Holiday shopping season is here, and we know it can be tough to decide on the perfect gift for the outdoor enthusiasts on your list. To make it easier, the Huntress View team has compiled a list of our favorite items to give you ideas for everyone, no matter their favorite outdoor hobby!
Gone are the days when stockings are filled with chapstick, candy canes or lumps of coal! Gift them something they'll really want! (But we're ok with chapstick too!)
Hand, Toe and Body Warmers
Give the gift of warmth! When it’s cold outside, having a portable heater in your pocket is always nice. Available in a variety of sizes and brands. Available at retailers nationwide.
Nature’s Paint Face Paint
With hunting season still in full swing, every hunter could use some fresh face paint. Nature’s Paint comes in the 3 colors in convenient lip-balm style tubes. Available online at NaturesPaint.org.
Darn Tough Wool Socks
Lifetime warranty. Made in the USA. These socks are available in men’s, women’s and junior’s and offer a variety of styles, colors and patterns. And everyone loves new socks! Available at DarnTough.com.
Balleck Outdoors Products
Wilderness Warmth is a must have for waterfowlers, late season big game hunters or anyone spending time outside in the cold weather. And the Dry Shower and Gunk Off are perfect for hikers, campers and hunters. Available online at Balleck.com, Walmart, Sportsman’s Warehouse and a variety of retailers nationwide.
Thermacell Portable Mosquito Repeller
Portable, lightweight, no open flame and no sprays, so basically perfect for repelling mosquitos during turkey season, summer camping trips or deer season. Available at Thermacell.com and retailers nationwide.
OnX Maps Subscription
The onXMap app is perfect for any hunter or outdoorsman/woman because it provides essentials such as land boundaries, aerial views, offline maps and custom waypoints. Additionally, users can track their hunting or hiking distance and time, while leaving a clear path to follow back. Available as a gift card, the recipient can select any of the 50 states when they sign up.
GIFTS FOR UNDER THE TREE
From preseason prep to enjoying the harvest, there are so many great gift ideas. We’ve narrowed it down to our top picks that are sure to make the recipient smile from ear to ear!
Walker’s Game Ear
Stay safe at the shooting range with ear protection and enhance hearing in the field with Walker’s Game Ear. A variety of styles available, including kid’s sizes. Available online at WalkersGameEar.com.
ALPS OutdoorZ Hunting Pack
Whether you’re shopping for the backcountry hunter, the waterfowler, trail cam lover, turkey hunter or anyone else that loves the outdoors, AlpZ has a pack to fit their needs. Our top picks are the Motive, Covert X, Bino Harness X, Grand Slam Turkey Vest and the Floating Blind Bag. Available online at ALPSOutdoorZ.com.
Stop worrying about your partner losing their valuable rings, and give the gift of silicone instead. Silicone rings make a perfect substitute while participating in any outdoor activity. They’re available in a variety of brands, styles and sizes, and can be customized. Popular brands include Qalo, Groove Life and Recon.
ArrowRidge Creations Antler Jewelry
Select handmade jewelry for the outdoorswoman or huntress on your list. ArrowRidge Creations has a variety of styles available and takes custom orders to ensure the recipient gets the perfect piece to add to their jewelry collection. Purchase online at ArrowRidgeCreations.Etsy.com.
Give the gift of warmth! Nobody likes cold feet, so keep them warm with heated insoles. ThermaCELL offers both rechargeable insoles and Bluetooth insoles that can be controlled from a smartphone. Available BassPro Shops and Cabelas.
Arrow Fletching Kit
For the die-hard bowhunter and DIY’er, an arrow fletching kit is the perfect tool. Be sure to get a kit that includes the fletching jig, glue and cleaner. Complete the kit with fletchings and extra nocks. Available at Cabela's and online.
Every bow hunter loves a new target. You can choose between standard block, bag or burlap targets, a variety of deer targets or something more fun such as a t-rex, sasquatch, alligator or snake! Popular brands include GlenDel, Block, Morrell and Rinehart; styles and costs vary by brand. Available at Cabelas, Amazon or a variety of other retailers.
Browning Trail Camera
What hunter doesn’t love trail cams? Browning Trail Cameras has a full line of cameras with great picture and video quality, excellent battery life and a long list of features. Our favorites are the Command Ops Pro, DarkOps Pro XD and Recon Force 4K. Available at BrowningTrailCameras.com.
HuntVault is a family/Veteran owned company and was the first hunting-specific subscription box. Order a single box, or a subscription for the original or Elite. Each month, a box arrives with a products for the current season--from game calls and hunting tools, to safety gear and more. Order at HuntVault.com.
Scent Eliminating Box Set
Every deer hunter will appreciate a set of scent eliminating products—shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, field spray, detergent and more. Build your own set, or purchase a set already put together. We love Southern Racks, which offers the Scentless Huntress Gift set as well as the Scentless Hunter 3-in-1. Order online at SouthernRacksOutdoors.com.
Spiceology Set and Recipe Books
Spice up #wildgamewednesday with a gourmet set of spices and rubs. Spiceology is chef owned and operated and offers huge selection of spices and herbs, blends and rubs. Select a gift set for the chef on your list, and make sure you get invited for dinner! Check out the selection online at Spiceology.co.
Complete the cooking gift with wild game cook books. Build a set with "Buck, Buck, Moose", "Duck, Duck, Goose" and "Pheasant, Quail and Cottontail" by Hank Shaw, or Steven Rinella's "The Complete Guide to Hunting, Butchering and Cooking Wild Game" volumes 1 and 2. All area available on Amazon.com.
Help your favorite hunter show off their trophy with a Skull Hooker. Showcase European mounts or antlers with table top, wall mount or floor displays. Available in multiple sizes to accommodate different skulls, and different colors to match any décor. Purchase online at SkullHooker.com.
Finally, for the people on your list that already have everything, a donation in their name or membership to a conservation group is a great option. Organizations such as the Sportsmen’s Alliance, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, NWTF, RMEF, Duck’s Unlimited, Safari Club International, and so many more, make a huge contribution to the hunting world. Check your area for local organizations or chapters that support efforts in your area.
Happy Holidays from the Huntress View team!
Sarah Honadel is an avid outdoorswoman from Kentucky, now living in Idaho, who enjoys hunting elk, deer and turkey. She is a team member at Huntress View, Pro Staff for Browning Trail Cameras and Brand Ambassador for the GoWild app. Follow her on Instagram @waddysarah and @arrowridgecreations.