The holidays are fast approaching, which means the time to get proactive about gift shopping is upon us. Tired of giving gifts that you know will just collect dust for the next few months? Pivot to useful, thoughtful gift-giving for the campers and outdoor enthusiasts in your life with this trusty guide. Check out ten camping gift ideas below and subscribe to the Camp Guide to get the full list of 30!
The 30 Hottest Camping Gifts Ideas for 2022
Spoiler alert: the *-starred items on this year’s gift guide are inspired by one of the findings shared in the upcoming issue of the Campspot Outdoor Almanac. We asked Campspot campers to share what camping accessory they’d most like to receive as a gift. Read on for gift-giving (and wish-list making) inspiration for all the campers you hold dear.
Fishing and a cold drink go together like peanut butter and jelly…but what do you do when a warm day wears on and that can of beer is no longer crisp and cold? The Original Chill-N-Reel solves this problem while also doubling as a fully functional fishing reel, complete with 50 feet of fishing line! Equal parts genius and hilarious, this affordable camping gift idea is perfect for the hobby angler in your life.
What if you could combine the rich decadence of a hot cup of coffee with the convenience of making a cup of tea? That’s the concept behind the environmentally conscious and simply delicious Steeped Coffee. Campers only need to add water to these single-serve bags of high-quality coffee! Have that person on your list ditch the french press and sub-par instant coffee with this lightweight and easily-packed solution. With a variety of blends, The Lineup by Steeped Coffee offers something for everyone!
3. Camp Cocktails and The Family Camp Cookbook by Emily Vikre
For friends and family members who never want to eat the same meal twice (even while camping), give the gift of a camping-specific cocktail book or cookbook! With details about the best way to pack ingredients, how to prepare the recipes with common camping equipment, and even how to build a great fire, these books will take the recipient’s next camping adventure to the next level. Camp Cocktails and The Family Camp Cookbook are ideal whether you’re gifting to a seasoned camping pro or a newly minted camper.
Whether you’re working on checking off your own kiddo’s holiday gift list, or gifting friends with children who are gearing up for their first camping trips, the Sleepover Friends Fox Blue Woodland is the perfect buddy! Aimed to help kids become more comfortable and confident sleeping on their own or in new places, Sleepover Friends are adorable, snuggly stuffed animals, each with their own handmade sleeping bag. The spirit of adventure can begin at any age!
Are there friends on your gift list who won’t embark on an adventure without their four-legged family members? Give the gift of the Wilderdog Dog Backpack to help them take the extra work and weight out of bringing Fido along on the hike or camping trip. With an assortment of colors and sizes, this backpack allows dogs to carry their own supplies, like food and water bowls, making it easier to bring them along on every trek.
Homeowners, campers, travelers, and all adventurers in between will get plenty of use out of the Solo Stove Ranger 2.0 fire pit. Portable, powerful, and smoke-free, this fire pit is the perfect size to bring a campsite to the next level or elevate a backyard gathering. The Solo Stove comes with a carrying case and ash pan for easy transport and cleanup, and the smokeless technology is a game changer for roasting marshmallows without tearing up.
One of the most common camping gift ideas is a great pair of binoculars, and for good reason. Wildlife enthusiasts, campers, birders, and explorers of all types can benefit from a durable pair of high-quality binoculars. The Leupold BX-2 Alpine HD 10x42mm binoculars are equipped to let plenty of light in for a bright view while offering the right magnification and definition for a crisp and clear image. Compact and sleek with included lens covers and a harness, these binoculars will help anyone on your list enjoy the beauty of the outdoors even more thoroughly.
Help someone on your list to level up their outdoor tool selection. The Victorinox Ranger Grip 61 Pocket Knife is a well-crafted, lightweight, and multifunctional tool complete with features like a corkscrew, a wire stripper, a can opener, and even tweezers. With 11 functions and a one-handed open capability, this knife is a must-have whether you’re camping in the RV, venturing into the backcountry, or taking a day hike.
Sleek, high-performing, and an absolute essential, the Camp Chef Everest 2 Burner Stove is easy to pack, carry, and use. Plop the kettle on top or fire up the skillet for a full feast! With two 20,000 BTU burners, this stove is as mighty as it is convenient. For the foodie camper in your life who will never be satisfied with Cup-o-Noodles or campfire weenies, this stove is the perfect solution.
For an extra-special adventure lover with a need for speed, consider the Aventure Ebike by Aventon. With a one-year warranty and a top speed of 28mph, this bike makes it easier to commute, explore, and play on two wheels. The four-inch tires make for smooth handling, and the backlit LCD display makes it easy to stay in control. Combine those with the powerful motor and high-capacity battery, and this gift is destined to make holiday wishes come true.
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