Do you need some inspiration for what hiking gifts to buy? Maybe you have a hiker friend or family member that you have no clue what to get them for their birthday (or Christmas!) Practical gifts are always well received in my opinion, something that the person will love and use, instead of putting it in a drawer and forgetting about.
This list of awesome present ideas is made up of a lot of products, clothes and gear that I use whilst on my hiking and camping trips in the UK and abroad. So basically, all these gifts ideas for hiking come from someone who loves hiking. The majority of these gift ideas are perfect for men or women. There are no ‘gifts for her’ or ‘gifts for him’ sections as all hikers will love and use this equipment.
Do you need some inspiration for what hiking gifts to buy?
The only exception is some clothes where both options are available. Or if you’re buying a rucksack. I would stick to the men/women’s bags since they are designed for men with broader shoulders and women with wider hips.
Click your favourite gift section below or scroll through for lots of awesome gifts ideas and hopefully, you’ll find the perfect present.
Best ‘Practical’ hiking gifts!
Starting with all those essential hiking gifts, that you might not think are that fun but any regular hiker will love them! Here you’ll find hiking rucksacks, hiking clothes and lots of useful hiking gear that will make the best gifts for hikers.
New hiking rucksack
Gift budget: £30-£65
Now the person you’re buying a hiking gift for might already have a rucksack. But as a fellow hiker, I love having a different range of rucksacks. One for short summer day hikes, one for longer day hikes and even a different one for my wild camping trips and multi-day hikes! You can never have too many rucksacks!
The rucksack I am using (pictured above) is the Berghaus Freeflow design. This exact model is no longer available, but the Turquoise rucksack pictured below is very similar. The Freeflow design which has a curved design (saves a sweaty back) is a great feature and would make a lovely gift.
Hiking socks (honestly it’s a great gift)
Gift budget: £12-£20
Everyone needs and loves new hiking socks so treat the one you love to the best hiking socks! I recently tried out a pair of Waterproof socks from ArcticDry (pictured above). You can read my full ArcticDry review here. Here are a few more options to stock up your hiker’s sock drawer!
a lovely new hiking jacket
Gift budget: £85-£140
Everyone loves a good quality jacket to go hiking, both waterproof ones and ones that keep us warm. In winter, I often wear my North Face Jacket Thermoball Hooded under my Berghaus Waterproof Jacket (pictured below in turquoise).
Find out what your hikers favourite colour is and buy them a jacket – it’s a great gift.
hiking water bottles + flasks
Gift budget: £9-£32
I took the Sigg Hot & Cold flask (pictured in purple below) on my Iceland trip and it was fantastic on the glacier hike. It’s also fantastic for winter hikes in the UK and in abroad in colder climates. Treat the one you love with this perfect present to keep them warm 🙂
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More practical gifts ideas for hikers
Gift budget: £22-£75
Compasses, gas stoves and power bank might not seem like exciting gifts ideas. But a compass stops your loved one getting lost. The Jetboil ensures your hiker can have a lovely cup of coffee or tea. And a power bank means they can take awesome photos to share with you! See it’s a win-win present!
Best gadget gift ideas for hikers
Gift budget: £8-£43
Yes, we all know that hikers love their gadgets so what a better present to buy them is that hiking gadget they have always wanted! Here you’ve got hiking tripods to capture all those awesome photos, penknives for that emergency situation, watches to track their every move and GPS gadgets to stop them getting lost!
Gift budget: £8-£35
Whether you hike solo, in a couple or a group there will also be a need for a hiking tripod to capture that shot with everyone in it. You can read my full review of my best hiking tripods plus tips for taking photos whilst solo hiking here.
Penknife (with so many gadgets)
Gift budget: £22-£43
A penknife is a great gadget for hiking & camping trips. I have a Swiss Army knife (the camping one) and I love it. Although I’ve not used all the tools it’s great to have on my hiking trips but also makes a lovely and thoughtful present too.
More gadget gift ideas for hikers
Gift budget: £93-£239
Budget gift ideas for hikers
Gift budget: £2-£27
A budget gift doesn’t have to be a boring present, there are plenty of awesome gift ideas out there if you love hiking. Ok yes, I will admit, you might think some of these are boring gifts but to a true hiking addict, they will love them.
Here you will find budget and practical gifts from maps and books to sporks (keep scrolling if you have no idea what they are!)
Hiking maps & books
Gift budget: £2-£27
Maps are an awesome present to buy someone who loves hiking. Technology is great for map reading but should never be solely relied upon for getting out of tricky hiking situations.
Here are some of the maps (click the map links to buy them directly from Amazon.co.uk) that you (or whoever you are buying the hiking gift for) would need if you planning to do some hiking in the UK awesome National Parks.
- Explorer OL1 – Peak District – Dark Peaks (hikes in Edale, Hathersage, Castleton and more!)
- Explorer OL17 – Snowdonia (Perfect for hiking Mt Snowdon and some of these best hikes in Snowdonia)
- Explorer 392 – Ben Nevis and Fort William (The obvious map for hiking Ben Nevis)
- Explorer OL6 – Lake District – South western area (For hiking England’s highest mountain Scafell Pike)
Or maybe your hiking friend, mum or dad are thinking about taking on one of the awesome UK hiking challenges? Completing all the Wainwrights in the Lake District or maybe a long-distance hike (Hadrian’s Wall, Coast to Coast, South Downs Way, Pembrokeshire Coastal Path). These books are perfect presents for them to plan their adventures.
Gift budget: £2-£12
Yes, please I would love a Spork as a gift (the lightweight Titanium one for me please). It’s a fun present but very handy and lightweight too for those wild camping adventures.
More budget gift ideas
Gift budget: £7-£17
How about a hiking mug as a gift?
Gift budget: £5-£8
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Fun & cool gift ideas for hikers
Gift budget: £8-£13
Hiking books (a gift everyone will love)
gift budget: £6 – £10
- To check the prices, read the book review and order, simply click on each book image to go direct to Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com
Has that given you some good inspiration and gifts ideas for your hiker friend or family member? If you have any more great ideas for hiking gifts please let me know in the comments.
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