Get some gift inspiration for the backpackers and hikers on your gift list with these fun Backpacker Gift Ideas!
Got a backpacker or hiker on your gift list?? These Backpacker Gift Ideas are the perfect gifts for budget travelers and outdoors lovers! From the funny to practical gifts, all backpackers will love these gift ideas!
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Backpacker Gift Ideas – Hiking and Camping Gift Guide:
For the humorous camping-lover on your gift list, this funny camping t-shirt is the perfect gift idea! (Especially if they appreciate good tacos!)
A mini deck of cards is the best offline entertainment you can give a backpacker! Mini deck of cards are lightweight, fit anywhere, and are so fun to play with friends, or even a game of Solitaire!
No backpacker that I know of enjoys getting their feet wet, so having waterproof socks along is a life saver every time! This is a gift that they’ll really love!
With amazing scenery, National Parks are some of America’s best places to visit! However… there is often no cell phone coverage, so these National Geographic National Park Trail Maps are life savers for backpackers! These are a few I have and love…
When the mountains are calling, you’ve just got to go! The perfect t-shirt for any outdoors lover!
These fork/spoon camping utensils are a fun way to eat when camping. Plus, they’re lightweight, so they fit nicely in a backpack!
When it comes to purchasing gifts for backpackers, giving them a day pack is always a safe idea! 😉 Day packs are handy for day hikes and sightseeing, because they can easily hold cameras, water bottles, snacks, etc.
Backpackers will love decorating their Christmas tree with this hiking compass ornament! Such a fun stocking stuffer idea!
A Garmin GPS is a nice gadget to have on hand when hiking. Any backpacker will love this!
To ensure that the backpacker on your gift list stays safe, a mini first aid kit is the perfect gift to buy them. And let’s be honest: A Swiss Army First Aid Kit is pretty sweet!
For the backpacker who loves camp fires, flint and steel is the perfect gift idea!
Perfect for wrapping around blisters, cuts, and other wounds, moleskin is a no-brainer to have on a backpacking trip. Plus, it is very lightweight, perfect for keeping the backpack light!
Starbucks VIA Packets are lightweight, inexpensive, and simply the most efficient way for backpackers bring their favorite coffee along! For back-country hiking, these are nice, because they they simply last forever, and for backpacking through cities, it is a budget friendly alternative to coffee shops and cafes!
For the backpacker who loves to sleep outside or nap between the trees, a hammock is an awesome gift idea!
When the sweat comes, there’s no better, easier way than to wipe it off with a lightweight microfiber towel!
Combine a compass, fire starter, knife and paracord, and you’ve got this epic multipurpose bracelet! These are such a fun use of space with practical tools!
Not all who wander are lost, but for the wanderers who do get lost, a compass is a gift they need! 🙂
Perfect for cutting moleskin, dehydrated food packages, Starbucks VIA packets, and so much more, a pair of mini scissors is so useful! Any backpacker will put these to use! I sure have!
This Swiss Army Pocket Knife includes a blade, tweezers, a nail file, and so much more! If you’re looking for some bang-for-the-buck when shopping for the backpacker on your gift list, this Swiss Army Pocket Knife is the perfect little stocking stuffer they’ll love!
Perfect for hiking at night, or through caves or any dark place of sorts, a headlamp is simply one of the more practical gifts a backpacker needs. I definitely enjoy putting mine to use!
A serious life saver for steep ascents and descents on the hiking trail, trekking poles make hiking so much easier! Mine came in to be very useful on a day hike in the Grand Canyon.
Space and weight are two major considerations that need to be taken into account while backpacking, so combining two useful tools – a lantern and a flashlight – is simply an epic idea!
For the backpacker who like to stay trendy (and hydrated), this is the perfect gift!
A more lightweight, space saving alternative to the Contigo Water Bottle above is a Collapsible Water Bottle. This is great if the backpacker’s pack is already pretty heavy.
When the backpacker’s water runs out, it’s time to turn to the Life Straw Water Purifier! This amazing tool is able to purify water from streams, rivers, or rain water!
All overnight hiking backpackers need sleeping bags, but ones that are light enough to fit into a backpack during the day. You can solve their problem by giving them a lightweight sleeping bag!
An inflatable pillow is the perfect gift to go along with the lightweight sleeping bag. It’s super light in weight, and it feels very comfortable at night!
Sunglasses are simple, yet nice gifts that any backpacker loves! It’s a great way for them to protect their eyes from the sun.
For backpacking through cities, having a survival tool that can fit in the credit card slot in their wallet is pretty awesome! This tool can be used for a can opener, screwdriver, ruler, and so much more!
Lightweight and filling, space food is a gift every backpacker needs to have in order to stay full and energized!
Backpacker Gift Ideas – Travel Gift Guide:
When their phone’s battery is low, or they don’t have any coverage, these National Geographic City Maps are great backup maps to have on hand for backpackers! With 3-D Buildings, maps of the local transit system, and more, these are pretty awesome gifts anybody backpacker will love! My map of Rome was a life saver on my trip to Italy.
The best way for a backpacker to record their travels is by having a travel journal! They can remember the highlights of their trips, people they met along the way, and so much more!
This is a win-win scenario, because you can get free Starbucks gift cards for the backpacker on your gift list!
Fun socks for travelers are another great gift for travel lovers!
For the coffee lover, this is an awesome gift idea! These Contigo Travel Coffee Mugs keep drinks hot and insulated for hours, and are a great way for travelers to enjoy their favorite drinks on the go!
This Money Belt is the perfect gift to give a traveler to keep their belongings safe and snug… and out of site.
Travelers can keep their cash easily organized and stashed away with this Money Band! This would be great to put inside of a money belt, to keep it safe from pickpockets! You know… when traveling in those certain areas. 😉
A ‘Cord Taco’ is a round piece of leather that folds and snaps around folded cords, and is the handiest thing you can have to keep cords organized.
Scratch Maps are a fun way for backpackers to show off where they’ve been after their trip!
These Rick Steves Pocket Guides are the perfect gift for a traveler looking for the best things to do, where to eat, etc. – choose from individual cities. I got one before traveling to Rome, and it was so helpful!
These attachable camera lenses are an easy way to add a fun twist to the average phone picture while traveling! There are wide angle, macro, and fisheye lenses that attach directly to your phone’s camera lens, just like below! Check out all camera lens attachments here.
A phone camera tripod is the easiest way to take crisp, clear travel photos. Any photography loving traveler will love this!
So many times, in group photos, there is always one person missing: the photographer! It’s time to end the debates on who takes the photo by using this Phone Camera Clicker!
Another fun t-shirt for your traveling friends and relatives!
With this International Travel Adapter Charger, travelers can charge their Samsung and Apple devices in the U.S., U.K., and most European Countries!
For the many moments in life where taking a selfie is really, quite necessary, this is quite the nice tool to have on hand for the traveler! They’ll love capturing they’re favorite moments on their trips!
Never lose your passport again with this Leather Passport Holder! It will keep your most valuable asset on hand safe and sound… and it just happens to look pretty cool, too!
A pair of world socks is great for travelers!
An inexpensive gift for travelers who love decorating their home with travel-related stuff!
These Portable Chargers are so handy to have on hand when traveling! They can quickly charge an iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, and other phones, too! This is such an inexpensive time saver!
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