Best Gifts For Hikers & Outdoorsmen 2020

Are you planning for the best gifts for hikers?

Since you read this blog, we assume you have at least a few, and you want to get some hiking gifts for them.

We are hikers, and we love to hike in the mountains, through rivers and gorges.

We have done that so many times that we know what to take each time.

It would be great if all the things hiker thinks he needs could fit in a small bag and weigh something close to zero, but that’s not possible.

On the other hand, there are lots and lots of items that are considered as the best gifts for hikers. Why? Because a number of them are needed on every hike.

Each photo and caption leads to a related page with more information on each product and the option to get it for you or your hiking friends.

Best Gifts for Hikers for Holidays – Gift Guide

Holidays are around the corner, so we thought to make a list for you and your hiker friends. They will have a “secret wish-list” with all the beautiful items they would like to have for their adventures.

Gifts for hikers have a dual purpose. They show that you care and they are practical too. They will use them. Let’s start then.

We created three budget-oriented gifts for the hikers’ list. In that way, you can give them something beautiful and useful that you can also afford.

Gifts for Hikers: Price Range 5 to 20 USD

You may be surprised, but first on this list is something your hiking friends will enjoy during their trips.

A Titanium Spork

That is cutlery, specially designed for that purpose. It is heat resistant, extremely durable, and washable. A spork, as it is called (from spoon and fork), is what they will need for single to multi-day hiking trips.

Best Gifts For Hikers & Outdoorsmen
>> Snow Peak Titanium Spork

Humangear GoTubb

This small container is useful for pills, vitamins, sewing set, money, and anything small that needs to be kept safe.

It is great to have it either for a hiking trip or standard travel time. Fits anywhere and great for all these small things that must be kept “somewhere” without losing them.

It comes in different colors in the set, too.

Best Gifts For Hikers & Outdoorsmen
>> Humangear GoTubb 5.3 cu. In. Container – Package of 3 

Isothermal Hiking Socks

Yeah, the good old traditional pair of socks as a holiday gift, but with a twist. Isothermal socks are necessary for hiking, especially in wintertime, where feed must remain warm and dry.

These socks will protect the feet from humidity and increasing heat due to extensive walking. Their fabric gets dry sooner, while it is highly breathable. 

Best Gifts For Hikers & Outdoorsmen
REI Co-op Merino Wool Heavyweight Crew Socks

Led Flashlight

This is a gadget for all ages and all kinds of hikers. This flashlight is compact and lightweight, with a maximum output of 130 lumens.

It can throw a beam up to 88m (288 ft.) and powers up by a single AA battery.

Best Gifts For Hikers & Outdoorsmen
Fenix E12 Flashlight

Protective Camera Case

We all want to take photos during our trips when using a compact camera. To protect our cameras from extreme humidity or/and rain, we can use a waterproof case.

In case you fancy more “techy” waterproof cases, then this one below is also great. It stays in place with a carabiner and is ideal for a larger cell phone, camera, PDA, game player, pager, radio, or other small items.

Best Gifts For Hikers & Outdoorsmen
Pelican 1020 Case with Carabiner

Hiking Poles

These are a hiker’s best friend. They keep a hiker safe, steady, over obstacles, and knees will thank you later in your life. 

Best Gifts For Hikers & Outdoorsmen
Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork Trekking Poles – Pair

Outdoor/Sports sunglasses

They are fancy, they protect the eyes from snow and sun and UV. Somewhat underestimated as gear but highly necessary. 

Hoods for Kids

Kids will love such lovely designs and extreme warmth for their heads, during hiking excursions.

Such gear can be used in outdoors or just for a city walk. For even more heat, get one with fleece inlay.

Neck Gaiters

Seeking protection for the neck/throat from the severe cold?

Then neck gaiters are the thing to get.

They are flexible, bendy, and can “transform” to scarfs and hats. Pull it up to cover the nose too. Suitable for cold city escapes.

Best Gifts For Hikers & Outdoorsmen
REI Co-op All-Season Neck Gaiter – Kids’

Check the following too, when it comes to neck gaiters.

Hiking Blankets

Time to rest? Time for a hillside pick-nick? Needing an extra “cloth” for emergencies, cold, or simply to lay down and sit on the cold ground?

This one super-lightweight sheet radiates 80% of body heat back to the user.

Best Gifts For Hikers & Outdoorsmen
Space All-Weather Blanket

A Hiking Mug

Having a way to enjoy hot or cold coffee and/or beverages on a hiking trip is a treasure. This mug does precisely that.

It also comes with a splashproof and spill-resistant lid and uses double-wall vacuum insulation to keep drinks hot or cold for hours to come (0.9 liters).

Best Gifts For Hikers & Outdoorsmen
YETI Rambler Tumbler with MagSlider Lid – 30 fl. oz.

Gifts for Hikers: Price Range 20 to 50 USD

Hiking Multi-tools

A necessary piece of gear for outdoors, but also for daily tasks. This “transformer” type of tool has all needed to fix things, even for defense.

It features a stainless-steel blade, needle-nose/regular pliers, safety whistle, wire cutters, awl, can/bottle opener, screwdrivers saw, carabiner, and a fire-starting Ferro rod.

Best Gifts For Hikers & Outdoorsmen
Leatherman Signal Topo Multi-Tool

Fleece Jackets

It usually consists of the mid-layer in our hiking clothing (in wintertime), but it can also be used as a plain jacket when the weather is mild to cold.

Don’t use it strictly for the mountains. It is eligible and elegant for walking around the city too.

Better Sweater Fleece Jacket - Women
Better Sweater Fleece Jacket – Women

Adventure Medical Kits

A must for all who hike on multi or single day trips.

Such kit contains 10th of absolutely life-saving items to treat blisters, stomach issues, bandages, anesthetic, and antiseptic wipes, some necessary instruments, and a book related to wilderness and travel medicine.

Best Gifts For Hikers & Outdoorsmen
Adventure Medical Kits Smart Travel First-Aid Kit

A Compass

In this era of digital “everything,” the art of being able to navigate with a compass and map must not be neglected.

Electronic devices/gear can fail or run out of power. Knowing how to use a compass and/or a map can be the difference. That is an essential gear for hikers.

Best Gifts For Hikers & Outdoorsmen
Suunto Clipper L-B NH Compass

An outdoors long-sleeve t-shirt

Such clothing is suitable on the trail or at the crag. It is a light, technical layer, incredibly soft, with moisture-wicking fabric and mesh ventilation for adventure-ready comfort.

NRS H2Core Silkweight Long-Sleeve Shirt - Women
NRS H2Core Silkweight Long-Sleeve Shirt – Women

Windproof Jacket

Hiking lovers know that their gear must include a windproof jacket, especially during autumn and days where the temperature is warm, but rain or cool breeze can come uninvited.

Such jackets need to be breathable with ventilation shafts under the armpits, while great ones can shrink and fit in a small fabric bag when not used.

Best Gifts For Hikers & Outdoorsmen
The North Face Apex Bionic 2 Soft-Shell Jacket

Hiking Gloves

Another “traditional” holiday gift, but when it comes to hiking gear, it has a unique twist.

Such gloves provide perfect freedom of movement, and due to fleece insulation, it is for sure that hands will be kept warm. 

Arete Gloves - Men
Arete Gloves – Men

Hiking Boots for Kids

Such boots will ensure a kid’s safety and define the quality of their outdoors experience. A good pair of boots is a multi-level investment, so make sure that they are outstanding.

Kamik Snowcoast 3 Snow Boots - Kids
Kamik Snowcoast 3 Snow Boots – Kids


Apart from the neck gaiters, a hiker needs these for their feet. Their primary purpose is to keep the legs dry from either snow or rain.

Their secondary purpose is to protect the lower feet from possible scratches or snake/insect bites. Gaiters usually come in two sizes (regular/long).

Best Gifts For Hikers & Outdoorsmen
Outdoor Research Crocodile Gaiters – Men’s

Hiking Backpacks

This is the hikers’ inseparable companion where they carry their belongings and essential gear. They come in different shapes, capacity and extras depending on the type of activity involved.

Their range is from simple daypacks and specialized mountaineering and climbing, to river trekking waterproof ones. 

Best Gifts For Hikers & Outdoorsmen
Gregory Octal 45 Pack – Women’s

Gifts for Hikers: Price Range 50 USD and above

Sleeping Bag

For sleeping in a tent or under the stars, that is another essential piece of gear. There are specialized ones but also multi-season ones.

Many prefer the bi-seasonal sleeping bags that are suitable for temperatures ranging from 2 to 20 degrees (Celsius).

Such provides an ideal balance between warmth and insulation. Popular ones are in the “mummy” shape, with a “hoodie” that covers head too.

REI Co-op Magma 30 Sleeping Bag - Women
REI Co-op Magma 30 Sleeping Bag – Women

Snow Boots

There are hiking boots, and there are snow boots. These keep the feet warm, and they are, by definition, waterproof.

Usually, they are tall and have some extra heavy insulation (fleece or other material).

Snow boots are not the ideal for trekking/hiking as feet get hot in there unless the temperatures are so low that that is balanced well. Snow boots can be used for after hiking.

Best Gifts For Hikers & Outdoorsmen
The North Face Shellista II Mid Winter Boots – Women’s

Dry Bags

A perfect choice for all who spent lots of time in rivers and lakes doing hiking, gorge walking, or river trekking.

Such bags are also suitable for those doing canoeing, sea/river kayaking, or fishing.

Best Gifts For Hikers & Outdoorsmen
Sea to Summit Lightweight Dry Sacks – Set of 3

The Camping Tent

There is a vast range of tents for singles, couples, families, and all depend on if they are used for hiking, mountaineering, regular valley camping. If you plan to get a tent you need to do your homework. Read this post.

REI Co-op Passage 2 Tent
REI Co-op Passage 2 Tent

The Jacket

That is a vital piece of gear. There are plain jackets and highly “technical” ones. The ones that are more technical (and expensive) have better fitting and insulation, while they are breathable and light at the same time.

Many times the jackets are just one of the set of a “complete jacket” and are known as 2 in 1, or as 3 in 1 jacket.

In most cases and if they are not meant to be used in constant extreme cold circumstances, that choice is better as layers can be removed according to the encountered conditions. 

Stratus X Hooded Insulated Jacket - Women
Stratus X Hooded Insulated Jacket – Women

Hiking and Camping Knowledge

This is quite a big list of knowledge to dive into. Do read these posts for insights on things to know hiking and camping. They are informative and to the point.

After Hike Recovery: 10 Essential Tips on How to Ease the Agony
Hiking for women – Ultimate Gear Explanations
Hiking Recovery Techniques While On The Trail
Ultimate Hiking Gear Guide: Things to Know
Women Travel Around the World – Survival Guide & Gear
Summer Hiking – A Comprehensive Guide
Hard Top Roof Top Tent for Camping: Need To Know
4 Reasons Why an Inflatable SUP is the Perfect Adventure Travel Accessory
3 Most Common Shoe Issues That Can Lead to Back Pain While Hiking
The Best Ways To Select Hiking Boots And Enjoy Them
Top Pop Up Camper Tips That Will Ease Your Stress
Craziest Winter Hiking Hacks for The Inexperienced
How to Turn Your Camping Holiday into an Adventure
Camping Tricks and Tips Essential for Fun and Survival in the Wilderness
How To Prepare For A Family Camping Trip: A Must-read Guide
Stay Dry and Safe with These 7 Camping Tips in the Rainy Days
Benefits of Camping In Your Hammock
Best Winter Boots for 2017 to 2018
Hiking With Dogs Essential Guide
Ice Fishing Tips and Techniques
The Best Wind Jacket for Women Review
9 Tips for First Time Hammock Campers
Women Hiking Gear & Outdoor Clothing
How to Pack Light on a Long Hike
Best Synthetic Insulated Jackets Insights
How to Select the Best Handheld GPS for Hiking
Hiking Gear Tips: Best Rain Jacket Insights
Best Hiking Tips: Choose your Outdoors Hiking Tent & Camping Advice
Hiking Insights for Best Camping Tents & Maximum Protection
Best Hiking Backpacking Sleeping Bags for Good Sleep
How to Choose the Best Cameras for Hiking
Best Hiking Boots Advice to Save Money and Time
Best Hiking Pants Tips to Gain on Money and Quality
Waist to Neck: 10 Tips You Need to Know for Hiking Equipment
Feet to Waist: 7 Hiking Tips for Beginners

The list of gifts for hikers is endless.

There are so many small or large items you can buy as a present to a hiker.

Even if they have it already, a second pair will be two times useful, as they will lend it to a hiking companion or their spouse for their next trip.

Do your research and find the beautiful things you can get them for holidays.

Dive into learning more about hiking and camping by visiting and reading our posts from here to find the perfect gift.

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