4 Affordable Gifts for Someone Who Loves Colorado River Rafting

December is upon us, and we’re all thinking about what to get for our loved ones this year. A Colorado River rafting trip, is, of course, the ultimate gift, but might be a little out of some of your budgets this year. If that’s the case, here are some ideas from Hatch to help you find the perfect gift for your loved ones.

River Gear – Maybe your friend or loved one has a rain coat that’s looking a little shabby or they’ve been talking about replacing those old hiking sandals for months. Now is the perfect time to help them update their worn out gear or make sure they have all the staples.

Check out your trip’s sample itinerary on our website for a list of gear you’ll need on your trip. (Motorized / Oar Powered). AND don’t forget to watch our video packing guide for more rafting trip packing tips.

Hatch SwagHatch’s online store carries both gear you’ll want on the river (like water bottles, rain gear, and long-sleeved Columbia shirts) and gear you’ll want to wear year round. Everyone on your list can stay warm all winter long in a cozy Hatch hoody or fleece.

A Great Read – There are dozens of great books out there about the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River. Help someone on your holiday gift list get in adventure mode with one of them, or give them something great to read at camp in the evenings. Start from the beginning of Grand Canyon rafting with The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons by John Wesley Powell or read about the beginning of Hatch River Expeditions in Riverman: The Story Bus Hatchby Roy Webb.

Buy from our Amazon.com reading list store and proceeds from your purchase go directly to The Whale Foundation, an organization which provides mental and physical health care for the river guiding community.

A Charitable Gift – More and more, people are rejecting material gifts in favor of donations to their favorite charitable organizations. If you have someone philanthropically minded on your list, why not give on their behalf to one of many groups dedicated to stewardship of the Grand Canyon and its communities?

Need somewhere to start? Hatch contributes annually to these Grand Canyon organizations.

Happy Gifting!

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