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Useful Gifts For Hikers – Get Them A Gift To Remember

The problem with buying hiking gifts if you’re not a hiker is that you never know what will actually be useful. Items like a solar charger sound great in practice but unless you’re hiking in the desert, they barely trickle charge your phone. Likewise, hiking trousers might be great for some hikers but others will only ever hike in shorts, meaning a perfectly good pair of trousers goes to waste.

So what should I buy for a hiker?

Here at South America Backpacker, we’ve taken the hard work out of choosing presents for people who like walking by compiling this list of actually useful gifts for hikers!

Best Gifts for Hikers: Quick Answers!

  • Best Budget Gift for Hikers: Pack Cover
  • Best Midrange Gift for Hikers: Darn Tough Socks
  • Best High-End Gift for Hikers: Garmin Inreach Explorer Plus
  • Best Gift for New Hikers: Anti Chafe Balm
  • Best Gift for Cold Weather Hikers: SealSkinz Socks
  • Best Gift for Summer Hikers: Suncream
  • Best Gift for Long Distance Hikers: Water Filter
The 43 Best Gifts for Hikers 2022

To save you time, money and effort, we have arranged this list in ascending price order. If you already have a budget in mind, just swing on over to that section and you will find the most useful hiking gifts within your price range. Don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone how much you spent! 😉

Find the complete list put together by Tim Ashdown here


October 22, 2023

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