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Camping Gear Gift Guide: 2018's Best Camping Gifts

Camping Gear Gift Guide: 2018's Best Camping Gifts

Camping Gear Gift Guide: 2018's Best Camping Gifts

What to Buy the Camper on Your Holiday Shopping List

Does your holiday shopping list include someone who loves pitching their tent under the stars? This holiday season, give the camper in your life something they’ll use on every single adventure. No matter what your budget is, one of these 6 camping gifts is bound to bring smiles.

1. Luci Pro Inflatable Light: Outdoor 2.0

Inflatable lanterns are super convenient, and this model goes the distance — it will light up the campsite for 50 hours or more on a single charge. It’s also waterproof and lightweight, so it won’t take up nearly as much room as a traditional camping lantern.

The Luci Pro even has mobile charging, and it can top up your smartphone from 30-50% with the power of the sun.

2. Rumpl Outdoor Blanket

Rumpl’s ultra light and super warm down outdoor blankets will make sure your camper stays cozy, no matter how chilly it gets outside.

There are a ton of fun, eye-catching patterns to choose from, so it’ll be easy to find the perfect color scheme for anyone on your list. If Rumpl’s nearly $160 price tag is too much, try searching for more affordable outdoor blankets on Amazon… you’ll find plenty of options!

3. Sawyer Products Premium Permethrin Clothing Insect Repellent

Bugs might be the last thing on your mind in the middle of winter, but this thoughtful gift is bound to come in handy on someone’s camping trip. It can be sprayed directly onto clothes, tents, sleeping bags, and other types of gear without staining or damaging the item. The spray repels insects and kills mosquitoes, ticks, chiggers, mites, and more than 55 other types of insects on contact.

Clothing and other items don’t have to be sprayed after every wash, either. Permethrin is long-lasting and will survive several washes and wears.

4. Lightweight, freeze-dried food

You can make some seriously gourmet meals while camping, especially with freeze-dried food. With these meals, all your camper needs is boiling water, a spoon to mix everything with, and a bit of patience while everything rehydrates.

This holiday season, we’ve even created some seasonal meal bundles — each one has three top-rated meals at a discounted price that’s perfect for gifting. Help your camper level-up their fireside meals with freeze-dried entrees from Backpacker’s Pantry: Best Camping Gifts for the Holidays.

5. REI Co-op Flexlite Chair

This camp chair is perfect for hanging out around the campfire (while enjoying your favorite Backpacker’s Pantry meal, of course). Because it’s lightweight and takes up so little space, it can also be used as a “nice to have” comfort item while backpacking.

6. ENO DoubleNest Hammock

This hammock is big enough for two people, and one person will find it downright luxurious. It doesn’t take up a ton of room, so your camper will be able to lounge comfortably no matter where they choose to set up camp.