Hiking Gift Ideas for Everyone 2023

Gifts here are as exciting to research as they are to use. All of these items are gifts that can keep on giving well beyond the holidays. From hikers being carried, to seasoned legs on the trail, these hiking gift ideas will lead you to the right gift.

Time outside away from it all can be fulfilling and full of memories. Over the years we have built up our gear closet with items perfectly tailored to our family hiking fun. One big ticket item per year is usually how we roll. Great gear can make all the difference but keep in mind the balance of just getting out there as is and curating the perfect hiking setup.

Hiking is the first step of many steps that can lead to backpacking, traveling and even snowshoeing or skiing. As with any family hobby there will be different levels of skill and interest. As the parent or facilitator of the activity it can be intimidating and you may think that a hike needs to be a certain length to count. Nope, leave all that behind and get out the door.

For those here who are well seasoned trail explorers looking for the gear to ease and enhance their experience, we’ve got you covered. As kids grow and interests change, the way they experience and interact with the outdoors changes as well. Hiking is the hobby that can stay with you for a lifetime, it is never too early or too late to start.

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Gifts for Beginner Hikers

New to hiking, no problem. These gifts will have you on the trail with confidence to keep in touch, know where you’re going and able to travel far.

Rocky Talkies

Rocky Talkies are a way to keep in touch on the trail even in the most remote of places. Giving more freedom to explore on the trail or during a lunch break Rocky Talkies are going to go the distance.

Hiker girl using Rocky Talkies to keep in touch.

Trekking Poles

The knee savers of the backcountry. Trekking poles offer you the extra hand or two that you need while on the trail and give you that boost of confidence on off road terrain.

Hiking Trail Maps

Take it old school and grab a topographic map of an area you’ll be hiking. A lovely surprise to unwrap a map a Grand Teton or Glacier and know that dream trip is going to happen.

Mom and kids hiking at Bryce Canyon National Park

Coolest Gifts for Hikers

For the hiker looking to step it up these gifts are the ticket. Looking for new trails far from civilization with challenging terrain? These items will get you there.

Garmin Mini InReach

For those that wander far off the beaten path the Garmin InReach keeps in touch with family and emergency services. Your mind can rest easy knowing that where ever you are you would be able to contact help if it was needed.

All Trails+

The All Trails Plus app/subscription with dozens of features, maps and photos you’ll be well prepared for what the trail has in store. Downloading maps for when you’re out of range is another game changing feature.

Kahtoola Microspikes

Kahtoola Microspikes are going to lead to places where only the prepared can go. A lightweight easy decision to toss in your pack to allow you to get to your destination.

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Family enjoying hiking time

Family Hiking Gifts

Here we have favorite one stop shops for hats, packs and socks. Brands that can outfit the entire family with style and function.

Darn Tough Wool Socks

Made in the USA Darn Tough socks aren’t only durable but the patterns and colors are hard to beat. From kids to adult sizes these will make for happy feet on the trail. The darn tough guarantee backs their socks for life or they’ll send you another pair.

Sunday Afternoon Hats

This brand has everyone covered, year round, with styles for every taste. Sunday Afternoons thoughtful features will have you coming back for every hat. They also have a program for kids out growing their hats and offer deep discounts for those heads that just keep growing. These are a TMM Team Favorite!

Deuter Packs

For frames small and large, Deuter Packs has got your back. Deuter has hip belts to accommodate all sizes, women’s specific, kid carriers, toddler packs and more. A true one stop shop for all your pack needs.

Small Hiking Gifts

Looking to plump up a stocking or a smaller scale gift? These are no less important and extremely handy.

MY Medic Refills

Build your our first aid kit or restock those items you know your hiker goes through. MY Medic is designed with practicality and ease of use in mind.

Scratch Labs Snacks and Refuel

Skip the candy and stuff the stocking with quality snacks to keep the adventure going.

Joshua Tree Sunscreen

One sunscreen for the entire family, clean ingredients and reef safe options are just few products Joshua Tree has to offer.

Black Diamond Cosmo Headlamp

With many color options and a rechargeable battery this headlamp is a winner for every hiker. The Cosmo is also available at REI.

Hiking Gifts for Her

Bringing luxury to the hiking ladies, each one of these items has been thoughtful designed with females in mind.

The Kula Cloth

Peeing in the wild doesn’t need to be uncomfortable. Kula cloth is the original cloth for comfort on the trail.

Branwyn Essential Busty Bra

Branwyn’s wool won’t leave with more laundry and understands the support women need while on the trail.

Check out our full review on Branwyn Innerwear!

Shredly Shorts

Designed for every body Shredly’s variety of colors and sizes are sure to be a hit. Their clothing lines are meant for movement and comfort. Their Limitless stretch waistband shorts are so comfy!

Ibex Indie Hoodie

This wool top is a worthwhile investment for adventuring year-round. It’s light and breathes well, but is also surprisingly warm for hiking and camping as the sun goes down.

Mom hiking wear darn tough

Hiking Gifts for Him

These are all practical and soon the be can’t live without hiking go to. The items here all the use every hike kind of gift.

Outdoor Research Helium Rain Jacket

Outdoor Research Men’s Helium Jacket is pack able and light, perfect for the hiker to toss in their pack.

Icebreaker Anatomica Wool Underwear

Great base layers make a difference, these wool boxers will keep a hiker happy for days.

Stio Hylas Hooded Sunshirt

Sun shirts that can not only offer protection but also enough prints and colors to choose from to let the personality shine through.

Ibex 24 Hour Tee

Available for both men and women, this tee is one that wicks sweat, won’t stink, and feels great on your skin. Pretty much the perfect hiking tee!

Father and Son out hiking

Gifts for the Teen Hiker

These gifts are meant to open the outdoors in new ways. Exploring the idea of hiking becoming a lot more than going from A to B.

Outside Inside Backpack Watercolor Kit

Take extra time to disconnect and let the view sink in, this little kit is just the ticket for meaningful outdoor experiences.

NOCS Binoculars

NOCS has binoculars in so many colors and are fantastic to give the same hike a new perspective.

Letterfolk Hikers Diary

A gift to help remember those magic moments on the trail, the sunrises that were seen and the hikes out under the stars.

Girl hiking with trucker cap and deuter pack

Kids Hiking Gifts

Practical and playful. For the littles who are watching and learning from your every move. These gifts allow kids to feel and look as an equal member of the hiking group.

Kidamento Camera

Allow the kids to capture moments and captivate themselves. Their pictures will be a refreshing view of the world. This digital camera is easy to use and durable.

Stio Hylas Sunshirt

Less skin can burn when less is showing, keep your kids covered with these long sleeve and hooded sun shirts.

Julbo Rookie 2 Sunglasses

Little lenses for little eyes, these frames fit so well and have a great selection of styles and colors to chose from.

Hiking Essentials Gifts

Some hiker may not know these items exist! Now you know these items are sure to become essentials in any hiking home.

Outdoor Research Ferrosi Gaiters

Say goodbye to rocks and hello to clean feet, gaiters can be put over boots or trail running shoes.

NOSO patches on Zamberlan Boots

NOSO Patches

Spice up the gear you love, NOSO patches extend the life of gear that wants to continue to serve you.

Lifestraw On the Go Filter

Easy, compact and affordable. Never be thirsty or ration water on a hike again. Lifestraw has you covered.

Footwear Hiking Gifts

Happy are the feet with the right boot. And don’t forget the stream crossings! These brands can outfit the entire crew for anything.

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Zamberlan Load Carrying Boots

For those carrying children, having boots meant to support your feet while heavily loaded are a game changer.

Keen Targhee Kids Hiking Boots

Waterproof, no laces and durable, these Keen boots are an easy win for toddlers and kids.

NuuSol McCall Shoes

These are lightweight and grippy in the water making these a top option for stream crossings.

Hiking Experience Gifts

When you’re not looking for an item but an experience the possibilities are endless. Give the gift of reservations or a park pass.

Hiking Permits

One of the most exciting gifts is a trip to look forward too, permits are already open for next year.

National Parks Pass

Giving a Park Pass is strong motivation to get out there and do the hike, plan that trip and hike to your hearts desire.

Yurt, Cabin or Tent Reservations

When your hiking destinations take you far from home planning ahead to get the most out of your drive is always a good idea. Find a nice spot nestled in the backcountry to extend the miles you can cover.

Kids enjoying the summit

What to Give a Hiker?

Gifts big or small, planned trips, bucket list hikes, or socks. This year give gifts that fuel adventure.  A hiker that is happy from head to toe can go the distance. There is no limit to where your feet can take you. Dream big and gift smart.

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  • Shayna Barnhill from Sugar City, ID. My two kids are home grown adventure buddies. I grew up in the same area we currently live and have found it is our paradise, we plan on being here forever. Our herd of pack goats hit the trails with us in summer and we love a winter spent on skis.

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