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40+ Camping Gift Ideas for Outdoorsy Women

Does your wife, girlfriend, or friend love camping? She's sure to love any gift that helps her spend more time in the outdoors, soaking in nature.

Do you have a woman in your life who absolutely loves camping? Well, the good news is she’ll love any gift that helps her spend more time doing just that! To make your life a little easier, I’ve rounded up some of the best camping gifts for women so that you can rest easy knowing she’ll love your gift.

There’s so much awesome outdoor gear out there, finding the right gifts for campers can get overwhelming real fast. If there’s one thing campers love though — besides the outdoors — it’s gear. We go a little gah-gah over it, truth be told. Whether she’s into backcountry camping, car camping, RV camping, or anything in between, these gifts are perfect.

My 2020 gift guide is full of the best camping gifts for the adventurous women in your life. It’ll make your holiday shopping super easy and as painless as possible. Let’s cut out that gift-giving overwhelm so you can enjoy more time with her.


How to Use This Guide

To make choosing the right camping gift for her super easy, I’ve organized this guide into specific categories so you can quickly find what you’re looking for:

  • Top Camping Gifts: These are the cream of the crop camping gifts — no need to spend hours searching the internet for the perfect gift. Jump to Section
  • Outdoor Gifts Under $50: Outdoor gear can be expensive, but these aren’t. Jump Section
  • Campsite Entertainment Gifts: These camping gifts will keep her and her friends entertained while they’re hangin’ out at camp. Jump to Section
  • Practical Camping Gifts: She can use these camping gifts every time she heads into the outdoors. Jump to Section
  • Comfy + Cozy Camping Gifts: These will help her feel super comfy and cozy at her campsite in the woods. Jump to Section

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Top Camping Gifts for Her

If you don’t wanna search the internet for hours but still want to get your lady an awesome camping gift, you can’t go wrong with any of the following. These camping gifts are high quality, unique, and above all, super useful.

She’ll love ’em — the rest of us campers sure do! You might even fool her into thinking you know a thing or two about outdoor gear.

Helinox Camp Chair

Helinox camp chairs are a huge step up from a regular camping chair! They’re lightweight, portable, and super compact. They take up next to no room and are easy to carry — even on a hike or to the beach.

Darn Tough Wool Socks

Darn Tough socks are an outdoor person’s best friend! They’ll keep her feet dry and comfy around camp. Even if she already has a pair, she’ll welcome a new pair of Darn Tough socks.

Kula Cloth

Kula Clothes are all the rage for woman campers. It’s an antimicrobial pee cloth that can be used over and over. It’s convenient, saves toilet paper, and is super useful (especially in the backcountry).

Goal Zero Lightweight Solar Panel

Even when she’s camping, she probably still has a gadget that needs to be charged. The Goal Zero solar charger is durable, lightweight, and compact so she’ll barely notice it’s there.

Garmin inReach Explorer+

If she backpacks, the inReach Explorer+ is one of the best gifts you could give. It’s an emergency SOS satellite communicator and navigation system that shares her real-time location. Basically, it’ll help keep her safe on her adventures.

Patagonia Down Sweater

In the world of outdoor clothing, Patagonia is one of the best. This down sweater is super warm, while also being lightweight, windproof, and compact. It’s great for all kinds of outdoor activities.


Camping Gifts Under $50

Camping gear is notoriously expensive. Sure, I get why — it’s technical and needs to be durable enough for the outdoors, not to mention save lives. Still, sometimes it’s too expensive and that’s perfectly okay!

Luckily, there are plenty of affordable (and quality) camping gifts under $50 so you won’t break the bank getting the perfect gift for the woman on your list. These camping gifts are small and fun, but also useful and she’ll get a kick out of them!

BioLite SiteLight Mini String Lights

She’ll love the cozy ambiance that these mini string lights create! Because they’re built for the outdoors, these string lights are portable, durable, and compact and can easily be hung from tents, cars, trees, and more.

BioLite Light Diffusing Stuffsack

This cool camping gift turns the harsh light of a headlamp into a soft lantern. Simply put a headlamp inside the stuff sack, hang it, and enjoy the soft, diffused light! Plus, the stuff sack can be used for storage. Win-win.

Arc Plasma Lighter

An arc plasma lighter is the perfect replacement for matches and butane lighters. They’re waterproof and windproof, making starting fires easy. And it’s USB rechargeable.

Fill it Forward Bottle or Sticker

Fill it Forward is the gift that keeps on giving. Every time the bottle is refilled, Fill it Forward gives clean water to a community in need. If she already has a ton of bottles, you can also get a sticker that works on any bottle!

GSI Ultralight Java Drip Coffee Maker

If she’s a coffee lover, this is a great coffee maker to bring camping. It’s highly rated among the camping community! It’s lightweight and compact, plus it comes with a reusable filter.

Rumpl Beer Blanket

Does she like to kick back with a beer or other canned drink? Well, this beer cozy will keep her drink cold all night long. Perfect! Plus, it compresses down into itself and takes up basically no room.

Wooden Pot + Pan Scraper

These wooden pot scrapers make cleaning and maintaining camping pots and pans super easy! They’re a handy little gadget. If she’s eco-conscious, these are a great alternative to plastic scrapers.

Stainless Steel Spork

A simple fork and spoon in one. Made with kitchen-grade stainless steel, these sporks will last years of abuse in the backcountry and campsite.

Cute Enamel Mug

There are a ton of cute, fun enamel mugs that are perfect for sipping a hot drink around the campfire. These mugs are durable and will withstand being flung around the car.

Natural Bug Spray

Bugs are an unfortunate side effect of camping. This bug spray not only works and smells great, she won’t have to choose between harmful chemicals and bugs. She can have the best of both worlds!

Compression Packing Cubes

Packing cubes are a lifesaver! She can keep everything organized and in its place. Plus, these compression packing cubes pack everything down super small!

Slipstream Adventure Movies Subscription

Slipstream is the Netflix of outdoor adventure films! For only $5 per month, she can get psyched up for camping, hiking, and other fun outdoor adventures. Slipstream has over 300 movies, ranging from short films to feature-length movies.


Campsite Entertainment

When she goes camping, she’ll probably spend a lot of time at the campsite! After all, camping is a great time to kick back, relax, and have fun. These gifts will definitely keep her entertained when she’s hangin’ out in the outdoors.

Kindle Paperwhite

Does she love to read when she’s camping? A Kindle is a great gift because she can easily bring hundreds of books. Plus, it’s lightweight and waterproof, so she won’t be paranoid about damaging it.

MPowerd Luci Explore Solar Speaker + Light

This little gadget is super handy! It’s ambient light, personal speaker, charger, and alarm all-in-one! It’s also lightweight, water-resistant, and solar-powered so it’s perfect for making a fun campsite.

Nite Ize LED Light-Up Frisbee

Roasting marshmallows isn’t the only thing to do after dark when she’s camping. With this LED frisbee, she can keep a game of Ultimate going even after the sun has set!

YAHTZEE National Parks Travel Edition

The adventurer in her will love this cute National Park themed Yahtzee game! The game is made for camping and everything fits into the cup, which makes it easy to bring on adventures.


Practical Camping Gifts for Her

Practical items are a big winner when it comes to hiking and camping gifts. She’ll use these over and over and will love them even more with every trip! From solar chargers to backcountry kitchen gadgets, and more, I’ve got ya covered.

Lifestraw Water Filter

The Lifestraw water filter is a super practical camping gift! Not every camping spot has great water, so she’s sure to use this. It has no shelf life and can filter 4,000 litres of safe drinking water without using chemicals. It protects against bacteria, parasites, microplastics, dirt, sand, and cloudiness.

Anker PowerCore+ Mini

Power banks are useful all the time, but especially so when she’s camping with no power! The Anker PowerCore+ Mini is the size of a tube of lipstick and will quickly charge her phone. It’s basically an emergency power supply, the mini version.

Chair Buddies

Lightweight camping chairs tend to sink into soft ground, which is super annoying. Luckily, Chair Buddies are an easy-to-use, lightweight clip that prevents that! They snap onto tons of brands, including Helinox, REI, Big Agnes, and more.

Hydro Flask

Vacuum-sealed water bottles are a godsend on camping trips. They keep drinks cold (or hot) for hours (even if they’ve been sitting in the sun) and free up a ton of space in her cooler! Plus, the Hydro Flask is leak-proof.

BioLite HeadLamp 200

Flashlights are great and all, but headlamps are way better! The BioLite Headlamp 200 is bright, lightweight, and USB rechargeable. And comfortable, so she’ll actually use it around camp.

BioLite FirePit

Would she love a portable, smokeless firepit? Uhh, yes! Using real logs or charcoal, the flames are super-efficient and can even be controlled with a Bluetooth app! She’ll also be treated to a 360° view of the fire. How cool is that?

RTIC Hard Cooler

Coolers can be downright expensive! Luckily, the RTIC Hard Cooler is high-quality without breaking the bank. It’s packed with features, including keeping ice up to 10 days, bear-resistant, non-slip, and way more. Plus, it’s super durable so she can use it for years!

Jetboil Flash Stove

The JetBoil Flash stove is a great addition to a lightweight camping kitchen setup! It’s super fast and boils water in less than two minutes, plus it’s small and compact. And there’s a push ignitor — no more fighting with matches!

Hydro Flask Cooler Cup

When it comes to camping gear, items that do double duty are awesome! And that’s exactly what this insulated can cooler does; it doubles as a cup. It keeps cold drinks cool and hot drinks warm whether she’s drinking a can of beer or a mug of hot chocolate.

Green Elephant Pop Up Utilitent

Privacy is often a luxury while camping. Luckily, this popup tent will give her just enough privacy for things like changing, showering, or even hiding a portable toilet. And a mesh portion at the top allows for enough airflow!

Advanced Elements Solar Shower

Solar Shower

If we’re being honest, how many of us actually shower when we’re camping? Well, if she’s going on an extended camping trip or wants to feel human, solar showers are super handy! This one has four layers of insulation which ensures the hot water actually sticks around.

GoSun Go Portable Solar Stove

This portable camping stove doesn’t need fuel — just the sun! It can cook full meals in about 30 minutes and heats up to 550°F. Whether it’s a cloudy day or the dead of winter, she can whip up a delicious meal in no time.


Comfy + Cozy Camping Gift Ideas for Her

Rumpl Blanket

There’s nothing like snuggling up on a camping trip. Rumpl blankets are a great pick for campers because they’re lightweight, packable, water-resistant, and durable, but still super warm. They’re perfect for sitting around the campfire or cozying up under the stars.

Hummingbird Hammock

Hammocks are such a fun way to relax while camping! Whether she sets it up at her campsite or at the top of a trail, she’ll love kicking back in this lightweight hammock. Sounds like the perfect place for a nap or to dive into a book.

Therm-A-Rest NeoAir XLite Sleeping Pad

A quality sleeping pad makes all the difference. It’s the difference between waking up achy and irritated or full of energy! Therm-a-Rest makes great sleeping pads, and the NeoAir XLite is lightweight, compact, durable, easy to inflate, and best of all, comfortable! She’ll thank you every night!

Therm-a-Rest Air Head™ Down Pillow

Camping and comfort don’t often go together. But thanks to this lightweight and compact pillow, which combines an inflatable core with a padded top, it’s totally within reach! This pillow is much more luxurious and comfortable than traditional inflatable pillows.

United by Blue Steel Tumbler Pack

Why use ugly camping cups when you can gift her beautiful, durable steel tumblers? These tumblers from United by Blue are perfect for everything from breakfast juice to getting her buzz on.

YETI Wine Tumblers

Camping and cold drinks (aka, alcohol) are basically synonymous. Instead of using a cheap wine glass, gift her a seriously upgraded wine tumbler! It’ll hold up to camping life way better, plus it’ll keep her drinks cold.

Teva Ember Moc

These are comfy, almost slipper-like shoes for hanging around camp. Teva Ember Mocs are easy to slip on and off thanks to the collapsible heel and the quilted top will keep her feeties warm. She’ll thank you over and over!

Patagonia Organic Cotton Quilt Snap-T Pullover Sweatshirt

This is such a cute pull-over that’s perfect for cuddling up next to the fire, wearing around town, or even on a road trip! It’s great for normal layering on cool autumn days and will keep her feeling comfy and stylish.

Patagonia Better Sweater

Patagonia’s Better Sweater is super soft and cozy, but at the same time, it’s very insulating thanks to its fleece lining. It’s perfect for those chilly mornings and evenings in the woods!

I hope at least one of these camping gifts would be perfect for your lady! If you’d like some other gift ideas, you might enjoy my articles on:

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