For some people, outdoor adventure is a way of life. For others it’s a hobby or something they enjoy a few times a year. If you’re looking for a gift for the “casual camper” in your life, here’s a tip: Choose something they can use on a camping trip and at a picnic, park, or in their own backyard. That way, they’ll get more opportunities enjoy it. Here are 20 ideas (with a few just-for-fun items thrown in) for your friends—or you!
1. Packable Backpack
For someone who doesn’t go camping very often, it can be hard to justify stockpiling outdoor gear. That’s why this water-resistant backpack make a great gift for the occasional outdoorsperson. It has the storage capacity and exterior pockets of a small daypack but it can pack down into a stuff sack that’s small enough to fit in your hand!
2. National Parks Map
Keep track of your cross-country adventures with this scratch-off wall map. Each time you visit a national park, scratch-off a gold foil tree to show you’ve been there. Map is available in blue, gray, or beige.
3. Inflatable Lounger
An inflatable lounger provides a comfy landing place at a campsite—but it’s also at home at the beach, at a park, or in the backyard. This top-ranked lounger from Wekapo is guaranteed to stay inflated for 5-6 hours. (No pump necessary!)
4. Campfire Scented Candle
When you can’t be sitting fireside, at least you can pretend. This campfire-scented candle from Woodwick not only smells like the real thing, it sounds like it too. (Woodwick’s specially designed candle wicks are made to crackle like a campfire.)
5. Luci Light
This is the modern camping lantern you didn’t know you needed. The solar-powered Luci Light is inflatable, waterproof, and collapses for easy storage.
6. “Happy Camper” Doormat
Show your camping love—at the campsite or at home—with Camperville’s own “Happy Camper” doormat. Check out our store for other designs too!
7. 3-in-1 Backpack
A 3-in-1 backpack ensures you’ll always have what you need when you’re on the go. This lightweight backpack is a pack, cooler, and chair all in one. Perfect for camping, tailgating, or sitting on the soccer sidelines.
8. Hydro Flask Water Bottle
Hydro Flask has a reputation for making high-quality water bottles and this wide-mouth bottle is no exception. It’s double-walled and vacuum-sealed so it’ll keep beverages cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to 12. It also comes in a range of colors.
9. The Adventure Begins Enamel Mug
Enamelware is a classic choice for camping mugs and dinnerware. This mug from Gentlemen’s Hardware is an inspiring choice for an outdoor-loving friend.
10. Retro Camper Lights
Decorate a camper or RV awning with this set of retro camper string lights! Each string has 10 lights and has been approved for indoor and outdoor use.
Looking for a way to take your camp cooking to the next level? This much-loved cookbook is packed with recipes but it also includes advice for setting up a camp kitchen and cooking outdoors. Great for newbies and seasoned campers alike.
12. Epic Hikes of the World
Covering 50 hikes in 30 countries, this book from the travel experts at Lonely Planet might inspire you to plan your own epic hike—or simply enjoy the stories of other people who did.
This playful calendar celebrates our canine camping companions—perfect for the adventure dog owner in your life. Each month features one of Instagram’s most popular adventure dog photos (like Yoda, the kayaking Jack Russell terrier from Finland!)
14. Multi-functional Headwear
It might have an awkward name, but what else do you call an outdoor accessory that can be worn in 12 different ways? This 6-pack of synthetic wraps can be worn as neck gaiters, headbands, balaclavas, face masks, and more. Great for camping or any other outdoor activity.
15. Camping Rocking Chair
If you think you have to sacrifice comfort when choosing a camp chair, this rocker from ALPS Mountaineering may prove you wrong. This low-profile rocking camp chair has a durable mesh seat that’s both comfortable and breathable. When it’s time to pack up, it folds easily to fit in the included carrying case.
16. Matador Pocket Blanket 2.0 New Version, Picnic, Beach, Hiking, Camping. Water Resistant with Built-in Ground Stakes (Alpine Green)
The Matador pocket blanket almost sounds too good to be true. Although it fits in a wallet-sized carrying case, it unfolds to be a 63″ x 44″ blanket! It’s also water- and tear-resistant and comes with built-in metal stakes that help it stay put.
17. “May the Forest Be With You” Flag
Fly one of Camperville’s flags at your campsite—or at home—to share your love of all things camping. Our polyester mesh flags are made to stand up to the outdoors.
18. Outdoor Games
Portable versions of popular backyard games are easy to bring camping or tailgating. Try this portable version of bags (aka corn hole) and this version of ladder toss.
19. Camp Kitchen Set
Newbie campers will especially appreciate this all-in-one camp kitchen set with a zippered carrying case. Cooking in the outdoors is a lot easier when you have all the necessary equipment. This set includes: a soup ladle, spatula, tongs, kitchen scissors, rice paddle, cutting board, knife, and bottle opener.
Even experienced campers can appreciate this retro enamelware dinner set. In classic red, the set includes place settings for four people—from mugs to eating utensils.