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2021 Holiday Adventure Gift Guide

The best holiday outdoor adventure gifts

Gifts for whitewater rafters, kayakers, camping, family adventures and more 

The holidays are quickly approaching and we wanted to share with you our favorite gear for outdoor adventures. There are gifts for ages, including kids!  

Gifts for all outdoor enthusiasts

Leggings, Board Shorts & more from Waterlust

Eco-responsible apparel used to help fund research and educate the world about environmental conservation. Some of our guides favorites, great for all sizes!

TrailMap Bandanas & more from

The perfect gift for hikers! Local trail maps for the American River, Yuba River. Fun stickers of iconic bridges and statues in Auburn, CA.

Hydro Handle

The world's strongest, most versatile water bottle accessory. Also made by one of our amazing river guides, Tigra. 90% of Hydro Handle profits are donated to social and environmental justice causes.

White Water Rafting Gift Certificate

Give the gift of adventures and new memories! These never expire and can also be transferred.

Raft California & Raft Oregon Sweatshirts

Super cozy and heavyweight hoodies featuring our iconic wave logo on the front and Rivers Map (California or Oregon) on the back.

Wine from Patagonia Provisions

A collection of artisanal fermented beverages made using restorative land practices and bottled with minimal intervention.

Gifts for families

California State Parks - Adventure Planning Journal

With over 150 protected parks and beaches, this journal will help you plan your State Parks Adventure.

JBL Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker

Great for indoors and out! As much as we love the sound of the river, tunes on multi-day trips are always fun. This is a great device for the outdoors. Be sure to use to support the non-profit of your choice.


Our favorite way to camp! These cots are sturdy, comfortable, and compact enough for a wilderness rafting adventure. These come in all sizes/shapes to fit your entire family! Made in the USA in Spokane, WA.

Gifts for kids

We Are Water Protectors - Book for kids ages 3+

A great story to share with the next generation. Shares the importance of protecting our natural resources. Use to make sure a portion of your purchase goes to your non-profit of choice.

I know the River Loves Me - Book for kids ages 3+

In this gentle story of love and respect for nature, Maya Christina Gonzalez combines her award-winning talents as an artist and storyteller. Young readers will be inspired by the joy and wonder of being outdoors, and learn powerful lessons about their environment and themselves.

Raft California Kids Sunshirts

Great for rafting, hiking, snow play and more. UVF 50+ and poly blend. They even have thumb holes! Front and back designs.

Gifts for him

NRS Men's Long-Sleeve Guide Shirt

Quick-drying, lightweight, low-maintenance sun shirt. Great for guides, paddlers, and everyday wear.

Membership to the Green Room Social Club

OK, so not really just for guys...The Green Room is a music venue & restaurant/pub. Memberships give you access to virtual events and great deals! Located in downtown Placerville, CA.

Gifts for her

Local Art from

Artist Mae Lee creates beautiful earrings, serving trays, coasters, jewelry holders and more. You can also schedule a workshop for a fun girls night event!

Women's Mountain Classic Windproof Fleece Jacket

A classic look from LL Bean. Cozy with lots of pockets.

Non-profits to join & support

Join SYRCL - Hats also for sale!

Support the South Yuba River Citizens League by becoming a member. You can also show your support with their new YUBA hats!

Join PARC & get the American River Guidebook

Protect American River Canyons supports the South, Middle and North Forks of the American River in the foothills. Pair your membership with the American River Guidebook.


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