The nocturnally inclined: A new headlampLight the way—and their heart—with a new headlamp like the Petzl Tikka XP2 Core. Not only does it have an adjustable high-output LED and a red LED, the power of the beam can be adjusted and recharged from your computer. Use the included software to tailor burn time and brightness for the specific activity, for example, to grow dim just as dinner is served. Soooo smooth.
The chronically cold: Marmot Baffin JacketPack on the heat without the Michelin Man look or weight with this svelte puffy. Crammed with recycled synthetic insulation and sheathed in ultra-light nylon, it weighs only 15 ounces (440 grams) and packs into its own pocket for easy storage. While it's great on a cool day on its own, its trim fit easily slides under a shell for mid-layer insulation.
The heights addict: Climbing gym membershipThis is really a gift for both of you: can you say rope rocket? It means you'll go climbing more and most regular climbers boast sexy, muscular bodies. An annual pass can be pricey; a month or two is probably enough to set the hook for a long-term climbing partnership. And you know what they say about couples who climb together…
The chilly-fingered: Columbia Bugaglove Max ElectricWinter nights are cold, which is good news for the chances of snuggling on the lift, but not so much for keeping fingers warm—major downer. But with these battery powered gloves, warm hands are almost guaranteed. Three settings and easy on-and --off make finding just the right amount of heat easy. Charge the batteries before you give them so they're ready to go for your adventurous date.
Left: Women's, Right: Men's
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The hug-lover: Furry fleeceIt's no coincidence that we get hugged more by our partners when we're wearing this furry fleece. Not only does it feel warm and cuddly on us, but whoever's giving the hug likes it too. Mountain Hardwear calls this shaggy fleece Phur, and like the hairy four-footers it's inspired by, the long strands of pile trap heat more efficiently than other fleece. And, like in animals, these hood-less jackets are bio-mapped, so there's more insulation where you need it and less where you don't.
Left: Men's, Right: Women's
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