11 Gift Ideas for Lovers of the Outdoors

Whether it’s the sense of freedom or the intrinsic beauty of nature, some just appreciate the wild, or it’s essence. If you want to give one of these an outdoor-themed gift, this list of gift ideas is for you!

Gifts for Hikers and More

In this list, there are items for adults and kids who like to actively experience the wild in action and for those who choose to connect through their life source (spirit).

So, if you think this list is missing some amazing gift, please add it below in the comments. If you are looking for similar gift ideas (but more for her) you can check out this exhaustive list here.

#1. Ultra HD SkyView Bird Watcher Binoculars

A set of binoculars like these are perfect gift ideas for the outdoors lovers. These 8×42 Wingspan Optics binoculars are waterproof with a wide field of view and close focus. What’s so good about these is that they are fog proof as well as lightweight and durable.

See the reviews from real owners of this Wingspan Optics SkyViews set

Being lightweight these make great gifts for backpackers. They involve DuraTech Technology and are designed for tough weather conditions and rugged environments.

#2. SPIbelts for Cards, Phones +More

These make great gifts for hikers or anyone on the move.

SPIbelts for men, women, and kids – perfect for holding your smart phone, keys, ID, headphones, cash, credit cards, or even a passport.

This one is waterproof with a LokSak liner. It is a no-bounce running belt, suitable for runners, athletes and adventurers.

See the latest price here.

This is also another option if you are looking for gifts for backpackers.

#3. Luxurious Merino Wool Active Wear

Merino wool is one of those beaut natural textiles that has served us for centuries. The product sold at Wilderness Wear is grown in Tasmania, Australia, by a few exclusive growers.

From Wilderness Wear

“The deal with Merino is its fineness, with the ‘Fine’ gradings at 25 microns, ‘Superfine’ at 18 microns and ‘Ultrafine’ at just 15 microns – all the product of Australian Merino sheep…the lower the fiber thickness and longer the staple, the softer the feel and the more efficient the thermal capability, which is why the world loves this high-end material for next-to-skin garments.”

You get free shipping on orders over $50 at Wilderness Wear (if you are lucky enough to be in Australia). But, they do deliver internationally.

Check out the merino range at Wilderness Wear for hikers+ more.

A pair of merino wool socks would have to be one of the best gifts for hikers, wouldn’t you say? Especially as you can’t go wrong with giving socks as presents for hikers!

#4. Stainless Steel Travel Mug –  12oz

Klean Kanteen with a lifetime warranty. This is an insulated wide stainless steel coffee mug with Café Cap 2.0. It has a brushed stainless appearance and holds 12 oz of fluid. It is also free from BPA, phthalates, lead, and other toxins.

See the Klean Kanteen  here.


#5.  A Lightweight Drone with Camera

A DJI Mavic is a lightweight drone that flies a long distance and folds for easy transport. Thus, it is an ideal gift idea for travelers and backpackers who like to capture awesome shots of their adventures from overhead or out to sea or anywhere that is tricky to get to by foot.

See the price for the DJI – Mavic Pro on Amazon

If you want to compare the DJI with others, my long-range drone buyers guide will help. Read it here. It also covers a list of the best cheap long-range drones on the market.

#6. Metal Detector

Get the kids outdoors and away from their screens with a metal detector. They’ll love looking for and digging up treasure.

This definitely has to be one of the top gifts for outdoorsy people who like to take the kids on adventures.

#7. Portable Solar Charger

This Nekteck solar charger is rain resistant and dirt and shock proof. It has dual USB ports and is a high-efficiency sun-powered backup power device. Will support all USB devices.

Check out the solar charger here


#8. Sandals – Outdoor Moves

A set of outdoor sandals, like the Teva Men’s M Terra FI 4 sandal, is a summer wear for hikers.  Teva has great kid’s outdoor sandals also. These are great for the lake or for beach wear.

See the latest price for the Teva Men’s sandals on Amazon

See the latest price for the Teva Kid’s on Amazom

Teva has quite a huge range with colors and styles to suit all. They feel great under your feet and give that bit of extra comfort and support while being open to allow your feet to breathe.

#9. Outdoor Adventure Gear

WildEarth has an awesome range of outdoor and camping gear.

You get free shipping on orders over $100 at WildEarth, Australia’s #1 outdoor gear store (if you are lucky enough to be in Australia).

Gifts for the Wild at Heart
Wild Earth – Live | Life | Adventure gear for the outdoor action enthusiast

See the huge range of gift ideas for hikers +more at WildEarth.

Not in Australia? Check out Amazon for adventure gear.

 #10. A Gift of Giving to African Wildlife Foundation

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AWF donation a gift to honor a passion for protecting rare and endangered wildlife

This is the perfect give for wildlife lovers or that someone who has ‘everything’ and wants to make a difference.

#11. Travel Scope

Complete with case and tripod, this portable telescope is ideal as a present for hikers or other outdoor adventurers.

From stargazing and viewing planets in the dark skies to observing wildlife and land features, a portable telescope adds depth to the experience of being outdoors.

See the latest price for this Celestron Travel Scope

If you are wanting to check out other portable scopes, see my guide on telescopes for kids, which also includes portable ones suitable for travelers and hikers.

#12. A Set of Trekking Poles

A set of two anti-shock trail poles. Great for hiking anywhere. These make the best gifts for hikers who like the support as well as the extra workout they provide.

Poles are a great way of working out your arms as well as your legs while hiking. They provide that extra support when the ground is uneven to alleviate wear on ankles and knees. They also help with maneuvering slopes (going up or down).

See the latest price on Amazon for the BAFX trail poles

Every hiker should have a set of trekking poles!

Final Thoughts

Sometimes all it takes is a little prompting to get ideas running. I hope my dozen or so ideas as gifts for hikers and other outdoorsy folks help you in some way. Like I said above, comment below if you have some other amazing gift ideas for hikers.

Hi, I’m Jeff Madden. I’m an enthusiast of the wide open spaces. I’ve had over 15 years experience in presenting spatial data and I find it valuable to research and compare the latest technology available. I hope you find my writings useful for exploring and capturing visuals of the outdoors.

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