Best Off-Road Gifts Under $100 – 4WP Stocking Stuffers And Holiday Gift Guide
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If you have a 4×4 and off-road enthusiast in your house we can absolutely guarantee you that they are not hoping for more underwear, socks, a tie or an ugly holiday sweater. Of course it’s not easy to shop for these types of people because sometimes what they want is very specific. However, when it comes to great gifts under $100 there are some off-road related items that will never go unwelcomed. In some cases, your favorite off-road friend will want more than one of each if they have a fleet of 4x4s to outfit. So forget the socks and underwear, we got you covered. Read on to see what should be stuffed in the stocking or spread under the tree this holiday season.
Smittybilt Trail Jack
One of the most versatile tools every off-roader needs is a farm-style jack like the Smittybilt 54-inch Trail Jack. Because the factory jack usually no longer works on a lifted vehicle application, it’s imperative that you have an aftermarket jack on board to change a flat tire or make other repairs on the fly. The Trail Jack can also be used for vehicle recovery, and in a pinch the handle can temporarily reinforce a bent steering tie rod or suspension drag link. The versatility of the Trail Jack is near limitless.
Bestop Under Seat Lock Box
Open and soft top Jeeps are always in need of additional secure storage to keep thieves with grabby fingers at bay. The Bestop under seat locking storage security box bolts discreetly under the driver seat of any ’07-’10 Jeep Wrangler JK two-door or ’07-’18 Wrangler JK Unlimited four-door. It features fully welded steel construction with a locking door and a black textured powdercoat finish. It bolts directly to the existing seat frame and measures 17 inches long, 7-1/2 inches wide and 3-3/4 inches high.
Rugged Ridge LED Brake Light Ring
Help keep your loved ones safe by making sure anyone behind them knows they are on the binders. The Rugged Ridge LED third brake light ring shines bright and looks cool when the brakes are applied, demanding the attention of careless tailgaters. It’s designed to work with various rim diameters from 15 to 20 inches on Jeep CJ, YJ, TJ and JK models having any of the common five-lug bolt patterns. It’s fitted with waterproof connectors and is impervious to the elements for consistent all-weather performance.
ARB E-Z Tire Deflator
The biggest improvement you can make to off-road performance and comfort is airing down the tires for more traction and a smoother ride. The ARB E-Z Tire Deflator kit simplifies and speeds up the airing down process. The compact deflator conveniently fits in a glovebox or center console and features an easy to read dial with one PSI increments. A protective rubber guard protects the gauge. The business end of the tool is made from corrosion resistant brass and stainless steel.
Hi-Lift Jack Lift-Mate
Not every 4×4 has the proper bumpers or rocker protection to make use of a versatile farm-style jack. That’s where the Hi-Lift Jack Lift-Mate comes in. The Lift-Mate is designed to allow the vehicle to be lifted directly by the wheel. This greatly reduces the amount of travel up the jack bar needed to lift the wheel an adequate and safe height. Once the vehicle is lifted it can be safely supported under the axle. Lift-Mate has a 5000-pound lift capacity, features a rubber pad and rubber-coated hooks to protect the wheel from damage. It’s ideal for trucks and SUVs that have larger tires and lift kits.
Daystar D-Ring Isolators
Many aftermarket bumpers feature D-ring shackle mounts. Leaving the D-ring shackles installed on the bumper often results in them clanking every time you hit a bump. The clever Daystar D-Ring Isolators install on any standard 3/4-inch shackle and are constructed of a durable polyurethane material. They simply snap into place and act as an isolator for the shackle, preventing the shackle from tapping against a bumper or any other recovery point when the vehicle is in motion. The Isolators also protect the bumper finish from scratches caused by D-Ring contact. Each kit includes two D-Ring Isolators with four polyurethane washers to eliminate D-ring rattle and noise.
Husky Floor Liners
Husky floor liners are currently 15 percent off, making many applications under $100. The sporty liner material is rugged and can stand up to abuse. A FormFit design process molds each liner to the detailed contours of your specific vehicle. StayPut cleats help keep your floor liners securely in place and the tray-like design contains a spill until you can pull the liner out and wash it off. Each liner is made in the USA and backed with a no-hassle lifetime guarantee.
BOLT Receiver Lock
Too many keys on a keychain is not only hard on the ignition switch when dangling and banging around the dash or steering column, it can make a keychain a pain to keep in a pocket or purse. The BOLT receiver lock can help lighten the key load. It is the only hitch receiver lock that can be programed to your ignition key by you and is available for many different vehicle models. BOLT receiver locks feature a solid zinc core, automotive grade cylinder, a stainless steel lock shutter to keep out dirt and moisture, and a rugged jacket and cap. BOLT receiver locks have a stainless steel 5/8-inch diameter shaft that fits class 3 and 4 hitches. Other lock types are also available.
Pro Comp LED Rock Light
Is your loved one afraid of the dark or always bumping into trail obstacles at night? Never leave them alone in the dark again with a six-pack of aluminum Pro Comp LED rock lights. The IP68 dust and waterproof LED lights are submersible to 10 feet, feature rubber mount pads and include mounting hardware. Each of the rock light circuits is fitted with 3x3W CREE LEDs with long leads to allow you to mount the LED’s in a variety of locations, including your cab, engine bay, wheel wells or anywhere else a super bright light is needed.
Rubicon Express Jeep Leveling Spacers
Leveling kits are the most popular suspension modification, and they are one of the few lift kits that can fit in the stocking over the fireplace. Rubicon Express offers coil spring spacer leveling kits for many different Jeep models. They can level out the stance of a stock Jeep or compensate for the suspension sag caused by a heavy front bumper and winch. The spacers are an easy bolt-on installation with hand tools and are available in .75-, 1.75-, 2- and 2.5-inch lift heights.
ARB Speedy Seal Series II Tire Repair Kit
A tire repair kit is an essential accessory for anyone that travels off-road and it is also handy for those that regularly travel rural roads alone where cell service is limited. The ARB Speedy Seal Series II tire repair kit comes in a compact carry case and includes all the components necessary to repair tubeless radial or cross-ply tires, without removing the tire from the vehicle or wheel. Each kit includes a quality pencil type tire gauge with dual pressure range and dual chuck, insertion and reamer tools, needle nose pliers, lubricant, additional valve accessories and 30 self-vulcanizing repair cords for complete air sealing.
Smittybilt Delta Winch Hook
The Smittybilt Delta Hook can be used to upgrade nearly any winch line. It replaces the boring looking winch hook found on most winches with a grade 80 forged steel hook that has a durable E-coat finish to prevent corrosion. The hook has a 12,000-pound work load limit and it features an oversized eye for easy use and a forged aluminum spring assisted clevis to keep things connected. An included .51 x 2.75-inch pin attaches the Delta Winch Hook to the synthetic rope or wire cable of your choice. The Delta Hook is also available in an 18,000-pound model.
Bubba Rope Gator-Jaw Synthetic Rope Shackle
Many 4x4s don’t have open recovery points that allow the use of a traditional recovery strap. Closed recovery points require additional recovery hardware. Unfortunately, the common metal D-ring clevises can damage bumpers and other parts and they won’t even fit on some OE recovery points. That’s where the Bubba Rope Gator-Jaw Nexgen Pro synthetic rope shackle comes in. It features a breaking strength of 47,000 pounds and can be easily attached to any open or closed recovery point. The Gator-Jaw Nexgen Pro is lighter than a steel clevis and fits in a glovebox or center console when not in use.
Poison Spyder Recovery Strap
Anyone that travels off-road regularly will tell you that a recovery strap of some kind is an absolute must have item for every 4×4. The Poison Spyder recovery strap has you covered. It’s made from 3-inch x 30-foot industrial-strength nylon webbing with a 24,250-pound minimum breaking strength. Each end is reinforced with stitched loop protectors and the entire strap is Thermofixed and treated for long wear. The strap is designed to stretch up to 20 percent to absorb shock loads when the tugging gets rough.
Pro Comp Motorsports Series 10-Inch Combo Spot/ Flood Light Bar
You get the best bang for the buck in off-road lighting with the Pro Comp Motorsports Series 10-inch single row LED light bar. The compact LED light bar features both spot and flood light beams to spray 6,080 raw lumens of light out in front of the vehicle or anywhere else the light is aimed. Each light assembly has a durable cast aluminum housing and is IP68 certified for dust, vibration and water. The 10 x 5W Osram LEDs provide 50,000-plus hours of average lifespan.