Gift Guide for Cozy Lovers & Outdoor Enthusiasts

Happy almost-Friday!! It’s been a busy week of last-minute holiday prep, school final exams, and unfortunately, a sick kid! Little Miss hasn’t been feeling great, so we’re hoping she’s back to her spunky self soon. We’ve got lights to see, ice rinks to visit, and hot cocoa to drink!

Today I’m I’m wrapping up my gift guides this season, and sharing great gift ideas for the outdoor enthusiasts on your list. The hikers, skiers, campers, adventurists… or those who just really appreciate stylish cozy gear! In fact, everything on it is a Sugarplum Family favorite.

Most of our family trips are based around outdoor activities, so Backcountry is always our first stop for the perfect gear for everyone. Whether it’s hiking the Grand Canyon, skiing at Winter Park or just exploring our local trails, you’ll find us in our Backcountry finest!

Here’s a roundup of the pieces we love so much, all of which make incredible gifts. (We each have Patagonia on our Christmas list this year!) And as always, Backcountry offers free 2-day shipping, so you can have it all in plenty of time for Christmas!


Mr. SP lives in this quilted vest, and loves that’s warm, but not bulky. I take my hooded jacket on just about every trip… it’s crazy warm, but packs up so compact.

On Mr. SP: Quilted Vest | Hoodie | Pants | Beanie Cap | Hiking Shoes | Backpack
On Me: Quilted Pullover (select colors on sale) | Packable Hooded Puffer Jacket | Hiking Pants | Sneakers | Hat

Quilted Pullover | Packable Hooded Puffer Jacket | Hat

Backcountry isn’t just for coats and gear, they also offer tons of cozy pieces around the house like flannel pajamas and Ugg slippers.

hi sugarplum backcountry favorites
Plaid Flannel Pajama Set (35% off!) | Slippers | Beanie Cap

Rain boots, sneakers, hiking shoes, water shoes… every kind of shoe for getting outside!

Hoodie | Cap | Sunglasses | All-Terrain ShoesFleece Vest (45% off!)| Shirt (30% off!)| Plaid Scarf (30% off!) | SunglassesBoots

Day Pack | Retractable Water Bowl | Sneakers | Water Bottle

We all live in these fleecy pullovers. They’re not only warm and cozy, but teenage-approved for coolness.

His Pullover  | Her Pullover | My Pullover (select colors on sale)

My Pullover | DryVent Jacket | Boots (40% off!)

I’ve developed a small collection over the years (I ask for one every Christmas!), and these are my favorite styles so far.

hi sugarplum backcountry favorites
Fleece Pullover (select colors on sale) | Fuzzy Soft Pullover (select colors on sale) | Quilted Organic Cotton Pullover

Hat (select colors on sale) | Pullover (select colors on sale)

Packable Hooded Puffer Jacket | Fleece Snap Pullover (select colors on sale) | Striped Turtleneck (select colors on sale) |
Leggings (select colors on sale) | Sneakers  | Pom Beanie Hat | Sunglasses

Mens Quilted Puffer Jacket  | Hoodie Sweatshirt | Beanie Cap | Girls Hooded Jacket (45% off!) | Fleece Pullover

Mens Quilted Puffer Jacket  | Girls Hooded Jacket (45% off!) | Women’s Jacket | Men’s Rain Pullover (25% off!)

 Both our kids love Summer camp, and they find everything from water shoes to backpacks to active wear at Backcountry.

On Him: Tee | Shorts (select colors on sale) | Water Shoes (25% off!) | Camelback
On Her: Tank | Shorts | Water Shoes (select colors on sale) | Water Bottle

Our son took his relaxed, outdoor style to college… and really appreciates the warm coats now that he’s experiencing his first Oklahoma winter!

Plaid Flannel Shirt (select colors on sale) | Backpack (select colors on sale)

Graphic Tee | Similar Shorts (35% off!) | Sneakers | Backpack (select colors on sale) | Pullover Jacket

I’ve tried a lot of hiking shoes, and these from Adidas are hands-down the best. They aren’t too heavy or bulky, and have incredible traction for hiking and climbing. Plus, they rinse off easily and are water resistant! The backpack is a great day pack for snacks and water, but Little Miss uses it most. (The style and brand is a teen-fave.)

hi sugarplum backcountry favorites
Backpack | Hiking Shoes (33% off!) | Leggings (select colors on sale) | Zip-Up Hooded Jacket

Waterproof Trench Jacket | Hat (select colors on sale) | Boots

Waterproof Trench Jacket | Henley Shirt | Sunglasses | Hat | Boots

Hooded Shirt | Quilted VestSunglasses | Cap | Packable Jacket | Fleece Pullover (select colors on sale) | Puffer Vest (25% off!) | Beanie

Fleece Pullover (select colors on sale) | Puffer Vest (25% off!) | Leggings (select colors on sale) | Beanie | Sunglasses

I didn’t realize how often I reach for this coat until now! It’s great for rain and snow!

DryVent Jacket

On the Teen: Jacket | HoodieSki Pants | Gloves | Beanie (select colors on sale) | Similar Boots
On Little Miss: Parka (45% off!) | Fleece PulloverSki Pants (select colors on sale) | Gloves | Girls Snow Boots
On Mr. SP: Quilted Hoodie | Cap | Ski Pants | Gloves | Similar Boots

Puffer Coat | Fleece Pullover (select colors on sale) |  Snow Boots | Pom Hat (select colors on sale) | Leggings (select colors on sale) | Thermal Leggings (40% off!) | Socks

Clearly the snap fleece pullovers are our faves (we each have several colors!), but I just spotted these new styles from Patagonia I can’t wait to test out. I wore the zip-up hooded jacket two days in a row this week, so I can already tell you it’s a keeper!! I love the softness and slightly oversized fit.

I always size up one in pullovers and outdoor wear, and wear a small in all the tops and jackets.

hi sugarplum backcountry favorites
Wool Fleece Pullover | Zipper Jacket | Zip-Up Hooded Jacket

Even pups can get in on the Backcountry action! We find the best leashes, collars, and accessories for Maggie and Mollie there, too.

Dog Collars | Lightweight Rope Leash | Dog Accessories

And just because I love a good gift guide collage, here are some of our family’s top choices… plus a few surprises I have under the tree for them this year!

outdoor enthusiast gift guide
one. Backpack // two. Water Bottle // three. Pullover
four. Striped Beanie // five. Go Pro // six. Bluetooth Speaker
seven. Lantern // eight. Weekender Bag // nine. Slipper
ten. Yeti Cooler // eleven. Ugg Socks


Clearly we’re a Backcountry family, and love all things outdoor and active! They also have amazing customer support, and their Gearheads offer expert advice on the proper gear for every outdoor activity. I’ve relied on them for all our big adventure trips, and their recommendations are always super helpful.

And as always, save 15% off your first order with code SUGARPLUM15 (exclusions apply). What are your favorites from these brands, or pieces you’ve loved for years? I can assure you any of the guys or teens on your list would love any of these! Happy outdoor shopping, lovebugs!


*This post is created in collaboration with Backcountry and ShopStyle, but all product selections, styling, and gift ideas are my own. Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors!*

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  1. Kelsey wrote:

    You converted me into a Backcountry lover! Can’t be the fast shipping & great customer service. Your pullover collection is impressive!
    We have a sick kid in our house too, wondering if it’s better to have it this week instead of next week..? Hope she gets to feeling better soon!

    Posted 12.19.19 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      So glad to hear you’ve had good customer service experience with Backcountry! I truly love them!

      And yeah, it’s never good to be sick over a break, but I think this week is a little better than the next!

      xo, Cassie

      Posted 12.19.19 Reply