Indoek 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

This holiday season try something new: instead of buying presents, give gifts. Instead of being a consumer, be a human citizen. Stop giving people more thoughtless stuff they don’t need as a representation of your love for them. Spend time with them doing things that are meaningful. This year our holiday gift guide focuses not on material possessions, but instead we give you some ideas and card templates for gifts that you can share with loved ones through real-world experiences. We have also compiled a list of some of our favorite charities that you can donate to in someones’s name.

This holiday season try something new: instead of buying presents, give gifts. Instead of being a consumer, be a human citizen. Stop giving people more thoughtless stuff they don’t need as a representation of your love for them. Spend time with them doing things that are meaningful.

This stuff may sound super cheesy or cliche, but we all know as surfers that the most happiness in our lives comes from the act of riding waves, something that has nothing to do with material possessions. Let’s share that feeling with the people we love this year through acts of kindness, togetherness, and promoting a healthier lifestyle. As much as we ourselves like all the cool “stuff” out there, that is not what is most important; our experiences and who we share them with are.

This year our holiday gift guide focuses not on material possessions, but instead we give you some ideas and card templates for gifts that you can share with loved ones through real-world experiences. We have also compiled a list of some of our favorite charities that you can donate to in someones’s name. After all, the gift of helping others in need is always the greatest gift of all.

Travel And Enjoy The Great Outdoors

Go on a camping trip or a weekend road trip somewhere naturey. Use this gift card idea to take a loved one to a rad destination of their choosing – tell them you’ll drive, and they get shotgun! Download the “Weekend Adventure” Gift Card here.

Or use the other card shown above to invite someone to explore our planet for a couple weeks to a distant land you have never been to together. One way plane tickets across the country cost even less than a nice wool sweater. Have an adventure, the life experience is way more worth it. Download the “Epic Trip IOU” Gift Card here.

You could also get them the gift of an annual state park membership so they can visit their local nature spots fee free all year. Check out all of our glorious national state parks to visit here.

Share The Stoke

Why not give the gift of sharing the most coveted activity in your life with someone you care about this holiday season? Just give them one free wave to let em snake you on (just one though!). While we do not intend to promote bad surfing etiquette, nothing says you love someone like letting them drop in on you when you are in perfect position on the best wave of your life. That special experience even fits nicely into a stocking. Download the “Free Wave” Gift Card here.

You could also gift them the most important, life-changing experience of all: teaching them how to ride waves for the first time. Spend a day (or at least a couple hours) showing them the ropes and pushing them into their first waves. Download the “Surf Lesson” Gift Card here.

The Gift Of Health

Here’s a simple gift idea; just make someone a home cooked meal using fresh ingredients. It’s amazing how good it will make you and the recipient feel to eat well and enjoy eachothers company in the process, and isn’t that what the holidays are all about? Download the “Home Cooked Meal” Gift Card here.

Instead of clothes, video games, or other stuff they don’t need, get a gym membership, a massage, spin classes, yoga classes, ski pass – anything that gets you moving and off the couch. Endorphins make you happy and healthy, nothing spreads holiday cheer quite like em!

But Don’t Forget To Be Merry

Endorphins ain’t the only things that make you cheerful around the holidays though. A little libations never hurt anyone (wait, scratch that…). For the merriest bros on your list, give them the gift of a few rounds on Santa, and maybe even a night out on Mrs. Claus! Download the “Drinks On Me” Gift Card here.

Make A Charitable Gift

Here are links to donate directly to some of our favorite charities / non-profits who are dedicated to making the world a better place. Every little bit counts, tis the season!

Surfrider Foundation
World Wildlife Fund
American Red Cross
Waves For Water
Green Peace
Rainforest Alliance
Rainforest Foundation
Save The Rainforest
Sierra Club
The Conservation Fund
National Parks Conservation Fund
National Park Foundation

Matt Titone

A goofy-footed graphic designer who hails from the first state, Delaware. After attending Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL then graduating from SCAD in Savannah, GA with a BFA in Graphic Design and Illustration, Matt moved to NYC and found work as a freelance designer and art director. In 2006 he moved west to Venice, CA where he co-founded ITAL/C Studio, constantly seeks left hand point breaks, and tries very hard to avoid crowds & traffic.

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