Are you looking for camping gifts for him, outdoor gifts for her or adventure gifts for both of you? Find the best gifts for hikers and mountain lovers – your friends, loved ones or maybe yourself!
Some people have a natural way of finding perfect gifts for others. Some… not every time 😉 Don’t be the second type. Find some nice gifts for your friends and family, especially if they love outdoors, hiking or camping. And yes, let’s be honest – you will want all that cool stuff for yourself, too. So now you can send that list to other people and make sure that they know what to give you for your next birthday or holiday (sounds like a plan?)!
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Buying gifts for outdoor lovers
Buying gifts for hikers and outdoor lovers might not be as easy as it seems. Trekking enthusiasts and camping lovers normally have some of the outdoor gear already, at least the basic boots or the backpack and a tent. So what else do they even need? What they really going to use? If you don’t spend that much time outdoors yourself, you can easily get lost in the amount of available outdoor items to buy.
As a nature lover and hiker myself, I know how much joy it gives when someone understands your passion and surprises you with an outdoorsy gift. There is always something that can make camping or hiking easier/safer/better or just remind those good times out in nature during the busy work week. The gear wears out and needs to be replaced. Sometimes, what we already have is heavy and bulky and should be changed for a newer, lighter model. And then, there are all those mountain themed items, that we’d love to have with us all the time. If outdoorsy people can’t be outdoors, they want to bring outdoors with them back to their homes or the office (hello cute mountain coffee mug!).
I hope that this list of the outdoor gift ideas will give you some inspiration for very cool adventure gifts!
Outdoor gifts for hikers and nature lovers for every budget
# Collapsible walking poles for hiking
The collapsible walking poles are a perfect gift for any hiker, be it occasional stroller or a more advanced adventurer. They are very useful for hiking, especially at long distances. They take the pressure off your spine and knees, which is a massive help with steep ascents. I’ve had my walking poles for many years now and I take them with me for every trip.
Find the best hiking poles deals:
- $ The FitLife Trekking poles
- $$ Montem Ultra Strong Walking poles
- $$$ Foxeli Lightweight shock-absorbing trekking Poles
# Travel backpack
Every outdoor lover needs a good backpack. How else can they go on those awesome trips into the wild? Comfortable pack with lots of pockets is one of the best outdoor gifts that you can give. Find the one with the zip pockets and various straps, that are very useful for attaching sleeping mats, hiking gear and anything that is needed for a camping trip, climbing adventure or just a short hike.
Find the best travel backpack deals:
- $$$ Osprey Farpoint 40 Travel Backpack
# Hydration bladder
Back in the days, when you go hiking you would just take the general water bottles. On the long, fast-paced hikes, taking them out of the backpack to drink can be a bit difficult and slows the whole group down. With hydration bladder, you don’t need to stop to drink some water. You don’t even need to use your hands, which are usually busy with hiking poles and a camera. Hydration bladder keeps you hydrated all the time (which is so important) and allows to drink from the straw coming from your backpack into your mouth. Such a great invention!
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Hiking is an energy-intensive sport and, you bet, it makes you hungry. Instead of carrying 5 loaves of bread in the backpack, there are small and tasty energy bars, healthy snacks, or super-food smoothies ideal for all the hiking trips. Every hiker will appreciate gifts like that.
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It’s easy to think, that in the current cyber-age we don’t really need things like compass anymore. We have phones and multiple GPS apps, right? Well, yes, but what if the phone suddenly loses the range (you’re in the middle of the mountains after all) or battery? Compass is a crucial part of hiking gear and can be a great hiking gift for under $25!
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Winter hiking gear
I’m a big fan of winter hiking – fewer people, snow everywhere and the majestic mountains like winter Tatras in Poland. However, in the winter, during snowy and icy conditions you need crampons. They provide safety and stability, so you make sure you don’t slip from the steep ridge. It’s a great gift for hiking and winter mountaineering season. I have Petzl hiking crampons and love them, but there are also options for other budgets.
Find the best deals for crampons:
- $ Camp Stalker Universal crampons
- $$ Petzl IRVIS HYBRID hiking crampons
- $$$ Black Diamond Serac Strap crampon
# Warm beanie for the winter hikes
The fuzzy earflap beanie will keep the head warm in the cold weather and also make you look trendy. Did you know that around 40-45% of body heat is lost through the head and the neck? Want to be warm, wear the hat on! Perfect gift for your loved ones.
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# Hand warmers
When the temperatures go low, the hands get cold very quickly. Those little hand warmers will quickly bring back heat to your hands and smile to all the faces of winter adventurers. It’s a must to every trip to Norway in winter, Svalbard, Iceland, or even Scotland. Trust me on that ;-).
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#Merino wool socks
Merino wool is the best hiking material, that I’ve recently discovered. It’s soft, not itchy as other types of wool. It keeps warmth when it’s cold and cools when it’s hot. I bought several items from merino wool, but socks are usually the easiest outdoor gift, and there is never enough of them.
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This “Ultimate guide to surviving anywhere” is a perfect gift for all the adventure lovers. Do you want to know how to spend a night in the forest, how to make a perfect fire, where to find drinking water? Learn new tips and tricks from this worldwide bestseller. Check the latest price here.
# Ultimate hiker’s gear guide from National Geographic
Great book from National Geographic will teach everyone how to find the best gear with tools and techniques to safely hit the hiking trails. Perfect gift for hikers! Check the latest price here.
# Professional water filtration system
Going for long hikes? Travelling abroad to the place where the water contamination is a problem? Or planning camping? The Sawyer water filtration system will come handy in any of those situations. No need to carry 10 litres of water for a hike anymore, you can just use the filter and have drinking water everywhere you go. Now, tell me about better camping gift idea?
Find the best water filtration system:
- $ Sawyer mini water filtration system
- $ LifeStraw personal water filter
- $$ SteriPEN Classic Handheld Water Purifier
# Head Torch
For a hiker, camping lover, cave explorer and adventurer. It’s very handy and much safer to all the adventure activities hands-free and with a powerful light on your head. The iPhone torch in the mountains or on the adventures is a big NO, so don’t even try. Get a little and powerful head torch instead. If you care about the safety of yourself or your loved ones – head torch it is!
Find the best torch:
- $ LE Headlamp LED
- $$ Ms Force rechargeable headlamp
- $$$ Petzl Actik headtorch – that’s the one I have for 8 years already and love
# Insulated Hydro Flask or water bottle
A good water bottle is essential for the long hikes in order to stay hydrated. In the hot summer, if you want to keep your drinks extra cold, the insulated hydro flask is the answer. It keeps liquids cold for up to 24 h! No more warm beer and drinks without ice 😉
Find the best water bottle:
- $ Nalgene Tritan Narrow Mouth BPA-Free Water Bottle
- $$ Simple Modern Summit water bottle
- $$$ Hydro Flask 32 oz double wall
The best camping gift and the top useful item for all the camping trips. Perfect for cutting food when you cook on the fire, to open the bottle, to cut a piece of rope or even to do your nails if you accidentally break one 😉
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Find the best camping stove:
Camping hammock is a great gift for any nature lover and traveller. You can set it up on your hiking trip or during travelling to enjoy the surrounding area in peace and comfort. Or just put it up on your patio and pretend that you are in the forest, works as well 😉 The camping hammocks are typically lightweight and pack very small, so they’re great for taking on the trips of any kind.
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# Multifunctional Headband
Very handy both in the summer or winter. Multifunctional, can be worn on your head, neck or arm. I use it frequently on my hiking trips and on the outdoor workouts. It can even be used as a hairband! 😉
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# Waterproof jacket
I love my Marmot Goretex jacket, but any Goretex jacket would be a great choice. All of them have Goretex membrane which assures the waterproof qualities of the material and enough breathability. Check price.
Find the best waterproof jacket:
- Marmot Goretex jacket for her
- Bestseller Wantdo Men’s Mountain Waterproof Ski Jacket Windproof Rain Jacket for him
- Bestseller Columbia Men’s Watertight II Front-Zip Hooded Rain Jacket
# Waterproof trousers
Waterproof trousers are one of the best outdoors gifts. They are especially needed in unpredictable Scottish and Norwegian weather. I have Marmot waterproof pants for many years now and use them every time I go hiking.
Find the best waterproof trousers:
- $$ Marmot waterproof pants for her
# Action camera
Find the best outdoor camera:
- $ AKASO Wifi Sports action camera – That’s a cheaper alternative for Go-Pro, but not much worse in quality. I used one of those on my last trip to Asia and it was pretty neat. Waterproof and with Wifi survived my extensive snorkelling with turtles in Gili islands or hiking around the active volcanoes.
- $$$ Go Pro Hero 6 – a classic of the action cameras, the highest quality of footage and various options.
# Silver mountain necklace
This one falls under the “outdoorsy gifts for her” category, bringing mountains and cute jewellery together. Which outdoors-loving girl wouldn’t like to have the mountains all the time around her? I would! Check the best prices here.
We all know, that the best life would involve living in the mountains or be able to go hiking every day. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Luckily, you can now bring mountain memories home for yourself and all your loved ones with the cosy mountain pillow. If you are looking for camping gifts, you can even take it with you on camping (or rather glamping :)) Check the best price here.
Start dreaming about mountains from your own house with this dreamy poster. Show me one mountain-lover who wouldn’t like to have more mountain posters in their house? Check the price here
Coffee and the mountain views can’t be a better combination. Having a cup of hot drink in a nice outdoor mug after the hiking day is what every hiker looks forward to. There are a lot of suggestions below, but all those mugs are just so pretty, that you can easily have more than one (I would).
Find the best mugs:
- Let the adventure begin with adventure camping mug
- The mountains are calling and I must go mug
- I love you to the mountains and back
- Camper mug off the grid.
What gift for hiker would you choose? Do you have any other ideas for the perfect gift for the outdoor lover? Let me know in the comments!
Find more gift inspirations here:
- Best Norwegian gifts and souvenirs for Norway lovers
- Essential camping equipment
- Scotland packing list
- Useful items for packing light in a carry-on
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