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15 Great Gifts Under $50 for the Outdoorsman

While spending a week in a tent with the outdoorsman would be generous, these camp essentials make equally great gifts.


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: extras, last-minute goodies, the old standbys. There’s an endless supply of stocking-size gifts under $50, and picking up the right ones can be a little daunting. Lucky for you, we’ve gathered the best affordable gifts around to please anyone on your list. Need more ideas? Check out all of our Stocking Stuffer Guides.


Exotac fireSLEEVE
Because ruining your lighter in the rain means no hot dinner. $15

Sanborn Canoe Cedar Firestarters
Because an outdoorsman never has enough fire starters. $8

Because being without potable water on the trail is a matter of life and death. $20

Humangear Gobites Trio
Because roughing it doesn’t have to be that rough. $14

America’s Great Hiking Trails
Because every adventurer dreams of hiking the AT. $34

Because he needs to see the greatest mountaineering ascent of our lifetime. $20

‘Avaunt’ Magazine
Because tales of adventure fuel the fire of every explorer. ~$26

Black Diamond Cosmo Headlamp
Because adventures rarely end when the sun goes down. $20+

Cabela’s Deluxe Fly-Tying Kit with Case
Because nothing compares to catching a hungry rainbow on your own fly. $35

Buck Knives Folding Hunter Knife
Because heirloom-quality knives don’t have to break the bank. $39

Gobi Gear Hoboroll
Because bringing that extra base layer could mean the difference between comfort and misery. $40

NITE IZE Gear Line Organization System
Because keeping your gear organized is imperative. $12

The Gear Patrol Magazine
Because Issue #1 features renowned climber Conrad Anker, the world’s best American rodeo bullfighter, heli-skiing in the Selkirks, and more. $20

From the GP Store: Selkirks Print
Because it’s way cheaper than a heli-skiing ticket, but scratches the itch. $100

From the GP Store: Askov Finlayson × GP Wool Knit Hat
Because keeping one’s head cold (and repping GP colors) is an important thing. $45
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