Are you looking for a gift for a keen walker or hiker?
The team here at Gifted Geek loves a good hike around the UK – the photo above was taken by one of our team members in Snowdonia, just below Mount Snowdon.
We’ve trawled the web and found what we feel would make perfect presents for those that, like us, enjoy walking in the countryside.
Gifts For Walkers Handpicked and Independently Chosen by Gifted Geek
All of the gift ideas listed on this page have been curated and independently chosen by the awesome folks behind Gifted Geek.
If you’re in a rush, here are our top two gifts. We think your gift recipient would love to receive one of these (we certainly would!):
#1 GPS Multi-Sport Watch
From the company that developed the world’s first GPS multisport device comes a watch designed to be your perfect companion for swimming, cycling and running. This watch measures your daily steps, tracks your sleep and calories burned all day and provides smart notifications, giving you a more complete picture of your daily activity.
#2 GoPro HD Camera
GoPro are renowned for making high quality cameras that are easy to use, robust and lightweight. Capture any moment on your trek with this HD camera, from gorgeous colourful sunrises and sunsets to daring ridge and mountain walks around the UK.
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#3 The World’s Most Compact Rain Jacket
If you’ve ever spent a day out walking in the countryside, you’ll know that two very important things are: 1) to travel light and 2) to stay dry. Now you can do both with the world’s most compact and lightweight waterproof jacket.
#4 Bright and Long Life Head Torch
This water-resistant LED headlamp might not look like anything special, but it is very reliable. It is very comfortable to wear, easy to adjust and has various modes and brightness levels. Its quality is also great – it is robust and is made from strong plastic and elastic straps.
#5 Merino Wool Ultra Walking Socks
Any avid hiker or walker will agree that a pair of high-quality performance socks isn’t just well-respected, but essential. The Merino wool socks are meant for activity. They have ventilation mesh zones and anti-bacterial properties to keep your feet dry, warm and comfortable during your outdoor adventures.
#6 Survival Kit Gift For Hikers
Bushcraft BCB survival kit is a fantastic gift for hikers who have a passion for mountaineering. The tin contains 23 components and they include survival instructions, an accident evaluation form, water bags, safety matches, a knife, adhesive plasters, water purification tablets, and an extremely loud whistle.
#7 Water Purification Straw Gift For Walkers
Keeping hydrated is one of the most important things to consider when going on a long hike during a hot summer day. Unfortunately, water is heavy and several litres can slow you down. A filtration straw will remove all bacteria and nasties from stream water, making it 100% safe to drink.
#8 Bear Gryll’s Survival Guide
Forewarned is forearmed, and preparation is key to a successful hike. With this book, your adventurous buddy will learn different potentially dreadful situations and how to get out of them as quickly as possible. The book is split into sections and chapters that are easy to reference and understand.
#9 Digital Multi-Tool Device
There are tons of digital multi-tools that make great gifts, but for the outdoors friend in your life, TechAffect is the perfect gift that will keep on giving for years. The gadget is quite small and light and comes with a variety of goodies including a knife, a bottle opener, an LED flashlight, two screwdrivers, and a compass.
#10 Walk the Worlds Most Epic Trails
Gift your friend this book and they will never run out of ideas for new adventures. The book describes the world’s most iconic walking destinations, exploring the history of the paths, the challenges of walking them and wonders to be found along the distinctive routes. The routes are accompanied by fabulous photography showcasing the most spectacular views of the trails.
#11 Phone Charging Battery Pack
This battery pack is a perfect gift for those who enjoy going on multi-day backpacking trips. It is lightweight and has a large battery capacity – can charge mobile devices several times. Additionally, it has a smart identification output that identifies your device and delivers the fastest charge.
#12 Solar Charger For Phones
A solar battery charger is another great tool your outdoor enthusiastic friend could add to their camping inventory. Unlike bulky solar chargers, the RavPower is half the size yet capable of generating as much energy. It is designed with two micro-USB cables, waterproof nylon fabric and stainless steel hooks for easy hanging on a backpack or tent.
#13 Navigation Necklace Compass
Electronic gadgets are great, but an analog backup will come in handy when they fail. This navigation necklace compass is a great way to know where you’re going at a quick glance. It’s made of stainless steel for durability and the compass is made from thick glass that makes it look classy when worn over clothes.
#14 Mountaintop Hiking Backpack
A hiking backpack that’s comfortable and durable is always a good gift for those enamoured with the outdoors. This 40L rucksack is great for any outdoor activity including hiking, camping, and regular day-to-day use. The backpack is made of a nylon lining material that makes it water repellent, easy to clean and very durable. It also has well-sized compartments that are secured by a zipper.
#15 Insulated Summer and Winter Flask
Every avid hiker needs a flask that keeps their beverages hot or cold for hours. This SHO Bottle is a great option – it can keep your drink hot for 12 hours or cold for 24 hours. It is durable and is made with a nice coloured finish. In addition to this, it does not have plastic bottle taste as it is made of metal.
#16 Pedometer – Step Counter
This little gadget tracks your activity including steps, distance and calories burned. It also holds data for 30 days, helping you keep track of your progress and stay motivated to reach your fitness goals. The device is simple and easy to use. Plus, it doesn’t link to technology making it a great gift for hikers.
#17 Folding Lightweight Poles
Another gift idea for a friend who likes to hike over rocky or treacherous terrain is a trekking stick. The MuQu folding walking stick is a favourite – it is lightweight, super easy to assemble, adjust and dismantle and durable.
#18 Leg and Ankle Gaiters
A good pair of gaiters will ensure your friend enjoys their hike or climb when the weather conditions are less than ideal. These gaiters are waterproof and prevent water, snow, and mosquitoes from entering into your shoes.
#19 The Landscape Photography Book
Wow your friends and family with awe-inspiring landscape shots from your walking tours and hiking trips. With this book, you’ll learn all about landscape photography from the basics of equipment and exposure, to composition and filtration, to post-processing and printing.
#20 Clothing Waterproofing Spray
This is another gift that will ensure that your friend hits the trail no matter the weather. This fabric waterproofer protects outwear, shoes and outdoor fabrics such as tents, raincoats, and rucksacks from rain and moisture. The nice thing about this fabric protector is that it does not alter the original look or feel of the material.
#21 The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide
The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide makes a great gift for any outdoor enthusiast, whether an occasional weekend or a veteran backpacker. The book is chock full of gear recommendations, sample gear lists, and backpacking skills.
#22 Darn Tough Hiking Socks
Darn Tough socks are constructed from Merino wool which is naturally antibacterial and antimicrobial. The socks are durable, non-stinky and extremely comfortable.
#23 Epic Hikes of the World
Give this book to your friend to inspire their next adventure. The book contains 50 incredible hiking routes in 30 countries and 150 suggestions. The routes include urban trails, cultural rumbles, and mountain expeditions.
#24 Adventure Awaits Plaque
This handmade wooden sign makes a great gift for any hiking enthusiast in your life. It comes ready to hang and is a good item for beautifying their home.
#25 Britain’s Best Walks
This comprehensive collection of walks in the United Kingdom features walks to suit all skills level. Each trail contains a map, walk instructions, stunning photography and food and accommodation details.
#26 Rechargable Hand Warmer
This item does a great job in warming your hands when hiking in cold weather. It is beautifully made, easy to operate and has three different heat settings. It’s worth mentioning that it operates as a power bank as well.
What Do You Think of Our Hiker’s and Walker’s Gift List?
The folks here at Gifted Geek had so much fun sourcing these top gifts for walkers. That’s probably because we love hiking around the UK ourselves too.
With so many practical gifts for you to choose from, we don’t think you’ll have any problems discovering a suitable present from our list.
If you have a suggestion, perhaps an awesome gift or product for someone who loves the outdoors, you can contact us here.
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