It doesn’t matter what the occasion is; be it a birthday, Christmas, Father’s Day, graduation, – the list goes on and on, camping gear is an amazing gift for any camper or hiker to receive. Ideally, you should go for something that they don’t already have or an upgrade so, it would be a more thoughtful gift if you can find out what would be the best choice.
Here, you can find several ideas to help get you started! I’ve even put them in ascending order, beginning with the cheapest products and ending with the more expensive ones.
The Wallet Ninja is a tactical credit card-shaped multi-tool. It’s very cheap and is so many things in one; four screwdrivers, including Phillips, flathead, and eyeglass, a box and letter opener, a nail puller, an inch and cm ruler, a bottle and can opener, a fruit peeler, and six hex wrenches, as well as nut and bolt ones ranging from sizes #2 – #12. It can even become a mobile phone stand if you insert a credit card or similar into the slot to support your phone.
Marshmallow Roasting Sticks
For those of us who love roasting marshmallows and making smores, it’s great to have a set of marshmallow roasting sticks to do just that. This set, in particular, comes with eight which telescope up and down, giving them a minimum length of 12.2 inches and a maximum of 32 inches – this can be extremely useful to not burn yourself since it depends on how big the fire is.
They are also good for children to use since the pointed ends are pointed just enough to skewer a marshmallow but not so much so that they could cause any harm. The fact that they come in different colors is another big plus, as some people enjoy being given that choice.
Buff headwear is extremely versatile as it can be made to be a cap, neckerchief, as headband, do-rag, and many more. It can be really useful for campers, whether it’s in the cold as it’s great to keep warm or during the summer to keep hair out of the face and absorb sweat.
It’s such great quality that it has a seamless construction, making it very durable and comfortable to wear.
According to this article, What Are The 10 Essentials Of Camping, illumination is absolutely crucial for camping trips. I recommend the UCO Leschi Lantern because it is no ordinary lantern. What makes it special is the attached shock cord which allows for it to be mounted to trees, bars, guy lines, – anything really. It’s also collapsible so that it can be even more compact and it is highly water-resistant (IPX5) for extra durability.
If you’re anything like me, a pillow just isn’t something you bring along when camping. I always find other things to use instead, such as a jacket or I’ve even used my backpack in a pinch even though it’s not the most comfortable. I think that anybody would love the Hikenture Camping Pillow as a gift. Not only is it very affordable, but it also has a removable cover making it much easier to keep clean, and is extremely lightweight.
With just 3-5 breaths it inflates, and it has the ideal shape for neck support. The outer cover is soft and comfortable cotton, with woven polyester on the inside and it even has a detachable elastic band so that you can fasten the pillow to something. With a thickened TPU liner it is more durable and reinforced sealing edge makes it leakproof. Once deflated it can become extremely compact into its carry bag, so now there’s no reason to skip on comfort since there is no need to give up much space for this pillow.
Portable Fire Pit
A portable campfire fire pit is a blessing to any camper. Most of us just carry around fire starters and build campfires everywhere we go, but this fire pit by Vinclus is a game-changer. It fits compactly into its little storage bag and is extremely easy to assemble. Made with stainless steel and 304 stainless steel mesh, you can be sure that this will be a gift that lasts. Best of all, it’s super easy to clean as well!
Another essential for most campers is a water filter. It’s a lot of effort to lug around potable water with you when camping, especially if you don’t have a car, so it’s a lot more convenient to have a water filter on you and to just find a water source near your campsite.
The RUNACC outdoor water filter gets the job done very efficiently. It’s extremely portable and meets FDA standards making it completely safe to use.
Its purifier straw utilizes a 0.1-micron ultrafiltration membrane as filter media, removing 99.9999% of bacteria, etc. It has a ball pump making it even easier to drink and backflush the straw. It can filter up to a whopping 2000 liters without using any chemicals.
It seems it goes without saying that any camper would be thrilled to have this product!
If you know that your fellow camper also enjoys hiking, an ultra-light backpack would be a nice gift. Chances are they already have one, but it’s likely that it’s a bit old and aged so, a brand new one would be a joy to anyone.
The WILDMAX hydration backpack is no ordinary backpack, as it includes a 2 Litre FDA-approved and BPA-free water bladder bag as well as lots of compartments to hold everything possibly needed for a camping or hiking trip. Best of all, it only weighs 1.8lbs!
The water bladder has a thermal insulation compartment so that the liquid stays cool for up to 4 hours, and it’s easy to adjust it to fit your body thanks to the bag’s chest and waist straps. It’s also leak-proof, with a 135-degree soft mouthpiece that has an on/off valve.
Although slightly more expensive but still affordable, this portable camping chair by LIKMIC is brilliant. It folds up into a small and compact bag (4.7 x 13.7 inches) that also has a handle so that it’s easier to take anywhere with you – if it doesn’t fit in your bag, you can easily attach it from the outside. The chair itself is made of 900D oxford cloth and breathable mesh with hemming for durability and has a 7075-aluminum alloy frame. The feet have PU non-slip plastic covers for stability, and the whole thing only weighs 2.01lbs which is 20% lighter than its previous generation.
Next, we have something that is essential for absolutely everyone; consumables, namely food, are a vital necessity in everyday life and even more so when camping. Beef jerky is ideal for both camping and hiking because it’s lightweight, packed with protein, regulates the body’s hydration, and doesn’t spoil quickly. Check out our beef jerky where we offer a wide variety of jerky options that come as a pack or even as a gift box. Some even include beer, whiskey, and much more!
Camping Coffee Maker
Our last option truly is only for those who are willing to spend a decent bit. With the WACACO portable coffee maker, one can brew and drink from a single device – and mind you, it only takes two minutes to brew! This is because the construction utilizes a twisting mechanism that generates vacuum pressure inside the mug. That negative pressure creates a suction force, drawing the hot water down through the coffee grounds.
All that needs to be done is; fill the water chamber and drop the coffee basket inside so that it sinks to the bottom. It’s necessary to twist the ring to create that pressure I mentioned earlier. Once the water rises completely, simply remove the brewer and the coffee will stay hot for a couple of hours!
It has a stainless steel micro-filter that is reusable, creating no excess waste – after all, us campers know that we should waste as little as possible for the environment.
David is an avid lover of the outdoors and all things adventure. His main loves are camping, hiking and backpacking. He also blogs his experiences and advice over at BestTentforYou.com.