Gifts for Anyone

27 Gifts That Any Hiker And Outdoor Enthusiast Would Love

Updated on December 7, 2019 Updated on Dec 7, 2019
Giftlab is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

    If you’re not an avid hiker yourself, it can be difficult to figure out what they actually want. Our gift guide has the best gift ideas for hikers. We’ve found some of the best and smartest, trekking gear for backpackers or adventurers in your life.

  1. Portable Solar Panel
  2. With 4 solar panels, it can be charged in sunlight, which is 4-5 times faster than the single-panel chargers. A great partner for your outside activities and day hikes. Detect automatically and intelligently the current of the dual output port to provide optimal charging output for you. Protects your device from overheated, over-current, overvoltage, short circuit, etc. The built-in reliable and bright LED light serves as a convenient solution in case you need a light at night. That can charge their smartphone and other gadgets.

  3. Gobi Tripod
  4. The GorillaPod 5K Kit pairs the precision engineered BallHead 5K with a premium GorillaPod 5K for a pro-grade tripod solution. Whether you’re taking photos, making movies or vlogging, this kit will support pro gear up to 11lbs. Capture unique shots from ground level to high up in a rig, with one easy to configure tripod that fits in almost any bag or backpack. The perfect gift for their next backpacking trip.

  5. National Parks of the U.S.
  6. National Geographic’s comprehensive travel guide to recreation areas, trails, historic sites, nature hikes, seashores, camping, and campgrounds is for everyone who is an outdoor enthusiast. This 544-page reference is an ultimate travel planner for all things national parks, filled with full-color photos, detailed maps, historical background, and practical facts on the location of the park system properties, as well as the best times to visit and top-rated activities.

  7. Fire Starter
  8. Überleben is everything you want, and nothing you don’t. It’s minimalist simplicity and functionality at it’s finest. It’s a practical luxury. The perfect balance of durability and weight. It’s handcrafted and it’s 100% real-deal. Überleben’s ferrocerium is the perfect balance between softness & durability, consistently outperforming the leading fire starters. Easily throw a 5,500ºF shower of molten sparks in any weather (waterproof), at any altitude.

  9. Weatherproof Notebooks
  10.  The Green 4″ x 6″ top-spiral notebook is small enough to fit comfortably in your pocket and tough enough to survive any of Mother nature’s onslaughts. This scrappy pocket notebook will survive rain, sweat, mud, Snow, oil, and grease. The green paper is legible in bright sunlight. The impact-resistant Wire-O binding won’t lose its shape. The polydura cover defends your notes from scratches and stains. 

  11. Headlamp
  12. Real adventures cannot be limited and are determined by the time of day and the amount of natural light. Real adventures are unpredictable and full of spontaneity and impulsiveness. Real adventures awaken the dream of rock, ice, and snow. It’s very robust headlamp and a good choice for all day and night outdoor activities. The Storm Headlamp is dustproof and waterproof for use up to 1 meter below the surface for 30 minutes.

  13. Nature Book
  14. When writer and navigator Tristan Gooley journeys outside, he sees a natural world filled with clues. The roots of a tree indicate the sun’s direction; the Big Dipper tells the time; a passing butterfly hints at the weather; a sand dune reveals prevailing wind; the scent of cinnamon suggests altitude; a budding flower points south. To help you understand nature as he does, Gooley shares more than 850 tips for forecasting, tracking, and more, gathered from decades spent walking the landscape around his home and around the world. A great gift for a new hiker.

  15. Darn Tough Merino Wool Hiking Socks
  16. These merino wool knit hiking crew socks are very soft and incredibly stretchy. They will make the perfect present for hikers, outdoor walkers and keeping your feet dry, warm and comfortable all day. The ultimate fiber for breathability and comfort in all conditions.

  17. Backpacking Meal Bars
  18. No stove, no dishes, no mess – just tear open and eat. Each pouch is a full meal packed with 2 big, fluffy meal bars. Easier, faster and lighter than cooking a freeze-dried or dehydrated meal. Formulated by a French-trained culinary chef. Not a bland meal ready-to-eat nor a dense, brick-like protein bar. Just yummy lightweight backpacking food with a zip-seal to keep crisp. 

  19. Life Straw
  20. This is the ultimate water filter for those backcountry hikers. The hollow fiber membrane technology inside of the LifeStraw keeps you safe during outdoor adventures. All of our filters are rigorously tested. This little gadget will transform 4,000 Liters (1,000 Gallons) of contaminated water into clean and safe drinking water. That is more water than the average person drinks in a year! It’s ultra-lightweight, small and easily packable. A great hiking gift!

  21. Hammock
  22. The DoubleNest reigns supreme. It’s our bread-and-butter. It’s your all-access pass to relaxation. Big enough for two and palatial for one, the DoubleNest still manages to stuff easily into its attached compression sack. Take it anywhere, set it up in seconds flat, lay back and Oh, did you want to join me? I’ve got room for one more!

  23. Traction Cleats
  24. From mountain tops to the beaten path, Passionate winter enthusiasts are filled with their love for the outdoors and human-powered adventure born from the sole to the soul. The link of this crampon use welding chain and more stronger stainless steel chain.This ice traction cleat would give you more confidence while walking on the ice. They easily attach to any hiking boot.

  25. Hiking Backpack
  26. This pack is perfect for what any traveler or outdoorsman needs to carry all of his hiking gear. It has a lot of cool pockets to store some little things. Plenty of space with multiple pockets that are all easily accessible. Deep and densely padded shoulder straps and hip-belt, 2 long padded areas on the back offer cushioned comfort, while also promoting air circulation along your back and shoulders.

  27. Grizzly First Aid Kit
  28. The external kit map and Easy Care Organization System let you quickly find what you need in an emergency, while the reflective design makes this first aid kit easy to find, even in the dark. This first aid kit is specifically designed to treat sportsmen’s common injuries, the pack contains enough first aid supplies for a group of four on trips up to fourteen days. If you don’t know exactly how to treat an injury, the included Quick Guide provides the necessary steps for cleaning, closing, and treating a wound. 

  29. Adventure Flash
  30. Since William Stanley invented the all-steel vacuum bottle in 1913, the Stanley brand has been a part of countless adventures and even more shared memories. From camping trips with dad to adventures with friends, our products are prized possessions passed down from generation to generation. Nothing like some spirits after a long day hiking.

  31. Instant Coffee
  32. It’s deceptively simple. A blend of fine Latin American beans roasted to a glistening, dark chestnut color. Loaded with flavor, balancing tastes of nut and cocoa, just a touch of sweetness from the roast. This one blend set the course for the way our master blenders and roasters work even today. It’s a true reflection of us and a delicious cup of coffee, period. It all starts from here. Create great-tasting beverages with these single-serve packets. Enjoy them anytime, anywhere—in an instant.

  33. Waterproof Matches
  34. This Typhoon Match Kit is ready for any adventure. Its heavy-duty construction and sealed strike pad keep your Typhoon Matches in one place. The Typhoon Matches are resilient and boldly flame through anything Mother Nature throws at it. These mini-infernos are easy to strike and designed to defy the elements so you can light your fire in even the most severe conditions.

    \

  35. Bottle Bright
  36. When it comes to your hydration reservoirs and bottles, heavy-duty use needs heavy-duty cleaning. Biodegradable HydraPak Bottle Bright tablets keep containers clean and water bottles and operating at peak performance. With no scrubbing required, these tablets are perfect for cleaning stainless-steel bottles and mugs, hydration reservoirs, coolers, and otherwise hard-to-clean containers
    Removes stubborn stains and odors.

  37. Campsuds
  38. Trusted by campers for over 50 years, Sierra Dawn’s Campsuds is the original all-purpose outdoor cleaner. Campsuds come in a very convenient, portable and lightweight (159g) bottle, which makes it the perfect accessory for camping, hiking, backpacking, travel or even for use at home. It’s all-natural ingredients makes it tough on grime to clean heavy-duty mess on your camp dishes and clothing but gentle enough for you to wash your hands, face and hair.

  39. Permethrin Clothing Insect Repellent
  40. For use on clothing, tents, sleeping bags, and other outdoor gear, Sawyer Permethrin Clothing Insect Repellent not only repels insects, it actually kill mosquitoes, ticks, chiggers, mites, and more than 55 other kinds of insects on contact. Odorless after drying, Permethrin will not stain or damage clothing, fabrics, plastics, finished surfaces, or any of your gear.

  41. Luci Inflatable Light
  42. This extremely durable and lightweight lantern is completely powered by the sun, no additional batteries needed. Set it in direct sunlight for 7 hours and Luci Outdoor 2.0 lasts up to 24 hours on a single charge. With 10 cool white LEDs and up to 75 lumens making it a reliable source of light to keep you out of the dark, no matter how far off the grid you go.

  43. Trekking Poles
  44. Enjoy miles of blissed-out trekking every season of the year with the Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork trekking poles. They deliver on-the-fly adjustability and easy handling for off-road adventures.

  45. Gerber Diesel Multi-Plier
  46. With its industrial strength, easy handling, and super versatility, the Diesel Black Needlenose Multi-Plier offers everything you need to tackle tough tasks and tricky problems. It showcases a robust design with 12 stainless steel tools that are larger and more durable than average, along with Gerber’s patented Saf.T.Plus component locking system and the convenience of quick, wrist-flick deployment.

  47. Pocket Utensil Set
  48. Silverware Anywhere. Whether you’re hiking the hills, out on the road, or just on your lunch break at the office, this is going to be your go-to tool for eating on the go. Built like a folding pocket knife, it includes a sturdy metal fork, spoon, knife, and bottle/can opener. Pop open the fork and spoon, and with a nudge the housing splits in two for easy, two-handed use. The durable, dishwasher-safe utensils are stronger than plastic flatware and can be used again and again. 

  49. Garmin Handheld GPS Navigator
  50. eTrex supports geocaching GPX files for downloading geocaches and details straight to your unit. eTrex stores and displays key information, including location, terrain, difficulty, hints, and descriptions, which means no more manually entering coordinates and paper printouts.  With its high-sensitivity, it locates your position quickly and precisely and maintains its GPS location even in heavy cover and deep canyons.

  51. Waterproof Jacket
  52. This lightweight rain jacket with high-density nylon, versatile style, and high performance can easily navigate from city to wilderness and can keep you dry and comfortable in fall and winter by better waterproofness, breathability and wicking effect.

  53. Military Compass
  54. The Eyeskey Lensatic Compass is a top-rated compass for hiking, motoring, boating, camping, mountaineering, hunting, backpacking, bushwhacking, and other outdoor activities. The heavy-duty build quality using aluminum alloy means it’s rugged and sturdy enough to withstand rough terrain and extreme weather conditions. It is also water and shake-proof. It is a very durable compass that should hold up well and last years.