Gun Gifts Under the Christmas Tree

Gift Ideas for Shooting Enthusiasts

So you need some Birthday or Christmas gift ideas for the gun lover in your family?

Well, I am here to help you with some fabulous gifts that anyone who is a gun nut (like myself) or shooting enthusiast will be thrilled to receive!

I know it is hard to buy gifts for someone especially if you do not share their particular passion in shooting. And if you do share a love if guns, you just might want to buy some of these items for yourself!

One of the things that makes buying gifts related to guns difficult is the fact that many states have very strict gun laws and certain items are not easy to acquire. So I am going to make this easy for you and only give you gift ideas that are not affected by any laws and you should be able to order any of these from Amazon without any issues whatsoever.

I have included some useful Christmas and Birthday Day gun gifts first, and Novelty gun gifts at the end of the article in case you still are not sure what your shooter needs!

Ammunition always makes a fantastic gift, but you must know the caliber your gun guy or gal uses and you must know the gun laws in your state for you to buy ammo, so we will leave that one for those of you who know what you’re doing.

Gun Tool Pro

First up is a very handy tool called the Gun Tool Pro which has 30 common tools used on guns in one small convenient package. I heard about this on one of the good podcasts that I listen to and I bought one and I use it all the time. I keep it in my range bag so it is always there when I need it.

Gun Oil

Every gun needs to be lubricated. There are a boatload of good lubricants on the market, but this one is a little bit heavier duty which means it stays in the gun longer. I started using this when I went to go in training and I was able to go several hundred rounds with my 1911 before having to lube it again. This stuff works great!

See article on cleaning and lubricating a 1911 pistol here.

Holster Shirt

This is one of the most innovative ways to carry concealed! This enables the covert carry of a small to medium sized firearm and also wear a suit, tucked in shirt, or even gym shorts without worrying about the gun coming out or being seen. Available in black or white, with sleeves or sleeveless. see my article on CCW holster shirts.

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Shooting Targets

Here’s something every shooting enthusiast  needs in large supply, targets! You can always shoot at a paper plate or a cheap paper target, but these Birchwood Casey Shoot-N-C  targets make it super easy to see where you hit on the target because the outside edges of the holes turn bright green or orange wherever you hit so you can see it from a long distance away. These are especially good for rifle shooters but work extremely well for handguns too.

NRA Targets

Here is another type of target, it is the official NRA silhouette target which is what some shooters prefer.

Hearing Protection

Here is a fantastic inexpensive, yet practical gift. These are emergency earplugs. Most gun guys and shooters have a really nice set of electronic hearing protection, but sometimes batteries go dead or they are forgotten at home and an emergency pair of earplugs or two is just the ticket to have on hand.

Ammunition Storage Cans

Just like you can never have too much ammo, you can never have too many ammo cans! Not only is this great gift but it is also a great place to put other gifts inside of it to make one super awesome gift basket for your favorite shooting enthusiast!

Shot Timer

For someone who is working on their shooting speed and accuracy, nothing is more useful than a shot timer. This slick device listens for gunshots and can be used to time how long it takes from when the button is pushed until the shots are on target. Very useful for competitive shooters looking to improve their speed and accuracy.

Self Healing Target

Here is another type of unique target. This rugged piece of self healing rubber can be shot hundreds of times. I have one of these and it is  a lot of fun! You will just throw it on the ground, shoot it and it will jump and spin, and becomes a moving target for you to shoot again. It is a great item for challenging yourself being able to shoot targets on the move.

Maxpedition Jumbo Versipack Range Bag

This is a great bag! My wife got it for me before my latest training class and I am never going back to another bag! Granted, they are not cheap, but Maxpedition makes the best, most durable hard-use gear available, and I know this will be the last one I will ever buy.


This is a great bag! My wife got one of these for me and I love it! This one is the perfect size for going to the range, and I recommend for training as well. Plenty of space and organization and will hold ALL of these items:

  • spare magazines
  • hearing protection
  • Gun tool Pro
  • small bottle of gun oil
  • box of rounds
  • water bottle (side pocket)
  • protein bars (no chocolate in Nevada, bad idea)
  • sun block (I was in Nevada, a must-have)
  • shooting gloves
  • flashlight See my Best Tactical LED Flashlight Review. 
  • spare batteries
  • wallet
  • etc

You get it, pretty much everything you need for a day of training or a day at the local range.