6+1 Bargain Stocking Stuffer Ideas
November 25th, 2015 by Curtis Condon
The BugLit “body” is an LED micro flashlight encased in a tough polycarbonate plastic housing. It features four functions: high power, low power, strobe and signal light. The bright white LED has an effective range of up to 50 feet, with 1-mile visibility. The BugLit “legs” are two flexible 6-inch ties that can be bent, wrapped or twisted in many configurations to make it sit, stand or shine where you want. Wrap the legs around the body for compact storage and transport. Its lightweight plastic clip allows you to attach, hang or store the BugLit for convenient access on zippers or key rings. Prices start at $7.99 online. Photo courtesy of Nite Ize

The BugLit “body” is an LED micro flashlight encased in a tough polycarbonate plastic housing. It features four functions: high power, low power, strobe and signal light. The bright white LED has an effective range of up to 50 feet, with 1-mile visibility. The BugLit “legs” are two flexible 6-inch ties that can be bent, wrapped or twisted in many configurations to make it sit, stand or shine where you want. Wrap the legs around the body for compact storage and transport. Its lightweight plastic clip allows you to attach, hang or store the BugLit for convenient access on zippers or key rings. Prices start at $7.99 online.
Photo courtesy of Nite Ize

Christmas shopping for outdoor enthusiasts can make your head spin. There are so many choices, not to mention the expense. However, you can’t go wrong with these useful, modestly priced stocking stuffers:

  • JOTO waterproof, snowproof, dirtproof smartphone case bag, $8.99. The clear plastic front and back offer touchscreen functionality, and allow users to take pictures, check emails, and send and receive texts without taking the phone out of the protective case bag. It is sized to accommodate most smartphones.
  • UltraFire WF-68B mini LED flashlight, $5.99. This small flashlight comes in handy at home, while traveling or outdoors. It is made of aluminum alloy and features 300 lumens of light, an adjustable beam and a long-life LED bulb.
  • Lure-Guard, $3.99. Many anglers store their fishing rods with lures still attached. However, that can be dangerous, because the exposed hooks present a hazard. Lure-Guard clamps around lures, encasing them so people, pets and other objects are protected from snagging.
  • The Rod Glove, starting at $5.49. Fishing rods are especially vulnerable to damage during storage and transport. The Rod Glove slips over rods, protecting them from bumps, drops and entanglements.
  • Alite Cloverware Lite nesting utensils, $6. These durable spork-knife combos come in handy for camping, picnics and emergency kits. They are 100-percent BPA free, heat resistant and dishwasher safe.
  • Rainsleeve, starting at $7.95. Outdoor enthusiasts will love these compact, inexpensive camera covers. They offer protection from the elements for camera equipment. They come in four sizes/configurations, including one that fits cameras with large flashes.

What Day is It?
December 4, Santa’s List Day

December 19, Look-for-an-Evergreen Day

December 21, National Flashlight Day

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24authMany of Curtis Condon’s fondest memories involve outdoor adventures with friends and family, whether fishing with old school buddies, backpacking in the mountains of the Northwest with his sons, or bird watching along the coast with his wife. He feels fortunate having the opportunity to write about the outdoors and other subjects for more than 30 years.