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Are you struggling to come up with the perfect gift for the hunter in your life? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Whether they're a seasoned pro or just starting out, we've compiled a list of the best types of hunting gifts at every price point. So grab your camo and let's get started!
As a hunter myself, I can attest that sometimes the most important thing you can have in the woods is a good sense of humor. So, here are a few hunting-themed jokes to get us started:
Why did the hunter bring a ladder to the hunt? Because he heard the deer were high stakes!
Why do hunters wear camouflage? So they can blend in with their surroundings and avoid being spotted by their prey. But if you're like me, you'll still manage to trip over every tree root and bush in the woods.
If you're on a tight budget, don't worry, there are still plenty of great hunting gifts you can buy for under $50. Here are some of our top recommendations:
1. Hunting Game Tote: A hunting game tote is a convenient way to carry game back to the vehicle. Look for one with a sturdy construction and comfortable handles.
2. Hunting Face Mask: A hunting face mask is a great gift for hunters who want to conceal their face from their prey. Look for one with a camo pattern that matches the surrounding terrain and a comfortable fit.
3. Hunting Socks: Good hunting socks are a game-changer. They keep your feet warm and dry, and can help prevent blisters and other foot problems. Plus, they'll add a pop of style to your hunting boots.
4. Pocket Knife: A pocket knife is always a useful tool to have on hand when hunting. Look for one with a sturdy blade and a comfortable handle. And if you're not careful, it might even come in handy for opening up those pesky snack bags.
5. Deer Call: If your hunter likes to call in deer, a good deer call is a great gift. They come in a variety of styles and can be used to mimic different deer vocalizations.
6. Hunting Hat: A good hunting hat is another essential piece of gear. It keeps the sun out of your eyes and helps you stay warm on chilly days. And if you're like me, it'll also cover up your bad hair day. Hunting hats come in different styles and materials, so choose one that suits your hunter's preferences.
If you're in the market for the Best Duck Hunting Hats, we've got a great list for you!
7. Camo Gloves: Hunting gloves are a must-have for any hunter. They keep your hands warm and protected from the elements, and the camo pattern helps you blend in with your surroundings. Plus, they'll make you look like a ninja! Camo gloves come in different sizes and materials, so make sure to find the right fit for your hunter.
There are some cheap (sort of gimmicky) hunting-based board games like Hunting-Opoly out there as well; maybe you’ll get some fun out of the gift!
If you're willing to spend a bit more, there are some great hunting gifts in the $50-$100 range. Here are some of our favorites:
1. Hunting Headlamp: A hunting headlamp is a convenient way to light up your path in the dark. Look for one with a comfortable headband and multiple light modes.
2. Multi-Tool: A multi-tool is a versatile gift that can come in handy for a variety of hunting tasks. Look for one with a variety of tools, such as pliers, screwdrivers, and a saw. We just happen love the brand Victorinox.
3. Hunting Vest: A hunting vest is a great gift for hunters who prefer to travel light. Look for one with plenty of pockets and a camo pattern that matches the surrounding terrain. And if you're feeling patriotic, you can even get one with the American flag on it.
4. Hunting Backpack: A good hunting backpack is a must-have for carrying all your gear into the field. Look for one with plenty of pockets and a comfortable harness system. And if you're really feeling wild, you can even get one with a built-in cooler for your snacks and drinks.
And don't forget, we have a a great blog ranking and rating the Best Hunting Backpacks!
This is about the price range where we recommend consulting with your hunter before making the purchase (or getting a return receipt!). A few of the gift ideas in this range are on-size-fits-all, but when you’re getting into gear or every-day-carry (EDC) type of purchases, we like to make sure they won’t just like it, but they’ll LOVE it.
1. Down Jacket: We can’t lie, hunters love their down. Your hunter may need a new base layer jacket, or maybe they just want to go out on the town! There are a TON of options when choosing a down jacket, we recommend ensuring that the jacket is made for the climate your hunter will be operating (or drinking) in, and that the down on the inside is sustainably sourced.
2. Game Cart: A game cart is a great way to transport your hunting gear and game back to your vehicle. Look for one with a sturdy frame and large wheels for easy maneuverability. And if you're feeling like a beast of burden, you can even use it to haul your hunting buddies around!
3. Trail Camera: A trail camera is a great way to keep tabs on the wildlife in your hunting area. Look for one with a long battery life and a high-resolution sensor.
4. Hunting Boots: These will be at the higher-end of $100 and could get out of this price range even, but good hunting boots are another essential piece of gear. They should be waterproof, durable, and comfortable enough to wear all day. Hunting boots come in different sizes and styles, so choose one that fits your hunter's preferences and the terrain they'll be hunting in.
If you've settled on hunting boots as you're gift of choice, take a look at our blog showcasing the Best Hunting Boots!
5. Hunting Jacket: Another one that could push us out of this price range if you aren’t a bargain ‘hunter!’ A good hunting jacket will keep your hunter warm and dry, even in the harshest conditions. Look for one with plenty of pockets and a comfortable fit.
And if you're feeling fancy, you can even get one with a built-in heating system! Hunting jackets come in different sizes and materials, so make sure to find the right fit and style for your hunter.
If you're looking to go all-out on a hunting gift, there are some great options in the over $200 range. Here are some of our top recommendations:
1. Handheld GPS: A handheld GPS is a great gift for hunters who like to navigate off the beaten path. Look for one with a long battery life and topographical maps of your hunting area.
2. Trigger Stick: A trigger stick, also known as a shooting stick, can help steady your aim when taking long-range shots. Trigger sticks can be monopods or tripods, so it may be best to learn from your hunter which they prefer. Weight and storability are the primary factors when choosing a trigger trick.
3. Hunting Knife Set: A good hunting knife is a must-have tool for any hunter. Look for a set that includes at the very least, a skinning knife, a gutting knife, and a bone saw.
4. Hunting Scope: If your hunter likes to shoot at longer ranges, a good hunting scope is a must-have accessory. Look for one with a high-quality lens and a durable construction. A scope might need vetted by the person you are buying it for though, so be careful with this one!
5. Hunting Binoculars: You can definitely find cheaper binoculars on the market, and maybe a cheap set would be a fun gift, but a good pair of binoculars is essential for any hunter. Important considerations include a high-quality lens, a comfortable grip, somewhere to store them, and a comfortable way to carry them.
And if you're in search of a comparison guide, check out our blog summarizing the Best Hunting Binoculars this year!
Finding the perfect gift for a hunter can be a challenge, but with a little bit of research and some creativity, you can find a gift that they'll love. Remember to consider the hunter's needs and preferences when selecting a gift, and don't be afraid to ask for help from other hunters or outdoor enthusiasts. And if all else fails, you can always go with a gift card to their favorite hunting or outdoor store.
Remember to always check the retailer's return policy and shipping options before making a purchase. And as always, make sure to follow proper safety precautions when handling hunting equipment and firearms.
Also, in case you're tired of researching about hunting gifts, check out our Ultimate Guide to Mock Scrapes!