With the festive season approaching, we've put together a list of Girls on Hills inspired gift ideas for your trail running buddy or mountain-loving bestie this Christmas (yes we said it, sorry)!
Gift a donation to the Access Fund
Give the gift of joy, freedom and empowerment to those who will benefit the most. If you've enjoyed a great day out with Girls on Hills this year or are booked onto a course for 2024, then help us 'pay it forward' by gifting a donation to our not-for-profit Access Fund on behalf of a trail-lover in your life. Our crowdfunding appeal is fundraising for women who struggle to access trail running and mountain recreation due to additional barriers such as mental health issues, trauma/abuse, underrepresentation, social isolation or financial difficulty. To 'pay it forward' as a gift, simply donate via our Crowdfunder page and then email us to let us know about your donation. We are HUGELY grateful to all who donate but your donations are confidential to us - so we can't thank you all individually. If you email us with your details, we will send you a personalised thank you/gift note explaining our gratitude and detailing the wider value of your contribution towards our goal of empowering women and improving access for all.
Girls on Hills mug - designed and made in the Scottish Highlands
Sit back, relax and remember your day out with Girls on Hills every time you sip your tea! Our NEW mugs are designed and made in our local area by the awesome talent that is Lilli from Discover and Draw. We think these mugs are the ideal Christmas gift to remind you of Glencoe, as well as being beautiful designs in their own right.
Want more than one? Don't worry, we'll package them together and refund you the additional postage. Mugs are £15 each. Visit our online shop to purchase.
Gift our mug to your adventure buddy this Christmas and get scheming together for 2024!
Girls on Hills branded buff
Wear it on your head, neck or wrist - or simply use it to wipe your nose when it's cold! Everyone loves a buff, right? Gift a cosy Girls on Hills buff for just £10 (+P&P).
Purchase via our online shop. We love seeing your selfies, so be sure to wear it one some epic journeys and tag us so that we can share in the adventure!
Gift Voucher - any value!
You can gift the runner in your life a voucher to the value of a day out with Girls on Hills or for any sum that suits your budget! Put it towards a course, recce or retreat! Via our website you can purchase a bespoke day for one or two persons, or set values of £50 or £100 (pay by Paypal). But if you want to gift a different amount just drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Once you have checked-out, you'll get an email confirmation from PayPal - this means we have received your order! We'll then email you a PDF Girls on Hills voucher. All vouchers are valid for one year from the date of purchase.
Training Plan from Nicky Spinks
Does the runner in your life have a big goal for 2024? A personalised training plan from ultrarunning legend Nicky Spinks is a great way to structure training and achieve success without committing to a contract. Purchase a 16-week personalised training plan for any level of trail/fell race, to include ultra-distance events and the 24-hour rounds for just £160.00. No set-up fee.
Nicky prides herself on thoroughly researching target races and the strengths/weaknesses of the runners she coaches, to create a personalised and flexible training plan around each runner's aspirations. See our Coaching page for details and athlete questionnaire.
Girls on Hills adventure or retreat
We have an ever-growing list of adventure weekends and retreats for those who love trail/mountain running, hillwalking or wild-dipping, If you're feeling flush or wish to gift something truly memorable, why not consider a ticket for our NEW 'North West Giants' weekend or luxury Wild Knoydart Retreat.
You can find all our events for 2024 via our full Eventbrite listing. Hit the 'Collections' tab to make it easier to browse through all the events on offer (see our Adventure Weekends collection for inspiration!)
If you enjoy a nip of gin, then check-out the Christmas collection from our partners at the Gin Bothy - a female-owned Scottish distillery making gins infused with botanicals from the Scottish Highlands. Our usual favourite is the Rhubarb liqueur gin with a dash of Prosecco but the warming Gunshot gin is ideal for Christmas! The Gin Bothy also now make award-winning jam!
The Gin Bothy sponsor our popular Bothy Runs each year (now in their 4th year!) These fastpacking weekends cost £250pp - including two days of run guiding (via numerous remote Scottish bothies), one night accommodation in a lochside, offgrid eco-hostel and gin-tasting in the wilds of Rannoch Moor! Your ticket also includes a donation to the Mountain Bothies Association (MBA). There are two Bothy Run dates avaialble in 2024.
Landscape Photography - prints
Our biggest new event for 2024 is our North West Giants weekend based out of Lochinver in the North West Highlands. This area of Scotland (especially Assynt and Coigach) has outstanding natural beauty, offering iconic mountains, white sand beaches and dark skies. All this is captured perfectly by local photographer Chris at Jackson Photography. You can 'shop local' and buy prints from Chris via his online shop.
Our supporting brands
We are extremely lucky to work with a number of supportive outdoor brands. You can seem them listed at the bottom of our website (where you can also sign-up to our newsletter and stay informed in 2024!) Here are a few useful discount codes to ease your Christmas shopping experience:
WORKTOG10 - 10% off maps, puzzles and more at Harvey Maps
MkGoh15 - 15% off Mountain King poles
Register for your own 15% off discount code from inov-8
GIRLSONHILLS15 for 15% discount off SILVA global compasses, vests, bags and more.
Looking ahead to more great mountain adventures in 2024. See you there!