Are you struggling to find unique stocking-stuffer sized gifts for that special outdoorsperson in your life? Don’t panic, there’s still time and Wild Guide has your back. Here are 20 of our favourite gadgets, tools, tech and toys that will make even a grown man squeal with joy on Christmas morning. Whether they’re and hunter, angler or outdoor enthusiast, we have something for everyone and for all budgets. Most of these gifts are available at major outdoor retailers so no need to worry about online orders arriving in time.

Garmin epix GPS Watch

The Garmin epix is the first-of-its-kind, high-resolution, color, touchscreen GPS/GLONASS mapping watch with worldwide, shaded relief basemap and 1-year BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription. Some models also feature preloaded TOPO 100K maps. Eight GB of built-in memory supports additional mapping, including BirdsEye Satellite Imagery and regional TOPO U.S. 24K maps. The revolutionary, stainless steel EXO antenna combined with GPS and GLONASS reception mean better signal strength and quicker position fixes. www.garmin.ca


Opinel NO12 Explore

Since 1890, Opinel has crafted iconic tools and knives in the heart of the French Alps. These are knives meant to stand the test of time — and the trials of nature. 
Designed for trekking, hunting, fishing, and survival expeditions, the No. 12 Explore brings modern tools and rugged dependability to Opinel’s classic heritage. When the outdoors call, Opinel is ready. www.opinel.com


Fenwick Elite Tech Ice Spinning Rod

Ice anglers share an appreciation for the serene beauty of a frozen lake and an early morning fog. The Fenwick Elite Tech Ice rods compliment that experience with the high modulus graphite blanks specifically designed for ice fishing. The solid cork handle with added TAC(TM) deliver increased comfort and grip even in the most rigid conditions. www.fenwickfishing.com


Caldwell G3 Electronic Hearing Protection

The new Caldwell® Platinum Series G3 earmuffs provide a new level of performance. They offer crystal clear amplification of low level sounds while compressing and blocking out harmful noise. The advanced circuitry delivers constant sound amplification without cutting out, allowing you to hear clearly even as a gun is being fired. www.btibrands.com


Rapala Touch Screen Scale

The Touch Screen Scale adds ease and convenience to weighing and tracking your catch. Large digital scale is packed with features, yet intuitive in use. Displaying weight in lbs./oz., decimal lbs. or kg., easily record and determine the position of current catch in your weight total. Simply hang catch from heavy-duty composite clamp, or included stainless steel hook to view weight. Tap on one of eight storage locations to enter fish into memory and add to total catch weight.  TOURNAMENT MODEL features a 7 kg digital scale, plus an eight-piece culling system that allows easy management of your catch. Quickly record and determine the position of current catch in your weight total. Culling system permits easy identification of fish to be released for maximum total weight. Includes storage bag with sewn in instructions. www.rapala.ca


Caldwell Wind Wizard II

The Caldwell® Wind Wizard II has been re-designed to be the best value wind meter on the market and an ideal tool for indicating wind speed. Knowing wind speed gives the shooter the ability to judge shot placement in varying wind conditions. Both compact and portable, this wind meter reads wind and temperature in various units of measure. The non-slip rubber sleeve protects the unit and ensures it’s easy to grip even with gloved hands. www.btibrands.com


Trekker Stormproof Lighter

The Trekker™ Stormproof Lighter features an extra-large fuel tank that provides over 1,000 ignitions before needing a refill. Piezo-electric ignition lights up to 10,000 times and works when wet. Designed for wind and water resistance, they perform well up to an altitude of 8,000 feet (2,438 meters). Stormproof turbo flame withstands winds up to 80 mph. www.ustbrands.com


Petzl Tactikka+ Headlamp

Compact headlamp ideal for hunting and fishing. White or red lighting preserves night vision and ensures stealth. 160 lumens. Designed for activities where stealth is key (hunting, fishing, nature watching…), the TACTIKKA + headlamp offers versatile lighting: proximity or focused lighting for movement, BOOST mode for temporary access to maximum brightness (160 lumens) and red lighting. Featuring CONSTANT LIGHTING technology to ensure constant brightness over time, and a mixed beam (wide, focused or red for stealth). www.petzl.com


LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

The Eartheasy LifeStraw water filter is a compact 8.75”L x 1”W plastic water filter that lets you drink 264 gallons of pure water directly from streams, puddles, lakes and more. Removes practically all waterborne bacteria and protozoan parasites. Surpasses EPA guidelines for E. coli, giardia, cryptosporidium oocysts and many others. Filters particles of approximately 0.2 microns and larger, reducing turbidity. Contains no chemicals and is safe for your thyroid gland. A portion of all sales go to support clean-water projects worldwide. www.lifestraw.com

Deeper Smart Sonar Pro+

Deeper Pro+ SonarThe ultimate in smart sonar fishing.  Boasting a wifi connection that enables great range and huge data transmission, what sets the Pro+ apart is its integrated GPS. This enables it to create real-time bathymetric maps of the site you’re fishing, allowing you to pinpoint exact features in a way that was only previously possible using boat-mounted consoles. These maps can be saved and shared, and are available online and offline. With an 100m / 330 ft range and a scanning depth of 80m / 260 ft, this GPS enabled, map-making device is ideal for the most demanding anglers and the most extreme conditions. www.buydeeper.com


Rapala Jig Box

Rapala Jig BoxThe Rapala® Jig Box features heavy duty four sided tackle storage, high compression hook clips, slotted foam and ribbed rubber with easy-open and hardshell lid. Two sizes available for a full range of storage. One for your pocket and the other larger for more storage. Keep organized and efficient on the hardwater. www.rapala.ca


Goal Zero Swith 10 Solar Charging Kit

More than a phone charger, more than a flashlight; the only all-in-one power solution for your pack. Quick charge phones, POV cameras, and other USB-powered gear, then switch on a flashlight for bright light anywhere, or a fan to cool off. It’s solar-ready and features a replacement, rechargeable battery that powers up from any USB. www.goalzero.com


Attwood Fold-N-Stow Fishing Net

Fold down for convenient and compact storage or extend for added reach with Attwood’s new line of Fold-N-Stow Fishing Net. A flip of the handle opens and locks the net into place. Easily pull back the trigger and the net collapses down into an easily stowable size. Perfect for small boats of trekking into back-lakes. www.attwoodmarine.com


Primos Trigger Stick

With just one hand and the pull of a trigger, you can adjust the Primos Trigger Stick® to your desired height. The Trigger Stick® is a lightweight height-adjustable gun rest and optical gear mount, perfect for kneeling or standing. It comes equipped with a detachable V yoke. The Trigger Stick® fits 1/4″-20 & 3/8″-16 threaded fixtures for securing optical gear. It is perfect for cameras, spotting scopes, binoculars, laser range finders and almost any other mono pod mountable device. www.primos.com


Frabill Ice Safety Kit

Winter means ice fishing and we love every minute of it! But safety is important and should be considered by all ice anglers. We suggest that you stay off of unknown ice, use the buddy system, and take precautionary measures, including ‘wearing’ ice picks and safety studs, and keeping a whistle at hand for use in a moment’s notice. www.frabill.com


Speedy Sharp

The Original Speedy Sharp is compact and fits in your pocket, tool box, or hunting pack. Quickly sharpen and hone anything with an edge, from knives to clippers, shears, axes, and more! www.speedysharp.com


Survival Straps Paracord Belt

The Regular Survival belt is approximately 1.25 inches wide and it is incredible. They are all business. Each belt contains between 100 and 150 feet of paracord. That amount of paracord can come in extremely handy in a survival situation. In fact, you could probably even make yourself a nice hammock so you would not have to sleep on the ground with the bugs! www.survivalstraps.com


The North Face Denali ETIP Gloves

For warmth without compromise in cold conditions, this 300-weight high-loft fleece glove is outfitted with touchscreen compatibility for additional versatility. All five fingers and the fleece palm feature conductive technology for touchscreen and click-wheel compatibility. Perfect for the social media savvy outdoorsperson. www.thenorthface.com


Mossy Oak Ridgeline Polarized Camo Sunglasses

Amplify your performance with the Mossy Oak Ridgeline Polarized Camo Sunglasses. These sleek polarized camo glasses provide protection and comfort for your eyes. They are perfect for all of your outdoor needs and come with performance temple tips and nose pads for the most comfortable fit. www.spgoutdoors.com


Zippo Hand Warmer

Zippo Hand Warmers provide up to 12 hours of gentle, consistent heat. They’re sleek – designed to fit in any pocket – and are refillable so you can use them on your outdoor adventures for years to come. Warming bag and fill cup are included. www.zippo.com