29 Distinctive Gifts for Campers of All Distinctive Types

Gift Ideas for Campers

It’s camping season, and you can make camping trips more memorable by surprising your camping friends with one or more of these gifts for campers. We`ve sought out all manner of gifts – practical gifts, fun gifts, lightweight gifts for backpackers, homey gifts for campervan owners, gifts for campfire cooks, and gifts that elevate ordinary camping to glamping. Whether your friends’ idea of camping is backpacking with a tent, the RV lifestyle, or glamping with wine and gourmet food, you’re sure to find something on this list that they’ll enjoy and appreciate.

29 Wide-Ranging Gifts for Campers Who Range Far and Wide

Gifts for Campers

Explore More Camp Mug Camping Gift Idea

The metal Explore More camp mugs are perfect gifts for hikers, encouraging them to explore more. These mugs are durable, lightweight, 3″ in diameter x 3″ tall, and hold ten ounces. They are compact for packing in backpacks, don’t add too much weight for minimalist backpackers, and are versatile enough to heat up morning coffee or a quick lunch over the fire while hiking a trail. Your backpacking friends will appreciate having this useful gift in their camping gear.

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NanoDry Towel with Carabineer Useful Gift Idea

This NanoDry towel is among the awesome gifts for hikers. It’s lightweight, absorbs 2.3 times its weight in moisture, and can be folded or rolled compactly in a backpack or the 47″ x 24″ carabineer can be attached to the outside of the backpack for easy access. The antimicrobial silver coating stops the growth of bacteria and can withstand repeated washing. The towel can be hand washed in warm water and hung to dry at night with the carbineer clip.

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Lighted High Beam Runner’s Gloves Top Gift

These lighted runner’s gloves are a unique, useful gift for lighting a trail or working around camp. Using Li-ion batteries, these awesome fingerless gloves last ten hours, measure 1 3/4″ long x 1 3/4″ wide x 1/2″ high, have four-bulb high beam lights in pockets on the back of each hand for hands-free lighting and have reflective trim. The gloves also have pockets in the palms for cash, keys, and other small items. The lights are charged by plugging in the USB cable included with the gloves.

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Let Them Eat Campfire Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

This stainless steel and aluminum grilled cheese sandwich maker with rosewood handle is a great camping gift idea. Campers, unlike backpackers, don’t mind extra gear, especially when it adds to the fun of their camping experience. The sandwich maker locks to securely hold sandwiches, measures 16 1/2″ long x 5″ wide x 1 1/2″ high, disassembles for easy cleaning, and can be washed with a mild dishwashing soap. Imagine your camping friends sitting around their campfire enjoying some warm, gooey grilled cheese sandwiches.

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Mr. Fix-it Utility Wristband All-in-one Tool

Looking for gifts for hikers and camper gifts? This unique wristband tool is perfect. Made of stainless steel with a neoprene strap, it is sporty, rugged, measures 12″ long x 1″ wide, conveniently straps on the wrist for easy access, can be wiped clean, and includes a knife and a screwdriver. Whether the recipient is a biker, hiker, or camper, they can use this tool to cut food, open packages, and make repairs to their gear. It’s also a great gift idea for others.

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Personalized Outdoor Camper Welcome Mat

This personalized welcome mat is a good campervan gift, especially for RV campers who like to linger in one place for a while. While the personalization introduces the occupants to other campers, the mat provides a place to wipe shoes before tracking something in on the camper’s carpeting. It’s handmade with coir and PVC, personalized with your message in black paint, and measures 18″ long x 30″ wide. It’s one of the cool retirement gift ideas for couples who are going to travel.

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Survival Flashlight for Outdoor Enthusiasts and Everyone

Unisex gift ideas for hiker and camper gifts include this flashlight that’s not just a flashlight. It’s a container that holds waterproof matches, a compass, reflective trail markers, water purification tablets, and a wire saw, all in canisters that fit inside the tube. Made from military-grade aluminum, it could be a versatile life-saving camping gift idea for your friends who are outdoor enthusiasts, and, at 9″ long x 2″ in diameter, it’s small and light enough to fit in a minimalist’s backpack.

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The Campervan Life for Me Trucker’s Cap

This is a fun campervan gift for your friends who are camper enthusiasts. They can make a statement about their love of camper life while on the road and around the camp. This great gift idea will keep the sun out of their eyes and the UV rays off of their neck and face. Made from cotton, nylon, and polyester, this five-panel hat has a snapback closure and can be made to order.

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Everything but the Kitchen Sink Camping Knife

This rust-resistant stainless steel and acacia wood camping knife is one of the cool unisex gift ideas. Help friends win kudos as a top chuckwagon cook or the best campfire chef with the included paring knife, serrated knife, channel knife, can opener, bottle opener, corkscrew, stirring spoon, carving fork, peeler, and cheese grater. This knife is among the great camper gifts, but it’s also a good gift for frequent travelers, college students, and those with a small kitchen.

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Campervan Adventures Scrapbook Starring Your Friends

This cute scrapbook and photo album is a unique gift idea among campervan gifts. It provides a place for your campervan friends to save and share their funny and best travel moments. It measures 8 1/4″ × 11 11/16″, is made with the brown cover board, and includes your choice of three types of interior pages. The scrapbook holds from 24 to 40 pages, and it can be personalized. This fun gift idea wishes your friends bon voyage, happy trails, and special memories.

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Personalized RV Travel Journal for Your Friends

This hardcover travel journal is another fun gift for your RVing friends. The cover can be personalized with the image of their RV. Just include the make and model with the order. You also can select the cover color, cover text, and font. The interior pages are acid-free to protect photos, and the scrapbook includes a ribbon page marker. It measures 6″ x 8″ and can include 100 or 200 pages. This travel journal is a good gift for retirees who plan to RV.

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Easy Campfire Corn on the Cob

These stainless steel corn on the cob grilling baskets make good camper gifts. At 20″ long x 6 3/4″ wide x 2″ high, they pack easily pack in with other camping gear. Rather than packing canned corn, the recipients of this unique camping gift can stop at a farmer’s market to buy fresh corn on the way to their campsite. Adjustable to hold up to four ears of corn of varying sizes, these grilling baskets also can be used on the grill at home.

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Funny Mini-Sleeping Bag for Craft Beer Lovers

These cute beer hugger camper gifts will delight your craft beer lover camping friends. To say it’s a cool gift is more than just a pun. With a nylon exterior and a metallic liner, the 10″ high x 3″ in diameter individual can cooler will clip to a backpack or belt loop. The clip even has a bottle opener. Your friends can chill their beer, pack it into this cool present, and have a good one ready when they’re ready for a break.

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Dual Purpose Tool Bag and Folding Seat

Camper gifts with dual purposes are always appreciated, so you can expect a lot of thank yous for this folding seat with detachable tool bag. Measuring 16″ high x 15″ wide x 13 1/2″ deep, this lightweight seat and tool bag are made from steel and water-resistant nylon. The seat can support up to 250 pounds, and the tool bag has two handles, 21 pockets, and a large open interior. This cool present just wipes clean.

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Solar Light and Charger Unique Camping Gift

Both backpackers and campers will appreciate these eco-friendly camper gifts. Measuring 5 1/2″ long x 5 1/2″ wide x 13/16″ high, these solar lights and chargers are a small gift idea that delivers big. Charging during the day, they provide bright light for 14 hours, medium light for 45 hours, and low light for 150 hours. In addition, the manufacturer provides lights to villages with no affordable electricity from the proceeds of sales. Light up your friend’s campsite with this cheap gift idea.

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Provide a Little Fireside Night Reading

Give these solar reading lights to bookworm backpacking friends as camper gifts. The faceted, jewel-like lens of these lights provides a sparkling glow. Five hours of charging offers five hours of bright light and an additional low light. These lightweight lights and built-in stands allow backpackers to take along a paperback. Made with polycarbonate, recycled ABS, and a solar panel, they measure 3 1/2″ long x 1 3/16″ wide x 4 1/2″ high, and some proceeds from sales provide lights to villages without affordable electricity.

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Happy Tent Camper Bracelets Gift Ideas

These handmade bracelet camper gifts celebrate tent camping under the stars. The design features a pitched tent in the midst of a forest with a crescent moon above. The designer hand stamps the design from end to end on a 6-inch long, flattened strip of durable aluminum alloy before bending the metal to form the oval bangle bracelet. If you’ve found friends at summer camp, this bracelet offers a memorable but cheap gift idea to symbolize the friendship. The bracelets measure 3/8” wide.

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Old Fashioned Carry-on Cocktail Kit

Upgrade your friends’ hiking trips to glam hikes with this carry-on cocktail kit. The kit includes a bar spoon and enough cane sugar and aromatic bitters for two Old Fashioneds. It even includes a linen coaster for that final glamping touch. All your friends need is a mini bottle of rye and two Old Fashioned glasses. This kit makes a pretty cool gift and a wonderful small gift idea. The kit measures 4 1/2” L x 3 1/2″ W x 1” H.

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Happy Camper Water Bottle Small Gift

This handmade water bottle features a travel trailer partially encircled by cheerful sprays of flowers. The “Happy Camper” inscription fills in the circle begun by the flowers, and it can be personalized. A high-quality sublimation process adheres to the specialty inks to the water bottle’s surface. This ensures that the design is permanent and will not peel, rub, or scratch off. Use this 17-ounce, stainless steel, insulated bottle for water or soda. It has a vacuum seal lid, and it’s phthalate and BPA free.

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Camping Couple Camper Van Wedding Gift

Select this personalized print as an unusual gift idea for newlywed couples who love camping in their camper van as much as they love each other. The unframed, fine art, giclee print on archival paper features a camper van towing tin cans, heart-shaped balloons, and a banner with the couple’s initials. Another banner below the van carries the couple’s name and wedding date. Further customize this print by matching the colors to the couple’s wedding colors, décor, or beloved camper van. Choose from three sizes.

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Etched Vintage Teardrop Trailer Old Fashioned Glass

This etched vintage teardrop trailer Old Fashioned glass is a unique camping gift, a small gift idea, and a cheap gift idea for glamping. The vintage teardrop trailer design for this custom etched, restaurant-quality glass is based on a hand-carved block print design created by the artist. The artist then enters her home-based studio in Texas and sandblasts the artwork onto each individual glass for a crisp, permanent design. These 11 ounce glasses are 4” high, and they’re dishwasher safe.

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Camper Van Breakfast Board Fun Gift

This handmaid Camper Van Breakfast Board adds a touch of whimsical fun to your camping breakfast. Made of hardwood from tropical rubber trees, this toast-shaped board features grooves for two eggs and room for a plate or bowl. It’s UV printed with the image of a camper van and either a pink or blue banner with the inscription “Dippy Eggs”. Personalize the board with the name of the breakfast chef. The board measures 7 7/8” W x 9 7/16” L x 5/8” H.

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Nervous Repairperson Portable Fidget Spinner Tool

If not having the tools to make equipment repairs gives your outdoorsy friend the nervous fidgets try this gift idea. The zinc alloy tool handle functions as a fidget spinner while your friend worries about potential repairs. When repairs need done, the six CRV screwdriver heads – a large and small Phillips screwdriver bit, a large and small flat screwdriver bit, and a large and small Torque bit — snap into the handle. The handle measures 3 1/4″ in diameter x 3/8” thick.

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Sling Beverage Cooler Unique Gift Idea

If your friend’s idea of camping is an outdoor party, this sling beverage cooler qualifies as both a cool gift and a best unusual gift idea. The insulated hemp cooler keeps six 12 ounce cans nicely chill, or, if your friend prefers, it can hold a supply of tallboys. The cooler measures 28” L x 3 1/4” in diameter. It features a full-length zipper; a comfortable, adjustable strap; and a polyethylene liner with sealed seams that prevents leaks from spills or condensation.

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29 Memorable Gifts for Campers in Tents to Glampers in RVs

One or more of these camper gifts will make ideal gift ideas for your outdoorsy, camping friends no matter what type of camping they enjoy. Just stay out of discussions about whether only tent camping is really camping or whether all tent campers are crazy for sleeping on the ground with the bugs.

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