You will find these great camping gift ideas helpful in choosing the perfect gift for a camping enthusiast.
Families who love camping are extremely enthusiastic regarding this activity. They enjoy receiving gifts that will make their next camping trip more enjoyable, comfortable or entertaining.
Almost any gift designed for camping will be a huge hit for birthday’s, Christmas, Valentine’s and other holidays. However, we have assembled what we consider to be the ten best gifts for camping enthusiasts.
#1. LifeStraw Personal Water Filter – A Perfect Gift for those Who do Rough Camping
LifeStraw Personal Water FilterIf you do a lot of rough camping or camping along hiking trails keeping an adequate supply of healthy drinking water can sometimes be a real challenge.
With dehydration being a real concern in any camping or hiking situation having a way to filter spring, lake, or river water may well save a life and certain reduce the chances of a camping or hiker becoming dehydrated.
This is why we believe that the LifeStraw Personal Water Filter will make an excellent gift for any camping enthusiast.
The Lifestraw is an individual filtering devise than can safely filter up to 1000 liters of contaminated water.
This fairly inexpensive gift will be much appreciated by any camping or hiking enthusiast. And you can purchase just one lifestraw for the entire family or one for every member of a camping family.
#2. Coleman Camping Oversized Quad Chair
Coleman Oversized Quad Chair with CoolerIf there is one thing I have learned from my years of camping, it is that you can’t have too many comfortable camp chairs.
Not only have we had friends and family visit us at our campsites, but we have other fellow campers drop by as well.
And having enough camp seating can make these visits more fun and comfortable for everyone concerned.
The Coleman Camping Oversized Quad Chair makes a great gift for the avid camper as it folds up nicely taking less space. This chair has a built in arm rest cooler for keeping those cold beverages cold and at hand.
It also has a mesh pocket for a book or magazine and will support up to 300 pounds.
It’s great for not only spending time in camp, but fishing from the shore or on a dock, and watching the kids play on a sandy beach.
Best of all there are 4 colors to choose from including red, blue, black or gray.
#3. Shining Buddy LED Headlamp – One of the Great Camping Gift Ideas Campers Would Love
LED Headlamp by Shining BuddyNo matter how hard we have tried to get a head start on our camping trips we have found that more often than not we wind up having to set up our tent after dusk.
On some occasions in almost complete darkness or at least cooking our first night’s meal by the light of a lantern.
That’s why we find this Shining Buddy LED Headlamp makes the perfect gift for any camper.
This headlamp features a variety of lighting options such as High and low beams, white strobe, red strobe and red beam.
It provides hands free light and not only is it great for setting up tents or cooking after dark, but for night hiking, biking, and fishing.
It runs on 3AAA batteries and is extremely durable, making it a wonderful gift for camping enthusiasts.
#4. Coleman Tent Kit – A Great Camping Gift Idea for Beginner Campers
It comes with 4-10 inch steel tent pegs with flat striking heads, a rubber mallet to pound in your tent stakes, a handy nesting hand broom and dust pan for sweeping up your tent floor and a steel rod stake puller all in a neat storage bag.
This tent kit will allow campers to keep some of the necessities handy and the tent stakes hold the tent sturdier than those plastic or lightweight metal stakes that normally come with your tent.
Both the mallet and the puller are perfect for setting up camp and the broom and dustpan allow campers to keep their tent tidy and clean.
#5. Leatherman Wingman Multi-Tool Stainless Steel – Ideal Gift for Campers Short on Tools
Leatherman – Wingman Multi-Tool, Stainless SteelThere is nothing more frustrating for campers than discovering that they need a certain tool to make repairs, hang a clothesline, or open a can and discover that you don’t have the right tool to get the job done.
This Leatherman Wingman Multi-Tool Stainless Steel is an excellent gift for any camper who is short on tools.
This multi-tool consists of spring action needle nose pliers, spring action regular pliers, wire strippers, 420 HC combo knife, Spring action scissors, a Package opener, ruler, can opener, bottle opener, wood/metal file, phillips screwdriver, and medium and small screwdrivers.
It has almost every tool that a camper might want or need.
#6. Zoo in the Sky: A Book of Animal Constellations – Perfect for Campers Who Like Watching the Stars
Zoo in the Sky: A Book of Animal ConstellationsPart of the enjoyment of camping is learning more about and enjoying nature and natural things.
This is why this Zoo in the Sky Book is perfect for those camping enthusiasts who like watching the stars.
Although made for children this book has plenty of information for adult as well. It includes stories about the constellations as well as a star map to help you and your family find some constellations named after animals.
#7. Wildflowers, Blooms and Blossoms – A Gift for Campers Who Love Taking Nature Walk or Hiking
Wildflowers, Blooms & Blossoms (Take Along Guides)Wildflowers, blooms and Blossoms is an excellent book to help both adults and children learn more about the wildflowers that grow near your campsite.
This book is the perfect gift for camping enthusiasts that love taking nature walks or hiking as part of their camping experience.
It will help you to identify common wildflowers and even help you spot wildlife by sharing with you information on the animals and bugs that feed off the various plants.
#8. Coleman Classic Propane Stove – Best Camping Gift for those Who Struggle with Campfire Cooking
Coleman Classic Propane StoveWhile many camping enthusiasts really enjoy the great out of doors they may still find cooking over an open camp fire a bit of challenge.
This Coleman Classic Propane Stove makes a great gift for campers who struggle with campfire cooking or are cooking for a large group of people.
You can cook anything on this camp stove you can cook on a normal stove. Thus, it makes cooking at camp simple and easy.
This camp stove features wind block panels, 2 burners and chrome plated grate. It burns cleans and fits both 10 and 12 inch pans.
#9. Birds, Nests & Eggs – One of the Cool Camping Gifts Kids and Adults Will Love
Birds, Nests & Eggs (Take Along Guides)My kids were always fascinated at seeing different types of birds when we were camping. And after each trip we would go to the library and look at bird books trying to find the birds we had seen.
This kid friendly bird book called Birds, Nests & Eggs is a great little book for helping the entire camping family learn the names of the birds they see.
Children will learn more nature and want to explore even more once they begin to increase their knowledge of the wildlife around them.
Adults love this book as well as kids.
#10. Lodge L5HS3-5-Piece Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Cookware Set – Gift for Campers Who Like to Cook
Lodge L5HS3 5-Piece Pre-Seasoned Cast-Iron Cookware SetCast Iron pots and pans have always been associated with rustic cooking. This makes this 5 Piece Pre-seasoned Cast Iron Cookware Set the ideal gift for cooking in camp.
This cookware set features a 10.5” round griddle perfect for making pancakes and frying bacon, an 8” and 10” skillet a 5 quart dutch oven for making stews, desserts, soups and more and an cast iron cover.
Made in the USA and pre-seasoned this cookware set makes a great camping gift for any camping enthusiast who likes to cook.
Camping Gift Basket Idea for Family or Friends
For those who really want to present a great gift to those campers in your family or among your friends, you can always prepare a handy camping basket.
One year my sister gave our family a Coleman cooler complete with a wildflower and bird book, a plastic table cloth, some cooking utensils, biodegradable toilet tissue and other odds and ends.
Our family loved the gift basket and was able to use most of the items for many future camping trips.