Some people are great at getting Mother’s Day gifts for the moms in their lives. Me, I’m a procrastinator sometimes. For example, I just got my wife her gift from one of our daughters. If you’re like me, you need some quick gift ideas. Since we do a bit of hunting and love being outdoors, we thought of a quick list of things that can be ordered on Amazon and you can get it in time to wrap it. Here’s our list of 13 quick Mother’s day gifts. Kaela came up with the list and is contributing a ton to this list. Just so you guys know, we do get a small percentage of the purchases made through these Amazon links. It all goes to support this blog and help us keep moving along.
Havalon knife– Really, this is the most useful piece of equipment we take outdoors or anywhere. Havalon uses razor technology to have the sharpest blades around. This little knife can do a lot! I’ve used it to butcher an elk before and Kaela has used it to clean her first bird. The best part is all of the replaceable blades. They make it so you always have a sharp blade no matter what. This is a simple gift that will get lots of use.
Go girl– Let’s be honest for a second ladies: sometimes when we have to go, we have to go! Yes, I am sure we all know how to squat, but how often are you out hiking, camping, hunting, etc. and you have to find a set of bushes to squat in that looks like it will prick your booty cheeks with the least amount of discomfort? Not fun. I was given the GoGirl as a gift and laughed at first, but then I used it and was hooked! It is basically this: a funnel-shaped urination device that provides an option for us to be able to urinate anywhere, just like the men get to! It is small, TSA approved and easily fits into any pocket. It is also moisture and germ resistant, 100% latex free and made from medical grade silicone. Use it, wipe it clean, and repack into the case. Simple! AND… No more getting your booty pricked by random bushes that leave you thinking, “I hope this one isn’t poisonous.” (this part was written by Kaela)
Biodegradable wipes– There are many varieties and brands of these, but if you are like me, you do not want to harm the environment by leaving your garbage or your wipes laying around when you hunt. If you don’t like to pack out your used wipes, biodegradable ones will be the way to go. Grunts brand is a US Veteran-owned brand and it’s no scent formula is perfect for hunting! And, you’re supporting a Veteran with every purchase! Can it get much better than that? (by Kaela)
Shittens – Even gone #2 outdoors and come really close to or have gotten poop on your hands? Likely because of the same situation as described under the GoGirl portion? Yeah, not a pleasant experience. These are the way to go to avoid those awkward moments with yourself. They are disposable, mitten-shaped moist wipes. I’d be lying if I said these were not the most amazing thing invented! They are not biodegradable, but hey, I’d rather carry a Ziplock back of used wipes off the mountains than getting poop on my hands, or worse, leaving garbage around. (also written by Kaela)
Camo Hat– Being out in the sun can really wear you out. The worst is when you are hunting and that light on your face just gives you a way to whatever you’re hunting. A good hat saves you from some serious sunburns as well as helps you hide in whatever cover you are in.
Rifle Sling– Homer bought me one of these and man, they are a must!! You’re hiking through rough terrain, rifles are not the lightest tool you’re carrying, and quite frankly, they’re awkward to carry without one. You’ve got other things to be carrying and worrying about than to have your hands full with a heavy rifle. Get a sling for our special someone, and for yourself. They don’t make you any less tough as a hunter because you have one. Hunt smarter not harder! (by Kaela)
Camelbak– We both use our camelbaks. Camelbaks are a great way to carry what you need in the field while at the same time being able to stay hydrated. Most people are familiar with Camelbaks and I’ve used some off brands before but the actual brand name lasts and takes a beating where others don’t. This is a gift that anyone would love, even if they already have one.
Thermals – Homer bought me a pair of men’s Churchill Merino wool thermals and I use them constantly! Both of my jobs require me to be outside all day, and I wear these under my uniforms at both. They keep you warm and toasty but also allow your body to breathe. They’re lightweight and soft, too. I chose to buy the men’s brand because the arms and legs are longer on them (I am 5’ 10” with a wingspan of an aircraft so the length is needed). These are an absolute MUST for any female (or male) who enjoys being warm while hunting during the cold months. (by Kaela)
Darn Tough Socks – “Unconditionally guaranteed for life” – Need I say more? Not only does this company back their product for life, but they are amazingly comfortable and worth the cost. I was skeptical at first, thinking, “I am not paying $16.00 for one pair of socks”, but the first time I wore them for a long hike, I was sold! They sell men’s, women’s, Junior’s, and tactical socks of all lengths, thin/thickness levels, and colors, too! These are not only good for hunting and hiking, but for skiing and other various activities as well. (by Kaela)
ChapSticks/Lip Balms – If you are anything like me, I don’t go anywhere without one. My jobs require me to be outside in the various moods Mother Nature puts us through, and boy does she do a toll on my lips! They are always good to have on hand, especially when you’re hiking and outside for extended periods of time. Your lips get dry, it happens! My favorite go-to brands are SUN BUM (the banana and watermelon are my favorites, but they sell many flavors), and your regular ChapStick brand (I use these when my lips are in some desperate need of help from the weather). (by Kaela)
Hand & Toe Warmers – I HATE being cold. HATE IT! Hot Hands brand Super Warmers and Toe Warmers are always a go-to. The Super Warmers keep your hands warm for up to 18 hours!! No one is every happy when their toes or hands are freezing, so these are a must-have item, especially when you’re getting up for an early hunt, a long hike, and a long wait until the right shot comes your way! (by Kaela)
Hunting Boots – I absolutely love mine! They are incredibly comfortable and well paired with a set of Darn Tough Socks! They also fit well on your foot, not hurting them after several miles or several hour hikes. I wore mine in and out from Havasupai Falls and they definitely were not a letdown! I have had mine for 3 years now, too, and they are not even near needing to be replaced! I wear them when Homer takes me hunting in the months when it isn’t snow covered grounds, and they’re very sturdy with a good grip on the bottom. (by Kaela)
Decibullz Earplugs– Every hunter/ shooter needs ear protection. If you’ve been reading our blog you know how we feel about it. Decibullz makes multiple kinds of ear protection but the percussive filters are the way to go if you hunt. You can still hear the ambient noises and when you fire your weapon it deadens the sound. This would make a great gift to any mother that loves to shoot and hunt. For a Mother’s Day discount, use MOM15 for 15% off. That’s only good until May 12th
OnXhunt maps– Most hunters now have some sort of map app on their phones. We have used a few different apps in the past but OnX has a great product. It’s user-friendly and they keep coming up with more features. Even if you are somewhere with no cell reception, you can download a chunk of the map onto your phone and then still use it and mark it as you wish. Most likely your hunting woman already has the app but there is a yearly subscription and getting that as a gift is a great idea. Imagine if someone else paid for a subscription to something you use every time you’re outdoors. It can’t get much better than that. Right now OnX has a 30% off deal for mothers day. I believe it ends on 5/12/19. Check out their website for that deal
Hopefully, this helps make some last minute decisions for mother’s day. Kaela’s idea is to put together a basket with a bunch of the small things on the list and card. Happy Mother’s day to all the mother’s out there.
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