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Gifts for the Hiker

Updated on November 23, 2014

Need some gift ideas for the Hiker that you know?

Hikers are notorious gear-heads and almost nothing makes them happier besides actually hiking or being in the great outdoors than spending some time in their local outdoor shop, or cruising around online for the latest innovation in hiking gear.

You can surprise your favorite hiker with a thoughtful gift that they're sure to love. I've hiked extensively around the world and have chosen the best of what's available, so any choice you make from this site is sure to be a good one. It's the perfect choice for Christmas, Valentine's Day, Graduation, Mother or Father's Day or Birthdays. The best names in Outdoor make for a guaranteed happy hiker and there are choices to meet any taste or budget. Happy gift shopping for that special hiker that you know and love.

Leki Trekking Poles: the best name in hiking poles

Leki Trail Antishock Trekking Poles (Pair)
Leki Trail Antishock Trekking Poles (Pair)

When you're going hiking, you want the best and these poles from Lleki are top of the line. Poles help you with balance and provide some extra power on those gruelling uphill sections. These poles are very well-designed with grips that won't place stress on your joints. Also, they are anti-shock so they'll absorb much of the bumps, instead of your joints.

 

How to choose hiking poles

Hydration Back Pack

Camelbak M.U.L.E. NV 100oz Bike Pack Chili Pepper/Charcoal 100oz
Camelbak M.U.L.E. NV 100oz Bike Pack Chili Pepper/Charcoal 100oz

Camelback is the most trusted name in hydration packs. This one is the 100-ounce size, which is perfect for those longer day-hikes. There is an easy access MP3 pouch, as well as space for some extra clothes and snacks. Your hiker will love it!

 

Wigwam Socks

Wigwam Unisex Merino Comfort Hiker 2-Pack Sock, Khaki, Sock Size:10-13/Shoe Size: 6-12 ,Khaki,Sock Size:10-13/Shoe Size: 6-12(WOMENS 10-13, Men’s 9-12)
Wigwam Unisex Merino Comfort Hiker 2-Pack Sock, Khaki, Sock Size:10-13/Shoe Size: 6-12 ,Khaki,Sock Size:10-13/Shoe Size: 6-12(WOMENS 10-13, Men’s 9-12)

The ultimate in hiking socks, these will keep any hiker's feet happy and dry for hours on the trail. It's a 2-pack so they'll have a spare to carry with them for a longer backpacking trip, or even just to change at lunch-time for some extra comfort and no blisters.

 

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UV Ray Water Purifier: the latest water purification technology

SteriPEN Classic Handheld Water Purifier
SteriPEN Classic Handheld Water Purifier

The newest technology out there for purifying water, this one uses UV Rays, to ensure that any water will be safe to drink. Perfect for those who go backpacking or on long hikes where you can't carry enough water to drink.

 

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Leatherman Micra

Leatherman - Micra, Keychain Size Multi-Tool, Stainless Steel
Leatherman - Micra, Keychain Size Multi-Tool, Stainless Steel

Everything you could want in a multi-tool, but in an unbelievably small, light package. And from Leatherman, you can only expect the best so you won't be disappointed.

 

Ipod Nano

So tiny, they're perfect for the hiker that you know. They can carry some tunes with them on the trail but save valuable pack weight and space.

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Hiking Watch

Suunto X10M Wrist-Top GPS Computer Watch with Altimeter, Barometer, Compass, and GPS
Suunto X10M Wrist-Top GPS Computer Watch with Altimeter, Barometer, Compass, and GPS

From the makes of top-quality dive computers, come this excellent watch from Suunto. It does a bit of everything: Altimeter, barometer, compass and thermometer, all in a sleek, sporty design. The nerdy hiker will love it!

 

Nalgene Water Bottle

Nalgene Tritan 1-Quart Narrow Mouth BPA-Free Water Bottle, Gray
Nalgene Tritan 1-Quart Narrow Mouth BPA-Free Water Bottle, Gray

The most trusted name in water bottles, guaranteed never to break or leak. This one contains plastic that won't leach harmful chemicals into your water.

 

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