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Camping Gift Guide: 9 Cool Camping Gifts for Outdoor Adventurers

Need a gift for your favorite outdoor adventurer? Here’s a list of 9 cool camping gifts that will enhance any campsite experience. From quick car camping trips to long weekends to backcountry treks, help your outdoorsy friends go farther, stay longer, and enjoy the journey. 

By the way, these recommendations are for every holiday! This hand-picked list of camping gear will help you nail that perfect birthday, Christmas, father’s day, mother’s day, or best-friend appreciation gift. Ready to dive in? Read on for our favorite camp-ready gift ideas.

Woman backpacking and drinking out of her bottle.

Eddy®+ filtered by LifeStraw®

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With Eddy® + filtered by LifeStraw®, hardcore campers never need to worry about finding clean water or how much to pack in. This compact water filtration system is the easiest thing in the world—just stick the bottle in the water source and drink. 

Our LifeStraw bottle filters your water not once, but twice—removing bacteria, parasites, microplastics, and other unwanted chemicals. Perfect for harsh or dry environments, backcountry treks, or anywhere you might question your water source. Tritan™ Renew is BPA-free and contains 50% recycled plastic. Which means your friend will thank you, and so will the environment.

Heads up, friend. This product is also available in vacuum insulated stainless steel to keep water cool for longer. 

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Arete™ 14 Hydration Pack 50 oz

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A small pack with big aspirations. With room for 1.5L of water and an additional 12.5L of gear, Arete 14™ is ideal for a quick overnighter or weekend camping trip. And for hydration on longer adventures, the pack is compressible so they can stash it inside a larger bag. Made with the modern camper or vanlifer in mind, the secure inner sleeve fits a 13” laptop. And an outer zip pocket means snapping a few pics with the phone is easily within reach.

Man sipping from his camp mug in his tent.

Horizon 12 oz Camp Mug, Insulated Stainless Steel

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No campsite is complete without sturdy, reusable drinkware. Be it a much-needed morning coffee or a cool cocktail after a long day of swimming, hiking, climbing, or kayaking, CamelBak’s Horizon Drinkware is made for it. The Camp Mug is vacuum insulated to keep drinks hot or cold longer. With a spill-proof lid because every drop is precious out there. And durable stainless steel construction means it can handle just about anything.  

There’s more where that came from—choose the Horizon Drinkware size and color that fits their style. Like the 12 oz wine tumbler, 16 oz tumbler, or 30 oz tumbler with straw.

Man wearing his Cloudwalker hydration pack with a Podium Bottle in the bottle pocket.

Cloud Walker™ 18 Hydration Pack 85 oz

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Call us biased, but this might just be the all around best multi-purpose pack there is. Built for hiking, this pack is beloved by campers, trekkers and anyone who thinks hydration shouldn’t come at the cost of comfort. 

This pack includes a massive 2.5L Crux reservoir for those extra hot days. While the adjustable compression straps, removable waist belt and mesh back panel are designed for maximum comfort in any terrain. Cloud Walker™ will have them looking cool and walking on air, thanks to its lightweight construction and sleek silhouette.

Man filling up his Multibev with an awesome winter view.

MultiBev 2-in-1 Cup, Insulated Stainless Steel

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Everyone knows campers love a well-engineered piece of gear. This clever combo is a 2-in-1 water bottle with detachable travel cup. Sure to please any outdoor adventurer who’s all about efficiency, multi-tasking, and saving space in their bag. 

The MultiBev is made of insulated stainless steel so drinks stay hot (or cold). Plus it’s leakproof, sweatproof, slip and splash resistant, easy to carry, and fits in most cup holders. You'll probably want to grab one of these for yourself, while you’re at it.

Two girls camping in a tent with their Eddy+ bottles.

Eddy®+ Kids 12 oz Bottle, Insulated Stainless Steel

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Built especially for the littlest of campers, this stainless steel bottle is rugged and ready for action. Eddy+ is makes drinking easy while preventing spills—just flip, bite, and sip. The comfortable carry handle means they can pack it in and out all by themselves. Or, hook it onto their bag with a carabiner. And in six colorful designs they’ll love, keeping the kiddos hydrated on the go has never been easier.

A man hanging up his Fusion Reservoir to dispense water.

Fusion™ 10L Group Reservoir with TRU® Zip Waterproof Zipper

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The ultimate camping accessory for group trips, camping with the family, or anytime they’ll be setting up a serious basecamp. As our newest hydration innovation, the Fusion™ 10L reservoir comes with improvements, like the TRU® Zip Waterproof Zipper for easy filling and leak-free use. The convenient handle lets them hang it from a tree or post. And the built-in spigot makes for super simple hand-washing, cooking, and refilling of bottles. When it’s time to go home, the reservoir is collapsible and easy to pack up.

A woman opening her Chillbak cooler.

ChillBak™ Pack 30 Soft Cooler & Hydration Center

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With a ChillBak™ soft cooler backpack, your favorite camper will soon become everyone’s best friend. This mobile party station is the most convenient way to haul beers, gear, and more into the wild, keeping up to twenty-four 12oz cans, 15 pounds of ice, and six liters of water cold for up to 72 hours. You read that right—room for a case of canned bevvies, water for the whole crew and extra essentials, all in a conveniently portable format. 

The first-ever soft cooler backpack with built-in hydration, ChillBak includes a 6L Fusion™ reservoir with built-in spigot. So keeping everyone hydrated is easy, as are refills and campsite cleanup action.

A group of friends enjoying a drink out of can coolers.

Horizon Can Cooler Mug, Insulated Stainless Steel

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Because enjoying a drink at the campsite is awesome…but drinking warm beer is not. Our convenient 12oz Can Cooler Mug keeps beverages (adult or not) refreshingly cold, even when it’s hot out. This handheld cooler is perfect for the hike, the boat, or anywhere else a ‘can-do’ attitude is needed. Stainless steel construction means their Can Cooler is rust resistant and virtually indestructible. And did we mention it’s dishwasher safe and fits in most cup holders? H*ll yeah. 

So you say your camper-friend loves wine? We’ve got ‘em covered for an anytime, anywhere glass. Grab the Horizon 12 oz Wine Tumbler.

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For more great gift ideas for outdoor adventurers and athletes, check out these related gift guides:

-Gifts for Runners

-Gifts for Mountain Bikers

-Gifts for Hikers