Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce

12 Days of Jackson Hole Christmas: Shopping for the Outdoor Enthusiast

Ah, yes….one of my favorite times of the year. The holiday season is upon us and we get to walk around our community and see some of our neighbors and friends at the most relaxed and enjoyable times of the year.

On the seventh day of Christmas my small town sold to for the outdoor enthusiast!
By Vice President Rick Howe, IOM

Reminiscing the past year full of adventures. Hunting, fishing, climbing, biking or whatever your favorite outdoor activity may be, this is also a great time to show your friends and loved ones how much you appreciate them by getting them a gift that is directly connected to that which they enjoy the most.

First, let me say that every one of our local shops has a gift card program. If you are undecided, simply let them choose. Who doesn’t appreciate a gift card to your favorite outdoor adventure! Let’s throw some ideas out for you. Looking for a great gift that you know will get used, how about New West Knife Works, Big R Ranch and Home, JD High Country Outfitters, Wyoming Outfitters, Hoback Sports, Beaver Creek Hat & Leather Company or Teton Mountaineering? Any one of these can enhance the next adventure of that special person. Have you ever been to the gun room upstairs in JD High Country Outfitters? Certainly, this is a trip worth taking.

Are you still looking for other ideas?

How about local ski, snowmobile, and activity vouchers? There is nothing better than the gift of a local outdoor adventure. We live in winter paradise -- give someone the gift that will provide a long-lasting memory. How about a weekend stay at one of our fine lodging properties that may include breakfast or dinner?

You see, it’s not as hard as you first thought. What’s even better is that these are local businesses, so you are also making a smart investment in our community.

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This story is a part of the Chamber’s 12 Days of Jackson Hole Christmas shopping guide. The guide places a focus on the local businesses and nonprofits of Jackson Hole in an effort to encourage shopping local. Get a variety of cool gift ideas for the variety of cool people in your life, all the while staying local. You can also find us on Instagram, @jhchamber. Follow our campaign hashtags: #shoplocal #shoplocaljh #greatuntillate

Check out the Beaver Creek Hat and Leather Co. Facebook page for more great photos like the one used at the top of this post!