The great outdoors offer so many family adventures like camping, hiking, boating, biking and fishing! Sounds like a fun trip! In our southwest Wisconsin hometown, we’re surrounded by beautiful opportunities for outdoor activities. Recently, we’ve been doing more fishing. The Wisconsin and Mississippi Rivers have many public lands which are accessible using MyCountyParks.com, Hipcamp.com or Recreation.gov. These public spaces include fishing piers, boat launches, picnic pavilions and campgrounds for tent or RV’s.
I’ve really taken as many opportunities this year, to go camping, walk more (thank you HCA) and I continue to look for fun, kid accessible fishing nooks. I’ve let my family know that if they do not give my holiday gift ideas, I will be buying them outdoor gear, like fishing gifts! 😉 Below are some of fishing gifts that I’ll be putting under our Christmas tree for my family and friends who love fishing!
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We LOVE this card Game! I broke out our GONE FISH’n family card game to play with my boys and we played over and over. I asked the boys, “Do you want to try playing GONE FISH’n more?” and they replied, “YES!, this is so fun, let’s keep playing!”
Gone Fish’n by TREND enterprises is a fun family card game designed for 2-4 players ages 6 and up. Setting up and playing this card game is very easy and exciting! We noticed that even when the Game Warden took away our fishing licenses, and we had to put all our fish back in the water, we were still able to catch up to other players! We also loved how there was not only a Big Eddie “Island” card but also, a Shovel and Gold Fish card worth many points. We will continue to play GONE FISH’n through the holidays and in the future as a family too. Please enter our Gone Fish’n card game giveaway to win one of your own! Ends 12/8/21.
As a youngster, I used to LOVE playing with magic reveal pads! This time-honored bundle brings beautiful artwork and fun to each notebook. Each pack includes 5 pages and a refillable water brush. Other Magic Reveal Bundles by manufacturer Bright Stripes Co include STEM Learning; Animals and Space and; Jungle Friends.
Adventerra Games manufactures games which help teach kids and adults how to respect the environment. WaterGame is a cooperative board game which is really fun and teaches kids and families tips on how to save water. In this educational game, players move down the river and use the community water tank to work together to save water for each of the board game players. We love how this game encourages each other to work together with the water saving or water wasting cards and answering quiz cards.
We also walk the talk; we select environmentally-friendly materials and components, and our games are aligned with many of the “Sustainable development goals” promoted by the UN Agenda 2030.
There are many inexpensive, high-quality fishing poles to choose from on Amazon. Some fishing poles come with tackle boxes for kids, some are telescopic, some come with carrying bags and some include extra lures. The push button casting reels make these fishing poles wonderful for beginners and experienced anglers. Don’t forget to buy a fishing accessories set including bobbers, sinkers and hooks.
If you’ve ever dropped your glass outside, you will appreciate these stainless steel pint-size drinking glasses. These Magic Pine brand pint cups are fun, useful glasses which are available in six styles: fish, camping, farm animals, bugs, vegis and golf. Made of food grade stainless steel, these make the perfect novelty gift and are eco-friendly too!
The 10-foot long Intex Explorer K2 Kayak comes with lots of accessories including: 2 adjustable seats with backrests; 2 paddles; a removable rudder (Skeg); front and back handles and grab-lines for portaging; carrying bag; high-output hand pump with quick deflate/inflate valves; it’s big enough for two adults and; has a maximum weight capacity of 400 pounds!
Every fisherman’s tackle-box should include a good set of pliers for removing a hook from a fish or for setting bait. The Kilimanjaro Magnus Multi-Tool is a combination-knife tool with 10 essential components, is highly rated and arrives quickly on Amazon. Shop for more products by Kilimanjaro Gear or visit them on Facebook or @kilimanjarogear on Instagram.
Are you looking for high-speed Internet for your cell phone, tablet or mobile device while on the road or while on the fishing boat? Try out Skyroam! We’ve used Skyroam while on a family vacation in the mountains in New Mexico and while traveling remote roads across the country! Finding high-speed Internet while in the woods or on the water can be challenging. A great solution to get high-speed data in a remote location with no wifi is Skyroam! There are multiple pricing plans for different budgets and a selection of Skyroam products to choose from. To sign up for Skyroam, visit Skyroam.com and enter your travel details and they’ll ship the device directly to you in time for your travel trip.
Whether you’re fishing on the lake or river, this handy 3.5 pound marine anchor is perfect for small boats, kayaks, canoes or paddle boards. Anchors are best used to float in place without moving. This anchor includes a 30 foot rope, float, carrying bag and it folds up for easy storage. Ideal of sand, weed or rock bottoms, this small fishing anchor is the ideal accessory for relaxing on the water.
I’m happy to have the chance to share these fun family adventure fishing gift ideas with you and don’t forget to enter the GONE FISH’n card game giveaway!
If you’ve made it this far, you’re a fishing gifts shopping rockstar! Check out these and more awesome fishing gift ideas for the whole family in our Amazon Wishlist!
Outdoor activities for kids & adults
Do you need other ideas, besides fishing, of other fun outdoor family activities for big or little kids? Whether you’re camping, fishing or just looking to get outside to have fun with toddlers, little or big kids, or other adults, here’s a few fun outdoor family activities to rile up some fun!
Float in an inflatable on the waters edge
Nature themed scavenger hunt
Build a lean-to fort in nature
Paper airplane building and flying
Rock or shell painting
Goof around at a playground
Make hot cocoa or tea
Bring a guitar, songbook and have a singalong
Boccé ball, wring toss, frisbee, bean bags with corn hole and catch with a favorite ball
Build a campfire and roast marshmallows or sausages
Buckets, small shovels and toys to play in the sand or mud