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Updated On: 11/26/2016 by Brian Eagen

Unique Camping Gift Ideas
From $1 - $100

Are you looking for some unique gift ideas for the outdoors-person in your life? You don’t need to spend a lot of money to support their love of adventure. Here are some unique gifts for campers, all under $100.

Unique Camping Gift Ideas from $1 to $100 pano
Tenacious Tape

Tenacious Tape: $5

Leave the duct tape at home and grab a few sheets of Tenacious Tape instead. It's my preferred way to deal with rips and holes in any form of outdoor gear. This tape is super strong and won't leave the gross mess that you get with duct tape. I use it on my puffy coat, tent, sleeping pad, and more.

Desert Solitaire

Desert Solitaire (Book): $7

Edward Abbey is a master of telling the small but important stories of developing the southwest National Parks. His tales in "Desert Solitaire" range from humorous and inspiring, to dark and satirical. It's a unique perspective that anyone can enjoy.

Outdoor Blueprint Cookbook

Outdoor Blueprint Cookbook: $10

Upgrade your outdoor cooking with over 40 recipes designed and tested by yours truly. An excel based Menu Planner Tool comes with each purchase and makes menu planning a 5 minute job. Simply pick which meals you want to make, how many people in your group, and it will generate a shopping list and price estimate. Give this gift as a mobile download or print it off as a booklet.

The Ultimate Hang

The Ultimate Hang (Book): $14

If you're an aspiring hammock camper, then "The Ultimate Hang" is a must-have resource. It covers everything hammock-related from hanging techniques to staying bug free.

Luci Inflatable Lantern

Luci Inflatable Lantern: $20

Illuminate your campsite with this solar powered, collapsible, LED lantern. Put it out during the day to charge up and you'll have plenty of light for reading, cooking, or hanging out after dark.

Road Atlas

Road Atlas: $20

Maps are awesome. There's something about putting away the smartphone and pulling out a paper road Atlas while road tripping. It's also a great way to spark travel ideas during the long winter months.


AeroPress: $30

An AeroPress makes preparing your morning (or afternoon) coffee a breeze. Boil some water, toss it into the cylinder, wait, and press. It's the perfect cup of coffee for camping and backpacking.

Stanley Classic Vacuum Bottle

Stanley Classic Vacuum Bottle: $35

It keeps hot things hot and cold things cold! Stanley is a long-standing brand that makes solid beverage containers. Make a cup of coffee in the morning and it will be hot until later evening (unless you drink it before then, of course!). I like the 25 oz size for personal use.

REI Camp X Chair

REI Camp X Chair: $40

A camp chair is an inexpensive item that allows for a lot of comfort when chilling by a campfire or socializing with friends. Camp chairs have a tendency to be bulky and not very durable, and I've yet to come across one that I am completely happy with. That being said, the REI Camp X comes the closest.

Eno DoubleNest Hammock

Eno DoubleNest Hammock: $70

Swing in the breeze after a day of exploring with this beautiful hammock. It's easy to set up and there's plenty of room for two. I'm not an overnight hammock sleeper, but I've been told that the Eno DoubleNest makes for a great nights sleep.

Lodge Dutch Oven

6-Quart Dutch Oven: $70

Expand your cooking potential with a cast iron dutch oven. There are tons of great recipes to be found both on Outdoor Blueprint and across the web. A 6-quart size is a great when cooking for 4-5 people.

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Annual National Park Pass

Annual National Park Pass: $80

Explore the 59 National Parks and over 2,000 other destinations with the America The Beautiful Park Pass. If you're planning a road trip anytime next year, this is the perfect gift to give or receive.

Petzl Reactik Headlamp

Petzl Reactik Headlamp: $85

This headlamp is super bright, has a red light mode, is USB rechargable, and is designed around the latest reactive lighting technology. The Petzl Reactik will adjust the brightness of the headlamp depending on your needs. So if you're reading a book it will dim, then if you need to wander off for a nighttime pee it will automatically brighten (pretty cool). For a more budget-friendly option, consider the Petzl Tikka (for $29).

Down Jacket

Down Jacket: <$100

As the sun sets, I love pulling on my down jacket. Down usually comes with a higher price tag, but it's not hard to find a quality jacket on sale, especially during the holiday season. Use the links below to search for jacket under $100.

Do you have other great gift ideas for campers for under $100? Share it below!

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