25 Hiking Gifts for Couples Who Love the Great Outdoors

From fun options to practical picks, these thoughtful gift ideas will take you to the top.
Gift ideas for hiking lovers and couples
Photos, from clockwise: REI, Uncommon Goods, The Knot, GuidedLaserCuts
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Alison Meehan
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Updated Nov 30, 2023
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We all know at least one couple who can't get enough of the great outdoors. Whether they're always exploring new trails or inviting you to join them on their next excursion, it's pretty clear they like a challenge. Need a gift for an active duo? Hiking gifts for couples are everywhere right now, which is great if you're shopping for a pair of adventurers. To help you get started, we've rounded up the best gifts for hikers, from practical gear to nature-inspired art and everything in between.

Before you dive into shopping, there are a few things to consider, like the occasion you're buying for, the couple themselves and their hiking ability. Are you looking for wedding gifts for outdoorsy couples or something to help them mark their anniversary? If they're completely new to hiking, basic essentials like a rucksack, comfy socks and a flask are sure to be appreciated. On the other hand, if they already climb like pros, a thoughtful keepsake inspired by their favorite peaks could be the way to go. Whatever you have in mind, we're here to help you find a gift to impress the hiking lovers in your life.

1. Custom Collage Print

Personalized couples print from Uncommon Goods
Photo: Uncommon Goods

Did they get engaged at the top of a mountain? Here's a thoughtful wedding gift any hiking couple will be excited to unwrap. This custom collage print can be designed to match the lovebirds' likeness, along with their names and a sweet message like "For all the adventures to come." Have it framed so it's ready to hang up on the wall right away.

2. Personalized Hiking Book

Personalized hiking book
Photo: Personalization Mall

If your husband, wife or friends are always looking for a new hike to try, this book will be their biggest inspiration. Fittingly titled "100 Hikes of a Lifetime," it provides expert commentary on some of the most beautiful trails around the world, alongside stunning National Geographic photography. Whether they use it to decorate their coffee table or study up as they plan their next trip, they'll reach for this innovative guide time and again. The leather cover can even be customized with their name in elegant gold foil, making this one of the most stylish (and practical) gifts for married couples who love to hike.

3. Hiking-Inspired Glassware

Hiking glassware for the best gift for hiking lovers
Photo: Uncommon Goods

Tableware is a classic bridal shower or wedding present, but if you're looking for an extra special gift idea for people who like to hike, these glasses have a fun twist. The set of four lines up to create a colorful scene of a hiker's journey, starting with flat grassy fields and ending in a rocky summit. The slanted design creates a playful finish for a standout gift that leans into the couple's favorite hobby in a really unique way.

4. Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Photo: Best Buy

Shopping for a couple who loves listening to music on their hikes? With this wireless Bluetooth speaker, they can bring their favorite tunes anywhere—even the woods. This compact retro-style device looks cute, but there's so much more to love about it, including the 15-hour playback feature and the rubber back-mounted strap that's easy to secure to a backpack. It's also water-resistant and dustproof, making it ideal for outdoor use.

5. Comfy Hiking Socks

comfortable hiking socks for the best gift
Photo: REI

Trust us, people who love hiking always need more socks. These heavy-duty crew socks from Darn Tough will keep the blisters at bay even after a long hike. They're made from breathable, moisture-wicking and thermo-regulating Merino wool for maximum comfort in various weather conditions. Choose from women's and men's sizes to suit the couple you're buying for.

6. Polaroid Camera

Polaroid camera for the best hiking gift
Photo: Amazon

If you'd prefer to steer clear of hiking gear altogether, how about a cool camera they can use to capture all those awesome mountain-top views? This retro Polaroid camera is much more fun than using a smartphone and comes with a double pack of color film for instant printing. It also has a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and is compatible with both i-Type film and 600 film for easy use.

7. Hiking Gear Subscription

Hiking gear gift for the hiking lovers
Photo: Nomadik

Want to splurge a little on your favorite pair of hikers? This subscription service from Nomadik is a really thoughtful (and practical) gift that'll help them prepare for any upcoming trek. Every quarter, they'll receive a box of outdoor gear and supplies based on their interests and the seasons—from waterproof blankets and backpacks to foldable bowls and bottles. Each box also comes with a corresponding challenge to kickstart their next adventure.

8. Topographic Whiskey Glasses

topographic whiskey glasses
Photo: Huckberry

If you're searching for a gift for hikers who like whiskey, these unique hand-blown tumblers combine the best of both worlds. Each set of glasses features a miniature topographic impression of a famous natural landmark, like the Rockies, the Grand Tetons and so many more. Pair it with a bottle of their favorite whiskey or bourbon for a holiday or anniversary gift that really rocks.

9. Trendy Flask

firelight flask for the best hiking gift
Photo: High Camp Flasks

A high-quality flask is a must-have item for couples who take regular hikes. Sleek and stylish, the Fireside flask from High Camp Flasks is something they'll want to take on every trip. It's made from vacuum-insulated stainless steel that keeps drinks hot or cool for hours and comes with two integrated tumblers for stylish sipping on the go—but there's more. This handy vessel can fit an entire bottle of wine or spirits, making it the perfect accompaniment to romantic picnics and leisurely hikes in nature.

10. REI Gift Card

REI coop gift card
Photo: REI

Searching for a holiday gift for someone who loves hiking? Help them start the new year on the right foot with a REI gift card. Whether they use it to upgrade their hiking gear or put it toward an annual park pass, they'll definitely be thrilled to receive this thoughtful gift. Half the fun will be choosing what to spend it on and deciding where they will explore next.

11. Flannel Beer Covers

hiking themed flannel beer koozies
Photo: Uncommon Goods

If the hiking enthusiasts in your life also like beer, these cute flannel covers will keep their drinks cool while they trek. They're available in three colors (red, blue or tan plaid) and make really great stocking stuffers or small holiday gifts. Grab two (and fill them with their favorite brews) for a fun present they'll definitely appreciate.

12. Campfire Games Set

Campfire game set for the best hiking gift
Photo: Gentlemen's Hardware

Camping and hiking go hand in hand, so how about a fun game they can play around the campfire? This compact tin may be small, but it's crammed with stuff to keep them amused, including a deck of waterproof playing cards, six dice and a pad and pencil for tracking their scores. It also comes with instructions for three games that are suitable for two to four players, so they can even invite a couple of friends to join them.

13. Packable Joggers

packable joggers from Coalatree
Photo: Coalatree

Any hiking lovers will appreciate a gift that considers the environment, like these cool eco-friendly joggers from Coalatree. They're made from a revolutionary fabric produced from recycled coffee grounds and fold up easily into a small backpack so they can reach for them when it gets chilly outside. They also boast moisture-wicking and UV-protective qualities that'll keep them comfy, whatever the conditions. Choose from five colors and unisex sizes XS-XXL for a practical gift they'll be happy to have in their kit.

14. Portable Drinks Cooler

Portable YETI drinks cooler for the best hiking gift
Photo: YETI

Choosing hiking gifts for couples just got a whole lot easier, thanks to YETI's range of portable coolers. This soft drinks cooler can hold eight cans of soda or beer and is ideal for anyone who enjoys trekking up a mountainside. Its insulated rubber walls keep drinks cold for hours while the long shoulder strap allows for easy toting, making this a standout gift worth splurging on. If you're feeling extra generous, fill it with their favorite sips for a sweet surprise.

15. Exciting Hiking Experience

Hiking Experience for the best couples gift
Photo: The Knot

If they have all the gear they'll ever need, a gift experience for couples who love hiking together is an excellent alternative. This hidden waterfall hike is a unique activity they'll never forget and a gift that'll score you some serious brownie points. They'll get to experience the exquisite landscape of Puerto Rico while climbing up to a waterfall in a small group. It's an especially great anniversary or wedding gift for an active couple who already has a vacation in the books.

16. Hiking Journal

Hiking journal for the best gift
Photo: Amazon

Need a stocking stuffer for hiking lovers? Look no further than this affordable pocket-sized trail journal. Each entry page has prompts for the hike's details, alongside what they saw and how much they liked it. It's accompanied by a blank page for more notes and a picture of the view, so they can have loads of fun adding doodles and snapshots from each location.

17. S'mores Gift Box

S'mores gift box for the best hiking gift
Photo: ScratchThatEtch

Does your favorite hiking couple also happen to have a sweet tooth? If that's the case, they'll love this s'mores gift box. It comes with all the essential tools to make their favorite gooey treats, including a personalized serving board and roasting skewers featuring their names or a fun phrase. Opt for the deluxe option if you want to include a pair of s'mores-inspired mugs before adding your own marshmallows and crackers for a thoughtful holiday or anniversary gift.

18. Cute Hiking Sweatshirts

Hiking themed sweatshirts for the best gift
Photo: Uncommon Goods

If the couple you're shopping for is actually you and your spouse, why not switch things up with some cute coordinated sweatshirts? Matching couples' gifts like these stylish sweats are great for Valentine's Day, the holidays or an upcoming wedding anniversary. Available in two tree-inspired designs, they're made from 100% organic cotton and are made in a facility that uses certified fair trade practices. Choose from sizes S-XXL for a fun and cozy gift that celebrates your shared interests.

19. Personalized Outdoor Blanket

Customized outdoor blanket
Photo: Personalization Mall

Here's a thoughtful (and useful) anniversary gift for parents or friends who like to hike. This full-size picnic blanket features two sides—one made of cozy fleece and the other made from waterproof polyester—and can be customized with their monogram or family name for a personal touch. Whether they're climbing a mountain or exploring the woods, they can use it for a picnic at the vantage point.

20. Personalized Hiking Ornament

Customized hiking christmas ornamnet for your hiking friends
Photo: GuidedLaserCuts

You don't always have to go big when shopping for holiday gifts for hiking lovers. This wooden tree ornament nods to their favorite pastime in a playful way and is sure to become a favorite in their Christmas decor collection. It's shaped like a boot and features the silhouette of a couple that you can customize to your liking, along with space for their names or a short message. There's even an option to add a dog to the laser-cut drawing to reflect their beloved pet. Cute, right?

21. Merino Beanie Set

Merino beanies for the hiking lovers gift
Photo: Unbound Merino

Wearable gifts for hikers are always a win, but they can be tricky to shop for if you don't know their exact size. Keep things simple with this two-pack of cozy beanies from Unbound Merino. They're one-size-fits-all and made from merino wool that naturally insulates their head without overheating it. The ribbed structure and rolled brim ensure each hat fits well while adding a stylish edge to the overall look. Choose from four different color combos to suit their personal tastes.

22. Traveler's Hip Pack

traveller's fanny pack from Patagonia
Photo: Patagonia

The trendy belt bag got a hiker's upgrade. This lightweight hip pack is made from 100% recycled materials and features a main compartment with a zippered pocket to hold essentials like a phone, wallet and keys. It also has a security pocket for storing small items and an adjustable strap so it can be worn across the body or around the waist, making it great for short hikes and everyday strolls alike. Bonus: The bag can fold into its own pocket for compact storage.

23. National Park Candle

National Park Candles for your hiking friends
Photo: Uncommon Goods

There's nothing quite like the smell of nature—except now there is! This soy candle comes in a retro-style tin and features a scent inspired by a renowned national park, making it the perfect gift for people who like hiking. Choose from 16 different designs, including the Grand Canyon, Mount Rainier and Zion, for a unique take on their favorite outdoor spot.

24. Multi-Purpose Tool

multi-purpose tool for the best hiking gift
Photo: Leatherman

This stainless steel multi-tool is small but packs a punch, with 10 different pieces of gear—from a knife to scissors to a nail file—so you can ensure your hiker spouse is prepared for whatever they face on the trail. The handles can be customized with a pattern, image or personal message for a unique (and useful) holiday or anniversary gift.

25. Lightweight Backpack

lightweight backpack from The Knot
Photo: The Knot

We couldn't complete a round-up of gifts for hiking lovers without including a proper backpack. Whether they're total newbies or need to upgrade their gear after years of trekking, they'll love this lightweight bag. It has side stretch pockets to fit bottles of water and an adjustable sternum strap for easy carrying, but that's not all. It's also water-repellent to prevent the contents from getting wet when a rain shower comes out of nowhere.

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