30 Great Gifts Under $30

30 Great Gifts Under $30

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You don’t have to spend a ton of money to get great gifts for those who love the outdoors. Check out these gifts under $30 for options that are sure to please.

#1 — Survival Pucks: These compact emergency survival kits are inexpensive and useful. Get your puck for first aid, fire-starting, water purification, and more. (From $14.75) More Info/Buy Now

#2 — ‘Funny Shit In The Woods’ ($15) If you’ve read the comedic, philosophical musings (‘The Rules For Dating A Dirtbag’) of Brendan Leonard, you know that when you pick up this book, you’re in for a treat with this compilation of 40 of the best essays from his website, semi-rad.com. If you somehow haven’t yet read his work, the treat will be even better. Buy Now/More Info

#3 — To-Go Ware: Bamboo utensil set allows the earth conscious omnivore to eat on a whim without using petroleum based disposable utensils. The cost is just $12, they work well, and they look cool. Don’t tell anybody but we just lick them clean and put them back in the case. ($12.95) Buy Now/More Info

#4 — Nighttime Fun The Nite Ize Flashflight Disc-O lights up so you can toss the disc at night. Psychedelic colors add to the entertainment. ($25) Buy Now/More Info

#5 — Recycled Aluminum Water Bottle Liberty Bottleworks makes aluminum bottles right here in the USA. We like their Freedom Collection (35 percent of their employees are vets), but they’ve got many options. ($23) Buy Now/More Info

#6 — Smith Cascade Classic Snow Goggles Decent snow goggles for under $30? Yep. The Smith Cascades are basic but good goggles that serve skiers and boarders well. ($28) More Info/Buy Now

#7 — Exercise Hydration Mix Scratch Labs makes some great tasting and effective products for hydration. We’ve tried and love this product for hard endurance efforts. ($19.50) Buy Now/More Info

#8 — Bike Commute Clean Dave’s Mud Shovel is a simple, light fat fender that will keep your backside clean while biking. It even works on fat bikes ($24) Buy Now/More Info

#9 — Insulated Lowball: The YETI Rambler Tumbler is an amazing all day cup. It keeps coffee warm longer and is the perfect size for a nightcap at 10 oz. Double-wall vacuum insulated stainless steel makes for a classic look. For those who want a bigger model, 20 and 30 oz. Rambler cups are also available. ($19.99) Buy Now/More Info.

#10 — Multi-Use Headwear: The original Buff might be our favorite piece of outdoors apparel, or at least accessory, of all time. It’s good to have Buffs (plural). (Starting at $20) More Info/Buy Now

#11 — Safety First (with Bike Lights) Keep your loved one visible with these inexpensive but effective front and rear bike lights by Blackburn. ($25) Buy Now/More Info

#12 — Duct Tape: Seriously, this should be in your outdoor kit (and home repair kit, and auto kit, and on and on). Duct tape won’t fix it? Apply beer liberally. Buy Now/More Info

#13 — Silva Polaris 177 High Vis: This compass does everything needed for basic navigation, and the bright hi-vis dial and easy to read markings make it useful in low light when a compass is likely to matter most. ($17.50) Buy Now/More Info

#14 — Reflective Paracord Dog Collar: This collar will please both two-legged and four-legged friends. The collar can be unraveled to access 15 feet (or more, depending on the size of the collar) of 550 parachute cord. ($22) Buy Now/More Info

#15 — Victorinox Swiss Army Classic Knife: A basic but very useful knife that includes scissors, blade, screwdriver, nail file, tweezers and a toothpick. ($15) Buy Now/More Info

#16 — Leatherman Squirt PS4 Multitool: A great little multitool that will do lots of jobs with spring-action pliers, scissors, three screwdrivers, wire cutters, wood/metal file, straight knife and a bottle opener. ($30) Buy Now/More Info


#17 —Opinel Carbon: Blade No. 8: This is a great, inexpensive camp knife. The superb palm swell in the wood handle makes for a confident grip and the 3.25″ blade is just about right for most tasks outdoors. The high-carbon steel takes an incredibly keen edge. No wonder it’s been around since the 1880s. Made in France. ($12) Buy Now/More Info

#18 — Tacky Fly Box: This ingenious little box keeps flies organized using tacky silicone that helps hold flies in place. Every fly angler will love one! ($24) Buy Now/More Info

#19 — Quality Socks: There are a lot of great USA-made socks these days, giving consumers great choices for foot warmth. One long standing, time tested USA manufacturer is Wigwam, which makes dozens of different models for everything from ice fishing to trail running. (About $20) Buy Now/More Info

#20 — Carved Phone Cases: These wood cases are high quality, look great, are super unique and US made by a small company. (Prices start at about $25) Buy Now/More Info

#21 — Wild (The Book): Cheryl Strayed’s book chronicling her redemptive hike on the Pacific Crest Trail is now a movie — but the book is a great gift for the reader you love. ($15.95) Buy Now/More Info

SegSac Compress Stuff Sack with Dividers Gobi Gear

#22 — Segmented Compression Stuff Sack: Are those underwear clean? No more guessing. Now you can compartmentalize your clothing, gear, and junk when you trek and travel. The SegSac comes in 15, 20, and 30L versions.  (Starting at $19) Buy Now/More Info

#23 — CLIF Bars Seasonal: Iced gingerbread, spiced pumpkin, and pecan pie… these are the stellar seasonal flavors CLIF releases each year during the holidays. Perfect stocking stuffers as an alternative to candy canes. (About $2 a bar) Buy Now/More Info

#24 — Cairn Subscription Box: A subscription service for outdoor enthusiasts, the Cairn program gets your gifted gear junkie a box each month containing a menagerie of surprise outdoors items. A unique gift that keeps on giving. ($25/month) Buy Now/More Info

#25 — Enamel Mug: “The mountain is calling.” A paraphrase of the famous John Muir quote adorns the side of this Treeline Outdoors mug. ($25) Buy Now/More Info

#26 — Stanley Adventure Flask: This 5oz flask is perfect for your favorite night cap or for storing camp kitchen essentials like olive oil or maple syrup. ($18.50) Buy Now/More Info

#27 — Goal Zero Lantern: This simple and small device will give you up to 170 hours of light in a small package ($25). Buy Now/More Info

Vibram pet toy shoe sole

#28 — Vibram Chew Toys: Get your furry friend something new to chew on. Vibram just released their pet toy line, which includes the above Shoey Choey, discs, and balls. (From $16) Buy Now/More Info

#29 — Runner’s Nightlight: Keep your beloved runner visible on the streets with this red, orange or fuchsia Nathan StrobeLight. ($10) Buy Now/More Info

#30 — Emergency Fire Starter: The Zippo Emergency Fire Starter Kit makes ignition easy. A flint wheel ignition lights the water-resistant Waxed Tinder Sticks and with a water-resistant O-ring seal built into the case, the contents stay dry. ($10) Buy Now/More Info

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