Stocking Stuffers
By Nick Caruso
on 12.9.13

Editor’s Note: The stockings are hung by the chimney with care…now what the hell are you gonna put in there? Ah, stocking stuffers — the little things, the extras, the last minute goodies, the fun gifts. They’re as enjoyable to give as they are to receive. Thing is, there’s an endless supply of stocking-size gifts under $100, and picking up the right ones can be a little daunting. That, of course, is where we come in: over the next ten days we’ll publish stocking stuffer guides curated around themes that’ll make stuffing that certain someone’s stocking markedly easier.

Unless you took early delivery of an Xbox One, you and/or yours will probably be heading out of the house sometime soon — whether it’s to get to work, run to the store, camp for a weekend or to go off the grid entirely in the hopes that your in-laws won’t find you while they’re visiting for the holidays. Whatever the impetus, said outdoorsman should be prepared for Nature and her elements with these, the best outdoorsy stocking stuffers a fella could get.

Vargo-Flint-Lighter-Gear-Patrol Vargo Titanium Flint Lighter
Because there are no pilot lights in nature. $16
Patagonia-Sewing-Kit-Gear-Patrol Patagonia Expedition Sewing Kit
Because those pelts aren’t going to join themselves together. $29
Survive-Outdoors-Bivvy-Gear-Patrol Adventure Medical Kits SOL Escape Bivvy
Because “by cover of night” is only a metaphor. $31+
Darn-tough-socks-Gear-Patrol Darn Tough Vermont Merino Hiking Socks
Because your toesies are the most important stocking stuffers. $15+
Lifestraw-Gear-Patrol LifeStraw Personal Filter
Because when you’re up shit creek you shouldn’t have to drink it. $20
Silverware-Gear-Patrol Sea To Summit Alpha Utensil Set
Because you’re not an animal; you’re rustic. $17
Fenix-flashlight-Gear-Patrol Fenix Mini LED Flashlight
Because there’s no better ghost story prop. $35
Man-Grooming-Kit-Gear-Patrol Grooming Lounge Master Outdoorsman Kit
Because you don’t want to look like the Unabomber. $60
Platy-Preserve-Gear-Patrol PlatyPreserve Wine Preservation System
Because we hear pine cone soup pairs nicely with an oaky Bordeaux. $15
Gerber-Dime-Gear-Patrol Gerber Dime Keychain Multitool
Because handy things come in dandy packages. $20
impress-coffee-gear-patrol Gamila Impress Coffee Brewer
Because the best part of wakin’ up under the stars involves fresh java. $40
MSR-Stove-Gear-Patrol MSR Pocket Rocket Backpacking Stove
Because cooked squirrel is better than raw squirrel. $40
Best-Made-Stool-Gear-Patrol Kaufmann Mercantile Waxed Canvas Camping Stool
Because your fancy new hiking shorts are not touching the ground, thank you very much. $36
Snow-Peak-Lantern Snow Peak Mini Hozuki Lantern
Because how else are you supposed to read The Times before dawn? $40
Woodlands-Knit-Cap-Gear-Patrol The Woodlands The Standard Hat
Because retaining body heat is the key to survival — and also, you haven’t washed your hair in a week. $30

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