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23 Gifts for the Camping Lover in Your Life: Escapod's 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

By Shawna McGowanDecember 08, 2021

The holiday season is fast approaching and we want to help you find gifts for every member of your camping family! We've compiled our top list of 23 gifts for the camping lover in your life! We hope this holiday gift guide will help you find the perfect gift for your fellow camper.

For the chef of your campsite:

Is there a member of your camp family that loves to cook? Someone who wants to create all the on-the-road meals? Whose favorite part of the 'pod is the galley? Well, lucky for you, we have some recommended gifts for them!

Graphic for holiday gift: GSI knife set

A chef’s greatest tool is a sharp knife! We use this GSI set in each of our rentals. It comes with a soft-touch carrying pouch, a small cutting board, and protective coverings for each knife!

Graphic for holiday gift: Magnetic utensil set

To keep your utensils from rocking and rolling around, we recommend these Magware utensil sets! They’re lightweight, made from sustainable materials, and easy to pack when you’re eating on the trail.

Graphic for holiday gift: Cast Iron

A tried and true favorite! Can you really call yourself a camp chef if you’re without a cast iron? Lodge has been making cookware since 1896 in all shapes, colors, and sizes! We recommend the 12-in size to fit on your camp stove and the dutch oven for the campfire!

Graphic for holiday gift: Roasting Sticks

A camp meal isn't complete without marshmallows and s’mores for dessert! These stainless steel skewers are adjustable, easy to clean, and even brightly colored.

Graphic for holiday gift: Utensil Set

Does your chef need more than just a few knives and likes to keep it all organized? This kit includes everything from a spatula to cooking shears, all in their own compartments! The case is made with tough woven cotton, so it protects your utensils from the elements and any possible falls.

Graphic for holiday gift: YETI mug

Whether you need to keep your morning coffee hot or your after-dinner beverage chilled, a must-have for each camper is an insulated mug. This one from YETI features many different colors and has a convenient handle!

For the cozy camper:

What about the camper that really loves to be warm, cozy, and comfortable? We’ve got some ideas to make their camping experience an even more enjoyable one! Here are some options to keep them warm from their head to their toes.

Graphic for holiday gift: Rumpl Blanket

When it’s time to settle down into your cabin for bed, you want to make sure you’re warm! We use the 2-Person Rumpl for our rentals and we love it. It’s bound to keep you cozy all through the night.

Graphic for holiday gift: Electric Blanket

Need extra warmth at night? An electric blanket might be the perfect solution. Plug it in and cozy on down for the night, to get a well-deserved and warm slumber.

Graphic for holiday gift: Outdoor Rug

Make your camping space your own by having a cute patterned rug to help keep your space cute, cozy, and clean! For storage, you can use the bag it comes in or roll it up tight to place in the storage tube at the front of your ’pod.

Graphic for holiday gift: Solo Stove

Imagine a crackling fire at your campsite - without the smoke. Well, imagine no further! It can be a reality with a Solo Stove. You can bust out your roasting sticks, cozy up, and enjoy a great evening by the fire.

Graphic for holiday gift: Carhartt Beanie

Keep your noggin’ & ears snug with a Carhartt beanie. With multiple sizes and colors to choose from, this gift is one you can buy for all the members of your camp family!

Graphic for holiday gift: Teva Camp Shoes

If you want to keep your toes warm but also have the flexibility to move around camp, here’s our favorite camp shoe for chilly weather! This Teva moccasin has a weather-resistant ripstop upper and a rubber outsole with the added benefit of a collapsible heel for easy on and off!

Graphic for holiday gift: Rubber Birkenstock

If closed-toe isn’t your favorite, these lightweight slip-ons from Birkenstock are a fabulous alternative. Throw on your comfiest socks and rock the socks and sandals look.

Graphic for holiday gift: Roam Annex Room

The ROAM Awning Room is a great gift for any Escapod owner! It zips onto the ROAM Awning and provides an additional, private, enclosed space for you and your belongings that is tall enough to stand up in. Let us know if you’d like to add this to your current order! If you already have your trailer, this is easy to add anytime and is truly one of our all-around favorites.

For the life of the campsite:

In every camp family, there’s a member that wants to make the camping trip as memorable and entertaining as possible. So what to get this type of camper? We’ve got some gifts we think they’d love!

Graphic for holiday gift: Camp Chair

What's a campfire without those classic camp chairs? This Helinox Camp Chair will be the perfect resting space while you hear your favorite campfire stories, roast a marshmallow, or crack a cold one.

Graphic for holiday gift: Solar Light and Speaker

Sometimes you just need to set the mood. Whether that be with lights or music, it can help change the vibe of the whole night. Lucky for you, this Outdoor Speaker & Lights combo can help with both!

Graphic for holiday gift: Pendleton Roll Up Games

These roll-up games by Pendelton are the perfect addition to a rainy day at basecamp or a late-night game of cards! With a gift like this, you’ll make anyone the life of the party.

Graphic for holiday gift: Polaroid Camera

Capture the special moments of your grand adventures with Polaroid pictures. This is the perfect gift to cherish all your campsite memories.

For the handyman or handywoman:

When things go awry, there’s always a member of the squad who’s quick to lend a hand and get things fixed up. While they might have a natural knack for it, we have some ideas for things that could make their fixes even easier!

Graphic for holiday gift: Wera Tool Kit

Ratchets, bits, sockets, oh my! This little kit has it all in a compact carrier to maximize effectiveness in a small space. It will easily fit in the glovebox of your tow vehicle or in the headboard of your trailer!

Graphic for holiday gift: Torque wrench & Grease Gun

Not the most glamorous gift on the list, but a torque wrench is definitely a necessity for maintaining your ’pod! Pair it with a grease gun, and you’ve got the start of your very own maintenance kit.

For everyone favorite’s campsite companion, the dog:

Here at Escapod, it’s no secret that we adore our dogs. We know they can be the best companions day-in, day-out, so it’s important not to forget them in all the hubbub of the season!

Graphic for holiday gift: Dog bed

While you get cozy in the cabin of your ’pod, your pooch might want their own designated spot to snooze. These dog beds by Ruffwear are collapsible, making them easy to store!

Graphic for holiday gift: jacket

Keep your pup cozy with their very own coat! This puffy is sleek, easy to zip-on, and keeps your canine toasty warm. It also features a small tag to attach a safety light.

Graphic for holiday gift: collapsible dog bowl

Leave your clunky dog dishes at home! Use a collapsible bowl instead to feed your four-legged friends!

Camping brings family and friends together for truly special moments. This list of 23 gifts for the camping lover in your life can really enhance the camping experience, make the trip run a little smoother, and create unique, lifelong memories.

Wishing you the happiest holiday season from all of us here at Escapod!

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