Hiking Gift Ideas
for the Holidays
Hiking gift ideas are on a lot of our minds. There are a few different holidays coming up that involve a gifting exchange. Hiking gift ideas help allow us to get our hiking fellows something that is worth getting, right? If you want to get me or my girlfriend a great gift – make it a hiking gift. So yeah, hiking gift ideas are good ideas to have right now. With that being said, I’m not going to give brand names or specific product names with the following hiking gift ideas because I want this to be an idea article not an advertisement. I will recommend that you try to shop local if you can. In our area, southern Illinois, Shawnee Trails Wilderness Store in Carbondale would be a great local place to start looking for hiking gift ideas that match the items below. In the Paducah, Kentucky area – check out Hoopers Outdoor Center. And in the St Louis, Missouri area, check out their local REI. Where ever you might live, be sure to look for the local stores that sell this stuff because it will be quality stuff that the employees know about and you support local!
Hiking Gift Ideas for Under $50.00:
- First Aid Kit
- Basic compass
- Map bundles
- Local Gift Cards
- Sock caps and hats
- Water bottles and hydration bladders
- Folding Shovel
- Survival Poncho (Great for emergency shelters)
- Stuff sacks (compression sacks)
- Gloves and Glove Liners
- Winter Traction Foot Spikes
- Wool Socks
- Hiking Sunglasses
- Tent Footprints
- Insulated Base Layer Clothing
- Boot Gaiters
- Scarfs or Face Masks (for warmth)
- Fire Starting Rod
- Water Filters
- Freeze Dried Food and Snacks
- Trekking Poles
- Gear/Tent Patch Kits
- Hand Warmers
- Bug and Tick Repellent
Well, that should help you out with some hiking gift ideas for the upcoming holiday season. You can usually find things under $50.00 for the above items. These under $50 items are perfect for stocking stuffers. I know I said I wouldn’t advertise anything directly, but you could also get under $50.00 items from the Hiking with Shawn Official Merch Store as well. Ha! Sorry, I had to do it. But enjoy a 10% discount from your order by using coupon code HWS10.
But I will remind everyone-attempt to shop local as best as you can. Sure, online stores have deals and big stores are cheaper but that’s because they buy in bulk and get discounts. Your Mom and Pop stores need your sales, or they cease to exist. Our Mom and Pop stores is what makes out regions unique and we need them to continue especially after the pandemic shut them down. Shop local and I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas or Happy Holiday season! Thanks for reading my article and feel free to comment below with hiking gift ideas that are not listed in this article.
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Shawn J. Gossman
Shawn is the founder and host of the YouTube Channel, Hiking with Shawn as well as Hiking with Shawn LLC. Shawn hikes, backpacks and visits various forested areas in the Shawnee National Forest, local state parks and other areas promoting outdoor recreational activities to obtain video to show to locals and non-locals alike. Please support Shawn’s efforts by sharing this post and leaving a comment below.