Gifts for Outdoor Enthusiasts: Think Inside the Box

Trying to find gifts for outdoor enthusiasts can be difficult. Subscription-based product boxes have become incredibly popular in the last few years, even among outdoor adventurers. Jelly of the month, these are not, but if you are looking for a last minute gift for that hunter or huntress that’s hard to shop for, here are three popular options that make all the sense in the world.

Mystery Tackle Box – www.mysterytacklebox.com

IMG_1175 (Large)I did a review of the three month-plan earlier this year, so I’m qualified when it comes to recommending this one. The setup is straightforward. You purchase a gift subscription and a coupon code is sent to you, or directly the recipient. They enter the code and select the species or style of fishing they want to focus on. Then, every month, a fresh box arrives full of plastics, lures, and hooks. Each box is going to deliver about $25 worth of gear. Gift subscriptions are available for three, six, or 12 months, at $15 per month. Watch for coupon codes on their website or social media as well.

Sportsman’s Box – www.sportsmansbox.com

Maybe you’re shopping for someone who does more than fish. If that’s the case, look at the sportsman’s box. Again, it is a monthly arrival, but you’re covering fishing sportsmans-boxand then some. As a rule, they try to always be looking at whatever the “next” season is. Early spring, be on the lookout for turkey hunting gear, fishing and shooting in the summer, hunting again in the fall. These boxes are a little larger than some others, and cover more ground, so the price tag is going to reflect that, but if you’re shopping for a serious outdoorsman, they’ll appreciate a fresh pile of goodies every month.

Gift subscriptions are available for one, three, six, or 12 months, with a small discount each time you increase the duration. Single month boxes start at $39. These boxes promise a retail value of at least $60 each month, up to $75.

BarkBox – www.barkbox.com

More than a few of us know someone who isn’t likely to be separated from a four-legged barkboxfriend. Maybe a hunting dog, maybe just a sidekick that they like to spoil. If that’s the case, look at the barkbox. While the subscription ends up being more for Fido than your friend or family member, you know how much they like to spoil the dog and will appreciate it. It works the same as all of the others and has treats, toys, and chews that arrive every month.

With barkbox you have the option of a one, three, six or 12-month subscription, with some discounts on the longer duration. One-month boxes start out at $35.

This holiday, maybe you need to think inside-the-box when buying gifts for outdoor enthusiasts.

Trent Marsh - Gear Editor
Trent Marsh spent much of his childhood in the woods and lakes of Northeast Indiana. He has long had a passion for the outdoors. He transferred that passion into a career as the marketing manager for an optics company the last five years. In a short amount of time Trent has become a respected outdoor marketing professional and one of the next generation of outdoorspeople. When not hunting or fishing Trent is can usually be found tending his garden or chickens, or travelling the world with his wife.

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