Every year I not only struggle to buy the perfect Christmas gift for the outdoorsman in my life, I also get asked for advice on what to get for the outdoorsmas who seems to have everything. So… I thought I would put together a list of items that are sure to be a hit this holiday season and share them with you.
For our wedding Aaron and I registered at Cabela’s (I know that surprises many of you…NOT). Anyways, one item that has proven to be a true gem was the Works Sharp Guided Sharpening System Knife Sharpener. It’s the best sharpener we’ve ever had. We’ve had several over the years this has given us the best results. It may not be a romantic gift but it is practical, affordable and something that every outdoorsman can use.
I mentioned that Aaron is an outfitter and welder; but he is also a bookworm. The latest winter issue of their favorite magazine makes a great stocking stuffer. Even purchasing them a subscription to a hunting or fishing magazine is always a hit. I renew Aaron’s subscription to the Alberta Outdoorsman every Valentine’s Day. A book that should be on your list for your outdoorsman is, Alberta’s Trout Highway: Fishing the Forestry Trunk Road (I had to replace a copy because it was starting to fall apart from use). A book/magazine is a great way to help your outdoor loving significant other enjoy the off-season.
The only downside to this option is that your loved one will have to wait (sometimes rather impatiently). But booking even a local excursion is a super sweet gift. You can make this excursion a couple’s trip or send him with his buddies. For my husband I would book a river fish on the North Saskatchewan (since we don’t have our own boat). Or a sturgeon fishing trip on the Fraser River in British Columbia that would coincide with our vacation to see my family on the coast. Or maybe even a bird hunt with us!!!
Happy holidays from the staff at Venture North Outfitting!