Worried that you’ll miss the mark when buying gifts for your boyfriend who loves to hunt?
Worry no more, for we’ve got you covered! Read on as we take a look at 30 gifts guaranteed to excite guys who live for hunting.
30 gift ideas for your boyfriend who hunts
For Added Convenience: TRSCIND 14-in-1 Survival Gear and Hunting Equipment
If your boyfriend’s an outdoor enthusiast who loves to hunt, then he’s bound to find this 14 in 1 survival gear thoughtful. The kit contains an emergency blanket, flashlight, compass, credit card knife, and a survival knife, among other important survival accessories.
The waterproof box will ensure the contents remain safe from water and dust. Get your loved one this gift, and you’ll have the much-needed peace of mind that he’s okay when hunting with the boys.
To Keep the Hands Free To Aim: Powercap Hands Free LED Beanie Cap
Made from 100% polyester, this beanie cap is available in several colors. The beanie’s stand out feature is its ultra-bright LED task light (dual action) that allows for both distance and close-up, hands-free lighting.
The premium compression polyester ensures the beanie cap sticks firmly on the head even when your boyfriend is running or crawling stealthily in pursuit of a kill.
For Chilling on the Recliner: I’d Rather Be Hunting Funny Socks
Add a bit of humor to your boyfriend’s socks collection by buying him this funny pair of socks. Labeled ‘I’d Rather Be Hunting,’ this pair of socks is simple but thoughtful. Don’t be shocked to see the socks become his new favorites, especially for chilling on those cold Sunday afternoons.
For Enhanced Precision: High Power Monocular Telescope
Getting your boyfriend this gift will no doubt be a statement of your support for his hobbies. While he might claim to have a better aim than a Navy Seal’s sniper, he’ll still appreciate this compact monocular telescope.
Besides being waterproof, the monocular telescope is also shockproof and fog proof, thus allowing your loved one to focus on a target even when the weather isn’t hunting-friendly.
For the Ultimate Relaxation: Camouflage Seat Table Bag
Although not many hunters will admit it, they do get tired when hiking all afternoon or night in pursuit of their targets. This chair stool backpack by Zology will allow your boyfriend to sit and relax, either before, during, or after hunting.
The bag is made from quality insulated material that keeps food and drinks cool. This allows your boyfriend to set up the seat rest and enjoy a snack or cold beverage to boost his energy.
To Remind Him You’re His Biggest Catch: I Love You More Than You Love Hunting Keychain
The simplest gifts go a long way in making someone feel special. This keychain is bound to lift your boyfriend’s spirits when unsuccessful at the hunting ground. A simple look at the keychain will remind him of his biggest catch, you!
For the Lazy Weekends: America Flag and Deer Hunting T-Shirt
All hunters take pride in the rich hobby with strong American roots. This T-shirt is a great gift for a patriotic boyfriend who can’t get enough of weekend hunting.
The tee is made from 90% cotton and 10% polyester, making it ideal for hot afternoons and casual gatherings.
While it isn’t the most extravagant gift on the list, it still remains a thoughtful one that’ll leave him impressed that you care.
For a Refreshing Treat: 6-Bottle Beer Caddy With Bottle Opener
Hunting is fun, but it can be a lot more fun with some beers or sodas on standby. With this 6-Bottle Beer Caddy, your man will remain refreshed throughout his hunting expedition. For increased convenience, this caddy comes with an adjustable shoulder strap.
Impressively, the beer caddy features a bottle opener strategically stored in the rear pocket. Your boyfriend will love that the bag is compact and well designed to allow for easy beer access without opening the flap.
To Step Out Like a Pro: LaCrosse Alphaburly Hunting Boot
Nothing spells ‘professional hunter’ better than these high-quality boots. Featuring embossed liners and quality rubber soles, these hunting boots are among the best accessories to get a hunting enthusiast.
The embossed liner increases overall air circulation while also wicking out moisture.
The multilayer rubber provides additional protection to your boyfriend, especially when navigating past tricky terrain with thorns.
For the Cool Hunter: Yeti Portable Cooler
The Yeti Portable Cooler comes in different colors. Despite its tiny design, this highly capable cooler can hold up to 12 cans (plus ice) without losing its compact shape. It features a waterproof DryHide Shell that’s resistant to mildew, abrasions, and punctures.
This thoughtful gift will help keep your soulmate well hydrated when out in the wild. He can pack beers, sodas, bottled water, and energy drinks, depending on his personal preferences.
To Substitute Your Warmth: Global Vasion Rechargeable Heated Winter Socks
It can get cold out in the wild, especially when hunting on rainy, foggy, or extra chilly days. Luckily, you can get your boyfriend this pair of heated socks to keep him extra warm when on a hunting trip.
The socks come with three heat settings, high, medium, and low.
Besides their heating ability, these socks are super soft, highly breathable, and thick enough to absorb pressure. You’ll also love that these battery-powered socks have zero risks of electric shock.
For Instant Campfires: Radiate Portable Campfire
A hunting expedition can turn into a life-or-death situation within the flash of a second. This portable campfire ensures your boyfriend can start a fire either when camping or in case he’s stranded without having to source for wood.
This handy device is portable, convenient, and reusable, making it ideal for repeated usage for every hunting trip. Besides being easy to clean, your boyfriend will also love that the portable campfire doesn’t produce soot or embers and can be easily snuffed.
To Store His Hunting Gear: 108 Quart Plano Storage Trunk With Wheels
Every hunter needs somewhere to place his hunting gear and accessories. This medium-sized storage trunk comes with a built-in grip and molded grooves that allow for sturdy stacking.
You can fit this storage trunk at the back of your truck or drag it to your preferred hunting location using its high-quality roller wheels.
For the Evening Walk: Legendary Whitetails Outfitter Hoodie
Allow your boyfriend to keep the cold away by getting him this extra warm, buck-themed hoodie. Featuring a drawstring closure and V-neck (pre-ripped) for additional comfort, the hoodie is a welcome gift for any hunting enthusiast.
The hoodie is machine washable and can be bought in a variety of colors. It is also made from 70% cotton and 30% polyester, thus ensuring it’s super comfortable and durable.
For Wild Snacking: Kalahari Biltong Air-Dried Sliced Beef
A hungry hunter isn’t an effective hunter, period. Don’t expect your man to come bragging about his successful hunting trip if you didn’t create a mini-meal plan for his hunting escapades.
Since Kalahari Biltong prepares different flavors, you can get your man several packs for good measure.
This gluten-free, soy-free, and non-GMO product contains coriander, top round beef, salt, vinegar, lime, and coriander as the main ingredients.
For the Hunting Geek: The Complete Guide to Hunting, Butchering, and Cooking Wild Game
Whether your boyfriend’s a novice or a seasoned expert, he is guaranteed to find this hunting book extra handy. The book talks about the best hunting gear, from binoculars to rifles and even bows.
The picture illustrations further allow for improved user-experience.
Your boyfriend will learn the dos and don’ts of professional hunting, which is crucial if he wants to improve his overall hunting game.
For Short Term Backpacking: Pans Tactical Travel Backpack for Hunting
A large hunting or camping bag might affect your boyfriend’s performance when hunting in the wild. This lightweight tactical backpack is the ideal solution for a hunter looking for something easy to carry and move around with.
It comes in different colors from green to gray, black, blue, and brown, which gives you several options. The backpack is expandable (through side zippers), allowing your boyfriend to switch between 8` and 13` (2.
4m and 4m) thickness.
For Code Communication: Midland 50-Channel Long Range Walkie Talkie
Make your boyfriend’s hunting trip more fun (and effective) by getting him this 3-pack walkie talkie to enhance communication between his crew. Besides their impressive range of communication, the walkie talkies are waterproof, meaning they’ll still function when it’s raining.
Although not mandatory when hunting, this gift could show your boyfriend just how willing you are to invest in his hobbies and interests.
For Night Hunting: Bigsun Rechargeable Spotlight With Filter Lens
This high lumen hunting light comes with two lighting options, the main light and sidelights. The main light can illuminate for up to 800 meters (2,625 feet) for an impressive 10 hours nonstop. It can also produce a flashing light for 800 meters (2,625 feet) for an incredible 32 hours.
The wavelength of the different filter lens allows your boyfriend to enhance vision when hunting without giving his positioning away. Your boyfriend will love the flashlight’s charge retention capacity, thus allowing for smooth nighttime hunting.
For All Weather Hunting: Frogg Toggs Breathable Waterproof Rain Suit
This rain suit is an ideal gift for a boyfriend who loves hunting regardless of the weather. Get him this waterproof, breathable rain suit to keep him warm on the inside. The rain suit comes in different shapes and colors.
However, the camo design is perfect for hunters as it allows for seamless camouflage in the immediate environment.
To Sharpen His Blades: Dual-Grit Sharpening Stone File
Sharp blades are pivotal when hunting. And although your boyfriend might sharpen his tools before leaving for his hunting adventure, buying him this portable sharpening stone will ensure he’s extra safe when out in the woods.
To enhance performance, the sharpening stone file uses monocrystalline diamonds. This allows the stone file to sharpen hunting tools and blades five times faster than water and oil stones.
In Case of Emergency: First Aid Only All-Purpose Kit
You can never be too safe when hunting in the wild. Luckily, this first aid kit contains 299 essential supplies for treating minor injuries and aches. This gift will give you the peace of mind that your expert (or novice) hunter is safe and well-positioned to handle emergencies.
The internal pockets are clear, which allows for ease of access, especially during emergencies.
For That Powerful Throw: SOG Tomahawk Throwing Hatchet With Sheath
Hunting isn’t all about rifles and bows. A throwing ax can help you secure large-enough targets. This 19-ounce (538.6-grams) Tomahawk Throwing Hatchet is lightweight but still solid enough to take down a target.
The survival ax comes with a spike (for piecing) and a flat edge (for hammering).
The stainless-steel blade is designed for durability, while the compact design ensures the ax fits in standard backpacks and storage boxes.
The extra durable sheath protects the ax from causing avoidable injuries.
For the Bow Enthusiast: Raptor Compound Bow Kit
If you want to go all out and budget isn’t an issue, then you should consider getting the love of your life this Raptor Compound Hunting Bow Kit. With an axle-to-axle length of 30 inches (76.2 cm), your boyfriend will definitely stand out when sporting this bow kit in the next hunting expedition.
The bow features a compound design that ensures 75% of the weight is let off for increased efficiency. To avoid getting too technical, your boyfriend will love this gift if he’s a genuine bow enthusiast.
For Extra Head Protection: Comhats Fur Trapper Cotton Hunting Hat
If it’s freezing cold in the house, you can imagine how cold it must be when hunting outside, in the woods, while it’s raining! This hunting hat with extra fur is meant for hunters who don’t mind plying their trade-in extreme weather.
The hat features a unique design that allows your boyfriend to button the earflaps to warm the ears. He can further unbutton the hat to cover the chin and face, thus keeping extra warm when hunting in the cold.
Plan for the Perfect Hunt: Leather Hunting Log Book
Every hunter needs to plan for the perfect expedition. This hunting log is made from a quality handmade leather exterior that protects the pages. Buying your boyfriend this thoughtful gift will allow him to record critical components of his hunt, including climate, location, wind patterns, and hunting tools.
The logbook’s narrow and compact design ensures it fits comfortably in a bag or even the back pocket. This gift will become even more useful as time goes by, especially when your boyfriend will want to reminisce on the good old hunting days.
For Maximum Ear Protection: Walker’s Ear Razor Electronic Muff
Your boyfriend’s hunting skills depend on his sight and his ability to hear and detect sudden noises. Shooting a rifle all afternoon might be fun for a while, but it’s sure to start affecting his ears if adequate care isn’t taken.
Get your boyfriend these ultra-thin shooting earmuffs to provide protection for sound activated over 89dB. The headphones come in different colors, but the camo design would work best for a boyfriend who loves hunting.
For a Good Night’s Sleep: Lazy One Trophy Husband Pajama Pants
Ironically, a hunting loving boyfriend might have the best hunting gear in his toolbox but still lack a comfy pair of pajama pants in his closet. Made from 100% cotton, this deer-themed pair of pajamas will add much-needed comfort to your boyfriend’s nap time.
The elastic waistbands ensure the machine-washable pajama still fits in case your boyfriend gains weight in the future.
To Spice Up Dull Spaces: 3 Panel Deer Stag Wall Art
This 3-panel wall art is a great gift for any hunting enthusiast. Depending on personal preferences, your boyfriend can place the decoration in the bedroom, living room, office, and even kitchen. The painting is printed on high-quality canvas and comes ready to mount courtesy of the black hooks located on each panel’s back.
To Keep His Cards (and Cash) Safe: Men’s Trifold Wallet
Featuring an embossed Whitetail deer graphic, this full grain leather wallet is a must-have for any hunting enthusiast. The trifold wallet has eight slots for credit cards, a single bill compartment, and two storage pockets.
Your boyfriend will love this thoughtful hunting-themed gift and will no doubt want to flaunt it to friends and family.
Main Types of Hunting
Hunting is a truly fulfilling hobby that, besides requiring time, also needs a considerable amount of investment. Below are some of the main types of hunting.
This hunting technique is commonly used for hunting big game species like elk, deer, feral hogs, and bears. When still-hunting, the hunter needs to sneak into the animal’s habitats. The hunter must first spot the animal before being spotted. The target animal(s) must be stalked either through droppings, mating signs, and tracks.
When stand hunting, the hunters will often use ground blinds and tree stands to blend in with the environment. Tripod stands might also be used to make the hunting process more comfortable.
Typically, a hunter will stand in one location and wait for the wildlife to make a move. The preferred location is usually along with water sources, game trails, or areas where the target animals usually feed.
The call hunting technique involves the use of game calls to replicate the sounds made by the target animals. Game calls are usually effective during the mating season, more so when males and hot, thereby keeping an ear out for females or other males stepping into forbidden territory.
Some of the common calls include bleat calls, rattling antlers, duck calls, and grunt calls.
How To Choose a Gift for a Boyfriend Who Loves Hunting
Choosing gifts for a boyfriend who loves to hunt isn’t rocket science. However, you’ll need to be keen enough to get the right gift. Below are tips to observe to ensure you get your hunting loving boyfriend a killer gift.
Think About His Preferences
The first step should be focusing on what your boyfriend loves. Of course, he loves hunting. But the question should be, what exactly does he love to do when hunting? If he loves nighttime hunting, then your gift should be centered on night activities. Think about a flashlight, a portable campfire, and so on.
If he loves shooting, then a binocular can come in handy. A cooler might be a great gift if your man loves hunting on those hot weekend afternoons. The trick is to think about what your man loves and get him something that’ll make his hunting expeditions even more exciting.
Consider His Complaints
Another great idea to know the right gift to get your boyfriend who hunts is to think about his complaints. Does he hate his current pocket knife? Does he wish he had a bigger storage box? Is purchasing rainproof hunting gear or boots on top of his to-do list?
You’ll know the gift is perfect if it solves one or all of his problems. It doesn’t have to be a costly gift. A simple hunting-themed tee or wallet is enough to leave him excited about flaunting it to his buddies.
Think Outside the Box
Unfortunately, there is no handbook on the best gift to get a boyfriend who loves hunting. It all depends on your boyfriend’s taste and preferences. A simple, unique gift like a keychain might go a long way in showing him that you genuinely care.
On the other hand, you can also get him a hunting-themed painting to add some personality to his bedroom, living room, office, or even dining area.
Stop Thinking About Getting the Perfect Present
This might be a hard one to grasp, especially if you’re in a relatively new relationship. When gift shopping for a boyfriend, it’s easy to get tempted to impress him. But focusing too much on the gift might leave you disappointed.
For instance, if your boyfriend loves rifle hunting and you get him a costly bow, chances are he won’t make much use of the gift that probably cost you loads of cash.
We hope our list will help you choose the perfect gift for your loving boyfriend. He deserves it! If you found the read useful and informative, feel free to share it with your friends to help them out as well.
A Wife or Girlfriend’s Guide to Begin Hunting With Your Significant Other – Oregon Outdoor Council