It is Christmas time when everyone is thinking about gifts. I believe you know some hikers and you are wondering what best to give as a gift.
The list of Christmas gifts for hikers that we’ve compiled is quite different from the general list of gifts you’d see out there; unique and affordable.
Relying on our experience alone in choosing these gifts was limiting hence we had to ask other enthusiastic hikers to share their experiences, both male and female.
Be rest assured that whatever gift you choose, the recipient would be happy when they see it and start using it. Their excitement will know no bounds.
We did all the digging to help you out and what you’d find below are the best Christmas gifts for hikers available in 2022.
Make sure you start shopping early and find something they will love! Don’t wait until the last minute!
BEST CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR HIKERS
These gifts are either for him or for her. However, there are also other hiking gifts for Christmas that can be gifted to both genders.
Timberland Men’s Chocorua Hiking Boot
This will make a good Christmas gift. It’s one of the most sorts after gifts by men especially those who hike across water areas because this shoe is one hundred percent waterproof.
Sleeping Aid Device
Day hikers may not need this. However, this nice little device is great for those who find a hard time sleep at night. With the touch of a button, it will take him only 20 minutes to fall asleep.
This would make great Xmas gifts for hikers that you know especially those who find it difficult to sleep.
Icemule Collapsible Backpack Cooler
Hiking during hot weather causes quick dehydration and excessive sweating. Therefore having a cooler backpack and a Christmas gift would mean a lot to him when he starts using it during summer.
The insulation strength of this backpack is highly superior because it is multi-layered. It is a perfect cooler.
Nike Men’s Manoa Leather Hiking Boot
This is a perfect Christmas present for hikers hence it deserves a mention. You’re probably wondering why. This boot has great traction, it’s sturdy, lightweight, and comfortable.
All of the above are the qualities that most men are looking out for when choosing a hiking boot. Get one for him and make him happy.
Osprey Fairview 40 Women’s Backpack
Don’t gift this to a man because the neck and shoulder structure of men are broad but that of women is not.
This women’s backpack is stylishly made so it doesn’t make its user uncomfortable. It can contain a whole of personal belongings when hitting the hiking trail.
It is the perfect hiking backpack for women.
Charmast 26800 Ultra Slim QC hiking Xmas gift
The importance of having a power bank whilst hitting the trail cannot be overemphasized. Sometimes, electronics like smartphones are among the essential items we use on the trail.
Hence having a power bank for charging and recharging is very important.
This massive power bank can charge your phone six times because it has a large capacity of 26800 mAh.
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Arc’teryx Fission SV Glove
A pair of gloves will help to insulate the hands during cold weather since the hands quickly get cold before other parts of the body.
This glove’s sizing is unisex. It’s pretty tough in handling extreme conditions of cold by providing warmth. They are waterproof, and durable with a premium look and feel.
Injuries and illnesses are avoidable on the trail but there are times when mistakes happen. During these times, having a basic first aid kit comes in handy.
The availability of this kit boosts confidence and self-reliance in the backcountry because it equips us with the ability to improve if things take a turn for the worse.
This well-organized first aid kit comprises electrolyte tabs, aloe vera gel, triangular bandage, shears, splint, first aid manual, syringe, tweezers… Although it’s heavy it’s pretty much self-sufficient because it’s designed to treat a wide range of injuries on the trail.
Garmin Fenix 6 Pro
Navigating our way in the backcountry helps us to keep track of the trail and inadvertently helps us not to get lost.
GPS watches are also our savior while on the trail. Some of them help us to monitor our heart rate, and the number of calories burned.
Garmin Fenix 6 Pro is a smartwatch that is quite expensive but it is worth it. In fact, I wouldn’t mind spending a few hundred bucks for a unique item I’m giving to someone special.
The mapping detail is unrivaled and this is fortunately the most important feature a hiker needs a GPS watch for.
The Fenix 6 Pro is a gem.
Spyderco Para Military 2
A good pocket knife is an essential tool during hiking. It’s handy during an emergency situation.
The best pocket knives are compact with multiple blades which are usually stainless steel. Knives with premium steel blades are sharper and more expensive.
The Spyderco para military 2 is a premium pocket knife with a stainless steel blade length of 4.82 in.
Osprey Talon & Tempest
Fanny packs are little versatile bags considered as fashion by a lot of hikers on the trail. It’s usually used to keep little things as we hike on the trail.
This is definitely what you should get for her if she doesn’t have one already, especially if she’s an avid hiker.
The Osprey Talon and Tempest is a 6L capacity fanny pack for hiking. It’s comfortable to use in keeping small items when compared to a backpack.
It’s easy to use around.
Fjallraven Abisko Tights
When my team and I decided to list out Christmas ideas for hikers, we decided to add women hiking pants.
This is because finding a good pair can be stressful and daunting. You don’t believe this? Ask her (whoever you are getting a gift for).
This is largely because of the style, the weather condition (rain, sun, and snow), and the trail activity level.
Fjallraven Abisko Tights is our best pick here. It’s a high waist hiking pant for women, tight fit, the material is stretchy, comfortable, durable, lightweight, and with pockets.
But, it’s expensive.
This, among other factors, makes it a perfect Christmas gift for her because there are fewer people buying it, which means there are very few people she’s going to see it on especially if she’s a fan of leggings.
Patagonia Torrentshell 3L
This rain jacket is both a male and female version. It’s one of the best rain jackets out there. It’s compressible and lightweight.
The bread and butter of this jacket are that it’s very useful during stormy weather conditions because of its complex yet elegant-looking design.
Choose one or more out of these and gift them. Your choice will be based on the perceived needs of who you want to surprise.