Sometimes it can be hard to find the perfect gift for a fellow hiker. We’ve got a few gift ideas that are sure to come in handy on the trails.

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Outdoorsy Christmas Gifts Under $50

1. Black Diamond Storm 500 Lumen Rechargeable Headlamp

Light the way with a Black Diamond Storm 500 Headlamp – this headlamp suits a technical explorer who expects all-around performance and features but still values a small size and compact package.

Powered by an integrated high capacity 2400 mAh Li-ion battery with micro-USB charge port with a massive 500 lumen max output, you’ll never have to complain about not being able to see again. Don’t worry if you get it wet because the Storm was built to deal with the wet, and waterproof tested up to 1m. The gift that keeps on giving.


2. Bug-Grrr off Jungle Strength Natural Insect Repellent Spray


Avoid those pesky mosquitoes altogether with Bug-grrr off’s natural insect repellent. With up to 6 hours of protection against a large variety of insects, this product doesn’t harm the mosquito; it provides a barrier that makes you invisible to the mosquito’s senses. You really should never leave the house without this in your bag.

Also, check out our guide to insect-repellent gear


3. Companion Snake Bite First Aid Kit

Be prepared for any situation, even snake bites, especially when hiking in Australia. The Snake Bite Kit by Companion provides emergency treatment for one person in case of a snake or spider bite. Packed into a perfect little package, this kit takes up next to no space or weight in your pack so you can hike with extra peace of mind.


4. Leatherman Free T2 Multi Tool

The most compact offering in the Leatherman FREE® family, the T2 is small but mighty. At just under 100 grams, it fits easily in your pocket or purse but punches well above its weight when it comes to performance. Packing eight total tools and integrated FREE® technology, the T2 is big on approachability. 


5. Hydrapak Shape-Shift 2L Bladder

The Hydrapak Shape-shift bladder has a slider top that makes this elite bladder completely reversible, so it’s a breeze to clean, and the adjustable baffle maintains a super low profile so this bladder can fit in most packs. The shapeshift bladder also boasts extreme durability – it’s made of abrasion-resistant TFU with RF welded seams. Stay hydrated with peace of mind as a bonus!


6. Patagonia Hydropeak Hybrid Walk Mens Shorts – 19″

Meet the Patagonia Hydropeak Hybrid walk shorts, the multi-tool of hiking shorts. Made with super lightweight, fast drying, four-way stretch material, the Hydropeak hybrids are perfect for any occasion. With two side pockets and two back pockets, you’ve got plenty of room to carry all your extra bits and pieces. Built for action, made for comfort! Oh and we barely have to mention Patagonia’s ethical credentials, safe to say you’ll find it hard to find a lower impact pair of shorts.


7. Uco Fire-Starting Kit

Make sure your friends and family are fire ready with UCO’s new Fire Starting Kit. It’s equipped with a waterproof case to keep your 12 rainproof, waterproof, hurricane matches, 3 Sweetfire Fire Starters and replaceable strikers safe and dry. The UCO fire-starting kits fit in any small pocket and you won’t even realise it’s there weighing less than 54g. The perfect stow-and-go fire kit for every hiker.


8. Jetboil Stash Cooking Pot Camp Stove System

Dream big, pack light with the all-new Jetboil Stash! At 40% lighter than the Jetboil Zip, the nesting design of the stash makes it easy to pack down into a perfect, compact package, helping free up even more space in your pack without having to sacrifice any performance. With a boil time of 2.5 mins, you’ll never have to wait too long for that morning coffee or dehydrated meal either.


9. Osprey Stratos 24L Mens Hiking Daypack

The Osprey Stratos 24L takes day packs to a new level. Now featuring adjustable torso lengths for improved fit and comfort with updated aesthetics, the Stratos 24 is the go-to choice for those who prefer panel-loading organisation on day hikes. It’s great in warm environments and big on comfort, so the lucky recipient can focus on the hike at hand.


10. Merrell Moab Speed Mid GTX Womens Boots

The Moab Speed is the all-new creation from Merrell that really blurs the line between hiking boot and trail runner. It boasts a Gore-Tex membrane that keeps your feet dry in the wettest of conditions, and a protective toe cap allows you to charge on carefree of any rocks and branches. The Moab Speed is a lightweight, protective hybrid designed to give you the confidence to tackle any trail with the lightweight feel of a trail running shoe making for easy hiking with supreme confidence and protection. Get them for ya Mum!



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