Camping Gift Ideas: Our 2017 Camping Gift Guide

Looking for gift ideas for a camper on your list? Our camping gift guide features our campsite-tested favorite outdoor gear, and the camping gifts that top our own lists this year.

Our 2017 camping gift guide features gift ideas for the favorite camper on your list

There’s just nothing like a night out under the stars. And with Georgia’s temperate climate and mild seasons, it’s a great state to camp!

We test tons of outdoor gear throughout the year, and have wrapped our favorite camping gear into our 2017 Outdoor Gift Guide to make gift giving easy for the outdoor enthusiast on your list. Find the perfect camping gift – or some new gear for your own camping adventures.

 
VSSL Supplies - outdoor gift ideas

COMPACT AND MULTI-FUNCTIONAL

VSSL Supplies

Why we love it

Super sleek and modern, the VSSL Supplies features a powerful LED flashlight, compass, and a weather resistant canister filled with first aid and survivals essentials. The compact, practical design of the VSSL makes preparing for the unexpected easy and is perfect for on or off the trail. Weighing 18 oz and measuring 9”, long this survival kit stashes easily in a camp bag, glove box, or at home with the emergency supplies.

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ENO Eclipse Lantern - outdoor gift ideas

RETRO MOOD LIGHTING

ENO Eclipse Lantern

Why we love it

ENO’s Eclipse Lantern gives a funky, 70’s era vibe to campsite mood lighting. The lantern features six light settings, from a functional bright white to a fun, multi-colored, lava-lamp-like party mode. (Disco party at the campsite, anyone?!)

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MiiR 20 oz. Vacuum Insulated Bottle - outdoor gift ideas

HOT COFFEE FOR HOURS

MiiR 20 oz. Vacuum Insulated Bottle

Why we love it

Super stylish and functional, too, the MiiR 20 oz. Wide Mouth Bottle keeps hot drinks hot for up to 12 hours and cold drinks cold for 24 hours. The BPA free, medical grade stainless steel vacuum bottle features a leak-proof lid, double wall insulation, comes in three sizes, and fits most cupholders. And each MiiR purchase helps fund clean water projects around the world.

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ENO Sub7 Hammock - outdoor gift ideas

BACKCOUNTRY RELAXATION

ENO Sub7 Hammock

Why we love it

It’s no secret: we’re huge fans of our ENO Hammocks. There’s just nothing better than hanging a hammock and enjoying a fantastic summit view, or sneaking in a nap at the campsite. The lightweight Sub7 has become our go-to hammock for backcountry backpacking and hiking. Weighing in at only 6.5 oz and folding into a 4” square stuff sack, the hammock stuffs easily into a side pocket or backpack, and is ultra-light weight.

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MiiR 12 oz. Vacuum Insulated Camp Cup - outdoor gift ideas

INSULATED CAMP CUP

MiiR 12 oz. Vacuum Insulated Camp Cup

Why we love it

Nothing’s better than a hot drink around the campfire after a day of adventure. This MiiR cup keeps drinks hot or cold, thanks to its Thermo 3D double wall insulation technology. The BPA-free stainless steel cup features a clear plastic lid that helps with insulation and prevents spills and splashes. Pair the Camp Cup with the Insulated Wide Mouth Bottle for easy sharing around the fire.

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Speaqua Barnacle+ - outdoor gift ideas

MUSIC ON THE GO

Speaqua Barnacle+

Why we love it

A waterproof, sand-proof, floatable, Bluetooth speaker. What’s not to love? The Barnacle+ holds 4GB of music on a built in flash-drive, or connects through Bluetooth to a smartphone. Designed to help make the most out of any adventure, the Barnacle+ features accessory mounts for bikes and boards (surf or paddle) so you’ll always have your favorite tunes ready to roll.

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LuminAID PackLite Max & Nova - outdoor gift ideas

SOLAR POWERED ILLUMINATION

LuminAID PackLite Max & Nova

Why we love it

Lightweight, portable, and solar powered: the inflatable LuminAid PackLite Max and PackLite Nova provide hours of illumination for lighting up the campsite, pool party or backyard BBQ. The larger PackLite Max comes with a USB connection for faster recharging, and both the Max and the Nova feature a strap for hanging from tent hooks and trees. When not in use, both models deflate and pack down for easy storage and travel.

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Special Edition DoubleNest Hammock - outdoor gift ideas

GIVE BACK WITH ENO

ENO Special Edition DoubleNest Hammock

Why we love it

We love giving back to our favorite organizations, and we love to help support companies that do the same. $10 from the sale of each of these special-edition hammocks is donated to one of our favorite trail organizations. Help support the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Pacific Crest Trail Association, National Parks Foundation, or Leave No Trace.

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GSI Outdoors Nesting Champagne Flutes - outdoor gift ideas

SO FANCY

GSI Outdoors Nesting Champagne Flutes

Why we love it

Keepin’ it classy…even out on the trail. The Nesting Champagne Flutes from GSI Outdoors are perfect for car camping adventures or romantic picnics at the park. The durable plastic base snaps into the rim of the flute for easy storage, and each glass weighs only 1.5 oz.

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GSI Outdoors Halulite 2.0 L Pot

Camp Kitchen Essentials

GSI Outdoors Halulite 2.0 L Pot

Why we love it

We love cooking with the Halulite series from GSI Outdoors, and the 2.0 L Pot is a staple of our camp kitchen. The pot’s durable, uncoated, anodized aluminum construction heats up quickly and doesn’t mark or scratch. And the pot’s silicone thumb pads and integrated strainer make it easy to strain water when we’re cooking up a campsite masterpiece.

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BioLite NanoGrid Charging & Lighting System - camping gift ideas

Compact illumination + power

BioLite NanoGrid

Why we love it

Simply beautiful lighting for the campsite. The NanoGrid’s foundation is the PowerLight, a pocketable 4400 mAh rechargeable battery with a built-in lantern that throws an evenly-distributed light 360 degrees, or a concentrated light stream in torch mode. The kit also includes several SiteLights, a daisy-chained system corded lights that stretch up to 40 feet.

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REI Half Dome 4 3-Season Tent - best camping gift ideas

Spacious Shelter

REI Half Dome 4 Tent

Why we love it

It’s our home away from home when we’re sleeping under the stars. The award-winning REI Half Dome is a reliable, rain-proof, roomy shelter that’s comparatively light weight. Large, easy-open doors make entry a cinch, and a color coded pole and fastener system makes setup and tear down easy.

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Atlanta Trails T-shirts - hiking gift ideas

WEAR YOUR ATL LOVE

Atlanta Trails T-shirts

Why we love it

Help support Atlanta Trails – and show off your love of Georgia’s outdoors. The front features the Atlanta skyline, set in Georgia’s mountains, coastline and waterways, and the back features an Atlanta Trails logo. Available in 100% cotton, women’s and dry-fit styles.

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Yeti Coolers Hopper 30

Super Cool

Yeti Coolers Hopper 30

Why we love it

YETI redefines ‘keeping it cool’ with the Hopper 30, a soft-sided cooler that keeps ice frozen for days. And while this is one pricey cooler, the performance – plus a three year warranty and tough-as-nails construction – make it an awesome campsite accessory.

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REI Kingdom Table - camping gift ideas

CAMPSITE DINING

REI Kingdom Table

Why we love it

We love the REI Kingdom Table for our car camping adventures. It’s decadently large but still light enough to easily load, unload and move about the campsite. It folds up easily and stores compactly in a durable, handled duffle bag – and offers ample seating for four.

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Lander Cascade Power Bank   - backpacking gift ideas

OFF-GRID ENERGY

Lander Cascade Power Bank

Why we love it

The Lander Cascade Power Bank is sleek and efficient keeping our smartphones and gadgets powered up while on the go. Three different sizes are available, offering plenty of power for all our off-grid adventures.

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GSI Outdoors Glacier Stainless Microlite 500 - outdoor gift ideas

WARM AND WIRED

GSI Outdoors Glacier Stainless Microlite 500

Why we love it

Hot coffee for 8 hours! We’re sold. There’s nothing like an early morning drive to the mountains with a mug of coffee that stays hot for the whole trip. The new GSI Outdoors Microlite 500 provides unbelievable insulation while weighing ⅓ less and being 60% thinner than traditional vacuum bottles.

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Wander North Georgia Enamel Mug - camping gift ideas

SHOP LOCAL

Wander North Georgia Enamel Mug

Why we love it

We love the classic, retro style of these authentic enamel mugs! These handmade, durable mugs are perfect for around the house, the patio or next to the campfire.

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Black Diamond Spot Headlamp - outdoor gift ideas

LIGHT UP THE NIGHT

Black Diamond Spot Headlamp

Why we love it

Light and bright, the Black Diamond Spot Headlamp shines a 200 lumen beam. When our adventures keep us out after dark or up before sunrise, hands free illumination is a necessity and this Black Diamond Spot has us covered, with three brightness settings and a strobe feature. And it’s waterproof, too.

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Asheville Trails T-shirts - camping gift ideas

WEAR YOUR AVL LOVE

Asheville Trails T-shirts

Why we love it

Help support Asheville Trails, our newest site – and show off your love of western North Carolina’s beauty. The front features an Asheville mountainscape graphic, and the back features an Asheville Trails logo. Available in 100% cotton, women’s and dry-fit styles.

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Sea to Summit Thermolite Reactor Sleeping Bag Liner  - camping gift ideas

Sweet Dreams

Sea to Summit Thermolite Reactor Sleeping Bag Liner

Why we love it

For warm-weather camping we love to pack this sleeping bag liner: it provides just enough warmth and breathability to make summertime sleeping comfortable. And it’s great in cold weather, to add a little extra warmth to our winter bags – and it’s machine washable, too.

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Stanley Happy Hour 4x System - gift ideas for camping

HAPPY HOUR!

Stanley Happy Hour 4x System

Why we love it

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, right? Campsite cocktail parties just got a lot easier with the Stanley Happy Hour 4x System featuring a martini shaker, strainer, jigger cap and 4 stainless steel rocks glasses. Everything you need for afternoon martinis by the pool, evening manhattans at the campsite, or margaritas on the deck.

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ENO SingleNest & DoubleNest Hammock - camping gift ideas

Ultimate Relaxation

ENO SingleNest & DoubleNest Hammock

Why we love it

There’s just something magical about an ENO hammock. These lightweight, easy-rig hammocks are like a portable paradise, redefining relaxation on the trail or at a campsite. They’re so comfy we don’t ever want to get out – and we bet you won’t either. (And, did you know? ENO is based in Asheville, NC!)

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Jetboil Flash Cooking System

Convenient Cooking

Jetboil Flash Cooking System

Why we love it

The Jetboil system is genius in design: an insulated mug attaches to a super high effiency stove for fast, convenient cooking and water boiling on the hiking trail. The system attaches directly to a fuel canister for quick and easy setup. And features like a built-in handle and a temperature indicator make this our favorite backpacking cooking system.

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Flowfold Zip Porter Zipper Tote Bag - Camping Gift Ideas

Ultra Light, Ultra Strong + Made in the USA

Flowfold Zip Porter Zipper Tote Bag

Why we love it

This awesome tote bag is perfect for grabbing a few items at the farmers market, toting to the campsite or packing for a day at the beach. The Zip Porter is made from ultra-tough nylon that’s weather resistant, keeping everything secure and dry inside the water-resistant zippered pockets. And, all Flowfold products are made in the USA and boast a lifetime guarantee!

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GSI Pinnacle Backpacker Cookset

Compact Kitchen

GSI Pinnacle Backpacker Cookset

Why we love it

This cookset comes equipped with a non-stick frying pan, pot strainer lid and serving bowls for cooking up just about anything tasty at camp. We had one of these sets, and loved it, but it fell victim to a trio of black bears a few years ago. For a mind-blowing dose of YUM, flip buttermilk pancakes on the fry pan on a chilly morning atop a beautiful mountain. Cover with warm maple syrup. It’s magical.

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REI Flex Lite Chair

Light Lounger

REI Flex Lite Chair

Why we love it

This lightweight backpacking and camping chair combines stability and comfort with light weight and durability. REI designed the Flex Lite to compete with the weight and comfort of name-brand lightweight backpacking chairs at a fraction of the cost. It’s our go-to chair for backpacking, camping, or in-town events.

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REI Gift Card - camping gift ideas

Let them choose!

REI Gift Card

Why we love it

What’s not to love about an REI gift card?! With a huge selection of top outdoor brands, envy-worthy gear and a staff of outdoor-loving experts, it’s like an outdoor gear paradise. Not sure what to gift this year? Let them decide!

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Friends of Georgia State Parks Pass

Year-round outdoor adventure

Friends of Georgia State Parks Membership

Why we love it

Georgia’s State Parks celebrate our state’s incredible beauty and terrain diversity. From coastal Georgia barrier islands to colorful carved canyons, and from lofty mountain peaks to the depths of waterfall-filled gorges, Georgia’s State Parks are an incredible outdoor playground. Give an annual park pass for unlimited year-round adventure.

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Make a Donation to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy

HELP MAINTAIN AND PROTECT THE AT

Make a Donation to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy

Why we love it

Help maintain and protect the trail that we all love! Make a donation to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and help support the organization tasked with the awesome responsibility of managing, maintaining and protecting the entire AT as well as stewardship of the lands and watersheds along its length.

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Make a Donation to the Georgia Conservancy

HELP CONSERVE GEORGIA’S NATURAL RESOURCES

Georgia Conservancy Gift Membership

Why we love it

Preserve the beauty and resources of our state! Give a gift membership to the Georgia Conservancy, and help protect and conserve Georgia’s natural resources. ‘Our work for land conservation, environmental advocacy, coastal protection, sustainable growth and outdoor stewardship recognizes the connection between the environment, the economy and our quality of life.’

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