Posted: Alayna Pehrson|March 8th, 2019

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45 Gifts to Give Outdoor Enthusiasts This Spring

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Written by Alayna Pehrson
Alayna Pehrson is a Content Management Specialist for Best Company. With a communications degree and a journalism background, she strives to provide helpful online content that is focused on credit repair, identity theft, business loans, & guns and ammo.

Finding the right gift for your outdoor-loving friend or family member may seem difficult, especially if you have no experience with purchasing outdoor items. From hunting firearms and fishing equipment to outdoor sporting goods, the list of outdoor gifts is endless.

To help you find the right gift to give your favorite outdoor enthusiast this spring, we put together this list of highly recommended outdoor products: 

Outdoor packs

Product: North Point Venturer Backpack

Description: “The Acme Made North Point Venturer Backpack is ideal for commuting to work, school, or jumping on a plane as a carry on. It's large, rectangular interior with roll-top closure has plenty of room for books, paperwork, or a jacket. Along with a dedicated padded laptop compartment. Acme Made Stretch Skin™ material offers a supple feel with stain resistance performance.”

Price: $120

Company: Acme Made

Available on the Acme Made website

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Product: Adventurist Classic

Description: “The Adventurist Classic is made with ultra durable and water-resistant 1000D Polyester and synthetic leather, making it a perfect daypack for hikers, campers, and outdoor lovers looking for a high quality and affordable new backpack that can hold up in all weather.
Also, for every backpack sold, Adventurist provides 25 meals to families in need across the United States.”

Price: $65

Company: Adventurist Backpack Co.

Available on the Adventurist Backpack Co. website

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Product: flip & tumble backpack

Description: "flip & tumble's backpack compacts down into a small pouch making it a cinch to stash with you. Once opened, it's the perfect backpack for staying hands-free while traveling and exploring the outdoors. Use it to stash an extra layer, water bottle, and other key essentials. Weighing in at just seven ounces and rated to hold 35 lbs, this backpack is super light but built tough."

Price: $36.00

Company: flip & tumble

Available on the flip & tumble website

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Product: Pacsafe® 60530626 - Venturesafe X™ Blue Steel Anti-Theft Hiking Backpack

Description: “The one-stop bag for adventure. This 34-liter backpack has enough room for minimalists to hit the road with everything they need – including a 15-inch laptop, hydration pack, and more. Pack peace of mind with anti-theft technology and smart organization.”

Price: $179.95

Company: RECREATIONiD

Available on the RECREATIONiD website

Outdoor apparel and wearable accessories

Product: The Daily Tube

Description: “The Daily Tube is your multi-functional tool against the elements . Designed for the outdoors, this lightweight, highly breathable, facemask keeps you cool in the blistering sun, dries quickly when damp, and adds thermal warmth for cutting cold winds. Designed with UPF 50+ UV Protection, so sunburns are now a thing of the past.”

Price: $19.99

Company: BlackStrap

Available on the BlackStrap website

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Product: The Daily Sleeve

Description: “The Daily Sleeve is designed with function in mind. Quickly becoming a popular solution for full UV and insect protection in the outdoors all while wearing a short sleeve shirt. This lightweight and highly breathable piece provides all day comfort outdoors. Designed with BlackStrap’s cool dry technology. Simply wet down this piece for hours of cooling relief.”

Price: $28.99

Company: BlackStrap

Available on the BlackStrap website

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Product: The Hood Balaclava

Description: “For colder and damp weather, the Hood Balaclava is a flagship staple in BlackStrap's winter collection. The Hood has an ergonomic design, 4-way stretch fabric for multiple wearing applications, and seamless helmet compatibility. It's UPF 50+ (UV) rated for sun protection, and has a dual layer hinged mouth that is breathable for all season use. The Hood is made with synthetic fabric that is breathable, moisture-wicking, and lens-safe. It is naturally antimicrobial and machine washable.”

Price: $29.99

Company: BlackStrap

Available on the BlackStrap website

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Product: NoSweat Liners

Description: “Most outdoor enthusiasts opt to wear a hat to keep the sun out of their eyes and provide some shade but wearing it for hours at time can leave it sweaty and smelly. NoSweat thin, disposable liners stick to the inside of any hat to instantly wick away sweat and prevent stains, odors, acne, and the constant need to stop what you are doing to wipe the face from your face and eyes.”

Price: $4.99 (3-Pack)

Company: NoSweat

Available on the NoSweat Liners website

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Product: Jelt Belts

Description: “At jeltbelt.com, we make strong, stretchy, elastic belts from 100% recycled plastic bottles that are ideal for hiking, biking, skiing, golfing and with everyday jeans. Made for women and men, Jelt belts have no metal parts, so they can be worn through TSA security checkpoints with ease.”

Price: $24-$35

Company: Jelt

Available on the Jelt website

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Product: OOahh Sport slide

Description: ”OOFOS footwear is made of a proprietary material called OOfoam that absorbs 37% more impact than traditional footwear foams. This takes pressure off of your muscles and joints and allows the body to feel better. With each step, OOFOS actually reduce energy exertion in the ankles by up to 20%.

Our OOahh Sport slide is a unisex slide that is perfect for recovering from any outdoor adventure. They're super-lightweight (easily clipped onto a backpack and carried for miles), moisture and bacteria resistant, and can even float in water. Better yet, they give your feet, legs and back a much needed rest after a day spent on your feet.”

Price: $59.95

Company: OOFOS

Available on the OOFOS website

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Product: Polar® 90069735 - Vantage V Multisport Watch

Description: “Train smarter and discover the winner within yourself with Polar Vantage V, a premium multisport watch designed for pro athletes – and for anyone who trains like a pro. If you’re looking for a high-end waterproof companion for triathlon or marathon training, Polar Vantage V is the perfect match.”

Price: $279.95

Company: RECREATIONiD

Available on the RECREATIONiD website

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Product: Trail Crampon

Description: “The Hillsound Trail Crampon is a necessity for added traction when out hiking on the local trails or deep in the backcountry. Tested on the trails of the Himalayas, the Hillsound Trail Crampon is guaranteed to handle diverse winter terrain and weather conditions. Utilizing an ergonomic plate system, this crampon provides excellent traction and reduces muscular fatigue for your winter wilderness pursuits.”

Price: $59.99

Company: Hillsound

Available on the Hillsound website

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Product: FreeSteps6

Description: “From icy city pavements to slick backcountry trails, the newly redesigned FreeSteps6 offers durable, ultra-light traction performance to those looking for a simple anti-slip aid during icy/snowy winter days or spring time hiking. Utilizing high-quality stainless steel chains and spikes, the FreeSteps6 gets you outside whether you are going for a run on icy streets, hitting the trails, or just walking the dog.”

Price: $49.99

Company: Hillsound

Available on the Hillsound website

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Product: JBL Endurance Peak True Wireless Sport Headphones

Description: “Athletes will love the JBL Endurance Peak’s completely wire-free experience, touch controls and PowerHook™, making it an ideal headphone for any mountain adventure, hiking, and fishing. No need to stress sweat or the weather conditions, these sport headphones have IPX7 Waterproof rating.

Paired with JBL’s signature sound and coming in black, blue, and red colors options, athletes can jam out to their favorite pump-up music and peak to new limits.”
 
Price: $95.95

Company: JBL

Available on the JBL website

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Product: Amok Sunglasses

Description: “Tifosi's mission is to provide technically advanced eyewear to enthusiasts of all sports and outdoor activities. Amok sunglasses were designed specifically for the outdoor enthusiast. Amok was recently awarded Editors' Choice by Trail Runner. Amok's performance is rooted in its lightweight, virtually indestructible Grilamid TR-90 frame. Coupled with shatterproof, scratch resistant, optically decentered polycarbonate lenses, Amok will protect your eyes from UV rays and prove to be nearly indestructible. Amok comes in polarized Onshore and Offshore options to enhance the fishing experience.”

Price: $79.95

Company: Tifosi Optics

Available on the Tifosi Optics website

Outdoor food and cooking items

Product: Fire & Flavor Cedar Wraps

Description: “At Fire & Flavor, our goal is to simplify and enhance every part of the cooking experience for aspiring cooks and grillers, from Fire to Flavor. With Fire & Flavor Cedar Wraps, you can steam, smoke, and fire to cook succulent seafood, mouth-watering meat, or delectable vegetables. Fire & Flavor Cedar Wraps are HAACP Certified and made from 100% natural BC Western Red Cedar which imparts a subtle woodsy and aromatic flavor for all protein preferences unlike any other method.”

Price: $13.99

Company: Fire & Flavor

Available on the Fire & Flavor website

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Product: PROBAR Meal Bars

Description: “All are under 400 calories and use fruits, nuts, and seeds to make it delicious, satisfying and nutritious to give you lasting energy all day. No need to stop for a meal in between each class.”

Price: $41.88-$42.88 (12-Pack)

Company: PROBAR

Available on the PROBAR website

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Product: PROBAR Base Bars

Description: “Packed with 20g of plant protein and real ingredients, these bars are perfect for those days when your legs are shaky from never squats.”

Price: $35.88-$36.88 (12-Pack)

Company: PROBAR

Available on the PROBAR website

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Product: PROBAR Live Bars

Description: “Our newest addition to the PROBAR family, is a probiotic nutrition bar with 10g plant-based protein and no added sugars.”

Price: $19.99 (8-Pack)

Company: PROBAR

Available on the PROBAR website

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Product: Waka Coffee Quality Instant Coffee

Description: “This quality instant coffee is ideal for enjoying a fresh cup of coffee, anywhere, from the office to the campsite to the airplane. Waka Coffee offers coffee lovers an instant cup of joe that tastes like slow drip coffee. Simply tuck a packet in your purse, laptop bag, backpack, or pocket to be enjoyed no matter where your day takes you. It is a great coffee format for making coffee more easily when outdoors.

We also donate a percentage of our sales to charity: water, which brings clean and safe drinking water to communities around the world through the "Add Water, Give Water" program.”

Price: $11.99

Company: Waka Coffee

Available on the Waka Coffee website

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Product: ECO Adventure Kit

Description: “The ECO Adventure Kit is an all-in-one, plastic-free food storage solution that serves triple duty for packing food, cooking it, and serving it. The kit contains a stainless-steel stacking container that has three separate compartments for food, a stainless-steel clamping pot-grip handle for cooking over flames and a compact stainless-steel spork. This kit is perfect for outdoor adventures, especially camping, and allows enthusiasts to lighten up their load by not having to pack a bunch of equipment.”

Price: $43.64

Company: Ecolunchbox

Available on the Ecolunchbox website

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Product: IG Charcoal BBQ

Description: “(The) IG Charcoal BBQ is a stainless steel charcoal barbecue. This barbecue is multi-functional with a grill top that is made especially for cooking skewers. The grill also has other features such as a rotating charcoal handle for raising and lowering the heat level of the charcoal. The grill comes with a sliding ash collector tray for easy and fast cleanup. Lastly, the grill has folding side trays and easy installation.” 

Price: $499

Company: IG BBQ

Available on the IG BBQ website

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Product: CasusGrill

Description: “CasusGrill is an environmentally friendly grill that matches up with an active lifestyle.  It provides a simple, economical solution for anyone who wants to experience healthy cooking outdoors without the hassles of conventional grills. Made from cardboard, bamboo, and lava stone, CasusGrill lights with a match and heats to 600°F within minutes. It's light, portable and perfect for weekend trips, sports outings, hiking, or family dinner.”
 
Price: $14.95

Company: CasusGrill

Available on the CasusGrill website

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Product: Keto/Low Carb Backpacking Meals

Description: “Six great tasting meals are now available to take your keto, paleo, or low carb diet into the backcountry. Conventional freeze-dried meals fuel the miles with cheap carbs and sugars, but Next Mile Meals was founded ON the Pacific Crest Trail, taking the same six keto recipes that fueled our founder on her thru-hike from Mexico to Canada over 2600+ miles and making them available to healthy hikers, hunters, and outdoor adventurers nationwide.

Lightweight and packable, just add water to your Beef Tacos, Meatball Marinara, Deli Roast Beef, Chicken Curry, Buffalo Ranch Chicken, or Chicken & Broccoli and your backcountry menu will be transformed.”
 
Price: $14 per meal

Company: Next Mile Meals

Available on the Next Mile Meals website

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Product: The Hunter’s Cookbook

*Description: “A gun book may seem like an old-fashioned gift, but there are plenty of new publications that are sure to be appreciated. The Hunter’s Cookbook is the perfect gift for the special hunter in your life that the whole family can enjoy together. The best-selling cookbook features tons of recipes for a wide variety of wild game and includes side dishes and desserts. The Hunter’s Cookbook also contains many insightful hunting quotes, cooking tips, and wildlife line drawings.”

Company: Amazon

Available on the Amazon website

*Recommended by Sam Maizlech, firearm and survival expert for Gunivore

Outdoor water accessories

Product: Sport Berkey

Description: “This BPA-free water bottle can filter stream, lake, and river water, removing dangerous bacteria such as E. coli, Giardia and Cryptosporidium at 160 refills, or 640 refills for treated water from the rest stop, gas station, etc.”

Price: $34.95

Company: Big Berkey

Available on the Big Berkey website

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Product: Go Berkey Kit

Description: “For those who want a more substantial outdoor/camping water filter setup that will purify the water, the Big Berkey company also offers the go berkey kit. This water filter system is portable as well and can purify 3000 gallons of water with the one included black berkey filter, before requiring replacement. It also includes the sport berkey.”

Price: $182

Company: Big Berkey

Available on the Big Berkey website

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Product: Travel Berkey

Description: “A final third option could be the Travel Berkey. This system is larger at 1.5 gallons and can purify 6000 gallons of water with the two included black berkey filters.  Many base camps use this system.” 

Price: $249

Company: Big Berkey

Available on the Big Berkey website

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Product: Stojo

Description: “Stojo is an ultra-portable, sustainably produced and collapsible cup that can be used for just about any liquid you'd like to drink on the go. Designed by three coffee-loving dads in Brooklyn, it's an convenient alternative to bulky travel mugs, better for the environment than disposable cups and perfect for outdoor lovers.”

Price: $14.99-$24.99

Company: Stojo

Available on the Stojo website

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Product: Nomader® Collapsible Water Bottle

Description: “The uniquely portable Nomader® Collapsible Water Bottle makes it easy to stay hydrated while traveling and enjoying the outdoors. Designed with a flexible BPA-free silicone body, the Nomader® can be rolled-up or collapsed flat to save on space, yet it’s as comfortable to drink from as a hard-sided bottle. This innovative, eco-friendly sports bottle features a patented leak-proof cap, an ergonomic carry strap, and a wide mouth for easy cleaning. As an added bonus, Nomader® water bottles are backed by a lifetime warranty.”

Price: $24.95

Company: Nomader

Available on the Nomader website

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Product: Sawyer Products Mini Water Filtration System

*Description: “Sawyer is a water filter that allows you to filter the water on the go. Despite the price tag of $25, the filter has a fantastic build and friends are still happy with it 10 months later. The package contains the filter itself, plunger to wash a filter, and the water pouch. Optionally, the straw can be purchased so you can have a whole thing hidden in a backpack. In terms of the performance, the filter is doing really well due to 0.1 microns membrane which eliminates most of the bacteria and sediment.”

Price: $24.99

Company: Sawyer

Available on the Sawyer website

*Recommended by Eugen, Owner of Drinking Water Base

Outdoor power and lights

Product: Portable Power Outlet

Description: “(The) Portable Power Outlet is a 20,000 mAh battery that provides up to 10x extra battery life for devices. It features two USB-A ports, a USB-C port and an AC power port that has the ability to power most laptops, run a small television, fan and more. The charger weighs just over a pound and measures 5 inches x 5.75 inches x 1.4 inch making it the perfect item to stash in your outdoor gear bag or use while camping without lugging around heavy equipment.”

Price: $179.99

Company: myCharge

Available on the myCharge website

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Product: HELIO by Y Studios

Description: “Ideal for camping, hiking and off-grid travel adventures, HELIO by Y Studios is the most efficient, innovative, and beautifully designed solar-powered battery pack that doubles as a brilliant outdoor light source: it’s an all-in-one solar lantern, flashlight, and power bank that can produce up to 700 hours of light — and power any smart device — from a one hour solar charge. It’s uniquely designed with a ground-breaking solar panel that captures energy from absolutely any angle (you can even hang it from twigs so you can BBQ in the dark). HELIO by Y Studios donates all 100% profits to bring solar power and light to underserved communities in need around the world.”

Price: $89.95

Company: Y Studios

Available on the Helio website

*Designed by Y Studios

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Product: Petzl® - BINDI™ Headlamp

Description: “Ultra-light at 35g, the BINDI headlamp fits in the palm of your hand. With 200 lumens of power, it is ideal for everyday activities and regular training around town or in the mountains. Convenient charging via USB cable.”

Price: $59.95

Company: RECREATIONiD

Available on the RECREATIONiD website

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Product: LED Multi-Purpose Hook Light with Magnet Mounting

Description: “When you’re in the great outdoors hunting or fishing at sunrise and sunset, you’re going to need a light to help you get everything in order and unpack as well as pack up. This is when the LED Multi-Purpose Hook Light with Magnet Mounting will come in extremely handy. This hands-free light gives you the ability to work without having to hold and aim a flashlight. Instead, you can just hang this dual-mode 3 LEDs light up and get to business. It was created with durability in mind and its lightweight design makes it easy to take with you.” 

Price: $11.42

Company: PC Nation

Available on the PC Nation website

Outdoor skin products

Product: Extra Strength CBD Muscle Salve

Description: “It's no secret that enjoying the outdoors can take its toll on your body, but there's no reason to let pain and discomfort win. The Glacier Wellness Muscle Salve offers tremendous relief where you need it most and it won't leave you oily or smelling like an old-age home. In addition to its truly remarkable and effective pain relief, the CBD body butter is great for calming the stress of everyday life thanks to its mix of essential oils and soothing scents.”

Price: $39.95

Company: Glacier Wellness

Available on the Glacier Wellness website

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Product: EarthKind Stay Away Mosquitoes

Description: “EarthKind’s Stay Away Mosquitoes® is DEET-free, skin-friendly, unscented mosquito repellent that works. Stay Away Mosquitoes® is made with Picaridin — a natural chemical bio-identical to a black pepper plant. Picaridin is recommended by the CDC and is recognized by the EWG as a safe alternative to DEET. It’s safe for use on pregnant women and children two years and older, and gives 14-hour highly effective protection against mosquitoes and ticks, while repelling biting flies, gnats and chiggers for up to eight hours.

Stay Away Mosquitoes' EPA-registered, water-resistant and non-flammable formula not only protects you from itchy bites, but also from more serious diseases mosquitoes may transmit — including ZIKA, West Nile virus, Chikungunya and Dengue, and from ticks that may transmit Lyme Disease.

Outdoor living hinges on pest control — especially mosquitoes — but 81% of pest control users agree that repellent products are too harsh on skin, with 77% highly concerned about the chemicals used in these products, according to a recent Mintel report. EarthKind created a mosquito repellent that is powerful enough for the outdoor adventurer who loves to spend their spring and summer outside, but is also gentle on the skin, without the concerning effects of harsh chemicals - and is safe for the whole family to use (including pregnant women and children). Enjoying the outdoors shouldn’t have to come with risks, that’s why this new long-lasting and fast-acting mosquitoes repellent is a great high-quality, useful product for those who love the hiking, camping, fishing, and anything that requires extended time outdoors.”

Price: $13.25, 2 for $20.95

Company: EarthKind

Available on the EarthKind website

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Product: Oil-Free Sunscreen

Description: “We all know that using sunscreen is essential to outdoor fans. That said, many of the sunscreens used today (especially the ones based on minerals) can cause acne breakouts. A newly launched oil-free sunscreen solves that. It's not only high quality, broad spectrum, UVA/UVB water-resistant sunscreen; it also contains plant-based active ingredients that will help prevent acne and help fade existing dark spots.”

Price: $24.95 (+ free shipping)

Company: MDalgorithms Inc.

Available on the MDacne website

Outdoor pet items

Product: Dog Waste Disposal Bags and Carry Pouch

Description: “Convenient plant based 100% certified compostable dog waste disposal bags and carry pouch made from recycled plastic drink bottles that are perfect for when you are out and about.”

Price: $9.45

Company: Onya

Available on the Onya website

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Product: Highwave AutoDogMug Portable Dog Water Bottle and Bowl, 20-oz bottle

Description: “Available in several colors, this convenient water bottle will keep your pup hydrated while on hikes or just hanging around the campsite. It’s easy to use — all you have to do is squeeze the bottle to fill the attached bowl with water. When she’s done drinking, relax your grip to drain the water back into the bottle. The bottle includes a hand strap and a loop to attach a carabiner.”

Price: $14.99

Company: Chewy

Available on the Chewy website

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Additional outdoor gifts

Product: Marine Protectant Bundle

Description: “Ideal for those who spend time outdoors on the water, the Marine Protectant Bundle includes the following four products to clean and protect marine equipment: 303® Marine Multi-Surface Cleaner (32 oz), 303® Marine Aerospace Protectant (32 oz), 303® Marine Fabric Guard (32 oz), 303® Ultra Plush Microfiber Towels

Specifically designed for marine enthusiasts, the Marine Product Bundle will keep your boat, jet ski, or other watercraft fully protected and looking its best all year long. Clean and protect every surface on your boat, watercraft, or aquatic gear with this unique collection. This bundle is the perfect gift for the outdoors man or woman who loves spending time on the water — whether it be for fishing, sailing, jet skiing, or other outdoor water activity.”

Price: $81.97

Company: Gold Eagle (303 Products)

Available on the Gold Eagle 303 Products website

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Product: Globetrotter Mace

Description: “Any woman who likes to hike or walk in nature should carry Globetrotter Mace. It's an all-natural pepper spray in a discreet bottle that is perfect for warding off snakes, bobcats, and other unwanted creatures. It's non-toxic so it won't hurt the animal. Keeping mace on you in nature could literally mean the different between life and death.”

Price: $7.99

Company: Mace For Women

Available on the Mace For Women website

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Product:  Reel Game Swimbaits

Description: “These swimbaits have a realistic swimming action. This action triggers the predatory instinct in fish such as Bass, Pike, and Trout.

So, if you're looking for a gift for someone who likes freshwater bass fishing or light inshore fishing, these would be ideal.” 

Price: $17.99 (3-Pack)

Company: Reel Game Fishing

Available on the Reel Game Fishing website

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Product: Micro Camp Stool

Description: “Small but mighty, this stool holds up to 250 pounds. This most packable stool is more than just another camp chair. Use it between holes on the disc golf course. Alongside the campfire to roast s'mores. Perched behind your hunting blind. Or at the airport: even when the gate is full, you'll always have a seat.”

Price: $29.95

Company: Grand Trunk

Available on the Grand Trunk website

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Product: Bass Pro Shop Gift Cards

Description: For those who can’t decide on a specific item, a gift card may be the way to go. Bass Pro Shop offers both traditional and egift cards that you can choose from. With traditional gift cards, you can choose the design on the card and will get the card within three to six business days. With egift cards, you can have them delivered via email within an hour during Bass Pro Shop’s normal business hours. Gift cards may not be the most creative outdoor gift, but they can make sure your favorite outdoor enthusiast gets what they actually want.

Company: Bass Pro Shop

Available on the Bass Pro Shop website

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