An Adventure Stocking Stuffer Guide

Need the coolest stocking stuffers for your adventure crew? We've got the perfect guide for ya. From gear to keep you safe on trail, to fun swag and accessories that'll level-up your adventures, read on for our favorite stocking stuffer finds, $10 and under!


This post is not sponsored by any of the products, brands, or websites mentioned. We just love sharing our favorite finds with you!


Read, Write, + Represent


Ever wondered what kind of bird that is, or how many edible plants may be growing in your own backyard? Check out this huge collection of Pocket Guides by James Kavanagh, $8.

If your pack needs sprucing up this holiday season, look no further than our Trail Pup or Gold Star Patch, $10. All profit from our Gold Star Patch goes to the Gary Sinise Foundation Snowball Express, serving the children of fallen military heroes!


Don't get caught in the elements without a Rite in the Rain Mini Notebook, $10! These notebooks are crafted with waterproof paper so you can journal, make emergency notes, or sketch in any condition.


Decorate your day-hike water bottle or car-camping cooler with a Military Wild Sticker, $4!



Skincare for the toughest


While YOU may be bundled up this holiday season, keep those lips protected from the sun with Sun Bum Mineral SPF 30 Sunscreen Lip Balm, $4. Sun Bum's Mineral Line protects with a zinc-based formula, so it's safe for you and the environment you adventure in!


Anyone else get dry, cracked hands both out at the crag AND at home? Keep those hands moisturized and grab a climbOn! Mini Bar, $7. PS climbOn! is perfect for your pup's paws too!


From bug bites to burns, even the smallest of skin irritations can dampen a day on the trail. That's where Burt's Bees Res-Q Ointment saves the day, $10. Made with a soothing blend of herbal ingredients, Res-Q ointment will have you fa-la-la-ing back into the woods in no time.



Safety first, fun right after


Don't be caught in the wild without a basic first aid kit! Adventure Medical Kit makes a wide variety of med kits to fit any adventure you may find yourself on. Starting with the basics? Here's our fav:

Ultralight/Watertight .3 Medical Kit, $9.

And for your adventure pup:

Heeler Medical Kit, $10.


From the rainy Pacific Northwest to the sandy forests of Florida, we got bears y'all! While most bears tend to be skittish, just a little noise can go a long way in making sure they know you're coming and have time to scoot on out of your way. An easy and fun solution? Coghlan's Bear Bell for Hikers, $8!



Stay Warm + Cozy


Whether you're a serial creek swimmer or a sweaty yoga poser, stay dry with this handy lil Quick-dry Camp Towel, $5. Fun fact, it's also the perfect size for a nose hanky or pee rag...just don't mix up the two ;)

In a pinch, fire can mean the difference between staying alive and not. This Fire Starter Rod keychain is a tiny and simple way to be prepared on the trail and in the wild, $10. Be sure to read up on and practice fire building techniques too!


If you find yourself stranded on the trail or even a road trip, an emergency blanket is one of the easiest survival tools to keep on hand. This SOL Survival Blanket is wind- and water-proof, and its bright orange color will make you more visible to rescuers, $6.


A little lower on the life-and-death scale, cold hands can make ya pretty miserable on adventures too! Keep a stash of HotHands Hand Warmers in your pack, car, or camping tote for those chilly adventures, $6.



Eat, Drink, + Be Adventurous


Don't be a grumpy bear on the trail this winter, wake up from hibernation with Alpine Start Instant Coffee, $9. These pour-packet individual servings come in several flavors and are perfect for your morning hike or overnight campout!

On the flip side, end your adventure with a cold one, kept colder with an MW Koozie, $6! From the craftiest of beers to the classiest bottled sparkling water, our minimalist-designed koozie is the perfect drink buddy to take with you #outdoorsanywhere.


And of course we can't talk about trail bevs without acknowledging our love for a good wine-and-hike. If you haven't lugged savignon blanc down a beach, you may not be adventuring correctly ;) AND if you're lugging that in a bottle, you deserve to live better! Pop that cork and pour your grape-y goodness into a Platypus PlatyPreserve Portable Wine Bottle, $10. Collapsible and holds a full bottle of your favorite wine!


Nothing says pro like your very own Snow Peak Titanium Spork, $10. Durable, lightweight, and easy to clean in the backcountry, a solid spork is certainly better than having to use sticks. Take it from those of us who have *unwittingly* tested that out for ya!


Whether you're in the wild or want to help protect the wild from home, ditch the plastic straws and opt for a Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Straw! Snag a 2 Pack or 4 Pack, and use the various colors to make sure Chad doesn't down your marg again, $6-10.


Need a few extra goodies to top off that stocking? Keep your adventure crew fueled with yummy snacks like bars, nut butters, and trail mixes! A few of our tried-and-true favorite brands are Clif Bar, Lärabar, Sahale, and RXBAR.



Travel Far + Wide


Perfect for multi-day packs, tent mess management, and luggage organization, these REI Lightweight Stuff Sacks can be life-savers on the trail and besides, $8-10! Available in sizes from 5-20 liters, grab a few and elevate your packing game. Pro-tip: a stuff sack full of clothes makes a great backcountry pillow!


Whether you're jet-setting around the world or prepping for that next cross-country PCS, keep this Digital Hanging Luggage Scale handy, $9. Save yourself surprise at the airport scale (or lifting that bag into the trunk) and become the pro-packer that you truly are.




PS: Did you know that your online shopping can also support rad nonprofit organizations like Military Wild? If you're stocking up for that holiday feast or ordering gifts for family and friends, check out AmazonSmile! When you shop through AmazonSmile, 0.5% of your purchase is donated to a registered charity of your choice, at no extra cost to you.


Be sure to shop through the AmazonSmile site rather than the traditional Amazon site. At login or checkout, search for and select Military Wild (or a number of other incredible organizations) to receive your donation. We're so thankful to be a part of this military family and it brings us so much joy to continue supporting you through this wild ride with the help of donations!

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