Christmas Gift Ideas for People Who Love the Outdoors: Captain’s Column (12.18.14)
By angelamontana


Christmas is one week away so i8t is time to start thinking what you are going to buy the person who spends their time enjoying the Montana outdoors. I have created a list of ideas that might help you with your shopping. Every year the list changes with new gadgets but also stays the same with some popular gift ideas that never go out of style. Whether the person on your list skis, snowmobiles, hunts, hikes, fishes, or does it all I am sure the list will at least get you going in the right direction. We all have heard “I need to buy a Christmas gift for so and so and he or she already has everything”. A gift card always works well. One more tip to help get you through this holiday season. Attach a dollar amount to the people on your gift list. It might help you get your shopping done quicker. For example you might have a person on your list you want to spend up to $10 on or another person you feel comfortable spending up to $50 on or maybe you have no limit. In any case here is a list of some gift ideas that might just give you a head start.

  • A Go Pro
  • A Thule cargo box or ski rack
  • An electric fillet knife
  • A pair of two way radios
  • A Camp Chef stove
  • A Leatherman tool
  • A 6-pack of Kits Tackle glass minnow jigs
  • Four or five crank baits good for bass, trout, walleye, or northern pike
  • A welcome mat with an outdoor theme for home or cabin
  • A sportsman sled to haul gear
  • A bucket with a nice swivel seat, good for a waterfowl blind or for ice fishing.
  • A pair of rag wool gloves and a pair of winter smart wool socks
  • A 12-volt operated electric air pump for low tires or rafts
  • A dozen of assorted flies
  • Tip-ups if the angler on your list likes to ice fish for walleye or pike
  • An emergency kit for their car
  • A mummy sleeping bag
  • A fanny pack to keep gloves and stocking hats all in one place
  • An ice strainer (it helps them clear ice out of their ice fishing hole)
  • A camo hat, shirt, gloves, jacket, or pants
  • A tripod for spotting scope or camera
  • A state of the art hunting back pack that is hydration compatible
  • A gift box of sausage and jerky from Hi Country Snack Foods
  • Thermos
  • A knife
  • A hunting dog collar, toy, dog dish, or dog parka
  • A box of hand, toe, and foot warmers
  • A rangefinder up to 1000 yards
  • A gift card for a restaurant
  • If they own a RV then a gift card at an RV store will always come in handy
  • If they like to work on things a gift card to a parts or hardware store

Have fun shopping, I hope the list helps and have a Merry Christmas!

(Written by the Captain)






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