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50 Cool Camping Gear and Gifts Everyone Will Love

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.

Sea Eagle Inflatable Sport Kayak

Take to the water on this Sea Eagle SE370 Inflatable Sport Kayak Pro Package. Lightweight yet strong, it weighs only 32 pounds, but can hold a cargo of up to 650 pounds. Plus, the Polykrylar hull is tough enough to withstand dog paws and claws, so their four-legged friend can sit upfront with the skipper.


SwagCycle Lightweight and Aluminum Folding EBike

Get out and explore in the countryside with this SwagCycle EB-5 Pro electric bike. With the rechargeable li-ion battery, cyclists can travel for 15.5 miles on one charge, so adventures don’t have to be cut short. What’s more, it can be folded up and stored in the trunk whilst traveling.

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Marmot Crane Creek Backpacking and Camping Tent

Ideal for a camping trip with your mates, this Crane Creek 3-person tent provides 42 feet of shelter. And with 2 large D-shaped doors for easy access, as well as overhead storage for your gear, you won’t feel like you’re in each other’s personal space.


Gerber GDC Money Clip w/ Built-in Fixed Blade Knife

Backpackers can keep their cash safe with this Gerber GDC money clip. The lightweight, slim design holds up to 5 credit cards, and it fits discreetly in to an inside pocket of a jacket or backpack. There’s also a built-in 1.75 inch blade for emergencies on-the-go.


GoPro HERO5 Black

Take stunning 4K photos and videos at the touch of a button with the GoPro Hero5. With this lightweight, waterproof design, adrenaline junkies won’t be confined to dry land to take an Instagram-worthy shot, which will be streamed straight to their smartphone through the QuikStories app.


BioLite FirePit Outdoor Smokeless Fire Pit Grill

Bring the atmosphere of a campfire to the backyard with this BioLite Outdoor Smokeless Fire Pit; burn up to 4 standard logs on the fire pit and watch the flames crackle through the X-Ray mesh. What’s more, the patent airflow technology means that you won’t smoke out the neighbors.


Telescoping Rotating Marshmallow Roasting Sticks

A must-have for campers, make the perfect s’mores every time with these marshmallow roasting sticks from Jolly Green Products; the rotating handle ensures food cooks evenly over the campfire without the stick breaking or bending. The set of 5 skewers also comes with a free storage bag.



Go for gold with this National Geographic Pro Series Metal Detector. Lightweight and portable, the handle can be adjusted to a suitable height for both kids and adults, while the collapsible design means the metal detector can be packed away in to a backpack in order to search for treasure on camping trips or hikes.


RUSH24 Tactical Backpack

A camping trip with the family can feel like a military-style mission; make sure you have military-approved gear with this RUSH24 Tactical Backpack. The 37 litre backpack has dual zipping side pockets, as well as a fleece-lined pocket for eyewear. Plus, with the water-repellent coating, your belongings will stay dry come rain or shine.


JBL Charge Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Music lovers can listen to their favorite songs wherever they are with this portable Bluetooth speaker. The echo-cancelling speaker connects wirelessly with up to 3 smartphones, as well as other JBL Connect speakers, to play music or receive calls. And it’s waterproof too, so the party doesn’t have to stop if the heavens open.


YETI Roadie Cooler

Just because you’re in the middle of nowhere, it doesn’t mean you have to drink warm beer. The YETI Roadie 20 Cooler holds up to 14 cans and the walls are insulated with 2 inches of thick, commercial-grade polyurethane to keep your drinks cold – even when the weather gets hot.


WellaX Sandfree Beach Blanket

There’s nothing worse when camping than getting sand in your tent. 40% larger than average, the WellaX beach blanket is made from ripstop fabric, which is sand, water and heat repellent, so sand can be brushed off in seconds before it’s packed away (and it won’t appear later in your sleeping bag.)


DEWALT Lighted USB Charging Tool Backpack

Charge your tools on-the-go with the DEWALT backpack; with 2 USB charging ports, you’ll never run out of power on the job again. The backpack has 2 large pads to protect the neck and back when carrying heavy gear, as well as a reinforced zipper.


Camping Shovels

Why carry multiple tools in your backpack when you can carry just one? This multifunctional, folding shovel is ideal to take hiking or fishing; made from carbon steel, the lightweight, portable shovel includes emergency tools that are stored inside the handle, such as a knife and bottle opener.


Teton Sports Celsius XL Sleeping Bag

Keep warm after a day of hiking with this TETON SPORTS Celsius XL sleeping bag. The ripstop sleeping bag has a mummy hood, as well as an inside pocket for a wallet or keys. And there’s no need to roll it up in the morning – simply stuff it in to the compression sack.

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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!


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.

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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.


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.


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!

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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.


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.

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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!


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.

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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.


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.

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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!


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.

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OtterBox Venture Cooler

When you’re camping, the last thing you want is warm beer and spoiled food. The Otterbox Venture 45 Cooler can keep ice (and therefore food and drink) for up to 14 days.

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Opinel No6 Folding Knife

A decent knife makes an essential camping gift, and this foldable one, with a durable Beechwood handle, is still made the same way it has been for almost 130 years.


Coghlan's Pop-Up Trash Can

If plastic shopping bags are their usual go-to solution to trash when sleeping under the stars, help them keep things tidy with the Coghlan’s pop-up trash can, which can accommodate a 30 gallon bag.


Gregory Deva 60 Liter Backpack

A comfortable backpack is an absolute essential when hiking, but not all packs will suit the female form. This 60 liter version uses Response A3 suspension technology for the perfect women’s fit.

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Primus Profile Duo Burner

This little stove may be compact but it will cook up a storm on their next camping trip. With a dual burner/ barbeque grill burner, it will take just 3 minutes to boil.

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Bushcraft 101

Bushcraft 101 is the must-have guide to surviving in the wild, and is based on the five C’s to show readers how to not only survive but thrive in the great outdoors.


Titan Deep Freeze Premium Ice Chest Roto Cooler

With Microban protection, this ice chest cooler boasts thick polyurethane insulation, meaning it can keep ice for up to 4 days and meets conditions set by the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee.


Therm-a-Rest Down Pillow

Lightweight, compactable, and portable, the Therm-a-Rest down pillow adds a touch of luxury when camping or travelling, and is available in Gray Mountain, or Celestial Blue color options.

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BOOM 3 Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Camping gear needs to be durable enough to withstand all conditions – Boom 3 is a waterproof speaker which actually floats, and runs for up to 15 hours on a single charge.


GSI Outdoors Compact Scraper

This handy little pot scraper will be as much use in the home as it will be out in the field, as it cleans non-stick surfaces without causing scratches or damage.


How to Eat in the Woods

Berries are all well and good, but after a few days in the wild something more substantial is called for. This book will provide all the knowledge they need for foraging, fishing, and more.


Kicker Bullfrog BF100 Bluetooth Portable Outdoor Speaker

With 360 degree sound, the Bullfrog BF100 is the perfect outdoor speaker as it’s robust enough to take the knocks, while also answering calls and streaming music from your iPhone, laptop, or tablet.


Chuckit Travel Dog Bed

Make sure man’s best friend has somewhere to lay his furry head with the machine washable Chuckit! travel dog bed which is warm, soft, water-resistant, and comes with a rip-stop liner.


UCO Sweetfire Biofuel Fire Starters

Living in nature, albeit temporarily, makes you more appreciative of the need for planet-friendly goods. These firestarters are made from renewable biofuel and each one burns for up to 7 minutes.

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YAHTZEE National Parks Travel Edition

With everything fitting inside the dice cup, this game of Yahtzee is ideal for travelling and fun nights around the campfire, and features national parks from across the United States.


Intex Prestige Downy Airbed

They won’t need to sleep on the cold forest floor when you give them this inflatable bed, which features a flocked surface for comfort, and a hand held battery pump.


Bushcraft First Aid

If disaster strikes when they’re off-grid, Bushcraft First Aid might just save their life as it shows them how to treat everything from a simple cut to a frightening head injury.


TETON Sports Mammoth Queen-Size Double Sleeping Bag

Queen size for optimum space and comfort, this sleeping bag has shoulder draft tubes to keep warm and cozy, and can be stuffed rather than rolled for easy packing away.


Survivor Kid: A Practical Guide to Wilderness Survival

Young adventurers will learn a lot by reading Survivor Kid, which teaches them the strategies and skills they will need if ever they find themselves lost in the middle of nowhere.


Martini Cup

Now there’s no excuse for not having a cocktail by the campfire with the Chasertini Martini Cup, which keeps drinks cold til the last drop, and features a non-spill sippy lid.


Gear Aid Tenacious Tape Fabric and Vinyl Repair Tape

A first aid kit for items, this roll of Gear Aid Tenacious Tape will fix tears and holes in tents, inflatables, jackets, tarps, and a gazillion other pieces that need patching up.


Estwing Sportsman's Axe

Forged in one piece, this axe is the strongest one on the market and features a genuine hand sanded leather handle so it will stand up to the most vigorous usage.


Gerber ComplEAT Cooking Tool

With all the utensils they will need for a camping trip, this set features a spoon and fork (which together form tongs), double-sided spatula, and a handy multi-tool for opening bottles and cans.


TekFire Fuel-Free Lighter

Lighting a fire outdoors can be a struggle– one puff of wind and the match goes out. This windproof lighter uses an electric arc so there are no fluids or fuels required.


Mexican Blanket

Woven using 100% recycled materials, this Mexican blanket is not only beautiful and large enough for a twin bed, but every sale gives something back to charity through the Benevolence LA Mission.

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Coleman Pack-Away Camping Cot

Supporting up to 300lbs in weight and 6 foot 6 inches in height, this adjustable camping cot can provide seating or sleeping space and comes with a handy removable side table.


Backpacker Mug

Keep drinks hot or cold with this invaluable cup which features a neoprene sleeve, sealable lid, and grippy bottom for safe, spill-free drinking when ‘roughing it’ in the wild.


Axe Head Kii

Camping gear needs to be lightweight and portable, and this 5-in-1 tool is certainly that, as it fits in the hand but includes an axe, wedge, knife, chisel, and adze.

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Boot Dryer

It’s inevitable that shoes and boots are going to get wet during outdoor adventures, but the Drysure Extreme Boot Dryer is 12x more effective than air-drying, and needs no electricity or power supply.

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Taking just one minute, the AeroPress coffee and espresso maker can produce 1-3 cups of delicious, smooth American coffee, as well as espresso, and is lightweight, portable, and easy to clean.


Sea to Summit X-Bowl

Withstanding heat of up to 300 degrees F, this sturdy bowl has collapsible walls which reduces it to just a 1" thick circle, and the bottom doubles as a cutting board, too.


Helinox Chair Zero Ultralight Compact Camping Chair

Incredibly portable, this camping chair folds down to just 4 x 4 x 14”, weighs a tiny 1.1lb (while holding up to 260lbs in weight), and is made from lightweight ripstop polyester.

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Coleman Portable Camping Quad Chair

Adding comfort to camping, the Coleman Camping Quad Chair boasts a padded seat and a built-in cooler which is insulated to keep up to 4 cans cool and within easy reach.


Mountainsmith K-9 Cube

This bag might look like a regular tote bag, but it makes a fabulous camping gift as it hides a 9.5 Qts. roll top food container, front food tray, and 2 collapsible PVC-free bowls.


The Ultimate Ground Anchor

With 4 in a pack, this ground anchor makes the perfect stake for tents, tarps, and tethering dogs safely in one place, and it comes with a lifetime guarantee.


BioLite Sunlight Solar Powered Lantern

Even off-grid, a little light when the sun goes down is still an essential. This lamp charges by day and provides up to 50 hours of dimmable light with a night-vision option.


Green Elephant Pop Up Utilitent

Privacy doesn’t necessarily go hand-in-hand with camping, but this utilitent offers a private space for changing, showering (thanks to the shower hold in the top), and using a portable toilet.

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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!


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!


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!


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!


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.


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.


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.!


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.


15 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!

Diy Fire Starters

Don’t be let down by a campfire that won’t light; have a look at this blog post to find instructions on how to create these DIY fire starters using household items, such as newspaper and candles. They’ll also make quick, easy gifts for campers this Christmas.

Diy Back Yard Drink Caddy

Every beer is precious… even more so when you’re camping miles away from a store and they’re in short supply. Avoid spillages with this DIY drinks caddy that costs just $2 to make. An inexpensive stocking filler, it can also be stuck in the lawn during family get-togethers.

A Gift In A Tin: Coffee Lover Survival Kit

If a family member or friend can’t get through the day without their caffeine fix, have a look at this post to put together a Coffee Lover’s Survival Kit. What’s more, you’ll find links to recipes so you can make each item yourself, from maple vanilla coffee syrup to biscotti.

Diy Citronella Candles

Do mozzies always make a beeline for your partner when you’re outdoors? Check out this post to see how to make citronella candles to keep the bugs at bay. They may be a turn off for creepy crawlies, but the candles might also help to set the mood…

Diy Bottle Cap Fishing Lures

If your husband or dad enjoys nothing more than a day spent fishing at the lake with a beer in hand, this is the perfect gift for them – these bottle cap fishing lures aren’t quick to make, but your loved one will appreciate the thought that’s gone in to creating them.


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