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 about marketing. These are all products that we actually love, use, or desire. To learn more about these great products, make sure to listen to our podcast.
2023 Holiday Outdoor Gift Guide – Captains Collective Fishing Podcast
Hudson Market Beef Jerky
Don’t settle this Christmas by throwing random gas station candy and scratch-offs in your loved one’s stocking. Up your game by giving them some high quality jerky for the boat, road, or couch. Really up your game by buying several varieties and throwing it in a “snacklebox” for a great day on the water. I (Hunter) found this beef jerky at the Borracho Pescador Tournament in Texas and have been a fan ever since. Stock up on their products here.
There is nothing wrong with cracking open an iced cold Corona, but there is a way to take your favorite Mexican Beers to the next level. Up your beer drinking game with Ocotillo Salt. This mix of chili, lime, and salt is easy to throw in your bag and a great way to dress up some boat beers. Find out more about their products and story here.
Boat Nurse Box
I *might* have invented this gift idea…throw together some medicinal essentials into a waterproof tackle box and give the gift that keeps on giving. This box is easy to throw into your carry on or boat bag and can be rigged out to your needs. I always have DayQuil, NyQuil, Tums, Advil, Ibuprofen, Eyedrops, BC Powder, Dramamine and Melatonin.
Black Riffle Instant Coffee
Sometimes life deals you the kind of hand where brewing your daily cup of coffee is just off the table. Instant coffee is a great stocking stuffer for your favorite caffeine addict. If you are like Marty and too much of a snob for instant coffee but still like to travel, consider getting an Aeropress for an easy cup-of-joe-to-go. Buy your coffee here.
Turtlebox Tie-Down Kit
Speakers, coolers, etc. are all a regular part of our outdoor pursuits. The Turtlebox Audio Tie-Down Kit is a great stocking stuffer for the holidays. High quality + high visibility…because we all are likely to lose these types of things from time to time. Grab your kit here.
The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide
Tom Rosenbauer is someone I look up to dearly, and in this book he really helps break down the nuts and bolts of fly-fishing. This book is particularly great for people who are either at the beginning or getting interested in fly fishing. Purchase a copy here.
YETI Ducks Coffee Table Book
Marty and I have both been a big fan of this series from YETI. This book features incredible images and writings surrounding the pursuit of waterfowl. YETI has earned a reputation with their books for a reason, they are top notch. Grab your copy here.
Gerber Fastball Pocketknife
I was turned onto this product by JT Vanzant and have been using this knife the past few months and it has quickly become one of my favorite purchases of 2022. This knife is lightweight, tough, and opens easily with one hand. Gerber also offers personalization on these to take it to the next level. Grab yours here.
SWC Oysterman Hoodie
I have been a fan of SWC since long before the podcast began, and I can honestly say that their Oysterman Hoodies and shirts are the best product they have released to date. Insanely lightweight, fast-wicking, and the most breathable material I have ever worn. They also look great and are affordable compared to many other performance hoodies. Check them out here.
Orvis Dog Tote
We love our dogs and want to take them everywhere. Orvis has designed the perfect boat/truck/work dog bag. This is one of my favorite gifts on the guide this year and really makes traveling with a dog easier by keeping everything in one, well organized place. Check it out here.
Boat Detailing Certificate
Friends, dogs, trees, and other elements take their tole on our boats. A great gift for a friend or family member is the gift of a good-ole-fashioned detailing. One quick search and phone call can get you in touch with a local business owner who can help your buddies boat look like new.
Badfish Commodore Shirt
Inspired by some of Marty’s favorite regions. The Badfish Commodore Shirt is a great gift for the holidays. Stylish designs and functionality make this shirt a great consideration for your holiday shopping. Check them out here.
FTK: For the Kids
SWC Kids’ Tees
Help a kid be the coolest kid in school with the new line of tees from our friends at SWC. These tees are comfortable, look great, and most importantly are durable. Load up on yours here.
Postfly Learn to Fly Fish
Helping someone connect with the outdoors is one of the greatest gifts you could give. Postfly has developed this program that helps anglers learn the ins and outs of fly fishing through three designed boxes which arrive over the course of three months. Learn more here.
Smallhold Mushroom Kit
Really fun project for the kids. Grow your own mushrooms in house. Check out their kits and products here.
Studio Abachar Prints
We love featuring art, and encourage you to also check out all the amazing artist in past guides. Studio Abachar has a great selection of prints that make for a great gift. Check them out here.
Sugar Daddy Gifts
Captain Hunter’s Addiction
Custom paracord wraps, wood art, and other products to trick out your boat. Support a veteran ran business. Chat with their team about all the products they offer. Reach out here.
Long Wharf Supply Co. Sweater
Really quality sweaters that care about sustainability and the water. Made with oysters, recycled plastics and natural wool. Grab one of these for that person who is looking to step up their wardrobe. Learn more here.
From the Sponsors
Turtlebox Outdoor Speaker
These deserve every bit of hype they have received the past few years. Go all out this year for someone and get them a Turtlebox (or two for pairing). Learn more about them here.
Orvis Recon Fly Rod
I fish a mix of Orvis H3 and Recon fly rods and love them. Orvis has great customer service and is a company that shares a love for the woods and water that we do. Learn more about the Recon and their other lines of rods here.
Give someone some new shades for the new year. A great way to do this is by purchasing a gift card from a local shop and outfitter and letting them go in and pick out their own frames. Learn more about Costa and their glasses here.
All Hands Vodka Soda
Give the gift of a good drink. For the holidays, I recommend the Vodka Soda Cranberry. In the hot days of summer, nothing hits like their Raspberry Lemonade. Load up on All Hands for the holidays and order yours here.
Skinny Water Culture
Lots of great stuff for the holidays from our friends at SWC. I am a huge fan of their drifter shorts, tangius tees, hats, skiff towels and once again, their new Oysterman Line. Check it all out here.