There is nothing better than getting out in nature, feeling the fresh breeze on your face, the warmth of the sunshine, and inhaling the scent of flowers. Walking is a healthy, low impact exercise. You can walk for fitness, or just to clear the mind. These gifts for walkers in the UK will aid in their fitness journey, and make their walks even more enjoyable. For walkers who like a bit more challenge, there are gifts for hikers too.
Best gifts for walkers UK
What to get people who like walking? This handy gadget not only tracks heart rate, but monitors sleep cycles as well. It comes with GPS, making it great for finding their way while hiking. They can also access the weather, so they will know when to seek shelter.
Gifts for walkers and hikers
Take them out of their usual routine with some sightseeing. Send them on one of many walking tours in the UK. They can take a Dr. Who walking tour in Cardiff, visit the haunts of Sherlock Holmes or David Bowie in London, or take a Downton Abbey Tour. I am putting the Mary Poppins tour on my bucket list.
Outdoor experiences in the UK are great for those who want to get out into nature. They can find a hidden glen in Scotland or wander with alpacas.
With a scratch off map of Britain’s National Parks, they can check off each park as they explore it.
Gifts for hikers UK
This hiking rucksack has many compartments to hold everything they need for a hiking trip. It even has places on the outside to attach additional gear. It is made from waterproof nylon and has an ergonomic design which disperses the weight evenly, so it won’t strain the shoulders.
A light backpack for day use can be used for day trips, when their main gear is left at their lodgings. It can fit a lunch, first aid kit, and other items needed for a day on the trail.
Another handy bag for walkers is this waist pack. It comes with multiple pockets and two water bottle holders. This is great for keeping their hands free for walking dogs or a day hike.
Whichever you choose, slip a travel first aid kit inside as an important surprise gift.
Presents for walkers UK at night
This beanie is great for walking at night to light the way ahead. It has three brightness settings and will keep their head warm in cooler weather.
LED armbands will alert others to their presence at night. The armbands slap on to fit wrists, ankles, or arms for either adults or children.
Another useful gift is a mosquito repellent bracelet. While enjoying nature is wonderful, nobody wants to get bitten by bugs that come out at dusk.
5. Heated Vest
Best gifts for long distance walkers
This gift is for those who like walking long distances or hiking in cold weather. It has three heat settings and stays warm for hours.
Trekking socks will keep feet warm while letting them breath. The thickness helps protect against friction from sturdy shoes. A hand warmer will also keep extremities warm during cold walking conditions. Say good-bye to frostbite!
For warm weather, get them a cooling towel. This will stay cold for up to three hours and comes in a carrying case with a clip for easy transport.
Gifts for walking enthusiasts
This book details 28 trails throughout the Lake District, including pubs and other stopping points along the way.
Wanderlust Europe is a hiker’s guide on how to best explore Europe through hiking. The book contains beautiful scenic pictures. It will make a great coffee table book to inspire conversation about their hiking experiences.
Another useful book is The Walker’s Guide to Outdoor Clues and Signs. It explains the meaning of types of clouds, position of the sun, various plants, everything someone in nature needs to be aware of. It is available on Kindle, so they can even access it from their phone while out walking.
Christmas gift ideas for walkers UK
This game is a unique gift for walkers that they can play at their next family game night. It will inspire a yearning for exploring the world. Who knows? Maybe they will decide to plan a family holiday to visit these places.
The Complete Dehydrator Cookbook will show them how to make foods that won’t go bad during a hike. It teaches how to dry fruits, vegetables, and meats.
They may also like a hiking journal to write about their journeys. The book contains writing prompts and places to record date, weather, and other information regarding their hikes.
Looking for a stocking stuffer? A pocket picnic blanket is small enough to easily fit in a day bag. Plus it is waterproof, so no sitting on damp ground for lunch.
Gifts for walkers and hikers, UK
Hikers need sturdy trekking poles to help them maintain sure footing over rugged terrain. These are lightweight and have a bag for easy storage. They are adjustable and have padded handles for comfortable grip.
When they don’t need actual trekking poles, but still want some extra support, an umbrella walking stick will give them something to lean on. For inclement weather, they can just flip it upside down to use it as an umbrella!
For winter walking or hiking, the YakTrax traction device easily fits over boots or shoes to prevent slipping on ice and snow.
Gifts for walkers UK for soothing aches
Walking and hiking puts a lot of pressure on the feet. This massager comes with a remote control to adjust kneading and squeezing intensities. It also has several heat settings. The cloth pockets can be removed for easy cleaning.
Walking gifts for him
A boot bag makes transporting walking shoes easy. He won’t have to worry about getting mud or dirt in their vehicle when going on trips.
Hiking pants with zipper pockets make it easy to keep phones or identification safe while on a hike or while out walking. A wrist pouch is another great walking accessory for him to keep phone and money secure.
A multi-tool makes a great stocking stuffer for a hiker. This tool can be used as a flashlight, compass, pen, screwdriver, and bottle opener.
Eco gifts for walkers
This reusable water bottle can get rid of 99% of bacteria in water with UV light. It also has an LCD display that lets the drinker know if the water is hot or cold. No more plastic water bottles.
A LifeStraw Personal Water Filter can also turn any water into drinking water during a hike.
Eco friendly travel items such as drinking straws, utensils, toothbrushes, and cotton buds also make good gifts for the environmentally conscious.
Hiking gifts for her
A colourful headband will keep sweat out of her eyes while walking.
Quick dry hiking trousers are lightweight and breathable for walking. They have zipper pockets to keep personal items from getting lost.
For hiking, you can get her a compass necklace to help her find her way.
Hopefully she is walking in a safe area, but a defence spray combo is good to have, just in case. It comes with a defence spray and an alarm for emergencies.
Gifts for walkers UK, for the home
Sometimes the weather doesn’t cooperate for walking outdoors. For those times they can walk at home on a treadmill. It easily folds for storage and has a built-in bluetooth speaker for listening to music.
Hiking boots and walking shoes often get crusted with mud, get them a boot scrubber to place outside the front door. In addition to bristles on the bottom, it has bristles on the sides too.
Wall art for hikers can be displayed in the home to remind them of their experiences in between hikes.