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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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