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Gift Ideas for the Camp Crowd

Let’s end this not-so-fun 2020 by giving some really fun gifts to friends and family this holiday season. Here’s a few gift ideas for your favorite campers.

An LED Light Up Beanie from the Sharper Image provides warmth and light for those late-night camping adventures. This one size fits most beanie has removable 1-watt high power LEDs that provide light up to 60 feet away. ($49.99 from

For the gourmet RVers, consider these unique mushroom logs available from Williams Sonoma. There are both shitake and oyster mushroom options and it is exactly what it sounds like – a log that grows mushrooms. Soak the log to begin the growing process, which can be indoors or outdoors, and you’ll be eating fresh mushrooms in a few weeks. ($29.95 each from

nifty socks

Let their feet do the talking. Give your favorite campers these nifty socks that let people know they’d rather be camping. Right foot bottom reads “I’d rather be” while left foot says “Camping” with a cute little tent. Perfect stocking stuffer – no pun intended. ($10.95 per pair from

Dog Bowl Water Bottle
Dog Bowl Water Bottle

Keep the furry friends well-hydrated with the Dog Bowl Water Bottle from Uncommon Goods. Squeeze the leak-proof bottle to fill the attached bowl and your pet’s a happy camper, too! BPA-free with adjustable Velcro strap for attaching to belts, backpacks, etc. ($20 from

The answer to packing bulking pillows has arrived! REI’s Therm-a-Rest Compressible Pillow expands from 1/5 its packing size to a full-sized pillow (18×14” for large) when unpacked. Machine washable. ($26.95 for medium; and $29.95 for large from

Another space-friendly item is the Bearz Outdoor Blanket which folds up to palm-sized, yet provides a 55”x60” blanket perfect for outdoor seating at the beach, campground, or music festival. It’s also waterproof and can serve as an overhead tarp in a pinch. Comes in six great festive colors. ($20.99 from

All you need for a quick meal is right inside GSI’s Outdoors Destination Kitchen Set 24. This compact 24-piece set includes cutlery, a cutting board, spice shakers, and a utility knife, and weighs under two pounds! ($54.95 from

Make sure safety is close at hand with the Atomic Bear Paracord Bracelet which comes complete with a fire starter, loud whistle, emergency knife, 12 feet of paracord and a reliable compass. Bracelet is adjustable in size and comes in a 2-pack. ($12.99 from

AeroPress Go Travel Coffee Press
AeroPress Go Travel Coffee Press

No need to hike to Starbucks – the AeroPress Go Travel Coffee Press can brew up to 3 cups of hot coffee in under a minute. Cold brews are ready in under two! The AeroPress brews American, espresso, and cold brew coffees. BPA and phthalate free. Easy clean-up. ($31.95 from

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