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There’s no time like the present to celebrate the outdoorsy person in your life! And with National Camp Day coming up on November 19, we’ve got a roundup of the best gift ideas—from the practical to the luxurious.
If you’re shopping for the kind of person who loves the great outdoors, we have some of the best gift ideas for you. Whether they like to get out on the hiking trails, or they’re daydreaming of their next camping trip, they can always use some high-quality gear to make their next great escape even more memorable.
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Whether you are looking for something truly useful or something to pull at their sentimental heartstrings, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite pieces just in time for National Camp Day that everyone will love.
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1. For the one who likes to hydrate: A self-purifying bottle
There’s nothing worse than funky water after a long day of hiking. This first-of-its-kind water bottle not only keeps your H20 chilled, it keeps it clean. While their hiking partners may be parched, they can use this Shark Tank-winning bottle to scoop up river water and—in seconds—it will be purified to neutralize 99% of bacteria, including E.coli. Not only the LARQ this cool gift, it’s incredibly practical.
2. For the one who loves their morning coffee: An AeroPress
Their campside coffee game is about to get a whole lot better. The Aeropress is a go-to tool for traveling light is compact, convenient and makes great-tasting coffee. Gone are the days of instant coffee to get you through your camping trip. All they’ll need is hot water and some coffee grounds and within minutes they’ll be drinking a full-bodied, and thoroughly satisfying cup of joe.
For a rundown on how to make the best Aeropress coffee, check out this tutorial by our cooking team.
3. For the one who likes to multi-task: A flashlight/flask combo
That’s right: We said it’s a flashlight/flask combo. You need both for a proper camping trip, so why not gift a 2-in-1 of these campsite necessities?
They don’t call it the “Adventure Flask” for nothing. The end cap of this LED flood beam flashlight is an oil-filled compass, while the large base serves as a flask for 10 oz of your favorite hooch. There’s also a hidden compartment that holds two collapsible stainless steel shot glasses and a bottle opener—winning you the MVP award for gift-giver of the year.
4. For the one with zero time on their hands: A JetBoil
While we are on the subject of coffee, the JetBoil is a must-have to get through chilly mornings. Every seasoned camper knows that boiling water over a gas stove is a long and arduous task. The JetBoil can boil water in 100 seconds—even in sub-zero temperatures.
Whether they’re making coffee, cocoa or a freeze-dried meal, having a speedy boil is one of life’s most underrated luxuries. A JetBoil is lightweight, compact and takes up almost no space but is the ultimate campsite must-have.
5. For the one who loves their campfires: A smokeless Solo Stove
No matter where they roam, they’ll be able to enjoy a cozy firepit under the stars, with this campfire stove by Solo Stove. These portable, smokeless campfires are small enough to set up at home on a deck, in the back yard or wherever their travels may take them.
6. For the one who is a bon vivant: A cheese board picnic table
Perfect for the beach, camping or even a park picnic, this small table holds four wine glasses and a bottle of wine. It also comes with four cheese knives that sit neatly in the side.
7. For the one who likes to relax at the end of the day: Hand-blown whiskey glasses
These four glasses are molded with a Rocky Mountian Range peak, so your whiskey flows into the valleys and canyons. Each glass is slightly unique due to the fact that each is hand-blown, making them that much more special.
8. For the active one: A breathable wind and rain layer
The only thing worse than being soaked by the rain is getting soaked by your own sweat because of a stifling rain jacket.
This top-rated North Face jacket is a marvel of modern technology. It’s 100% windproof and waterproof, yet it’s breathable so that you don’t overheat. It’s perfect for layering, or it can be worn on its own over a T-shirt. It can be used year-round and, because it comes in a selection of flattering colors, they will even love it for everyday use.
9. For the one who likes to relax: A campside loveseat
The Kelty Loveseat camping chair is the ultimate loveseat to cozy up in. The seat, back and armrests are all loaded with soft padding—plus it sets up easy and it comes with two convenient cup holders, making this a chair that’s all about comfort and ease.
Whether they are sharing their seat with a friend, a dog or their partner, no other campsite loveseat is more cozy and comfy.
10. For the one who dreams of camping, even when they’re working: A pretty charm of the outdoors
If they daydream of basking in the beauty of our National Parks, they will love a one-of-a-kind piece of wearable art that commemorates these beautiful vistas. These stunning, handcrafted necklaces are each mini works of art individually crafted in earth clay by Minnesota artist Grace Vanderbush.
With each purchase of these handcrafted necklaces, $2 will be donated to the National Parks Foundation.
11. For the one who likes toasty toes: Some on-brand socks
They may say they love their job, but we all know where their heart really lies. These camping socks say exactly what is on their mind, without them having to say a word.
10. For the one who likes their drinks at the perfect temperature: Yeti Rambler
This double-walled water bottle is easy to chug from, easy to wash and at a 26-ounce capacity, it has enough room to accommodate “three lemonades, four mint juleps or one long chug of water,” according to the company. We also love that it keeps hot drinks hot for almost four hours, and cold drinks cold for almost 12 hours.
11. For the one who wants pampered feet: Teva ReEmber Slip-Ons
Whether it be at a campsite or in the backyard, these shoes are cozy, comfortable and wildly versatile. These pillowy slip-ons by Teva allow you to convert these shoes from slippers to sneakers and they can be worn lounging in the living room or on an easy day hike.
12. For the one who watches wildlife: A pocket scope
This Boy Scout-approved pocket scope is sleek, portable and fits in a pocket. What it boasts in its small and lightweight profile pales in comparison to its performance. Its BaK-4 prism glass and multi-coated optics allow for 7x magnification, and clarity as close as 13″.
13. For the one who is sentimental: A family camping portrait
They can’t always be out on an adventure, but they can celebrate their outdoorsy family at home with a customized piece of art.
Here, artist Mia Hauge will create a truly unique gift with a customized collage print of their camping family in their happy place.
14. For the one who likes their knives sharp and their fires hot: A pocket-sized multi-tool
There are few buzzkills worse than a dull knife or a dud campfire when you’re trying to enjoy a getaway in the great outdoors. This cool little multi-tool is compact enough to fit in a pocket and will keep knives sharp and get fires going in minutes.
This tool can sharpen a range of knives, from serrated to straight, as well as fish hooks—and it even comes with an emergency whistle.
15. For the one who likes to feel cozy: A Rumpl recycled blanket
After a long day adventuring, it’s so nice to curl up in a cozy, colorful and sustainably-made blanket.
A blanket is one of those gifts that always comes in handy—particularly if they are specifically made for the outdoors. This lightweight, multi-color, quilted blanket by Rumpl is sustainably made and filled with 100% post-consumer recycled material. We also love that it’s water-resistant, making it the perfect choice to keep warm in on dreary days.
Both the blanket and the matching stuff sack are machine washable, so it can stand up to any kind of adventuring they may encounter.
16. For the one who loves to multitask: A Buffs multifunctional headband
Buffs seem so simple, but they are so versatile. This is the perfect gift for the minimalist that loves a good multi-tasking piece. Quick-drying and hard-working, Buffs are made from recycled plastic bottles to make a soft, stretchy and moisture-wicking material.
We love that they can be worn in any way that you need in the moment and easily transform from a headband to a scarf to a sun shield to a helmet-liner and more.
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