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Stocking stuffers for hikers and campers

Stocking stuffers for hikers and campers

Worried you won’t find the perfect gift for your outdoor adventurer? When it comes to gear, there is something for everyone. And it doesn’t have to be a grand expense. Take a look at our stocking stuffers for gift inspiration this holiday season.

The little things can have an impact too. Campers and hikers are always looking for the perfect tool to round out their gear list. It’s hard to go wrong with a small piece of equipment that accomplishes a big task. 

Here are ten ideas to help you get started:

  1. Camp lighting - A lightweight lantern like the Goal Zero Crush Light helps campers move around in the dark and hardly takes up any space in a pack.
  2. Carabiners - Carrying things and keeping them organized is tough when all you have is a backpack. Hikers hold things together easier with carabiners.
  3. Power bank - The Flip 24 can hold up to 2 smartphone charges at a time. No more worrying about dead batteries in the wilderness.
  4. Hip pack - A small, lightweight storage system makes day hikes, foraging, and moving around camp much easier. Check out the packable Ultralight Black Hole Mini Hip Pack from Patagonia.
  5. Water bottle - One common theme among outdoor enthusiasts is an obsession with water bottles. Find a lightweight plastic bottle from Nalgene, Hydrapak, or even the insulated Trail Series™ bottle from Hydroflask.
  6. Utensils - Everyone needs a camp spoon. Titanium and aluminum flatware are lightweight tools that are easy to clean and carry. Plus they have a very long lifespan.
  7. Socks - Is it a cliché to receive socks for Christmas? Maybe. Do hikers love socks? Absolutely. Pick up the perfect merino wool “stocking” stuffer for men and women.
  8. Firestarter - Fire strikers are always a hot ticket item. The Strike Ignitor from MSR has a sleek design and is perfect for igniting canister stoves, gas stoves, or even dry bits of tinder.
  9. Books - Adventure books inspire us when we can’t get outside or are stuck on the road. We might even learn something while we’re at it.
  10. Food - Campers have to eat! Get them a trail snack to boost their energy or a dehydrated meal for dinner time in the backcountry.

If that’s not enough for you, feel free to look at our full list of stocking stuffers here.

Hikers and campers can’t always bring a lot of gear with them. Sometimes it’s the small things that bring the comforts of home to the trail.

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