Buying gifts for friends and family members can be difficult, but if you happen to have a Hiking enthusiast in your life, then you are very much in luck today with our comprehensive Gifts for Hikers guide. The dedicated Trekker spends so much time outdoors and is no doubt continually dreaming about their next big adventure so to win some brownie points, surprise them with a useful and practical gift that they will love and appreciate. Be warned though, with these fantastic gift ideas as part of their extensive backpacking arsenal, they’re likely to hit the trails even more frequently than ever before! Let’s get stuck in straight away reviewing some fantastic Hiking based presents for the go-getter in your gang.
Gifts For Hikers
LifeStraw Personal Water Filter
This is the perfect gift for anyone who loves the great outdoors and for whom access to a fresh source of clean and reliable water might be an issue. We’re not just talking about the weekend trekkers among you who head to the hills behind your house, but what about those with the real adventurous spirit who might need find nothing more than a dried out puddle of parasite riddled ditch water on their intrepid journey through the Rain Forest! If you love to go a wandering, not just along the mountain tops, but also via the valley beds, then you will absolutely benefit from having the LifeStraw Water Filter with you.
It can filter up to an enormous 4,000 liters or 1,000 gallons of safe, clean and reliable drinking water as long as you maintain and use it correctly. That’s more water than the average person consumes in a year. Plus, in robust and significant laboratory reports it’s been proven to fight and remove over 99.9% of all waterborne bacteria and parasites. Now that is an impressive gift and one that will undoubtedly keep on giving for the hiking or ecology enthusiast in your life.
Microfiltration membrane removes over 99% of waterborne bacteria and parasites
Removes even the smallest microparticles of plastic
Rigorously tested to laboratory standards
Filter is long lasting and will provide 4,000 liters of water
Ultra-lightweight and portable to carry weighing just 2-ounces
- Weight2.1 ounces
Foxellii Collapsible Trekking Poles
No matter what the terrain, whether you are just out on an urban walk or attempting a more treacherous glacial peak, then a pair of good collapsible poles could turn out to be nothing short of lifesaving. We love these Foxelli Trekking Poles because there are totally adjustable and come with quick lock technology which means no matter your age, sex or height, they can be quickly and easily adjusted to fit. These trekking poles expand and retract within a range of 24” to 55” so perfect for kids through to Seniors as well as the taller hikers among you. Weighing only 7-ounce though, they are incredibly light-weight given how dependable they are and are pretty much indestructible so you are buying a gift that could well last a lifetime.
They have been uniquely and cleverly designed for use in all conditions and all terrains. Whether you are purchasing these for a friend or older family member who needs some extra support out and about or as a gift for the Mountain goat in your family, they will be more than adequate with their heavy-duty tungsten carbide tips, and anti-slip natural cork handles. They make the perfect present for anyone who loves to hike.
Constructed from ultralight, shock-absorbent carbon fiber
Weighing only 7 ounces so help minimize arm fatigue
Retractable from 24” to 55” so versatile and adaptable
All-terrain tips suitable for urban walks as well as ice climbs
Anti-slip and anti-sweat cork grip handles
- Weight7 ounces
MPowerd Luci Inflatable Solar Light
This Luci Light is the original inflatable solar light that can literally go anywhere and do anything. It really is a fabulous product and would make such a perfect gift for anyone who loves to spend time outdoors plus it is incredibly great value too which is why it’s been selected as our Best Value option in today’s Hiking Gift review guide.
It really is a genius little product that is lightweight, portable, fully collapsible for easy storage and conveniently waterproof and durable too. We can’t get enough to the little Luci light. It even has a convenient battery level indicator, so you know when it’s time to recharge your light.
Extremely durable LED lantern lasts up to 12 hours on a single charge
Charges directly in sunlight with no batteries required
Fully waterproof plus inflatable, lightweight and collapsible for easy portability
Built-in charging indicator included
Features 10 powerful white LED’s with 3 variable settings
- Weight4 ounces
Black Diamond Storm Headlamp
If you have a dedicated camper or hiker, then Black Diamond Storm Headlamp will make a welcome Christmas gift. Available in four different color options, Octane, Black, Dark Olive and also Aluminum, it features a range of proximity and distance settings that anyone involved in outdoor pursuits will thoroughly appreciate. Whether they are a keen cyclist, a camping enthusiast or maybe even enjoy caving. It has built-in power tap technology so that it can very effectively and efficiently transition between full and dimmed settings plus it is waterproof and dustproof. Night vision is included as well as a convenient locking mode. Its really does make the perfect gift for the outdoorsman and is incredibly robust and technically advanced. With 350 lumens, 8 different lighting options and RGB night vision the Black Diamond Storm Headlamp makes a super cool camping gift.
Powerful headlamp with one quad power LED and one double power white LED
Emits 350 lumens with red, green and blue single power LED’s
Features strobe settings and dimmer function for night vision
Instantly transition between full and dimmed power with tap technology
Waterproof and dustproof with sealing housing unit
- BrandBlack Diamond
- Weight3.2 ounces
Salomon Men’s Quest GTX Backpacking Boots
You will be seriously popular if you purchase these sturdy and robust backpacking style Salomon hiking boots for your hiking and camping mad friend. They are one of Salomon’s most advanced pieces of technical footwear and feature a 4D chassis that perfectly supports and guides the wearers foot no matter how challenging and rugged the terrain. For those of you who like long days out on the trail, these offer the perfect solution as they have been specially designed to minimize foot fatigue. They also feature a purposefully designed lug for enhanced grip, traction, and on-board stability. They might break that Christmas gift budget but they will most certainly be appreciated by any hiking madman in your family. Salamon products are backed by a 2-year limited warranty, so we honestly recommend these GTX boots as a fantastic Christmas gift for hikers. Love this product? Check out our review of the top hiking shoes for our top picks.
Manufactured featuring 4D Advanced Chassis
Designed to deliver better foot flexion for a smooth and comfortable ride
Enhanced GTX lug for superior grip and traction over multiple surfaces
Constructed to actively reduce foot fatigue
Come with Salomon 2-year limited warranty as standard
- Weight4.08 pounds
Java Press Durable BPA free Coffee Cup
Just because you are a fan of camping, doesn’t mean that you have to compromise on your favorite cup of daily Joe when you are away from home. If you have a friend who loves hiking but is also a coffee lover then this shatter-resistant plastic, portable French coffee press will make an ideal gift idea. Make sure their adventures are caffeine fuelled with this JavaPress cup that holds 30 fluid ounces of premium ground goodness, all with a double wall and insulated lid that will further help keep their coffee hotter for longer. This JavaPress from GSI outdoors is made for travel and features a silicone ringed plunger for mud-free coffee as well as a convenient pour through lid. The carafe, sleeve, and lid with plunger are all included in this gift idea which has been designed with the dedicated adventurer in mind.
BPA Free, shatter resistant and mess-free Jave Press French coffee cup
Holds a full 30 fluid ounces and features a double insulated wall and lid
Handle is conveniently made from water-resistant cloth
Simple and easy to use and makes up to 4 cups of coffee
Features insulated sleeve with collapsible handle
- BrandGSI Outdoors
- Weight12.8 ounces
Presto Digital Electric Food Dehydrator
If you have a friend or family member who loves hiking and is likely to be away from home for extended periods of time, ensuring they have plenty of nutritious snacks to keep them energized is always going to be a concern. Nobody wants to head off on a camping trip weighed down by heavy foods and fresh fruits and vegetables. That’s why we think a Food Dehydrator is the perfect gift idea for any backpackers and we really love this Presto Digital version. You can prepare anything from jerky style dehydrated meats to all kinds of your favorite foods and vegetables with this six-tray dehydrating system. The Presto is fully digital and has a range of temperature settings from 90 through to 165 degrees. There’s also a very convenient bottom mounted fan to deliver constant airflow for optimum dehydration results. Make sure you also check our dehydrated camping foods for more great options.
Six-tray system that can be expanded to 12 trays
Delivers optimum dehydration results with no rotation required
Designed with a convenient bottom mounted fan
Comes complete with digital thermostat and timer for precise results
Choose from a range of cooking temperatures from 90 through to 165 degrees Fahrenheit
- Weight8.5 pounds
Jetboil Flash Cooking System
If you are researching gifts for backpackers, hikers or even campers, then you really can’t go wrong with a cooking system, and this model from Jetboil comes highly recommended. It comes in a wide range of colors and patterns that are stylish and will be the envy of the camp. It really does make a very thoughtful and practical present idea. Its portability and packability at its very best and could not be quicker or easier to set-up. There are no loose parts to contend with or cavemen style rubbing together of sticks to try and get a pan of hot water to boil. This new and improved I literFluxRing cooking cup with its own insulating cozy even features a color change heat indicator, so you know when you’ve reached the optimum temperature. For anyone who spends time in the great outdoors, the Jetboil Flash Cooking System will make an ideal gift. Find more great products like this by checking out our guide to the best camping stoves.
Ergonomic design for improved hold and comfortable handling
Easy to operate and convenient push-button igniter
Bottom cover which doubles up as a cup and bowl for serving and eating
Compatible with a wide range of add-on accessories
Features visible thermochromaticcolor-changing heat indicator
- Weight1.2 pounds
Unifun Waterproof External Power Bank
Sometimes it’s the practical presents that are the most appreciated and this inexpensive external portable power bank will surely make a welcome addition to any outdoor enthusiasts Christmas present list. It makes the perfect gift idea for anyone who loves hiking, skiing, camping or just generally spending time outdoors where access to regular and reliable power can be problematic. This Unifun power bank also happens to be waterproof, dustproof, shockproof as well as skid resistant. It also features 4 convenient LED power status indicators and an auto-power off feature to preserve energy when not in use. You can charge an i-phone up to 5 times and a Galaxy S4 over 3 times making it a reliable choice.
10400mah of total capacity with Dual USB output
Features fast charge function and ability to charge two devices simultaneously
Waterproof, shock-proof, dust-proof and skid resistant
Additionally features waterproof LED torch
Comes with reliable lithium polymer core to deliver 1000 lifetime charges
- Weight10.6 ounces
Darn Tough Cushioned Hiking Socks
Pardon the pun, but these sure do make a great stocking filler for the hiking enthusiast who already pretty much has everything. These are one pair of socks that they will be delighted to unwrap at Christmas. All socks are most definitely not created equal as any Hiker or Backpacker will most certainly tell you. Hiking socks are specially designed to be dry and comfortable but also moisture wicking, and if you invest in a pair that has additional cushioning as well as arch support, they will surely be a big hit on that hiker’s gift list. These Darn Tough men’s socks are stylish, comfortable and offer exceptional performance too. No bunching, no slipping and certainly no blisters. All that and they even come with an unconditional lifetime guarantee because you know what they say, a pair of socks is for life, not just for Christmas!
Fully cushioned protection along the bottom of the foot
Performance fit for superb comfort and support
Designed and knit from fine gauge, premium Merino wool
Naturally moisture wicking, antimicrobial and antibacterial
Designed, developed and constructed in Vermont, USA
- BrandDarn Tough
- Weight3.2 ounces
Garmin In Reach Explore Satellite Communicator
The Ultimate gift idea for the serious hiker, mountaineer or adventurer, this Garmin InReach is our Premium Pick today and is a seriously advanced piece of kit, worthy of the most intrepid of explorers. More than just a satellite communicator or a GPS navigator, it is a complete global SOS 2-way messaging, tracking and interactive system which will enable its end users to communicate everywhere. Perhaps not necessary if you are just heading to the local hills but if you about to embark on the trip of a lifetime either over land or sea, then with this Satellite Communicator your loved ones can stay in touch with you every marvelous step of the way. Share your journey’s progress, text, and e-mail and if you are in a serious life-threatening SOS situation, rest assured that you can trigger a 24/7 SOS signal that will send out the cavalry to retrieve you. Everything you might possibly need is included along with both wall and car USB charging adapters and also a wearable Power Bank. It’s truly an awesome and potentially life- saving gift and most definitely shows that special person just how much their safety means to you.
Ultimate WearblePower Pack
Features 10000 mAH Power Bank, Wall Charging and Car Charging Adapters
2-way text messaging from literally anywhere in the world
24/7 SOS messaging, search and rescue monitoring
100% global Iridium satellite coverage
Pair with all mobile devices for access to downloadable maps
- Weight7.5 ounces
Outlander Lightweight Hiking Backpack
Chances are that they will already have a backpack, but as with any enthusiast of a sport or pursuit, you can never have too many quality pieces of equipment to fire your passion and to help you perform better. A backpack is no exception and can make a great gift idea for any man who loves to hike or get outside, exploring the countryside. Plus, do they have one already that is completely water resistant, features abrasion resistant zippers and is exceptionally lightweight yet robust and roomy inside? We thought not! So we’re pretty sure that this foldable outdoor backpacking backpack with its compact size will be a most welcome present to receive. Available in a range of attractive and contemporary colors, there is an Outlander backpack to suit everyone on your Christmas list, but especially that hiking addict. Packed with useable and convenient compartments, it also makes the perfect carry-on bag and is a great size to hold all your in-flight essentials. Ultra-light and ultra-durable, we also happen to think that this Outlander is pretty awesome too and we’d definitely be over the moon to receive it as a gift.
Durable construction with water-resistant, nylon fabric
Features sturdy 2-way Abrasion resistant zippers
Space saving and compact foldable backpack with tonnes of handy compartments
Ultra-lightweight and super portable
Weighs just 0.5 pounds with a 33-liter capacity
Next up on our comprehensive gift guide for hikers is a Wireless Rechargeable Solar Panel that also happens to be waterproof as well as featuring an adjustable mount. It’s super easy to install, is durable and long lasting plus it can stay powered all day and night with just a few hours of sunlight. It makes an inexpensive but sure to be highly appreciated gift for anyone with a keen adventurers spirit. Don’t forget to also check our guide to top solar phone chargers for more great products like this.
Continuous power supply
Built to withstand harsh weather conditions
Comes complete with easy to install adjustable mounting bracket
Designed to be compatible with Reolink Argus 2 battery charger
- ModelReolink Solar Panel
- Weight1.17 pounds
Paracord Protection Bracelet with Embedded Compass
A Paracord Survival Bracelet can make a great gift idea for anyone with a keen adventuring and outdoors spirit as you never know what potential hazards and dangers might come across their path while out on a hike. Ensure that they are prepared for any given emergency situation with this nifty Paracord Protection bracelet. This is actually a full 5 in 1 Survival tool and features a flint starter, compass, an emergency whistle as well a handy knife too. Its lightweight and sturdy and made from military grade 550 Parachute cord. In the offer, you receive two bracelets, and they come in a range of sizes to suit Men, Women and Teen Kids. The bracelet has also been tried and rigorously tested to a breaking point of 250 kg and can deploy 12 feet of Paracord when needed. Use it to help make a trap or shelter even or as a fishing line, sewing string or take a fine thread to use as fire tinder.
Comes with Magnesia Rod Firestarter and fire starter blade
Also features emergency whistle and compass
Designed from high quality 550 7 Stand parachute cord
Versatile, fashionable and functional in a range of sizes
Deploys 12 foot of emergency cord when needed
- BrandA2S Protection
- Weight2.4 ounces
Bear Butt 2 Person Double Hammock
For the lover of hiking and camping your life, an outdoors hammock makes a great, practical but also fun present idea and this Bear Butt Hammock can hold two people at once and a whopping 500 lbs of weight. It’s comfortable and convenient and doesn’t need any special stand to use. Simply hang between two poles or even two trees for the ultimate, ultralight and highly portable outdoor sleep solution. Whether you are backpacking, hiking, camping or just want to take a nap around the pool in your backyard, this camping hammock is a fantastic product at a tremendous price. It also features highly reinforced stitching and specially formulated reinforced polyester end straps.
10-foot long and 6-foot wide hammock constructed from 75 D Nylon Taffeta
Reinforced triple stitching for strength, durability, and safety
Tested to 800 lbs but can hold a legal weight of 500 pounds
High-quality tactical grade rope suspensions with reinforced ends that hold 2000 pounds.
No special stand required and can be used for 1 or even 2 people
- BrandBear Butt
- Weight1.5 pounds
Polar 24 oz Insulated Water Bottle
Available in literally loads of fab and funky color options, there’s a water bottle for everyone in your life, and they really do make a fantastic Christmas stocking filler for anyone who loves their outdoor pursuits and adventures. With its double walled insulating construction, the thermal layer keeps the solar heat outside and polar temperatures inside. There’s also a very convenient and wide mouth opening so that it can be quickly filled and easily filled when you are out on an active pursuit. Better still, Polar 24 oz Insulated Water Bottle is totally dishwasher safe and will fit most standard bicycle cages so makes an excellent gift for a guy who likes to cycle or hike.
Insulated thermal layer with double walled construction
24-ounce capacity bottle in an extensive range of color options
Features a comfortable soft rubber valve for on the fly hydration
Designed to be dishwasher safe
Will fit most standard bicycle cages
- BrandPolar Bottle
- Weight5.1 ounces
Swiss Safe 2 in 1 First Aid Kit
Swiss Safe 2 in 1 First Aid Kit is a very practical gift idea for anyone who enjoys camping or hiking and if you know they don’t already have their own comprehensive emergency first aid kit then will make a welcome addition. It features a 120 piece First Aid kit as well as an additional mini kit so you can keep one at home or in the car and pack one as part of your weekend camping or hiking survival gear.
2 in 1 emergency kit featuring over 120 useful medical grade items
Includes bonus mini first aid kith with additional 32 pieces
Small, lightweight, portable and convenient to carry
Fully FDA approved and conforms to all safety standards
- BrandSwiss Safe
- Weight1.1 pounds
Coleman Soft Collapsible 16-Can Cooler
This cooler is another really practical and inexpensive gift idea for pretty much anyone who enjoys spending time outdoors and who might want a refreshing beverage at some point during their trip. Whether you are hiking, camping or spending the day at an outdoor sports event or festival, with this Coleman Cooler you can store up to 16 cans.
Available in a choice of colors with removable, easy clean liner
Thoroughly tested to resist odor, mildew, mold, and fungus
Main zippered front compartment keeps contents cold
Comfortable and adjustable shoulder strap for portability
Sturdy construction with heat welded robust seams that prevent leaks
- Weight1.7 pounds
Zippo Hand Warmers
The perfect antidote to cold weather conditions for that friend who loves spending time outdoors no matter the weather but who are always complaining about having cold hands. With their sleek and thin, discreet and compact design, Zippo Hand Warmers easily fit into even the smallest of pockets, so no-one needs even know you are using hand warmers! They are rugged and durable in construction and have been specially designed and manufactured from metal to withstand even the toughest of conditions. These hand warmers are flame-less, easy to fill and warm up quickly and efficiently and once hot can provide hear for anywhere from 6-12 hours. Better still, they are totally refillable and reusable too so make a fantastic gift for anyone who loves their winter hikes and adventures.
Easy fill technology
Discreet, sleek and modern compact design
Provides flameless warmth
Perfect for all cold weather outdoors activities
Deliver targeted warmth with up to 2.5 x more heat than disposables
- Weight12.3 ounces
Moon Lence Portable Folding Camping Chairs
Last but by no means least on our Best Gifts for Hikers review, how about a totally compact, light-weight and portable camping chair perfect for around the campfire or at the beach. Available in an extensive range of attractive and contemporary colors, this fabulous Moon Lence Portable Folding Camping Chairs comes in its own carry bag and can hold up to 240 lbs of weight.
Super comfortable, compact and convenient
Easy to assemble and dismantle and come in their own carry bag
Constructed from high quality 600 D Oxford cloth and high-strength Aluminum
Easy to clean and care for with foldable mesh and metal poles
Unique ergonomic seat that can hold up to 240 lbs
- BrandMoon Lence
- Weight1.9 pounds