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78 Gifts for Hikers, Backpackers and Outdoor Lovers

Need to find the perfect gift for your adventurous friend or loved one? We’ve listed 78 great ideas ideal for the hiking-enthused. From cool little gadgets and gizmos to survival training through experiences and classes, there’s a gift on this list for every level of hiker out there.

We end the post with a few important considerations that will have a hiking gift leveling up from “just good” to GREAT.

Table of Content:

  1. Clothing and Wearables
  2. Small Gear
  3. Big Gear
  4. Food
  5. Experiences
  6. Subscriptions
  7. Electronics
  8. Health
  9. Survival
  10. Gear Maintenance and Renewal
  11. Fun
  12. Books
  13. If You Still Don’t Know
  14. Considerations

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December 3, 2023

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Sawyer Picaridin Insect Repellent uses 20 percent picaridin to protect against ticks, mosquitoes, black flies, gnats, and other biting insects. It provides up to 12 hours of protection, so a little bit goes a long way.

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Sawyer’s 20% Picaridin Insect Repellent delivers long-lasting protection against pesky insects like mosquitoes, ticks, flies, and gnats. Formulated with 20% picaridin — an odorless, non-greasy alternative to DEET — you can count on this spray to provide up to 12 hours of protection against mosquitos and eight hours against other bugs.

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