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Stocking Stuffers: Just Add Nature

Gear Patrol’s guide to 16 great outdoor gifts for under $60


Editor’s Note: The stockings are hung by the chimney with care. Now what the hell are you gonna put in there? Ah, stocking stuffers — the little things, the extras, the last minute goodies, the fun gifts. They’re as enjoyable to give as they are to receive. Thing is, there’s an endless supply of stocking-size gifts under $100, and picking up the right ones can be a little daunting. Lucky for you, we’ve gathered the best affordable camping and outdoor gifts under $100 to please anyone on your list. Need more ideas? Check out all of our Stocking Stuffer Guides.


Vargo Titanium Flint Lighter
Because there are no pilot lights in nature. $18

Patagonia Expedition Sewing Kit
Because those pelts aren’t going to join themselves together. $29

Adventure Medical Kits SOL Escape Bivvy
Because “by cover of night” is only a metaphor. $36

Darn Tough Vermont Merino Hiking Socks
Because your toesies are the most important stocking stuffers. $15+

LifeStraw Personal Filter
Because when you’re up shit creek you shouldn’t have to drink it. $20

Sea To Summit Alpha Utensil Set
Because you’re not an animal; you’re rustic. $17

Fenix LD12
Because there’s no better ghost story prop. $48

Grooming Lounge Master Outdoorsman Kit
Because you don’t want to look like the Unabomber. $60

PlatyPreserve Wine Preservation System
Because we hear pine cone soup pairs nicely with an oaky Bordeaux. $10+

Gerber Dime Keychain Multitool
Because handy things come in dandy packages. $17

Gamila Impress Coffee Brewer
Because the best part of wakin’ up under the stars involves fresh java. $42

MSR Pocket Rocket Backpacking Stove
Because cooked squirrel is better than raw squirrel. $40

Best Made Waxed Canvas Camping Stool
Because your fancy new hiking shorts are not touching the ground, thank you very much. $36

Snow Peak Mini Hozuki Lantern
Because how else are you supposed to read The Times before dawn? $40

The Woodlands The Standard Hat
Because retaining body heat is the key to survival — and also, you haven’t washed your hair in a week. $30
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