Get Outside of Your Den with these Holiday Gift Ideas

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"We believe that the best holiday presents involve creating experiences and memories with those you care about. " - Outside the Den



Natural Wonders



Picnic in the Park – Explore the local park system and visit a nearby park. Whether it is a forest preserve with hiking trails or a bit of green in the cityscape, try and spend some times checking out the local flora and fauna. Afterwards, spread a blanket out on the grass or grab a table and enjoy a picnic.



Kayaking – One of the best ways to get in touch with your local waterways is to experience it first hand in a kayak. Rivers and lakes can be easy to overlook when you’re driving over a bridge on the daily grind. Once you push off the dock and dip the paddle into the water you’ll fall in love with the rhythm and flow of a great natural resource. A great gift for kids – get them to appreciate nature at an early age!




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Alex and Heather Bailey

Alex is a Florida native who grew up with fresh citrus and love bugs. He always imagined himself as a terrible Southerner, but a halfway decent Floridian. He knows that no matter how a day goes, it begins and ends with beauty. Originally from Texas, Heather has lived throughout the East Coast and is happy to now call Jacksonville home. She is a firm believer in Thoreau’s advice of “Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.”  Both graduates of history at the University of North Florida, they share a love of finding the story beneath the story. Together they created the blog Outside The Den where they inspire others to get outside of their comfort zones through culinary adventures, cultural explorations, community happenings, and natural wonders.

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