The madness of the holidays has arrived. I am here to help you find the best stocking stuffers for hikers, campers, and any outdoor enthusiasts in your life. These items will sure put a smile on your face. In this gift guide you can find so many things to help make their outdoor adventures more fun, safe, cozy, and memorable.
In this gift guide I will be sharing some of the best gifts and gadgets to stuff in their stockings this holiday season. You will find things from cozy and warm gifts, to fun games, journaling, tumblers, safety items, and so much more. All these items are geared towards families that love to spend time outdoors hiking, camping, or doing other fun activities. Heck, you can even find some cool items to add to your own wish-list.
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STOCKING STUFFERS TO STAY WARM THIS WINTER
The winter season is here and it is important to stay warm in the cold months especially if you plan to be outdoors during this season. Here are a few of my favorite outdoor stocking stuffers to stay warm this holiday season.
Wool socks are a great to keep your feet warm and dry during the winter months. They are very comfortable and breathable as well.
- Men – Darn Tough Light Hiker Micro Crew Socks
- Women –Darn Tough Bear Town Micro Crew Socks
- Boys and Girls – Darn Tough Bubble Bunny Jr. Socks
- Girls – Smartwool Classic Hike Full Cushion Margarita Crew Socks
I absolutely love beanies. They are such a statement piece during the winter season. Beanies are also very warm keeping your head and even your ears cozy when outside. They also make maybe one of the best outdoor stocking stuffers too.
- Men – Patagonia Brodeo Beanie
- Women – The North Face Pom Beanie
- Boys – Patagonia Powder Town Beanie
- Girls – The North Face Oh-Mega Pom Beanie for Kids
Gloves are an excellent way to keep your hands warm. It is important that when choosing gloves to make sure that they are waterproof, warm, and good quality as well. I personally like being able to move my fingers so I always make sure to use gloves where I can still have that mobility. As a parent you want to be able to grab your kids hand if needed or pick things up.
Hand Warmers are my absolute favorite. I actually came to find out about these a few years ago but recently came to find a more sustainable option. My mind was blown when I found out that they made reusable and rechargeable hand warmers. I didn’t come to find this out till about a few weeks ago. You would think I’ve been living under a rock. Ha! The best thing about these is that you can also stick them in your pockets and keep your body warm too. It’s a win win. Here is one that will make the best outdoor stocking stuffers.
- Zippo Heatbank 3 Rechargeable Hand Warmer – dual-sided heat with high and low settings. Slim and fits in pockets perfectly.
GEAR PERFECT FOR OUTDOOR STOCKING STUFFERS
If the outdoorsy person you are gifting too is a skilled enthusiast then chances are that they already have a lot of gear. However, if they are just starting out, then gear is definitely something that you should be adding to your list. Either way, gear is not cheap and purchasing each item that you will be needing, small or large, will add up so even if you get them just one of these awesome outdoor stocking stuffers you will most likely be putting a huge smile on their face. Here are a few of our favorites.
Kula Cloth is a product that helps eliminate the use of toilet paper on the trail. Instead of using toilet paper to wipe or even a bandana or a pee rag you can now use a Kula Cloth which is a pee cloth made of an anti-microbial, silver-infused specially designed fabric with an absorbent and waterproof side. Best of all, they come in the cutest prints too designed by talented artists. You can read more about Kula Cloths here.
Whenever I go outdoors, or even to a park, I always make sure to have some kind of protection on me. My husband bought me a Buck Knife last spring very similar to this one and I absolutely love it. I have used it for so many things like opening packages, wood chips, cutting rope, you name it. Luckily haven’t had to use it for protection but it definitely is a great tool to have on you at all times. The Gerber Knife is definitely an excellent option for any stocking this holiday season.
PORTABLE POWER BANK
In today’s time it is important to keep your electronics charged, especially on long trips. A good power bank is a perfect stocking stuffer for any outdoor enthusiast. Being able to have your flashlights, phone, GPS, and other gear fully charged while hiking or camping is important, especially for your safety. Here are some good portable power bank options that you may want to add to your list.
SMALL FIELD NOTES NOTEPAD AND PEN
When I am hiking or camping I love to take notes of my journey. Small bullet points of things I see on the trail or something that just capture my attention. Having a small field notes pad makes this easy for me to do. These beautiful Field Notes: National Parks Series notepads are a perfect outdoor stocking stuffers. Don’t forget to grab one of these eco-friendly pens too.
FENIX RECHARGEABLE FLASHLIGHT
Having a good flashlight is crucial when out in the woods. I’m not saying one of those $1 flashlights at Wal-Mart that don’t far. I mean a good flashlight that will give you peace of mind at night. One that you can actually see what is creeping in the woods. I am recommending the Fenix Flashlight. There are so many other options out there as well and REI has a great selection here that you can check out.
Headlamps are such a useful piece of gear to have. Whether you are hiking in the dark, cooking, trying to find something in your tent, or just walking to the campground bathroom. Having a headlamp is very convenient. It means you have light and also have your hands free. Here are a few brands that I really like.
OUTDOOR STOCKING STUFFERS FOR COFFEE (AND HOT COCOA) LOVERS
These are probably one of my favorite outdoor stocking stuffers ever!!! I absolutely love collecting coffee mugs and even gifting them to family and friends. The fun thing about coffee mugs is that you can fill them up with goodies like instant coffee, hot cocoa, some of those cute chocolate covered marshmallows, and even a mint chocolate spoon for their hot cocoa. Looking for some instant coffee ideas? I wrote this blog post that goes over all of the different INSTANT COFFEES I’ve tried on my trips.
Here are some cute coffee gift ideas that outdoorsy lovers may like. As for the gift sets, the good thing about them is that you can buy one gift set and use it to stuff multiple stockings.
- Camping is Always Right Coffee Mug Gift Set
- Camping Coffee Mug Set of 4
- Hydroflask Mug
- Hydroflask Tumbler
- Milk Frother
OUTDOOR STOCKING STUFFERS FOR THE CAMP KITCHEN
When we camp I feel like all we do is eat. The camp kitchen is our main place to be at at our campsite. There are many camp kitchen essentials I can name but I just want to point out some that I think would be very fun outdoor stocking stuffer ideas.
Final Straw is a straw that folds up and packs into a case. I absolutely love this ideas because I always get iffy about placing my straw in my pack and getting dirt in it or even loosing it. Knowing I can put it in a case definitely gives me some peace of mind.
I actually own two Morsel Sporks and I love them both. They are so convenient. It is a spoon, fork, butter knife, spatula, and even scraper all in one. Don’t believe me? Check out my full Morsel Spork review here.
The LifeStraw Water Filter is perfect for any outdoor enthusiast. Whether you have collected water in your canteen or stopped by a stream for a drink, you can rest assure that Life Straw will provide you clean water to drink. It is small and easy to take with you anywhere.
MSR Gear TrailShot Pocket-Sized Water Filter
If you are looking for a water filter that is slightly larger in size but still small enough to put in your pocket then the MSR Gear TrailShot Pocket-Sized Water Filter is the one for you. This is the water filter that I’ve been using for the last year and absolutely love it. You can read more about this water filter here.
MORE IDEAS FOR OUTDOOR STOCKING STUFFERS
And because my favorite part of opening gifts is seeing what my stocking is filled with, so I’ll share just a few more pretty cool ideas with you.
CANON IVY CLIQ CAMERA
Ok! I know this one is a little pricey but we bought this camera for our daughters along with a travel journal and they both absolutely love it. They use it on most of our trips. In my Camping With Kids Packing Guide post I mention how we use the Canon Ivy Cliq Camera in our travels and along with our favorite travel journal that my dear friend Katie created.
WILD + WOLF CAMPFIRE GAMES SET
I absolutely love playing campfire games. It is a fun way to interact with everyone and have a good time around the campfire. Here are some fun games to stuff in their stockings this holiday season.
- Mountaineers Books Campfire Stories Deck: Prompts for Igniting Stories by the Fire
- REI Co-op Playing Card Deck
- Mountaineers Books Campfire Stories Deck—For Kids!: Storytelling Games to Ignite Imagination
- Basecamp Cards: Second Edition Conversation Starters
- gofindit -The Original Outdoor Nature Scavenger Hunt Card Game for Kids and Families
Looking for some more fun games to play? I have a few kid activities in our Resource Library. When you subscribe to our email list you will receive a password that will grant you access to our Resource Library where you can find these activities and much more. You can also check out our Etsy shop for some fun outdoor educational games as well for kids.
HAND DRAWN STICKERS FROM HAMMOCK MOMMA
My dear friend Kieara from Hammock Momma makes the cutest hand drawn stickers. These make some awesome stocking stuffers too. I love putting stickers in my travel journal or on my water bottles and even on my boards and my car. OK! Yes! I very much love stickers. You can CHECK OUT HER SHOP HERE to see everything that she has available. She just opened shop and I already own almost all of her stickers. My favorite is of Big Foot skateboarding.
LIP BUTTER FROM BEND SOAP CO.
If you have been following me for a while then you will know how obsessed I am with Bend Soap Co. From their soaps to their lotions and even lip butters. They have the best products to keep your skin healthy all winter long. They even have some new seasonal scents that smell absolutely amazing. As for stocking stuffers I would highly recommend getting their lip butters. I never go anywhere without it. I actually have a few for just about every room in my home.
My favorite lip butters are:
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WELL THAT’S A WRAP!
I really hope that you like all of these stocking stuffer ideas for outdoorsy people. Are there any items that you already had in mind that I didn’t mention? What was the coolest thing you ever got in your stocking? Any other fun stocking ideas that you may have for campers and hikers? Let me know in the comments below. I love to find new unique gift ideas.