Looking for camping gifts for women? Have a lady in your life that loves to camp? Finding the right gift is important. This list of camping gifts for her lists everything from unique, practical to camping essentials. Whether it be for a beginner camper or well-seasoned camper, you’ll be sure to find something she loves in the recommendations below.
There are lots of different ways to camp, which makes gifting all the more exciting. There is backcountry car camping, front country car camping, multi-day hiking trips and RV camping. If you’re searching for gifts for a well-seasoned camper who already has the essentials and basic set-up, there are some unique options on this list. For those just starting out, there are some super practical items to get them set up.
Whether you are looking for Christmas gifts, Birthday gifts, stocking stuffers or a camping gift basket, this list has it all!
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Best Overall Camping Gifts For Women
- Best High-End Camping Gift For Her: JetBoil MiniMo
- Most Unique Camping Gift For Women: Biolite Compression Stuff Sack
- Best Camping Gift For Women Under $50: Black Diamond Headlamp
- Best Camping Gift For Her: Foodie Edition: Feast by Firelight Cookbook
- Most Practical Camping Gift For Women: Platypus Water Filter System
Essential Camping Gifts For Her
Therm-a-Rest Sleeping Bag
A sleeping bag is a must for any camping trip – especially those multi-day backpacking trips. When it comes to finding a warm but lightweight sleeping bag, anything with down is a good option. The only downside to down sleeping bags is that retain moisture, so I would be mindful of this when choosing.
The Therm-a-rest -18 sleeping bag s super lightweight and the Nikwax Hydrophobic Down absorbs 90% less water and dries 3 times faster. This is a great option for the camper in your life who spends a lot of time in the alpine.
Car Camping or Backpacking Tent
Camping starts with a tent. Depending on whether the woman in your life enjoys backpacking or car camping, a tent is a good place to start!
When it comes to backpacking, a tent that is lightweight but sturdy is is your best friend. The MSR Hubba Hubba is a two-person three season tent that’s easy to set up and spacious. At 3lbs in weight, it’s really lightweight and easy to pack. This tent comes with two doors and two vestibules which makes getting in and out so much easier. I was gifted this tent and absolutely love mine.
When it comes to car camping, I take full advantage of the fact I am not lugging 50lbs up a mountain and bring a bigger tent. Car camping is the one time you can spread out and set-up a bigger tent. The MEC Cabin six-person tent is a three-season tent and a perfect camping gift for women just starting out . The central divider creates two separate rooms with a front and back door to avoid climbing over anyone.
Therm-a-Rest ProLite Sleeping Pad
While a good sleeping pad is great for all kinds of trips, sometimes car camping calls for something a bit more comfortable. A Camping Cot is a great camping gift for women who have everything. I like to take advantage of the fact I am not hauling 30lbs up a mountain when car camping, it is all about comfort!
A decent backpacking stove is something that many campers probably won’t gift themselves. Before I got the Jetboil MiniMo for Christmas, I was using a Coleman camping stove, which did the job at the time but it was bulky and unstable. If you are going to invest in the JetBoil system to gift the woman in your life, the MiniMo is my recommendation. I love this model because it lets you control the temperature gauge. I also really like that it has its own igniter and is great in windy situations.
If you want something on the more affordable side and know a keen backpacker who loves to camp, the MSR Pocket Rocket is a great alternative. This is perfect for saving on space and weight for multi-day camping trips.
Unique Camping Gifts For Women
For the camping girl in your life who likes spending time off-grid or in the backcountry, a Kula cloth is a must. This antimicrobial and reusable pee cloth is non-toxic and non-irritating making it the perfect camping gift for women who enjoy multi-day camping trips.
Venture Biodegradable Body Wipes
These biodegradable Venture Wipes are easy to carry and are great for long and short camping trips. The Venture wipes are perfect for campsites where there is no running water or not natural water source, and as they are individually packaged you can take as many or as little as you may need without wasting any. Made with Aloe, Vitamin E and Tea Tree Oil these will ensure the camper in your life stays clean and feeling fresh.
Fire Colour Changing Packets
A great stocking stuffer for women who camp, are these fire colour changing packets. While these are great for kids, adults get just as much fun out of them! I used these on my trip to Vancouver Island and sat by the fire watching the flames change colour. These are a super affordable gift to add to a stocking or gift basket.
Thermacell Portable Mosquito Repeller
If the camping girl in your life attracts mosquitos like I do, a portable mosquito repeller will be her best friend. Nothing ruins a camping trip more than an abundance of feisty mosquitos. While you can pack bug spray, constantly spraying it can get annoying and it’s not the greatest thing to be breathing in. The Thermacell portable mosquito repeller is small in size so it’s great for all kinds of camping trips.
Huski Wine Cooler
Camping is the perfect excuse for a glass (or bottle) of wine. The Huski Wine Cooler keeps wine chilled for up to 6 hours with no ice needed and fits most wine bottles. It is super easy to use straight from the shelf. All you need to do is grab for favourite chilled wine, pop it into the Huski Cooler and it’ll be cold for the next 6 hours. This gift is perfect for women who enjoy a glass of wine while camping.
Nite Ize Light Up Flying Disk
Head Bug & Mosquito Net
A Mosquito Head Net is definitely a unique gift for women who camp. This gift might look a bit odd or silly, but if the camper in your life attracts bugs, this is a life-saver. I would have done anything for one of these on my camping trip to Lake Lovely Water, it seems everyone else got the memo except me. If you have a camper in your life who attracts mosquitos (like me!) this is perfect for a stocking stuffer or to add to a gift basket.
Reusable Sandwich Bags
Another unique camping gift for women are these Reusable Sandwich Bags. These are great for eco-conscious campers who want to eliminate sing-use plastics. This pack of 10 comes with different sized bags for keeping your snacks and food fresh on any camping trip. They are even freezer friendly so your camping snacks are ready to go for a last-minute trip.
Biolite Compression Stuff Sack
This nifty little item is multi-use product. The Biolite stuff sack diffuses light from a headlamp to create a camping lantern. It can be used to illuminate your tent, a light for cooking after dark and to store your headlamp and any cables. Using it is super simple, just pop your headlamp in the bag, attach it and hang in your tent or from a tree etc.
Camp Kitchen Gifts For Women
Aeropress Coffee Maker
The Aeropress Go Travel Coffee Press is designed with portability in mind. This is a fantastic item to gift the female camper in your life who loves coffee. This compact coffee press comes with everything you need to make a great cup of coffee. The Aeropress is perfect for any camping trip whether it be car camping or backpacking.
Backpacking meals are a great option for a stocking stuffer or gift basket addition. I tried a few brands but my personal favourite brand is Backpackers Pantry. The Backpacker Pantry Pad Thai is probably the best meal I’ve had in the backcountry. This makes for a great gift for women who enjoy multi-day camping trips off-grid.
Platypus Water Filtration System
I think the Platypus Water Filter system is a really great item to gift any camper. This can be used just about anywhere on any camping trip. I used a friends and was instantly sold! Before using this water system, I would either boil water or use water purification tablets. The Platypus Filer System is super easy to use, you fill the dirty bag with water from a nearby source and hang it to a tree, in just a few minutes you’ll have clean filtered drinking water.
UCO 4-Piece Camping Mess kit
A good quality mess-kit is a must for any type of camping trip. This 4-Piece Camping Mess Kit comes with a plate, bowl and a spork. It is designed to to fit compactly together with the elastic band keeping everything in place. This kit comes in a range of colours and can be used for any camping trip.
Feast by Firelight Camping Cookbook
If you have a foodie camper in your life, the Feast by Firelight cookbook is the perfect gift. Feast by Firelight offers solution oriented recipes that make cooking outdoors feel effortless and downright fun. This book also shows you how to utilize clever cooking methods, prep food at home and pack smart.
YETI Portable Soft Cooler
YETI are one of the best brands out there for outdoor gear. The YETI Portable Soft Cooler is super durable and features ColdCell Insulation, keeping your cold drinks chilled all day. The DryHide Shell is waterproof and resistant to punctures making it a great cooler for any kind of camping or road trip.
10-Piece Camping Utensils Set
This 10-piece Camping Utensils Kit is amazing for any car camping trip, especially campers who like to get creative in the kitchen. It comes with everything you need to enjoy the great outdoors, including cutting board, rice paddle, spatula, scissors, soup spoon, knife & fork, bottle opener & cork screw. The carry case makes packing this item super easy, and you can just grab it at a moment’s notice with everything you need.
Clothing Gifts For Women Who Camp
Ice Breaker 200 Oasis Thermals
Thermals are a must for almost any outdoor adventure. While the daytime can be warm, temperatures can drop in the night. I love the Ice Breaker brand and have worn their thermals in -20. Made of 100% Merino wool, the Icebreaker 200 Oasis Leggings thermals are not only temperature regulating but hygienic too, so they’re great for any backpacking or multi-day trips.
Icebreaker Merino Wool Underwear
Merino wool is a campers best friend. Besides the thermals, Merino wool underwear is a great investment and perfect camping gift for women. Icebreaker Merino Wool Underwear is hygienic and wicks sweat so can be worn several nights in a row. This is a good clothing option for multi-day trips that involve hiking.
Pom Pom Toque
Multifunctional Neck Buff
Darn Tough Socks
Socks are always a good gift for campers. Darn Tough Socks are made or Merino Wool, making them moisture-wicking, hygienic and temperature regulating. Merino wool is versatile and can be used year-round in all weather conditions, making these socks a great camping gift for her.
You can never have too many socks in my opinion and Darn Touch makes some of the best for female campers. Their lifetime warranty means if they do not work they can be returned.
Teva Original Sandals
Anything from Patagonia makes for a great camping gift for women. This sustainable brand creates some of the best outdoor clothing. This Patagonia Fleece is super soft, warm and made of 100% recycled polyester making it Fair Trade Certified. This fleece is sure to keep any girl warm during a camping trip.
Cozy Camping Gifts For Women
Rumpl Blankets are some of the coziest blankets out there. Every camping enthusiast should own one. They are perfect for cozying up on any road trip or car camping adventure. They come in some really cool designs and a stuff sack that lets you pack it down to save room. You could even try to squeeze this into your backpacking items if you have the room!
Teva ReEmber Loafers
Entertainment & Technology Camping Gifts For Her
She Explores Book
When I am not camping, I’m thinking about it! A camping related book is a great camping gift for women who are always thinking about their next trip. The She Explores book is a collection of stories from 40 outdoor women to inspire other women to brave the outdoors. Stories vary from preparing for a solo-hike, van life, cooking campfire meals and more!
Campfire Stories Deck
A camping trip is the best time to switch off from technology and spend time with friends and family. Campfire Stories Deck is a collection of 50 cards with storytelling prompts to help people find engaging ways to connect. Campfire Stories is a great gift for women who want to spend quality time in nature with loved ones.
Biolite Solar Panel
For campers who need to stay connected, the Biolite Solar Panel Power Bank comes with 5 watt USB output to power phones, tablets and camera gear. The integrated sun dial aligns your panel to capture direct rays for maximum charge. The design allows the panel to be hung from trees or placed on uneven terrain. It’s the perfect camping gift for women who who love photography or need to stay connected.
Camping Gifts For Women Under $50
Therm-a-Rest Camping Pillow
First Aid Kit
Nuun Hydrolyte Tablets are a great addition to bulk out any gift basket. Hydrolytes will ensure your favourite camper is prepared for any high energy activities, like bike rides or hiking, or for when they just need a quick boost. This multipack comes complete with four different flavours including lemon lime, fruit punch, strawberry lemonade and watermelon.
Black Diamond Headlamp
Although camping lanterns are great for hanging in the tent, every woman should have a headlamp when camping. A headlamp is much easier to use when cooking or packing up in the dark. Black Diamond Headlamps are some of the best headlamps out there, they are sturdy, durable and have a long battery life.
MPOWERED string lights
YETI Rambler 10oz Lowball
You can never go wrong with gifting a a good quality camping mug, especially for women who love camping. The YETI Rambler 10oz Lowball is stainless steel, vacuum insulated and will keep your whiskey cool in the evenings and your coffee warm in the mornings. The no sweat design means you won’t get any condensation or leave a ring on your camping or coffee table. It’s the perfect campsite companion.
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