Our top 13 camping gift ideas for the 2020 holidays

What to buy someone who loves camping? Check out our camping gift ideas for your outdoorsy friends and family.

Is a camper on your gift list this year? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got a list of camping gift ideas for this holiday season that will help your camper enjoy many happy trips to come.

  1. Customized Nalgene Sustain water bottle. The Sustain bottle by Nalgene is made with 50% recycled content and is BPA free. You can customize with colors of your choice and your own images!
  2. Patagonia gift card. Outdoor enthusiasts love Patagonia’s durable and stylish products. And you can feel good about buying from Patagonia. It’s a certified B Corporation, meaning it meets rigorous standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and accountability.
  3. Zirbenz Stone Pine Liqueur of the Alps. The piney flavor of this liqueur is holiday appropriate and also makes great cocktails to enjoy tent-side. See the recipes at the product link. One of our favorites is the Alpine martini, made of pine liqueur, gin, and dry vermouth.
  4. Luci Solar String Lights, available with white or colored These solar-powered, lightweight lights on an 18-foot cord can be used camping, in the backyard, or on any adventure. They’re rechargeable with solar power or via USB.
  5. Moore Collection screen-printed t-shirt. Moore Collection, based in Denver, makes a variety of charming and stylin’ tees and other apparel with outdoor-themed prints.
  6. The gift of tree planting. The Nature Conservancy is a highly trusted environmental organization that’s working to plant a billion trees across the world, helping to preserve clean drinking water, improve air quality, and halt climate change. $50 can plant up to 25 trees!
  7. Little Sun Diamond. Designed by world-renowned artist Olafur Eliasson, this lightweight, solar-powered lantern is reminiscent of a diamond and works wonderfully at camp. For each product sold, one is donated to rural Africa.
  8. The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs. In this well-reviewed book, explorer Tristan Gooley engagingly explains how to learn about your surroundings through close observation of the outdoors.
  9. Garmin inReach Mini portable satellite communicator. If your loved ones camp or explore in far-flung locations, this lightweight satellite communicator offers the gift of peace of mind.
  10. Teva Ember Moc. This versatile shoe is advertised as “part sneaker, part sleeping bag” and is perfect for around the house or around the campsite.
  11. L.L. Bean Personal Organizer Toiletry Bag. These virtually indestructible toiletry kits are perfect for a car camping trip or a weekend getaway. Bonus: they come in fun colors and designs.
  12. Big Agnes Insulated Tent Comforter. If your favorite camper has been known to get chilly at night, this is a great gift. The comforter, which is water-resistant on one side, can be used under sleeping pads as an added layer of insulation, as a regular blanket, or even as a picnic blanket.
  13. LifeStraw Water Filter. This super-lightweight water filter is also super-easy to use. It’s an important piece of survival gear, and one that won’t take up much space.

If the camper on your gift list needs a tent, sleeping bag or other equipment, check out our gear pages for other camping gift ideas.


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