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Stocking Stuffers: the Best Gifts under $50

Stocking Stuffers: Best Stylish Gifts under $50

by , November 28, 2019

With the holidays almost upon us, it’s likely your gift list has started to creep into your mind. And we know it can sometimes be a little (or a lot) stressful. Finding the right gift for the right person (at the right price). But don’t worry. We’ve got you. Our selection of the best stylish gifts under $50 are all gifts that we’d be stoked to get. And even better? They won’t break the bank…

Field Notes Yosemite, Zion + Acadia National Parks – 3 Pack (US$13)

Field Notes Yosemite, Zion + Acadia National Parks – 3 Pack

Writing down to-do lists, shopping lists, meeting notes, great ideas, sketches, journal entries…the uses for pocket notebooks are numerous. And this set of three Field Notes notebooks adds a particularly enticing visual appeal to an EDC setup. Made in the USA, these tearproof and waterproof notebooks are built to go pretty much anywhere so they’re always ready when needed. Nature lovers, organizers, adventure seekers…they’ll all dig these.

Barebones Enamel Cup Set (US$15)

Barebones Enamel Cup Set

Whether they head out on camping trips or find a place on the dining table, this attractive set of enamelware cups ticks both the form and function boxes. The cups feature a steel core with an enamel coating and hand-finished antique copper trim. And they’re dishwasher safe for easy care too.

Rivers Wallmug Sleek (US$15)

Rivers Wallmug Sleek

From the daily commute to taking a weekend stroll in your local park, having a beverage on hand tends to go down well. And this Rivers Wallmug Sleek is a great reusable option for storing hot and cold drinks alike. The double-walled travel mug is made with durable polypropylene and is dishwasher safe.

Western Rise StrongCore Merino Socks (US$15.20)

Western Rise StrongCore Merino Socks

Western Rise serves up the great benefits of merino wool for your feet with their StrongCore Merino Socks. Odor resistant, temperature regulating, cushioned, and moisture wicking, the socks are made with a combination of merino wool, nylon and elastane. So you get to enjoy merino’s benefits with added durability and comfort. A solid pick for travel and everyday wear alike.

Kupilka FireSteel 8 Firestarter (US$21)

Kupilka FireSteel 8 Firestarter

Being able to create fire on your outdoor adventures is often welcome – and sometimes a necessity. And the Kupilka FireSteel 8 is a great tool to help you do just that. Lightweight and portable, the firestarter kit is made in Finland and features an ergonomic handle for ease of use. A gift sure to be appreciated by outdoor and survival enthusiasts.

Western Rise Icon Camp Hat (US$22.40)

Western Rise Icon Camp Hat

Western Rise’s Icon Camp Hat is a fine choice for folks on the go, with its comfortable five-panel design and leather strap with metal closure. The hat is made with 6.5 oz ripstop cotton and includes a removable enamel pin. And with its unstructured design it’s easy to pack too.

Magpul DAKA Bifold Wallet (US$25)

Magpul DAKA Bifold Wallet

Super sleek and super tough, Magpul’s DAKA Bifold Wallet keeps the pocket bulge at bay while ensuring this durable piece keeps going strong for years to come. It features RF-welded construction and durable polymer material with an anti-slip texture. The rounded corners enable easier storing and retrieval from a pocket, with space for up to 9 cards and flat bills.

Yeti Rambler 12 oz Bottle with HotShot Cap (US$29.99)

Yeti Rambler 12 oz Bottle with HotShot Cap

Yeti’s Rambler 12 oz Bottle keeps your beverages hot or cold as required, while standing up to demanding use with its rugged stainless steel construction. The bottle is double-wall vacuum insulated and comes with a HotShot Cap that allows you to drink from any side. And you can pop it in the dishwasher too.

Hyperlite Mountain Gear REpurpose Bottle (US$30)

Hyperlite Mountain Gear REpurpose Bottle

The REpurpose Bottle combines sustainability and style with its US-made construction featuring recycled 3003 aluminum coils in a zero waste facility. The durable and lightweight bottle can be recycled at the end of its use cycle too. And with black and white colorways to choose from, you’ve got style options too.

Filson Lost Lake Bandana (US$35)

Filson Lost Lake Bandana

Filson’s Lost Lake Bandana is a multipurpose piece that absorbs sweat, provides protection from the sun and can even be used as a bandage in an emergency. It’s made in the USA with 100% cotton and silk-screen printed by hand. And its lightweight, easily stowable form is convenient for everyday and travel use.

Patagonia Snowfarer Cap (US$35)

Patagonia Snowfarer Cap

Designed for use while hitting the slopes, Patagonia’s Snowfarer Cap is made with 100% recycled nylon that’s quick-drying and features a DWR finish to shed moisture. The brushed lining provides warmth and comfort, while the foam-core brim provides protection from the sun and reduced glare.

Huckberry Weekenders (US$35)

Huckberry Weekenders

Who says you need to shell out for a good pair of shades? Huckberry’s Weekenders provide dapper style and eye protection at a very reasonable price tag. Created with a lightweight yet tough plastic, they feature scratch-resistant polarized lenses and a snug but comfy fit to stay securely on while you’re getting out and about.

Arc’teryx Conveyor Belt (US$39)

Arc’teryx Conveyor Belt

A good belt is a hard thing to beat. And Arc’teryx deliver with their Conveyor Belt. Made with textured webbing and an aluminum buckle, this strong yet lightweight belt will withstand demanding, active use. Easy to adjust but secure on the go, it’s a practical and durable gift that special someone will get years of use out of.

Mystery Ranch Full Moon (US$39)

Mystery Ranch Full Moon

When you need to stash the essentials, Mystery Ranch’s Full Moon steps up with their customary tough functionality. The bag can be carried over the shoulder or around the hips and provides dual zipper access to the main compartment. There’s also a front exterior pocket and dual compression straps to keep changing loads in check.

Fjällräven Ulvö Hip Pack Large (US$39.98)

Fjällräven Ulvö Hip Pack Large

Fjällräven’s Ulvö Hip Pack Large is a solid go-to option for carrying EDC, travel or outdoor essentials. All in a lightweight design that comes in at just 150 grams. It offers an interior organization pocket, along with a discreet exterior rear pocket to store valuables. Plus the bottom compression straps also provide further exterior carry options. And speaking of options, you can carry it across your back, chest or around your waist to suit your needs.

The James Brand The Hardin (US$40)

The James Brand The Hardin

A lot of carabiners run the risk of items slipping off each time you add or remove them from a belt or bag. But the Hardin solves that problem with its dual compartment design that keeps items securely attached. The carabiner is drop forged with anodized aluminum for a strong yet lightweight build that looks sleek wherever it’s carried.

Duckworth Men’s Vapor Brief (US$40)

Duckworth Men’s Vapor Brief

Made in the USA with Duckworth’s Vapor Wool blend, the Men’s Vapor Brief keeps you cool and comfortable on the go. It features a mix of Helle Rambouillet merino wool, cellulose and polyester that results in a breathable, moisture-wicking, odor-resistant and cooling design, with a brushed waistband for added comfort.

Duckworth Knit Watchman Hat with Visor (US$40)

Duckworth Knit Watchman Hat with Visor

Duckworth’s Knit Watchman Hat provides an enticing blend of cosy comfort and breathability, with a visor for added protection. It’s crafted in the USA with 100% Helle Rambouillet merino and a stretchy rib construction. Ready for urban and outdoor explorations, it’s available in black and green colorways.

Arc’teryx Maka 2 Waistpack (US$44.25)

Arc’teryx Maka 2 Waistpack

With its compact design, range of organization, and carry options, Arc’teryx’s Maka 2 Waistpack handles your smaller setups during travel and day-to-day excursions. The bag can be carried around the hips or over the shoulder and features a front pocket, main compartment with interior organization, and rear pocket for discreetly storing valuables such as a phone or some spare cash.

Patagonia Men’s Long-Sleeved Work Pocket T-Shirt (US$45)

Patagonia Men’s Long-Sleeved Work Pocket T-Shirt

Stashed in your travel bag or worn day-to-day, Patagonia’s Men’s Long-Sleeved Work Pocket T-shirt blends sustainable construction with everyday comfort. It’s Fair Trade Certified™ sewn with a soft but durable 8.4-oz 55% industrial hemp/45% organic cotton mix fabric. The shirt’s rib-knit cuffs keep your hands free while the chest pocket provides an on-body stash spot.

Purist Collective Mover 18oz – Element Top (US$48)

Purist Collective Mover 18oz – Element Top

Travel bottles can sometimes leave lingering tastes inside. But the Purist Collective Mover 18oz Bottle is different. It features an unbreakable internal glass finish to prevent lingering tastes from changing contents. The bottle is double-wall vacuum insulated and built with a durable surgical-grade stainless steel interior. Designed to keep cold liquids cold for 24 hours or hot liquids hot for 12 hours, the bottle includes a leakproof screw cap with an integrated handle.

Mystery Ranch Bindle (US$48.75)

Mystery Ranch Bindle

The simple and versatile Mystery Ranch Bindle adapts to a variety of carry needs and locations, hauling your everyday gear just as well as your travel sightseeing essentials or even enough for a minimalist weekend away. It’s made with a tough 900D x 1200D poly-canvas that’s soft to the touch and offers two interior zipped pockets. Plus with its straightforward snap closure, it’s easy to grab or store gear and get on with your day.

Topo Designs Dopp Kit (US$49)

Topo Designs Dopp Kit

Having your grooming essentials on hand helps you stay sharp on your travels. And there’s no reason your toiletry kit can’t get in on the suave action too. This handsome Topo Designs Dopp Kit features an attractive combination of ballistic nylon and leather. The triangular design sits upright on small shelves or in tight spaces, giving easy access to your toiletries. There’s also a water-resistant lining for easy cleaning, along with a wrist strap for grab-and-go portability.

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