You may be wondering, “What is geocaching?” This is an outdoor pastime similar to orienteering. It can also be thought of as modern day treasure hunting, although the treasures hold little value. Geocaching is more about the challenge than the actual finds. People use navigational systems to track treasures which are hidden in waterproof containers. If you take a trinket, you need to replace it with another. I liken it to trading Pokemon cards. Some swag can even be tracked on line to pinpoint its travels. But don’t worry, you only need a basic understanding to buy a gift.
These gifts for geocachers vary from tools to aid in treasure seeking, to cool stuff to flaunt their hobby. Even if they already have a lot of geocaching supplies, things like swag or containers will always be needed for replacing a cache.
Best gifts for geocachers
Every geocacher needs a compass, but there are so many choices. Why not make it more than a plain old gift. Make it a keepsake by having it engraved with a meaningful sentiment. This way you will be with them in spirit along their trek.
Are you looking for something less sentimental? Give them a belt clip compass. These have a handy clip that attaches the compass to their belt loop, giving them access right at their fingertips.
Another practical gift idea is a mini compass that attaches to their zipper pull. This is useful if they don’t have belt loops.
2. Safari Hat
Useful gifts for geocachers
Geocachers spend a lot of time out in the elements. Give them a safari hat to shade their eyes and face from the harmful sun’s rays.
You can create your own gift basket by adding some additional gifts. Give them some sunscreen, insect repellent, and a pair of polarized sunglasses. This way they can enjoy their time outdoors without worrying about the long term effects.
Important gifts for geocaching
Nobody wants to be lost in the woods. A GPS navigator will give them access to maps to help them find their way.
They will also benefit from having a sling tactical bag. These over the shoulder bags can store necessary equipment, snacks, and water.
Follow the boy scout motto and make sure they are prepared for the worst with an emergency survival kit. These come with necessities needed to survive in the wilderness.
Good gifts for geocachers
Some people like to geocache, but others like to create them. Give creators some unique containers to hide swag. Some of these remind me of the port keys in Harry Potter. They are ordinary things you might find lying around such as a golf ball, an acorn, or even poop!
Magnetic containers are useful for hiding things in hard to reach places. They can be stuck to metal or placed in tight spots where the seeker will need to use a magnetic gripper to access it. For a custom gift, give them a personalized geocache stamp. They can use this to leave a personalized record when they find the cache.
5. Log Book
Geocaching gift ideas
They will need a logbook for keeping track of their finds. Then they can look back and reminisce about their adventures. These are also necessary for those creating a cache.
If they are new to geocaching, a geocaching handbook will inform them of the ins and outs of their new hobby.
For kids developing an interest in geocaching, give them the book, Ben and the Geocache Treasure. Geocaching is a great way to develop navigational skills and an interest in geography. Plus we all know reading is fundamental. You can also give them a Sean and Friends Go Geocaching coloring book. Don’t forget the crayons!
Must have geocaching presents
These are a must have for geocachers. They fold up to fit conveniently in their daybag, but extend to reach tight spots. These are magnetic so they can attract magnetic cache containers that would normally be hard to get.
A telescopic ladder can also come in handy. These come in different sizes and can be used to access a cache high up in a tree. Don’t forget a telescopic mirror tool with a light. This will allow them to see places that they can’t access otherwise. The light will help them in the dark as well.
Great gifts for geocachers
You can create your own kit for a geocacher by starting with a weatherproof storage box.
Add some plastic food storage bags for collecting items that are wet or muddy. Give them some camo tape for securing cache to items in nature. A few fake rocks make great places to hide trinkets. Then get a waterproof notebook and pen so their notes don’t get ruined in inclement weather.
More useful geocaching gifts
Borrow this idea from the hikers, and get them some trekking poles. These will come in handy going over rough terrain.
Another necessity is a portable charger. The last thing they need is to be stuck out in the wilderness with a dead phone.
Make sure to give them a portable water bottle with a filter. They need to stay hydrated, but there is a limit to how much water they can carry. A bottle with a filter makes alternative water sources safe for drinking.
9. Travel Bug
Gifts for geocachers to create their own
Travel bugs are trackable swag. The finder can go online to log in the find and relocate the trinket to another spot.
More useful gifts for geocaching
They might have their phone out to log in a cache, find directions, or take photos of their treasure. Good phones are expensive. Don’t let theirs get ruined by inclement weather or by being dropped in a stream. Protect it with a waterproof phone pouch. (These also make great gifts for snorkelers and surfers!)
A waterproof flashlight will help find their way in the dark and will work in rain or after dropping it in a puddle. Give them a rain poncho too so they don’t have to give up the search if it turns wet.
Geocaching Christmas gifts
Christmas is a time for buying gifts they wouldn’t normally get for themselves. This saying sums up geocaching. Most likely they have an off road vehicle they use for their adventures. They will enjoy this carefree saying to display on their spare tire.
If they don’t have a spare tire on display, you can get the same saying on wall decor or glassware. Then they can dream of their next treasure hunt while soaking up good vibes from their wall art or sipping a favorite beverage from their special glass.
12. Geocacher Mug
Back to basic gifts for geocachers
These funny mugs will start their day with a smile.
Or give them a geocache themed T-shirt to wear while trekking for cache.
For everything else, give them vinyl stickers. Then they can express their fondness for treasure seeking on their laptop, water bottle, phone, or even their vehicle.