Do you have a hiker on your shopping list? Look no further than my hiker gift guide! Any of the ten gift ideas I have listed are sure to make a hiking enthusiast smile. I have personally used everything on this list and would be delighted to receive any of them as a gift. This hiker gift guide features items ranging from $20 – $100, so there’s something for everyone’s budget.
Socks…if you’re not a hiker, you might be thinking “how boring!”. But trust me, hikers love a good pair of wool socks. Darn Tough socks are a favorite of many hikers because of their comfort, durability, and fit. Also, you can’t overlook their famous lifetime guarantee!
ENO hammocks are versatile, durable, and compact, making them perfect for camping, hiking, or lounging around with a friend. This specific hammock fits 1-2 people, so it’s a great option for a couple or a solo hiker who likes to lounge with their dog. This hammock weighs in at only 19 ounces and stuffs easily into the included storage bag, so it won’t take up too much room in a hiker’s pack.
Leatherman offers many varieties of multitools, but this tool is by far their most popular. This multitool packs a quiver of 18 tools, including pliers, replaceable wire cutters, wire strippers, knives, saw, spring-action scissors, ruler, can & bottle openers, files, and screwdrivers. It really is the dream all-in-one tool for hikers and outdoor lovers.
These Leki Hiking Poles feature COR-TEC grips that provide all-day trail comfort, support, and control. The COR-TEC grip material is 80% natural ground cork for a more durable, biomechanical design. Leki’s SpeedLock Plus lever locking mechanism offers quick, reliable length adjustments even with gloved hands. Any hiker is sure to love having these, especially on rough terrain.
What’s the most important hiking accessory besides good hiking boots? A great pack! This pack is a relatively small (13L), straightforward pack that’s versatile and reliable. The Daylite features access to the main compartment with a large zippered panel, side mesh pockets for holding water bottles, and a front pocket with a mesh organizer for securing small items. If you’re looking for something just a bit larger, you can also check out the Daylite Plus.
One of the first things I purchased when I got into hiking was a reliable headlamp. If the hiker in your life doesn’t own one of these, it’s a must-buy. This Black Diamond headlamp emits up to 350 lumens with PowerTap Technology that allows for instant transitioning between full and dimmed power. It’s also compact and comfortable, so the hiker on your gift list won’t mind wearing this for extended periods of time.
I received a solar-powered battery pack as a gift two years ago and have been recommending it to everyone since. This device is really useful for hikers going on backpacking trips or for anyone who is known to run out of battery on their cell phone. The device is water-resistant, shock-resistant, and dustproof. In addition to charging capabilities, it also features a compass and 2LED flashlight. This is a great addition to any hiker’s pack.
These Yaktrax are hands down my favorite item on this list. If the hiker on your list lives in an area that gets snow or ice, these are a must-buy. I leave my Yaktrax on my hiking boots all winter long and never worry about slipping on the ice. These traction cleats feature the patented Diamond Beads that are made from case-hardened steel alloy strung on steel aircraft cable. The natural rubber sling remains elastic and secure even in sub-zero temperatures and is easy to put on and take off and is comfortable for prolonged use.
Access to clean water when hiking is extremely important. For a variety of reasons, sometimes a hiker won’t carry adequate amounts of water to supply them for a long or a multi-day hike and a filtration system becomes necessary. This collapsible water bottle features a 0.1-micron water filter, which removes harmful organisms like bacteria 99.9999% and protozoa like Giardia & Cryptosporidium 99.9%, surpassing EPA standards. Also, because this water bottle is soft and collapsible, it won’t take up too much space in a hiker’s pack.
This one is for my local readers! While most of us use the AllTrails or other similar apps to find great hiking trails in the area, nothing beats the detail and accuracy of a good guidebook. I have owned this book for a year and have been impressed with the amount of information packed into it. Each hike has details about the location, length, hiking time, level of difficulty, and if dogs can come along. A great gift for Tahoe hikers or anyone who enjoys the area.
I hope you found this guide helpful! Let me know what’s on your wishlist in the comments 🙂
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