Gifts

5 Practical Gifts for Walkers

The products featured in this review are the Editors Choice for gifts for walkers. An avid walker for over 25 years, she has pretty much written the book on the benefits of a daily morning walk.

Deborah Clarke
Oct 22, 2022
9 min read
Outdoors - Recreation and SportsSeasonal-FallSeasonal-Winter
Gifts for Walkers | Urban Poling Activator Walking Poles | Photo by FavReviews.com

If you know someone who loves to walk or hike, why not get them a gift that will make their walks more enjoyable?

If you've been asking yourself,

What do I get the walker who has everything?

The products featured in this review are the Editors Choice for gifts for walkers. An avid walker for over 25 years, she has pretty much written the book on the benefits of a daily morning walk.   Walking gifts are practical gifts.  Even if the walker in your life already has items on the list, it's likely time to replace some of them.

Walking Gifts Short List

  • Walking Shoes
  • Walking Poles
  • All-Weather Jacket
  • Fitness Monitor
  • Head Phones
  • Water Bottles

Why Trust Us?

We hope you find your next favorite thing from FavReviews! We are a family friendly product review site.

Four Generation Family: As a four generation family, the breadth of products we consume and review as brand ambassadors is vast. But we can tell you, in general, in we love the outdoors, sports, staying active, living healthy and celebrating the changing seasons.

Trending Products: We also love finding new trending products and we are happy to pass along our research of new trending products to you. Follow us so you don't miss out on a thing! We send out cool emails with our latest reviews, and we will never sell or misuse your information.

Opinions Based on Use, Research and Reviews: Each product we write about is independently selected by our editors. All opinions in this article are our own, based on our own use of the product(s), or hours of research and reading reviews. We will never recommend something we wouldn't use ourselves in our own family.

Compensation: Yes, FavReviews may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to buy something (that's how we stay in business). But, the product never costs you more, in fact in some cases, we hope we might help save you money based on our recommendations.

Reviews have been edited for length and clarity. Enjoy finding your next favorite thing! Happy Shopping! Your FavReviews Team

Let's Talk Walking Shoes

You know when it comes to shoes, they are very hard to buy as a gift.  Shoe sizes vary by manufacturer, and if a person ordering is unsure of the correct size to order, it has to be easy to return them.  So it's better the 'walker' in your life order or buy their own shoes.  Agree?

Of course, we do have an opinion, since we are talking about walking gifts: It's true the best gifts for avid walkers are gifts like outdoor shoes that should be replaced every year.  So here is the best-selling walking shoe and hiking boots on Amazon for your consideration.

1) Skechers Women's Go Joy Walking Shoe Sneaker

They are Amazon's #1 Best Seller for Women's Walking Shoes.   Lots of women are liking the slip-on style of these walking shoes.

2) Merrell Women's Moab 2 Vent Hiking Shoe

OUR EDITORS FAVS:  These hiking boots aren't boots at all, they are Merrell Women's Hiking Shoe.  They are Amazon's #1 Best Seller for Women's Hiking Shoes.  We love the variety of colors these shoes come in.  We like the comfort of these hiking shoes for anyone who enjoys walking or trail running.

Do you know what MOAB stands for?  Mother-Of-All-Boots ... so that gives you some idea how confident they are walking lovers will LOVE them.


BACK TO THE BEST WALKING GIFTS

Here are 5 Great Walking Gift Ideas


BEST GIFTS FOR WALKERS #1

Walking Sticks | Trekking Poles for Long Walks

Walking sticks or trekking poles are super popular right now for the serious hiker or walker. They help with balance and greater stability and relieve some of the stress on your joints when walking on uneven terrain.

URBAN POLING is a Canadian company that has made researching and perfecting walking poles their business.

URBAN POLING | Activator Walking Poles | Photo by FavReviews.com

[Editors Note] My walking buddy and I have used Urban Poling walking poles for several years.  We love the fact that they burn up to 46% more calories than regular walking, they help with balance anytime ( but especially in the winter months), and they use all of your body muscles helping you to walk faster and further.

Urban Poling products are stylish and come in a variety of colors to suit anyone’s taste.

Testament as gifts for walkers: "We like them so much we even bought them for our mothers!"  That's how much we believe in them.

Urban Poles 4Life

WHY WE LIKE THEM

The Urban Poles 4Life are a pair of high-quality Nordic walking sticks designed for all-season fitness. Made from lightweight aluminium, they weigh 1.38 lb. per pair and can support users up to 225 lb.

Each pole is 2 sections and adjustable, making them suitable for users between 4'2" and 6'2" tall. The poles feature a locking system, ergonomic rubber grip with wide ledge, carbide metal tip, and pole clip for storage.

We also like that a portion of the proceeds from each sale is donated to breast cancer wellness programs.  This is a great Canadian Company with a reputation for quality and research. They know walking poles.

URBAN POLING | Walking Poles | Photo by FavReviews

FAV FEATURES

Urban Poles 4Life are made with high-grade aluminum, meaning they're both lightweight and durable.

They're also pink and silver, which makes them stylish as well as functional. But most importantly, they can help you burn up to 20% to 46% more calories than walking without poles, because they engage your core muscles as you walk.

Plus, they also support your wrist in a neutral position to reduce strain. So if you're looking for a practical gift for a Walker or Hiker, Urban Poles 4Life are a great choice.


MORE GIFT IDEAS:  URBAN POLE ACCESSORIES

Urban Pole Walking Poles Carry Bag with Shoulder Strap


Urban Poling Snow and Trekking Baskets (1 Pair of Each)


Urban Poling ACTIVATOR™ Bell Tips (1 Pair) for ACTIVATOR™ Nordic Walking Poles



BEST GIFTS FOR WALKERS #2

Use a Fitness Tracker | Pedometer for a Long Walk

Another great gift idea is a pedometer or fitness tracker. This can help the Walker to track their progress and see how far they've come. It's also motivating to see those numbers going up!

Here are four choices in the fitness tracker, and pedometer gift category.

Apple Watch Ultra [GPS + Cellular 49mm]

The Apple Watch Ultra is a top-of-the-line fitness tracker that is perfect for walkers and hikers. It features GPS and cellular capabilities, meaning that it can be used even when there is no cell service.

With up to 36 hours of battery duration, it can go the distance, just like your favorite Walker or Hiker.

Plus, it has all of the features that you would expect from an Apple Watch, including the ability to track your progress, stay connected, and stay safe.


MorePro Fitness Tracker

MorePro is a top-of-the-line fitness tracker that is perfect for walkers and hikers.

It features 7 sport modes that record your all-day activities, including steps, distance, calories.

Plus, female cycle tracking, sedentary reminder, and other health functions help achieve total fitness management from your wrist.

With up to 5 days of battery life, it can go the distance, just like your favorite Walker or Hiker.

Plus, it has all of the features that you would expect from a fitness tracker, including the ability to track your progress, stay connected, and stay safe.

3DFitBud Simple Walking Pedometer

The 3DFitBud Simple Walking Pedometer is a great gift for walkers and hikers. It's a simple pedometer that tracks your steps, so you can see your progress and stay motivated.

Plus, it has all of the features that you would expect from a fitness tracker, including the ability to track your progress, stay motivated, and stay safe.

With up to 5 days of battery life, it can go the distance, just like your favorite Walker or Hiker.



BEST GIFTS FOR WALKERS #3

All-Weather Walking Jacket

A nice warm coat or jacket is perfect for winter walks. No one wants to be cold when they're out enjoying nature!

Having an all-weather jacket makes sense.  We love our Columbia jackets and we think your family member will love them as a gift too!

COLUMBIA JACKET REVIEW - Perfect! I looked for a long time for the right jacket.

Columbia Women's Arcadia Ii Jacket

This jacket should be in every women's closet.  It comes in sizes XS to 3X and over 30 colors!

It's perfect for daily walking use and it packs small to travel with you anywhere in the world.

Columbia Men's Glennaker Rain Jacket

From town to trail this waterproof jacket should be in every man's closet.

It comes in men's regular, tall and big sizes.  Sizes Small to 6X.

Plus, it packs super small into one pocket so it makes it great to travel with.


BEST GIFTS FOR WALKERS #4

WALKING TO MUSIC & AUDIOBOOKS | HEADPHONES

Some people like to listen to music or audiobooks while they walk, so headphones might be a good gift option. This can help them escape into their own world and really enjoy their outdoor time.


Sony WF-1000XM4 Industry Leading Noise Canceling Truly Wireless Earbud Headphones with Alexa Built-in, Silver

Your family member or friend will love the ergonomic design of these quality earbuds.

They are truly noise-canceling, wireless headphones.

If you are going to gift earbuds, to be used as walking headphones go for the best.


BEST GIFTS FOR WALKERS #5

HYDRATION | WATER BOTTLES

Finally, don't forget about the importance to stay hydrated - these will always be a popular and welcomed must-have gift for a walker!

We like the new bottles that show how many ounces you drink in a day. It's a good way to make sure you're getting enough water, especially if you're hiking in hot weather.


Iron Flask Sports Water Bottle - 32 Oz, 3 Lids (Straw Lid), Leak Proof, Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel, Double Walled

This insulated sports bottle has a double wall so it doesn't sweat - stays dry.

It also keeps your cold water cold and your warm drinks warm.  And, it comes in 28 cool colors and patterns.

Plus, it's Amazon #1 Best Seller ... over 100,000 customers LOVE them.

You'll be remembered every time your friend or family member takes a drink of water.  You may also want to get one for yourself.


32oz Motivational Water Bottle with Time Marker & Fruit Strainer

We like this leak-proof, BPA-free bottle.  The time markers have motivational notations to keep you on track while drinking water throughout the day.

It comes with a carrying strap so it's perfect for taking out on your walk or going to the gym.

Plus, it's dishwasher-safe, which we love!

Chances are your friend or family member has a few of these already, that's true ... but what about one with motivational time markers?

We all need to drink more water, it's the best medicine for almost everything.


Best Gifts for Walkers - There's Something for Everyone

There are lots of great gifts for walkers and hikers! Whether they're interested in tracking their progress, staying hydrated, or keeping warm, there's something out there for everyone.

So when you ask yourself:

What do I get the walker that has everything?

In the end, the best gift comes from you with love.  Buying something that can be used on daily walks is a great example of showing your love, admiration and approval.

So get shopping and make sure your favorite walker has a happy holiday season!

Happy Shopping!

Your FavReviews Team

PS - Follow us at FavReviews.com (sign up for our email) for more great gift ideas!

Subscribe to our Newsletter and stay up to date!

Subscribe to our newsletter for the latest news and work updates straight to your inbox.

Oops! There was an error sending the email, please try again.

Awesome! Now check your inbox and click the link to confirm your subscription.