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16 Best Stocking Stuffers: Gadgets and Gear

Whether you need a budget-friendly present or a grin-worthy stocking stuffer, we’ve got the best gift ideas.

Read on for stocking stuffers that will deliver smiles without emptying your wallet.

Noso Puffy Patch: $15

Noso Patch

These easy to use, durable patches are perfect for repairing jackets, tents, backpacks, and more. The ripstop nylon is waterproof, airtight, and flexible. A must-have for anyone who adventures outdoors.

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Morakniv Rookie: $20

Morakniv Rookie Knife - Best Stocking Stuffers 2018

The Morakniv Rookie is a 2.8-inch stainless steel blade with a rounded safety tip and finger guard to prevent slipping onto the cutting edge. The barrel-shaped birch handle is sized for smaller hands, and at 1.8 ounces, youngsters can confidently handle the knife. The Rookie comes with a polymer sheath for safekeeping.

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Black Diamond Equipment Wiz Headlamp: $20

Black Diamond Wiz Headlamp - Best Stocking Stuffers

This is the perfect first headlamp for kids. It has a CPSIA-certified child-safe closure, breakaway elastic head strap, and the lamp aims correctly when worn upside-down. Two LEDs put out 30 lumens at full power, and there are two modes: dimmed and strobe. The Wiz is water resistant (rated IPX-4) to splashing from any angle, comes in three fun colors, uses two AAA batteries, and powers down after two hours to prevent accidental battery drain.

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Burton All Day Long Beanie: $25

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This is the perfect do-all beanie. It’s soft and just thick enough to keep you warm all day without getting bulky. Available in a variety of colors and equally great for men and women.

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BioLite SiteLite Mini: $20

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The BioLite SiteLite Mini is a string of four LEDs on a 10-foot cord that provides 150 lumens of light and ambiance through any USB power source. They can be daisy chained together, and the cord can be wrapped around each lamp and held in position to help you get the perfect configuration. The entire string of lights is dimmable when used with BioLite’s PowerLight or BaseLantern. It’s perfect for the romantically inclined adventurer on your list.

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humangear GoBites Uno Spork $3

humangear Spork

Make camp meals more fun with these colorful sporks. The ergonomic handle is comfortable to use. And you can even toss it in the dishwasher. Perfect for eating on the go and cutting out single use plastic.

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Theo Chocolate Big Daddy Marshmallow: $10 for 3

Theo Chocolate

Just because it’s cold to hang by the campfire doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a s’more. Layers of graham cracker, vanilla-infused caramel, and fluffy marshmallow are covered in dark chocolate for a treat worth enjoying on the trail or off.

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Good To-Go Dehydrated Meals: $7-14


It’s challenging to find dehydrated meals that are both healthy and truly tasty. Good To-Go meals are crafted in Maine by an award-winning and NY Times four-star-rated chef without the use of preservatives. All meals are gluten free and low sodium, and Good To-Go offers vegan and vegetarian options. Give a gift that warms the soul and brings a smile after a long day or night in the backcountry.

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GearAid 550 Paracord Utility Line: $6

GearAid Paracord

The 550 Paracord Utility Line is an adventure must-have. This 30-foot length of tough nylon cordage is endlessly useful. Secure a shelter, make a clothesline, or hang food in the backcountry. You never know when you’ll need it but will always be glad it’s there. It packs down small while providing major utility.

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OtterBox Elevation Wine Tumbler: $20


Wine in the woods is awesome until someone breaks a glass. Keep your wine aficionado friend or relative full of cheer with an OtterBox Elevation Wine Tumbler. The internal copper liner keeps the vino at the perfect temperature, and the stainless steel withstands burly handling and packing. Each Elevation Tumbler holds two standard pours and is available in five pleasing powder-coated colors.

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Nikwax TX.Direct Spray-On: $15

Nikwax Spray

Frequent use and washings can deteriorate DWR coatings on outdoor clothing and gear. Nikwax has been helping restore water resistance and waterproofing since 1977, and it can continue to support your family and friends whose equipment is in SOS status. TX.Direct Spray-On restores water resistance and breathability, both determining the performance of waterproof/breathable garments.

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Hydro Flask Tumbler Straw Lid: $10

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Know someone who is obsessed with their Hydro Flask tumbler? Then this is the perfect stocking stuffer. This lid fits securely on the 22 ounce tumbler and provides easy, straw-assisted sipping.

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FITS Medium Hiker Socks: $22-24

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A good pair of socks can mean the difference between a fun adventure and a blister-ridden sufferfest. Give the gift of comfort with these wool-blend hiking socks and never again worry about drooping socks or sad feet. FITS Hiker Socks have just enough cushioning to keep feet happy while still fitting easily in hiking boots. And they’re available in a range of patterns and colors for both men and women.

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Nite Ize TagLit Magnetic LED Marker: $10


This versatile reflective marker with four bright LEDs uses powerful magnets that easily secure to clothing, hats, bags, or just about anywhere you want extra visibility. Available in a variety of colors, the TagLit can be set to glow or flash, includes a replaceable battery, and is weather resistant.

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Bobo’s Oat Bars Stuff’d Bar : $3

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Nothing beats a stocking full of trail snacks. These made in America bars are available in a variety of flavors and stuffings including peanut butter, coconut almond butter, and chocolate.

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Stanley Go Bottle: $24-70


Stanley’s Go Bottle with Ceramivac offers a new kind of insulated bottle with a fired ceramic finish. Your mouth contacts no steel, just lips on smooth ceramic (think a coffee mug) as you sip. Give this to someone who carries a morning coffee out the door — the 16-ounce leakproof vessel will be used (and loved) day after day. Made for hot or cold beverages. A low-profile silicone footpad keeps it in place when set on any surface.

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Mallory Paige

Gear Editor Mallory Paige credits a childhood exploring the Rocky Mountains for her love of the outdoors. She recently spent a memorable year motorcycle camping across North America (with her dog!) and is now enjoying introducing her baby girl to all manner of adventure.