From a do-all stove kit to a versatile light, these camping gifts are sure to make the outdoorsy person in your life happy.
Don’t know what to get the camper in your life? No worries. We’ve rounded up 18 great camping gifts to keep them happily sleeping under the stars.
Popular Camping Gifts in 2020
Leatherman has been making multitools for 37 years. These popular tools are used for hunting, fishing, daily carry, and more. The latest iteration of its invention is the Leatherman FREE collection.
Within that, the FREE T4 stands out as a clip-on 3.6-inch EDC multitool with a knife, scissors, screwdriver, tweezers, and eight other tools for common problem-solving. If you’re looking for a knife instead of a multitool, be sure to check out the FREE K2.
All Leatherman products are backed by a 25-year warranty. Get free shipping on it with code FREESHIP through the end of 2020.Sponsored by Leatherman
Light up camp with the ever-useful and fun Luminoodle. This 5-foot light rope (also available in a 10-foot length) is waterproof, flexible, and ready for any situation. Hang it in your tent, wrap it around a tree, or use the integrated magnets to stick it to your car.
It pumps out 180 lumens, weighs less than 5 ounces, and comes with a carrying sack that can double as a lantern. You can order it with a USB battery pack or use your own. Talk about a lighting win.
A cook-and-eat set for two, this kit pairs the PocketRocket® stove with the brand’s best selling cook set. It includes a pot, utensils, bowls, insulated mugs, and ultra-compact stove. It’s a bestseller and well-regarded by campers new and old.Sponsored by MSR
Lightweight and surprisingly compact, the full-size Aeros Ultralight Deluxe inflatable pillow uses a construction inspired by the Air Spring Cells of the brand’s sleeping mats. It features a super-soft 20-denier stretch-knit polyester exterior and a silent TPU air bladder for support and comfort. As a bonus, it weighs 4.6 ounces and packs down to a size similar to a PB&J sandwich.Sponsored by Sea to Summit
This 3-in-1 sleeping bag is cozy, warm, and incredibly versatile. The One uses exceptional 800-fill goose down that has a high warmth-to-weight ratio and compresses extremely well. To get a 5-degree down sleeping bag under $300 is pretty amazing. To get three at that price? An outstanding value! No wonder it’s one of our top picks of the year.
This is a gift the entire family will enjoy. As one of the best tents of 2020, it’s a venerable palace of a camping tent. With nearly vertical walls, a rectangular floor, and 75 inches of peak height, there’s space to hang out with your family, sit in chairs, lie on cots, or whatever a group of four would desire.
This is one of our favorite sleeping pads and is sure to be a winning gift. It earned top marks for comfort and ease of use. The integrated foot pump is efficient, effective, and fun to use. Instead of blowing it up, you simply open the valves and step on it until inflated. Then close the valves, and voila, you’re ready for bed.
Whether hanging at the campsite or cozied up at home, this game offers fun for the whole family. Channel your inner lumberjack as you throw foam axes at the target. It folds up for easy storage and has a suction cup for quick mounting.
Know someone who’s always a little cold? Then give them a Bestie to stay warm with. This packable blanket works just as well keeping you cozy around the campfire or snuggled up at home. It’s durable enough to withstand rough rocks and easily packs into the included stuff sack.
This pocket-friendly light doubles as a flashlight and camp lantern. The shockcord mount easily attaches to trees, trekking poles, or your tent to shed light wherever you go. It runs on a single AA battery and is a favorite among kids.
This towel earns big points for packability, utility, and comfort. The terry-knit microfiber is soft against the skin and impressively absorbent. These towels are fast-drying and available in a variety of sizes. Plus, the silver-ion odor control keeps towels fresh on the trail or at home.
Shopping for a new parent who loves camping? This pint-size infant sleeping bag is a winner. The compressible down keeps babies warm without taking up precious pack space. It zips open from the bottom for easy diaper changes and is machine-washable. Just because you have a baby doesn’t mean you can’t go camping. This sleeping bag is also available in toddler sizes.
This insulated bottle is perfect for daily use. The loop cap makes for an easy carry, and the double-wall insulation keeps contents at the desired temp all day long. And if that special someone on your list is more of a straw-loving sipper, check the ever-useful Insulated Tumbler with Lid ($25). No matter what you choose, you can feel good supporting a company that is a Certified B Corporation and a member of 1% for the Planet.
This mug checks all the important boxes: insulated, durable, and complete with a lid. Plus, it’s like two gifts in one, as each MiiR product funds trackable giving projects. Just register the “Give Code” to find out exactly how your mug helps. Pair with the oh-so-packable Pourigami for the ultimate camp coffee gift.
This ultra-durable cooler is built for adventure. The 17.8L internal capacity easily holds enough drinks to share or a weekend’s worth of provisions. Round that out with a leakproof zipper and top-notch cooling capabilities, and you’ve got a gift that will work hard and last damn near forever.
A lightweight puffy jacket is a staple for anyone who likes to camp and spends time getting after it outside. A few GearJunkie staff have been rocking the Kaon from Rab over the past few months. It’s come in handy on high-alpine trips, cold nights at camp, and brisk mornings on the river. It weighs 8.2 ounces, uses 800-fill water-resistant down, and easily stuffs into a pack when you don’t need it. We love the fit of the hood, the slim fit, and the rad colors. Plus, it comes in men’s and women’s styles.
Car camping and overlanding are a dream with these spacious and comfy tents. Between the GearJunkie staff, we have several Roofnest models — the Falcon, Sparrow, and Sandpiper (no longer listed) — and have fallen in love with the ease of camping with them.
Pull up to your site, undo the latches, pop it up, climb in, and sleep like royalty on a 3-inch-thick mattress. It’s changed the way we car camp and adventure. Check the Roofnest site to find the rooftop tent that’s right for you or the camper on your list.
This chair rocks — literally. Not only can you enjoy a rocking chair while sitting around the campfire, but the sunshade will keep you comfy all day long. It folds up for easy transport and is built to last. We’ve been using one regularly for more than 2 years, and it’s still going strong.
This handy first-aid kit is a just-in-case must-have. Complete with scissors, bandages, and a medical guide, it covers the basics and does so in a light and packable package. With an average 4.5-star rating and more than 1,000 reviews on REI’s website, it’s clearly a fan-favorite piece of gear.