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At your wit’s end? Present ideas for hikers who have everything

Cairngorm reindeer herd

On December 20, 2017 By Rebecca Field In All things hiking Gear Advice Winter

It’s that time of year again. Stress galore because you can’t think what to get for the hiker in your family. They have socks overflowing from their drawers. Their hiking clothes are overflowing. They have every hiking related gadget and bag you can think of. What next? Here are some present ideas for hikers who seem to have everything they could possibly need; after all, in theory we don’t require much to go for a walk/hike.

Guided winter walking in Scotland

Stunning views to compensate for the lack of snow cover in the Cairngorms

Possible options

  1. ticket to mountain film festival – the number of mountain film festivals in the UK has multiplied exponentially in recent years
winter Cairngorms Scotland

Winter ridges of the Cairngorms

 

2. entry to a walking festival

There are walking festivals across the country of course. You may well be spoiled for choice. Plan the whole weekend/week as part of your surprise and don’t forget to book accommodation. If you’re not into the walking, you might want to book somewhere which has options for you too. We’ve just mentioned a few festivals, which are closer at hand for us though during our research we have noticed that cycling sportives and running events seem to have taken over from walking festivals here in the Cairngorms.

present ideas for hikers

 

3. holiday voucher

You might not want to book a trip which is longer than 3 or 4 days if the gift is to be a surprise. Popular trips (for vouchers) with Scot Mountain Holidays include the following:

snowhole expedition

how to build a snowhole in Scotland

present ideas for hikers

Get away from the city pressures for a breath of fresh air

walking holiday

Looking out over the vast expanse of the Cairngorms National Park (Highlands of Scotland)

Classic ridge walking on the ascent to Ben Nevis

4. A coffee table book or a mountaineering biography or Mountain reflections/stories

Some possibilities include:

Products from Amazon.co.uk

Products from Amazon.co.uk

Products from Amazon.co.uk

5. digital maps for latest destination at the top of the bucket list for a hiking adventure

Ordnance Survey, Viewranger or Anquet Maps might hit the mark.

6. magazine subscription for TGO or Trail or Country Walking or Adventure Travel

7. membership of Ramblers or Open Spaces Society or even RSPB

Gadgets

which might not yet have made their way into the walking kit, or could be considered replaceable.

  • handwarmer gel bags
  • smartphone drybag
  • touchscreen gloves
  • Powerbank for a phone
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