You know the feeling. You’ve been wandering around the department store for the past 2 hours. Reading packaging…picking up items…putting them back down. It’s almost like the holiday gift-buying season is some bizarre stress test that’s designed to take you down.
We’ve gathered the products that every camper on your list will love. These are the personal items and gear that make our camping trips great. The stuff we’d rather not camp without. Regardless if you’re looking for something budget-friendly, or the perfect item to leave a lasting impression – here it is: the 50 Campfires 2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Personal.
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Zippo 6-Hour Hand Warmer
Is the chilly weather too much for you? Worry not fellow campers – Zippo has just the cure! Their 6-Hour Hand Warmer will keep your digits nice and toasty all night long.
Regardless of what season your prefer to camp in, you should always (ALWAYS) bring extra gear to keep you warm and prepare for changes in temperature. Zippo’s 6-Hour Hand Warmer is reliable and easy to pack, lasting up to 6 glorious hours of non-stop heat. Even better? The fill cup is re-fillable so you can reuse the gear on future trips – excellent quality guaranteed.
Clean Trek utilizes field proven, bio-engineered scrubbing compounds that actually attract and attack the molecules that produce odor. Clean Trek keeps working on odor sources long after it dries, so odors don’t return. The sources of odors are neutralized and all that remains is the pleasantly light Mountain Moss scent. Outdoor adventures into the backcountry don’t have to be accompanied by odors from gear and clothing, when you use new Clean Trek. Eliminate odors from your body, technical gear, clothing, boots, tent or RV with quick and easy Clean Trek odor eliminating products. Scientifically formulated to eliminate odors at the source and inhibit the growth of future odor sources…So your next adventure can be odor free with Clean Trek.
$3.99 – $4.99
5 Gallon Summer Shower
Harness the power of the sun to give yourself a hot shower anywhere you go! Designed with an efficient 4-layer construction for optimal heat retention and performance, the 5-gallon Summer Shower™ features an easy to use fill valve, easy on-off showerhead, water temperature gauge, reflective mirror, and a pocket for soap and shampoo.
Simply fill and layout in the sun and you will have a hot shower in no time! Whether it’s in camp, at the end of a long trail, or on the deck of your boat, a hot shower is a pleasure to have!
LifeStraw Go with 2-Stage Filtration
No matter where you set up camp, LifeStraw is essential gear for the journey. The LifeStraw Go bottle with replaceable 2-stage filtration removes 99.9999% of bacteria and 99.9% of protozoa for up to 264 gallons of safe drinking water, and also comes equipped with a replaceable carbon filter to remove chlorine, bad taste and odor.
Simply fill from any freshwater source, sip and go. The goodness doesn’t end there. Each purchase provides a student in Africa access to safe drinking water for an entire year. Buy LifeStraw. Do good. Sip Safe.
Scrubba Wash Bag
Here’s a gift worthy of a spot on every camper’s list. The Scrubba wash bag is the world’s smallest washing machine and the ultimate camping essential. Ultra-portable, pocket sized and weighing only 5oz, the Scrubba wash bag is a modern take on the old fashioned washboard. It is twice as effective as handwashing and a lot kinder on the environment than washing in a natural water source. And it doubles as a dry bag.
Hundreds of Scrubba ‘nobules’ inside the Scrubba wash bag act as a flexible washboard and allow a machine quality wash by simply adding water and cleaning liquid and rubbing from outside the bag. Clothes are washed in just minutes. With a Scrubba wash bag you can pack lighter and wash clothes wherever and whenever.
America the Beautiful National Parks Pass – 2016/2017
If you need an excuse to get outside and get off the couch, this park pass will get you moving! In celebration of the national parks centennial, this National Parks pass will allow you and your party free entry into any park with an entrance fee. Valid for an entire year of exploring and camping outdoors, 80% of pass proceeds directly fund the parks programs that we know and love.
This gift will keep giving as you and your friends and family explore the wonder of the National Parks Service. America’s natural landscape is vast and varied – enjoy this 1-year pass and take in the fresh air of the parks around you – America the beautiful.
Motorola MH230R Rechargeable Two Way Radio 4 Pack
This gift is both awesome and practical for camping and hiking outdoors. Some campsites are sprawled out and communication can be tough at times. Enter Motorola Rechargeable Two Way Radios.
Now you can check in with your group and stay connected all hours of the day. With 22 channels and a range of up to 23 miles you’ll have no problem communicating with your crew. And they’re rechargeable
and water-resistant with a bright exterior coloring for easy identification. Night games, anyone? We won’t judge if you pretend you’re on a top-secret mission from the government. Safety is important at the campsite but that doesn’t mean you can’t get creative with these 4 radios. Who wouldn’t want to be spies in the dark around the campfire? Exactly.
Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker
Spending time outdoors is a great form of exercise whether you’re camping, hiking, and skiing down a hillside. Mother Nature offers tons of activities for burning some serious calories. Now you can track your workout performance with the Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker.
This particular Fitbit monitors your sleep, all day activity and exercise. Steps, distance, calories burned and so on, can all be tracked thanks to the Fitbit Alta. Trouble sleeping? This tech bracelet will monitor your sleep patterns so you can get a good night’s sleep each and every night.
Featuring smartphone technology you can sync your Fitbit to receive calls, texts, and calendar alerts from your phone.
Shine New Arrivals Foot Soak Spa Bundle
Sometimes camping is nothing more than a long relaxing weekend of babbling brooks and the fresh smell of pine trees. Or at least it should be. Kick off your shoes and soak up some suds with this outdoor-friendly Shine Wellness New Foot Soak Spa Bundle. Handcrafted and built to last, this outdoor spa is the perfect remedy to a long workday or stressful week.
The smooth cedar foot tub, bucket, and massage accessories include a variety of Chinese herbs to create your ultimate spa getaway – without ever having to leave the campground.
With the holidays fast-approaching this Shine Wellness Spa Bundle also makes a fantastic gift idea for a friend or loved one.
$500 and up
Night Owl Night Vision NOB5X 5 x 50 Binocular
If you enjoy nighttime exploring around the campsite and want to increase your chances of spotting a critter – check out the Night Owl Night Vision 5×50 Binocular. Did you see that? Now you can see clear as day under the cover of night thanks to these nifty binos.
Whether you’re camping, hiking, hunting or using the binos for wildlife spotting, you’ll have a serious advantage with these bad boys. Take your outdoor experience to a new level with a power magnification of 5×50 – Night Optics 100% satisfaction guaranteed. High-quality product and modern design – these night vision binos will never miss a moment. Go wild.