An outdoor enthusiast can never have too many camping-related items. Although they’re likely to have the basic equipment already, there are still a lot of accessories that can enhance their overall camping experience. Whether it’s for a special occasion or you want to show your appreciation, here are seven awesome gift ideas camping lovers will surely appreciate. And if they are anything like me, they would love to get some extra gear as a gift for any reason.


For camping lovers who already have a large and high-quality tent, why not make the setup even more elaborate? A shade shelter will provide additional space for a wide range of activities. This way, campers can get away from the harsh sun while still having air ventilation. Shade shelters are also made of water-repellant fabric, so everyone can stay dry even when it pours down. By setting up a separate area, your camping-loving friend can keep the tent clean, uncontaminated and designated only for bedtime.


Once the sun sets, a camper is left to his or her devices when it comes to providing illumination. An LED tent light is a great gift because they provide a bright, long-lasting light source. Round shaped lights that can be placed high at the centre of the tent are the best.


Another way to increase visibility in a campsite at night is to use LED light strips. They can be placed around the perimeter of your tent area, hung above your tent or clipped just about anywhere anyone wants extra illumination. These LED light strips also prove to be useful even if you’re only at home and working in your garage. They also make for a great gift.


A picnic rug is a simple but very useful gift for a camping lover. They are soft enough to provide comfort while sitting at the campground or sand on the beach. They’re also waterproof and made of a materials that are easy to clean. Most picnic rugs are easy to fold and pack down quite well, tool.


The camping dining experience can be a hit or miss depending on what you have with you. Make meal prep easier and more elaborate by gifting a camping lover with a cutlery and BBQ set. These sets come with all the knives, brushes, boards, tongs and utensils you’ll need to prepare a variety of dishes. They also come in a carrying case, so campers won’t have to pick each item from their kitchen before a trip. These sets are also made from stainless steel, which means they’re durable and easy to clean.


You can add some romance or class to a camping experience with polycarbonate wine glasses. They are perfect for camping as they look just like your regular glasses but made of tough plastic. They’re lightweight, shatterproof build make them ideal for the great outdoors. Depending on your recipient’s drink of choice, you can also opt for polycarbonate tumblers or champagne glasses.


For a comfortable camping experience, it’s inevitable that a camping lover will be bringing along a lot of different devices and accessories. With this in mind, a portable power supply will be a thoughtful gift. 12-volt portable power supplies come in different sizes and capacities, so you can choose one that will be best suited for your intended camping lover.

Camping is so much more enjoyable when we have the devices and gear we need. There is nothing like something new to make for a more comfortable camping trip. For camping enthusiasts, these gift ideas are simple enough, but will significantly enhance their experience of the great outdoors. Shop around for these gift ideas camping lovers will love, and don’t forget to take a photo of their reactions, too!


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Jake Taylor
Jake Taylor

Jake is a global traveller who has recently called Australia his home again. If he's not travelling, he is writing about it and his experience.