Stocking Stuffers for Geocaching

By | December 1, 2014

Top ten stocking stuffers for geocaching for Christmas this year.

Need some ideas for what to get that special geocacher for Christmas? Why not fill a stocking full of things they can use when they go out on a geocaching adventure? What geocacher wouldn’t love to receive a stocking full of goodies like evil micro caches, geocaching bumper stickers, or a travel bug decal for their car? They will appreciate that you took the time to put together such a thoughtful gift to help them enjoy their favorite hobby.

Top 10 Stocking Stuffers for Geocachers

#1 – [amazon_link id=”B004EW5J4C” target=”_blank” ]Geocaching Vehicle Travel Bug[/amazon_link]

[amazon_image id=”B004EW5J4C” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Cache Advance Vehicle Travel Bug Decal, Reflective[/amazon_image]

Did you know that you can turn your car into a travel bug? How fun is that!? Just add this Geocaching Vehicle Travel Bug Decal to your bumper or back window and any time a geocacher crosses paths with your vehicle, they can log it as a travel bug find.

These decals are made of high quality vinyl so they will stand up to the elements. Each travel bug features a unique code that is trackable on geocaching.com. Just think of how much fun it will be each time you get a notice that your travel bug has been found! It will keep you guessing as to where your car was when it was discovered.

#2 Geocaching Wooden Nickels

My kids have enjoyed having their own geocaching wooden nickels that they can leave behind in each cache we visit. We make our own. We had a round custom rubber stamp made and we use it to stamp unfinished wooden nickel blanks that we got online.

Stocking Stuffers for geocaching

Here is a picture of our very first custom nickels. We’ve since had custom stamps made for each of our kids, so we all have our own geocaching wooden nickels to leave in caches we find.

It can be quite fun to collect signature wooden nickels as you find them in caches. We have about 200 we have found that were left in caches by other geocachers.

Why not get your favorite geocacher a custom rubber stamp so they can make their own signature wooden nickels? You can either make them up for them in advance or give them all the supplies so they can make their own.

We got ours at iPrint, but you can get self-inking round rubber stamps from many places, including your local office supply store. We got the 1.25 inch size as it stamps perfectly on 1.5″ wooden nickels. We love that these stamps are self-inking. Over the years, we got a custom rubber stamp for each family member. In addition, we also had a smaller one made that stamps on tinier wooden disks. Just perfect for leaving in micros! You can get the wooden nickel blanks at craft stores or in bulk.

As for the blank wooden nickels, you can probably find them at your local craft store. However, they are sold only in small quantities. We started ordering our blank wooden nickels online because we were able to get a larger quantity at a time and a better price.

#3 Geocaching Bumper Sticker

Let that favorite geocacher in your life proclaim to all the world how much they love geocaching! These fun bumper stickers are a great stocking stuffer, as they are inexpensive.

[amazon_image id=”B00FONSLVS” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]CafePress Geocaching Bumper Sticker Sticker Bumper – Standard White[/amazon_image]

This one is our favorite. It says “I use multi-million dollar satellites to find Tupperware in the woods.” Too funny!

#4 [amazon_link id=”B004OXCGRO” target=”_blank” ]Geocaching Journal[/amazon_link]

[amazon_image id=”B004OXCGRO” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Geocaching, A Seek and Find Journal MINI – Green Hard Cover[/amazon_image]

Most geocachers sign the log books of each cache they find, but rarely keep a detailed record of each cache for themselves. We have long kept a geocaching journal to help us remember all the memorable geocaches that we have found in our journeys. This Geocaching Seek and Find Journal is the perfect place to record all of your geocaching memories and is small enough to fit in your daypack.

#5 – Geocaching Micro Cache Containers

[amazon_image id=”B00M0ESN62″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Geocache Containers – Fun, Funny & Very Tricky Five Piece Set[/amazon_image]

Geocaching micro cache containers are a fun addition to any geocacher’s Christmas stocking. Micro caches can be devilishly hard to find and most geocachers enjoy hiding them. From hollowed out bolts, to fake rocks, to magnetic utility plate covers, geocachers delight in making caches tricky to find.  The more people they can stump, the better. Here is an assortment of micro caches that will have finders scratching their heads in confusion.

#6 – Geocaching License Plate Frame

[amazon_image id=”B00E6FOOD4″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]I’D RATHER BE GEOCACHING Sports Steel Metal License Plate Frame Bl # 67[/amazon_image]

A geocaching license plate frame is another great stocking stuffer idea for that special geocacher in your life. These geocaching license plate frames are all metal and are built to last. Geocachers will love these license plate frames as it lets others know at a glance that fellow geocachers are in the area. We have met up with many fellow geocachers because of our license plate frame.

#7 – Geocaching Geocoins

[amazon_image id=”B004HJ0J38″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]FTF Micro Geocoin[/amazon_image]

Geocaching Geocoins are trackable on geocaching.com and can be released into the wild to travel just like travel bugs. However, most people collect them instead. Some of these geocoins are truly works of art and any geocacher would love receiving one or two new ones for their collection in their Christmas stocking this year. You would be amazed at all the unique coin designs you can find online.

#8 – Stainless Steel Water Bottle

[amazon_image id=”B0093IQYQ4″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Bottle with 3.0 Sport Cap (Brushed Stainless, 27-Ounce)[/amazon_image]

Geocachers spend a lot of time hiking in the woods. It can be costly, not to mention bad for the environment, to keep buying disposable bottles of water. A stainless steel water bottle can be re-used over and over again. Our kids have broken a few plastic reusable water bottles by dropping them (or filling them too full and sticking them in the freezer), but that hasn’t been a problem with stainless steel.

#9 – Geocaching Travel Bug Tags

Elf Travel Bug

Releasing travel bugs into the wild is such a great part of the game of geocaching. It’s so much fun to be able to track where the travel bugs ends up and see how many miles it racks up on its journey. We love Geocaching Travel Bug Tags because they allow you to make anything into a travel bug.

#10 – Rite in the Rain Logbook

Rite in the Rain Logbook

A Rite in the Rain pocket notebook is a great stocking stuffer for any geocacher who loves to hide caches.  As the title suggests, the paper in these notebooks can still be written on when wet.  Which is great because geocaching logbooks frequently get exposed to the elements.

So tell me… Which of this stocking stuffers for geocaching ideas is your favorite?  Do you have any ideas to add to the list?

2 thoughts on “Stocking Stuffers for Geocaching

  1. Terra Heck

    Wow, I didn’t know they had such need stuff for geocaching. I’ve never been but would love to someday. My nephew and his wife spend a lot of time geocaching and these would make great Christmas gifts for them.

    Reply
    1. Jen

      Terra,
      You should definitely give geocaching a try. It’s a great way to explore state parks and do some hiking. My kids normally don’t enjoy hiking by itself, but when you throw in some geocaching, they will hike 5+ miles in a day, with no complaints 🙂

      I also recommend letterboxing, which is a similar outdoor treasure hunt game where you follow clues instead of GPS coordinates.

      Reply

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