It doesn’t have to be a challenge to find Christmas fishing gifts that everyone wants and needs. In fact, it is very easy to track down fishing-related items that almost any individual fisherman can use.
Better not to sulk, better not to cry … This list of the best gifts for fishermen will help you make some quick, smart decisions.
1. Fishing trip voucher
That day fishing Christmas present on the water will probably be cherished more than anything under the tree. Since family plans are often filled with deadlines and commitments, plan a special fishing trip that you can all go on together. Plus, this will add some fun to your favorite anglers to look forward to when the excitement of the vacation has come and gone.
2. Fishing hat
Even on cloudy or overcast days, you want to protect your favorite anglers from UV rays by making sure they have a good fishing hat. That’s why hats have long been one of the best fishing gifts for fishermen. Find a hat that will protect your eyes and face from excessive sunlight. Depending on where you are fishing, one that offers protection from mosquitoes and other insects is also valued.
3. Tackle box with rubber worms
Did you know you can use gum worms as fishing bait? Yes, you can use gum worms as fishing bait. It may sound strange, but it works. Fish would love these colorful and rubbery worms. You can find them at any grocery store and can be fun bait when fishing with kids.
4. Fishing ornament
There are tons of fun fishing Christmas decorations that you can find online or at your local sports store. Your fishing buddies may already have an ornament or two to remind them of their favorite pastime, but it only seems right to help by adding a new post to their collection. Start a Christmas fishing vacation tradition by giving a different fishing-themed ornament each year.
5. Thermos and stainless bottles
Help reverse the buildup of plastic water bottles in our oceans and waterways. Encourage the fishermen in your life to bring reusable stainless steel water bottles on every fishing trip. Not only do they help the environment, but they also give a loved one a great Christmas fishing gift. Give them a gift or two for this year’s holidays!
6. Waterproof phone case
A waterproof phone case is always a great gift for an angler who’s out on the water all day catching fish. This waterproof phone case also has a solar panel that you can use to charge your phone in case the battery runs out and you need to contact your family or friends.
7. Lantern fishing
A lantern makes a great gift for anglers who like to catch fish in the late afternoon. These lanterns are useful not only for anglers, but for everyone who loves nature and wants to spend a day in nature with their family and friends. This lantern also makes a great gift for those who enjoy camping and hiking.
8. Multipurpose cooler
Multipurpose coolers are great gifts for any angler. Many coolers these days offer various features that come in handy when spending a full day outdoors. Some coolers offer ample storage space to keep your catch fresh, as well as space for your fishing gear and gear.
Ever see your friends or family members stuff their keys and wallets into a plastic sandwich bag before hitting the water? Sandwich bags are for sandwiches! One of the best fishing Christmas gifts you can give a fisherman is a stuff sack. Keys, wallets, cameras, cell phones … all of these are things that will stay safe and dry when kept in a sealed stuff sack.
10. Circle hook
Circle hooks are among the best gifts for fishermen who fish with live bait. Not only are hooks something anglers can always use, but the use of circle hooks in particular results in a higher survival rate if proper catching and loosening is practiced.
Ever see your friends or family members stuff their keys and wallets into a plastic sandwich bag before going on the water? Sandwich bags are for sandwiches! One of the best fishing Christmas gifts you can give a fisherman is a stuff sack. Keys, wallets, cameras, cell phones … these are all things that will stay safe and dry when kept in a sealed stuff sack.
Do you have other anglers on your list? Check out freshwater fishing or saltwater fishing for more gear and tackle gift ideas …
Debbie Hanson is an award-winning outdoor writer, advocate of sport fishing for women, IGFA world record holder and freshwater guide in southwest Florida. Hanson’s written work has been featured in publications such as Florida Game & Fish Magazine, BoatUS Magazine, and USA Today Hunt & Fish. To learn more about her work, visit shefishes2.com or follow her on Instagram @ shefishes2.