2022 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Hikers with Dogs

Do you have that one friend who seems to be on constant outdoor adventures with their dog? Hey, maybe you are that friend! Either way, if you’re looking for gifts for hikers with dogs or ideas for gifts for hiking with dogs, you’ve come to the right place.

The best gifts are items you can use over and over again. Hiking gifts definitely fit the bill. The following gift ideas for hiking dog owners are practical, functional, and fun!

gifts for hikers with dogs


Our first gift idea is the most practical. Safety first! You or your pal’s adventure dog is bound to get into some trouble in the backcountry. Whether they get caught in a foxtail or scrape their paw on rough terrain, hiking dog lovers have got to be prepared on the trail. A portable pet first aid kit with items like protection for your dog’s paws (if you don’t have booties), tweezers, saline wipes, etc. is a hiking essential for active dog parents.


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Your best friend’s best friend can help carry the load! No hiking gear head with a pup companion is complete without a dog backpack. The DayPak is a light-capacity pack with four expandable storage compartments that can easily fit a water bottle, keys, and that first aid kit we talked about. The Denver Urban pack is a stylish dog pack for the city dweller who likes to do day hikes

Both of our dog hiking packs are made with breathable mesh webbing to keep your dog cool and comfortable. They feature buckle closures with adjustable straps for a secure, comfy fit. Both include a D-ring you can attach a dog leash to.


Hydration is key, and the Port-a-Bowl is a great stocking stuffer. It’s so compact you can even store it in your pocket. This dog bowl is great for hikers, explorers, and campers alike. Stay hydrated no matter where you are!

Don’t forget the treats!


Hikers plan on their dogs getting pretty dirty out there. Exploring national parks and open waters means your pooch is not going to get back home squeaky clean. A great gift for the hiker in your life is a car hammock that will keep their seats clean of mud, dirt, fur, and lord knows what else on the ride home.

5. POOCH POUCH (for the little trail dogs)

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Some breeds can’t do a lot of trekking on the trail and need a break. A lightweight backpack pet carrier or pet sling are perfect gifts for hikers who want to bring their small friends along. They are made of water-resistant fabric and come with a handy storage pocket for things like poop bags and dog treats. Little guys can join in on the adventure while you carry them hands-free!

Happy Howlidays!

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The avid hiker in your life is going to appreciate any of these functional gifts for their pup. You might even surprise them with how thoughtful you are!

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