The 25 Best Camping Gifts For Camping Lovers

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Are you trying to gather all your Christmas gifts and do you need to find gifts for camping lovers? I’ve got you covered with these 25 best camping gifts! From useful camping gear gifts to cute and funny gifts and from the best camping gifts for men (including dad) to the best ones for women.

Are you short on time? Check out the editor’s top three camping-lover gifts by budget.

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The best camping gifts for large budgets

#1 Survival camping gifts kit

Lantern with practical camping gear
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Camping is super fun, peaceful, and good for the mind. Well, it should be and can be, if you are completely prepared when you go camping!

And that is exactly what these camping gear gifts are for! This adventure survival kit includes literally everything they need to enjoy their trip! The kit includes:

  • A flashlight
  • Water purification tablets
  • A compass
  • A wire saw
  • Reflective trail markers (so they can find their way back)
  • Waterproof matches

So with this present, you no longer have to worry about your outdoor lover’s safety!

#2 Camping hammock

Lightweight double camping hammock
Lightweight double camping hammock

This lightweight double camping hammock is one of the best camping gifts for people who love camping at warm enough temperatures so they can chill in a hammock!

#3 Camping gear gifts: portable gas grill

Portable grill
Portable grill

This portable gas grill is a super useful tool for people who love BBQs. It’s a small and lightweight grill that they can easily take in their camper.

#4 Camping gear gifts for coffee lovers

Camping pour-over coffee maker
Camping pour-over coffee maker

Whoever thought that camping always involved (not-so-tasteful) instant coffee has never camped with a real coffee lover. Because real coffee addicts just take a proper coffee maker with them, so they don’t have to deal with the instant coffee crap.

So if you were looking for camping gifts for men or women who love coffee, this is the perfect gift for you!

Or check out these 25 coffee gifts for more unique gifts for coffee lovers.

#5 Navigation flask: cool camping gifts

Flask with a compass and cups
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

If you are looking for the best camping gear gifts for people who love the outdoors, but also a drink, or for people whose first question after having arrived at a beautiful spot is: “where’s the alcohol?”.  This is the perfect gift for you, a navigation flask.

Right, so what is a navigation flask?

Well, it’s a flask in which they can keep their drinks cold (or warm). But what makes this flask special is the fact that it comes with a flashlight, two shot glasses, a bottle opener, and a compass, so they will still find their way back (even after finishing the entire flask).

#6 Coats


Warm, waterproof, wind-resistant, and comfortable coats, such as this one by camel, are the best gifts for camping lovers!

The only disadvantage of coats as gifts is that they are slightly expensive but other than that they are perfect.

#7 unique camping gifts box

Basket with outdoor survival items
Photo courtesy of Man Crates

Man Crates offers complete outdoor survival ammo cans that are perfect gifts for camping lovers.

From survival food such as beef jerky and energy bars to a paracord, blanket, and glow stick, this box includes everything camping lovers need to survive a day in the wild!

Oh and in case you are looking for cool camping gifts for beginner campers, this is still a great gift idea. because on top of all the essential tools, it also comes with an army survival field manual, so they can learn how to survive!

#8 Foraging tool kit

Bag and gear for foraging
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Camping gear gifts are all designed to help them survive, but none of these gifts actually also thought about collecting food to survive. And that is exactly why this foraging tool kit is a cool and unique gift.

It comes with a mushroom knife, maple sugaring spile, and bags in which they can collect all the food for their meal. Now, this is a real gift that will help them get back to the basics!

#9 Complete camping cooking set

Camping cooking set
Camping cooking set

Make sure your friends or relatives can camp without worries with this complete outdoor cooking set! It includes everything they need to prepare a delicious meal outdoors (except for the actual fuel to heat it up).

The cooking set includes one pot and one pan, a tripod, sporks and spoons, a mini stove, bowls, and a spatula.

#10 Camping gear gifts: portable fire

A campfire with mashmellows
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Campfires are a part of camping. I mean what is camping without making s’mores and chilling by warm and cozy fire?

But the downside of making a fire is that you need dry wood (which you probably need to find yourself) and it’s smelly and leaves ashes, but now your found one of the best camping gear gifts that will take away this burden!

With this portable fire set, you can give them the opportunity to start a fire anywhere without the trouble of finding wood and starting the actual fire!

If you prefer to shop on Amazon, check out the portable bonfires here.

The best camping gifts for mid budgets

#11 Camping books

A girls guide to the wild
A girls guide to the wild

Books about camping and survival are always great gifts for camping lovers and there are quite a few to choose from.

For example, A Girl’s Guide to the Wild is a great empowering book for younger girls who love the outdoors or who would like to learn more about it. It’s filled with tips, facts, camping recipes, and inspiration for their next outdoor adventure!

If you are looking for camping gifts for men you may want to go for more general camping books such as The New Camp Cookbook or The Bush Craft Boxed set.

#12 Water filters

Water filters
Water filters

People who go out camping anywhere in the wild need a safe source of water and water from lakes or streams is not always safe to drink. They can’t possibly take enough water for an entire week, which is why water filters are one of the best camping gear gifts!

It allows them to drink water anywhere without getting sick!

Other alternatives to drinking water safely include water bottles with filters, which basically do the same as the straw, except they can just drink from a bottle, which is a bit easier!

Or you could get them a regular water bottle and this life straw, so they can just fill the bottles instead of drinking directly from a lake!

#13 Pocket blanket

Pocket blanket
Pocket blanket

Camping can get pretty cold and of course, your camping lover is completely prepared with a super warm sleeping bag, but something they need even more! And that is when the blanket comes in!

This pocket blanket is super small and light which makes it easy to be taken on a camping trip. Yet, it offers sufficient warmth during a cold dark night. So which outdoor person wouldn’t want that?

#14 Unique camping gear: LED Speakers

Lantern speaker
Lantern speaker

I know, I know, many campers actually go camping for peace, quietness, and the beauty of the sound of nature, and that makes 100% sense.

But in some cases, campers also enjoy a bit of background music. And no one enjoys crappy-quality phone sounds. So speakers are great camping gifts ideas. Especially if you get a LED speaker that not only provides sounds, but also light!

#15 Camping gear gifts: LED Beanie

Man wearing a beanie with a light
Photo courtesy of Prezzybox

All gifts that help campers light up their campsite can be considered useful camping gear gifts, but what makes this LED beanie an even better gift, is the fact that it also keeps their head warm. And well, we all know how cold it can get during the night. But with this beanie hat, you save them from the cold and the dark, because it comes with a light.

Or shop on Amazon.

#16 Camping mugs

Camping mug
Camping mug

Mugs are super useful camping gear gifts because when you are out and about in the middle of nowhere, you do need a glass or a cup to drink from. But you also have to carry everything around, so it can’t be too big, heavy, and impractical. That’s why this stainless steel cup is perfect! It’s designed to survive hard conditioned but doesn’t weight much.

#17 Cooking pots

Cooking pots
Cooking pots

Outdoor and camping loving people also love to prepare their own meals when they’re out camping. But in order to do that, they do need equipment. And that is where your gift comes in: a cooking pot.

Let’s assume they already have a small stove or portable fire on which they can cook. Now they need pots and pans to actually cook. But campers who also love to hike a lot don’t want to carry around heavy and impractical pots and pans, they want something small and light. And that’s exactly what this collapsible pot it. If needed it can be opened for cooking, but after that, it can be folded into a small package that is easily stored in a backpack!

The cooking pots come in different sizes, from very tiny, to quite large pots.

#18 Rechargeable heating gloves

Heated gloves
Heated gloves

These gloves are the best camping gifts for people who love camping during winter, but tend to get cold quite easily. With these heated gloves their hands will never be cold again. And the best thing is that they can recharge their gloves when they get back from their trip and use them again the next time.

 #19 Tent fan

Portable camping fan
Portable camping fan

So far I have only talked about how cold it can get at night when camping. But the opposite can be true as well! And for those occasions, tent fans are the best camping gadget gifts.

#20 Camping gear gifts set

Outdoor gear kit
Outdoor gear kit

Instead of giving one type of camping tool, why not go for a complete camping gear gifts set.

With a survival set like this one, you can be sure that your camping lover friend will have all the tools to stay safe out there. (Whether they also have the knowledge is a second thing, but for that, I would recommend giving one of the camping books!).

These sets are perfect camping gifts for dad or men in general. It comes with:

  • Wire saw
  • Firestarter
  • Survival bracelet (like the next gift on this list)
  • Tactical pen
  • Saber car
  • Emergency blanket
  • Whistle
  • Flashlight
  • Clip
  • Umbrella rope
  • Carabiner
  • Screwdriver
  • First aid kit

The best camping gifts for small budgets

#21 Fire starter bracelet

Fire starter bracelets
Fire starter bracelet

If you are looking for camping gifts for dad than this fire starter bracelet with fishing lines and a hook might be the perfect gift!

It’s a pretty tough looking accessory which makes it a good gift for men, but it is also practical. As they can use it to start a fire ánd go fishing, which makes it perfect for fishing trips as well.

#22 Fast drying towels

Microfiber camping towel
Microfiber camping towel

Microfiber towels are super practical camping gadget gifts. These towels are specifically designed to be super lightweight and to dry incredibly fast, so camping lovers don’t have to wait for hours before they can pack their towels after showering for example.

#23 Waterproof notebooks

Rite in the Rain notebook
Rite in the Rain notebook

Camping outdoors is not always fun and sunshine, sometimes you get rainy and shitty weather. And for those circumstances, it would be nice if they could still get their notebooks out and write down whichever thought they have, or the score of the game they are playing. And that is where these waterproof notebooks come in!

Or check out my other 25 travel journals for more cute journals.

#24 Camping socks

Funny socks about camping
Funny socks about camping

Okay these may not be the warmest socks for camping lovers out there, but the funny design makes them one of the best camping gifts, so that’s why I chose to include those.

But of course, you could also go for super warm socks or these waterproof socks.

#25 Camping games

Bag with text toasted or roasted
Funny camping game

A camping trip with a campfire is not complete without a great campfire game, so these games are perfect gifts for camping lovers.

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Final note on the camping lovers gifts

Alright, these were my 25 awesome gifts for camping lovers! I hope you found the best camping gifts for dad, mom, or whoever this gift is for! Let me know in the comments which gift you decided to buy or check out my personal top 3 if you haven’t made a decision yet.

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