The holidays are around the corner, and we all know what that means… Scrambling to find the perfect gifts for the ones you love. But holiday shopping doesn’t have to be all that stressful. If you have a general sense of what you are looking for, you can narrow it down to a few great options. And with our carefully curated list of camping necessities, you can’t go wrong with whatever you choose. Depending on your price point and who you are shopping for, take a look at our gifts under $100 list, as well as a few extras that hit a higher price point. Do holiday shopping right this year and invest in something that encourages your loved ones to spend more time outside!
Gift Ideas Under $100
Kelty Bestie Blanket: Whenever I was gifted socks and candles growing up, I wasn’t all that excited. Can anyone else relate? But as I’ve gotten older, I relish a good pair of warm socks, or a campfire scented candle. A blanket is kind of the same thing. What once would’ve been a dull present, is now something I would get really excited about, looking forward to nights snuggled around the campfire. A blanket is always a good present, and the Kelty Bestie Blanket is one that is not only practical, but stylish too. It has Cloudloft insulation, keeping your body heat insulated, and includes a stuff sack for easy transport. You really can’t go wrong with this gift, especially considering the price point!
CamelBak Hydration Pack: One of the most useful gifts on this list has to be the CamelBak Day Star 16 Hydration Pack. As the outdoor industry constantly evolves, there are always new products on the market that make a huge difference in one’s camping experience. Having a hydration pack out on the trail is one of those products. Not only is staying hydrated important, but it’s also absolutely necessary. This hydration pack contains a two-liter reservoir, has trekking pole attachments, compression straps, a removable waist belt and storage for anything extra you wish to bring out on the trail. Do your loved one or friend a favor, and help them stay hydrated on the trail without having to lug around a water bottle!
Camping Lights: The ENO Twilights are a great stocking stuffer or small gift for someone. At only $20, you can give so much joy. I know I’d be super excited to be given these! At ten feet long, they can light up your campsite nicely. The ENO Twilights have 23 LED lights, run off of AA batteries, have a 72 hour burn time, and even include a padded carrying case! These lights will surely make someone happy on the holidays.
LED Hammock: If you want to take it a step further with the lights, check out the ENO DoubleNest LED Hammock. At just under $100, you really get a bang for your buck. The hammock is made out of breathable, quick-drying nylon and can fit two people comfortably. The integrated lighting has bright, dim and strobe settings, so you’re ready to party anytime. Who doesn’t love a good hammock?
Trucker Hat: If I know one thing for certain, it’s that men love their hats. It’s the perfect accessory to any outfit and can add an extra element to a look. The Coal Wilderness Hat comes in three rich shades, and is made out of a cool, corduroy fabric. It’s an easy, can’t-go-wrong gift for any guy!
Winter Sweater: With winter, come sweaters. They go together like campfires and marshmallows. Give the gift of warmth and get your friend or loved one the Men’s Patagonia Better Sweater 1/4 Zip. I’ve been wearing these babies for years, so I can attest to not only the warmth, but also the style. They are the perfect mid layer to hit the slopes in, or a solid layering piece on those cold, winter days. These knit-style fleece sweaters come in multiple colors, have a ¼ zip closure and a zippered chest pocket. And for the ladies, take a look at the Patagonia Better Sweater Jacket. Same great specs, but to fit a women’s build. Gift Patagonia this year, and receive extra brownie points!
Flannel Shirt: Another great gift for him is the Woolrich Oxbow Flannel. This 100% cotton flannel is extra warm and cozy, keeping the wearer not only toasty, but also stylish. Woolrich’s quality is hard to beat, as this piece is sure to last years. Choose your pick from two different checkered prints and add some swag to your guy’s closet!
Gift Ideas Over $100
Winter Vest: If you’re looking for a special gift for her this year, check out the Patagonia Bivy Vest. In all honesty, it’s one of the coolest winter vests I’ve ever seen. With a regular fit, she has room to layer underneath on those chillier days. It’s also insulated with 600-fill recycled duck and goose down for extra warmth, while the DWR coating keeps the wearer moderately dry in light snowfall and rain. A sure win, this vest is the perfect gift for her this holiday season!
Winter Pullover: We all know that The North Face makes great layering pieces, but The Campshire Pullover goes up and beyond. Made of 100% polyester Sherpa fleece, this relaxed fit pullover is equally comfy and stylish. Elbow patches add extra style points while the earthy colors fit perfectly into any wardrobe.
Treehouse Tent: Saving the best for last, the TreePod Hanging TreeHouse would be the ultimate gift for anyone on your list! This nylon tent is the perfect hideaway hangout spot on a hot summer day or cool, relaxed night. It’s UV resistant, water-resistant and can hold up to 500 pounds! Take your pick from orange, blue, purple or green and give a gift of a million smiles!
Whether you’re ballin’ on a budget, or looking to spend a little more this year, any of these gifts will make someone happy. But at the end of the day, the holidays are all about spending time with loved ones, so try not to stress about getting the perfect gift. Enjoy quality time with friends and family and have a joyful holiday, whatever it is you may celebrate!