Camping gifts can make the perfect present for any outdoor enthusiast!
The outdoor recreation industry is always coming up with unique, convenient and sometimes wacky new gear options. And these innovations are always stepping up to solve every imaginable problem and inconvenience you might encounter on the trail and at the campsite. And plenty more that will just make our lives and adventures even more fun.
We have put together a huge, handpicked selection for you of our absolute favorite gear finds. Whether you’re searching for birthday gifts, getting ready for the holidays or even indulging in some self-shopping, we’ve got you covered.
Here is our list of 112 of the best camping gifts and gear on the market.
Ever wish you could bring your ceiling fan camping with you? One issue we’ve dealt with while camping is baking in the tent at night. With a hanging light/fan you can beat the heat and get a good nights rest!
Nothing ruins a camping trip quicker than wet gear! Keeping dry in the rain is important for your safety and enjoyment! Keep your gear completely dry no matter how wet the conditions with this backpack dry bag.
This Camp Chef grill has 3 burners with fully adjustable heat-control dials, removable legs for portability and burning housing to keep the wind out. It’s especially great for large groups and is the perfect gift for the camper who loves to cook!
Check out our review of the Camp Chef 2 Burner Stove here.
Ever have the problem of too much stuff? With this cargo carrier, you can fit the whole family and all your camping equipment in one vehicle. Strap the cooler or extra bags onto the back of the vehicle and free up some precious space.
Not that you’d ever want to fit 11 people into one tent, but this tent is actually perfect to give the family of 5, 6 or 7 plenty of extra space. Because the poles come already attached, this 3 room tent takes less than 2 minutes to set up.
A good Dutch oven is an essential camping item for easy cooking and even easier cleanup. It opens up a world of amazing cooking options while camping. Check out our complete guide to Dutch Oven Cooking!
The GoPro has been a staple of outdoor photography for years now. The Go-Pro Hero 6 camera can record high-quality videos and pictures and will send them directly to your phone to enjoy right on the trail.
Everything is becoming smart these days, why not your water bottle! This techy water bottle takes hydration to a new level. It integrates with smartwatches and notifies you when you need to drink more water.
Take this kayak with you on all of your adventures and still have plenty of room for all of your gear. New to kayak and canoe camping? Check out our complete guide to canoe and kayak camping and get started with this incredbile camping.
What’s better than hanging in your hammock? Hanging with friends!
This unique system lets you set up two hammocks using the same anchor points so you can save space at the campsite and sleep close to your buddy.
A lantern is one of the handiest tools you can bring out camping. This versatile lantern lasts up to 20 hours and each panel is fully adjustable and removable. Find the perfect langern with our complete lantern buyers guide.
Gift the gift of camping comfort! This camping mattress is made of high-quality memory foam. You can even stick them together to make room for bigger families.
The Best Gifts for Hikers
Hikers and day-trippers aren’t always looking for the ultra-lightweight gear that backpackers need in their camping arsenal.
But they still appreciate quality gear that will keep them happy and comfortable. These unique gifts for hikers will definitely be the talk of the trail.
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This gift is perfect for campers, hikers, backpackers or any outdoorsman. It is a great way to get super fresh, lightweight trail food like dried fruits and jerky for your next trail adventure. A dehydrator is a great way to take fruits and vegetables camping. Check out our post on more Foods that Don’t Require Refrigeration for even more ideas.
These days most people take all their photos with their phone. The Moment telephoto lens clips right to your smartphone and is a great gift for the hiker in your life who loves photography but doesn’t want to lug a large camera on the trail.
These little pocket warmers will keep your hands toasty for up to 7 hours and can also charge your devices. But a hand warmer isn’t just for toasty hands. Handwarmers are great to stick in the bottom of your sleeping bag at night to keep your toes warm as well!
The Best Camping Gifts for Backpackers
Backpackers are usually all about convenience, comfort, and weight. They want to keep their packs light, their feet moving and their bodies feeling good on every trek. These gifts will give the backpacker in your life an extra edge on the trail.
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Think you’re tough and you’re gonna sleep on the ground? After one night, you’ll be re-thinking that sleeping strategy! Make your friends and family comfortable and get them a sleeping pad for your next camping trip! This sleeping mat is easy, comfortable and super compact.
A lightweight and compact cookware set is essential gear for any camping or backpacking lover. This compact set of cookware is made of lightweight durable aluminum and includes everything you need to get started with a camping stove, pots, silverware, plate and more.
We cannot understate the convenience of pre-packed freeze-dried meals for camping, backpacking, and other trips. They eliminate the need for extra pots, pans, and other cookware, just bring along a Jetboil (below) and you’re set. Mountain House meals are also convenient, easy to carry and will fill you up after a long day on the trail.
If you plan right, a Jetboil can be all the cooking gear you need to bring on a lightweight backpacking trip. This great little cooking system is perfect on the trail when you need something simple, durable and light.
This power pack opens up a world of possibilities for outdoor lovers. The battery has a 240W capacity and it can be chared with a solar panel, carport or ac outlet. This little generator can power coffee makers, fridges, charge cell phones, run laptops and much more. Plus it is small and light enough to take with you anywhere. To learn even more about outdoor power, read our post The Ultimate Guide To Portable Power here.
Grilling and camping go together like peanut butter and jelly! This Coleman portable grill is easier, cleaner and faster alternative to the campground charcoal grill. We’ve even put together a complete guide to camping grills to help you find the perfect camping grill for you.
This Northface raincoat is lightweight, breathable and keeps you dry and comfortable in the rain.
The Best Camping Gifts for Her
While women and men love the outdoors just the same, sometimes they have different tastes in gear. Outdoorsy women often have a taste for rugged luxury and style. And these camping gifts fit the bill.
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For most people, coffee is essential, whether you’re camping or not. These great little mugs come with lids to keep bugs and debris away from your morning blend. Check out our complete guide to camping coffee to find the best ways to make a brew while enjoying nature.
This raincoat is lightweight, breathable and keeps you dry and comfortable in the rain.
The Best Camping Gifts for Kids
Camping with kids creates memories that truly do last a lifetime. Sometimes a simple camping gift for the special kid in your life can help get them excited to get outdoors and go camping. And with these camping gifts for kids, you can add even more magic and wonder to your next camping excursion.
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This portable hanging treehouse is perfect for kids to hideaway or cozy up with a good book when you’re camped in the woods.
The Best Gifts for RV Campers
RV campers have the luxury of being able to carry a bit more with them than car campers or backpackers. And you can easily add a bit more fun to any camper trip with these unique gifts.
Camping Pillow Covers – Decorative pillow covers with camping icons to add warmth to any camper couch.
Drink Stakes – These drink stakes allow you to keep your beverage stable and close while enjoying the newest view camping.
HitchSafe Key Vault – This little safe slides into your hitch, creating a safe place to store your keys and other small items you don’t want to carry with you.
Laundry Pod – This compact portable washing machine lets you wash a small load of clothes without venturing to a laundromat.
Bedside Caddy – When you don’t have the luxury of bedside table space, this little caddy will keep all your items organized and within reach.
Portable Trash Can – This sturdy trash can slip over your tire and keeps your bags from dragging the ground or sliding over.
Ottoman Guest Bed – Save space and still keep your guests comfy with this fold out ottoman.
Flexible Camping Mats – These camping themed mats can double as placemats and cutting boards.
Outdoor Bluetooth Wireless Speaker – Take your music wherever you go with this portable speaker that doesn’t mind the weather.
Outdoor Propane Firepit – This portable propane fire pit allows you to enjoy the ambiance of camping even where campfires are restricted.
Two-Way Radios – This set of radios can help you communicate with your travel buddies without needing data or a good signal.
Camper Welcome Mat – This welcome mat will travel with you on all your adventures.
When it comes to finding the right gifts for your friends and family, our gifts list has something for everyone. These unique camping gifts for outdoor enthusiasts cover everything from clothing to techy gear and more.
Looking for something more specific? Check out our full gear buying guides for tents, grills, lanterns,hammocks and sleeping bags to get the skinny on the best products in these categories.