Gift Guide: Best Gifts for Hunters in 2018

We want to make gift-giving easy for you this year, that’s why we’ve compiled our editors’ favorite hunting gear to gift in 2018. Here is part two of 2018’s best gifts for hunters featuring firearms, ammo, camping gear, and more. Also, while you’re here, make note of your favorites, giving a gift to yourself is always nice, too!

Hi-Point Firearms
Gun enthusiasts love Hi-Point because of their tradition of manufacturing reliable, accurate, quality firearms at an affordable price. The 1095TS carbine is perfect for hunting (in states allowing a straight wall cartridge), home defense with a large variety of self-defense ammo or at the range just ringing steel. It features a rugged polymer stock, recoil-dampening butt plate and protected iron sights. It’s designed with a flat-black receiver shroud and a threaded barrel for suppressor mounting. Specs include a 10-round detachable box magazine, single-stage trigger with a 6-pound pull, it weighs 7 pounds and has a 17.5-inch barrel. A gift sure to be appreciated!
Taxidermy Gift Certificate
A unique gift idea this Christmas would be a gift certificate for taxidermy at reputable taxidermists such as Caribou Ridge Taxidermy, Matt Potter Taxidermy, Wild Reflections Taxidermy, Naturally Wild Taxidermy and Dahlberg’s Taxidermy. Their work is impeccable and backed by many years of expertise. This would truly be a gift to last a lifetime.
Vortex Optics Razor HD LH Riflescope
Top-tier glass and precision machining in an ultra-sleek, lightweight package define the Razor HD LH. It is simple, elegant and built to exceed expectations—no matter the person or extreme hunts they take it on. The image quality is tack-sharp from edge to edge and is coupled with an ultra-forgiving eyebox. Your hunter will appreciate this optimum gift.
Yukon Rack
The Yukon Rack would make a great gift this Christmas for any outdoorsman. It is a durable bunk bed/cot built right here in Alaska and weighs in at only 37 pounds, making it one of the lightest bunk cots available. The bunk packs down into two carry bags that double as side storage compartments. It only takes minutes to set up, is convenient and rugged enough to throw into a bush plane, ATV, or boat, and will provide a comfortable, stable sleeping platform, and will make a great gift.
Black Hills Ammunition 6.5 Creedmoor ELD Loads
Ammo is always on an avid hunter’s gift wish list and the 6.5 Creedmoor is a superb light-recoiling long-range cartridge designed to employ the highest ballistic-coefficient projectiles available in 6.5 caliber. Black Hills makes use of those new projectiles in the form of the 143- and 147-grain ELD (Extreme Low Drag) bullets from Hornady. Not only are the external ballistics and accuracy superb, the performance on game is impressive.
Kenetrek Mountain Guide Boot
Avid outdoorsmen know the importance of good footwear while trekking the backcountry, so why not give the gift of top-notch footwear this holiday season. These Kenetrek boots are available in a 400-gram Thinsulate version or a non-insulated model. Boots also feature: 10-inch-tall, 2.8-mm-thick premium full-grain leather uppers with one-piece vamp construction and no seams down the tongue for better abrasion resistance, reinforced double- and triple stitching in high-wear areas, anti-corrosion boot hardware that swivels instead of breaks, a protective rubber toe cap for extra abrasion resistance, and a Windtex waterproof, breathable, flexible membrane that keeps water out but allows perspiration vapor to escape.
Stone Glacier Skyscraper 2P Tent
The adventurers in your life will surely appreciate getting this new four-season tent from Stone Glacier as a gift under the tree. This Skyscraper 2P tent is light, spacious and rugged. It features SlingFin WebTruss technology, which makes the tent strong, easy-to-pitch and provides a low wind-profile. Weighing only 4 pounds, 4 ounces it provides 32 square feet of floor space, a 41.5-inch interior height and two vestibules for storing gear.
QLH Chest Holster
The QLH Chest Holster is designed with your outdoor enthusiast in mind. The built-in elastic band provides the user unsurpassed comfort without sacrificing the reassurance of a secure fit and tight draw. This chest carry system is great for fishermen, hunters, hikers, cyclists, and outdoorsmen in general. Completely water-submersible and scratch-resistant, the holster can be detached from the chest harness, so that a different holster for a different firearm can be installed. The chest sling itself is also compatible with the QLH Commander and QLH Defender series of holsters so that the user can go from chest-carry to hip-carry if desired. Available for any number of hand guns in several color options with both left- and right-hand-draw models and is backed by a lifetime guarantee, a gift for every hunter.
Otis Metal Defense Bore Stick
The Otis Metal Defense Bore Stick would make a great stocking-stuffer gift this holiday season. Composed of VCI, a corrosion inhibitor, the Bore Stick is inserted into the barrel of the gun for set-it-and-forget-it protection by slowly emitting molecules that create a protective barrier on the metal surface. The Bore Stick features a plug to cap the muzzle and with the firearm action closed, creates a sealed chamber for maximum effectiveness. Each Metal Defense Bore Stick will last two years and is available in rifle, shotgun and pistol lengths.
ROKMAN Extreme Combo Pack
If you’re out to spoil your favorite outdoor enthusiast with a gift this Christmas then the ROKMAN Extreme Combo Pack is what you’ll want to get them. It consists of a Core-Flex Harness that is designed to carry all three waterproof packs at once or any pack interchangeably. If features the ROKMAN Quick-Change System allowing for the packs to be easily removed quickly and securely.
Skinner Sights BUSH PILOT
Give a gift that will make your outdoor enthusiast’s Christmas merry and bright with this all-inclusive kit which is comprised of an easy take-down rifle of your choice; choose between a .44 Magnum, .45-70 Govt or the newly stocked .357 Magnum. The kit also includes premium survival items such as a Brunton compass, Doan fire starter, Flare matches, Ontario Knife Company RAT 7 survival knife sporting the BUSH PILOT logo serial numbered to the carbine, 850 paracord, space blanket/shelter, Hexamine stove, and it all fits into the Skinner folding takedown case. Both models also boast Skinner sights with fiber optic front sight. Call their Customer Service and Sales at 406-745-4570.
Spyderco Fish Hunter
A great gift and stocking-stuffer idea would be the Fish Hunter knife from Spyderco which is renowned for its extraordinary Salt Series comprised of 100% rustproof knives. The blade’s acute point is ideal for quickly dispatching fish, while its fully-serrated SpyderEdge cutting edge makes quick work of fishing line, rope and anything else in its path. Its ergonomic handle is injection-molded from tough fiberglass-reinforced nylon (FRN) and features high-traction bi-directional texturing to ensure a secure grip both in and around the water. Bright yellow in color, this highly-visible tool makes it easy to see in all conditions.
Peace of mind is always a great gift to give and you can do that with a SPOT X which provides two-way satellite messaging allowing your adventurer to stay connected to family, friends and colleagues whenever they’re outside of cellular range, including direct communication with Search & Rescue services in case of a life-threatening emergency. SPOT X even provides the user with their own personal mobile U.S. number so others can message them directly from their cell phones or other SMS devices at any time.

Want more? Check out Part 1 here!