Looking for a gift idea for the outdoor enthusiast on your Christmas list?  Join the Plaid Friday movement this week and shop local.  (For other great local gift ideas click on my previous gift giving guides, Wine Lovers, Children Gift ideas and Food Lovers).  If the sporty person on your list is a cyclist, stop by the Tour of Nevada City Bicycle shop.  Your options range from small stocker stuffers (like bike bells, socks or books) to larger items like a new Icebreaker cycling top, pedals or even a bike.  If yoga is more their style you can buy them a gift certificate to one of the many local yoga studios, a fun yoga mat at Yuba Blue or a recycled yoga themed bag at The Gray Goose.  If your outdoor enthusiast is a gear guy/gal, check out the selection of Columbia River Knives at The Earth Shop.  Mountain Recreation in Grass Valley has something for everyone.  Keep your loved ones warm with a range of base layers (Icebreaker superfine merino or Smart Wool Next-to-Skin), mid layers (Patagonia down vest) or outer layers (Marmot jackets).  Or if your outdoor enthusiast needs a map check out the comprehensive collection of topo maps for sale.  If you’re looking for a more active gift, try giving them a gift certificate, either to The Clubhouse through South Yuba Club for small personalized workouts to get in shape or a fly fishing trip with West Slope Drifters, call Keith at 530-559-8733 to schedule a full or half day of fishing, specializing in Trout, Steelhead and Striper.

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