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121 of the Best Camping Gifts for Outdoor Lovers in 2020

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 for the perfect camping gifts.

Here is our list of 121 of the best camping gifts and gear on the market.

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The Best Camping Gifts for the Outdoor Lover

If you have a person in your life who generally loves spending time outdoors, these gifts will add a little luxury and convenience to their next camping trip.

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WEKAPO Inflatable Lounger

WEKAPO Inflatable Lounger

This incredibly portable air couch doesn’t even need a pump to inflate. Once inflated, it’s so comfortable you won’t want to get up! Best of all, it costs well under $50, making it a great camping gift on a budget.

LED Camping Light Bulbs

LED Camping Bulbs

Keep your space illuminated wherever you are with these easy-to-move light bulbs. They each come with a carabiner to easily clip to the inside of your tent or wherever else you need light. The LED bulbs boast 150 lumens each.

Coghlan’s Pop-up Trash Can

Coghlan's Pop-Up Trash Can

No more ripped and smelly trash bags hanging off your picnic table. This portable camping trash can folds down when not in use and pops up when you need it. Interior clips secure your trash bag so it doesn’t slide down inside while exterior grommets enable you to stake this trash can down if it’s windy.

Mock ONE Portable Hammock

Mock One Portable Folding Hammock

The Mock ONE is the world’s lightest portable folding hammock. Take this hammock anywhere and enjoy the peace of the great outdoors. The best part, no trees required!

Primula Coffee Brew Buddy

Primula Coffee Brew Buddy

Everyone needs their coffee whether you’re camping or not! This classic way to make some campfire coffee will make the perfect budget camping gift for anyone on your list. The reusable coffee filter utilizes the pour over method for a delicious cup each and every time.

Odoland Tent Light Fan

Odoland Tent Light Fan

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!

Wakeman Collapsible Dish Tub

Wakeman Collapsible Dish Tub

Just like your sink at home but it folds up. Get all your camping dishes washed up, wash your food before meals and more. This collapsible dish tub will soon become an essential part of your camp kitchen.

Yahill Collapsible Camp Table

Yahill Collapsible Camp Table

This camp table sets up easily and yet folds down to the perfect packing size. It comes in handy at a campsite or your backyard.

Serene Life Portable Sink

Serene Life Portable Sink

Hands-free foot pump for keeping cleaning at the campground. Perfect camping gift for long stays at rustic campgrounds. Don’t ever let your camp hygiene suffer again!

Tactical Gear Emergency First Aid Kit

Tactical Gear First Aid Kit

While it may not be an exciting camping gift, this 115-piece medical supply kit in an ultra-durable bag is definitely practical. Stash it in your glove box or throw it in your backpack, but don’t forget to also read up on wilderness first aid basics.

Coleman Weather Master Tent

Coleman Weather Master Tent

This 6-person tent has plenty of room for a large family, sets up quick and easy, won’t break the bank and has a convenient screen porch attached for when the bugs and critters get too close. Check out our favorite family camping tents for even more spacious options!

Advanced Elements Portable Outdoor Solar Shower

Advanced Elements Solar Shower

This 5-gallon solar shower can be hung up near your campsite for an easy clean-up at the campsite or the beach. Our guide to camping showers lists some of our other favorite solar showers for camping!

Amazon Basics Reclining Camp Chair

Amazon Basics Reclining Camp Chair

Now you can enjoy the relaxation of your recliner right at your campsite with this portable and easy to unfold camping chair. It’s lightweight, durable, and comfortable. It has a 300-pound maximum weight capacity.

GSI Outdoors Camp Cooking Utensils Pack

GSI Outdoors Camp Cooking Utensils Pack

This utensil set comes with 24 utensils that will stay clean and organized in the portable bag. The utensils include forks, spoons, knives, spatula, whisk, cutting board, and so much more. It’s the perfect camping gift for the camp cook in your family.

MarsBro Dry Bag

MarsBro Dry Bag

Nothing ruins a camping trip quicker than wet gear! Keeping dry while camping 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 from MarsBro.

GCI Outdoor Rocking Camp Chair

GCI Outdoors Rocking Camp Chair

Not your normal camp chair! This rocking chair works on pistons which adjust to uneven terrain, so it sits flat on almost any surface to provide a smooth rocking motion. It even folds up flat for easy transportation in just seconds!

Kelty Discovery Cot

Kelty Discovery Cot

Sleeping off the ground can greatly increase your comfort. Easy to set up, store and transport, the Kelty Discovery Cot will keep you comfortable and warm off the ground.

Tailgating Table

Tailgating Table

This tailgating table is a fun way to keep your drinks cold and your snacks close by while you’re enjoying your campfire. It’s loaded with features, including four cup holders, an insulated drink cooler, and a food basket. It’s the perfect camping gift for the foodie in your life!

Overmont Camping Kettle

Overmont Camping Kettle

Nearly all camping meals involve hot water of some sort! This camping kettle makes heating up and pouring water for coffee, tea, or dehydrated meals very easy.

Kelty Loveseat Camping Chair

Kelty Loveseat Camping Chair

This foldable camping love seat makes it easy to cuddle up close to your partner by the campfire. It’s the perfect camping gift for a couple. It also works wonders for one person and a very spoiled dog!

Coleman Butane Stove

Coleman Butane Stove

This small portable stove makes cooking in the woods so much easier! The one-burner stove runs on butane and has 7,500 BTUs of heat output. It’s very portable and comes with a carrying case.

Wnnideo Automatic Pop-Up Tent

Wnnideo Automatic Pop Up Tent

This 4 person pop-up tent is incredibly easy to set up. The pre-assembled, integrated poles means it takes just seconds to pitch. Better yet, the tent is able to stand up to light rain, although it’s best used in mild summer weather.

Single-Handed Food Tray

Single-Handed Food Tray

This one-handed tray allows you to step away from the picnic table and enjoy the campfire with your food and drink in tow.

All-Weather Notebooks

All Weather Notebooks

These waterproof memo pads are a great way to take notes when you’re on the trail or at your campground. Write down your thoughts, trail notes, wildlife or anything at all.

EcoZoom Camp Stove

EcoZoom Camp Stove

This eco-friendly wood burning stove doesn’t require any electricity or gas to run. Just load it with fuel (dry sticks) and get your food cooking.

Camp Chef Tahoe 3-Burner Grill

Camp Chef Tahoe

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 complete review of the Camp Chef 2 Burner Stove here.

Camp Chef Carrying Case

Camp Chef Carrying Case

This carry bag will make it easy to transport your Camp Chef stove to the campground. It has a weather resistant liner to keep your camp stove safe.

Hitch Cargo Carrier

Hitch Cargo Carrier

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.

Ozark Trail 11-Person Instant Tent

Ozark Trail 11-Person Instant Tent

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.

Thermacell Radius Zone Mosquito Repeller

Thermacell Radius Zone Mosquito Repeller

This little machine repels mosquitoes in a 110 square foot area without nasty odors or sprays. Just press the button and relax. One of the best ways we’ve found to keep the mosquitoes away!

OtterBox Venture Cooler

OtterBox Venture Cooler

This bear-proof, critter-proof, locking cooler has a non-slip bottom. OtterBox claims that it can keep ice for up to 10 days which beats the Yeti’s claim of 7 days and the Coleman Extreme’s 5 days! The cooler is available in several sizes from 25-quart to 65-quart. Check out our best camping coolers buying guide for more of our favorite rotomolded coolers.


    UCO Stormproof Match Kit

    This stormproof match set comes with heavy-duty waterproof matches and starters that will help you get a fire going even in the dampest conditions.

    Lodge 8 Quart Camp Dutch Oven

    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!

    Insulated Drink Growler

    This vacuum insulated growler keeps your drink cold for up to 24 hours.

    Go-Pro Hero 6

    High Tech Camping Gift

    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.

    Travel Dog Bed

    Dog Bed

    This portable dog bed is the perfect camping gift for your furry friend. It fits in a small stuff sack, is easy to clean, and a great option when you don’t want to share your sleeping mat.

    Teva Moc Shoe

    Teva Men’s Moc Shoe and Teva Women’s Moc Shoe – These booties are like sleeping bags for your feet but their rubber soles are super durable for outdoor use.

    Spark Smart Water Bottle

    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.

    2-Person Inflatable Kayak

    Inflatable Kayak

    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.

    UCO Stormproof Torch Lighter

    This lighter is small enough to fit on your keychain and is both wind and waterproof to serve you on all your travels.

    Granfors Bruk Axe

    This beautiful handmade ax is number one in craftsmanship and makes chopping and splitting wood an easy task.

    NEMO Stargaze Recliner

    camping chair

    Recline or rock in this chair that suspends you off the ground letting you take in the night sky.

    Tandem Hammock System

    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.

    Bullfrog Bluetooth Speaker

    This rugged speaker gives 360-degree sound and is a durable option for getting great outdoor sound at the campsite. Just make sure not to ruin the experience for your neighbors! 🙂

    Coleman Quad Pro Lantern

    Camping Lantern

    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.

    StakeLight Tent Stakes

    Tent Stakes

    These light-up tent stakes will mean no more stubbed toes or tripping over guylines in the dark.


    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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    Doggie Saddlebag Rucksack

    Now your best hiking buddy can have his own pack on long trail walks, hikes and camping trips. Make sure to check out our complete guide to backpacking with dogs for even more dog-related camping!

    Osprey Daypack

    This ultimately comfortable daypack is easily adjustable with plenty of great storage options and ventilation for even the warmest days on the trail.

    Magic Mill Food Dehydrator

    Food Dehydrator Camping Gift

    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.

    Moment Telephoto Lens

    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.

    Nikon Binocular Set

    A great pair of binoculars can be very important when finding your way on the trail and orienteering and these are crystal clear and compact enough to carry along with you.

    Moxie Ankle Gaiters

    Keep the rocks out of your trail shoes with these ankle gaiters that are lightweight, breathable and easy to get on and off.

    Camping Mat Seat

    This portable mat makes it easy to take a rest in comfort anywhere along the trail.

    Hiking Hunger Trekking Poles

    Trekking poles can be incredibly handy when hiking uneven trails. They also make great camping and hiking gifts! These incredibly lightweight poles are made of carbon fiber and are collapsible.

    Garmin GPS Navigator

    Garmin GPS

    Having a good GPS can be a lifesaver when on a backpacking or camping trip. This navigation unit is an asset in the backcountry with plenty of memory for maps and a sunlight readable display.

    Darn Tough Socks

    Darn Tough Men’s Socks and Darn Tough Women’s Socks – These fast-drying and breathable socks are ultra-durable and well-cushioned for even the most rugged hikes.

    Compression Stuff Sack

    This small stuff sack makes it easy to pack your bulky items into small spaces for traveling. See how we used our compression stuff sacks when canoeing in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in Minnesota.

    Rechargeable Hand Warmer

    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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    This camping gift may just save someone’s life in an emergency! Drink straight from the mountain stream with this little straw that filters out all bacteria and parasites from water.

    Microfiber Towel Set

    These microfiber towels make the perfect camping gift because they dry very quickly and are incredibly light; perfect for carrying on your next trek.

    Sleeping Pad

    Camping Sleeping Pad

    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.

    Kanga Pocket Blanket

    Stay warm anywhere. This compact blanket is water resistant, sand-proof and easy to carry with you.

    Lightweight Tent Tarp

    Tent Tarp

    This tent tarp is an easy to set up, back-to-basics, outdoor sleeping apparatus.

    Camping Cookware

    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.

    Stasher Bags

    These silicone bags make it easy for you to store your food in lightweight containers and reduce your trash impact on the trail.

    Leatherman Squirt

    The smallest Leatherman multitool in the bunch is lightweight enough to fit on your keychain and yet still has all the essential tools a camper or hiker needs.

    Mountain House Bucket

    Freeze Dried Food Camping Gift

    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.

    Jet Boil Zip

    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.

    Vargo Dig Dig Tool

    This powerful and ultimately light titanium tool, inspired by the Japanese Hori-Hori knife can dig through roots making cat holes and setting up camp easy.

    The Best Camping Gifts for Him

    Men are often looking for toughness and durability, and of course good food, beer, and a warm campfire.

    These camping gifts are perfect for the outdoorsman in your life!

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    Portable Power Station

    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.

    Coleman Portable Propane Grill

    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.

    Hatchet Hammer

    This hatchet is the ultimate off-grid survival tool for your next backcountry excursion. Plus it looks awesome!

    Fire Starter Tool

    This survival multitool will help you get a roaring fire going in any situation.

    Yeti Can Colster

    Yeti has become synonymous with quality. Made by the same folks who make great coolers, this can colster will keep your cans icy till the last sip.

    Patagonia Better Sweater

    Better Sweater

    Sweater on the outside and fleece on the inside, this moisture-wicking pullover gives loads of cozy comfort without the bulk.

    Northface Men’s Venture 2

    Nothface Raincoat

    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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    Luxury Twin Air Mattress

    While not always practical for many types of camping, an air mattress is tops in comfort when you have the space to use one! This raised inflatable mattress has an extra comfy quilt top.

    Camping Wine Glass

    Camping is so relaxing and peaceful (and even romantic) that a glass of wine is often the perfect companion. This funny wine glass would be the perfect camping gift for your favorite camper.

    Camping Coffee Mug

    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.

    Buff Neck Gaiters

    These colorful neck gaiters will keep dust out of your mouth, sweat off your brow and hair off your face while you explore.

    Rumpl Down Blanket

    This cozy indoor/outdoor blanket will keep you toasty wherever you go and it is water resistant, lightweight and durable.

    Patagonia Better Sweater

    Sweater on the outside and fleece on the inside, this moisture-wicking pullover gives loads of cozy comfort without the bulk.

    Northface Women’s Venture 2

    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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    Mystical Fire

    Make your campfire even more magical as this fun color packet will light up the campfire in rainbow colors.

    Telescoping Marshmallow Roasters

    If you’re having a campfire, odds are your kids have asked for smores. Now you can keep your kids at a safe distance from the fire but still let them enjoy roasting their own mallows.

    Spot It: Gone Camping

    Kids Camping Gift Game

    One of the best kids games (that adults actually like) now comes in a camping version!

    Llama Llama Goes Camping

    Help your little ones prepare for their first camping trip with this cute book.

    My Cot

    These portable toddler beds are easy to travel with and give your little ones a cozy place to curl up in the tent. It also makes your child feel like a big camper with their very own cot.

    Sprouts Camp Out

    These learning toys will help introduce your little one to camping by using their imagination.

    Curious George Goes Camping

    One of the most loved children’s characters of all time has a fun camping book for you to enjoy with your kids. Introduce your child to the adventure of camping with this classic children’s book.

    Kids Hiking Hydration Pack

    Staying hydrated while hiking or camping is extremely important for kids and adults. This Camelbak pack is a great way to make sure your kids are staying safe on the trail.

    Portable Travel High Chair

    This gift may be more for the parents, but it will help the littlest campers to sit independently for meals.

    Gear Aid Tenacious Tape

    Kids will have fun repairing their own gear from rips and tears with this cute gear repair stick-on tape.

    Portable Playard

    This playard is light to carry, incredibly easy to set up and will give your little one lots of space for independent play. Plus it comes with a detachable sunshade to give them cool.

    Portable Activity Center

    This pop-up play seat for infants will keep your baby off the ground and entertained while you relax by the campfire.

    Campfire Fishing Rod

    You can attach marshmallows and hot dogs to this hilarious fishing rod inspired roaster to hold over the campfire.

    Slack Line

    Slacklines have become hugely popular in the last few years. These fun tight-ropes are a challenging activity for kids at a campsite. All you need are a couple of trees.

    Nature Explorer’s Kit

    This kit includes binoculars, a magnifying glass, a fan, a multitool, a compass, and a flashlight. Everything your kid needs to do some outdoor exploring.

    TreePod Cabana

    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.

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    Camping Pillow Covers

    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.

    The Best Gifts for Backpackers

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    The Best Gifts for Glamping

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    Find the Perfect Camping Gift for Your Loved One

    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 gear to clothing to tech devices and so much more. 

    Looking for something more specific? Our many gear buying guides can help. A few of our most popular include: 

    Read our camping must-haves guide for the skinny on some of the other best camping gifts for the serious camper in your life. 

    And, don’t hesitate to let us know if we can help you find the perfect camping or hiking gifts for that special someone! 

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