So you know your friend, family member, or significant other likes guns.
But that’s about it…
We’ll help you choose the perfect gift for them…and at whatever budget you want to spend.
We’ll focus on general gifts that any gun lover would want…not something that’s very subject to personal taste or type of gun.
But if you have an idea of what guns/gear they already have…check out our Editor’s Picks for specific recommendations.
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$25 and Under
If there’s one thing a gun lover can always use more of its ammo and shooting targets.
Since you might not know what caliber they are shooting (or if you do click here), you can’t go wrong with targets that easily show where you’ve shot them.
A little lols for the holiday…although I do *hat-tip* the person who first thought of tactical stockings. Multicam all the way for me.
Real Bullet Cufflinks
I gave bullet cufflinks to my groomsmen as part of their gift box. Guaranteed to get lots of remarks at the next social event.
There’s a couple variation but unless your gun lover has really large wrists, I would stay away from shotgun shell (12 gauge) cufflinks.
Everyone can use more ammo cans to hold small accessories and…ammo.
There are some genuine used ones out there but I’ve found those are a crapshoot…you might end up with a smelly rusty one.
Hopefully, something that is never used…but it’s always good to have a blowout/trauma kit in your range bag. Has “Quikclot” to aid in blood clotting and comes in a small sealable bag.
Tactical Ugly Sweaters
I’m totally getting this AR-15 sweater ($20) if there’s an ugly sweater event. Make sure to read the reviews since it seems some “sweaters” are more like t-shirt material.
Does your special someone like to clean their guns?
TekMats lets them do it in style and protects surfaces from cleaning solutions and powder gunk.
There’s different diagrams for specific guns so they get disassembly correct…or more generic ones if you don’t know what they are packin’.
Camouflage Tie and Gun Tie Bar
MagLula Magazine Loader
Ok…it doesn’t look like much…but it’s one of the most precious things you can have in your range bag.
Loading pistol mags by hands suck.
This makes it so much faster and less painful.
Gunsticles Tactical Testicles
The perfect gag gift for the guy who has everything (on their AR-15).
$25 – $50 Gifts
If you’ve ever been to the range with normal earmuffs or those pesky foam things…you know it’s hard to hear other people talking.
“HUH?!?” you loudly scream?
These electronic earmuffs amplify normal sounds while still cutting off gunshots. There’s a reason its 10k+ reviews with 4.5 stars.
Tactical & EDC (Every Day Carry) Flashlight
We bought the most popular flashlights and subjected them to torture tests and daily use.
Our pick for a favorite “tactical” flashlight is the ThruNite TN12 for outstanding brightness and tail-cap activated so you can hold a pistol in one hand and flashlight in the other. Check out the other Tactical Flashlights.
Our favorite pick for an everyday carry (EDC) is the Fenix PD25 for its compact size and multiple modes. Check out the other EDC Flashlights.
My go-to cleaning kit with my favorite cleaner and oil combination. Suitable for a wide range of guns.
The soft-sided pouch also makes it easy to pack it up for the range.
Accurizing Torque Wrench
If you know your buddy is more hands-on with his guns, this torque wrench will enable them to mount scopes and other accessories at the correct poundage to maximize accuracy. A must-have for any serious precision shooter or builder.
Prices accurate at time of writing
It’s like giving cashmere-lined leather gloves for the holidays…except not.
My favorite pair is the SKD Alpha since it is catered towards the trigger finger with different material and a dual joint. Oh…and it’s touch-screen enabled.
Check out more options in Best Shooting Gloves.
TRS-25 Red Dot
If your gun enthusiast has a rifle…but no electronic sight on top…
The TRS-25 is the go-to entry level one I recommend that can hold up to lots of rounds downrange.
Check it out in action:
Everyday Carry Knife
Everybody can use a handy knife…even if it’s to just slay some Amazon boxes.
And my go-to affordable option is the Kershaw Leek.
Super sharp, enough heft to feel quality, fast flip-out, and not the worst feeling in the world if you misplace it.
$50 – $100 Gifts
Everyday Carry Knife
Even if your buddy isn’t into the EDC scene…he’ll love this Delica 4 knife.
Great blade and super easy to open with a flick of your fingers and wrist.
Take my word for it…4 years and still going strong. More choices in our Best EDC Knives article.
Can’t go wrong with a knife…what’s your take?
Gun Bag and Shooting Mat
This combo gun bag and shooting mat are what I use to carry my rifles to the range. And then plop onto for those long range precision shots.
I like how it has shoulder straps plus places for putting notes on your shooting holds.
You’ve gotten the guns and shooting mat taken care of…how about all the other stuff?
My Goldilocks bag (not too big, not too small) is the Orca Tactical Range Bag.
Check out more of our options in Best Range Bags that have different sizing options. Or…our new video:
Leatherman’s best selling multitool and what I have in my range bag. Enough said.
Or check out the Skeletool for something lighter (and cooler looking).
See more in our Best Multitools article.
Want them to shoot better?
Get them a laser training cartridge (you’ll need to know their handgun caliber) so they can practice and know where they would be hitting.
Then combo it with a Laser Target that reacts.
Tactical Battle Mug
Oh yes…another gag gift…that’s actually kind of cool.
Need a bipod and scope with your morning coffee?
The Suunto Core (Black on Black) came highly recommended and it’s what I’ve worn for the past five years.
I love the look and the measurements it can take (altimeter, barometer, compass, temperature). The downside is that the black on black can sometimes be hard to read and I’ve had to replace the battery every year.
The Streamlight TLR-1 is my go-to flashlight to put on my pistols.
Bright, robust, and with strobe capability. More choices in Best Pistol Lights.
Electronic Ear Muffs
If you know they shoot a lot…get them the best and what I use…the MSA Sordin Supreme X. Super clarity and most importantly…the most comfortable earmuffs I’ve ever tried. Make sure to get the ones with “gel seals.”
More in our Best Shooting Ear Protection.
One of our favorite gun belts that uses the super simple and effective COBRA buckle.
Perfect for every day carry, downrange, or a night out on the town (maybe).
Do they have a lot of handguns?
This hard case has cutouts for 4 pistols and tons of magazines.
It would probably help to know if your buddy has a rifle and a crappier case. But if they do…upgrade them!
The Pelican 1700 is the gold standard for hard cases with pressure venting, pickable-foam to fit anything, and rolling wheels.
My go-to safe for my home defense pistol is the Fort Knox FTK-PB. It’s what I suggest to all my friends.
Check out my full review here.
Or is your buddy super techy and would appreciate a biometric AND Bluetooth enabled safe?
See it in action:
Full review of the different versions here.
Or…possibly the coolest looking safes out there from Rhino Safes.
And their nightstand…for the discerning dude who also needs close access to his gun and a couple stacks.
I Have No Idea…I Need Gift Cards
Ok, no judgment. Sometimes it is best to let them choose their own gift. These are my go-to places for everything gun.
Did that help? What perfect gift did you end up getting the gun enthusiast in your life?
And if you need more inspiration (or have some idea of what guns or gear they have)…check out our Editor’s Picks.
Tell us all about what you got in the comments!