Since our family started camping a few years ago, I have spent a lot of time coming up with the best camp gift ideas for kids. Having suggestions to offer family members when they ask what the kids would like for their birthdays, Christmas, and other occasions is a must! When I can turn those suggestions into something I know the kids will get a ton of use out of, and will not land in a pile of toys for donations, I am super pumped. Whether they’re hitting the teenage years, or quite a bit younger, these camp gift ideas for kids are sure to please anyone who loves camping as much as we do!
Camp Gift Ideas for Kids
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1. A headlamp
One year for Christmas, all of the boys got headlamps. They’re perfect! The kids put them on their heads, and they don’t have to worry about dropping them when they’re running around after the sun goes down.
If your kids are going to be walking around a campground by themselves or even with a buddy, or hiking a bit on their own, a whistle is a must! (it’s also a perfect stocking stuffer!
Kayaking, and exploring streams, and rivers is part of the fun of camping. This bag will keep all of your valuables safe and dry. You can even keep a spare set of clothes in the bag. It will also float!
While it might seem silly, it’s pretty stinking cool! If you’re camping on cold nights, your big kids will love this!
You’d be surprised how pumped my kids were to get their own camping chairs. We had a few cheap ones that were falling apart, but one year they were each gifted their own “nice” camping chair. Those things get used too! Soccer games, camping trips, tailgating, beach trips, you name it- they’re packed!
5. Shoe lights
This could either make hide and seek in the dark much harder, or so much cooler. Either way, I’m all over these!
Our kids love making popcorn over the fire. We have struggled to make it in the past, but this popcorn maker makes it so much easier!
This is perfect for any age. Everyone in your family will have fun learning these classics!
Another great stocking stuffer, or Easter basket goody! Toss this into the fire, and watch all the pretty colors.
What a great pair of binoculars for kids. They are high resolution, and durable. Given the number of opportunities to use them while camping, you can’t go wrong with these!
10. waterproof socks
Is there anything worse than soggy shoes, and wet socks? These totally solve that problem!
This pack will keep your things save and dry, and keep you hydrated!
I love this little lantern because there’s no need to purchase batteries every camping trip. It has a hook on it so it’s easy to hang in a sleeping area or on a belt loop. It’s also metal so it can be attached to a bike or a metal cooler, or just about a million other things. And it’s tiny so it’
Of course, you will have to keep a close eye on your kids when they’re using this, but this has the potential to be a favorite gift!
Having a pillow designated for camping is definitely the way to go. We have taken our pillows right off of our beds, and it has rained. Our pillows ended up getting wet, and we had to deal with the mess even after we were home. This log pillow is so cute, and fun!
New age version of a canteen! And if you’ve never used one, you will see the draw to them once you do. This keeps your drinks warm or cold for a crazy amount of time.
This is the perfect way to know where your kids are. It’s a great way for them to contact you, or keep track of their steps. I’ve been researching these for my kids too!
Even your littlest campers will have fun learning about directions with a compass.
This is the coolest bracelet for your older campers and hikers. The bracelet has an emergency whistle, a compass, a flint fire scrapper, a flint fire starter, is made of parachute rope, and has an emergency knife.
Do you have any fun ideas for kids who love camping? What would you add to the list?