Thinking Outside the “Gift” Box: Gift Guides for the Hard To Buy For

November 17, 2016

If you’ve ever Googled the phrase, “gifts for the hard to buy for,” or spent hours swarming the Internet for ideas for a hard-to-please person, you know that finding the perfect gift for the picky is practically impossible! It should be easier these days, with so many companies with fascinating products and ideas just a click away on the Internet, yet somehow more options just means more to weed through when trying to find the perfect gift.

So, we’ve spent the last few months searching for those perfect products for different types of people—from trendy dog owners, to trail runners, to techies. We tried to think outside the “gift” box, looking not only for products, but for innovative ideas such as memberships and subscriptions too.

All the companies and products we sought out have something in common with our own company: some are local to the Pacific-Northwest region, some are made entirely in the USA, and some are an engineer’s fantasy, giving us a sneak peek at where product innovation is heading in the future. For whatever the reason, we hope you join us in supporting these interesting and innovative businesses. And, find that perfect gift along the way!

Gifts for the Trendy Dog Owner:


 Putting Your Pet First” Book by John Sleasman

Gifts for the Trail Runner:


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Never Run Alone” Women’s Dog Tee

CamelBakHydration Pack

Gifts for the Avid Bike Rider


Live to Ride Decorative Sign

Freehub MTB Community Magazine Subscription (available online & in paper form)

Blinged Out Dog Paw Bike Bell

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CamelBak Palos4 LR Waist Hydration Pack


Gifts for Outdoor Techies Who Like Gadgets



Whistle GPS Pet Tracker


HYDAWAY 21oz Collapsible Water Bottle (Assorted Colors)


Rad Dog Release ‘N Run Collar with Retractable Leash (in Blue)


GoPro Fetch Dog Harness for Adventuring


RinseKit® Portable, Pressurized Outdoor Shower


Gifts for the Environmental Do Good-er



Freehub MTB Community Magazine Subscription (available online & in paper form)


Rad Dog BioHybrid Dog Waste Bags


100% Natural Himalayan Dog Chews


HYDAWAY 12oz Collapsible Water Bottle (in Chili)



Trendy. Athletic. Outdoorsy. Techy. Do-gooder…No matter what their gig, we’ve found a gift for them. From retractable leashes, to collapsible bottles, to social networking apps, the gift solution is there, you just needed help finding it!

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