapist by day, but passionate woodworker by night and naps 😊 She started her little side gig in 2017 when on mat leave with her little guy Leo. She uses the Squamish mountains as her inspiration behind her handmade wood art and decor pieces. Little fun fact about Taylor (and Coastaleo) Christmas is her most FAVOURITE time of year ❤️

Our little guy has been snowboarding since he was 15 months and I cannot tell enough how much the MDXONE harness have helped us. It prevented plenty of crash and made us have the control when he was out of control on his board. If you have a little one that is just starting to Snowboard or Ski this season, this harness is a must. Here is a bit more tech info about the product…

The MDXONE ”OX” is a small backpack/harness with three attaching points for the leash.
The OX backpack also has an optional/removable seat harness for extra support, especially for the little ones
Two attachment points at the waist (one on each side of the hips). These attachment points are to be used with the “Y” connection for beginner.

The Mountain Bike Family

The Kids Ride Shotgun seat has been totally game changer for our family. We are now able to go on longer ride with our toddlers and they get to feel what  single track mountain biking is all about. Join thousands of happy mountain bike families around the globe. With your child riding shotgun, you’ll foster a love of the outdoors and a passion for riding bikes. The only problem you’ll have is getting them off!

About the shotgun seat:

  • Front mounted child seat for kids 2 – 5 years
  • Full rubber protection (for alloy or carbon frames)
  • Adjustable width and angle to fit all mountain bikes
  • Quick release fitting for easy installation and removal

Have you ever been out riding with your little one and half way into your ride, he decides that he had enough and you have to carry him and/or his bike all the way back home. Well this might be the solution to this problem…. The Tow-Whee’s main purpose is to allow you to tether to a 2nd rider without having a threat of it dangling into your wheels when they get closer to you. It adds a soft progressive pull as they get further behind & will bottom out gently & safely at its max. You can also use it in reverse on a downhill ride as a braking device. You hook it to their seat & the front of your frame & it helps them stay under control when their braking hand got tired. An other way to use it is when xc or tour skiing.

Good looking bike jerseys for kids are so hard to find. I was super excited when i discovered Little Rider Co jersyes and I coulnd’t wait to get my little one’s geared up with them. Litttle Riders Co are on a mission to bring your ‘Little Riders’ high quality bike jerseys, protective wear and gear. From balance bike, MTB to BMX and Moto, they are focused on building a brand dedicated to children ages 1-12 who are obsessed with their 2 wheels!

They are a family based brand, born out of the frustration of a lack of high quality jerseys and clothing in the market for young children.

I coldn’t say enough good comments about the Spawn Cycles bikes. We’ve used their bikes since my little guy started riding and have now gone from the Tengu 12” balance bike, to the Yoji 14″ pedal bike and now on to the Yoji 16″. I think a balance bike is one of the best gift to get a little kid as it gets them physically active outside and it practice their balance and agillity. No need for training wheels anymore when you start on a balance bike, the progression is quicker then ever.

These tuff little bike is one of the lowest 12″ I could find for my little guy, the seat goes really low and you can even choose your seat angle, the adjustments that you can make on the bike are so useful for kids of all height (12-17″ inseam). The bike is equiped with tektro v-brake, an aluminium frame and wide tire perfect for some trail riding.

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