Stocking Stuffers for Outdoor Families

Last Minute Stocking Stuffers for Outdoor Families

Ok, don’t freak out – it’s not REALLY last minute. But, it’s a good time to order the last few things for your gift giving and then sit back and enjoy the season.

Looking for some stocking stuffers that won’t be just thrown away in a couple weeks?  We’ve got you covered! Below you’ll find a list of great outdoor gear stocking stuffers for the whole family from REI.

While you make your lists for the people you love, make sure you check out our Gear Up Guide For Outdoor Families from REI for some more ideas. We’ve also gathered some great REI kid gear here.

Non-Traditional Stockings to Stuff

In order to stuff a stocking, you might need a stocking to stuff.  Think outside the sock this year and swap your stocking for something a little more outdoorsy.  Use an REI Co-op Stuff Sack or Medium Tech Tote as your stocking instead, then fill it with some of the goodies below!

REI Co-op Stuff Sack

Stuff sacks are a great way to keep your gear protected and organized. These nylon bags will help your gear resist abrasions and moisture. They come in a variety of sizes to suit your needs. The 20L would make a great stocking!

REI Co-op Medium Tech Tote

This canvas tote will help you get your gear where you need it to go, whether it be the campsite or the office. It has an internal zippered pocket for the small necessities and an outside magazine pocket. This bag holds its shape, meaning its easy to pack up when you are ready to go.


Stocking Stuffers for the Littles

Black Diamond Wiz Headlamp – Kids’

No more kids afraid of the dark, this headlamp will light up their world with its multi-color LEDs.  Great for camping, night hikes, or reading in the car when it’s dark out. Its simple and easy to use with tiny hands and has a fully adjustable strap to fit the smallest adventurers.

Last Minute Stocking Stuffers for Outdoor Families
Kylie was very excited to get her Wiz Headlamp in her stocking last Christmas.

Hydro Flask Wide-Mouth Vacuum Water Bottle with Straw Lid

This double wall 12 oz vacuum insulated bottle will keep your kids drinks warm or cold from the campground to the lunchroom. Stainless steel interior won’t retain flavors and the rubber boot on the bottom keeps it from getting too dinged up.

Smartwool Infant/Toddler Socks

These Smartwool socks will help keep the tiniest toes toasty this winter. Made of merino wool/nylon blend, these socks will will help keep those feet warm and dry. Sold in a pack of 3 in sizes from 3M to 3T.

Darn Tough Light Hiker Micro Crew Socks – Kids’

We all know how rough kids can be on gear, this is the perfect reason to add some Darn Tough socks to your kid’s stocking this year. These socks are a merino wool blend with seamless construction, all backed by Darn Tough’s unconditional lifetime warranty.

humangear GoBites Uno Mini Spork

These durable sporks are ready to help your kids devour their next meal. They work just as good in the backcountry as in your home kitchen or when traveling on the road. Fork edges are slightly blunted to protect the little mouths and the U-shape is comfortable to hold. Sold in a pack of three, just in case one gets lost.


Stocking Stuffers for the Grown-ups

Gear Aid Tenacious Tape

Don’t get left behind because your gear is a little worn, grab some Tenacious Tape to help repair pinholes, tears, seams, and more. It comes in clear, black, white, and sage to match a variety of products. You can use it on tents, sleeping pads, packs, and other outdoor gear.

Dr. Bronner’s Organic Liquid Soap

This soap is made of all natural ingredients and is a great option for keeping yourself clean while being gentle on the environment. Not only is it great for washing hands, but the peppermint leaves your face feeling cool and refreshed after a long day. You can also use on dishes, clothes, and anything else you need washed.

REI Co-op Hydro Flask Coffee Flask

This coffee flask will ensure your coffee will keep warming you up all morning long. It’s double-wall vacuum insulation keeps hot coffee or tea hot up to 6 hours. Stainless steel interior won’t transfer flavors and the large, wide-mouth opening makes it easy to fill and clean.

goodr OG Sunglasses

Let your personality shine with these colorful sunglasses where the style names are just as unique as the frames. These lightweight glasses are great for around town and the non-slip grip ensures they stay put when you hit the trail. Select styles are polarized and they come with a price tag that won’t hurt your gear budget.

Last Minute Stocking Stuffers for Outdoor Families
Jami sporting her Goodrs after a run.

REI Co-op RFID Wallet Protector

Help keep your identity and credit cards protected with an RFID blocking sleeve. Perfect for the traveler or for everyday use in your wallet. The lightweight, tear- and water-resistant laminated foil helps block unauthorized scanning of the RFID found in many credit and debit cards as well as some IDs. Sold in a pack of three.


Stocking Stuffers for Everyone

Theo Chocolate Big Daddy Marshmallow

Need a tasty treat for a stocking? Look no further than the Big Daddy Marshmallow! Delicious graham cracker and marshmallow wrapped in chocolate, YUM! Pack of three Fair Trade Certified and USDA Organic treats.

Eagle Creek Pack-It Specter Tech Cube Set

These packing cubes are a great addition for any traveler. They are extremely lightweight and help keep all your clothes and gear organized and, they are translucent, so you can determine what is in each cube without opening up. We use these whenever we hit the road.

Last Minute Stocking Stuffers for Outdoor Families
Eagle Creek Specter Tech Cubes ready for travel.

PackTowl Personal Towel

These towels are great for all sorts of adventures. They are lightweight, pack small and can absorb 4 times its weight in water. They have an attached snap loop for hanging and have an antimicrobial treatment to keep it smelling fresh. Comes in hand, face, body, and beach sizes and includes a storage pouch.

Project 7 Holiday Sourly’s Gummies

For the sour gummy lover on your list, make sure to check out these Holiday Gummies! Fun Christmas shapes and no artificial flavors or colors. Just the right amount of sweet and sour to wake up your taste buds.

Electra Domed Ringer Bike Bell

Jazz up your handlebars with a stylish Electra Bike Bell. Fun designs will keep your bike looking sharp and the nice ring allows you to alert others. Fits standard bike handlebars.

Rite in the Rain Outdoor Journal

Jot down those trail memories or sketch a caterpillar in this all-weather journal. 50 sheets of all-weather paper with a bright yellow cover will make sure your notes last, even when they get left in the rain.

Honey Stinger Energy Waffle

Stay fueled on the trail or way to work with a tasty waffle. Similar to a stroopwafel, these sweet, chewy snacks go great with coffee or tea and give you some energy to power through the rest of your day.

REI gift card

Didn’t like what you saw on this list? Then grab a REI Gift Card and let them choose their favorite gear!

Looking for more gift ideas for outdoor families? Find all of our gift guides here!

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1 thought on “Last Minute Stocking Stuffers for Outdoor Families”

  1. Elizabeth H Fitzgerald

    Great Gear and information. Really like the Eagle Creek call out on Specter pack-it wouldn’t go anywhere without.

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