It’s time to hit the trail! From waterproof gear to portable grills and all-around gadgets, these camper gifts are perfect for the outdoor enthusiast in your life
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Essential gifts for campers
Nature is calling, and Americans are responding in droves. KOA campgrounds report that in 2020, the first year of the pandemic, a record 48 million US households went on at least one camping trip — up 6 million from the year before. And it’s no wonder: the global shutdown and the desire to spend time outdoors has led to people discovering or rediscovering the country’s national parks, forests and natural areas, or simply getting out and spending more time in the great outdoors.
A rise in the popularity of camping has led to a greater demand and availability of specialty outdoor clothing, including men’s hiking boots and women’s hiking shoes, plus waterproof and portable gear (like some of the best coolers) or just a clever multifunctional gadget that makes camping easier or more comfortable. So if you have a friend or loved one who is ready to hit the road and hike, drive or paddle to their favorite campground or outdoor area, then look no further than our handpicked list of camper gifts. Among our gift ideas you will find gifts for her and gifts for him.
Best for leisurely multitasking
Classic 4-in-1 pillow cover
Talk about multifunctional equipment. This classic 4-in-1 pillow cover doubles as a blanket, pillow, sleeping bag and waterproof cape. Plus, it’s made from 100% recycled plastic bottles, so it’s as good for the planet as it is for the camper. It’s ideal for warmer nights when a sleeping bag isn’t needed, it’s lightweight and packs down small, it’s also water and dirt repellent and quick drying.