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Gifts for People Who Like to Walk

26 Gifts for People Who Like to Walk: Practical and Fun Ideas!

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Walking has always been a popular way for people to stay fit.

So why not treat someone you love to a gadget or accessory that can make their daily walk even more enjoyable?

If you need a little inspiration, we’ve put together a list of 26 gift ideas for people who love to walk:

1. Kahtoola EXOspikes Footwear Traction

Get a grip on tough terrain

Whether the person you’re shopping for likes trail running or just an evening stroll in the frosty weather, they’ll appreciate this footwear traction.

Available in a range of different sizes, it fits easily on the bottom of your shoe for added grip.

With integrated spikes, aluminum steps and lugs, you get three levels of traction to tackle any rough terrain.

As well as adding grip they’ll also protect your walking shoes, to help them last longer.

Feedback from users of the EXOspikes is overwhelming positive, from experienced runners to those trying to avoid falling over in the snow!

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2. Osprey Daylite

The perfect bag for everyday walking

Explore the market and you’ll find so many different (and huge!) bags for hikes, including every possible gadget.

However if the person you’re shopping for just enjoys a simple daily walk, chances are they don’t need all the added fuss.

Daylite from Osprey is the perfect bag for day to day activities.

It’s lightweight and durable, with a large main compartment that can fit a 13″ laptop and side mesh pockets for holding their water bottle.

Available in lots of different colors, it also has a front pocket organizer and key clip.

The best thing about Osprey products though is that they’re generally compatible with other packs, allowing them to add this day bag to a bigger pack if they do decide to take a hike.

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3. The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs

Use and understand outdoor clues!

Gift someone this book by best selling author Tristan Gooley and they’ll understand the clues nature gives us better than ever before.

Inside he’ll explain how you can predict the weather, locate water and track animals without ever picking up your smartphone!

Learn how the roots of a tree can indicate the sun’s direction or how a butterfly can tell you about the weather.

Anyone with an interest in the outdoors will be captivated by this book.

Passionate readers love how detailed the information is and how much better they feel they now understand their landscape.

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4. Welly Quick Fix Kit

Handy tools for bumps and scrapes

You never want to think of your loved one getting hurt when out on a walk, however bumps and scrapes can happen.

Wrap up this Quick Fix Kit and they’ll have first aid essentials always to hand.

Inside the deceivingly tiny tin they’ll find single use ointments, hand sanitizers, bandages and plasters in different sizes.

The tin is durable too, so it’s something that they can keep refilling and refreshing for years to come.

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5. LED Flashlight Gloves

Light on hand when you need it!

Why carry around a flashlight when you could wear these rechargeable LED gloves.

If you’re shopping for the person that has it all, they likely won’t have a pair of these!

You get full illumination and an easy-to-access button on the glove for turning them on and off.

They’re great for lighting a rough track while out walking at night but also good for DIY or working on your car.

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6. Bose Frames Tenor

Innovative sunglasses with built-in headphones

This is a real treat for someone who loves walking.

On the face of it, they simply look like a stylish pair of sunglasses however they also allow you to discreetly listen to music.

They contain a ‘wafer-thin’ acoustic package hidden in the temples, so you can hear your music but also stay alert to sounds around you.

Slide your finger on the right temple to adjust the volume or simply double-tap to access your phone’s voice assistant.

Despite including this technology, Bose have focused on the design of the sunglasses themselves.

They have a high-gloss, lightweight nylon frame that fits comfortably but is also durable. Plus polarized lens that won’t easily scratch or shatter.

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7. iReliev Percussion Massage Gun

A powerful tool for walking warmups and recovery!

Keep someone’s legs, feet and calves in optimum condition by wrapping up the iReliev Percussion Massage Gun.

It can power 10mm into the muscle tissue, unlocking nutrients that can help to heal your muscles.

Delivering 3,200 repetitions per minute, you can enjoy all the advantages of percussion massage, such as increased blood circulation and improved sleep.

However it’s not just great for after a long walk, it’s actually proven to enhance your range of motion to help you perform at your best, too.

iReliev’s Percussion Massage Gun can also work wonders on the lower back, making it the ideal gift for someone who loves walking but struggles with back pain.

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8. Yeti Rambler 12oz Hotshot Bottle

Keep their coffee hot on a long walk

Before they head out on their walk, they’ll be able to make a steaming hot blend of their favorite coffee and then transfer it to this Yeti Hotshot Bottle.

As it’s lightweight and has a 100% leakproof lid, it’s ideal for just throwing in their bag for when they need it.

You can sip from any side and the 12oz size means there is plenty to keep them going throughout the day.

People who purchased the Hotshot bottle describe how it keeps their coffee really hot for an incredible nine hours!

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9. Adventure Essentials Survival Kit

Everything your loved one needs to stay safe

Walking is seen as one of the safest forms of exercise, but you never know what you could encounter in the wilderness.

Slip this survival kit in their stocking and you can be sure they have a few key essentials.

It might look like a LED flashlight, and it is, but unscrew the bottom and you’ll quickly see it offers so much more!

There’s a compass, reflective trail markers, a water bag and purification tablets, even a wire saw.

Perfectly portable and compact, it’s ideal for daily walks or for avid hikers who could find themselves in a tricky situation.

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10. Salomon Reelax Slide 5.0 Recovery Shoes

Slip into something a little more comfortable…

Hiking, trail running and long distance walks can be really hard on your feet.

So instead of shopping for slippers why not treat someone to a pair of Reelax Slide 5.0 recovery shoes.

They may just look like a smart pair of mules, but they’ve actually been cleverly designed to wrap and hold your foot in place.

Biomechanics experts have created the shoes in this way to limit the forces applied to your muscles, helping to reduce muscle fatigue.

Available in both men’s and women’s styles, and with a range of sizes and colors to choose from, you can help someone you love take a load off after a long walk!

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11. Yeti Lowlands Blanket

A blanket for all terrains

Another great walking gift, from Yeti, is this Lowlands Blanket.

Perfect for all-terrains you can use it for picnics in the park, sandy beaches or even just to protect your car seats from mucky pups.

It has a waterproof utility layer on one side, that can handle the rough grounds. Plus a soft, insulated interior that will protect your body while you’re sitting.

It also comes with six utility loops, allowing you to stake it down (so it doesn’t blow away!) or hang it up.

One of the best features however has to be the fact that it folds up neatly into a handy carrying case, perfect for transportation and storage.

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12. Afoot and Lighthearted: A Journal for Mindful Walking

A more mindful way to walk

Learn to walk more mindfully through this beautiful Afoot and Lighthearted journal.

We’re all guilty of just rushing through our days, and not noticing and appreciating the world around us.

This journal encourages you to pause and connect with your walk for a greater sense of wellbeing.

You’ll find inspirational quotes and prompts inside, encouraging you to develop a fresh perspective on every step of your walk.

Like walking, journaling has its own range of health benefits, including helping to boost your immunity and reduce symptoms of anxiety.

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13. POLDR 8x21 Small Compact Lightweight Binoculars

Get a clearer view with these lightweight binoculars

You never know what you might see while you’re out for a walk, so keep these compact binoculars handy at all times.

They measure just 2.35 inches wide when closed — perfect for throwing in your backpack for everyday use.

You’re not compromising on the view either, as you get 8x magnification with the ability to see up to 369ft away.

Getting a clearer view is easy too, simply adjust the barrels until your target is in center focus.

What a wonderful gift for the outdoorsman or woman in your life!

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14. OEM Compass Army Green Style

Point them in the right direction

A great little cheap gift for a walker is this waterproof OEM compass.

With a foldable metal cover you can use it for directions, plus it can measure slope height and inclination.

The thermoelastic liquid filled capsule ensures high precision that’s perfect for mapping and positioning.

Even if the person you’re shopping for has never used a compass before, this super simple tool will give them an exciting opportunity to learn.

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15. EasyAcc Water Bottle Carrier with Adjustable Shoulder Strap

A comfortable way to stay hydrated

Carry your water bottle in style with this shoulder strap from EasyAcc.

Available in two different designs, the strap stretches to fit the shape of any standard sized water bottle.

You can wear it across your shoulder with ease or fasten it to your bag with the carabiner.

Made of highly durable material, it’s a great affordable stocking stuffer that will be used for years to come!

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16. DryGuy 2207 Force Dry Boot, Shoe & Glove Dryer

Dries their boots, shoes and gloves ready for their next walk!

If you’re shopping for one of those people who always comes back from a walk with muddy boots, then this DryGuy is a must-have!

They can place their boots on the dry ports and the 105° heat will dry most items within one or two hours.

It’s not just great for boots either, as you can use it for shoes, gloves and even ski gear!

The rotating ports also ensure that they can fit boots of all sizes, and in all wet and muddy conditions.

Those with soaking wet work boots raved about the product, loving that it was somewhere to instantly put wet boots at the end of the day.

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17. TrailBuddy Lightweight Trekking Poles

Stay stable on any ground surface

Upgrade that heavy, giant stick they find on every walk, with this lightweight set of trekking poles from TrailBuddy.

Made from tough, aircraft grade aluminum they can support heavier weights while still remaining lightweight and portable.

With a cork, moisture wicking handle, they’re comfortable to hold, with padded straps preventing chaffing on the hands.

The pair of trekking poles ship with a carry case and come in a range of different colors.

You can change the height easily plus you get different tips, including mud baskets, to adjust the poles to any terrain.

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18. Smartwool Unisex Crew Walk Socks

Socks made for the outdoors

Though socks are seen as a bit of a cliched gift, they’re still always warmly received!

Plus these Smartwool socks are actually built for life in the great outdoors.

They’re made from Merino wool which is a sustainable natural fiber that is thinner and softer than regular wool, making it more comfortable to wear against the skin.

A reinforced sole, plus additional arch and ankle support also stop the sock from sliding into your boot.

Those who bought the socks were so happy with the quality, feeling that the socks gave them greater stability on rocky terrain.

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19. Light It Up Solar String Lights

Add fairy lights wherever you go!

Add a romantic touch to your evening walks by stringing up this set of solar lights.

When fully charged (via usb or solar) you get up to 20 hours of battery life.

There are four different modes depending on your setting, low, medium, high and external flashlight.

Plus with the built-in USB ports you can use it as a power bank for your devices.

You get an 18-foot cord so you can string them up on a tent or even just in your backyard — perfect for outdoor lovers!

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20. Bee Revival Keyring with Invertbee Syrup

Save the bees, one by one

In the US it’s believed there are now half the number of bee colonies there were in the 1940s.

Help save the bees by popping a Bee Revival Keyring on someone’s keychain.

If they see a tired and drowsy bee on their walk, they can offer it some invertbee syrup from the tube.

All they need to do is remove the cork and place the bottle on its side near the bee.

Once the bee has had a drink of the syrup, it should have the energy boost it needs to return home.

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21. Fitbit Luxe Fitness and Wellness Tracker

Smart tech to track their steps!

Let someone you love set a step goal, then track it and smash it with the Fitbit Luxe Fitness and Wellness Tracker.

It has so many exciting features, giving you the ability to track your heart rate and set target heart rate goals.

Connect the Fitbit to your phone’s GPS and you can see in real-time the pace and distance you’re traveling as you walk.

It’s also seriously powerful for sleep:

Wear it at night and it’ll track your slumber, giving you a score that you can assess and try to improve by making simple changes.

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22. Glovestix StankStix Shoe Deodorizer

The ultimate solution for smelling walking shoes!

Any avid walker knows that one of the downsides of a day on your feet is smelly walking shoes!

Freshen them up by popping in this StankStix Shoe Deodorizer.

Glovestix’s StankStix Shoe Deodorizer shot to fame after appearing on Shark Tank.

It’s so easy to use, all you need to do is take off the end caps and pop the little device in your shoes.

The deodorizing and moisture absorbing bags then get to work inhibiting 99.9% of odor-causing bacteria.

It takes away the smell and replaces it with the scent of plant-based essential oils.

The StankStix is a natural product and doesn’t contain any of the harsh chemicals you find in some shoe deodorizing sprays.

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23. Nathan Nightfall Vest, Hi-Viz Yellow

Ensure they’re always seen

In 2021, there was a 45% increase in people struck and killed while out walking.

Make sure your loved one is always seen with this hi-viz Nightfall vest.

Unlike other hi-viz vests that can be loose and uncomfortable, this vest fits snugly on your upper body, making it perfect for running, cycling or just simply walking.

It offers 360° reflectivity, so the wearer can be seen from any angle. Plus the manufacturers state it has 1200 foot visibility, allowing drivers and riders to see the wearer from a safe distance away.

It’s a low cost stocking stuffer for a walker, that could turn out to be a life saver.

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24. Turejo Foot Spa

Treat their tired feet!

Could there be anything more relaxing than arriving home after a long walk to a bubbling foot spa?!

This indulgent foot massager from Turejo is a real treat for the feet.

Slip your feet inside and 14 rollers will start delivering an intensely satisfying foot massage.

It heats up fast and maintains the temperature during the whole massage, without you having to refill it.

You can also enjoy the benefits of acupressure, as mini massage points are perfectly positioned to stimulate your acupressure points.

The ample size means it can fit feet up to a size 15, which users confirmed is plenty of space for men and women to enjoy the treatment without it feeling cramped.

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25. Garmin inReach Mini 2

A gadget for the bigger adventures

Swap their smartphone for the Garmin inReach next time they head out of the door!

Even when they’re in a location that cellphones can’t reach, Garmin’s global satellite coverage will ensure they can always stay connected.

In the event of a major emergency they can send an SOS and reach a 24/7 emergency response center.

The built-in TracBack technology can also help them find their way there, and back if they get lost.

Plus it has an incredible 14 days of battery life, so it isn’t something they’ll need to remember to charge that often.

It’s one of the pricier items on our gift list, but a gadget that any hardened walker will love playing around with!

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26. The Original Self Defense Personal Safety Alarm

Attract attention and stay safe

Keep someone you love safe on their long walks by gifting this personal alarm.

You get a set of two alarms with carabiners, so they’re easy to attach to your purse and backpack.

Simply pull the top to activate the alarm in an emergency situation.

You’ll quickly attract attention as the action sets off an ear-splitting 130dB sound that can be heard from thousands of feet away.

It also includes a blinding LED strobe light to create a diversion.

It might not seem like the most exciting holiday gift, but it does come in a range of stylish colors.

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Looking for more ways to treat the special people in your life?

We have gift ideas for nature lovers who adore the outdoors, as well as inspiration if you’re shopping for someone who is in need of a little self-care.

Laura Smith

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Laura Smith

Associate Editorial Manager

Specialist health & wellbeing writer, passionate about discovering new technologies & sharing the latest research.