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21 of the best gift ideas for hikers and campers

When it comes to buying a gift for hiking lovers, you have lots of choices. One thing’s sure: we love hiking gear and pretty much anything related to spending time in the great outdoor. Valentine’s Day is almost here, and spending a romantic weekend in a fancy mountain cabin, hiking by day, and staying by the fireplace at night with a glass of wine and cuddling, can be all you two need to get some fresh air and spend some time together. Of course, you may want to check in advance if this is possible in the area you wish to go.

Maybe you already have everything set up, but you are still wondering what could you buy him or her for this occasion. You’ll find some cool ideas in this article, so read on. I hope they will inspire you and help you find the most awesome gift for your sweetheart.

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1. Joby Gorilla Pod 3K kit

It’s perfect for traveling, and it allows you to take photos or videos even with professional DSLR cameras. It supports a maximum of 3 kg, and it weighs only 393 g, so you won’t even know it’s there while carrying it in your backpack. It is ultra-resistant thanks to its steel wire structure, which also makes it more durable in time.  This kit also includes the BallHead and the QR plate.  

2. Thermos

This is a must-have on any hiker’s travel gear list and especially for winter hiking. There’s no better way to warm up than to drink hot tea while making your way through the snow. Either way, the thermos can also prove useful on hot summer days, because it can keep liquids cold for 24 hours. 

3. A hammock for two

It is the perfect way to enjoy nature while going camping, right? This hammock is suitable for two people, and it also comes with a compression sack, making it easy to fit in your backpack. There has never been a more delightful way to relax and cuddle after a long hike than in a hammock.

4. "100 Parks, 5000 Ideas – Where to go, When to go, What to see, What to do", by Joe Yogerst

A National Geographic book that your loved one will enjoy having in his/her collection. If you want to know more about the USA and Canada’s parks, this one will satisfy your curiosity and provide you with excellent material to plan your next trip. You can be sure that you’ll never run out of ideas. The wonderful photos inside it will fuel even more your desire for new adventures.

5. Garmin Instinct – Multi-Function Watch

The watch has been fabricated after the US military standard 810 G that makes it resistant to shock, water, and thermic changes. It is an excellent choice whether you decide to use it while going to the gym or hiking and trekking. Perfect for the outdoor, it is waterproof and has a lot of cool functions like altitude measurement, GPS, and localization functions (Galileo and Glonass). Moreover, you can be sure you won’t get lost while using it, thanks to the TracBack feature, making it easy for you to go back on the same path you hiked on.

6. Garmin Fenix 6s pro-solar Watch

Stylish and multifunctional, this feminine watch is the perfect combination between a smartwatch and an outdoor watch. One of the coolest features is the solar charging lens and the ProClimb function. The watch can be used in the gym, having all the necessary functions available (like step counter, speed display, heart rate) and other outdoor sports like skiing, hiking, biking, or water sports. The PulseOx feature can measure your oxygen saturation compared to your elevation so you can follow your acclimation during the day. It provides navigation using GPS, Galileo, and Glonass, and it has preloaded topographic maps. This particular model would definitely make a great gift for women.

7. Bivouac sack

An item that every outdoor adventurer must have in their backpack. Windproof and waterproof, you can use it together with a sleeping bag for additional warmth or as it is.  It can prove to be a lifesaver in harsh conditions.

I love this particular model because it can successfully replace a sleeping bag if you wish to travel light. You can rapidly cover yourself and your backpack if the weather is bad so that it can work as a raincoat as well.  

8. GARMIN - InReach Mini GPS

This satellite communication device is perfect for adventure trips. It is weighing only 100g and can be used for up to 24 days on energy-saving mode. You’ll be able to track your trip, and you can send SOS messages at any time all around the world. It works with the Iridium satellite network. You can also get weather notifications for your location or other areas along your way. Keep in mind that a satellite subscription is also required.

Feel free to check out this link for additional information about the subscription plans available in your country.

If safety and security are on your mind, then this makes a great gift for hiking lovers and trekkers. Especially if they love adventures in remote areas, it is a device they would want to have with them.

9. Stylish Baladeo Laguiole Pocketknife

With its stainless steel blade, its classy wooden handle, it makes an excellent gift for camping lovers, as it also has a corkscrew and pin puncher. And it’s light as a feather, it weighs only 100g. 

10. Gerber Tool center-drive, Multitool device

The screwdriver with a centered-axis is the strong point of this multi-tool. Otherwise, it also has a long blade, a serrated blade, a can opener, scraper blade, to mention a few. You’ll have everything in one foldable device that comes with an elegant black pocket for carrying it.

11. Monocular Silver 7

Small and light (only 46 grams), it is perfect for hiking and observing wildlife from a distance. It can support a magnification of 7x, and it is also splash-proof. Your long hikes in the wilderness suddenly turned out a lot more exciting when you can now observe in much more detail wildlife in its natural environment.

12. Merino wool T-shirt

A cool T-shirt is always welcome in any hiker’s wardrobe if you ask me. And if it’s a cool merino wool T-shirt, well, that’s even better! 🙂 Merino wool is perfect for every season. It has a soft, comfortable texture; it keeps bad odors away from the material, regulating the body temperature. 

There are lots of awesome models to choose from, for him and her.

13. "100 hikes of a lifetime", by Kate Siber

The book has been described as “The ultimate hiker’s bucket list, with 100 breathtaking experiences around the globe”. You will surely find it very interesting and full of inspiration for your future adventures. Published by National Geographic in February 2020, I believe it has what it takes to bring the joy of the outdoor trails closer to you even when you are not hiking. 

14. Buff

One can’t have too many buffs, you know? 🙂 I mean, there are so many colors, materials, and textures that it’s tough to limit yourself to only one or two. And I don’t know about you, but I keep losing mines quite easily. So a buff can make a cool and not so expensive present for a hiking lover.

15. A coffee mug

What better way to share an unforgettable moment with your special someone than early in the morning while admiring the mountains, sunrise, and enjoying a hot cup of coffee or tea together? And you can do it while using your favorite stoneware or metal mug. You have a wide variety of materials and designs to choose from. 

16. A gift card

To one of your favorite shops so that they can choose anything they like for their next adventures. If you run out of ideas, a gift card is a great way to make your loved one a surprise so that he/she can buy something cool.

17. Headlamp

Every time you go hiking, it’s good to have one of these with you, in case it gets dark, and you’re still on the trails. Or maybe you can use it when you set up your tent, and it’s already dark outside. Either way, it’s really small and light, and it can make your life a lot easier.

18. First aid kit

Everyone who loves hiking or camping need to have one first aid kit. You never know when something can go wrong in the wilderness, and you need first aid. This kit has a waterproof bag, which makes it also float if dropped in water.

19. "Wild - From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail", by Cheryl Strayed

The amazing hike of a thousand miles of Cheryl Strayed after she lost everything and thought nothing more was left in life. This book and its story are quite inspiring if you ask me. There is also a movie with the same title that I saw and enjoyed, but I’d always prefer books. It’s thought to be one of the best adventure travel books out there. Moreover, it’s a true story.

20. Portable solar panel

Small, light, and foldable, depending on the model, it’s the perfect gadget to have with you on longer trips. You can use it to recharge your electronic devices or external batteries, and you don’t need anything more than a sunny day to do that.

21. A sleeping bag for two

It can be quite romantic to snuggle with your lover in the same sleeping bag on your next outdoor trip, don’t you think so? 🙂 A double sleeping bag may be an excellent gift for hiking lovers. And what better occasion to offer it, than Valentine’s Day?

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