Travel, Hiking and Photography Gift Guides

The internet gives us round the clock access to endless products, which can quickly become overwhelming. So this is where our hand-picked gift guides come in to help you shop just a little bit easier.

We have carefully crafted each of our gift guides, using real life experiences with products we know or love while filtering out the fluff.

Our goal is to inspire you to find both useful and thoughtful items you can purchase for your loved ones this holiday season.

Travel Gift Ideas

If you have a frequent travel lover in your life, we can help you find the perfect present for their next trip.

Having traveled the world full-time for 6 years, we created this extensive travel gift guide based on our very own suitcases.

Unique gift ideas for travelers

Frequent Travelers

65 gift options insatiable travelers will love and use during their next trip.

>> Best gifts for travelers

Hiking Gift Guides

Hiking gear can be expensive, but sometimes it’s important to put quality over quantity. The good news is you can slowly chip away and purchase your hiking gear one piece at a time.

This next section includes only brands and products we use ourselves. We often wait for black friday sales or other special sales during the year to purchase new hiking gear.

Here are a few of our favorite outdoor brands:

  • Patagonia – Upscale outdoor clothing made with environmental sustainability
  • REI – Outdoor gear including camping, hiking, climbing, biking, etc.
  • Osprey – Hiking and travel backpacks

Browse our hiking gift guides, but then bookmark or save the guide to return anytime.

Outdoor Gifts for women

Adventurous Women

A carefully curated list with outdoor items Kristen always uses outdoors.

>> Gifts for outdoorsy women

Gift ideas for the rugged outdoorsman

Rugged Outdoorsmen

Thoughtful gift ideas featuring products Mark uses when adventuring.

>> Gifts for outdoorsy men

Hiking Gift List for both him and her

Hiking Lovers

A hiking gift list featuring everything hikers want or need for the trails.

>> Best gifts for hikers

National Parks

An extensive list with gifts featuring the US National Parks

>> Best gifts for national park lovers

Our top pick featuring the best camping gifts for outdoor lovers

Avid Campers

Fun items your camper will use every day at the campsite.

>> Thoughtful Gifts For Campers

Thoughtful gifts for those who love campervans and RVs

Rv Owners

A thoughtful list of useful items every RV or campervan owner will need.

>> An RV Owners gift list

Photography Gift Guides

Whether you’re a beginner or a pro photographer, there is always new gear or accessories you could use for your camera bag.

Use our hand-picked list featuring items we have come to love over the years.

Best gifts for beginner and pro photographers


50 items every photographer should have.

>> Best Gifts For Photographers

Bonus Ideas For The Holidays

Sometimes the best gifts are not physical presents you can unwrap. Give the gift of helping your loved one experience a new destination or hike with these unique options below.


Shop our Travel Guidebooks featuring major cities and US National Parks.

We use our experience in each destination to tell you everything you need to know including detailed hiking information, where to stay and eat, best things to do as well as include several example itineraries.


  • Gaia GPS – This is our favorite hiking app on the market. We have used Gaia for years and wouldn’t recommend any other app for hikers. Use our special link to get 20% off your subscription.
  • Atlas VPN – This VPN service helps to keep personal information safe when traveling.

US National Parks

If you or your loved one enjoys the US National Parks like we do, there are many gift options you can consider.

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