Hello, festive shoppers! Here’s the season to surprise the trailblazers in your life with incredible Christmas hiking gifts. With a list of 20 handpicked items for all budgets, let’s dive into a world where practicality meets joy!
Table of Contents
20 Christmas Hiking Gifts
Best Under $25
1. Black Diamond Equipment Astro 300 Headlamp
- Dual-Fuel: Power with three AAA Alkaline cells (included) or the rechargeable BD 1500 Li-ion battery and charger (purchased separately) for maximum flexibility
- 300 Lumen max output
- Settings include full strength, dimming and strobe
An absolute necessity for early morning or late night treks, this lightweight, waterproof headlamp from Black Diamond boasts 300 lumens, ensuring that the path ahead is always well lit. Comfortable and durable, it’s the perfect accessory for any night owl explorer.
2. Hydro Flask Standard Mouth Bottle with Flex Cap
- TempShield insulation keeps beverages cold up to 24 hours and hot up to 12 hours
- Made with 18/8 pro-grade stainless steel to ensure durability, pure taste and no flavor transfer
- Flex Cap is leakproof when closed, to transport without worry
With a double-wall, vacuum-insulated design, this Hydro Flask bottle promises to keep your beverages at the desired temperature throughout your hike. It’s stylish, durable, and eco-friendly, a gift that any outdoor enthusiast will appreciate and use daily.
3. Survive Outdoors Longer Fire Lite Fuel Free Rechargeable Lighter
- Fuel-free fire starter easily lights any fire pit, camping grill, and more with the push of a button
- Dual arc plasma lighter has built-in 100 lumen LED light with high, low, and strobe light settings
- Use 3 ft tinder cord as a lanyard, rope or fire tinder by exposing the flammable waxed cotton core
Aside from outdoor skills, fuel is essential for long hikes and unplanned camp-outs. This rechargeable lighter from Survive Outdoors provides endless use without needing fuel. Windproof and rainproof, it’s an ideal companion for outdoor adventures, offering the promise of a warm campfire no matter the weather. And did we mention it’s rechargeable?!!
4. Balega Socks
- HIDDEN COMFORT socks for any family member in the house who wants comfort whenever they move; hiking, running, sports game, workout, yard work, and wherever in the comfort of your own home
- 200 NEEDLE-COUNT yarn with extra high-volume impact resistant plush cushioning in the ball and heel of your foot making every step you take more comfortable than before no matter the speed
- NO. 1 SOCK in Running with our Moisture Management Fiber Dynamix keeps your feet cool and dry all day long with strategically placed ventilation panels & Reduce Friction with our hand-linked,...
Our next pick are high-performance socks that marry style with function. Made from soft, durable material, these Balega socks provide excellent comfort and support, reducing the risk of blisters and ensuring that the adventurer in your life can hike all day without discomfort. Balega socks are the unsung heroes of the trail.
5. 360 Crampons for Hiking Boots
- Walk Or Hike On Snow And Ice Without Slipping! These crampons for boots have 19 steel spikes with welded, double chains on each ice cleat for superior traction. These ice spikes for shoes are like...
- Perfect For Winter Activities! The elastic shell of the ice cleats makes them lightweight, while the 19 spikes on each crampon gives them amazing grip, making them perfect to protect you from slipping...
- Easy To Put On Over Boots Or Shoes! The stretchy rubber of the hiking crampons make it easy to slip over your hiking boot, winter boots or walking shoes, and the flexible rubber is engineered for...
For hikers who don’t let winter stop them, these 360 crampons offer excellent traction, reducing the risk of slips and falls on icy or snow-covered trails. Easy to attach to any hiking boots, they are a practical gift that prioritizes safety.
Best Under $50
6. Osprey Daylite Cinch Daypack
- Dual side compression straps
- Internal reservoir sleeve
- Harness grab handle doubles as a luggage pass-thru
Lightweight yet durable, this Osprey Daypack is an ideal accessory for any hiker. It offers ample storage space without being bulky and features a cinch-top closure for easy access to items. Its comfortable design guarantees a pain-free hike, making it a gift that will get plenty of use.
7. Columbia Men’s Standard Terminal Tackle Hoodie
- OMNI-SHADE: Be safe and protected. Omni-Shade blocks UVA and UVB rays to help prevent sunburns and long-term skin damage. The tight weave construction with UV absorbent yarns block the full spectrum...
- OMNI-WICK: The ultimate moisture management technology for the outdoors. Omni-Wick quickly moves moisture from the skin into the fabric where it spreads across the surface to quickly...
- MADE TO FISH: This long sleeve hoodie is designed for a relaxed fit, wearing the PFG logo proudly on the sleeve, showcasing your true passion for the sport. A shirt ready for all your epic water bound...
This Columbia hoodie offers excellent comfort and protection from the sun or wind. Made from breathable, moisture-wicking fabric, it keeps the wearer cool in hot weather and warm in cold. Its stylish design and functionality make it ideal for rugged outdoor adventures. They offer plenty of storage with various pockets and are made from rip-stop fabric that can withstand the toughest terrains. An all-round fantastic gift for serious hikers.
8. CQR Men’s Tactical Pants
- CQR Men's Tactical PantsSeries designed for law enforcement, military, and outdoor activities.
- [Materials] Mix of Polyester & Cotton (Ripstop Fabric) is breathable, wrinkle-free, and comfortable.
- [Duratax Ripstop Fabric] Ripstop fabric has excellent durability and has water-resistant and stain-resistant.
Designed with comfort and durability in mind, these CQR tactical pants are ideal for rugged outdoor adventures. They offer plenty of storage with various pockets and are made from rip-stop fabric that can withstand the toughest terrains. An all-round fantastic gift for serious hikers
9. Carhartt Men’s W.P. Waterproof Insulated Gloves
- Durable, all-purpose polytex shell
- Digital-grip palm and stick-grip fingers and thumb
- FastDry technology lining wicks away sweat
These waterproof and insulated gloves from Carhartt are a godsend for hiking in cold, wet conditions. They combine comfort, durability, and dexterity, making them a functional and thoughtful gift for anyone who loves winter hikes.
10. Walks of a Lifetime in America’s National Parks Book
- Amazon Kindle Edition
- Manning, Martha S. (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
More than just a book, our final under $50 pick is a guide to some of the most awe-inspiring walks America has to offer. This beautifully illustrated book provides useful information and stunning photos, sparking a wanderlust that will surely inspire its reader to hit the trails often.
Best Under $100
11. SUUNTO MC-2 Compass
- Advanced Navigational Compass: Made with serious hikers in mind, this professional mirror compass was designed for precise directional measurement and has been balanced for global use with Metric UTM...
- Precise And Dependable: Operable in low light conditions, the MC-2 Compass includes a sighting hole and notch for accurate bearings, declination adjustment tool, and a clinometer
- Stay On Course: Made in Finland, Suunto mechanical compasses help you safely and accurately navigate the great outdoors; Great for Alpine skiing, hiking, trekking, mountain biking, trail running and...
Every hiker needs a reliable navigation tool to serve as a lifeline in the wilderness. With an easy-to-read dial and a sturdy baseplate, the SUUNTO MC-2 compass is an excellent blend of function and design. It’s a must-have tool for any serious hiker or camper.
12. Merrell Men’s Moab 3 Hiking Shoe
- Pigskin leather and mesh upper 100% recycled laces and webbing Bellows tongue keeps out debris Protective toe cap 100% recycled mesh lining Kinetic Fit ADVANCED removable contoured insole with...
The Merrell Moab 3 hiking shoes deliver comfort, durability, and stability, so we recommend them for any terrain. The high-quality material ensures long-term usage while the excellent arch support ensures comfort on long hikes. It’s not just a shoe, it’s a foot’s best friend.
13. CONQUECO Portable Coffee Machine
- YOUR Personal MOBILE CAFE - You can choose either hot brew or cold brew based on your conditions and needs. Just one pump shot and one hand, you enjoy the best coffee instantly. Compared to other...
- ULTRA FAST HEAT TIME - Our portable auto espresso maker features with ceramic heating tech and brews espresso coffee (96℃/205℉) in 2.5 minutes. Cold water takes only 3-4 minutes to heat up, which...
- HIGH-EFFICIENCY EXTRACTION AND PORTABILITY - 2-3 Mins Fast Self Heating: USE COLD WATER: press the power button for 2 seconds to start the heating and enjoy the coffee in about 2-3 minutes. USE HOT...
Our next pick is a great treat for coffee-loving hikers like us! The Conqueco portable machine allows one to enjoy their favorite brew in the great outdoors. Compact, lightweight and easy to use, it brings a touch of home comfort to any camping trip or hike.
14. GCI Outdoor Kickback Rocker Outdoor Camping Chair
- Outdoor Rocking Chair: Equipped with a slightly lower seat and a mid-sized design, this portable folding chair quickly and easily folds up for simple storage and transportation
- Quality Construction: Constructed from sturdy powder-coated steel, this foldable chair frame supports up to 250 pounds and features a built-in beverage holder and phone pocket
- Smooth Rocking: Folding chairs for outside with patented Spring-Action Rocking Technology rock on most outdoor surfaces; Use this outdoor folding chair as a rocking camp chair, lawn chair, or sports...
The GCI camping chair is the epitome of relaxation in the great outdoors. Lightweight and portable, it offers the comfort of a rocking chair anywhere. It’s perfect for unwinding after a long hike or for lounging around a campfire.
15. TETON Sports Celsius XL 0F Sleeping Bag
- COMFORTABLE SLEEPING BAG FOR ADULTS: Soft lining; Half-circle mummy style hood keeps you warm and your pillow clean; Unzips at the top or bottom for easy access and ventilation; For camping in three...
- NEVER ROLL YOUR SLEEPING BAG AGAIN: TETON provides a great compression sack for stuffing your sleeping bag; Start at the bottom and stuff the bag in, then tighten the heavy-duty straps
- STAY WARM IN COLD WEATHER: You’ll be warm and rested in this sleeping bag; Innovative fiber fill, double-layer construction and draft tubes work together to keep the warmth in
Your hiker will find our next gift idea handy for overnight hikes. This Teton Sports sleeping bag promises warm, comfortable nights under the stars. With its soft lining, durable outer shell, and a temperature rating of 0 degrees Fahrenheit, it offers supreme comfort and protection from the elements.
Best Above $100
Now it’s time for our premium picks!
16. Casio Men’s Pro Trek
- Tough Solar Power,100M Water Resistant,Low Temperature Resistant (-10 C / 14 F),Module 3415,Approx. Battery Life: 9 months on full charge (without further exposure to light)
- Accuracy: +/- 15 seconds per month ,Full Auto Calendar (Pre-programmed until the year 2099),5 Daily Alarms (4 one-time and 1 snooze alarm),World Time 31 time zones (48 cities + UTC), city name...
- Full Auto LED (Super Illuminator) Backlight with Afterglow,Countdown Timer Measuring unit: 1 second Countdown range: 24 hours Countdown start time setting range: 1 minute to 24 hours (1-minute...
More than just a timepiece, this outdoor watch from Casio is an adventurer’s toolkit. It includes a digital compass, barometer, altimeter, and thermometer. It’s solar-powered, so there’s no worry about battery life. This watch is a perfect blend of fashion and functionality.
17. Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork Trek Walking Poles
- 7075 Aluminum shafts
- Soft-touch ergonomic grip top with 100% natural cork grip and EVA foam grip extension
- Fusion comfort strap for premium support
The Black Diamond walking poles are ergonomically designed and offer comfort, stability, and support on any terrain. They are lightweight, durable, and feature an adjustable design, making them perfect for hikers of all heights.
18. Jetboil Flash Camping and Backpacking Stove
- Optimized for efficiency, the Jetboil Flash camping and backpacking stove, in Fractile, boils water in a lightning-quick 100 seconds, making it the fastest Jetboil ever.
Next up, one of our favorites in this list – the Jetboil backpacking stove! Why? Because it’s a camp kitchen in compact form! This stove boils water in a flash, making it perfect for quick meals and hot drinks. Easy to use and highly efficient, it’s a luxury that any camper will appreciate.
19. Garmin inReach Mini 2 Satellite Communicator
- Compact, lightweight satellite communicator enables two-way messaging and interactive SOS globally (Active satellite subscription required. Some jurisdictions regulate or prohibit the use of satellite...
- Navigate back to where you started by using TracBack routing
- Share your location with loved ones back home at any time (active satellite subscription required) by using your MapShare page or with your coordinates embedded in your messages
This satellite communicator from Garmin is small, lightweight, and enables two-way text messaging and tracking, providing peace of mind when off the grid. It’s a device that offers safety and connectivity, a true essential for any adventurer.
20. Columbia Unisex Newton Ridge 24L Backpack
- Versatile and customizable Twin Slot webbing, Breathable 3D EVA backpanel, Stretch woven front and side pockets, Side access water bottle pockets, Adjustable sternum strap with rescue whistle
- Trekking pole attachments
- Hydration compatible
Last but not least – a 24L backpack from Columbia.
We know, it’s almost impossible that your hiker doesn’t already have a backpack, but hear us out.
This is not just any backpack, it’s a perfect combo of comfort, space, and durability. It has plenty of pockets for organization, a comfortable back panel and shoulder straps, and is made from water-resistant material. It’s the perfect companion for a long hiking trip.
Wrapping up our list, remember it’s not about the price tag but the thought that counts. The best gift is one that suits the recipient’s personality and enhances their hiking experience. Happy shopping and Merry Christmas!
Last update on 2023-09-07 / Images from Amazon Product API