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8 Great Camping Gifts

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From an ultralight spork 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 eight great camping gifts to keep them happily sleeping under the stars.

NEMO Forte 20 Sleeping Bag — Men’s & Women’s: $200

Nemo Equipment Forte Sleeping Bag

A good sleeping bag can make or break a camping trip. Luckily, the best-selling NEMO Forte is sure to make for a warm and comfortable night under the stars.

The PrimaLoft RISE insulation is made with 80-percent-recycled materials, and the classic spoon shape adds room at the elbows and knees for maximum comfort. Best of all, it will keep you cozy all night without overheating thanks to the vents (aka Thermo Gills) on the front of the bag.

The NEMO Forte is also available in 35-degree version in men’s and women’s for $160.

MSR PocketRocket Stove Kit: $100

MSR PocketRocket Kit - Camping Gifts

The PocketRocket stove is a classic for good reason. It packs down small and cooks like a champ. And the Trail Lite Duo Cook System is a 10-piece cook set that has everything you could need to make a meal for you and a friend. It’s a great option for backcountry adventures and weekend camping trips.

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SylvanSport WayLight: $60

Sylvan Sport WayLight Trekking Pole Light Hiking

The SylvanSport WayLight is a versatile camping companion. Use it to light up the trail when hiking in the dark and poke it into the ground to light up the campsite. It offers up to 18 hours of light, and you can easily adjust the pole height for a comfortable fit.

And as if that weren’t enough, you can also easily slide skewers into the basket for roasting marshmallows. The WayLight is fun, useful, and affordable all wrapped into one.

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Sea to Summit Alpha Light Spork: $9

Sea to Summit Ultralite Spork - Camping Gifts

Even ounce-counters will love this handy utensil. It won’t weigh you down at just 0.3 ounces, and the aircraft-grade aluminum is built to last. Use the carabiner to clip it to your pack or meal kit and never miss an opportunity to chow down in the great outdoors.

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Kelty Bestie Blanket: $25

Kelty Bestie Blanket

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.

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REI Co-op Camp X Chair: $40

REI Co-op Camp X Chair

One of the most popular chairs on the market (and the best chair of the year), REI Co-op’s Camp X Chair offers comfort and versatility wrapped up into one.

The chair has a steel frame, dual mesh cupholders, and a seat comfortable and deep enough that you can sit back and relax after a long day in the outdoors. It’s a great chair no matter what climate you live in.

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Power Practical Luminoodle: $20-45

Power Practical Luminoodle - Camping Gifts

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.

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Klymit Static V Lightweight Sleeping Pad: $53

Klymit Static V sleeping pad

This affordable sleeping pad provides impressive comfort in a tiny package. The V-shaped chamber design limits air movement and heat loss for a better night’s sleep.

It weighs in at 18.6 ounces and when packed down is about the size of a Nalgene bottle. Our editor has used it for over 3 years, and it’s never failed (don’t worry, it comes with a patch kit). It’s everything you could hope for in a sleeping pad: affordability, compactness, comfort, and low weight.

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