Thursday, November 14, 2013

Christmas Gift Ideas For Rock Climbers, 2013

The holidays are approaching and whether we boulder, tie in on toprope at the gym, enjoy leading on gear, go for it all on bolted routes, scare ourselves silly high stepping in etriers, pick away at the ice, or find ourselves embracing survival on mountain walkabouts, there's one thing we climbers all have in common this time of year - the elusive search for the perfect...NO, NOT the PERFECT LINE!... the right gift for someone close to us.

 Whether that's our climbing partner, significant other, friend from work who is addicted to climbing, Secret Santa Gift Exchange at the local rock climbing wall, or even ourselves, the search for climbing-related gift ideas and presents for our climbing friends can be daunting.  

At ClimbAddict Designs, we have a wide variety of choices available in graphic design-based climbers t-shirts, stickers, travel mugs and more, and also our well-respected, hand-finished  chalkbags. However, Happiegrrrl also has connections due to being Captain of the Etsy Climbers Team, and so she's gone on a visual shopping spree and selected an array of items - made by climbers and for climbers - for your perusal. 

 Click through to the links to get more information on each item, and don't worry if the piece has been sold - simply click through to the seller's shop Home and see what else they have in store to satisfy your holiday gift shopping desires.

One of a kind Beaded Stopper Necklace 

From StoneMetal Design, $60 


Green, Gold and Black Hand-crocheted Chalkbag 

From Demi Lune Climbing, $42


Illustrated Holiday Cards, Set of Eight

Made by 3 Legged Dog Ink, $10


Beaded Nugget Bracelets

Crafted by Adventurous Rabbit, $16 Each


Hand-thrown by Michael LaRoche, $24


Are you crafty? Knit your OWN gift! Nordlys Hat Pattern 

Available through Melina Melina Designs, $3


Ruby and Amethyst White Gold Ring

Made by Earth Art Jewelry and Gem, $990

Keep hair out of the rappel device, with Vintage Buttons Hair Accessory

From Talisman Studios, $16


Original Art - "Contrast Skyline" Acrylic on Canvas

From the Studio of Artybit, $74.07


Hemp and Organic Striped Hoodie

Available From Intertwined Designs, $65


Sterling Silver Earrings Inspired by the Cala Lilly

Made by Duke Dutch, $145 


 Hand-Knit Angora Blend Socks in Blue Tones

by The Mountain Lodge, $18


Hand-embroidered Chalkbag with a Wonderful Folksy Design

From Baval, $47


Recently Sent a Nine Months in the Making Project? Dinosaur Baby Bodysuit

Hand-printed by Hill Country Designs, $15


Notebook Pendant in Which You Can Write Your Secrets

From Denali Designs, $40


Another Great Chalkbag, with the "Om" Symbol

Made by Arie Leeflang, $24


Hand-Printed Letterpress Map of Lake Tahoe Basin

From Quail Lane Press, $48

Laser Cut Wooden Belt Buckle in Padauk and Ash Wood

Made by Arboreal Jewelry,  $65


Sterling Silver Mini Cam Pendant

From Rock Climbing Jewelry, $169.99


  Pretty Pink Lotus Flower Chalkbag

Made by All Beta, $35

Ombre Beaded Necklace in Pink, Blue and Black

From Talisman Too, $25


Fun and Colorful Chalkbag with Monkeys

Available from Knox Mountain Bags, $22

Ceremonial Shaman's Rattle with Elk Hide

Made by Eagles Gift, $147


Climbing Holds, Repurposed as A Set of Magnets

Offered by Brooklyn Base Camp, $29.99


I hope you have enjoyed your mini shopping trip- If you know of something YOU think would make a great gift for climbers, made by climbers, feel free to add it in the Comments.  Keep in mind that we're looking to support small business, so please don't post information about the major companies, who have advertising and promotion budgets. We want to showcase climbing entrepreneurs.