Christmas Gift Guide for Outdoorsmen and Women
Christmas is here again; can you believe it? We will all be searching for the perfect gift soon enough and trying to figure out what to buy. There’s nothing worse than just buying something so that there is a gift for someone to open. Who wants novelty socks, a random mug, or a useless trinket anyway? This year, get them what they really want and need. The Hook & Barrel team hit stores for you early and did all the hard work. We rounded up a great selection of gifts for everyone from the cook in your life to the kiddos. Check them out!
For the Woodsman or Woodswoman:
Cabela’s CX Pro Binoculars, $499.99, cabelas.com
These binos feature extra-low dispersion (ED) glass lenses with Lanthanum, an essential component of heavy fluoride glass that produces superior light transmission, to provide high definition images and excellent low-light performance. ED glass reduces color fringing when viewing objects or animals on a high-contrast background. This is a complicated way to say, these reasonably priced binoculars rival even the most expensive brands and stand up to any low-light challenge that a hunt may present.
Benchmade Hidden Canyon Hunter Knife, $160, benchmade.com
This knife is a small-framed, fixed-blade hunting knife designed for precision cutting tasks. Despite its compact profile, this knife provides ample real estate throughout the handle and cutting edge, making it just as effective on big game as it is on smaller species.
Benchmade Saddle Mountain Skinner, $190, benchmade.com
This hunting knife is a premium fixed-blade designed for big game hunters around the globe. The ergonomics of the knife provide increased comfort and control, while the updated sheath design ensures that your knife stays protected mile after mile.
Jesus PoliticsL How to Win Back the Soul of America by Phil Roberston, 26.99, anywhere fine books are sold.
Every hunter needs a good book for the blind. New York Times bestselling author and Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson exposes the destructive nature of American politics and calls on Christians to actively participate in advancing the Kingdom of heaven on earth. Robertson shows us how to do good, bringing the kingdom of heaven to our homes, neighborhoods, churches, communities, and country.
For the Tactical Type:
5.11 Norris Sneaker, $99.99, 511tactical.com
It may look like a casual, high-top sneaker, and it is, but the Norris is stacked even higher with style, comfort, and tactical intelligence. This sneaker is ASTM certified for puncture resistance and built with a super-strong Welmax board that guards your feet against up to 1,200 newtons of force.
5.11 AMP10 Backpack, $139.99, 511tactical.com
Small but mighty, this backpack is built to be tough, flexible, and comfortable. It offers virtually limitless options for mounting or attaching gear with 5.11’s patented HEXGRID multiangle load-bearing system. This super pack also includes a full-loop platform and webbing loops for internal Gear Set™ placement. And don’t forget the CCW pocket for your most essential cargo.
5.11 EDC Headlamp, $29.99, 511tactical.com
Stay mobile and maintain vision in different environments with the EDC HL2AAA headlamp. Lightweight and conveniently operating with just two AAA batteries, this headlamp is ready for any adventure. The spot LED features a TIR optic that powers a 56-meter beam.
5.11 LE EMT Multi-tool, $49.99, 511tactical.com
Designed for optimal efficiency and functionality end to end. The Tanto knife blade is designed specifically for piercing hard materials. The seatbelt cutter with a pry bar and a spring-loaded glass breaker can expedite auto extractions and rescues. And with an oxygen wrench, two types of pliers, a magnetic hex bit driver, and more, there’s almost nothing this multi-tool can’t handle.
For the Foodie:
Buddy Flex Heater, $210, mrheater.com
Deer camp can get cold. This indoor-safe, 11,000 BTU high-performance, omni-directional mesh burner provides high-intensity radiant heat in a full 180° spread so everyone can enjoy the warmth. With integrated gas-powered accessory controls and a quick-connect accessory rail system, you’re safe and ready to go in any weather conditions and any event.
Buddy Flex Cooker, $111, mrheater.com
The all-new 2020 Buddy FLEX Cooker has been designed to work only with the Buddy FLEX line of heaters and accessories and incorporates all new exciting features for any cold-weather project or activity. When you’re on the job site, an outdoor adventure, or tailgating at your favorite sporting event, you’ll never go hungry with this accessory.
Chard 4 Tray Dehydrator and Jerky Gun, $49, chardproducts.com
This dehydrator and jerky gun combo equips the cook in your life to dehydrate his or her own jerky, fruit, or herbs. This dehydrator offers a unique feature of inner adjustable trays that can be removed to allow for larger items. The adjustable temperature control dial lets cooks lock in on the proper heat for whatever they are preparing. The jerky gun is used to form jerky into strips and nests inside the dehydrator with ease.
For the Techie:
Cabela’s Outfitter Gen 3 30MP No Glow Trail Camera, $99.99, cabelas.com
A high-quality trail camera that won’t break the bank. This camera boasts a lightning-fast .5-second trigger speed, snapping 30MP images and HD 1080p videos to help plan the next hunt or just snap photos of wildlife. Utilizing a 90′ infrared flash, 48 No Glo LEDs illuminate nighttime photos and videos without startling wildlife. A 2.4″ color LCD display offers user-friendly operation and viewing. Runs on 8 AA batteries (included) and includes a 16GB class 10 SD card for optimal storage, right out of the box.
Abu Garcia Virtual Baitcast Combo, $185.99, basspro.com
This combo is the world’s first integrated fishing combo to make it easier to digitally log catches with the simple push of a button. Simply pair the rod with a smartphone via Bluetooth and the Anglr app. When fishing, a simple click of the button in the butt end of the rod records a catch with location, weather, and water data to fully document it in a personal logbook.
GoPro HERO9, $449.99 or $349.98 with a one-year subscription to GoPro, gopro.com
This year, give the gift of a camera with “more everything.” The recently released HERO9 Black GoPro features many notable new and improved features, perfect for capturing any adventure. It includes a new sensor that delivers 5K video and 20 MP photos, next-gen video stabilization with in-camera horizon leveling, a new front-facing display, a larger rear display, 30% more battery life, and much more.
For the Kids:
Designed by Christie Waddell, these kids’ clothes bring style and functionality to a child’s closet. Perfect for kids that want to be like and look like the hunter in their lives. These selections, from overalls to hats, will have them decked out in Bone Collector style and ready for any occasion from the blind to school. Sizes range from 2T to youth large in most styles.
BC Raskulls Fleece Hoodie, $34.99, shop.bonecollector.com
BC Raskulls Camo Twill Overalls, $45.00, shop.bonecollector.com
BC Raskulls Camo Mesh Hat, $18.99, shop.bonecollector.com
5.11 Kubaton Tactical Pen, $29.99, 511tactical.com
With refined styling and precise balance, the Kubaton Tactical Pen feels solid yet nimble in hand. It features a pummel-grip textured, anodized aluminum body and a twist-open pressurized ink cartridge.
5.11 Camo Bifold Wallet, $29.99, 511tactical.com
Cards and cash are sure to fit perfectly in this wallet. A bill compartment with a divider houses four cards and bills in the strength of 500D nylon and nylon webbing.
5.11 Coffee Then Conquer Patch, $9.99, 511tactical.com
Designed for the coffee lovers in your life. This patch attaches to a wide array of patrol, duty, and tactical clothing.
Berkley Powerbait Maxscent, $6.99, basspro.com
These baits are some of the most sought after on the market. Every bait releases a super-charged scent field, attracting fish in an entirely new way and improving catch rates by as much as 45 percent. The advanced Scent Release material is both soft and durable, for lifelike action and easier hook-ups on multiple fish.
Mountain America Jerky, 11 Pack Variety Sampler, $45.95, mountainamericajerky.com
Get 11 (1 oz.) packs of thick cut, marinated, and hickory-smoked jerky offerings. Spice things up with a variety of meats that make for a great gift for a boss, sibling, or spouse. Includes: Original, Teriyaki, Pepper, Sweet & Spicy, and Garlic Pepper Beef Jerky, Original Turkey Jerky, Original Elk Jerky, Original Bison Jerky, Pepper Venison Jerky, Alligator Jerky, Wild Boar Jerky. 100 percent handmade, no MSG, no nitrates, no fillers, less salt than most commercial manufacturers, and both USDA and FDA approved.