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The campers and lovers of the outdoors you know are pleasantly easy to buy for as there are so many gadgets, gizmos, and tools out there that they will love. You could choose something basic, something to make their next trip more luxurious, or one of our unique camping gift ideas they probably don’t already have.
National Parks Pass
Some of the best camping locations in the US are within the National Parks. Yosemite, Glacier Park and many other locations supply stunning scenery and the chance to get away from it all. There are so many amazing camping opportunities in the 419 national park sites, with more than 2000 federal recreational sites.
The America the Beautiful National Parks Pass grants admission to all of the National Parks for one year with all proceeds going towards the preservation of the parks. It’s like gifting them a year of camping adventures!
Buy here: Nation Parks Pass
Compressible Travel Pillow
While we’re all for adventures in the great outdoors, a good night’s sleep is essential if you’re going to be up with the lark the next day and off on a hike. Camping pillows, if you take one at all, tend to be inflatable and not exactly comfortable.
The new type of camping pillow is made from memory foam and compresses down to one-eighth of its usual size. Camping sleep comfort guaranteed (nearly!)
Buy here: Compressible Travel Pillow
LifeStraw Personal Water Filter
Finding safe drinking water when you’re camping is essential but the usual iodine-base water purifying tablets can taste horrid. LifeStraw Personal Water Filter works without chemicals to filter water without affecting the taste of the water. You can even drink straight from a stream!
Buy here: LifeStraw Personal Water Filter
Play & Freeze Ice Cream Maker
Ice cream might not be the first necessity you think of for camping, but what an amazing luxury to have when you’re in the wilds! The Play & Freeze Ice Cream Maker is a cool little gadget that helps you make ice cream anywhere.
The ice cream maker is in the form of a plastic ball. You simply add rock salt and ice to one end and the provided ice cream mix to the other. Seal it up and start rolling it around like a soccer ball. Before you know it, you’ll have ice cream!
Buy here: Play & Freeze Ice Cream Maker
If your camping fan also loves to hike, they will know all too well how horrid it is to have wet feet after a day on the trails in all weather. Sealskinz are the best waterproof hiking socks around and don’t let in anything. They even come with a lifetime guarantee because they are basically indestructible!
Buy here: Waterproof Socks
Family Camping Mugs
If you are buying for a couple or even family, consider these cute personalized campfire mugs. Whether they are wilderness campers or love the luxury of an RV, these cute mugs personalized with their family name will be much loved.
Fold Away Food Tent
While getting back to nature is a blast, the bugs can become very annoying, particularly in summer. The Fold Away Food Tent is a little tent you can put your food in to keep the little beggars off, although it won’t protect it from bears!
The food tent folds up easily and doesn’t take up much room, making it an ideal camping accessory.
Buy here: Fold Away Food Tent