Gifts for the Hunter

Great Gifts for Hunters and Huntresses


It’s time to start shopping for Christmas 2017!

Getting the right gift for the hunter or the huntress can be a bit challenging. Particularly if you are not into guns yourself.

Here are some great gift ideas for your hunter and gun lover.

Everyone wants to give special gifts full of meaning to the receiver. That’s one of the main reasons I wanted to blog about this. What can you get for someone who loves hunting and guns and you do not? Or what do you get for the hunting and gun lover who seemingly has EVERYTHING!

And on a side note, I never recommend anyone buying a gun for someone else UNLESS you know for sure that person wants one. Shooting a gun is like wearing a pair of the right fitting jeans. There is NOT one size all.

Here are a few ideas that I have come up with. And just for the record, this list works for both the male and female hunter.

I hope you will find this list helpful for getting your special friend something that he or she will really appreciate.

Good luck in your present hunting!

You can continue reading to see the entire list or you can use the Table of Contents to skip to the gift idea that intrigues you the most.


Kelly Kettle Ultimate Stainless Steel Large Base Camp Kit

Gift Ideas for the Hunter


This kettle is an excellent choice for anyone who is a survivalist, likes to go camping or hunting in the back country or even likes camping with the Boy Scouts. It has everything that you need to easily boil water and cook your food to survive.

Personally, my favorite two things about this product is that it is made of stainless steel and it only weighs 7 pounds. Stainless steel is one of the best options for your health to cook in and the size makes it very easy to carry around.

What does it use for fuel?

This piece of equipment is so cool. You can use your garbage for fuel! You don’t need fuel tanks, propane, or to lug around big pieces of wood. Twigs, pine cones, and leaves will easily fuel this component.

It is possible to use BBQ briquettes but it will take longer to boil water with them then sticks.

What does the package include?

You have everything you need to get by on except water and the food that you want to cook.

The package includes the base camp kelly kettle that holds 1.6 liters of water, a cook set with a 32 oz pot, frying pan and lid, 2 piece grill set, 2 stainless steel kelly cups with CooLipTM protectors so you don’t burn your lips, and pot gripper. It also comes with two stainless steel plates/bowls.

There is support for cooking above a chimney.

You can only bring the hobo stove with you on a day hike and leave the rest at your campsite.

What is the warranty?

Two years!

How easy is it to carry around?

It only weighs 7 pounds. It also includes a storage bag and cooking utensils so you don’t have to ruin your own. The bag allows you to pack all the components together to easily carry it.

You can even take it easily with you in your car, checked in on your next flight, or on the train!

What can you use it for?

Sterilizing water, boiling rice, cooking oatmeal, boiling eggs, and anything else you want to cook or eat up.

How rugged is it?

It is rugged and reliable and will last a lifetime. The fire base is machine pressed from a single piece of heavy gauge stainless steel.

Are there any downsides?

While the company is American, all the parts are made in Hong Kong. This is might be a disappointment for those who are determined to buy everything Made in the U.S.A.

It will boil over if you put too much water in it.

It is not recommended that you carry water in your kettle in your backpack as it is not designed to be a water carrier. That being said you could do it if you are very careful to keep it upright, but it is not perfectly water tight.

Is there a video to explain how it works?



I’m ready to purchase the Kelly Kettle Large Basecamp Kit. Take me to Amazon now!

Retevis RT6 IP67 Waterproof VHF/UHF Two Way Radio 5/3/1W Transceiver 136-174Mhz /400-520Mhz with Waterproof Earpiece(2 Pack) and Programming Cable(1 Pack)


When backpacking or hunting you can’t always rely on cell service and that’s why a two-way radio is such an awesome gift!

What are the main features of the Retevis Two Way Radio?

  • It is dust proof and waterproof. This is a must-have when spending times outdoors. It is submersible in 1 meter of water for 30 minutes.
  • Voice activation allows the user to use it handsfree. This is great for the hunter or camper that is carrying around multiple pieces of equipment.
  • You can set it on high power or low power to conserve energy.
  • If there is an emergency you can use it built in brightness LED and emergency SOS. In other words, it also works as a flashlight or emergency alerting system.
  • It as up to 128 channels.
  • It has an HD screen.
  • There are large rubber buttons that are easy to use.
  • Battery life is up to 10 hours.

What does the package include?

It has two of the following:

  • Waterproof Ear Pieces
  • Waterproof Li-ion battery packs
  • US Adapters
  • Desktop Chargers
  • Belt Clips that rotate 360 degrees
  • Antennas
  • Hand Straps
  • Manuals in English
  • Programming Cable

How big is it?

The unit is 5.24 inches, 1.65 inches, 2.56 inches and weighs 6.4 ounces.

What is the warranty?

This is interesting because according to the product description on Amazon they will work with you to find a “win-win” situation. I am not exactly sure what that means, but I think it implies that they are willing make their customers as happy as they can.

They do, however, clearly provide a 1-year warranty with a 30 day no questions asked return policy.

In particular, they offer a 1 Year warranty for radio body and 2-month warranty for radio accessories including the radio antenna, battery, belt clips, earpiece, and charger.

What is the range?

Up to 3 miles depending on the terrain.

Any downsides?

  • Some people don’t like that you have to use their battery.
  • You can only program it with windows 7.

Wow! The Retevis RT6 IP67 Waterproof VHF/UHF Two Way Radio is a perfict gift. Please take me to Amazon now!

Celestron 71370 8×42 Granite Binocular (Black)

These binoculars would make any all around hunter very happy to receive for a gift! And these are one of the most versatile bins that you will find that will also make birders happy.

What are the main features of the Celestron 71370 8×42 Granite Binouclars?

  • The clarity is amazing and the magnification will help them easily pinpoint their target. You can expect to get a clear picture down to 6.5 feet and you will also enjoy a field of view of 426 feet.
  • They are waterproof and fog proof which is great for those hunters and survivalists who plan to spend time outside in extreme temperatures.
  • Their magnesium alloy body stands up better than aluminum.
  • The lenses are fully multi-coated and the objective lens is made with ED glass.

Click here if you want to read a full review that I wrote on several different types of Celestron Binoculars.

The Best Celestron Binoculars for Hunting and Bird Watching

How much do these Celestron Binoculars weight?

They only weigh 24 ounces so they are not that difficult to carry.

Can you wear glasses and use them?

Eye relief is 17 mm so those will glass will still be able to easily use them.

What kind of warranty do they come with?

A lifetime limited warranty.

Are they made in the US?

No. The company is American but they manufacture their products in Taiwan.

Please take me to Amazon now! I think Celestron 71370 8×42 Granite Binocular (Black) are a perfect gift.

Leatherman – MUT Multi-Tool, Black with Molle Brown Sheath (FFP)

The greatest multi-tool EVER!

When you are in the backcountry hiking, hunting, or camping you need to pack light. And this multi-tool gives you just about everything you need in one small and convenient package.

What does the Leatherman MUT Multi-Tool include?

This bad boy features 16 tools:

  • Needle nose pliers
  • Regular pliers
  • 154CM replaceable wire cutters
  • 154CM replaceable hard-wire cutters
  • stranded-wire cutters
  • electrical crimper
  • 420HC combo knife, saw
  • replaceable cutting hook
  • hammer
  • bolt override tool
  • replaceable bronze carbon scraper
  • #8-32 cleaning rod/brush adapter
  • replaceable firearm disassembly punch
  • carabiner/bottle opener
  • large bit driver.

What are features of the MUT Multi-Tool?

You can use the handle of the MUT to store Leatherman tool bits while you are in the middle of a job.

It easily attaches to your belt loop or pocket with the removable clip instead of using a sheath. Or you can take the clip off and use a sheath instead. A sheath is not included.

How easy is the MUT to use?

You can easily keep one hand free for other uses while you operate this tool.

How big is the Leatherman Multi-Tool it?

It is 11.2 ounces and 5 inches closed. The blade length is 3 inches.

What are some reasons gun owners love the MUT?

  • The MUT features multiple tools for cleaning rods and brushes.
  • You will find it also has a 3/8” wrench and front-sight adjustment accessory
  • If you shoot AR-15s and M-16s you will find its pin removal punch quite handy.
  • It has a bronze carbon scraping tool that will not damage steel parts.
  • Everything is in one place and easy to access.

Does the black coating hold up?

Reviews report that it holds up quite well.

How much is shipping?

It is free with purchase.

How long is the warranty?

It is 25 years. Yes, you read that right!

What are the cons?

For many it is expensive. There are some negative Amazon reviews and it still boasts 4.6 stars.

Is it made in the USA?

Leatherman Tool Group is proud to stay local and use American workers.

I think this may be the perfect gift. Please take me to Amazon for further details!


WARN 885005 PullzAll 24V Cordless Electric Pulling Tool


You can seriously make life a lot easier for your hunting friend or family member with this cool gift.

They can use it to hang a deer, fix fences, drag their four wheeler up into the back of their truck, pull big game out of the woods, hoist their gear up into their deer stand, and more.

This baby can lift up to 1000 pounds. Just imagine how helpful that could be. It comes in several colors and a cordless and corded version. It comes with a variable speed trigger, a versatile swivel anchor hook, 15 feet of wire rope, and an industrial grade hook.

What are its dimensions?

It’s 17 pounds and 19x13x12 inches. Each color weighs a bit different.

What does it come with?

The unit comes with two batteries and a charger.

How do you operate it?

Using it is quite simple with only four easy steps:

  • First you will need to secure the tool with the swivel anchor hook.
  • Next you want to power out up to 15 feet of the wire rope and connect it to the item with the rigging hook.
  • Set the directional switch to the desired position, either forward or backward.
  • Squeeze the trigger to start the movement.

What colors does it come in?

Camouflaged, orange, and red. Each color is also a difference price.

Can you charge it from a car or truck?



Gerber Zombie Apocalypse Survival Kit [30-000601]

The Gerber Zombie Apocalypse Survival Kit is the very definition of a bad ass gift!

I’ll be frank. I am not one to worry about zombies . . . and yet this kit appealed to me as it contains so many useful tools to the outdoorsman and woman.

I tend to like bundled offers that think of everything and keep my items in order. It comes with a sturdy canvas carrying case that fits that requirement. It even has reinforced sticking to make sure that it stands up to abuse.

So, what’s included in the Gerber Zombie Apocalypse Survival Kit?

  • Three knives including: Gerber LMF II Infantry, Gerber DMF folder, and Gerber Epic
  • You will also find two machetes. They are the Gerber Gator Machete, and Gerber Gator Machete Pro.
  • Who doesn’t need a Bear Grylls Survival Series Parang!
  • It is also very practical to have a Gerber Camp Axe II high performance axe.

Can you give me a little more detail about each of the tools inside?

  • The first machete called the Gator as both fine and serrated edges.
  • The Gator Pro is super versatile as it an axe, knife or machete.
  • The Parang is modeled after a traditional jungle machete and has an angled blade.
  • The Epic knife’s blade is coated with titanium nitrate and even has an integrated bottle opener!
  • The DMF Folder is just like it sounds. It folds and is therefore great for everyday carry.
  • The LMF II is 10 inches long and can be used as a spear tip. I don’t think you can get anymore manly than that! Or ladies, you will just increase your reputation for being kick-ass!
  • The axe is made with a forged steel head and its handle is made of nylon. It also comes with a molded plastic sheath.

How much space does it take up?

It only weighs 11.3 pounds and measures 28 x 12 x 6 inches.

It is made in the USA?

Some of it is. Most of it is not.

  • Item #22-01629…LMF II INFANTRY BLACK…USA
  • Item #2230-000176 EPIC,SE,DP,BOX…CHINA
  • Item #2231-000216 06 FAST CLIP HOLDER…CHINA
  • Item #2231-000698 PARANG MACHETE EQU507…CHINA
  • Item #2231-000705 EQU508 GATOR MACHETE PRO…CHINA
  • Item #2231-000758 MACHETE, GATOR…CHINA
  • Item #2231-000914 AXE, CAMP II…FINLAND
  • Item #2233-003991 SHEATH, KIT WALKING DEAD…USA
  • Item #2233-004012 APOCALYPSE KIT-Z, SHIP BOX…USA

What is the warranty?

They offer a limited lifetime warranty in North America. And this is limited to 25 years outside of North America. They warranty the product to be free of defects for the original owner only. They will not cover anything that they deem due to misuse.

Take me to Amazon now! This is the perfect gift!


GoPro HERO4 Silver and the GoPro Sportsman Mount

Now if this isn’t a fun present than I don’t know what is! How about getting your loved one a camera that they can mount to their shotgun, revolver, airlift, paintball gun, pellet gun, bow, or fishing rod.

This is, of course, a two part present. You need a GoPro and the GoPro Sportsman Mount to make it work. You can use any GoPro that you want. I recommend the GoPro HERO4.

GoPro HER04 Silver

This camera has so much functionality that makes it loved by many.

  • You’ll get easy camera control, playback, and shot framing with the built in touch display.
  • The camera shoots stunning video in both 1080p60 and 720p120 video.
  • It can shoot pictures up to 30 frames per second with 12 MP photos. This is essential when you are hoping for shots while shooting a gun or a bow.
  • It comes set up with built in wifi and bluetooth support.
  • You can create and save short video clips on the camera.
  • There is a HiLight page which allows you to highlight key moments for playback, editing, and sharing.
  • It’s waterproof to 131 feet – an essential feature when shooting outdoors in all weather conditions.
What will I find in the GoPro HERO4 Silver package?
  • HERO4 Silver Camera
  • 131’ Standard Housing
  • Touch Backdoors and Skeleton
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • Curved Adhesive Mount
  • Quick Release Buckles
  • 3-Way Pivot Arm
  • USB Cable

Take me to Amazon right now so I can check out more about this cool gift!

What are the dimensions of the GoPro HERO4?

It weighs 5.1 ounces and measures 2.8 x 2.8 x 1.5 inches.

What are some downsides?

The package comes with a waterproof case but the HERO4 Silver does not come with the remote control. However you can download a free app which will give you remote features.

Some people complain that the battery life is too short.

GoPro Sportsman Mount

You need to purchase this accessory to mount the GoPro to your gun, rifle, fishing rod or bow

The cool thing is that you can film and take photos of yourself shooting and fishing.  If you want to look forward and backward simultaneously you can mount two Go Pros.

What is included with the GoPro Sportsman Mount?
  • Sportsman Mount
  • Standard and Skeleton Backdoor Mounts
  • Center and Side Brackets
  • Assorted Mounting Hardware
What does the mount fit on?

It fits on 0.4” to 0.9” (10mm to 23mm) diameter gun barrels, bow components, fishing rod grips, most shotguns, rifles, revolvers, airsoft and pellet and paintball guns.

How is it mounted?

To mount the Go Pros HER04 you will need to get the GoPro Sportsman Mount. It can be mounted below or to the side of the barrel. And you don’t have to worry about it falling off during recoil as the mount easily keeps it in place.

It simply has an adjustment lever that you screw in and out.

What size is the mount?
  • The mount is 12.8 ounces and 4.2 x 2.8 x 6.9 inches.
Will the mount reflect?

The mount is a matte black finish that makes sure it is not easily visible.

Why did you recommend the GoPro HERO4 rather than the GoPro HERO5, which is the newest model?

Well, new is not aways the best. The GoPro HERO4 has much higher ratings and reviews on Amazon. Personally I try higher ratings and more reviews than newer with less reviews and less ratings. But that’s just me. You can also find the GoPro HERO5 by clicking here to Amazon if the newest and latest is the most important factor for you!

The mount works for all GoPro Cameras.

What is the warranty on GoPro Products?

GoPro will replace your product free of charge if there are any manufacturing defects from one year from the original date of purchase. It does not cover negligence.

Take me to Amazon now so I can learn more about the GoPro Sportsman Mount.

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The Leica Rangemaster CFR 1000 R Rangefinder makes a great gift.


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