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Tickets for next summer’s Hotel Fitness Championship at Sycamore Hills would make a great gift for golf fans on the shopping list.

Outdoor-themed gift ideas

From golf, to fly fishing to staying warm

Are you thinking about holiday gifts for your favorite outdoors person? Well, here are some ideas for items that can be found online as well as regular outdoors and department stores:

Thatís the ticket

Tickets for the 2014 Hotel Fitness Championship could be a great gift for the local golf-lover.

The event takes place Aug. 25-31 at Sycamore Hills Golf Club. Tickets can be bought through the event website, www.hotelfitnesschampionship.com, or at any Bobick’s Golf Headquarters location in the area. Bobick’s is offering a buy-one, get-one free promotion through Dec. 31. General admission tickets for the first three days of competition cost $10; general admission for the last three days runs $25; and a weeklong pass costs $65. The Western Golf Association-hosted tournament will also offer upgraded packages for the Championship Rounds Aug. 28-31. A one-day upgraged ticket, which feature pavilion access and cocktail service, is $55. A package for all four days of the championship rounds is $115.

Reel smooth

WaveSpin is offering a special price for its tangle-free reel, the DH 3000. The reel is only offered at www.WaveSpinReel.com, and it is best suited for walleye, pike, bass, trout and panfish fishing. Suggested retail, $39.95; spools also available for $15 each. Deal available through Dec. 24.

Sitting pretty

The Helinox Chair from Big Agnes is light, sturdy and packable. It weighs 2 pounds and packs down to 14 inches by 4 inches by 5 inches. Great for a canoe-country campsite. Suggested retail, $89.95.

To build a fire

Jack London will have nothing on you when you use your Soto Pocket Torch to kindle a campfire. The torch attachment fits atop a specific disposable lighter to create a strong, wind-resistant burner. Suggested retail, $19.95.

Try a fly

The Tri-Trout Fly Fishing Kit from Scientific Angler includes everything a beginning fly angler needs to get into fly fishing. Suggested retail, $114.95.

Fly-tying on the road

The Road Trip Soft-sided Fly-Tying Kit from Fish Pond lets you carry all of your fly-tying gear in one compact pack. Suggested retail, $89.95.

Make holes fast

Weighing in at 22 pounds, the 8-inch Ion Electric Ice Auger will drill up to 40 holes through 2 feet of ice on a single charge, according to the manufacturer. Suggested retail, $499.95.

Warm your skin

Warm Skin All Weather Guard warms by holding in the body’s own natural warmth while serving as a barrier to water loss. Suggested retail, $9.99 for 3-ounce tube, $21.99 for 16-ounce jar.

Hold your firearm

The Tipton Gun Vise secures your rifle or shotgun for any work you want to perform. Just right for gun cleaning and gunsmithing. Features a rubberized cradle and jaws to protect and grip your gun. Suggested retail, $43.99.

Gun cleaning kit

Keep your cleaning bench organized with the Browning Universal Gun cleaning kit. The 35-piece kit is packaged in a fitted aluminum frame carrying case and contains solid brass cleaning rods, plus brushes, wool mops and more. For .17- to .45-caliber, plus 12, 20 and .410-gauge shotguns. Suggested retail, $44.99.

Keep íem warm

Layer your loved ones in the One Industries Honda Fargo black and red men’s jacket in X-large size. Or the Fox Sweatshirt in black, large size. Suggested retail: Honda jacket, $89.99; Fox sweatshirt, $59.99.

Ride warmly

The Craft AB Siberian Jacket is a great piece of gear for the cyclist who wants to ride all winter. Suggested retail, $119.

Trail or town

The Frost River Sojourn Pack can be your “do-it-all” pack for use on the path. Two styles are available, a classic envelope style and roomier gusseted style. Each size has a sleeve, which can be padded or unpadded. Built by hand, from waxed canvas, solid brass, and premium leather. Suggested retail, $115 to $165.

Ice-fishing suit floats

Fish safely on the ice with the Striker Ice Climate Jacket and Bibs, designed specifically for ice anglers. Three-in-one jacket, and the bibs have a removable liner. Suggested retail, $239 for jacket, $219 for bibs.

Tingler Spoons are back

VMC’s Tingler Spoons are back by popular demand. These V-shaped spoons mimic the action of a dying baitfish. Excellent for walleyes and crappies. Suggested retail, $3.99.

Get the original

Stylish and warm, it’s the Original Stormy Kromer Hat. Made in the USA of 80 percent wool, 20 percent nylon, with 100 percent cotton lining. Available in many colors. Suggested retail, $39.95.

Itís a Northland classic

White Mountain Wool Shirts by Minus 33 are made from 80 percent soft merino wool and 20 percent nylon. Available in traditional red and black, green and black or blue and black block plaids. Suggested retail, $99.95.

How tough?

The Darn Tough sock is just that. So tough, it’s guaranteed for life. Made from 100 percent merino wool. Suggested retail, $24.

Get some air

Every bicyclist needs a reliable pump. The Specialized Airtool Comp Floor Pump fits both Presta and Schrader valve stems and has a 3-inch gauge for easy reading. Steel and aluminum construction. Suggested retail, $59.95.

Trail-ready pack

The Kondos Outdoors Three-Pocket Guide Pack is popular in canoe country. It’s 12 inches wide, 18 inches high, 7½ inches deep, excluding pockets. Made from 1,000 denier Cordura nylon. Suggested retail, $85.95.

Hot hoodie

There aren’t many TV shows more popular than “Duck Dynasty,” and this hooded sweatshirt highlights the business that started it all. It’s a cotton-poly blend with neon accents, available in several color styles. Suggested retail price $49.99.

Toasty toes

Remote-control boot warmers? Yep, and these ThermaCell Heated Insoles will keep your feet nice and warm for 5 hours at a time with rechargable batteries. The wireless remote controls on/off, and two temperature settings. Suggested retail, $129.99.

Warm and chic

Steger Chicks mukluks are new this year from Steger Mukluks. Moosehide with faux fur, plus liners and insoles. Two colors: Maple Chicks and Nutty Chicks. Suggested retail, $259.95.

Stay sharp

The AHTI Finnish Leuku (knife) from Kauhava, Finland, has a 3½-inch carbon steel blade, a brass bolster and pommel, and a stained curly birch handle. Suggested retail, $95.00.

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