Best Hiking Gifts 2024

Hiking Gifts for hikers

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Here are some of the Best Hiking Gifts for those who love the outdoors. Do you need hiking gift ideas because you have no idea what to get? Have no idea what to buy for someone who loves being outdoors hiking and backpacking? If the answer is yes, I’ve got you covered with lots of gift ideas that will be quick and easy to organize.

Whether it is for Christmas gifts or birthday gifts this hiking gift guide will head you in the right direction.

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Cheap Hiking Gift Ideas under $25

The best gift ideas under $25 are usually very easy to find. But cheap doesn’t need to be poor quality. All the items listed below I have personally used, reviewed, and tested. They might be cheap but they are the best of the best when it comes to quality.

Darn Tough Socks

Darn Tough Micro Crew midweight Hiker Socks

If you are into the outdoors you will need socks, and Darn Tough makes the best hiking socks. They are reasonably priced, comfortable, long-lasting, and don’t smell as much as most other socks when hiking. I’ve hiked 1000s of miles in these socks and love them. These are some of the best gifts for hikers and also make a great stocking stuffer.

Toaks Titanium Spork

Toaks Titanum Spork

I use this ultralight spork for cooking and eating when I’m in the backcountry. It is made from titanium and is not only ultralight but strong.

Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Soap

Dr. Bronner's Pure Castile Biodegradable Soap Review

This camping soap is environmentally friendly and comes in a large array of sizes. Can be used camping, backpacking, hiking, or at home. And can be used for washing your hands, your hair, dirty dishes or clothes. I’ve used this item for years and it is impressive because you only need to use a small amount.

Reasonably Priced Hiking Gifts between $25 – $50

With a little bit more to spend we can take a look at hiking gifts between $25 to $50.

Hydrapak Contour Hydration Bladder

Hydrapak Contour Hydration Bladder

The good thing about a hydration bladder like the Hydrapak Contour is it can be used in day packs or in larger packs on multiday backpacking trips.

Wacaco Nanopress Portable Espresso Maker

Wacaco  Expresso Camping coffee maker review

Some people need coffee. It is more than the thing you take first thing in the morning. If you know someone like that then the portable espresso maker is the perfect gift. I used this on numerous occasions at home. It is quick and simple and produces good quality coffee.

LifeStraw Go Water Filter Bottle

Lifestraw Go Filtered Water Bottle

A water bottle and a water filter. Just what you need when heading off on your next hike. These make the perfect hiking gift and are super useful when hiking, traveling at home, or in the office.

Adventure Medical Kits Mountain Series Explorer Medical Kit

Adventure Medical Kits Mountain Series Explorer Medical Kit

We all need some form of first aid kit when hiking and backpacking. This hiking first aid kit has all the essentials and makes a great hiking gift.

Mid Priced Hiking Gift ideas from $50 – $100

An REI Gift Card is a good option if you want something quickly. With a little more thought the suggestions below might be a better option.

Kahtoola Microspikes

Kahtoola Microspikes Review

It’s winter and early season and there is snow and ice outside. Microspikes are the best hiking gift for winter lovers or early season hikers going into the mountains on those icy trails.

Six Moon Designs Silver Shadow Carbon Ultralight Hiking Umbrella

Six Moon Designs Silver Shadow Carbon Ultralight Umbrella

Most people think of an umbrella as something to protect you from the rain, but hiking umbrellas are so much more. This umbrella is not only perfect for the rain due to its size and weight but it can also be clipped to the backpack for hands-free hiking. The silver color reflects heat which is perfect when hiking in the desert. I’ve used this umbrella on hot days and during torrential rain. A great reasonably priced hiking gift idea.

Zpacks Goose Socks

Know anyone who gets cold feet? These down socks / down booties are great at keeping your feet warm. Wear them inside the sleeping bag on cold nights and say goodbye to cold feet.

Quality Hiking Gifts over $100

With more than $100 to spend there are loads of options. There are the obvious hiking boots and hiking shoes but they are such a personal choice that an REI Gift Card would be a better option so they choose the style and size that suits them best. Below are some gift ideas.

Nemo Hornet 2P Tent

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One of the most popular lightweight tents on the market. I’ve used and tested this tent during hundreds of nights on backpacking trips and bike touring trips. Not cheap but full of awesomeness.

Coros Vertix 2

Coros Vertix 2 GPS hiking watch

A hiking watch is not cheap. They not only tell the time but can plot your route via GPS and if you are lost it can assist you to navigate back to where you started. I’ve used and tested the Coros Vertix 2 and love the extended battery life and GPS functions.

Black Diamond Distance Carbon FLZ Trekking Poles

Black Diamond Distance Carbon FLZ trekking poles

Trekking poles are a great gift for reducing the stress on your hips, knees and ankles. I’ve been using them for years and love them. The Black Diamond Distance hiking poles are ultralight and fold down to a small size making them easy to carry when not in use. But be aware that you can’t take these as carry-on luggage on a plane.

Zpacks 20F Mummy Sleeping Bag

Zpacks 20F Mummy Sleeping Bag Review

The Zpacks Mummy Sleeping bag has one of the best warmth to weight ratios of any sleeping bag available anywhere in the world. Everything about this sleeping bag is ultralight weight and super high quality. This is my sleeping bag of choice and the perfect backpacking gift for an outdoorsy person.

Osprey Talon 22

Osprey Talon 22 Day Hiking Pack

When it comes to day packs, the Osprey Talon 22 is the best one out there. With everything you need in a hiking backpack for the next hiking trips.

If you find yourself heading off on Trekking trip to the Himalayas you could you could put all the gear you don’t need into a large Duffle Bag that could be carried by porters to base camp each day.

Feathered Friends Helios Down Pants

Feathered Friends Helios Down Pants

Do you know someone who suffers from the cold but loves being outdoors? Down pants are one of the ultimate ways to keep you warm for winter hiking. They are super lightweight and pack up to a very small size when not in use.

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Brad is an Australian who has completed the hiking Triple Crown after he hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail and Appalachian Trail. He has hiked on every continent (except Antarctica) and has cycled from Alaska to Ecuador. He is an expert on outdoor gear currently living in Chile.

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