20 Last-Minute Gift Ideas for the Outdoorsman

Benchmade Folder

I’m sure all of you have your Christmas shopping done by now.  Yeah, right.  Okay, here are a few items you might want to consider for that outdoorsman in your life whether they hike, hunt, fish or do whatever outdoors.

  • Gift cards are always great:  Bass Pro Shop, Dicks Sporting Goods, REI, Cabelas, Academy, etc.
  • The Bear Grylls knife made by Gerber.  A full size fixed blade knife.  Comes with a fire starter and honing stone is built into the sheath.  Spend a little extra and get a Benchmade folding knife.  I carry this knife with me everywhere I go.
  • Nikon Monarch binoculars.  Terrific lens quality and compact.
  • The Hunter Safety System fall protection harness.  This gift could save your loved one’s life.
  • GPS Unit.  I personally love the Garmin brand.  Great for hunting, bushwhacking and geocaching.
  • A deer cart.  What a great invention.  If you don’t have a 4 wheeler, this little device will help you transport your deer easily.
  • Portable chair blind.  I have two of these and have actually shot deer from them.  For those hunters who like to keep their feet on the ground.
  • Summit Tree stands.  Strong, durable, quiet and TMA certified.  I purchased the Goliath.
  • Katadyn Water Filter.  Great for hiking and backpacking.
  • How about a trip:  hunting, fishing, hiking, snow skiing, etc.  I’ve known families who have given up gift giving for Christmas and just taken a nice family vacation.
  • Under Armour base layers.  I enjoy the Cold Gear products and purchase them on sale at Dick’s.
  • Depth finder.  Helps locate fish and determine lake depth.
  • Subscription to a favorite outdoor magazine.
  • An annual parking pass to your state parks.
  • Keen Sandals.  Great for fishermen.  I like the Newport.
  • Therm-a-Rest Prolite sleeping pad.  I absolutely love this pad for backpacking.  I even will take this car camping instead of the big inflatable mattress.
  • The Tracks Lite Staff hiking stick.  I really like this walking stick.  It’s lightweight and only one section.  I found this at Bass Pro Shop.
  • How about some devotional books?  “Swim Upstream” by Dave Myers is a good one.  Look for an upcoming post, and I will list my other favorites.
  • 550 Paracord bracelets.  Makes a great stocking stuffer.  You can make this yourself by checking out this free resource.
  • For the outdoor cooks, check out the Dizzy Pig seasonings and the Pigtail Food Flipper.  Awesome products!  I have found these products at some Ace Hardware stores.

Those are some of my gift ideas.  What would you like to add to the list?

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4 Responses to 20 Last-Minute Gift Ideas for the Outdoorsman

  1. 6or7 says:

    Good Read. Merry CHIRSTMAS Scott and a blessed New Year!

  2. Don Morse says:

    I know this is late but….. a copy of your book.

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