50 great camping gift ideas; with quirky and unique camping gifts perfect for the 1st time camper right up to the camper who has everything!
Best Camping Gifts for Him
The BioLite Wood Burning Campstove has been turning heads since its arrival on the scene 3 years ago. How come, well first of alliIt’s a fully functioning camp-stove, able to boil up 1L of water in about 4.5 minutes but it’ll do this whilst charging your phone or other USB device at the same time via its built in USB port. Two of mans’ greatest pleasures; camp fires and their phone, combined into one – its probably one of the most unique camping gifts out there and sure to turn heads on any campsite!
Behind every great man is a great pack and this is about as good as it gets! This particular 75L edition should be more than enough for all but the longest camping trips and is a reliable choice in the search for the best camping gifts for him.
If your man’s not quite up to wrestling a bear head on and you’re heading camping in bear country having at least one of these sprays in your party is probably worth the investment!
The best wireless speaker in the world has been updated for 2016. The UE MegaBoom delivers amazing 360-degree sound, 20 hours of playback and is shockproof and completely waterproof – probably the ultimate camping speaker and a great camping gift for men who like to have some tunes playing softly around the campfire to unwind at the end of a long day’s hike.
Best Camping Gifts for Her
If you’re on the hunt for thoughtful camping gifts for her the value of a having a quality pair of boots can’t be over-rated… The Lowa Renegade GTX provides waterproof versatility and utmost comfort that help turn long hikes into a comfortable breeze. When thinking of essential camping gifts for her a pair of quality boots really should be top top of your list if she doesn’t already own a pair – boots are an investment for life that’ll give years and years of service if you treat them right…
Quick drying towels are a great camping gift for women and this luxurious three pack of 3 different sizes has all bases covered…
There’s not much better than a lovely Patagonia Synchilla to keep out the cold before bed when out camping. If you’re really unsure about camping gifts for her women you can be sure that she’ll love one of these… The retro charm of the Synchilla has come back into fashion big time over the last few months!
Best Camping Gifts for Kids
Moving on to camping gifts for kids whether your little ones are scared of the dark or not a head-torch is one of the most valuable pieces of camping kit and of course, essential after nightfall, for bed-time reading or trips to the toilet a head-torch is sure to be one of the most useful camping gifts for kids out there…
Sometimes the best things come in small packages and from a kid’s perspective this compact little survival kit has a lot to offer! Has your little one ever tried lighting a fire from a flint striker before? It’s a right of passage and this compact survival kit makes a perfect stocking filler camping gift for kids…
As the kids grow up it’ll be time for their first proper camping backpack. The North Face Youth Terra 35 is a serious pack designed especially for the growing young hiker! If you think it looks a bit big for the kids you have in mind maybe try the Deuter Junior – once you find the right size you can be sure that a quality pack makes one of the best camping gifts for kids…
Best Camping Grills
The Coleman PerfectFlow is our Best Camping Grill, 2016.
We’re not going to lie we’re great fans of Coleman Equipment here at Fantastigift and their simple PerfectFlow grill and stove symbolises much of what we love most about the company… Simplicity, functionality as well representing fantastic value-for money. The PerfectFlow, as the name suggests, will keep you merrily cooking away on its grill and stove in all but the most extreme of conditions when other lesser camping grills will be a nightmare to keep lit. As can be expected with Coleman products it’ll do this year after year after year and won’t cost you the earth to buy in the first place, far from it in fact… It’s just a great value camping gift for all campers who are in need of a simple camping grill.
Moving onto lightweight camping stoves the MSR Pocket Rocket proves that great things can come in small packages… In this case very small packages indeed! The tiny MSR Pocket Rocket weighs in at a teeny 85g but will zap you 1L of water up to the boil in just 3.5 minutes! It’s budget younger brother from Etekcity should also be considered if utmost bang for buck is of the essence but the fine engineering and super-lightweight design of the MSR has to be admired…
Straight from Sweden and fuelled by alcohol the Trangia simple wind-proof stove has everything you need to cook up a feast for 4 and have coffee afterwards courtesy of its included kettle! No-frills, simple and effective swedish camp craft at its best. At under $100 this simple and traditional camp stove is one of the best camp stoves out there if you can put up with the frying pan and do without a camping grill…
Back to basics with Ohohu’s great little wood camping stove. Assuming you’ll be camping in areas with a plentiful supply of wood this little stove is well worth a look-in as an eco-friendly, gas free alternative to traditional camping grills and camping stoves… It’s another quirky camping gift that’ll be of great use anywhere there’s a wood supply!
For those who demand a hot drink FAST! at the end of the day the JetBoil Flash is the cooking system for you and is hard to rival on boil speeds as well as for its awesome looks!
And last but not least… We’ve covered gas, alcohol, wood which leaves… solar! Check out this awesome Solar Oven from Sunflair as our last piece of recommended camping cooking equipment. Just don’t try and cook with it after sunset as you may be waiting a while! Another quirky camping gift for campers looking for unique camping gear for a camper who has everything!
For the solo-hikers where every gram counts the MSR Hubba NX is about as good as it gets – weighing in at an incredible 2lb 7oz! If you’re looking for a very special camping gift for the outdoorsman and camping fan this special super lightweight tent well make one of the best camping gifts out there…
The MSR is one of the best tents in the world, but so is the Vango Zenith 200 Trekking Tent, in a different way – you can fit two at a squeeze, or one with comfort along with their pack and at a much more affordable price than the MSR. The Zenith is sturdy, seriously waterproof and super-light too as well as being almost $120 less than the MSR. Both represent some of best camping gear out there, just in slightly different dimensions and at different price points. Check them out!
The age old family favourite of a big Coleman family tent is hard to beat if you need a big family tent to fit in the family and all the gear! Coleman’s latest offering, the Coleman WeatherMaster 10 Person Hinged Door Tent is a bit of a beast to say the least, and great value for money too! This tall cabin tent has ample room to move around and relax in comfort inside and is split into two rooms, for extra privacy. Coleman have had the reputation as making some of the best camping gear for the average camper for years and the Weather Master 10 is no exception.
Now for some very unique camping gear; The Nemo Gogo Elite 1-Person Shelter inflates in seconds from outside or inside allowing you to stay dry when the weather turns aggressive. It’s air-beam support structure is awesome but it’s not spacious mind and is more of a bivvi than a 1-man tent we’d say… That said though it’s some seriously cool camping gear; perfect for the hardcore explorers and solo-hikers out there who demand the best camping gear available for when the weather turns foul.
The Coleman Pop-Up Tent is an absolute steal for the price. Available in 2 and 4 man configurations this is the best tent for the laziest campers around! As the name suggests, pitching is a breeze and is completed in less than a minute making it essential camping gear for festivals and spur of the moment camping!
Camping doesn’t necessarily involve tents… There’s nothing quite like actually sleeping under the stars and this super-light Neolite Hammock can let you do just that, assuming you have two trees! Unlike some wacky camping gadgets the Neolite represents cool camping gear that actually makes sense on a lot of levels – especially if you know there’s not going to be any rain where you’ll be camping!
Great for lightweight backpacking and survival situations the SnugPak Bivvi weighs only 1.1kg and is sure to keep you dry when it turns wet. It’s like a normal tent… Just smaller and lighter; it’s a great camping gift idea for the minimalist camper or perhaps just a friend who snores very, very badly and should be kept out the main group tent! Yes it’s slightly different but you’re closer to the elements – camping in a bivvi is a unique way to camp but it can’t be knocked if you haven’t tried it!
Best Camping Mats
If you’re off camping for the fist time, or perhaps just the occasional camper you really can’t go wrong for the money with this self-inflating mat from Coleman which includes an attached pillow. It’s nothing fancy but just good old fashioned essential camping gear from one of our favourite camping specialists…
This is one of the real camping must haves for the gram counting hikers out there at the moment who demand the very lightest camping mat for lightening their load when out walking. The remarkably low 9 ounce weight of the Inertia X Frame and its radical looks make it a very unique camping gift and one of the coolest pieces of camping gear around. Obviously, as well as being seriously cool it also saves a lot of weight, of great value for solo campers or long distance hikers.
For the classy camper who deserves better than sleeping on the ground the Thermalite Ultralight Cot is a camping must have and is surprisingly light and collapsable too. If you need the compact packability and weight savings of a traditional camping mat though the Sea to Summit Comfort Plus is probably the comfiest mat in the world – another great camping gift idea that’ll definitely go down well.
A fancy mat’s all very good but you’ll need a pillow as well for that perfect’s night sleep whilst out camping! The guys at Therm-a-Rest are pretty reliable at delivering the best camping gear time after time and although you’d think a pillow is a simple item they’ve gone and done it again with this super-compressible pillow which is incredibly functional considering its weight and the size it packs down to… In our view, it’s the best camping pillow out there and makes a great camping gift for men or women.
Best Sleeping Bags
When looking for gifts for campers sleeping bags are a perfect place to start… Off camping in summer or warm weather? For the occasional summer camper Tough Outdoor’s 50F minimum summer spec sleeping bag is hard to beat for value for money.
For an affordable sleeping bag that’ll keep you warm and toasty in colder weather right down to 15F you can’t go far wrong with the mighty Coleman North Rim Extreme Weather. After something a bit classier for the camping connoisseur who demands only the very best camping gear? Then check out the Klymit KSB 20 for a piece of unique camping gear that’s probably one of the most versatile and coolest bags on the market. Don’t think that’ll be heavy duty enough? If you’re after camping gifts for those heading out camping in the deep cold the Ferrino Diable 1200 WTS may well be the bag for you; it should keep the chill at hand with its impressive -35F bottom end temperature rating!
It might not keep you as warm as some in the depths of winter but for fair weather campers Coleman’s budget option is hard to fault – a simple, no frills, camping gift.
At just an incredible 13 ounces the OMM Mountain Raid 1 is the purist’s bag for minimalists. OMM have extensively used Primaloft One, with its best warmth/weight ratio available, to achieve this remarkable weight as one of the very lightest bags in the world whilst retaining full functionality. If you’re looking for unique camping gift ideas and demand the very best camping gear OMM is a great company to look at having only recently turned to making extreme, specialist equipment with their experience of running the UK’s most extreme, multi-day, ultra marathon.
Who needs a sleeping bag anyway?! Take comfort to the next level with this luxury Selk’bag Original 4G sleeping bag suit! This is one seriously cool camping gift that’s sure to leave envy amongst fellow campers, wherever you end up using it! There are not many more unique or cooler camping gifts than this…
Designed for young campers up to 5ft. tall this trusty sleeping bag from Coleman will keep them toasty warm down to 30F – it’s not surprising really that Coleman, making some of the best camping gear for grown-ups also make the best camping gear for little-‘uns too..
Heading out camping and worried your summer spec bag may not keep you warm enough on a spring or autumn trip? Or equally, heading out camping in the middle of summer and think you’re existing bag may be a bit hot? Fear not! Sea to Summit have the answer with their popular Reactor Sleeping Bag Liner which add’s about 15F to the minimum temperature rating of your existing bag or instead can be used alone, on particularly warm nights!
If it’s good enough for the US Army it’s good enough for us! This 4 piece modular sleep system will keep you warm and dry on the wildest of nights without even having to put up a tent… This is a camping must have and great gift idea for wild-campers, bug-out fans and solo-hikers alike and a great alternative to carrying a tent when out hiking.
We won’t go into the details of what benefits a double sleeping bag bring but the pick of the bunch in terms of value for money is Teton Sports’ aptly name Mammoth Queen Size Double that’ll keep you and your lucky partner warm all the way down to 0F – a great camping gift for him / her that’ll sure to be warmly received by your other half!
Best Gifts for The Outdoorsman
A camping must have if you’re heading out camping in the wild is of course clean, safe water. Enter The Litestraw that will safely filter 1,000 litres of water for immediate consumption with no nasty chemicals or iodine. This is a cool camping gadget with a very serious history having been distributed to millions of people to disaster areas all over the world in humanitarian relief packages since the product’s release in 2005.
Looking for gifts for the outdoorsman? Allow them to stay out and enjoy the wilds like never before with this potent citronella based insect repellant – free from DEET and harmful, toxic ingredients it doesn’t mean it’s any less effective at keeping the mosquitos at bay!
Carabiner “grenade” survival kit that includes aluminum foil, tinder, fire starter, fishing lines, fishing hooks, weights, swivels, dobber, knife blade all wrapped up in 500 lb paracord! Another gift for the outdoorsman, although, hopefully one they’ll never actually have to use…
Packed into its tiny stuff sack this mosquito net will keep the little blighters at bay leaving you to enjoy evenings when the mosquitos are out in force! This is a camping must have if you’re going to be camping anywhere near standing water prone to low wind-speeds…
Take the stress out of lighting your stove whatever the conditions with these stormproof matches – an age old camping gift that might just make the difference between a hot dinner or no-hot dinner if it’s pouring it down and the gas-lighter taken on the camping trip’s flint has got damp in the rain… They make a cheap camping gift or camping stocking filler that’s suitable for all campers.
The MalloMe LED Lantern Lights Set includes 4 LED lamps churning out 146 lumens each, they’re light, sturdy and bright and the one-stop solution to great-value tent and campsite lighting on a family camping trip.
A quality head-lamp is an essential to any camping trip and there’s no better name in the business than Petzl. The Tikka XP churns out a potent 180 lumens for visibility of up to 65 metres and 75 metres in boost mode – another great gift for campers if they don’t have one; if they don’t have one, a head torch is a camping must have…
For evenings sitting around the camp-fire a good camp chair makes the difference between a wet bum and a comfortable and relaxing evening. That said, many camp chairs are awkward to carry as well as heavy, making them unsuitable for hiking and camping trips… Not so much with the ultra-compact and super-light Sunyear camping chair; another camping must have for the super lazy camper!
These great Sea to Summit eVac Dry Sacks let air out, allowing you to pack your gear tightly in, but let not a drop of water back in, perfect for if conditions turn for the worse when you’re out camping and hiking! A simple camping gift or gift for the outdoorsman that’s sure to go down well…
Ultimate Camping Gifts
If you’re thinking of a romantic camping trip with the other half this spacious bell tent, with enough room for 2 queen size beds, is sure to set the mood for a very special trip. On hot summer’s days the sides can be rolled up to let the wind pass underneath and a leaving a cool, shaded tent suspended above the ground with 360 degree views – it’s the perfect tent for all the closet romantics out there and a very unique, traditional, camping gift.
This lightweight power supply will keep laptops, tablets and other tech charged up anywhere you go. The Sherpa 50 Solar Kit is light and easy to pack and quickly recharges from wall, car or the sun – a camping essential for the tech-addicted or tech-reliant if going camping doesn’t necessarily mean leaving the job or day-to-day pieces of technology completely behind…
And finally, our final suggestion of this epic camping gift list is the Tentsile Stingray; this is the ultimate 3 person portable treehouse tent that allows you and your friends to connect with nature on a completely new level – tree level! As cool camping gear goes, this is pretty high up there, literally, about as high as you dare to set up camp, 5 feet, 10 feet, 100 feet with this tent you can pitch up wherever there are trees that let you! It’s got to be one of the coolest ways to wake up – as high up as you dare, in the trees. It’s our final, but also one of our favourite unique camping gift ides for 2016.