Best Outdoorsy Stocking Stuffers 2023

Looking for some stocking stuffers for the outdoor-lovers in your life 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 camping stocking stuffers to stocking stuffers for outdoorsman, there is something for everyone on this list!

Stockings are one of my favorite parts of Christmas gift giving! I love to see how many things I can fit in them, and often many are outdoor related!

While you make your lists for the people you love, make sure you check out all of our gifts guides.

And if you need more stocking stuffer ideas, check out our favorite Stocking Stuffers from REI!

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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 a stuff sack, dry bag or a tote as your stocking instead, then fill it with some of the goodies below!

Deuter Mesh Sack 18

Not only does this mesh sack make a great stocking it works well for dirty laundry, wet dishes, or anything else you can think of. Its dirt resistant base with grab handle and loops for hanging make it versatile for all your outdoor adventures. Available in 3L, 5L, 10L, 18L bags.

Deuter Light Drypack 20

If a dry bag is what you are looking for than this one makes a great stocking or a stuffer! This rectangular bottom dry bag will keep your gear dry and has a D ring for attachment. Available in 1L, 5L, 8L, 15L, 20L, 30L bags.

RareForm Blake Tote – Repurposed Billboards!

The Blake Tote bag has plenty of room to take the kids to swim lessons, snacks for a day on the boat, or just a catch-all for your next outing. The exterior of the bag is made from 100% repurposed billboard vinyl that is water resistant, lightweight, and easy to clean.

Cotopaxi Allpa 60L Gear Hauler Tote

From groceries to the campsite and from the mountain to the river, this tote can handle it all and everything in between! And lots of fun colors to chose from! 60L of storage space and a water resistant material.

Stocking Stuffers for Outdoor Babies

These little gifts will help keep your baby warm all winter long, and eyes protected too!

Smartwool Toddler Trio 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.

Minishades Polarized Sunglasses (ages 0+)

Polarized lenses, durable frame and lenses backed with an awesome warranty. You can’t go wrong with these little shades! They come in 3 sizes based on age, 0-3, 3-7, and 8-12+

Iksplor Merino Wool Beanies and Neckies

Some of our favorite merino wool! We love their baselayers but these beanies and neckies make awesome stocking stuffers. And if you need a new baby blanket, make sure to check out the adventure blanket – another TMM Team favorite! And they come in sizes from baby to grown up. Check out our full Iksplor adventure wear review here!

Aurora Heat Handwarmers

If you need to keep some hands and toes warm, look no further an Aurora Heat! Aurora Heat makes the best hand warmers using beaver fur. They used sustainably harvested beaver fur from Canada to make the most luscious, finger warming product you could imagine.

Two young girls in Smartwool beanies and Minishades sunglasses crouch down in a field to observe something.

Outdoor Stocking Stuffers for Little Kids

Little kids love opening their stockings, so pack it full of fun things sized just for them!

Girco Chico 2.0 Snow Goggle

These goggles are fit for the little ones. Goggles are something we use just for snow play. We love that they protect the eyes from the bright snow and help keep our littles warmer on cold, windy days!

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.

Need more ideas? Check out our Best Water Bottles for Kids post.

Yoto Mini Audio Player

Here us out on this one…. This portable audio player is small, travels well and there are NO SCREENS! Many of our team members have Yoto obsessed kids. They recommend the mini over the regular and TMM Team Member Anna even takes theirs on camping and backpacking trips. Stories, podcasts, blue tooth speaker and white noise machine all in one.

Go Find It – Outdoor Nature Scavenger Hunt Card Game

Keep your kids engaged on the trail or just getting some outside time completing this easy to use scavenger hunt game! Deck of cards in its own little bag makes it easy to take along. Great for all ages!

A young girl wearing a teal REI jacket with its hood up with teal googles is shovelling snow.
Giro Chico goggles on our 3 year old.

Outdoors Stocking Stuffers for Big Kids

Big kids need to stay warm this winter too, a cozy hat or socks are always great choices to stuff a stocking.

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. These socks are some of our favorite hiking stocking stuffers.

Blitzu Bike Light

USB C rechargeable bike headlight and taillight combo. Let your kids bike year round with bright lights to keep them safe and seen.

Buff Original Multifunctional Headwear

The original buff is versatile and ready for year round use. Made with a recycled polyester seamless, smooth fabric and has a UPF of 50!

Town Hall Outdoor Co. Snow Tree Beanie

Stuff their stocking with a warm new stocking hat from Town Hall Outdoor Co! 100% PET recycled polyester knit hat with a cozy cuff and fun pom on the top.

Outdoorsy Stocking Stuffers for Teens

Encouraging teens to head outside with some fresh shades or a new tool might just be the encouragement they need.

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.

Gerber Suspension NXT Multi-Tool

A multi-tool is a great pick for any outdoors person. This slim design is easy in the pocket, but there are many options to choose from depending on what the receiver needs. Maybe they need a bike tool instead?

Katadyn BeFree 0.6 L Water Filter Bottle – 20 fl. oz.

You can get a drink from anywhere, anytime. Great for teens on the go! This flexible bottle collapses down small and is great for days on the water, hiking, fishing, or travel.

Nitecore NB10000 Gen II Ultra-Slim Power Bank

Help your teen to keep their headlamp, phone, watch, or inReach charged up when they out adventuring or travelling. This lightweight carbon fiber power bank can charge a phone twice.

Outdoors Stocking Stuffers for the Grown-ups

A bit more on the practical side, but these items will not go to waste for the outdoorsy adult.

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.

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.

Fenix PD36R Rechargeable Flashlight

This light is nice and bright, great for evening walks to spotting those critters outside the tent. With a decent battery life, this little flashlight is worth its weight. My husband always has this in his truck and when he is out hunting.

Stocking Stuffer Treats

We love putting snacks and treats in our stockings, so here are some of our team favorites!

Theo Chocolate Peppermint Cocoa Cups

Need a tasty treat for a stocking? Look no further than these peppermint cups! Pair with a cup of hot cocoa for a rich treat! Pack of eight Fair Trade Certified and USDA Organic treats.

Joyride Low Sugar Sour Worms

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

Gu Energy Gels

Stay fueled up on hikes, runs, bike rides, or whenever you need some energy. Our favorites are Chocolate Outrage (tastes like chocolate pudding) and Birthday Cake!

Heather’s Choice Packaroons

TMM Team Member Kristen loves tossing these in her pack on backpacking trips and says they are both delicious and filling! Choose from Sweet Coconut, Lemon Lavender, Blueberry Almond or Cherry Almond.

A girl in a black bike helmet gets help with a Gu gel from her dads hands.

Stocking Stuffers for Travellers

If you have a traveller that needs their stocking stuffed, packing cubes and pack towels are a great place to start. Or, just use the packing cube as a stocking!

Deuter Mesh Zip Packing Cubes

Available in 3 different sizes 3L, 5L, and 10L, these packing cubes will help keep your gear organized on your next adventure!

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.

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.

Luggage Tags

Luggage tags are a great way to help your traveler personalize their bags. Pick a color or design that best represents your recipient.

Backpacking Stocking Stuffers

For the backcountry lover, these gifts will help them take care of business and keep them comfy.

The Deuce #3 Heavy Duty Backcountry Trowel

You never know when you might need to dig a hole in the backcountry. Take this lightweight trowel just in case. Weighing in at just 1oz, it won’t weigh you down and you will even feel lighter after you use it.

Pyro Putty Emergency Fire Starter

Getting a fire started can sometimes be a challenge, if you need a small, lightweight Firestarter to take with you on your adventures, than check out this non-toxic fire starter. Different blends for different conditions. Whether you need a fire for outdoor cooking, warmth, light, ambiance this fire starter makes it easy!

Sea to Summit Wilderness Wipes

After a few days in the backcountry, one might be feeling a little grimey. Give yourself a quick “bath” with these pH balanced and compostable wipes before climbing in your sleeping bag.

Check out our testing of different wipes in Backcountry Skincare for Families!

Klymit V Seat Inflatable Travel Cushion

This super lightweight and packable cushion is great for backcountry adventures, hiking, or sitting on the bleachers cheering on your kids. It takes up minimal space when deflated and rolled and weighs only 2.6oz.

Hiking Stocking Stuffers

For the hikers in your life, These little things will make life on the trail a little easier.

Kula Cloth – Reusable Pee Cloth

Ladies, if you don’t have one of these, now is the time! Cute prints disguise what’s really hanging on your bag and the other side has antimicrobial absorbent material. Just pee, pat dry, fold and snap and get back to the trail. Great for kids too!

Nite Ize S-Biners

Millions of uses for these little things and so many varieties. Strong, but lightweight you can attach them to your keys, backpack, water bottle, or whatever needs a clip.

Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight/Watertight .5 Medical Kit

A basic first aid kit that is small enough to take on any adventure. A watertight pouch keeps the contents clean and dry.

All Trails+ Gift Card

Unlock access to offline maps and trail features and much more. If you have an avid hiker in your family, a subscription to a hiking app would be a well used gift!

A young girl with a blond pony tail sticking out of a pink hat wearing a purple backpack, that has a Kula cloth and crocs hanging on it, walks down a path.

Stocking Stuffers for the Outdoor Family

And if you are an outdoor family, here are some items to spread around.

Rocky Talkies

The Rocky Talkie is one of our favorite radios that we use to keep our families safe on adventures. Easy enough for our youngest to use, great durability and range. Put one in every stocking!

National Parks Pass

Give them a year of exploring our nations public lands! If you don’t think they will make it to any national parks, check into your state’s park annual pass or local nature centers/botanical garden for memberships.

– Don’t Forget the National Park Passport Book!

Track all your national park adventures with the official passport book. 6” x 4” softcover, spiral-bound booklet with 112 pages. Parks are color-coded by region and it features official NPS map of all park sites.

Nikwax Cleaning Products

Help keep all the gear clean and fresh with the help of Nixwax Cleaning Products. TMM Team tested and recommended! Check out all our gear cleaning tips with Nikwax products.

Stanley Classic Legendary 1 Quart Bottle

Take some adventure hot cocoa for the whole family in this classic, durable, adventure ready Stanley Thermos.

A girl wearing a coral hat and a pink jacket stands in the snow with a Rocky Talkie clipped to her backpack.
Rocky Talkies are great for adventures all year round.

Stocking Stuffers for Your Adventure Dog

And last but not least, don’t forget about your beloved canine. Make sure to check out all of our favorite dog gear!

Nite Ize SpotLit LED Carabiner Light

Make it easier to find your pup when its dark out with the SpotLit! Pro-tip: Make sure to stock up on extra batteries and keep some in your dog’s travel bag so you are not in the dark.

Nite Ize GlowStreak Dog Ball

This color changing LED ball is the best for playing night fetch! Its the size of a tennis ball, but a heavier, so paired with a ChuckIt Launcher, you can rip this thing far.

Zuke’s Treats for Dogs

Your pup will love these. Zuke’s makes a variety of treats crafted right here in the USA using high quality ingredients.

Stunt Puppy Go Dog Glo Dry Collar

A stink free reflective buckle collar! Two D rings, one for the leash and one for the tags. Stunt Puppy also makes dry leashes, which are great for camping!

A white springer with brown ears sits looking away. She is wearing an orange reflective stunt puppy collar and a pink Nite Ize light.
Reece in her Stunt Puppy collar and Nite Ize light on a camping trip.

Outdoorsy Gift Cards

If you still haven’t found that perfect item for a stocking, then a gift card would make a great choice! We love gift cards to some of our favorite outdoor retailers like REI, Backcountry, L.L.Bean, and Title Nine.

Looking for More Gift Ideas for Outdoor Families?

Whether you were looking for camping stocking stuffer ideas or just fun things to get your family outside, we hope this list of outdoorsy stocking stuffers helped you out!

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  • Jami and her husband Greg were born and raised in Michigan, but now call Appleton, WI home. They have two little girls, Kylie and Nora, and two Springer pups, Reece and Lucie. They love getting out as a family camping, hiking, hunting, running, biking, and just playing outside. Jami and her family love spending free time in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula looking for adventure. Jami mostly stays home with her girls but also works part-time as an Athletic Trainer and a Personal Trainer. She also enjoys helping other families get outside as much as possible.

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2 thoughts on “Best Outdoorsy Stocking Stuffers 2023”

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


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