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Gift ideas: For the outdoor enthusiast

Your friends would rather be out in the cold? Get them the right gear and it’s like you’re always with them, except you don’t risk frostbite.

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1 Smartwool toe-sock micro Shoes and socks with toes are all the rage right now. $20, Trail Shop, 6210 Quinpool Road, 423-8736

2 Wonka Snowshoes Wow, snowshoes have changes a lot. Remember when they used to look like tennis racquets strapped to your feet? $119 (last year's model), TAO Adventure Outfitters, 5187 Salter Street, 481-9826

3 Mountain Range Ring Caitlyn Purcell is an artist and jeweller whose inspirations include abstract interpretations of nature and indigenous art forms. $110, caitlynrosejewellery.com

4 Hat and scarf Pamela McInnis is a designer as well as a retail operation owner, and her Cranky label recycles old sweaters into winter wares. These are made from natural fibre sweaters. $15/$17, Put Me On, 1532 Queen Street, 492-2572

5 Commander Jacket Featuring textured honeycomb fleece and "100 percent bluesign approved fabrics----a standard for environmentally friendly production methods." $180, Maritime Summit Shop, 1559 Barrington Street, 444-3118

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