Christmas is coming up fast, and most of us are in present buying mode. If you have hunters on your list, you probably want to get them something that they can use while enjoying their favorite hobby. However, buying the right hunting gift can be challenging at times, especially when shopping for the guy or gal who seems to already have all the gear they need. Fortunately, there are plenty of gift choices that are ideal for the well-stocked and outfitted hunter.
Lorpen T3 Hiking Socks
While kids typically groan when they find socks under the Christmas tree, most duck and deer hunters are happy to open up a package of sturdy socks. The T3 Light Hiker Socks from Lorpen start at about $18 and they are great for reducing foot fatigue. The socks feature three natural and synthetic yarns that blend together into a knit that helps to keep feet dry and comfortable, even after long treks into the woods.
Snow Peak Titanium 600 Mug
For hunters who camp for at least a day or two, the Snow Peak HotLips Titanium 600 Mug from REI will allow them to enjoy their morning coffee or evening soup without burning their taste buds, tongues and lips. The titanium mug can be placed right onto a fire or stove, and then the food grade silicone HotLips can be attached to the side so people can sip the hot liquid without burning their mouths on the hot metal. The durable mug is also lightweight at just three ounces and it retails for just under $37.
If you are looking for a great stocking stuffer for an avid hunter, the Cloverware Lite reusable utensils from Alite are a great choice. Perfect for hunting trips, the set includes a knife, fork and spoon that nest together and can be washed and used again and again. They are also super sturdy and can be boiled in water over a campfire to clean them.
Celestron Elements FireCel
Ideally, hunting means getting away from smartphones and other electronics. But a lot of hunters know and understand that these gadgets can be very useful in the wild, especially for GPS purposes and weather checks. ShopDeerHunting features the Celestron Elements FireCel which works as a portable power supply for phones, as well as a hand warmer and LED flashlight. For just under $40, the FireCel will provide steady heat for up to three hours, and it’s small enough to fit into a glove box or hunting bag. The LED light features five settings including an SOS mode.
While you might think that the hunter in your life who seems to have everything probably has plenty of pants, chances are good that he or she can always use more of this hunting wardrobe staple. Cabela’s sells a terrific selection lightweight camo pants that are perfect for all types of hunters. The Mossy Oak Five-Pocket Denim Jeans run about $30 and are made from 100 percent brushed cotton twill that is designed to help hunters walk around without their pant legs rubbing together and making noise. They are also durable and comfortable, and have five pockets for holding supplies.
Bonus Gift Idea
This trail camera boasts innovative, interchangeable Flash or LED. It uses the 35 infrared LEDs to capture black-and-white photos by night, or switch-in the Flash unit and capture 4MP colour pictures day or night. Record videos from 10 to 90 seconds. Adjustable distance detection sensor captures movement from 5 to 50 ft. Automatic infrared level adjustment reduces unwanted blur. Multishot mode captures up to four pictures per detection. 5 Zone Coverage delivers fast trigger times and a wide field of view for scouting larger areas or food sources. Extremely compact, the internal camera removes easily for fast, convenient handling. User-friendly switch panel. Easy-to-read display with date and time stamp. Memory card slot for use with SD/SDHC cards up to 32GB (card not included).