Gift ideas for adventurous women


We get it.  You’d rather spend your summer days outdoors and not shopping for Christmas gifts and you’ve just realized you’ve missed the online shipping deadline.  Don’t fret, we’ve got you covered!!!

We’ve put together a list of gifts you can buy right here, right now and deliver in an instant, pretty much anywhere in the world.

Best of all, they aren’t lame! Personalise these gifts to your chosen adventure lover’s specific tastes and you’re a sure fire winner AND you are free to spend your last weekend before Christmas however you like.  Enjoy the trail, rock or beach while everyone else is sweating it out at the mall:


Know someone with a keen interest in navigation but no clue where to start?  There are a bunch of awesome courses you can book your adventure buddy (and yourself) into. Many are online, so they can be done anywhere in the world. Our ideas include:

2. BIG SCREEN ADVENTURE INSPO (with a side serve of quality time together)

Lock in a fun night out with a double pass to the Ocean Film Festival World Tour and/or the Banff Mountain Film Festival in 2019.  A double win, your adventure buddy gets a great night out AND you guys get some quality time together that is sure to inspire your next adventure.

Forgot someone’s gift who’s overseas? The New Zealand tour of the 2019 Ocean Film Festival is on sale, and so is the UK and Ireland 2019 Banff Mountain Film Festival!

3. EXPERIENCES & MEMORIES (vs more stuff)

Lucky for us there are an array of local, female-based adventure businesses popping up all over the country that offer fun, welcoming day experiences. From beginner to more advanced they’ve got your specific needs covered.

In Adelaide, check out Mucha Adventures for some mountain biking fun or Big Heart Adventures for hiking and walking.

In Sydney, the expert team at Women Want Adventure offer everything from hiking, canyoning, kayaking, sailing and more – delivered with ANZAC cookies and a smile.

For the tweens in your life, make sure you check out MissAdventure.  They offer awesome day clinics to ignite a passion for adventure with a focus on self-worth.

In Townsville, try Castle Hill Adventures for a range of zip-lining and abseiling adventures.

Day adventure options are plentiful in almost every single city, and yours is just a google search away!


Audio books are the perfect way to fill those long drives to your adventure destination with inspiration. Online service Audible offers 1, 3, 6 and 12 month credit that you can buy online, print out and pop in a card with your recommended listening list. Audible offers a wide range of audio books often narrated by the author themselves. They also have new book selection including the likes of How The Wild Effect Turned Me Into a Hiker by Jane Congdon, and timeless classic like Tracks by Robyn Davidson.


Join the tribe of adventure loving Australian women with a Travel Play Live Magazine subscription.  They’ve got a killer 2 for 1 deal at the moment which means you could tick off two gifts from your list for the price of one OR congratulate yourself on being so savvy and keep one yourself. Head to the website for more details about this sweet deal, and the magazine itself.

Use any one of these ideas to inspire and delight your loved ones and enjoy the true spirit of Christmas – spending quality time together. They won’t even know how last-minute it was!

Merry Christmas from the team at Adventure Reels!