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If you’re looking for the perfect camping gifts for the camper on your list, look no further! As camping enthusiasts, we know what items we would like and use – and what we wouldn’t. In other words, the gift ideas below are things most campers will love and use!
Another great thing about these gift ideas is there is something for everyone – and any budget! There are several great camping gifts under $20 and camping books too. So read on to find the perfect camping gift for any camper and any budget!
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Camping gifts for everyone
Lodge Seasoned Cast Iron Dutch Oven
This eight-quart dutch oven is perfect for cooking a delicious meal over the campfire! It can sit over the coals or hang over the fire (from a tripod), and the lid can double as a griddle. A cookbook is included as a nice bonus!
AeroPress Go Portable Travel Coffee Press
Save them from that bitter instant coffee on their next camping trip! If your camper loves good coffee, this is their ideal gift! This coffee press packs into its own cup, so it’s super easy to take along. Best of all, it brews fantastic coffee (cold or hot) in two minutes or less (no electricity).
Help them light up their campsite! These rechargeable string lights are made for outdoor use and can go anywhere. Charge them with the solar panel or quickly with a USB for long-lasting nighttime lighting.
This mug lives up to the Yeti name and makes the perfect camping gift! It’s super durable and has double wall insulation that keeps drinks hot or cold for hours! And they could even use it for soup or oatmeal.
Here’s a bright (1000 lumens!) camping lantern that’s water-resistant and has four lighting modes. The top handle and bottom hook make it super easy to hang anywhere at the campsite! It does take batteries, but they last up to 200 hours on the low setting.
Help them keep their devices charged while camping with a solar power bank! This power bank charges USB devices, is durable and waterproof, and can work up to 100 hours! It also has a built-in 200 Lumen flashlight.
Wise Owl Outfitters Camping Hammock
They’ll love relaxing at the campsite in this super comfortable hammock! It’s perfect for camping – it’s strong and durable yet compact and lightweight and sets up in no time. Also, it comes in a single or double (single holds up to 400 lbs, double 500 lbs).
Parl passes make excellent camping gifts! Gift an access pass to state or national parks to make it easy for them to explore new campgrounds. Buy National Park passes online, at any National Park visitor center, or at REI.
This portable laundry bag is ideal for hand-washing clothes or dish towels at the campsite! It’s small, lightweight, and easy to use – and can clean as well as a washing machine.
Any camper will appreciate this chair’s portability and easy setup – plus, it folds to nearly the size of a water bottle! Also, it supports up to 300 pounds, only weighs 3.5 pounds, and is super easy to pack up and take everywhere.
Part of the joy of camping is getting time to read a good book! The Kindle Paperwhite is waterproof and easy to take camping. You don’t have to carry bulky books, yet the display reads like an actual book. It even has adjustable warm light for day or nighttime reading.
A quality Stanley thermos will help your camper keep beverages or food hot or cold for up to 24 hours! It’s also leakproof and made of sturdy, rust-proof 18/8 stainless steel – and comes with a lifetime warranty, so it’ll last forever.
These handy packing cubes help them stay organized on their next camping trip! They’re great for fitting more into a smaller space – and finding what they need when they need it. These packing cubes are double-stitched and water-resistant too!
This compact mess kit has everything a camper needs for cooking on a camp stove! It’s a lightweight, yet durable set with a pot & lid, pan, 2 bowls, spork, soup spoon, wooden spatula, sponge, and bag.
Any camper would love a good pair of Darn Tough Socks! They’re made of durable Merino wool, so they’re perfect no matter the weather. Plus, they’re super comfortable and moisture-wicking and have a lifetime guarantee!
REI membership or gift card
If you’re struggling to figure out the right gift for the camper on your list, you can’t go wrong with an REI membership and/or gift card! REI membership is a lifetime membership with lots of benefits – and discounts. Of course, you could also throw in an REI gift card so they can buy what they want.
Personalized camping gifts
Personalized Happy Campers Sign
If your camper likes to set up camp and stay awhile, they’ll love a custom camping sign! These signs are made of lightweight, durable, weatherproof aluminum and won’t rust.
If they camp in an RV or camping trailer, they’ll get a lot of use out of a personalized welcome mat! This doormat is just the right size, plus it has non-slip rubber backing, so it’ll stay in place.
Personalized Camping Dish Towel
Your campers will enjoy this custom waffle weave dish towel – plus, they’ll know exactly where it belongs when it comes out of the laundry.
Camping gifts under $20
Tiny Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
This waterproof speaker weighs just 6.2 ounces and is under two inches (the size of an egg!). So, it’s super easy to pack along on a camping trip. But don’t let its size fool you; it’s easy to use and has excellent sound quality!
Thermacell Portable Mosquito Repeller
Thermacell is heat activated to repel mosquitos without using sprays or chemicals – and it doesn’t need batteries or electricity. This portable unit covers a 15-foot radius and comes with 12 hours of refills. It’s the ideal camping gift!
Conversation Starters: Fire-Side Chats
Here’s a fun camping gift for anyone! The conversation cards are a 52-card set the size of playing cards, so they’re convenient to take camping. They’ll cover topics you probably wouldn’t otherwise discuss, from thought-provoking to humorous. Plus, they’re great for any age.
Here’s an excellent gift for any camper! These headlamps are comfortable, water-resistant, and bright. They’re also adjustable for varying needs, with seven modes and a 45-degree tilt.
Rainleaf Microfiber Quick Dry Towel
This fast-drying towel is super compact. Not only that, but it’s soft and absorbent and comes with a mesh bag – perfect for camping.
Hoyle Waterproof Playing Cards
Camping and playing cards go hand in hand! These sturdy playing cards look cool and are made of plastic but are still easy to shuffle. They come in a case, are fully waterproof, and can be hand-washed.
Merino Wool is the ideal material for cool-weather camping! This beanie is comfortable and warm yet lightweight. Add to that its moisture-wicking properties, and it’s perfect for outdoor activities.
Life is Better at the Campsite Mug
Until I received a speckled camping mug as a gift, I didn’t even know I wanted one! Any camper will love having their own unique camping mug. This one is microwave and dishwasher safe too!
Multi-Function Camping Utensil (with corkscrew)
Here’s a great space-saving metal utensil for campers that need to pack light. This camping utensil has six functions – fork, spoon, knife, bottle opener, corkscrew, and reamer – and is super useful.
Here’s a compact first-aid kit with everything needed for basic needs. It’s a 100-piece set in a durable bag that measures 7.5″ x 5.2″ – perfect for camping!
Every camper needs a way to start a fire – sometimes even in the rain! This fire starter has a magnesium bar with a striker and flint, plus a paracord to make fire starting easier. Comes with two kits.
Silicone Heat Resistant Gloves
These gloves are an excellent gift for any camper that enjoys cooking over the campfire! They are heat resistant to 1472° F with a cuff to help protect their wrists and arms.
Camping books they’ll love!
Camping Journal & RV Travel Logbook
This journal will help them document the details of their camping trips and memories! And it’s more than a blank journal – it has a logbook page with prompts and plenty of empty space to write notes on the opposite page.
That’s a question all campers ask at some point! This guidebook will help them find family-friendly camping destinations across the US!
Corps of Engineers Camping: Directory of 942 Camping Areas in 35 States
The US Army Corps of Engineers has over 400 lake and river projects. And they offer many outdoor recreational opportunities in several states – including excellent campgrounds!
This book is full of information on RVing! From choosing a rig to finding parking and campsites, it’s all in there. It also includes notable attractions for specific areas – and easy recipes too.
Easy Campfire Cooking: 200+ Family Fun Recipes
Here’s an excellent camping cookbook for cooking over a fire. The recipes use different cooking methods, from foil packets and skewers to dutch ovens, pie irons, and more!
This cookbook has over 100 recipes for camping. What we like about this one is that it includes make-ahead meals and easy campfire recipes.
Here are 21 short camping stories to read to kids around the campfire! Some are a little spooky, while others are laugh-out-loud funny – kids love them.
A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee
Here’s an excellent camping-themed read-aloud for the younger kids! And the colorful illustrations are outstanding!