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Gifts for Hikers

29 of the Best Gifts for Hikers

These gifts for hikers will help them enjoy their hobby. I love finding gifts for people that I know they will use and enjoy. If you have someone on your list who loves the outdoors or loves to hike, these gifts will be great for birthdays or Christmas. 

Besides planning and conditioning for a hike, it is also very important that you dress and pack appropriately to ensure you are safe and have fun. These gift ideas for hikers in your life will have them excited to get back on the trail in no time!

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Gifts for Hikers
Gifts for Hikers

Gifts for Hikers – Essentials

Backpack

What good is a bunch of important gear for hiking if you don’t have a good quality backpack to carry it all in?  This Osprey hiking backpack has tons of great features and comes with tons of positive reviews.  The Osprey Talon 33 backpack has all of the most important features you want in a good backpack.  Some of my favorite features include an external hydration sleeve, trekking pole attachments, adjustable shoulder and sternum straps and zippered hipbelt pockets.  There are many more things about this pack you will love as well. Make sure to grab the Osprey Hydration bladder to also go along with this!

Osprey Talon 33 Men's Hiking Backpack
  • External hydration sleeve
  • Stow-On-The-Go trekking pole attachment
  • Under top-lid zippered mesh pocket

First Aid Kit

Having a high quality first aid kit in your hiking gear should be a top priority for any hiker.  This first aid kit is a great gift idea for hikers because of all the extras it has in it. Of course it has standard items like bandages, gauze and alcohol prep wipes but it also has some other essential items.  This kit has a 3-mode tactical flashlight, multi-function paracord bracelet (with a compass and whistle), flint stone, knife, two glow sticks and a rain poncho.  Get better value for the money and pick up one of these kits with all the essentials and more!

EVERLIT 250 Pieces Survival First Aid Kit IFAK Molle System Compatible Outdoor Gear Emergency Kits...
  • ✅【Exclusive 250 PCS First Aid Survival Kit Contained a...
  • ✅【Comprehensive First Aid Treatment Exceeds OSHA...
  • ✅【Molle Compatible, Durable, Portable, and...

Headlamp

Although there are many to choose from, this headlamp is a great gift for hikers because it uses a rechargeable battery and LED lights. It will use less power from the battery and last longer.  It also comes with a recharging USB cord which you can plug into your Anker Portable Power Bank to recharge it for those extra long outings.

LED Rechargeable Headlamp Flashlights, Headlight with 5 Modes, Adjustable and Lightweight, Easy to...
  • Super Bright & 5 Light Modes - 3 Levels of white light...
  • USB Rechargeable - Fully charge from any USB port in only 4...
  • Lightweight & Comfortable - Weighing only 2.86oz, with the...

Water Filter

Water is right at the top of essentials needed for hiking but it is also heavy. If you are hiking where you will have access to a water source, it can significantly cut down on how much heavy water you need to carry with you.  A good quality water filter will help ensure the water you are drinking is clean and free from potentially harmful bacteria. The Sawyer Squeeze Water Filtration System is simple to use and can be used over and over again without having to replace any filters!

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Sawyer Products SP129 Squeeze Water Filtration System w/ Two Pouches,Black/Blue
  • Lightweight, easy to use portable water filter removes...
  • High-performance 0.1 Micron absolute inline filter fits in...
  • Built-in and removable flip top sports cap; spray water...

Hydration Bladder

Many hiking backpacks also have a separate sleeve or pocket to put a hydration sleeve into.  This Osprey Hydration Reservoir fits nicely into the Osprey Talon 33 hiking backpack mentioned above.  One of the great feature of this bladder is the easy slide top opening which makes this even easier to fill and clean.  Unlike other bladders that can be difficult to clean, the Osprey Hydration Reservoir is also dishwasher safe!!!  Another unique feature is the magnetic hose clip that allows you to keep your drinking valve exactly where you want it for easy drinking access.

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Sawyer Products SP129 Squeeze Water Filtration System w/ Two Pouches,Black/Blue
  • Lightweight, easy to use portable water filter removes...
  • High-performance 0.1 Micron absolute inline filter fits in...
  • Built-in and removable flip top sports cap; spray water...

Trekking Poles

Trekking poles may not be something you think of right away when you are looking for good gifts for hikers but once you use them, you’ll wonder how you ever got along without them.  A good quality trekking pole such as the TrailBuddy Trekking Poles helps you to maintain balance and absorb impact so that you can hike longer and farther.  These are great because they come in many different colors so you can show a little personality.  More importantly, they are adjustable, made from lightweight and durable aluminum and have super comfortable handles that conform to the grip of each individual.  This is another great item with thousands of 5 star reviews and fantastic value for the money.

TrailBuddy Lightweight Trekking Poles - 2-pc Pack Adjustable Hiking or Walking Sticks - Strong...
  • TOUGHER THAN CARBON FIBER - TrailBuddy Trekking Poles' tough...
  • LIGHT AIRCRAFT GRADE ALUMINUM - Aluminum 7075 hiking sticks...
  • EASIER TO ADJUST THAN TWIST LOCK - Changing the height of...

 

Water Bottle

Most hikers will use a hydration bladder during their hikes because it is more lightweight and can hold more water but many hikers also like to have a good water bottle for everyday use.  Hydrflask Insulated Water bottles are some of the best on the market and for good reason.  They are made from high quality materials and designed with double wall insulation so your hot or cold drinks will maintain their temperature all day long.  They also come in so many different colors and you can buy different lids for them. Turn your water bottle into a sport bottle with this lid.   OR if you prefer to sip your water without removing the lid everytime, you can try this sip lid.  Whichever bottle, color or lid you choose, this is another must have on your list of gifts for hikers.

Hydro Flask Water Bottle - Stainless Steel & Vacuum Insulated - Wide Mouth 2.0 with Leak Proof Flex...
  • Newly produced Hydro Flasks do not feature a registered...
  • Keeps cold drinks icy cold and hot drinks piping hot for...
  • Slip-free powder coating doesn't sweat and is dishwasher...

 

Gifts for Hikers
Gifts for Hikers

Gifts for Hikers – Navigation and Communication Tools

The best gift ideas for hikers are the ones that give peace of mind to the loved ones of those hikers!  These gift ideas will help them get to their destination with a lot less chance of getting lost.  And if anything happens to them while they are on the trail they will be able to get in touch with someone that can help, even if their cell phone is out of service.

GPS watch 

This first gift idea is awesome and your hiker will absolutely love it.  This GPS watch will give you an accurate route of your whole trip so you can easily find your way home.  It also has a built in barometer which will help notify  you of incoming weather and track your changes in altitude.  The bottom line is this GPS watch is packed with features and you won’t be disappointed.

If your hiker already has a GPS watch for hiking or you want to splurge, you may also want to check out the Garmin Fenix 6S Sapphire Premium Multisport GPS Watch which adds even more functionality such as pulse oximetry, music storage and contactless payments which makes it an everyday use watch.  They will love either of these GPS watches.

Garmin Instinct Rugged Outdoor Watch with GPS and Heart Rate Monitoring Graphite (010-02064-00) with...
  • GARMIN AUTHORIZED DEALER - Includes Full GARMIN USA WARRANTY
  • Garmin Instinct Rugged Outdoor Watch with GPS and Heart Rate...
  • Rugged GPS watch built to withstand the toughest...

Satellite Communicator

This small, lightweight and powerful satellite communicator is the ultimate tool for peace of mind when your hiker ventures off the grid.  The inReach Mini allows you to send and receive text messages, track your hike and share it with whomever you like.  If your hiker runs into some kind of trouble and needs help, they can trigger an SOS alert to contact a response team 24×7. With inReach connectivity, your family and friends will know they can stay in touch globally.

Garmin 010-01879-00 InReach Mini, Lightweight and Compact Satellite Communicator, Orange
  • Small, rugged, lightweight satellite communicator enables...
  • Trigger an interactive SOS to the 24/7 search and rescue...
  • Access downloadable maps, U.S. NOAA charts, color aerial...

Portable power brick

Today we depend on electronics more than ever. Even though most of us venture into the great outdoors to avoid the noise and distractions, some of these electronics are still very helpful in getting us to where we want to go as well as getting us there and back safely.  A portable battery charger can be used for hiking, traveling or commuting.  This portable battery charger is one of the most reliable and high quality units on the market.  It is also one of the most lightweight and is one of the best hiking gifts!

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Anker PowerCore 10000, One of The Smallest and Lightest 10000mAh External Batteries, Ultra-Compact,...
  • The Anker Advantage: Join the 50 million+ powered by our...
  • Remarkably Compact: One of the smallest and lightest...
  • High-Speed Charging: Anker's exclusive PowerIQ and...
Gifts for Hikers

Gifts for Hikers – Hiking Boots and Clothing

An important part of enjoying hiking is being comfortable.  These hiking boots and clothing will make great gifts for hikers on your list. 

What socks are best for hiking? 

Keeping feet dry and free of blisters makes hiking infinitely more comfortable.  The best socks for hiking include sock liners and comfortable hiking socks. 

Sock liners

Sock liners are made of thinner material and help wick moisture away from your feet. They are meant to be worn underneath a thicker hiking sock. This three-pack of sock liners is highly rated and affordable. 

Fox River Wick Dry CoolMax Liner Sock
  • ULTRA LIGHTWEIGHT: Stop the heat on your feet through added...
  • WHY WEAR A LINER: They create a friction barrier to help...
  • FOXSOX GUARANTEE: Each pair is crafted with pride in the USA...

Hiking Socks

These women’s hiking socks come in many cute patterns and are high-quality wool. These mens’ hiking socks are a medium weight that will work for walking and hiking.  

Boots

Salomon Boots are one of the best brands of hiking boots. They come with a hefty price tag but are worth every penny. 

Salomon Men's Quest 4d 3 GTX Backpacking
  • The fourth generation of our legendary Speedcross lug...
  • Feel one with the trail with a precise combination of...
  • Just enough to provide protection for technical trail...

If you have a smaller budget, these Merrell Boots are the hiking boots my husband and I have…they have worked wonderfully and last for years. 

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Merrell mens Moab 2 Wp Hiking Shoe, Bark Brown, 7 US
  • M Select DRY seals out water and lets moisture escape so you...
  • Performance suede leather and mesh upper
  • Bellows, closed-cell foam tongue keeps moisture and debris...

Convertible pants

When packing light, or hiking through varying temperatures, these Columbia brand convertible pants make a great gift for hikers. 

Columbia Men's Silver Ridge Convertible Pant, Breathable, UPF 50 Sun Protection, Grill, 30x30
  • ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY: Columbia Silver Ridge Convertible Pant...
  • HANDY FEATURES: This men's durable convertible pant features...
  • ADJUSTABLE FEATURES: This men's convertible pant features a...

Sensor gloves

These gloves will keep hands warm while hiking and have fingertip sensors so you can operate your phone and catch all the best views on your phone camera. 

Outdoor Research Women's Flurry Sensor Gloves, Black, Small
  • COZY PERFORMANCE: Built to be breathable and lightweight,...
  • TOUCHSCREEN COMPATIBLE: With Sensor touchscreen compatible...
  • THERMAL MATERIAL: Built with Alpin-Wool Plus 2L, which is a...

Long sleeve shirt

Layering is essential for hiking, so when looking for hiking gifts a long sleeve and a short-sleeve shirt are a great way to go.  This button-up option is great for men. 

Women's UPF 50+ Sun Shirts UV Protection Long Sleeve Shirts for Hiking Fishing Outdoor Running (Aqua...
  • UV Protection: UPF 50+ fabric can block most harmful...
  • Comfortable Breathable: Moisture-wicking high-tech fabric...
  • The shirts are comfortable and breathable, suitable for...

Short sleeve shirt

Little Donkey Andy Men's Lightweight Short Sleeve Shirt Quick Dry Stretch Shirt for Hiking Travel,...
  • COMFORTABLE: Lightweight fit for maximum comfort during...
  • MOISTURE WICKING: Quick-dry fabric actively wicks moisture...
  • HIGHLY BREATHABLE: Hollowed back with air vent to keep the...

Quarter-zip layer

This Smart Wool quarter zip layer comes in many colors, is made for men and women, and will keep hikers comfortable and would make a great gift for hikers. 

Smartwool Women’s Base Layer Top 1/4 Zip Outerwear Medium Gray Heather X-Small
  • WARM INSULATION: The targeted insulation and ventilation in...
  • COMFORTABLE FIT: This top is made with an interlock knit for...
  • DURABLE WEAR: The flatlock seam construction of this top is...
Gifts for Hikers

Gifts for Hikers – Survival Tools

Survival tools make great gifts for hikers because….well they are literal lifesavers! And everyone loves a cool gadget. 

Leatherman Multipurpose tool 

The Leatherman Signal Multitool is one of the best hiking gifts for the hiker or camper in your life.  This multitool has 19 different tools all integrated into a small, 4.5-inch package. This multitool is really perfect because it has a bunch of useful features not found in other standard multitools.  For example, the Signal Multitool has a fire-starting ferro rod, emergency whistle, bit driver and built-in hammer. It comes in a couple of different color but I recommend something that won’t blend in with the outdoors (think bright colors!)  It can clip directly onto a belt or strap like a backpack strap for eacy access.  The Signal Multitool also comes with a nylon sheath for protected storage.  With a total weight of only 7.5 ounces, this portable tool is a must on your list of best gifts for hikers!

LEATHERMAN, Signal Camping Multitool with Fire Starter, Hammer and Emergency Whistle, Robins...
  • DESIGNED FOR THE OUTDOORS: The Signal has you covered when...
  • 19 TOOLS IN 1: The Signal is a complete 4.5-inch adventure...
  • OUR GUARANTEE: We’re proud to stand behind every product...

Waterproof matches

Fire is one of the best ways to stay warm if you are stranded in the wilderness.  Unfortunately, mother nature doesn’t always cooperate and your hiker may find themselves in less than ideal conditions.  Make sure they are prepared by gifting them some waterproof matches.  These matches are small, light and just simply do what they are supposed to.  These matches can survive being submerged in water and burn for at least 30 seconds.  They come in a waterproof container that floats.

Zippo Typhoon Match Kit
  • Stores and protects 15 typhoon matches/ floats in water &...
  • Keeps strike pad protected & dry to ensure reliable match...
  • Provides attachment point for use in pocket, go bag, or On...

Emergency Sleeping Bag (Bivvy)

Nobody ever plans to get stranded while out on an adventure, that’s why it is always best to be prepared for anything and why an emergency sleeping bag has made the list of good gifts for hikers.  Why should you carry an emergency blanket?  It will function as an emergency blanket, survival sleeping bag, or survival shelter.  It is also tear-resistant, weather-resistant and will last.  The seams are selaed fo it will keep the weather and cold out, while keeping your body heat in.  It is also bright orange which can help potential rescuers find you more easily.  This Emergency sleeping bag fold up really small and into a waterproof sack.

Life Bivy Emergency Sleeping Bag Thermal Bivvy - Use as Waterproof Emergency Blanket, Mylar Sleeping...
  • STAY WARM AND ALIVE IN EXTREME CONDITIONS: The Life Bivy...
  • PARA-SYNCH TECHNOLOGY PARACORD DRAWSTRING & SURVIVAL...
  • EXTRA-THICK TEAR AND PUNCTURE RESISTANT MATERIAL: Your...

Emergency Shelter Lightweight Waterproof Tarp 

Just like being prepared with an emergency sleeping bag, you won’t be sorry to have a small lightweight waterproof tarp in your pack should get stranded.  This 9 foot by 11 foot tarp will give you the ultimate protection from sun, wind and rain.  This tarp comes with aluminum tent stakes, tie lines and a handy carrying bag.

Analog Compass

We all rely on electronic devices these days for everything from books to news to directions on how to get places.  Technology makes our lives easier and we love it.  Unfortunately electronics depend on battery and sometimes the weather has an adverse impact on how long that portable battery power lasts.  Its never a bad idea to have a back up plan

Inspiration and Book Gifts for Hikers

I love books and these hiking inspired books would be a huge hit for the hiker on your gift list!

Outdoor Adventure Subscription Box

Subscription boxes are a wonderful gift idea for hikers. I especially love the Nomadik subscription box. You can gift 1 month, 3 months or even a year of exciting boxes. What I love about Nomadik is the giftee will fill out a personal profile so that the products inside will be tailored to the outdoor adventures that they love! Each box includes 3-7 full-sized, premium products. It would be such a fun and unique gift for hikers. 

These gifts for hikers will have them equipped with the best hiking equipment, excited and looking good for their next hiking adventure. Did you find something that will be perfect for the hiking girl or guy on your list? 

Still looking for that perfect gift? Check out 40 Grilling Gifts for Guys who like to BBQ or 45 of the Best Self Care Gift Ideas for Women

Happy Gifting!

Steph

Gifts for Hikers that are useful, unique and inspiring! These 29 products will make amazing gifts for men and women who love to hike.  Whether you are looking for birthday gifts for hikers or Christmas gifts for hikers, these ideas will help you buy the best gift for the hiker on your list.
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