60+ Best Outdoor Gifts for Hikers & Nature Lovers in 2022

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 πŸ˜‰ Don’t be the second type. Find some nice gifts for your friends and family, especially if they love the 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!).

Hopefully, this list of outdoor gift ideas will give you some inspiration for very cool adventure gifts!

I updated the list with the latest outdoor gift suggestions for 2021 and 2022. I have some of these items already, and I am planning to get a few more  – it turns out, the more outdoor activities you do, the more fear you need, oops! (like for my new interest in Via Ferratas).

That being said, I strive to be a responsible traveller, also in my buying habits. So below, you will find items that are useful and will bring joy to another outdoor enthusiast. Don’t forget to let me know what you chose in the comments below.

Outdoor gifts for every budget

In the below suggestions for the outdoor gifts, you can usually find three options:

  • the cheapest one, with one dollar sign ($) – these are a good starter gift if your budget is limited
  • moderately priced with two dollar signs ($$) – these are better quality gifts
  • the most expensive with three dollar signs ($$$) – these items are considered the best within the range, they have high quality, high durability and use the best materials



# Collapsible walking poles for hiking

The collapsible walking poles are a perfect gift for any hiker, be it an 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.

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# Travel backpack

Every outdoor lover needs a good backpack. How else can they go on those awesome trips into the wild? A 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.

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# Hydration bladder

Back in the day, 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 a 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. The hydration bladder keeps you hydrated all the time (which is so important) and allows you to drink from the straw coming from your backpack into your mouth. Such a great invention!

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# Snacks

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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#Reusable Silicone bags for snacks

Have you ever struggled with packing snacks for hiking? Plastic bags, plastic containers, ripping the foil. These are not very long-lasting and are not eco-friendly solutions. Instead, pack your snacks into reusable silicone bags. Free from harmful chemicals, light, dishwasher safe and good for the environment.

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# Compass

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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# Hiking crampons

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.

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# 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 like 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 are never enough of them.

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Read more: If you are looking for proper winter gear have a look at best Norway winter clothing.


Bestseller SAS Survival Handbook

This “Ultimate guide to surviving anywhere” is a perfect gift for all 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

A 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 water contamination is a problem? Or planning camping? The Sawyer water filtration system will come in 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 a better camping gift idea?

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# Head Torch

For a hiker, camping lover, cave explorer, and adventurer. It’s very handy and much safer for all the adventure activities hands-free and with a powerful light on your head. The iPhone torch in the mountains or on 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!

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# Insulated Hydro Flask or water bottle

A good water bottle is essential for 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 πŸ˜‰

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#Pocket knife

A pocket knife is the best camping gift and the top useful item for all 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 πŸ˜‰

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#Camping Stove

The full camping stove set is perfect for any camping trip. There’s nothing better than hot tea or coffee after a cold night in the campsite or a steaming dinner under the stars.

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#Camping Hammock

A camping Hammock is a great gift for any nature lover and traveller. You can set it up on your hiking trip or during a 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 πŸ˜‰ The camping hammocks are typically lightweight and pack very small, so they’re great for taking on trips of any kind.

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#Scrubba Portable Wash Bag

Scrubba, a portable laundry bag is perfect for a camping trip and for any other type of trip, too. It’s light, small, and eco-friendly, and allows you to wash things quickly with very little water and effort. Between washes, it can be used as a dry bag or a dirty laundry bag. Get your favorite color here.

#Compression packing cubes

Never struggle with space and have all your hiking gear neatly organized inside. Have you ever needed to throw everything out from your backpack to find this one pair of socks that you really needed? Try to do it while camping, in the total darkness when you are sharing a tent with somebody else. These compression packing cubes solve the problem – they organize your items, so you know where everything is and also compress your clothes, so they take less space. One of these sets is also waterproof. Score!

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# Inflatable Sleeping mat

A good quality sleeping mat was another one of the best outdoor gifts that I received, and I can comfortably tell you – any camper would appreciate one. It brings camping to another level, increasing sleeping comfort and insulation, as well as making the storage easier, and decreasing the weight of the backpack. 

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# Multifunctional Headband

The versatile headband is very handy both in the summer and winter. Multifunctional, can be worn on your head, neck or arm. I use it frequently on my hiking trips and on outdoor workouts. It can even be used as a hairband! πŸ˜‰

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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 a Goretex membrane which assures the waterproof qualities of the material and enough breathability. Check the price here.

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# Outdoor 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.

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Rocking my Goretex jacket in Norway


# Action camera

A good action camera is a must for all adventure lovers. Take it snorkelling or diving, on that crazy snowboarding trip or hiking in the mountains. Amazing footage guaranteed!

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.
  • $$ DJI Osmo Pocket – this little handheld 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with an integrated camera is a breakthrough in video-making, especially during hiking or walking. It’s so small and light, and it provides amazing quality footage with smooth footage thanks to its gimbal. 
  • $$$ GoPro Hero 8 (Black) Action Camera  – a classic of the action cameras, the highest quality of footage and various options.

#Gorrila pod

Gorilla pod is light and sturdy, perfect for taking to hiking trips and outdoor travels when you want to document your adventures. 


We are in the times when drones went down in price and everyone can easily own one and use one. What is better than having an areal view of the mountain landscape you just climbed?

For outdoor lovers and hikers, the lighter drones might be a good option, since they don’t weigh that much.

  • DJI Mavic Mini Combo – Drone FlyCam Quadcopter UAV with 2.7K Camera 3-Axis Gimbal GPS 30min Flight Time, less than 0.55lbs
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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.

Cute pillow for  the mountain lovers

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.

Mountain landscape 

Start dreaming about mountains from your own house with the dreamy wall art of the outdoors. Show me one mountain-lover who wouldn’t like to have more mountains in their house? Here you can find a range of my own photos (including the outdoor ones), that you can order as wall art or other items. Check it out here on Society6  and here on FineArtAmerica.

If you like any other of my outdoor landscape photographs, that you can find on the blog – let me know, and I’ll be happy to upload them there for you. 

Mug with a nice picture

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).

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Updated: December 2022

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!

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