Thanksgiving rolls around, and suddenly you've got more people to shop for than ideas or time.
Let us help. Everybody knows a fitness freak, or a runner who can't stop talking about her next race, or a cyclist who'd rather quit his job than drive to work, or a backpacker who's ticking off the days till spring...
The point is, we've got a few ideas. See for yourself.
Moving Comfort Just Right Ear Warmer
Any runner who wants to work out outside during the winter months needs gear to cover his or her ears—but it must boast moisture-wicking features like the Just Right Ear Warmer headband, though. After all, wet ears will certainly not be warm ears. This headband works to regulate body temperature and also includes reflective accents—great for early morning, before-the-sun or late-night runs. $18; movingcomfort.com —Katie Rosenbrock
Freitag Moss & Roy Commuter BagsYour precious cargo will be safe at hand in these stylish urban commuter bags made from recycled truck tarps and seatbelts. Swiss company Freitag has been turning this ultra-durable material into commuter gear since 1993, and because every upcycled tarp is different, every bag has a unique design. New for the season, the Moss (left, $260) and larger Roy (right, $310) both have padded pockets for laptops up to 15 inches—the sleeve is removable in the Roy—and plenty of storage. And if price is holding you back, just remember that these will stand up to years of abuse on the road—after all, they already did. freitag.ch —Mark Lebetkin
ColdAvenger Classic Fleece Mask
For the determined traveler who plans to stay and play outside as long as possible, this fleece mask features a patented, medical grade ventilator that allows normal breathing, keeps the face dry, and relaxes airways with warm and humidified air. Major warmth without the weight—this is one must-have for any suitcase headed for snowy, cold climates. $50; coldavenger.com —Katie Jackson
The NFL will continue its time-honored tradition of playing on Thanksgiving Day with three games that will help shape the league's playoff picture.
A break from the waves of cold air hammering the Midwest and Northeast is on the way, but not until next week.
A potential windstorm will unfold over the United Kingdom on Wednesday, bringing widespread wet and windy conditions to the region.
The 91st annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will take place this Thursday morning with sunshine and chilly conditions expected.
A recent report listed the top 10 blackouts in United States history with Hurricane Maria topping the list.
Residents of the Pacific Northwest battered by an onslaught of storms this month will face additional bouts of rain and strong winds through Thanksgiving Day.
Nationwide, most parades will occur rain or shine, but the parade team must make adjustments for conditions such as wind, rain, snow and low temperatures.
The busiest travel week of the year also falls during a volatile time for extreme weather.