Help your loved ones make the most of their time in nature with a gift to elevate the whole camping experience.
Once you've been bitten by the camping bug there can be no turning back.
Because getting out into nature grounds you and is fantastic for your mind, body and spirit.
As you can leave the noise and distractions of the city behind and enjoy the peace, quiet, and tranquility of the great outdoors instead.
So, it's the ideal way to slow down, relax and refresh yourself from the stresses of modern life.
And it's great for spending quality time with your friends and loved ones too.
Because you bond more deeply together when camping.
Where memories are made sitting around a campfire, swapping stories, cooking up meals on a camp stove, fishing, hiking, and sharing tents in all weathers.
So, why not help a friend to become an even happier camper by getting them a gift they will find useful on their camping trips?
As the following list of gifts for people who love camping will all go some way to making the whole experience better and more fulfilling.
1. REI Co-op Base Camp 4 Tent
The first thing any camper needs is a good tent to sleep in.
As the quality of the tent you use plays a big part in how much you end up enjoying the camping experience.
Because if you have a small, cramp and cheap tent then it can turn the milk sour in no time.
As you can feel claustrophobic inside it, have no faith in it's ability to withstand any wind and rain, and end up dreading returning to it each night.
So, if you know a camper whose tent has seen better days then the ideal gift for them would be a new tent.
And one that they would really love is the Rei Co-op base camp 4 tent.
As this one is of the highest quality and is dome-shaped meaning it feels really spacious inside and stays stable even in high winds.
Plus there is an exterior polyester rainfly cover to keep you dry in wet conditions too.
There are 2 roof vents so you can let some fresh air in and reduce condensation and smells.
And there are many pockets and hang loops inside so you can keep your gear organised.
So, it's the perfect tent for any weekend camper and can sleep up to 4 people inside.
2. Kelty Galactic Down 30 Sleeping Bag
Once you have your tent sorted out the next thing you need to do is find yourself a comfortable and warm sleeping bag.
Because the quality of your sleep will be a major factor in whether your camping experience turns out to be a good one or not.
As there's nothing worse than waking up in the middle of the night feeling cold and uncomfortable.
So, another great gift idea for campers is to get them a new sleeping bag, and the Kelty Galactic down 30 is a top choice.
As this is a puffy, down-filled, insulated sleeping bag that is so comfy and is brilliant for retaining heat on even the coldest of nights.
And it rolls up to be super compact and lightweight, which means it's easy to carry around with you.
Plus you can buy two of these bags and zip them together if you want to create a bigger sleeping bag that you can share with your partner.
And then you can find more fun ways to keep warm during the night!
3. Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Xlite Sleeping Pad
No matter how good your tent and sleeping bag are, it can still be difficult to get a good night's sleep when laying on hard ground.
So, the answer to this is to use a sleeping pad on the floor of your tent.
These are inflatable mattresses that are perfect for camping as they deflate down so you can fold them up and store them in your backpack or car easily.
And they provide you with the softness and comfort you need to forget your surroundings and get into a deep and restorative sleep.
So, for a good one check out the Therm-A-Rest Neoair Xlite sleeping pad.
As this is a really comfortable 2.5" mattress that can be inflated in less than 2 minutes.
And it's good for retaining body heat and keeping you warm during the night.
While the non-slip fabric means you won't end up slipping and sliding around the tent on it either!
So, it makes a nice gift to help campers sleep better.
4. Coop Home Goods Adjustable Camping Pillow
Last but not least you are going to need a decent camping pillow to rest your head on during the night.
As while you could just pack a pillow from home, that's not really practical.
Because you need one that's not going to slip, is going to be resistant to the weather, and compresses down to fit inside your pack.
And a good choice for this is the Coop Home Goods adjustable camping pillow.
As this one has a number of benefits that are great for campers.
Firstly it's a really comfortable and high quality pillow as it's filled with pieces of shredded memory foam.
And this means you can add or remove pieces of foam to change the height and shape of it.
So, you'll get a pillow that fits your head and favoured sleeping position perfectly.
And it comes with a water resistant sack that compresses it down to half it's size for easy storage while also keeping it safe and dry in bad weather conditions.
So, as a camping and travel pillow this one has everything they'll need which makes it a nice gift to give.
5. GCI Outdoor Freestyle Rocker Chair
You'll want a comfortable camp chair to sit in to read, relax, and drink your morning coffee or evening beer after setting up camp.
And there are plenty of great options to go for such as recliners, folding chairs, swivel chairs, stools or cooler chairs.
Each of these has their pros and cons and which type you prefer will be down to the individual.
But as a gift recommendation for campers I would recommend a rocker chair such as the GCI outdoor freestyle chair.
As being able to rock back and forward with the spring rockers on this chair is seriously relaxing.
And there are padded armrests for extra comfort along with a drinks holder where you can put your beverages.
It also folds away flat and is super lightweight so is easy to take with you on camping trips.
So, all in all a great chair to have on a campsite.
6. Coleman Twin LED Camping Lantern
One of my favourite things about camping is how dark it gets at nighttime.
As not only does this illuminate the stars in the sky giving you a magical view.
It also helps you get a great night's sleep and tunes your body clock into the rhythm of nature.
However, this darkness can also be a pain when you have to get up in the middle of the night.
Or at times when you want to stay up later with your friends.
So, this is where a camping lantern can prove invaluable.
And one that any camper would love to receive as a gift is the Coleman twin LED camping lantern.
As this one has LED bulbs that glow up to 390 lumens, which is more than enough to illuminate your campsite.
Although there is a dimmer switch if you want to soften the light and create a more mellow atmosphere.
And the lantern itself is weather resistant so can be used in windy and rainy conditions too.
7. Black Diamond Spot Headlamp
Another gift idea that allows campers to navigate their way in the dark is to get them a headlamp.
These are ideal to put on to your head when taking a toilet break in the middle of the night.
As not only do they light up the area in front off you, you can also keep your hands free for more important business!
And they're great for when you need to set up camp after dark.
So, why not get your happy camper a Black Diamond spot headlamp for their next trip.
As these are headlamps that fit comfortably on your head with LED bulbs that give out a powerful light of up to 300 lumens.
And there are multiple options too including a dimmer switch, a flashing light option, setting the distance and reach, and a red night vision mode.
Plus it's waterproof too.
So, it really is a handy item to have with you on any camping trip.
8. MSR Tent Stake Hammer
You will need a good mallet when setting up your tent to bash in the stakes and tent pegs.
And most campers use a rubber mallet for this.
However, another option to give it a bit more welly is to use a mallet with a steel head.
And a good one that makes a nice little stocking filler for campers is the MSR tent stake hammer.
As the stainless steel head will drive the pegs firmly into the ground.
While it's lightweight and also doubles up as a bottle opener, so you can treat yourself to a well earned beer once your tent is up.
9. Leatherman Wave Plus Multi-Tool
As well as a mallet it's also hand to have a few tools with you when going camping.
Because you never know when you'll need a knife or a pair of scissors or a pair of pliers.
And this is especially the case if you combine your camping trips with a bit of hiking or biking during the day too.
However, it's not practical to carry a tool box around with you, so a good alternative is to get a multi-tool that can cover all the bases yet still fit in your pocket.
And these make good gifts for campers and hikers.
So, if this sounds good check out the Leatherman Wave Plus multi-tool.
As this one is really high quality and contains 18 different tools including wire cutters, scissors, bottle openers, pliers, serrated knives and screwdrivers.
So, they'll never get caught out on any future camping trips.
10. Suunto MC2G Navigator Compass
Another great gift to buy someone who likes to hike while camping is a compass.
Now for those that don't go off the beaten track this will be overkill.
As the GPS on their smartphone will probably be enough to guide them and
But for those that like to venture out further into the wilderness then a reliable compass is essential.
As it's dangerous to get lost in certain areas as the sun goes down or in the heat where water supplies are limited.
So, if you know an adventurous camper how about getting them the Suunto MC2G Navigator compass.
As this is a professional mirror compass that is used by the military special forces.
And it has a global balanced needle which means you can use this compass accurately anywhere in the world.
So, they will always be able to find their way back to camp with one of these.
11. Coleman Gas Camping Stove
One of the most enjoyable things about camping is cooking up a lovely meal outdoors to share with your family and friends.
And while you can make a few basic things on a campfire, to really give yourself some options you need a good camping stove.
As with one of these you can whip up all sorts of meals that both nourish you and taste delicious.
While they are also good for boiling water and kettles for your morning pick me up.
And a great one to buy as a gift for campers is the Coleman gas camping stove.
As this one has two burners with adjustable propane heat, so you don't have to limit your cooking to one pot meals.
While the pressure regulator means you get a consistent heat that you can rely on when cooking.
And there are wind panels too to stop the flames from blowing out in windy conditions.
So, this is a gift that will make any campsite a much happier place!
12. Lodge 5-Quart Deep Camp Dutch Oven
Another nice gift idea for the campsite chef among your friends is a dutch oven.
These work like portable ovens and are especially great when you are camping in colder conditions.
As they are perfect for whipping up warming stews and casseroles that nourish you from the inside out.
And you can cook them either on hot coals or as a slow cooker by hanging them over a campfire.
So, this feels more like real camp food than using a gas stove!
And a good option to buy for someone is the Lodge deep camp dutch oven.
As these ovens are made from seasoned cast iron that do a great job of cooking your food.
And they come in varying sizes from 2-quarts to 10-quarts depending on how many campers you need to cook for.
So, you can help someone get some warming and nourishing food inside them on their next cold camping trip with one of these dutch ovens.
13. GSI Outdoors Halulite Kettle
A morning cup of tea or coffee is always a great way to start the day.
Especially on a campsite where you can sit and enjoy it out in the open air.
So, an outdoor kettle is a nice gift to buy for regular campers.
And the one I'd recommend is the GSI outdoors halulite kettle.
As this is built from an aluminum is a great conductor of heat while also being scratch resistant.
So, it's durable which means it's great for withstanding damage while camping.
And it has a really cool looking classic design that looks great when used on a campsite.
14. Yeti Rambler Insulated Coffee Mug
Once you've boiled the kettle and brewed your coffee you're going to need a decent mug to drink it out of.
And you can't get much better when camping than the Yeti Rambler insulated coffee mug.
As this is one of the toughest mugs on the market and can survive any bumps, drops or scratches.
Which means it will continue to look pristine no matter how many camping trips you take it on.
And being vacuum insulated means it'll keep your coffee hot as you drink it, which is especially important when drinking outside.
Plus it's the ideal size to hold a cup of coffee but not so big that it'll take up too much room in your pack.
So, one of these makes a great gift for campers and can also be used for many other purposes as well.
15. Hydroflask Wide Mouth Water Bottle
It's also really handy to always have a bottle of fresh water on hand when camping.
Especially if you are going to do a few day hikes while there.
So, you could also consider giving a camper a Hydroflask water bottle as a gift.
As these bottles are vacuum insulated and are great for keeping your water cold throughout the day.
And you can also use them as a flask to store hot drinks.
So, they come in handy on road trips and journeys to and from the campsite as well.
16. Yeti Roadie 20 Cooler
A good cooler box is another essential for every successful camping trip.
As this will allow you to keep your food fresh and ready to be cooked up into delicious meals.
While also keeping your beers cold and refreshing.
So, if you want to treat a camper to a great cooler box then check out the Yeti Roadie 20.
As they are rugged and built especially for tough conditions, so will be able to survive whatever your campsite can throw at it.
And the 2 inches of permafrost insulation around the walls does a great job of stopping the ice inside from melting.
Plus they are easy to carry around with the handle and can double up as a seat when you stop for a drink or a sandwich.
17. Goal Zero Yeti Lithium 200X Portable Power Station
While getting out into nature and enjoying the simpler life while camping is a great thing, having a power outlet with you is handy.
As even though you could use your time away to take a complete tech break.
Many people will still either want or need to stay connected to the outside world via their phones.
And it can also be nice to download some shows from Netflix onto your laptop to watch in your tent in the evenings.
Plus if you want to play some music around the campfire and don't have the guitar skills then you're going to need your tech!
Which means you are going to need a way of keeping your devices charged up and you can do that via a portable power station.
So, if you fancy getting someone a very practical gift for their camping trips then the Goal Zero Yeti lithium 200X is worth considering.
As with 4 USB ports and one AC plug socket it's ideal for charging up your phones, laptops and cameras.
And with a battery life of 187 watt hours it will keep you charged on weekend camping trips no problem.
18. Anker 21W Solar Power Panel
A more eco-friendly gift idea for an environmentally conscious camper is a solar power panel.
As the name suggests, these are panels that generate solar power to help you keep things like phones and laptops charged.
So, you can either open the panels up and spread them out at the campsite.
Or strap them to your backpack when out hiking.
And they will charge up your device via a USB charging port on the panels.
So, if you know a camper who would appreciate a gift like this then give them the Anker 21W solar power panel.
19. Green Elephant Pop-Up Privacy Tent
A lack of privacy can be a big problem when you're camping with others.
Whether that be getting dressed in the morning, having a wash, or finding somewhere discreet when nature calls.
It can lead to awkwardness and embarrassment that you'd rather avoid.
So, a gift that could give campers the privacy they need is a privacy tent.
As these can be used as a changing room, shower, or a camp toilet depending on your needs.
And a good example of this is the Green Elephant pop-up privacy tent.
As being 6' 10" tall there is plenty of room inside to manouevre.
And it's super easy to construct as it pops up into place by itself when you unfold it.
Plus there are handy attachments for camp life including an opening to put a camp shower, hangers for your clothes and towels, and a toilet paper holder.
20. Nemo Helio Portable Pressure Shower
Once you have your privacy tent in place then it can be a great idea to add a camp shower to it.
Especially if you're camping out in the wilderness away from any campsite shower or washing facilities.
As it's great to freshen up after a day spent out hiking and you can't beat a quick shower to wake you up in the mornings.
So, giving someone a camp shower like the Nemo Helio portable pressure shower is a thoughtful gift if they like to really get out into nature.
As this one allows you to have hot showers as it heats the water inside using the natural sunlight.
And with a 22 liter capacity they'll be plenty of water to go round.
Enough in fact for up to 7-10 minutes of showering.
Plus the water pressure from the shower nozzle is really good so you get a great clean from it.
21. Kelty Redwing 44 Backpack
It's always handy to have a great backpack to put all your gear in when camping.
As you need one with plenty of room but also one that can withstand the weather conditions of life in the outdoors.
And a backpack that does the job nicely and can make for a great gift is the Kelty Redwing 44.
As this one is durable and weatherproof while also having enough room inside for all your essential daily camping gear.
And it can also double up as a hiking backpack with the compression belts and straps making it easier on your body to carry.
Plus there are plenty of zippered pockets and compartments, both inside and out, that allow you to keep everything organised and easy to access.
So, as a camping backpack this is a pretty cool one to go for.
22. Marmot Minimalist Gore-Tex Rain Jacket
A good quality rain jacket is another camping essential.
Because the weather can be unpredictable and you never know when a storm might hit.
And the last thing you want is to end up cold and soaked and with nowhere to dry off properly.
So, getting someone a rain jacket to take on their camping trips is a nice gift idea.
And one good option for this is the Marmot minimalist gore-tex rain jacket.
As this is a lightweight hooded jacket that is ideal for whipping out your pack when the rain starts to come down.
And being Gore-Tex means it's waterproof and can protect you from the elements.
While it still remains breathable so you won't overheat while wearing it.
23. North Face Thermoball Camp Slippers
One great way of feeling more cosy and snug in your tent is by wearing a pair of camp slippers.
Especially when you're camping in cold weather.
So, a pair of slippers made for camping are a good gift option with the North Face Thermoball camp slippers being a nice choice.
As these are incredibly comfortable - almost feeling like you have a duvet wrapped around your foot.
And they do a great job of keeping your feet warm and dry being fleece-lined.
Plus they have a durable rubber sole which means you can wear them outside the tent too when you need to.
24. Bushcraft 101 Book
The final gift idea for campers on this list is one that can help them improve their outdoor knowledge and skills.
But it's one that is more suited to campers who like to go off the beaten track.
As the survival skills it teaches you are probably wasted in a nice campsite with electricity, showers, and an onsite mini-market!
However, more adventurous campers will love the Bushcraft 101 book.
As it's written by a survival expert and helps to give you a real understanding of how you can survive out in nature.
Including information on what you need to have in your kit, how to protect yourself from the elements, and where to find edible food in nature and how to cook it.
So, if you want to help a camper stay safe on their trips then this book is a nice gift to give.
Camping is a great activity that all the family can enjoy.
As it gives you time together, allows you to get out and experience nature, and brings you a peace to provide the antidote to the stresses of modern life.
And there are so many accessories and items you can buy that will make the whole camping experience even more enjoyable.
Which makes these items ideal gifts for any of your friends and family who love to camp.
So, I hope you've found an appropriate gift among this list that your loved ones will appreciate.