Christmas gifting for the hiking obsessed can be hard. Gear is technical and expensive, people are fussy with their hiking equipment and there’s loads of gimmicky stuff that is just going to end up in landfill (hello, cheap carabiners). The good news is, the Wild Women team have you covered with this hiking gift guide.
From bougie to basic, this hiking gift guide will help you shop for your Wild Women buddies and build your own Christmas list… or just send this link to your partner, friends or kids and call it a day.
Ready? Let’s go!
Your time – Free
The gift of your time is the most cherished thing, and the best thing for the planet. Why not take a loved one on a walk, give them a massage or offer to mind the kids for a few hours while they go out for dinner!
Wild Women Cookies – Under $15
Whip up a batch of Wild Women cookies and gift them in recycled glass jars with some cute Christmas ribbon.
Shampoo Bar and Travel Tin – $25
We’re obsessed with shampoo bars and it’s time you (and all your friends) are too. Seed and Sprout does a gorgeous range with some delightful scents, including pink grapefruit, lemon myrtle and rose geranium. Plus, they sell a nifty travel tin, so you can pop your bar in your backpack for lightweight, zero-waste haircare.
Reusable Cup/Mug – From $34.95
For the Wild Women who love clifftop coffees AND the colour purple. (We’re looking at you, Di Westaway).
Under $30 Stocking Stuffers
Lanolips Ointment – $14.95
Every hiker needs a stash of lanolips in her backpack. We recommend the multi-purpose superbalm, which is perfect for dry, cracked or windburned skin. It’s the perfect Kris Kringle gift or stocking stuffer.
CamelBak Sustainable Water Bottle – $29.99
One can never have too many water bottles! We’re coveting the bright purple colourway.
Flatpak Toiletry Case – $22.49
Isn’t this just chic as sh*t?! It’s leakproof, ultralight and perfect for both the ladies and blokes.
Clif Bars – $26.89 (12 Bars)
One word: yum.
Food gifts are the best because a) everyone loves food and b) they’re affordable. Pick up some fancy Clif Bars for emergency gifting!
Groovy Gaitors – $25
What every Coastrekker and Wild Woman needs for summer sand walking.
Epic Gifts Around $100
Rainbird Luna Women’s Jacket – $64.99
An affordable, lightweight and gorgeous raincoat. We love!
Icebreaker is our pick for undergarments and this sports bra is very, very nice. Also, check out the gorgeous Merino sheep Icebreaker use to make their garments.
Dog & Gun Portable Coffee Press – $49.95
A good coffee before a long hike can make or break your day. Make sure it’s great every time with this travel-sized coffee press. Dog & Gun also sell fancy instant coffee (in a tin!) and pre-loaded drip filters.
Zorali is an Aussie Outdoor brand based in Torquay, Victoria. They are 100% carbon neutral AND they plant 10 trees for every product sold.
Plus, their stuff is just so darn cute!
Refresh Their Hiking Wardrobe
It’s an investment item but damn, it’s gorgeous. It’s made from 100% recycled fabrics and the purple colourway is sensational… A perfect group pressie for the Wild Woman who has everything!
Arcteryx Softshell Hoody – $380
Arcteryx is the market leader in shell jackets and raincoats, and this windproof jacket is no exception.
Sleek? Check! Chic? Check! Flattering? Check! Pockets? Double check!
LNDR is one of our all-time fave activewear brands, offering timeless staples you’ll wear again and again. Your sister, bestie, niece or daughter will love them.
On The Trail Essentials
Camp cooking, but make it sexy.
Seriously, I never thought I’d get excited by a hiking stove but here we are.
The North Face VE 25 Tent – $1200
Tents are a big investment and personal choice, so we’d recommend chatting to your local gear supplier about what will suit your giftee best.
The North Face makes excellent tents. We’re also obsessed with the Mont Moondance tent, which is annoyingly out of stock… but keep an eye out because it’s divine.
Helinox Trekking Poles – $199.99
Every hiker needs a set of trekking poles, and Helinox are our pick for price, quality and performance. You can’t go wrong.
Any Osprey backpack is a great investment for new and seasoned hikers alike. The Tempest 40 is designed for lightweight multi-day hikes and comes with sleeping bag compartment, hip pockets (essential!) and somewhere to stow your trekking poles. Also it comes in Wild Women purple!
Hiking Skin and Body Care
Good for the planet, light as a feather and responsible for the sweetest smelling hands, these soap sheets are ideal for gifting. Plus, they’re very on brand #purple.
UltraViolette SPF 50+ Sunscreen – From $47
Forget everything you thought you knew about sunscreen because UltraViolette is changing the game. Non greasy, hydrating and in fabulous purple packaging, it’s sunscreen made sexy.
This is one of our all-time favourite gifts for hikers because a) everyone needs sunscreen when they’re outdoors and b) they feel like a luxury item. There’s a few different options based on skin type, but go for an SPF 50+ for your hiking pals.
Kakadu Plum Candle – $26.95
For those moments when we can’t get outdoors, this candle will bring it inside. The perfect gift for an Aussie friend abroad to remind them of home.
For The Hiker Who Has Everything
Garmin fēnix 6 GPS Watch – $999
If you’re looking for something special for the Wild Woman in your life, Garmin has you covered. Consider this the hiking version of a diamond bracelet!
Treat a lucky lady in your life with six nights sensational trekking on the Jatbula Trail, one of Australia’s best kept secrets.
Team entry to Sydney Coastrek – From $688
We know experiences are better than things, and what better treat than a day out experiencing the stunning Sydney Coastline?! Even better… rope your 16+ y/o kids into joining and make it a family day.
It’s a gift she’ll never forget.
Do you have ideas for our hiking gift guide? Come and tell us in the Wild Women Community.