Christmas Gift Guide 2016

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Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, and the thought of Christmas shopping fills you with dread. We feel your pain; endless high street shop queues, frantic shoppers and stacks of 3 for 2 gift sets blocking every escape route the whole thing can turn into quite an ordeal. Worry not, we have the the solution you are looking for. If that special person in your life loves the mountain life as much as you, look no further than our skiers gift list to give you inspiration. There’s something for everyone, from the fashionista to the adventurer. Take a look at our list and you may find the perfect gift. You can then relax, knowing you can relish in the moment they open it with a big smile and can’t wait to take it on their next trip…

roxy-jacketFor the little girls…

This gorgeous star print jacket is perfect for any little girl who loves to look on-trend in resort. The jacket is waterproof and breathable, great for those days of sledging and playing in the snow. The fabric also carries the ethical Bluesign Standard, minimising negative impact on the environment. Looking good and saving the planet, all in a days work for your little star.

Roxy Anna Teenie Jacket, £99.99, Snow and Rock

sorel-boot-2For the little boys…

Stomping about in the snow is normally top on any little boys to-do list in resort. Make sure he keeps his toes toasty with these insulated and fully waterproof Sorel boots. A popular brand choice with many a seasoned skier. Your little one will look right at home with the locals and be prepared for hours of fun in the snow.

Sorel Youth Caribou Boot, £85.00, Sorel

foundaitionFor the beauty queen…

Any skincare guru will tell you that shielding your face from harmful UV rays will help to prevent skin from becoming dry and ageing. This high factor foundation is perfect for any beauty queen to stay looking flawless on the mountains, whilst importantly, protecting her skin when enjoying the winter sun.

La Mer The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation, £80.00, House of Fraser

gilet-croppedFor the fashionista…

For the fashion savvy and trend setters any holiday is an opportunity to show off a new wardrobe collection. Add some glamorous slinky faux-fur to your favorite fashionistas wardrobe with this gilet from Mint Velvet. The leather front fasteners add a rustic feel, perfect for apres ski drinks at the lodge.

Mint Velvet – Charcoal Faux Fur Buckle Gilet, £109.00, House of Fraser

ski-coat-rackFor the eco-savvy…

Turning old unloved items into something new and stylish (up-cycling) is on-trend at the moment. For the especially eco-savvy, mountain-loving person in your life, give them this unique coat rack which is actually made from an old ski. It’s cool and quirky and will give both of you the feel good factor  knowing that you have found a new use for something, which otherwise could have been left unloved and unwanted.

How about going the extra mile and having a go at making one yourself?

Ski Coat Rack, from $79.95, Green Products and Gifts

backpackFor the explorer…

Osprey is a big name in technical backpacks for the adventurous. Founded in 1974 the brand has continued to build on its original concepts and designs, whilst keeping ahead of the game with the latest materials and features. If that special someone in your life loves nothing more than heading off the beaten track then this backpack will ensure they can carry everything they need comfortably, and  stay safe on their adventure. The bag is cleverly designed so that important gear can be accessed easily and the awesome colours add a fun twist to a very practical gift.

Osprey Stratos 36 Rucksack, £100.00, Osprey

gogglesFor the gadget geek…

For some skiers, technology plays quite a big part in their day out on the slopes. From tracking  distance covered to top speeds and runs conquered, these guys or girls love the latest gadgets. Wearable technology is a big player in any outdoor pursuit and these new goggles from Oakley will get any gadget geek bristling with excitement. They feature a built-in heads-up display that integrates GPS, Bluetooth® and more. Think first run of the day meets RAF fighter plane mission. On board sensors give instant access to top speed, vertical drop, distance, and altitude. Basically, all the stats and data you need to prove to your mates that you had a top day on the mountains. The googles also link up to other devices such as your phone and music device making it possible to use your goggles to take calls, read messages and change your playlist. Incredible.

Oakley Airwave Goggles, £480.00, Oakley

ski-boot-heaterFor the comfort king (or queen)…

Just because you are in temperatures down to -20 degrees, doesn’t mean you have to suffer. A great addition to a well insulated wardrobe are heated packs for either your gloves or ski boots, or both if you really like to stay toasty! A great gift if you are fed up of hearing your other half complaining for the fifteenth time that their hands are cold on the chairlift. The battery packs are small and discreet so won’t get in the way and are easy to charge, ensuring cosiness from the first lift to the last, all holiday.

Hotronic Footwarmer S3 Custom 2017, $228.95,

Venture Heat Battery Heated Glove Liners, $179.99, The Warming Store

Note: Photo shown does not display item for sale in links above. It is purely to give you an idea of what ski boot heaters look like.

raybansFor the retro lover…

If your skiing partner is also a lover of all things vintage and retro then these beautiful 50’s style Ray Ban sunglasses will add an old school twist to any outfit. The large frame shape helps these glasses deliver 100% UV protection. Stylish, yet practical.

RayBan Erika Classic Sunglasses, £98.00, Snow and Rock

Happy shopping and Merry Christmas from the Snow Retreat Team!

December 5th, 2016|

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