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15 Fun and Useful Hiking Gifts For Her (All Under $100!)

November 20, 2023

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Do you need some gift ideas for the hiker in your life? You’re in the right place! These gifts for hikers are all under $100 and this list offers a mix of items that are useful and fun. Whether you’re shopping for the holidays, a birthday or another occasion, these hiking gifts are great year round.

Prices are from November 2023 and subject to change.

Some products were gifted, opinions are my own.

15 Best Hiking Gifts for Her (Under $100)

Kula Cloth


Holding up a Kula Cloth that features a design with tents and trees.A Kula Cloth straps onto the bottom of a backpack.
Kula Cloth

The Kula Cloth is one of the most useful items that I didn’t know I needed! The cloth is used to wipe when you pee. It has one side made with antimicrobial absorbent fabric and another side that is waterproof. It can be used multiple times, clip onto your backpack to dry and comes in cute patterns! Plus, it eliminates your need to pack toilet paper in and out. This little cloth is a game changer for everyone who squats to pee!

Purchase a Kula Cloth from REI.

Darn Tough Socks

$18 and up

Lydia sitting on the edge of a cliff on a hike in Maine.A view of feet while on a hike in Maine.
Wearing Darn Tough Socks

Who doesn’t love socks as a gift? Darn Tough offers my favorite hiking socks - they are high quality and come in all manner of colors, heights and weights. You can never have enough hiking socks and it’s always great to have a variety of different weights and styles for different seasons and destinations. I love their lightweight no show socks for the summer and their boot socks with cushion for the winter.

Shop Lightweight No Show Socks from Darn Tough.

Shop Midweight Boot Socks from Darn Tough.

Shop for Darn Tough Socks from REI.

Pedestrian Project Winter Wellness Kit

$35 for the winter wellness kit

Lydia holding up foot care products from Pedestrian Project while sitting on a blue tarp. There is fall foliage in the background.Four Pedestrian Project products placed among dry leaves in grass.

Something easy to neglect as a hiker is the care of our feet. But when we make foot wellness a priority, hiking is that much better. Pedestrian Project has a range of products that will help the hiker in your life care for themselves from the ground up. I love their winter wellness kit, which includes a purifying foot soak, cracked heel repair and a replenishing cream. It’s perfect to keep feet healthy during the colder months.

Use Code LOSTWITHLYDIA for 10% off.

Shop the Pedestrian Project Winter Wellness Kit.

America the Beautiful Pass


Holding up an America the Beautiful Pass in front of the park sign at Guadalupe Mountains National Park.A close up view of an America the Beautiful Pass.
America the Beautiful Pass

Gift them the ultimate adventure pass with entrance to all US national parks for a year! The America the Beautiful pass is an amazing value if you plan to visit national parks at least 3 times over the course of a year. In my opinion, this is the perfect gift for your outdoorsy friend who values experiences over things.

Purchase the America the Beautiful Pass from REI.

Liquid IV

$25 and up

Holding up 3 packets of Liquid IV

Hydration is important for everyone, but especially for hikers. Liquid IV provides hydration faster than water, has 3x the electrolytes of traditional sports drinks and includes essential vitamins. Plus, you can’t go wrong with their many flavor options. I love the acai berry and guava. You can customize your bundle and choose a variety of flavors and benefits.

Use code LOSTWITHLYDIA for 20% off.

Build your own Liquid IV Bundle.



Holding up a knife in the Leatherman SkeletoolHolding up the Leatherman Skeletool
Leatherman Skeletool

One of the 10 essentials is a knife and a multi-tool is a great way to carry a blade along with other tools so you’re ready for anything. The Leatherman Skeletool is really lightweight and includes screwdrivers, a blade, pliers, wire cutters and more. It can be used with one hand and is the perfect thing to carry with you while hiking.

Purchase the Leatherman Skeletool from REI.

Electric Hand Warmer


Holding the Zippo Handwarmer with both hands.A zipper hand warmer in the pocket of a jacket.
Zippo Handwarmer

No one likes cold hands and an electric hand warmer is the perfect little gadget for a cold hike! This rechargeable hand warmer also acts as a power bank, making it extra useful. This is a great investment to replace disposable hand warmers and it’s an easy, lightweight item to keep handy in your backpack.

Purchase the Zippo Rechargeable handwarmer from REI.

Rechargeable Headlamp

$65 for both the headlamp and the rechargeable battery

Holding up a Petzl headlamp.

Every hiker should have a headlamp to keep handy in their bag. I personally love this Petzl one because it has the option to buy a rechargeable battery. It’s much more sustainable and convenient to have a battery that recharges instead of ones that will be thrown out. Plus, this is comfortable to wear, has varying light levels and glows in the dark.

Purchase the Petzl headlamp from REI.

Purchase the rechargeable battery for the Petzel headlamp from REI.



Lydia and Joe sitting in a hammock and looking out a sunsest with snow on the ground.Looking out from a hammock at the setting sun in Colorado.

It’s such a nice treat to relax in a hammock at a campsite or at a mountain peak. The ENO DoubleNest hammock comfortably fits two people and packs down really small to carry with you. It’s a great quality item to have for those times where you’re in the mood for less hiking and more relaxing, but you still want to be outside.

Purchase the ENO DoubleNest Hammock from REI.

Books for Hikers


If the hiker in your life likes to read, it’s always nice to receive a physical book for inspiration to get outside and explore the world. I love Wild by Cherly Strayed, which tells one woman’s story of her trek on the PCT. For a more humorous book, Subpar Parks has artwork that conveys negative reviews of national parks. Imagine going to Zion National Park and thinking that the “Scenery is too distant and impersonal”… this book is sure to get some laughs.

Purchase Wild by Cheryl Strayed.

Purchase Subpar Parks.

Ranger Ready Insect Repellant

$19 and up

Three bottles of bug spray from Ranger Ready.Lydia holding up a bottle of Ranger Ready in Big Cypress National Preserve.

An important and useful hiking item that many of us overlook is bug spray! Help your hiker always be prepared and arm them with repellant that doesn’t use DEET and actually smells good. Check out their travel packs with scents like Amber or get the unscented if you prefer.

Shop Ranger Ready.

Aeropress Go


An Aeropress sitting outside.An Aeropress next to a scoop sitting outside.

This portable coffee maker is perfect for an outdoorsy coffee lover. It’s lightweight, small enough to pack in a daypack and easy to use. This is perfect for someone who loves a sunrise hike but also makes sure to drink coffee every morning.

Purchase the Aeropress Go on Amazon.

Sierra Stick Lip Balm

$4 and up

Using a mini Sierra Stick on lips.Holding up a mini Sierra Stick.

The Sierra Stick Lip Balm makes a perfect stocking stuffer! This little balm revitalizes chapped lips, sunburns, dry skin and more. It can even alleviate pain from bug bites and stings. It is extremely hydrating and I love packing this along for a hike! Plus, the packaging is compostable, so it’s a great product for the planet.

Purchase the Sierra Stick Lip Balm Online.

Your Yuckies


Holding up a Your Yuckie's bag.Opening up a Your Yuckie's bag.

Packing out your feminine products, toilet paper and more (aka “your yuckies”) while camping is easier with these bags! Your Yuckies is a female-owned company from Vermont that wanted an easy, convenient and discreet way to manage your hygiene while hiking. They make plant-based bags that have an outdoor pocket for storage and an inner pocket where you seal in your waste. Plus, the bags are biodegradable.

Purchase 3 plant-based bags from Your Yuckies.

REI Gift Card

If you’re not sure what someone needs or already has, a gift card is always a good idea! Personally, I love gift cards so I can choose what is best for me. You can’t go wrong with a giftcard from REI because they have everything a hiker could need or want.

Purchase an REI gift card online.

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