If you have a hunting enthusiast on your Christmas list, you’re probably searching for the best gifts for hunters. As you’re shopping, keep in mind how the recipient will use your gift. Can they carry it along on the hunt? Is it something that will be useful before or after an outing? By choosing useful items that make the person’s life a bit easier, you’re sure to delight even the most avid hunter. To give you an idea of where to start, we’ve gathered 10 of the best options on the market.
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1. The Original Bear Paws Shredder Claws
Do you know a hunter who loves to cook wild game? These Original Bear Paws shredder claws can make the cooking process easier. Each claw features a handle and a row of teeth, so your recipient can shred meat without getting their hands dirty. Easy to hold and comfortable to use, these claws enable faster, more efficient meat preparation. They’re made from BPA-free nylon, which is tough enough to toss in the dishwasher or use near the oven or grill. Choose from a variety of colors to find the right fit.
2. Carhartt Men’s Sandstone Active Jacket
Hunting can be a cold and wet experience — and that’s why this men’s Sandstone Active jacket from Carhartt is one of the best Christmas gifts for hunters. Made with thick, durable materials, this piece is warm enough for cold weather. Plus, since it resists tearing, the jacket is ideal for hunters who spend hours walking through the forest. The drawstring hood can be worn up or down depending on the weather, and the split kangaroo pocket is a cozy place to warm the hands. We love the knitted cuffs and hem, which help keep cool air out.
3. SnowCinda Unisex Flashlight Beanie
Help your favorite hunter stay safe in the wild with this SnowCinda flashlight beanie. The soft and stretchy knit fabric keeps the recipient warm, and the built-in LED light ensures visibility during a nighttime hike. In fact, the five LEDs deliver 12,000 MCD of brightness for safety. Turning them on requires a quick flip of the hand switch — that way, your hunter can leave their hands free to carry their game.
4. TRSCIND Survival Gear Kit
Does the hunter in your life spend time off the beaten path during hunting trips? This TRSCIND survival gear kit can give both of you peace of mind. It comes with 13 different tools that are useful in the wilderness, including a compass, a knife, an emergency blanket, and a flashlight. Each of the compact tools come packed in a small, durable case that keeps out moisture and prevents rust. Since the case is tiny, it’s easy to tuck in a pocket or a backpack without adding unnecessary weight or bulk.
5. YETI Rambler Mug
Sometimes, a cup of hot coffee or tea can make a long day of hunting more pleasant. That’s where the YETI Rambler mug comes in. Made from tough, durable materials and vacuum insulated, this mug keeps drinks hot for longer. The full-loop handle features a wide grip, so it’s easy to hold when wearing gloves — plus, since the design prevents sweating and condensation, it prevents wet gloves or hands. The Duracoat finish resists scratching, even in a harsh outdoor setting.
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6. Gerber Suspension Multi-Plier
For hunters, it can be a hassle to carry around a variety of tools. This Gerber Suspension multi-plier solves that problem — it’s packed with 12 different tools, each loaded into a compact frame. Simply rotate out the tool to use it, and collapse it back into the frame for safe carrying. The stainless-steel material protects the tools from damage, and the included ballistic nylon sheath keeps out debris and enables easy storage. We love the Saf.T.Plus locking system, which prevents tools from flipping out accidentally.
7. Moutec Large Electronic Rifle Safe
This Moutec electronic rifle safe is one of the best gifts for deer hunters. The tall unit holds up to five guns, and the separate lockbox keeps bullets and other ammunition secure. Constructed from steel and engineered with a tamper-proof design, this safe is made to keep out unauthorized people. Use the front-mounted keypad to access the interior, and rely on the pry-proof frame to keep guns safely locked away. With its freestanding frame, this safe is easy to set up in any location.
8. Ergodyne N-Ferno 6823 Balaclava
Camouflage is crucial for hunters — and so is warmth. This Ergodyne N-Ferno 6823 balaclava, which is one of the best gifts for duck hunters, covers both bases. It offers coverage for the entire head, face, and neck; there’s a small opening that leaves room for the hunter to see clearly. The thermal fleece fabric blocks the wind and adds insulation, and the mesh mouth panel allows easy breathing without creating condensation buildup. We love the reflective trim, which helps your hunter stay safe in the wild.
9. Prosmart Heated Vest
Do you know a hunter who spends lots of time outdoors in extreme winter weather? This Prosmart heated vest makes a great gift. It’s made with multiple integrated heating units that deliver a constant stream of warmth. Choose from three different heating levels to suit the weather; they’re easy to change using the built-in button on the chest. Charge the battery using the USB port, and rely on 10 hours of heating on a single charge. With its carbon-fiber heating elements, this vest is machine washable.
10. A Look at Life from a Deer Stand
Whether your hunter is hanging out at home or sitting for long days in a deer stand, a good book can be a great gift. This hunting-themed devotional uses the great outdoors to teach lessons about faith and life, making it an inspirational read. The compact size is easy to carry, and the softcover looks and feels luxurious.
With the right gift, you can give a hunter the ability to stay safe and comfortable in the wild. Or, you can make it easier for them to process the meat after the hunt is over. By choosing from the best gifts for hunters, you can make any special occasion more fun.
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By BCR Staff