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Karl’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

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Gifts That Don’t Suck: Gift Ideas for the Outdoor/Nature Enthusiast or Tech Geek in your Life

It’s here folks! The most wonderful time of the year – the holiday season is finally upon us. And although it may look and feel quite a bit different for many of us this year, it doesn’t mean we have to skip out on the best part…the presents. Don’t be alarmed, Covid does not exist in the North Pole. That’s right. I heard it from Dr. Fauci himself. The elves are already in the workshop tinkering away. Let’s just hope that Santa remembers his mask when he’s out making deliveries.

Santa’s a busy guy and sometimes he misses the mark. I have a lot more time on my hands so trust me when it comes to finding the right gifts for your loved ones this holiday season.

For the outdoor/nature enthusiast

Hydro Flask Wide Mouth 32 oz Water Bottle

This is by far the best water bottle I have ever owned. I carry it around with me wherever I go and it will keep your beverage piping hot or ice cold for days. Plus, it’s BPA free and made of 18/8 food-grade stainless steel and is dishwasher safe. Get one here.


Thule Camber Hitch Bike Rack

Head out on the open road with your friends or family and your bikes. This bike rack is a great value, holds up to four bikes and fits both a 2’ and 1.25’ hitch. I can’t stress the value here enough…this bike rack is a third of the price of many of the other popular racks. Buy it here.


Weather Tech Automotive Accessories

If you’re into roadtrips, days at the beach or nature hikes like our family, Weather Tech’s floorliner is a great gift that the adventurer in your life will come to love. Weather Tech’s durable, American-made automotive accessories protect your vehicle from the inside out. Snag the Floorliners, which are custom laser-measured for a perfect fit to your specific vehicle, protects your interior from spills, dirt and mildew and is super easy to clean and keep your car’s floors looking brand new. Get a set here.


For the tech geek

Ecobee SmartThermostat with Voice Control

Not only is this a great gift for the tech geek in your life, but it’s also an ideal solution for families or roommates who constantly fight over the temperature. Simplify your home’s HVAC routines and save energy with the Ecobee SmartThermostat. Get one here and start saving on your electricity bills today.


Sonos 5 – The High Fidelity Speaker for Superior Sound

As live music lovers, my wife and I would have attended dozens of concerts during the course of Covid. Instead, we invested in a speaker to bring the experience home with us…or as close to the experience as we could get. My mind was blown as soon as I turned this thing on. The sound is incredible. Get yours here.


The Verdict

No matter your budget, each of these gifts will go a long way in making the adventurer and tech enthusiast in your life happy. Plus…you’ll end up benefiting from these gifts, too!

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