16 Gifts for the Day Hiker

Thoughtful gifts for the day hiker.

Hiking in the Superstitions Arizona
Photography by Blisters & Bliss. Hiking in the Superstitions Wilderness, Arizona

What to get for the person who’s always asking you to go hiking? Don’t worry, we made a list for you. Check out our really specific outdoor gift guides for thoughtful gifts that wasn’t just randomly googled and thrown into an article. These are things that we’ve used, own, or have on our personal wishlist (hint, hint).

Check out our other really specific gift guides below!
27 gifts for the geeky outdoors camper
20 gifts for the stylish outdoors woman
14 gifts for bringing the outdoors indoors

Need more ideas? Check out our Gear Reviews and Gear Guides for specific gear!


Under $20

Adventure Medical Kit Ultralight First Aid Kit

Because you never know. This is the one I always have in my day hiking backpack.

Space Emergency Blanket

Because the weather can be unpredictable on high peaks.

NatGeo Trails Illustrated Map

Get them a map of their favorite park!


Under $50

Camelbak Crux 3l Reservoir

When was the last time they updated their reservoir? If it’s been a while, get them a new one.

Black Diamond Spot Headlamp

Always helpful to have just in case.

ProBar Energy Chews

These are soo satisfying while hiking! It’s gummy candy but they’re called energy chews to make you feel better about eating them.

Nike Running Hat

This is the hat I use for trail running and hiking.

Conner Hats Sun Hat

A sun hat that doesn’t look dorky.


Under $100

A hiking backpack!

No link here — it’s best if you ask them or hack into their laptop and look at their browsing history 😛 Every hiker has a backpack they’ve been eyeing.


Under $200

Patagonia Snacks Pack Gift Box

A backpack, filled with snacks, awesome!


No limits! I’m a baller

Some of these baller gift items are repeated throughout our gift guides because they’re that awesome 🙂

Peak Design MudSlinger Bundle

If she has a camera, this bundle is GOLD.

Sony a6000

The primary camera we use for the photography on Blisters & Bliss!


If you really want to buy their love 😛 get them a trip!

REI’s Women’s Adventures

NOLS Wilderness Courses

And She’s Dope Too Adventures

Outside GO Adventure Travel

Do you think something should be added to the list? Let us know in the comments below!

P.S. Let us know if you gifted someone (or yourself) something from this list!

Hiking in the Angeles National Forest
Photography by Blisters & Bliss. Hiking in the Angeles National Forest.

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