The holiday season is right around the corner and finding a gift for the outdoorsman in your family might not be as easy as you think. If your deer hunter is like most, they already have a huge selection of gear items, so what else would they actually want or need?
On the same token, if you’re a hunter and you want to drop some hints or let your family know what’s on your wish list, we’ve got you covered. It might help to pull up this gift guide in your family’s desktop or maybe your laptop browser and leave it up for others to get the hint.
14 Cant Miss Best Christmas Gifts for Deer Hunters
There are plenty of new gear items that would get any deer hunter would love to have, and also some tried and true gifts that every deer hunter would enjoy, regardless of their experience level.
Every hunter needs a good quality knife. While hunting knives are notoriously easy to lose, gifting your deer hunter with a solid knife is a perfect gift idea. The Benchmade 15400 Pardue Hunter is arguably the best hunting knife on the market. This is a gift that will last a lifetime and we can practically guarantee your hunter will be excited to find in their stocking. The Pardue Hunter features a full-tang drop-point crafted from CPM-S30V powdered stainless steel with a wood-grain appearance handle.
Any hunter would enjoy reading some of the exploits of famed bowhunter Fred Bear. Known as one of the most legendary figures in hunting, Fred Bear travelled the world, taking some of the most exotic big game animal species with just a longbow. This book compiles some of the greatest Fred Bear campfire stories ever told that details his time hunting grizzly bear in Alaska, elephants in Africa, tigers in India and many more. This book makes a great stocking stuffer for hunters of all ages.
Every deer hunter has likely watched hours of whitetail hunting videos that showcase famous hunters shooting giant bucks in places they dream about hunting. Instead of giving them just another buck-shooting video, gift them with Whitetail Behavior. This video is created by Deer & Deer Hunting magazine and delves into whitetail behavior and helps hunters understand why deer do what they do. This DVD is as useful as any tool you could purchase for your deer hunter and it’s one that might help them bag a big one next season.
Anyone who’s been deer hunting for any amount of time realizes that it’s absolutely necessary to have a good, quality saw in your bag. The Gerber Exchange-A-Blade Saw acts as one of the more versatile saws on the market as hunters can use it for field-dressing game, or cutting branches away from a newly installed treestand.
Gerber is well-known for making some of the highest-quality blades in the world and this saw is no exception. Featuring both a double, cutting blade for wood-cutting and a fine-tooth blade for sawing through bone, This item is one that your deer hunter will be able to get many years of use out of and will serve as a handy tool in a variety of situations.
A grunt call is one of the first thing many hunters will buy despite not knowing exactly how to use it. There are plenty of tutorial videos online that can walk hunters through the best practices of using a grunt call, but having a call that is top-quality and actually effective is the key.
The Primos brand is synonymous with premier grunt calls and this model is virtually a Cadillac compared to your average grunt call. The Primos Revolver is aptly named as it can deliver a variety of different calls from fawn and doe bleats to mature buck grunts. Hunters who used to carry three or four different calls in their pack can replace all of those with this one call. With a compact design for easy packing and made of soft-touch material for stealth, the Primos Revolver is one of the best deer calls on the market for 2019.
Every deer hunter knows you never seem to have enough room for everything in your treestand. The Muddy Telescoping Multi-Hanger folds down to under 9 inches for easy packing and serves as a great tool for deer hunters to hang all their small gear items to keep them organized and easy to get to when the time comes. Made from aluminum, the Multi-Hanger features a non-slip rubber hanger that’s perfect for bowhunters or deer hunters who just need a place to hang more of their gear.
Gifts for the Seasoned Deer Hunter:
Trail cameras can be one of the most expensive gear items a hunter can buy outside of a rifle or bow. The Moultrie A-40 Game Camera is a budget-friendly option that features sharp imaging and an easy-to-use set-up. With a 0.7 second trigger and 14 megapixel resolution options, the Moultrie A-40 stacks up well against the more pricey game camera options. This is, hands-down, the best trail camera for it’s value and one that every hunter will be able to put to use year-round.
When it comes to the various tools a hunter must have in his arsenal, a quality pair of binoculars is a must-have. Vortex has been at the top of the game in hunting binoculars for years, and they’ve managed to beat the competition yet again in 2019. The Vortex Optics Viper HD is virtually fog-proof and waterproof, and will perform in and stand up to any elements your hunter encounters. The Vortex Optics Viper HD features a rubberized body for ultra-comfortable grip that’s also super quiet when it counts. Comes with a rain guard, neck lanyard and padded carrying case.
A hunting trip can quickly turn bad in a hurry if you get cold. Having a good pair of bibs to keep warm is as essential as having your rifle sighted-in properly. If you’re looking for the best clothing item you can purchase for yourself, or your deer hunter, it’s hard to bear the Natural Gear Windproof Fleece Bibs.
Featuring 400-gram windproof fleece and plenty of pocket space, it’s hard to find a better pair of bibs for your deer hunter. The Natural Gear Windproof Fleece Bibs have a stealthy camo pattern and super quiet design. We challenge you to get cold wearing these.
No gift or gear guide for deer hunters would be complete without a scent-killing product. Many hunters argue over the effectiveness of these kinds of products, but Wildlife Research is a brand that some of the best in the business trust to keep their scent from being detected.
The Wildlife Research Scent Killer Gold Spray is made with a quick-drying formula which means you won’t have to sit in the woods with damp clothing from your scent spray anymore. This scent-killing spray not only dampens the odor on your clothing, it also helps prevent new odors from forming. This item is perfect for any deer hunter looking to fool a whitetail’s nose any time during the season.
Deer hunting can be a relaxing experience that puts you in communion with the subtle gracefulness of nature. It can also be backbreaking work, especially if you’ve harvested a big one and now you need to skin and quarter it.
The Happybuy Electric Hoist can easily and quickly lift anything up to 440 pounds. This is a tool that will make your hunter—and everyone at their deer camp—very thankful to have received this gift.
Serious deer hunters are always in need of a solid pair of hunting boots, especially if they spend the off-season trekking plenty of miles to scout and work their property. If you’re looking for a boot that has everything a deer hunter could ask for, the Danner Pronghorn is the answer.
Danner makes some of the best boots on the market that are specifically designed with the hunter in mind. These boots aren’t cheap, but if you want to gift your deer hunter with a pair of footwear that are warm, waterproof and super comfortable, get them a pair of Danner Pronghorn Boots.
A climbing treestand is one of the most valuable tools a deer hunter can own. Most hunters hang their stands well before the season actually starts and moving them to a new location can risk spooking the deer out of their favorite hunting area. Having a high-quality climbing stand that can be easily and quickly installed to give your hunter the best advantage in the woods.
Lone Wolf is among the top brands in the business when it comes to treestands and the Hand Climber Combo II is arguably the most comfortable climbing stand money can buy in 2019. Best of all, the Lone Wolf Hand Climber Combo II is only 17 pounds and can fold up as compact as any stand out there.
If your deer hunter isn’t on the naughty list and money isn’t an issue in your gift selection this year, look into the Winchester XPR Hunter True Timber Strata. Hunters are likely well-acquainted with the Winchester brand as they are one of the top firearms in the world. The XPR models are made specifically for hunting big game and feature everything a deer hunter wants in a rifle.
The XPR Hunter True Timber Strata has a flattened forend for better bracing while aiming, Permacote finish on the barrel and bolt to prevent glare, and a detachable box magazine for easy reload. This rifle is available in some of the more popular deer hunting calibers, including 6.5 Creedmore. With an advanced polymer stock and True Timber Strata camo pattern, this one is sure to bring joy to your deer hunter’s holidays this year.