Are you looking for mountain gifts for people who are always with their heads in the clouds (literally)? But do you lack the knowledge of mountaineering and hiking? Allow me to show you the 30 best gifts for mountain lovers. Gifts that they will love and actually use.
I selected some of the most practical mountain lovers gifts, as well as funny mountain-themed gifts for when the recipient is not on a mountain (for a change).
If you are short on time, these are my top three mountain gifts by budget:
- Large budgets: handheld GPS navigator (#6)
- Mid budgets: alpine peaks scratch-off map (#16)
- Small budgets: mountain necklace (#25)
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Mountains gifts for large budgets
#1 A trip to a mountain
Let’s start this list with the very best gift for mountain lovers; a trip to the mountains!
Whether it’s a hike to one of the mountains close to the recipient’s home or somewhere abroad. As long as mountain lovers can make their way to the top and admire the views, they will be happy.
You can find all sorts of mountain hikes on Viator. From hiking Rainbow Mountain in Peru to the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland. There is something for everyone on Viator.
And if you are not sure which hike or tour to book, you can also go for the safe option of a gift card. The Global Experiences Card is powered by Viator and gives the recipient the option to choose from Viator tours around the world.
#2 Mountain bookends
Are you looking for gifts for mountain lovers who don’t live close to the mountains? Bring the mountains to their homes with these beautiful bookends in the shape of mountains.
#3 Flask with outdoor essentials
Being in the mountains doesn’t come without risks. So if you are looking for gifts for mountain lovers you care about, you may want to give something to keep them safe. And this flask is the perfect gift for that.
Alright, I’ll admit a flask for their favorite spirit is not something that will keep them safe. But it will keep them warm and it will keep their spirits up, which is also worth something.
But what’s actually cool about this flask is that it includes some useful tools for people who love the outdoors, such as a compass, a flashlight, and LED lights with SOS mode.
Oh, and of course a bottle opener and 2 shot glasses, which are useful, but not essential for survival I guess.
#4 Rain jacket
The weather in the mountains can be unpredictable. A cloudless sky can change to a dark and rainy one in minutes. And that’s why mountaineers are always prepared for all weather conditions.
So if you want to go for practical gifts for people who love mountains, then a rain jacket is always a good idea. The North Face is one of my favorite outdoor brands. So check out their rain jackets for men and women.
#5 Hiking backpack
Are you looking for gifts for mountain lovers who love trekking in the mountains?
Then a backpack is a very practical gift. And one of the best outdoor brands is Arc’teryx. They produce high-quality outdoor gear, that can sustain the most challenging weather conditions, such as this 32L backpack. It’s perfect for 1-2 day hikes.
Also, check out their other backpacks if the recipient needs a larger or smaller one.
#6 Garmin handheld navigator
Navigating in the mountains can be challenging when there is no cell phone reception. So for seasoned mountaineers, a GPS system such as this one by Garmin is a must.
It contains preloaded maps and does not rely on reception to determine where they are and where they need to be going.
#7 Merino wool clothing
If you don’t know much about mountaineering and hiking gear, but you would still like to find practical gifts for mountain lovers, then something made from merino wool is always a good idea.
Merino wool is mostly produced in New Zealand, and it’s very popular among hikers and outdoor people because it’s lightweight, comfortable, breathable, warmer than regular wool, and most importantly odor-repellent!
So if you would like to give someone the gift of not stinking so much during their hikes, this merino wool shirt is perfect.
#8 Water bottles
Are you looking for more mountain lover gifts to keep them safe? Then a water bottle with a filtering system is perfect. It allows them to fill their bottle with water from a river or creek and still drink safely.
#9 Camping cookware
Many of these mountain lover gifts are also super practical gifts for camping lovers, such as this camping cookware.
This compact and lightweight set of essential cooking items is perfect for mountain lovers who love camping.
#10 Mountain gifts for her: bracelet
Are you looking for cute mountain gifts for her? Then this bracelet with a mountain range is the gift you need!
For more mountain-themed gifts for women, check out #12 and #25.
#11 Day hike essential supply pack
Are you looking for gifts for mountain lovers who enjoy day hikes? And do you want them to stay safe during those hikes? Then this kit with hiking essentials is the perfect gift.
The kit contains waterproof tape, a first aid kit, a whistle, and expandable washcloths.
#12 Mountain stud earrings
This is another example of beautiful mountain gifts for her, earring studs in the shape of mountains!
#13 Hiking shoes
Comfortable and sturdy footwear is probably the most important item for mountaineers. So if you are looking for practical gifts for mountain lovers, then hiking shoes are a great idea.
#14 Mountaineering pants
I know that I have included quite a lot of mountain gifts for large budgets on this list. Because unfortunately, high-quality outdoor gear is usually quite expensive.
But I promise. This is is the last one.
Mountaineering pants are comfortable, lightweight, stretchy, waterproof, and breathable, which makes them great for people who love climbing mountains.
Mountain gifts for mid budgets
#15 Mountaineering gear gift cards
If you are not sure which of these mountain lover gifts your recipient needs, you can always go for a safe option, a gift card.
The four best brands for mountain lovers are the four above, but let me specify which brand is best for which type of recipient.
- The North Face: great for hikers and outdoor clothes
- Arc’teryx: perfect for climbers, mountaineers, and winter sports lovers (more heavy duty gear compared to The North Face)
- Mountain Hardwear: great for camping lovers, backpackers, mountaineers, climbers, and hikers
- Columbia: the most affordable brand for all sorts of outdoor activities (climbing, fishing, camping, hiking, trail running)
#16 Alpine climbs scratch-off map
If you are looking for mountain gifts for climbers who love the Alps, you just found the perfect gift!
This scratch-off map contains the main climbs in the Alps that are over 3000m (9,842. ft). That’s a total of 265 different climbs.
The recipient can scratch off the peaks he or she has already mastered and add the others to their bucket list.
If you like the idea of giving a peak scratch-off map, but your giftee prefers the UK, check out the next gift.
#17 Scratch-off map Peak District climbs
For those of you who are looking for mountain gifts for people who love rock climbing in the UK, this is the gift you need.
This scratch-off map contains 239 different crags across the Peak District in the UK. So I am sure that even the most seasoned climbers will come across one or two new routes on this map.
#18 Mountain heartbeat shirt
If you are looking for gifts for mountain lovers whose hearts beat for the mountains, this shirt is the perfect gift.
It’s available in four different colors and as a tank top.
#19 Mountain travel guides
Mountaineering: the freedom of the hills
If you are looking for gifts for mountain lovers, this mountaineering bible is one of the best gifts to get. (If they don’t have it yet, of course).
Climbing the seven summits: a comprehensive guide to the continents’ highest peaks
Are you looking for gifts for mountain lovers who want to climb the highest peak of each continent? Then this guide is the perfect gift.
Mountain escapes: the finest hotels and retreats from the Alps to the Andes
This is a great gift for people who love the mountains and comfort. They can combine a visit to a mountain with staying in a great hotel.
Arc’teryx is a well-known outdoor brand, so basically, all their products will be great gifts for mountain lovers. (And if you can’t choose which product, check out gift #15). One example is this beanie which is great to keep the recipient warm on the mountain peaks!
#21 Mountain-themed passport cover
If you are looking for mountain gifts for travel lovers, then a passport cover in a mountain theme is a great gift!
You can find over 800 different mountain-themed passport holders on Zazzle. Or simply go for the one I picked with mountain reflections and the option to add the recipient’s name.
#22 Mountain-themed wall art
If you are looking for mountain gifts for someone’s home, then these three canvas posters are perfect.
I love the abstract Nordic style, but of course, you can check out the other mountain-themed wall art options on Amazon too.
#23 Books for mountain lovers
Beyond possible: one man, 14 peaks, and the mountaineering achievement of a lifetime
This is one of the most inspirational mountain lover gifts. It’s the memoir of Nims Purja. A Nepali climber who was the first to climb all death zone peaks (peaks above 8000m) in less than seven months.
The mammoth book of mountain disasters: the accounts of rescue from the brink of death
This book contains 35 stories of mountain rescuers around the world. It may not sound like a fun book, but it’s actually an inspiring (and sometimes shocking) book for mountaineers.
Dead mountain: the untold true story of the Dyatlov Pass incident
This is another one of the great mountain lover gifts for people who are interested in mountain disasters. It tells the story of nine experienced hikers who died in the Ural mountains under very mysterious circumstances. (Cut open tents, high levels of radiation, and strange photos).
Mountain gifts for small budgets
#24 Mountain-themed luggage tag
Luggage tags are also super practical mountain gifts for travelers. Especially if you pick one of the nearly 5,000 mountain-themed tags on Zazzle!
One of my favorites was the mountain range tag in the photo, so if you don’t feel like going through all the options on Zazzle, go for that one.
#25 Mountain gifts for her: necklace
Are you looking for sweet mountain gifts for her? Then this necklace in the shape of a mountain is perfect. Not only is it a beautiful piece of jewelry, but it also contains a powerful message for her to accomplish her goals.
#26 Mountain-themed tote bag
If you are looking for small mountain lover gifts, then the mountain-themed tote bags on Zazzle are perfect.
I quite like the “the mountains are calling and I must go” bag, but there are nearly 15,000 different options on Zazzle, so you will surely find one you like.
#27 Hiking logbook
This hiking logbook is one of the best gifts for mountain lovers who love keeping track of their hikes. This logbook helps them to record all the details of their hikes in an organized way. For example, the weather, elevation, conditions, trail, and much more.
#28 Personalized keyring
If you are looking for gifts for mountain lovers which they will actually take to the mountains, then you should either go for practical or small gifts. And this keyring falls into that last category.
A keyring can easily be attached to a backpack and taken to the mountain. And when you go for a sweet keyring such as this one, it will definitely be taken on a trip.
One side of the coin is engraved with a mountain and you can add a personal message on the other side. For example, to wish them good luck on the way.
#29 More mountain-themed gifts: socks
These socks are great mountain-themed gifts if you are looking for something small and funny!
#30 Mountain-themed coloring book for adults
Are you looking for mountain lover gifts for someone who can’t visit the mountains any time soon? Give them this coloring book to remind them of the beautiful mountains and to help them relax.
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Final note on gifts for mountain lovers
Alright, if you are still reading this post I will assume you haven’t decided which gift to buy yet. So let me share my top three mountain gifts by budget to help you out.