If you’re looking for presents for campers, then start right here. We’ve sifted through all the good gifts for campers, selecting only the great for this – the ultimate camping gift guide. Whether you need a gift for a man, woman, child or family who are into luxury glamping or prefer to get back to basics, you’ll find that camping must-have listed below.
Now, it’s simply a matter of selecting what will suit them – and your budget – best. Will it be a classic camper’s Swiss Army knife, an innovative camping lamp or a hammock? Perhaps you’d prefer a cozy blanket, a game or something to decorate the RV?
Read on to discover all the good camping gifts, right here.
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Gifts for Camping Lovers
1. Black Diamond Spot Headlamp
Surely this has to be among the best camping presents around? It is practical and ensures safety, while being fun to wear and use, too. This comfortable camping headlamp can emit up to 350 lumens, and can even withstand immersion in water. 3 AAA batteries are included, and it comes in 4 color options.
2. National Parks Atlas
Among the best camping gift ideas for anyone, this Atlas of the National Parks from National Geographic is a must. It attracts incredibly positive reviews, and is comprehensive guide to the 61 national parks across the US. It makes a great read on those rainy campsite days, and would really look the part displayed inside an RV.
3. Swiss Army Camper Knife
Folding knives make great camping gifts – a decent knife being a camping must-have. Treat them to the best with a Victorinox Swiss Army one. This is an absolute classic for a reason, and these knives still attract top ratings. This particular one in designed for the camper, with multiple blades, bottle and can openers, screwdriver, tweezers, corkscrew and more.
4. Lodge Deep Dutch Oven
This 8-quart cast Dutch is perfect for any camping trip. Being fully pre-seasoned, it can be used on all cooking surfaces. Lodge are a family-owned company based in Tennessee, and they make some great gifts for campers.
This high quality Dutch oven is durable, super strong and seasoned only with 100% vegetable oil. It even has a lid that can double as griddle.
In fact, this makes the top of my list in my Guide to the Best Camping Dutch Oven
Camping Gifts for Men
5. Luminaid Phone Charger Lantern
One of the top camping gifts for him, this solar lantern and phone charger is an ultra practical idea. The lantern is lightweight, inflatable, and robust. It can supply LED light of 300 lumens, which lasts for up to 100 hours. To fully recharge, simply leave outside by day so it can absorb the sunlight.
6. LED Beanie Hat
Among the best camper gifts for dad is this LED beanie hat. Let there be light – and warmth – when wearing this handy piece of headgear. Available in 13 color options, it could suit women or teens too. This is perfect for nipping out in the dark when camping, as it keeps the wearer warm while providing a bright LED headlight.
7. Camping Multi Tool Gadget
Can any man resist a gadget? Combine his love of tools and the outdoors with this, a top pick among camping gifts for dad. This handy multi-tool includes hammer, knife, axe, wrenches and screwdrivers. It’s ideal for fishing and survival fans, as well as campers.
Camping Gift Ideas for Her
8. Womens’ Camping Hoodie
Among the best camping gifts for her is this ladies’ camping hoodie. Available in 10 colors, it bears the legend ‘Camping With a Chance of Wine, so it checks the fun camping gifts box too. It’s very soft and comfortable, as well as looking cool when relaxing around the campfire.
9. Camping Bracelet for Women
The super cute women’s camping bracelet comprises a bangle with charms. These are camping themed, with a caravan-shaped one, a ‘camp’ signpost and a campfire image. The largest charm on this contemporary style bracelet reads ‘a camping we will go’. A great option among glam camping gifts for women.
10. ‘Mama Needs Wine’ Insulated Tumbler
Whether Mama needs wine or coffee, this is a top pick among camping gifts for mom. The double wall insulation means her drink will stay hot – or cold – for hours. Great for all-day use, this tumbler in a cool teal shade will guarantee she is the most stylish mom at the campground.
Camping Gifts for Kids
11. Toddlers’ Tent and Camping Set
Looking for gifts for kid campers? If they are on the younger side, then check out this toddlers’ camping set. Complete with play tent, it also comes with over 20 other pieces including oil lamp, watch, gas stove, binoculars and a 4-in-1 emergency whistle. A drawstring bag is included for storage.
12. ‘Throw Throw Burrito’ Card Game
Ideal for kids of all ages, this card game makes a great outdoor or party game for up to six players. A top choice among kids’ camping gifts, this game will keep young and old entertained for hours. The soft foam burritos are really fun to throw.
13. Camping Journal
Stave off the boredom for older children and teens. Journals make great camping gifts for kids, as it gives them a project that they can get on with independently. The cool design will appeal to all ages, and they can use the book as a diary, scrapbook or even for doodling.
Camping Gifts for Couples
14. Double Camping Hammock
Anyone seeking camping gifts for couples should take a look at this lightweight yet strong double hammock. This highly rated camping gift is perfectly sized for two, and comes in a choice of 16 colors. Carabiners, rope and straps are included, as is a stuff bag.
15. Picnic Backpack for Two
Picnic hampers make great camping gift ideas for couples – and this backpack goes one better as it’s so much easier to transport. In a retro style that calls to mind classic British brands like Burberry, this picnic backpack contains cutlery, crockery, salt and pepper pots, a bottle opener and wine glasses. There is also a picnic blanket and wine cooler section.
16. Double Sleeping Bag
Why not treat a couple you know (or your significant other) to a sleeping bag that’s made for two? As well as being more romantic, a double sleeping bag allows both to make the most of one another’s body heat as they sleep – ideal for camping trips during the colder seasons. This one is highly rated, super strong, soft and spacious.
Gift Ideas for RV Campers
17. Microfiber Towel Set
A set of microfiber towels make great gifts for RV campers in particular. Why? Because the last thing you want, when retiring at night, is damp towels draped all over your motorhome. These odor-resistant towels are highly absorbent, quick-drying and soft to the touch.
18. Camping Throw Pillow Cover
Brighten up the interior with this RV gifts idea. A throw pillow cover printed with ‘camping rules’, reminding RV owners to explore, relax and enjoy. There are several other camping designs available too, so you could even buy a set of several.
19. Happy Camper Tea Towel Set
Decorate an RV kitchen area with a pair of chambray, camping themed tea towels. Again this is a useful gift that is also practical, and thus among the best gifts for RV owners. The cheery outdoors designs are bound to make them smile – even when it’s pouring with rain outside.
Unique Camping Gifts
20. Yeti Backpack Cooler
21. Ultra Comfort Sleeping Bag
Why list a sleeping bag among unusual camping gifts? Because this one is unusually comfortable and warm. A great rule of thumb to use when gifting is to choose an item that is a luxury; something the recipient might not treat themselves to. This lightweight sleeping bag comes complete with stuff sack, and is breathable as well as water repellent.
Fun Gifts for Campers
22. ‘I’d Rather Be Camping’ Socks
Socks always make a good, affordable novelty gift, so why not opt for a pair that proclaim the wearer’s love of camping? They also come in other outdoor designs, including hunting, fishing and grilling. One size fits most men’s or women’s feet.
23. Wooden Lawn Game Set
Anyone searching for fun gifts for campers should be pleased to discover this family throwing game set. It is simple to set up and play, and provides hours of fun for all the family. When not in use, it all packs away into its own neat carry bag.
Cool Gifts for Campers
24. Large Solar Torch Lights
One of the best cool gifts for campers is this set of solar torch lights. These supersized outdoor lights create a cozy campfire ambience – without the smoke. Simple place them outside and they will make their own solar power, before switching on automatically at dusk.
25. Campfire Toasting Forks
If cool camping gifts are what you want, then try this set of marshmallow toasting forks. Make s’mores or cook sausages over the campfire with the five long-handled sticks. They are retractable and extendable, and come with a carry pouch.
Funny Camping Gifts
26. ‘Camp Quitcherbitchin’ Hanging Sign
There are lots of printed wall signs out there, but hanging signs make the best funny camping gifts as you can take them anywhere. It can be strung from inside the tent or outside a parked RV. Purely for fun, this durable sign adds a little humor to every camping trip.
27. Enamel ‘Probably Beer” Mug
An enamel mug is a camping essential – so why not add a little humor? A practical choice among funny gifts for campers, this heavy-duty mug bears the legend ‘probably beer’. Guaranteed to raise a laugh at breakfast time.
Personalized Camping Gifts
28. Vintage Style Brass Compass
Presented in its own padded, embossed gift box, this camping compass is rotary engraved with your choice of message. This practical gift from Stanley London makes a lovely keepsake, as well as a useful item for camping trips. A great option among stylish, personalized gifts for campers.
29. Personalized Bottle Stopper
This bottle stopper is a good choice among personalized RV gifts, or those for campers. It fits most standard wine or liquor bottles – an RV owner could even use it for cooking oil. Each item is printed with your choice of message.
Gifts for Glampers
30. Happy Camper Wine Glasses
What could be better received among gifts for glampers than a set of proper wine glasses? This stemless design is easy to use, and each of the four included features a different ‘Happy Camper’ design. A strong white gift box is included for safe and convenient storage.
31. Camp Cocktails Book
You could also use those stemless wine glasses for drinking cocktails. What could be more glamorous than sipping a freshly mixed concoction? This book is packed with colorful, delicious ideas, and is divided into sections to suit your style of camping.
Gifts for Summer Campers
32. Hand Woven Mexican Blanket
If you’re seeking gift ideas for campers with a summery feel, then you can’t go wrong with this hand woven blanket. It is great for the beach and picnics, as well as those who like to practice yoga outdoors. A range of bright and neutral shades is available, so there’s one here for everyone.
33. Camping Table With Built-In Cooler
Surely this is one of the best gifts for summer campers around. It’s a folding table with four drink holders, a snack bowl and an insulated cooler in one. Perfect for those summer evenings when it stays light for longer.
Luxury Camping Gifts
34. Soft Sherpa Snuggle Blanket
What could be more luxurious than snuggling up under a super soft blanket? This great pick of the luxury camping gifts comes in an array of attractive designs and colors, including US or UK flags, plaid, owls, florals or subtle shades with cream piping.
35. Rocker Camping Chair
Granted, they may well already have camping chairs – but this is certainly among the best gifts for campers who have everything. After all, does their camping chair rock? The sturdy design includes a carry handle, and it can support up to 250 lbs. There is a built-in drink holder, plus padded armrests for extra comfort.
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James Ian is a national park, camping and hiking expert.
He has dedicated his life to travel, visiting more than 80 countries, all 7 continents and all of the main national parks in the United States. With over 35 years experience in the travel industry, James has worked on cruise ships, at resorts and hotels, and as a travel planner who’s helped hundreds of people plan successful trips to US national parks.
Based on his experience visiting our national parks multiple times, in-depth research and expertise as a travel planner, James has published detailed itineraries for most of the major national parks in the US. These itineraries, as well as in-depth park guides, comprehensive camping and hiking gear reviews and buying guides, and helpful packing lists and gift guides will help you have your own incredible trip to US national parks without stress and hassle.
As a national park expert, James has contributed to many publications, including Time Business News, Savoteur, Best Trip, and Wired.
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