THE unofficial, semi-certified, number one and only source for your outdoor gifts. Marty Gallipeau of Badfish Supply and I teamed up to have some fun and put this list together. This is not marketing. These are all products that we actually love and use. To learn more about these great products, make sure to listen to our podcast. Feel free to email us some of your favorite holiday gifts by reaching out to Hunter@CaptainsCollective.com.
Remember that gifts are fun and great gear is important but there is a lot more to fishing and the outdoors than “stuff.” If you haven’t yet, I recommend you listen to my interview with JT Vanzant where we discuss keeping it simple and enjoying the journey. It will help you combat consumerism this holiday season.
UPDATE: Listen to the 2022 Gift Guide HERE, and the 2023 Gift Guide HERE.
#1 Gift: A Guided Trip
I cannot recommend this gift enough. Giving someone the experience of a guided trip is an incredible way for them to learn and enjoy what they love. Most guides have gift certificates available, so don’t hesitate to send them a message.
Email Hunter@CaptainsCollective.com if you would like some help finding a great guide near you.
ThermoWorks Meat Thermometer
Don’t be the guy/gal who always under or over cooks their meat. These thermometers are definitely expensive, but they are well worth it.
Buy it here.
Yeti 18 Soft Cooler
Like mentioned in the podcast, this is a great cooler and can be used for a lot of different applications. From packing drinks, to resting smoked bbq, to housing camera gear, this is a good grab.
Buy it here.
Turtlebox Audio Speaker
These speakers are great for anything and everything outdoors. They are actually waterproof, shockproof, Marty proof… and they look great. You are also able to sync multiple speakers together to create an even better audio experience.
Buy it here.
Books and Audio Books
Books are a great gift for this holiday season. Here are my recommendations: any of Drew Chicone’s fly-tying books (listen to his podcast episode with me here), the Last Child in the Woods, and American Buffalo by Steve Rinella.
You can also gift audio books through Amazon’s Audible.
Our four year old had the time of her life last summer at Marine Discovery Camp in New Symrna Beach, FL. I was so impressed with how the staff was able to engage her and to continue to cultivate her passion for marine life. I cannot speak more highly of the staff and camp.
While your kid is at camp, consider going out with a guide in Mosquito Lagoon. Let me know if you would like help with recommendations.
Learn more about MDC Camp here.