We all know him (or her), the gadget guy, the one friend or family member who always has his iphone no less than six inches from his face, and is always the first of your group to get the latest and greatest technology from mobile devices to garage door openers. While gadget guy may be a pain to shop with, he doesn’t have to be a pain to shop for with this sleek, chic gift guide for the techies turned outdoorsmen, or vise versa. Jam packed with gizmos, gadgets, and even gizmos and gadgets for your gizmos and gadgets, this go-to guide is sure to make you some nerd’s hero this holiday season.
Sometimes a waterproof cellphone case just isn’t enough to protect your phone from your rough and tumble lifestyle. Enter in this water, dust, snow, and shock proof case that not only shields your precious device from the elements, but keeps it safe from you and your misadventures. This life-proof iPhone case is perfect for the outdoor enthusiast or klutz on your shopping list, and makes a great companion to Pocket Ranger® who performs best when safe and dry! Available at ThinkGeek.com, $79.99.
This credit card-sized multi-tool makes even the smallest pocket knife look bulky, with it’s slim, streamline design that fits in any wallet with ease. This survival card comes complete with a 2″ inch blade, whistle, tweezer, toothpick, flashlight, and a fire starter, making it the perfect gift for any outdoorsmen or survivalist. The card’s small, convenient size and shape ensures that you will have it on your person in the event of an emergency—unlike that clunky tackle box your uncle put together for the apocalypse! Available at GanderMountain.com, $24.99.
Few things allow you to keep in contact while keeping active like this bluetooth speaker designed especially with bicyclists in mind. This portable speaker clips easily to any bike, for safe, hands-free calls while your pedaling down the path. Available at Amazon.com, $129.95.
Got an outdoor chef on your holiday list this year? This easy to use, easy to carry gas grill is sure to be the life of any party, and is a perfect gift for the fierce foodie who is constantly on the go or doesn’t have a lot of space to try out his or her favorite BBQ recipes. From an apartment fire escape to cozy campground, this totable grill will have you up and cooking in no time, no matter where you roam. Available at Amazon.com, $145.
Let’s face it, fishing is a sport of patience, and sometimes while we’re being oh-so patient we have a tendency to drift of and miss a nibble or two on our line. This Bite Detector makes sure you never miss a bite, with it’s quick alerting LED display that notifies you when a fish has taken your bait. Flashing LED light is ideal for night fishing, while a sonic notification alerts anglers during the day. A great stocking stuffer for the fish enthusiast in your life, the Bite Detector is small enough to fit in just about any tackle box or pocket. Available at Amazon.com, $11.97.
No more fumbling in the dark for a flashlight that only lights up half of your tent, this remote controlled tent light is sure to brighten any avid camper’s day, and transform even the tiniest tents into a cozy home away from home. Available at Kmart.com, $12.
7. SPOT Connect
Most of Pocket Ranger®’s features can be used with little to no cell reception, but for those times when you just need to make a call or send a text, there’s SPOT Connect. This handy little gadget transforms smartphones and other mobile devices into satellite communicators, so you can feel save an secure even in the backwoods dead zones. Available at FindMeSpot.com, $169.99.
Even the strongest satellite devices won’t do you any good if you’re phone is dead and you’re alone in the woods. This state-of-the-art solar powered panel charges a wide range of mobile devices, and fits neatly into any backpack. Durable and weatherproof, the Nomad 7 is the backpacker’s new best friend, because sometimes even if you want to get away from it all, you don’t really want to get away from it all! Available at GoalZero.com, $99.99.
Multitools, especially this one from National Geographic, are one of the best stocking stuffers an outdoor enthusiast can receive—the reason being, it’s like getting four or five gifts in one, streamlined package. The Adventure Plus Multitool comes complete with a triple LED flashlight, a freeze-resistant liquid compass, two-power magnifying glasses, digital time and thermometer, a signal mirror, and safety whistle—all ready at a moments notice. Available at NationalGeographic.com, $24.95.