The 16 Best Gifts for Beginner Backpackers

Diving into backpacking can be a daunting process. But get the novice hiker in your life some gifts from this list, and they’ll be on the right path.
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You can't box up the trail and put it under your tree. But if you have a beginner backpacker in your life, you can do the next best thing: Get them the basic yet high-quality gear they need to go on their first hike. From an affordable boot to a trail-ready tent, here are our suggestions.