With Christmas shopping kicking into high gear we asked our gear testers for their favorite stocking stuffer items for the hiker on your list all for under $20! Here is what they came up with:

Root Beauty Black Tranparent Logo copy

Root Beauty is a homegrown natural, organic skin care business born out of a desire to help fellow human beings live a less toxic existence. They also have some great items for the backpacker on your list. We are partial to the Orange Clove Lip Balm.

Sunto A10 copy

A good compass can be a life saver. The Suunto A-10 Compass is a capable and inexpensive option.

When the stove runs out of fuel and the marmots have gotten to the filter a few Aquamira Water Treatment Drops 1oz will not only save the day but stave off a nasty bacteria or protozoa infection.

GSI copy

And for keeping the chills at bay how about a few mini liquor bottles? Kahlua or an Irish Whiskey go well with coffee which can be sipped from the GSI Outdoors Blue Mountain Infinity Backpacker Mug.

A Gerber Bear Grylls Survival Bracelet has hundreds of uses that may just come in handy while enjoying the great outdoors!

Tick Key copy

The Liberty Mountain Tick Key  is an easy tool to use to remove the tick, head and all.

Snow Peak copy

Grab a Titanium Spork from Snow Peak and for a $1.00 more and you can choose between blue, green and purple.

Darn Tough

You cannot go wrong with a good pair of socks. Darn Tough Vermont has a plethora of options for the outdoor lover on your list.

For those who prefer a personal touch how about a home made alcohol stove? Here is a great set of instructions for a great gift for the ultra-light hiker on your list.

Having travelled all over world Isaac Tait, our Gear Manager, said he has yet to find a cup of joe that comes close to the brew found at Stell Coffee and Tea. To brew it right trailside check out the MSR Mugmate Coffee/Tea Filter.

Happy Trails and Happy Holidays from the crew at Seattle Backpackers Magazine!

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