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Over 100 Gifts For Hikers

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Looking for gifts for the hikers in your life? What better way to make a decision about the best gifts for hikers than to ask a hiker what they consider essential? In this Hiking Resources Guide, we’ll tell you all about it.

We surveyed a group of hikers to find out what they considered essential gear. Then we put together this list of more than 100 gift ideas for hikers based on their answers and the “Ten Essentials” list for hiking.  

Gifts for Hikers
Gifts for Hikers

If you’re looking for the best gift for your loved ones, we’re confident you’ll find something from our list of the best gifts for hikers.

What are the 10 essentials for hiking and camping?

It’s important to be safe as you go hiking or RV camping. Wear the correct clothing for the weather and terrain, and always bring plenty of water and snacks to keep yourself hydrated and energized.

Make sure you bring a map, compass, and GPS unit to help you find your way. Let someone know when you are leaving and where you plan to go. This will allow them to contact emergency services if needed.

Check out these 10 essentials for hiking and camping that you must remember to pack to be sure you have everything you need.

  • Navigation
  • Lighting
  • Sun Protection
  • First-Aid kit
  • Multitool
  • Fire Starter
  • Emergency Shelter
  • Water
  • Food
  • Clothes
Gifts for Hikers
Gifts for Hikers

Check out our list of over 100 gift ideas for hikers with the ten essentials for hiking in mind.

Best Gifts for Hikers

Other Gifts Beyond the Ten Essentials

If you still need a few ideas for a gift for the hiker in your life, here are a few more items they might appreciate. Better yet…why not buy them the whole backpack!

There are so many great gear ideas out there for the hiker in your life.  This list only scratches the surface, but we hope that this list of gifts for hikers will help you find the perfect gift for the hiker in your life. 

If you want more, check out these great gifts for outdoorsy women. Also, here’s a great guide on the best camping coolers for those hikers who enjoy camping as well. 

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Bringing kids on your next trail hike? You might be interested to learn about hiking with kids and check out the best kids hiking clothes your kids can choose from.

Also, if you’re looking for ways to keep your kids busy and entertained at the campground, this printable camping scavenger hunt list from Four Around The World is definitely a good idea.

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Friday 1st of December 2017

You listed the water filtration straw... do you like this better than the tablets? Not sure which would be better to get for my friend.


Saturday 2nd of December 2017

Hi Nikki,

I asked my group of hikers so im just going to past what they had to say as I don't have experience with them yet. Here are their responses. I hope this helps.

I’ve never used a straw. The tablets don’t filter out debris / particulate and take time to work, 30 minutes before can consume water. Kinda makes water taste funky as well. BUT better than nothing. Filters used in past still ended up needing tablets anyway.

What’s your water source? If it’s clear and moving quickly, I’ll use a tablet because it’s faster. If it’s muddy and dark, I’d prefer to use my filter to get out debris. Either can be safe - it’s your preference!

straws are son sipped puddles in cambodia and was thankful he had one

Life straw. 100% confident youd want this to tableta

That was what they had to say. For me personally, I'd probably feel better using a filter, though I could see using both in some situations. Thanks for stopping by.

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