Gift Ideas for Walkers

What walking gifts do you want to give or receive? Walkers love gadgets that help keep them on track and gear to help keep them moving. We also have an idea about what the worst gifts are for walkers.

Gifts for Walking Women

Fitbit Alta
Fitbit Alta. Fitbit

Browse these dozen great ideas for gifts for walking women, from inexpensive to luxurious. These are gifts that can show that you support her fitness activities. OK, maybe they aren't very romantic, so if it's for your wife or girlfriend, team them with something a bit more sentimental.

Gifts for Walking Men

Monster iSport Bluetooth Wireless In-Ear Headphones
Monster iSport Bluetooth Wireless In-Ear Headphones. Courtesy of Amazon

Browse these ideas for gifts that will help the walking man keep moving. Guys tend to like gadgets and gear, plus mapping devices so they don't have to stop and ask for directions or admit they are lost.

Active Gifts for Kids

VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX
VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX. Courtesy of Amazon

What can you give to inspire kids to be active? If it isn't fun, they won't do it. Here are gadgets and games that can make walking and physical activity fun for children age 4 and up. Some of them will get you moving, too.

Gifts for Camino de Santiago Pilgrims

A Pilgrim's Guide to the Camino de Santiago - John Brierley
A Pilgrim's Guide to the Camino de Santiago - John Brierley. Courtesy of Amazon

These useful items will be welcomed by people planning to walk the Camino de Santiago. Gear them up for training and for their journey. I've picked items they are going to need and ones that worked well in real life on the Camino.

Gifts for Wandering Grads

Victorinox Climber Swiss Army Knife
Victorinox Climber Swiss Army Knife. Courtesy of Pricegrabber

This gift list was created for graduation presents for the young person who wants to go off and see the world. They can help them as they wander across the country or backpack through Europe.

Walking Gifts Under $25

FlipBelt. Courtesy of Amazon

Do you want a walking gift that won't cost an arm and a leg? Here are ideas for inexpensive gifts and stocking-stuffers for under $25.

Homemade Gifts for Walkers

Quilt from Walking T-shirts
Quilt from Walking T-shirts. Wendy Bumgardner ©

Make these gifts yourself to give to the walker in your life. For some, you will need to plan ahead as they can take months. Others only take a few minutes. You'll enjoy making a custom gift that they couldn't just order onlie.

Small Business Finds for Walkers

Knuckle Lights
Knuckle Lights. Courtesy of Amazon

Support an inventor or entrepreneur with these walking items that were found at race expos and running stores. Most were invented by a runner or walker to make their fitness pursuits easier, and they work!

Last-Minute Gifts for Walkers

Balega Hidden Contour Socks
Balega Hidden Contour Socks. Courtesy of Amazon

Are you running out of time for buying walking gifts? It's easy to procrastinate or let time get away from you. Here are last-minute ideas you can grab at the store or order online to get there on time.

Worst Gifts for Walkers

WalkFit Insoles
WalkFit Insoles. © Wendy Bumgardner

If you want to give a gift to a friend who is a fitness walker, these are items to avoid. They may seem like a good idea at first, but there are reasons why they may be bad for fitness walkers, or even insulting.

My Favorite Things for Winter Walks

Snowshoeing. Westend61/Getty Images

I like warm woolen mittens, but they aren't my favorites for winter walking. I prefer non-scratchy microfleece. Here are my favorite things that I have to have handy when I'm going on a cool weather walk.

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