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Hiking Gifts :
Interesting Ideas for Gifts for Hikers

Excellent ideas of gifts for hikers – Hiking gifts ideas include dog backpacks, gps to great books to inspire your hiking friends.

I love hiking. For me, camping and hiking go hand and hand. What better way to enjoy the outdoors and fresh air than a vigorous hike to an amazing view!

This page has several hiking gifts ideas for your hiking friends (or maybe ideas that you can buy for yourself!).

The pages link to amazon so that you can purchase any of the suggestions that I have.




Camping requires very little to prepare, but some of the items listed below are great additions to many hikes. Recently I did a bunch of camping and hikes - a 6 week road trip to many beautiful national parks. We would see some people in fancy gear with super expensive shoes, bought hiking poles (we thought they looked more prepared to go skiing!).


Below are hiking gifts that I don't think are superfluous, and you WILL probably find them useful.



Keep hydrated while walking!


Hydration is very important. My brother thinks that it was overpriced and my backpack didn't hold much, but really I think he was just jealous that my bag - a Gregory Backpack was smaller and held ALOT of water for its size - plus a snack or two. I like a small-medium size for day hikes. Enough to carry a bunch of water, a few snacks, sunscreen, sunglasses and camera. (and attach my long-sleeve shirt on the outside elastic straps)

Buy a Camelbak Hydration Pack plus backpack



Geo-caching... your next adventure awaits!


Perhaps you're into Geo-cache-ing? Want to do more extreme hikes and go backpacking and hike into the back woods. Beyond map and compass, these days a gps is a nice back-up. Keep in mind, that you pay for what you get, so the more money you pay, the better gps you'll get.

Choose from many different GPS options.

Your dog wants a job too! Get your dog hiking gifts.

Give your dog a purpose! Get your dog to carry water, treats and snacks. This bag has large pouches so you can fit as much as you want and is VERY reasonalby priced.

Buy your dog a dog backpack/saddlebags



Introduce your kids young!


I don't have any kids, but my mom used one of these ALL the time with my much younger brother. This meant we could go for long hikes and when my brother got tired, we just threw him in the bag. With Osprey quality and warranty, you can't go wrong!

Buy your own Osprey Kid Carrier




DVD - Inspiring Hiking Documentary


DVD Documentary Walking the West: Hiking 2600 miles from Mexico to Canada is a great inspiring video that is sure to get you itching to get on the trail! Great advice for planning a long hike!

Buy and watch Walking The West "Hiking 2600 miles from Mexico to Canada.

Motivating Books for Hikers


A motivating book with more great ideas of hikes of the world to do!

Purchase the book: Classic Hikes of the World: 23 Breathtaking Treks




An inspiring book about how a lady with no experience hiked the Pacific Crest Trail (from Mexico to Canada) which sorted out problems in her life.

Be moved by the book: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Oprah's Book Club 2.0)



Great tips made by a long-distance hiker are sure to help every level of hiker.

Learn something new from The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide: Tools and Techniques to Hit the Trail





If you have enjoyed checking out these great hiking gifts, then check out:

Interesting Camping Gift ideas

Small gifts for campers - great for something small such as stocking stuffers or small birthday gifts.

Christmas camping gift ideas (Christmas/camping trinkets)

Great Books for Campers


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