No matter who you’re shopping for this holiday season, we have you covered. For our Stocking Stuffers series, our writers and editors weigh in on the best gifts under $50 to give this year.
Darn Tough OTC Honeycomb Cushion Socks
A lightweight ski sock that keeps the cushion only where it’s needed.
Buy Now: $26
Untapped Maple Syrup Energy Packs
Drinking maple syrup straight was only acceptable if you were a lumberjack. Not anymore.
Buy Now: $36
Gerber Sharkbelly Folding Knife
A pocketknife is at its best when it’s lightweight and reliably sharp; it doesn’t have to be expensive.
Buy Now: $34
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
This iconic story of disaster and survival on the world’s tallest peak is required reading for anyone contemplating the issue of man versus nature.
Buy Now: $10
Skida Alpine Neckwarmer
A breathable, fleece-lined face layer is just the thing for when temperatures drop below zero.
Buy Now: $24
Patagonia Black Hole Cube 2L
A rugged, water-resistant organizer for your smaller gear, tech, toiletries or snacks.
Buy Now: $29
Gear Aid Tenacious Tape Mini Patches
Why buy new gear when you can fix it yourself?
Buy Now: $3
Soto Pocket Torch
Turn any old disposable lighter into a wind-resistant blowtorch.
Buy Now: $18
Yeti Rambler 20 oz Tumbler
A beverage is only as good (or cold, at least) as the vessel that holds it.
Buy Now: $25
NEMO Equipment Fillo Elite
When the cold, hard ground won’t do, a comfy camping pillow that packs down to the size of a deck of cards will.
Buy Now: $40
Snow Peak Titanium Spork
The only dining utensil you need in the backcountry, made from lightweight titanium.
Buy Now: $8
Sea to Summit X-Seal & Go Camp Bowls
A collapsible, backpack-ready bowl that seals up should you have any leftovers.
Buy Now: $11+
Therm-a-Rest Trekker Lounge Chair
An ultralight sling that converts your camp bed into your camp chair.
Buy Now: $28
FlyLow Gear Ridge Glove
Warm and waterproof pigskin leather is a ski bum’s best friend.
Buy Now: $45
Beyond Coastal Active Face Stick
An easy-to-apply SPF stick that won’t explode in your bag.
Buy Now: $6