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Christmas Gift Ideas: Under $35
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diego dean
Christmas Gift Ideas: Under $35 on 12/13/2011 07:30:06 MST Print View

What are some good stocking stuffer gifts for the outdoor enthusiast coming in under $35? What would you like?

David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
re: stocking stuffers on 12/13/2011 07:36:13 MST Print View

Cuben dry bags.

One of Kat's awesome alpacka wool hats.

Gerry Volpe

Locale: Vermont
x-mas on 12/13/2011 07:55:13 MST Print View

BPL membership

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Christmas Gift Ideas: Under $35 on 12/13/2011 08:04:28 MST Print View

Some of their fuel of choice.

A second on one of Kat's wonderful hats.

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
a few more ideas on 12/13/2011 09:05:19 MST Print View

Merino socks


Thin wool glove liners (*these only last me about a year before I spring holes in the fingers)

Probars. Mmmmmmmmmm........

Calories ( gels, bars, gorp, meals)

small Kupilka

Ken K
(TheFatBoy) - F

Locale: St. Louis
The little things... on 12/13/2011 09:27:32 MST Print View

Headlamp, mini-bic lighters, waterproof matches, fishing gear, reflective cordage, mini-dropper bottles, dri-ducks poncho, survival bivy, Photon x-light... My list keeps going because every time I turn around, my boy has swiped another piece of my gear. I suspect he's trading it on campouts for junk food and camp chores.

Kim Perley
(Amanita) - F
gifts on 12/13/2011 10:53:00 MST Print View

second on a buff (I haven't got one yet, but they look nifty)

postal scale

small plastic bottles (for repacking liquids)

maps or guides for local trails (or one you know they want to hike)

small bottles of deet, sunscreen, biodegradable soap, mini toothpaste

a silnylon "packable pack" from sea to summit, or a gossamer gear riksack

titanium sheppard's hook stakes painted like candy canes (also a tree ornament)

Chris Banks
(CBanks) - F

Locale: WV
Good deals at Brasslite on 12/13/2011 16:57:11 MST Print View Love Aaron's stoves. Special prices till Dec. 31st.

Art ...
(asandh) - F
Befuddled to Miffed to Angry on 12/14/2011 07:39:16 MST Print View

ok, I "was" the 5th entry in this thread and then it mysteriously disappeared.
I had made a simple suggestion that we make a donation rather than spending our christmas present money on trinkets. I had listed 4 possible donation options.

Was this so out of place on this thread it had to be deleted ?
Would whoever deleted my post please provide an explanation for the censorship ?

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
Re: Befuddled to Miffed to Angry on 12/14/2011 07:51:28 MST Print View


Edited by Eugeneius on 12/14/2011 22:20:41 MST.

Dan Cherry
(risingsun) - F

Locale: Northern Arizona gift certificate on 12/14/2011 07:59:49 MST Print View

My wife and I have given gift certs over the past couple years for people to make microloans on They have been very well-received and have been a gift that keeps on giving as each $25 loan gets repaid, the lender can re-lend it back out again. I think two of our $25 gifts have been loaned out 4 times for a total of $100 in loans each. It's a great feel-good gift.

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Re: Befuddled to Miffed to Angry on 12/14/2011 08:09:58 MST Print View

Hey guys, I reported the post that was a link to some overstock Abercrombie and Fitch website. It was the person's first post, and soon a similar one showed up in another thread.

I noticed that this entire thread was deleted for a while, so I don't know what happened.

Art, I'm not sure why your post was deleted.

Edited by T.L. on 12/14/2011 08:10:44 MST.

Addie Bedford
(addiebedford) - MLife

Locale: Montana
Deleting posts on 12/14/2011 19:09:29 MST Print View

Hi all!
Art, I'm also not sure why your post was deleted - it wasn't flagged, I know that much. Sometimes, when a post HAS been deleted, it does wonky things to the entire thread. Forum mods have noticed it as well, but we're not entirely sure about the cause or solution.

All I can say is that I'm sorry the post was deleted, and that I believe it was a mistake or accident on the deleter's part.

I received some Kiva credit to make loans as part of a Christmas gift. I'm excited about using it. My entire family opted to pool our money and buy livestock for families in Africa. I'm excited about having done that too!

James Winstead

Locale: CA
Re: Christmas Gift Ideas: Under $35 on 12/14/2011 21:38:10 MST Print View

+2 or 3 or whatever to Kat's cool hats.

Also, those Tyvek Wallets are pretty cool. Not necessarily backpacking gear technically, but likely a bpl-er will be excited about UL type stuff in their everyday life too.