The holidays are quickly approaching and what an amazing time we have ahead of us! We understand that this time of year can be stressful. So instead of trying to figure out what to buy, we created the best gift ideas for hikers to make your life a little easier.
The hardest part is always finding the perfect present, isn’t it? Luckily you don’t have to worry about finding the perfect present. This gift guide for hikers was inspired from every trip to the mountains where we forget something or feel like we’re missing something. Now helping you guys we helped ourselves too, to hopefully never forget the necessities when we go to the mountains.
This gift guide contains all of our favorite hiking items that we’ve found handy on the many hikes we’ve been on over the years! The list contains items from $20 to above $100 so you can find a good variation in both items and price. We’re sure they’ll be loved by anyone who likes hiking and the great outdoors 🙂
Just click on the image or the link underneath it and it will take you straight to the product site on Amazon.
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One of the best presents I (Jo) have ever gotten was my Osprey backpack. It’s perfect for a weekend getaway where you can only bring a carry-on and it also comes in handy on hikes!
A good backpack is worth the investment because it is so much better for your back and Osprey comes with Osprey’s All Mighty Guarantee where they will repair any damage or defect-free of charge – no matter when the backpack was purchased. Now, that’s good customer service if you ask us!
When does a water bottle not come in handy? Both Dom and I use our LifeStraw water bottles all the time because it’s so convenient. You don’t have to worry about always having to buy (and waste) plastic water bottles, but instead, you can refill this at any water station you walk by, and the design is really cool!
Some people even buy stickers from the different locations they travel to and put them on their water bottles – a fun way to remember all the amazing places you visited!
You might want to get a life straw along with your new, cool water bottle. If you, or the person you’re buying this present for, are traveling to countries without clean drinking water, this is a must. It removes a minimum of 99.99% of bacteria in the water which makes it so much safer to drink.
You can also decide to get a water bottle with a built-in life straw. Win/win!
Dom recently got this power bank and it is SO good. It lasts for over 3 full charges – even if you’re using your phone at the same time. It’s perfect for long-haul flights, overnight buses, and road trips. The size is very convenient as well and doesn’t take up too much room.
We recently had an experience where the power went out and we DIDN’T have a head torch where we were staying. Since then things have changed and now we’re proud owners of a head torch lol. They’re great to have if you go on a long hike or go into caves or anything where you can risk getting lost – you always want to be prepared.
Hiking boots are a must-have! I can’t tell you how many hikes we’ve been on where our hiking boots have made it so much more convenient for us. They make it more comfortable to walk and also a lot safer if you ever find yourself on a steep or slippery path.
We recommend getting a pair of waterproof hiking boots so that you never have to worry about getting your feet wet (+ it’s fun to jump in puddles with them when everyone else has to maneuver around them, haha)!
We have to be honest with you. We were against hiking poles for the longest time. Until we tried them. Haha! They’re super helpful when you’re on a challenging path and need stability – they also help to make your legs less tired and on certain hikes, they’re just a must-have!
There was a hike we really wanted to go on in Utah that we couldn’t because we didn’t have hiking poles and you needed them as you were walking through a small river. So they’re definitely a good investment. Plus you can use them to scare off any terrifying reptiles or animals that you may encounter along the hike.
Who can hike without a proper pair of hiking socks? When you’re on any type of hike you want to have the proper support you need. You want something that can keep you warm and preferably something that can avoid you from getting blisters. Hiking socks are a necessity for any type of hiker – and they can be used for other things too, such as running, skiing, and if you just want to hygge 😉
PS. Yes, we picked these exact socks as an example because they’re Danish.
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We hope this list has helped you figure out what you can get your favorite hikers. Or maybe it has given you some inspiration for your own wish list 😉 Either way we hope you enjoyed it and we’d like to wish you happy holidays!