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The 21 Best Hiking Gifts For Her – 2022 Edition

Best gifts for women hikers

When picking out hiking gifts for her, it’s important to think about practical items that will make her happier, more comfortable, and safer when she’s out exploring nature.


This guide features 21 of the best hiking gifts for her – whether ‘her’ is your wife, sister, friend, daughter, mother or that random coworker that likes hiking that you have to get a white elephant gift for!


This guide is broken into multiple sections:
hiking clothing gifts for her, hiking gear gifts for her, and hiking safety gifts for her. I will be sharing gifts with a wide range of budget options so you can find hiking stocking stuffers and some splurge gifting options!

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The 21 best hiking gifts for her - 2022 Edition

This guide has 21 of the best hiking gifts for her but if you’re not sure about a size or would rather leave the choice up to her, consider gifting a REI gift card!

Best gifts for women hikers

Hiking Clothing Gifts For Her

REI Co-op Sahara Solid Long-Sleeve Shirt - $65

This sun shirt from REI Co-op checks allll of my boxes for the perfect hiking shirt! Used for backpacking and day hikes alike, the fabric is cool to the touch, has UPF 50 sun protection, and it packs small and dries fast.

REI Co-op Sahara Guide Convertible Pants - $90

I love these convertible hiking pants so much I have them in two colors! They are stretchy, durable, fit well and are great for all types of weather since they are convertible. Bonus points for having UPF 50+ sun protection!

REI Co-op Magma 850 Down Hoodie 2.0 - $219

This is the softest and lightest jacket I’ve ever seen! It has an innovative design that improves your range of motion and is packable – making it extra easy to throw in a backpack in case of a weather change. 

 

This jacket is made with down certified to the Responsible Down Standard (RDS). 

REI Co-op Sahara T-Shirt - Women's - $30

Thoughtfully designed with hikers in mind, this sweat-wicking t-shirt from REI Co-op is a staple in my hiking wardrobe! The fabric is soooo soft and the fit is very flatting! This is one of those *buy it in every color* pieces.

Hiking Accessories

Sunday Afternoons Islander Hat - $48

If there’s one thing I don’t ever go without, it’s my sun hat from Sunday Afternoons. I love this hat so much, I included it in my business logo! It looks great on anyone, keeps the sun out of your eyes, and isn’t too hot on the head so you can wear it hiking all year round! 

BANDITS Deep in Nature Organic Cotton Bandana - $21

As I hiker, I love always having a bandana in my backpack because I use them for so many different things – a sunshade, an extra layer of warmth, a cold compress, a bandage, a sweat/snot tissue, etc. 

 

I love these organic cotton bandanas from Bandit because they are the perfect size to wear in my hair and each bandana sold supports a charity chosen by the artist who designed the print.

Darn Tough Bear Town Micro Crew Socks - Women's - $23

There is no such thing as too many hiking socks… especially when they are from Darn Tough.

 

These merino wool socks naturally regulate temperature, and have antimicrobial properties, and wick moisture; it’s warm in the winter, and cool in the summer! Plus, they have a lifetime warranty. 

goodr Circle Gs Polarized Sunglasses - $25

If you’re looking for a hiking gift for her under $25, I recommend a pair of polarized sunglasses! It’s important to protect your eyes from the sun while hiking and if you’re hiking friends are anything like me… they are always breaking/losing their sunglasses.

 

These sunglasses from goodr are cute, inexpensive, and make for a practical hiking gift!

Hiking footwear

best hiking boots as gifts for 2022
best hiking boots as gifts for 2022

Merrell Moab 3 Mid Hiking Boots - $140

I’ve been hiking for years and because of the work I do with brands, I’ve tried a lot of hiking boots. I got these in May of 2022 and they are the most comfortable hiking boots I’ve ever worn. They are lightweight (1 lbs, 13 oz!!), waterproof and made with recycled materials.

 

I know buying boots as a gift is hard but I recommend going up ½ a size from her normal shoe size for the best fit.

Altra Lone Peak 6 Trail-Running Shoes - $140

If the hiker in your life wants something more casual and versatile, I love the Altra Lone Peak 6 Trail-Running Shoes. I love my pair so much that I got a pair for my mom and she agrees that they are the most comfortable pair of adventure shoes that aren’t boots.

Teva Hurricane XLT2 Sandals - $75

Changing into a pair of durable, waterproof adventure sandals opens up a whole new world of hiking! Plus, a good pair of hiking sandals that are as cute as these ones from Teva, are perfect for exploring the outdoors and going about the day. 

 

If you’re looking for something more lightweight and casual, check out the $50 Teva Original Universal! 

Hiking Safety Gifts For Her

Vargo Titanium Emergency Whistle - $11

My husband got this for me for Christmas last year and it goes with me on every hiking adventure! 

 

This $11 titanium emergency whistle is built to last and only weighs a tenth of an ounce. It’s a great addition to any pack or emergency kit.

Counter Assault Bear Deterrent Spray - $47

2022 Hiking gifts for her Safety

Whether she’s hiking in bear country or on an urban trail in the city, bear spray is a great hiking safety tool. The instructions of use are straight forward, making the bear spray easy to use. This is one of those items that gifts peace of mind. 

SOL Emergency Blanket - $5

2022 Hiking gifts for her Safety Emergency Blanket

Often overlooked when packing your backpack, this $5 emergency SOL blanket could save a hiker’s life. This hiking gift for her makes for a great stocking stuffer! 

HART Outdoor Weekend First-Aid Kit - $24

2022 Hiking gifts for her Safety First Aid Kit

No matter how far the hike, this is a piece of safety hiking gear that everyone should carry. 

 

With clear compartments to keep medical supplies organized, visible and at your fingertips, the compact HART Outdoor Weekend first-aid kit is sized for 2 people on a 2-3 day trip.

Hiking Gear Gifts For Her

Patagonia Ultralight Black Hole Mini Hip Pack - $35

Hiking gifts for her - backpacks 2022

This little bag is perfect for shorter excursions where you need to carry a little more than what will fit in your pockets. It’s versatile, perfect for my massive iPhone and comes in a ton of cute color combinations! 

REI Co-op Flash 18 Pack - $40

Hiking backpack gifts 2022

I’ve been a long-time fan of the REI Coop Flash 18 Packs and always recommend it for new hikers! It’s super lightweight, perfect for day trips, has lots of pockets for storage and neat features like a removable waist strap and if turned inside out, it can be used as a stuff sack.

 

This is a versatile, affordable hiking backpack that is sure to last for years. 

Gregory Nano 22 H2O Hydration Pack - $90

Gregory Nano Best Hiking Gifts for her 2022

If you’re looking for a hiking backpack for her that comes with a hydration bladder, I recommend the Gregory Nano 22 H2O Hydration Pack! This day pack comes with a 3 L water bladder and has enough room for all the essentials! When not used as a hiking backpack, it can fit up to a 15-inch laptop. 

Kula Cloth Reusable Antimicrobial Pee Cloth - $20

Best gifts for hikers 2022 kula cloth

I know it might sound weird but a Kula Coth reusable antimicrobial pee cloth is one of my outdoor adventure essentials! Used to pat dry, Kula Cloth reduces the amount of toilet paper going into (and often being left in) nature. 


I’ve been hiking with my Kula Cloth for over a year now and can’t say enough good things about it –
here’s my full review

Stasher Stand-Up Stasher Bag - $18

Stasher bags as a hiking gift for her in 2023

I love my Stasher bags for packing snacks or on-the-go essentials I may need on my hiking adventures! Stasher bags are made with pure platinum silicone, a healthier alternative to plastic since silica is a natural resource, and is designed to last years. 

 

This is a hiking gift for her that can be used in a million different ways, time and time again!

REI Co-op Nalgene - $16

best gifts for outdoor teens

Every hiker I know loves (and can’t have enough) Nalgene water bottles! These bottles designed by REI Co-op are extremely durable, leakproof and make for the perfect stocking stuffer. 

Best gifts for women hikers
Best gifts for women hikers

Love these hiking gifts for her?

What are you planning on getting the women hikers in your life? Also – most of these gifts can be for him too! 

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Jacey West

My mission is simple: Inspire you to get outside. I like camping, hiking, mountain biking, backpacking, and exploring National Parks. I’m passionate about sharing all the details of my adventure so you can plan some of your own!

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