Looking for the perfect present for the outdoor enthusiast in your life? Moon Travel Guides, the publisher leading travelers since 1973, has got your back. Gear up for adventure with these incredible gifts for hikers and campers.
1. A Guidebook
Even the most avid outdoors enthusiast needs a bit of inspiration from time to time, and Moon has options aplenty. Check out one of our new hiking guides below, grab our guidebook to all 62 national parks or choose from one of our other regional camping and hiking guides.
- 25 flexible RV trip itineraries: Gear up for any adventure with road trip loops, ideas for side trips, and strategies for linking routes together
- The best routes for national parks, historic sites, natural wonders, beaches, and pet-friendly destinations
- Can't-miss stops from coast to coast: Camp on the beach in the Florida Keys, follow the ruts on the historic Oregon Trail, and wildlife-watch in Yellowstone. Hike in Acadia with your four-legged friend, take in the colorful wind-swept vistas of the Badlands, and enjoy mountain-peak views with your morning cup of coffee in Colorado
- Delicious local flavors: From lobster rolls to Key lime pie to the red and green chiles of the Southwest, taste your way across the country—whether you dine in restaurants or your RV kitchen
- Expert advice from seasoned RV-ers Bonnie and Grant Sinclair
- Comprehensive planning resources: Easy-to-use maps that highlight where you can (and can’t) drive an RV, nearby grocery stores for each campground, plus tips for health and safety on the road, navigating weather conditions, RV-ing with pets, and minimizing your environmental impact along the way
- Gorgeous, full-color photos and a fold-out map
- RV basics and essential tips like how to pack, how to pick campgrounds, types of RVs, renting an RV, and more
About Moon Travel Guides: Moon was founded in 1973 to empower independent, active, and conscious travel. We prioritize local businesses, outdoor recreation, and traveling strategically and sustainably. Moon Travel Guides are written by local, expert authors with great stories to tell—and they can't wait to share their favorite places with you.
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2. Darn Tough Socks
There’s nothing worse than a mid-hike blister. Avoid the pain and bandages with these durable, built-to-last socks that regulate temperature, wick moisture, and provide just the right level of cushioning.
3. GoPro HERO Camera
They don’t call it the “official camera of fun” for nothing. The GoPro Hero, now in its twelfth generation edition, is an excellent hiking companion, even for the less tech-savvy: it’s intuitive to use and auto-adjusts for contrast, focus, and color. All you have to do is strap it on and commence documenting adventures.
4. GSI Outdoors Collapsible Coffee Maker
For those of us that require a caffeine fix: this collapsible pour-over coffee maker from GSI Outdoors will give anyone that burst of morning energy needed to start a new day of hiking.
5. Justin’s Nut Butters
These nut butters, which can be purchased in transportable packets, are a perfect stocking stuffer. They’re non-GMO and naturally made from only two ingredients, packing a powerful protein punch when you need a little pick-me-up on the trail.
6. PlatyPreserve Wine Preservation System
Who says you can’t hike and drink at the same time? Okay, maybe not at the same time—but with this lightweight collapsible flask that holds a full bottle and protects wine from oxygen, they’ll have a delicious glass to toast with when they reach their campsite.
7. MSR PocketRocket Travel Stove
This ultralight, compact stove is a backpacking favorite. It boils a liter of water in under 4 minutes, has adjustable flames from simmering to boiling, and is super easy to set up and operate.
8. OtterBox LifeProof Cell Phone Cases
These phone cases are definitely a lifesaver. They come in a variety of styles for Apple, Samsung, and more, and are built to ensure your phone’s safety even in the wildest conditions: they can handle water, mud, snow, and even hard hits when dropped (it’s okay, we all do it).
9. America the Beautiful National Parks Pass
Give them the gift of nature by… giving them access to it! The National Parks Pass gives them access to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites across the country. More than 80% of the proceeds go directly to causes protecting the parks. The design pictured above is for the 2023 calendar year.
10. SPOT Satellite GPS Messengers
Any seasoned hiker will tell you: safety and preparation are key. These satellite messengers are great if they’re headed out on a backcountry trek where service is spotty: they can use it to reach emergency responders, check in with family and friends, and share GPS coordinates—or just track their adventures!
11. Suunto Core Watch
This altimeter watch means business: its many (many) functions include a temperature gauge, compass, pressure-based altimeter, weather forecast, and ascent/descent rate measurer. It’s also water-resistant up to 30 meters underwater. So it’s basically the outdoor adventurer’s new best friend.