We have compiled the best, most practical camping gifts for her, him, couples and families. Perfect for the outdoorsy people in your life.
I have been camping for years with my family and continue the tradition with my own kids.
I can tell you that I’ve had plenty of gifts that were supposed to be catered to the “great outdoors enthusiast” over the years that did little to cater to the outdoors.
If you are looking to get the perfect gift for outdoorsy people that will actually get used instead of camping gifts that will just collect dust over the years, these camping presents are perfect! Practical gifts always make for the best gifts when it comes to camping gear.
Christmas Gift Ideas for Camping Couples
Whether you are looking for ideas on what to ask for, need inspiration for gifting to your avid camping friends, or you are looking to give yourself a little something during the holidays, these will not disappoint.
Is there anything more romantic than a night under the stars? If you and your partner love camping, then you’ll love these gift ideas! From cozy sleeping bags to perfect picnic baskets, we’ve got everything you need to make your next camping trip unforgettable.
Get ready to explore the great outdoors with the one you love, and check out some of the best camping gifts you will actually use that you can gift each other.
If you’re looking for the perfect gift for an outdoorsy couple, look no further! These camping gift ideas will have them ready to hit the trails. From cozy sleeping bags to portable stoves, we’ve got you covered. So get inspired and get shopping!
The Best Practical Gifts for Camping
This waterproof lantern is perfect for hiking or camping. With 4 lighting modes of 360 degree brigtness to choose from, you can adjust the camp lamp to your desired brightness.
This little four pound camping fire is perfect to bring a little warmth while you are camping or glamping. Radiate is as simple to light as a candle, making it the hassle-free outdoor fire pit you can use wherever life takes you.
Avoid the stress of collecting firewood, this is a really great option for your first day on a campsite!
This durable lightweight backpack is perfect for camping and hiking. It has a waterproof wet pocket for storing wet items, weighs only 0.7 pounds, can easily fold into its own pocket for storage, and can pack 40L of your outdoor gear.
This organizer will neatly organize all of your cooking utensils into one place that you can easily pack for your next camping trip. It's the perfect camping gift for family members planning for a great camping experience.
Columbia is well known for making high quality hiking boots that are loved by hikers. These ones are made with waterproof leather and suede for durable long lasting comfort while you are hiking or camping. They feature a good quality traction rubber sole for slip-free movement on rough ground.
This watch is made to withstand even the roughest environments! Track in more challenging environments with GPS, GLONASS and Galileo satellite network capability.
The built-in 3-axis compass and barometric altimeter help you keep your bearings. Take the guesswork out of your return journey by using the TracBack feature to navigate the same route back to start.
This watch is packed with features - it can even estimate your heart rate, activity and stress throughout the day!
Built to hold up to four cans in a convenient built-in cooler, this camp chair is perfect for camping and offers both convenience and coziness. These camp chairs are portable and offer a load of comfort.
This water bottle is perfect for camping! It’s made of stainless steel and insulated to keep drinks warm or cold. It also features a powder coat that makes it easy to grip no matter how sweaty your hands get.
Hang from the trees and sleep under the night sky on your next camping trip with this cozy hammock. This hammock is lightweight and convenient, when you are done with it, just fold it up and throw it in your backpack and go! It's available as a single for individuals and a double for camping couples,
If you enjoy hiking while you’re camping, these walking sticks or hiking poles are great for long hikes in the woods. Whether you're hiking on rugged terrain or crossing rivers, these sticks are strong enough to withstand all weather conditions, but lightweight and easy to pack away.
Never worry about running out of lighter fuel while camping with this easy, rechargeable, flameless camping lighter. It features a wind-proof design and is pocket-sized for easy storage.
These flashlights are so bright and compact for night camping and will last for up to 10+ hours! It features 5 different modes and can switch between a wide-to-narrow beam. It comes in a pack of two which makes it perfect for gifting to outdoorsy couples.
These camping towels are so soft and perfect for traveling with you to any campsite. They are made from high quality microfiber and come with a unique EVA box for storage that keeps the towel clean, and easy to store away.
We've talked about these sleeping bags in other articles before, and we are going to recommend them again because they are just really great quality. These sleeping bags are all season and designed for 10 to 20 Degrees Celsius (50-68 Fahrenheit.)
They have a weather-resistant design to keep you warm even in extreme conditions and prevent you from any dampness so you can get a good and relaxing night’s sleep.
If you are looking for awesome camping gifts for a happy couple who love car camping, then look for a double sleeping bag instead.
This tent is hugely popular for its waterproof design, and is available in 2, 3, 4, and 6 person sizes. It also features large windows and ground vents so you stay cool and comfortable all night.
Easy to pack for camping or hiking trips, this convenient soft foam filled pillow squishes down to one eighth of its 14x18 size, and is machine washable. Just shake and fluff when you need it.
The WEKAPO inflatable hammock lets you hang out in total comfort, wherever you might find yourself! Just whisk it through the air to inflate. It also makes an awesome gift for anyone who loves to spend time in the Great Outdoors. It you are looking for unique camping gifts, this is it!
Embrace the great outdoors with these fun socks for camping lovers. Made from a super soft cotton blend that stretches comfortably, these novelty socks put the fun in functional!
This kit is a must have for any outdoor enthusiasts, especially for camping or hiking. It features a variety of lifesaving tools in a compact format that is easy to carry. It includes a compass, wire saw, firestarter, emergency blanket, knife, flashlight, whistle and more.
A great addition to this gift would be a first aid kit for total peace of mind on any outdoor adventures.
This brand claims that their repeller creates a 15-foot zone of protection against mosquitos without smoke, deet, flames, or citronella.
Since this cookware comes pre-seasoned, your cast iron pan arrives ready to use. Prepare delicious meals on the grill, or over a campfire. It gets better the more you use it! This is a great camping gift idea for the camp chef on your list.
Alternatively, a dutch oven is perfect for one pot meals cooked over a campfire.
This set of 2 dish towels are colorful and functional, perfect for drying off dishes at the campsite or at home.
Great for experiencing lakes and mild rivers, this inflatable kayak is perfect for two adults. Lightweight and compact, this kayak is a snap to assemble, and allows you to take the fun of kayaking wherever you go. It's a cool camping gift for your favorite camping couple!
Cook breakfast, lunch, and dinner on a dependable stove that packs up easily, this camp stove is a dependable classic making it a great practical gift for nature lovers who might be planning their first trip.
This compact mess kit includes a frying pan, pots, plates, mugs and bowls. It's a complete cookware set and dinnerware set which offers easy packing as they all fit together for storage, This a really great value set - it even inludes a storage bag that doubles as a wash bin.
We hope you have enjoyed this blog post on the best camping gifts for your outdoorsy friends and family members. Now you can pick out the perfect gift for someone in your life who loves being outdoors!
If they are anything like us, their interests include being outside in nature, hiking, fishing, exploring new places, cooking over a campfire or creating art with natural materials. These are some of our favorite gear items that can be used at home or while out in the wilderness to make the most out of your camping experience.
Whether you are shopping for birthday gifts, Christmas gifts, or just thoughtful gifts just because, these are some of the best camping gift ideas around.
Let us know if there is something else we should add to this list!
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls who lives in the Niagara region of Ontario. She loves photography, camping, hiking, and travel.