No matter what people say, choosing a proper gift for someone we care for can be quite difficult. That person’s interests, hobbies, and taste are all taken into consideration when we are looking for a gift. In case that you have a hiker in your circle of friends and relatives with the upcoming birthday, it is highly likely that you will come across to this difficulty.
Luckily, I can give you a helping hand on this matter. Here are the best thirteen items that any hiker will be thrilled to have. Keep on reading to find out what you can take into consideration.
A point of hiking is to hike, is it not? For that act, the best available is required so that it will be an enjoyment and not an obligation. Socks are often overlooked, and people tend to buy “just any kind.” Why not choose this model, made of 67% Merino wool, with a lifetime guarantee that there will be no blisters, slips or twists?
Although the name of this item looks like the name of a Japanese racing car, those are boots. Thought the performance is of similar level. Very lightweight, reliable and still able to deliver top-notch performance when matters. The only tricky part is to find out which shoe size your friend carries, but when you go visit him next time, take a glance on this while he’s not looking.
As for your (girl) friend, there is a high probability that she will look after the looks of the item she is wearing during hiking. So, why not surprise her with a pair of these reliable, comfortable and quality pair of trousers? Bear in mind though that these are made of a thinner material, and such are recommended for summer hiking tours. Another thing is that these can be rolled up if the temperature rises.
Catching a cold can ruin camping for everyone who participates. A good jacket is a must if one wishes to sleep under the open sky, so it is clear why I have chosen this one. It has stretch binding at key spots, so the wind will not go all the way up your sleeve (is there any worst thing to happen?), while remaining flexible and adjustable. You can even sleep while wearing one.
A good-quality sleeping bag is a bread and butter of every successful camping or hiking tour. So, why not provide your best hiker with one of these? It is almost certain that he or she already has one, but this is one of the rare cases when more is better. They will have a choice, and to be honest, after using this one, it will be the only option for them.
Show how much you care about the health of your friend by gifting him/her one of those. Instead of waking up with the aching back, they will sleep comfortably while looking at the stars and thinking how good friend they have. Also, it’s easy to roll, and comes in several colors and designs, so the possibilities are even greater.
“I’d rather be in a tent than in a house.”, said Mary Leakey. And this is true, because for every hiker, tent is like the house, and there is no reason why you shouldn’t provide your friend with some of the very best. Easy to set up, and yet flashy and beautiful, it is certain that this item will bring a huge smile on the face of your favorite hiker when the packaging paper is torn aside.
A synonym for hiking is versatility. With this backpack, it is certain that all the items which are required for a two-day trip to the forest are packed properly, and that the hiker won’t feel tired after just a few miles. Great back support and an abundance of well-organized pockets are a guarantee of short packing and unpacking time.
Bear Grylls always taught us how important clean water is. Therefore, my next contender is a personal mountain creek in your backpack! A bit thicker than ordinary straw, this device removes up to 99.99% bacteria and microorganisms, all of that without any chemistry. The original filter system is there to provide the ultimate safety. Is there a better way to show your friend how much do you care?
Speaking of Mr. Grylls, I’ve noticed that although he doesn’t carry a lot of equipment, everything he does is of top-notch quality. This is the reason why I have put this fire starter on this list. Also, the fact that it has SOS instructions and an emergency whistle. Everything a camper needs in one package. If you don’t have this bad boy, it’s good to know how to start a fire with sticks.
A helping item which can be folded and put aside without getting into your way, a camping knife is a must-have nowadays. Cutting a piece of rope can be done with a sharp stone in case of need, but why bother? Take the knife out, flip it open, cut the rope, fold it and put it back. It is so quick that you will need less time to do it than to read the previous sentence.
Whether that be boiling water or preparing coffee, a camper needs this cooking system, and that is a fact. Small-sized, with laser-sharp control of the flame, this is what modern technology looks like when meets nature. It is also safe, so there is no danger of setting the whole forest on fire while lighting a campfire. It also comes in several designs, so you are free to choose.
No matter if your friend is an experienced camper or just a beginner, a good and trustworthy water flask is always needed. Add the fact that this one is isolated so that the water will stay fresh and cold, and coffee hot and aromatic, and it is clear why I have chosen it. A huge selection of colors is also a great feature so that you can pair it with the color of the backpack, for example. Surely, the one who celebrates the birthday soon won’t stay dehydrated.
Surprise Your Hiker Friend With a Fabulous Gift!
I surely hope that I have managed to help you make up your mind. In case that I haven’t, or I have overlooked something, feel free to share your insights in the comment section below.