From kayaks to carabineers and classes, REI has ideas for everyone


SEATTLE – Whatever adventures winter brings the family this year, REI’s expert team is ready to inspire with the best gift ideas, product suggestions and advice to keep everyone warm and happy all season long.

Find Holiday Ideas
REI’s Gift Center makes shopping easy to search by price, category, and activity. REI has a wide selection of winter gear and apparel to help outfit the entire family for fun with all the best outdoor brands from Patagonia, Black Diamond, Osprey, Sorel, Go-Pro and REI. See upcoming deals with some of the hottest products of the season.

 REI’s 2013 gifting videos feature some of the hottest brands and products for the season with a little help and humor from REI’s experts. The videos feature Sasquatch riding a bike trainer, Eton wireless speakers fueling an ugly holiday sweater party, toddlers in boots playing with bunnies and the smooth ride of Rossignol’s new Soul 7 Skis.

Get inspired on REI’s YouTube Channel. In early December, REI employees will field customer questions about their gift-giving dilemmas, deliver real-time social media customer service via Twitter and Facebook, and will reply through personalized #REIGifts videos hosted on YouTube the same day.

Find Gifts for Everyone on the List
Gifts like The North Face e-Tip Gloves are perfect for those who like to check-in from the trail. Hands stay warm as full finger and palm conductivity makes calls and texts, and surfing the web easily. The REI Flex Lite Chair is lightweight, comfortable and great for backpacking adventures or concerts in the park. Not sure what to get the kids? The Black Diamond Wiz Headlamp is great for reading under the covers or adventures on the trail.

Deliver the Gift of Outdoor Experiences
REI Outdoor School offers the right classes to help everyone adventure into the outdoors this winter confidently. REI stores that sell snow sports gear and apparel will host in-store winter classes between November and January. How-to presentations will span a variety of activities, from snowshoeing to cross country skiing to waxing basics.


Between Nov. 15 and Feb. 15, join REI and the American Institute of Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) for free Avalanche Awareness Classes in select REI markets. Beginning Dec. 15, REI instructors will lead snowshoeing and cross country ski classes at local trails and parks. Learn more at

About REI
REI is a $2 billion national multichannel retail co-op headquartered outside of Seattle. With more than five million active members, REI serves the needs of outdoor adventurers through innovative products; inspiring classes and trips; and integrated customer service that allows shoppers to buy great gear and clothing in any way they want. This year REI will invest over $3 million in REI communities to help care for outdoor spaces.



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