For lovers of the outdoors, there are endless gadgets, tools and toys to make camping not only fun but a little bit more of a luxury.
We’ve included some of our favourite camping gift ideas, so we’re sure our campers will love them too. Whether it's Christmas, a birthday or a memorable camping trip, you’re sure to find something here.
This British made blanket is created using excess yarn left from the production of other blankets, making it an eco-friendly item which is completely unique to the owner. The 100% wool blanket is an excellent addition to any camping trip, as a lap blanket on cold evenings or an extra layer in a sleeping bag. Campers can never have enough blankets, so this is bound to go down a treat.
Find it here from £18
Ensure your loved ones always know which direction they’re going in with this beautifully engraved compass. Pocket-sized and perfect for anyone spending a lot of time outdoors, this is a gift that can be treasured for years to come.
Find it here from £14.50
Know someone that takes pride in looking after their walking boots? This compact kit includes a brush, scraper and cleaning cloth which is everything an avid hiker could possibly need to get their boots looking brand new again.
Find it here from £14.99
Using waste from the mining industry, Paper on the Rocks has developed a way to make stone paper. Based in the Netherlands, the company use this technology to create its infinitely recyclable notebooks. The Rockbook is waterproof, tear-resistant and perfect for using while camping on one our many UK forest campsites.
Find it here from €12.95
The perfect addition to any outdoor lovers’ kitchen, this themed serving board a great reminder of wonderful moments spent camping. Designed and engraved in Lancashire, the serving board is made from ethically sourced wood and is wonderfully lightweight.
Find it here from £28.99
Sometimes, gadgets have perfectly fitting names; HotRox is one of them. The slim design manages to keep hands toasty for 6 hours and can be charged via a mains socket or through a USB port. Great for a wintery forest walk, or as a life source when brewing a tea with the full force of the UK weather system against you.
Find it here from £29.00
This 18-in-1 multi-tool slips right into any wallet. A screwdriver, mobile phone stand, can opener, hex wrenches and a bottle opener are just a few of the tools on this pocket-sized card. Taking up virtually no space, these make a great gift for any camper.
Find it here from £7.23
This zip-top canvas bag is a fun but also practical gift. Fill it up with a few camping essentials and you’ve got a personalised practical gift to give. As a camper, you can never have enough pouches to keep your bag organised!
Find it here from £15.00
Snugboy is a uber-comfy inflatable lounger which packs into a tiny carry bag. This is perfect for throwing in the car for a short camping trip or even for lounging in a garden. Anyone would appreciate having a mega comfy lounger which can be used virtually anywhere. There’s even pockets for a drink and phone!
Find it here from £44.95
Shopping for a sustainable camper can be tricky, but useful gifts are always favoured. These beeswax food wraps can be used time and time again to carry packed lunches and store leftovers. The Scottish owned company’s phrase “Bring joy to the mundane” is perfectly reflected in the wide selection of patterns and colours available on their beautiful wraps.
Find it here from £8
Sealskinz high-tech socks come with a lifetime guarantee which is ideal for anyone spending a lot of time on their feet. You’ll find a huge range of technology on offer such as waterproofing and padded pressure points. These socks are pretty much indestructible and come in a range of designs. They’re an impressive upgrade to the socks you’d usually put in a Christmas stocking!
Find it here from £10
Gift a woodsy scented candle to any lover of the outdoors so they can have the aromas of nature in the comfort of their home. The Tinder Box Soy Candle from The Botanical Candle Co is handmade with love in Dorset. Warm notes of black pepper, sandalwood and tobacco leaf are perfect for creating a cosy atmosphere in any living space.
Find it here from £10.95
Give someone the gift of being able to take the mountains and the trees with them wherever they go. These beautiful sterling silver pendants sit on an 18-inch chain and are lovingly made by Eclectic Eccentricity in Norwich.
Buy someone the kit to capture their outdoor adventures so they have memories that last a lifetime.
Find it here from £279.98
If you're going away for just a few nights and packing light, dehydrated meals can be a big time saver but might not be the kind of thing you'd want to spend money on. So, if you know a regular camper, a few dehydrated meals from Firepot would be a welcome gift. There are many meals to choose from including vegan and gluten free options.
Find it here from £5.95
Coffee lovers know the importance of a good morning cup. This portable espresso machine from Wacaco would be a welcome addition to any coffee drinkers camping set up.
Find it here from £37.50
An Oodie is a soft and cosy wearable blanket with a hood that comes in lots of different colours and patterns. Perfect for snuggling up on a cold night when camping.
Find it here from £84
When you're camping you can never have too many warm layers and gloves are something that always seem to need replacing.
Find gloves here
Know someone that still hasn't switched to a reusable water bottle? Buy them one of these stylish designs from Corkcicle and they'll never look back!
Find it here from £16.99
Ensure your loved ones camping meals are never bland again with this compact spice storage from GSI Outdoors. The twin compartment shakers make it easy to carry an infinate number of herbs and spice blends.
Find it here from £13.50
Reusable food storage is never a bad idea. This handy trio are made from durable stailess steel and make taking and storing food on the go a dream.
Find it here from £59.95
This mat is compact to carry and provides a dry and warm space to sit wherever you might be. This is an affordable and useful gift to give to walkers, campers and anyone on the move.
Find it here from £5
Add someones name to one of these enamel mugs which are lightweight and ideal for taking on a camping trip.
Find it here from £14.00
Three stylish and practical stakes to hold a bottle and two glasses. You can use these on grass and in sand which makes them fun and versatile for anyone spending time outdoors.
Connect this to either a USB port or a compatible solar panel and you have a weatherproof lantern and phone charger in one. This is ideal for anyone staring to use solar energy while camping.
Find it here from £35
You can never pack too many pairs of socks for a camping trip involving lots of walking. A nice cosy pair of brand new socks are a great camping gift idea.
Find walking socks here
If you know someone that hates the feeling of sprays and lotions but always ends up covered in insect bites, this might be worth a try. Emitting ultrasonic soundwaves, this inset repelling band is easy to wear and ideal for active people.
Find it here from £9.99
The rechargeable Zippo Hand Warmer lasts for up to nine hours and can also be used to charge electronic items such as a phone or tablet. The ergonomic design comes in several different colours to choose from including champagne, black, and silver.
Perfect for kids that love exploring outside, The Den Kit Co have a wide range of sets to make dens, activity packs, books, outdoor supplies, and more for kids.
Find it here from £40
Give someone the gift of being able to see in the dark, whether they're a night-time explorer, like reading in the dark or just need to be able to find the way to the facility block. A head torch is a useful gadget for a number of reasons when camping and this lightweight rechargeable version from BioLite is a great option.
Find it here from £51
For more inspiration, explore our blog. Alternatively, visit the rest of our website to discover our UK forest camping destinations.
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