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18 Practical Gifts For The Outdoorsman In Your Life [2019 Edition]

Outdoorsmen may have varying inclinations—hunting, shooting, fishing, camping, or unbridled adventure—but they’re always on the verge of adding one more functional tool, item, or gadget to their rapidly growing outdoorsy inventory. Hit a home run with any of these dependable gifts all nature lovers will absolutely appreciate.

Outdoor enthusiasts take active lifestyle to a whole new level. Stepping away from civilization may seem like a needless pursuit for you, but for the outdoorsman or outdoorswoman in your life, exploring nature and reveling in the ambience of the backcountry is when they come alive.

As it turns out, their interests do require a chockfull of essential and otherwise useful gear to have a fun-filled and productive outing. With limited budgets trimming just how long their shopping list can get, you have a great chance to score a superb gift that would ultimately have a permanently place in their backpack.

Not sure where to start looking for such a gift? We got you covered with our expert, updated list of the best gift ideas for the rugged outdoorsman or preparedness guru.

#1 Dundalk Dan’s Beef Jerky

Dundalk Dan's Awesome Beef Jerky is a unique, tasty and healthy gift for the great outdoorsman! A perfect high-protein snack for hiking, fishing, hunting, and boating. It is backpack/rucksack friendly and requires no refrigeration, heating or utensils. And it is vacuum sealed!

Dundalk Dan's jerky is handcrafted in small-batches using only the highest quality ingredients - USDA Choice beef, gluten and nitrite free with no added preservatives. The beef is thinly sliced and marinated for 3 days and turned every 12 hours. After a specialized finishing process, each small batch is date stamped and vacuum sealed for the ultimate freshness.

Dundalk Dan's offers four awesome flavors - Chesapeake (steamed crab), Sriracha, Sweet BBQ and Habanero - a taste for everyone. The Chesapeake is a seafood lover's favorite; the award winning Sriracha is a spicy take on the familiar Thai flavor; the Sweet BBQ is a perfect balance of sweet and tangy; and the Habanero is a blend of bold flavors with a real kick.

Contributor: Debbie Tayman from Dundalk Dan's Awesome Beef Jerky

#2 Wood Sunglasses Layered Golden Brown Wayfarer

Nothing says the great outdoors like these wooden frames built for adventure. They’re the perfect blend of the classic wayfarer style handcrafted with a twist from sustainable wood. 

All FreshForPandas frames come in a bamboo case, and the lenses provide 100% protection from harmful UV rays, with 5 colour options to chose from. 

Contributor: Andreea Stroie from FreshForPandas 

#3 Skateboard Wood Polarized Sunglasses

Nothing says the great outdoors like these wooden frames built for adventure. They’re the perfect blend of the classic wayfarer style handcrafted with a twist from sustainable wood. 

All FreshForPandas frames come in a bamboo case, and the lenses provide 100% protection from harmful UV rays, with 5 colour options to chose from.

Contributor: Andreea Stroie from FreshForPandas 

#4 Cork Wood Wayfarers Sunglasses

Nothing says the great outdoors like these wooden frames built for adventure. They’re the perfect blend of the classic wayfarer style handcrafted with a twist from sustainable wood. 

All FreshForPandas frames come in a bamboo case, and the lenses provide 100% protection from harmful UV rays, with 5 colour options to chose from. 

Contributor: Andreea Stroie from FreshForPandas 

#6 Mobile Warming Men’s Vinson Vest

This exclusive technology offers Bluetooth integration, allowing users to wirelessly select heat levels and check the battery remotely from any Smartphone using the exclusive MW ConnectT mobile app, the brains behind the technology. The MW Connect app pairs and syncs with the consumer's Mobile Warming garments for a level of control not found in competitive garments. Needless to say, outdoorsmen and women get cold, and there is no better way to stay warm - and to control that warmth - than these Mobile Warming jackets.

Contributor: KC Bean from Mobile Warming

#7 Welly Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Bamboo Water Bottle

Welly is a sustainable bottle brand for the any guy who enjoys being outdoors for long periods of time, no matter the weather. The bottle is double-walled, keeping drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12 hours, and every bottle comes with an infuser to infuse tea, coffee, or fruit on the go. The best part is, for every bottle purchased $1 is donated to clean water projects around the world.

Contributor: Ben Kander from Welly Bottle

#8 Outdoor Life High Peak Lite Pak 20 Mummy Bag

The Outdoor Life High Peak Lite Pak 20 Mummy Bag would be a great gift for those who want to camp on a regular basis without dealing with a bulky, heavy sleeping bag. This bag is currently on sale at Sportsman's Warehouse and costs a low price of $19.99. The fact that the bag is priced so well right now makes it a great gift to give. You get the best of both worlds as you can give a quality outdoor gift without breaking the bank. According to the Sportsman's Warehouse website, the bag weighs only 2 lbs, 10.3 oz. and has a temperature rated at 20 degrees. The bag also has a two-way zipper, windshield, hood, and sewn-in draft tube.

Contributor: Alayna Pehrson from Best Company

#9 RunningSnail Solar Crank Radio

The RunningSnail is the perfect survival radio for any outdoorsman to keep handy! Loaded with 4 different power options (AAA batteries, internal battery, solar panel, and hand crank) and cool features - flashlight and the ability to charge your phone! This is a must have to keep in your backpack or glove box in case you ever find yourself in a jam. Otherwise, just enjoy some tunes on the radio and charge your RunningSnail in the sun while you relax! 

Contributor: Prepper Aaron from The Simple Prepper

#10 Adventurist Classic (Backpack)

The Adventurist Classic is the perfect daypack for outdoorsmen - made with 1000D polyester and PU coating, it is super durable and completely weather resistant. 

The Adventurist Classic has been featured on the Travel Channel, Forbes, ABC, Mashable, CBS, and more. For every backpack sold Adventurist provides 25 meals to families in need across the U.S. 

Contributor: Kelly Belknap from Adventurist Backpack Co.

#11 Stealth Angel Survival EDC Kit

The 8-in-1 compact Stealth Angel Survival EDC Kit is one of the most impressive on the market and features some of the most essential tools for survival. Designed by a team of survival enthusiasts, law enforcement members, and military vets, this kit was built to be ultra-compact, highly-durable, and waterproof. Although compact and featuring only 8 distinct tools, this kit actually offers countless tactical uses for countless scenarios. 

Contributor: Sam Maizlech from Gunivore

#12 The Outlaw (Sweet Tobacco, Vanilla, Black Pepper) Beard Oil

Hand-crafted with the finest, natural oils and 100% organic food-grade ingredients that are specially formulated to: Soften beard hair, hydrate skin to reduce itch and dandruff, promote thicker and faster hair growth, tame flyaway hairs and repair split ends and make hair softer to the touch. Badass Beard Care beard oils are easily absorbed and will leave his scruff looking full, feeling healthy and smelling divine. 

Contributor: Caitlin Bishop from The O'Hara Project

#14 Wacaco Minipresso GR Portable Espresso Machine

For the outdoorsman who enjoys a good espresso but wants to go remote, consider Wacaco's Nanopresso. It is a hand-powered portable espresso machine. All you need is hot water and your favorite espresso (finely ground or pod if you’re using the NS adaptor) and you can create a cafe quality espresso wherever you go. Nanopresso is so small and lightweight you can toss it in your purse or backpack for a quick caffeine fix at work, on your next flight, at a hotel, or even camping.

Contributor: Hugo Cailleton from Wacaco 

#15 High Camp Firelight Flask

If the outdoorsman in your life enjoys a good glass of whiskey in the woods, check out the High Camp Flask. Designed to be shared, the Firelight Flask is a 3-piece bar set that sleekly carries two insulated tumblers that attach to the 750ml Flask magnetically. Modeled after a Colt .45 this flask perfectly masters functionality and design for a better drinking experience anywhere. 

Contributor: Nic Barisone from High Camp Flask

#18 Centurion Folding Hand Pruning Saw

The Centurion Folding Hand Saw features a 10-inch precision TripleKut(tm) blade design, which cuts on push and pull strokes for smooth, clean, healthy cuts. The hardened carbon steel blade safely folds and locks into handle for easy portability and storage. Comfortable molded non-slip grip adds comfort and control, making this tool an ideal choice for your outdoor cutting needs. 

Contributor: Bill Freimuth from Centurion Brands

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Written by Ben Skute