SOURCE: Berkley; Smith & Wesson; Boone and Crockett Club; Coleman; Shakespeare; Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

November 26, 2008 06:00 ET

2008 Holiday Gift Ideas for the Outdoors Enthusiast

NORMAN, OK--(Marketwire - November 26, 2008) - This holiday season, consider one of these great gift ideas when shopping for anyone who loves to spend time outdoors. And while you're at it, pick something up for yourself.

Even the most novice anglers understand what a chore cutting line has become with today' s hard-to-cut braided lines. With the Berkley Tec HotWire Line Cutters ( slicing through tough braided and thick monofilament line is made easy. The fishermen in your life will enjoy the ease brought by the HotWire line cutter. Equipped with a replaceable tungsten tip that instantly heats to 1200 degrees, HotWire Line Cutters are used, not only for cutting through line but also for repairing damaged soft plastic baits. (800 237-5539, $24.95)

Master gun makers at Smith & Wesson ( produce firearms that are destined to become heirlooms, handed down through generations. This holiday season, customize a Smith & Wesson with Factory Custom Engraving, personalizing the firearm to denote a special date, event or person. Laser engraving offers a quick and affordable way to add elegant scrollwork or wildlife imagery, while Custom Engraving relies on the steady hands and artistry of master engravers. From gold inlay to the most intricate designs and illustrations, Smith & Wesson Factory Custom Engraving makes any firearm the centerpiece of a collection. (800-331-0852)

Hunters and conservationists will enjoy two new publications from the Boone and Crockett Club ( The 2009 Big Game Trophy Calendar, $12.95, is a contemporary wall calendar with vibrant photos of big game animals and vintage images of award-winning trophies. "Hunting the American West" is a heavy, handsome, colorful book exploring the epic pursuit of big game for life, profit and sport from 1800 to 1900. Hardcover, 12 x 8.75 inches with 416 pages and 425 photos and illustrations, the price is $49.95. Order online or call 888-840-4868.

Give the gift that lets the outdoor enthusiast upgrade their drawer full of underpowered and antiquated flashlights with the new Coleman 3AAA LED Multi-Color Flashlight ( This flashlight tips the scale at just 4.8 ounces but produces 65 lumens of light through the latest in LED technology. This weather-resistant light also delivers the versatility of white light for general purposes, red light for enhanced night vision and blue light for easy map reading and game trailing. Packaged with 3 AAA batteries and featuring run times up to 50 hours, the Coleman 3AAA LED Multi-Color Flashlight is destined to spend time outdoors -- not in a drawer. (800-835-3278, $29.99)

Give the gift of fishing to your child this year with a Shakespeare Kid's Fishing Combo specifically designed with adventure in mind. Shakespeare ( offers a full line of kid's combos that feature such popular characters as Barbie, Batman, Disney Cars, Disney Princess, Spider-Man and Superman. These combos are easy to use and are equipped with a Shakespeare rod with soft-touch handle. The combo also includes an E-Z Cast spin-cast reel spooled with line and casting plug. (800 466-5643, $9.99-14.99)

You can't gift wrap snowy peaks, dark timber basins or grassy meadows, but you can give the gift of habitat conservation with a membership to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Just $35, a membership includes an annual subscription to the award-winning magazine, "Bugle," and supports an elk country initiative that has already conserved or enhanced habitat on over 5.4 million acres. Most work occurs on public lands. More than 570,000 acres have been opened or secured for public access including hunting. Shop online at or call 800-CALL ELK.

Whether inflating mattresses for holiday guests or airing up a low tire on the SUV on the trip to grandma's house, the new Coleman 12V Inflate-All QuickPump ( is a pump for all occasions. Built to suit the needs of campers, homeowners and travelers, this pump features a high-pressure as well as a high-volume air system with a digital pressure gauge. It also includes a built-in spotlight for easy low-light use. Powered by a 12-volt automotive battery, the pump produces 165 PSI for quick inflation of tires or sports balls, and it comes with a variety of adapters to fit virtually any valve. (800-835-3278, $39.99)

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