I noticed that the Brunton is priced at $74.59 - WHAT a DEAL!
AMAZON Link for Brunton Clinometer
A slightly cheaper option but very functional, and you get a compass (must have item) is priced at $45.55:
Amazon Link for NEW Brunton Avalanche Inclinometer
There are other more expensive options, but I strongly recommend owning one of the above. For those that have are lucky to be love by the winner of the powerball I will include below the "Cadillac" of the clinometers:
Amazon Link for Haglof Clinometer
Magnifier for snow crystal identification:
STOP looking around, search no more, this is the best deal so far:
Amazon Link for Carson MA-30 Magni Scope Pocket Microscope
But if you get the scope, why not getting the BEST crystal card available? I do not recommend metal crystal cards - it is very hard to keep them from melting snow grains.
Amazon Link for BCA Crystal Card
Snowpit Technologies "Snow And Avalanche Field Notebook, 3rd Edition":
This is fantastic snow journal will keep your love one safe. It will help him/her to keep track of snow and avalanche conditions. It also has a lot of great information about stability tests, and other critical information. it is priced at $25.
Link for SWAG Field Book
Most likely your love one already has a Two-antena Transciever, a metal shovel with extendable handle, a 3 meter probe, and a snow saw. If not, what are you waiting for? Or if the probe or shovel have many miles or are reaching 10 years - go ahead an buy NEW reliable gear. Please make a note on buying a shovel with extendable handle, the new excavation techniques for avalanche rescue benefit from this feature.
A note on snow saws, I recommend a snow saw that can cut wood in an emergency. A nice feature - my preference - is the option of connecting the saw to poles available in the BD snow saw.
Amazon link for Black Diamond Saw
As we continue to educate backcountry users to use extended compression columns for snow stability evaluation, it is much easier (and fun) to use a snow cord to isolate the 90x30 cm snow columns:
Amazon link for G3 Cord
Finally, the latest edition of Bruce's book has been updated, and it FUN to read.
Amazon Link for Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain
Another book I strongly recommend is Snow Sense 5 Edition. I could not find a link at Amazon that will guarantee the 5th edition. And you want to GET this last edition! Thus I recommend that you use the following e-mail for ordering the book:
If I come out with other gift ideas, I might come back and edit this posting.