It’s my favorite time of the year: let the holiday spending spree begin! ‘Tis the season for giving (and hopefully getting, too), and I’m here to save the day.
2020 has been less than steller and probably the most depressing year in a very long time. I’d like to lessen the stress of your holiday shopping by giving you my favorite gear gifts for the outdoor lovers on your list. With COVID-19 still in full swing, I would expect camping to be very popular in 2021 to practice safe social distancing.
Let’s make camping great again!
The Best Holiday Gifts for campers, RVers and outdoor people
YETI TUNDRA 65 HARD COOLER
If you haven’t heard of Yeti, have you ever really been outside? Yeti is a household brand and comes through when you need it most. The beer must be cold, right?! The Tundra 65 Hard Cooler is incredibly versatile and can be used to keep food fresh or to keep those drinks nice and cold. The durability of the Yeti coolers is unparalleled and this cooler will undeniably outlive any other cooler in the business. And did we mention the insulation is next-level? Minimize the bags of ice you have to buy and draining of melted ice you have to deal with thanks to the thick insulation of this Yeti. Don’t worry about leaks because the seals on these keep everything out — even air. What cooler to get for the camper on your list shouldn’t even be a question. Yeti is the way to go.
ANKER PORTABLE CHARGER
Pack it when you need big power as fast as possible. A colossal 26800mAh portable charger that goes where you go, and a 30W Type-C output for faster recharging than just about any other charger around. Introducing the Anker PowerCore+ 26800 portable charger. At a total 26800mAh, it can fully charge an iPhone 7 over 9 times, for iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6 Plus or Galaxy S7 over six times, for iPhone 6 ten whole times or an iPad Air 2 times- that’s enough power to last an entire trip
If someone on your list loves reading, the new Amazon Kindle will quickly become the device they never leave home without. Kindles are not new to the market — they have been around for years and have completely transformed the way people read. Kindles are especially popular for travelers, and, if you’re reading this, someone on your list likely does some traveling of their own into the great outdoors.
- Adjustable front light lets you read comfortably for hours—indoors and outdoors, day and night.
- Purpose-built for reading, with a 167 ppi glare-free display that reads like real paper, even in direct sunlight.
- Read distraction-free. Highlight passages, look up definitions, translate words, and adjust text size—without ever leaving the page.
- Select from millions of books, newspapers, and audiobooks. Kindle holds thousands of titles so you can take your library with you.
- With Prime Reading, Prime members read free with unlimited access to over a thousand titles.
- A single battery charge lasts weeks, not hours.
- Enjoy more books with Audible. Pair with Bluetooth headphones or speakers to switch seamlessly between reading and listening.
Gruper Yoga Mat
The Gruper TPE yoga mat is made of non-toxic, odorless and harmless TPE material, which is friendly to the body and the environment, and is highly recommended by yoga lovers. Why not take the stress away from the pandemic by giving someone the joy of starting a new hobby or continuing the hobby they love on the road. The TPE material uses integrated foaming technology to perfectly blend the two colors. Created many beautiful colors such as golden pink gray, purple cyan, blue orange and gray blue to make your yoga life colorful. This yoga mat can be washed with water and is super easy to clean. Special storage bag, easy to carry, simple storage, dustproof.
JBL Charge 4
An outdoor and waterproof bluetooth JBL speaker is bound to be the perfect present for someone on your list who loves music and loves listening at maximum capacity. Though this speaker isn’t as small as others, it packs a punch! The JBL Charge 4 portable Bluetooth speaker with full-spectrum, powerful sound and a built-in power bank for charging your devices. A high-capacity 7500mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery provides up to 20 hours of playtime and the speaker carries a convenient USB charge out to quickly charge your devices so you will never run out of power again. And with a rugged design, IPX7 waterproof rated exterior, together with JBL Connect+ it will elevate your listening to the next level
Energizer LED Headlamp
A camper doesn’t realize how much they need a headlamp until they don’t have one. For your favorite camper on your gift list, get them a headlamp from the top name in the game: Energizer. The new Energizer headlamp is one that will give your loved one all the illumination they need to build a fire, read a book, even survive a late-night bathroom run. Illuminates up to 80 meters with a 260-lumen beam of LED light in high mode – This head lamp can light up the room, or the campsite, with ease.
USA GEAR Portable Camera Backpack for Mirrorless or DSLR
If you have a photographer on your gift giving list, then prepare to completely blow them away with the gift of a camera backpack — the USA Gear Portable Backpack
- Easy to Carry- Camera backpack is the perfect size with plenty of room to hold all your gear. Room for a full-size DSLR with lenses & other accessories. Exterior Dimensions: 13.5 x 10.5 x 6.5 inches
- Completely Customizable Interior- means you can modify the interior to fit your needs! The padded dividers can be added/removed specifically for your gear. Interior Dimensions: 11.5 x 10 x 4.5 inches
- Premium Construction- so you can have confidence that your gear is safe. Whether you carry by the straps or handle, they’ve been reinforced to support the weight of your gear
- Small Size- compact case remains light weight and comfortable. It even fits under an airline seat so your gear is always with you!
- Metal Zippers and Soft Rubber Pullers- so you can quickly access your gear without fearing zipper breakage
EUREKA COPPER CANYON 4-PERSON TENT
If you’ve got someone on your holiday gift list that loves camping but hates fussing with tents, then we have got the perfect present for you to gift. This 4-person tent from Eureka is so easy to set up that it can be done by one person. The quick clips mean setup in no time, and more time for your loved one to enjoy their camping palace. Our favorite thing about this tent (in addition to its quick setup time) is the fact that you can stand up in it. No more crouching to change clothes and fuss around. With the height of this Copper Canyon LX, your loved one can feel the ultimate comfort out in the wild. The size of the tent also means plenty of room for an air mattress or a cot to really elevate the comforts of camping. An added bonus is all of the spaces for storage so you can place any lights, phones, or other items up off the ground to find quickly and easily when needed.
INSTANT POT ELECTRIC PRESSURE COOKER
One of the best parts of camping is the delicious food, but your loved ones shouldn’t have to spend their camping trip preparing food. Instead, help them enjoy their time in the outdoors to the maximum by gifting them a pressure cooker this holiday season. This pressure cooker is ideal for prepping meals for upcoming camping trips without taking all of your friend’s or family’s time. Within just a few minutes they can cook up all kinds of food, especially with this specific pressure cooker. This model offers more than just a pressure cooker — it is also a slow cooker, a rice cooker, a steamers, a saute pan, a yogurt maker, and a warmer, so they can get really creative with their recipes. The purchase of this pressure cooker will also give access to the Instant Pot app where they can try out over 1,000 recipes to decide what’s best to bring along camping. They can also hop over to KOA’s site full of camping recipes to find more things to whip up.
GoPro Hero 8 Action Camera
Don’t let your travel be forgotten, turn them into memories with a GoPro!
Traveler Tip: You don’t need to get the latest and greatest GoPro, save $100 by buying last years model (shown above).
- HyperSmooth 2.0- HERO8 Black has three levels of stabilization – On, High and Boost. Get the widest views, or boost to the smoothest video ever offered in a HERO camera. Works with all resolutions and frame rates, and features in-app horizon leveling
- Streamlined Design- The re-imagined shape is more pocketable, and folding fingers at the base let you swap mounts quickly. A new side door makes changing batteries even faster, and the lens is now 2x more impact-resistant compared to previous models
- Expandable Mods- Vloggers, pro filmmakers and aspiring creators can do more than ever imagined with our HERO8 Black mods (sold separately). Media Mod gives you shotgun-mic performance and lets you attach Light Mod and Display Mod to up your capture game
- Live Streaming in 1080p- Share while you’re there. Live stream in 1080p on social media, get HyperSmooth stabilization as you broadcast via the GoPro app and save footage to your SD card to check out later
- TimeWarp 2.0- Capture super-stabilized time lapse videos while moving through an activity. Automatically adjust speed based on motion, scene detection and lighting. Slow the effect to real time – savoring special moments – and then tap to speed it back up
Have anything to add that I missed? Drop a comment down below with your favorite ideas.