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Holiday Gift Guide: Expert Picks

The best gifts chosen by our outdoor guides and customers like you.

Holiday Gift Guide: Expert Picks

The best gifts chosen by our outdoor guides and customers like you.

This year, finding the right gift doesn’t have to be complicated. Whether you’re looking for rugged gear used by our own Outdoor Discovery Program instructors, or cozy items loved by other customers, we’ve got you covered.

Top Picks from Our Outdoor Discovery Program Experts

By giving gifts that help your family and friends get outside more, they can get more from the time they spend outside. We reached out to some of our Outdoor Discovery Program guides for their favorite pieces of outdoor gear to make it easier than ever for you to find awesome gifts.

“I love the Overland's quick dry material. It's soft and warm, yet I don't need to worry about breaking a sweat on a fall hike and then heading straight to dinner afterwards.”

- Wendy P., ODP Instructor

“Use one for nighttime chores around the campsite or for reading at night, and you'll be spoiled by the hands-free versatility. The red-light mode allows use without affecting anybody else’s night vision.”

- Gaeton A., ODP Instructor

“They keep my feet dry, add an extra layer of tick prevention, and cushion my feet on those long day hikes through our nearby state parks.”

- Elisabeth S., ODP Instructor

“The pants are rugged but lightweight, dry very quickly, and offer zippered pockets. Can be used for hiking, camping, and even casual wear.”

- Mark A., ODP Instructor

Our Customers’ Cozy Cabin Favorites

The holidays are our moment to give, freely and fully – and share the simple joys that we feel from spending time with one another. We turned to the cozy experts themselves, our customers, for their favorite items that bring loved ones closer together and create memories that last far beyond this holiday season.

“L.L.Bean quality shines through in this attractive and durable throw, and we love the fact that they can be monogrammed/personalized!”

- Gabriel B. (Beaumont, TX)

“So happy we bought this deluxe set. Really well made and just love the swivel board with tile holders!!!”

- Randall H. (Rising Sun, MD)

“Great accents for any room”

- Alexandra B. (Chazy, NY)

“These flannel sheets are wonderfully soft and cozy.”

- Rebecca C. (Sarasota, FL)

“This jacket provides casual, lightweight warmth. It’s a fleece hug and I feel extra positive when I wear it!”

- Elaine B. (Millington, MI)

“This is probably the best item I have ever bought from LL Bean. My dog jumped on the bed as it hit the floor and she has not gotten off it since then.”

- Kate W. (Blue Grass, VA)

“Keeps my coffee warmer than any of my other insulated mugs.”

- Thomas B. (Fort Wayne, IN)

“Probably the single most-worn item of clothing I have.”

- John G. (Charlottesville, VA)

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