31 Gifts For The Person In Your Life Who’d Always Rather Be Fishing

Let’s face it: Lots of dudes (and gals!) get serious about their fishing. Even if it’s not for you and you’d rather do just about anything instead of sitting on a rock or boat seeing if anything will bite your line, chances are if you have a fisherman in your life, the holidays are the best time to get them stocked up with all the gear they’ll need for the year. Whether they lie about how big their catch is or not, you’ve come to the right place to find all the best fishing gifts ideasBuying for your brother? Your father-in-law? Don’t worry, we’ve got something for everyone. We’ve done our research and asked the best fishermen around which made it easy to present you with the best fishing gifts out there.

So, this holiday season know that we’ve got you. The fisherman in your life will be impressed and happy you support their hobby with all of these gifts. Our recommendations will give the fisherman in your life the best holiday they could ask for and you can take all the credit, hook, line and sinker.

Gifts For A Fisherman

Camport folding chair

Fishing can be tiring. The fisherman in your life is going to need to pop a squat while waiting for all those fish to bite. The Camport folding chair is the perfect thing to bring along, whether they are headed out for a few hours, or a weekend long fishing adventure.

$48.99 AT AMAZON

Allnice Rod & Reel Organizer Bag

An Allnice bag for all their rods and reels is durable and will hold up to five rods and all your fisherman’s  tackle.

$27.99 AT AMAZON

Topfort Fishing Accessory Kit

The fisherman in your life likes his accessories. This kit by Topfort has it all: 187 pieces that can make all his fishing dreams come true.

$26.99 AT AMAZON

Mylivell Fishing Gloves

We all know fishermen get up before dawn to hit the water and get the best catch of the day before anyone else. Make his life easier as he’s baiting his hook with these gloves that light up by Mylivell.

$14.99 AT AMAZON

Dr.Meter Digital Hanging Hook

We all know how important the size of the fish is. Gift your fisherman this Digital hanging hook by Dr. Meter so he’s never guessing how big his catch really is.

$12.29 AT AMAZON

ShiQiao 'Greatest Catch' Fishing Lure

This ‘Greatest Catch’ fishing lure by ShiQiao is the perfect thing to throw in his stocking, or hang on the tree.


Home Prefer Sun Protection Hat

This adjustable sun hat by Home Prefer offers lots of protection from the sun while your guy puts in his hours at the lake. It’s adjustable and comfortable for all-day wear.

$14.99 AT AMAZON

Tumbler Home Store Nautical Box

He might like some fishing decor around the pad, and this nautical box made by the Tumbler Home Store, is something you can live with. It’s the perfect thing to hide all the clutter, like keys and loose change.

$15.95 AT AMAZON

Karecel Hand Warmers

Heading out early in the morning, or going ice fishing makes for some cold hands. The fishers in the family will appreciate these rechargeable hand warmers by Karecel.

$25.99 AT AMAZON

Lavley Fishing Socks

Keep the fisherman’s tootsies warm with these colorful, fun socks by Lavley. They make the perfect gift to stuff in his stocking.


Personal Prints Store Name Art

This personalized name art from Personal Prints Store is undeniably cool. He won’t have to hang it in his man cave either. (You have to leave room for the fishing trophies down there anyway) It’s pretty enough to hang anywhere.

$49.95 AT AMAZON

Bubba 9" Filet Knife

This knife by Bubba is the filet knife to have. It has a coated non-stick blade, and a handle made for gripping so he can filet each fish perfectly every time.

$49.80 AT AMAZON

YKLWorld Fish Night Light

This lamp made by YKLWorld is perfect for his bedside table or office. The 2D acrylic plate makes the fish look 3D, which especially looks amazing at night. You can pick from 7 different colors using smart touch control, and all it needs is a regular USB adapter for power.

$20.99 AT AMAZON

Plusinno Fishing Rod Set

Get him the best of the best for his days spent fishing. This rod and reel set by Plusinn comes with a Combo saltwater and freshwater fishing rod.

$72.24 AT AMAZON

Fishing Gifts For Men

Huk Long Sleeve Fishing Shirt

If he’s a fisherman, he’s gotta look the part. He will with this long sleeve shirt by Huk. It offers sun protection to avoid that fisherman’s tan.

$38.26 AT AMAZON

ReelSonar Wireless Fish Finder

If your fisherman needs a little help finding his daily catch, the ReelSonar fish finder is the way to go. It syncs to a free app and will allow him to better find where the fish are.

$89.99 AT AMAZON

Crazy Dog T-Shirt

If your guy calls in sick to work, this Crazy Dog T-shirt will remind him there’s a better way to get out of the daily grind.

$18.99 AT AMAZON

Fishoholic Fishing Hat

Might as well call it what it is with this flexible hat from Fishoholic. It comes in 8 colors and three sizes, so there’s sure to be one that will fit the fisherman in your life.

$19.99 AT AMAZON

Lucky Handheld Fish Finder

This Amazon #1 Best Selling fish finder by Lucky will make him just that — lucky. (To have you,  that is because you buy him gifts that make his fishing game strong.)

$40.99 AT AMAZON

Globodyne Fishing Tumbler

This fishing-themed tumbler by Globodyne is the perfect thing for your guy to fill up with coffee in the a.m., and transition to beer in the afternoon. It will keep any beverage at the perfect temperature so he can keep his mind on the fish.

$24.99 AT AMAZON

Polarized Fishing Glasses

These Fishoholic polarized fishing glasses will your fisherman’s eyes with 100%UV protection and are comfortable enough to be worn all day.

$24.99 AT AMAZON

Rush Creek Creations Fishing Rack

If your man wants a way to display all his rods, this durable rod rack by Rush Creek Creations is the perfect way for him to impress all his buddies.

$27.65 AT AMAZON

Piscifun Fishing Backpack

If a tackle box isn’t really your fisherman’s jam, this crossbody backpack by Pisifun will carry everything they need to have a successful fishing day. (And free the hands up for other important things. Like beer.)

$33.99 AT AMAZON

Potty Fisher Toilet Game

Brushing up on their fishing skills was never so easy. Gift the fisher in your family this game by Fairly Odd Novelties so they can sharpen their skills while on the pot. (It’s multitasking and its finest.)

$14.99 AT AMAZON

Late For The Sky Fishin'-Opoly Game

Forget Monopoly; the fishermen of the world would rather play Fishin-Opoly by Late for the Sky. It’s a fun game the whole family can play. It’s like Monopoly…but fishing!

$23.00 AT AMAZON

Burton "I Love When My Wife Lets Me Go Fishing' mug

This mug by Burton says it all. He loves you, especially when you let him go fishing. We’ve also got this “I Love It When My Husband Lets Me Go Fishing” T-shirt as well.


$13.99 AT AMAZON

Ubfen Men's Water Shoes

Fishermen are going to get wet feet. These shoes by Ubfen will keep their toes warm and dry and are great for someone who likes to throw a line from a canoe or boat.

$27.99 AT AMAZON

Lazy One 'Do These Shorts Make My Bass Look Big?" Boxers

Your fishing guy will love these funny boxers by Lazy One. (Remember ladies/gents, the answer is always ‘no.”)

$15.99 AT AMAZON

Ann Arbor Pole Dancing T-shirt

Well, he is a pole dancer and needs to know he’s loved. Your fisherman will laugh at this funny T-shirt showcasing his great pole dancing skills by Ann Arbor.

$15.95 AT AMAZON

Fishingsir Fishing Chest Waders

These fishing waders are an Amazon best-seller and will be the perfect present for your fisherman to unwrap over for holidays. They have adjustable suspenders and are easy to take off and put on.

$41.99 AT AMAZON


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28 Picture-Perfect Gifts Your Photographer Friends Will Absolutely Love

Sure, the lens-shaped coffee mug (which is definitely on this list for sh*ts and giggles) is a great novelty gift for photographers. Hundreds of people love it, but there are a few serious photographers who’d take offense to it. (And rightfully so, I mean if they’ve been working on their craft for a decade and all you got them was a measly coffee cup, shame on you.) The point here is that there are hundreds, if not thousands, of gifts out there for your photographer friends and family members — the professionals, amateurs, and the Instagram-obsessed. To aid in your search, we’ve scoured the internet to find the perfect gifts for photographers of every skill level. It’ll be up to you to choose their final gift, of course. But we thought you’d appreciate the help. (So, choose wisely.) Here are some must-have gifts for photographers.

The Best Gifts for Photographers 

Camera Lens Coffee Thermos

While this isn’t a super-technical gift, it’s affordable and useful (especially during cold, winter months). If your photog friend is also a coffee lover, consider gifting this Canon lookalike Camera Lens Coffee Thermos by Chasing Y. It’s perfect for travel (including camping, road trips, and sports events) and includes its very own coffee spoon. 

“I saw this while browsing, and at first I thought it was a real lens (until I saw the price),” one Amazon reviewer writes. “I clicked, and had to laugh because it incorporated my husband’s two loves — coffee and photography! I got it for him as part of his Christmas gifts, and he loves it. The designer did an excellent job with this. It looks real at first glance, and the raised areas make it very easy to hold. We laughed when he opened it, and it has become one of his favorite mugs.”

$14.90 AT AMAZON

Photography Idea Cards

Perfect for young aspiring photographers, this photography idea card deck includes 72 cards, each of which lists a different photography theme or challenge and a special hashtag so your favorite photographer can post their photos on social media. 

“I bought these for my young teenage daughter who is just getting into photography,” one Amazon reviewer writes. “She has taken a short course at school and is wanting to do more. These cards offer a great variety of things to photograph, some that would be relatively quick to accomplish (to keep her shooting routinely), and some that are more complex and could take some time to either find or create (a recreation from a movie frame, decay). Some also include techniques that newer photographers would have to learn about, and more seasoned photographers could revisit (bokeh, using unusual light sources like a computer screen, long exposure). The cards are true to their representation and are similar to playing cards in quality and feel. I am very happy with this purchase.” 

$11.99 AT AMAZON

Phone Camera Lens Set

You don’t need expensive equipment to get into photography. In fact, many want-to-be photographers and professionals alike have chosen to ditch DSLRs in favor of their iPhone (AKA iPhoneography). 

Compatible with most mobile phones, including iPhones, Samsung, and Google phones, this lens accessory will provide your photographer friend with everything they need for travel shots, close-ups, birthday parties, weddings, Insta-worthy photos, and more. This lens kit also includes an easy-to-carry portable case. 

“I was very skeptical about buying these lenses because I love my DSLR and thought nothing would replace it,” one Amazon reviewer writes. “But I was wrong and don’t have to lug it along anymore. These lenses do the job very well. I believe these are the future and DSLR cameras will be history soon.” That is a very bold statement indeed.

$17.99 AT AMAZON

Original Lensball Pro 80mm

Crafted with the very same crystal that’s used for camera lenses, the Original Lensball Pro is the perfect gift for both beginner and seasoned photographers. What’s more? Lensball works with professional cameras and smartphones, so anyone (whether they have a phone or a high-end camera) can create a photographic work of art. 

“This LensBall lives up to its reputation,” one Amazon reviewer writes. “It was packaged very nicely in a cushioned box with the included protective pouch and their literature cards and decal. Optically, it is excellent. I am sure there are other non-Lensball brands out there for less but for the few dollars more I know I’ve gotten quality with a company that stands behind what they sell. For those who are new to lens balls…YES be careful with them in the Sun. They do get hot and they can start a fire. I also HIGHLY recommend getting the LensBall Stand.”

$42.97 AT AMAZON

Clip-On Hand Sanitizer Spray

This is more of a stocking-stuffer kind of gift, but a cute (and eco-friendly) gift nonetheless. Ideal for traveling photographers, these clip-on, refillable, and recyclable hand sanitizer sprays by OLIKA are perfect for photographers who are always on the go. They’re also available in five scents, including a fragrance-free option, Charcoal, Cucumber Basil, Lavender, and Mint Citrus. 

Beyond being cute and affordable, these tiny gifts will keep your friends and loved ones safe while they’re out and on the job. And, thanks to the aloe vera and aromatherapeutic all-natural essential oils, they won’t have to worry about getting cracked or dry hands. 

$29.94 AT AMAZON

ESDDI Photo Studio Light BoxESDDI Photo Studio Light Box

I’m not a photographer, but even I’m a little excited about this one. This portable Photo Studio Light Box allows photographers to shoot products, food, etc. easily. Plus, with an adjustable brightness (120 LED lamps), your friends will have the option to start an e-commerce store as soon as they open the box. (Or, you know, shoot photos for one.) It’s also equipped with a hook-and-look design, so it can be transported from shoot to shoot with ease. (It’s basically a miniature studio in the shape of a small box.) All you have to do is fold it up and pop it in its storage bag. 

“This kit is awesome, I honestly can’t think of any faults as long as your object you are photographing is a smaller product,” one Amazon reviewer writes. “The LED lights in the top of this kit are what sell it for me, it only takes one light to get the shots I got, and it’s a light that is already built into the booth, that is the biggest win for me easily hands down.”

$84.86 AT AMAZON

5-in-1 Photography Reflector Light Reflectors

With more than 1,900 five-star reviews, adding this gift to the list was a no-brainer. This five-in-one Photography Reflector Light Reflector Kit comes with one translucent panel with four color covers (gold, silver, white, and black) that provide five photography effects. 

“Very useful to have, especially if you shoot photos of people outside,” one Amazon reviewer writes. “I love that these are easy to pop open and lightweight so that they don’t add a lot of weight to my equipment bag. They’re also pretty small, about nine inches across. I’m not a professional photographer — I’d probably say I’m a really good amateur — so I can’t say whether these are professional quality. But for the price, they are a great addition to my kit and really make it easy to add some reflective light when I’m shooting people shots.” 

$13.60 AT AMAZON

Professional LED Video Light Wand

This Professional video Light Wand by UYLED is waterproof, rechargeable, and offers eight color temperatures and four common scene lighting simulation modes, including lightning mode, gradient color mode, breathing light mode, and police car mode. It also comes with a remote control, USB cable, and two lanyards. 

“Great quality and ABSOLUTELY stepped up my self shooting game!” one Amazon reviewer writes. “I’ve been having an absolute blast ‘playing’ with this and taking some wonderful photos at home. It’s really helped me want to grow as a self-shooting photographer.”

$85.99 AT AMAZON

Waterproof Camera Bag With Laptop Compartment and Tripod Holder

Gift your photog friend with the ultimate camera bag. This book bag has a compartment for literally everything, including a laptop, tripod, and DSLR camera. Made from ballistic nylon, this bag is water resistant and is easy to clean. To save on interior space for other equipment, there’s a tripod strap located on the outside of the bag. This way, your photographer can edit their footage while traveling. What’s more? It comes with a built-in USB charging port. 

“Love this bag!” one Amazon reviewer writes. “It holds all my equipment, is comfortable to wear and looks great. Keeps all my equipment safe and secure. Great quality, super durable and easy to wipe clean. Would definitely recommend it.”

$46.99 AT AMAZON

Professional 360 Degree Photography Turntable

This is the perfect gift for photographers who are interested in shooting products or food. The speed range of this 360 degree turntable is 20 to 68 seconds (24 seconds per circle). It also supports two rotation modes: Continuous rotation and intermittent rotation. It’s also portable. 

“I do a little product photography and videography, and this turntable does the perfect job,” one Amazon reviewer writes. “The speed is very consistent and I can put a product that weights 10lb with no problem (and that’s the maximum weight of the products that I shoot, I’m sure it can take heavier).”

$89.99 AT AMAZON

Photography Prism With Cleaning Pouch

Give your photographer the power to create bright and beautiful rainbows with this photography prism by Optickle. It’s six inches long, lightweight, and both easy and comfortable to hold, making travel shoots a breeze.

“This came in the mail in pristine condition,” one Amazon reviewer writes. “I use it for photography, and I have to say, it REALLY adds some cool flare to my photos. I love it! It’s a little something special. Also, when I had a concern, I emailed the company and they were very fast in responding and addressing the issue. I would definitely order from this company again.”

$15.97 AT AMAZON

Portable Camera Photo Light

The VL-81 LED video light includes 81 beads (41 white light beads and 40 warm light beads). The charging time for this light is three hours; maximum brightness output is up to 150 minutes and minimum brightness output is up to 480 minutes. It’s compatible with Sony, Canon, and Nikon, among other brands.

“I love video lights, and this one is no exception,” one Amazon reviewer writes. “The Vijim VL-81 is extremely lightweight, has a pretty high output for its size, is bi-color, comes with built-in hot-shoe mount, is USB-C rechargeable (with built in battery), and has cold-shoe mounts on three sides.”

$25.95 AT AMAZON

Adjustable Photography Backdrop Support System

Make photoshoots easier with this adjustable photography backdrop support system. The kit includes two support stands, two cross bars, four spring clamps, and one heavy-duty carrying case. It’s also lightweight, portable, and easy to set up.

“I needed this to hang backdrops at my dog wash for customers to take pictures of their dogs,” one Amazon reviewer writes. “It was super easy to assemble and super easy to adjust the size. It came with 4 clamps which was perfect. I thought I’d need to order more but they were enough. It also comes with a nice travel bag if you are taking it to conventions. Just three parts, basically, to throw together. Easy peasy!”

$44.99 AT AMAZON

LED Camera Light With Portable Tripod Stand

This photography lighting kit includes one G1s video light, one adjustable stand, one portable carrying bag, and one Type-C charging cable. With a built-in 360 degree rotatable arm and cold shoe slot, you can mount the light on just about any device. It’s lightweight and also super-compact for easy transportation. This photography lighting kit includes one G1s video light, one adjustable stand, one portable carrying bag, and one Type-C charging cable. With a built-in 360 degree rotatable arm and cold shoe slot, you can mount the light on just about any device. It’s lightweight and also super-compact for easy transportation.

“Love this light!” one Amazon reviewer writes. “If you’re like me, you value portability and ease of use when it comes to shooting photos or creating videos. With this product you get a very powerful light at a very convenient size that barely takes up any room in your bag, you can even fit it in your back pocket if you need to. The battery has a pretty long life, while doing a time-lapse last night I had it at about 50% power and in about four to five hours it only lost around 25% battery. The effects that this light has are awesome for shooting creative videos and replicating certain ambient lighting you see in life, like phone screens, candle light, and emergency vehicle lights.”

$99.99 AT AMAZON

Dimmable Outdoor Video Photography Lighting Kit

Made with 480 (240 white and 240 yellow) LED long-lasting bulbs and a U-mount bracket, this light gives photographers the ability to adjust the lighting angle depending on the shooting environment. It also includes an AC adapter and carrying bag. It can be placed directly on the ground, desk, or light stand.

“I have to say…these are amazing lights for the money, and have become the main lights we use in our studio builds,” one Amazon reviewer writes. “They are very sturdy builds, and light very well. I love that you can go between warm and cool temps. I like to mix those up a bit. You can also power them with batteries for remote shoots. I HIGHLY recommend these lights. We live stream professionally, and these are professional grade lights!”

$59.99 AT AMAZON

11-in-One Cell Phone Camera Lens Kit

Any aspiring photographer can take nearly professional-looking photos with this 11-in-one lens kit. Compatible with almost any smartphone, this lens kit has everything you need to take amazing photos, including a universal detachable clamp. 

“Ordered this for an upcoming trip and tested it out beforehand…amazing,” one Amazon reviewer writes. “The pictures come out really clear and don’t have the ‘black frame’ around the edges as some lenses do. Placement of the clip is a bit tricky initially but once in, you don’t have to worry about moving it around. The case is VERY good quality and with a carabiner it clips on great. Lens are secured very nicely within so don’t have to worry about damages. Recommending it to all my friends!”

$23.99 AT AMAZON

Backpack for SLR/DSLR Camera and Accessories

With nearly 14,000 five-star reviews, I couldn’t leave this camera bag off the list. Hundreds of reviewers say this bag is “well designed,” “easy to transport,” and can “hold a lot of stuff.” That’s all you can ask for in a bag, right? 

“I received this bag today, and I really like it!” one Amazon reviewer writes. “It’s smaller than I had expected, but it fits just as much as I expected a larger bag to fit! There’s room for my DSLR camera (Canon 70D), two lenses, a shotgun mic, a pretty large hot shoe mount LED video light, and five LP-E6 battery packs. There’s also room in the front deep zippered pocket for a 13-inch laptop computer, and several smaller spaces for other doodads and personal items. I also like that the inner zipper pull tabs have protective flaps so they won’t scratch your equipment.”

$27.97 AT AMAZON

Handcrafted Leather Photo Album for 4x6 Photos

Available in three colors (Dark Brown, Buckskin, and Saddle), this handcrafted leather photo book makes for a thoughtful (and affordable) gift. It can hold up to 100 4”x 6”photos and features a unique, tie flap closure. 

“This thing holds one hundred freaking 4×6 photos,” one Amazon reviewer writes. “One hundred??? And houses them comfortably. And looks terrific while doing so. I’ve filled this bad boy entirely and have many extra photos placed behind others and it still doesn’t feel bulky or uncomfortable. It was around $30 at time of purchase and I paid Shutterfly about $12 for 100 4×6 prints to fill it up. Not bad at all for such an exquisite and priceless gift. Best I found on Amazon by far. If they end up adding other colors, I’d like to buy those too.”


$37.99 AT AMAZON

Professional Camera Cleaning Kit for DSLR CamerasProfessional Camera Cleaning Kit for DSLR Cameras

A good photographer could always use a reliable cleaning kit. This kit includes an air blower, one double-sided lens cleaning pen, one brush, one empty reusable spray bottle, one 50-sheet pack of lens tissues, and five microfiber cleaning cloths. 

“I think this is a great starter kit for anyone, I used it to get dust off my sensor with the air duster included and it worked flawlessly,” one Amazon reviewer writes. “The wipes are soft and clean the lenses perfectly and you get quite a few of them. The brush worked well and got into spaces I couldn’t otherwise get dust from on my lenses. All and all I have no complaints this is an excellent starter kit for anyone. The pouch is resealable and fits in my camera bag so I can take it everywhere!”

$10.49 AT AMAZON

Waterproof Case for GoPro Hero 9 Black

If your friend already has a GoPro (or you know that their family member is going to buy them one), go one step further and give them a waterproof housing case. This special case features a waterproof sealing ring and tight buckle to prevent leakage (it’s good for underwater activity up to 147 feet deep). 

“This case is awesome!” one Amazon reviewer writes. “Fits my GoPro Hero 6 Black like a glove! The housing feels very durable and has a nice seal on the back to keep the water out!! The buttons are very responsive and the lens cover is [a bonus]. I would definitely recommend this case to anyone wanting to take their GoPro with them under water!”

$14.95 AT AMAZON

Tablet with Tilt Function

Gift your photographer with a top-notch tablet. This Deco Pro Small Graphics Drawing Tablet features eight responsive shortcut keys and can handle up to 8,192 levels of pressure sensitivity, providing users with precise control and accuracy. 

“I LOVE that this thing is backlit, great when drawing into the evening,” one Amazon reviewer writes. “Tried the deco app with android drawing functionality, worked like a breeze (and surprisingly full featured for a free mobile drawing app, who knew?). Verified this works with Clip Studio and Adobe, and the per app button customization is a breeze and helpful.”

$99.99 AT AMAZON

Selfie Ring Light

This Selfie Ring Light makes a great gift for aspiring influencers, vloggers, and makeup lovers. The kit includes a 10” ring light, stand tripod, flexible phone holder, tripod mount phone holder, Bluetooth remote control, camera remote, and soft pouch. With three lighting modes and eight adjustable brightnesses, your photog friend will be Insta-famous by the end of the week. 

“I’ve got to say that I am REALLY happy with this ring light,” one Amazon reviewer writes. “In fact, it’s the best one I’ve worked with so far! It has a variety of options to choose from as far as lighting goes and this gives you a lot you can work with. I really like the effects it gives you. I do weekly videos as well as a lot of still work and this light is working really well for me. The bracket holds my Pixel 3xl firmly in place and the stand does its job quite well also. The remote is responsive and moves easily through all the needed options.”

$15.99 AT AMAZON

DSLR Cheat Sheet Cards for Canon, Nikon and Sony CamerasDSLR Cheat Sheet Cards for Canon, Nikon and Sony Cameras

Get your budding photographer a cheat sheet. This set of cards includes 20 pages of photography tips printed on double-sided plastic, pocket-sized cards. The info provided is concise and suitable for any Canon, Nikon, or Sony brand DSLR camera. 

“These cards are so helpful,” one Amazon reviewer writes. “I’ve done photography in the past but it’s been awhile and I’ve forgotten a lot of stuff. So after getting a new camera I wanted a good reference guide for taking better pictures in manual mode and found this gem. Everything is so well organized and easy to understand and quick to access if you’re having trouble in one area. I think the thing I like best about it is the size and portability.”

$22.99 AT AMAZON

Wi-Fi Waterproof CameraWi-Fi Waterproof Camera

Equipped with an Electronic Image Stabilization anti-shaking function, this camera is ideal for photographers who shoot sports events. It also comes with a wireless 2.4G remote, making it easy to stop or start filming with the click of a button. The Wi-Fi and app capabilities also make it possible to download and share videos and photos online instantly. 

“The video quality is amazing,” one Amazon reviewer writes. “I’ve done several videos now in the water, both above and below the water and the quality is amazing. The camera itself fits in the palm of your hand with the waterproof case on. It comes with a nice carrying case with a handful of accessories.”

$44.99 AT AMAZON

Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera With Case

Available in 15 different colors, this camera-and-case combo is the ultimate gift for young photographers. It comes with one Tiessic Instax Mini 11, one carrying case, one mini photo album (holds 64 photos), one rainbow shoulder strap, two hanging picture frames, one close-up lens for selfies, four colorful filters, one table picture frame, two stickers, six PVC photo stickers, one desk calendar frame, one lens cloth, and one pen. What a bundle! 

“Adorable, well-made case,” one Amazon reviewer writes. “Fits my niece’s instax mini perfect! It is durable and has good padding to protect the camera. We haven’t had it long, but I suspect it will hold up for a long time!”

$22.99 AT AMAZON

MagicFiber Microfiber Cleaning Cloths

This gift isn’t fancy, but it is useful. And with 27,000+ reviews, it’s hard to imagine a photographer wouldn’t want this gift. These top-notch cloths are available in packs of two, six, 13, and 30. 

“My adult son bought an expensive DLSR camera and I asked if he needed anything to go with it,” one Amazon reviewer writes. “He had everything major but did need some lens cleaning cloths. I told him to pick some out and I would buy them for him (for no reason other than I am his mom). He looked for quite a while and these are the ones he chose. He especially liked the gray one because it helps with his photography in getting the right white balance as well as cleans his lenses. The black ones are great too for anything that needs a soft microfiber cloth. He gave me two black ones and I use them on my phone, TV, glasses, and many other things. They work great.”


Universal Cell Phone Adapter Mount

Give your friends the ability to shoot National Geographic-quality photos and videos with this universal cell phone adapter mount by Gosky. It’s compatible with a microscope, telescope, binoculars, a monocular, and most night vision spotting scopes. 

“Don’t bother spending more on other adapters, this one is very well constructed with precise controls for the phone grip and lens grip,” one Amazon reviewer writes. “Both are padded and hold securely without jiggling around while you are moving the telescope. It is very easy to align the phone camera and there is enough room to move the bracket up or down the lens about a quarter inch if needed for picture width. The frame is metal, so there is no worry of it flexing or breaking. Very sturdy and quality feel. Hard to believe it is so much cheaper than the other options of which many seem less elegant of a solution.”

$18.99 AT AMAZON

Portable All-in-One Professional Selfie Stick and Tripod

This gift is a twofer. It’s a selfie stick and a tripod all-in-one. Perfect for selfies, group photos, or adventure shots, this nifty piece of equipment is compatible with iPhone and Android devices. 

“Best. Purchase. Ever!” one Amazon reviewer writes. “I’m a big solo traveler and I have to tell you, this is the best investment I’ve ever made. One of the toughest things about going alone is that you rarely have photos of yourself in all these amazing places. Or, you have to awkwardly ask strangers to take your photo (and, if you’re a photographic stickler like me, you’ll likely be disappointed with the way the photo is taken because of angles, lighting, or general composition of the shot). This Fugetek product has changed EVERYTHING! I bought this just before I took a road trip through the southwest United States and was worried I’d have no one to help take photos in such remote areas. (Which I was right about!) But luckily it didn’t matter because I had this little guy with me.”

$19.98 AT AMAZON


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35 Weird Gifts Your Friends Will Never Expect To Get This Year

If you’re looking for weird gifts to give the people this year, it’s not because you think they’re weird or dislike them. It’s honestly the opposite. These people are just so unique and particular, that getting them a gift card or bottle of wine or the same Frozen toy every single kid on the planet has right now doesn’t seem right. You want your gift(s) to them to be special. And yes, weird. Oftentimes you know that there’s a good chance that the things you want to buy for someone are things they very well could have bought for themselves if they actually wanted it enough (or things they were gifted already).

Thus, sometimes you turn to odd gifts. You know the type — the ones that’ll get an immediate laugh and reaction when they’re opened. Weird unusual gifts can come in all shapes and sizes, but they’re all bound to become memorable.

For example, while it’s thoughtful to get someone shirts or pants, they may not remember those presents a year later. But if you were to get them a gift that made them crack up, it’ll turn into holiday family lore. “Remember the bizarre gifts Bill bought Susan?” someone will definitely say in the future, given that your family contains a Bill and a Susan.

Buying someone a weird gift is especially important this year, when the world has more or less fallen apart. What we need right now is laughter. So if you want to make a difference, and know for sure that your gift won’t be a repeat, here are 24 best weird gifts to buy.

Best Weird Gifts for Friends

Danny DeVito Sequins Pillow

Who doesn’t love Danny DeVito? Who wouldn’t love the opportunity to have Danny DeVito stare at them as they go to bed? This gift is bound to get a ton of laughs at your family party. That is, unless you’re going for gasps.

$10.99 AT AMAZON

2021 Pooping Pooches Calendar

Some may think this calendar is gross. Others may find it funny. No matter what, it’s definitely weird. And, very popular. This calendar has close to a perfect five stars on Amazon, with thousands of reviews. Let’s just say that a 2020 version of this calendar may have been even better, since you likely wouldn’t have had to look at it too much.

$16.99 AT AMAZON

"How to Traumatize Your Children" Book

Listen, nobody’s taking this book seriously. But it’s still a weird and funny gift, especially if you have a new parent in your friend group. “I bought this for a baby shower but when it came I sat down to look at it and ended up reading it and laughing,” wrote Amazon Reviewer apoem. “I’ve read bits and parts out to my husband my friends it’s so funny.” Sounds like a win to me!

$11.00 AT AMAZON

We Are the Weirdos, Mister Face Mask

Any fan of the The Craft will know this iconic line. Since it’s harder to make faces at people with our masks on, just say how you feel by wearing Nancy’s quote as a mask.


Roast Beef Sandwich Bath Soak

Did you have any idea this even existed? I didn’t — but I’m intrigued. This gift is great for the person in your life who’s really upset that the closest Arby’s is still just too far to drive to for pick-up. As the packaging states, this one’s “deliciously weird.”

$14.95 AT AMAZON

Animal Paws Socks

Who doesn’t want to walk like the animals, and talk like the animals? These fun yet slightly disturbing socks are a good step in the right direction. (Yes, pun intended.) Amazon Reviewer Ryan Gillespie says (and yes, this is real) “Really odd. My girlfriend loves them. I definitely make her take them off before we make love. You’re welcome for not including a photo.” Still, he gave them five stars. So, solid socks and solid boyfriend.


Big Undies

“But, why?” you may be asking yourself. “What does anyone even do with these?” Good question. Who knows? Maybe they can serve as an additional blanket in case your heater spontaneously dies. Amazon Reviewer Amber chose to use her pair for a three-legged race, proving that these spark creativity.

$16.99 AT AMAZON

Claw Machine Toy

This year, you might not have been able to pump quarters into a claw machine at the arcade down by the beach. But, there’s always next year. Why not let your gift recipient practice a little bit ahead of time? This game is weird, but very fun.

$46.99 AT AMAZON

Senior Woman with Asthma Decal

Listen, this may be the weirdest on the list. One of the questions on Amazon is literally “Why would anyone buy this?” And the answer is, well. Who knows. But shockingly, this senior decal has 91% of 5-star ratings. In a review titled “Now I Have Companionship,” brave Amazon Reviewer Wes states that “At first I wasn’t sure if spending money on a sticker of an old lady with an inhaler was a good idea but once I got it I knew I had made the right choice.”

$17.99 AT AMAZON

Bigfoot Research Kit

This wonderful kit includes stickers, a journal, and even a bunch of facts about Sasquatch himself (or, herself.) Amazon Reviewer SKHS writes that their nephew is a huge fan  of the kit. “He’s already spotted an old bird’s nest near the bottom of a tree that he’s pretty sure Bigfoot pulled out while searching for eggs to eat,” they wrote.

$16.54 AT AMAZON

Emergency Googly Eyes

Have you, or someone you loved, ever suffered from a googly eye emergency before? It was likely pretty awful. Thankfully, this gift will ensure that googly eyes are always on hand. To be honest, adding googly eyes to something is an instant mood-lifter. If your recipient is especially fond of movies like Toy Story where inanimate things come to life, this gift is a must.


Avocado Blanket

Are you a millennial who’s tired of talking about avocados? Or, do you know someone who is? This is the perfect gift — a warm blanket that’ll keep you warm and toasty, much like a giant bowl of guacamole often can.

$20.99 AT AMAZON

Shakespearean Insult Bandages

Nobody likes getting hurt. But when a Band-Aid is needed, it’s much better to find one with a Shakespearean insult. “We bought these insulting bandages as an end of the year teacher’s gift,” writes Amazon Reviewer C. Bennett. “They were given to a middle school Language Arts teacher (English teacher). He loved them, and they were a lot of fun to give!”


Baby Groot Pen Holder

Even though Baby Yoda more or less stole Baby Groot’s thunder this year, there’s always place in everyone’s heart for both fictional cuties. If you happen to know a Guardians of the Galaxy fan  who works in an office, this pen holder will make them smile. You can also grow flowers in him, as he has a drainage hole.

$10.98 AT AMAZON

Cat Ice Cube Tray

While the shape of this ice tray may be a little odd, it’s all actually pretty useful. When was the last time you saw cat-shaped ice before? “I’ve gone through a few sets of ice now with no issues with the molds tearing or cracking,” writes Amazon Reviewer Halo Rodriguez. “One of my friends loved it so much she bought one for herself.”


Women's Donut Socks

Donuts are one of the world’s greatest gifts. What’s not to like? Now you can gift a donut that’ll never get stale — because, technically it’s a sock. The packaging for these socks is adorable. While odd and unexpected, this is a gift that’ll truly be appreciated.

$15.99 AT AMAZON

Hidden Sunscreen Alcohol Flask

Fans of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia likely heard of this boozy “trick” before. While this can be dangerous if you mix it with the real thing, Amazon reviewers have said that this is one of the best ways to sneak alcohol onto a cruise. Even though you likely won’t see a cruise ship again this year, it’s still good (and optimistic!) to plan for the future.

$19.23 AT AMAZON

Banana Phone

Looking for entertainment? Well friend, this is it. This wireless banana phone connects to Bluetooth, and will make phone calls far better. They’re rechargeable and come with 20 hours of phone time. There’s no produce that’d made for a better phone.

$49.99 AT AMAZON

Astronaut Phone/Tablet Support

This gift may be a little weird, but it’s also incredibly functional and pretty cute. “My husband got this for his cell and really likes it,” writes Amazon Reviewer Christopher J. “It is sturdy and holds it better than other ones we tried. Would make a neat gift.”

$14.99 AT AMAZON

Bathroom Motion Sensor LED Lighting

We’ve all been there before. It’s the middle of the night, you’re exhausted, but also have to go to the bathroom. This little light will help you find your way without completely waking you up. This is a great gift for elderly relatives or individuals who may be a little accident-prone. It’s also great for kids who are toilet training, to make the process just a little more fun.

$12.99 AT AMAZON

Breakfast Sandwich Maker

Sometimes, novelty kitchen items can make unknowingly cool gifts. If you know someone who digs breakfast sandwiches but doesn’t want to hit up McDonald’s in the morning, this odd gift may be their favorite of the year. “I would give this product 87 stars if I could,” said one anonymous — yet enthusiastic — Amazon Reviewer.

$30.15 AT AMAZON

Sparkly Play Sand

All moms know to avoid anything that contains sand or glitter. But, this may be the perfect — yet highly unanticipated — gift for the budding artist in your life. Moms, you can breathe easy. This product is from National Geographic, and they’ve made it very easy to clean up. It’s actually kinetic, meaning it more or less cleans itself. Six different molds are included.

$12.75 AT AMAZON

Rubber Chicken Purse

This rubber chicken purse may be perfect for the purse aficionado who needs a purse for any occasion. What occasion will you need a chicken purse for, you may ask? Maybe a comedy show. Or, an airing of the movie Chicken Run. Or, maybe you can just bring it with you to KFC or Popeyes. See? The options are limitless.

$39.99 AT AMAZON

Milk Box Purse

This crossbody bag is bound to get compliments. “Everyone wants to know where I got this purse. It’s super cute!” writes Amazon Reviewer Buck. “Surprisingly deep, I can fit my wallet, phone, phone powerbank, a couple of charger cords, a comb and hand mirror, and my keys in it, which is pretty much everything I need.”

$18.99 AT AMAZON

Best Creepy Gifts

Worm Salt And Grasshopper Salt

Perfect for the adventurous eater out there. Made from both grasshoppers and agave worms, this salt is ideal for mixed drinks. All jokes aside, these are sourced from the Oaxacan Region of Mexico and may be a great step in the right direction for anyone interested in trying out new products made from less popular protein sources. Why not give it a shot?

$26.99 AT AMAZON

PyroPet Candles Einar Unicorn Skeleton Candle

When this cute, purple unicorn candle burns to the wick it exposes its creepy unicorn SKELETON. This is a great gift to give someone who has no idea what scary treat they’re in for. What. A. Surprise.

$34.00 AT AMAZON

Ouija Board Keychain

Carry the ability to communicate with spirits with you everywhere you go! This Ouija board keychain is perfect for the all-things-creepy loving pal of yours.


JOY FOR ALL Silver Cat

No big deal, just a super realistic fake cat toy that makes “realistic” cat-like movements and sounds (it purrs!). You can even brush its realistic fur, and with its unique technology, it’ll use its sensors to respond to your movements. Creepy, but also a good solution if your kid really wants a cat and you…don’t. Best of all? It comes in a variety of colors! Yay.

$109.99 AT AMAZON

I'm Fine Graphic T-Shirt

This shirt is guaranteed to get the wearer many glances when they go to the grocery store. This is great for a Halloween costume, but also for everyday wear if your person has really dark humor.

$19.99 AT AMAZON

Scary Grim Reaper in Fishing Boat of Skulls Incense Holder

This 12-inch incense holder stars the grim reaper surrounded by skulls! Perfect vibe for when you want to get your zen on and light some incense.

$15.95 AT AMAZON

Skull Makeup Brush Holder

Why get a regular ‘ole makeup brush holder when you can get one that’s a BLACK SKULL OF DOOM? It’s actually very pretty in its own way, and holds a great deal of brushes. Plus, Amazon reviewers love it (it has 4.9 out of 5 stars). Spooky and highly-rated. Love. It.

$29.95 AT AMAZON

Manny's Mysterious Oddities Coffin Shelf

Why should your giftee settle for a regular rectangular or square shelf when they can get one that looks like a coffin? It’s actually a mini-shelf that would look cute as a center piece, atop a drawer, or perhaps your bathroom.

$27.97 AT AMAZON

4D Master Gummi Bear Skeleton Anatomy Model Kit

Is your kid is going through a human anatomy phase? TOO BAD, because they’re gonna have to learn to operate on a gummy bear, first.

$28.05 AT AMAZON

Butcher Knife Necklace

If you have the kind of friend or relative who loves knives (maybe they’re a chef or just really like watching crime noir), then they’ll dig this chic butcher knife necklace which will truly complete any outfit and intimidate TF out of everyone they meet.


Business for Kids Sweatshirt

Anyone will know who their real friends are if they laugh when they see this sweater. Most likely, you’ll get a lot of concerned looks, though.

$31.99 AT AMAZON

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30 Gift Ideas For Your Brother, Even If He Annoys The F*ck Out Of You

When it comes to best gifts for brothers, shopping can be tricky. Yes, he may annoy you, but despite that you still want to find the perfect gift for your sibling. Even if you and your brother bicker like Alexis and David Rose, you still love each other. Yes, maybe he stole your CD player and broke it when you were younger or ratted you out to your parents that one time, but it’s transgressions like those that we forgive because: family. So we’ve pulled together the best gift ideas for your brother, whatever his tastes are. Whether he’s a pop culture junkie, an outdoorsy type, a foodie or every type of bro in between.

If you’re at a loss as to what to get your brother for Christmas, we’ve got you covered. But these gift ideas work for all occasions—his birthday or any other big milestone moment. And we’ve got something for every form of brother—big, little, in-law, etc.

Below, see our picks for the very best presents for brothers.

Christmas Gifts for Brothers

Chefman Digital Air Fryer

Whether your brother is a talented home chef or trying to get into cooking, an air fryer is the perfect pick. This Chefman one functions as an air fryer, rotisserie oven and dehydrator. And it’s  hugely popular on Amazon with nearly a 5-star overall rating. Says one happy reviewer, “Winner, winner chicken dinner! This is so easy to use, and cleanup was so simple and easy.”

$129.99 AT AMAZON

Where’s The Dude? Activity Book

If your brother is a big fan of The Big Lebowski and the Coen brothers, he’ll love this “Where’s The Dude” activity celebrating the iconic 1998 film.


The CBD Pillow

CBD has been all the rage for a while now, and if you think you’ve tried every kind of product on the market—we challenge you, have you tried The CBD Pillow? It’s a pillow that releases micro doses of CBD as you sleep for divine beauty rest. So how does it work? “Microencapsulation” is a new process where microscopic droplets of CBD are wrapped with a polymeric coating, and the friction of your hair and skin gently breaks the capsules as you sleep, releasing the CBD. Give this to your brother who is always on top of the hottest innovative technology.


Away x Master & Dynamic Headphones

These limited edition leather headphones are a splurge, yes. But if you’re going in on a joint holiday gift with your siblings, these wireless noise-cancelling headphones are a perfect pick. These days we’re all using our headphones and tech gear even more, so you can’t go wrong with a pair of luxury headphones.


Ew, David Mug

“Ew, David!” When it comes to TV brothers, it doesn’t get more iconic than David Rose. If you’re the Alexis to your brother’s David, he’ll definitely appreciate this mug.


Popcornoplis 12 Cone Snack Pack

Did you know popcorn is one of America’s most popular snack foods? And it’s a great non-traditional Christmas treat. If your brother is a professional snacker, then get him this 12-cone snack pack featuring the brand’s most popular flavors.

$16.99 AT AMAZON

Piecework Puzzles Buns Out Puzzle

Suns out, buns out. This 1,000-piece puzzle features a mouthwatering BBQ scene that makes you want to fire up the grill. And puzzles are undoubtedly having a moment.


Wise Owl Outfitters Hammock

These days we all want more outdoor space, so give this hammock to your camping-loving brother or your brother who lives in an apartment and doesn’t have a large backyard.

$27.95 AT AMAZON

The North Face Thermal Eco Insulated Jacket

The North Face is a classic for a reason. It’s tried, true and you really can’t go wrong. If your brother lives in a colder climate, he’ll love this insulated jacket that comes in 24 different colors/styles.

$139.95 AT AMAZON

FULLLGHT TECH Bluetooth Beanie Hat

If your brother is a snowboarder or just lives in a cold state, definitely gift him this Bluetooth beanie so he can listen to his favorite podcast without getting frostbite.


Gifts for Brothers From Sisters

Northwind Supply Personalized Leather Keychain

If you’re looking for a monogrammed gift, this personalized leather keychain is an amazing deal. Customized products can usually be pretty pricey, and this high-quality key ring is under $10.


Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Acid

Give this moisturizer to your brother who appreciates a good skin care routine—or maybe he doesn’t have one yet, but has been wanting to get into it. Peter Thomas Roth’s products are a perfect place to start, and this moisturizer has “hyaluronic acid”—the hero ingredient that you want to look for in a great moisturizer.


Word’s Okayest Brother T-Shirt

Give this to your brother with a sense of humor. Because anyone who has a bro knows you don’t need to have the world’s best—you can just have the world’s “okayest” brother and still be thankful.

$18.99 AT AMAZON

Rick and Morty Card Game

If your brother is a Rick and Morty fan, then stop right here—you found the perfect pop culture gift.

$12.48 AT AMAZON

Beast Shower Box Set

If your brother is eco-conscious and worried about his carbon footprint (and we all should be, btw), this Beast shower box set comes with a reusable aluminum bottle to help reduce to use of single-use plastics.

$19.50 AT BEAST

The Oregon Trail Handheld Game

If you know what “caulk the wagon and float it” means, then you were an Oregon Trail kid. Give your brother the gift of nostalgia with this handheld game. Hopefully he doesn’t die of a snake bite!


H&M SpongeBob Shirt

Is your brother known for his quirky fashion sense? He’ll love this SpongeBob SquarePants shirt from H&M.

$10.99 AT H&M

Birthday Gifts for Brothers

Clarks Mens Boots

These Clarks boots have well over 11k reviews on Instagram, and they’re such a beloved brand because of how long they last. Buying shoes for anyone—particularly your brother—can be super hard, but these leather boots are a guaranteed win.

$49.99 AT AMAZON

Crosley Radio T200 Turntable

If your brother has a classic collection of vinyl records and is in the market for a new turntable, he’ll love this one from Crosley.


Pop-Tarts Blanket

Is your brother’s idea of cooking heating up a Pop-Tart? If so, he’ll fully appreciate this cozy blanket celebrating his favorite treat.


Paksh Novelty 7-Piece Decanter & Whiskey Glass Set

If your brother is proud of his bar cart, gift him this 7-piece set that includes fancy whisky glasses and a decanter.

$29.99 AT AMAZON

Hot Ones “Truth Or Dab” Game

If your brother has never watched the show Hot Ones with Sean Evans, introduce him and you’ll be his new favorite person. The game also includes an official Hot Ones sauce with a 10/10 heat level. 17 years + only.

$34.99 AT AMAZON

Cable Guys Chewbaca Device Holder

Is your brother a die-hard gamer? Give him this Chewbaca device holder that displays his game controller of choice.


Coors Banquet Beer Logo Sweatshirt

Whether your brother is a whiskey guy, a wine guy or a beer guy, he’ll feel comfy and cozy in this Coors Banquet sweatshirt.


Gifts for Brothers-In-Law

Essential 1800 Artist Series Tequila, Limited Edition

If your brother in-law is a tequila drinker and art lover, give him this limited edition “Artist Series” bottle from Essential 1800.


RicherPoorer Men’s Lucky Socks

A high-quality pair of socks is always a good choice, because you know he has a drawer full of holey socks. These ones from RicherPoorer have a touch of whimsy with the smiley face at the ankle.


Multipurpose 7-in-1 Pen Tech Tool

If you don’t know what to get your brother-in-law, go for something practical. At first glance this is just a typical pen, but it’s actually also a bottle opener, Phillips screwdriver, flat head, ruler and phone stand.

$14.99 AT AMAZON

Peakeep Retro Alarm Clock

If you want to give him a useful, utilitarian gift and he has a retro aesthetic, get him this vintage-style alarm clock.

$13.99 AT AMAZON

New England Hemp Farm CBD Gummies

Whether he’s a CBD-head or he’s never tried it, it’s never been a better time to get into CBD gummies. These vegan gummies from New England Hemp Farm are 25 mg per gummy and a great way to combat the circumstantial stressors we’re all feeling nowadays.


Wrangler Men’s Long Sleeve Quilted Flannel Shirt With Hood

A quality Wrangler flannel shirt is one of those things you can get so much mileage out of and will last you for years to come. If he’s allergic to clothes shopping, do him a favor and get him one of these—maybe in a few colors.

$24.96 AT AMAZON

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Say Congrats On The New Job With These Great Gift Ideas

In between the chaos of our daily lives, we should always make time to celebrate the big wins — especially if someone we love just landed a new gig! New job gifts are a great way to show how proud you are, and with the way 2020 is going, a lot of first days at work will be happening from home for a while. So, this is your chance to get your loved one something that will keep them organized, and maybe even relieve some of the stress of starting a new role. What better way to say congrats on the new job than a gift that’ll help them kill it? 

If you’re not sure where to start looking, check out these awesome gifts for someone starting a new job. These congratulations gifts for new jobs work as first job gifts too and will fit the bill no matter who it’s for.

New Job Gift Ideas

Homesick New Job Scented Candle

This message may be a bit too obvious, but this candle smells too amazing to pass up. To help shake first-day jitters, give the smell of cinnamon, cedarwood, and vanilla with this Homesick candle.


2021 Weekly & Monthly Planner

Make sure your loved one starts off their new job the right way by helping them stay organized. This professional-looking planner will make anyone feel official and also includes color-coded month tabs, calendar stickers, and 88 pages of note pages. An organizer’s dream and a little motivation for those with a scrambled mind.

$20.99 AT AMAZON

Mini Succulent Trio Desk Plants

A new space means there’s a new place to decorate (duh). If your giftee is like many people during the pandemic, houseplants and gardening have become a new hobby if they weren’t already an obsessed plant person. Even if working from home, adding these mini beauts to their desk will brighten up their day. If they aren’t quite the plant parent yet, succulents are the perfect way to start them off. They’d have to actively try to kill this trio.

$50.00 AT THE SILL

Alexis Rose I Love This Journey for You Ceramic Coffee Mug

Number one, you can never have too many mugs, and number two, calling all Schitty binge-watchers! This Schitt’s Creek merch is perfect for super fans. Show how proud you are and prove you know them too well with this hilarious mug from Always Fit.


CNLO Blue Light Blocking Glasses

If you’re going to be staring at a screen for any long period of time, you’re going to need to protect your eyes. These glasses not only provide blue light and UV protection, but they’re also lightweight and stylish. 

$22.99 AT AMAZON

Apple AirPods Pro

If there’s a baby in your giftee’s lap (or a cat, let’s be honest), odds are that they’re trying to pull on the earphone cords when they’re in use. Help your friend out by gifting them AirPods before they start their new job! They’ll be able to block out all the chaos with the noise-canceling feature and won’t have anything ripped from their ears. A true win-win.

$199.00 AT AMAZON

Do Not Disturb Door Hanger Sign

This sign is a cute way to say “leave me alone” during working hours. In a full house, it’s definitely needed to get things done in a home office. There’s also an opposite side that lets visitors know when they’re “allowed”. This adorable sign comes as a two-pack, so be sure to snag one for yourself too!


Promotion Gift Ideas

ASAKUKI Essential Oil Diffuser & Mist Humidifier

What’s more relaxing than puffs of essential oils right at your desk? This is perfect for anyone with an upcoming promotion because they’ll no doubt be going harder and might be under more stress than usual. The additional mist humidifying feature will add a calming atmosphere too.

$21.99 AT AMAZON

EMU Australia Mayberry Slippers

Let’s be honest, if anyone is working from home these days, they’re doing so in slippers. Get your giftee this cute and insanely comfortable pair of slippers from Anthropology. It’ll go perfectly with their work blouse and pajama bottoms.


Atatat 8 Inch Digital Picture Frame

A cluttered space is a cluttered mind. Help limit all of the frames on your friend’s desk by gifting a digital photo frame. It’s especially a great gift for those that love to show family photos as it goes through a slideshow automatically.

$64.99 AT AMAZON

Malicious Women Candle Co Bitch…You Got This! Candle, Lavender & Coconut Water Scent

Hey, you guys are close. You can give this to your badass best friend who just landed their dream job! The lavender and coconut scent of this motivational candle gives a confident and classy vibe that will set the right mood for their next career adventure.

$25.00 AT AMAZON

Shattered Glass Ceiling Paperweight

Setting goals, getting promotions, and shattering glass ceilings; give your giftee a literal reminder of the hard work they’ve done and the amazing things they’ve accomplished to get to where they are.


Sorry I'm Late I Have Kids roll sleeve tee

Maybe suggest that they don’t wear this on their first day, but hey, it’ll happen at some point. From our very own Scary Mommy Shop, this tee will explain it so the parent that does it all doesn’t have to. Make sure to them know that they’re killing it too!


If you loved these products, be sure to check out our other gift guides. And when in doubt… always gift wine.

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Some Minecraft Gifts For Mega Fans (Even If You Don’t Know What Minecraft Is)

Looking for Minecraft gifts (even if you have no idea what the heck Minecraft is? And no, it’s not Minesweeper)? With video games looking more and more realistic every day, it may be surprising that the blocky, purposefully pixelated Minecraft has gained so much popularity since it was first released in 2009. But the appeal is that there are no real goals or mission involved in Minecraft and you’re only limited by your own creativity. Players can explore the vast world, “mine” blocks of different materials, and then “craft” items like tools, weapons, and impressively complex buildings. For anyone in your life who loves to spend their hours immersed in the world of Minecraft, here are 15 gifts — including hats, mugs, and LEGO sets — they’re bound to love.

LEGO Minecraft The Zombie Cave Building Kit

This LEGO kit, which has 241 pieces, will keep your kids busy for hours building their own zombie cave. The set comes with a Steve Minecraft mini figure, bat, and zombies. You can “blast” TNT, mine for coal and gold ore, and more.

$16.82 AT AMAZON

Zak Designs Minecraft Torch Shaped Water Bottle

Stay hydrated with a fun water bottle in the shape of a Minecraft torch. It’s made of BPA-free, break-resistant plastic, is top rack dishwasher-safe, and can hold 22 ounces of liquid. One reviewer said, “My son loves this! It’s so unique and different from the other Minecraft items out there. All the kids (and adults) wanna know what it is! Everyone is amazed that it’s a water bottle.”

$18.99 AT AMAZON

Minecraft Transforming Sword/Pickaxe

It’s a sword, it’s a pickaxe, it’s a sword and a pickaxe! This toy tool has dual purposes — you can use it as a pickaxe for mining and then easily transform it into a sword for fighting. One reviewer attested to its sturdiness, saying “6yo bought this with his piggy bank money. He saw it in a YouTube video and fell in love. He has carried it around nonstop for a month and half and the 3yo has even gotten his hands on it and it’s still in great working order! They are pretty rough on their toys, too…Great toy! Genius transforming action!”

$26.99 AT AMAZON

Jay Franco Minecraft Decorative Pillow Cover Diamond Sword

This 15”x 15” decorative pillow cover will make for some epic pillow fights or forts (or for simply relaxing on the couch). Put in a 15”x 15” or 16”x16” insert and you will enjoy getting “attacked” with this pillow much more than an actual diamond sword. Get the other covers — Creeper, Dirt Block, and TNT — for a whole Minecraft themed couch.

$12.99 AT AMAZON

Mattel Games UNO Minecraft Card Game

Turn a game of UNO into Minecraft UNO. The same rules apply, but this deck features Minecraft characters and a special Creeper card that makes the other players draw three extra cards. One reviewer said, “We like to play Uno as a family and my son is a huge Minecraft fan. When he saw these he shrieked. We’ve played several games today and he can’t get enough of the art.”


Boys' Minecraft Short Sleeved T-shirt

You can never have too many T-shirts for your kids, who are constantly getting their clothes dirty or outgrowing them. This 100 percent cotton T-shirt will be their new favorite thing to wear as it features a whole group of Minecraft characters, including Creeper, Zombie, Steve, and more.

$17.95 AT AMAZON

Jay Franco Minecraft Plush Stuffed Creeper Pillow Buddy

This Creeper won’t sneak up on you and explode, and in fact, you’ll be more inclined to cuddle it than run away. The soft plush is made of 100 percent polyester and measures 16” x 8”. There’s also an equally huggable plush version of Alex.

$18.99 AT AMAZON

JINX Minecraft TNT Block Square Plastic Mug

Make drinking regular beverages more exciting with this red mug in the shape of a Minecraft TNT block. It’s made with BPA-free plastic, holds 9.8 ounces of liquid, and is dishwasher- and microwave-safe. And fortunately, it won’t explode in your home.

$13.89 AT AMAZON

Jay Franco Minecraft Survive Blanket

Stay warm and cozy this season with a Minecraft fleece blanket. The blanket measures 60” x 90” and features Minecraft items and game reminders like “care for sheep” and “smelt iron.” One happy reviewer said, “This blanket totally surpassed my expectations. I thought being so inexpensive that it would just be a small, thin, throw for my son’s bed, in his new Minecraft big boy room. Nope! This blanket is amazing! It’s huge, it’s incredibly soft, the quality is great. Definitely recommend! Will be ordering more as gifts for friends!”

$24.99 AT AMAZON

JINX Minecraft Creeper Mob Snapback Baseball Hat

Sport your love for Minecraft with a green Creeper baseball hat. The cap has an oversized Creeper face on the front, a block pattern printed under the bill, and a TNT block on the side to boot. It comes in standard youth size and has an adjustable snap closure.

$24.99 AT AMAZON

Funko POP! Games: Minecraft - Steve

You’ve seen him plenty of times in the game, now get a 3D version of Steve. The Funko POP! Steve measures 2.5 x 2.5 x 3.75 inches and is holding a pickaxe. You can also get Steve in Diamond Armor, as well as numerous other Minecraft characters.

$24.99 AT AMAZON

Minecraft Official Survival Sticker Book

The Minecraft Official Survival Sticker Book not only has over 500 stickers, but it is also full of activities and survival tips and tricks. It may even occupy your kid’s attention long enough for you to get a breather. Says one reviewer, “Bought this as a gift for a young Minecraft lover and he has really enjoyed reading and doing the stickers. Fun for many hours.”


Magic 8 Ball Minecraft

Will your favorite Minecraft fan enjoy a square-shaped Magic 8 Ball? Signs point to yes. Ask this little fortune teller — which looks like a grass block right out of the game — a yes or no question, turn it over, and get answers like “Creeper says yes” and “Guaranteed paydirt.”

$39.99 AT AMAZON

ThinkGeek Minecraft Color Changing Potion Bottle

Keep a potion bottle within arm’s reach at any given time. This Minecraft potion bottle is seven inches tall, runs on AA batteries, and can switch between eight different colors with a finger tap or shake of the bottle. There’s an on/off switch on the bottom, but it also automatically turns off after three minutes to preserve battery life.


Thermos Funtainer 10 Ounce Food Jar

If you have picky eaters, try serving them a snack or meal in this fun Minecraft- themed food jar. It’s made with durable stainless steel and is vacuum insulated to keep foods or liquids hot for five hours or cold for seven. It also has a wide mouth to make filling and cleaning easier.

$26.99 AT AMAZON

If you’re stumped on gift ideas for kids this season, check out our other toys picks here.

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32 Gift Ideas For Nurses, Our Real-Life Superheroes

Nurses are basically real-life superheroes, something that’s become even more apparent these last few months. If one of your friends or family members works as a nurse, one way to show your appreciation for everything they do is to get them a really sweet holiday or birthday gift. All of our essential workers deserve a little extra this year, be it teachers, doctors, grocery store employees, etc. Along with a heartfelt “thank you” note, you can always include a gift as well. The best gifts for nurses are items that are not only practical and convenient, but also items that are fun and comfy.

If you’re looking for nurse gift ideas, you should first decide which route you want to go. Do you want to buy them something logical that they can use at work, something that might make their days a little bit easier or more comfortable? Do you want to buy them a gift that they can use on their off time when they’re finally getting to relax? Or do you want a little bit of both? Whatever the case, we’ve put together a list of the best gift ideas for nurses that will show them exactly how special you think they are.

After all, no one deserves a present as much as they do right now! The pandemic has put a huge strain on medical professionals as a whole, and many nurses are dealing with so much stress and exhaustion. A gift, even a small and inexpensive one, may seem like nothing compared to what they’re dealing with, but it can actually mean a lot. Check out the ideas below and get shopping!

Christmas Gifts for Nurses

Allbirds Womens Wool Runners

Nurses are on their feet constantly. Give them something super comfortable they can wear whether they’re at work or home. Allbirds sneakers are lightweight, durable, soft, and perfectly bouncy. And aside from being extremely comfy, they’re also ethically sourced.


Naipo Shiatsu Back Massager

Being a nurse can be both physically and mentally exhausting. This at-home back massager is like a quick spa break in the comfort of your own home. It features eight different Shiatsu massage nodes that will relieve tension and aches, and can be used on your back, neck, waist, shoulders, or legs.

$49.99 AT AMAZON

Miko Shiatsu Foot Massager

Even the most comfortable shoes out there won’t prevent every bit of foot pain for someone who is moving quickly on their feet for long shifts. This foot massager is perfect for relieving pain and relaxing when one needs it the most. It’s the perfect luxurious gift that will get tons of use.

$139.99 AT AMAZON

Columbia Women’s Benton Springs Soft Fleece Vest

Any nurse will tell you that doctors’ offices and/or hospitals are always on the cold side. A fleece vest like this one will keep them warm, but not too warm, so it’s ideal for when things start to pick up speed. It goes perfectly over a pair of scrubs and won’t get in the way of anything they’re doing. Plus, it can be used outside of work as well.

$24.99 AT AMAZON

Yeti Rambler Tumbler

For the nurse who relies on caffeine to get through the day, an insulated tumbler is an absolute must. The Yeti Rambler has a double-wall vacuum insulation that will keep coffee or tea hot for hours, as well as a convenient magnet lock that keeps the drink from spilling. It’s made of a heavy duty stainless steel that makes it super durable, no matter what situation it’s in.

$29.98 AT AMAZON

Purple Weighted Blanket

Weighted blankets use deep pressure therapy to help calm anxiety and improve sleep. This Purple Weighted Blanket is made with the brand’s dual-side technology, so it feels cool on one side and cozy warm on the other. It’s big enough to fit even a king bed, and it’s super soft. It’s also machine washable for easy cleaning.

$299.00 AT PURPLE

Nurse Graduation Gifts

ADC 216 Pocket Pal II Organizer

This little pocket organizer may not seem exciting, but it’s actually an essential part of a nurse’s uniform. With five slide-in and one covered pocket in front, as well as a full-width slide-in pocket in the rear, this gives plenty of organized space that nurses need. One Amazon reviewer wrote about how useful it was, saying, “I love how I don’t have to fish around my pocket anymore to find my pen, scissors, marker, highlighter, sticky notes, tab flags, etc. Everything is sorted out and accessible.”

$11.90 AT AMAZON

Blue Leaves Cosmetic Bag

If you’re looking to buy a friend something small and sweet, opt for this cosmetics bag. It’s cute and funny, and it’s waterproof, so it keeps the contents inside safe. They can throw this in their bag to hold some smaller items they’ll need at work, or just use it on trips.

$14.99 AT AMAZON

Alex & Ani Medical Professional Bangle

Any nurse should be proud of how hard they worked to get where they are. This dainty Alex & Ani bangle bracelet shows off their profession whenever it’s being worn, but it’s also subtle, which is nice. It’s stackable and is great with other bangles.

$26.00 AT AMAZON

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration

Yes, the name “First Aid Beauty” for a nurse is a cute pun, but this moisturizer is legit: it’s incredibly hydrating and exactly what your nurse friend will need on their face after a long day of wearing multiple face coverings. This cream is super rich, yet melts into skin and feels nicely lightweight, and it’s ideal for sensitive skin.


Kitsch Satin Sleep Masks

Nursing has never been a stress-free job, but it’s safe to say it’s never been as stressful as it is right now—and that means sleep can be tough. These satin sleep masks help keep any annoying light from getting in, making it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep. They’re also extremely soft and feel perfectly cool and light against exhausted eyes.


Gifts for Nursing Students

Adorox Slim-Case Storage Clipboard

A storage clipboard will be a lifesaver through nursing school and far beyond. This one is made of a sturdy, durable plastic, and can hold most papers and notepads. It gives them a portable surface to write on at all times, and keeps all of the important info right in their hands in the most organized way possible.

$10.99 AT AMAZON

Scientific Publishing Anatomy and Physiology Flashcards

Nursing students are going through it when it comes to studying and learning a ton of new information. Help make things a little bit easier with these flashcards. One Amazon reviewer called them a “great supplement,” saying, “I am really happy with these as they cover all the major points on all the topics without putting too much information on the card, that would make it hard to memorize.” They’re also durable enough to tote around everywhere.

$29.31 AT AMAZON

Dagne Dover Neoprene Dakota Backpack

A great backpack is an essential for any student, especially a nursing student carrying tons of books and papers. This Dagne Dover is an excellent option with tons of pockets for optimal organization and lots of handy features. It’s water-resistant and durable, it has a laptop sleeve and padded laptop compartment, it has a convenient upper pocket for a cell phone to be on hand, and it comes with a small zip bag, a shoe bag (great for hospital visits), and a key ring. Also? It’s perfectly stylish without being over-the-top.


Cavn Penlight

A penlight sounds like a boring gift, but it’s a perfect stocking stuffer that will definitely come in handy—most nurses could use several of these. This set comes with two penlights that have easy-to-use on/off buttons and they’re very lightweight and convenient to tote around.


NRSING Scrubcheats Reference Cards

These life-saving (literally, maybe!) reference cards are packed with vital info nurses and students need, and they’re just the right size to conveniently fit in a scrub pocket. They come with a loose leaf ring to keep them organized and in place, but they’re easy to move around as needed. They’re also laminated for easy cleaning and sanitizing. 

$14.99 AT AMAZON

Nurse Practitioner Gifts

Ryla Wellness Immune Support Packets

The hospital may be the last place most people want to be right now, but most nurses have no choice. It’s important for them to keep their immune system up, and a supplement might not hurt. These Ryla Wellness packets are meant to boost immunity with a big dose of vitamin C, and they’re made with organic ingredients and no refined sugar. They also genuinely taste delicious.

$39.95 AT AMAZON

UGG Leopard Tasman Slippers

Did we mention that nurses are on their feet all day? Because they are. Give them something super comfy to come home to, like these UGG slippers. They’re made with a plush sheepskin lining that feels just warm enough, and while they’re soft enough to wear in the house, the sole is also sturdy enough to be worn outside. The leopard print is a fun print to add.


Living Proof Clean in an instant Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo Set

Who couldn’t use a new bottle of dry shampoo? Living Proof’s Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo is one of the best: it actually cleanses hair instead of just making it look clean, so while it does give a little volume, it also really does cut out that greasy look. It feels very lightweight and doesn’t leave behind a powdery residue either. This set is an excellent value, and the travel size is perfect for on-the-go touchups.


Crocs Classic Lined Clog

Sure, Crocs aren’t the most stylish shoe out there, but they are certainly one of the most comfortable… and sometimes, that’s all that matters. This clog is lined with soft faux fur to make them extra comfy and also to keep feet a little more warm on cold days. These are supportive and lightweight and ideal for long shifts.

$44.99 AT AMAZON

Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Unisex Robe

This might be one of the softest, coziest, most plush robes out there, and anyone would want to live in it whenever they’re home, especially during the cold winter months. Barefoot Dreams uses an incredibly cushy material made of washable microfiber that won’t pill or shrink, meaning it will last a long time.


Funny Nurse Gifts

Rockin Gear Perscription Coffee Mug

This prescription coffee mug is ridiculously adorable and makes a really cute stocking stuffer. They can choose to actually use it for hot drinks, or just put it on their desk area as a little fun decoration.


Nurse Life: A Snarky Adult Coloring Book

Coloring can be a fun way to get creative while also reducing anxiety and stress. This snarky nurse coloring book is full of coloring pages that feature hilarious phrases only nurses will truly understand.


Kicko Syringe Pens

Nurses always need new pens, and these syringe pens make a great little add-on or stocking stuffer. They’re bright and colorful and unique, so they’re hard to lose, and they’re honestly just fun to use.


Before Patients, After Patients Glass Set

For your nurse friend who loves a cup of coffee almost as much as they love a glass of wine (or something stronger). This set will be there for them during their shift and then afterwards as well.

$27.95 AT AMAZON

Nurse Badge Reel Holder

It’s possible that these are the cutest badge reels in existence. Smiley face bandages? They’re perfect! They’re fun and add a bit of personality to a nurse’s scrubs when their face is entirely covered by a mask.


Plush Organs

Who knew a stuffed heart could be so adorable? No one actually needs a set of plush organs, but they make a fun gag gift and they are honestly just so cute to sit on a desk somewhere.

$18.00 AT AMAZON

Practical Gifts For Nurses

Physix Gear Sport Compression Socks

Socks as a Christmas gift? This pair isn’t as lame as it sounds. Nurses are usually on their feet all day, which can lead to uncomfortable swelling and fatigue. Compression socks are a must to reduce the swelling and aches and pains. These Physix socks are a favorite for how comfortable they are: they give just enough pressure without feeling too tight or loose.

$16.78 AT AMAZON

FunParties Headband with Mask Buttons

When worn for hours on end, face masks can get a little uncomfortable, especially as they pull on your ears. Get your nurse friend a headband that alleviates the ear pulling and makes everything feel a bit more pleasant. As a bonus, it keeps their hair out of their face in a stylish way!


Bovke Traveling Carry Case

A little travel case like this one is a practical stocking stuffer that may not be super exciting, but is definitely very helpful. It will help them keep their nurse essentials safe and organized throughout the day, and the bright color is cute and fun.

$14.99 AT AMAZON

Coral 3-in-1 UVC Sanitizer

Lately, most nurses are coming home from work and either sterilizing or cleaning everything, or simply leaving it out of the house. Make their lives a little easier with this Coral sterilizer, which can eliminate 99.9% of harmful germs in 10 minutes. It can fit multiple items, it dries in less than an hour, and it’s fairly compact with a minimalist design.

$135.99 AT AMAZON

W&P Porter Ceramic Bowl

Who wants to eat in a hospital cafeteria everyday? For nurses who bring their meals to work, a great to-go container is an essential. W&P Porter makes the most chic food containers out there, and they don’t only look nice: they hold a lot, they’re sturdy and durable, and they’re easy to clean. With a sleek design and a large capacity, this is a big step up from a plastic container.

$39.79 AT AMAZON

Check out more of our gift guides if you’re looking for gifting inspo!

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36 Camping Gift Ideas That Outdoorsy People Will Actually Find Useful

So, you have a camper in your life, and you are looking for some cool camping gifts you can impress them with this year? You may think they have everything they need to enjoy the great outdoors (from tents, to water bottles and canteens), but campers can never have enough gear— especially the hardcore campers who like to camp all year round and don’t care about the conditions. They’ll need backpacks, cookware for the outdoors, blankets, and more.

If you are looking for camping gift ideas that go beyond a tent and a stocking full of freeze-dried foods (although those items are always great gift ideas), then you’re in the right place. We’ve compiled a list f the best, and most unique gifts you can get for the camper in your life.

Best Camping Gifts

Coleman Tent

A tent is a must-have for all campers. This Coleman tent is lightweight, easy to put together and sleeps 8. (Which really means it sleeps four and there’s more room for wine and snacks.)

$219.99 AT AMAZON

Bisinna @ Person tent

If you’re looking to have a little romantic getaway with your partner, this Bisinna 2-person tent will provide the perfect little bubble (and is the best reason to leave the kids at home). It’s easy to put up, take down, and don’t worry, it will fit an air mattress if your back needs it.

$58.99 AT AMAZON

Sleepingo Sleeping Pad

Let’s face it— we aren’t spring chickens any more. If you are going to sleep on the ground, you probably need some support. This Sleepingo sleeping pad is rated one one of the best. It weighs less than a pound and will take up about as much space as a bottle of water in your camping gear.

$39.95 AT AMAZON

Nexgadget Utensil Set

If you are going to camp, you are going to eat outside. A Nexgadget utensil set  comes with 27 pieces— everything you need  to grill over a fire, or head out for a picnic. It has enough silverware for a family of four, plenty of cooking utensils, and (most importantly) comes with a wine opener.

$59.99 AT AMAZON

Surviveware First Aid Kit

Hopefully nothing will happen on your camping adventure (but let’s face it, if you have kiddos with you, something is going to happen), but it’s nice to bring along this Surviveware first aid kit just in case. This pack weighs about a pound, and has all the things you’d need for a camping emergency.

$36.95 AT AMAZON

Jolly Green Products Marshmallow Sticks

Roasting things is a must on any camping trip. These stainless steel roasting forks from Jolly Green Products are great for marshmallows, hot dogs and sausages. These are durable and sturdy and will last for all your camping adventures.

$23.99 AT AMAZON

Vont Spark Headlamp

You do lots of things in the dark so give the camping lover in your life the gift of light. Headlamps like this Vont spark headlamp allows you to make the camping experience magical for everyone else (while you run yourself ragged) hands-free.

$13.99 AT AMAZON

Coleman Cot

Sleeping on the ground isn’t anyone’s idea of fun (unless you are four), and this best-selling Coleman cot will save your back (and your shoulders, neck, and head).

$43.99 AT AMAZON

Coleman Xtreme Cooler

An extended stay in the wild means you are going to need food that will last. If you don’t want to feast on freeze dried meals the whole time, this Coleman Xtreme camper will keep ice for up to five days, so bring all the burgers and chicken nuggets.

$64.99 AT AMAZON

Teton Sports Scout 3400 Backpack

Any experienced camper knows a flimsy backpack is uncomfortable and doesn’t have the space for all the camping essential. This Teton backpack is the perfect gift and is an Amazon favorite.

$75.77 AT AMAZON

Vont Camping Lanterns

Whether you are telling ghost stories, or trying to put bait on a hook before sunrise, these Vont lanterns will come in handy. They come in a pack of four so the kids can take them in their tents and read themselves to sleep (while you catch up on Instagram in peace.

$27.99 AT AMAZON

Gold Armour Camping Cookware Set

Whether the camper you are shopping for is a chef or not, they are going to have to cook on a camping trip (unless Uber Eats delivers way out there?). A Gold Armour Cookware has everything they’ll need in one set.

$29.99 AT AMAZON

Coleman Camping Stove

If your camper sucks at starting fires, this Coleman best- selling gas camping stove will come in handy. No need to bring matches or wait for the for the coals to get warm. This stove has plenty of room to cook all your favorite and side panels to protect your eats from the elements.

$43.88 AT AMAZON

Arcturus Wool Blanket

Everyone loves the gift of warmth, especially those who enjoy camping. This Arcturus wool blanket is large, incredibly warm and washable.


$40.00 AT AMAZON

EnerPlex Airbed

If a sleeping bag just won’t cut it, give your camper this EnerPlex never-leak airbed. It’s made specifically for camping and comes with a high speed pump (so you can save your hot air for other activities).

$69.95 AT AMAZON

Kipida Solar Shower

Outdoor showers are pretty heavenly. This portable shower by Kipida can hold up to five gallons of water and heat it using solar energy in a few hours. This gift tells your camper there’s no reason for them to be smelly—even if you are living outside for a while.

$19.99 AT AMAZON

Marchway Floating Waterproof Bag

A waterproof bag like this one from Marchway is key if you are going to camp by the water. It’s a great place to keep clothes, your phone, and prized snacks from getting wet.

$17.99 AT AMAZON

Camelbak Classic Hydration Pack

Hydration is key when you are camping out in the elements, regardless of the weather. If your camper doesn’t have a Camelbak, it’s time to gift them one. This one holds a ton of water and saves the hassle of having to pack water bottles and fill them up constantly.

$54.99 AT AMAZON

Unique Camping Gifts

MalloMe Camping Hammock

If you’re looking for a bit more adventure than pitching a tent and sleeping on the ground, this MalloMe camping hammock is for you. It’s the perfect size for two people, and is easy to set up.

$21.99 AT AMAZON

LiminAID PackLite Charger

LuminAID came up with a way to provide light and charge your phone using solar power which makes this a must-have for any camper in your life. Even if you want to unplug for the duration of your camping trip, you may still need to contact someone (or kill some time on Pinterest.)

$49.95 AT AMAZON

4Monster Microfiber Towel

Instead of packing bulky beach towels on your camping trip, 4Monster lightweight towels are the way to go. They come in a unique carrying case that doesn’t take up a lot of room, they absorb water and dry out ultra fast.

$12.99 AT AMAZON

RedSwing Reclining Camping Chair

If reclining is more what your camper loves, then gift them this reclining chair from RedSwing. It has a foot rest and side drink holder they will love after a long day of putting up a tent, making a camp fire (and ensuring everyone else’s needs are met).

$59.99 AT AMAZON

Sleepingo Double Sleeping Bag

This Sleepingo Double Sleeper is the perfect gift for the campers who like to snuggle. It’s lightweight and comes with two travel pillows.

$57.95 AT AMAZON

IceFox Inflatable Sofa

A regular floating device simply will not do— every camper needs to get this IceFox inflatable sofa to make their camping adventures that much more interesting.

$35.99 AT AMAZON

Amacool Portable Fan

Those tents can get stuffy, so give your camping lover this portable fan they can take with them during the hot months.

$24.99 AT AMAZON

Sumpri Pocket Chainsaw

If you aren’t going to a campground and are really roughing it, a pocket chainsaw like this one from Sumpri is going to be essential for getting firewood to stay warm and cook with. It also comes with a fire starter kit so no one will  have to rub sticks together because they forgot the damn matches or lighter.

$16.95 AT AMAZON

LifeStraw Water Filter

This water filter from LifeStraw is an award winning camping tool. It makes a great gift for those hardcore campers who really like to rough it. It can filter up to 1,000 gallons of water without chemicals, doesn’t require batteries, and removes 99.9% of waterborne bacteria.

$17.35 AT AMAZON

Camco Portable Toilet Seat

Poop doesn’t stop just because you are camping. Give your camper the gift of happy pooping with this portable pot by Camco. It comes with bag liners and a secure lid that fits like a toilet seat so you’ll feel right at home when you drop one.

$27.17 AT AMAZON

Walkie Talkies For Kids

If the camper in your life is a tiny one, try these walkie talkies for kids by Obuby. They have a rage of up to three miles and will make the perfect gift for your little camper.

$31.99 AT AMAZON

Alprang-Us Space World Tent

The little campers need a space of their own when you head out for a family adventure. This Alpran-us space tent is perfect for outdoor and indoor use. So, if your trip gets rained out, they’ll probably be just as happy if you set this up in their room.

$34.99 AT AMAZON

Sog Folding Shovel

Campers like to be prepared when they are doing their thing. This foldable shovel by Sog is the perfect thing to buy any camper. It’s shovel but also a saw (it has a saw edge and the shovel blade rotates, so you can use it a as a hoe). Campers looove efficient products!

$24.98 AT AMAZON

Redux Glow-In-The-Dark Capture The Flag

Camping isn’t always about hiking, building fires (and drinking wine). A great gift for any camper is a glow-in-the dark game like this Redux flag football kit. It’s the perfect thing to have on hand for when the kids tell you they are bored.

$49.90 AT AMAZON

Mylivell LED Flashlight Gloves

These gloves that light up by Mylivell are the coolest gift you can get your camper. They will make it easy for them to fix the tent if it falls down at night, and grab you the right kind of chips from the snack stash.

$14.99 AT AMAZON

Giga Tent Pop Up Pod

Even though you are camping, you may still get motivated and want to change out of your clothes. This Giga pop up tent is a lot easier than trying to change in a tent with an audience. Your camping experience will be undeniably better with its own changing room.

$21.19 AT AMAZON

Doukey LED Camping Lights

Yes we need lights to see, but these Doukey LED lights have 4 modes and can create some ambiance during your camping adventure.

$11.98 AT AMAZON

Lamuro Storage Strap

You may not think you need storage when you are camping, but you do. A storage strap like this Lamuro one makes it easy to hang up your supplies and keep them off the damp ground or take up too much room in your tent.

$18.99 AT AMAZON

If you were inspired by the best camping gear to give the camper in your life, but done shopping for outdoor stuff, we bet you’ll love this list of the best yoga gear.

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33 Sweet Gifts Every Baker In Your Life Really Kneads

Shopping for the best gifts for bakers (or junior bakers) in our lives can really be looked at as giving a gift to ourselves this holiday season. Finding the perfect new tool (like an ice cream cream maker!) for making sweet treats that the bakers in our lives can’t wait to use will reap dividends when those delicious baked goods start rolling in as a thank you. Whether it’s unique cookie cutters or the latest and greatest kitchen gadget, those who love to cook and bake will find inspiration in even the most basic gear. Seriously, a banneton just looks like a basket, but has inspired the masses!

Baking is an exact science using precise measurements of ingredients; one small miscalculation (like our “helper” mistaking tsp for TBSP) and it’s an epic fail. Baking isn’t for everyone, but those who love it have found their niche. Their particular interest will help decide the kinds of gear that they would be jazzed to receive. Everything from a beautiful solid wood rolling pin to a personalized cookie stamp will thrill the cookie bakers. Whereas the pastry pros might enjoy a new set of pie weights or anything written by Christina Tosi (one of our favorite pastry chefs). Shopping for the beginner baker? Setting them up with the right tools (like an apron or helper stool) or even a classic pie plate can spark a lifelong love.

Not sure where to start? No worries, we’ve scoured the internet to compile the most beautiful and inspiring gifts for all the bakers in our lives. Let the taste testing begin!

Best Gifts for Bakers

Baker Knowledge - Wall Art

A true lover of all things baking will happily display this cute and colorful reminder of the rules of baking. Everything from the differences in types of flour to bake times for different cake pans is laid out in an easy-to-read- yet-also- stylish wall print.


Momofuku Milk Bar: A Cookbook

Christina Tosi is the guru of pastry (who also happens to have two James Beard Awards) and owner of her ever popular restaurant Milk Bar. Milk Bar has been turned into a series of cookbooks (including a just released kids’ cookbook) known for turning the rules of baking upside down and inside out. Tosi’s recipes are sure to be a hit with any baker!

$28.47 AT AMAZON

KitchenAid Professional 6-Qt. Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer

Any baker who doesn’t yet have a KitchenAid Stand Mixer should be gifted one immediately. Whether it’s mixing large batches, heavy ingredients, or simply not wanting to knead dough by hand, this beauty does it all. Part of the glory of owning a Stand Mixer is being able to display it on the counter all year long.

$479.99 AT AMAZON

KitchenAid Sifter and Scale Attachment

Nothing says saving time like the KitchenAid Sifter and Scale Attachment Tool for the KitchenAid Stand Mixer. Every baker knows that flour must be sifted in order for the recipe to come out its best. This genius attachment gives the gift of time to bakers by doing all the calculations and labor for them.

$130 AT QVC

SHARDOR Eletric Coffee & Spice Grinders

Freshly ground spices are unmatched in their taste. Gifting the SHARDOR Coffee & Spice Grinders will help take baker’s recipes to a whole new level by removing the bland jar seasonings and opening up a whole new world of fresh spices. Cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg? No problem! We can smell the apple pie now…

$42.95 AT AMAZON

Milk Bottle Measuring Cups

Every baker has their classic measuring cups, but Antropologie’s Milk Bottle Measuring Cups are not only kitchen counter cute but also fully functional. There is nothing worse than going to start on the next recipe only to realize your measuring cups are dirty. An extra set is always helpful!


Bread Baking Kit Gift Set

Homemade bread making has hit a whole new level in 2020 (just try and find yeast) and a banneton is the new must have kitchen tool. We love this Artisan Bread Making Set from The French Pantry for all of its inclusions from a baguette pan to a 9” banneton to dough scoring tool. It’s a one stop shop for everything bread!

$59.99 AT AMAZON

Vtopmart Airtight Food Storage Containers Set with Lids

One of the keys to successful baking is being able to find all of your ingredients and keeping them fresh! We love this pantry storage system from Vtopmart. The Airtight Food Storage Containers Set with Lids are a stackable and space-saving design, which helps make more efficient use of even the smallest spaces!

$34.99 AT AMAZON

Shaker Rolling Pin

A heavy, solid wood rolling pin is a must have for any baker’s kitchen. We love the simplistic beauty of this Shaker Rolling Pin from Vermont Rolling Pins. Heirloom quality (seriously it weighs 2 lbs!), this is designed to be rolling out pie crusts and cookie dough for generations to come.


Gifts for Cake Makers

78 pcs Baking Set & Cake Decorating Kit

Complete with everything one could possible need in order to create a beautiful looking cake, this 78-Piece Cake Decorating Kit from Cakebe is a cake maker’s dream. We love the turntable and the large variety (32 to be exact) of cake decorating tips and inclosed image guide.

$24.99 AT AMAZON

Cake Shapers by MiTBA

Truly a unique and genius idea to allow the baker in your life to unleash their creative beast. MiTBA’s Non-Stick-Silicone Baking Strips are designed to create any cake shape you could want. By interlocking the 4 flexible (and leak free) strips any design idea can become a reality!

$10.87 AT AMAZON

Cozysmart Angled Icing Spatula, Offset Cake Spatula Set with Wooden Handle

Offset spatulas are a must have for any cake maker. We love this set from Cozysmart for not only its budget-friendly price, but also the nice selection of spatula sizes offered giving the ability to do everything from a multi-tier wedding cake to a miniature cupcake with ease.

$10.59 AT AMAZON

Decor Bon Bon Cake Stand

With all the vintage charm and appeal of our grandmother’s antique cake stand, this Decor Bon Bon Cake Stand from Wayfair is as much of a show stopper as the cake itself. Perfect for birthday parties or just kitchen countertop decor, we love everything about this pretty little stand.


Gifts for Cookie Bakers

Wilton 3-Tier Collapsible Cooling Rack

Anyone with limited counter space or a curator of the ultimate cookie swap knows just how easily a regular cooling rack runs out of space. Give the gift of space with this Wilton 3-Tier Collapsible Cooling Rack this holiday season. Both the top and middle shelves lift up creating easy access to the bottom as a bonus!

$20.79 AT AMAZON

Nordic Ware Heirloom Cookie Stamps

Cookie stamps are a different take on traditional cookie cutters. These Nordic Ware Heirloom Cookie Stamps have a vintage look, but are easy to use and remove in true modern form. Easy enough for the kids to help with in grandma’s kitchen to make them feel like real bakers! Pro-tip: be sure to dip the stamp in either flour or sugar before stamping for the smoothest release.

$25.99 AT AMAZON

OXO Good Grips Cookie Press with Stainless Steel Disks and Storage Case

A cookie press is essential for producing any form of Italian-style cookies with perfection. Unlike the older models that may have been passed down to the bakers we know, the OXO Good Grip Cookie Press is easy to use and the see-through barrel makes dough dispensing a breeze.

$31.99 AT AMAZON

Embossed Rolling Pin & Snowflake Cookie Cutter Set

This mango wood Embossed Rolling Pin and Cookie Cutter Set spice up even the most simple sugar cookies. Leaving a pattern of trees and reindeer on the dough as you roll, less time can be spent decorating cookies and more time eating them!


Gifts for Pie Pros

Personalized Wood Pie Box

Bringing a pie to a party is easier said than done. When it’s hot out of the oven, it needs air to circulate underneath to cool it. When transporting it in the car, it needs to be flat so the delicious juices don’t spill, and putting it on the floor is just kind of gross. Insert a pie box. The most simplistic, yet awesome idea! Personalized so your pie maven can show up in style with pie cool and intact every time.


The Book on Pie: Everything You Need to Know to Bake Perfect Pies

Just released, The Book on Pie: Everything You Need to Know to Bake Perfect Pies Erin Jeanne McDowell is a tell all book of everything pie. “Including ways to mix pie dough for extra flaky crusts, storage and freezing, recipe size conversions, and expert tips for decorating and styling, before diving into the recipes for all the different kinds of pies: fruit, custard, cream, chiffon, cold set, savory, and mini,” according to Amazon. Yes please!

$31.50 AT AMAZON

Spring Chef Professional Pastry Cutter with Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Blades

Speaking of ways to mix pie dough, a pastry cutter is one of our favorites. Getting that cornmeal-like texture and progressing to dough that’s shaped like small peas is a cinch with Spring Chef’s Professional Pastry Cutter Tool. The wrist action involved creates a finished product that truly looks like a labor of love.


Folksy Super Kitchen Non-slip Silicone Pastry Mat Extra Large with Measurements

There is nothing worse than rolling out a perfect pie crust only to realize it’s about 2” too short for the deep dish pie plate. Folksy Super Kitchen’s Non-slip Silicone Pastry Mat Extra Large with Measurements creates a perfect plan for rolling out dough every time. We love that it measures up to 16” diameter for bigger pie plates!

$17.99 AT AMAZON

Happy Sales Stainless Steel Pastry Crimper and Sealer

When the edges of a homemade pie are perfectly crimped and styled, the home chef is really just showing off. Want to know a secret? It’s actually not that hard to do! Why not give the baker in your life the opportunity to produce a store quality product with the ease of Happy Sales’ Stainless Steel Pastry Crimper and Sealer?


Natural Ceramic Reusable Pie Weights

A good set of pie weights is essential to blind baking (pre baking the dough of a one crust pie). Most mamas we know use a bag of beans or rice to weigh down the crust. Gifting a designated set of pie weights not only makes the blind baking more effective but also will stop jeopardizing the pantry food supply!

$16.99 AT AMAZON

R&M International Leaves & Acorns Pastry Stampers

Nothing showcases a pumpkin pie in all of its glory like cute little pastry cutouts sprinkled on top. R&M International’s set of four pastry stampers of leaves and acorns add the perfect touch of fall to an already iconic pie. Easy to use, the compliments will surely pile up!

$14.93 AT AMAZON

Gifts for the Beginner Baker

AmazonBasics Reusable Silicone Baking Cups

One of the best gifts to encourage a beginning baker to keep going and try again is Reusable Silicone Baking Cups, like these fun and colorful ones from AmazonBasics. Silicone baking cups are waste reducing but also hassle free (aka dishwasher safe), saving both time and money constantly replacing the disposable paper ones.


Emile Henry Modern Classics Pie Dish

A good pie plate is also an essential piece of any baker’s arsenal. We love Emile Henry Modern Classics Pie Dish for its simplistic style and high quality guarantee (up to 10 years!). The company was founded nearly 200 years ago in France and has been producing life changing products (for bakers) ever since.

$39.99 AT AMAZON

KitchenAid 5-Speed Ultra Power Hand Mixer

A beginning baker may not be ready for the investment of a KitchenAid Stand Mixer just yet, but a quality hand mixer is a nice alternative. We love the bright and festive colors this KitchenAid 5 Speed Hand Mixer comes in, as well as the versatility it provides. Whipping up homemade cream? No problem; drop the beaters and a bowl in the fridge for a bit and they’re ready to go.

$69.99 AT AMAZON

Nordic Ware Harvest Mini Loaf Pan

For the occasional baker, having a few go-to variety pans can really motivate baking for the season. Nordic Ware’s Harvest Mini Loaf Pans are both cute and fully functional. Producing 6 mini pumpkin loaves at a time with fall festive designs they’re perfect for dropping off a little holiday cheer to the neighbors.


RSVP International Endurance Round Biscuit Cutters

There is nothing quite like a homemade biscuit, especially in the South. For the beginning baker, owning a set of biscuit cutters will not only inspire recipe testing, but can also be used for other things if it’s a flop. One of our favorite uses is to cut sandwiches for toddler or fruit for a fruit platter with the different sizes.

$11.00 AT AMAZON

Funny Gifts for Bakers

Saukore Funny Baking Aprons for Women

In 2020 when people are feeling all kinds of ways, why not encourage a more productive way to handle our emotions? Baking can be cathartic for the people who love it and no matter what, they still need a cute apron to wear while doing it!

$19.99 AT AMAZON

Blue Q Oven Mitt

A wise woman once said that the secret ingredient in every recipe is love. While that’s sweet, we love this answer so much more! It’s completely true that baked goods are never the same when made by two different people, even when the exact same recipe is used.

$14.99 AT AMAZON

3 Piece Fun Silicone Spatula Gift Set

Silicone spatulas are a must have in any kitchen, and definitely more than one. How else do you get the brownie bowl completely clean? We love the positive messages these spatulas spread, encouraging all of the bakers in our lives to embrace the chaos and just eat dessert.

$18.95 AT AMAZON

That's What I Do I Bake And I Know Things Shirt

Baking is really a science and therefore every baker has a lot of knowledge in their head. The “That’s What I Do I Bake And I Know Things Shirt” from BonnyTees on Etsy is available in 17 color options and up to a size 2XL. This is more than just a T-shirt, it’s a personalized statement of their awesomeness. It’s also a nod to Tyrion Lannister of Game of Thrones (we love when our many interests collide.)


Looking for my amazing gift ideas for everyone on your lift? Check out all of our gift guides (we’ve covered even the most difficult people to shop for)!

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26 Essential Gifts For The Family That Hikes

Do you have a loved one with a penchant for hiking and outdoor adventures? This season, show how much you care with some of the best gifts for hikers we could find. From hiking necessities like bags and boots to unforgettable hiking ephemera, your trailblazer will be obsessed with their new holiday goodies. People hike for all different reasons ranging from self-care to inspiration-hunting to exercise. Plus, you might just have a family that loves to hike, so these gifts aren’t just a luxury — they’re a necessity that moms, dads, and kids will need.

Nailing down why your spouse, friend, or sibling hikes will help you narrow down the overwhelming amount of gift ideas for hikers. Hiking is nourishing for the soul — and what can make it even better are some indulgent material touches. So pack up a water bottle and a healthy snack and get ready to send your loved ones outside — these awesome gifts are par for the course.

Hiking Necessities

Osprey Daylite Plus Daypack

Comfortable, functional, and sexy, the Osprey Daylite Plus Daypack can hold up to 20 liters worth of goodies for your daytrip needs. Available in 15 colors and made in durable and water-resistant nylon, the daypack is ideal for quick trips away from home or camp.

$64.95 AT AMAZON

Fjallraven Men's Raven 20L Backpack

For a special man in your life, the 5-color option Fjallraven backpack is a straightforward, clean look that pairs function and style. With a large pocket for a laptop (hello, digital nomads!) and smaller compartments for sunglasses, water bottles, and other essentials, this multi-use hiking pack will tempt your person to live on the road.

$65.94 AT AMAZON

HYDRO CELL Stainless Steel Water Bottle

Need water? The HYDRO CELL stainless steel water bottle is drip-free, sweat-free, and hassle-free. Designed to keep liquids cold for sunny summer hydration or hot for winter-trekking teas, these super sweet multicolored water bottles will quench your thirst and keep you looking cute. Offering up to 24 hours of cool and 8 hours of heat, you really can’t do better.

$20.99 AT AMAZON

KUYOU Hydration Pack

To stay hydrated during quick trips and keep heavy bags away, the KUYOU Hydration Pack is a simple and attractive option for men and women. This pack holds up to 2L of water and provides ultimate comfort. It’s a perfect accessory for folks who hike for exercise and want to keep things light and moving.

$28.98 AT AMAZON

TrailBuddy Adjustable Trekking Poles

Tough, adjustable, and comfortable, the infamous TrailBuddy Trekking Poles are here to save you from aches and pains of hiking. Offering a little assist while you sight-see, these poles are great for kids or adults and will get you up the mountain quickly. These poles feature supportive padded straps and a cork grip that will keep your hands from getting too sweaty in the action.

$34.99 AT AMAZON

Quiksilver Men's Bushmaster Sun Protection Floppy Bucket Hat

A desirable asset for more norm core hikers, this no-fuss bucket hat will keep the sun from your eyes and the sweat hidden. Available in 6 neutral colors, the Quiksilver bucket hat has an easily-adjustable chin strap, a classic embroidered Quiksilver logo, and a comfy 100% cotton feel.

$25.47 AT AMAZON

adidas Originals Women's Relaxed Adjustable Strapback Cap

Because who doesn’t love Adidas? Make your lady friends swoon over a gift of a classic strapback cap. Hikers love it because it keeps the sun out of their ideas. Regular people love it because it makes them look great. 100% cotton and available in basically every color you can imagine, this hat would make an easy and welcome addition to your friend’s hiking pack.

$21.86 AT AMAZON

DearMy 5Pack of Women's Multi Performance Cushioned Athletics Hiking Crew Socks

Whoever said socks are a careless gift can go f*** themselves. Everyone loves socks, especially hikers who need comfortability and to keep sweaty feet at bay. These cotton, moisture-wicking socks are a perfect gift for hikers from beginner to advanced. Extremely durable, breathable, and cozy, you won’t want to take them off.

$24.99 AT AMAZON

Swiss Safe 2-in-1 First Aid Kit

Keep friends and fam safe with this classic lightweight Swiss Safe First Aid Kit. Upgraded in 2020, this easy-to-pack kit offers everything you could need on a hiking trip, and even includes a mini-kit for super small trips.


Hiking Shoes

Timberland Retro Pack Euro Hiker Boot

A retro rendition of the popular Timberlands, these showstopping waterproof hikers are ready to see some sights! Made from sustainable leather, these kicks will last a while and will only gain more character over time. Offering plenty of support and a sturdy rubber outsole, these nice shoes are great in any terrain.


Women's Kinetic Caribou

For femme hikers more into the simple look and feel, the Sorel Kinetic Caribou provides a comfortable adventuring experience. With quality cowhide leather and a touch of felt, this waterproof footwear is ready to rock. Some reviewers mention the sizes are a bit narrow, so this is a perfect choice with hikers for little feet!

$159.95 AT AMAZON

SHAKA Hiker Sandal

Calling all summer hikers! The sandal spin on a hiker shoe will keep your feet cool and comfortable during warm midsummer hikes. With super-cushioned soles and secure straps abound, the ’90s inspired SHAKA sandals will get you leaping through forests and streams (or just looking great on the street).


Women's Explorer Winter Boot

Warm winter boots? Check. The fun doesn’t have to stop during the cold months. The Sorel insulated winter hiking boots will keep those tootsies warm in the snowiest of weather. Insulated from snow and slush, these cute kicks are a must-have for that upcoming holiday hike. Featuring generous support and protection, gifting these beauties is a no-brainer.

$139.95 AT AMAZON

Merrell Men's Alverstone Hiking Shoe

For a special man in your life, the Merrell Men’s Alverstone hiking shoe is sure to brighten up a spot under the tree. Adorned with a traditional lace closure and and sturdy-as-heck rubber sole, these shoes will accompany your guy on unforgettable hikes for years to come.

$79.95 AT AMAZON

Women's Crestvale Futurelight

For the ultimate splurge (and no buyer’s remorse), the Crestvale FUTURELIGHT beckons you. In breathable but impenetrable waterproof materials, these boots are designed for advanced hikers seeking to embark on challenging new trails.


Unique Hiking Gifts

100 Hikes of a Lifetime: The World's Ultimate Scenic Trails

From National Geographic, Andrew Skurka’s book, “100 Hikes of a Lifetime” will wow and inspire your special someone. These 100 hikes belong on any hiker’s goals list. With stunning photographs and engaging descriptions, this collection of hikes ranges in region and experience level. Reading it will make you want to lace up and get out immediately.

$31.50 AT AMAZON

Fitbit Charge 4 Fitness and Activity Tracker with Built-in GPS

If you know someone who hikes for fitness, help them track their goals and challenges with the award-winning Fitbit. This model offers the classic features of step counting and health tracking with additional bonuses like GPS, a Spotify add-on, a sleep tracker, and more. This will make life better for your hiker both on and off the hike.

$148.33 AT AMAZON

KODAK Printomatic Digital Instant Print Camera

Many hikers are also photographers. Your friends and family can print memories on-the-go with this adorable and packable KODAK instant-print camera. Record the sites without the danger of losing all your photos in the iCloud abyss. Nothing beats a printout picture of a good time. Now, you can decorate your home with all your adventures. Photos make easy gifts for family members who weren’t able to hit the trail, too.

$49.99 AT AMAZON

Bittersweet Take A Hike Tee

Know any hikers who seem to have it all? Surprise them with Bittersweet’s “Take A Hike Tee,” which is sure to bring smiles, trippy energy, and comfort to your loved one’s next adventure out. It’s a great gift for friends who are into hiking, getting stoned, or both at once.


Abstract Mountain in Daytime Canvas Prints

For art-lovers and hikers who don’t get out as much as they wish they could, a touch of nature in the home can go a long way. This trifecta of eye-catching nature portraits would go great above beds, mantels, or even towel racks. Bring a breath of fresh air into the home with high-quality canvas prints that are easy to hang and a sweet, unexpected surprise for your unique hiker.

$59.80 AT AMAZON

Michael Kors MK5004 Chelsea Sunglasses

Know a lady who loves to hike but needs a sick pair of sunglasses? As always, Michael Kors has you covered. These gold, aviator-style glasses will keep the sun out of her eyes while making sure she looks great. An excellent stocking stuffer, these Michael Kors glasses will have the recipient looking and feeling good on-the-go.

$55.99 AT AMAZON

Oakley Men's Oo9102 Holbrook Sunglasses

For the guys, we chose Oakley’s Holbrook sunnies. These timeless glasses are a must-have for men who tend to choose (and lose!) cheaper alternatives. Give them something to care for and look adorable in with these classic sunblockers.

$89.99 AT AMAZON

For Tiny Hikers

Merrell Kids' Chameleon 7 Access Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot

For kids who are dabbling in the hiking lifestyle, the Merrell Kids’ Chameleon boot will keep their feet looking adorbs while helping them feel supported. With a strong rubber sole and breathable fabric and suede, kids will feel their best on some of their first hikes.

$50.00 AT AMAZON

Mountaintop Kids Backpack

A must-have for sightseeing and memory-making (and all the objects that come with it!), the Mountaintop Kids Backpack comes in colors for every style and is perfect for boys and girls. With a large central space and multiple inside and outside pockets, this pack will keep kids organized and feeling good for long days out.

$23.99 AT AMAZON

Ray-Ban Kids' Rj9052s New Wayfarer Sunglasses

Because kids need sweet sunnies, too! Ray-Bans provide a timeless look for even the smallest of faces. These junior glasses come in a variety of colors, from statement-making pastels to earthy neutrals. Your favorite kid will love feeling sophisticated while getting outdoors with the grown-ups.

$73.00 AT AMAZON

The Hike: (Nature Book for Kids, Outdoors-Themed Picture Book for Preschoolers and Kindergarteners)

Know a little one who’s a bit nervous to hit the trails for the first time? We don’t blame them! Help get them excited and ready for a family adventure with Alison Farrell’s “The Hike,” a beautiful adventure book about three girls who set out to conquer the wonders of the unknown.

$16.19 AT AMAZON

Like what you see? Now that you have gifts for your hikers on lock, you can find more gift guides and holiday shopping tips for any personality type here

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