5 Under $50: Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Need some stocking stuffer ideas for the outdoor lover in your life? Tahoe Mountain Sports has you covered. In this 5 Under $50 post, we give you inexpensive stocking stuffer ideas, great for stockings big or small.

1) Starbucks Via Italian Roast Instant Coffee $2.95

Dubbed “the world’s greatest camp coffee” by Backpacker Magazine earlier this year,¬† Starbucks Via Instant Coffee makes a great gift for any coffee lover on your list. Campers can easily pack it along on trips and your Starbucks-addicted friends can rest easy knowing they’ve got a jolt of the iconic java always ready in their purse or pocket. This is also a great gift to add on to your TMS cart when you need those extra few dollars to hit the $50 quota on our free shipping. Not into Italian Roast, or caffeine? We’ve got Via Colombia and Decaf varieties.

2) GoToob Travel Containers $19.95

Sometimes the best gifts are those that function. This set of three 2-ounce containers is great for camp toiletries and airplane travel so you can travel with your favorite suds and leave those tiny bottles of Head and Shoulders behind. These make great small gifts for the world traveler in your family.

3) Nalgene MultiDrink Bottle or Nalgene OTF Bottle $12.95-$14.95

Everyone loves a water bottle, especially since most of us can’t seem to hold on to one for long (I know I’ve lost a few to ballparks and friends’ cars). These two water bottles are the latest from Nalgene. Innovative, leak-proof tops are easy to use and each bottle is entirely BPA free so your loved ones can drink safely.

4) Lobz Audio Junior Ear Warmers $13.95

You’d be hard-pressed to find a kid without a mobile audio or video device these days. That’s why Lobz Audio Ear Warmers make great winter gifts for the little music lovers in your life. It’s a win for everyone: Kid gets music, ears get warm and you get peace and quiet from Justin Bieber. Check out our Lobz Audio Ear Warmers for adults, too.

5) Black Diamond Orbit Lantern $29.95

Bring a little brightness to the dark season with this cool, compact lantern. Small and light enough for any adventure and powered by AAA batteries, this is the perfect gift for the alpinist, backyard camper or night owl on your list.

5 Under $50 is a monthly Tahoe Mountain Sports blog series dedicated to showcasing some of our more affordable products. Each month we pick a theme, then show you the gear. Suggest a topic in our comments if you need some shopping help, and check out our other gift guides for more stocking stuffer ideas: Under $20, Under $50, Stocking Stuffers.



I'm Tahoe Mountain Sports' web editor and a 6-year Tahoe resident. Yep, I live the life, with a lake view from my desk, lunch breaks on the beach with my dog, and morning powder runs when the snow's good. I ski, snowboard, skate ski, and cross-country ski in winter, and hike, mountain bike, backpack, and lay around on Tahoe's beaches in summer.


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