25 Best Gifts for Hikers

Searching for the perfect gift for the hiker in your life? Check out our top choices compiled by a hiker, for hikers. 

It can be difficult to know what to get a hiker, especially if you’re not a hiker yourself. That’s why, we’ve compiled our top 25 choices and we’re hikers ourselves so we know what hikers want. Best of all? They start from under $10!

FOXELLI USB RECHARGEABLE HEADLAMP FLASHLIGHT 

This bright white LED light is USB rechargeable and is waterproof and durable. Headlamps are a great way to be prepared for everything, or for early morning hikes, a time before the sun rises. And they are super versatile and can be used for a whole lotta other outdoor activities making an excellent gift for hikers. 

GARMIN INSTINCT, RUGGED OUTDOOR WATCH

This isn’t an ordinary watch, it is thermal, shock and water-resistant and has a built-in GPS and a 3 axis compass which is perfect for the hiker that liked exploring rugged terrain and less traveled paths. It comes in a few different color options. 

DUDUMA POLARIZED SPORTS SUNGLASSES

Eyewear is a necessity for every hiker, no matter whether they love to get out in summer or winter. These polarized sunglasses are durable and come in an array of great colors and their unisex. One of a few great choices of gifts for hikers. 

IRON FLASK SPORTS WATER BOTTLES

This iron flask is durable and available in a few different sizes. The bottle comes in some great combinations of color and with 3 lids, all with different uses. It is perfect for hot and cold drinks and makes a great gift for hikers.

Merino Wool Hiking & Trekking Socks are the perfect christmas gift for hikers

MERINO WOOL HIKING & TREKKING SOCKS

Keep your feet warm in the winter and fresh and cool in the summer. These socks wick away sweat reducing the chance of blisters. These are socks that hikers will actually look forward to receiving – unlike most socks.

FIFTY PLACES TO HIKE BEFORE YOU DIE

Get inspired and help you hiking buddy plan their next hiking trip with this great book. Our top pick is hiking the coast of Spain to France.  Tell them they should take you too. You gave them the idea after all 🙂

Tactical Survival Bracelet is the perfect gift for hikers

TACTICAL SURVIVAL PARACORD BRACELET

This small bracelet gives access to access to a compass, flint fire starter, fire scrapper, which also serves as an emergency knife and an emergency whistle and a paracord. It’s perfect for hikers that love gadgets and makes a great stocking stuffer.

FRiEQ WATERPROOF CASE 2 PACK

 

Waterproof cases are an asset to have, especially for hiking in wet weather or in a terrain that might take you over water. This case is compatible with most smartphones and is great value for money. 

WILD: FROM LOST TO FOUND ON THE PACIFIC CREST TRAIL

 

Wild is a powerful memoir of a woman who goes from the lowest low in her life to do a hike of a lifetime that changes everything. This inspiring book is perfect for the avid hiker or the beginner looking for the inspiration to do a multi-day trek. 

SKRATCH LABS FEED ZONE PORTABLES COOKBOOK

This cookbook includes nutritious and healthy snacks that are easily packed up to be taken on the go. If you know a hiker that loves to making rather than buying their own snacks then this is the perfect gift. 

KUYOU HYDRATION PACK

A hydration pack is always a great asset for any hiker, especially for longer hikes or for hikes done in hot weather. This is one of the essential gifts for hikers. 

LIFESTRAW PERSONAL WATER FILTER FOR HIKING

Running out of water can be extremely dangerous. This device removes minimum 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria and 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites. It’s a great alternative to iodine tablets which can give water a funny taste or water purifiers.

Dolomites hiking walking holiday europe

SELF-GUIDED HIKING TOUR

Share an epic hiking experience with someone that you love. Our Tour du Mont Blanc  Dolomites Trek or Dana to Petra trek in Jordan are gifts that will be cherished and remembered for years to come. What better gift than spending time with someone you care about. Need some convincing? Check out How to Convince Your Partner to Go on a Hiking Vacation.

Gift guide for hikers - Anti-blister gel

ANTI-BLISTER, ANTI-CHAFING, GOOP

Nothing makes hiking more uncomfortable than chafing where every step becomes painful. I love that this comes in different sizes for easy carrying. It’s also the product of choice for the World’s Toughest Mudder.

 KAHTOOLA MICROSPIKES TRACTION SYSTEM

 

Microspikes are a perfect gift for the winter hiker. The spikes provide traction for slippery terrains such as wet rocks, snow, and ice. It is a useful gift for the adventurous hiker. 

BUFF ORIGINAL MULTIFUNCTIONAL HEADWEAR

This is a great multifunctional gift serves as sun, dust and wind protection. It can be work in 12 different ways and wicks away moisture. It’s stretchy and comes in many different styles. Besides being great for protecting against the elements it’s also super stylish. 

 XENVO PRO LENS KIT

The Xenvo Pro Lens kit fits onto any smartphone and is perfect for taking professional photos with your smartphone. This is a great gift for the hiker who loves to capture their moments in the outdoors. 

PORTABLE HANDHELD ESPRESSO MAKER BY WACACO

This portable coffee press just requires water to make excellent espresso’s, perfect for the hiker who enjoys stopping for a picnic. It is one of the more unconventional gifts for hikers and is great for the coffee-loving hiker.

WATERPROOF DRY BAGS

Don’t let your hiking buddy find out too late that their backpack cover doesn’t actually keep all the rain out. These dry bags keep electronics and other essentials dry.

Burt's Bees Lip Balm is a great gift for animal lovers

BURT’S BEES BEESWAX LIP BALM HOLIDAY GIFT SET

Made with 100% natural ingredients this is a great way to pamper someone that you love with a gift they’ll use every day. I bring very minimal skincare products when I hike, but I always bring one of Burt’s Bees Lip Balms.

the perfect gift for hikers survival sleeping bag

TACT BIVVY EMERGENCY SURVIVAL SLEEPING BAG

While the average day hiker won’t likely need this,  this small lightweight sleeping bag comes in handy as a safety precaution and it doesn’t take up much room if your hiking friend tends to venture off into uncharted territory.

RAINLEAF MICROFIBER TOWEL

This microfibre towel is lightweight, compact and fast drying. It is the perfect add on to any outdoor trip. The towel is a great compact and useful gift for hikers. 

BLACK DIAMOND ALPINE CARBON CORK

Black diamond alpine carbon cork

 

These poles have all of the standard features that high-quality poles offer like easy to lock system, sturdy construction, and ergonomic cork grips. Hiking poles are a great gift for hikers. Check out my post on the best hiking poles for more options. 

OSPREY DAYLITE PLUS

Osprey Daylite Plus

This is a comfortable and tiny backpack that’s perfect for a short hike. It comes with a space for a water reservoir, a padded back panel, and a light rain cover. Plus if you already have a larger Osprey backpack you can attach it. This one of the best gifts for an avid hiker. Check out my post on hiking backpacks for more options.

GLOVES FOR MEN & WOMEN

These gloves are perfect for winter hikes. They are thermal, have extra grip and can be used on touchscreens. This is a perfect budget gift for any hiker. 

Searching for more gifts for hikers? Check out our recommended hiking backpacks and trekking poles. And don’t forget to check out our Travel Shop.

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There you have it! Our top 25 gifts for hikers. What would you add?

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