Camping Gifts – 56 Best Camping Gifts of 2021

Camping Gifts

When it comes to gift giving, nothing is more challenging than figuring out what to get for the outdoor enthusiast who already has it all!

Well, we are here to help you brainstorm more camping gifts than you can possibly ever think of. From hibachi grills to power chargers, we’ll make sure that you come away with a unique gift for your camper that will be used for years to come.

Our Top Camping Gifts for 2021

Rumpl Original Puffy Recycled Blanket – Sunset Fade

Rumpl Original Puffy Recycled Blanket - Sunset Fade

Packable, portable and cozy. Rumpl blankets are made from 100% recycled materials.

But best of all this blanket keeps you warm and cozy, no matter what the temperature is.

This blanket also features corner loops to help you stake it down on windy days.

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Blackstone Tabletop Portable Grill 22″

Level up your camping meals with the Blackstone Tabletop Portable Grill. Not only is it easy to light, but it can cook everything from pancakes to hamburgers, pizza to scrambled eggs, breakfast burritos to steak.

After struggling with traditional camping grills for years, we switched to the Blackstone and haven’t looked back.

Cleaning is a breeze too, you simply pour a little water on the grill and scrub off any debris.

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IceMule Pro Cooler – 23 Liters

IceMule Pro Cooler - 23 Liters

An extremely durable backpack-style cooler, this IceMule Pro Cooler keeps everything cool for backcountry adventures.

It holds 18 cans, plus ice, and its waterproof construction has welded seams and absolutely no zippers.

Not only that, but the IM Air Valve allows for easy compression and rolling the cooler up to store.

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Anker PowerCore 26800 Portable Charger

As much as we all want to get away from it all when camping, we need our phones more than ever. The best way to keep your devices charged and ready is with a 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 camping, but for daily life!

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Wise Owl Outfitters Camping Hammock

There is nothing better, and I mean nothing better, than relaxing in your hammock after setting up camp.

The great part is that this hammock is quick to set up and takedown, but as enjoyable as can be.

Portable and light on your load, this is a must have for camping in our opinion!

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YETI Roadie 24 Cooler

YETI Roadie 24 Cooler

We love the YETI Roadie 24 cooler and use it exclusively for drinks. This version is 10% lighter than the original, but has 20% more capacity.

It’s sized just right to fit most wine bottles upright, or stack your beer and soda evenly.

But the best part is that it’s the right height to use as a stool as well. YETI’s are expensive, but are the best coolers for camping. You won’t regret paying a premium for this cooler.

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Garmin inReach Mini

Garmin inReach Mini

The Garmin inReach is a small, palm-sized satellite communicator to provide your camper and backpacker with off-the-grid contact in all situations.

At only 3.5oz, this is the perfect emergency communication device equipped for 2-way messaging, tracking, and SOS capabilities.

A must have for any backpacker and serious outdoorsman/women.

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Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Sometimes you want to get away to nature to relax and get away from the regular rhythm and sounds of life.

Other times, you want to have some fun with your camping group. The Wonderboom was built for this fun. Waterproof and portable, the Wonderboom is the best bluetooth speaker you can get outside of a Bose or Sonos.

You’ll be wowed, and impressed with the 10-hour battery life. You can also pair two together for even greater surround sounds.

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Celestron – NexStar 4SE Telescope

What better gift for camping than a portable travel telescope. The Nextstar 4SE is small, but the details of the planets, galaxies, star clusters, and nebula will astound.

We love the Celestron NextStar for it’s ease of use and fully automated SkyAlign technology. Simply align and let the telescope track and point direction to millions of astronomical objects.

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GSI Outdoors nForm Crossover Kitchen Kit

GSI Outdoors nForm Crossover Kitchen Kit

Weighting only 9.6 ounces, this GSI Outdoors Kitchen Kit is perfect for camping and grilling outdoors.

No need to schlep all of your houses kitchen accessories with you anymore.

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Small Folding Camping Stool Lightweight Chairs Portable Seat for Adults

Don’t leave home without one of these bad boys. After a fun day of hiking, boating, hunting, or whatever you are partaking in, you want to sit down and let your feet get some rest. This is exactly where a camping stool comes in.

It also doubles as a solid campsite chair for kids and adults alike.

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Osprey Daylite Pack

Osprey Daylite PackAll campers and hikers need a lightweight daypack. The Osprey Daylite Pack is perfect for packing an extra layer, and plenty of water.

It can store either a 13” laptop, tablet, or a hydration reservoir, along with two dual water bottle pockets on either side.

When thinking of a daypack, I want something that isn’t too bulky, but can hold all my hiking essentials. This is it!

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Jetboil Flash Camping and Backpacking Stove Cooking System

The perfect gift for any camper or backpacker, the Jetboil functions as a stove, coffee pot, and cup all in-one.

Boiling water in under 100 seconds is Jetboil’s specialty (for 2 cups of water), allowing you to save on fuel. Powered by Isobutane-propane, the smaller fuel containers fit into the Jetboil for easy carrying and storage.

A must have for any camper!

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The Bucket List: Wild: 1,000 Adventures Big and Small: Animals, Birds, Fish, Nature

Inspire your campers next big adventure!

This book is the most complete list of the world’s best places to see wildlife on and off the beaten path.

Pair with The Bucket List: Places to Find Peace and Quiet

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Goal Zero Venture 35 Solar Kit With Nomad 10

Goal Zero Venture 30 Solar Recharging Kit

Looking to wow your significant other? Then get the G0al Zero Venture 35 Solar Kit.

This weatherproof design is rugged and perfect for backpacking and camping trips alike. With 7800 mAh you’ll be recharging everything from your phone, tablets, and speakers.

Chainable design boosts capacity with other Goal Zero panels

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NEMO Moonlite Reclining Chair

NEMO Moonlite Reclining Chair

We love the NEMO Moonlight Reclining Chair for it’s multiple reclining positions. This allows you to lean forward or kick back.

Made to hold 300 lbs, this chair is made with premium forged aluminum framing.

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The New Camp Cookbook

Camping cooking is much more complicated and challenging than you’d think.

That is why a great cookbook can go a long way. We also have great campfire recipes for you to consider for your trip as well.

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REI Co-op Camp Roll Table

REI Co-op Camp Roll Table

No matter where and when you go camping, you need a table.

We love the REI Co-op Camp Roll Table, because it packs up small and light with its aluminum construction, but can hold over 100 lbs.

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Black Diamond Distance Z Trekking Poles – Pair

Black Diamond Distance Z Trekking Poles - Pair

These upgraded trekking poles are 30% stiffer than their predecessors and fold up nicely to store in a pack.

So wether you are up for a real challenge, or just want some additional balance support, we love these poles!

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Gosky 10×42 Roof Prism HD Binoculars

Never leave for any camping trip without a pair of good binoculars. The Gosky 10×42 are the perfect mix of size and visual zoom.

Crystal clear views for stargazing, bird watching, and hunting alike.

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Our Top Camping Stocking Stuffer Gifts under $30

YETI Rambler Colster Beer/Soda Can Insulator Coozie

YETI ramblers are yet another huge win. Coming in either 16 oz or 12 oz, 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.

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Big Agnes mtnGLO Tent Camp Lights

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 light.

3 AAA batteries power this unit, that can also be powered by any USB source. We love mtnGLO, as its easy on the eyes and perfect for any tent lighting.

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TOURIT Ice Packs for Coolers Reusable Long Lasting Freezer

Perfect for day trips and packing your cooler, TOURIT Ice Packs come in a set of 8, that can be squeezed into the small corners of your cooler that previously went unused.

They are 8 ¾” tall, and 1 ½ “ wide, making them a great stocking stuffer, and useful gift all in one.

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Sawyer Products MINI Water Filtration System

Better safe than sorry, the Sawyer Water Filtration system stands head above the rest.

Pack this anytime you go camping or hiking as a good safety measure to ensure that even 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.

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Goal Zero Crush Light Chroma Lantern

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!

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CO-Z Mini Folding Shovel High Carbon Steel

A must have for any camping trip, this military style shovel is a surprisingly useful tool. You can obviously use it to dig, but it also doubles as a hammer, and a saw to cut wood.

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.

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PackTowl Personal Towel

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.

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EVEREADY 360 LED Camping Lantern

Water resistant, with up to 100 hours of runtime, the EVERREADY 360 LED Camping Lantern is small but packs a punch.

Lasting 15x longer than old-school lanterns, and is a can’t beat at its current price.

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Stanley Camp Pour Over Coffee Set

Let’s face it. Camping without coffee is like camping without beer. Not going to happen.

But oftentimes we struggle to produce the best camping coffee.

Well, not anymore. The Stanley Camp Pour over coffee set makes getting your

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Encounters with the Archdruid

The best outdoor book we’ve ever read!

“The importance of this lively book in the unmanageably proliferating literature on ecology is in its confrontation between remarkable men who hold great differences of opinion with integrity on all sides. Mr. McPhee, not pushing, just presenting, portrays them all in the round, showing them clashing in concrete situations where factors are complex and decisions hard. Readers must choose sides.” ―The Wall Street Journal

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MalloMe Camping Cookware Mess Kit Gear

A 10-piece bundle mess kit that includes everything from a nonstick pot and pan to 2 bowls, a spork, spoon, and wooden spatula.

Everything you need for cooking on the go!

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Petzl Tikka Headlamp

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?

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Letterfolk Campground Passport Journal

We love Letterfolk’s Campground and other passport journals to track our hikes, camping experiences, and more.

Letterfolk has everything from Fishing Trip Journals to National Parks and Hiking. Pick up a few!

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YETI Rambler 14 oz Coffee Mug

I love my YETI ramblers and use them every day.

Camping should be no different!

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Camping T-Shirts, Apparel, and Hiking Boots

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.

Mens Womens

Mountain Heartbeat Graphic T-Shirts Women

With so many variations and selections, we love the Mountain Heartbeat Graphic Womens T-shirt.

Click the link below to browse styles and graphics!

Browse Selection

Just One More Bend – Funny Hiking Lover Outdoor Pullover Hoodie

We recommend the dark heather, 50% cotton and 50% polyester blend for the perfect camping pullover hoddie!

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Patagonia Classic Synchilla® Fleece Vest

Patagonia Men's Classic Synchilla Fleece VestWe love the Patagonia Classic Synchilla Fleece Vest.

Made from 100% recycled polyester fleece, this is the perfect gift to keep warm and cozy on hikes, fishing trips, and those chilly camping mornings.

Mens

Womens

Patagonia Hiking Joggers

Patagonia Women’s Pack Out Joggers

The perfect pair of joggers for a casual hike, daily run, and relaxing around the campsite.

These will be the new go-to joggers for anyone that you gift them to.

Womens

Mens

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 Show is the perfect mix of style, comfort, and durability.

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Forsake Patch – Women’s Waterproof Premium Leather Hiking Boot

The Forsake Patch Women’s Waterproof Premium Leather Hiking Boots will not only perform for those difficult hikes, but they will look great too. My wife personally loves these and there isn’t another pair we’d recommend.

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Smartwool Performance Hike Light Cushion Crew Socks

Smartwool Performance Hike Light Cushion Crew Socks - Men's

You can’t go camping or hiking without a great pair of socks. For this we recommend Smartwool Performance hiking socks, for both men and women.

A sock that is built right will give your hiker the supper they need to provide additional arch support and enhanced comfort.

Mens

Womens

ThreadBound Outdoor Trucker Hat Snapback – Tent Camping Design

You can’t go camping without a great hat, and we love this one.

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Camping Gifts for Kids

Kids love camping too. But boy, do they need entertainment! Here are some fun camping gifts for kids to keep them entertained for hours at a time:

Shakespeare Kids Fishing Pole

Our kids love these. Each fishing pole comes with a minnow for hours of enjoyment.

I bring these camping, hiking, to the beach – pretty much anywhere we go with water.

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REI Co-op Kids Camp Chair

REI Co-op Camp Chair - Kids

Trust me – your kids will fight over these, so make sure to get one for each of them.
REI’s Kids Camp Chairs are kid-friendly and comfortable, so that the little ones can get enjoyment from the campfire, and sit still in the process.

Outside Inside Backyard Explorer’s Essentials Kit

Outside Inside Backyard Explorer's Essentials Kit

Kids want their own equipment too, and instead of having them kick, drop, and possibly ruin your adult survival gear, we recommend this instead.

The kit includes binoculars, compass, flashlight and whistle, and of course a protective carrying pouch.

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REI Co-op Kindercone 25 Kids Sleeping Bag

REI Co-op Kindercone 25 Sleeping Bag - KidsNothing is more important than keeping our little ones safe and warm at night.

This is why we want our kids to have the warmest sleeping bag available to them.

The warmer they are, they better they will sleep. The better your kids sleep camping, the better you sleep. Trust me.

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Fisher-Price S’more Fun Campfire

Kids love playing pretend camping. And what better way to let their imaginations run wild, than to give them the gift of s’mores.

Also useful to help teach campfire etiquette before heading out into the woods.

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High Stream Gear Kids Trekking Poles

Always needing entertainment on the trails, trekking poles will give your kid not only a fun thing to play with, but something useful to help them move along at a quicker pace.

We can’t promise they wont give up on them half way though, but otherwise these are the perfect poles for kids.

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Merrell Moab Speed Mid Waterproof  Kids Hiking Boots

Merrell Moab Speed Mid Waterproof Hiking Boots - KidsKids will love these hiking boots that are both lightweight and waterproof.

Nothing is worse than heading out on a 2 mile kids hike, to find that your little one is slipping and sliding all over the rocks.

We won’t have it, so get them a pair of these!

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Other Camping Gift Ideas

National Park Pass (or related state parks pass)

National Park 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.

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Gift Cards

REI Gift Card

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.

Some gift card ideas would be for REI, Backcountry, Amazon, Patagonia.

Book Campsites in Advance

Recreation.gov

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.

For campsite ideas, check out Recreation.gov, Campendium, Hipcamp, GoRVing, or directly through your local state park.

Camping or Hiking App Subscriptions

AllTrails Pro

Another good option would be an annual subscription to Roadtrippers Plus, The Dyrt PRO, or AllTrails Pro. Both allow for additional functionality beyond the free version of each app. AllTrails Pro will allow for map downloads, off-route notifications, as well as additional weather details.

Outside Magazine Subscription

Subscribe your camper for a full-year of Outside Magazine.

And if not Outside, any other outdoor/travel & leisure magazines would work too!

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RV Decor

Does your camper have an RV or a travel trailer? Help decorate it with cute items like these.

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What to think about when picking out camping gifts?

With any gift giving, there are plenty of considerations that need to be made when picking out camping gifts.

Budget

Are you looking for a high-end premium item, perhaps to upgrade something like a tent, sleeping bag, or stove?

Or perhaps you are simply looking for some inexpensive stocking stuffer type gifts.

Once you nail down your budget, you can really hone in on the type of camping gift to get.

First-timer vs. Experienced

Are you shopping for a first-time camper and helping them to get equipped with the essentials or a seasoned camper or backpacker?

If shopping for a seasoned camper, then more research is likely needed to figure out what that camper might be missing or in need of upgrading.

If it is a first-timer that is a bit easier, because you can basically pick any item that you think they might enjoy.

RV or Tent Camper?

The types of gifts may also differ from someone who RVs versus a tent camper. Tent campers will need smaller and lighter weight items, because packing becomes a large issue.

Whereas RV campers, while still needing to maintain a specific tow-weight, have more flexibility. RV decor could be something that you can think about versus tent camping in which you may want to think about smaller, more useful items.

How to pick out the perfect camping gift

Ultimately, picking out the perfect camping gift is knowing who you are purchasing for and doing your best to put yourselves in their shoes.

But with a little research and hopefully some help from this article, you’ll find the perfect camping gifts for your camping enthusiast.

Happy Camping!