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Best gifts for campers & caravan owners 2024

Best gifts for campers & caravan owners 2024

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If you have outdoor-loving people in your life you may be wondering what to buy them for their birthday or for Christmas. Gifts for campers and caravan owners can be difficult to find, especially if they seem to already have a lot of the camping equipment they need for trips away with their tent, motorhome, caravan or camper van. 

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Looking for a present everyone in the family can enjoy? Check out my post about gifts for the whole family.

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However, I think you’ll find some inspiration in this UK list of camping and caravan gifts.

So, what are the best camping gifts? I’m giving you suggestions for:

  • gift ideas for every budget and interest
  • gift experiences for caravan owners and campers
  • luxury caravan gifts
  • useful gifts for caravan owners and campers.

You might also like these ideas for gifts for motorhome owners.

Budget gifts for campers and caravan owners

Looking for budget saving gifts and stocking fillers for campers? Here’s some gifts that will raise a smile:

Custom pin badges

custom pin badges banner

Custom pin badges would be a creative gift to campers.

These badges can be personalized to include designs that represent the camper’s favourite activities or memorable moments from their trip, making them a unique memento of their experience.

Pin badges are also practical gifts that can be easily displayed on backpacks, hats, or jackets, allowing the camper to proudly show off their love of camping and spark conversations with other outdoor enthusiasts.

Whether it’s a thank you gift for a camping trip or a special occasion like a birthday or graduation, custom pin badges are sure to leave a lasting impression on any camper.

Tin mugs

I love a good slogan mug and a tin one is essential when you’re camping.

This fun tin camping mug* is on Amazon.

Travel journal

Girl Drawing in travel journal while hanging socked feet out of the window of a stationary safari jeep

I’m always jotting down notes on my iPhone whatever holiday we are on.

But if you or your favourite camper prefer a good old fashioned book for nature notes, sketches and memories then there’s loads available.

Various prices on Amazon*.

On the spot bite zapper

You’re a moving feast for mozzies while you’re camping. So why not give your loved one this nifty tool to tackle itchy bites while in the great outdoors. The Zap-It!* Is a small piezo device designed to zap the itch of a mosquito or insect bites with a low electrical impulse created by crystals.

No batteries are needed, it fits beautifully into your pocke,  and it can be used by the whole family. It’s also reasonably priced at £6.96.

Quirky gifts for campers in 2023

Buy something a unique for the camper in your life. They’ll adore this quirky gifts:

A hammock for two

What better place to hang out when camping than a hammock slung between a couple of trees. You don’t even need to be camping; the garden will do too!

This double hammock* takes two and even comes with its own mosquito net to keep bugs at bay.

You can buy it for £23.99 from Amazon.

Fun windbreaks

Wind break with stone all pattern printed on it

Wind breaks are an essential camping and caravanning accessory, but they needn’t be dull.

These windbreaks from OLPRO* will brighten any pitch.

Prices start at £55 but look out for sales.

Foodie gifts for campers

Who doesn’t love enjoying a good meal when they’re on holiday? Here’s some foodie gifts for campers to use when they are away:

A special treat

If the camper you know is a hardened pro then fill their stockings with a few camping ‘delicacies’. Ready to eat chocolate pudding will go down a treat on their next expedition.

Doesn’t it look delicious? LOL! It’s sure to raise a smile on Christmas Day.

Ready to eat chocolate pudding* costs £5.99 per sachet from Amazon.

Campingaz Party Grill

If your camping friend is more into freshly cooked meals then the Campingaz Party Grill might be up their street.

We have the 600 model which packs down into its own carry bag and can handle anything from cooked breakfasts to pizza and barbecues.

Read our full Campingaz Party Grill 600 review.

You can buy the Campingaz Party Grill* 600 for £155.91 from Amazon.


Who needs a full set of cutlery when you are traveling light? A multi-use Sporknife from True Utility is compact and durable making it the perfect utensil for camping.

You can by a sporknife on Amazon*.

Jet boil camping stove

JetBoil Flash 2.0 Camping Stove

This is a must-have for tea lovers who camp. Get your brew fast with the Flash 2.0 Camping Stove. It boils 500ml of water in 100 seconds.

Buy a Jet Boil Flash 2.0 camping stove on Amazon*.

Stackable pots and pans

A robust set of pots and pans with removable handle are ideal for camping and using in motorhomes, camper vans and caravans. It’s an essential that no camper should be without and they may welcome a new set as a practical gift.

You can buy this Tefal camping pot and pan set* with utensils on Amazon.

Camping and caravanning gifts – experiences

Gifts doesn’t always have to be stuff. In fact, we much prefer experiences to things. Here’s some gift experiences caravaners and campers can enjoy during their travels:

Wine or beer tasting

While your favourite campers are touring the countryside they can pop into a vineyard or brewery for a spot of tasting.

Experiences like this cost a wallet friendly £15 per couple and can be redeemed at more than 20 locations around the UK.

Buy a wine or beer tasting experience for two*.

Grapes in vineyard

There’s lots more ideas for experiences that campers can enjoy during their trips including days out, theatre trips and on Buy a Gift*.

If you’re looking for more seasonal activities the would make for good Christmas presents then check out my Christmas days out in the UK, festive events in Cornwall and Christmas activities in Devon posts.

You might also like my post about how to be more eco friendly on holiday.

Practical gifts for campers

Buy the camper in your life something they will use again and agin. Here’s some ideas:

Picnic blanket map

Dartmoor picnic blanket  in webbed stuff bag
Dartmoor picnic blanket from Rubbastuff

Give your camper a picnic blanket that encourages their desire to explore.

Rubbastuff have a range of waterproof picnic rugs featuring UK national parks and beauty spots. They are designed to be lightweight, compact and come with their own stuff bag, meaning you can easily carry them to your favourite picnic spot.

Buy picnic maps from Rubbastuff.

Head torch

When you’ve got to go in the middle of the night you’ve got to go! A head torch is handy for those midnight dashes to the toilet block and tinkering around your pitch after dark.

This compact headtorch from Petzl is a favourite among outdoor enthusiasts. The Tikka is a classic headtorch with three lighting modes including a wide beam for proximity lighting, movement and extended distance vision.

The headtorch has a comfortable fabric strap and is ideal for campers, walkers, Scouts and Duke of Edinburgh Award participants.

Buy the Petzl Tikka head torch* on Amazon.

Winter sleeping bag

Vango Nitestar 450 red sleeping bag

If you know someone who isn’t put off by camping in the cold then a cosy sleeping bag will help them warm at night.

Ideal for winter campers on a budget, the Vango Nitestar 450 is high quality yet affordable and designed to be used in temperatures as low as -8c.

It is also very versatile as it can be used year-round and is popular with Scouts and DofE trips. The double offset layer construction and mummy design are designed to retain your body heat and the auto locking zip stops the sleeping bag from opening in the night.

Buy the Vango Nitestar 450* on Amazon.

More sleeping bags for families

Vango Roar double sleeping bag on airbed in tent

We have reviewed the Vango Roar Double and Vango Kanto Junior sleeping bags for kids, which work for both camping and touring caravan holidays. These bags are now a few seasons old but there are plenty of similar ones to pick from this year.

Vango Kanto Junior sleeping bag in Paint Splash design on caravan bunk bed

Buy Vango sleeping bags* from Go Outdoors.

Tent cleaning kit

Help your camping friend keep their tent or awning clean and ready for their next adventure with this cleaning kit for waterproof fabrics. This all-in-one Fabsil fabric care kit includes everything you need to care for your tent’s fabrics.

Clean and protect your tent or awning’s fabric whilst also restoring its water-resistance and UV rating.

Buy the Fabsil tent cleaning kit* on Amazon.

OS Map annual subscription

12 month OS Maps subscription box - gifts for campers

There’s no chance of getting lost during outdoor adventures with a 12 month OS Maps subscription. This gives your camper access to all OS maps for the UK on any of their digital devices.

They can either map read off their smart phone or print out hard copies.

Buy an annual subscription to OS Maps* for £28.99.

Cool bag

RED Original cool bag with ice and beers

A decent cool bag is super handy for camping trips, either for packing with fresh food or frozen meals. And everyone needs somewhere to keep the beers cool!

The Red Original cool bag keeps ice frozen for days and there’s no need for it to be plugged into a battery or mains electrics.

By the Red Original cool bag* on Amazon.

Packing cubes

We are big fans of packing cubes and are yet to find a type of holiday where they don’t work.

The camper in your life will love being able to organise their clothes and other belongings using these space-saving cubes with a mesh top panel for easy identification of contents and a webbing handle for convenient carrying.

Buy packing cubes* in various shapes and sizes on Amazon.

Luxury gifts for campers and caravan owners in 2023

If only a special treat will do, then here’s some luxury camping gift ideas:

Outdoor watch

Garmin Fenix 6 Sapphire on wrist of paddle boarder
Garmin Fenix 6 Sapphire

The Garmin Fenix 6 Sapphire is a smart watch that you wont be afraid to take outdoors. Take a look at our full review of this sports watch.

Check the Garmin Fenix 6 price on Amazon*.

Another good option is the Suunto Watch.

This robust time-piece comes with tracking, route mapping, and Point of Interest Navigation with breadcrumb view in real time.

It also measures calories and paces, it can warn you about bad weather, and has up to 100 hours battery life.

It also measures calories and paces, it can warn you about bad weather, and has up to 100 hours battery life.

Buy Suunto Watch* on Amazon.

Gifts for campers who love water sports

We are huge fans of getting outdoors and seeing destinations from a different angle. Paddle boarding is one way we do this.

Here’s an awesome camping gift if you’re feeling super generous:

Compact paddle board

RED compact paddle board

Red Paddle Boards have created the smallest board package in the world which packs up into a rucksack and weighs in at 8kg.

This 9’6″ board with pump, paddle, fins, leash, and bag is ideal for campers who haven’t got much room, yet wish to explore when they’ve reached their destination.

If you want to check out other Red paddle boards take a look at our review of the Ride 10’6″ and Ride 10’8″ paddle boards.

Buy board packages from Red Original.


Child and adult walking along beach in Moonwrap and Dryrobe changing robes

Dryrobes aren’t just for the beach – we always pack ours for camping trips and festivals.

We have original Dryrobes but have also bought a cheaper alternative for our kids. Take a look at our review of the Moonwrap to see how they compare.

Find prices for Dryrobes* and Moonwraps* on Amazon.

Camping gifts if you want to stay connected

Camping is a great way to slow down and disconnect. But for those times when you really need to stay in touch, here’s some tech to help:

Solar Battery Pack

Campers need never run out of phone or tablet battery as long as the sun shines with a solar battery pack. This one from BigBlue allows you to go off grid without losing charge.

Check the latest price on Amazon*.

Backpacks for campers and travellers

A backpack is a camping essential. If your camper’s rucksack is looking tired, help refresh their gear:

OLPRO 32L Daysack

OLPRO 32L Daysack
OLPRO 32L Daysack

The 32 litre capacity day bag has loads of room and pockets for spare clothes, drinks and snacks for the whole family.

Check the latest price of the OLPRO 32L daysack* and other OLPRO rucksacks*.

More gifts for campers and outdoor people in 2023

If you have lots of outdoorsy people in your life you might like to check out these gift lists too:

Eek! Have you left your Christmas shopping until the last minute? Don’t panic! Check out my last minute Christmas gift ideas that you can deliver in time for the big day.

Disclosure: some of the items in this post have been gifted to us. Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. They are marked with *. If you click on one of these and make a purchase I may earn some commission. This does not affect the price you pay. 

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Thursday 11th of November 2021

Great guide. As someone who is bitten all the time I really love zap it, its SO useful. I find bug repellent doesn't tend to work on me so I carry zap it everywhere.


Friday 16th of October 2020

Solar camping light is the best gift that I can give to myself. LOL. This will come in handy while trekking, Amazing checklist though. I'll bookmark it and check it out every time I set out for travel.

My Two Mums

Saturday 28th of September 2019

Great list. The packing cubes are a fab idea. Clara is taking some of them to India when she heads off on her Trek.

Claire Hall - Tin Box Traveller

Saturday 28th of September 2019

Packing cubes are amazing! I don't know how we travelled without them :)

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