Camping Gifts for the Outdoorsy Folks in Your Life

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Camping Gifts for the Outdoorsy Folks in Your Life
Jeff Brockmeyer

People who love to camp are a different breed, and they should be gifted as such! Pick out a rugged item for your favorite adventurers from our curated gift guide and check those loved ones off your list. Whatever your price point, you’ll find a gem of a holiday present here. And the best part? It’s all available online, so shopping and shipping are super simple. And they’ll get something they love — camping gear!

From the classic Swiss Army knife, to the top camping coffee maker, to National Park-themed artwork, all the most sought-after gifts are right here in our convenient online shopping guide for campers. If they enjoy nature, chances are good that they’ll enjoy our recommendations. 

Cozy Camp Blanket

Pendleton blankets are beloved by campers and non-campers alike, so gifting one of these gorgeous products is going to be a slam-dunk. 

Recipients can use this blanket at the camp site, or just around the house. They’re on the pricey side, but this is a quality product that will last through camping trips for years to come. Available in two styles: Hemrich Stripe and Mineral Umber.

Classic Pocket Knife

The Swiss Army Knife is a classic camping tool. The Climber multitool model features implements perfect for a camper: large and small blades, hook, scissors, key ring inbox, corkscrew, cap lifter, screwdriver, wire stripper, reamer, tweezers, and toothpick. 

The multitool also includes a limited lifetime manufacturer’s warranty and it comes in a variety of colors, from camouflage, to neon yellow, to transparent silver. Its size also makes the Swiss Army Knife a great stocking stuffer!

Rugged Watch
Kliton Ceku

A great camping watch, Armitron’s Adventure watch makes for a practical, classic gift. 

It’s water-resistant (up to 330 feet), features digital and analog time, has a World Time feature that shows pre-set countries, and includes an alarm. The silicone strap and fiberglass case make it a durable timepiece, but at 2.2 oz. it’s lightweight.

Camping Hammock
Jeff Brockmeyer

Available in 15 different prints, Grand Truck’s popular parachute nylon hammock is a great product to enhance the camping experience.

This double hammock (space for 2 people) weighs only 28oz but has a weight capacity of 400lbs! And it has a lifetime warranty. These hammocks are easy to set up and take down, and a starter rope kit and carabiners are included with your purchase. If you’ve got little campers, the company has just added a Junior Hammock, which holds up to 150lbs. And yes, they are machine washable.

Camp Coffee Gift Set

This convenient coffee gift set is wrapped and ready to mail to your favorite caffeinated campers. Order online and it will be shipped directly to their door. 

The Coffee Camp set includes a fleece blanket, a wood pour-over coffee block (plus 10 coffee filters), 2 enamel mugs, and 10oz of Columbian coffee in a canister. Every camper wants to start their day with some java; this thoughtful set will be much-appreciated!

Convenient Camp Chairs

This camping chair has it all: size, durability, cup holders, adjustable arm rests, and even a built-in cooler! There’s also a storage pocket for magazines or other items. 

It fits up to 5 drinks (4 in the cooler and 1 in the holder) so no need to leave the campfire for beverages. The Coleman Quad Chairs feature an oversized steel frame to support up to 300lbs, but they fold up compactly and fit into the included carry bag for easy transport. 

Zippo Windproof Lighter

Zippo’s classic windproof lighter makes a handy camp gift — easily start camp fires and cooking stoves. 

The lighter comes in a wide variety of styles, from brushed chrome, to brass, to camo. You can even get it engraved for that special camping buddy. Or create your own customized lighter on — choose from 6 different models.

National Parks Pride

Parks Project has cool apparel — like this sweatshirt — to show off your favorite camper’s favorite National Parks. 

As a bonus, Parks Project helps promote and fund projects that restore our National Parks. In addition to sweatshirts, the company has hats, tees, kids’ clothes, and other items for the parks lover in your life.

Waterproof Travel Speaker

Campers and music lovers will enjoy this waterproof Bluetooth speaker. Bluetooth connectivity means you can play your music up to 100 ft away; perfect for camp site tunes. 

The Wonderboom’s rechargeable battery lasts up to 10 hours on a single charge. And it’s completely waterproof -- lazy river, anyone? The 360 degree speaker is available in 6 vivid colors.

Cozy Beanie

A classic beanie is stylish and practical for the camp site, and it makes a great gift! North Face’s new Salty Dog beanie comes in 6 colors and features jersey lining for extra comfort.

It’s snug, lightweight, and warm for those chilly nights in the tent.

Solar Phone Charger

What could be more practical for campers than a solar-powered phone charger? Make sure they never lose power with this nifty gift. 

The water-resistant charger is available in 3 colors and it includes a handy hook. It takes about 6-7 hours in strong sunlight to charge your phone. It also comes with a USB cable and a mini USB LED light. The charger has two USB ports to charge multiple devices at once.

Best Family Coffee Maker

Give the best part of any camper’s morning: coffee! The Tabletop French Press by Planetary Design is our top choice. It comes in 5 different colors and it’s very easy to use. 

Available in 20oz, 32oz, and 48oz (our recommendation for group camping) sizes. The 48oz. can easily brew quality  java for your crew. Starting in November, Planetary Design’s presses will include Brü-Stop assembly, which means fewer grounds in your coffee. This sturdy, stainless steel model will keep coffee hot for hours — a valuable feature when you’re out in the woods!

Best Espresso Machine For Camping

Living that nomad lifestyle? That doesn't mean you need to sacrifice your morning Americano. This small manual espresso machine is ideal for someone packing light who needs their fix at a moment's notice. Load it up with ground espresso coffee or a pod, pump it like a bicycle pump, and add a little hot water. It can take some elbow grease to get it going, so it's wise to preheat the container and pump with boiling water before using.

National Parks Print

A gift any camper will treasure, this map of the 59 U.S. National Parks is a unique way to show their love for the outdoors. 

How cool would this look framed in the living room (or even better, in an R.V.)? Available in 3 sizes (11”x17”, 18”x24”, or 24”x26”), each poster is printed on fine art paper with acid-free pigment. Made in the U.S.A. Frame not included.

A Great Flashlight

BlueFire’s Camouflage LED flashlight is packed with cool features, such as adjustable focus and five modes, including strobe and SOS.

It’s powered with 1200 lumens and lasts 100,000 hours on one battery. Skid-proof and water-resistant, it’s perfect for outdoor sports, camping and work. 

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