Sitting in a tree stand with a gun or bow in hand waiting for a big buck to pass by can be one of the most pleasant of all outdoor activities. It’s relaxing, refreshing, exhilarating and can even result in putting a lot of meat in the freezer to last the rest of the year. Fortunately for holiday shoppers, there are some items that treestand hunters need in order to stay safe and successful. If you’re shopping for a gift for someome who likes hunting from treestands, you won’t go wrong with any of the following three.

Safety Harness

This treestand hunting harness weighs only 2.5 pounds and can be easily worn over lightweight clothes or underneath cold-weather gear. Hunter Safety System

While most people likely don’t want to hear this, treestand accidents cause more serious injuries and deaths than any other type of hunting accident. The reason why is simple to understand: Newton’s laws of gravity require a hard meeting with the ground if you happen to somehow fall from a tree. Don’t just settle for any old safety harness for your someone. Instead, look for one that is easy to use and comfortable to wear. Moreover, when you eventually gift the tree harness, ask whoever is receiving to wear it every time they climb a tree to hunt.

Treestand Camo

This leafy tree stand camo can keep hunters hidden even in the late season when most leaves have fallen. High Point Products

Early deer season in a treestand can be an effort in futility, as there can be so many limbs full of leaves around it’s nearly impossible to get off a clean shot at a deer. Late season can be just the opposite, however. When the cold has set in and all the leaves have fallen to the ground, it can feel like you’re sitting on a throne up there and every deer is likely to look at you when it passes by. That’s why some kind of camouflage material makes a good gift for treestand hunters. Whether burlap, mesh, or 3-D type materials that look like leaves, breaking up someone’s outline up high will lead to more success late in the season when cover is scarce.

Climbing Stand

This climbing stand weighs just 20 pounds for easy transport and will hold up to 350 pounds. Lone Wolf Treestands

If someone doesn’t have a climbing stand in their collection of treestands, that might be the best gift you could get them. Climbing tree stands are two-piece stands used to climb a tree and then hunt from it once the desired elevation is reached. Their versatility is unmatched by either hang-on stands or ladder stands. Unfortunately for hunters in some parts of the country, climbing stands require a very straight tree in order to be able to use the stand to its fullest potential. Climbers are somewhat less stable than ladder stands, but are easy to carry way back into the woods where the big bucks live and the really hardcore hunters want to pursue them.