9 Unique Camping Gifts for the Outdoor Enthusiast

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Technology is bringing exciting new gadgets and improvements to the camping industry. Everything from camping stoves to portable speakers are getting awesome upgrades that make camping easier and more fun. Plus, all of the innovation means this is a great time to buy unique camping gifts for the outdoor enthusiast in your life.


1. DoubleNest Hammock

Eagles Nest Outfitters (ENO) are renowned for providing high quality and durable camping accessories. Their DoubleNest hammock is no exception.

When it comes to the combination of weight, size, comfort, and durability, all factors essential for campers, there are few hammocks on the market designed better than this one by ENO.

It's made of tough and flexible nylon, soft enough for relaxing, but strong enough to hold two people. This hammock is perfect for catching the morning sunrise, relaxing after a long hike, or hanging out by the campfire before bed. It's even comfortable enough to sleep in overnight.

2. Portable Camping Shower

There's nothing like rinsing off after a long, sweaty day outdoors, and the NEMO Helio Pressure Shower is all a camper needs to get clean.

The shower is operated by a foot pedal, and is great for use after a long hike or at an isolated campsite.

It is also an ideal shape, size, and weight for longer camping trips. The NEMO Helio Pressure Shower packs down to 5.5 x 8.5 inches and weighs in at only one pound and six ounces. Therefore, it's not going to occupy a lot of space in a backpack.

Finally, it's economical and cost-effective compared to solar showers and other portable options for camping.

3. Scrubba

Scrubba is the alternative to grimy clothes.

This is a great gift for anyone that travels light or is on the move long-term.

It's a lightweight, compressible, and easily packable bag with scrubbers on the inside. Just add detergent and this simple invention cleans your clothes far better than by hand.

Even better, Scrubba uses very little water to do the job, making it possible to do your laundry almost anywhere.

4. Dexshell Coolvent Socks

It is the age-old adage of camping enthusiasts that the first order of business is always protecting your feet from the elements, water, blisters, and injury.

It holds true today, and waterproof socks make a unique and inexpensive gift.

The Dexshell Coolvent Waterproof Socks do a great job at preventing water and moisture from reaching the skin, allowing feet to breathe. These socks are also made to control foot odor, and in field tests could be worn for multiple days without washing.

5. Pop-Up Tent

Speed is essential when setting up a campsite, and the most important and time-consuming aspect can be popping a tent.

However, the Coleman Pop-Up Tent takes the tedium out of preparing for a night’s rest.

Just pull it out of the bag and watch it spring into your abode for the night. You'll never have to worry about setting up camp when it's getting dark and you're tired!

6. BioLite Wood Burning Stove

The BioLite Wood Burning Campstove is a novelty that any avid camper would appreciate. It's gained popularity over the past few years amongst campers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Many are drawn to this camp stove’s ability to charge electronic devices through a USB port, while others praise the portable way to cleanly and safely burn wood for cooking purposes.

The BioLite Wood Burning Campstove is lightweight and uses twigs and other small brush to produce a large enough flame to boil water or prepare a meal, and simultaneously creates enough energy to keep your smartphone powered.

7. Celestron SkyScout Personal Planetarium

Most campers are not putting a personal planetarium on their next birthday list. But after discovering the possibilities of the Celestron SkyScout Personal Planetarium, it will be on their packing list. For the amount of celestial information packed into the Celestron SkyScout, it's incredibly easy to use. The interface is intuitive and setup is a breeze.

However, the real joy of the Celestron SkyScout begins when the sun goes down and the stars come out. The small, rectangular box is equipped with impressive GPS technology that will quickly find your exact location and display the wondrous world of space above you.

It's useful at home, but incredible when set up against the real live world of stars and planets. A built-in narrator will be your guide through the stars.

8. VSSL Flask Light

Finally, a piece of gear that's clever in name, concept, and construction. The VSSL Flask Light appears to be a simple aluminum cylinder, but the compact gadget is filled with everything a great outdoorsman needs to survive.

Oh, and it's also a high-powered flashlight and a compass.

The VSSL Flask Light is available in four different models, fittingly named Supplies, Shelter, Zombie, and First Aid. Inside each model is a different set of survival tools inside smaller canisters (that nestle nicely in the larger gadget), and range from first aid kits to can openers.

The entire set is thoughtfully put together for specific types of outdoor adventures.

9. FUGOO Sport

Adventurers have always craved music while exploring back roads and backwoods - this conjures up the idyllic image of a guitar toting cowboy or banjo carrying wanderer.

Modern technology has made it even easier to bring the reassuring sound of music wherever you go with portable speakers, and the FUGOO Sport raises the bar again.

The Fugoo speaker is waterproof, shockproof, and dustproof, which makes it a great gift for an ardent camper.

Plus, unlike other durable speakers, the Fugoo has awesome sound quality and can run for an impressive 40 hours at medium volume, which puts it a step ahead of the competition.

Get Your Unique Camping Gifts

With a wide range of options and so many interesting features it's easy to find unique camping gifts for your outdoor enthusiast!