It’s the eternal holiday dilemma: you want to get great gifts for the outdoor enthusiast in your life, but you can’t afford much beyond homemade cookies and a trail map. Fear not my friend, our annual Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide has got you covered with a list of prime last minute gear gifts. Each rings in at $60 or less, and is guaranteed to stoke some serious holiday spirit.
L.L. Bean Katahdin Pom Beanie
Fact: You can never go wrong with a quality beanie to keep noggins warm when the mercury drops. And if you’re going to give the gift of a beanie, then you might as well make sure it’s one of the best options available. This colorful pom hat features L.L. Bean’s “sunrise over Katahdin” logo, which was first released in 1988. Standing as Maine’s tallest mountain, Katahdin perfectly embodies the adventurous spirit of every outdoor enthusiast, in every walk of life.
llbean.com; MSRP: $29.95
Some of life’s most fulfilling adventures require lugging a lot of stuff – which is exactly what makes the Hero Clip a perfect stocking stuffer. The Hero Clip, a modified carabiner with a rotating, folding hook, hangs or rests just about anywhere and is designed to free your hands so that you can do more in your life. Precision-machined from lightweight, aircraft grade aluminum, the Hero Clip comes in an array of dazzling anodized finishes and holds up to 50 lbs.
myheroclip.com; MSRP $19.95
Morakniv Eldris & Knife Kit
Dante Alighieri once said “A mighty flame followeth a tiny spark”. There is perhaps no greater description of the Edris knife from Morakniv. Named after a region near the Morakniv factory in Mora Sweden, the Eldris blends the beauty of the Nordic landscape with the function and quality the company’s blades are known for. Forged from top grade Swedish Sandvik 12C27 stainless steel, these little blades are small but mighty. The Eldris Knife kit provides a fire starter, paracord and secondary lock which means one thing: they get even more out of their Eldris knife and their time in the great outdoors.
industrialrev.com; Eldris $29.99, Eldris Knife Kit $49,
Otterbox Elevation10 Tumblers
Short and stout is what it’s all about. The compact Elevation 10 Tumbler keeps 10 ounces of your favorite beverage at just the right temperature — hot or cold. Enjoy your evening whiskey by the fire, and refill with coffee the next morning. However you use it, the 100% stainless steel with internal copper lining ensures that you can enjoy your favorite beverage after your favorite adventure.
Otterbox.com; MSRP $24.99
Love our public lands? Then grab them a trail ready hat that not only looks great but supports our National Scenic Trails. While focusing on National Scenic Trails, Crown Trails Headwear by extension also promotes our National Parks, Monuments, Forests and Wildernesses as well as the multitude of communities that interface with these trails. Bottom line: They get a stellar hat and you get to feel good because a portion of proceeds go back to the designated trails/parks.
crowntrailsheadwear.com; MSRP $25
Stanley Master Series Flask
Nothing lifts your spirits after a long, hard day on the trail quite like the Master Series Flask from STANLEY. Cold-rolled steel, finished in the perfect Foundry black powdercoat (or go with the traditional STANLEY green). Its tool-styled finished cap was crafted with internal threads for a smooth lip land with every swig. Simply put, this flask offers a modern spin on a timeless design that you can carry with you from the wilderness to the city.
stanley-pmi.com; MSRP $35
Princeton Tec – Axis
Designed with simplicity and usability in mind, this AAA-powered 200-lumen headlamp is bright enough to light the way on almost any adventure. The simple, ergonomic design of the Axis allows the user to easily dial in the perfect light settings quickly, even with cold hands or gloves on. A diverse array of control options make this headlamp stand out. The press of a button sets the mode on spot, flood or red light and an easy-to-use dial system lets users dim any of those beams to their desired level. With 120 hours of burn time, this headlamp has enough juice to handle even the longest of adventures.
Princetontec.com; MSRP $39.99