The 49 Best Camping Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Tent Camper or RV Owner in 2022

With the holiday season already upon us, it’s time to start planning out gifts for friends and family. Make this year an epic one with these ideas for the best camping gift ideas for people who love to sleep under the stars.

We researched, talked with other campers, and even tried out some of the gear ourselves. Some of it we own (and love), and some we hope to own someday. No matter what type of camper you are buying for, these gifts will make perfect additions to their camping checklist.

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a wrapped gift displayed with a lantern in a camper van representing the best camping gifts
Give your favorite camper the best holiday season with any of these camping gift ideas.

Gifts for Their Camp Kitchen

1. Aeropress Coffee and Espresso Maker

An Aeropress is an ultimate gift for campers who love their coffee. The coveted camping product makes great-tasting coffee on the go. The lightweight and portability make it a great gift for campers.

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AeroPress Original Coffee and Espresso Maker with Tote Bag - Quickly Makes Delicious Coffee Without Bitterness - 1 to 3 Cups Per Press
  • Popular with coffee enthusiasts worldwide, the patented AeroPress Original is a new kind of coffee press that uses a rapid, total immersion brewing process to make smooth, delicious, full flavored coffee without bitterness and with low acidity.

You can also buy an Aeropress at REI

2. Stanley Adventure All-in-One French Press

Another great gift for coffee lovers. The Stanley All-in-One is more than just a French press, and the Stanley All-in-One gets excellent ratings because it eliminates the need for extra gear. This French press coffee maker also boils water directly in the pot and can be used for other foods like soups or heating water for MREs.

Stanley Adventure All-In-One, Boil + Brewer French Press Coffee Maker - 32oz BPA Free Campfire Coffee Pot Heats Tea or Soup - Great for Camping and Travel – Dishwasher Safe
  • BOIL + BREW + COOK: Whether you need a fresh cup of coffee or are looking to heat up some soup to warm your bones, this sleek and streamlined French press brews, boils, and cooks, in a large 32 ounces container.

3. Blackstone Table Top Grill

We have yet to meet anyone who doesn’t absolutely love their Blackstone. Camp cooks love the large surface area for making delicious outdoor meals. The Blackstone grill uses the same 1 lb propane tank as most camp stoves, so there is no special equipment needed to use it.

REI carries a grill similar to the Blackstone

4. Collapsible Cutting Board with Colander

Multi-function products like this one make outdoor cooking and chore a little easier without packing all the gear into the car (or camper).

There is also a draining plug to use as a basin for washing dishes at the campground, and then it collapses to neatly store in the kitchen gear tote.

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QiMH Collapsible Cutting Board - Foldable Multi-function Dish Tub - Washing and Draining Veggies Fruits Food Grade Sink Storage Basket(8.5 Quart) - New Kitchen and Camping Essentials(Knife Included)
  • Environmentally Friendly Material - Made of food grade premium PP + TPR material, BPA Free, durable, no smell, non-toxic, no cracking and no deformation.

5. Master Cook Portable Camp Kitchen

Give the camp cook space to create their favorite outdoor meals at the campground. This camp kitchen has room to hold all the outdoor kitchen gear and folds down to the size of a lawn chair for easy transport to the campground.

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GCI Outdoor Master Cook Station Portable Camp Kitchen Outdoor Folding Table
  • Portable folding outdoor cook station with counter and storage space for a camping stove or grill, cooking utensils, and cookware

6. Jetboil Camp Stove

One of the best camping gift ideas for backcountry campers who hike with all their gear, this efficient and compact camp stove is a must-have, but we also like it for car camping. It quickly and efficiently heats up water for coffee, pasta, and MREs.

We’ve recommended the Jetboil Zip model for the lower price.

Jetboil Zip Camping Stove Cooking System, Carbon
  • Powered by FluxRing technology, the Zip's easy-to-use cooking system boils water in just over two minutes with half the fuel consumption of traditional systems.

REI also has a great selection of Jetboil products

7. A Bucket of Freeze-Dried Food

Freeze-dried meals are also an excellent gift for backpackers, but car campers love them too. They make a great backup when camping meals just don’t work out as planned.

Like Mountain House Classic Bucket, buying in bulk saves a lot of money – meals are usually around $8-10 each when purchased individually.

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Mountain House Classic Bucket | Freeze Dried Backpacking & Camping Food | 24 Servings
  • DELICIOUS MEAL ASSORTMENT! Savor your next adventure with this easy to carry bucket consisting of 12 total meal pouches that are loaded with unbelievable flavor. This bucket contains 24 total servings of freeze-dried backpacker favorites.

Find an 18-pack of Mountain House meals at REI

8. Nesting Bowls and Measuring Cups

Whether your favorite camper enjoys the outdoors in a tent or an RV, they’ll appreciate this space-saving bowl and measuring cup set. The colorful bowls can also be used for serving meals outside.

Joseph Joseph Nest 9 Nesting Bowls Set with Mixing Bowls Measuring Cups Sieve Colander, 9-Piece, Multicolored
  • Space-saving nesting design allows individual pieces to be stacked neatly together

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Gear for the Best Night’s Sleep

9. Exped MegaMat

If you know a camper who can’t find the perfect fit between an air mattress and a sleeping pad, the Exped MegaMat is the best of both worlds. We sleep on the MegaMat Duo 10 and love it! It’s bigger than a sleeping pad but has the comfort of an air mattress – without the bulk or risk of deflating.

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Exped Megamat 10 Insulated Self-Inflating Sleeping Pad, Green, Medium Wide
  • SUPERIOR BASECAMP PAD - It's more like a bed than a sleeping pad; The megamat 10 keeps you toasty warm and comfortable while car camping, rafting, or at basecamp; 3.9 in. of loft and stretch tricot surface deliver superior rest for the next day's adventure

We bought our Exped MegaMat at REI

10. The North Face One Bag

This sleeping bag has you covered no matter the weather (no pun intended). The North Face One Bag is another favorite addition to our gear because of the integrated layers that keep you comfortable whether camping in warm weather or on chilly nights.

The North Face Dolomite One Bag - 3 Layers of Insulated Warmth, 15F / -9C Sleeping Bag 3, Hyper Blue/Radiant Yellow, Regular-Right Hand
  • CAMP IN COMFORT. Whether you're a newbie or a hardened camper, the Dolomite One Bag is the 3-in-1 marvel you're searching for. Comfortable in temperatures from 50º all the way down to 15º, your exploration will only be limited by your imagination.

You can also find The North Face One Bag at REI

11. A Comfy Cot

A cot does double-duty in a tent – it’s comfortable for sleeping and provides extra space for gear storage underneath the cot.

We like this Coleman model (and the REI Kingdom cot) have a padded layer for warmth.

REI’s Kingdom Cot is similar and just as comfy

Buying for someone who needs a packable, lightweight cot? Check out the ALPS Mountaineering Ready Lite Cot on Amazon or the Kelty Discovery Low Cot at REI.

Camping Gift Ideas that Help Them Stay Organized

Campers love to organize their gear. Having a place for everything gives campers quick access to their equipment in the dark, ready for an unexpected rainstorm or out of the dirt.

12. Camping Supplies Storage Strap

Organizing gear off the tent floor protects from water or dirt that can unexpectedly appear. It also frees up tent floor space.

LAMURO Campsite or Garden Supplies Storage Strap with 8 Hooks | Hanging Your Camping Gear from a Tree | Vertical or Horizontal Organizer
  • STRONG AND DURABLE: The heavy-duty nylon strap with sturdy stitching will hold 150 lbs – plenty for camping lantern or lights,kitchen cookware, backpacks, clothing, shoe,tent and so much more!

13. Tent & RV Shelf Organizer

We have this on our list not only to keep clothes and shoes organized in the tent but because it collapses for easy transport to the campground.

Related: The Best Adventure-Inspired Gifts For Outdoorsy People in 2022

14. Packing Cubes from Eagle Creek

No matter what type of camper is on your gifting list, packing cubes are the organizational solution for packing in duffle bags and backpacks, so there is no rummaging to find the right outfit. We have a different pattern for everyone in the family so we can find our clothes quickly.

Eagle Creek Pack-It Specter Starter Set Packing Cubes, Golden State Print, Set of 3 (S, M, Folder Organizer)
  • TRAVEL ORGANIZATION. Great for organizing just about anything. The quick grab handle makes traveling easy, whether you're using multiple cubes or just one for an overnight trip. The two-way zip opening allows for maximum compression and organization.

15. Yeti Camino Carryall

This tote is enormous. And durable.

We use it to corral all the items we decided to throw in at the last minute. During our trip, we use it to hold all our gear for the lake, beach, or pool. It’s also fantastic for containing everything we need for a picnic. At the end of our stay, we toss all the stray items that don’t get packed where they belong while breaking camp.

YETI Camino Carryall 35, All-Purpose Utility, Boat and Beach Tote Bag, Durable, Waterproof, Storm Gray
  • MULTI-FUNCTIONAL - The waterproof, puncture-proof, Camino Carryall is designed for whatever the day throws your way. Perfect tote bag for the boat, lake, pool, beach, camping or road trips. Easy to haul your gear and easy to clean, the Camino Carryall is the last word in uncompromising convenience

The Yeti Camino Carryall is also available at REI or from Yeti.com. Or, check out the more budget-friendly Large Tote from RTIC.

Gear to Light Up the Campsite

Camping needs lots of lights – lanterns for lighting up the campsite, flashlights for getting to the bathhouse, headlamps for hands-free, and string lights for setting the mood. Many of these are also small enough to add to a camper’s gift basket.

16. Rechargeable LED Camping Light Bulb

Every tent needs excellent lighting, and this cute light bulb is perfect for hanging in the tent.

Find a similar bulb light from Nite Ize at REI

17. Luci Solar String Lights

Nothing feels as outdoorsy as string lights at the campground. MPOWERD (the maker of the Luci collection of lights) makes some quality outdoor lighting, and people love their solar string lights just as much.

I’m hoping to find a set in my stocking this year!

MPOWERD Luci Solar String Lights + Phone Charger | 18 ft cord | 100 Lumens with White LEDs | Lasts Up to 20 Hours | Rechargeable Battery via Solar or USB | Waterproof | Camping, Pool/Patio, and Travel
  • BUILT-IN RECHARGEABLE 2000 mAh LITHIUM-ION BATTERY. With 100 lumens across an 18 ft cord, mobile charging, and lasting up to 20 hours on a single charge, Luci String Lights are the perfect way to light up your space.

Find Luci Solar String Lights at REI or directly from MPOWERD.com.

18. Goal Zero Flashlight

Goal Zero is another much-loved outdoor lighting brand. The solar-powered Torch 250 Flashlight can be configured as a lantern, and it can even be used to give your phone a little extra charge when needed.

Goal Zero Torch 500 Multi-Use Light. LED Flashlight, 500 Lumen LED Light Solar Lantern. Weatherproof Flashlight. Portable Spotlight and Floodlight. Rechargeable Flashlight with Built-in Solar Panel.
  • MULTI-USE LIGHT: Adapt your flash light to fit the situation at hand. The Torch 500 equips you with both a 300 lumens spotlight and 300 lumens floodlight, each available with three different light settings: high, medium, and low. Built-in clips allow you to hang anywhere or to clip the Torch 500 to anything to brighten up any setting.

19. Coleman Quad Pro Lantern

We like this lantern for families because the four light panels detach for individual use. This lantern also has USB ports for charging other devices.

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Coleman LED Lantern | Quad Pro 800 Lumens LED Lantern
  • LUMENS: Up to 800 lumens for base; 100 for panels

Hanging Out at the Campsite

20. Nemo Stargaze Recliner Camping Chair

Relaxing at the campground is one of our favorite camping activities. I got this chair as a birthday gift this year, and it’s easily the best camping chair I’ve ever had. It swings, reclines, is easy to set up, and packs down pretty darn small. This chair is a camping gift idea that can be used beyond the campground – I’ve been known to get it out at home too!

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Nemo Stargaze Recliner Luxury Camping Chair, Graphite/Smoke
  • Chair swings smoothly and gently, with a relaxing motion that is designed for comfort.

The Nemo Stargaze Recliner is also available at REI

21. Portable Hammock Stand

While most people plan to hang their hammocks on two well-spaced trees at their campsite, it doesn’t always go as planning. Some campgrounds don’t allow anything to be attached to trees, and other campgrounds don’t have many trees to get the proper setup. When camping with our teens, we make sure to have a hammock stand in case they choose a hammock over the tent (whatever we can do to make sure they love the outdoors!).

We finally bought a stand for our hammock, and we have no problem chillin’ in our hammock no matter where we are. Hammocks like Eno are Brazilian style and work perfectly in this hammock stand.

Sunnydaze Brazilian Portable 2 Person Hammock Stand Only with Carrying Case - Space Saving Steel Hammock Stand - Heavy-Duty 400-Pound Capacity - Black
  • Specifically for brazilian style: Please note that this hammock frame is for non-spreader bar hammocks only (not included); Hammocks with spreader bars will not work with this stand

Find a similar hammock stand at REI

22. JBL Waterproof Speaker

When you don’t have someone around to play the guitar, use the JBL Flip 5 portable (and waterproof) Bluetooth speaker to play songs from your favorite playlist. We usually have The Zac Brown Band, Creedence Clearwater Revival, or Alabama Shakes playing in the background at our campsite.

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JBL FLIP 5, Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker, Black
  • Wireless Bluetooth streaming
  • 12 hours of playtime

REI also carries the JBL Flip 5

23. Outdoor Projector

An outdoor projector is glamping at its best. Watch a family movie (like The Great Outdoors, RV, or Without a Paddle) in the wilderness with a portable outdoor projector. Of course, it’s also fun at home too!

Mini Projector, VILINICE 6000L Outdoor Movie Projector, 1080P and 240" Display Supported, Portable Video Projector Compatible with TV Stick, PS4, HDMI, USB, VGA (Grey)
  • 【FULL HD 1080P SUPPORTED】Upgraded 6000lux is 80% brighter than the older version and other projectors. With native 720P and supporting 1080P high resolution. Aspect Ratio: 4:3/16:9, Contrast Ratio: 5000:1, Lamp lifetime: 100000 hours.

24. Jackery Portable Power Station

The best camping gift idea for anyone who can’t survive camping without electricity. Jackery has been making great power banks for cell phones for years, and now they have models that will charge almost anything you could need on a camping trip.

We like this over a generator because many campgrounds don’t allow generators (which also require transporting fuel to power it).

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Jackery Portable Power Station Explorer 240, 240Wh Backup Lithium Battery, 110V/200W Pure Sine Wave AC Outlet, Solar Generator (Solar Panel Not Included) for Outdoors Camping Travel Hunting Emergency
  • BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: The Jackery Explorer 240 portable power station has been featured as the "Best Portable Power Station for use in the outdoors" by Digital Trends. A classic choice for your pick.

Keep Cozy in Cold Camping Weather

Some of the best camping trips are in the fall and winter. Load your friends and family up with gear to keep them warm and cozy when the temps drop.

25. Pendleton Yakima Wool Camp Blanket

Curled up by the campfire, wrapped in a wool blanket may be the best way to spend time on a cold-weather camping trip. Pendleton’s wool camp blanket is one of our favorite camping gift ideas.

Find a larger size of the Pendleton Yakima Wool Camp Blanket at REI

26. Booties for the Outdoors

Keep toes warm in the cold weather with The North Face Thermoball Insulated Traction Bootie. They’re like slippers for the outdoors, so they’re perfect for camping (or the ski lodge!)

The North Face Men's ThermoBall™ Traction Bootie, Burnt Olive Green Digi Topo Print/Burnt Olive Green, 7
  • FORM MEETS FUNCTION. The warmth and comfort of ThermoBall Eco insulation combined with a high-traction rubber outsole make this slip-on boot ideal for base camp, apres ski or shuffling through the snow to grab the morning paper.

Find Thermoball Insulated Traction Booties at REI too

27. Mr. Heater Portable Heater

An indoor-safe heater fueled by propane to keep warm in cold weather. Tent campers everywhere swear by the Buddy heater because it helps them extend their camping season.

While this heater comes with safety features such as an auto shut-off and low oxygen detector, we still recommend running the heater only before going to sleep.

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Mr. Heater F232000 MH9BX Buddy 4,000-9,000-BTU Indoor-Safe Portable Propane Radiant Heater, Red-Black
  • 4,000- to 9,000-BTU radiant heater for spaces up to 225 square feet. Approved for indoor/outdoor use; clean-burning; nearly 100-percent efficient

Find Mr. Heater at REI too

Camping-Themed Stocking Stuffers (or a Camper’s Gift Basket)

These camping gift ideas are perfectly sized for stockings. You can also turn this into a big gift by picking up a few of these and making a camper’s gift basket for your favorite camper.

28. Cooler Shock Hard Ice Packs

Take a weekend camping trip without bags of ice. Saves space, time, and money on cooler refills. Just 2-3 of these packs will keep a 32-quart cooler cold for 2 days. Add more packs for larger coolers.

Cooler Shock Ice Packs for Cooler - 3 Reusable, Long Lasting, Cold Freezer Packs for Coolers, Lunch Bags & Totes to Keep Food Fresh - Gray
  • LONG LASTING COOL - Keep your favorite snacks and soft drinks cold with these reusable ice packs for coolers, beach bags, and picnic baskets. Once frozen, they stay at 18º F for up to 24-48 hours.

29. Car Power Inverter

True story: we once used an outlet outside the bathhouse to inflate our queen-size air mattress at a state park. We toted the giant mattress all the way back to our site, only to find it was now too big to fit through the tent door.

Tent campers often have a tough time finding electricity at their site, but having a converter in their gear is a great backup.

FOVAL 200W Car Power Inverter DC 12V to 110V AC Converter with 4 USB Ports Charger
  • 【200W CAR POWER INVERTER】Car power converter featured with 2 X US standard AC sockets 4 X USB charging ports, DC 12V to AC 110V converter provides power up to 180W great for charging laptop, tablets, cell phone, Christmas gift,string lights, breast pump, CPAP machine, nebulizer, game console, kindle, TV, DVD players, lights, iPad, and other electronic devices.
  • 【TRAVEL KIT】Just about credit card size - 3. 2 x 2. 5 x 1. 5 inches, space-saving and easy storage, Extremely portable and lightweight at only 8 oz.+

30. Paracord Bracelet

This fun camping-themed bracelet can also come in handy in an emergency.

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Atomic Bear Paracord Bracelet (2 Pack) - Adjustable - Fire Starter - Loud Whistle - Perfect for Hiking, Camping, Fishing and Hunting - Black & Black+Orange
  • Be Ready To Survive Without Stuffing Your Backpack - Find the 5 camping gear must haves in just one bracelet : fire starter, reliable compass, loud emergency whistle, ferro rod striker and 12 feet of military-grade paracord.

31. Stasher Bags

We started seeing Stasher bags everywhere. After getting a few to try out, we know how great they are (and fantastic camping gift ideas!).

We use them to pack up meals and snacks or sometimes use them to corral small camping gear.

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Stasher Silicone Reusable Storage Bag, Bundle 4-Pack Small (Clear) | Food Meal Prep Storage Container | Lunch, Travel, Makeup, Gym Bag | Freezer, Oven, Microwave, Dishwasher Safe, Leakproof
  • GO FROM LUNCH TO THE GYM: Waste-free storage for everything from snacks to sweats and sneakers, this assortment will take you through a busy day; BPA Free; Sandwich (15 Oz); Snack (9.9 Oz); 1/2 Gallon (64 Oz), Clear

Stasher bags are also sold at REI

32. Solar Charger

Keep smartphones charged (for picture-taking, of course) in the wilderness with a solar-powered battery pack.

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Solar Power Bank 26800mAh, Riapow Wireless Portable Charger Fast Charge 3.0A Solar Charger External Battery with 4 Outputs & Flashlight Phone Chargers for Phone, Tablet and Camping Outdoors
  • Advanced Wireless Portable Charger: Truly cable-free solar power bank with wireless output supports all QI-enabled phones for inductive charging. Such as for iPhone 11 Pro Max / XS Max / 8 plus, Samsung Galaxy S20 / S10 / Note 10 Plus etc.

REI carries a similar charger, but the solar panel is sold separately

33. Heat Resistant Gloves

We are huge fans of our heat-resistant cooking gloves for camping. We even keep one in the car for impromptu fire-pit nights with friends.

Easily handle hot logs on the campfire without embers flying around.

BBQ Gloves 1472°F Extreme Heat Resistant Ov Grill Gloves Heat Proof/Fireproof Gloves Oven Mitts Barbecue Gloves for Smoker/Grilling/Cooking/Baking 12.5CM Large, Black
  • Premium quality:The heat resistant bbq gloves are made of aramid fabric, famous for its ability to withstand high temperatures and repeated use. And each lining of grilling gloves can protect your hands and provide excellent comfort. Great for grilling, cutting, cooking, baking, woodworking, welding or handling super hot items in the kitchen and outdoors.

34. Lighter Cubes

Help them get the fire lit no matter the weather with Weber’s eco-friendly lighter cubes.

Lighter Cubes [Set of 3]
  • Get grilling sooner with our easy lighting fuel cubes. The Cubes are odorless and non-toxic and are designed to light quickly even if wet. The Cubes are made of paraffin wax and come 24 to a box.
  • Designed to catch fire even if wet. Light your charcoal grill quickly and hassle-free. Helps light charcoal grills

35. Mystical Flames Color-Changing Fire

After dinner, throw a few packs of Mystical Flames into the fire for some campfire entertainment. Add this to a stocking or camper’s gift basket!

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Mystical Fire Flame Colorant Vibrant Long-Lasting Pulsating Flame Color Changer for Indoor or Outdoor Use 0.882 oz Packets 12 Pack
  • IMPRESSIVE VIBRANT COLORS: Want to create an outstanding campfire effect? Just use Mystical Fire Flame Colorant and you’ll be surely impressed by the vibrant and impressive colors. The long-lasting pulsating flame colors will go on & on.
  • GREAT FUN OUTDOORS: Fun summer time with these lovely flame colors. Ideal for fun outdoors while camping, festivals, events. Mystical Fire is the most exciting campfire color changers you’ll ever use. Just drop an unopened pouch on the fire and watch the long-lasting, vibrant colors go on and on

36. Merino Wool Socks

Merino wool is a perfect outdoor material. It’s warm, UV resistant, softer than traditional wool, and odor-resistant. That means you can wear clothing made from merino wool multiple times before washing it.

These socks are 80% merino (the more, the better!)

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Merino Wool Socks for Men and Women Warm thermal Boot Hiking Socks 3 Pairs ML
  • COMFORT FOR YOUR FEET - Serving as excellent merino wool socks for men and women who like the warmth of wool socks without the itch, these thick merino wool socks will trap in body heat in chilly winter conditions. Made with the finest-quality Merino wool (80%), COZIA luxurious womens and mens wool socks are super-soft, protect the feet from abrasion, provide cushioning from sudden impact.

The merino wool socks from REI are pretty great too

37. Cotopaxi Luzon Foldable Backpack

The Luzon backpack is always part of our camp gear recommendations. We literally have 6 of these bags. (And a Taal bag. And the Allpa.) They are lightweight, come with a chest strap that makes it easier to carry gear on hikes, and fold up when not in use.

We love the brand for its “Do Good” initiatives. And the Del Dia line is made from scrap materials, so each bag they make is like no other.

Make a camper’s gift basket by filling this bag with lots of smaller camping gifts!

Cotopaxi Luzon Daypack - Del Dia 18L - One of A Kind!
  • Internal hydration sleeve.
  • Front zippered pocket. Large main compartment.

REI carries the upgraded Luzon 24L, a larger bag with external pockets (or check out all the bags on Cotopaxi’s site)

The Beginner’s Bundle for New Campers

If you have a family on your holiday list that doesn’t camp but wants to, getting them set up for their first time camping with the basics could just be one of the best camping gifts they’ve ever received! We’ve included just the necessities, and almost everything else can be filled in with items they already have at home.

38. A Basic (But Good) Tent

Coleman makes ideal, no-frills starter tents. We like this one because it’s large enough for a family of 4 and the dome shape gives adults a little bit of standing room in the tent.

Coleman Dome Camping Tent | Sundome Outdoor Tent with Easy Set Up , Green, 6 Person
  • WeatherTec System patented welded floors and inverted seams keep water out, Spacious interior, room to stand and move

39. Sleeping Bags

This Teton sleeping bag is a good starter bag for cooler temps, and it compresses to a size that makes it easy to pack.

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TETON Sports TrailHead Sleeping Bag for Adults; Lightweight Camping, Hiking
  • FOR THE LOVE OF COMFORT: The innovative fill packs down without sacrificing performance; Roomy footbox; Zipper draft tube; Soft liner provides a comfortable night's sleep

REI branded sleeping bags are also great starter bags

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40. A Camp Stove

Even when we plan all meals to cook over the campfire, we always bring a camp stove as a backup – just in case. We’ve also camped during Colorado fire bans, and it was the only way to cook.

The Coleman is a tried-and-true camp stove that comes at a great price.

Coleman Gas Camping Stove | Classic Propane Stove, 2 Burner, 4.1 x 21.9 x 13.7 Inches
  • Cooking power: Up to 20,000 total BTUs. Fits a 12-inch and 10-inch pan at the same time

41. Sleeping Pads

Closed-cell foam pads give just enough cushion to make sleeping on the ground a little more comfortable. They are super lightweight, fold up for packability, and don’t pop, leak, or lose air like air mattresses.

And the price makes them good starter sleeping pads for new campers.

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Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Original Camping and Backpacking Sleeping Pad
  • Lightweight and compact closed-cell foam camping mattress is a durable, dependable, and economical option for sleeping on the ground

We use the Nemo Switchback Sleeping Pad that we bought at REI

The Best Camping Gift Ideas for RV Owners

RV and camper owners need a second set of almost everything for their home-away-from-home but have just a fraction of the space to store it all. They’ll love these gifts that make their space a little more functional and homier. We even added gifts for RV owners to safely get them to their camping spot.

42. Camper-Themed Decorative Pillows

The perfect gift for camper owners to personalize their space and show off their love of camping. The removable pillow covers let them change things up, and the covers easily store away while not in use. Complete this gift with a set of pillow inserts.

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Emvency Set of 4 Throw Pillow Covers Camp with Mountain Campfire and Forest Camping Adventure Vintage Decorative Pillow Cases Home Decor Square 18x18 Inches Pillowcases
  • Super Soft: A Grade Velvet, fine texture, soft handle and comfortable. It has elasticity, no pilling and no stimulation to the skin.
  • Material: High grade polyester microfiber, double-sided printing.

43. Wireless Back-Up Camera

Backing up in a car can be stressful enough, and it’s that much more challenging in a camper or RV. Make their drive to the campground a little safer with a wireless backup camera that is easy to install.

RV Backup Camera Wireless HD 1080P with 7 Inch Touch Key DVR Monitor for RVs,Campers,Trailers,Trucks Adapter for Furrion-Pre-Wired RVs High-Speed Rear View Observation IR Night Vision Yakry Y27
  • ►Newly Upgraded Dual-antenna Wireless Backup Camera:With unique dedicated digital signls antenna design and the latest 2021 digital signal chip, the rear view camera can send 1080P videos to the display via the stronger signal. The signal can reach 360ft in open area and working on vehicle range under 320ft. Dual-antenna rv backup camera is better than other single-antenna vehicle backup cameras in stability, signal transmission distance, durability and power

44. Collapsible Food Storage Containers

With less space to work with, camper and RV owners love things that collapse to save space when not in use. The first of a few collapsible products on our list are these silicone containers for food storage. Whether they fill with food at home or pack leftovers into them at the campground, these containers can be collapsed down to fit the volume of the contents.

Collapse-it Silicone Food Storage Containers - BPA Free Airtight Silicone Lids, 4 Piece Variety Set of 4-Cup Collapsible Lunch Box Containers - Oven, Microwave, Freezer Safe with Bonus eBook
  • Set of 4, 4-Cup Silicone Food Storage Containers - You've just discovered your new favorite product for kitchen storage! You'll love the versatility, durability, and convenience that Collapse-its provide. *Please note, like plastic, clear silicone will stain with certain types of food.

45. Coghlan’s Pop-Up Trash Can

Coghlan is the camping brand, and everyone loves their pop-up trash can. It’s enormous, the top zips closed, and it stores away flat, making this one gift camper owners are sure to love.

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Coghlan's Deluxe Pop-Up Trash Can green, 21
  • Trash can ideal for campsite or RV collapses quickly and easily for compact storage when not in use and expands quickly and easily when needed
  • Grommets along outside lower edge for staking down to keep from blowing away or moving

46. Collapsible Laundry Baskets

It’s not one of the most glamorous gifts for RV owners, but it sure will make life a whole lot easier at the campground. A 2-pack of laundry baskets with a carrying strap and store flat lets campers stow these away between trips. After their trip, they can be used to transport clean linens and towels back to their camper.

CleverMade Collapsible Fabric Laundry Baskets - Foldable Pop Up Storage Container Organizer Bags - Large Rectangular Space Saving Clothes Hamper Tote with Carry Handles, Pack of 2, Denim
  • HEAVY DUTY - 2 Pack means you can use one laundry basket to tote dirty clothes to the washer and use the other to put clean, folded clothes away from the dryer. Carry handles mean hands free toting.

47. Collapsible Dish Drying Rack

RV and camper owners don’t want to use their limited counter space on things like dish racks. Give them a gift that makes chores more manageable, then stows away neatly under the sink and out of sight after the dishes are washed.

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Collapsible Dish Drying Rack Portable Dish Drainer Dinnerware Organizer for Kitchen RV Campers Storage
  • BPA Free & dishwahser safe
  • Simply pop-up to open when using and collapses to flat for space saving with Expanded

48. Hose and Cord Caddy

Hooking up the camper requires running hoses and cords from the trailer to the hookups because it can look messy and be a tripping hazard. Instead, corral those cords and hoses neatly into the caddy.

Stromberg Carlson HC-75 Hose and Cord Caddy
  • 17" Wide, 6-1/2" Tall
  • Holds up to 75 feet of hose

49. Yeti Rambler Tumbler

Campers love their Yeti tumblers for keeping cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot. The holidays are the perfect time to give this gift to camper owners to make relaxing at the campground a little comfier.

YETI Rambler 30 oz Tumbler, Stainless Steel, Vacuum Insulated with MagSlider Lid, Graphite
  • The Rambler 30 oz. is the tumbler that gets you through the day. Your morning brew stays hot, and your iced coffee will stay cold - so take your time

Related: The Battle of the Insulated Tumblers: How the Affordable RTIC Compares to Its Pricier Competitors

The Yeti Rambler Tumbler with MagSlider Lid is also available at REI and from YETI.com.

Where to Buy the Best Camping Gifts

We love both REI and Amazon for camping gear. They have great prices on outdoor gear, but they both also make returns super easy if there is anything that isn’t perfect about the gift.

And memberships only sweeten the deal: a $20 (for a lifetime) REI membership gives customers an annual dividend for their purchases. Amazon Prime members get free shipping and benefits like Prime Video and free photo storage (for all the pictures of outdoor adventures!).

All of our recommendations have a 4-star rating on Amazon. In most cases, at least 80% are 5-star ratings, so we can be sure most people have had great experiences with the product – not some who love it and some who hate it.

We love new ideas, so let us know the best camping gifts you’ve given (or received) in the comments!


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Find more camping and outdoorsy gift inspiration:

50+ Best Gifts for Outdoorsy Kids from Born to Be Adventurous

Best Gifts for Travelers + Frequent Flyers (They’ll Actually Use) from Traveling Mel

Gifts for National Park Lovers from Yellowstone Hiking Guide

2021 Holiday Gift Guide for Outdoor Families from Play Outside Guide