Surprise your outdoorsy loved ones with thoughtful camping gifts!
A scenic view, a warm and toasty tent, gooey marshmallows, a crackling fire and an escape from the usual busyness of life — the outdoorsy type love nothing more. If someone close to you loves camping, you don’t need to be puzzled about what camping gifts to get them.
Sure, there are easy options like another tent or another waterproof jacket that any happy camper would appreciate. But thoughtful camping presents ideas that remind them of the outdoors and show that you remember how much they love camping is something they’ll truly enjoy. So, if you want to delight your adventurous loved ones, here are some of our most creative and helpful camping gift ideas to consider.
As lovely as campfires are, the smoke, flames and embers aren’t always a nice treat. Whether it’s for a birthday or you’re looking for Christmas gifts for campers, a portable campfire will be a treat to take along to any camping trip. Made from paper and soy wax, portable campfires can last for up to five hours with no mess or clean up — just put the lid on to put it out instantly.
Chairs and coolers can take up a lot of storage space. A perfect gift for a camper is to buy them a backpack which acts as a cooler and a chair in one. Look for one with light materials, so they add it to their camping packing checklist.
Campers know all too well how difficult it can be to source water. And when they do, it’s always a risky game taking a sip, not knowing how clean it is. UV water bottles, such as LARQ, end that worry entirely. Designed to keep drinks cold for 24 hours and warm for 12, it’s a great gift for outdoorsy people. All they need to do is fill up the bottle, press the button and let the UV light purify the water to get rid of the nasty bacteria. Easy!
An essential camping item yet often forgotten back home. This camping gift will make sure everyone can roast a marshmallow (and reuse the sticks to heat meats, too).
A great Christmas gift for campers and a nifty little stocking filler is a waterproof pocket blanket. It’s an entire blanket folded tightly into a cover that can slot into any pocket easily. If the grass is wet, the camper will thank you for giving them this handy little gift to keep them dry.
This gift for outdoorsy people is mainly for experienced campers, and for good reason. A flash cooking system, such as Jetboil, takes fewer than two minutes to boil the contents of a pot. So, whether it’s tea, coffee or a meal, it won’t take long for the camper to get what they need.
You don’t need to be a camping expert to know it’s a challenge to wash clothes without a washing machine. The Scrubba Portable Wash Bag is a great camping present idea as the bag lets you wash smaller loads without any appliances, so you have clean clothes all the time. Plus, you can fold it quickly when it isn’t in use.
Delicious coffee on the go while camping is a luxury not many can experience. What would be a fantastic Christmas gift for campers is this AeroPress coffee press. It’s easy to use, lightweight and easy to pack away into a bag without taking much room.
Uneven surfaces can be a nightmare for campers. Gift the camper in your life a foam sleeping pad that will soften up the ground to help them get a good night’s sleep.
After a quick dip in the river, the camper will thank you for gifting them with microfiber drying towels that are light and easy to fold and dry quickly.
Another camping gift idea is a waterproof Bluetooth speaker. When they aren’t in the mood to listen to the rain, cosying up under a blanket and letting everyone listen to an excellent book or podcast is the perfect way to end the evening.
Unsure of what gift to get for outdoorsy people? Pick one where the hard work is done for you. There are plenty of ‘survival kits’ packed to the brim with goodies and essentials every camper needs.
Chances are, the camper you’re buying for has a bag full of boring tins and dry food. Help them step it up with more adventurous food they wouldn’t have usually eaten while camping. Rightontrek is a great platform to buy as many meals as you’d like for a truly out of the box camping gift idea.
For the campers that love gadgets, look no further than the Stashlight. It’s a camping present idea that features an ultra-bright LED light, small in size and has a secret compartment filled with a collection of matches. The best part? Strike those matches against the textured side of the torch to light a flame.
To take your gift-giving skills up a notch, arguably the best gift for outdoorsy people is to book them a camping stay — something a little out of the ordinary. Campinn.com is the perfect place for that, allowing you to choose the perfect camping destination for a loved one and set them on an adventure as they’ve never had before.
Campinn.com makes it super easy try to book a campsite. Even if you aren’t in the know, you’ll be able to effortlessly book a camping stay as a camping gift, just like you’d book a hotel room for a night. If you find the person you’re buying a camping gift for is usually going to the same spot, why not surprise them with a camping trip to Tuscany, Salzburg, the Netherlands or Veneto?
Now wouldn’t this gift for a camper be more of a surprise than another mug?