Looking for ideas on Christmas gifts for hunters? Well, you’ve come to the right place. It can be quite a task to search for the appropriate gift. There are many different factors in place and the range of products that you can choose is also quite limitless. The basic things that you can normally gift a hunter are weapons, kits, and devices. You can easily find something that fits your budget. The price can range from a few dollars to thousands of dollars. In such an oversaturated market, it is crucial to get a gift that suits the hunter the best. Some hunters might need weapons while some other might need a tracking device or something. Anyway, let us find what the best-suited gifts for hunters are in this festive season. But first, let’s dive into the buying guide.
Christmas Gifts Guide For Hunters
So, Christmas is just around the corner and you can’t wait to get something for a hunter that you know, eh? Maybe your loved ones? Friend? Siblings? Whatever the case may be, we’ve got you covered. There are many factors in place when you want to gift a hunter. Your gift should make a difference and there are things to keep in mind for doing so. Some of the main things that you might want to consider are:
The wilderness can be vast. It can range from tropical forests to desert wastelands to even snowy mountains. Hunting can be done in a lot of conditions. You must first know the situation where the person you want to gift usually hunts. Only then can you gift what’s appropriate in that situation. A hunter who prefers hunting in snow-capped mountains might need warm woolen clothes like jackets whereas, A hunter in a rainforest might need a sturdy pair of boots. These things should be considered.
Needs of the Hunter
Different hunters have different needs. Some might need a new survival kit, some might need a new gear while some might be in a desperate need of a new sleeping bag. You have to see what a hunter needs in order to give them a good gift.
Gender plays a vital role when you want to gift something. Suppose you have a hunter who’s in a need of a Hunting Gear. You can’t just give him any hunting gear, male gear, and female gear are different. So, you need to give them a gender-specific gear. A male wouldn’t be so keen on trying a female gear now, would he?
Having said that, we’ve carefully broken down some of the gifts that we think would suit a hunter. We’ve broken them down into types and explained some of the products under a type.
16 Best Christmas gifts for hunters
There are many types of gifts that you can give. It is virtually impossible to go over all of them. Hence, we’ve compiled a list of 16 best gifts for hunters under 5 sections. These products are carefully selected by our reviewers. The sections are divided in no particular order and they’re what we believe, to be the best gifts that you can possibly buy. They’re explained below:
Section 01: Cam Kit
Cam Kit or Camera Kit if you will, is basically a camera with some extra things like camera stands and such. A good camera can come very handy when you’re hunting. You might want to capture nature as it is happening and show them to your friends, perhaps stream it live on social media. And this is where a camera kit comes in. Even if you’re not hunting, a camera can be useful for daily use.
Some of the best Cam Kits that you can gift someone are given below:
The GoPro HERO7 black is a waterproof digital camera with a picture resolution of 12 megapixels. The camera comes with a really well-built lens that captures high definition pictures with natural colors and impeccable focus. Pictures shot with HDR(High Dynamic Range) mode on also comes up pretty saturated. The camera comes with a touchscreen which is a great option when are in a rush.
The video recording capability is just great. It can record 4K videos with optical image stabilization meaning the video won’t come up choppy. The camera also has a direct stream feature from which you can directly stream your videos to the internet. Voice control is another good feature. The downside is the build quality and the audio recording. The build quality isn’t as premium and the audio recording barely holds up. The camera does come with a monopod and a carrying case but that is it. There are no extras here although the camera itself is a sweet deal.
The Coolpix W300 by the Japanese giant Nikon is a great camera overall. But, Wait a minute this is not just a camera, it’s a whole kit. The combined kit is available at a very affordable price. The kit has a total of whopping 10 products. The kit comes with a monopod, a floating handle, lens cleaners, a 32 GB SD Card, LCD Protection, Selfie Stick, Spare Batteries, SD Card Holder, Carrying case, a USB flash drive and the camera itself.
The camera, however, isn’t a great deal if you are trying to get it for daily uses. When we are talking about hunting purpose, this camera comes with 4K video recording capabilities. Pictures are pretty nice though, they’re not as sharp as the GoPro Hero but they’re not that bad. Having said that, you do get a lot of things here and that’s a good investment. This is kind of a perfect gift for someone who would need all these items.
Trail Cameras are perfect for hunting. While other cameras in our list can be used by hunters, A trail camera is for a hunter. A trail camera is basically a waterproof remote control recording device that records photos or videos, which are used outdoors unmanned. The circuit of these cameras pick up on animals and shoot the image. The image is then used for game surveillance by hunters.
Distianert’s Trail Camera comes with a 16 MP lens which is capable of capturing 1080p videos. It is also equipped with 850nm IR LEDs that provide night vision. It has a wider Detection Range to detect the animals and it also comes with an impressive trigger speed of 0.6 seconds so, the animals will not be missed. This trail camera is perfect for highly skilled hunters. It is a well-suited item that you can gift a hunter.
Section 02: Communication Kit
Communication Kit consists of the devices that help you communicate with the outer world or your hunter buddies who are hunting near you. People generally hunt in an area that covers a lot of ground. In such a scenario, you can easily get lost. Communication devices help you to stay in touch with the outer world in case you’re lost. Some communication devices can be used by two or more than two people if you’re hunting in groups. Traditional Smartphones don’t work in the wilderness so, almost all communication needs to be performed via radio frequency. Some of the best Communication devices that you can gift someone are given below:
The Midland -GXT1000VP4 is a two-way radio with 50 GMRS channels. It is basically a Walkie-Talkie. Salient features of this product include a 36 miles range and waterproof build. The design is also pretty good. It has easy voice activation and provides you with Weather Updates via its NOAA weather scan technology.
The kit comes with two radios (walkie-talkies), headsets, belt clips, power adapters, desktop charger, and a user manual. It also has 142 CTCSS/DCS private codes that let you access 3000+ channel options to block other conversations. The device is also pretty cheap so, it might be a good gift if you’re on a tight budget.
The Garmin GPSMAP is a GPS device. It has a screen with great viewing angle even in sunlight. With a resolution of 240p, the GPS comes with a high-speed USB and NMEA 0183 interfaces. It also has a Dual Battery system which uses 2 traditional AA batteries and the NiMH battery that can be charged manually. The GPS has features such as heart rate monitor, ANT+ sensor and VIRB action camera. It can be wirelessly connected to upload data to Garmin Connect which can be viewed in a smartphone.
The GPS also comes with a 3-axis compass. It is one of the best handheld GPS devices in the market right now. If you are someone who works part-time and doesn’t have a lot of money to spare then, this might be the Christmas gift for hunters that you’d want to get.
Section 03: Hunting Kit
Hunting Kit consists of things which are crucial to hunting. These are the must-have things that you could get for someone. The hunting includes things like knives, flashlights, backpacks, etc. Some of the best hunting kits for the gift that we found are given below:
Flashlights are always important and a blood trailing flashlight is really handy when you are hunting. You don’t know if you’ve got to spend a night hunting or perhaps the sun is not out and even if it is out, you wouldn’t see a thing in some rainforests. Hence, the necessity for a good flashlight.
The Primos Bloodhunter Flashlight is a good choice here. It is powered by intense 600-lumen CREE XM LEDs. It comes with two types of power settings – intense HD tracking and low illumination. It is also equipped with belt straps and CR123 batteries. The build quality is sturdy and it is easy to carry. This makes it one of the best flashlights that you can give to a hunter as a Christmas gift.
The primos trigger stick is a tripod. Tripods can be useful when you want to mount your camera and take some exotic photographs. This particular tripod has a quick detach system. It comes with an integrated and a new leg ankle lock. The grip that it provides is also very good. It has rotating joint for smooth panning and it can easily be adjusted from 24 inches to 62 inches. Available in a budget, this tripod is a great choice for a gift.
The outdoor edge butcher is a knife set that comes with a 3-inch caping knife and 4.25-inch gut hook skinner, a six-inch fillet knife and a 6-inch wood and bone saw. The knife set is perfect for hunters who feast on their prey. The set also has a snap-in plastic knife scabbard.
It also comes with a limited warranty and is available at a reasonable price.
The backpack by Eberlestock is probably one of the best backpacks that we’ve seen. Although it’s a rather expensive pack, the features are limitless. There are a number of ways to configure this pack. You can use the frame by itself or add other options with zippers and buckles. It has 3 built-in compression straps too.
The build quality is also pretty great, it is made with a waterproof fabric and has a water-resistant construction. It is a great gift for someone who wants a backpack for hunting.
Section 04: Survival Kit
The basic needs for survival are Food, Water, Shelter, and Clothing. It is very important that a hunter has sufficient food, enough water, a camp or at least a sleeping bag and clothes that suit the environment. So, in a sense survival kit is necessary for everyone even if people already have enough survival material, there’s always room for more. Some of the best survival kits that we found are given below:
The CamelBak 90352 is a water reservoir to store water. A hunter needs to have enough water with him and a mere water bottle might not do the trick. Hence, a water reservoir is a must. This model has the capacity of 3 liters and it weighs only 0.2 Kg. This is actually a great reservoir because the similar type of plastic bottle can only hold about 1 liter and even they occupy more space. In conclusion, it is a great Christmas gift for hunters. At around twenty-five dollars, you couldn’t ask for a better bargain.
Columbia’s Waterproof Rain jacket for men is best suited for a male hunter who typically hunts in a rainforest. It is an outstanding jacket with Omni-Tech waterproof technology. It has underarm venting and PU pocket zipper for extra security. The jacket has a nice design and a great selection of fibers. Although at ninety dollars, it kind of is a deal breaker but nonetheless, it does the work it’s intended to do. Maybe you can gift it to your father, boyfriend. brother or a friend, it’s a great jacket overall.
Fire is a crucial necessity. Regarded as the first human invention, the world runs on fire. Hence, While hunting, it’s very important that you have devices that enable you to make a fire. You must carry plenty of devices just in case. Front Range’s combo has a unique set of items in it; you get a Waterproof Match Container, UCO StormProof Matches and a Lighter with fire ace tinder. In addition, there are fishing hooks, water purifier, a survivor cord, swivels and shot weights. All these items are really necessary for a survival situation. Hence, among all three from the survival section, this might be the more logical gift as it is very necessary for any hunter.
Section 05: Visual Kit
A visual kit is a device that helps a hunter see the prey far away and lock on to the target. It could be binoculars, monoculars, rifle scopes, laser range finders etc. These tools are very important for a hunter as they’re directly involved in the actual hunting process. Hence, a hunter needs to have some good visual kits under their bellies. These visual kits also make a great Christmas gift, thus here is a precise list of our selection:
The wingspan optics explorer is a monocular with 12X magnification. It has a 50mm lens which gets you a clear and bright range of view. The build quality pretty strong as it has a durable external armor. The monocular is water and fog proof. The design is ergonomic so, holding it feels premium. The monocular is best suited for watching wildlife or scenery. It can be a very good gift for hunters who are fond of bird watching and appreciate the scenery.
The Styrka S7 Binocular comes with an Extra-low dispersion (ED) glass that provides razor-sharp images and great color correction. The lens is multi-coated and it provides a great view. The views from this binocular have better resolution, clarity and great detail. The fit is also pretty great even if you wear glasses. The binocular is also water and fog proof. Overall, it is a great item that you can gift a hunter.
The Nikon Monarch 7I Rangefinder is a laser range finding device that is capable of reducing vibration caused by hand movement. Because of this, the rangefinder is perfect for approximating the range between a hunter and their target. It can measure a range of 8 to 1000 yards which is a great range. It provides quick and stable measurement and has a 6x monocular for bright images. The field of view is also wide with 7.5 degrees and the adjustment options are also great. This makes the rangefinder a great gift for a hunter. It can help save a lot of time.
The Diamondback HP riflescope by vortex is an updated version of the Diamondback lineup that comes with additional features that hunters and shooters will surely appreciate. It has extra-low dispersion glass and the lenses are multi-coated to provide a sharper, clearer picture with the increased light transmission. It comes with 4x zoom and has a fast focus eyepiece for extra focus. The riflescope will be a really good Christmas gift for hunters even if you already own the previous version. The HP version will be a sweet upgrade.
As demonstrated by this article, there are countless items that you can gift a hunter. It can be clothing, weapons, a backpack, a camera, riflescopes. In short, the choice is limitless. The budget range is also very extensive. Hence, you need to decide yourself on what you think that the hunter you know would want and then check this list again which will make it easier for you to choose the best suit Christmas gifts for hunters. For safety sake, you can ask for their preference and then gift them. It is always a safe bet. But if you want to surprise them, then any item on our review would probably do the trick. We believe that these products will surely satisfy anyone who’s an avid hunter.