Published July 24, 2013 by
Looking for the ideal gift for the outdoorsman in your life? There are many different choices that may be ideal for the hunter or fisherman on your list this year. Here are a few 'gifts for men' ideas to get you started.
Heated Insoles – It gets cold out there, but you can drop these into any pair of shoes, and he’ll stay warm, no matter what the season. Available in a number of price ranges, choose one that you think will best meet his needs before you click “buy”. Don’t forget to read the reviews and ask around, too.
Sonar Unit – This is one gift that will help the fisherman in your life find the fish faster and more accurately, and few things could enhance a fishing trip quite like coming home with the catch of a lifetime. While it’s getting increasingly difficult to find a dedicated sonar unit, you can often find them combined with other gadgets he might like too like a GPS unit.
GPS Unit – Finding that perfect spot often makes or breaks the entire trip, and both hunters and fisherman can rely on a handheld GPS unit to help scope out the next ideal location. Make certain you do a bit of shopping around, though. There are some great units out there, but there are also some that it might be better to leave on the shelf in favor or a solid smartphone app that offers the same features for half the cost.
Rain Gear – Eventually, it’s going to rain, and good rain gear may just save the hunting or fishing trip. There are some amazingly advanced products available these days, too, so don’t think you have to stick to the traditional poncho. Frogg Toggs, for example, makes a line of Action Rain Suits that are very lightweight, but come with fully sealed seams that have pores 20,000 times smaller than a raindrop.
The Adventure of a Lifetime – This is a gift that can get really expensive, but if several of you are looking to go in together on a gift this year, this might be it. Consider a specialized hunting or fishing package deal from a reputable company. Cabela’s, Bass Pro, and many other companies design amazing hunting and fishing expeditions for that special someone in your life. It may just be the best gift you ever gave them.
Gear Storage – Whether you have a hunter or a fisherman on your hands, there’s plenty of gear that goes along with every trip, and there are so many good solutions out there to help. Browse the aisles of any virtual or brick and mortar outdoor store, and you’ll quickly find tackle bags and blind bags that are perfect storage spaces. It may, however, help to know what he already has before you purchase a new storage solution. To make a pretty display, make a fishing gift basket out of the tackle box or organizer with all the goodies inside.
If you can’t come up with anything else or you simply can’t seem to settle on one idea, you may want to consider a gift basket for him. Pack it with smaller gift ideas like fishing lures, a game cleaning kit, and great food ideas for the field. Top it off with a gift card to Cabela’s, Bass Pro Shops, or another favorite supply store for an extra special touch.