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Best Outdoorsy Stocking Stuffers 2021

Best Outdoorsy Stocking Stuffers

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!

While you make your lists for the people you love, make sure you check out all our Outdoor Family Gift Guides here.

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

REI Co-op Small 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.

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!

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.


Outdoors Stocking Stuffers for the Littles

Iksplor Merino Wool Beanies and Neckies

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We love Iksplor’s merino wool baselayers, and their beanies and neckies are awesome too! The adventure blanket is also a great pick for a stocking stuffer!

Check out our full Iksplor adventure wear review here!

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.

Little girl wearing Black Diamond Wiz Headlamp.
Kylie was very excited to get her Wiz Headlamp in her stocking at 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. These socks are some of our favorite hiking stocking stuffers.

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.

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+

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!

Gabb Watch

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Give kids some freedom on the trail or around the neighborhood with a Gabb watch. They can count their steps, call only the numbers you allow AND you can find them thanks to the GPS functionality. It is a stand-alone device.


Outdoors 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.

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.

Girl wearing a bike helmet and pink sunglasses and her mom wearing blur hat and blue sunglasses.
Kylie in her Minishades and Jami in her Goodrs during a run.

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?

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.

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!


Outdoors Stocking Stuffers for Everyone

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.

Eagle Creek Pack-it Isolate Packing Cubes

These packing cubes are a great addition for any traveler. They are lightweight and help keep all your clothes and gear organized and, they are translucent, so you can kind of make out what is in each cube without opening up.

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 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.

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.

Aurora Heat Handwarmers

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If you need to keep some hands 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.

Nite Ize S-Biners

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

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.

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!

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.

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

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.

Rocky Talkies

>>>Use code “mtnmama” to get 10% off <<<

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!

REI gift card

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

We also love this list of stocking stuffers under $20.

Stocking Stuffers for your Four Legged Friend

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.

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!

White dog with brown ears and patch wearing a pink reflective collar and a pink light.
Reece wearing her Stunt Puppy collar and Spot Lit light (also wearing her e-collar).

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

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

Best Outdoors Stocking Stuffers

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