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The Rocky Mountain Gear Guide: 4 Items to the Give to Adventurers in Your Life

Whether you need a stocking stuffer or a gift for the kid who has everything, check out what Centennial State makers are offering up this year.

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Four Centennial State–made presents to put under the tree this holiday season.

Cracker Bars
Stuff stockings with Honey Stinger’s released-in-October Cracker Bars (pictured above).The Steamboat Springs company, which was founded in 2001 by the owner of Big Agnes, layers mixtures of its signature honey and nut butters between multigrain crackers then coats it all in milk or dark chocolate for a protein punch perfect for devouring on the ski lift. $30 for a 12-pack

Sunglasses
Zeal Optics, See Grass Divide sunglasses in pine. Photo courtesy of Zeal Optics

Sunglasses
For the tree hugger at the top of your nice list, splurge on a pair of sunnies from Boulder-based Zeal Optics’ brand-new See Grass collection. The shades are composed ofnatural grasses such as hemp, flax, rice, and straw and post-consumer recycled plastic bottles. $169

Pink Crocs
Crocs, kids classic lined clogs in
pink lemonade. Photo courtesy of Crocs

Crocs
While you might think of Crocs as those clunky yet comfy shoes you only wear in the garden, high-profile celebs like Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande have been spotted sporting the Longmont shoemaker’s wares. Get your style-conscious kid a pair of classic lined clogs from Crocs’ fall 2020 line and they’ll feel like campground royalty. $35

Insulated Bottle
Polar Bottle, Breakaway insulated bottle in ridge blue. Photo courtesy of Polar Bottle

Insulated water bottle
Give the athlete in your family Polar Bottle’s Breakaway insulated bottle, new this year from the Longmont outfitter. The redesign yielded a lighter container, meaning it’s easier to carry on long runs or bike rides. Plus, the canteen features insulation technology that will keep your agua cool for hours. $14

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