Start Early! Outdoor and Off Road Gift-Giving Ideas for the Upcoming Holiday Season

Really, is it ever too early to celebrate Christmas? The season of holiday gift-giving is now among us. Then again, who are we kidding? Decorations started going up before Halloween! We started that “Santa’s Wish List” for you, and it’s full of trendy, cool products that would look perfect under the tree (You’re welcome, btw). For the person who always say, “But I never know what to buy,” here ya go.

A Gift for the Kid in All of Us

Kids and adults alike are enamored with Traxxas. With their new Ford® Raptor replica, the company takes you off-road with a whole new level of scale realism. So cool, in fact, they could even make a Mopar man grin with excitement.

“The sleek Raptor body is fully detailed with an injection-molded nylon composite grille and front bumper to truly capture the depth and detail of Ford’s original design. Integrated hood vents and side mirrors complete the look. The heavy-duty body is extra tough for all your off-roading adventures, with the Ford Raptor replica wrapped around the proven performance and unmatched durability of the Traxxas Slash. Torque flows from the powerful Titan 12-Turn motor and XL-5 electronic speed control for instant response off-road. Full-ball bearings enhance precision control and electronics are all fully waterproof so your fun never gets sidelined by a little water along the way,” the company commented.

In a family of Ford truck lovers, we say start ’em young!

Some Toys for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Pack up those cool toys… and bring them along to the campground. Once there, you can put some of the other gift-giving items on this list to good use, including iLive portable/wireless tailgate speakers and Furrion Bluetooth adventure packs.

If you’re looking for an affordable and useful gift, then check out these top solar-powered flashlights. They’re perfect to have handy in the garage, when you’re outdoors, or in the back of the truck. And since the gift-giving season would be incomplete without stocking stuffer options, consider Performance Tool composite minis. Small and strong, these are ideal for car emergency kits and glove boxes. All Performance Tool lights feature quality construction and LED technology that never requires replacement. So, you can always brighten any path you desire to travel—whenever you decide to do so.

Do we have you hooked yet? Good. Because in today’s fishbowl society, nothing spells adventure like WASP, Brandmotion, and Go Pro cameras for those who wish to capture all the action. Because, why enjoy something in the moment when you can just upload it later to compete for Instagram views, right?

Gift Ideas for Less-Rugged Adventurers

If glamping is more your style (again, no haters here), then the Winegard ConnecT 2.0 4G2 (WF2-435) 4G LTE and WiFi Extender may be the perfect option for you or the lucky few on your gift-giving list this holiday season. The Winegard ConnecT boosts and extends available WiFi signals from right inside your RV or tailer. Turning “dead zones into entertainment zones,” your kids will actually want to go on family excursions knowing you’ve got one of these on deck. And even better, Winegard offers easy setup with simple instructions, flexible and affordable data plans, and consistent nationwide 4G LTE.

In a recent powersports interview with Bryan Grigsby of Driven Performance Brands, he told a story about how he, his family, his best friends, their motorhomes, and side-by-sides spend almost every Thanksgiving break camping and rippin’ through the desert. Think Winegard would look good under his tree? We think so.

Whether one prefers to camp or glamp, off-road or overland, hunt or fish—there is always a need for battery packs in today’s world of constant connectivity. (Because God forbid we go without a charge.) CTEK Fully Automatic Battery Chargers and Weego Premium Portable Jump Starters are an ideal solution for the inconvenient dead battery—and they make great stocking stuffers.

Gift-Giving for Off-Roaders

But what if your idea of the great outdoors features challenging terrain, technical skill, and some clever spatial reasoning? Then Merry Christmas ya filthy animal because ARB, WARN, TrailFX, and Rugged Ridge have some of the best get-ya-out-of-a-pinch products on the market.


There’s no shame in asking for a helping hand. TrailFX recovery straps and rope shackles, a WARN recovery kit, and the ARB Speedy Seal Tire Repair Kit ensure those wheels are pointed toward home instead of awaiting a tow.

Click here for a recent post that features a list of trail essentials!


As for lighting that path, own the night with the Rigid Industries’ RIGID Reflect advanced lighting solution. The “first LED light that not only illuminates the road ahead but also allows you to see what’s behind,” RIGID Reflect is a versatile light and side mirror all in one. Originally designed for the UTV and powersports market, this product is ideal for off-road enthusiasts. Especially those on your gift-giving list with a trail-ready 4×4.

And speaking of durable off-roaders, the new Jeep cannon kits, light bars, and rock lights from Vision X Lighting promise to keep you illuminated in even the most rugged of environments. “Engineered to outshine and outlast the competition,” the 6.7″ ADV Cannon Kit provides over 2600 ft of driving light while staying true to the traditional round light Jeep styling. And if that’s not enough output, move up the product line to the 8.7″ Series for over 3200 ft of visibility. (C’mon, even Rudolph’s bright red schnoz can’t compete with that.)

Itching for a more modern look? Vision X offers one of the most powerful light bars on the market, ranging in size from 6″ to 51″. Like the cannon lights, they have daytime running backlit halos that double as handy camping lights. And with Rock Light Pod Kits available in multiple colors, the lucky chosen ones on your gift-giving list this year can light that baby up like Clark Griswold’s house.

We held up our end of bargain and pointed your holiday shopping list in the right direction. Now there’s only one thing left to do—go out and support your local auto shop with the purchases.

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