Need a few extra small items to fill a loved one's or friend's stocking this year? No problem, outdoorsmen and women love their gear. Or maybe you’re a last-minute shopper and it’s panic at the disco. Don’t worry, Santa’s little helper is here to help.
A meaningful stocking stuffer is the one you know they will use frequently—and they’ll think of you every time they do. For ideas, start with these 10.
NRA magazine subscription: Free when purchasing them an NRA membership. Select from one of NRA's four award-winning magazines. Avid hunters, of course, will appreciate American Hunter. And every time the new issue hits the mailbox, they’ll remember you. For more information, click here.
Diamond Blade knife: Talk about an eye popper in a tiny package. Forget the diamond necklace, guys. Buy a Diamond Blade—or maybe get the necklace, too, just to sweeten the deal.
UV Bore Light: Birchwood Casey, Brownells, Midway USA or a variety of other manufacturers carry UV Bore Lights. This handy item is great for checking gun barrels for cleanliness and wear.
Fishing lures or flies: If fishing is also one of their favorite outdoor pursuits, you can never go wrong with a selection of fishing lures or flies.
Silynx Claurus Pro: Functional for the field, this noise-cancelling, hearing-protection headset system is rugged to withstand dirt, mud, water and vibration and is cell phone compatible. Foam ear buds fit in your ears and a small wire runs to the control unit. Shotgunners love them because their gun can lay against their cheek in the normal position unlike when using bulky ear muffs. It provides "hear-thru" capability for situational awareness and features a voice prompt for a low battery warning.
Use a pack as a stocking: For a unique idea, why not replace their stocking with a backpack? I just returned from a brown bear hunt and tested several Alps Mountaineering packs that hit the mark.
Remember: You can make your gift stand out if you shop wisely—even if it's just a little stocking stuffer. After all, great things come in small packages.