hiking gift guide
hiking gift guide

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If you are looking for the perfect gift for the hiker in your life this hiking gift guide is just what you need. I’ve learned along with way that having the right gear can make your hiking experience so much better. Don’t let you favorite hiker go without these essential hiking tools. 

Waterproof Hiking Boots

hiking boots

Protect your feet from the elements of hiking with some good waterproof hiking boots. Don’t get caught in the rain and snow to be on the trail with wet feet. And protect yourself from the potential snake bites. Good hiking boots are a must for hikers.

Hiking Backpack

hiking backpack

A good hiking backpack is a must for a good hiking trip. A backpack with a hydration pack is super convenient. And make sure your backpack has plenty of pockets for snacks, first aid supplies and tools. 

Trekking Poles

trekking poles

Trekking Poles are a must, especially for the hiker who needs a little knee support. Make going up and down the mountain a little bit easier with trekking poles. 

Bear Spray

bear spray

We have tons of black bears in the Smokies. Most bears avoid humans and will run away from you. But it is a good idea to keep some bear spray on you just in case. Bear attacks are rare. Always remember to slowly back away from bears and never turn your back to them. 

Portable First Aid Kit

portable first aid kit

Always bring along a first aid kit during your hikes. Hopefully you won’t need a first aid kit. But it’s always good to have one just in case.


Lifestraw is the perfect little tool to have if you run out of water on your hike. Lifestraw can filter up to 1,000 liters of contaminated water. 

Lightweight Hammock

hiking guide

Don’t forget to relax and unwind during your hike. Find a couple of trees and put up this portable lightweight hammock. Put your feet up and enjoy the sounds of nature.



Don’t let yourself get caught in the dark during your hiking. Bring along a handy headlamp so that you can keep the trail lit up. 

hiking gift guide

I want to hear from you! What is some hiking gear that you can’t go without? 

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  1. I love that backpack! I like to be prepared for almost any eventuality when I hike, which means I need a goo pack to carry it all.

  2. So my dad and stepmom are out west hiking right now and this gave me some wonderful ideas for them for Christmas! Perfect timing! Thank you!

  3. This is a nice collection of stuff you shared for hiking (and also camping).

  4. This is a great list! I’m an avid hiker and I have everything on this list (different brands). Water proof boots are a must and hiking poles for descending down a mountain are so helpful.

  5. This is such a great list! I’m saving it for my mom and uncles who love hiking

  6. catherine santiago jose

    Wow, there’s a lot of good stuffs to give to a hikers like my brother. He already have some of these but I am sure he will be happy receiving a gift of a LIGHTWEIGHT HAMMOCK on his birthday.

  7. So many great options for the hiker enthusiast. I know exactly who I could get these for.

  8. I’ve always wanted to try the LifeStraw! I feel like it’s so helpful when camping. (Reciprocated by Natasha Romero-Salas)

  9. Such a great gift guide, super helpful! Now am tension free as I know what to gift to my hiker bestie this Christmas 😍😉🤗 Yay! Thanks hun ❤

  10. I don’t hike as much but my best friend does and I have been wondering what to get for her this Christmas. So would love to get her the first aid or backpack

  11. Great suggestions for the adventure seekers in our life! Thanks for sharing!

  12. My kids love hiking and I usually just go along with them. These are a great post, and useful. Thank you so much.

    Much love

  13. This is an awesome list of hiking and camping gear. I just recently added a LifeStraw to my pack this summer, they are amazing!

  14. There’s some great suggestions on this list. Being from the UK I found hiking in bear country for the first time just a little scary!! I haven’t come across a bear yet and hope I never do. Will certainly take bear spray with me!

  15. I love new hiking goodies! The backpack and boots both look awesome. My boots are too small and uncomfortable, and I love Columbia; I’ll have to check those out.

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