Gifts for Hunters
10 Things to Consider When Looking to Buy a Gift for a Hunter
Shopping for a gift for hunters? Be sure to keep these 10 things in mind while you shop!
Go for the camo
It might seem like a cliche, but hunters love camo! It isn’t just about the look, it truly is a practical choice of clothing for going hunting. You really do blend in perfectly while wearing camo, making it the perfect hunting trip apparel.
And trust us, as any true hunter will tell you, you can never have enough camo options! Whether they are going on a long trip and won’t have access to wash their clothes, or simply if they want options based on the environment or weather, more is always better!
You might not think of tech items when it comes to hunters, but the reality is that there is a lot of cool technology out there that will make the hunting experience easier and more fun! From headlights to night vision and advanced tracking systems (just to name a few) there is so much out there to explore!
Consider camping gear
For many, hunting isn’t something you do for an hour or two on a Friday evening - it is a day's long event! For that reason, you need somewhere to stay when it is time to get some sleep! For that reason, camping gear is another great category of gift to get for hunters. If they have a cabin they stay at, consider similar items like blankets, food storage, or water containers that will make their stay more enjoyable.
Whether the person you are shopping for enjoys fishing, or even if they will have to cross some rivers or streams to get to their final hunting location, they will seriously appreciate waterproof items so they don’t get soaked. Especially focus on things like waterproof socks and boots - they are a lifesaver and make hunting trips so much nicer!
Make the call
Any hunter will tell you that sometimes there just isn’t much available. Turn a slow night around with various animal calls! Instead of trying to make the noise yourself, consider getting them a calling device they can use to help draw out their animal of choice.
Multipurpose items are great
The last thing a hunter wants to do when packing for a trip is to pack hundreds of different items. So, think about multipurpose tools they can use instead! We love Swiss army knives, for example, as they are multipurpose and also compact! That is the best of both worlds!
Food can be a great option
Even if hunting involves a lot of patience while you sit and wait, that doesn’t mean you won’t get hungry. Keep in mind though, just any food won’t cut it when it comes to hunting trips. Consider getting as a hunting gift compact, non-perishable food (like beef jerky) that is easy to transport and eat on the go.
Consider upgrading their existing gear
A great gift idea is to upgrade some hunting gear that they already have! Not only do you know they will like and get used out of your hunting gift, but it will also totally make them happy to have a new item to get used to and experience.
Hunting gear can get expensive, and sometimes the best idea is to upgrade what you know they need instead of guessing about what they might want.
Consult with friends or family
As we mentioned above, don’t guess what they want. If you truly are not sure what to get as gifts for hunters, consult with their friends or family for ideas. Preferably, ask their hunting partner what they enjoy or what they really need. You are sure to get some ideas you probably never would have thought of on your own!
When in doubt, get in on the fun yourself! Give the gift of experience by offering to join them on their next hunting trip. This is especially great if the hunter is your parent or spouse - it can make for some quality bonding time and they will really appreciate that you want to experience something that they are so passionate about.