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The 12 Best Hiking Gifts Under $25 of 2021

On a budget or looking for that last little item to finish off your shopping list? These inexpensive gifts punch far above their price.

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Backpacking requires a lot of gear, but that doesn’t mean you have to break the bank to hit the trail. All of these gifts provide quality and comfort under $25. Need more gift ideas? Check out our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide for our favorite apparel, equipment, and accessory picks this winter.

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Swiftwick Flite XT Zero Tab Socks, $20

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Socks will always be one of our go-to stocking stuffers. This ankle-height nylon pair offers medium compression at the arch of the foot for support while running or hiking, while the AnkleLock technology keeps them from slipping around and causing blisters. Buy Now

Outdoor Vitals Pillow, $25

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At only 2.6 ounces, it’s worth it to carry this compact pillow and make camp comfier. It takes about five puffs to blow it up through the valve, and it packs down to the size of a tennis ball. The stretch nylon is soft against your skin and wicks away moisture through the night. Buy Now

Stanley Adventure Bowl and Spork Compact Cook Set, $25

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Love to cook? This four-piece set nests in itself and contains everything you need to cook a gourmet meal, including a 24-ounce stainless steel pot, vented lid, stainless steel folding spork, and mug/bowl with a neoprene wrap, all for only 1.1 pound. Bonus: It’s all dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning at home. Buy Now

Appalachian Gear Co. All-Paca Neck Pipe, $23

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On cold days, you can wear this neck gaiter numerous ways: around your neck, over your ears, as a balaclava. The 100 percent alpaca fiber doesn’t itch against your skin, and it still insulates when speckled with drizzle. Buy Now

Sea to Summit Strech-Loc Straps, Starting at $9

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Harness skis together, secure paddles to roof racks, or tie down hiking gear with these stretchy straps with locking buckles. The grippy TPU material prevents items from slipping around. They come in six lengths, from 12 to 30 inches. Buy Now

Miir Camp Cup, $20

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Every camper needs a trusty mug. The Miir Camp Cup features double-wall insulation for keeping contents hot or cold, and the lid with a slide opening prevents splashing or leaking. Bonus: If you’re the type of person who always goes for the Venti, you can choose between 8-ounce, 12-ounce, 16-ounce, and 20-ounce sizes. Buy Now

Nana Joes Dark Chocolate Granola, $10

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Give a little sweetness that may or may not last until the trail. Each 8-ounce bag is loaded with dark chocolate nibs, coconut, and almond butter clusters to keep them fueled on their adventures and satisfy any snack cravings. Plus, it’s gluten-free and paleo-friendly. Buy Now

Life Elements CBD Bath Bomb, $14-$20

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Soothe tired muscles after hiking or running with this indulgent bath bomb, packed with natural ingredients like oatmeal oil, goat milk, honey, and vitamin E. Choose from a range of CBD strengths, from 50 mg for the CBD-curious to 200 mg for the die-hard devotee. Packs of three are $50. Buy Now

Nathan QuickSqueeze Lite 12oz Insulated Bottle, $25

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For packless hikes and runs when you still want hydration, we like to bring a handheld bottle. The Nathan QuickSqueeze Lite holds 12 ounces of water, and a stash pocket can hold keys or credit cards. The polyester and nylon strap is adjustable and won’t dig into your hand. Buy Now

Good To-Go Weekender Variety Pack, $22.50

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This three-pack from editor-favorite Good To-Go has everything you need to feed yourself for a weekend trip. For just over $20, you’ll get your giftee 3 single-serving meals including granola, pad Thai, and Indian vegetable korma. Each pack is made with fresh ingredients, and you just have to add boiling water while you’re in the backcountry. Buy Now

Nikwax Tech Wash, $9.75

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When durable water-repellent coatings start absorbing moisture, it’s because their breathable pores are blocked. Instead of replacing it, give your old winter jacket a second life by washing it with this special cleaner made for breathable waterproof garments. Run your jacket through the wash with a smidge of this and enjoy the like-new performance. Buy Now

Primus Campfire Skewers, $20

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There are few pleasures as primal as a campfire-cooked meal (or dessert), and packing a few lightweight skewers is often cleaner and easier than whittling sticks. Roast veggies, fruit, meat, marshmallows, and more with these easy-to-clean, easy-to-pack skewers. They come in a pack of six, so nobody has to wait long for their turn over the fire or grill. Buy Now

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