If you have a special person on your holiday gift list that loves the outdoors and or camping? This awesome compilation of camping gift ideas takes the work out of finding the perfect gift for your camper, van life or outdoor enthusiast!
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50 Best Camping Gift Ideas that Campers and Outdoor Enthusiasts Will Love!
This AYL 4400mAh rechargeable camping lantern is fitted with 46 LED light bulbs to deliver an extremely high 1800 lumens for up to 12 hours.
Luci Solar Light
The Luci inflatable solar light has a built-in rechargeable 2000mAH lithium battery. It provides 150 lumens, mobile charging, and lasts up to 50 hours on a single charge. Thew Luci Pro Outdoor 2.0 is a must-have solar lantern for any adventure
These super bright, USB Rechargeable 150 lumen LED headlamps can beam up to 500′ range. They are compatible with any USB port and provide UP to 30 hours continuous lighting on a single charge.
The Gearlight S1000 tactical flashlight 2-pack is virtually indestructible. Made from military-grade aluminum, it can withstand a 10′ drop! It has an adjustable field of light from pinpoint precision to wide-open illumination.
The WilFiks camping hatchet is perfect for splitting firewood into kindling. It’s made of forged carbon steel that’s heat treated with a fiberglass shock reducing handle and anti-slip grip.
This portable, multi-use SOG shovel folds down to 10″. It also has a wood saw edge and comes with a tactical shovel carrying case. This entrenching tool is a must have for every camper’s gear box.
Camping Bow Saw
Take the Agawa Canyon folding bow saw wherever you go camping. It opens and snaps into position. It has automatic blade tensioning with no loose parts.
The Leatherman Wave Plus camping multi-tool is the best on the market for tackling jobs tough, big and small for years to come. This pocket-size, instant toolkit packs a quiver of 18 different tools featuring all-locking blades.
Zero Gravity Chairs
Every camper needs a Lippert zero gravity chair for camping, stargazing or taking nap after a long hike. The weightless, zero-gravity design helps to reduce back stress and tension while providing adequate support where you need it.
♦ PRO TIP: Check out our compilation of camp chairs where bigger is better at 8 Best Oversized Camp Chairs for Outdoors and Events
Collapsible Camp Chairs
Rated for 400 pound capacity, the Moon Lence collapsible camp chair is made of a more robust aluminum frame, independently adjustable height legs, thicker and tear-resistant fabric, but still has a more minimalist design.
This lightweight, folding aluminum camp table is ideal for camping, tailgating, RVing, fishing, and road trips. It’s design allows for easy compact storage and it can be set up quickly with no extra parts.
The Teton Sports camp pillow is the perfect compact size for camping and backpacking. No inflating necessary; lofts up on its own and is washable.
The Wise Owl Outfitters camping hammock has everything you need to stay comfy and covered throughout the night or afternoon nap. It’s equipped with two 9′ long tree straps and carabiners for easy setup.
The Ocoopa rechargeable hand warmers are packed with incredibly long heat sustainability because of its’ 10000mAh 21700 lithium battery. They can provide up to 15 hours of heat with their 3 level heat settings to choose from.
The Wise Owl Outfitters camping blanket quilt is perfect for campfires or throwing over a sleeping bag for extra warmth. It’s totally warm to 40°, packable and water resistant. It is a great outdoor campfire blanket.
This CGear camping mat is the ultimate ground cover for serious outdoor adventures. It has a high-density weave that allows sand and dirt to fall through the fabric without coming back up or being tracked where you don’t want it.
♦ PRO TIP: If you or your gift recipient has an RV or camper, check out our Best RV Outdoor Rugs and Campsite Mats
The Thermacell portable adventure repeller creates a 15-foot zone of protection against mosquitoes. Use it outdoors, camping or in your backyard. It emits a scent-free repellent that drives away mosquitoes.
Mr. Heater Buddy propane eater provides 4,000- to 9,000-BTU radiant heater for spaces up to 225 square feet. Approved for indoor/outdoor use; clean-burning and is nearly 100-percent efficient
PRO INFO: When operating the heater at altitudes over 7,000 FT above sea level the heater may shut off. Auto shut-off if tipped over, if pilot light goes out, or if detects low oxygen levels. Always ventilate to the outside if using in tents, RVs or small rooms. Read manufacturer’s directions before operating.
Light your campfire with a SOTO Pocket Torch that uses disposable lighter fuel to become a powerful, wind-resistant burner. The flame reaches temperatures up to 2300°F A disposable lighter increases its lifespan by 60%!
Solo Stove wood burning fire pit has a double wall design that maximizes airflow and the burning process. The bottom allows oxygen to the feed the fire from below while channeling warm oxygen up between the walls back into the fire.
Propane Fire Pit
Bring the campfire with you on your next weekend camping trip to provide warmth and natural ambiance. The portable Little Red Campfire connects to an LP gas cylinder (not included) putting out a max of 65,000 BTU per hour.
Pair this small propane fire pit with the 5 gallon propane cylinder instead of using those green throw-away cylinders.
♦ PRO TIP: Don’t like this particular fire pit? Check out other camping fire pits we featured in our Top 10 Portable Fire Pits for RVs and Camping
Campfire Magical Flames
Put the wonder in your little camper’s eyes when you throw in a handful of campfire Magical Flames into the campfire when they’re not looking. The flames will turn into a rainbow of colors.
Pudgy Pie Maker
The Rome pie iron makes hot pockets using bread, pie dough, tortillas, quick bread mixes etc. It’s made of cast iron with stainless steel rods and wood handle 28″ in length.
♦ PRO TIP: For delicious campfire pie iron ideas, check out these 15 Best Pie Iron Recipes for Camping & Backyard BBQs.
Campfire Popcorn Maker
BBQ or Marshmallow Roasting Forks
These heavy duty BBQ forks can skewer up to 4 pounds of meat at a time without any warping, buckling, falling off or breaking. Their 32″ length allows you to cook over a fire at a safer distance away from the campfire.
Hershey’s S’mores Caddy
The Hershey’s S’mores Caddy is perfect for s’mores on the go. This caddy can fit everything you need to make your s’mores; graham crackers, Hershey’s chocolate bars and marshmallows.
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The GCI Outdoor Slim-Fold Camp Table is the perfect folding cook station that brings the kitchen outside with counter and storage space for a camping stove or grill, cooking utensils, and cookware
Potable Water Containers
Clean water is a necessity regardless where you camp which is why it’s important to have food-grade, BPA-free, PVC-free and DEHP-free water storage containers. These collapsible water containers fit that requirement!
Butane Camp Stove
The portable Coleman butane camp stove has an instastart ignition for matchless lighting with 7650 total BTUs. Its’ adjustable burner gives precise temperature control. Carrying case included.
Propane Camp Stove
Sauté and grill simultaneously with the 2-in-1 Coleman propane camping grill/stove up to 20,000 BTUs. The stove surface fits a 10″ pan. It also has a separate grill/griddle area. All in one compact setup for camping or tailgating.
The Stanley Even-Heat Camp Pro Cook Set 11-piece 3-ply stainless steel cook set nests into one compact unit. It includes a stock pot, saucepan, fry pan, vented lids, cutting board, cooking utensils, trivets and locking bungee.
♦ PRO TIP: If you’re cooking in an RV, you may want to read about the high quality cookware we use: MAGMA Nesting Cookware for RVs and Boats.
Cast Iron Dutch Oven
Lodge Cast Iron Deep 5-quart dutch oven is the Jack-of-All-Trades in campfire cooking! Its’ cast iron lid inverts as a griddle. Hang from tripod, set in hot coals or pile coals onto the lid for even cooking.
♦ PRO TIP: Curious about cooking with cast iron cookware? Check out Why Cast Iron Cooking on Campfires is a GOOD thing!
Cast Iron Skillet
The Lodge 12″ Cast Iron Skillet features assist handle for great control & easy-grip handle for lifting or storage. Lodge is the best in cast iron camp cooking.
♦ PRO TIP: Check out these 15 Cast Iron Skillet Recipes to Cook on Campfires, Stoves or in Ovens
Camp Cooking Accessory Kit
Everything you need to cook outdoors is tucked neatly in this fully stocked stainless steel camp cooking accessory kit! From cooking utensils, kitchen knives, scissors, serving utensils to even the can opener and more!
Camping Mess Kit
All the camping serving accessories you need in one bag, the Hapalululy camping mess kit includes a high quality 28-piece steel tableware set made of food-grade, long-lasting, stainless steel. Includes silverware, chopsticks, bowls, and plates.
Camping Coffee Pot
This GSI Outdoors Percolator Coffee Pot is built from heavy-gauge steel and kiln-hardened twice at 1000° F to stand up to scratches and chipping. This percolator’s 3-ply construction maximizes heat distribution for even cooking.
Camping French Press
The Bestargot camping titanium pot is a personal size French press coffee maker or water heater for tea or hot cocoa. It’s the perfect size for camping, hiking and backpacking.
If you don’t want to deal with cleaning out the messy coffee grounds, we highly recommend (and use!) No Mess French Press Brew Bags.
Hot Beverage Thermos
The Stanley Classic Vacuum Bottle is made with superior insulation that keeps liquids hot or cold for up to 24 hours. It’s also made with BPA-free materials and industrial-grade 18/8 stainless steel construction. It comes in 9 color options.
Camping Mugs and Cups
Enjoy drinking your favorite hot or cold beverage around the campfire from our highly recommended Better For Your stainless mugs. They’re easy to hold and stay cool on the outside when your mug is filled with hot toddy, coffee, or tea.
Also, a great pairing gift with the lowball tumblers (above) is the Camp Cocktails concoction book. Every recipe comes with easy-to-follow instructions, and many feature expert bartender tips and hacks. A variety of concoctions for all occasions are here, from stargazing to boating. And to round it all out, there’s a whole chapter dedicated to foraging/found ingredients, and integrating nature into your favorite cocktails.
♦ PRO TIP: Check out Why Better For Your Stainless Mugs are Best for Camping
Emergency and Camping Safety
Don’t get caught out in the wild with a soft tire. This VIAIR air compressor won’t leave you stranded. It’s an essential tool to keep in your vehicle at all times in case of a roadside emergency.
Flashing Safety Flare Beacons
A real life-saver in case of accident or other emergency, Garage Monkey’s emergency flares are a must for camping, overlanding & motocamping! They have 6 flashing modes as well as universal distress code S-O-S to signal for help.
♦ PRO TIP: Check out our Roadside Safety Gear for RV Breakdowns or Emergency that can be applied to camping, boating and motorcycle riding!
The Garmin inReach Mini 2 is the best compact, lightweight satellite communicator that enables two-way messaging and interactive SOS globally. Navigate back to where you started by using TracBack routing.
Midland’s ER310 emergency weather radio features 3 sustainable power sources to recharge the radio. It also has a built in 130-lumen flashlight & a USB port to allow charging your smartphone.
The Amerex B417T fire extinguisher is the best brand and most respected in the camping and firefighting industry. This is because it’s a high-quality ABC dry chemical extinguisher for most small fire extinguishing applications.
The Don’t Die in the Woods emergency blanket is the toughest mylar reusable sleeping bag (with hood) and survival bevy on earth! It reflects up to 90% of body heat to boost the heat retention of your sleeping bag, and it’s waterproof!
First Aid Kit
The SHBC Camping First Aid Kit comes with 228 pieces of comprehensive first aid treatment products exceeding safety standards for emergency first aid for adults and kids. A must for camping!
♦ PRO TIP: Want to know more about different first aid kits for camping? Check out our Best First Aid Kits for RVs or Campers
Water Filter Bottle
The 22 oz. Sport Berkey Water Filter Bottle with replaceable filter is ideal for off-grid use, emergency preparedness, or outdoor activities such camping. It can be used with tap water or freshwater sources such as rivers, lakes or ponds, etc.
Portable Power Station
Southwire’s Elite 200 Power Station is an excellent way to stay plugged in when camping! Power up and charge up your digital devices miles from the nearest electric plug in!
♦ Also add in Southwire’s coordinating portable 100 watt solar panel that channels the suns energy back into the power station.
Solar Battery Bank
The Hiluckey 25000mAh solar power bank charges up 8-10 times for a smartphone and 3-4 times for a tablet. This solar charger comes with 4 high-performance solar panels to keep your phone up and running.
The indestructible Altec Lansing LifeJacket Bluetooth speaker works up to 100′ away from your device! It provides greater wireless range & faster Bluetooth connection. It estimates 40 hours of battery life on a single charge.
Camping Memberships, Passes and Experiences
National Park Pass
If your favorite outdoors person doesn’t have a National Park pass, they’ll end up shucking out a lot of money at each National Park entrance; oftentimes $40 for each National Park!
But, for about $80 you can gift your favorite camper or outdoorsy peep with a National Park Annual Pass. Just send a Visa gift card with a note saying that money is to go towards their first year National Park pass.
The pass will cover entrance to most National Parks and public land sites. Just make certain to tell them to plan ahead when applying for their pass as it will come in the mail.
State Park Pass
Every state in the U.S. has their own state parks. But they have admission fees to each park similar to the National Parks. So, a great gift would be to purchase an annual State Park pass for their state that they frequent.
Similar to AirB&B, HipCamp is a peer-driven booking platform that enables members to reserve privately-owned campsites that range from cabins, tent sites, campsites and some places even offer RV sites with or without amenities. Some even have tree houses to rent!
Hey, and if you are a property owner that would love to share the love, you too can become a HipCamp Host!
Boondockers Welcome is another RV membership that currently offers over 3000+ incredible Hosts across the US and Canada, offering great places to stay wherever you go in North America!
Escape the crowded and noisy campgrounds in favor of a private spot on beautiful property and have a meaningful connection with a Boondockers Welcome host. RVs must be self contained, meaning they must have their own indoor bathroom and kitchen.
If you have a friend or family member who owns a self-contained RV or Van (with bathroom and kitchen), gift them a Harvest Host membership that allows them to park for an overnight at participating wineries, farms, breweries, distilleries, museums, churches, golf courses and more!
AutoCamp offers overnight lodging and accommodations in modern Airstream suites, luxurious tents and cabins at several locations in the United States. AutoCamp brings high-end, boutique-style amenities, mid-century modern design, and welcoming hospitality to some of the world’s most beautiful natural places.
50 States, 500 Campgrounds
50 States 500 Campgrounds gives a comprehensive look at the top tent and cabin campsites, RV resorts and glamping destinations around the United States and Canada. Also recommendations of hiking, biking, aquatic activities, restaurants and sites near State & National Parks.
The Camping Life: Inspiration and Ideas for Endless Adventures
The Camping Life is packed with expert information and inspiring photography, how to reconnect with nature and expert information from backpacking to bikepacking, camping while white-water rafting to big wall climbing, how to pack a backpack & set up a tent in the snow, camp with your dog, and build a campfire.
National Park Service Camping
National Park Service Camping guides you to 1,615 camping areas available from the National Park Service in 37 states, 400 areas encompassing over 84 million acres. They include National Parks, Seashores, Battlefields, & Historic sites that offer a wide variety of outdoor recreation and educational experiences.
Also by this publisher:
Free Camping Directory for All 50 States
Free Camping Directory for All 50 States covers the best free campgrounds in terms of location, accessibility, security, facilities as well as natural attractions and climate of each camping area. RV Camping included!
Another book to check out Camp for Free: Dispersed Camping & Boondocking on America’s Public Land.
Final thoughts on gift ideas for camping and outdoor enthusiasts
That’s quite a list of camping gift ideas, isn’t it? I’m sure they’re lots more that fit the uniqueness of your camper. However, these are tried and true camping accessories that will put a smile on the face of whomever your gifting…OR even yourself!
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