Headlamps are a perfect gift for all the outdoorsy, active, handy people in your life. Having a good quality, hands-free light is also an excellent addition to an emergency kit and a great way to show someone you care.

Fenix has so many good-quality headlamps it can be hard to know which one to pick for your friend or family member. To help, we created this headlamp buying guide so you can choose the perfect headlamp for everyone on your list.

Fenix HM50R V2.0 Rechargeable Headlamp

Headlamp Gifts for People Who Love the Outdoors

People who love camping and backpacking are serious about their headlamps. A good headlamp is an essential item for any wilderness lover, but many people hesitate to treat themselves to a truly high-performing headlamp.

A gift that will be appreciated by any outdoorsy person in your life is the Fenix HM50R V2.0 Rechargeable Headlamp. It’s lightweight but surprisingly powerful. Campers and backpackers will appreciate the red light mode for up-close tasks that help preserve night vision. The red flash can also be used as a signaling device, an important safety feature. This light is dustproof, water, and impact-resistant to 2 meters, so it can withstand the toughest, most extreme situations.

The Fenix HM60R Rechargeable Headlamp is a best-seller for a reason. The glove-friendly switch makes it easy to switch lighting modes when you’re out on the trail or camping. The neutral white floodlight has a wide, 100-degree beam and accurate color rendering, so it’s perfect to use when cooking outside while camping.

Fenix HL32R-T Rechargeable Headlamp

Headlamp Gifts for Those Who Love Nighttime Fitness

People who exercise outdoors at night are a dedicated crew who are serious about their gear. They don’t want just any headlamp—they need one that is lightweight and comfortable but that can keep them safe in a variety of conditions.

The Fenix HL32R-T Rechargeable Headlamp is our best headlamp for runners. The SPORT Headband Fit System is perforated and reflected for added comfort and safety. Runners will love the innovative built-in impact sensor that adjusts the brightness according to your stride frequency. This lightweight headlamp has seven functional modes and a long-lasting rechargeable battery.

An affordable, lightweight option that works well for nighttime running is the Fenix HL16 AAA Headlamp. It has a red light to preserve night vision and a detachable headband for easy cleaning. Six lighting modes make this light useful in a variety of conditions.

The Fenix HL18R-T Rechargeable Headlamp is a lightweight light that is perfect for trail runners or endurance athletes. It can be run off of a rechargeable battery as well as three AAA batteries. Tough and rugged, this light is built to withstand extreme cold and heat and will keep working even in the rain or snow.

Fenix HM70R Rechargeable Headlamp

Headlamp Gifts for Handy People

People who do home construction and repairs often find themselves working on projects in the dark. Use this headlamp buying guide to give them a top-rated headlamp to make this work easier!

The Fenix HM70R Rechargeable Headlamp is a light that’s used by the pros. This high-performance light has a large, glove-friendly switch and eight lighting modes for different lighting demands. The 180-degree tilt mechanism directs the beam where needed, and the large-capacity battery provides a maximum runtime of 100 hours.

The Fenix WH23R Work Headlamp is made for nighttime work and DIY tasks. Your favorite handy person will love the smart motion sensor—the user can quickly turn the light on and off by simply waving their hand in front of the headlamp. This light fully charges in 1.5 hours and includes seven different lighting modes.

Headlamp Gifts for Emergency Situations

One of the best items to stock in an emergency kit is a good-quality headlamp. Here are Fenix’s best lights that work well as gifts for people who are the first to respond to unexpected situations.

The Fenix HM65R-T Rechargeable Headlamp provides exceptionally bright hands-free lighting. The independently controlled spotlight and floodlight throw off a combined maximum of 1500 lumens of neutral and white light. This headlamp has a maximum runtime of 300 hours when used at the lowest setting, and it is a perfect tool to have if you lose power or need a bright light to make nighttime emergency repairs.

The Fenix HM71R Rechargeable Headlamp is also an excellent headlamp for those who are prepared to face the unexpected. It delivers an incredible 2700 lumens at a distance of 755 ft (230 m). Another feature your recipient will appreciate is this light’s versatility. It’s not just a headlamp—this light can be removed from the base and used as a right-angle flashlight or clipped to a pocket or belt. The magnetic base allows for even more hands-free lighting options by enabling the light to be attached to most metal surfaces.

The Fenix HP16R Rechargeable Headlamp is like wearing a spotlight on your head. A high-performance headlamp that also uses four AA batteries, this headlamp will prepare the user for any nighttime emergency. With the light in the front and the battery case in the back, this headlamp is comfortable to wear and includes a 60-degree tilt mechanism so the light goes exactly where it's needed.

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A Headlamp Buying Guide for Everyone on Your List

Headlamps make a great gift for anyone on your list. For more light options, check out our holiday gift guides, including gift ideas for college students, or flashlights and headlamps for under $200.

A flashlight or headlamp from Fenix will keep your friends and family safe in any situation, and it’s a gift they’ll use again and again. Use this headlamp buying guide to find them the perfect gift.