39 Gift Ideas for Every Camper on Your List!

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Camping season might be winding down, but now is the best time to pick out gear for next year. Whether you’re shopping for others or searching for a few ideas for yourself, this list should provide you plenty of outdoor gear inspiration.

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Outdoorsy people can be notoriously difficult to shop for. There’s just so much gear out there it can be impossible to make sense of it. And what on earth could they be interested in? That’s why we’ve broken this list down into different “genres” of campers. Once you get their style figured out finding the right gift is easy!


Stocking Stuffers

It’s the little things that count!

GSI Ultralight Java Drip Coffee Maker

We have been really impressed by this lightweight and compact pour over stand. It comes with a nylon reusable filter but is also compatible with paper filters as well.

Theo Marshmallow Chocolates

Sink your sweet tooth into the ultimate s’mores experience with the Theo Chocolate’s Big Daddy Marshmallows. It layers a graham-cracker crust, vanilla-infused caramel and a fluffy marshmallow.

Rumpl Beer Blanket

The cozy beer koozie, the Rumpl Beer Blanket is a great way to keep your beer cold from the first to the last sip. Unlike other beer koozies, this one can be compressed down into a tiny stuff sack.

Darn Tough Micro Crew Socks

When I was young, I hated getting socks for the holidays. Now I can’t get enough of them. These Darn Tough have been my favorite go-to socks for quite awhile now.

Kuju Pocket Pourover Coffee

This single-serving pour over is perfect for tucking into a stocking and makes a great cup of coffee! Founded by two Eagle Scout brothers, for every purchase of a Pocket Pour Over Kuju donates 1% of sales to the National Park Foundation.

Lodge Cast Iron Cleaner

Know somebody who loves to use cast iron? These scrapers makes cleaning and maintaining cast iron pots and pans a breeze.

humangear Uno Spork

A simple fork and spoon combination without all the gimmickry. Ready for your backcountry dinner table, the humangear GoBites Uno spork is designed to be durable and beautifully utilitarian.

REI Gift Card

Don’t know the person’s size? Not sure what gear they’d find most useful? REI has got everything they could ever want!


Gifts for the Camp Bartender

The life of the campsite, this person keeps the camp cocktails flowing until you throw the last log on the fire.

Gentlemen’s Hardware Cocktail Multi-tool

A bartender’s version of a Swiss Army knife, this cocktail multi-tool is perfect for that budding camp mixologist in your group.

Stanley Happy Hour System

Always be prepared for a party. The Shaker Happy Hour System includes 2 rocks glasses and a citrus reamer that nest inside the shaker.

DrinkTanks Growler

We love filling up a growler on our way out of town and enjoy some local beer back at our site. The Drink Tank Insulated growler is the best we’ve tried. When purchased with the keg cap, you can even keep your beer carbonated all weekend long.

Yeti Wine Tumblers

Camping and wine go hand in hand. But now you can ditch the breakable stemware and use an insulated wine glass instead. Not only is it more durable, but it can even keep your whites chilled.


Gifts for the Camp Chef

Opinel Nomad Knife Kit

You should always have the right tools on hand for adventurous meals. The Opinel Nomad cooking kit is an efficient, handy outdoor cooking kit made for campsite chopping, peeling and wine opening. Basically, the essentials.

Bee’s Wrap

A reusable, all-natural alternative to the ubiquitous saran wrap, Bee’s Wax Wraps are great for covering leftovers, wrapping cheeses, fruits, or anything else you want to store for later. Easy to manipulate, clean, and reuse – we have started using Bee’s Wraps for everything.

Foldable Charcoal Chimney & Grill

Hold the petrol-product lighter fluid and start lighting your charcoal the natural way. This foldable charcoal chimney is compact option that’s perfect for camping.

Manual Knife Sharpener

A well sharpened knife is a cook’s best friend. Keep your knives in tip-top shape while you’re camping with this portable, manual knife sharpener.

Grill Armor Gloves

Whether you’re cooking over an open fire or handling cast iron on a campstove, we highly recommend a pair of heat resistant gloves.

Foldable Grill Grate

Turn any campfire into a cooking surface with this foldable camping grill grate.


Gifts for the Camp Coffee Connoisseur

Grind. Brew. Repeat. This is everyone’s favorite person in the morning.

Yeti Rambler Mug

If you’re a big coffee drinker, then you’re going to need a big mug. Holding 14 ounces (instead of the typical 12 ounces) this insulated coffee mug by Yeti is the perfect size to get your morning started right. We upgraded to these mugs and have not looked back!

Aeropress Camp Coffee Maker

Perhaps our favorite way to make coffee while camping. The Aeropress is the best way to make exceptional tasting coffee with minimal clean up afterwards.

Porlex Coffee Grinder

Coffee purists will appreciate this manual coffee grinder, allowing them to have a freshly ground beans at any campsite.

Bozeman Percolator

This handsome stainless steel percolator would be the perfect addition to any camp coffee lover’s morning routine.


Gifts for the Family Camper

National Parks Pass

Products can be useful, but meaningful experiences will last a lifetime. Purchase a National Parks Pass and go on an adventure you’ll remember. Just one pass gets you into every National Park & Monument, as well as National Forests, Grasslands, and plenty of other recreation sites across the country for an entire year.

Lodge Cook it All

A versatile piece for grilling, griddling, sauteing and baking, the Lodge Cast Iron Cook-It-All features 5 cooking configurations that open up a world of possibilities for your campsite cuisine.

SET Card Game

The official card game of Fresh Off The Grid, we love playing SET on camping trips. It’s perfect because there are no turns and anyone can walk up and play.

Kid’s Hydroflask with Straw

You’re never too young to learn about staying hydrated, especially when you’re being active outdoors. Get them started with good habits young with this fun kid’s size HydroFlask.

Roast ‘Em Extendable Rotating Marshmallow Sticks

These extendable rotating mashmalow stick are the perfect way to make s’mores around the campfire.


Gifts for Backpackers

MSR Pocket Rocket Stove Kit

The MSR PocketRocket stove kit combines the tiny-but-powerful PocketRocket stove and the lightweight, nesting MSR Trail Lite Duo System cookset. This stove is our go-to for backpacking trips.

Morsel Spork

The extra long version of this spork is perfect getting down into the bottom of freeze dried meal pouches. We also love the rubberized squeegee edge on the spoon that makes it super easy to scrape up very last few bites.

BioLite Rechargeable Headlamp

This rechargeable headlamp has a unique bounce-free design that makes it perfect backpacking and hiking. Unlike every other headlamp, this one has the battery located in the back, allowing the front light to be incredibly thin.

Freeze Dried Meals

Backpackers can be pretty particular about the type of gear they use, which makes them tough people to shop for. But we’ve never known a hiker to turn down a free meal! Pick up a few freeze dried meals for them to try out the next time they’re on the trail. They’re good for years, so it’ll still be good when they get around to trying it in the summer.


Gifts for Her – Megan’s Picks

Notice a theme here? These are Megan’s favorite gifts for staying cozy long after the sun has set.

Nook Slippers

I hate having cold feet while we’re camping (or any time!). A pair of these camping slippers would make early morning and late nights a lot more enjoyable.

Patagonia Quilted Snap-T Jacket

This cozy jacket is stylish enough that I’d wear it around town, while still being totally functional to wear at a campsite.

Pendleon Yakima Camp Blanket

I received a Pendleton blanket a few years back and it has accompanied me on many a camping trip since. The Yakima Camp Blanket is made from a wool-cotton blend, so it carries the warmth of wool while still feeling soft.

Patagoina Re-Tool Pullover Sweater

Perhaps my favorite pullover I’ve owned to date, the Patagonia Re-tool is super soft and cozy, and I love the pocket detail!


Gifts for Him – Michael’s Picks

Practical-minded, here are Michael’s gift ideas for the outdoorsy guy in your life.

Patagonia Fjord Flannel

For ten years I’ve never had a flannel shirt I was happy with until I discovered Patagonia’s Fjord Flannels. Perfect fit, perfect weight, and timeless colorways.

Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket

The Puffy jacket is like a superhero costume for outdoorsy guys. You put on it on and now you’re ready of anything. Skiing, snow shoeing, ice fishing. Whatever it is, you’re ready to rock and roll.

Smartwool Neck Gaiter

I’ve wanted to like scarves my whole life, but it turns out I’m a gaiter man. They’re obviously great in the winter time for keeping in the warmth, but I wear them a lot in the summer to keep the sun off my neck too. Try wearing a scarf while paddle boarding!

    • We use those gloves *all* the time. We even have a pair that we keep in the house – so much easier to handle pots and baking sheets with those than with those bulky oven mitts. Hope your brother in law loves them as much as we do!

  • Can fully recommend the sink bucket. Took on holiday with me recently and folded up a treat in my suitcase!

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  • i like these products, and i use theme everytime im out
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