10 of the best camping gift ideas and stocking fillers
With Christmas fast approaching, what do you buy the happy camper in your life?
As our gift to you, we’ve wrapped up our guide to 10 of the very best camping presents.
Whether it’s a special something for him, or a stocking filler for the kids, we have camping gift ideas for all ages (and all budgets).
1. Engraved compass
An outdoors essential, a compass makes a great camping gift or glamping gift – and you can make it super special by getting a personal message engraved on the case.
2. Leatherman Tread Bracelet
This might just be the ultimate camping gift for him, designed with multiple tools in each link. It’s a good-looking bracelet, that carries the functionality of a Leatherman Tool anywhere and everywhere you go! With a 25-year guarantee, it’s one of the best gifts for camping lovers, and it will last for years.
3. Map-themed Picnic Rugs
A gorgeous selection of camping gifts from Ordnance Survey – including picnic rugs featuring OS maps of your favourite UK hikes and hills – from the Peak District to the Brecon Beacons. If you’re looking for camping gifts for couples, this could be it.
4. Family enamel mug set
For the perfect camping gift for all the family, personalise a set of enamel mugs with this great ‘Team Surname’ design.
5. Cast Iron Skillet
Every camper needs a sturdy skillet – and these skillets from the Lodge Wildlife Series, complete with gorgeous stag, bear or bird motifs, are a super practical and stylish example of excellent outdoor adventure gifts.
6. Walkie Talkies
All hail one of the best camping gifts for kids – the good old walkie talkie. Fun for all the family and oh so useful around the campsite.
7. Night Explorer Book
Another brilliant camping gift for children – the National Trust’s Out and About Night Explorer Book. Suitable for kids aged 5 and over, it features night-time activities from spotting nocturnal animals to signalling with torches using morse code.
8. Rite in the Rain Notebook
A great little camping stocking filler –this all-weather notebook will literally let you write in the rain so it’s perfect for outdoor adventures in the Great British weather.
9. Custom OS Map
Another gorgeous gift from Ordnance Survey – these custom-made OS Maps make for really special and unique camping Christmas gifts. You can choose from a folded map with a customised photo cover, a flat map or a framed map, so it’s a great choice whether you want a practical gift for adventure planning, or something sentimental.
10. Bear Sleeping Bag
If you’re looking to raise a smile – treat them to a funny camping gift like the Bear Sleeping Bag! It promises a warm night’s sleep and has easy zips to release your hands and feet so you can walk to the toilet block (just don’t scare the neighbours!)