26 of The Best Gifts for Hikers 2023

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Check out our top picks of gifts for hikers, backpackers, and outdoorsy people. Prices in our gear guide start from under $10.

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 favorite gifts for hikers as a gift guide. We’re hikers ourselves so we know what we need and want for outdoor adventures.

Scroll down to see the perfect hiking gift ideas for him and her. Best of all? These fun gifts for hikers start from under $10!

Hiking Gifts for Her

Women love hiking as much as men do. But most guys just buy her a pair of shoes or a new backpack. What she really wants is something unique and thoughtful. Something that will make her feel special every time she goes hiking with you. 

There are tons of great gift ideas for women who hike, but not many of them are unique. In this post, I’ll share my top picks for hiking gifts for women. They’re perfect because they’re practical, useful, and fun.

Perfect for the Reflective Hiker
Hiking Log Book and Journal (Fuchsia and Purple)

Created by an avid hiker, this hiking logbook and journal are specially made for keeping the most amazing memories from any adventure. It's comprehensive and creative for your journaling pleasure

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Perfect for Trailrunners
TrailHeads Fleece Ponytail Hat with Drop-Down Ear Warmer

Keep your head and ears warm with this drop-down ear warmer hat with no worries about messing up your ponytail. Made with soft and stretchy polyester, this hat is made for comfort, style and function, perfect for any outdoorsy woman.

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Perfect for Early Risers
LED Beanie with Light

The outdoors can be very unpredictable so gifting this LED beanie can help your favorite hiker get through hiking in the dark and keep warm on chilly mornings. These will keep any female hiker warm and light on any backpacking trip.

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Perfect for the Hiker Who Also Loves to Camp
Pitch and Trek Female Urination Device

Hygiene has never been more important, even outdoors. Pitch and Trek's urination device is an exciting gift that helps you stay clean and pee free. This is an excellent gift for hikers and campers. Ladies, we need this.

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Perfect for 3-5 Day Long Hikers
Hiking Shoes

We're not just talking about any ordinary hiking shoes, we're talking about Columbia Women's Newton Ridge Plus Waterproof Amped Hiking Shoe! These are awesome gifts for your avid hikers since the right footwear is important for keeping them comfortable, safe and having fun in any adventure.

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Perfect for Snow Loving Adventurers
Winter Gloves

Who else hates cold hands? Well, I do! These winter gloves are perfect to keep your hands warm in any cold or snowy adventure. The best part is that these are anti-slip and water-resistant.

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Perfect for Runners
E Tronic Edge Running Belt

Think of it like a fanny pack but better! These make sure your items are secure as you go on any hike or run without you looking bulky carrying your smaller items. I love this gift for day hikers.

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Perfect for Sentimental Adventurers
Rosa Vila 3D Mountain Range Necklace

Outdoor lovers will appreciate this thoughtful gift. We're not out enjoying the outdoors all the time but this necklace does give you a smile when you see it and remember all the wonderful times you've had. Remind a friend they need to go back out there with this adventure necklace.

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Perfect for Every Adventurer
First Aid Kit

Nothing says "I love you" better than a first aid kit for your favorite hiker. This gift for hikers is a must for all travels.

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Perfect for Backpackers
Osprey Hydraulics Backpack Water Reservoir

These hydration packs are easy to use with a wide opening for easy filling and cleaning. Osprey's hydraulics are watertight and BPA free.

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Hiking Gifts for Him

Men love hiking, especially outdoorsy types who enjoy camping, fishing, hunting, and exploring nature. But most guys aren’t very good at giving great gift ideas for these outdoor activities.

Most men will appreciate any type of gear or equipment they receive as a gift. However, if you really want to impress him with a thoughtful gift idea, consider something he would never expect. I’ve compiled a list of 10 unique gift ideas for men that will make them smile and feel appreciated.

Perfect for the Hiker Who LIkes to Document Everything 
Hiking Logbook & Journal (Blue)

Having a hard time remembering the amazing days of hiking you just went on? This comprehensive logbook and journal are perfect for you and your fellow hikers. Created by an avid hiker, you will love journaling on this hiking logbook and journal. You can fill it with memories from your favorite hiking trails that you can pass on to your future self or your posterity.

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Perfect for Sensitive Eyes Adventurers
Oakley Men's Flak 2.0 Sunglasses

These polycarbonate lenses by Oakley are simply the best. These are lightweight and impact-resistant. Equipped with the latest-generation material Oakley Men's Flak 2.0 sunglasses is the perfect gift for him.

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Best Mountaineering Gaiters
Pike Trail Leg Gaiters

The Extreme GTX will keep you warm and dry while mountaineering. Made with three-layer Goretex, these hiking gaiters are durable ad extremely waterproof. They come with a hook and loop closure system and a rubberized underfoot strap for ultimate protection.

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Perfect for Campers
Solar Charger Power Bank

Solar chargers are a great gift for hikers and outdoorsy people. This one can easily hook onto a backpack to charge as you go. This power bank is waterproof and durable and will fit into every hiker's journey.

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Perfect for Backpackers
Buff Multi-functional Headwear

This is a great multifunctional gift that serves as sun, dust, and wind protection. It can 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.

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Perfect for Runners
Performance Quarter Zip Pullovers

Quick-drying and perfect for athletic men, this lightweight, and durable pullovers are the perfect gift for hikers and runners. They come in a great selection of colors and have a chest zip pocket for convenience.

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Perfect for Avid Hikers
Hiking Backpack

Gregory Inertia 20 Hydration is a great hiking backpack for those hikes when you need to be light and fast. It comes with a 3-liter water bladder reservoir, easy-access pockets, and an adjustable harness. The backpack also has a designated system to carry your trekking poles. The Gregory Inertia 20 Hydration has great online reviews for its comfort and a great hiking day pack.

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Perfect for Technical 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.

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Perfect for Day HIkers
XKTTAC Men's Outdoor Quick Dry Shorts

Lightweight, durable and stylish, these hiking shorts are a great addition to any hiker's closet. These shorts have six pockets, so there is ample space for everything a person needs when hiking.

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Perfect for Snowy Adventures
OCOOPA Rechargeable Hand Warmers

This is the perfect winter warmer for every outdoorsy person. With three heat settings and a selection of great designs, this is the perfect unique gift for hikers.

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Hiking Gifts for Under $10

There are tons of great gift ideas for hikers. But most of them cost way too much money. And even if you find something cheap, it probably won’t last long enough to make any difference.

Let us will help you find unique gifts for hikers without breaking the bank. If you’re looking for hiking gifts for under $10, there are plenty of options available. Here are some ideas:

Perfect for the Reflective Hiker
Perfect for All Adventurers
Perfect for the Hiker Who LIkes to Document Everything 
Perfect for the Hiker Who LIkes to Document Everything 

Long-distance hikers see and experience a lot on their journeys. This hiking logbook and journal are simply great for them to bring along to make sure no memory is missed. Gift this to your favorite hiker to show them how much you want them to remember all their happy memories outdoors.

Perfect for Backpackers
Outdoor Water Filter

Water filters are a great addition to your pack when out on an adventure. They are great in an emergency and can purify any natural water to ensure that it is safe to drink. Any outdoorsy person will appreciate these as a gift.

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Perfect for Campers
Rainleaf Microfiber Towel

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

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Perfect for Campers
X-Plore Gear Firestarter

This outdoor gear is a great tool to have with you in the wild. This firestarter is the perfect gift for a hiker. A hiking essential it's under $10!

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Perfect for All Adventurers
Emergency Whistles

Survival whistles are made to be loud and easy to carry anywhere. Every adventure should have one for emergencies. They are a great gift for the outdoorsy that won't break the bank.

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Perfect for Campers
UST Tool-a-Long Multi-Tool Carabiners

Multi-tools have been a must for any outdoor adventure for me. These reliable handy carabiners are made with stainless steel that you can clip onto backpacks and other gear for any outdoor activity.

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Anyone who loves hiking will love these gifts for hikers. Whatever budget you have, this gift guide can help you pick which gift to give. Happy shopping!

gifts that hikers will love

 

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1 thought on “26 of The Best Gifts for Hikers 2023”

  1. All this recommendation is great but still, In my opinion, Solar chargers are must value gift for the outdoor hiker. Since having own alternative power no need to panic about electronic device recharge in the remote mountains.

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