Shopping for the camping enthusiast on your list can sometimes feel like you’re lost on the trail. But a little direction this holiday can help get you on the right path. Whether your camper enjoys backpacking or thrives as the camp cook, there’s plenty of fun camping gift ideas out there. Use this Pro Tips guide of this year’s best camping gifts and map out your next shopping adventure.
- Best Camping Gifts for Backpackers
- Best Gifts for Car Camping
- Best Gifts for Camp Cooks
- Best Camping Gifts Under $25
BEST CAMPING GIFTS FOR BACKPACKERS
The Coleman Skydome 4-Person Tent can be a great gift option for the backpacker on your list. Featuring pre-attached poles for easy setup, this tent also comes equipped with Coleman’s WeatherTec system. Campers can rest assured they’re protected from the elements thanks to the welded corners and inverted seam construction. Near-vertical walls allow for optimal headroom as you navigate the spacious interior. And you’ll have plenty of floor space, too, thanks to the mesh pockets and added gear loft. Gift the comfort of a humble backpacking abode this holiday with the Coleman Skydome 4-Person Tent.
Give the gift of a cozy night’s sleep with the Coleman River Gorge 30°F Sleeping Bag. This three-season sleeping bag features a 30-degree temperature rating and quilt through thread construction. A Thermolock Zipper Tube can help lock in that precious warmth as you sleep, too. The Coleman River Gorge also packs easily, thanks to the Roll Control and Quick Cord drawcord systems. With this quality sleeping bag, you can rest assured knowing your backpacker is enjoying catching some Zzz’s in the great outdoors all while staying snug and warm.
Add another layer of comfort to their nighttime sleeping arrangements with the Therm-A-Rest RidgeRest Classic Sleeping Pad. This unique camping gift can be a welcomed addition to any pack. Constructed with valleys to lock in air for warmth and peaks for added support, this closed-cell mattress is top-notch. The durable polyethylene foam can also ensure your backpacker sleeps comfortably during the spring, summer and fall months. Don’t snooze on your holiday shopping and gift the Therm-A-Rest RidgeRest Classic Sleeping Pad for a fun unwrapping experience.
Rugged, rechargeable and ready to light up your holiday gift giving, the LuxPro 1000 Lumen Rechargeable LED Lantern features a weatherproof O-ring seal to help illuminate your adventures no matter the conditions. The 360-degree BROADBEAM LED provides continuous light to brighten any occasion. You can even charge other portable devices with help from the built-in USB port. Flip the switch and give a gift that really shines in the LuxPro 1000 Lumen Rechargeable LED Lantern.
Powerful and compact, the LuxPro 1000 Lumen Tactical Flashlight can be a great backpacking accessory to gift this holiday. Featuring a TACKGRIP rubberized grip and weather-resistant design, this flashlight is easy to hold and ready for any adventure. Light up the trail or campsite with four lighting modes, easily toggled thanks to the mode-selection dial. A rechargeable Li-Ion battery can also ensure your beam stays bright without worry. Gift the LuxPro 1000 Lumen Tactical Flashlight this year and watch their faces light up with joy.
Hungry for a fun camping gift? Consider gifting the Jetboil Zip Cooking System. Ideal for the wandering backpacker, this portable cooking device features an adjustable burner, tripod and added measuring cup and bowl. The Jetboil Zip Cooking System boils water quickly, perfect for preparing a meal or hot beverage at basecamp. Cook up another successful holiday with the Jetboil Zip Cooking System.
BEST GIFTS FOR CAR CAMPING
Lightweight and comfortable, The North Face Sequoia 2 Person Tent can make for a great camping gift. Stay dry and protected from the elements thanks to the included waterproof rainfly. Storage is aplenty inside, with internal hanger loops and storage pockets for all your gear. And setting up this three-season tent is as easy as 1-2-3. Make home wherever your camper roams this holiday with The North Face Sequoia 2 Person Tent.
Create a comfortable campsite with the Quest Q64 10′ x 10′ Instant Up Canopy this holiday. The angled steel frame holds the 8′ x 8′ dome overhead for a cozy 64 square feet of shade. Designed with instant-up construction, you can set up the Quest Q64 quickly with ease. A convenient carry bag can also help your camper transport this helpful campsite accessory from car to campground. Cover all bases and gift the Quest Q64 10′ x 10′ Instant Up Canopy this year.
Every king needs a throne, and every camper needs a camp chair. Gift your adventurer a seat to remember in the GCI Outdoor RoadTrip Rocker Chair. Spring Action Rocking Technology allows for a smooth, relaxing sitting experience as you take in the great outdoors. Your camper can kick back comfortably thanks to the tall mesh backrest and molded armrests, too. An included cup holder can even keep their favorite beverage within reach. Rock the holidays this year and give your explorer the GCI Outdoor RoadTrip Rocker Chair.
Looking for a functional, convenient camping gift this holiday? Present your adventurer with the GCI Outdoor Compact Camp Table 20. The one-piece design of this handy camp table folds quickly thanks to the Squeeze Telescoping Technology. Despite its small, lightweight packing profile, the GCI Outdoor Compact Camp Table is spacious enough to sit up to two people. Give a little foundation to your gift giving this holiday with the GCI Outdoor Compact Camp Table 20.
Brighten up your camper’s holiday with the Nebo Poppy 2-in-1 Lantern Spotlight. Water- and impact-resistant, this lantern easily converts into a spotlight for multiple uses. The LED light is also dimmable for when their exploring doesn’t call for such high beams. It’s also made with an adjustable handle and rubberized body for added durability. Shine a new light on gift giving this holiday with the Nebo Poppy 2-in-1 Lantern Spotlight.
A cooler is a staple for any car-camping setup. The Igloo 50 Qt. Latitude can be perfect for your adventurer’s next trip. Convenient swing-up handles make loading, unloading and transporting a breeze. The lid also comes equipped with four self-draining drink holders perfect for holding your favorite beverage. The Igloo 50 Qt. Latitude also boasts Cool Riser Technology for an improved cooling experience for food and drink. You can even use this cooler as a makeshift table thanks to the mobile device stand for easier viewing. Pack up some fun this holiday with the Igloo 50 Qt. Latitude with Drain Plug.
Looking for a cooler that’s ready to perform? The YETI Hopper M30 is a perfect option. Built with a magnetic closure for fast and easy opening and closing, this cooler can fit in at any campsite. The DryHide Shell is waterproof, mildew-resistant, puncture-resistant and UV-resistant. And don’t worry about temperatures rising. The ColdCell Insulation is designed to make sure your food and drink stay frigid all day long. Choose a color that matches your camper’s style and be the coolest gift giver with the YETI Hopper M30 Cooler.
Add a new companion to their car-camping experience with the YETI Roadie 24 Cooler. Offering 30 percent more insulating power than previous Roadie models, this cooler is fit for any job. The Heftyhauler handle allows for comfortable transport, and the flexible quick latches ensure the cooler lid stays locked. This durable and effective cooler is sure to bring holiday cheer to your camper. Chill out, avoid stressing over gift giving and pick up the YET Roadie 24 Cooler.
Does the camper on your list enjoy a nice lounge session at the campsite? Take relaxation to the next level with the ENO DoubleNest Hammock. Constructed from breathable, quick-drying nylon, this hammock is durable enough to hold 400 lbs. The ENO DoubleNest can comfortably fit two as you lounge away the afternoon. Swing away this holiday with the ENO DoubleNest Hammock.
Need to boost your adventurer’s hammock system? Gift the ENO Atlas Suspension Strap. The tapered construction decreases total weight to increase tree protection during lounging. Made from 1000D Polyfilament Webbing, the Atlas Suspension Strap also features 30 combined attachment points for multiple rigging scenarios. Give this knotless hammock suspension system to your favorite camper and upgrade their lounge game.
BEST GIFTS FOR CAMP COOKS
Don’t get burned with a bad gift this holiday and instead wrap up the Camp Chef Explorer Deluxe Face Plate 2 Burner Stove. Cook with confidence thanks to the wind baffle burner technology and three-sided windscreen. The large grate provides plenty of space to sauté, sizzle and stew your favorite camp meals. And the detachable legs make for easy storage and transport. Cook up another holiday success with the Camp Chef Explorer Deluxe Face Plate 2 Burner Stove.
Looking to create a five-star holiday? Gift your camp cook the Coleman 2 Burner Propane Camp Stove. The Band-a-Blu burners efficiently supply 20,000 BTU power to your pots and pans, making for a quick cooking experience. A Windblock windscreen helps maintain a steady temperature by blocking out the elements, too. All the while, the PerfectFlow propane pressure control system regulates fuel flow. Give more than compliments to your campsite chef this holiday with the Coleman 2 Burner Propane Camp Stove.
Perhaps the camper on your list enjoys cooking over an open campfire. What better way to celebrate the holidays than to have them unwrap the Coghlan’s Cast Iron Double Camp Cooker? This pre-seasoned cooker features two compartments for double the cooking fun. An open-hinge design allows you to easily clean the compartments once dinner’s been served. The Coghlan’s Cast Iron Double Camp Cooker also comes with a handy recipe book. Your camper can explore new meals and keep entertaining the crew night after night. Serve up something special this holiday and gift the Coghlan’s Cast Iron Double Camp Cooker.
A hearty breakfast at the campgrounds is something special. The Blackstone Breakfast Kit features multiple components to help create a delicious morning meal so that your adventurer can whip up breakfast favorites with ease. A bacon press, egg rings and batter dispenser can aid in serving up delectable dishes at the flip of a spatula. The egg rings feature stay-cool wooden handles for an easier, safer cooking experience. And the batter dispenser can hold up to four cups of your favorite flapjack foundation. Start their year with a smile and gift the Blackstone Breakfast Kit this holiday.
Camp cooks aren’t just about food. Don’t forget the beverages and gift the YETI 20 oz. Rambler with MagSlider Lid. Featuring 18/8 reinforced stainless-steel, this iconic tumbler is durable, rugged and ready to work. The double-wall vacuum insulation can help keep drinks hot or cold, while No Sweat technology helps eliminate condensation. The MagSlider Lid slides smoothly and can help prevent splashes or spills when at basecamp or on the trail. Toast their adventurous side this holiday with the YETI 20 oz. Rambler Tumbler with MagSlider Lid.
Leave no can uncovered this year with the YETI Rambler 12 oz. Colster Slim Can Insulator. Crafted to insulate taller, slimmer beverages, this can be another fun gift for your camper. The quarter-turn gasket locks your beverage into the double-wall vacuum insulated interior, keeping your refreshments cold all day. You can even cater to your adventurer’s favorite color scheme with the Duracoat coloring that won’t chip over time. Crack open another great gift-giving season with the YETI Rambler 12 oz. Colster Slim Can Insulator.
Keep your explorer’s favorite drinks at the perfect temperature with the Hydro Flask Standard Mouth 24 oz. Bottle. Constructed with 18/8 pro stainless-steel with a durable powder-coated design, this reusable water bottle is rugged and refined. Don’t worry about condensation buildup thanks to the TempShield technology. You can also customize their drinking setup with different colors and lid options. Give your adventurer’s drinks an upgrade this holiday with the Hydro Flask Standard Mouth 24 oz. Bottle.
Make sure your special adventurer stays hydrated this holiday with the Hydro Flask Wide Mouth 32 oz. Bottle. No matter their beverage, this stainless-steel bottle can help keep each sip at the perfect temperature. The durable powder-coated design also comes in multiple colorways, perfect to mix and match with their favorite camp gear. BPA free and dishwasher safe, the Hydro Flask Wide Mouth 32 oz. Bottle can be another great camp gift option.
BEST CAMPING GIFTS UNDER $25
Help shield your explorer’s campsite from intruding mosquitoes and gift them the Thermacell Patio Shield Mosquito Repeller. This scent-free and DEET-free mosquito repellant can create a 15-foot zone of protection around their campsite. The Thermacell Patio Shield is cordless, portable and lightweight, making it a must-have at any campground or backyard event. Give the Thermacell Patio Shield this holiday and listen to the buzz about your gift-giving dominance.
Portable and powerful, the Thermacell Portable Mosquito Repeller can be the perfect gift for any camper. Capable of creating a 15′ x 15′ protective zone, this camping accessory can help your adventurer stay bug free all trip. The mosquito repeller comes equipped with one fuel charge and three 12-hour repellant mats. Don’t let the bugs squash your adventurer’s camp season. Gift the Thermacell Portable Mosquito Repeller and keep your favorite camper protected as they set out on each new journey.
Camping doesn’t mean you can’t stay clean. Gift your special adventurer some on-the-go hygiene with Dead Down Wind Base Camp Biodegradable Wash Towels. Designed for full-body cleansing and multiple uses, these wash towels can be suitable for all outdoor activities. Featuring bio-engineered enzyme technology, these wash towels can help your camper stay refreshed when out in the wild. Scrub up some holiday fun and gift this unique and practical camping accessory this season.
The Cascade Mountain Tech Flash Pop Lantern can be a great, simple gift for any camper this holiday. Toggling between flashlight and lantern, this light source features an interchangeable handle for various uses. At just 0.65 lbs., this lightweight lighting option can even collapse for easier transportation and storage. Bring gift giving into a new light this holiday and present your camper with the Cascade Mountain Tech Flash Pop Lantern.
Want to gift your explorer high-performing drinkware but don’t want to break the budget? Look no further than the YETI Rambler Lowball. This low-profile tumbler features the same 18/8 stainless-steel construction and double-wall vacuum insulation as other YETI drinkware. No Sweat Design keeps condensation away for a dry hand grip and no water rings on camp furniture. A shatter-resistant, splash-resistant lid tops off this quality gift option.
Upgrade the typical coffee cup present and gift the YETI 14 oz. Rambler Mug. Boasting a Wide TripleGrip Handle for a firm hold, this mug can be a major holiday winner. The YETI Rambler Mug is constructed with the known 18/8 stainless-steel and double-wall insulation found throughout YETI’s drinkware collection. And it’s perfect for hot or cold brews as you wake up at the campground. Choose a color that fits the adventurer on your list and toast to another holiday success.
Looking to round out your outdoor enthusiast’s gift ensemble with a camp-centric stocking? Use these Pro Tips on stocking stuffers for campers and add an exclamation point to your wild holiday season.