Captains Collective Holiday Gift Guide

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

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 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.

Skinny Water Culture Headwake Shorts

These shorts are sitting on the top of my list. Skinny Water Culture makes incredible clothing and these are possibly my favorite item they have put out so far. They are comfortable, tough, and fit well.

Buy them 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.

Xtra Tuff 6′ Ankle Deck Boot

Tuff, slide on, long lasting boots that are great for the boat, woods, or your family member’s wedding. They come in lots of color variations and styles. Check out Hunter’s recommendation, the Shark Byte.

Buy them 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.

Art: Bold Coast Burns

Very cool wood work here. Original burns, prints, and decals are available in a wide variety of species. Make sure to reach out ASAP with any art you are wanting to purchase.

Check out their art here.

Art: David Danforth

David Danforth creates beautiful, colorful pieces of common fish you know and love. He also has some amazing stickers if you are looking for a great stocking stuffer.

Check out his art here.

Art: Ashley Webbert

Incredible metal work, including ornaments. I recently found out about her work, and have placed it high on my list for future art purchases.

Check out her art here.

Art: Vaughn Cochran

I love Vaughn’s art. I bought the photo featured in the post last Christmas for my dad. Check out my podcast with Vaughn here.

Learn about Vaughn’s art here.

Art: Paul Puckett

I am a big fan of his “Field Note Sketches,” but he also has a great collection of paintings and prints. Check out my podcast with Paul here.

Learn about Paul’s art here.

Anchored Outdoors Master Classes

I have the upmost respect for April Vokey and what she is doing with Anchored Outdoors. Any of her content would be a great gift this season.

Learn about Anchored here.

Master Class

During quarantine, my wife and I purchased a subscription and loved it! We enjoyed the cooking courses and yes, we learned a few magic tricks from Penn and Teller.

Learn about MasterClass here.

Traeger Tailgater

Our dinner almost every night is grilled out on our Traeger. The Tailgater is easy to move and big enough to get the job done. Check out C.A. Richardson’s Rib Recipe from my podcast episode with him here.

Learn about the Traeger Tailgater here.

Traeger Spices

Another great gift from Traeger are their line of spices. This also makes an awesome stocking stuffer.

Spice up someone’s Christmas here.

Free Fly Boxer Brief

Comfortable. Light weight. Bamboo. Free Fly Boxers will support you in all the right places. Check out their briefs here.

*Marty wanted you to know he is the model in this photo.

Kids: Marine Discovery Center Kids Camp

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.

Kids: Orvis Practicaster

This is a fun rod that allows you and your children to practice casting. Velcro fish are included to make it more fun and add an element of competition to your backyard BBQ.

To order Orvis’ Practicaster, click here.

Kids: Plano Tackle Box

Another fun gift for kids are these tackle boxes…I highly recommend pairing this with fun stickers. My daughter keeps all of her art supplies in hers.

To purchase the Plano Kid’s Tackle Box, click here.

Early Riser Coffee

“The world needs to start drinking coffee.” -Marty Gallipeau

This is a great gift as the weather starts to get cooler. Check out our friends at Early Riser or find a local roaster near you.

Grab a bag of Early Riser Coffee here.

Castaway Customs Dash Pocket

We all know the guy with the messy center console. Don’t be that guy. Give the gift of tidiness or make your center console look like a million bucks.

Order a Dash Pocket here.

Badfish Box

These boxes are a great gift to purchase once, or as a subscription. Also make sure to check out Postfly for boxes geared for freshwater fly fishing.

Order a Badfish Box or Subscription here.

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