Do you have a friend who spends more time in a sleeping bag than in her own bed – or at least wishes she did? Are you stuck trying to select the perfect camping gift for her?
Picking a present for a woman who camps can seem overwhelming! There’s so much fun camping gear, it seems like she can never get enough stuff – but where do you start to choose the best camping gifts for her? We’ve got you covered with this list of unique gifts for your favorite camper!
ABOUT THIS GUIDE TO UNIQUE CAMPING GIFTS FOR HER
We’ve made it super simple to find the right camping gift for her! This guide is split up into the following categories, so you can easily find exactly what you’re looking for:
Unique Camping Gifts for Her Under $25 – More than just stocking stuffers!
Entertaining Camping Gifts for Her – Fun ways to spend her time at camp.
Unexpectedly Practical Camping Gifts for Her – Surprisingly useful things to have around the campground.
Cozy Camping Gift Ideas for Her – Gifts to make her campsite more comfortable.
You can jump straight to the section that sounds best for the woman you’re shopping for or go ahead and read through them all to get some new and unexpected camping gift ideas.
The gifts in this guide are geared to women who love to camp. If you’re looking for fun gifts for gifts for climbers, gifts for hikers, gifts for backpackers, & more, check out our other outdoor gift guides!
UNIQUE CAMPING GIFTS FOR HER UNDER $25
1. BIOLITE LIGHT DIFFUSING STUFF SACK
Give the gift of ambiance with this cool little product that diffuses a bright headlamp into a lantern-like glow. Simply put your headlamp (works with a variety of brands) in the sack and attach it, then hang it inside your tent or from a tree. The bag also can be used to store your headlamp and charging cables, and it’s made of durable fabric to stand up to being stuffed in a pack or used around camp.
2. KULA CLOTH
Although it might seem a little odd at first, any woman who camps will love a Kula Cloth! It’s an antimicrobial pee cloth that can easily be attached to a pack and snapped shut to keep things clean. You can hang it from a tent or a tree to air dry during your camping trip, then wash it at home. It comes in a huge variety of patterns, so you can find the perfect one for a camping gift for her.
3. BOOK: SHE EXPLORES
This beautiful book makes a wonderful camping gift for her, since she can read at home while dreaming of adventures or take it with her to read in the tent. Featuring stunning photography and stories of women in the outdoors, She Explores also includes a lot of practical tips for a variety of outdoor activities.
4. BEE’S WRAP
This eco-friendly food storage wrap will definitely be appreciated in the camp kitchen. Made of waxed cotton, Bee’s Wrap can wrap up sandwiches or snacks and cover leftovers (not that there usually are any after a long day of hiking!). Plus, this bear print is super cute!
ENTERTAINING CAMPING GIFTS FOR HER
5. KINDLE PAPERWHITE E-READER
Nothing beats sitting around a crackling campfire or snuggling up in a sleeping bag with a good book. However, books are big & heavy – and what if you get to camp and wish you had a different book than the one you brought? The Kindle makes a truly awesome camping gift for her, since she’ll be able to take a bunch of books on her adventures while only taking up a tiny amount of space in her pack. Plus, the Kindle’s long battery life will last when she’s out in the backcountry.
6. OONTZ ANGLE 3 BLUETOOTH SPEAKER
A great gift for the camping friend who can’t live without her music, a bluetooth speaker brings the beats to her campsite. Now I don’t recommend blasting music at a crowded campground, but listening to some tunes around the campfire can be really nice when no one else is nearby. The OontZ speaker has a long battery life, and can be recharged via USB.
7. NITE IZE LED FRISBEE
It’s surprising how fun a simple frisbee can be when you’re camping with a group – and it’s even better when the frisbee lights up at night! The NiteIze LED Frisbee is a high-quality flying disc that can be illuminated with a touch of a button so you can keep the game of catch going after dark. If you know an athletic camper who can’t sit still, she will have a blast with this gift.
8. PORTABLE WATERCOLOR KIT
If you know an artsy woman who also loves the outdoors, this portable watercolor kit is the perfect gift for her to try plein air painting. This pocket-sized palette features 24 paints and 3 brushes so she can capture the gorgeous natural landscapes in her own unique way.
UNEXPECTEDLY PRACTICAL CAMPING GIFTS FOR HER
9. BIOLITE SOLAR PANEL
Even when we’re going off the grid, everyone usually still has electronics that need charging, whether it’s a phone or a camera or a Bluetooth speaker, like the one mentioned earlier. The BioLite Solar Panel is a super handy way to recharge all the camping necessities. Simply position it using the sundial, and you can immediately start charging. You can also store a charge for use even when you’re not in the sun. And it’s very slim, so it will easily fit in her pack!
10. ALPINE AIRE FOODS (H)EAT POUCH
The Alpine Aire Foods (H)EAT Pouch is one of those things that your favorite camper won’t know she needs until you give it to her, and then it will become indispensable! It’s sort of like a can koozie, but it’s designed to fit over a camping meal pouch to protect your hands from the heat. Neat, right? It also keeps the food warmer longer while you’re eating it.
11. HYDRO FLASK COOLER CUP
This is like the multi-tool of beverage containers and would make an awesome camping gift for her. Part can & bottle cooler, part insulated cup, the Hydro Flask Cooler Cup fits over cans or bottles like a koozie (the included sleeve allows it to adjust to different sizes), but you can also pour beverages (hot or cold) directly into it.
12. JETBOIL POT SUPPORT
Transform her camp cooking capabilities with this handy little tool! The JetBoil Pot Support fits on a JetBoil stove (and some people say it also fits on an MSR WindBurner) so that you can use other pots and pans instead of just the standard JetBoil pot. If you know a camp chef who has been stuck boiling water, this will definitely make her happy.
COZY CAMPING GIFT IDEAS FOR HER
13. RUMPL BLANKET
Warm up her campsite with a Rumpl puffy blanket! This packable blanket makes an awesome camping gift for her. It’s made of recycled materials and has a water-resistant coating so it can definitely handle being outside. You can choose from a bunch of colors and patterns to match her style perfectly.
The best way to lounge around a campsite is definitely in a hammock, and your favorite camping enthusiast will be excited to unwrap this. All she has to do is secure it to some trees, and she’ll be able to curl up with a book or even take a nap al fresco.
15. TEVA EMBER MOC
Honestly, this is the ideal camp shoe for any woman. At the end of a long day on the trail, her feet are going to be tired, and the Teva Ember Moc provides comfy support. The quilted top keeps toes warm, and the collapsible heel makes it easy to slip them on and off. Her feet will definitely thank you for this gift!
Hopefully, this list has helped you discover the perfect camping gift for her! And if all else fails, you can always get her an REI gift card – anyone who camps would be psyched to receive one of those.
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