November 26, 2023 5 min read

The Gift of Outdoor Adventure

Shopping for someone who loves the outdoors?

Purple Lizard Maps has you covered. Purple Lizard Maps is all about opening the door to new horizons, the possibilities of new adventures, new landscapes and new inspiration.

With fun outdoor focused gifts and fantastic gear for any speed of outdoor enthusiast  and 18 maps covering outstanding outdoor recreation destinations in Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, and Rincon Puerto Rico, your gift combination options are limitless. 

1.  Pennsylvania Statewide Outdoor Recreation Map

This all new Hot off the Press Pennsyvlania Statewide Outdoor Recreation Lizard Map will keep your outdoor adventure loving friends and loved ones busy for years to come! This map is a big-picture planning tool that showcases the extraordinary wealth of Pennsylvania outdoor recreation assets. 

Want to know more? Read our blog about this map here

2. NEW: BIG Lizard Mug & Lizard Pint Glasses

New and just for the Holidaze, this BIG MUG one-size-fits-all gift will be sure to bring a smile to every outdoor enthusiast on your list.

This hefty ceramic mug has the look of enameled tin, but the insulating power of ceramic, and holds 15 ounces of your favorite hot drink. The Lizards and mappy symbols will remind you of your favorite outdoor adventures and inspire more to come. 

The Big Lizard Mug is a perfect part of a combo for a Lizard Holiday Gift Basket: combine this with a Lizard beanie and some Lizard socks and a new Lizard Map and you'll be sure to inspire countless adventures in the coming year!



Celebrate the Holidaze with your adventure loving friends and family this season - the Lizard Pint Glassis a limited time offering and a winning Holiday gift sure to spread holiday cheer! A perfect way to spread the Lizard love and toast to all those future adventures and a lovely compliment to a Lizard map or as part of any Lizard gear combination. 

3. The Shenandoah 2-Pack

This 2-map set is a brand new 2023 release and is truly an adventurers dream. Discover an extravaganza of adventure in one of the most beautiful National Parks in America. The Shenandoah National Park 2-Pack includes both the North and South Shenandoah NP Lizard Maps which cover the eastern Shenandoah Valley, South Fork of the Shenandoah River and surrounding mountains.

Shenandoah National Park Two-Pack

4. More Purple Lizard Maps and Map Packs 

If you are looking to wow that outdoor enthusiast on your list, in addition to all our single maps in the Map shop, and the 2023 Shenandoah National Park 2-Pack (above), and we offer a few other map combos that will start your friends and family  planning new adventures. 

The Pennsylvania Adventure Pack (all 11 PA Maps), the West Virginia Adventure Two-Pack for that special someone - and of course, for those who want to drop the outdoor adventure gift of a lifetime, we offer the Whole Lizard Shebang ( the latest editions of all 18 Purple Lizard Maps).


5. Gear Up: Lizard Beanies, Bags, Socks 

Beloved Lizard Beanies - grab them while they last for all your loved ones

A vast array of beloved Lizard Beanies are BACK in STOCK just in time for the Holidays. 

Lizard Beanies are truly the perfect one size fits all gift for every adventurer on your list. These go fast - order today for everyone on your list that spends time outside :)

Lizard Knit Beanies

Every adventure requires the right gear. Luckily, in partnership with our friends at Nittany Mountain works, we offer your outdoor enthusiast friends and loved ones the perfect bag for every special outdoor occasion.

Adventure Gear to carry your stuff 

Check out the Deluxe Hip Sack Half-Sackand Lizard Ditty Bags and your loved ones will be ready to gear up and get out. Bonus: all Lizard Nittany Mountain Works bags are made in a solar powered facility in central Pennsylvania!

These bags are all limited in quantity this holiday season, so snag one for that special someone or share the joy and grab a few while they last!

Lizard Tote

Lizard Deluxe Hip Sack

Deluxe Hip Sack




6. Don't Forget the Perfect Stocking

Lizard Woolie Boolies & Wooleaters 

We all know the value of warm toes for winter adventures. Our specialty Purple Lizard DeFeet socks are truly built for both adventure and cozying up by the fire on that perfect winter evening.

These ultra-cozy, Lizard Woolie Boolie Socks by DeFeet are perfect for chilly winter adventures and we love them all year long.

Do the special feet in your life prefer a lighter weight but still 4 season pair?

Check out the all new Lizard Wooleater socks by DeFeeta unique blend of fibers to keep your favorite people's feet moving.

Lizard Wollies & Wolliaters

 Woolie Boolies (Left) Wooleaters (right)


Lizard Wollie Boolies

(photo by Ryan Scavo)

7. For all the Little Lizards (or anyone who wants to dream a little)


Ever wish the world could just come into being as we imagine it?

Meet the very special book for creators and dreamers of all ages - Harold and the Purple Crayon.

This book inspired Purple Lizard founder and lead cartographer Michael Hermann as a child and eventually helped lead to the creation of the Purple Lizard Maps.

We think it is the perfect gift for current dreamers and of course for future generations of artists, dreamers, and maybe a few mapmakers.

8.  Plan a Special Lizard Getaway Experience

Feeling extra creative this year or have someone specail you want to spend some special time with?

Plan a special getaway gift experience and explore any Lizard Map destination with your favorite adventurer.

Think your loved one would like a winter getaway? Our newly updated edition of the Rincon, Puerto Rico, Beach, Surf and Vacation Guide. This tropical getaway is one of our favorite winter escapes. Who knows, maybe we will see you there!

Rincon Puerto Rico Purple Lizard Maps Image


At the holiday season and all year long, we are so thankful to you for continuing to inspire us to grow, imagine and explore more with our small family owned business. 

Thank you for being such a special a part of the Purple Lizard Maps community.

Wishing you and yours a peaceful season filled with joy and adventure.

Justine and Mike, Owners, Purple Lizard Maps

Mappy Holidays!

Mike and Justine
Purple Lizard Maps


A quick note about holiday shipping

We make a big effort to ship all of your Purple Lizard holiday orders promptly (usually within one business day) and we understand how important it is that your holiday gifts arrive on time. 

We offer a priority shipping option for those of you who want to ensure your items arrive quickly and we provide tracking information on all orders.

No matter how you choose to send your items, we recommend ordering early to ensure on-time delivery, because as you know - its gotten kinda crazy out there as far as holiday shipping.

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