Unique Camping Gifts – 17 Gifts For Campers In Your Life

Updated: April 13, 2023
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When you are looking for camping gifts, there are a lot of options! Outdoor companies are constantly coming up with new and innovative products. If you know someone who is into camping, gift giving just got a whole lot easier!

Here I list some of the best gifts for campers. Whether you have a kid in the scouts or are invited to a outdoorsy type's wedding, there is something here for them,

I've also thrown in a few more unusual camping gifts. These are sure to surprise and delight the camper who thinks they have it all.

17 Best Gifts For Campers

1. Alpha Camp Oversized Camping Chair

ALPHA CAMP Oversized Camping Folding Chair, Heavy Duty Support 450 LBS Steel Frame Collapsible Padded Arm Chair with Cup Holder Quad Lumbar Back, Portable for Outdoor,Black

An essential for any camper is a good camping chair. This oversized chair from Alpha is nicer to look at but also more comfortable than the standard fold-up chair. The chair supports up to 450lbs.

We love all the storage on this chair. Other than a cup holder, there is an attached cooler so your snacks and drinks are easy to reach. Plus, a side pouch for your book or phone. This makes a great gift for camping lovers who like to spend time hanging out at the fireside or even on the beach.

2. Leatherman Sidekick Pocket Size Multitool

LEATHERMAN, Sidekick Pocket Size Multitool with Spring-Action Pliers and Saw, Stainless Steel with Nylon Sheath

If you can afford to splurge a bit on camping gear gifts, a Leatherman multi-tool is going to win you serious brownie points. Any outdoorsman, or outdoors-woman, needs a good pocket tool like this.

A leatherman is a real investment. They come with a lifetime warranty which means that the receiver is going to get a lot of use out of this handy little tool.

The Sidekick model has all the essentials including a knife, saw, pliers, and a bottle opener. These all come in handy on a camping trip.

3. Stanley 1l Stainless Steel Thermos

Stanley Classic Vacuum Insulated Wide Mouth Bottle - BPA-Free 18/8 Stainless Steel Thermos for Cold & Hot Beverages – Keeps Liquid Hot or Cold for Up to 24 Hours

A Stanley thermos is a great gift for your outdoorsy friend or family member. This insulated thermos will keep liquids hot or cold for about 24 hours. You can even use it for soup!

It is a useful thing to have when going camping. Especially if you are leaving the campsite and want to enjoy a hot cup of coffee out on the trail.

Stanley products are known for being tough. The stainless stell won’t rust and the thermos can be thrown around between vehicles, campsites and backpacks without leaking.

4. Odoland Camping Cookware Set

Odoland Camping Cookware Stove Carabiner Canister Stand Tripod and Stainless Steel Cup, Tank Bracket, Fork Spoon Kit for Backpacking, Outdoor Camping Hiking and Picnic,Green

This Odoland one-person set includes two aluminium pots, a stainless steel cup, a cooker and, a fold up cutlery set. This is a great and inexpensive gift for campers. It’ll make an especially nice gift if you have (or know) kids who are scouts.

Everything in the set folds up and fits together in a compact stack. The set comes with a mesh bag for convenient storage. Be sure you buy the right propane gas canister to use with the stove!

5. Grilling And Cooking Utensils Set

13 PC Grilling and Camping Cooking Utensils Set for The Outdoors BBQ - Stainless Steel Camp Kitchen Set Cookware Grill Tool Accessories Kit with Lightweight Stylish Crossbody Carrying Bag (Brown)

This grill and utensils kit is perfect for regular campers. It has all the utensils you could need, in one convenient bag. Amongst other things, the set includes barbecue tongs, a chopping board, spice shakers and a bottle opener. The bag comes in a few choices of earthy colors.

I love that the utensils have hoops on the handles so you can hang them up. The utensils and the bag are well made and should last a long time. Anyone who loves camping and cooking is going to love this gif. It is also nice gift idea for someone with a camper van.

6. Coleman 316 Series Insulated Portable Cooler

Coleman 316 Series Insulated Portable Cooler with Heavy Duty Latches, Leak-Proof Outdoor High Capacity Hard Cooler, Keeps Ice for up to 5 Days

A large, quality cooler is an essential and also a great camping gift idea. Coleman coolers have been around for decades and are good value for money. This cooler is supposed keep ice for up to 5 days (which it does to some extent). It will definitely keep your drinks and food cold for a weekend camping trip.

The hard bodied cooler is a good, large size and also has cup holders on top. Because its so sturdy, it can double as a chair or camp table. Your friend or family member will get years of use out of this.

7. Earth-Pak Dry Bag

Earth Pak Waterproof Dry Bag - Roll Top Waterproof Backpack Sack Keeps Gear Dry for Kayak with Waterproof Phone Case

Dry bags are essential kit for a camper. These will never go out of style with adventurers and make top gifts for campers. Earth-Pak bags come in different sizes from 10l -55l. The roll and clip and the top becoming completely waterproof.

These bags are perfect to keep valuables like wallets and cellphones dry as well as store towels and water bottles on day trips to the beach. They are super handy to take with kayaking or or hikes where you might need to cross a river.

8. Wise Owl Outfitters Camping Hammock

Wise Owl Outfitters Camping Hammock - Camping Essentials, Portable Hammock w/Tree Straps, Single or Double Hammock for Outside, Hiking, and Travel

There’s not much better than dozing or reading a book in a hammock under a tree. This camping hammock is light weight and super easy to set up using the straps and carabiners. everything is connected so you wont lose bits and pieces.

These hammocks come in a variety of colours. You can match it to the tent color or buy different styles for each kid. It is also available in double which makes it the perfect gift for a camping crazy couple.

9. Powerlix Ultra Light Sleeping Pad

POWERLIX Ultralight Inflatable Sleeping Pad - Camping Mattress for Backpacking, Hiking with Bag, Repair Kit, Compact Sleeping Mat for Camping

This two-inch thick inflatable mat is whole lot more comfortable than the roll ups that most of s grew up with. It looks thin but, when lying down, the air pockets do a good job of cushioning your body. This is a great gift for someone who enjoys camping but still likes to get a good night's rest.

When deflated, it squishes into a small bag and only takes up as much space as a water bottle. This means its also a great gift for hikers.

10. Solar Power Bank

BLAVOR Solar Charger Power Bank, Real Rated 10,000mAh Portable Wireless Charger with USB C Input/Output for Cell Phones, External Battery Pack with Dual Flashlight for Camping

A Solar power bank is an essential item for campers who also want to keep their devices charged. This model is tough and will survive camping and hiking trips. It holds enough power to recharge phones multiple times before needing a recharge itself.

We like the in-built flashlight so that the device doubles as a torch. The solar charging function takes a long time but does work. You can also plug it in to recharge.

11. Petzl ACTIK CORE Rechargeable Headlamp

Petzl ACTIK CORE Headlamp - Rechargeable, Compact 450 Lumen Light With Red Lighting for Hiking, Climbing, and Camping - Orange

If you are looking for a gift for someone who loves camping, you can’t go wrong with a decent headlight. Although there are definitely cheaper models out there, Petzl is a good buy in terms of function and quality. This headlamp can be recharged and also works with AAA batteries.

The Petzl ACTIK CORE is particularly great for adventurous campers who enjoy hiking, biking, and climbing. The light is compatible with mounting accessories and can be attached to helmets or bicycles. There is a red light setting that won’t blind the people around you during night time activities.

12. AMACOOL LED lantern With Fan

Portable Camping Fan with LED Lantern- 40H Work Time Rechargeable Battery Operated Fan with Hanging Hook for Tent Car RV Hurricane Emergency Outages Survival Kit

This nifty little fan has a stand and hanging attachment which attaches well to the top of your tent or stand it on a table. For its size, it does a good job of cooling a hot tent. It also works nicely to get the air moving inside a car or camper van

The light is  decent and the fan is very quite so you can use when getting to sleep. Even though it’s advertised to last for 40 hrs, Its more like 30 hours on low speed or about 11 on high. Still, that’s pretty great

13. Vekkia LED Booklight

Vekkia Rechargeable 3000K LED Book Light, Easy Clip on Reading Lights for Reading in Bed. Perfect for Readers.

This little light makes the perfect gift for the camping bookworm. It clips onto the book and has three different brightness settings. The light is warm and gentle. Good enough to read by but without a harsh glare. The long neck of the lamp is flexible for adjustment. Its ideal for reading tucked up in your sleeping bag.

The reading light is rechargeable and the battery life is excellent.  You have the option to buy it with a case and adapter.

14. Aeropress Original Coffee and Expresso Maker

AeroPress Original Coffee and Espresso-style Maker, Barista Level Portable Coffee Maker with Chamber, Plunger, & Filters, Quick Coffee and Espresso Maker, Made in USA

This is the ideal gift for camping lovers who are also coffee fanatics. The Aeropress is a little more expensive than a standard French press or pour-over. It's worth it for the quality of coffee it makes. It comes with a pack of 350 micro filters which are easy to replace. Its also easy to clean, just rinse it under the tap.

You simply mix the coffee grind with water and press for the perfect expresso or regular Americano. To make this gift extra special, combine it with a bag of good quality filter coffee.

15. Tirrinia Bamboo Wine Picnic Table

Tirrinia Bamboo Wine Picnic Table, Ideal Wine Lover Gift, Folding Portable Outdoor Wine Glasses & Bottle, Snack and Cheese Holder Tray for Concerts at Park or Party

This is a great little fold-up table that is perfectly designed for wine and cheese for two!

I especially love the slots for a bottle of wine and two glasses, keeping them safe from being knocked over. The edges of the wooden tray are raised which stops fruit and from nuts rolling off. It is lightweight and fits neatly in a backpack or cooler.

A wine table is a pretty unique camping gift that is perfect for the wine-loving couple. It is also a good gift for a wedding, bridal shower or anniversary party.

16. Toas-Tite Campfire Sandwich Grill

Toas-Tite Sandwich Grill - Handheld Pie Iron, Sandwich Maker, Hand Toaster, Panini and Sandwich Press for Hand Made Hot Sandwiches and Pies - Perfect for Stovetop, Grill and Campfire

If you know a camper who seems to have it all, this is for them. This handheld sandwich iron makes a cool gift for anyone who spends time around a campfire.

Although its technically for sandwiches, you could also make pies, paninis and, I’d bet, even a weirdly shaped omelet!

This quirky camping gift is not something people would usually buy for themselves. However, after seeing how well this little grill works, you are probably going to want one of your own!

17. Magical Flames - Fire Color Packets

Magical Flames Cosmic Fire Color Packets - 12-Pack Colorful Fire Packs - Magic Colored Flame for Campfires, Bonfire & Outdoor Fire Pit - Color Changing Fire Camping Accessories for Kids & Adults

These fire color packets make for unique and quirky camping gifts. They may not have any real function but they create a pretty cool effect of magical colored flames.

These are a hit with children and adults alike. Even teenagers might be a little more enthusiastic about an upcoming camping trip!

There are 12 packets in each bag. One pack equals about 15minutes of entrancing colorful flames. The colors last longer if you throw several packs in at the same time.

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About the author 

Alison Macallister

With a degree in Nature Conservation and experience working with wildlife including the Big 5, Alison used to work as a guide for a 5-star safari reserve in South Africa. Today she is a full time traveller and editor for Mountain IQ. She has travelled and hiked extensively in South America, including many solo hikes in Patagonia, the Cusco region of Peru, Ecuador and Chile.

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