12 Personalized Hiking Gifts for 2023: Unique Gift Ideas for Hikers

When you want very personal gifts for your favorite hiker, something that says how much you care, then a personalized gift for hikers is where you should start. We found unique hiking gifts that can be personalized to show you were thinking only of your special hiker. Also, we discovered many presents that meet a hiker’s very personal needs that they will treasure. These are one-of-a-kind gifts for hikers that you will be proud to give. I’m pretty sure that a couple of these personalized hiking gifts are highly likely to bring your hiker to tears, so read on at your own risk!

woman with blue backpack hiking between boulders in sequoia national park

Where to Find Personalized Hiking Gifts

Of course, our first choice is Etsy as the place to look for unique hiking gifts for outdoor lovers. The artists and crafters on Etsy create gifts with a passion for their art. We’ve always found Etsy creators to be trustworthy, with high-quality products. In addition to Etsy, we scoured through a variety of other companies searching for that same top-quality unique gifts for hikers and are pleased to share those gift ideas with you also. So please enjoy this list of fantastic personalized gift ideas for the hiker in your life!

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Customized Explore More Patch

Customizable round patch with words Explore More in the center
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Personalize this custom Explore More Patch with the name of your favorite hike and the date or perhaps a National Park and the date of your family visit. What a great way to remember special adventures!

Personalize this Hiking Stick with Quote or Phrase

hiking sticks personalized with quotes on white background
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These gorgeous hiking sticks can be engraved with up to 3 lines of text. That means you can share an important memory or a touching quote when you give your hiker a unique gift.

Personalized Hiking Ornaments

Personalized Hiking Ornament with boy and girl
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Aww… these are personalized hiking ornaments are the perfect way to commemorate a special place. You can add up to 4 lines of text (only 2 shown in this picture), so it’s easy and fun for everyone! The hand-painted poly-resin makes them very personal, too – not something you’ll find for your outdoor lover at your local department store.
I love how these cleverly incorporate both artistry and sentimentality with an elegant design that will last forever no matter what happens along life’s journey.

Classic Give’r Leather Gloves with Initials

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The Classic Give’r Glove was born out of the mountains in Jackson Hole, where sturdy, lined gloves are a necessity and not just for show. There’s no other leather glove like it! This one-of-a-kind Western design is known locally as the “gloves of 100 uses” because it is so versatile. Each pair arrives bee’s wax sealed for waterproofing, ready so you can get going on the trail right away. Customizing options allow you to add hand-branded initials up to 3 characters. There’s nothing quite like the comfort of a pair of real leather gloves when you are working along the hiking trail. 

Personalized Backpacking Notecards

white notepaper with image of hiker on bottom and personalization on the top
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One of the coolest hiking gifts, these personalized notecards will make your hiker’s day. Printed on high quality heavy cardstock, this set of 25 notecards will be a fun gift to give.

Leather Bound Journal: Top Unique Hiking Gifts

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Check out this beautiful Personalized Leather Bound Journal. We love to make notes of our hikes and adventures when we are visiting National Parks. The cover is customized with a quote of your choice plus a monogram. This journal is a great gift that will be cherished. I can’t think of more personal gifts for hikers! 

Hiking Couple in the Mountains Ornament

Black ornament with 2 people climbing a mountain and names engraved below

This just might be the most romantic personalized ornament for a hiker. You’ll both remember that very important date as you decorate your tree each year. What a unique gift for a couple who hikes!

Personalized Hiking Picture Frame

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What better way to remember a shared trip with that special hiker in your life than a personalized photo frame. Log the date of your memorable hike, and then add in the perfect photo. This solid wood picture frame is available in your choice of Alder or Walnut. You can also choose among sizes of 4×6, 5×7 and 8×10 to fit photo of your trip as a hiking gift.

Hiker’s Pendant with your favorite short saying

Personalized Hiking Gifts
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This Personalized Pendant speaks to the spirit of hikers. You can choose the traditional saying “Not all who wander are lost” or create your own short phrase to complete this gorgeous necklace. It is hand stamped in a cast pewter square with a gorgeous satin finish. It comes on a sturdy 18″ ball chain, suitable for guys and gals.

Personalized Water Bottle

Personalized Water Bottles from Etsy
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Your favorite hiker will think of you with a smile every time they pull out this cute Personalized Water Bottle on the trail. Choose their favorite color and personalize the water bottle with their trail nickname for a special touch. The bottle holds 34 ounces and is BPA-free.

Personalized Hiking and Camping Mug

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Start your hiker’s morning with a smile when they pour their coffee into the perfect Personalized Hiking Mug! Tuck in some coffee or tea, and you have created personal gifts for hikers on the holiday list! It’s a pretty awesome gift. Brad and I have a matching set and use them on every camping trip. Love ’em!

Hand Stamped Hiking Key Chain

Unique hiking gifts: Personalized Hiking Key chain from Etsy
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How sweet is this Personalized Hand Stamped Keychain? Hand-made, hand stamped one letter at a time aluminum hiking keychain that embraces your favorite hiker’s outdoor spirit. This is one of the best hiking gifts for very sentimental outdoor lovers! The keychain would make a great stocking stuffer too.

Custom Mountain Leather Keychain

Personalized hiking keychain
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Celebrate an amazing hike to a mountain summit with one or more of these customer leather keychainsfor hikers. You can add the elevation and the mountain name. I’d even love to add these to my backpack as zipper pulls. You get to choose the leather color and design elements.

Engraved Camping Knife

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A good pocket knife is critical backpacking gear. So why not commemorate a memorable hike you shared with your favorite hiker with this Custom Engraved Pocket Knife!

When you’re looking for the perfect gift, it doesn’t get any better than one that is personalized. This list includes 12 unique personalized gifts for hikers that are hard to find elsewhere. If you’re shopping for a hiker this holiday season, we’ve compiled a list of 12 different gifts for hikers that are hard to find in traditional retail stores. These unique pieces range from classic to quirky and will make any hiker happy on their next outing! If you have someone who loves hiking on your shopping list this holiday season, be sure to check out our gift guide- whether they need something practical or just want some fun new gear, there is something here everyone can enjoy.


While you are here, check out our other gift guides for outdoor lovers: Hiking Gifts for Her: 60 Gifts She will Love and Over 60 Gifts for Your Favorite Camper

Author

  • Ladona Stork

    The Authors: Hey, we are Ladona and Brad, avid campers and hikers. We are crazy about getting outdoors at every possible moment and have decades of experience exploring nature. Our current goal is to visit all 63 US National Parks and just completed #42. WooHoo! Our mission is to help you plan your own adventures and create memories beyond your imagination!