50 Cool Camping Gear and Gifts Everyone Will Love

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Whether you’re a seasoned camper, a weekend warrior, or just into trying a bit of “glamping” no matter if you’re travelling by foot, bike, car, or in an RV with all the creature comforts these are cool camping gadgets, gifts and gear that everyone will love!

Know someone that is a camping enthusiast? They're sure to get a kick out of any of the gifts on this list. From items that make their camping experience even better, to useful supplies that could end up saving their life, there is something for every sort of camper out there. It is always a good idea to stick to their interests, and these are sure to hit the mark.

Therm-a-Rest Compressible Pillow

Hey, it’s camping…it’s not meant to be torture. This compressible pillow takes up very little room in your camping gear, but the soft foam filling expands to create a very comfy place to lay your weary head after a day of hiking or biking.

$19.95

Multi-Function Headlamp

The night can come upon you pretty fast, and the last thing you want to do is take a misstep into injury! This genius headlamp is not only adjustable to fit anyone, keeps your hands free, and comes with a life-saving strobe light that can alert oncoming cars or nearby travelers to your presence.

$49.99

Best Lightweight Travel Backpack

When hiking short distances from your campsite, this oh-so-portable travel backpack does the trick! Lightweight and very durable, it unfolds from one small compartment into a roomy place to keep all the essentials, then folds back up when not in use. Perfect space-saver and space-maker!

$19.97

Portable Ultra-Thin USB Power Pack

For those wwll-meaning campers who haven’t quite mastered the art of “unplugging” from the rat race, this portable USB charger will keep their gadgets juiced up and ready to go. Once fully charged, this ultra-thin device will provide 30-50 hours of power, depending on the gadget.

$32.99

Survival Gear Kit

You never know what the wild will throw at you, so be prepared. This survival kit keeps you safe by ensuring you have drinking water, as well as a warm fire. It includes a Life Straw water filter purifier (which is also adaptable to most water bottles) and a magnesium flint fire starter.

$17.38

Tear-Resistant 3-Person Tent

Self-drive camping is all the rage, and this tent enables you to sleep under the stars, instead of in a cramped motel room. Lightweight and portable yet durable, with an extra covered “vestibule,” you’ll have your very own front porch…talk about a room with a view!

$125.99

Lightweight Sleeping Pad

No sleeping on the cold, hard ground required! This lightweight sleeping pad has all the comfort of an air mattress, with none of the bulk, weight, or air compressor needed! It takes just a few breaths to inflate, and the innovative V-chamber design limits air movement and heat loss for better support and comfort.

PRICES VARY

Ultralight Mummy Sleeping Bag

Sung as a bug in a rug…but you won’t have any creepy-crawlies getting in this sleeping bag! Ultra-lightweight, with microfiber PolarLite insulation to keep you warm. A 3-piece hood keeps even your ears snuggly, while the extra pile and built-out foot box provides room and warmth for those tootsies!

PRICES VARY

Titanium Spork

It’s usually the little things we forget to pack when camping…and it’s also the little things we tend to miss the most. That’s why this titanium spork is so brilliant. No need for lots of silverware rattling around. This spoon/fork/knife combo will have you roughing it in the most civilized way possible!

$12.39

Bear Grylls Survival Series Fire Starter

Bear Grylls is the ultimate hard-core adventurer guru. If he’s says something is a must-have, it is! This compact firestarter (ferrocerium rod and metal striker) is guaranteed for years of use, and it comes on a lanyard cord and includes a water tight compartment for keeping cotton (great tinder), as well as a whistle.

$9.60

Windproof Camping Stove

If you’re going to go for the full outdoorsy experience, you will definitely need this portable propane burner stove. Supremely compact and versatile with its retractable metal feet, it is compatible with most single butane/butane-propane mixed fuel canisters. And with its folding blades, you’ll never have to worry about gusty wind slowing down your dinnertime!

$25.99

Camping Cookware Set

Everything you need to cook a delicious meal under the stars! This lightweight and portable, with foldable handles, this cookware set contains 8 pieces – 2 bowls, nonstick pot with cover, nonstick pan, soup spoon, rice ladle, and scrub sponge. Keep it all together in a mesh carry bag.

$16.99

Outdoor Compact Gas Heater

You’re camping for enjoyment, right? No one says camping has to be a chore. So why not make it as comfortable as possible? This portable gas heater is perfect for those chilly nights inside your tent. With combined temperature control and a swivel body for directional heat, it’s safe and ideal for small spaces.

$44.95

Mini Precision Oil Compass Keychain

In the wilderness, every rock, tree, and stream all starts to look the same, so finding a route with natural markers is tricky. That’s where this pair of handy mini compass keychains comes in. Water resistant and made with magnetic steel, share one with your travel buddy and you’ll always be able to find true North!

$12.49

Inflatable Solar Lantern

Imagine being cozy in your tent, favorite novel in-hand, surrounded by the soft, glowing light of this ingenious inflatable solar lantern. A sleek and waterproof design, lightweight, and runs for at least 12 hours on a full charge, it’s ideal for travelling and camping of all sorts.

$15.42

Camping Water Bottle

Water is a necessity when camping or hiking, but space in your backpack or camping gear is at a premium. That’s why this collapsible water bottle is indispensable for your travels. Leak-proof, BPA-free, made from food-grade silicone (safe for the freezer, microwave, and dishwasher), it can be folded or rolled when not in use.

PRICES VARY

Pack-Away Lantern

Solar-powered is great…if the sun decides to come out. Coleman is a trusted name in outdoors living products, and you can trust this amazing portable lantern. Designed to run on 4 D-cell batteries, it’s got up to 15 hours run time. Water-resistant, it even folds up to half its size when not in use!

$35.99

Portable Hair Dryer

Sure, it can be used to dry her hair in an “emergency,” but this compact portable hair dryer actually does also have a more practical use. It’s not only perfect for those self-drive and glamping trips, but it can plug directly into your car’s cigarette lighter for a fast and easy means to defrost windshields.

$33.99

Camping Light with Ceiling Fan Lantern

Spring and Summer can be perfect times to camp, but depending on the area you’re in, nights can get a bit warm. This portable tent light with fan can either hang from the ceiling of the tent, providing illumination and a nice breeze, or it can be adjusted to a standing position for directional cooling.

$29.65

Easy Campfire Cooking

Even the most experienced camper can get bored with the same ‘ol campfire food. After all, a camper cannot live on hotdogs and S’mores alone! This great cookbook will provide you with over 200 delicious recipes perfect for all your foil, stick, pan, pot, and skillet campfire culinary masterpieces.

PRICES VARY

Quest Dry Bag Sack Backpack

If you’re planning an adventure to the beach or lake, this dray bag backpack is a must! Even a camping trip to the woods can be ruined by rain soaking your food and valuables. It happens more often than you think. Lightweight, super durable, and roomy enough to carry a volume of 20 liters.

$15.50

Waterproof MP3 Music Player

Music can make everything more powerful, more real, more enjoyable. So don’t let sweat, rain, or inclement weather stop the party! This amazing waterproof MP3 player is truly waterproof…up to 10 meters deep! That means you can even swim some laps without missing a beat. It also supports FM radio, and had USB storage too.

$24.69

Sportsman Pocket Chainsaw

This oh-so-cool pocket survival chainsaw has been featured on TV, and for good reason! Compact, portable, and extremely durable, its longer chain with more teeth makes for easier strokes and fast work of anything from a few stray branches to large tree trunks. So if you need branches cleared or extra firewood, you’re all set.

$20.95

Multi-Purpose Underarm Bag

Don’t leave your valuables behind when you hike, but don’t be weighed down by carrying them either. In which case, this underarm bag is ideal. Tough and durable, it can also be worn across the body. And with pockets that fit everything from your iPad to your keys, it’s a must for camping.

$65.99

Lighter Sleeve Multi-tool

You definitely need a lighter when camping, but this is the Optimus Prime of lighter sleeves! Without adding extra bulk to your supplies, or a bunch of little pieces to get lost, in this stainless steel sleeve you also get a sharp knife, micro screwdriver, bottle opener, and scissors…all in one!

$11.47

Portable Pop Up Privacy Room

Constructed from polyester, supported by a flexible steel frame, this pop-up tent room is perfect for extra privacy while out camping or at the beach, lake, or river. It can act as a portable “outhouse,” but it also makes a great changing tent. It takes up virtually no space in your backpack, car, or RV.

$25.95

Wine Glass Insulator

Who says you can’t feel “outdoorsy” and classy at the same time? And who says you can’t enjoy a chilled glass of wine while sitting by the campfire or poolside on a hot Summer day? Thanks to this wine glass insulator, you can keep your vino crisp and cool, while you leisurely sip and enjoy the scenery.

$10.99

Compact Portable Pop-Up Camping Cot

This ultra-portable pop-up tent and camping cot takes the “rough” out of “roughing it.” The cot keeps you elevated from the cold, hard ground (and most small scurrying animals), while the tent surrounds and protects you from the elements, and the air mattress lulls you to sleep. The tent and cot can be used separately also.

$123.94

Loveseat Style Double Camp Chair

You want to sit back with your arm around the one you love, but it’s tough to cozy up in separate chairs. That’s why you need this double camp chair! Easy to fold and carry, made from durable polyester fabric and supported by a tough steel frame, this loveseat can easily support up to 485 lbs.

$32.98

Hand Crank Lantern and LED Flashlight

Let’s say you need light but it’s been raining for days, and all your batteries are dead. That means both your solar and battery-powered lanterns won’t work. That’s when you pull out this hand-crank lantern! Super compact and portable, with 2 brightness settings, it can also be charged via USB…but where’s the adventure in that?

$19.99

Waterproof Matches

When worst comes to worst, you should always carry a pack of good ‘ol matches with you when camping. And in a pinch, these waterproof matches can save the day! The carbonized matchstick can safely be struck and burn even after being soaked with water.

$5.63

Camping Hammock

When it comes to the ultimate in relaxation, it’s hard to beat a hammock. This extremely compact, lightweight, and super sturdy hammock can support up to 400 lbs., and attaches easily with two solid steel carabiners and two extra tough nautical grade hang ropes. Make your perfect seat anywhere you want!

$44.99

Hang-N-Haul

This little miracle gadget is perfect to keep utensils, condiments, napkins, plates and grilling tools neatly hung nearby for easy reach when cooking in the great outdoors. The reinforced hooks are sturdy and can attach nearly anywhere. There are also multiple stationary hooks for tongs or large utensils, and there’s even a detachable pouch for dirty dishes and utensils.

$24.99

Wood Burning Campstove

Not only does this provide a safe, portable campfire anywhere, but the burning fire actually provides power to charge your portable devices! Ultra lightweight, it contains a handy internal starter battery that helps to get the fire going before it begins generating power. Burns sticks, kindling, whatever is available in nature around you.

$127.00

Bracelet Flask

Ring-shaped flasks were actually around in the early 19th century. And now, this ring-shaped flask can help you carry a shot of “liquid courage” close, for those nights camping in the wilderness when the noises of the forest start creeping in. No need packing bottles, this bracelet flask keeps you hands-free and fashionable by the campfire!

$35.00

Outdoor Popcorn Popper

Ring-shaped flasks were actually around in the early 19th century. And now, this ring-shaped flask can help you carry a shot of “liquid courage” close, for those nights camping in the wilderness when the noises of the forest start creeping in. No need packing bottles, this bracelet flask keeps you hands-free and fashionable by the campfire!

$17.00

Upcycled Tent Dopp Kit

For the practical and posh camper, this upcycled Dopp kit is a must! Lightweight, durable, and water and stain resistant, it’s made from reclaimed fabric discarded by tent manufacturers. Three zippered mesh compartments can easily hold all your camping toiletries, while the durable hook and clip make for secure hanging.

$38.00

Hobo Roll Essential Stuff Sack

This super light, super tough nylon bag is amazing! The inside contains 5 radial chambers that keep your belongings sorted and easy to get to. No need for unpacking every time you need to find something… it’s all within reach. Two compression straps also help to make it even more compact and easy to carry.

$52.00

Portable Briefcase BBQ Grill

Perhaps you’ve always dreamt of being a secret agent…who also goes camping on occasion? Or maybe you just take your BBQ business very seriously. Either way, this briefcase BBQ grill is for you! The stainless steel briefcase stands on two adjustable legs and opens to reveal a grill and charcoal pit. It’s sooo 007!

$80.00

Grilled Cheese Maker

You know the homey, comfortable feeling you get with a piping hot grilled cheese on your plate? Well, with this portable grilled cheese maker, you can get that homey, comfortable feeling anywhere your camping adventures take you! Cast aluminium, stainless steel, and a rosewood handle make this camping tool one that will last for years.

$25.00

Comfy Alpaca Socks

Keeping your feet warm and dry while camping is top priority in colder, wetter climates, and these alpaca socks will fit the bill! The alpaca yarn is not only supremely soft and comfortable, it provides twice the warmth of sheep’s wool. They will be your feet’s best friend during any camping or hiking trip.

$32.00

Family Charades

There’s nothing quite like having the whole family together and unplugged from the cell phones, laptops, and TV. But…umm…now what? Well, after a fun-filled day of boating, hiking, and fishing, this classic game of family Charades will provide you with even more quality family time and memories to last a lifetime!

$26.00

Solar E Panels

This nifty solar charger is a fast, easy, portable way to keep the juices flowing while out camping. The unique design contains a built-in storage pouch for cables and portable devices, and hanging loops can attach to any backpack or other object, so soak up the sun’s rays anywhere.

$100.00 – $130.00

Tailgater Hammock

Self-drive camping trips and glamping excursions can enable you to get some of the most awe-inspiring parking spots imaginable. And with these tailgaters’ hammocks, you’ll literally have the best seat in the house! These two heavy-duty chairs with their hanging footrests, attach to any 2″ trailer hitch in just 10 minutes!

$349.95

Indoor Flameless Marshmallow Roaster

Let’s face it, S’mores are probably the most perfect camping treat ever invented. But sadly, Mother Nature doesn’t always cooperate for a campfire. That’s where this amazing little flameless marshmallow roaster comes in! Using a stainless steel electric heater, your marshmallows will be ready for chocolate and graham crackers in no time!

$69.95

GPS Homing Device

E.T. said it best. Sometimes, you just want to phone home. Or go home, whatever the case may be. The smallest and simplest portable GPS device available, it requires only 2 AAA batteries and has a high degree of accuracy…within 5 yards! The self-calibrating digital compass display is easy to read and weather resistant.

$59.95

The Mosquito Thwarting Hammock

E.T. said it best. Sometimes, you just want to phone home. Or go home, whatever the case may be. The smallest and simplest portable GPS device available, it requires only 2 AAA batteries and has a high degree of accuracy…within 5 yards! The self-calibrating digital compass display is easy to read and weather resistant.

$349.95

Campfire Cooking Grill

This campfire cooking grill combines the best of pioneer ingenuity with modern-day practicality. Portable, easy to use, and simple to set up, the grill and arms easily rotate 360 degrees, as well as up and down. Super strong solid steel construction, the 7 pieces of this cooker will last for years of cooking adventures.

$70.00

Camping Cooking Tripod

Imagine using this classic cooking tool, set in the most remote and beautiful surroundings your outdoor journeys can lead you to. In the classic spirit of the Old West pioneers of yesterday, this cooking tripod is surprisingly lightweight, though made from the toughest steel and iron. With arrow head feet for easy ground penetration, it can safely hold up to 130 lbs.!

$26.76

Vintage Style Bell Tent

This is just simply the ultimate in camping abodes. The classic bell tent style is supremely spacious (sleeps 8 adults) and surprisingly easy to set up! The sides can be rolled up, and there are screened windows and vents. This tent is waterproofed and ruggedly durable. Complete with a stove jack, this is one tent you’ll never want to leave.

$875.00

10 DIY Camping Gear and Gifts

Tasseled Roasting Sticks

You and your camping companions can lounge by the fire and roast marshmallows in style with these fun and festive tasseled roasting sticks, hand crafted by you! All you’ll need are store-bought roasting sticks, embroidery thread, gold paint, and a paint brush… then follow the simple instructions found here, and you’re ready to cook!

DIY Firestarters

When you’re camping, wood and kindling may be plentiful all around you, but there’s no guarantee it will be dry. That could be a potentially dangerous situation…but easily avoidable if you’re prepared with these genius little DIY firestarters. All you need are some readily-available household items, such as dryer lint and newspaper, then follow the simple instructions here. Then relax knowing you won’t struggle lighting a campfire ever again!

DIY Mason Jar Match Holder

What a better quick little DIY craft than to make a smart (and practical) mason jar match holder! All you need are some strike-anywhere matches, a small mason jar, and a square of sandpaper (be sure it’s slightly larger than the lid of the jar). In just a few minutes you will have a DIY masterpiece worthy of any camping trip. See the quick and easy instructions here.

DIY Camp Chair

This chic folding wooden chair is perfect for lounging around the campfire or reading your favorite book while lounging under a beach umbrella. Minimal craft experience needed, and the only tools required will be a saw, screwdriver with a countersink, a hammer, some screws and nails, and a few other items. You can find a full list as well as detailed, easy-to-follow instructions here.

S’Mores Kit

How many graham crackers will you need? How many marshmallows? What about chocolate? Ratio is key in making the absolute best S’mores, and these DIY S’mores kits are genius for any camping trip, beach excursion, or even Summer BBQ. You’ll just need some To-Go boxes with lids (available at your local dollar store), cardstock, glue, a pen, and your delicious supplies. Follow the simple instructions here!

DIY Tin Can Lanterns

A crafty and beautiful way to recycle your tin cans while making your campsite more delightful. These cans can also be filled with small mason jars or glass candle votives to protect the flames from the wind! You’ll just need your tin cans, masonry nails, a hammer, mineral spirits…and the rest of the items and super-easy instructions can be found here.

Retro Camper Keychain

Camping is one of the most amazing experiences you can have, each and every time you go. So why not commemorate your love of it with this adorable key chain! Using perler beads (you can easily find on Amazon or in your favorite craft store), an iron, and this retro camper bead pattern, you are just minutes away from fun. Find the pattern and full instructions here.

Arrow Wood Slice Coasters

You see arrows everywhere in fashion and home décor lately, and they just so happen to fit in perfectly with a camping theme too! Imagine these cool wood slice coasters adding a bit of fun to your picnic table at the campsite! With some wood slices (you can find at the craft store), a Sharpie, a few other items, and the instructions found here, you can have them ready in no time!

Camping Found-Object Initial

You see arrows everywhere in fashion and home décor lately, and they just so happen to fit in perfectly with a camping theme too! Imagine these cool wood slice coasters adding a bit of fun to your picnic table at the campsite! With some wood slices (you can find at the craft store), a Sharpie, a few other items, and the instructions found here, you can have them ready in no time!

DIY Customized Enamel Dishes

Imagine setting up for dinner at the campsite with these personalized enamel dishes! Even when not in use on the road, you can bring these out to spice up a regular-old weekday dinner, sparking memories of fun times around the fire. With enamel dishes, and stencils you can either make yourself or order online, and directions found here, your next meal can be served up in style!

   

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