Find here a few unique gift ideas for hunters and show your appreciation without breaking the bank.
Gifts For Hunters
Hunting can be a sport, a hobby and even a passion for many people. For My Hunter, hunting is the three of them; one of the few outdoor sports he practices, a hobby to enjoy with his "pack" and a passion that he has developed in order to keep his farming land free of detrimental wild animals for his own animals and crop.
I must admit that every Christmas and birthdays I have the same problem... what to buy to an outdoor's man. A man who works and enjoys the outdoors is not like your usual city man who would be happy with a perfume or any type of toiletries, nice clothes or shoes, or any other present. Outdoor men are more in tune with nature and will appreciate gifts that make their outdoor experience more pleasant. If you are looking for a gift for that special friend or relative who enjoys the outdoors, wildlife and hunting do not despair, not all hunting related gifts are excessively expensive or gun related.
Here you will find a few suggestions to surprise a hunter while keeping within a reasonable budget.
My Top Hunter’s Gifts Under $30
- Books: A good hunter appreciates to be well informed. The most appropriate books are those with lots of tips and beautiful pictures.
- Hunting apparel: Even if your hunter already has full hunting gear, an extra pair of gloves, a hat, trousers or jacket, will be very welcome.
- Hunter safety gadgets: here you can choose from danger signs to safety and survival kits.
- A hunting permit for a specific area.
500 Deer Hunting Tips: Strategies, Techniques & Methods
My Top List Of Hunting Gifts Under $30
1. A Good Hunting Book like "500 Deer Hunting Tips: Strategies, Techniques & Methods" (The Complete Hunter) $17.55
Looking for the perfect gift to show your appreciation to your hunter? Well, what about a book on deer hunting tips and techniques. Hunters are always looking to improve their hunting skills and this book is full of tips that even seasoned hunters will appreciate. Easy to read and to follow thanks to detailed how-to photography.
The author of the book is a regular featured writer for Deer & Deer Hunting, NRA American Hunting, Petersen's Hunting, and Harris Publications. Bill Vaznis has been published in almost every major outdoor magazine in North America, so probably "your hunter" has already heard about him and his skills.
If you go to the Amazon page and read the book reviews, you will notice that the people who bought this book enjoyed every page of it so it could be the perfect gift for your hunter. Good for beginners as well as experienced hunters, you will notice that even the most seasoned hunters found something new to learn with the hunting strategies and techniques explained in this book. And, even if "your hunter" doesn't like reading, he will enjoy the numerous illustrations and photos in this complete hunter's guide. After all who doesn't love beautiful outdoor and wildlife photos?
This is a book that even non-hunters will enjoy as it could also be used by nature lovers to watch deer in the wild. To understand why they are in a specific spot, where are the best places to see them eating or mating, understanding their travel routes, and so on.
For less than $20 this book is a bargain for its price and it will be an excellent gift not only for adults but also for older children interested in wildlife and hunting.
2. Another good book is "Tracking And The Art Of Seeing: How To Read Animal Tracks"
With the use of a field guide, anyone can successfully read animal tracks to get a reliable indicator of the animal's habits. This book is a field guide to learn to read animal tracks and signs. Written by tracking expert and renowned nature photographer Paul Rezendes it specializes on North American wildlife.
This is a number 5 best seller book dealing with Animal behaviour. It is also an excellent reference book for hikers and nature lovers.
When buying a field guide as a present, do buy one that contains information about tracking animals who live in the part of the country where "the hunter" lives to eliminate species that are not relevant to the area. Your hunter will absolutely love this book as it will help him to decode animal's behaviours and learn about his target's habits.
Survival Kit For Less Than $13
3. Survival Kit In A Sardine Can. Great Gift Item, And The Price Is Right! Buy several.
For under $13 you can get this fantastic Christmas stocking filler with 25 survival items in a genuine air-tight, waterproof, crushproof sardine can. I just love it. It is so small and yet efficient. I even carry one in my handbag, just in case you know; after all, I live in rural France and I have to drive in solitary country roads every day, so who knows... I hope I never need to open my Sardine can, but if I ever need a survival kit I know I have one handy waiting in my handbag.
With this small survival kit once it is open you can boil water in the can for your tea, use the first aid supplies to survive the wilderness, fish with the hook and line, orientate yourself with its miniature compass, the options are endless!
This survival kit can be very useful in an emergency situation. It might not have everything one might need, but it is inexpensive, easy to carry (it fits in the palm of your hand, a jean pocket, etc) and with a little use of brains it can really save lives in an emergency situation. You can even use the can itself as a signal mirror if needed!
The perfect gift for hunters but also for hikers, campers, climbers, boaters, skiers, sledders, fishermen, off-roaders, travelers, cyclists. The ideal gift for all those who enjoy the outdoors. It may seem a little gimmick, but a useful gimmick it is and I recommend everyone have at least one of these kits for their hunter. Of course, there are several higher quality survival kits in the market but they are bigger and pricier and the chances are that a weekend hunter will not need such elaborate survival kit. This survival kit in a can is just ideal for the weekend hunter and outdoors enthusiast.
Survival Kit Sardine Can Review
4. Hunter’s Gloves
This is the perfect gift if you want to save your hunter's hands. During the summer or in very hot and sunny areas, gloves will be a good protection from sunburn. During the winter; they will keep your man's hands safe from the freezing cold, and at any other season they will save his hands from scratches and small cuts from bushes and thorns. Even survival instructors at the Air Force Academy consider gloves an essential item in a surviving kit!
Camo net gloves have extra-long cuffs for comfort and Grip-Tech dots for better handling. The advantage of these gloves is that one size fits most. They are perfect for handling hunting equipment and for less than $7 it makes a good stocking filler.
5. Hunter's Vest
Here is a gift for someone who has been very, very, very good. This Deluxe Sportsmen's Utility Vest is great for any season, easy to fit with numerous pockets so your hunter can keep everything he needs handy. The vest has 2 large inside pockets and several outside ones. For extra comfort, the shoulder straps are padded and the back of the vest has a detachable seat cushion.
A very important point for any hunter is that this vest is made with a very soft and quiet material to avoid any unnecessary noise.
Hunters who bought this product found it a very good product for the price. Perfect for carrying everything your hunter needs in a hunting trip from a large bottle of water to cell phone, GPS, food, etc.
6. Hunter's t-shirt
This is a gift that you cannot go wrong with. A t-shirt is always useful in any occasion and at least you can be certain that your gift will be used many, many times.
A 100% cotton t-shirt hand dyed with water based inks. Very soft to the touch, this t-shirt is a great gift for any hunter. Just now, there is a special offer and you can receive a free t-shirt for every for you buy.
7. Danger Sign
If you’ve ever gone hunting you know how dangerous it could be to encounter any unexpected visitors walking through your hunting area. To avoid this, you can use this hunter safety pop-up signs, collapsable and easy to carry and position on the woods.
This is a very simple but great accessory to politely inform walkers and other hunters that someone is already hunting in the area.
Hunter Safety System is a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative deer hunting gear and hunting equipment for the serious hunter.
Hunting Dog Camouflage
8. Hunting Dog Blind Killer Weed Kit
Now, isn’t this cute? Dogs are not only a man’s best friend but they are also a hunter’s best partner and most hunters would not leave the house without their dogs. Unfortunately, dogs can be somehow boisterous and there is a delicate balance between concealing a dog and providing him with a good window to watch the action. This is where dog blinds become handy. Sometimes you just can’t beat a commercially manufactured dog blind. Layout-style blinds designed for field hunting have become very popular in recent years.
Dog blinds are by far the most effective way to conceal and also to protect a hunting dog. But they are more effective if used in combination with a good blind killer weed kit to make sure the blind blends with the natural surroundings and remains effective.
Good for using in most environments this blind killer weed kit is designed to blend into fresh-cut grain fields. Not only you will conceal his best friend, but it will also help to protect him from the environment. Great for hunting in just about any environment including cut grain fields, willows, flooded fields, etc.
This is a very popular gift with hunters who target ducks and geese in picked grain fields. Of course hunters can make their own blind concealers but this blind killer weed kit will save him precious time that he can enjoy hunting rather than cutting grass to conceal his dog blind.
Hunting geese and ducks can be a very enjoyable and rewarding experience. If your hunter uses this kit for his blinds on his next hunt, he will notice a difference in how close he can get geese to commit. An ideal gift for a hunter for less than $30. And if you really have some extra cash to spoil your hunter why not team it up with a dog blind, you can find them for as little as $80.
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Rodney Fagan from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City on December 17, 2011:
I would rather hunt with my camera, and preserve my memories of the shot, curse the ones that got away, rejoice in that perfect capture.
Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on December 14, 2011:
Rodney: No offence taken. Like you say we are all free to make our own choices.
Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on December 13, 2011:
Rodney: I understand your point. I was against hunting for a while myself, until I saw how it was practised. In France, hunting is heavily regulated and you are only able to hunt certain species and only at certain times of the year.
As I see it now, hunting (for eating) is not any worst than buying your meet at a supermarket. In a way one could argue that it is more human to hunt a bird (who has the chance to scape) than to keep chickens in cages the whole of their lives until they end up on supermarket's shelves.
I must add, however, that I am against hunting endangered species just for the fun ot it.
Rodney Fagan from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City on December 13, 2011:
Sorry Princessa, This is one "area" where you and I differ greatly.
That when arming yourself and equiping yourself with protective gear, then going in and to hunt an animal, is treated as a sport, especially now! When entire species have already been exterminated! I do not think of it as a sport.
For it to be a sport, then hunt by all means, only put yourself at the same level as the quarry!
Do it by hand, take a deer or a bushpig on in hand to "hand" combat, then that could be some form of sport.
Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on November 28, 2011:
LadyLyell: Hi, we go hunting in the Indre department, in Tendu where we have the farm. But there are lots of places around where you can hire the land to go hunting.
LadyLyell from George, South Africa on November 25, 2011:
Most enjoyable read! Where do you go hunting or your huband? My husband and his father liked hunting too.