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Last-Minute Presents for the Camping Gear Enthusiast

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Alyssa Chartier
December 9, 2022

TL;DR: Beat the last-minute gift scramble with perfect finds for outdoor lovers: high-quality socks, camp-friendly food, durable quick-dry towels, hammocks, hatchets, coffee gear, and cozy camp shoes. Or gift an experience like National Parks Pass, Harvest Hosts, or Boondockers Welcome memberships for unforgettable adventures.

Last-Minute Presents for the Camping Gear Enthusiast

It is getting late in the season, and Amazon is already way behind on deliveries. Figuring out what to do for the outdoorsman—or outdoorswoman—in your life might be getting a little stressful, but we are here to help! Check out these ideas for last-minute gifts for your outdoor-loving friends and family members.

Outdoorsy Gifts for Under $25

Budget restraints are a real thing. It could be because of a gift exchange with a price cap, or a just limited budget. So here are some great outdoorsy gift ideas for under $25.

Socks—but Not Just Any Socks

Having high-quality socks is something a lot of outdoorsy people love. Whether it is the trail runner in your life, the backpacker, or your avid hunter, nice socks go a long way toward a comfortable day outside. wp-content-uploads-2022-12-2.png

But high-quality wool socks can get kind of expensive—which is why these make great gifts. A lot of people might not purchase something like this for themselves, but would love to have them. Then, you come to the rescue and are an instant hero! Below are a few of our favorite sock companies for you to consider.


Camp-Friendly Food and Drinks

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When you are backpacking—or even camping—having the right food and drinks can make the experience a little more enjoyable. But again, these items can get expensive or even risky—due to the taste. Once again, sometimes budget-cautious campers can be hesitant to try these out. So give them a gift like this, and you will be greatly thanked for it.

Campout Cookbook

Assuming your outdoor loving friend is a novice at cooking under the stars, this might be a great place to get started.

Wildland Coffee

These are pre-portioned coffee bags—similar to tea bags—that are perfect for the morning cup of Joe. An added bonus for any Harvest Hosts or Boondockers Welcome Member is that they can get a discount through the Member Benefits page.

Quick Dry Towels

These come through in the clutch for anyone who spends a lot of time camping, RVing, or who just loves the outdoors. Having a towel that can dry you, but doesn’t hold water is a great thing. In camping gear and RVs, there isn’t a lot of room to hang dry a towel—which means they can get pretty musty. These towels are great!

Adventure Meals

These are dehydrated meals that are lightweight, portable, and loaded with flavor—especially the breakfast skillet meal.

Outdoorsy Gifts for Under $50

wp-content-uploads-2022-12-4.png There are a lot of options out there for under $25, but some of the nicer ones will take you above this budget. That’s why the gift ideas below are stepping up your budget a bit.

A Hammock

There is something special about heading into the woods and finding a couple of trees to hang out in. While you are just hanging there in your hammock, listening to the wind blow through the leaves, you’ll find quite a bit of peace once your mind slows down. This is a gift of relaxation.

A Hatchet

Having a quality hatchet when you head out into the woods is always nice for creating kindling.

Camping Hammock

Consider these hammock kits that are designed for sleeping inside of your hammock. They offer a rain fly, a hammock, hammock straps, and a bug net.

Hammock Underquilt

These are great for hanging out in the woods during colder weather. It extends your hammock season. The barrier between you and the ground when camping is equally—or more—important than what is laying on top of you. This is why a hammock underquilt is a great gift.

Manual Coffee Grinder

These are perfect for the coffee nut who loves the outdoors too. It will take just a bit to grind up the coffee, but for those who are coffee enthusiasts… freshly-ground coffee is a must!

Solar String Lights

Any lights that bring warmth to your campsite are great—but solar is even better. No need to worry about an outlet.

Outdoorsy Gifts for Under $100

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Stepping it up to splurge a bit more on the gift for your outdoor-loving friend or family member. If you’re ready to go big, here are some great options!

Lodge Cast Iron Dutch Oven

Cooking over an open fire with one of these is simply fantastic! There isn’t anything better than using this when you are cooking for a group.

Camp Shoes

A nice pair of camp shoes is a great luxury item when in the woods. Camp shoes are like slippers with a quality sole. The ease of slipping them on and off is convenient for going in and out of the tent or for that late night “facilities run.”

Day Packs

A day pack is what hikers might use for hitting the trail for a long day. It is big enough to bring along some trail snacks, extra water, and some first aid materials, but without being too big.

Give the Gift of Experiences with These Amazing Memberships

When you cut it this close, you start running out of the option to get gifts shipped to your door and having time to wrap them fast enough. But that doesn’t mean you’re out of luck. In fact, these might be the absolute best gift options yet!

America the Beautiful - National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass

If you have outdoor-obsessed friends, this is the perfect gift! The great thing about this pass is that it needs renewed yearly. This gift can be as simple as a wonderfully, handwritten note with your gift included.

Harvest Hosts Membership

Harvest Hosts is the largest, most fun RV camping membership in the United States. With 4,000+ locations—farms, wineries, breweries, and other attractions—across North America, this membership will get unlimited overnight stays in a self-contained RV without any camping fees. You can see all of the locations here and purchase a membership here.

Boondockers Welcome Membership

What is better for your outdoor-loving pals than a list of amazing places to visit? With 3,000+ locations across North America, your friend or family member will love this gift! Boondockers Welcome is a Membership where locals invite RVers to park on their property, share their stories, and get a good night’s rest. The recipient of this gift will get a glimpse into what the locals know and connect with new friends. You can sign-up here.

Don’t Be Discouraged… You’ve Got This!

As you can see, it isn’t too late to get some fantastic gifts for the outdoor enthusiasts in your life.  And with experiences being on the rise in popularity, you might want to lean heavily towards one of these memberships. Either way, you can’t go wrong with anything on this list!

About Harvest Hosts
Harvest Hosts is a unique RV camping membership that offers self-contained RVers unlimited overnight stays at over 5,619 small businesses across North America with no camping fees. Boondock at farms, wineries, breweries, attractions, and other one-of-a-kind destinations throughout North America, and you’ll get peace of mind knowing that a safe place to stay is always nearby!
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Alyssa Chartier
Airstreamer, Camper, Cat Parent, Social Media Marketer