Gifts For This Guy (Dad, Boyfriend, Bud Or Brother)

If he loves the outdoors, you’re in luck — you should never have trouble finding Christmas gifts! These are just a few of the many gift options for the guy who loves the outdoors.

Dog Tag Comb Necklace — The Beard Buddy is a useful bit of jewelry for the bearded man. Made of sterling silver, the dog tag carries the wearer’s name and address and keeps a beard crumb- and tangle-free. $190; More Info/Buy Now

LED Lenser Torch — It fits in the palm of your hand but blasts 1000 lumens of light — enough to see hundreds of feet ahead at night. Waterproof, rugged, light at 4 ounces, and made to blaze for up to three hours on its high-brightness setting. $140; More Info/Buy Now

Electric Skateboard — The future is now! The Boosted Board has a motor built into its trucks controllable by a handheld remote. It can go uphill or on flat pavement at speeds of up to 22mph, no kicking required. Boards start at $999; More Info/Buy Now

Gentlemen’s Sweater — Made in the USA, and with a handsome-but-hardcore aesthetic, this top from American Mountain Co. is built with quality Polartec fabrics. The sweater works as a jacket alone or as a layer under a parka on bone-cold days. $159; More Info/Buy Now

Floating Tent — They appear to float. Tentsile tents are tethered to three points and offer a perch for kids and adults to camp in a new kind of way. The company simply calls its creation a “portable tree house.” Various models available, starting at $479; More Info/Buy Now

‘Multi-Tool’ Of Power — The Goal Zero Switch 10 can charge your phone or light up a dark campsite at night. In another mode, the unit will work as a tiny personal fan for hot days. Goal Zero calls its new device a “multi-tool.” It comes with a solar panel for charging anywhere outdoors. $119; More Info/Buy Now

Man Soap — “You might not always be a man of wealth but you can always be a goddamn wealth of man,” so begins the sales copy for this black soap made with organic coconut oil, palm oil, and soy protein. Each bar is hand wrapped, strung and wax sealed in Toronto, Canada. $12; More Info/Buy Now

Gentlemen’s High-Altitude Hardshell — A high-end hard shell jacket made in the USA? American Mountain Co. built its Gentlemen’s High-Altitude jacket for the worst weather, including the use of Schoeller c-change fabric. Its aesthetic and attention to detail further set this premium piece apart. $639; More Info/Buy Now

Magnus Multi-Tool — A mega multi-tool, this piece from Kilimanjaro has a 4-inch blade, pliers, screwdrivers, saw, and all the basics you need. Overall length is 10.4 inches when fully deployed. $39.99; More Info/Buy Now

Suunto Ambit3 — With GPS tracking, altimeter, heart-rate, compass, time, alarms, and barometric read-outs, Ambit3 watches are tools for serious adventurers. We’ve used Suunto watches for nearly a decade and have trusted them with ours lives. $400 and up; More Info/Buy Now

Hot Hands! (Heated Gloves) — The Outdoor Research Lucent Heated Gloves are a gift of warmth, comfort and joy — literally. The electrically-heated (but high-performance) handwear are made for bitter cold winter skiing, snowboarding, mountaineering, snowmobiling, or hunting in the coldest months of the year. $350; More Info/Buy Now

New Type Of Dress Shirt — Ministry Of Supply’s Archive Dress Shirt is tack-sharp for any setting. But it has features built-in for performance and comfort, too, including ventilation via laser-drilled perforations and a fabric that stretches as you move. $108, More Info/Buy Now

360-Degree Video! VSN Mobil Video Camera — Move over GoPro. The V.360° camera is a serious video tool, a camera that records footage in its namesake 360 degrees to soak in all angles of a scene. $399, More Info/Buy Now

Survival Pucks — These compact emergency survival kits start at $14.75. Get your puck for first aid, fire-starting, water purification, and more. More Info/Buy Now

Quality Headlamp — The Princeton Tech Sync kicks out up to 90 lumens, lasts for up to 200 hours on three AAA batteries, and weighs just 83 grams. Best yet, it’s made in the USA. $30; More Info/Buy Now

Hands-Free ‘Keyhole’ Camera Holder — Hike with your camera or binoculars “hands-free’ – the Keyhole System comes with its own shoulder straps and gives an easy place to hold your gear up front. Grab and use your camera or binoculars in a half-second when the moment to shoot/view arrives. $79.95. More Info/Buy Now

Icebreaker Merino — This stuff is awesome. The Sierra Long Sleeve Zip is a practical insulating layer made from merino wool “wrapped around a nylon core, then brushed to maximize warmth and softness.” A great layer for active winter endeavors. ($180) More Info/Buy Now

Healthy (Rugged) Skin — Ursa Major makes some really awesome skin care products for men. Read the ingredients — you can actually pronounce them! We’ve used and love the Topo Designs Scout Set ($50), which comes with a nice travel bag, but every product we’ve used is right on point. More Info/Buy Now

Folding Hunter’s Knife — A classic made-in-America pocketknife, the Ball and Buck model has a S30v steel blade and a handsome wood handle. Built to be passed down through the generations. $148; More Info/Buy Now

Spherical Goggle Value The K2 PhotoAntic is a solid value in snow goggles. I’ve been testing them and have been pleased with the Smoke Red Tripic lens in a variety of conditions from bright sun to overcast (they were even ok at night). For the price, they are an excellent choice. $90; More Info/Buy Now

SPOT Global Phone (Half-off!) — Call anywhere on Earth. Works where cell phones will not. The Global Phone is a compact and quality satellite phone that we have tested from North American wilderness to remote desert in the Mideast. More Info/Buy Now

Voormi High-E Hoodie — One of our all-time favorite insulating layers, this hoodie is made and sourced in the USA and has a perfect hood and long zipper for heat dumping. It’s worth the price. $230; More Info/Buy Now

SPOT Gen3 Satellite Tracker (Half-off!) — Track your route + keep an emergency beacon option always in hand. Bonus: This unit can send text/email messages from almost anywhere on Earth. More Info/Buy Now)

ThermoBall Jacket — We tested the heck out of The North Face ThermoBall and it worked great, staying warm when wet in cold weather. It’s become a go-to jacket for at least one editor. $200; More Info/Buy Now

Keen Summit County III Winter Boots — We’ve been testing these this winter, and so far they have far surpassed our expectations for a light but warm winter hiking boot. They fit true to size, but as with any boot purchase, keep the receipt just in case. $150; More Info/Buy Now

SPOT Trace (Half-off!) — A GPS anti-theft tracker, the Trace can be attached to trailers, boats, bikes, motorcycle, and more. It then offers a satellite-trackable signal in a theft or if you loose track of your goods! More Info/Buy Now

Howler Brothers Merlin Vest — A nice-looking but super versatile vest, the Merlin is made from some top-quality materials: water resistant polyester micro ripstop and breathable and thermally efficient Primaloft One insulation. We’ve tested it through the fall and it works great for cool weather or as a mid-layer in bitter cold. $135; More Info/Buy Now

Top Notch Headphones — The Jaybird Bluebuds X provide incredible sound and stay in the ear during exercise. We’ve tested them and are impressed with the battery life, sound quality and stability in ear. $170; More Info/Buy Now

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Managing Editor Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in Denver, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.

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