15 Gifts for Walkers Who Love the Great Outdoors

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Gifts for Walkers

Our list of ideas for gifts for walkers will delight your chum who loves to walk in the great outdoors. Walking has grown in popularity following the lockdowns. We are all realising that walking has huge health benefits. Our physical and mental health can be significantly improved by exploring the natural environment around us. So we have put together a list of ideas of the best gifts for walkers.

Top 5 Gifts for Walkers

100 Outstanding British Walks: Includes 6 Month Digital Subscription to Download OS Maps
I'm going to be honest here - really you need look no further than this as the best of our ideas for gifts for walkers. The cartographers at OS have been bringing us the best maps since 1745, so they know a thing or two about the best walks which are beautifully showcased in this book. But the icing on this particular cake is the 6 month free subscription to OS maps. I love this service and would never be without it. This gift will cement your reputation as a gift giving legend.
Petzl Headlamp
Once we discovered the multiple uses of headlamps on our adventures we were hooked; it is a must have piece of kit for walking, hiking and camping. A hands-free light could be a life saver and is always handy for reading maps at dusk, picking up after the dog (!) or finding your way on a stony path in the dark. This is a great gift for walkers of all ages and abilities.
Bamboo Spork
How many boxes does this gift tick? It’s a fabulous idea for eco gifts for walkers; it is light for ease of carrying, re-usable, made from sustainable bamboo - not plastic, small, and will be extremely useful on walks and hikes. They come in a pack of four so no-one is left out.

Gadget Gifts for Walkers

Garmin Forerunner
We love Garmin products, they offer a host of awesome training and health statistics as well as some pretty cool other features. This model offers music and training plans from Garmin. But the reason that we picked this model is that it offers some great safety and tracking features. Livetrack lets your family track your location in real-time so that they can have a welcome drink waiting just as you arrive! It also offers a safety feature that if your watch senses that an incident has occurred it has assistance and incident detection features. We recommend this as one of the great gifts for walkers celebrating a very special day such as a milestone birthday.
Waterproof Action Camera
One of the really cool gifts for walkers, we love this idea. This small camera is light for ease of carrying but most importantly is waterproof for those walks in the drizzle or worse, and even works underwater. It packs a punch for functionality and is remarkably affordable. A perfect gift for those Instagram moments!
Foot Spa
This is one of those gadgets that I would never buy for myself, but would be delighted to receive as a gift. (And surely isn't that part of gift giving?) This spa is focused more on stress relief than the more pedicure-focused beauty spas, so is a perfect gift for walkers. It is big enough to accommodate large feet so a brilliant gift for men walkers as well as women. And it comes with an affordable price tag.

Walking Accessories Gifts

TrailBuddy Walking Poles
Walking poles have a number of benefits for walkers. These include increasing walking speed, assisting with balance on uneven trails and helping to protect joints. This popular model has a choice of tips and comes in a choice of colours. This brilliant idea suits walkers of all ages but is an especially thoughtful idea for gifts for older walkers.
Thermos Thermocafe Flask for One
This is the flask we use on our walks. We have one each so that we can have our own preferred drink and there are no squabbles about who is doing the carrying. The flask carries 0.5 litre which is about two ordinary cups so suits us perfectly for a medium length walk. As this is a Thermos flask it keeps drinks at the appropriate temperature for a surprisingly long time, they have never let us down. This would be a great gift for a new walker.
Waterproof Phone Case
A great idea to keep your phone dry but still allows you to take photos. This is an extremely powerful piece of kit that you can even use underwater. So it will be great for damp walks in the UK countryside. A great idea for Secret Santa gifts for walkers due to the affordable price.
Whistle for walkers
A handy pack of four whistles in a variety of colours. These whistles are small and effective so a great idea to tuck one into your back pack. Hopefully it will never be needed, but if your chum does get into trouble they will be so grateful you bought this thoughtful gift. A great idea for a Christmas Stocking gift for walkers.

Walking Books

If you are nervous about buying walking gear as a gift then a brilliant gift option is always a book. Here we offer our best ideas for books to inspire walkers to new challenges and to learn more about the lore of walking.

Walking Logbook
This useful logbook comes in paperback and has space to record your walks for 52 weeks. For each walk you can record the walk type, place, time, distance and a host of other health statsitics. One of the great gifts for walkers and hikers who like to record their walking experiences and track their progress.
Lost Railway Walks
I'm going to confess that this one appeals to my inner railway nerd as much as it does to my inner walker. The beauty of the Camel trail in Cornwall first introduced me to the delights of walking old railway lines. If they still exist they are usually brilliant for walking as they are relatively flat, safe from traffic and go through some stunning countryside allowing the walker to reconnect with nature. A really good gift for walkers.
The Salt Path by Raynor Winn
Just days after Raynor learns that Moth, her husband of 32 years, is terminally ill, their home is taken away and they lose their livelihood. With nothing left and little time, they make the brave and impulsive decision to walk the 630 miles of the sea-swept South West Coast Path, from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall. An inspiring story that takes us across some of the most beautiful scenery in the world (in our humble opinion!).

Fun Walking Gifts

Hiking and Falling Rocks Card
A humerous card left blank for any occasion. This is a fun gift for walkers and hikers that is sure to make them chuckle.
Ramblers Don't Get Old, They Just Ramble On Card
The perfect card to give alongside one of our great gifts for walkers. Wish your nature loving, rambling, walker friend a happy birthday with this funny walking birthday card for men, women, him or her.

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