Stocking Filler Ideas
Whether you’re looking for stocking fillers for the adventurer in your life or want to give your loved ones some ideas about what gifts will help complete your kit, we can help. With everything from winter warmers to survival essentials, there’s plenty of stocking-sized gifts perfect for exploring. And, with our new Our Planet range, you can make a more sustainable choice this Christmas.
A Christmas classic, socks are sure to go down a treat with anyone who loves walking. Look out for socks made from merino wool or merino wool blends, as they provide excellent breathability and will help keep feet warm and dry in the toughest conditions. And, for serious walkers, look for cushioning for all-day comfort mile after mile.
Take a look at our guide to socks for further inspiration.
Campers, walkers and runners will all appreciate the convenience of a good headtorch. We recommend opting for a lightweight rechargable version as these are easier to wear fand longer lasting. But, depending on the users activity, you may want to look out for additional features like adjustable lighting modes and beam distances.
Take a look at our headtorch buying guide to shine further light on the subject.
Everyone knows that your extremities feel the cold the quickest, so why not give the gift of warmth this Christmas? Waterproof gloves are ideal for those who love to be outside whatever the weather and will keep hands dry in rain and snow, while fleece gloves provide great warmth and often have a closer fit giving for dexterity.
And, for those who can’t be parted from their phone, look out for touchscreen compatible gloves.
Although gloves are great for keeping hands warm, in really cold conditions hand warmers can provide a much-needed boost. With both rechargeable and reusable hand warmers available, it's easy to find the perfect option to stay warm on the go.
In the depths of winter, we’ll forgive you for not automatically thinking about sunglasses, but if you know someone who loves to spend a lot of their time outdoors, then they’ll make a great addition to their stocking this Christmas. Not only do sunglasses provide vital protection from the suns UV rays, but they can also help enhance your vision in certain light conditions. With some of the most-wanted brands available, we’re confident you won't be disappointed by our range.
For true adventurers, an army knife or multi-tool is the perfect stocking filler. Useful for a range of tasks when out walking or on camping trips, as well as being handy to have around the home, army knives or multi-tools often prove essential in emergencies too.
We stock a wide variety of tools with an array of functions, including scissors, rulers, pens, can openers, pliers and more, giving you the right function for every eventuality.
For tools designed to withstand the rigours of the outdoors, we suggest looking out for those made from high-quality materials such as stainless steel or carbon steel.
A compass is a small gift that will open up a world of adventures. Whether heading out on a well-worn path or venturing into unknown territory, a compass is a necessity for staying on track. With tried and tested compasses from entry-level models to military standard, we’ve got expeditions covered.
What good is a compass without the right map? Since 1791, Ordnance Survey have been the leader of mapping Britain, and their maps are now the go-to for all levels of explorers.
Whether you opt to gift a map of a well-loved area or choose a map for new adventures, our range will satisfy the keenest adventurers.
For people who eat, sleep and breathe adventure, buying a book will whet their appetite for adventure even when their indoors. Why not give the intrepid explorer in your life a helping hand deciding where to head next by purchasing a book on an area you know they've always wanted to exlplore?
Although we always recommend carrying and knowing how to use a map and compass, there’s plenty of new tech on the market to provide a helping hand with finding the way and keeping track of your activity. Both handheld GPS devices and watches will easily fit into a stocking and are sure to be much appreciated.
As well as providing navigation help with maps, route planners and distance trackers, many GPS watches come with additional features, including advanced fitness tracking, as well as more traditional features like timekeeping, alarms and timers.
For fitness fantastic who like to track every move, look out for waterproof models, that can be worn while swimming, and for those who want the best of everything, opt for a full-colour touchscreen model.
It may not be the first thing on everyone’s Christmas list, and it's far from the traditional chocolate most of us find in our stocking, but dehydrated food is sure to go down a storm with those who love wild camping. As well as nutritious camping meals, you’ll discover packable snacks that will provide all the nutrition and vitamins needed for fueling adventures.
If you’re not sure what the perfect gift is, then why not consider buying a gift voucher and letting the recipient choose for themselves? With a wealth of options available, including more sustainable products from our new Our Planet range, there’s something for every kind of adventurer. Plus, as our vouchers can be spent in-store or online the recipient can shop however's best for them.