Christmas is just around the corner. If you are anything like me, then you probably still have some Christmas shopping to do… or you haven’t even started yet. If you have any hunters in your life (of want to get yourself a little something for Christmas), here are some great ideas for simple, but very useful gifts to get on short notice.
goHUNT INSIDER membership
For anyone who hunts out west, a goHUNT Insider membership is a phenomenal value. Not only do you get a year’s worth of access to all that Insider has to offer, but you also get automatically entered into their monthly giveaways (plus you get a free $50 Sportsman’s Warehouse gift card for signing up when you use code “HUNTING FIT” at checkout – you could keep it for yourself or give along with the membership). You really can’t lose with this gift.
Vortex Diamondback 8×32 Binoculars
The Vortex Diamondback line of products is already well-known in the optics world as one of the best bargains available. With the 8×32 binoculars, you get a bargain in a small, wide field of view, lightweight package.
Scent Kapture Bundle
Scent Kapture products work… period. Not only do they work well, they are affordable and would make great stocking stuffers.
First Lite Socks
I wear these socks every day with my Red Wing Heritage boots and they are very comfortable. They also help promote blood circulation which reduces fatigue in your lower legs. These socks are worth their weight in gold when hiking as well. Versatile, comfortable, and effective – These are the whole package.
Wilderness Athlete Field Packets
Wilderness Athlete Energy and Focus and Hydrate and Recover are my go-to supplements on a daily basis. With their new field packet option, you can conveniently take them with you anywhere. These would make a great gift for the fit hunter who is always on the go.
Hylete Vertex Shorts (Men) or Serenium Shorts (Women)
I have well-documented the reasons why Hylete apparel is worth the investment. I wear Hylete exclusively when I am in the gym (and no, I am not paid by them) because I love their gear… especially their shorts. They fit well, are made from an advanced blend of fabrics, and have a few features that I could not do without (the vertical pockets are fantastic). Anyone who gets a pair of these for Christmas will never wear anything else.
Weston Digital 6-Tray Dehydrator
The 6-Tray Dehydrator from Weston is a smooth running, feature laden product that does its job very well. The jerky I made recently from mine was praised by multiple people, thanks in part to how well the jerky was cooked. If you have someone on your list who likes jerky, this is your huckleberry.
I used to carry multiple knives when I was in the field, but then I received this knife as a Christmas present last year and never looked back. I will never use another knife for skinning ever again. The replaceable blades are basically giant scalpels (they are wicked sharp!!) and replacing them is a breeze. This is a great gift!
Primus Express Stove and GSI Halulite Boiler
The Express Stove by Primus has a built in lighter (Piezo model) and burns very well. It packs down very small and is my go to field burner. I pair it with the GSI Halulite Boiler and can bring 16 oz of water to a boil in just over a minute. I love this thing and whoever you buy it for will love it too.
If you have put off your Christmas shopping, these items might help you make short work of finishing it up. Even if you don’t buy them for someone else, you should think long and hard about potentially adding them to your gear list as well.