Gift Guide

Hottest Gifts for Under $50

Hottest Gifts for Under $50

Looking for the perfect holiday gifts that won’t break the bank? We’ve got you covered. We compiled this year’s most popular Under $50 Gifts for the anglers, beach bums, hunters and outdoor lovers on your list. From rod-and-reel combos to kayaking gear, these are the gifts that will put a smile on their face—and make your wallet happy.

Performance Shirts

Shirts may be a standard of holiday gift giving—but these are no ho-hum, ordinary shirts. High-performance outdoor shirts maximize breathability, wick away moisture and dry quickly. Best of all, they protect against the sun’s harmful UV radiation. Both the Men's Long Sleeve Performance Shirt in Mossy Oak® Cloudbank and the Men’s Long Sleeve Performance Hoodie in Mossy Oak® King Fisher offer UPF 30+ sun protection along with all-day comfort thanks to moisture-wicking materials and strategic mesh panels. Calcutta’s best-selling Original Logo Performance Shirts feature a moisture-busting system that keeps skin cool on the hottest days.

Fisherman wearing a Calcutta Original Logo performance shirt

Gifts That Care: High-performance shirts block harmful UV rays.



Hunting and Shooting Vests

From busting clay birds to flushing a covey of quail, hunting and shooting vests are designed to carry shotshells, electronics and other essentials. The HQ Outfitters Dove & Small Game Hunting Vest, in Mossy Oak® Break-up Country camo, features breathable mesh construction and a lined game bag. The Upland Hunting Vest, which includes an e-collar remote pocket, front-access game bag and a ton of shotshell loops, is built for chasing bird dogs and hounds through backcountry brambles.



Spinning Rod-and-Reel Combos

Spinning rod-and-reel combos make the perfect gift for anglers of all ages. The Sea Striker® BC Pier & Surf Combo, with its comfortable foam grips and lightweight graphite reel, is engineered for hours of fishing fun. Matzuo’s Red Series IM6 Graphite Lite Finnesse Combo blends a highly sensitive ultralight action with a backbone strong enough to battle the big ones. The youth-friendly Sea Striker® PT Pier & Surf Combo comes with a durable, lightweight graphite reel that’s pre-loaded with pink monofilament line.

Pink and turquoise youth fishing rod

Gifts For Young Anglers: Teach them how to fish with a reliable spinning combo.



Soft-Side Tackle Bags

Fishing tackle and tools won’t carry themselves. That’s why all fisherwomen and fishermen rely on sturdy tackle bags and tackle boxes. Calcutta’s Explorer Tackle Bag incorporates a soft-side design and a padded, adjustable shoulder strap that makes transporting fishing gear a breeze. The Explorer Bag includes four tackle trays, external pockets and a pliers holster for quick access. The Matzuo Soft-Sided Tackle Bag features an innovative magnetic top to keep those favorite fishing lures ready to go when the bite is hot.

Matzuo soft-sided tackle bag sitting on pier

Gifts That Carry: Every angler needs a durable tackle bag or tackle box.



Soft Coolers

Rugged soft-side coolers make it easy to carry ice-cold beverages and snacks to the beach, the boat dock, the ballgame—anywhere the fun is happening. The lightweight Renegade 7 Liter Soft Cooler is constructed from a tough outer skin that’s backed by closed-cell foam insulation that will keep contents ice cold for well over 24 hours. A wide-opening top offers fast access while the padded shoulder strap and carrying handles maximize portability. Whether it’s a road trip or a fishing trip, the Calcutta Pack 12 Cooler maintains icy cold temps for hours longer than most soft coolers. The no-sweat design and welded waterproof inner liner ensure moisture remains inside the cooler, while secure clips and easy-pull sealed zippers hold everything in place.

Woman opening Calcutta Pack 12 cooler on a boat

Gifts That Chill: Soft coolers are perfect for the beach, boats, ballgames and more.



Fishing Knives and Pliers

Surprise your favorite angler with heavy-duty fishing pliers or a set of fishing knives this holiday season. The Squall Torque Series Aluminum Pliers Straight Jaw grips, tightens, loosens and cuts, making it ideal for working on fishing lures, rigs and tackle. The Squall Torque Series Fillet Knife Kit includes three knives designed for fishing and grilling the day’s catch—a 9" curved knife, 7" fillet knife and 6" boning knife. Comfort grips keep the knife safely in hand even when wet.

Calcutta Outdoors Squall Torque pliers on a fishing boat

Gifts With Grip: Fishing pliers are made to use on fishing lures, rigs and tackle.



Kayak and Paddling Gear

Give the gift of aquatic adventure with kayaking and paddling gear. The Ultimate Kayak Bag organizes fishing gear, paddling essentials and more for a fun day on the water. The bag easily attaches to a kayak using tie-down loops. Fishing rod holders secure two rod-and-reel combos, while multiple pockets and pouches hold tools and accessories. Paddlers of all experience levels will appreciate the balanced, two-piece construction of the Pro Series Aluminum Kayak Paddle—A30 Series. Designed for recreational kayaking, this paddle features a low-angle teardrop blade that’s easy to control yet powerful enough for a variety of paddling conditions.



Visit an Outdoor Retail Store

Looking for more holiday gift ideas? Stop by your local bait and tackle shop or outdoor store. Outdoor retailers are experts when it comes to boating, camping, fishing, hunting and more. They will be happy to help you find the perfect holiday gifts.


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