Camping Gift Ideas

Looking for camping gift ideas? Our gift guide features our favorite tents, sleeping bags, camp furniture, sleeping pads, and camp accessories from our adventures throughout the South.

There’s just nothing like a night out under the stars. And with the South’s usually temperate climate and moderately mild seasons, our camping adventures last year round! We test tons of camping gear throughout the year, and we’ve wrapped our favorite tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads and camp accessories into our 2017 Outdoor Gift Guide. Find the perfect camping gift idea – or find some new gear for your own adventures. And check out the list of our favorite campsites in Georgia for some great destinations to break in your new gear.

Sierra Designs Summer Moon 3 Tent - outdoor gift ideas

BRING THE CREW

Sierra Designs Summer Moon 3 Tent

Why we love it

The Sierra Designs Summer Moon 3 provides plenty of space for three people – while weighing only 4 lbs. The freestanding tent features two arched poles that help increase the interior dimensions for roomy headroom. Easy-to-use pole clips make set up and tear down a breeze. The tent’s rain fly creates a large vestibule with tons of space for boots, bags, and gear, and a large door makes for easy entry and exit.

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Sierra Designs Frontcountry Bed - camping gift ideas

ULTIMATE COMFORT

Sierra Designs Frontcountry Bed

Why we love it

The ultimate in car camping luxury! The Sierra Designs Frontcountry Bed is the perfect way to rest up after a full day of adventure. The sleeping bag’s innovative, zipperless design features an integrated comforter with hand pockets, allowing us to comfortably sleep on our backs, sides, or stomach. It’s the perfect bag for those that just can’t get comfy in a traditional mummy style sleeping bag.

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Big Agnes Helinox Chair One - outdoor gift ideas

CHILL… ANYWHERE

Big Agnes Helinox Chair One

Why we love it

Lightweight, packable, and comfortable, the Big Agnes Helinox Chair One makes chilling easy, just about anywhere. It takes literal seconds to set up, and has us relaxing at an outdoor event, campsite, or in the back yard in no time.

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Big Agnes Yellow Jacket 4 mtnGLO - camping gift ideas

ROOMY AND SPACIOUS

Big Agnes Yellow Jacket 4 mtnGLO

Why we love it

The uber-spacious Big Agnes Yellow Jacket 4 mtnGLO is the ultimate tent for car camping adventures, sleeping up to four people. The integrated mtnGLO Tent Lights provide ambient light inside for reading, games, or just hanging out. Steep sided walls provide ample space and the tent’s ceiling height reaches a lofty 5’ 5”. Set up is a breeze thanks to the color coded buckles, press fit connectors, and plastic clips that attach the tent to the frame. It’s our new favorite for car camping, and we have to admit – we seriously love this tent.

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GSI Outdoors Gourmet Kitchen Set 11 - camping gift ideas

CAMPSITE GOURMET

GSI Outdoors Gourmet Kitchen Set 11

Why we love it

Who’s ready for dinner? The GSI Outdoors Gourmet 11 Kitchen Set has just about everything we need to make our favorite campsite meals. The 11-piece set includes a spatula, spoon, wisk, waterproof salt & pepper shakers, two condiment bottles, a cutting board, a scraper, a scrubber, and a towel in a durable nylon case. The days of forgetting the salt (and spatula) are long gone.

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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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Big Agnes Wiley SL 30 Sleeping Bag - backpacking and camping gift ideas

SWEET DREAMS

Big Agnes Wiley SL 30 Sleeping Bag

Why we love it

The Big Agnes Wiley SL 30 Sleeping Bag makes nights under the stars comfortable and dreamy. Super soft technical material surrounds 650-fill DownTek insulation, creating a warm and spacious interior, perfect for a restful night after a long day on the trail. Little details like the attached pad sleeve that doubles as a stuff sack, large draft collar, and interior loops for sleeping bag liners make this our new go-to bag for overnight adventures.

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BioLite SiteLight XL - outdoor gift ideas

AMBIENT GLOW

BioLite SiteLight XL

Why we love it

The BioLite SiteLight XL provides 300 lumens of beautifully diffused, ambient lighting, perfect for inside the tent or around the campsite, wherever soft lighting is needed. The collapsible, water-resistant lantern features 15 feet of cord and connects with other members of the SiteLight family. The SiteLight XL can be powered with the BioLite PowerLight, BaseLantern XL, or any USB port using the included adapter.

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BioLite SiteLight Mini - outdoor gift ideas

STAR LIGHT, STAR BRIGHT

BioLite SiteLight Mini

Why we love it

We’ve been big fans of the BioLite SiteLights, and love the homey feel they bring to the campsite. The newest addition to the line, SiteLight Mini, provides even more options for illuminating tents, cooking areas, and other spots where task lighting is needed. The SiteLight Mini features four lights on a 10 foot cord and can be daisy-chained with other members of the SiteLight family. Powering up is easy with the ability to use the BioLite PowerLight, BaseLantern XL, or any USB port using the included adapter.

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BioLite CampStove2 - outdoor gift ideas

CLEAN AND EFFICIENT

BioLite CampStove 2

Why we love it

The second-generation BioLite CampStove features 50% more power, an updated LED interface, and an integrated battery that allows USB charging, even with no fire. The adjustable-speed fan helps control the intensity of the flame, so boiling water or cooking dinner is fast and easy. And unlike most stoves, there’s no heavy fuel canisters to carry: just find a bundle of small sticks, and we’re cooking in no time.

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Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Ultra Sleeping Pad - backpacking and camping gift ideas

ULTRA COMFORT

Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Ultra Sleeping Pad

Why we love it

The lightweight Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Ultra features an insulated layer on top and bottom of the pad, keeping us warm and comfortable on cold overnight adventures. A high volume air valve makes inflating and deflating quick and easy, and larger outside tubes keep us centered on the pad all night. There’s nothing like a comfy snooze under the stars.

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BioLite KettlePot - outdoor gift ideas

WOOD GRILLED PERFECTION

BioLite Portable Grill

Why we love it

Gourmet camp dinners have never been easier! The BioLite Portable Grill lets us cook our favorite grilled dishes using the BioLite CampStove 2, giving dinner an amazing wood-smoked taste. The grill attaches easily to the top of the stove, and the flame cover swings open to allow re-stoking of the fire. We love car camping with this fun accessory, and it’s great for backyard grilling, too.

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BioLite KettlePot - outdoor gift ideas

TRIPLE DUTY

BioLite KettlePot

Why we love it

We love the space saving multi-functions of the BioLite KettlePot. The KettlePot does triple duty as a cook pot, kettle, and also a space saving carrier for the BioLite CampStove 2. It features an easy pour lid, drip-preventing silicone seal, and handles with cool-touch silicone covers for comfortable cooking. Morning coffee or a gourmet camp dinner, the BioLite KettlePot makes campsite mealtime a snap.

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BioLite CoffeePress - outdoor gift ideas

COFFEE FOR THE GROUP

BioLite CoffeePress

Why we love it

There’s nothing better than french press coffee at the campsite on a chilly morning. With the BioLite CoffeePress, there’s plenty to go around. The press works with the BioLite KettlePot to make up to six cups of our favorite coffee at once. And the removable handle makes clean up and packing a breeze.

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VSSL Supplies - outdoor gift ideas

COMPACT AND MULTI-FUNCTIONAL

VSSL Supplies

Why we love it

Super sleek and modern, the VSSL Supplies set 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 easyWeighing 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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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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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 Flexlite Chair

Light Lounger

REI Flexlite Chair

Why we love it

This lightweight backpacking and camping chair combines stability and comfort with light weight and durability. REI designed the Flexlite 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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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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