When it comes to getting a camping gift for your husband, father, son, brother, or simply ANY man who is an avid camper, there are so many different gifts to choose from.
We hope to help you make sense of it all, and provide some unique options to get your man who has it all!
Camping Gifts for Men
Pelican 45Q Elite Wheeled Cooler
IGBC Certified as Bear-Resistant, this cooler is heavy-duty and rugged as can be.
It is our personal go-to cooler and one that we highly recommend.
Blackstone Tabletop Portable Grill 22″
The Blackstone Tabletop Griddle is so effective and easy to use, that we never leave home without it.
It’s easy to light and we never have to worry about a gust of wind blowing this propane-powered grill out.
It makes everything from fried eggs to hamburgers, and from hash browns to pizza. You can also check out some other Blackstone options here.
COROS Vertix 2 GPS Adventure Watch
This awesome GPS-connected adventure watch comes with free global offline maps for up to 60 days of regular use.
It’s the perfect watch for backpackers, hikers, and campers alike – but it is EXPENSIVE.
Klymit 0 Degree Full Synthetic Sleeping Bag
A great value 0-degree bag, the Klymit Full Synthetic keeps you warm at night with a down-like ClusterLoft filling that is soft, comfortable, and warm.
With a great warmth-to-weight ratio, this is a must-have for anyone looking for a new 0-degree bag.
Sea to Summit Comfort Plus Self-Inflating Foam Sleeping Pad
Self-inflates in an hour, or you can give it a few puffs to fill it up quickly, this is my new go-to sleeping pad for car camping trips.
With an R-value of 4.1, it’ll provide nice insulation and a nice 3 inches of padding. It’s extremely well-made and durable, meaning your man will be sleeping on this for years to come.
GCI RoadTrip Rocker
This is my favorite camp chair of all time. As a rocking chair and a camp chair rolled into one, it can’t be beat.
It works in the middle of the forest and at your kids’ soccer games.
GoSun Solar Table 60
The GoSun Solar Table is one of my favorite pieces of camping equipment.
Not only is it a nice-sized table, but it’s got a 60-watt solar panel built in.
We use this to supplement our other solar panels to keep our electric cooler and power station fully loaded.
EcoFlow DELTA 2 Power Station
Powered by a 5-year warranty, this power station can charge up in just 50 minutes to 80% capacity.
It can hold up to 2 days’ worth of power, even when charging up a portable fridge and other power-guzzling devices, but it’ll provide even more power when solar-charged during your camping trip.
Maven C2 10×28 Compact Binoculars
These binos are water-proof, fog-proof, and scratch-resistant. Not only that, but they are compact and don’t take up too much space.
The premium and high-quality optics are backed by an unconditional lifetime warranty, meaning this is the last pair of binoculars you’ll ever need.
IceMule Urbano Backpack Cooler
This is the creme de la creme of backpack coolers.
With a slick and watertight design, this backpack cooler is perfect for everything from day trips to weekend camping getaways.
EUREKA Tagalong Shelter
Designed to be highly wind resistant, the EUREKA Tagalong Shelter is the perfect addition to any campsite for sun and rain protection.
For a long time, we camped without a pop up canopy. Well no more!
HEST Camping Pillow
The HEST camping pillow is perfect for campers tight on space, but who want a comfortable night’s sleep.
Made with enhanced memory foam, you’ll be sleeping comfortably all night long.
Helinox Chair Zero L
These ultralight chairs are perfect for day trips, day hikes, and hold their own at the campsite.
Weighting less than 2 lbs, they take up almost no room at all, yet are durable as hell.
VIAIR Portable Compressor
This is such an underrated tool to have. Simply toss it in your car and inflate your tires as needed.
My biggest pet peeve is driving up into the mountains only to have my tire pressure also dip down and my tire pressure lights go on. This fixes all of that.
Sea to Summit Ascent 25-Degree Down Sleeping Bag Quilt
This is a great 3-season bag from one of the best companies that makes high-quality sleeping bags.
With its hybrid mummy and quilt design, I am able to sleep comfortably all night even when going to be hot and waking up in the middle of the night cold.
The ability to easily adjust to wild temperature swings is unmatched with this bag.
BALDR 60W Solar Panels
The perfect companion to every man’s camping gear, are these BALDR Portable Solar Panels.
With the ability to recharge your power station, or portable refrigerator, or simply juice up your devices, this is a no-brainer given its small size and excellent charging capabilities.
The North Face Borealis Backpack
Backpacks come in all different shapes and sizes, so finding a daypack that’s just right can be tricky.
In my opinion, the Borealis backpack is the sweet spot, and the perfect go-to for camping trips
EcoFlow Glacier Portable Refrigerator
The new Rolls Royce of portable refrigeration is in the house. Not only does this dual-zone cooler have the ability to freeze and refrigerate at the same time, but it can also make ice.
I was extremely impressed with its ability to make ICE in 15 minutes, which I can either add to my secondary cooler or use in beverages. You can also purchase it with the 40-hour add-on battery.
Celestron StarSense Explorer DX 102AZ
Celestron has created a truly amazing camping product with its StarSense Explorer series.
Simply attach your smartphone to the adapter, and the app uses your phone’s sensors and location data to accurately determine where your telescope is pointed.
From there, you can easily navigate to any celestial body without any preexisting knowledge.
Perfect for adults and kids of all ages.
Kelty Low Loveseat
What better way than to lounge around the campfire than in this Loveseat.
Kelty’s version is top-of-the-line and makes the perfect gift for campers of all ages.
Jetboil SUMO Cooking System
We all know that Jetboil reigns supreme when it comes to lightweight camping stoves.
The SUMO stove outputs 6,000 BTUs of heat and comes with 1.8 liter cooking pot.
TheraGun Mini – Handheld Electric Massage Gun
After a long day hiking, hauling gear, and setting up camp, there is nothing more needed than a TheraGun Mini massage gun.
With three built-in speeds, it weighs only 1 pound. I use it daily, and there is no place it is needed more than when I head out on a camping trip.
Staresso Classic Portable Espresso Maker
The Staresso Classic Portable Espresso Maker is designed for coffee lovers who crave the rich and flavorful taste of espresso on the go.
Within 20-30 seconds, you’ll have a fresh and aromatic espresso shot, complete with crema. The device is capable of producing espresso, cold brew, American, or even black tea, giving you versatility in your coffee and drink choices.
White Duck TUFF Log Carrier
The White Duck Log Carrier is the gift I never knew I needed.
But for anyone sick of lugging around campfire wood and getting scratched and scraped, this is the perfect solution.
ROADIE – The OVERNIGHTER SUV Window Tent
The ROADIE OVERNIGHER SUV Window tent is a universal fit for any and all SUVs.
This instantly turns your mid or full-sized SUV into a tent, providing much-needed ventilation.
REI Co-Op Trailmade 2 W/ Footprint
One of the best backpacking tents out there under $200, the REI Co-op Trailmade weighs only 4 lbs 4 oz, but comes with aluminum poles and a footprint.
The two vestibules are nice sized, and the added rainfly ventilation is great for keeping condensation to a minimum.
GCI Outdoor Slim-Fold Outdoor Cooking Station
This camp cooking station is a must-have. With a steel construction and aluminum tabletop, don’t let its slim design fool you.
It can hold 203 lbs total, more than enough to handle your camping grill, paper towels, utensils, side dishes, and more.
Ignik Gas Growlers Deluxe
The Ignik 5 lb refillable and reusable propane tanks make it so that you won’t run out of propane on any camping trip.
They also come with a nice protective case so you don’t have to hear it clinking around or damage it in transport.
Anker PowerCore 26800 Portable Charger
With 3 USB ports for high-speed charging, and 2,68000 mAh of power can charge most phones over 6 times, and tablets at least 2 times without running out of juice.
The 2 Micro USB input ports for fast charging, this portable charger can help get you fully re-charged in just 6 hours. This is a must have, not only for a day hike, but for daily life!
Camp Clothing for Men
Black Diamond Men’s Credo Pants
With an integrated adjustable waistbelt and adjustable leg openings, these are great pants to wear around camp or take a long day hike in.
Made with high-quality stretch cotton twill, we love the look and feel of these pants.
Kuhl Relik Hoody
This is a badass microfleece hoody by Kuhl, that is both comfortable, warm and fashionable.
It’s great for 3-season camping and a jacket that you can use around town.
Black Diamond Men’s Stormline Stretch Rain Shell
Every camper needs to have great rain gear, and this rain shell by Black Diamond whisks away water as if it wasn’t even there.
With adjustable armpit zippers for breathability and a 10,000 MM waterproof rating, this rainshell dares you to get wet.
Kuhl Transcendr Hoody
I know that I love my camo jackets, and this one is my new favorite.
It’s thin enough to be able to move, but think enough to provide protection from rain and wind in those transitional 50-60 temps.
Cevapro -30℉ Winter Gloves
Rated for -30 degrees, these touchscreen-compatible gloves are water-resist and made with PU leather grips.
Their ability to keep your hands warm in extreme cold make them a great buy for anyone who’s gloves have outworn their welcome.
REI Co-op Lightweight Logo Beanie
Every camper loves REI, and what better than to get this cozy beanie that comes in six different colors!
REI Co-op Sahara Cargo Shorts – Men’s
Coming in three colors, and with six pockets, these cargo shorts are a must-have for campers.
The 9-inch inseam is just right, not too long as to be problematic, but not too short either.
Made with comfortable recycled nylon and spandex, they are breathable and look great.
Black Diamond Men’s Crag Denim Pants
Sometimes you want to look good around camp or at home. These pants do just that, but are durable enough to wear around the campfire too.
These slim-fit denim pants come in two different colors and are available in variable lengths to ensure a proper fit.
Teva ReEmber Slip-Ons
These Teva slip-ons are perfect for wearing around the campsite. They are made from a water-resistant (100% recycled) ripstop material that feature plenty of insolation.
It’s like putting a puffy jacket on your feet. You can wear these as slippers or flip up the heel support for more security.
Kuhl Mountain Lines T-Shirt
I love the classic mountain etched out the lines in this shirt, but most of all it is comfortable and well made with Kuhl’s 100% Wildfibre Organic Cotton.
It’s the perfect t-shirt for a man who loves the outdoors.
The Landmark Project Ponderosa Hat
I’m always on the lookout for a great hat, and I love this one from The Landmark Project.
Featuring a Ponderosa Pine on a leather patch, this is the perfect gift to pull out of your hat (see what I did there).
Icebreaker Reversible Pocket Beanie
This Icebreaker Beanie will be good in various conditions.
The Beanie has a lightweight double-sided design keeping your head nice and toasty even when wet.
The North Face Etip Recycled Gloves
If your loved one loves hiking in cold weather, then you’ll want to get them a nice pair of hiking gloves.
And thanks to the Etip™ technology, you can use all five fingers on your touch screen to text or take nature shots.
Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket
Patagonia has continuously set high watermarks in corporate sustainability and environmental activism. You can feel great about buying their products.
A Patagonia purchase is truly a lifelong investment. They will repair or replace damaged products of any age. You can also sell them back their old gear if you no longer want it.
The Nano Puff is a fantastic shoulder season synthetic jacket. It can be worn alone or layered for winter conditions.
Its windproof shell is made of 100% post-consumer recycled content. The PrimaLoft insulation is water-repellent and retains 98% of its insulating ability when wet. The jacket has three pockets, with the jacket conveniently packing into its chest pocket.
Weighing in at only 11.9 ounces, this jacket deserves a place in a hikers clothing arsenal.
This goose-down vest is equally functional and stylish.
This 8-ounce water-resistant vest packs into its pocket for easy storage in your pack.
Whether on the trail or going to a brewery later that night, the Cotopaxi Fuego vest is a great layer.
Patagonia Capilene Cool Daily Hoodie
Keep the sun off your arms and neck with this sun hoody.
Its Capilene fabric is fast drying and stretchy material.
Plus, its polygiene permanent odor control helps prevent the growth of odor-causing microbes in the garment.
prAna Stretch Zion Pants II
These 95% recycled nylon pants are popular among climbers and hikers alike.
Cotopaxi Teca Fleece Hooded Half-Zip Pullover
Coming in many different colors, this Cotopaxi Fleece Hoodie is perfect for any day hike.
Not only does it keep you warm, but it looks badass too!
Columbia Men’s Newton Ridge Plus Ii Suede Waterproof Hiking Shoe
Looking to upgrade hiking boots for your camper?
Columbia’s Newton Ridge Waterproof Hiking Shoe is the perfect mix of style, comfort, and durability.
Icebreaker Tech Lite II Crewe T-Shirt
Icebreaker Tech Lite II Crewe T-Shirt might be the only t-shirt you need for a hiking trip.
With the temperature regulation and odor control of merino wool, this should be a go-to for a vacation hiking base layer.
Still Plays Outside
We all love the outdoors and fun camping and hiking theme t-shirts abound these days.
We love the Still Plays Outside shirt, because we are all kids at heart.
The Landmark Project National Parks Map T-Shirt
Featuring a detailed map with all 62 national parks in the US, The Landmark Project National Parks Map T-shirt is perfect for any nature lover.
Using a 60/40 cotton to polyester blend this is the type of shirt that is soft and will be worn for decades!
Camping Stocking Stuffers for Men (Under $30)
YETI Rambler Colster Beer/Soda Can Insulator Coozie
YETI Ramblers are simply a must-have. Coming in either 16 oz or 12 oz, and a multitude of colors, these gifts will keep your beverages cold for hours.
They are dishwasher safe and made of 18/8 stainless steel, so durability won’t be a problem either.
Big Agnes MtnGLO Tent Camp Lights
Big Agnes mtnGLO Tent Camp Lights use a patent-pending technology to illuminate your tent interior with plenty of ambient (and romantic) lighting.
3 AAA batteries power this unit, which can also be powered by any USB source. We love mtnGLO, as it’s easy on the eyes and perfect for any tent lighting.
National Parks Playing Cards
No one should go camping without a nice set of playing cards and other rainy-day activities in mind.
These The Landmark Project National Park Playing Cards are perfect for integrating the outdoors and the indoors. Plus card games are fun!
Eurmax USA Galvanized Non-Rust Tent Stakes
There’s heavy-duty tent stakes, and then HEAVY-DUTY. This is the latter, and something we never leave for a camping trip without.
These are the perfect gift, as most tents come with truly the worst and most pathetic tent stakes.
Backpackers Pantry Pad Thai with Chicken
Backpackers Pantry makes an assortment of backpacking and camping meals, but this one is my favorite.
It’s tangy and spicy, but nothing like any meal kit you’ve ever had. Truly delicious.
UCO 4 Piece Camping Mess Kit
Made for backpacking, scouting, and on-the-go meals, this camping mess set includes a plate, bowl, 3-in-1 spork, and a bungee tether to keep everything together.
Plus, they all nest together for easy storage and transport, weighing .62 lbs in total.
PackTowl Personal Towel
PackTowl has a special antimicrobial treatment that will help reduce unpleasant odors – and let’s face it, when you are out camping it is pretty easy to pick up some unpleasant odors.
A polyester/nylon microfiber blend makes this towel our choice for the softness on the face, hands and body.
REI Co-Op Nalgene Water Bottles
All REI Co-op Nalgene bottles use next-generation recycled resin that transforms plastic destined for landfills into high-performance, BPA-, BPS- and phthalate-free bottles.
With numerous color options, graphics, and wide or narrow mouth options, you can find the perfect water bottle for your camper’s needs.
My Medic Ready Mini
Every camper needs a great first aid kit. My Medic makes the best of the best, with color-coded supplies to make it easy to find what you need in an emergency.
This kit is perfect for day-to-day and minor injuries, the perfect way to stay safe at the campground.
Go Time Gear Life Tent Emergency Survival Shelter
Every hiker and camper should be ready with an emergency survival bivy shelter.
Packing down to just 8.7 ounces the Go Time Gear Life Tent is my go-to survival shelter.
ZOMAKE Lightweight Packable Backpack 35L
This is a lightweight packable backpack that is perfect to toss in alongside your gear so that you can grab it and head out for a hike.
The main thing I love about it is that it packs down super small allowing me to toss into my camping gear without compromising on space.
100 Things to See in the National Parks
The perfect companion to explore the beauty that our country has to offer.
This book’s focus is on the most popular and must-see attractions and how to navigate them.
Lonely Planet National Parks Book Series
An amazing series by Lonely Planet that dives deep into each National Park sorted by region.
Most people visit National Parks by region, so you don’t need a giant book, but rather smaller more precise books for the parks you are visiting.
TOURIT Ice Packs for Coolers Reusable Long Lasting Freezer
They are 8 ¾” tall, and 1 ½ “ wide, making them a great stocking stuffer, and useful gift all in one.
Sawyer Products MINI Water Filtration System
Pack this anytime you go camping or hiking as a good safety measure to ensure that even in an emergency situation, you’ll have a high-performance 0.1 Micron inline filter to remove 99.99999% of all bacteria – that fits in the palm of your hand and weighs just 2 ounces.
Goal Zero Crush Light Chroma Lantern
We love this Goal Zero crush lantern. With 8 color modes and a multicolor fade, you can re-charge this either with solid (built-in) or via USB.
No need to look any further for the perfect stocking stuffer!
Folding Shovel High Carbon Steel
We’ve even used our foldable shovel to dig our tires out of the snow and save us from a variety of unexpected things.
So make sure that you and your loved ones have a great camping shovel, and better yet, keep one in your car year-round. You won’t regret it.
Petzl Tikka Headlamp
Flashlights are a must, but you can never seem to find them when you need them.
That is where Head Lamps really shine – see what I did there?
Sea to Summit Alpha Light Spork – Long
For anyone who loves ultralight backpacking, these hard anodized aluminum alloy sporks are perfect for hiking, backpacking or just regular old car camping.
They are lightweight at only 0.4 ounces and with a spook and fork in one, you’ll be eating in style and harnessing memories of your elementary school days!
Bondic UV Liquid Plastic Welder
The Bondic UV Liquid Plastic Welder is the perfect stocking stuffer for a camper.
You can use Bondic to easily repair broken tent poles, tent fabric, rainflys, or guy lines.
For more camping stocking stuffers for men, check out:
- REI’s great camping stocking stuffer list
- Backcountry’s camping stocking stuffers
- And Amazon’s list of camping stocking stuffers
Personalized Camping Gifts for Men
YETI Custom Sports Gear
We all know YETI products are perfect for campers of all ages.
Well, now you can customize your YETI gear with your favorite sports teams.
From college to the MLB, YETI has hundreds of options to choose from.
Engravable Portable Beer Table
Perfect for anything from camping to beach trips, this portable beer table is custom-made and engraved for free.
It comes in several colors and options, making it the perfect camping gift for men.
Personalized Camp Mug
Personalize your very own camping mugs on Etsy to make a great gift.
With several options from this seller, and over 17K sales, you can trust that you’ll have a beautiful mug for your loved ones’ next trip.
YETI Customizable Water Bottles
Get a customized water bottle with a wide range of water bottles, mugs, fonts and designs to choose from.
Personalized S’mores Roasting Set
Now this one, I admit, is really cool. Personalizing your S’mores roasting set? I would have never guess this existed.
But it does, and it makes a great gift for all types of campers!
National Park NPS Welcome Replica Sign
Another amazing sign is this NPS Replica Sign, that can be personalized for your loved one.
Honestly, this is probably my favorite of all of the personalizeables on this list!
Stanley Create – Custom Tumblers
Stanley Create allows you to customize your drinkware.
From their Quencher to IceFlow to the classic camp mug, you can customize nearly all of their products!
For more personalized camping gifts, check out:
Other Camping Gift Ideas for Men
57 Hours Guided Adventure Trips
From Costa Rica to Iceland, 57 Hours offers guided adventure tours and backpacking trips.
In my opinion, it’s the perfect gift for a camping enthusiast.
Escape campervans are a great way to enjoy the outdoors without needing to set up a tent every night.
Available for pickup and dropoff in 11 major cities, you can tour around the US and Canada without having to invest in buying your own campervan.
They offer 5 fully equipped models – all each unique and perfect in their own way for exploring everything our great country has to offer.
National Park Pass (or related state parks pass)
What better gift, than the gift of a National Park Pass for the season, or a related state park or national forest pass?
REI has many and you can find them all here.
If you don’t know exactly what to get for your camping enthusiasts, then perhaps a gift card is the best bet?
This will allow your camper to choose the gift best for them, or the added push they may need to upgrade a specific item.
Book Campsites in Advance
These days, campsites book up sometimes a year in advance.
Depending upon the location, you may want to book a campsite in advance.
This makes for a great gift, and a lifetime of memories.
Camping or Hiking App Subscriptions
All premium subscriptions allow for additional functionality beyond the free version of each app.
Also See our recommendations for best hiking apps
Outside Magazine Subscription
And if not Outside, any other outdoor/travel & leisure magazines would work too!
There’s obviously a ton of camping gear out there for men.
But in my opinion, a man can never have enough camping gear.
We are always looking for the latest and greatest piece of gear to make our camping adventures even more fun.
But most of all, it’s who we go and the memories that we make that truly matter.
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