Awesome Last-Minute Gift Ideas for the Camper on Your List
Ahh, there’s something special about a campfire crackling and the sound of laughter. Perhaps that’s what you were up to instead of getting your holiday shopping done (oops)! We get it, as fellow dirtbags we’re much more interested in sniffing out the fresh powder in the backcountry or sleeping under the stars instead of spending time online shopping. If you’re a last-minute shopper, we’ve got you covered with this incredible lineup of gift ideas for campers.
MSR’s Ultra-Lightweight Ceramic Cookware Collection
MSR has an unbeatable line up of ceramic cookware. Their ultra-lightweight, packable, yet durable, cookware is perfectly suited for camp cuisine whether you enjoy luxury car camping or the simple life in the backcountry.
The Ceramic Solo Pot and the Ceramic 2.5L Pot both have a unique lid design that has a built-in strainer, making things like camp mac n’ cheese a breeze. The ceramic non-stick technology is scratch resistant and so simple to clean you won’t be phased by cooking sizzling bacon in the Quick Skillet. The best part? When you’re all finished the handles flip and lock over the lids, making storage convenient and easy.
Nothing wakes you up quite like a fresh pot of coffee or tea on a brisk morning. Give the gift of the perfect cup of joe this holiday season with the MSR Pika 1 L Teapot. Yet another super-lightweight, compact pot that’s well suited for backpacking, car camping, RV and Vanlife.
Snuggle Up with Rumpl
It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for gift ideas for van dwellers or camping aficionados, everyone loves a Rumpl blanket. Rumples provide infinite warmth, even on the coldest nights (check out their down puffy collection) while also providing a dirt-resistant outer shell. It’s like a sleeping bag, but it’s a blanket. Perfect for snuggling up near a cozy fire or cuddling inside of a van or RV. There’s a lot to love about Rumpl. Their newest lineup of synthetic-filled blankets is made from recycled materials which means you’ll give an eco-friendly outdoor gift you can feel good about. With tons of unique and fun designs, there’s a Rumpl for every style.
Sleep Like Royalty with the EXPED MegaMat Duo
Give the gift of ultimate luxury this holiday season with an EXPED MegaMat Duo. Kiss the cold ground goodbye with this four-inch-thick, super-insulated, two-person mattress. The camper on your list will feel as if they are sleeping on a cloud. Our favorite part about the EXPED MegaMat DUO is that it perfectly fits in several vehicles including Toyota Tacoma truck beds, large SUVs and more. The medium size (pictured above) fits well in Nissan Pathfinders, Toyota 4Runners, and Subaru Outbacks. Truly a perfect gift for the avid car camper or aspiring dirtbag.
Ready For Adventure with the Platypus Chuckanut Hip Pack
Mountain bikers and low-key hikers will love the Platypus Chuckanut Hip Pack. Waist packs are the hot new thing this year, and they have incredible applications in the outdoors. What we love about the Chuckanut Hip Pack is its low profile, meaning it won’t bounce or get in your way as you move. Bonus features such as the soft, flexible 0.5L SoftBottle for on-the-go hydration and fleece-lined pockets for your phone or sunglasses set this waist pack apart from others.
The Best Camping Chairs with Big Agnes
The best part about camping is that you can bring along all of the comforts of home. When it comes to camp seating, nothing beats the durability and comfort of Big Agnes. The super-lightweight Mica Basin chair weighs in at just 1lb 4oz, making it an awesome choice for both camping and backpacking. Don’t be fooled by the weight, there’s still a large seat with plenty of support The chair goes together in a snap with Big Agnes’s unique patented pole connections. So give the gift of comfort this season with Big Agnes chair that any camper will love. For a bigger footprint, try out the Big Agnes Big Six Camp Chair (pictured).
Last-minute shopping doesn’t need to be stressful with these excellent gift ideas for campers. Fuel their adventure this season with a thoughtful gift that will create lasting memories for years to come.
About the Gear Tester
Meg Atteberry is a full-time freelance writer and outdoor enthusiast. Her mission is to empower others to get outside and have an adventure. She loves a sunny crag and delicious trail snacks. When she’s not wordsmithing you can find her hiking, climbing, and mountaineering all over the world with her fiancé and adventure pup, Nina. To learn more about Meg, check out her blog Fox in the Forest. She’d rather be dirty than done up.