Outside Gives Us 20 Stocking Stuffers for $20 or Less

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With a little more than a week to go until Christmas, our shopping days are running short. Hopefully you’ve wrapped up all of your gift buying for the season, but if not, Outside magazine is here to help. The staff there has compiled a great list of 20 stocking stuffers for under $20 that any outdoor enthusiast is sure to love. 

With 20 items to choose from, I wouldn’t think of giving away everything on the list. But, there are some really great suggestions for those still struggling to find the perfect gift, or are simply looking to add one more item that won’t break the bank. Amongst the things that Outside recommends are a classic Swiss Army Knife from the folks at Victorinox for just $17, running socks from Balega for $8, and a new Nalgene bottle, which start as low as $3.50. Other options include traction cleats from Yaktrax ($14), a travel pillow from Therm-a-rest ($12), and a classic Petzl Tikka headlamp for $20. 
A lot of the items on this list are things that active outdoor athletes use all the time and will appreciate receiving in their stocking. Many are thoughtful items that most gift-givers wouldn’t think about picking out for the people on their list, which makes them all the more special to the person receiving it. I can’t speak for everyone, but I’d personally rather have a utilitarian gift that I can actually use than an item that just doesn’t suit my needs. Of course, it’s always the thought that counts, but it is very nice to get things that we actually want too. 
If you’re looking for a few last minute ideas on what to pick out for someone, check out all of Outside‘s suggestions by clicking here
Kraig Becker