Christmas Gift Guides 2016,  Day Hiking,  Day Hiking,  Hiking,  Hiking Gear

14 Christmas Gifts Lady Hikers Will Love

I love recommending gifts to people! It’s like a fun little riddle, thinking of what a person with a certain set of tastes and interests would enjoy. All of these are things she will actually use hiking, and if not–they are things she deserves for being such a good outdoorsy girl.

This is part of my Christmas Gift Guides for Outdoorsy Women Series, so check out the other posts in this category as well.

Columbia Trail Leggings

Columbia Trail Leggings,

Leggings are popular on the trial, and when I’m not in my Prana Halle pants (below) I can usually be found in something like this.


Fitbit Charge Activity Tracker

Fitbit Charge Activity Tracker,

A Day Pack

My two recommendations:

Osprey Daylite Pack, (Has a hydration reservoir spot)

Osprey Tempest 9 Day Pack,

If you get her the Daylite pack you might want to consider getting her a Camelbak water reservoir.

I have to pee just looking at this, but it is seriously helpful on the trail. With a normal water bottle you don’t have to stop, take off your pack, get out the bottle, etc but with a Camelbak, you just pop the end of the hose in your mouth and keep on going.


Prana Halle Hiking Pant

Prana Halle Hiking Pant,

These are my absolute favorite hiking pants on earth. So comfortable and flattering.

Etsy Mountains Are Calling Shirt

The Mountains are Calling Shirt,

This is so cute!


Hike More Worry Less Sweatshirt

Hike More Worry Less Sweatshirt,


YETI Rambler Bottle with a Texas-shaped Home Custom Decal

Yeti Rambler 36 oz.,

Texas Home Custom Decal,


Nikon DSLR

If she loves hiking, chances are she would love nice photos of the places she goes. I have a Nikon D3300 but have listed a few options for improving her photo game here.

Nikon D3300,

A D3300 is an investment but it is worth every penny for its photo quality.

Tamron Wide Angle Lens

Tamron Wide Angle Lens,

A wide angle lens makes a huge difference when taking landscape shots, and will make her photos look truly professional.

Canon Powershot SX410

Canon Powershot SX410,

Aukey iPhone Wide Angle Lens Clip

Aukey iPhone Wide Angle Lens Clip,

This is an inexpensive option perfect as a stocking stuffer!

Marmot Precip Rain Jacket

Marmot Precip Rain Jacket,

Top Pick by Outdoor Gear Lab and a totally essential piece for a hiker.

Alternate Option: Arcteryx Zeta LT Jacket, (<–excellent quality and very pro looking)

Salomon Women’s X Ultra Prime Hiking Shoe

Salomon X Ultra Shoe,

This is a GREAT trail hiking shoe made by a reputable brand.

Prana La Viva Trucker Hat

Prana La Viva Trucker Hat,

These are perfect for the trail and come in a dozen other colors!

DeLorme InReach Satellite Messenger

DeLorme InReach Satellite Messenger,

If you love her, you probably worry about her going out alone and something happening to her, right? (Have you seen 127 Hours?!) This gadget allows her to send texts or emails with GPS coordinates and trigger an SOS if needed.

Unfortunately my brother did not let me use this to send an emergency signal for a masseuse and some pizza when we were backpacking this summer. Jerk.

Texas State Parks Pass / National Parks Pass

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

A Walk in the Woods,

This is one of my favorite books! Read my review.

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail,

Another book about hiking. I have a love hate relationship with this book but its one any woman hiker should read. Lots of relatable moments in there.

Read my review here.


That’s all for now. Good luck shopping and Merry Christmas!

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