Since the holiday season is in full swing, we thought we’d create a list of seven stocking stuffers that won’t break your wallet. Whether you’re shopping for a friend, family member or coworker, we’ve got some great gift ideas. There was just one rule we had when creating this list. All of the items featured had to be gear we’ve actually tested, used, and reviewed. While there are tons of awesome gifts out there for just about any adventurer on your list, we wanted to go with something we could personally vouch for. The links below will take you our in-depth review. Within the articles you’ll find all the information you need about the product, the company that makes it, and most importantly – where you can buy it!
1. Red Oxx Nomad Shave Kit – $40
Every good man should have a good toiletry kit. While I know this probably wasn’t the first thing you expected to see on this, but it’s probably one of the items that’ll get the most use. A good shave kit will last for years and there is no better company to buy one from than Red Oxx. Stitched in beautiful Montana, Red Oxx prides itself on making gear the old-fashioned way: tough, and built to last. Available in 12 different color options, a Nomad will only set you back $40. It’s money well spent – trust us!
2. NEMO Equipment Ditto Slim Wallet – $14.95
What can we say? The Ditto Slim Wallet from NEMO Equipment is awesome! Small and compact, it’s perfect for the minimalist traveler. It holds a couple of cards, a little bit of cash, and fits nicely in your pocket. Upcycled from remnant material that’s used in making NEMO’s tents, the Ditto Slim not only works great, it has an awesome story behind it. If you decide to order a Ditto Slim to give as a gift, you might want to order an extra. When you get it you’re not going to want to give it up.
3. Mystery Ranch Booty Bag – Starting at $49
If you’re looking for a tough as nails sack that’ll hold everything from your gear to groceries, look no further than the Mystery Ranch Booty Bag. Contributor Piotr Ma put one through some heavy-duty testing and it quickly became one of his favorite bags. Designed as a simple, large single pocket bag, the Booty Bag will definitely pay for itself over and over again in usefulness. Available in six different color combinations (including Multicam), the Mystery Ranch Booty Bag starts at $49.
4. Snow Peak 450 Double Wall Titanium Mug – $49.95
If you want to give a gift that someone will truly enjoy for years to come, consider the 450 Double Wall Titanium Mug from Snow Peak. Built like a tank, this is the ultimate drinking vessel for the adventurous soul. The double wall design keeps you hot beverages hot and your cold beverages cold. Perfect for enjoying that cup of joe by the roaring fire or sipping on that sundowner after a long day, you can’t go wrong with this mug. This is definitely $50 well spent! Heck, if they don’t like it, it’s one gift you’d be thrilled if it got returned to you. Put that bad dog into service and call it a day.
5. Pangea Designs Pickpocket Alpha – $20
Made in the USA out of titanium, the Pickpocket Alpha from Pangea Designs was designed as a pocket clip for hanging your keys inside the pocket of your pants or shorts, from a belt loop, or just about any place you’d normally store them. It’s incredibly functional, and once you get used to it, you’ll wonder what you ever did without it. With a built-in bottle opener, the Pickpocket is always ready for happy hour and it’s a great gift for $20.
6. Recycled Firefighter Sergeant Fire Hose Slim Wallet- $25
What? Two wallets on the same list? Yep. We love The Sergeant Fire Hose Slim Wallet from Recycled Firefighter. We also love the Ditto Slim. They’re both great wallets and work incredibly well. The Sergeant is made from old fire hose that’s been retired from service. Each wallet is slightly different and they have an awesome patina to them. Just like some of the other items on this list, you might want to grab one for yourself when you order that gift! Check out our review of the Recycled Firefighter wallet to learn more.
7. RE Factor Tactical Operator Band – $49.95
If you’re looking for a gift that might help somebody out of a serious jam someday, consider the Operator Band from RE Factor Tactical. It’s the MacGyver of bracelets that includes everything from fishing line (with hook) to an emergency handcuff key. Available in ten different colors, the Operator Band is all business and ready to rock. Learn more about the Operator Band and all the tools stashed inside by checking out our in-depth article.