By Marty Gordon
This time of year means lots of people are still looking for late Christmas gifts, especially for sportsmen in their lives.
The first place to start is the Virginia Tech Hokies Shop at https://shop.hokiesports.com/.
One of the best items still available for quick delivery is the Men’s Nike Heathered Gray Virginia Tech Hokies Football Club Pullover Hoodie for $64.99.
Anyone interested in helping Virginia and its Wildlife can check out https://license.gooutdoorsvirginia.com/Shop. A purchase of several items will help provide funding for projects to aid the sportsmen in the Commonwealth.
One of my favorites is Adventure Dry Sack – Orange, for $24.95. It’s a dry bag for all recreational outings to keep those “need to be dry” items dry, like a phone, important guides and maps, and of course food and drinks. The blaze orange color makes it easy to find among all other gear and the DWR logo will remind sportsmen to enjoy the outdoors safely and with friends.
Also available is thethis federally endangered pollinator – the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee – with the exclusive bee bucket hat in dark green. Virginia is 1 of 13 states where the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee is found,
The Bison through World Wildlife Fund allows for adoption of a bison through https://gifts.worldwildlife.org/gift-center/gifts/Species-Adoptions. With a gift from $25 to $100, a Bison can be adopted in the name of a favorite person.
One of my favorites from last year is still the LED Flashlight Gloves for $21.99.
Amazon has several men’s and women’s survival kits for $31.99.
Deer hunting sneakers add an extra excitement to a favorite hunter for $57.99 at silverybrand.com.
The MeatEater Fish and Game Cookbook by Steven Rinella is available on Amazon for $14.99 and provides recipes and techniques for every hunter and angler. From the host of the television series and podcast MeatEater, the long-awaited definitive guide to cooking wild game, including fish and fowl, features more than 100 new recipes.
Or what about electric rechargeable heated socks with a three-level temperature setting? The snow rechargeable heated socks can be found at the SnowDeer store for $79. They’ll stay warm without building a fire with Radiate portable campfire for $30 at uncommongoods.com.
Sportsmen might use hunting as a way to unplug and unwind, but that doesn’t mean they need to cut off completely from the outside world. This 10,000mAh capacity portable power bank helps keep hunters connected when the battery on their Apple or Android devices runs low.
A BLAVOR Solar Power Bank, Qi Portable Charger 10,000mAh External Battery Pack is available for $26.99 at the Balvor online store.
If the hunting excursions leave them with cold, wet gloves and boots, the DryGuy air-forced dryer will ensure they don’t stay that way for long. It relies on heated forced air to dry four items at once in as little as one hour. Find it at the DryGuy online store for $79.
Among my favorites is the PorpoiseTees “I Like Hunting and maybe three people” shirt. While these might be late for Christmas, they would make a great sportsman Valentine’s gift. For $19.99 there are plenty to choose from at the company’s online site.
Another favorite for those who wear glasses is a special glass eyeglasses cleaner.
Dirty eyeglasses are distracting and frustrating. Cleaning glasses with traditional cleaning products is messy and requires specific sprays. More information can be found at: https://www.talktechdaily.com/glasses-cleaner with a $19.99 price tag from Peeps.com.
Whatever Christmas shoppers grab for that favorite sportsman, they can support them in their interesting hobbies. Merry Christmas everyone.