30 Gifts For Walkers To Help Them Get Their Stroll On

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    Walking is one of the most beneficial activities we can do both physically and mentally. Walking is free and can be done anywhere alone, with a partner, or in a group. You can bring your kids or your dog. Whether you need the perfect gift for an urban flaneur, an intrepid hiker, a camping backpacker, or a country rambler, we have the best gifts for walkers to help them stroll on.

  1. Recovery Flip Flops
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    A good pair of walking shoes is important, and so is a good pair of recovery shoes! These flip flops are designed to reduce recovery time by relieving pain and increasing blood flow between walks, hikes, or runs. The flip flops are available in both men’s and women’s sizes and several colors. 

  3. Walking Socks
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    A good pair of walking socks has to have many qualities; breathable, provide cushioning, prevent blisters, and be comfortable to wear. These socks tick all of the boxes! Lightweight and moisture-wicking, these socks will be their go-tos whenever they lace up their walking shoes.

  5. Yaktrax
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    Don’t let snow or ice get in the way of a good walk! If you need a gift idea for a walker who lives in a snowy climate, these are perfect. I used them when I lived in NYC and rain in Central Park in the winter, and they’re excellent. The Trax fit over walking shoes, walking boots, running shoes, hiking boots, and even regular shoes like flats or sneakers. They provide grip and stability on slippery surfaces. These will be a winter walker’s best friend! The Trax are available in several sizes. 

  7. Waterproof Fleece
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    The shell of this jacket is waterproof while the lining is soft, warm fleece, the best of both worlds, dry and warm! The cuffs are elastic to keep out cold and wet, and the waist can be pulled tight for the same reason. The jacket is available in several sizes and two colors, black and the color above. If your loved one walks, runs, or cycles at night, the green is a good choice because it’s reflective. 

  9. Foot Massager
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    Nothing will bring a good streak of walking to a halt like plantar fasciitis. I’ve had it, and it’s painful! This foot massager can help relieve the pain from plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, neuropathy, and just everyday aches and pains. This is a great gift idea for walkers, runners, servers, retail workers, or anyone who spends a lot of time on their feet. 

  11. Fitbit Fitness Tracker
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    This fitness tracker is an awesome gift for a person who wants to kickstart a fitness program, track their progress, and increase the distance they can walk over time. The gadget acts as a pedometer, a heart rate monitor, a sleep monitor, and a calorie counter. The watch is unisex, comes in several colors, and includes a USB plug for charging. A perfect Christmas gifts for an avid walker.

  13. ID Bracelet
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    One of the most pleasurable parts of going for a walk is freedom. You don’t need a purse, a bag, or anything else to weigh you down. But you do need some ID in case something were to happen to you. The bracelet can be customized with ID information, an emergency contact, and anything a first responder would need to know. 

  15. Daypack
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    For those long walks or hikes, it’s nice to bring along some supplies; water, snacks, a small towel. You don’t need enough stuff to require a rucksack, but you need more than you can stuff in your pockets. This daypack is perfect. It can be used by backpackers, dog walkers, and day hikers to bring along whatever they need for the day. The pack is lightweight, water-resistant, and foldable. When not in use, it fits inside a tiny pouch so that it won’t take up much room at all. 

  17. In Praise of Walking
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    Remember in the opening where I wrote that walking has many benefits? This book goes into detail about all of those benefits. The book also details the evolutionary history of walking. Reading this is a great way to stay motivated or get motivated to get out there and get moving! 

  19. LED Armbands
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    The best gifts are those that help keep your loved ones safe! For those who like to walk after dark, these LED armbands are a must. The bands are like slap bracelets so fit a variety of sizes and places including wrists, biceps, and ankles.  The perfect walking gift for those who like to go on night walks.

  21. Water Bottle
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    I have used this water bottle for more than a decade. I use it when I run, when I’m on long walks, and on vacation. Hydration is key! The bottle is really convenient, thanks to the handle. The handle is tight, you stick your hand through, but you don’t have to grip the bottle. The strap also has a zippered pocket, perfect for your keys, a little cash, a credit card, or ID. The bottle holds 20 ounces and is BPA-free. 

  23. Pepper Spray
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    Hopefully, they have a safe route to walk along, but you never know. This red pepper spray can reach up to 10 feet and 25 bursts in a steady stream rather than a cloud to prevent the spray from blowing back onto the sprayer. The spray also contains UV marking dye, so the person sprayed is easy to spot by authorities. The canister is easy to fire and can attach to a key ring. 

  25. Umbrella/Walking Stick
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    This combo walking stick and umbrella is a great two-in-one gift. The walking stick can be detached and used separately when the umbrella portion isn’t needed. There is anti-skid material on the point of the umbrella and the cane to prevent skidding. The cane can support more than 220 pounds. The frame is aluminum, and the body is fiberglass, so the combo is strong and durable. 

  27. Doggy Water Bottle
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    If you need a gift for a professional dog walker or someone who likes to take their dog on long walks (or road trips), this bottle is perfect! At the push of a button, the water flows into the little cup so the puppy can drink without you having to pour water from a bottle into his mouth or cart along a bowl. The bottle is available in 12 or 18-ounce sizes. 

  29. Odor Eliminators
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    If you walk every day, especially in hot weather or if you get caught in a downpour, walking shoes can get stinky. These bags contain a natural zeolite mineral, the same material used in some water filters to absorb impurities, so they are non-toxic. Ideally, the bags should be left in shoes overnight. They will last up to six months and can be used for other things like gym bags or hockey gloves. 

  31. Shoe Cleaner Doormat


    No more mud and dirt in the house! Rub your dirty, muddy shoe soles against this doormat before coming inside, so you don’t track muck, dirt, snow, or grass onto your clean floors or carpet. The mat measures 24×16 inches. 

  33. Waist Pack
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    Frankly, I think fanny packs are goofy looking, but they are useful gifts. That’s why I like this one; it’s flat enough to wear under your shirt instead of over it so no one can see!  A great hands-free way to hold all the essentials, a phone, keys, cash, and ID despite the slim profile. The pack is also water-resistant should they get caught in the rain. The pack is available in several colors. 

  35. Cooling Towel
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    This towel is ideal for walks on hot days. Wet the towel, wring it out, snap it, and it cools down to 30 degrees below body temperature within 30 seconds and stays cool for up to two hours. Worn around the neck, it really makes a difference. The towel can be machine washed and is available in several colors.

  37. Trekking Poles
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    Trekking poles are a great accessory for those who love hiking or backpacking. Made of high-quality carbon fiber, these poles are durable and lightweight. The poles are collapsible and adjustable from 24 inches to 54 inches making them a good gift for men, women, or children who love the outdoors. 

  39. Foam Roller 
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    A foam roller is one of the most useful gifts you can give to a walker or anyone physically active. A foam roller is great for working out knots, kneading sore muscles, and helping loosen tight muscles. This roller is of medium density, so it’s great for first-time users but can still provide relief to seasoned rollers. 

  41. Walking Shoes
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    Walking shoes are often, well, ugly! But there is no need to compromise between comfort and looking cute, something Adidas does well with a lot of its line. These shoes are no exception. The shoes are mesh for maximum airflow and cushioned for support. The shoes are available in several sizes and a few dozen colors. 

  43. Hand Warmers
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    Sometimes practical gifts make the perfect present. I use these hand warmers when we have a cold Mardi Gras, and they’re great! The warmers are easy to use, open the pack and give them a shake to activate the heat. They will stay warm for up to 11 hours. The box contains 20 pairs. These make great stocking stuffers! 

  45. Muscle Recovery Bath Soak
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    There is nothing better than a long soak in a hot tub when your muscles are sore and tight after a walk unless it’s a long soak in a bath with Muscle Recovery Bath Soak! The mixture contains magnesium, Dead Sea salts, Vitamin C, and essential oils to help lower inflammation and speed up recovery. The soak is available in four scents; peppermint is perfect for summer soaks! 

  47. Electrolyte Tablets 
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    On a moderate temperature day, water is enough to keep you hydrated, but on a scorching day when you’re sweating a lot and out for a long walk, water may not be enough. These electrolyte tablets can help replace what you lose through heavy sweating without all of the sugar you’ll find in many sports drinks.

  49. Headbands
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    Some days it’s not cold enough for a hat but not warm enough to keep your ears warm. For those in-between days, these headbands are a great solution. They don’t mess up your hair like a hat, either! The headbands are lightweight and stretchy, and one size fits most. 

  51. Sun Hat 
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    Sun protection is important, but on those sweltering days, you can sweat your sunblock right off. A good sun hat will keep your face protected. This hat is made of water-repellent material, has an adjustable cord to keep it in place on windy days, a built-in sweatband, and mesh panels for breathability. The hat is unisex; one size fits most, and is available in several colors. The hat is nice for the beach, the pool, or doing yard work too. 

  53. Compass Keychain
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    What are the odds of getting turned around while out for a walk? Pretty good if you have a terrible sense of direction as I have. This compass keychain can help get your bearings if you don’t have a phone with you or are out of service range. This keychain is a great gift for walkers, hikers, and cyclists. 

  55. Audible Subscription
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    Walking is a great time to enjoy a good audiobook! In fact, continuing with a good book can be a great motivation on those days where weather conditions are less than ideal, or the motivation is lacking. You can gift a one, three, six, or 12-month subscription, which will give them access to Audible’s Plus Catalog, which includes thousands of books, podcasts, and originals, as well as one credit per month for any book they choose which they can keep forever. 

  57. Wrist or Ankle Weights



    Amp up the benefits of walking with these weights. The weights can be used around the wrists or ankles and have adjustable velcro straps so they’ll fit most people. The weights come in several colors and two sizes, two pounds total (one pound each) or four pounds total (two pounds each). 

  59. Unisex Beanie
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    Walkers don’t let a little thing like cold weather get in the way of their daily constitutional! But no one likes being cold, so this merino wool hat is a great gift. The hat is warm and lightweight, and while it’s 100% merino wool, it’s machine washable! The hat is available in several colors.