For the nature lovers in your life, no gift is more precious than the opportunity to live among the wilderness for a little while. Rather than compete with the call of the wild as you search for the best camping gifts this year, help your loved ones escape from every day with the gear they need to turn their campsite into a camp-home. From the bare essentials to the fun bonus amenities, this list promises to share with you the must-have camping gifts for those avid campers eager to reclaim their space in nature – without sacrificing all of their comforts, of course.
Selk’bag Original 6G Sleeping Bag
Camping can make for an exhilarating escape, but nighttime in the great outdoors is not always the relaxing experience a vacation should be. With the Selk’Bag, campers can sleep easily in every climate, ensuring them the deep sleep necessary for a rejuvenating break from the chaotic everyday world. Two-layer insulation protects a camper from the harshest of elements, while fitted arms and legs allow for the mobility needed to tend to the hustle and bustle of the campsite. Available in a number of colors and sizes, the Selk’Bag can keep every camper as toasty as a marshmallow on the campfire.
Zefabak Camping Down Blanket
Roughing it in the wild doesn’t have to be all that rough at all – with the Zefabak down blanket and a blazing campfire, camping can prove to be a snug, cozy experience any loved one can enjoy! Despite the luxurious duck down filling, the Zefabak blanket is a lightweight, compressible carry-on that never weighs a camper down. Made with water-resistant, stain-resistant nylon, it is the gift for campers that refuse to be impeded by a spell of bad weather.
3 in 1 Cooler Backpack Chair
When you can only carry so much to the campsite, every piece of equipment had better be worth its weight. The multifunctional backpack, at just 3.3-pounds, passes this test with flying colors. A practical camping gift boasting 3 unique uses, it provides your loved one with all the equipment for a comfortable fishing trip in one handy pouch. In addition to carrying supplies within this pack, a camper can enjoy food and drink from the insulated cooler bag while sitting on the stable fold-out chair. Strong enough to support 330-pounds and light enough to lift with one hand, it is the all-in-one gift that promises to help your favorite camper get the job DUN.
Goal Zero Light-A-Life Light
Once the sun sets, the right gift will continue to brighten a camper’s spirits as well as their campsite. The Goal Zero lantern, running efficiently off of a solar power generator, promises to keep your loved one’s short-term home brightly lit long into the night, allowing them to enjoy their time in nature for longer than ever before. An integrated carabiner and magnets mean that campers can take the lantern with them wherever they go, lightening the dark corners of the world even when the power grid is a forest away.
Barebones Cast Iron Grill
A camper doesn’t need an array of amenities to enjoy their time in the wilderness – just the Barebones will do. Serving hot, homemade meals over a campfire is a simple matter with the gift of the Barebones cast iron grill. Using the tripod stand included with the grill, the outdoorsmen can grill, steam, and sauté over the open fire with just one handy tool. Food is one of the few luxuries from home that no campers can go without, so make sure they eat well with a grill that requires just the Barebones to function.
Survivor Filter Pro
Every camper knows how important it is to bring a healthy supply of freshwater along on every camping trip. Still, should the worst ever happen and that supply be contaminated, a gift like a survivor filter is a simple, lightweight accessory that has the potential to save a camper’s life. By filtering out up to 99.999% of water contaminants, the camping water filter ensures that every sip of water that enters your loved one’s mouth is free of disease, metals, and other harmful additives that wreak havoc on the body. Filtering up to 500-milliliters of water in a single minute, it can keep an entire campsite hydrated for the full duration of the camping trip.
GSI Outdoors Nesting Cook Set
Experience the range of flavors in nature with the gift of a culinary set-up worthy of the finest of chefs. Bugaboo cookware is a range of quality pots, pans, and essential cooking gear to turn any campsite into a kitchen worthy of the pros; At the same time, smart nesting design allows for easy transportation of the entire lightweight set along with the rough woodland trails campers know well. Sturdy, non-stick Teflon cookware promises to make cooking a piece of cake, regardless of where your loved one might choose to set up camp.
Infinity Backpacker Mug
A hot cup of coffee after a night under the stars is the dream of any camper, so make sure that every sip is worth remembering with a mug built for the great outdoors. The backpacker mug insulates and protects beverages from the dirt and grime of the wilderness, promising 17.5-ounces of quality coffee as the sun rises every morning and the world begins to wake up. Designed with light, durable materials that stand up to stress and debris, this mug is a basic essential for the camper that appreciates the little things in life, from a heartfelt gift to the smooth flavors of a cup of coffee beneath an endless summer sky.
Ivation Portable Outdoor Shower
Camping and cleanliness don’t seem to go hand in hand, but expert campers know that an outdoor retreat doesn’t have to come at the cost of their personal hygiene! After a long day of hiking and outdoor fun, cleaning up with the portable, rechargeable blast of the Ivation shower head is a gift beyond description. By turning a bucket of water into the outdoor shower of their dreams, the portable shower head promises to keep campers feeling fresh as they make the most of their time in the great outdoors. Shower your camper with love – and a good dose of water while you’re at it!
Outlery Reusable Cutlery Set
Just because campers are sleeping among animals doesn’t mean they have to eat like an animal too! For those campers wanting to maintain some of the table manners we have become so accustomed to at home, the Outlery pocket sized cutlery set is a must-have. This set includes a stainless-steel spoon, fork, knife, and 3.2 by 2.5 case for easy storage in a camper’s pocket. Utensils can be broken down into several pieces for easy cleaning and storage. When assembled, the set measures 8.3″, making them feel comfortably similar to the utensils a camper uses at home.
Radiate Portable Campfire
Not all campers are the build-it and do-it-yourself type. Some enjoy being out in the wilderness, but when it comes to building their campsite, they prefer for things to be relatively hassle-free. If your camper falls into this category, they’ll definitely enjoy getting the Radiate portable campfire as a gift. Just light it with a match and enjoy the glow! No firewood or kindling required to light and no embers and a minimal amount of soot to clean up afterward. This lightweight and portable campfire provides 3-5 hours of light and warmth, and has a shelf life of over 30 years.
The Hot Seat
Campfires are great, but sit too far away from them at night and you’ll quickly start to feel cold. That won’t be a problem for your camper when you gift them the heated portable chair by POP. Chargeable by any USB battery pack, this chair heats up all the way to 110 degrees and warms for hours. It allows for plenty of storage options, including a phone sleeve, back pocket, double front compartment, and a mesh cup holder. Its high-density foam padding, armrests, and 3 reclining positions allow for maximum comfort.
Marshmallow Roasting Sticks
Is it possible to think about going camping without also thinking about roasting marshmallows by the campfire? For those who love spending the evenings of their camping trips roasting marshmallows and making s’mores, Jolly Green’s extendable roasting sticks are an excellent gift idea. These super-sturdy roasting sticks come in a set of 5 and come with a heat-resistant bag. The stainless-steel skewers are heavy-duty and can be adjusted to reach anywhere between 10″ and 34″, allowing campers to get as close to or as far away from the fire as they want while still getting that perfect scorch.
REYLEO Portable Rotomolded Cooler
Anyone who has lived in the wilderness for any period of time, especially during the warm months, knows that one of the most underappreciated luxuries we have access to at home is ice. Don’t let your campers go without such an amazing resource during their trip! The Reyleo portable ice chest keeps ice up to 3 days, making it the perfect camping gift for anyone who wants to keep their drinks cool and their food fresh. Other features of this 21qt ice chest include a built-in bottle opener, cup holders, and a fish ruler.
5 in 1 Multi Purpose Tool
If your camper is also an all-out do-it-yourselfer, equip them with the tools they need to successfully set up their own camp, build their own fire, and accomplish a number of other outdoorsy tasks by gifting them this 5-in-1 multipurpose tool kit by Adventure Mate. Included in the tool kit is a camper’s axe, hammer, shovel, saw, and peg, and pothook, along with a safety blade cover for the hatchet and a holster to carry everything in. Get the original tool kit for a stone-washed black finish or the premium tool kit for a hand-grinded and polished silver finish.
Collapsible Folding Camping Beach Table
Any seasoned camper knows that camping doesn’t just have to be about spending quality time alone in the wilderness. Camping is also a great opportunity to get together with loved ones and do some entertainment! If your camper enjoys bringing their friends and family out on their camping trips, this collapsible tailgating table by Camerons will make the perfect gift. Complete with a travel bag for portability, this tailgating table comes fully equipped with an insulated cooler, four cup holders, and a food basket. Adjustable straps allow your camper to change the table surface’s tension, giving them the option to also eat off it.
Gerber Camp Cooking Tool
If the Outlery flatware set doesn’t seem like the right fit for your camper, have no fear! This Gerber compleat camp cooking set is another great option for keeping your camper from eating all their campfire meals with their hands, and is also slightly more versatile. It includes a spoon, fork, dual-sided spatula, and a multitool with serrated package opener, can opener, bottle opener, and veggie peeler. All four tools are lightweight, weighing under 2.5 pounds in total, and fit compactly together for easy storage.
Leatherman Signal Camping Multitool
Although camping is definitely a lot of fun for those outdoorsy types, it is possible to run into tough situations sometimes. Grant yourself some peace of mind and stay confident that your camper is prepared for any emergency situation with the signal multitool. It is a one-stop-shop for all essential camping tools, including a fire-starting Ferro rod, blade, emergency whistle, pliers, wire cutters, saw, hammer, bottle and can openers, and a diamond-coated sharpener. It also comes with a pocket clip and carabiner so that it’s always accessible, and can be easily opened using only one hand.
Solight Design Solar-Powered Light
Ensure that your camper is never left in the dark with this inflatable LED lantern created by Solight Design. Made from lightweight but heavy-duty recyclable materials, this lantern requires no external power source and has a battery life that lasts up to twelve hours. Its bright light is capable of illuminating up to 100 square feet when in high mode. Low mode and flash emergency SOS modes are also available. Shape retention allows for campers to mold the lantern however they want and flatten it out for easy storage when not in use.