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Gift Ideas for Walkers


Updated May 31, 2014

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.

1. Gifts for Walking Women

Fitbit One
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A 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.

2. Gifts for Walking Men

Timex Ironman Race Trainer Heart Rate Monitor
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Gifts that will help the walking man keep moving. Guy tend to like gadgets and gear, and mapping devices so they don't have to stop and ask for directions or admit they are lost.

3. Active Gifts for Kids

Yamax Digiwalker 200
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If it isn't fun, they won't do it. Here are gadgets and games that can make walking and physical activity fun.

4. Gifts for Wandering Grads

North Face Yavapai Backpack
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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.

5. Walking Gifts Under $25

Camelbak Performance Water Bottle
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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

6. Homemade Gifts for Walkers

Quilt from Walking T-shirts
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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.

7. Worst Gifts for Walkers

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.

8. My Favorite Things for Winter Walks

Sub4 Extreme Cold Hat
Wendy Bumgardner ©
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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