Looking for an original gift for the camping enthusiast in your life? We’ve got you, and your gift needs, covered in this handy Best Gifts For Campers overview. Our team has put together a curated gift guide that will please anyone who loves to spend time outdoors, whether that’s in a tent, a camper, or even a cabin.
In a hurry? Here’s an overview of the best gifts for campers after 5 hours of research:
We’ve ensured there’s a great mix of unique camping gifts in this guide. From fun, novelty presents such as RV Camper-shaped cutting boards to very practical gift-ideas like the best-selling Lifestraw, an ultralight sleeping bag, and a solar-powered mobile phone charger. There’s something for every active hiker, hardcore backpacker, or just a leisurely camper that loves nothing more than sitting in his camp chair in front of his RV reading a good book.
With unique gifts for every budget, from cheap and cheerful stocking stuffers to slightly more pricey, yet worth it: you should find plenty of original product inspiration for any festive occasion! You’re welcome!
Best Gifts for Campers
Dirty Gourmet: Food for Your Outdoor Adventures
- MOUNTAINEERS BOOKS DIRTY GOURMET
From breakfast to trail meals, snacks to appetizers, desserts to drinks: it’s all included. The recipes are sorted by the type of camping trip or activity. Each section includes a base kit checklist of the needed supplies, allowing you to plan and bring the ingredients on your trip.
Every recipe in this handy book also includes step-by-step instructions on what to prepare at home, and what you can do in the camp, plus beautiful full-color photos that will have you salivating over the bonfire when flicking through. With a focus on fresh ingredients and natural flavors, some recipes found in the book are fried grits with greens, an ember roasted Baba Ghanoush, one-pot pasta Puttanesca, maple syrup dumplings, and a spicy tofu jerky and curried chickpea salad. Hungry yet? We certainly are!
This Best Gifts For Campers option is an affordable, practical, and original addition to any camper’s collection. We love the variety in recipes, aimed at pleasing everyone, from day-hikers and backpacking fans, to cabin campers and RV-enthusiasts. Beautiful to leaf through, practical for food prep: we reckon Dirty Gourmet: Food for Your Outdoor Adventures is a fantastic way to take your culinary camping adventures to the next level.
LifeStraw Personal Water Filter
- Removes bacteria & parasites: The microfiltration membrane removes 99.999999% of waterborne bacteria (including E. coli and salmonella), and 99.999% of waterborne parasites (including giardia and...
Don’t just take our word for it: this best-seller in outdoor equipment has thousands of 5-star reviews by other camping enthusiasts. And that’s not all. It’s impressive claims of turning any kind of water, including that of the murky Amazon, into clean drinking water are backed up by extensive laboratory testing.
A lightweight lifesaver
We think every backpacker, hiker, and camper should bring a Lifestraw on their travels. Not only is this clever water purifier a fun, and safe way, to truly sample the nature you encounter on your trails. But it also can be a lifesaver if you ever find yourself without access to clean drinking water, or in a situation of emergency. And considering the LifeStraw Personal Water Filter only weighs a mere 2oz, it won’t add any bulk to your pack.
Gift it to a camper in your life and give them the chance to quench their thirst in a fun, safe, and all-natural way. Plus, you know that even in testing situations, they have the right tool at hand to ensure they can stay hydrated without the risk of bacteria and parasites. Safety and adventure in one, affordable, lightweight device: the Lifestraw is definitely one of our top Best Gifts For Campers favorites!
Legit Camping Double Parachute Portable Hammock
- EASY TO SET UP - Setting up these hammocks is a breeze and can be done in a matter of minutes, even for hammock beginners.
We like that the Legit Camping Double Parachute Portable Hammock is easy to roll up, and comes in a special carrying sack. Yes, it has the word portable in its title, but we’ve encountered plenty of hammocks that were a hassle to lug around on the go. This beauty delivers on its portable-promise and weighs just 1.87 lbs with the ropes included. Measuring 9 inches x 4 inches in the carrying sack, it’s also compact enough to fit into, or be clipped onto, most hiking backpacks.
A quality choice to relax
Another reason we’ve included the Legit Camping Double Parachute Portable Hammock on this Best Gifts For Campers overview is its quality. Made of 210T nylon fabric, it is both durable and comfortable: ensuring long-term usage from your purchase. We think for the price listed, it is simply an outstanding deal, and an excellent budget-buy to surprise the outdoor enthusiast in your life.
This nifty lightweight hammock is available in a wide range of colors, ranging from neutrals and camo to brighter hues such as sea green and bright orange. So whether you want to blend in, or stand-out, there’s a match for your personal preference.
Also good to know: this product is backed by limited Lifetime Warranty by the manufacturer, meaning that if you have any issues with your hammock, it will find a suitable solution like sending a replacement or issuing a refund. Assuring you that you’ll receive a product that lives up to expectation.
Extendable Marshmallow Roasting Sticks Set
- FASTEST MOST EVEN ROASTING! You'll love this compact SMORES KIT!-Want to make perfect smores fast? No more dirty twigs or disposable bamboo skewers! Our portable roasting forks are perfect. Super...
The Extendable Marshmallow Roasting Sticks Set includes 5 roasting forks. Each fork is extendable from 10 inches to 34 inches, ensuring the only thing roasting is your marshmallow or hotdog, not your fingers. The rotatable forks themselves are made of premium stainless steel and feature a wood handle, ensuring a comfortable grip and excellent durability. We like the inclusion of a heat-resistant, zippered bag, which allows you to keep the collapsible roasting forks safe whilst hiking, traveling, or simple storage.
Give me (s’)more!
We like the simple, yet clever design of the set, literally extending your options and ensuring you, and/or your kids, can keep a safe distance from the campfire, bonfire, or fire pit. Ideal for simple campfire delights such as making s’mores, hotdogs, or baking bread: the set is a great addition to your camping gear/culinary tools. And makes a handy addition to any family camping trip.
The Extendable Marshmallow Roasting Sticks Set also comes with a Money-Back Guarantee by the manufacturer, which serves as a testimony of how confident the makers are that you will love this set. Other campers also love the set, praising its high-quality appeal, ease in usage, handy carrying case, and durability. Surprise the s’more enthusiast in your life with this quality set and we reckon they’ll be one happy camper!
Outdoor Solar Charger Mobile Power Bank
- 【High Quality Portable Solar Charger 】: Made of durable and reliable ABS+PC+Silicone material.Built-in 20000mAh high capacity polymer battery equipped with a compact solar panel, which could...
The power bank is designed especially for outdoor adventures and uses solar energy to charge. Simply attach the device to your backpack with the special hook and carabiner, and voila: it will automatically recharge itself when you hit a spot of sunshine on your trails. Once the battery is full, you can use the Outdoor Solar Charger Mobile Power Bank to power or recharge a whole range of devices, including your smartphone, tablets, cameras, a Bluetooth speaker, Go-pro gear, and more.
The heavy-duty device also doubles as a handy flashlight and has 2 bright LED-lights that provide a powerful glow when activated. The dual-USB port even allows you to connect two devices, such as cell phones, simultaneously. But be warned that this will drain the ‘stored’ energy in your power bank extra quickly.
A nifty, durable, and practical gadget
Our advice: make sure to charge this power bank via a regular power outlet to the maximum battery capacity before you leave for your hiking, backpacking, or camping adventures. This ensures your power bank is ready to go when you need it. Then you can simply top up the battery using the solar charge function when needed.
Other consumers are very positive about the Outdoor Solar Charger Mobile Power Bank. The manufacturer states that thanks to an ABS plastic and premium silicone coating, the water-resistant design is also durable enough to withstand rainy conditions, dusty environments, and sudden shocks or drops. Which is confirmed by reviewers, who confirm that this nifty gadget is sturdy enough to withstand less-than-ideal hiking conditions.
If you want to spoil a camping lover in your life with an original gadget that actually has fantastic functionality: this surprisingly affordable product may be your perfect match!
”Happy Camper” Enamel Coffee Mug
- Includes (1) enamel drink mug.
A big bonus of the mug is that it is made of quality metal, meaning it is shatterproof and you don’t need to worry about it breaking in your pack. To give the mug a stylish twist, the outside is coated in a bright and cheerful orange coloring with an illustration of a forest next to a rising sun, further enhanced by a font reading “Happy Camper”. A quality enamel finish adds to its polish and ensures it keeps it vivid appeal even with repeated usage. We also love the silver rim finish, which adds a modern touch to this slightly vintage-feel mug.
Cheap and cheerful
The ”Happy Camper” Enamel Coffee Mug has a 16oz capacity, perfect for a steaming hot cup from your coffee maker or even a place to put your s’mores. Other consumers rate the design highly for its style, functionality, and quality. We think that as a Best Gift For Campers option this mug is a prime example of something cheap and cheerful.
A fun budget-buy for camping enthusiast, we’re convinced any lucky recipient of this great gift will be a ‘Happy Camper’ indeed.
Hydro Flask 32oz Water Bottle
When you’re hiking a trail, or simply enjoying a leisurely picnic in nature, there’s nothing better than a cold sip of refreshing water, or a hot cup of coffee. And that is where the Hydro Flask comes in handy. With a very generous 32oz capacity, it is large enough to hold liquids for you and your friends, whilst its TempShield Insulation technology allows your beverage to maintain their perfect temperature.
Solid, slip-free grip
The flask itself is designed for maximum comfort and convenience. The Hydro Flask water bottle has a special powder coat, providing a solid, slip-free grip. This coat prevents condensation from forming on the outside, meaning no wet backpacks or slippery situations. The flask its cap and handle are constructed with stainless steel pivots and a flexible strap, allowing for easy carrying, or attachment to a day pack.
Also good to know, according to the manufacturer, the 32oz Hydro Flask fits most backcountry water filters, allowing you to also use it in combination with your existing camping gear.
The Hydro Flask 32oz is available in nearly 20 colors, ranging from neutrals such as Classic Black to bright and vivid hues like Flamingo Pink and Lemon Yellow. With a whopping 7000 5-star reviews, the Hydro Flask is a top-rated choice for hydration on the go. And an excellent practical, durable, and original best camping gift for any outdoorsy person.
5 Bonus picks
Though the above-listed products are some of our personal favorites, there are hundreds of products that we think qualify as awesome gifts for campers. However, we don’t want to bore you with hundreds of elaborate product descriptions, as we know your time is precious (and you probably rather spend it hiking, outdoors, or exploring nature). Which is why below you’ll find a quick overview of 5 bonus Best Gifts For Campers that we reckon are also worth your attention and might pique your interest. There’s a camping stove grilling, a portable Yeti cooler for chilling, a 2-person sleeping bag for double the fun, and an unbreakable wine glass to enjoy a cheeky drink on the go. See our 5 bonus camping gifts picks below:
YETI Hopper TWO Portable Cooler
- The YETI Hopper Two 30 is the first 100% leakproof, portable cooler that’s built for the long haul and can keep ice for days
Retro RV Shaped Bamboo Cutting Board
- Premium Bamboo Cutting Board: Made of durable, premium quality natural bamboo construction; perfect for cutting vegetables, fruits, meats and cheese
Outbound Camping Stove Propane Gas
- DURABLE CHROME PLATED STEEL: Our double burner propane stove is made from steel that can withstand high temperatures and weight, also includes a stainless-steel drip tray making it ideal for campsite...
WELLAX Double 2-Person Sleeping Bag
- THE PERFECT COUPLE'S SLEEPING BAG: Want to feel like sleeping in a real bed? Soft and comfortable, our quality bag feels more like sleeping with a big, soft quilt draped over you than bunking up in a...
XPACK Unbreakable Outdoor Wine Glass
- INDULGE IN HIGH END QUALITY WHILE ENJOYING A MODERN AND UNIQUE DESIGN – fashion and function come together magically in this sleek, durable wine glass. Now, you can easily and safely take...
Tip: If you’re looking for a gift for a die-hard camping and hiking enthusiast that likes to tackle challenging trails, why not consider a backpacking knife? We love the multi-tool options that include bonus accessories such as a bottle opener, screwdriver, compass and more. Check out our favorites in the Best Backpacking Knife of 2019 (Buying Guide) – and discover if this might be the perfect gift for your outdoorsy friend!