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Inexpensive Gifts For Hikers:
Under 25 Dollars

In the United States, inexpensive gifts for hikers are referred to as "stocking stuffers" during the Christmas season.

Which is an excellent gift idea!

Stuff one of these gifts into a brand new pair of hiking socks any time of the year, and you're on your way to making your favorite hiker's eyes light up with appreciation.

Finding the best gifts for hikers is tough, and even tougher if you're on a budget. These tips for inexpensive hiking gifts less than $25 can help make your gift giving more fun.


Great gifts for hikers under $25.
Can it be done?

An inexpensive gift for a hiker can go in two directions:

  • Something that makes her a bit more comfortable on the trail.
  • Something that keeps her safe on the trail.

If you're lucky, you may find a hiking gift that gives the gift of comfort, safety, and a personalized twist that says you put some thought into it.

So that's what we're going for here, right?

Comfort and safety are baked into these thoughtful hiking gift suggestions:

  • Hiking apparel to keep her temperature regulated and protected from the elements
  • Hydration options
  • Great tasting trail snacks for energy and stamina

Let's name some names now: inexpensive gifts for hikers

Let's circle back through that comfort and safety list, calling out some specific gift suggestions.

Inexpensive hiking clothing choices

Every hiker can appreciate these lovely ways to thermoregulate and protect skin from temperature extremes.

Lots more inexpensive options at REI Garage - the place to score excellent deals on well made, durable hiking gear.

Hydration options

These are great because you can choose a favorite color or design, and for $25 you can buy more than one.

The beauty of this hiking hydration gift? You can fill it up with some great trail snacks (coming up next) and make it an extra fun surprise.

And to make sure her hiking water is clean and safe, gift her with her very own lightweight water filter.

Great trail snacks

Every hiker has food preferences and flavor favorites. These options give you a chance to individualize your gift, according to her tastes:

For gluten free and paleo hiking snack options, go here.

Post-hike recovery help

Sore muscles are common with hikers, and here's an effective yet inexpensive way to deal with that problem: a muscle roller stick.


Don't forget the best
inexpensive gifts for hikers

A pair of hiking socks makes one of the best inexpensive gifts for hikers.Sock heaven! Send your hiker there with a great pair of high performance hiking socks.

Why not surprise your hiker with a pair of high performance hiking socks in a bright color or fun style?

My favorite brands and styles on the hiking trail include:

They have proven themselves to be durable, comfortable and fast drying.

And yes, these socks are worth every penny!

Read why hiking socks are so important to your hiker here.

You can stuff a few goodies into the socks for extra gift giving goodness, or what I like to call an "over the top" hiking gift.

Keep reading for a few hints about fun hiking stuff to stuff.

  • In your socks, your mouth, or a handy pocket.


A few fun yet inexpensive
gifts for hikers

Speaking for all female hikers everywhere (ha!), you can never have too many lip balms in your hiking backpack or pants pocket.

Here are my favorite hiking lip balms to protect lips from sun or wind damage:


And ditto for hiking chocolate. No such thing as too much!

  • For a list of all of my trail snack favorites, go here.

Or just pick one of these, and you can't go wrong!


And here are a few ideas for hikers who don't like lip balm or chocolate (is that even possible?):

A non hiker's guide to selecting
the perfect gifts for hikers

If you've never set foot on a hiking trail, and have no plans to do so any time soon, AND you need some hiking gift ideas in a hurry, read this.

  • The price range in this hiking gift guide varies from inexpensive to high end, to suit your gift giving budget.
  • You can tailor your gifts to the type of hiker you are gifting, too: day hiker, backpacker, section hiker...

And if your hiker giftee is a child, read these specific gift giving tips.


Feeling better about finding
inexpensive gifts for hikers?

I certainly hope so!

Pick a few of these gifts for hikers and enjoy watching the smiling eyes.

You're a great human being to pick thoughtful gifts for the hikers in your life!


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