Best Camping Gifts for Dad (from $8 to $270)

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Camping gifts for the man in your life

Shopping for dad is tough, but if your father enjoys camping here is a list of some great camping related gifts. These are gifts that I would love to get myself.

Every dad loves gadgets and these camping ideas are sure to be a hit. Even if you’re not shopping for your dad these ideas are great for anyone who love the outdoors.

These great camping gift ideas are separated into 3 price categories so you should be able to find something for any budget. If you waited until the last minute, all these items are available from Amazon Prime with free 2 day shipping. If you aren’t a Prime member you can sign up for a Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial. Good luck find the perfect camping gift for your dad.

Gift Price Ranges

Under $50 | Under $100 | Over $100

Camping gifts for Dad Under $50

Freehawk Tactical Outdoor Survival Paracord Bracelet

This survival bracelet has everything you dad needs in an emergency. Big things really do come in small packages. This bracelet includes the following: thermometer, fire starter, whistle and of course paracord.

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Outdoors Survival Guide

How to Stay Alive in the Woods: A Complete Guide to Food, Shelter and Self-Preservation Anywhere. This book contains everything you dad needs to know to stay nourished, have shelter, find his way and keep save in the wilderness. Full-color illustrations and detailed instructions make this a great gift for anyone who loves the outdoors.

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Aluminum Survival Pen

Constructed from aircraft grade aluminum this durable survival pen is loaded with features. It includes a writing pen, glass breaker, safety whistle and LED flashlight.

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Glow in the Dark Paracord Parachute Cord

Never trip over a tent cord again. This glow in the dark paracord is easily visible even in the middle of the night. It is available in several lengths and colors.

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Camping Journal

This camping journal is a great way to keep track of all those adventures. After years of exploring the great outdoors it gets hard to remember every trip and every experience you’ve had. Recording all the details of each trip in a journal allows you to relive the experience over and over again.

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Image Portable LED Camping Lantern with Ceiling Fan

If your dad tent camps, this lantern/ceiling fan combo will provide light and keep him cool.
The lantern portion features 18 low power LED bulbs providing plenty of light for those dark nights. The 4” fan has 2 speeds to keep you cool. Equipped with 2 D sized batteries this light will last about 20 hours, when using the fan on high you will get about 5 hours and on low expect about 15 hours of usage. A 4 pack of spare batteries should get your dad through a full week of camping.
This unit has several mounting options, you can hang it from the built in hook, or the light ring on the bottom can serve as a base to set the fan on a table or the ground.

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4 Pack Portable Outdoor LED Camping Lantern

This 4 pack of battery powered LED lanterns will light up a dark campsite at night. Each light will run for 12 hours on one set of batteries (which are included). The compact lanterns collapse down for easy storage and include a fold-away handle that can be used to hang the lantern.

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LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

The LifeStraw is a water filter that can be used just like a straw to drink from any water source. The filter removes 99.9999% of bacteria and 99.99% of protozoa. This means your dad can feel safe drinking from any lake, stream or even a puddle along the side of the trail. The LifeStraw will easily fit in a backpack and only weighs 2 oz.

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YETI Rambler 20 oz Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Tumbler with Lid

The YETI 20 oz Stainless Steel tumbler will keep you coffee hot while taking a walk around the campground in the morning, or keep your beverage of choice cold when sitting around the campfire on a hot summer night. The stainless steel body is durable and easy to clean. Lastly this tumbler is designed to fit in any standard size cup holder.

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BAFX Products – 2 Pack – Anti Shock Hiking / Walking / Trekking Trail Poles

If you dad enjoys hiking this 2 pack of trail poles should be just right. These poles adjust from 26.5 to 53 inches and have an anti-shock spring built in. They have large comfortable hand grips and wrist straps. The poles come with a carbide tip, but the set also includes 2 sets of rubber tips a mud basket for hiking in snow, mud and other soft terrain. They are available in 3 colors black, blue and silver.

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Coleman Oversized Quad Chair with Cooler

When sitting around the campfire no one wants to have to leave the fun to get a refill. This folding chair from Coleman not only has a cup holder, but it also includes a built-in cooler that can keep 4 cans cool. The chair itself is built with a heavy-duty frame that can support up to 300 lbs. It also includes a carry bag for easy transport and storage. It is available in a variety of colors to match any dad’s style.

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Winner Outfitters Double Camping Parachute Hammock – For Backpacking, Camping, Travel, Beach, Yard

Relaxing in a hammock is perfect way for your dad to spend his next camping trip. This durable hammock is constructed from parachute 210T nylon fabric. It is designed to hold up to 2 people or 500 lbs. The hammock is light weight and stores in a built-in carry bag. The included tree straps and solid steel carabiners make setup simple taking less than 3 minutes. This hammock is also available in several different color options.

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BESTEK 300W Power Inverter DC 12V to 110V AC Car Inverter with 4.2A Dual USB Car Adapter

If your dad needs a way to charge his phone or plug-in his laptop while camping without power this 300-watt inverter is up to the task. It features 2x 110v AC outlets for laptops and tablets as well as 2 USB ports for smaller devices. The cigarette lighter plug is attached to a 24” long cord so it can be moved around with ease.

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Tri-Lynx 00015 Lynx Levelers – 10 Pack

Many campsites are not level, especially that perfect spot overlooking the lake. Don’t let your dad struggle with bulky pieces of wood to level his RV. These RV leveling blocks make it quick and easy to get your RV perfectly level. The interlocking design allows them to be stacked straight up under stabilizer jacks, or built into a pyramid to drive on. This set includes 10 leveling blocks and a carrying case. For larger RVs I would recommend 2 sets of blocks.

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Coleman Outdoor Compact Table

What dad doesn’t enjoy cooking outdoors when camping? The problem is where do you set everything? This lightweight aluminum folding camping table is perfect around the campfire or for setting up your camp stove. If no picnic table is available it can also be used as a dining table for up to 4 people. This table also includes a carry case for transportation and storage.

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Camping gifts for Dad Under $100

Intex Comfort Plush Elevated Dura-Beam Airbed with Built-in Electric Pump, Bed Height 22″, Queen

Your dad may enjoy tent camping to connect with nature, but he probably doesn’t enjoy his back connecting with the hard-uneven ground below. This queen-sized Airbed from Intex has a built-in pump for easy inflation. The 22” height provide plenty of cushion between your dad and the ground and it’s easy to get in and out of. With a 600 lb capacity this bed can easily support 2 people.

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Camping Pie Iron Set with Storage Bag & Recipe Book

One of the best ways to cook over a fire is with pie irons and no one make a better pie iron than Rome. This set includes 1 round and 1 square pie iron as well as a heavy-duty canvas storage bag and a recipe book. All you need is a fire and a trip to the grocery store.

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CamelBak 2017 M.U.L.E. Hydration Pack w/ Crux Reservoir

This backpack not only allows you to haul some gear and snacks on hike, but it also includes a 3L water reservoir. Cammelbak is known for its quality and durability making this pack a great gift for any guy that enjoys hiking.

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Camping gifts for Dad Over $100

BioLite Wood Burning CampStove

This compact camp stove (about the size of a Nalgene bottle) can boil water, cook your dinner and charge you cell phone. The charger works by capturing some of the heat from the fire and converting that to electricity. Several accessories are available to add more versatility to this little stove.

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Deeper Smart Sonar iPhone iOS and Android Smatphone and Tablet Compatible

Who says you need a boat to use a fish finder? This small portable “sonar ball” syncs via Bluetooth to any android or iOS phone or tablet creating a portable fish finder your dad can take anywhere. The Deeper Smart Sonar can be attached to a fishing pole and cast out, or it can be attached to a boat, canoe or kayak with the flexible arm (sold separately).

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Coleman Road Trip Propane Portable Grill LXE

One walk around any campground and you will know that this Coleman grill is the most popular camping grill out there. Available in a variety of colors the road trip LXE features a large 285 square inch cooking surface and 2x 10,000 btu burners. This grill has a built-in stand and carrying wheels allowing it to be setup in seconds. The Swap Top design allows the cooking surface to be changed for more cooking options. A few of the tops are the cast iron griddle surface and a stove grate for cooking with pots and pans. There are many accessories available including a carry case, and a propane hose adapter to allow the use of large free-standing propane tanks.

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ResQLink+ Buoyant Personal Locator Beacon

This locator beacon is a great gift for dads who venture off the beaten path. Registered with the US Coast Guard this locator beacon will transmit your exact GPS location when activated in an emergency. Once registered search and rescue teams will know who has activated the beacon and will reach out to the listed emergency contact. Unlike other devices this beacon does not require a monthly or annual subscription, meaning it will always be ready to go.

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RVLock Keyless handle with keypad and wireless fob

When you’re camping and head out on a hike, or swimming it’s not always convenient to take your keys with you. This handle from RVLock has a programable keypad that allows you to set a code you can use to securely lock and unlock your camper without carrying your keys.

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GoSun Sport Solar Cooker

Want to give your dad the most unique grill in the campground? The Solar Cooker from GoSun reaches 550 degrees with no fire or fuel. This solar powered cooker can bake, roast steam and saute. The vacuum tube remains cool to the touch and can keep food hot for hours. The clamshell reflectors form a durable carrying case. GoSun designed this stove in Cincinnati, Ohio and includes a 2 year free replacement warranty.

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