A camping adventure can create memories that last a lifetime. Here are seven camping gifts that will make any camping trip more special and memorable.
Summer means a lot of things. School is out. Temperatures are up. The sound of meat sizzling on grills fills the air.
For many people, summer also signifies one very exciting time of year — camping season!
Get ready for s’mores and stories around the campfire, sleeping under a night sky full of stars, hiking, biking, fishing, relaxing, and simply enjoying the great outdoors. Camping is great for the body and mind, allowing anyone to reconnect with nature (while disconnecting from technology).
The fresh air, sunshine, and a bit of exercise are great at reducing stress, improving your mood, memory, and concentration, and even making you feel reenergized. For kids, a great camping adventure can facilitate them learning new skills, such as pitching a tent, starting a fire, finding their way using a compass, and cooking a meal — all of which can help them build self-confidence. As a family, the time you spend together in nature will allow you to reconnect with one another, feel inspired, and strengthen your family bonds.
If you or someone close to you is getting ready for their next camping experience, consider these fun, personalized camping gifts that are perfect for people who like camping.
Metal camping mugs make great practical gifts that any happy camper will appreciate. These classic enamel-coated camp mugs are lightweight, durable, and multi-purpose. Use them for your coffee, tea, hot chocolate, or any other drink, as well as oatmeal, soup, beans, and even wine and whiskey. Made for outdoor use, they’re simple and easy to clean, and can be customized with names so everyone will know which cup is theirs.
Give your friends, guests, and camp visitors a welcome greeting with a personalized camping flag. This double-sided outdoor flag is made to last, giving any campsite a happy vibe and welcoming feel. Customize it with your family name or message along with one of three phrases: “Happy Campers,” “This Is How We Roll,” or “Welcome to Our Campsite.”
Every camping trip will require some use of tools, and a handy pocket knife is a camper’s best friend. The only thing better than a good pocket knife is a multi-tool pocket knife that combines many functions into a single tool. This version includes a scissors, hook remover, fish scaler, Phillips screwdriver, saw, blade, bottle and can opener, metal file, flathead screwdriver, and bicycle hexagon wrench. The multi-tool can fit in a pocket or backpack, and can be personalized with up to two lines of text.
If grilling is on your camping trip agenda, then this portable BBQ tool set and carry tote will be a hit with the grill master. It includes all the tools you need for grilling — a spatula (which comes equipped with a built-in bottle opener), tongs, and fork — but the best part is its portability: All the tools fit easily in the carry tote that’s perfect for storage and travel. Made of stainless steel and solid wood handles, these quality grilling tools will make a great addition to any camper or campsite.
Keeping food and drinks cold is essential when camping; that’s why a good quality cooler is a must for any camping trip. And while a large chest cooler is great, a portable version is extremely convenient when you want to venture outside the campsite. That’s where a backpack cooler comes in. With a waterproof, insulated interior, this version can hold up to 20 standard size cans — plenty of space for storing snacks and refreshments for a day-long hiking trip for several family members. The additional zippered pockets also provide storage for a phone, keys, and other essentials. Simply load it up with drinks and food, pop in a couple of cooler ice packs, and you’re ready to go!
An outdoor blanket will get good use on any camping adventure. Campers can use it as a spot to sit down and have a picnic, lie down to rest, read a book or sunbathe, or even play games! Plus, they’re great for the beach — simply shake out the sand and you’re ready to go.
This fun personalized version includes four classic board games printed right on the blanket, making it a great option for camping trips with kids. The top of the blanket is fitted with a soft fleece material while the back has a waterproof polyester shell, perfect for the outdoors. Why worry about bringing a picnic blanket and games when you can have both in one. Score!
Insulated water bottles are a must-have accessory for camping, hiking, or any outdoor adventure. Staying hydrated throughout the day is important, and having easy access to a cool drink of water is essential. What makes personalized water bottles great is that everyone knows which water bottle belongs to whom. If you’re looking to surprise someone with unique camping gifts, get them personalized stainless steel water bottles that incorporate their favorite colors, graphics, designs, and, of course, their name, initial, or monogram.