Stocking Stuffers for Hikers

Your outdoor enthusiast will be ready to hit the trail with these gifts for hikers.

Whether a hiker is going on a short adventure through the wilderness or an entire weekend exploring the backcountry, they want high-quality gear that takes up limited amount of space. Discover the best gifts for hikers with this Pro Tips holiday guide.


Starting with apparel, there’s a variety of options that you can stuff in a stocking. New hiking socks can help feet stay dry and cozy, while a fanny pack can help keep smaller items organized and at the ready. For a convertible gift with lots of potential uses, some neck gaiters are made of lightweight, moisture-wicking material that can be transformed to wear as a balaclava, beanie, headband and more.

Make sure your significant other’s wedding band stays safe when hiking with a new rubber ring. Coming in men’s and women’s versions, these rings are made of a high-quality silicone designed with the durability and comfort needed when hitting the trail.


You can find numerous hiking accessories that can upgrade a trek and help your loved one get the most out of their next hike. If your hiker’s trips last until after dusk, a headlamp or flashlight can help illuminate their path for extended enjoyment.

Paracords have numerous uses — they can help with everything from creating shelter to acting as a replacement pack strap to even being a quick-fix replacement shoe lace. A new multi-tool can come in handy in a variety of ways, with features such as pliers, screwdrivers, a saw and knife blades.

If your outdoor enthusiast enjoys long treks, then a compression sack can help them save room in their pack. It is designed to hold clothes or a sleeping bag while compressing the air out of it to take up less space.

When the temperatures drop, accessories like gloves, beanies and hand warmers are great for cold-weather excursions.

Water purification tablets, dehydrated food and a hydration belt can help take hikes farther to distant peaks.


Safety should always be a top priority when on the trails. Gifts like a new GPS system can help them stay on track, while first-aid kits, emergency blankets, a safety whistle and pepper spray can help their next trip be a more secure one. Insect repellent, insect head nets, anti-chafe balm, sunscreen and lip balm can all help to keep your hiker feeling protected from the elements each step of the way as well.

These stocking stuffers for the hiker in your life can help make the most of their outdoor adventures. Invite them to fall in love with the great outdoors this holiday season with every gift they unwrap.

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