42 Best Camping Gifts for Men

Last updated May 22, 2022

Camping Gifts for Men

For some men, nothing could be more soothing than the great outdoors! In this post, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best camping gifts for men. Upgrade his next trip with some of these great camping related gifts that we’ve found for him.

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Camping Tools

In this section, we highlight camping tools that are practical for any outdoorsman. These tools add another level of preparedness for his camping life.

Here’s our list of camping tools for men:

Knife Making Kit

This Knife Making Kit from Man Crates has everything you needs to make his own, custom knife. It includes a Shawnee Skinner blade, maple handle scales, brass bolsters, a leather pouch sheath, mosaic pins, and 2-ton syringe epoxy. Plus, a comprehensive Knife Making Guide to walk him through the process step-by-step. Just add a bench vise and some elbow grease and he'll be ready to make a custom knife that's uniquely his.

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Camping Shovel, Axe & Multi-Tool

Add this to his camping toolkit. Made strong and built for tough jobs. With 24 different functions, there's a tool for just about everything.

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Pocket Chainsaw

Need to cut through a branch for some firewood? No problem, hold my beer while I get my MANual powered chainsaw!

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Hammer Multi-Tool

Pretty straight forward on this one. It's an another awesome, handy multi-tool. This one includes a hatchet, knife, hammer, saw, screwdrivers, pliers and bottle opener.

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Hydraulic Log Splitter

No need to break his back chopping wood when this bad boy is around. This easy to use, hydraulic powered log splitter simply requires some back and forth arm movement to split logs up to 1 1/2 feet long.

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Multipurpose Camping Tool

This handy multi-tool is built tough and includes a hatchet, hammer, nail claw, saw blade, glass breaker and seat belt cutter.

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Camping Machete

Made by Schrade and available in 18in and 21in, this stainless steel blade machete is a great addition for his camping kit.

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Kershaw Pocket Knife

Get him a Kershaw knife. This classic, well known and highly regarded knife is a perfect companion for any outdoorsman.

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Camping Essentials

In this section, we list items that any camper should have. Tents, backpacks, sleeping bag, etc. However, these items are likely upgrades over what he currently has.

Check out our list if camping essentials:

Truck Tent

With this, he can comfortably sleep in the bed of his truck. Makes sleeping a little safer because he's not on the floor and the side walls of the truck offer extra protection from wild animals that lurk at night!

Buy from Bass Pro Shops

Camping Cot Tent with Air Mattress, Sleeping Bag, and Pillow

This is perfect for a solo trip. All in one tent, cot, sleeping bag and pillow. Includes a carrying bag that fits everything for easy transportation and storage.

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0°F Hybrid Sleeping Bag

This high quality sleeping bag is built for cold conditions. He'll sleep nice and warm all night with 80/20 F650 Duck Down insulation in the top and ultra-lightweight synthetic insulation in the bottom with a built-in hood. Includes compression sack for easy transport.

Buy from Bass Pro Shops

Self Inflating Sleeping Mat

Deluxe self-inflating sleeping mat offers 4 inches of thickness for max comfort. This sleeping mat is a trusty year-round companion for all seasons and conditions.

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Luxury Camping Recliner Chair

Give him something to relax in while enjoying the outdoors. This deep reclining luxury camping chair includes a headrest, cup holder and stash pocket. The aircraft grade aluminum frame is strong and folds into a small bag.

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High-Performance Camping Backpack

This versatile, high quality backpack is built for real explorers. Includes high capacity storage for him to pack several day's worth of gear while also providing a comfortable fit.

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Waterproof, Windproof Lighter

This lighter won't let you down on a windy or rainy day. With this lighter, he'll be prepared to successfully fire up that kindling every time.

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Camp Kitchen

An important part of camping is cooking. Don’t overlook this section. These items are sure to upgrade his camping setup.

These cool camp kitchen items are a perfect practical gift for campers.

Camping Rotisserie Grill and Spit

Turn the campfire into a BBQ pit. Adjustable grill includes a 24" x 16" grilling surface. Breaks down easily and can be assembled without tools.

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Compact 2-Burner Propane Stove

Made by camping icon, Coleman, this 2-burner camping stove folds away for easy storage when not in use. An upgrade from the classic, rustic green camping stove we've seen for decades.

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Propane Double Burner Stove

Upgrade the camp kitchen with this sturdy 2 burner stove. He can easily cook breakfast, lunch and dinner with this roomy, propane powered, standing stove.

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Pack-Away Portable Kitchen

Add a camping stove and bam, instant kitchen. This nifty contraption includes plenty of storage space for pots, pans and dishes. Easy to store and pack, but when opened up, he'll have all the space he needs to make breakfast, lunch and dinner in the outdoors.

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Camping Table with Sink, Faucet & Sprayer

This table is the perfect addition to any campsite. Cleaning dishes while camping can be a hassle. This foldable table allows any garden hose to connect for an instant working sink.

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Camping Upgrades

If your camper already has a well built camping setup, these items may be just what he’s missing. A sure hit for him and you or his camping buddies.

Camping upgrades for experienced campers:

Walkie Talkie Two Way Radios

Reminder, cell phone service is a luxury while camping. These walkie talkies ensure he'll always be able to communicate. Tons of features are included with these professional walkie talkies.

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Digital Night Vision Binoculars

Nothing like being able to see at night, especially while camping! These waterproof, rugged binoculars work during the day and at night. Close up shots are displayed on a 4 inch screen and is capable of capturing pictures and video.

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Electricity Generating & USB Charging Camp Stove

If you're running low on juice for your electronics, just "fire" this up and plug in your device to charge it up. Yep, this camping stove generates electricity while warming you up. Sweet gift bro!

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Portable Mini Bluetooth Speaker

Small but mighty JBL bluetooth speaker. Perfect for outdoors life.

Side note: He can't stream music in the woods. Make sure he downloads his favorite tunes to his phone before he leaves.

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Yeti 150 Portable Power Generator

Portable power generator packs all the backup power he needs to keep important devices charged up. Easily recharge via wall outlet, car outlet or solar panels.

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Flashlight Gloves

Handy dandy flashlight gloves are perfect for night time camping or fishing.

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Camping Fun

Camping is about getting away, relaxing, and having FUN. These items will help his trip be a bit more memorable. Create lasting memories with these fun camping items.

Here’s our list of fun camping items for men:

Floating Cooler

No need to go back to shore to refuel on food or drinks. With this floating cooler kayak, his favorites can tag along with him while on the water.

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Colorful Campfire Flames

Turn any campfire into a magical show of colorful flames.

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SlapLit LED Drink Wrap

Light up the night with these LED drink sleeves. Make sure drinks don't get crossed with these fun drink lights.

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Ladder Toss

Ladder Toss is an easy game to play and a fun way to pass the time. Breaks down for easy storage and includes a carrying bag.

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Camping Survival Kits

Camping can be fun, but also wild and a bit dangerous. With these items, he’ll be prepared for anything that nature throws at him.

Here’s our list of favorite camping survival items:

Zombie Annihilation Man Crate

Just in case, you never know, this Zombie Annihilation Crate may come in handy. It's packed with all the essential tools for combatting the undead, including an Axe, Mini Pick & Shovel, and Fixed Tanto Knife with Built-in Firestarter. Plus, he'll get a copy of "Zombie Survival Guide" by Max Brooks, as well as a Zombie Flashlight and First Aid Kit. And for those all-important calories, a can of SPAM is included. So get him stocked up on this crate so he's prepared for anything that comes his way.

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LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

This popular water filtration straw is capable of filtering up to 1,000 gallons of water straight from the river or lake.

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High-Capacity Water Filter System

A life safer in any situation. This water filtration system is capable of filtering up to 1,500 gallons of water per filter change.

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Paracord Bracelet

This survival paracord bracelet includes 8 surprisingly clever survival features: fire starter, glass breaker, whistle, signal mirror, fishing hook, compass.

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Survival Equipment Kit

This survival kit includes a comprehensive list of items that are called for in survival situations.

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72 Hour Survival Kit

Hopefully, he'll never need this, but if he does, it can save his life. Includes water, food bars, blanket, rain poncho, whistle, compass, hand-powered flashlight and first aid kit.

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Campfire Cooking Kit

This cooking kit includes everything that the needs to cook and eat a meal in the woods.

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Solar Portable Charger

Harness the power of the sun with this portable solar charger. Easily keeps his devices charged while in the outdoors.

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Camping Gifts for Men FAQ’s

What makes a good camping gift for men?

1) Everything should have a purpose. Make sure to choose a gift that he’ll actually use. 2) If he has a tool that he uses a lot, replace it with a newer version. 3) Camping items similar to the ones listed on this blog post.

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