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Camping Gifts – Cheap ideas for truly useful camping gifts that make great birthday presents, Christmas presents, or stocking stuffers for men, women, kids, and pets.
Where are all my camping enthusiasts? You are going to love this simple yet awesome gift guide.
It’s a gift guide for anyone who loves camping and the outdoors. It’s filled with camping gift ideas that are less than $20.
It’s also filled with outdoor gifts you’ll actually use, whether you’re cooking over a campfire, need a light, or gotta clean your boots before you step inside.
Some gifts are unique and some are common sense. You can use these gifts as Christmas presents, birthday presents, special occasion gifts, and maybe even stocking stuffers.
So, let’s get to those awesomely useful gift ideas, shall we?
This would be handy on every camping trip we’ve taken where it starts to rain just as we’re going to make dinner. It’s a no-fail setup and easy to use in situations where you need to cook quick or just heat something up.
Made of durable galvanized steel, it folds into a compact size that’s perfect for on the go. It also comes with fuel tablets that burn about 12 minutes each.
We hope to someday have a dog to take on all our adventures with us, but we do know a lot of our readers have pets they love and adore.
Dog Shields are tubular bandanas give your furry friend protection from the heat. They also have reflective strips so your dog will be easy to see when you’re out exploring.
And they come in so many different styles and colors. Choose the one you that best suits your pet! Personally, I love the lumberjack style.
I can’t tell you how many times we’ve gone camping and are missing headlamps or flashlights. We usually have more than one, thankfully.
The Wingman Flashlight is easy to keep in your pocket, as it weighs only 0.3 ounces; it’s also 3 inches long.
It operates in high, medium, and low, so it’s perfect in whatever situation you find yourself in. Also, did I mention it’s waterproof?
One of the things our boys love most about camping is the food. We usually eat food we never eat any other time.
Of course, dessert is a must! And it’s great to add to your list of stocking stuffer ideas.
This delicious Hot Apple Cobbler feeds two. All you need to make it is water.
The last time we went camping at Petit Jean State Park, we had the hardest time keeping our fire going. We used a big piece of cardboard to fan the fire and keep it going.
This little pocket bellow would have been so handy to have.
Made of stainless steel, it can be extended to 75cm, allowing you to blast air from the big end to the small end. Pretty cool, huh?
We take our hammock on every single camping trip. We may not always be able to put it up, and sometimes we forget, but man it’s nice to have when we’re sitting somewhere more than a day.
Hammock tree straps protect the tree and still allow you to hang your hammock. You know, leave no trace.
They have a breaking strength of 2,200 pounds, and they also have 16 adjustable loops. More importantly, they don’t stretch.
Safety comes first when you’re out and about in the great outdoors. Especially if you’re hiking with kids or exploring with your family, safety skills are really important.
This paracord bracelet comes in sizes for the whole family. They’re lightweight and comfortable and come with a compass, fire starter, emergency knife, and whistle.
It’s usually no doubt it’s going to rain when we decide to go camping or hiking. And rain means mud.
This boot scrubber with scraper is perfect for cleaning off those muddy boots before you go inside, whether you’re tent camping or RV camping. It has strong bristle brushes that clean both mud and snow off your shoes.
A salt and pepper shaker is the one thing you can’t forget to add to your camping cooking gear. Of course, it’s probably the one thing you’ll forget.
Enter the GSI U.L. Salt and Pepper Shaker, an ultralight, ultra-compact, waterproof shaker.
No matter where you camp, whether campground or dispersed, you want to make sure you have enough light. Headlamps are the way to go, but it’s also good to have a lantern or two.
This LED Camping Lantern is a great choice for camping or hiking. It’s waterproof and USB rechargeable.
It has 6 working modes, including dimmable lights and emergency strobe lights. And it actually repels mosquitoes.
Building a campfire can mean the difference between eating and not eating, or the difference between staying warm and freezing.
Everyone should have a set of stormproof matches if they’re headed into the wild. This kit has a waterproof ribbed container (easy to hold if your hands are cold), and the matches themselves are waterproof and windproof.
The matches stay lit for 15 seconds, giving you enough time to start your fire or light up your stove.
I couldn’t resist adding this one last item in because I love our little toaster. It toasts 4 pieces of bread at a time for breakfast.
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What other kinds of camping gear or outdoor gear would you add to these camping gift ideas and stocking stuffers? Leave me a comment and let me know!