Do you have a female hiker in your life? Or a woman that loves the outdoors, traveling, and new adventures?  We’ve got some great gifts for hikers and the adventurous women to put on your list this holiday season.

I have handpicked these hiking gifts from things that I have used and loved, as well as recommendations from friends that I have added to my own gear list. Happy shopping! Just remember, Black Friday is also a great day to #getoutside so shop now and avoid those long lines and crowds.

Hiking in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Great Gifts for Hikers and Adventurous Women

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Trekking Poles

On our four-hour hike in Alaska, I fell in love with using trekking poles when hiking. The first thing I did when we got home was order a set of collapsible trekking poles. If your favorite hiker doesn’t already use trekking poles, trust me that they are game changing!

We picked the Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork trekking poles. These easily adjustable poles have a nice ergonomic handle design to reduce wrist fatigue but handle different terrain. They also come apart easily for packing in luggage or a carry-on bag. They are perfect for our next hiking adventure!

Tortuga Backpack

Note: I was gifted a backpack for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

Tortuga Setout Laptop Backpack

What I love about the Tortuga Setout Laptop backpack is that it is perfect for travel days when you want to comfortably lug your computer, camera, and other gear. It is designed to fit easily under an airline seat, but still roomy enough to store all your stuff.

The backpack includes some of the features that I look for including a handle to slip over your luggage handle and separate pockets for cords. The subtle design is much more professional than a standard backpack, but it could also work well for day hikes.

Collapsible Metal Straw

Restaurants, hotels, and even cities are making the move to eliminate harmful plastic straws. If your favorite traveler still prefers straws, get her one of these convenient collapsible metal straws. They come with their own keychain carrying case and even a convenient cleaning straw.

Don’t just enjoy the environment, help save it by taking the steps to eliminate unnecessary plastics! Reusable gear, including metal straws, also support the “Leave No Trace” initiative to take out of parks and natural areas everything that you have brought in.

Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone mobile

Some great hiking adventures happen overseas. From trekking in the Alps to hiking the Via Francigena in Tuscany to walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain. Before your favorite adventurers heads abroad, make sure they are equipped with knowledge of the local language with a gift of Rosetta Stone.

You can gift someone a three, six, twelve, or even 24-month subscription to help them prepare for an upcoming trip. Rosetta Stone’s language learning fits easily into a busy lifestyle with a mobile app that allows you to learn on the go. The immersive approach focuses on learning in a real-world context and getting your speaking skills up to speed.

What I love is that you can also download lessons to use offline (like on the plane) and listen to lessons when you can’t always speak out loud (like during your office break or on the subway.) There are even phrasebooks available in many languages for when you need a little help on the spot.

DJI Mavic Pro Drone

If you are looking for a really great gift that will wow your loved one, consider getting her a drone. What better way to capture those epic views and adventures than with stunning drone footage?

We just invested in the DJI Mavic Pro. We had a couple of hiccups getting it set up, but now it is so easy to operate. You can use some of the different modes to capture terrific footage – like “tripod” for smooth, slow intros and “follow me” to get yourself in the shot (even when traveling solo).

You need to pay attention to where drones are banned, but when you have wide open spaces away from other people, a drone is a great way to record amazing adventures.


If you know an adventurer that likes to be outside, even in the cold, maybe they want to give snowshoeing a try? It is much easier and cheaper then setting up a ski or snowboard weekend and if you live in a cold climate, finding trails isn’t usually too hard either.

You can find cheap snowshoes but after going that route only to have them break on the first use, I now recommend investing in a high quality pair like the Louis Garneau Blizzard II snowshoes. These are super easy to close, which is a plus for me when I have on bulky gear or I want to get out of the cold.

SpaFinder Gift Card

SpaFinder gift card

After all that outdoor adventuring, what could be better than relaxing at a spa to soothe those aching muscles? A massage, sauna, and soak are the perfect remedy for jet lag too! With a SpaFinder gift card, she can choose her own services with a gift card that never expires! SpaFinder is accepted in thousands of locations around the world and can be used at spas, salons, blow dry bars, yoga studios, fitness classes, nutritionist appointments, and even wellness practitioners.

PrAna Clothes

Prana outfit

I fell in love with PrAna clothing for travel and outdoor adventures in the summer and now I’ve been digging into their new winter line. What I love about this clothing line is the sustainability and the company’s mission.

The clothes are so comfortable and are great quality but aren’t outrageously expensive like some clothing brands. I have been testing out the Essex pants and Kayla jeans, along with the Frosene top, but there are so many cozy styles for cold weather!

Hiking Socks

Every outdoor adventurer needs a few pairs of great hiking socks. I love the locally-made socks from Vermont’s Darn Tough company. They are comfortable, stay put, and best of all, keep your feet really warm!

Exofficio BugsAway Leggings

Exofficio is a brand that is synonymous with outdoor adventure. I first heard about their travel underwear, but their line of BugsAway insect-repellant clothing is just brilliant.

Any woman traveler or adventurer will appreciate the comfort and qualities of the BugsAway Impervia leggings for hiking, travel, or just going about town.

LifeStraw Water Filter

Anyone that is doing a lot of hiking or adventuring in third-world countries without a reliably clean water supply should own a personal water filtration system. When you are hiking you never want to run out of water, but you also don’t want to just drink from any stream you find.

The LifeStraw water filter removes 99.999999% of waterborne bacteria (including E. coli and salmonella), and 99.999% of waterborne parasites (including giardia and cryptosporidium). Keep her safe on her future adventures with a gift of the LifeStraw!

Also see these recommendations for the best travel water bottle with a filter from Where is the World?

Columbia Rain Gear

Our adventures always seems to end up getting rained on so we have learned to be prepared. I am a huge fan of Columbia Sportswear for rain gear including raincoats, parkas, and rain pants. We can usually find a good sale on all kinds of good hiking gear.

Hydro Flask Water Bottle

I drink a lot of water so I can’t go anywhere without a refillable water bottle full of water. I also happen to prefer my water very cold. The Hydro Flask does an excellent job of keeping water cold (or hot) for HOURS even in the hot sun on a hike.

Some insulated refillable water bottles just have a screw-top lid, but I prefer the sports lid so that I can easily take a drink with just one free hand.

DJI osmo Mobile 2

Drones aren’t allowed in National Parks, busy cities, and even some countries have banned them. However, there are still other ways to capture great selfies without putting anyone in danger.

The DJI osmo Mobile 2 is a gimbal stabilizer for your smartphone. So much better than a selfie stick! The osmo stabilizes the camera of a cell phone to keep your photos crisp and videos shake-free. Now your adventurer can have even better action shots for her Instagram!

Waterproof Cell Phone Pouch

We tend to do a lot of adventures around water and I do not want to lose my iPhone in the depths of the sea, but I do want to capture some great shots along the way.

When I don’t want to bother with the GoPro, I simply put my phone in the waterproof JOTO pouch. With a cord that wraps around my neck and a clear pouch for taking pictures, I get the best of both worlds for capturing photos when kayaking, paddle boarding, or even swimming.

Solar Power Bank

Everyone should travel with a back up power bank for recharging devices on the go. However, if you are going to be outside and away from power sources for an extended period of time, why not go with one that can be solar-charged?

Keep in mind that these power banks will always recharge the fastest when plugged into an electrical outlet. However, in a pinch, you can use the sun’s power (it just takes a while.)

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