Get ready to start thinking about the holiday season as we ease into fall weather. It is never too soon to consider how you’ll find the perfect gadget for the outdoors enthusiast on your list. Stocking stuffers should not break the bank, so consider these 10 affordable gifts.
10 Stocking Stuffers For Outdoor Enthusiasts
1. Roll Up Folding Travel Organizer
A roll up folding travel organizer is a case that can be displayed in the car, but easily rolled up when stuffed into a backpack. Leather or cloth, these hold earbuds, chargers and more. Great for travel to keep in cars on the way to the trail.
2. Rain Jacket
Rain jackets have come down in cost. For $30 you can find a nice all-purpose jacket in a stylish color.
Food All non-perishable food items are welcome for outdoor adventurers. Find their favorite energy bar, Clif or Luna or something similar, and throw a few of these all purpose stocking stuffers in the boot.
Everyone loves getting socks as a gift. They are very practical. We recommend SmartWool, found at REI or online.
A headlamp will cost about as much as a rain jacket, if you find the right one. The stylish and tiny Black Diamond Spot 325 is only $40. It will fit into the stocking, and every outdoor lover will appreciate a good headlamp.
6. Crush Light
Another nice lighting option for tent or car is the Crush Light, at under $20. A lantern that literally crushes into a flat disc, it saves space but stays bright with LED lights. It comes with a little handle and a pretty small price tag.
7. Chums Wallet
Chums surfshorts wallet is a waterproof, zipped wallet that keeps cards and cash completely dry. It’s a space saver, and comes in at around $12. For a stocking stuffer, can be stuffed with something else—one dollar bills? Chewing gum? Stickers?
8. Backpacker Bocce Set
For some entertainment on the trail, we love the lightweight but completely playable Backpacker Bocce Set for $16. Much more portable than standard, heavy bocce balls, this set is a sure to please holiday gift.
For only $25, you can buy a simple, rugged and practical flask for the outdoor adventurer and whiskey lover in your life. This stocking stuffer tucks neatly into the stocking, and in basic black can be adorned with stickers.
Did someone stay stickers? Even rugged Grizzly Adams types love a good sticker, and we recommend this set of 50 for under $7. Your recipient may not love all of them, but for that price she or he is sure to use a few. You can even stretch this stocking stuffer out over a few seasons.