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Unique & Thoughtful Present Ideas for Hikers Gift Guide 2024

Calling all fellow adventurers! If you’re looking for the perfect present to celebrate your favorite hiker’s birthday, Christmas, or any other special day, you’ve come to the right place.

As an outdoor enthusiast who hikes around this amazing world, we want to share my carefully selected gift guide of creative and unique gifts that will surely put a smile on your hiking pal’s face.

Whether you need something practical they can take out on their next rough terrain outing or an interesting keepsake that shows how much thought went into it, our present ideas for hikers have just what trekkie dreams are made of!

Cultivate Traveling’s Top 3 Picks for Hikers

1. National Park Pass – American the Beautiful Annual Pass

2. Trekking Poles, Lightweight & Collapsible

3. Hiking Shoes – Waterproof

Present Ideas for Hikers Under $50

Ice Cleats

Leg Gaiters

Passport Book for The National Parks

Passport To Your National Parks
$24.96
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02/18/2024 06:09 am GMT

Books About Hiking

100 Hikes of a Lifetime: The World's Ultimate Scenic Trails
$20.24
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02/18/2024 06:22 pm GMT
100 Parks, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do
$24.64
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02/18/2024 06:25 am GMT

Sweatshirt

Smokey Bear Hoodie - Keep It Green
$33.97
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02/18/2024 06:39 am GMT

Hand Warmers

Hand Warmers Rechargeable 2 Pack, AI Temperature Control Pocket Size Electric Handwarmers, Quick Charge
$19.99
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02/18/2024 06:49 am GMT

Lantern

BioLite Alpenglow Multicolor USB Lantern with Rechargeable Battery and Charging Port, Alpenglow 250
$59.94
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02/18/2024 06:59 am GMT

Camping Mess Kit

UCO Camping Mess Kit, 4-Piece
$16.75
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02/18/2024 07:04 am GMT

Water Filter Straw

LifeStraw Personal Blue 4 Pack
$48.99
  • Protects against 99.999999% of bacteria (including E.coli, and Salmonella), 99.999% of parasites (including Giardia and Cryptosporidium), 99.999% of microplastics, silt, sand, and cloudiness
  • Ultralight and durable, the LifeStraw weighs less than 2 ounces (46 g), so you can pack it anywhere.
  • A long-lasting membrane microfilter will last up to 1,000 gallons (4,000 L) of water; that’s enough drinking water for an individual for over 5 years.
  • Be prepared with the ultimate survival tool. The LifeStraw has an unlimited shelf life and has been tested globally to face the harshest conditions.
  • Your purchase has an impact: one purchase, one child, and one year of safe water.


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02/18/2024 03:29 am GMT

Dry Sack

Osprey Ultralight Waterproof Dry Sack, Poppy Orange, One Size
$15.89
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02/18/2024 07:29 am GMT

Emergency Blankets

Swiss Safe Emergency Blankets for Survival Kit - Mylar Thermal Blankets - NASA-Designed Body Warmer for Camping, Hiking, Outdoor Activities.
$19.99
  • FOUR MYLAR EMERGENCY BLANKETS (Army Green) - Advanced dual-sided aluminized mylar blankets.
  • BONUS GOLD SPACE BLANKET - Each package includes ONE EXTRA GOLD colored space blanket.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT AND DURABLE - Military-grade 12-micron aluminized polyethylene mylar, 52"x82" & 2 oz.
  • EMERGENCY USE - Designed to retain up to 90% of your body heat, and completely block rain, snow, and moisture.


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02/18/2024 08:49 pm GMT

Camping Hammock

Wise Owl Outfitters Camping Hammocks - Portable Hammock for Outdoor, Indoor, Single Use w/ Tree Straps
$30.99
  • Comfortable: Whether you're relaxing by the fire, sleeping under the stars, or just lounging around this winter camping season, our camping hammock has everything you need to stay comfy and covered throughout the night for your next camping, hiking, or beach trip -- even just lounging in your backyard & patio on a hammock stand!
  • Compact: Lightweight and convenient, our portable hammock weighs only 24oz and folds to the size of an eggplant. Single Hammock measures at 9 feet long by 4.5 feet wide for one person, and the Double Hammock measures 10 feet long by 6.5 feet wide for either two people or anyone who wants some extra space. Throw it in your backpack and go!
  • Easy Setup: Equipped with two 9ft long tree straps and carabiners, our hammocks for camping makes setting up a breeze. It also features 5 separate loops, so you can adjust it to the perfect height. Single hammock holds up to 400 lbs, while the Double Hammock holds up to 500 lbs


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02/18/2024 06:09 pm GMT

Microfiber Towel

Rainleaf Microfiber Towel Perfect Travel & Sports & Camping Towel. Fast Drying - Super Absorbent - Ultra Compact
$8.99
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02/18/2024 08:14 am GMT

Army Knife

Victorinox Swiss Army Classic SD Pocket Knife, Black, 58mm
$19.19
  • Sleek Functionality: The Classic SD is a Swiss-made icon with 7 essential functions: blade, nail file with screwdriver, scissors, toothpick, tweezers, and key ring. Practical, lightweight, and built to last.
  • A Cut Above the Rest: A legacy built since 1879, Swiss Army Knives are trusted for their utility and smart design. Our pocket knives are compact, agile, and adventure-ready.


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02/18/2024 06:49 pm GMT

National Parks Scratch Off Poster

Scratch Off Map of United States + All 63 US National Parks Scratch Off Poster, 85 USA Landmarks
$22.97
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02/18/2024 09:38 pm GMT

The Hiking Logbook

The Hiking Logbook
$11.69
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02/18/2024 08:49 am GMT

UV Face Shield Neck Gaiter

5-Pack UV Face Shield | UV 30+ Multipurpose Neck Gaiter Balaclava for Adults
$21.99
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02/18/2024 09:15 am GMT

Mini Belt Bag

Unisex Mini Belt Bag with Adjustable Strap Small Fanny Pack
$13.98
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02/18/2024 09:23 am GMT

Water Bottle

Stanley IceFlow Stainless Steel Tumbler with Straw – Leakproof Flip
$35.00
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05/23/2024 07:20 am GMT

Headlamp

GearLight 2Pack LED Headlamp - Outdoor Camping Headlamps with Adjustable Headband - Lightweight Headlight with 7 Modes and Pivotable Head
$16.99 ($8.50 / Count)
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02/18/2024 04:03 pm GMT

Ultralight Packable Backpack

Venture Pal 35L Ultralight Lightweight Packable Foldable
$25.99
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02/18/2024 05:03 pm GMT

Merino Wool Socks

Merino Wool Hiking Socks Thermal Warm Crew
$19.99

hese Merino wool hiking socks are built to provide you with total support and comfort during your hiking trips, no matter the weather. Each pair of these hiking boot socks is ideal for the rugged terrain, allowing these to be great mens or women's hiking socks

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02/18/2024 07:44 pm GMT

UPF Wide Brim Sun Hat

Wide Brim Sun Hat for Womens and Mens Sun Hats - UV Protection
$19.99
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02/18/2024 05:08 pm GMT

Hyper Whistle

HyperWhistle The Original Worlds Loudest Whistle up to 142db Loud, Very Long Range, Self Defense, Survival, Emergency uses (Black)
$16.95
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02/18/2024 05:54 pm GMT

Sling Bag

WATERFLY Crossbody Sling Backpack Sling Bag Travel Hiking Chest Bag Daypack
$26.99
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02/18/2024 08:14 pm GMT

First Aid Kit

Mini First Aid Kit, 110 Piece Small First Aid Kit – Includes Emergency Foil Blanket, Scissors for Travel
$9.99
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02/18/2024 06:28 pm GMT

Present Ideas for Hikers from $50 – $100

High Key Quay Australia Sunglasses

Highkey Quay Sunglasses
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Hiking Shoes

Merrell Women's Moab 2 Vent Hiking Shoe
$49.95
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05/23/2024 07:28 am GMT
Columbia Men’s Newton Ridge Plus II Suede Waterproof Hiking Boots
$134.66

CLASSIC, WATERPROOF HIKER

A durable, lightweight hiking boot in suede, built for comfort, protection, and style.

MADE FOR THE ELEMENTS

Featuring a waterproof, seam-sealed construction, this boot won’t let rain, muck, and puddles get in your way.

SURE-FOOTED

Responsive cushioning and super-grippy rubber outsoles are geared for miles over rocks, grass, gravel, and roots.

  • Suede and synthetic upper with metal hardware
  • Omni-Tech™ waterproof breathable seam-sealed membrane bootie construction
  • TechLite™ midsole provides sustained cushioning and impact absorption using lightweight, responsive foam, keeping you comfortable on any terrain
  • Omni-Grip™ outsole provides all-terrain stability and traction with non-marking rubber and a tread pattern that adapts to varied surfaces, so you stay sure-footed in wet or dry conditions
  • Weight: 16 oz / 456 g (Per Shoe, Size 9)
  • Uses: Hiking
  • Imported


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KEEN Women's Whisper Closed Toe Sport Sandals
$67.59
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Columbia Women's Newton Ridge™ Plus Waterproof Hiking Boot
$14.99 ($7.50 / Count)

CLASSIC, WATERPROOF HIKER

Built with leather and mesh—and made waterproof—classic mountaineering boots inspire this smooth leather hiking boot.

SUPERIOR CUSHIONING

The lightweight midsole is cushioned yet supportive to keep up with your most ambitious day trips.

SURE-FOOTED

Responsive cushioning and super-grippy rubber outsoles are geared for miles over rocks, grass, gravel, and roots.

  • Breathable mesh textile and leather upper
  • Omni-Tech™ waterproof breathable seam-sealed membrane bootie construction
  • Metal hardware
  • TechLite™ midsole provides sustained cushioning and impact absorption using lightweight, responsive foam, keeping you comfortable on any terrain
  • Omni-Grip™ outsole provides all-terrain stability and traction with non-marking rubber and a tread pattern that adapts to varied surfaces, so you stay sure-footed in wet or dry conditions
  • Weight: 13.4 oz / 380g (Per Shoe, Size 7)
  • Uses: Hiking
  • Imported
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Sun Hat Broad Brim

Tilley Standard Airflo Broad Brim Recycled
$72.65
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02/18/2024 08:03 pm GMT

Sleeping Bag with Compression Bag

Present Ideas for Hikers Over $100

Apple Watch

Apple Watch Series 9 [GPS 41mm] Smartwatch with Starlight Aluminum Case with Starlight Sport Band
$324.21

Your essential companion for a healthy life is now even more powerful. The S9 chip enables a superbright display and a magical new way to quickly and easily interact with your Apple Watch without touching the screen. Advanced health, safety, and activity features provide powerful insights and help when needed. And redesigned apps in watchOS give you more information at a glance.

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02/18/2024 09:54 pm GMT

Binoculars

Celestron – Nature DX 8×42 Binoculars
$112.43

THE PERFECT BINOCULARS FOR EVERY ADVENTURE: The views through Nature DX rival those of more expensive binoculars at a price to fit your budget. Nature DX 8x42 reveals image detail you won’t find with other entry-level binoculars.


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02/18/2024 08:24 am GMT

Hiking Shoes

KEEN Men’s Newport Closed Toe Water Sandals
$88.82

Washable. Great for hiking, walking and in and out of the water.

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04/13/2024 03:08 am GMT

Inflatable Paddle Board

Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Boards with Premium Accessories
$224.94
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04/13/2024 02:57 am GMT

Go Pro Hero 12

Go Pro HERO12 Black - with 50 Piece Accessory Kit and 2 Extra Batteries + 64GB Card
$439.99



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05/23/2024 07:30 am GMT

Yeti Cooler

YETI Hopper Portable Soft Cooler with MagShield Access
$350.00
  • YETI’s tough-as-nails Hopper M30 Soft Cooler has a major update. With the 2.0 Version, their signature wide-mouth opening has been re-engineered to stay open with ease and close tight with a gentle push
  • MAGSHIELD ACCESS: Powerful magnets create an ultra leak-resistant shield that stays open when needed and seals closed with a gentle push.
  • COLDCELL INSULATION: Closed-cell foam offers impressive cold-holding capabilities, helping keep your frosty goods ice cold.


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02/18/2024 08:59 pm GMT

Looking for more gift guide inspiration? We have it for you!

Clothing for the Outdoors Person

Gifts for Outdoor Women

BALEAF Women's Fleece Lined Leggings Water Resistant Thermal Winter Warm Tights High Waisted with Pockets
$33.99
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02/18/2024 08:04 am GMT
Cycorld Women's-Hiking-Pants-Convertible Quick-Dry-Stretch-Lightweight Zip-Off Outdoor Pants with 5 Deep Pocket
$40.99
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02/18/2024 06:24 pm GMT
BALEAF Women's Hiking Pants Quick Dry Water Resistant Lightweight Joggers Pant
$36.99
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BALEAF Hiking Pants Women Joggers Workout Athletic Lightweight Running Travel Track Pants Quick Dry Zipper Pockets
$35.99
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Women's prAna Halle Pant II
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Clothing Gift Ideas for Outdoor Men

Men's prAna Journeyman T-shirt
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Men's prAna Altitude Tracker Crew II
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Men's prAna Stretch Zion™ Pant II
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Best Present Ideas for Hikers Who Have It All

All Trails Membership

GPS Gift Certificate

Cabela’s Gift Certificate

Final Thoughts on the Best Present Ideas for Hikers

Life’s a journey – for avid hikers, part of that journey can include the great outdoors! Our goal in this blog post was to give you some unique inspiration for an experienced hiker when shopping for presents.

From trekking poles and shoes, clothing like jackets and hats, to binoculars and pocket knives – a unique present of any of these items is sure to be treasured by the outdoor enthusiast in your life.

And if you don’t know what they’d like, why not get them an All Trails gift card or National Parks Pass? Whatever you decide, we’re sure your hiker pal will be over the moon with the perfect present.

Looking for more ideas? Check out our other gift guides for travelers, beach lovers, and book lovers – you’ll surely find something special.

Thanks so much for joining us today. Until next time!


Go Grab Life & Happy Exploring!

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