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We’ve got the perfect hiking gifts for someone who loves to take off into the wilderness. Hiking gear can be very personal so when you are buying a gift for someone who loves to hike, it helps to do some reconnaissance. For instance, if you know they need a new pair of hiking boots… can you find out what their shoe size is without them finding out? We really love Salomon hiking boots and they are highly rated online but if you want to buy someone a hiking boot, you’ll want to make sure they can return it if it doesn’t fit right, look right or if they simply don’t like it.
Here are some other tips for selecting hiking gifts. There are the practical hiking gifts and there are the fun, unique gifts. Some safety hiking gear, such as a GPS system, are only practical for long backpacking hikes and not necessary for short day hikes . So, you’ll want to think about whether your gift recipient usually goes for multi-day backpacking trips or day hikes only.
Practical Hiking Gifts for Day Hikers:
- A Hiking Headlamp: These are lightweight and easy to hike with when you’ve stayed out just a little too long and you may not be back before the sun sets. We always keep a headlamp in our pack for outdoor climbing. It really comes in handy and is a must have.
- Comfortable Hiking Boots: Hiking boots have really improved in their technology. Good traction, lightweight, waterproof, ankle support and comfort are quite essential to prevent injury. Many people prefer high tops with ankle support but for casual weekend hikers, trail runners are often a great alternative because they are light weight, waterproof and have great traction.
- A water hydration pack: You can get these separately from a backpack but you’ll need to find a backpack that has the sewn in pouch for a hydration system like Platypus’ water reservoir that can carry up to 3 liters. (plenty for a day hike) We use the Platypus water reservoir with our Quechua 10L pack for day hikes.
- Trekking poles: These are knee savers. If your gift recipient has weak knees or likes challenging steep hikes and doesn’t currently use hiking poles, these really are a must to help maintain balance and prevent rolling an ankle on uncertain terrain.
- A simple light weight backpack: There are a lot of options here and many come down to personal preference in color, size, and comfort. We recommend pairing a backpack with a water hydration system or buying a combined backpack and water hydration system like a camelbak.
- Hiking socks: This is the super practical and inexpensive gift every hiker needs! Just figure out what size they are. Our top picks are wool hiking socks. For summers, thinner wool socks keep feet dry and comfy in those hiking boots. We love Smart Wool and REI hiking socks.
Fun Hiking Gifts:
Forget practical. Give something fun, sentimental, or cute with a hiking theme. We have options in our list below for that.
- Fun outdoorsy trucker hat: Give ample sun protection and a funny conversation starting hat like the Prana bear hug hat.
- Hiking and backpacking books: Inspiration is always a fun gift!
- Outdoorsy necklace: A nice reminder of what they love.
Hardcore Hiking Gifts:
These are the gifts for those that go beyond day hiking. We have another list on backpacker gifts that you can check out.
- Filtration water bottle: Should the need arise, a hiker can drink from any stream with these filtration bottles.
- First aid kit: This can come in handy in rough terrain.
- Lost art of nature’s signs book: This cool book teaches people how to look at nature’s clues.
These are just some of the options we have added below. Take a look at our list for more hiking gift ideas below and let us know what you think in the comments section!
47Gogirl Womens Portable Pee Device
Discreet, reusable, funnel-shaped urination device that provides a revolutionary bathroom option for women to go anywhere – concerts, porta potties, camping and more; no more crouching.Fits in your purse, pocket, or glove compartment.A must have for outdoor activities or anywhere with limited (or unsanitary) bathroom facilities; great for restricted mobility or post-surgery.
46Womens Lightweight Down Jacket
Full Zip, lightweigh. HeatSeal technology 650 Down. Secure hand pockets. Water resistant. Polyester Jacket.
45Microfiber Quick Dry Camping Towels
This ULTRA-SOFT towel can hold up to 5 times water of it’s weight. Light weight towels come with one carry bag. Towels with sturdy snap loop. Perfect for hanging out to dry. Dry up to 10 times faster than normal towels. Hang it outside and it will be dry very soon.
44Lone Wolf Trucker Hat Gifts
Goorin Bros – Trucker Cap – Wolf – Grey 57% Polyester, 43% Cotton. 5 panel cotton canvas trucker hat with mesh back. Embroidered animal patch
43Hiking & Camping Water Repellent Backpack
Designed for lowland hiking for a whole day or a few hours. Lightweight, quick access, full carry system. Easy transport: Foam-padded back and straps. Chest strap and belt. Thumb loops.
42Brita Water Filter Bottle Gifts
Filtered water anywhere: This sleek, car cup holder friendly premium 26-ounce bottle, makes it easy to enjoy filtered water at home, the office, a sporting event or on a trip abroad. featuring durable, BPA-free, hard-sided plastic, built-in carrying loop, one-handed push button lid, and enclosed straw, This filtering bottle provides effortless hydration anywhere.
41Men’s Wool Performance Sock
The Men’s PhD Outdoor Light Mini Socks feature a 4 Degree Elite Fit System for a dialed, performance-oriented fit with a flex zone at the ankle joint and Virtually Seamless toe for enhanced comfort. The Men’s PhD Outdoor Light Mini Socks are designed with Indestructawool technology for exceptional durability and comfort. The body-mapped mesh zones featured on these socks offer added breathability for all-day wear.
40Smartwool Hiking Socks
These Smartwool® Hike Light Under The Stars Print Crew hiking socks are fun, comfy, and perfect for the trail! Crew-cut sits at the calf. Sold as one-pair pack. Utilizes lightweight cushioning at the shin and sole of the foot to provide warmth and a little impact absorption. Flat toe seam is designed to prevent chafing.
39Womens Hiking Flannel
Let loose in our timeless flannel, featuring a classic design with chambray lined collar and cuffs. Made of soft brushed mid-weight cotton flannel, this yarn-dyed shirt is just right and very comfortable. Wear it alone or layer up during those brisk fall days.
38Hiking Trekking Poles
TrailBuddy Trekking Poles’ tough aluminum can withstand pressure and impact better than carbon fiber – crucial if hiking on rocky terrain or supporting heavier weight.Changing the height of these telescoping poles from 24.5 to 54 inches is a breeze even when you’re wearing gloves or trekking in wet conditions thanks to its lever-locks.
19 teeth claws crampons is designed in diamond distribution, provide great traction. The sharp spikes can dig into varieties terrain to keep you from slipping & made from heat-treated stainless steel for excellent durability and corrosion resistance. Easy to put on and take off with secure and adjustable straps.Lighter and tougher, it helps to deliver unrivaled traction on icy winter trails.
36Mens Heavy Duty Flannel Shirt
Guides Choic Pro Elite series flannel shirt for his adventure. Made from heavyweight preshrunk cotton for a comfortable, durable and reliable fit. As seen on Gary Lewis’ Frontier Unlimited – An Outdoor Show. Gary Lewis has been running Rivers and walking forest trails for as long as he can remember. Designed for rugged outdoor wear while hunting, fishing, camping, etc. Heavy duty 8oz Cotton and classic buffalo check or plaid prints make this shirt necessary gear for any outdoorsman.
35Hiking Pocket Blanket
Mini Sized when packed yet expands to 56”x 60” when unpacked, allowing up to 2 Adults or 4 Children to sit comfortably! Whether you are backpacking through the ALPS or traveling to the beach, simply slide it into your pocket or attach it to your pack with its CARABINER**Easy to fold and place back in its pouch. You don’t have to follow folding instructions and fold it just right to get it back in its carry bag like other pocket blankets!
34Mens Convertible Hiking Pants
Columbia’s Silver Ridge Convertible Pant features Omni-Shade UPF 50 fabric for maxium protection against the sun and Omni-Wick technology that pulls moisture away to keep you cool and dry.This men’s durable convertible pant features one zip-closure security pocket, side pockets with hook and loop closure, and mesh pocket bags for ultimate convenience and efficiency.
33Idiot’s Guide to Backpacking And Hiking
Complete Idiot’s Guide (r) to Backpacking and Hiking helps anyone prepare and plan for a rewarding adventure. Covers planning, training, shopping and packing for the trip.
32Hiking Survival Pouch
Survival Military Holster/ Pouch 42 in 1 >> Get PREPARED and be READY for your next adventure. Grab yourself an excellent, great value, customized and approved by US Military Veterans combines emergency supplies, survival gears, first aid kit, EDC tools, all essential for your everyday or emergency use. Come rain or shine! Need a KIT with a Real Knife? Look no further! Titanium coated blade! All metal constructed for DURABILITY! For outdoors and home use.STEALTH SQUADS All in 1 survival kit can be use for nature hike, wilderness safari, hunting, fishing, bushcraft, camping, traveling adventures, biking, cooking, bug out.
31Platypus Water Hydration Pack
Nothing makes hydration easier and more enjoyable than the taste-free Big Zip LP hydration system. Our premium water reservoir comes with an easy-to-clean, wide-mouth opening and a low-profile design that makes it easy to slip it into most backpacks.Secure SlideLock slides both ways to open reservoir easily and close it securely.
30Quechua 20L Backpack
Designed for lowland hiking for a whole day or a few hours. Lightweight, quick access, full carry system. Foam-padded back and straps. Chest strap and belt. Thumb loops. 1 outer zipped pocket, 2 net side pickets.
29Womens Convertible Hiking Pants
MIER Breathable Hiking Pant is made of water resistant fabric for withstands light rain and quick dry material that pulls moisture away to keep you cool and dry; Nylon ripstop protects in scree or overgrown terrain. Partial adjustable waist with a removable black belt (Duraflex buckle), front zipper fly with metal button closure. 4 way stretch for maximum flexibility. Gusseted crotch allows wider range of movement.
28Wide Hiking Sun Hat
Casual comfy fit sun hat for men/women. Suitable for head circumference 22-24inch. Rear adjustable elastic drawstring design, one size fits most adults head size.
27Women’s Summer Mesh Wide Brim Sun Hat
If you don’t like the hair smash against your sweaty neck when wearing a summer hat in hot weather, our ponytail sun hat is for you! It completely solves the problem of women wearing sunscreen hats with ponytails nowhere to put. The back has the hole which you can put your ponytail through and being able to have your hair up keep you cool on hot summer days.Summer sun hat is waterproof, quick-drying, breathable, anti-sweat, lightweight and durable.
Popular Handheld GPS with Enhanced Memory and Resolution Greater resolution with 240 x 320 display pixels for improved readability Internal memory expanded to hold more maps High-sensitivity, WAAS-enabled GPS receiver with HotFix and GLONASS support 2.2-inch color display Worldwide basemap with shaded relief eTrex 20x is our upgraded version of the popular eTrex 20, with enhanced screen resolution for a more readable display and internal memory expanded to hold more maps.
25Walkie Talkie Set
These walkie-talkies feature 22 (Family Radio Service) channels, along with channel scan to check for activity. The bold yellow faceplate provides high visibility. It is rechargeable Walkie Talkie can support the USB charging. That will be big benefit for you using the smartphone charge.
Easily light up an entire room or focus in on objects up to 1000 feet away! 10 times brighter than old incandescent lights. Conveniently powered for hours with 3 AAA batteries or a single rechargeable battery. 5 Useful Settings (High|Medium|Low|Strobe|SOS) and wide-to-narrow beam zoom makes it ideal for use around the house, dog walking, or camping. It is compact enough to fit in your pocket, backpack, or purse allowing for easy storage and quick access.
By using leading CREE – 3W technology MX20 provides more light with less power used, resulting in up to 45 hours of run-time. 3 AAA ENERGIZER batteries included. Each headtorch has been tested for quality and is ready for adventure!wide variety of white & red light modes + 45° tiltable body makes this headlight brightest and most versatile in its class. SOS and strobe mode will keep you safe in any situation.
The pocket-sized, stainless steel UST Tool A Long Lantern multi-tool is designed to accomplish a variety of tasks outdoors or on the go. TSA-compliant for safe travel, it includes a carabiner for easy clipping to gear, belts, bags, backpacks, and more. The Lantern multi-tool includes a butterfly wrench, bottle opener, cord cutter, 1-inch ruler and hex wrench (6-positions). Easily pocketable.
21Heavy Duty Multi-Tool
It has 14 different tools and its ready for nearly any weird tasks you can throw at it. You can cut and re-string your guitar, open your cans and bottles with ease or saw and prune in your garden. Of course it doesn’t have to stop there, use your creativity as it comes equipped to solve nearly all of your daily problems around the house, garage, shop and garden. Take it camping, take it to the garage or fix that nagging repair inside your house. It can do it all.
20Spork Hiking Tool
Flat screwdriver, 6, 8, 10mm hex, Lightweight spoon/fork combination.
19Portable Folding Shovel
Made of stainless steel which is high-strength and wear-resistant. This portable shovel trowel has passed the durability tests and our destruction tests.This portable shovel trowel features a regular trowel doesn’t even have: Shovel Blade, Saw, Ruler, Nail Extractor, Hex Wrench, Paracord(110 inch). It can also be used as a spare tent stake by burying this portable trowel in the dirt, sand or snow to use as a tent peg on a windy day.
Your oversized, extra large (78×35 inches / 200×90 cm) microfiber beach towel comes with a free, handy, small bonus travel accessory mesh pouch with carabiner which easily clips onto your backpack to take your lightweight (3-4x lighter than cotton), super compact and highly portable microfiber towel anywhere! While ultra absorbent and fast drying (dries 3x faster than cotton), you will love its soft, comfortable and luxurious feel on your skin.
17Filtered Water Bottle
Safe water on the go. LifeStraw Go uses 2-stage filtration within this refillable water bottle, so you have safe drinking water wherever you go. Now with a carbon capsule that reduces chlorine and other bad tastes. Removes 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria, including E-Coli; Removes 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites, including Giardia & Cryptosporidium; Activated carbon capsule reduces chlorine and other bad tastes;.
16Americas Great Hiking Trails Book
A hiker’s dream bucket list is embodied in this lavishly illustrated celebration of more than 50,000 miles of America’s most iconic trails. Celebrating the forty most important trails in America, this volume takes the reader through forty-nine states and eight national parks. complete with a map and photo gallery.
Written by survivalist expert Dave Canterbury, Bushcraft 101 gets you ready for your next backcountry trip with advice on making the most of your time outdoors. Based on the 5Cs of Survivability–cutting tools, covering, combustion devices, containers, and cordages.
14Weekend Camping Warrior T-Shirt
Crazy Dog T-shirt branded tees are designed and printed in the USA. We screen print our graphic tees with state of the art equipment to ensure vibrant colors and lasting durability. Our awesome funny shirts are the perfect gift for any occasion.Whether you’re cute and adorable or sarcastic and nerdy, get ready to have fun with this graphic tee. Machine washable (wash inside out in cold water, hang dry). Larger sizes are available .
This beautiful quote about the love of mountains and nature is often attributed to naturalist and environmental philosopher John Muir. This makes a great addition to the home of any nature lover or outdoorsman. Our dictionary art prints are made from real dictionary pages and are sure to add a bit of whimsy, fun, and unique vintage cool to your home, office, dorm room, RV, or anywhere.
12Great Hiking Trails Of The World Book
Celebrating the most important, popular, and diverse hiking trails in the world, this book invites readers to take a walking tour through the planet’s natural wonders. Divided into six sections, the book groups trails by theme: pilgrimages, historic hikes, mountain hikes, wilderness trails, trails through diverse environments.
11She Explores Adventure Book
She Explores is a spirited celebration of female bravery and courage, and an inspirational companion for any woman who wants to travel the world on her own terms. Combining breathtaking travel photography with compelling personal narratives, She Explores shares the stories of 40 diverse women on unforgettable journeys in nature.
Yellow, Orange, Red, Light Grey Dark Grey and White digital print on 80# coated paper. Available in 8 x 10 dimensions. Prints are packed flat for shipment in a rigid mailer. Made in USA.
This Adventure Keychain with distinctive design. Hand engraved with – Be Brave Seek Adventure, Wander and Explore from The Highest Peak to The Furthest Shore. Special Compass Charm. Whether you like to hike, climb or go camping, this fun Explore gift will help you remember that cool, fresh mountain air!
Our vertical card holder is perfect for individuals who want a slim design without sacrificing functionality. This durable card holder can comfortably hold between 2-8 CARDS plus CASH! It is ideal for those looking to keep only the essentials. Don’t carry around extra stuff anymore, and enjoy the freedom of your on-the-go lifestyle.
This TI-EDC Titanium Emergency whistle is made from ultra lightweight and strength of titanium and well polished with aesthetic appearance. It’s waterproof and works in both dry and wet conditions. You can have it on your keychain or hang around your neck as a pendant. Essential tool for camping, boating, fishing, hiking and other outdoor activities.
6Backpacker’s Manual Book
The Backpacker’s Field Manual set the standard for comprehensive backpacking books. Now exhaustively updated to offer a more complete view of backpacking today, it covers the latest developments in gear—such as Global Positioning Systems and ultralight hiking equipment—first aid, and Leave No Trace comping, and includes a chapter devoted to outdoor leadership resources and basics.
5The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs Book
Whether you’re walking in the country or city, along a coastline, or by night, this is the ultimate resource on what the land, sun, moon, stars, plants, animals, and clouds can reveal — if you only know how to look!
Crafted to stand the test of time. Sterling Silver is a mix of 92.5% silver with alloys to add strength and durability. We promise first-class service, including fast & reliable shipping, excellent communication and Amazon’s 30 day refund & return policy.
3Salomon Men’s Ultra Hiking Boot
A best seller, the X ULTRA MID 3 GTX has evolved into an even more effective hiking shoe thanks to Descent Control technology that efficiently tackles technical hikes and really shines during tough descents. Wear this pair and head downhill with a spring in your step, even in wet conditions.
2Salomon Women’s X Ultra Trail Running Shoe Gifts
Specially designed to accommodate women, the best selling x ultra 3 has evolved into an even more effective hiking shoe. Thanks to descent control technology, this shoe efficiently tackles technical hikes and really shines during tough descents. Wear this breathable pair in warm weather and dirt conditions, and head downhill with a spring in your step.
1Men’s Speedcross 4 Trail Running Shoe
Salomon was born in 1947 in the heart of the French Alps and the birthplace of modern alpinism. Driven by a passion for skiing and design innovation, Francois Salomon and his son George designed and perfected much of the first modern ski equipment. During the following 60 years, Salomon’s commitment to innovative design and passion for mountain sports created a vast range of revolutionary new concepts in boots, skis and apparel and brought innovative solutions to footwear, apparel and equipment for hiking,.