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45 HIKING GIFTS FOR MOM SHE’LL ACTUALLY LIKE

Post Summary: A guide to the 40 best hiking gifts for mom that are useful, fun, and something she’ll actually enjoy.

Do you have a mom in your life who loves to conquer the trail? Whether she’s a thru-hiker, backpacker, trail runner, or casual weekend hiker, we’ve compiled this complete gift guide to the top gifts for a hiking mom.

As a mom who loves to hike, I wanted to make a list of hiking gifts for mom that range from practical and useful to fun. There are also a few luxury ones in the mix because if you’re a mom, practicality is a way of life, but I’d be willing to bet she could use a little more decadence.

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TOP FIVE GIFTS FOR HIKING MOMS

mother and son hiking in a lush pine forest

These are our top five picks from our complete list of gift ideas for adventurous women.

BEST HIKING GIFTS FOR MOM – GEAR

Let’s get into practical hiking gifts for moms that are useful and even lifesaving on the trail.


FIRST AID KIT

Protect Life First Aid Kit for Home/Business | HSA/FSA Eligible Emergency Kit | Hiking First aid kit Camping | Travel First Aid Kit for Car|Small First Aid Kit Travel/Survival Medical kit - 100 Pieces

We all know having a first aid kit is important, but does every person get one? No. It’s not a sexy gift, but if your outdoorsy mom doesn’t have one, put it on the gift list. Something small that’s made for outdoor adventure that she can throw in her bag is perfect. The Protect Life First Aid Kit fits the bill and checks all the necessary boxes.

CHECK PRICE: Amazon


GARMIN inREACH MESSENGER

Garmin inReach® Messenger Handheld Satellite Communicator, Global Two-Way Messaging

The Garmin inReach Messenger is a must-have safety gift for hiking moms. It’s a two-way satellite communicator that works where cell phones don’t. It can send and receive text messages, check the weather report, share your location, and, most importantly, it has an SOS system for emergencies. While this may seem most useful for moms who venture into the backcountry, communicating and calling for help is just as important on a casual day hike.

The device requires a subscription, so it’s not an economical gift but a worthwhile investment for the peace of mind it can give.

CHECK PRICE: Amazon | REI


HYDRATION PACK

WACOOL 3L 3Liter 100oz BPA Free EVA Hydration Pack Bladder, Leak-Proof Water Reservoir (Blue(Double Opening) with Clean Kit)

Most outdoorsy moms will have a water bottle they love and prefer, but not all will have a hydration pack. A hydration pack, also called a water bladder, sits in your backpack and has a long tube that rests over your shoulder. It allows you to easily sip from water while hiking—no need to rummage through your bag! Most outdoor backpacks are compatible with water bladders and will have openings that the hydration pack can work with. 

I love a hydration pack because I’m the kind of person who doesn’t want to stop to drink water. But drinking water is vital to your safety and health on the trail! Perfect for moms like me who need that convenience to be reminded to drink water. 

CHECK PRICE: Amazon


MULTI-TOOL

LEATHERMAN, Signal, 19-in-1 Multi-tool for Outdoors, Camping, Hiking, Fishing, Survival, Durable & Lightweight EDC, Made in the USA, Aqua/Black

This versatile tool is designed for outdoor enthusiasts. It has a range of functions that can be used for camping, hiking, and survival situations. The Leatherman Signal includes various tools, such as a knife, saw, can opener, pliers, wire cutters, and a fire starter, to name just a few. It also includes a whistle and a safety hammer for emergency situations.

The tool is made from stainless steel, making it durable and resistant to corrosion. Also, it comes with a nifty 25-year warranty. Lightweight and compact, you can easily carry it in your backpack or pocket. Any hiking mama who loves having gadgets will appreciate having a Leatherman made specifically for hikers.

CHECK PRICE: Amazon


HEADLAMP

BLACK DIAMOND Spot 400 Lumen LED Headlamp, Azul

A headlamp is a practical gift that she will get great use out of if she hikes in the evening or is backpacking with the family.  The Black Diamond Spot 400 Headlamp is a classic choice and is consistently rated highly because of its simple, it’s bright, and the battery lasts a long time. Easy as that. Providing 400 lumens of bright white light, she’ll be able to navigate comfortably in the dark. It’s also waterproof and rustproof, making it a durable choice for all the elements. Also, I like that it comes in more color choices than just black. Some moms want a pop of color. 

CHECK PRICE: Amazon | REI


HIKING CARRIER

deuter Kid Comfort Pro Child Carrier (Midnight)

If you’re looking for hiking gifts for new moms, a hiking carrier is the way to go. Being able to comfortably take your wee ones on the trail is a godsend to moms who need the trail for their own physical and mental well-being. Also, getting your kids out on the trail is a great way to start them young!

The Deuter Kid Comfort Pro is the best hiking carrier you can get. It features a fully adjustable harness system that distributes weight evenly and reduces pressure points, making it easy to carry on long hikes. The carrier also includes various features designed specifically for children, such as a padded cockpit with an adjustable headrest and ventilated sides. It also has a range of storage pockets, including a large compartment for diapers, snacks, and other essentials, and a hydration system pocket for easy access to water on the go. 

CHECK PRICE: Amazon | REI


PORTABLE PAD

Nemo Equipment Chipper, One Size NM-CPR-WS

The NEMO Chipper Reclaimed Closed Cell Foam Seat is a portable seat pad she can roll up and bring with her on the trail. It’s more amazing than you realize! You’re always glad you have it when you need it. Whether she totes it around for a day hike or a backcountry trip, it’ll be useful when sitting on a rock or bumpy tree trunk. It’s a fantastic multi-use item that she can use for hiking, gardening, picnics, concerts, and more. 

CHECK PRICE: Amazon | REI


POCKET BLANKET

Matador Pocket Blanket - Red (Seats 2-4), Foldable Picnic Blanket, Concert Blanket, Festival Blanket, Sand Proof Beach Blanket with Stakes, Picnic Tarp, and Outdoor Blanket for Grass

An ultra-compact and lightweight blanket that folds down to the size of your hand is an excellent piece of all-purpose gear to throw in your hiking pack. The Matador Pocket Blanket is made from durable and water-resistant fabric and provides a comfortable and dry place to sit and relax. It also comes with corner pockets that can be filled with rocks or sand to keep it in place on windy days.

In addition to its practical features, the Matador Pocket Blanket is also machine washable. Mom does not want a blanket she can’t easily clean.

CHECK PRICE: Amazon | REI


BACKCOUNTRY BATHROOM KIT

The Pact Outdoors Outdoor Bathroom Kit is full of everything a hiking mom will need when nature calls on the trail. It includes biodegradable dehydrated wipes, a 1-ounce bottle of hand sanitizer, a small shovel, and PACT tabs, all of which can be stowed in the washable pouch. The PACT tabs are buried with your waste and help break everything down using a noninvasive mycelium species. The mycelium also kills bacteria that can harm wildlife and pollute waterways.

CHECK PRICE: REI


TRACTION CLEATS

Yaktrax Traction Chains for Walking on Ice and Snow (1 Pair) , Black

If you’ve got a hiking mom who hits the trail all year and loves tromping through snowy conditions, then a pair of traction cleats is a must. A traction device slips onto the outside of your shoes and gives you traction and stability in icy conditions. 

While the type of traction cleats can vary, if she needs extra grip while walking along trails, then Yak Trax Chains are the best option for her since they can go from icy trail to plowed sidewalk. In contrast, a Kahtoola Microspike would be better for trail running, ice trekking, and backpacking.  I wore my Yak Trax while hiking through Glacier National Park in the winter, and it was a godsend. I love them!

CHECK PRICE: Amazon


STASHER BAG

Stasher Endangered Seas 4-Pack Bundle

Reusable silicone food storage bags are an excellent gift for hiking moms who care about reducing their footprint and single-use plastics. I love to use glass food containers, but they’re heavy and bulky, making them not the best choice for hiking.

Stasher Reusable Bags are lightweight and flexible, so they can easily fit into your bag with all the rest of your gear. I can also guarantee she’ll be delighted that the bags are dishwasher safe.

CHECK PRICE: Amazon


RECHARGEABLE HAND WARMER

Spark Innovators Go Warmer - Rechargeable Personal Heater That Goes Anywhere! As Seen on TV!

The Go Warmer Rechargeable Hand Warmer is a fantastic gift for hiking moms who hike in cooler weather or for moms whose hands are always cold. The hand warmer keeps her digits toasty for eight hours on one charge. It’s lightweight and small, so it’s easy to bring on a hike. I like to pop it into my pockets and hold onto it while I walk.

Also, using single-use hand warmers that get thrown away and never used again is a big waste. These are a better option for an outdoor-loving mom who cares about the earth’s resources.

CHECK PRICE: Amazon


WIRE-FREE POWER BANK

Having a small, lightweight, wire-free power bank to give your phone a little boost is the perfect addition to add to her backpack. The Casely Power Pod is a wire-free magnetic power bank that attaches to the back of your phone and instantly starts charging. If the hiking mom doesn’t have a MagSafe phone or case, they can use the sticker that comes with the Casely Power Pod to make it compatible.

The Casely won’t get your phone to a full charge, but it will give enough to get you through till you’re near a charger. Also, they come in a variety of cute prints. I am, of course, partial to the color block mountain design.

CHECK PRICE: Amazon |Casely


INSECT REPELLANT

Repel Plant-Based Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent 4 Ounces, Repels Mosquitoes Up To 6 Hours, Oil,Spray

Insect repellant is a great stocking stuffer gift. You always need insect repellant! Gift mom a DEET-free bug spray from Repel that she can keep in her bag whenever she heads out. It’s something you’re always happy to have when the bugs come out.

CHECK PRICE: Amazon


BEAR SPRAY

Udap Bear Spray Safety Orange Color Griz Guard Holster (Black)

If she hikes in areas where grizzly bears and black bears live, gift her a new can of bear spray as a safety precaution. Also, if she hikes alone, it’s a great all-purpose safety tool that can used on other threats that aren’t of the animal variety.

CHECK PRICE: Amazon


FUEL FREE LIGHTER

Survive Outdoors Longer Fire Lite Fuel Free Rechargeable Lighter

A rechargeable lighter that doesn’t require fuel is a fantastic piece of gear for backpackers and thru-hikers. The SOL Fire Lite Fuel-Free Lighter packs up small and includes extra features like a flashlight and fire tinder. It will light regardless of wind, rain, and temperature and comes in a watertight case. Great survival gear. 

CHECK PRICES: Amazon | REI


BEST HIKING GIFTS FOR MOM – CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES


BACKPACK

A new backpack might be precisely what she needs! If her current bag looks a little ragged, a REI Co-op Trail Pack is a great choice. So many pockets! This backpack is designed specifically for women’s bodies, with adjustable straps and a contoured hip belt that distributes weight evenly and reduces pressure points. The back panel is also ventilated, which helps to keep her cool and dry on hot days. The pack has a 40-liter capacity, providing ample space for all the necessary gear, such as water bottles, snacks, extra layers, and a first aid kit. This can be a great day pack or an overnight bag.

Overall, the REI Co-op Trail 40 Pack is a thoughtful and practical gift that any hiking mom would appreciate and find useful on their outdoor adventures.

CHECK PRICE: REI


DAYPACK

If she already has a backpack she loves, consider gifting her a daypack. A great addition to her hiking arsenal, a daypack can lighten her load on days when she’s going on a short hike and only needs to carry the essentials. I love the REI Co-op Flash Pack’s affordable price and easy packability. My only qualm is that there is no side pocket for a water bottle but rather a zipper compartment for water bottles. It’s not a big deal, but it’s something to note. It has a hydration-compatible design, so you can always use your water bladder.

I also love the Cotopaxi Luzon Daypack. It’s a little pricier, but certain moms will love the bright color aesthetic that Cotopaxi is known for.

CHECK PRICE: REI


FANNY PACK/CROSSBODY

Topo Designs Mini Quick Pack

A great fanny pack to take with you on the trail that can also be used on weekend adventures with the kids is a great all-purpose gift. I love to hike with my backpack and a fanny pack for things I want quick access to, like my phone and a protein bar. Like most outdoor gear, you can find choices that range from hip and stylish to bland and utilitarian. I think the Patagonia Ultralight Black Hole strikes a balance between being trail-ready (durable, waterproof, lightweight, and a good assortment of pockets) and having fun color options.

If she’s an outdoor mom who might gravitate toward a more stylish choice, give her a Topo Designs Mini Quick Pack. While not as durable as the Patagonia option, if she’s not doing intense long hikes in rainy conditions, this can absolutely get the job done.

CHECK PATAGONIA PRICE: REI | Patagonia
CHECK TOPO DESIGNS PRICE: REI | Topo


SPF HIKING SHIRT

Lightweight, breathable hiking shirts that include UPF 50+ protection are an incredible gift for any mom who always forgets to wear sunblock or needs that extra layer of protection. The key to a good hiking shirt is a material that allows for breathability and odor control for hot, sweaty days. The REI Co-op Sahara Solid Long Sleeve Shirt hits all the requirements and is cute looking, too! The shirt wicks away moisture, keeping you cool and dry even in warm weather.  I also love that it’s a quick dry material, making it perfect for all kinds of outdoor activities.

The shirt features a flattering and feminine cut in a range of colors, making it easy to find a style that suits any hiking mom’s tastes. It also includes a range of functional features, such as roll-up sleeves with button tabs and a zippered chest pocket, providing ample storage space for essentials like a phone, wallet, and keys. 

CHECK PRICE: REI


BASE LAYER TOP

A form-fitting, moisture-wicking base layer that will keep her dry and odor-proof when she’s out on the trail is a godsend for cooler temperatures. I prefer a base layer made of Merino Wool, but a synthetic material also works. Cotton is not a good choice as a base layer.

If she wants a stylish-looking one, Kari Traa offers fantastic base layers with Nordic designs. A more affordable and basic option is REI’s Co-op Merino 185 Long-Sleeve Base Layer Top.

CHECK PRICE: Kari Traa | REI


HIKING PANTS

For hiking moms who want to stay comfortable and stylish on the trails, the REI Co-op Trailmade Pants are an excellent gift choice. These pants are designed specifically for women’s bodies, with a flattering fit and a range of features that make them ideal for hiking and other outdoor activities. They are lightweight and made with durable, stretchy fabric that is both breathable and moisture-wicking, making them perfect for warm-weather hikes. The pants also provide excellent sun protection with a UPP 50+ rating.

But what about the pockets, right? Hiking pants need to have pockets. Rest assured, they have a zippered side pocket and a snap-closure back pocket. 

CHECK PRICE: REI


HIKING LEGGINGS

While hiking pants are great technical pants for hiking in conditions where you’ll be going long distances and need extra skin protection and waterproofing, they can be overkill for short hikes on a well-managed trail.  

Hiking leggings are a great choice, and they offer breathability and comfort that hiking pants sometimes lack. The Ane Hiking Leggings from Kari Traa offer UPF 40 protection, stretchiness in the back of the legs and knees, reinforced waterproof material in the thighs and shins, four-way stretch fabric, and a great selection of patterns and colors. It’s a high-quality legging that will keep mom comfortable and looking good!

CHECK PRICE: Kari Traa


HIKING SHOES

Danner Women's Jag Distressed Brown/Deep Teal Hiking Boot

While she probably already has her own pair of hiking shoes, I wonder if it’s time for her to get some new ones. If her hiking shoes look a little ragged or like they are from the early aughts, perhaps it’s time to gift mom a new pair of hiking boots. In general, I always want a waterproof hiking boot that won’t squeeze my toes into mad little piggies. The Danner Jag Hiking Boot is a lightweight shoe that offers good traction and is waterproof. A fantastic all-around hiking shoe that’s also super stylish.

CHECK PRICE: Amazon | Backcountry


TRAIL RUNNING SHOES

Altra Footwear Lone Peak 6

If you haven’t heard, hikers are transitioning from hiking boots to trail running shoes. I’m one of them! While I like my Jag Hiking Boots from Danner, the comfort I feel from a trail running shoe isn’t even comparable. The Altra Trail Running Shoe has a wide toe box (no blisters!), breathability, excellent traction, and flexibility you can’t get from a standard hiking shoe. Buy her a pair and let her know it’s all the rage!

CHECK PRICE: Amazon


HIKING SANDAL

Chaco Women's Z2 Classic USA Sandal

Some people love hiking in sandals, others think it’s the worst thing to ever happen to hiking. If you’ve got a hiking mama who goes on warm weather hikes and would enjoy the lightweight breathability of hiking sandals, then gifting her a pair of Chaco Sandals is the way to go. While Teva and Keen are popular brands, none are as good as Chaco at providing excellent arch support. The sandals can handle varying terrain, and the quick dry straps are perfect for wading through river crossings.

CHECK PRICE: Amazon | REI


DARN TOUGH SOCKS

A pair of socks for mom? Really? I know. Sock gifts are kind of iffy UNLESS it’s a pair of Darn Tough socks. Famous for their high-quality merino wool socks and their lifetime guarantee, Darn Tough is the premier hiking sock. They’ll keep your feet blister-free, warm, odor-free, dry, and they won’t get holes in them.

CHECK PRICE: Darn Tough


GAITERS

Outdoor Research Women's Crocodile Gaiter

Gaiters are excellent for the hiking mama who hikes in wet conditions, whether crossing streams, traversing muddy terrain, or trekking through snowy conditions. Outdoor Research has Crocodile Gaiters, a waterproof layer worn around your boots and pants to keep water out. We use them when we don’t want to wear snow pants, but we want to stop snow from getting our pants wet. It also adds an extra layer of warmth as well as protection from brush and rocks.

CHECK PRICE: Amazon | Outdoor Research


BEANIE

Britt's Knits Womens Stylish Warm Knit Mainstay Plush-Lined Pom Pom Cold Weather Hat

A classic gift for a hiking mom is a new beanie. A beanie is one of those things where you can’t have too many. I love my very affordable pom pom beanie from Britt’s Knits. It’s lined with soft plush material to keep me extra warm. It’s a fantastic low-cost gift that’s also useful and stylish. If her style is different, check out all the great beanie options from REI.

CHECK PRICE: Amazon


NECK GAITER

Rocking my neck gaiter at Glacier National Park!

If you love the idea of getting her something to help her stay warm but want to spend under $25, then a neck gaiter is the perfect gift. Worn around the neck, a gaiter will keep her warm when hiking in the early morning or winter weather. 

Keeping my neck warm makes a huge difference in my comfort levels on the trail. A great, practical gift that feels nicer than getting socks!

CHECK PRICES: REI


BEST HIKING GIFTS FOR MOM – MEMBERSHIPS


REI MEMBERSHIP

If you’re unsure if any gifts will land for her, give her the gift of choice with an REI Membership and a gift card. An REI membership is a one-time fee of $30 and gives you access to great perks like exclusive sales, discounts, free shipping, and a 10% cash back dividend at the end of the year based on everything you bought. It’s fantastic! Ours is totally worth it, and we’ve reaped the benefits. It’s easier to buy them a gift certificate and tell them it’s for an REI membership. If you’re feeling extra generous, add an additional $25 to the gift card.

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ALLTRAILS MEMBERSHIP

Most hiking moms have used AllTrails at some point, whether to learn about a trail, find new trails, or read user-generated reviews on what other people think of specific trails. 

AllTrails offers a fabulous membership program for a serious hiker that gives you access to more features. I like the GPS tracking, which allows users to easily track their progress and navigate the trails, even in areas with limited cell service. 

It also includes a range of safety features, such as the ability to share your location with friends and family, wrong turn notifications, more detailed maps, and a feature that allows users to download maps for offline use, ensuring they always have access to important trail information. You can learn more about what membership entails here.

GIFT MEMERSHIP: AllTrails


AUDIBLE

If mom is the kind of hiker who enjoys popping in her AirPods and listening to a great book, then gifting her an Audible subscription is a no-brainer. With a subscription, she can enjoy her favorite books and podcasts on the trails. She can even download books for offline content,  making it easy to enjoy in areas with limited internet access. 

You can gift them one month, three months, six months, or a year. It’s perfect if she’ll be doing a long thru-hike or a summer of trekking adventures. 

CHECK PRICE: Amazon


CRATE JOY BOX

A subscription box tailored for a hiking mom can be a great continuous gift that they can enjoy for one month or a year. Cratejoy offers a variety of subscription boxes, including outdoor-themed subscriptions that come with outdoor items. A popular subscription is Wild Woman Box, a curated collection for the intense backpacker or casual wanderer. Typically, you are billed monthly, so you can choose to do whatever amount of time you want. You can browse through different outdoor kits here.

CHECK PRICE: Crate Joy


BEST HIKING GIFTS FOR MOM -MISCELLANEOUS


WANDERERS BOOK

Wanderers: A History of Women Walking

For hiking moms who love to read, the book Wanderers: A History of Walking by Kerri Andrews is an excellent gift choice. The book explores the history of walking as a form of human expression, from the early days of pilgrimage and wandering to the modern-day practice of hiking. Andrew’s writing is insightful and poetic, drawing on a wide range of cultural and historical references to explore the many ways in which walking has shaped our world.

In addition to its historical and cultural insights, Wanderers is a deeply personal book that speaks to the joys and challenges of walking as a form of self-discovery and connection to the natural world.

CHECK PRICE: Amazon


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AFOOT AND LIGHTHEARTED: A JOURNAL FOR MINDFUL WALKING

Afoot and Lighthearted: A Journal for Mindful Walking

Afoot and Lighthearted: A Journal for Mindful Walking by Bonnie Smith Whitehouse is a journal designed to guide walkers through prompts and exercises that encourage them to slow down, pay attention to their surroundings, and cultivate a sense of gratitude and wonder. The journal is beautifully designed, with inspiring quotes, illustrations, and space for personal reflections and observations.

Whitehouse writes with warmth and humor, sharing her own experiences and insights as a lifelong walker and nature lover. The journal is divided into four sections, each focused on a different aspect of mindful walking, including awareness, gratitude, joy, and possibility.

CHECK PRICE: Amazon


GONE HIKING CANDLE

Homesick Premium Scented Candle, Gone Hiking - Scents of Pine, Jasmine, Sandalwood, 13.75 oz, 60-80 Hour Burn, Natural Soy Blend Candle Home Decor, Relaxing Aromatherapy Candle

For hiking moms who love to bring the scents of the outdoors into their homes, the Gone Hiking candle from Homesick is a fun gift choice. The scent is both invigorating and calming, with notes of pine, cedar, and fresh earth.

CHECK PRICE: Amazon


MUSCLE BALM

doTERRA Deep Blue Stick

Her lower back will love the feel of a soothing muscle balm after a long hike and various shenanigans with the kids. I grew up on Tiger Balm and will always have a nostalgic love for that tiger jar, but the comfort and ease of a doTerra Deep Blue Stick can’t be beaten. This natural and effective pain relief stick is designed to relieve sore muscles and joints, making it perfect for post-hike recovery. It’s made from doTERRA’s top-selling Deep Blue essential oil blend of camphor, peppermint, wintergreen, ylang glang, chamomile, helichrysum, and osmanthus. Collectively, they work together to soothe and cool sore muscles and joints.

The stick design makes it easy to apply directly to the affected area without getting it on your fingers. Anyone who’s ever had a muscle balm on their fingers and then touched their eyes knows the agony of that mistake. 

CHECK PRICE: Amazon


BEST HIKING GIFTS FOR MOM- LUXURY


THERAGUN

TheraGun Prime Quiet Deep Tissue Therapy Massage Gun - Bluetooth Enabled, Electric Percussion Massage Gun & Personal Massager for Pain Relief in Neck, Back, Leg, Shoulder and Foot

Does mom need a massage? Yes. Is she going to go out and get one? Errr. Probably not. For moms who don’t have time or the resources to get a message after every long hike, A TheraGun Massager is the perfect gift. Using percussive therapy, the massager will work out all the tight spots from life. The TheraGun is the best massage gun out there. It comes with four interchangeable heads and five different speed settings, and best of all, it’s quiet!

CHECK PRICES: Amazon


GARMIN SMARTWATCH

Garmin fēnix 7S Pro Sapphire Solar, Multisport GPS Smartwatch, Built-in Flashlight, Solar Charging Capability, Black

Garmin has solidified itself as the premiere brand for hiking watches. Their watches may be expensive, but they also offer premier capabilities.

The Garmin Fenix 7X Solar Sapphire is the ultimate watch for mom hikers who will enjoy the trail maps, built-in navigation, LED flashlight, scratch-resistant solar charging lens, and health reports. Health reports include sleep tracking, heart rate, training metrics, recovery insights, and more. 

CHECK PRICE: Amazon


PATAGONIA NANO PUFF JACKET

When it comes to puffer jackets, is there really a difference between a $40 no-name brand from Amazon and a Patagonia Nano Puff? Yeah, there is. Patagonia wins for being the best puffer jacket for being lightweight and windproof and its ability to keep you warm, but not too warm. It packs to a small size, making it perfect for stowing in your backpack when you want to put it away. It’s an all-around perfect hiking jacket for cool to freezing weather conditions (with proper layering!).  

CHECK PRICE: REI

TIP: You can also check out Steep and Cheap, a discount outdoor gear store for the Nano Puff. They’ll have limited colors and sizes, but you might get lucky!


SNOWSHOES

TSL Snowshoes Symbioz Snowshoe, Red, 23.5-Inch

An excellent gift for a hiking mom is a pair of snow shoes that will let her hike all year long. The TSL Symbioz Elite Snowshoes are fantastic for groomed trails where the snow isn’t too deep. It’s ideal for icy or packed terrain. They have a flexible top, allowing for a more natural heel-to-toe stride. The size and shape of the snowshoe make it excellent for women with a shorter gait. 

If she likes to hike through heavier snow conditions and needs to float on top of fresh snow, get her the MSR Lightning Ascent.

CHECK PRICE: Amazon | REI


HIKING POLES

A pair of lightweight hiking poles that will keep mom’s knees and joints healthy is a no-brainer gift choice. REI’s Traverse Trekking Poles are less than one pound and can work for anyone five feet and up. They come with comfy cork handles and pack down to a small size for easy transport. While you can get cheaper hiking poles, if you’re gifting a hiking mom who goes out a lot, it’s worth it to buy a more long-lasting quality product. 

*If you like the idea of trekking poles but want something a little more budget-friendly, we bought these hiking poles for our older parents, and they love them.

CHECK PRICES: REI


OUTDOOR GETAWAY

For the big kahuna of hiking gifts for mom, how does whisking her away on an extraordinary adventure getaway sound?  A weekend at Canyonlands? Beginners backcountry skiing course in Colorado? Or maybe backpacking Half Dome in Yosemite?

If that sounds like the adventure she badly needs, check out 57Hours for fun and trustworthy guided trips that are solely outdoor and adventure-based. They also offer women-only adventures hosted by female guides. 

LOOK FOR TOURS: 57 Hours


BEST FREE HIKING GIFTS FOR MOM


On the other end of the spectrum, might you be wondering if there are any free hiking gifts for mom? Yes! There are. Moms are overworked and tired, and you know what their most valuable resource is that’s constantly being drained? Her time. 

Give her the gift of time. 

Perhaps that’s watching her kids while she takes a day to hike on her own or with her friends or whatever it is she wants to do.

Perhaps that’s going on a hike with her and arranging EVERYTHING.

Perhaps that’s cleaning all her gear and neatly putting it away for her. 

Get creative and do a loving act of service for her. She’ll love it. 


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