If you’re shopping for a camping enthusiastic (or a camping family), we have you covered with Over 50 Gift Ideas for Campers.
Gift Guide for Campers
My brother is a camping fiend. He’s out hiking or camping nearly every weekend – even in the winter.
He comes by it honestly – my parents even went on a camping trip for their honeymoon. So, I’ve got a LOT of campers to shop for and since I was doing my research, I figured I’d share my findings with you, too!
The below list is some of Amazon’s most highly recommended camping gear. I’ve done my best to include the pricing at the time of posting but prices may have increased or decreased since then. There is a mix of gift ideas for solo campers and camping families.
I also highly recommend bringing a fully equipped first aid kit, whether homemade or store-bought. This year, we’re going to be including these PATCH Bandages which are hypoallergenic, compostable, and incorporate soothing ingredients like aloe (for burns and blisters) and charcoal (bites and splinters).
Even at campsites, the water is often nonpotable, so I’ve also grabbed a Vecto and Hydroblu gravity filtering system which is great for filtering water on the go, removing 99.9999% of bacteria. I usually bring enough fresh water, but in case I fall short I’m glad to have something to fall back on!
Tents and Sleeping Gear
2. Sundome 4 Person Tent $63 (Green and Navy color options)
4. Sundome 2 Person Tent $44 (Green and Navy color options)
5. Coleman 2000018295 8-Person Instant Tent $191 Black (14×10 Feet)
6. WofWise Portable Waterproof Pop up Tent $39 Camping Beach Toilet Shower Changing Room Outdoor Bag
8. Ohuhu Double Sleeping Bag $47 with 2 Pillows and a Carrying Bag for Camping, Backpacking, Hiking
9. Freeland Camping Self Inflating Sleeping Pad with Attached Pillow $33 Lightweight Air Sleeping Pads
12. Regalo My Cot Portable Bed, Royal Blue $23 (I use these with my daycare kids and they are great for kids!)
New addition: since originally publishing this guide, I found this Sorison Camping blanket which is weatherproof, durable, warm and cozy. Checking out Globo Surf for product reviews has been helpful in picking out which items to add to our gear.
Setting Up Camp
13. Solar Charger $21 8000mAh 3-Port USB and 21LED Light Solar Power Bank Portable Battery Cellphone Charger, Solar Panel for Emergency Outdoor Camping Hiking for IOS and Android cellphones (Black)
14. Dopobo Travelling Toiletry Bag $14 Portable Hanging Water-Resistant Wash Bag for Camping (army green)
15. ArcherOG Biodegradable Wipes for Camping $7 Aloe and Vitamin Enriched Extra Large 8 Inch by 11 Inch 30 Pack
19. SOG Entrenching Tool Folding Shovel $20 High Carbon Steel Handle, Nylon Carry Case, Powder Coat Finish
21. Vont Bright 2 Pack Portable Outdoor LED Camping Lantern $18 Black, Collapsible
24. Tapirus Extendable Roasting Sticks $14 4 Camping Sticks For Roasting S’mores, Marshmallows, Hot Dogs & Shish Kebabs
27. Camping Cookware Mess Kit $19+ Backpacking Gear & Hiking Outdoors Bug Out Bag Cooking Equipment 10 Piece Cookset Plus Free Folding Spork, Nylon Bag, & Ek
30. Coghlan’s Pop-Up Camp Trash Can $10+
32. Coleman Classic Propane Stove $42
33. Camping Coffee Percolator $22
34. Winner Outfitters Double Camping Hammock $27 Lightweight Nylon Portable 118″(L) x 78″(W)
36. A2S Paracord Bracelet $9 K2-Peak Survival Gear Kit with Embedded Compass, Fire Starter, Emergency Knife & Whistle – Pack of 2 – Quick Release Slim Buckle Design
38. LE Headlamp LED $9 4 Modes Headlight, Battery Powered Helmet Light for Camping, Running, Hiking and Reading, 3 AAA Batteries Included
40. YAHTZEE National Parks Edition $16
43. Spot It! Gone Camping Card Game $16
46. Camp Daze Mad Libs $5
49. UNO Wilderness Game $9
Did I leave off any must-have camping items that you would recommend? Be sure to leave me a comment and let me know what you’d add to this list!