Ho ho ho! The 5 best and cheap Christmas presents for hikers
Christmas is just around the corner and that means shopping time! I honestly do not care for presents a lot as I live in a tiny house with little space, however if someone decides to buy me something hiking related, I will love you. I’m talking inspirational books, hiking maps and other gadgets here. And so I figured that as an avid hiker I’d gather my suggestions for Christmas presents for hikers in this blog. So you can surprise your hiking buddy or just treat yourself to some amazing hiking presents that are not too expensive.
1. Trekking beyond: Walk the World’s Epic Trails
The Trekking Beyond: Walk the World’s Epic Trails is one of my favorite books to browse through when I’m not able to hike. It’s a great source of inspiration and I really enjoy browsing through it on a rainy day. The book contains 40 amazing multi-day treks all over the world and the descriptions are accompanied by amazing photos that will make you want to leave straight away. Or at least sooner rather than later.
2. Dopper Insulated
The Dopper is known for being a bottle on a mission. Dopper makes sustainable drinking bottles for drinking water and donates 5% of its income to the Dopper Foundation. They also support various safe drinking water projects all around the world and create consciousness regarding single-use plastic waste. Apart from their regular drinking bottle they also have the insulated version. This double walled Dopper keeps drinks warm up to 9 hours and cold up to 24 hours. An amazing and sustainable way to carry your drinks along the trail with you this winter!
3. A powerbank
I hike a lot and prefer to do it far away as well. Sometimes I hike with my partner, sometimes I hike with my friends. Whenever I hike by myself, I enjoy listening to music, a walking meditation or a podcast. This causes the battery of my phone to dramatically drop quickly, especially when it’s cold outside. Whenever I go on a longer hike (> one hour) I make sure to carry a powerbank, just in case my battery dies while on the trail. I also consider this a very safe idea.
Additional reading: safe solo hiking as a female – my tips & tricks
4. Thermarest seat cusion
The one item that has traveled literally all across the globe with me is my seat cushion. It’s a foldable item you can sit on during your hike which keeps your bottom warm and dry. I bought one many years ago and have had it since at least 15 years now. The cheapest insulated sitting pad I found for your guys is the Therm-a-Rest Z Seat Cushion Insulated Sitting Pad. Trust me, this will be your most valuable hiking item from now on, after your first-aid kit and your pocket knife.
5. A hiking journal
As a writer I gather plenty of ideas while hiking. They may be for blogs, for my businesses or just general ideas about hiking. This Hiking Journal notebook is perfect for making notes about a hike or just to scribble down your thoughts while out on the trail. It’s also a perfect way to keep your notes all together and gather inspiration for your next hikes.
These were my tips for best Christmas presents for hikers. I hope I have inspired you with some gift ideas for your fellow outdoor loving family and friends. Disclaimer: if you buy something through the above links, I will earn a small commission, at not extra cost to you. This helps me keeping my website up and running. Thanks for considering and have a wonderful Christmas!
Want to read more? You may also enjoy the following posts:
– Top 10 with the best multi-day hikes in the world
– How to stay warm in Iceland this winter
– Winter hiking in Sauerland, Germany
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