The best hiking trails in Arches National ParkFinding the perfect gifts for friends and family can be challenging. But we’ve made it easier for you, and put together an outdoor gift guide with all the perfect gifts for outdoor adventure lovers. These recommendations are for anyone that enjoys backpacking, hiking, and camping. Everything on the list, is super practical and functional. If you have a friend, relative, (or maybe you) who love the outdoors, here are the best gifts for hikers, campers, and all outdoor adventurers. Hopefully this outdoor gift guide will help you find the perfect gift for your hiking or camping friends.
The Essential Outdoor Gift Guide
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Clothing Gifts for Hikers and Campers
Long sleeve base layer – Lightweight long sleeve shirts that help keep the heat in.
Quick dry pants – lightweight, comfortable pants that dry quickly are essential for all outdoor activities.
Waterproof Jacket – If you’re outdoors at all, having a good waterproof jacket is key. Make sure its lightweight, and is breathable, as you don’t want to get too hot while your hiking.
Hiking Boots – Having some lightweight but durable hiking boots will make a huge difference when hiking, especially long distance. It helps if the boots are lightweight.
Beanie – A good beanie is essential to keep your head, and body warm in cold temperatures. Take a light comfortable beanie with you on hikes and outdoors.
Hiking socks – These are comfortable, but warm socks with moisture wicking control, perfect for all outdoor activities.
Microspikes Traction Cleats – Microspikes are great for added traction on icy trails. These fit nearly all footwear, and can just be added on top of your hiking shoes, with full sole coverage.
Food and Drink Gifts for Hikers and Campers
Yeti Tumbler – The Yeti Tumbler will keep your drinks hot or cold for a long time. This is perfect for anyone who is on the go often.
Rx Protein Bar – Rx bars are delicious whole food protein bars with very few ingredients. The perfect snack to take on a hike or while camping.
Nuun electrolyte tablets – A great stocking stuffer idea. These electrolyte tablets are great for hiking and backpacking, and these come in great flavors.
Collapsible coffee filter – You can’t camp without some coffee in the morning. This silicone design will last longer than most glass coffee filters, and it collapses down to save space.
Titanium Cup – This snow peak titanium cup is lightweight and durable, with handles that flip out. This cup comes with a hot lips add on, to protect your lips from the heat.
Lifefestraw personal water filter – This water filter weights only 2 ounces, and is compact to bring with you everywhere, for clean drinking water. The microfiltration removes 99.99999% of waterborne bacteria and parasites. The filter will provide 4000 liters of clean, drinking water with proper use.
Cafflano coffee maker – Enjoy coffee anywhere you are! This coffee maker can make hot or cold coffee. This maker is easy to use and built to last.
Hydroflask water bottle – Made of non-toxic BPA free plastics and stainless steel. The hydroflask is double walled and vacuum insulated to help maintain the temperature of your beverage.
Camping Cookware Set – 12 piece cookware set including utensils, mini stove, pots, canister tripod, and dishcloth. All items can be stored together in the mesh bag that it comes with.
Freeze dried food – These backpacking meals are quick and easy, all you need to do is add water. Bring them on a backpacking trip or when your camping and don’t feel like cooking.
Electronic Gifts for Hikers and Campers
Solar powerbank – Bring along a solar powered phone charger, with compass and flashlight. The charger can be charged by the sun or by a USB cord.
Spot personal locator – This personal locator is small but adds an extra bit of safety when youre in the wild. At the press of a button, you can call for help. Send messages to contacts with a GPS location and map to your location.
Goal Zero solar panel – is perfect for bicycle tourers, backpackers and anyone who goes off the grid for a while. This foldable panel can charge most cell phones within 1 to 2 hours and can be used with USB of 12V devices.
Inflatable solar lantern – Durable and lightweight lantern completely powered by the sun, is perfect for hiking or camping. Set it in direct sunlight for 7 hours and youll have 24 hours of light. Take it anywhere, and clip it onto your backpack or tent.
Goal Zero Portable Power Station – This is perfect for any campers who still have a lot of electronics to charge. This can power up to 7 devices at one time.
Accessories for Hikers and Campers
Great Hiking Trails of the World book – a great book for any hiker, with 80 different trails on 6 different continents. An insprining book for those wanting to hike and explore the world.
Lightweight Packable Day Pack – This backpack is perfect for hiking. It’s durable, high quality, and lightweight. With multiple compartments to keep things organized, it also folds up into the front pocket to take it on the go.
Compact First aid kit – Be prepared for emergencies with a small and compact first aid kit. This first aid kit, only weighs .3 pounds, is easy to bring with you on a hike or camping.
Double camping hammock – This double hammock supports 500 pounds, is super lightweight and easy to setup. Any traveler, camper, or backpacker will love this hammock.
Ultra lightweight Sleeping pad – 2″ thick sleeping pad that uses individual air cells that adjust to your body for optimal comfort and warmth. The pad weighs only 16 ounces and easily fits in a backpack, inflates and deflates in seconds.
Headlamp – This headlamp has different settings to choose your brightness, and also is waterproof.
Microfiber towel – compact and fast-absorbing towel to take with you in the outdoors. This microfiber towel rolls up small to save space. Dries super fast so you don’t have to worry about your other stuff gettting wet.
Scrubba wash bag – The lightest and most compact clothes washer. Built with flexible washboard. Simply fill, close, deflate, then rub. Easy to bring with you on a long camping trip for clean clothes.
Rumpl down blanket – The lightest but comfiest down blanket will keep you warm in all temperatures. The blanket folds up nice and small to bring on all your adventures.
Trekking Poles – Lightweight poles that can withstand lots of impact and pressure, easy to adjust the height.
Shower wipes – Outdoor wet wipes are a great option if there is no water or shower around. These wipes are lightweight and biodegradable, while still being gentle on the skin.
Drybag – If you plan to be around water, a dry bag is essential to keep your phone and other electronics dry and safe.
Mosquito repellant – You’ll need some mosquito repellant if you’re anywhere near water, or have warmer weather. We prefer wipes when were hiking and camping because they are lighter and easier to use.
We hope this gift guide has helped give you some ideas for your family, friends, or even yourself! Hopefully these are helping when buying gifts for your outdoor adventurers. What did we miss that we need to add to our list? If you have other gifts for hikers or campers that we need it add, let us know below!
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