Hiking, by necessity, requires a lot of equipment, but nobody wants to carry a heavy load on their back when they’re hitting their favorite trail. Choose gifts for hikers which will inspire them to take their adventures to the next level because even if disaster strikes, they’ll be fully equipped to deal with it when they’re packing some of the genius ideas included in this comprehensive list, which also features a few beautiful gift ideas to grace the home, too.
An inspiring gift for any woman who is considering travelling alone, ‘She Explores’ is a beautiful collection of stories of 40 intrepid women who have taken on solo travel, and rocked it.
An essential gift for hikers, the Garmin in Reach Explorer+ is a handheld GPS system which also offers 2 way text messaging and issues an SOS message in times of trouble.
Both new and seasoned hikers will love this guide to more than 50,000 miles of some of America’s most beautiful and iconic trails, which includes a map and gallery of each.
Keep them safe when walking through snow and ice with a pair of stainless steel ice cleats, which fix quickly and easily to the boot to provide more traction when conditions are treacherous.
Make sure they have shelter when out on an expedition with this super lightweight weather-resistant 2 person tent, which boasts an elevated bottom and full-coverage rainfly to keep things nice and dry.
This ‘portrait’ can be framed or unframed, and displays one of 11 of America’s greatest mountains along with intricate topography which details all of the beautiful nuances of nature’s rocky giants.
If your hiker likes to take to the woods, this book may just prove invaluable as it provides essential advice in the 4 key areas of warmth, food, safety, and orientation.
The one thing a hiker can’t compromise on is footwear, and that includes socks. These performance fit Merino Wool crew socks are super comfortable, soft, warm, and built to last.
Photos provide visual reminders of our adventures, but they don’t capture the way they made us feel. This trail journal contains thought-provoking prompts on every page to really bring out those meaningful moments.
When you know how to read nature you don’t need Google to give you the answers, and this book will teach any adventurer how to interpret the natural signs they need to recognize.
Hygiene can be tricky when trekking, so make sure they have the means to stay clean with Combat Wipes – the extra thick cleansing cloths which are also bio-degradable for easy disposal.
Soothing and deliciously scented, this muscle rub is infused with a whole host of essential oils – including rosemary, cinnamon, eucalyptus, and juniper – to unknot those muscles and relax tired limbs.
The Hydrolock zipper on this submersible puncture and tear-resistant backpack means that no matter how wet the conditions, the contents will stay completely dry, even when submerged in water.
Crafted from a Yukka flower stalk, these incredible custom-made hiking staffs are lightly stained to bring out the beauty of the wood, and feature different integrated grips to suit any condition.
Bring the beauty of the mountains to the bookshelf with this magnificent pair of laser cut Baltic birch bookends, which beautifully recreate the dimensions of an actual range.
Every hiker needs a decent set of tools that are light enough to carry; this Leatherman features an incredible 21 tools, including wire cutters, pliers, and a can opener, in one handy gadget.
Dig, saw, fish, cut, and even peg down a tent with this incredibly versatile folding shovel, which comes with its own pouch that attaches to the belt to make it easy to carry.
This organizer could be used for camping or vacationing as it holds bulky toiletry items securely without taking up too much space, and features a hanging loop and handy integral mirror.
Showcasing the Adirondacks in Upstate New York, this colorful print features all 46 of these magnificent peaks in ascending order, and makes a beautiful gift for hikers who admire this range.
With eco-friendly paper and a faux leather cover, this twin pack of hiking journals allows every detail of every hike to be recorded, and each book has space for up to 25 expeditions.
This multifunctional Tanto knife is small enough to stash in any space, but comes with a wide range of uses and includes a reinforced sheath and all-weather integrated fire starter.
Bringing back Bushcraft is what this essential guide is all about, as it covers the 5Cs of survival (cutting, cordage, covering, combustion, and containers), which are vital for spending time in the wild.
This weatherproof collapsible light is ideal for camping and hiking; it folds flat for easy storing, and can provide up to 12 hours of light on one 8 hour solar charge.
Made from aircraft grade aluminum, these height-adjustable walking poles are strong enough to withstand pressure and the impact of tough terrain, and feature cork handles to keep hands dry and comfortable.
Whether they wear it for yoga, running, or hiking a trail, this ‘Take a Hike’ sweatshirt is made from 100% vegan materials and comes in a choice of 6 beautiful colors.
Providing 40 hours of light on a low setting, this USB-rechargeable headlamp sits flush against the forehead to eliminate bounce, while keeping hands free for carrying other equipment or using walking poles.
Inspired by the Appalachian Trail, this mug depicts the peaks and troughs of hiking, from freedom and adventure, through to hunger and pain, and even comes with a pair of boot prints inside.
How beautiful is this handmade mug? Perfect for the outdoorsy person who is missing the mountain air, this stoneware mug is carved, shaped, and glazed in vibrant nature-inspired hues.
If they’re heading out to bear country, this bell could well save their life as it warns bears and other animals that they’re around, but is silenced when in the magnetic bag.
These compact Nikon binoculars are so lightweight that they’re ideal for taking on outdoor adventures, and because they’re fog-free and waterproof, they’re perfect for taking in the view whatever the weather.
Jamming around a campfire is priceless, but a full-size guitar just isn’t feasible on a hike. This acoustic travel guitar is 31% shorter and is supplied with a handy headphone amp.
A good walking boot is essential for outdoor pursuits, and this waterproof boot is supplied with superior traction for navigating even the toughest of terrains, and comes in 3 stylish colors.
Small enough to carry in a pack, this recliner provides a touch of luxurious comfort at the end of a long and arduous day, as they lay back and admire the perfect night sky.
This Smartwatch is the only piece of technology any hiker will need, as it comes with a mass of features including GPS, route-finder, heartrate monitor, and even blood oxygen levels for higher altitudes.
Lightweight and easy to pack, these camp towels are made from a fine microfiber which makes drying a doddle, ideal when taking a quick dip in that mountain pool or waterfall.
Built to withstand temperatures from -40 to 170, this lightweight foldable shovel can be used in any weather and can be tethered to a backpack via its built-in lash points for easy portability.
Roomy enough for one adult or two children, this lightweight warm weather sleeping bag is waterproof and comfortable, and folds down to a miniscule 11” so it’s easy to carry, too.
You never know when water might figure in outdoor adventures; this emergency raft folds to the size of a loaf of bread, and inflates in under a minute with no tools required.
Being at one with nature is one of life’s great pleasures, but it will be greatly enhanced by learning some essential backpacking skills such as those laid out in this invaluable book.
Lightweight and comfortable to carry, this backpack has been designed to accommodate all the gear they need for any pursuits, and includes a tarp for pitching or using as a poncho.
This fun vinyl sticker makes a cute gift for hikers who like to push themselves, and can be applied to any smooth surface such as a water bottle, helmet, or even their car.
Big enough to hold 20 cans, the YETI Hopper Backflip makes carrying food and drink much easier when heading out for the day, while leaving hands free to find the best picnic spot.
If you know someone who lives for the mountains, this tee will make the ideal gift thanks to its crisp white graphics which combine a heartbeat with a beautiful mountain range.
Hikes will be so much more comfortable when she’s wearing these stylish walking boots from Columbia. Available in 8 beautiful colors, they offer both warmth and superior traction to tackle even icy terrain.
A good night’s sleep is essential when camping, so make sure they get it with this pillow, which folds to the size of a grapefruit, and inflates to the perfect firmness.
They can declare their intentions to the whole universe with this stylish and comfortable ‘Explore’ t-shirt, and it comes in a choice of four neutral colors so it will go with anything.
A handy alternative to bottled water in case of emergency, the Life Straw will filter up to 1000 liters of dirty water, removing bacteria and parasites, and making it safe to drink.
Keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold with this copper and stainless steel insulated bottle, which is decorated with one of 4 National Parks in vibrant and stunning color.
They say exercise is good for the mind, which is exactly what this hoodie says so succinctly! Perfect for hiking or just hanging around, it’s available in 9 different colorways.
When space is at a premium, this aluminum flashlight doubles as a holder for small canisters which are filled with survival essentials, such as waterproof matches, water purification tablets, and reflective trail markers.
This stainless steel tumbler will allow them to set their intention to live off the grid every time they take a sip, and it can also be personalized on the back.
Multi-purpose gadgets are essential when travelling light, and the BioLite Campstove 2 turns fire into electricity, and stores it in a powerbank for USB phone charging while providing cooking and heating facilities.
Unlike mobile phones, Inmarsat's satellite phone offers round the world coverage for making and receiving calls and texts, and also provides GPS tracking in all four corners of the globe.
There’s something so comforting about wrapping up in a blanket, and with the Original Puffy Blanket from Rumpl they can take the comforts of home with them wherever they go.
Towels can take up a huge chuck of storage space, but the ultralight NanoDry Towel is made from Nanofiber, which holds 2.3 times its weight in moisture, and features an anti-microbial coating
Weather can change and accidents can happen when hiking, which is why this 4 pack of compact space blankets – which reflect up to 90% of body heat – make essential gifts for hikers.
There’s a huge amount of survival essentials inside this Seventy2 Survival Kit – enough to last through those crucial first 3 days – including heat packs, tent, survival bars, clothing, and a water purification system.
No matter how much fun it is rubbing two sticks together, sometimes you need a fire NOW! These firestarters burn 2.5 times hotter than usual fires, and last for around 30 minutes.
Everyone pulls their weight on an expedition, including four-legged friends. This fur-friendly saddlebag enables their dog to carry his own food, water, poop bags, and those all-important ‘good boy’ snacks.
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