25 Great Weather Gift Ideas to Shop For This Black Friday

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With Black Friday and holiday shopping deals right around the corner, now is the time to start planning. While we don’t know what will go on sale yet, we’ve rounded up 25 (that’s not a typo!) weather gift ideas for you to consider for the weather nerd in your life this holiday season, no matter the holiday you’re shopping for, whether it be Christmas, Hannukah, Festivus, or whatever you celebrate!

We have a cool gift for just about every type of weather geek on your list, but we know this list is pretty big. To help you out, we’ve organized this list into sections. You can use the menu below to skip around.

The Best Weather Black Friday Deals

We’ve taken the time to start searching the internet for the best Black Friday weather and science gadget deals, so you don’t have to. Be sure to check out our roundups below for more ideas on that “perfect” gift.

Editor’s Note: Deals this time of year change rapidly. While we are doing the best we can to keep deal details current, we can’t guarantee the sale price of any item. Most deals however should be available through at least Cyber Monday, however.

Before You Shop

Before you dive into our deals, make sure you’re an Amazon Prime member! Some holiday deals are Prime Exclusives, so joining now gets you a 30-day free trial which will still be active for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Not sure what to get? Let them pick. Amazon also offers Prime gift memberships for as little as $39. It’s even a good stocking stuffer, too. (We know from personal experience as weather geeks that once you start weather watching, you’ll be buying much more!)

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Weather Station Gift Ideas

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A great gift for the weather enthusiast is a home weather station. Your loved one can take daily observations and watch weather trends in their own backyard. In our opinion, there are three great options to pick from here, with our personal favorite being the Ambient Weather WS-2902C. Here are our current picks.

The Ambient Weather WS-2902C is an excellent weather gift idea for those looking to monitor their backyard weather conditions. This home weather station is wireless with an easy-to-read LCD color display with a weather forecast icon that changes based on the weather data it tracks.

The Ambient Weather WS-2902C includes:

  • Wind speed and direction
  • UV and solar radiation sensors
  • Temperature and humidity sensors
  • Barometer
  • Rain gauge

AcuRite Iris with AcuRite Access AcuRite Iris with AcuRite Access
$199.99
  • Measures indoor and outdoor temperature, humidity, wind speed/direction, pressure trends, and rainfall totals
  • Forecasts weather 12 hours in advance
  • Fastest updating to Weather Underground of any home weather station
  • HD Display
  • Expandable
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Compared to other home weather stations, the AcuRite Irs provides easier access to weather information and monitoring from multiple devices simultaneously using My AcuRite software. The HD display is easy to read and shows weather information such as heat index, dew point, and even feels like temperature.

The Acurite Iris Professional Weather Station can measure:

  • Indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity
  • Wind speed and direction
  • Humidity
  • Rain
  • Barometric Pressure trends

Best Smart Weather Station
WeatherFlow Tempest Weather System WeatherFlow Tempest Weather System
3.5
$329.00

If you own a smart home, the WeatherFlow Tempest is the weather station to buy. The lightning detection capabilities are also the best we've seen.

Pros:
  • Super quick setup
  • Outstanding lightning detection
  • Fairly accurate instrumentation
  • Ready for the smart home
Cons:
  • Haptic rain sensor doesn’t measure rainfall accurately enough
  • No expandability
  • Price
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With almost zero maintenance, the Tempest Weather System is easy to install and operate, giving accurate local weather readings. This weather station is likely to go on sale and makes an excellent gift for weather enthusiasts who might find lightning detection a must-have.

The Tempest Weather System can measure:

  • UV and solar radiation
  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Barometric pressure
  • Wind speed and direction
  • Lightning strikes
  • Rainfall through an innovative haptic rain gauge

Handheld Weather Station Gift Ideas

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Kestrel

If they already have a home weather station, a handheld weather station is a must-have. They range from the simple to the complex, but these three options are our favorites right now, which we know the weather geek in your life is going to love getting one as a gift this holiday.

Kestrel 2000 Wind And Temperature Meter Kestrel 2000 Wind And Temperature Meter
$99.13

This entry-level Kestrel meter measures wind and temperature, perfect for the storm chaser or amateur (or pro) meteorologist.

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As a handheld weather station, the Kestrel 2000 is among the best wind and temperature meters available and is likely to go on sale this upcoming holiday season. The Kestrel 2000 is durable and built to last with a slip-on protective cover and waterproof capabilities but still comes with a five-year warranty.

If you want to carry this device in your pocket, you can use the neck lanyard that comes pre-packaged with the Kestrel 2000. You can use this device for research purposes, agriculture, and monitoring weather conditions.

The Kestrel 2000 measures:

  • Current and average wind speed
  • Temperature
  • Wind chill

Kestrel 1000 Wind Meter Kestrel 1000 Wind Meter
$79.00

The entry-level Kestrel 1000 measures wind speeds only and is perfect for budget-conscious weather watchers.

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The Kestrel 1000 is an affordable alternative to the more expensive Kestrel weather meters. Unlike the Kestrel 2000, which monitors the temperature and wind speeds, the Kestrel 1000 only measures wind speed. This pocket wind meter is durable and easily transportable, including a slip-on protective cover and neck lanyard.

The Kestrel 1000 measures:

  • Current and average wind speed

Ambient Weather WM-2 Handheld Weather Meter Ambient Weather WM-2 Handheld Weather Meter
$29.99

The WM-2 measures temperature and wind speed, and is the perfect budget alternative to the Kestrel 2000.

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With a compact and portable design, the Ambient Weather WM-2 is an excellent handheld weather meter. You can switch between multiple modes to more effectively gather weather data, including average wind mode and wind hold mode. Additionally, the Ambient Weather WM-2 comes with a neck lanyard and a low battery indicator.

An upgrade from the Ambient Weather WM-2, the Ambient Weather WM-5 has the same features and more and is like a weather station in your hand. This is the perfect gift for anyone looking for a comprehensive handheld wind meter with many different functions, including wind hold mode and average wind mode. 

The Ambient Weather WM-5 measures:

  • Wind speed
  • Wind gust
  • Temperature
  • Wind chill
  • Dewpoint
  • Pressure
  • Altitude

Weather Book Gift Ideas

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Not everybody needs a home weather station. If they love to read, we’ve spotted a few good books on Amazon that we think are great gift options. (And while you’re at it, a Kindle Unlimited membership is an equally good choice).

Free with Audible Trial
The Man Who Caught the Storm: The Life of Legendary Tornado Chaser Tim Samaras The Man Who Caught the Storm: The Life of Legendary Tornado Chaser Tim Samaras
$16.67

his book is a good gift for tornado lovers, storm chasers, and weather enthusiasts who want a closer look at storm chasing life and its dangers. Tornadoes can be devastatingly destructive but also represent a beautiful part of nature, as storm chaser Tim Samaras tragically found out.

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Free with Kindle Unlimited
Weather Watch: An Introduction to America's Weather and Climate Weather Watch: An Introduction to America's Weather and Climate
$2.99

Weather Watch is the perfect gift for weather newbies and nerds alike to learn more about America's weather and climate. Unlike other countries, the US has diverse and extreme weather, with some regions experiencing extreme cold and blizzards and others summer heat and hurricanes. This book is suitable for weather experts and people looking for a book about the weather that is easy to read and understand.

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Now Available on Kindle
The Old Farmer's Almanac 2022 Edition The Old Farmer's Almanac 2022 Edition
$8.94

Your coffee table isn't complete without a copy of one of America's longest-running annual publications. First issued in 1792, the Old Farmer's Almanac has been used as a reference book with information about weather patterns, astronomy, recipes, folklore, and more. This is a perfect gift for weather nerds, providing a fun read on those snowy days and a glimpse at the oldest source of published weather forecasts.

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Weather Radio/Emergency Radio Gift Ideas

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Midland

A weather or emergency radio is one of the best gifts we can think of for weather lovers. The National Weather Service broadcasts weather information 24/7 on specialized frequencies, which you can use a weather radio or emergency radio to tune into.

Emergency radios take it to the next level, able to power themselves through a hand crank or solar panel — perfect for when the power goes out.

Our Pick - Weather Radios
Midland WR300 Weather Radio with SAME Midland WR300 Weather Radio with SAME
$59.99
  • NOAA Weather Radio with SAME
  • AM/FM Radio with Six Memory Channels
  • Backlit LCD with Continuous Backlighting Option
  • Color-coded Alert Indicators
  • Alert Override
  • Automatically switches over from AM/FM to warn you of hazardous conditions
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Staying informed about the weather is vital to being prepared. The Midland WR300 weather is one of the best available weather radios that will likely go on sale this holiday season. This weather radio connects to seven weather band channels with thunderstorms, tornados, flood warnings, and more. Additionally, this weather radio delivers NOAA weather alerts that indicate the possibility for severe weather hazards and emergencies in the area. If the weather geek in your life doesn’t have a weather radio, the WR300 is the one to get.

Midland WR120B/WR120EZ Weather Radio Midland WR120B/WR120EZ Weather Radio
$29.99
  • Weather Radio with SAME
  • Continuous Backlighting Option
  • Color-Coded Alert Indicators
  • Alert Override automatically switches over to warn you of impending danger
  • Alarm Clock with Snooze
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A slightly downgraded version of the WR300, the WR120 is a great alternative with many of the same features. Like the WR300, this weather radio connects to seven NOAA channels with thunderstorms, floods, tornadoes, and other warnings.

Coupon Available
TENROOP Solar Hand Crank Emergency Radio TENROOP Solar Hand Crank Emergency Radio
$33.99
  • 5000mAh power bank
  • AM/FM/NOAA radio
  • Four power sources: hand crank, solar panel 3 'AAA' batteries, or USB charging
  • SOS alarm and reading lamp
  • One-year warranty and lifetime support
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An emergency weather radio with exceptional portability, the TENROOP weather radio is durable and built for the outdoors, coming with a solar panel. In total, there are four different ways this weather radio is powered, including a 5000mAh Li-ion battery, a hand crank, three AAA batteries, and a solar panel. The TENROOP can tune in to all seven NOAA Weather Radio stations with information about hurricanes, tornadoes, and other weather warnings in your area.

Our Pick - Emergency Radios
Midland ER310 Emergency Radio Midland ER310 Emergency Radio
$59.99
  • Standard Weather Radio Broadcasts
  • AM/FM Radio and Clock
  • Power by solar, hand crank, or rechargeable battery
  • LED Flashlight: 1400 Lux with lo/hi setting
  • SOS Beacon: Flashes Morse code for emergency assistance
  • 2600 mAh rechargeable Li-Ion Battery: 32 hours of normal use
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Built to handle emergencies, the Midland ER310 features three different power sources, including a solar panel, hand crank, and rechargeable 2600mAh battery. This emergency weather radio also comes with an ultrasonic dog whistle for search and rescue teams and a built-in flashlight with high and low brightness settings. The Midland ER310 uses a sounding alarm to indicate the possibility of severe weather in an area.

Midland HH50B Handheld Weather Radio Midland HH50B Handheld Weather Radio
  • Standard NOAA Broadcasts (No SAME capability)
  • Standby Mode with Alert Override
  • Alert Test Mode
  • Auto Scan for weather channel on start-up
  • Telescopic Antenna
  • 3 AAA alkaline batteries (included)
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The Midland HH50B is a reliable source of weather information that receives NOAA broadcasts as a standard weather radio. With a water-resistant exterior, this weather radio can withstand wet weather conditions. In the case of severe weather or civil emergencies, an automatic alert system will trigger and provide ample time for preparation.

Eton Sidekick Camping Radio with SAME Eton Sidekick Camping Radio with SAME
$79.99
  • Weather Radio with SAME
  • AM/FM radio
  • Solar or hand crank-powered
  • Bluetooth capability
  • USB port to charge other devices
  • Three types of lighting options: LED flashlight, red emergency beacon, ambient light with dimmer
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Built for the outdoors, the Eton SIDEKICK weather radio is powered by solar power or a hand-crank power generator. Once the weather radio is charged, you can link up and recharge your smartphone, tablet, or other mobile devices. This weather radio receives SAME and NOAA signals to provide you with the latest weather information and lets you stream your music from anywhere using Bluetooth.

Lightning Detector Gift Ideas

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Lightning detectors aren’t the most incredible weather-related gifts, but we’d argue it’s probably the one gift on this list that might save your life. Often lightning strikes well ahead of a thunderstorm, and in some situations, you might not even know a thunderstorm is on its way. Buying a lightning detector keeps the weather nerds you care about safe and sound, especially if they’re storm chasing.

The AcuRite 02020 is a great gift for the weather nerd for those on a budget. Small and easy to carry around, this lightning detector delivers visual and audio alerts when lightning strikes occur. While viewing the screen, the strike distances and strike count are displayed. Although the AcuRite 02020 is susceptible to some interference, it performs well in most situations.

Best Portable Lightning Detector
TALOS Lightning & Storm Detector TALOS Lightning & Storm Detector
$129.00

The American-made TALOS is one of the best-selling lightning detectors on Amazon, thanks to its superior lightning detection capabilities and rugged waterproof construction Color LED lights give a visual representation of strike distance.

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Lightning and storms are commonplace in various regions across the US. The TALOS lightning and storm detector are built to detect and inform you about lightning 25 miles away or closer to give you time to prepare and find safety. As a standalone device, there is no need for cellular data. The TALOS lightning and storm detector are also waterproof and well-suited for pools and beaches and a fantastic gift for the weather enthusiast that spends a lot of time outdoors.

Strike Alert HD Lightning Detector Strike Alert HD Lightning Detector
$186.99
  • Detailed information on every strike detected
  • Great battery life
  • Superb lightning detection capabilities


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Compared to other lightning detectors, the Strike Alert HD is more effective at tracking lightning. The most prominent feature of the Strike Alert HD is the 360-degree lightning detection, which tracks lighting from all directions. Storm trend analysis also allows you to view the one-hour storm in an area and the lightning strike distance. The Strike Alert HD uses vibrate and audible warning alerts to alert you to nearby strikes, even if you can’t see them.

Yet More Great Weather Gifts

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We’ve come to the end of our list of the best weather gifts out there, but we have a few more unique gift ideas that we think will make any weather enthusiast happy.

Stratus Precision Rain Gauge Stratus Precision Rain Gauge
$37.70

If you're serious about accuracy in measuring rainfall, you can't get any better than this rain gauge. Built to National Weather Service and CoCoRAHS standards, it can measure up to 11" of rain.

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AcuRite Galileo Thermometer with Glass Globe Barometer AcuRite Galileo Thermometer with Glass Globe Barometer
$29.99

Both functional and decorative, the AcuRite Galileo Thermometer with Glass Globe Barometer is an excellent addition to any meteorologist’s home or office. The device measures outdoor weather conditions based on buoyancy and air pressure principles, and users will interpret temperature and atmospheric pressure using the colorful liquid-filled spheres. Although usually priced near $50, you can pick it up for only $30 on sale right now.

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The Constantinople Storm glass is an excellent gift for weather geeks. With a simple yet elegant design, the Constantinople Storm Glass is a great decorative piece for the home that you can place anywhere.

More than a piece of home decor, the Constantinople Storm Glass is a “weather instrument” that predicts weather changes. The chemical mixture inside the glass experiences changes in crystallization based on weather conditions. For more precise weather forecasting, the weather glass should be placed near a window, outdoors, or areas with exposure to fresh air. However, there’s no real evidence it works, but it’s a great conversation piece.

Easy to assemble and made with pure copper, Good Directions’ Majestic Eagle Weathervane is a fitting gift for any weather fanatic. To identify the wind direction, you can place this functional wind vane on top of your home, garage, backyard, or patio.

This majestic eagle weathervane has a refined look and is made with pure copper, and can significantly contribute to your home’s outdoor scenery aesthetic. And if you prefer an alternative design, then there is also an American Bald Eagle version.

4M Weather Station Kit 4M Weather Station Kit
$13.99
  • Contains a full set of basic tools to observe and record weather conditions around the home.
  • Includes a functional wind vane, an anemometer, a thermometer and a rain gauge.
  • Use the kit and a recycled soda bottle to create a terrarium to study the greenhouse effect on plants.
  • Weather station measures 8.5"x4.75" fully assembled
  • Recommended for ages 8 years and up
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The 4M Weather Station Kit is an exciting and educational weather science kit for teens and kids alike. This kit lets you build a weather station from scratch, and use it to take actual weather observations. Learning about weather should always be fun, and the 4M Weather Statio Kit accomplishes just that through exciting activities that teach your kid about the science of weather.

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The “Trust Me I’m a Meteorologist” mug is a unique weather-related gift for the meteorologist who hears all too often they’re paid well to be wrong. Especially for meteorologists, this mug is a fitting reminder of the difficulty of weather forecasting with an added layer of work humor. The mug is microwave safe. However, it should be hand-washed.

Are you looking for more weather gift ideas? We’ve got you covered. Our main website, The Weather Station Experts, has reviews on dozens of weather gadgets! And keep checking back here, we’ll update this list regularly (and year-round) to help you find the perfect weather gift.

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