10 Camping (and Hiking) Christmas Gift Ideas for 2019




CAMPING AND HIKING




Each year we put together some gift ideas for those who love the outdoors.  This is our list for 2019.

Our goal this year is to highlight items that we think are actually worthwhile purchases for anyone who loves being outdoors.   

Nothing gimmicky or useless.  

Just gear that won't be forgotten in a cupboard.

This list contains some of our most recommended (and loved) camping/hiking gear for the year.



Biolite Charge 20 USB Waterproof Power Bank

POWER BANK


Why we like it - there is no denying we live in an age of technology and the need to be switched on. And having a charge on your phone is not only beneficial but could save you in an emergency.  It is waterproof (heavy rain and spills), and can charge your phone up to 2 times, and charge cameras also. If you have other Biolite products, it works on those ports as well.

Added feature - small enough to take every day in your pocket or bag, so not just purely for the outdoors.

Read more and buy it here



Wacaco Minipresso GR Portable Espresso Machine


COFFEE MAKER WACACO

Why we like it - anything that does not make you drink instant coffee is a winner.  This gives you espresso - all you need is ground coffee and hot water. A pump per second will give you one shot (around 50ml) of espresso.  For the lover of coffee, this is small enough to take to the office, or in your bag, or outdoor adventures. If you love that shot of caffeine, you will love this.   For under $65 its a unique gift.

Read more and buy it here



Luci Inflatable Lantern


SOLAR LANTERN

Why we like it - it's small, practical and has no batteries. What's not to like?  The review can be found here if you want to know more.   Coming in under $20, it's a little light we love.   It makes our list every year too.


Read more and buy it here



Thermarest Pillow (compressible)


THERMAREST PILLOW XMAS GIFT

Why we like it -  if you think about taking your everyday pillow on a camp or hike is a bit much, then this pillow is for you. It compresses down making it more practical and you will sleep a lot better with this (as opposed to a folded up piece of clothing).  It's a must for all campers who love comfort.  May not be the most glamorous Christmas gift, but could be the most appreciated on the next trip.


Read more and buy it here



Black Diamond Spot 325 Headlamp

BLACK DIAMOND HEADLAMP XMAS GIFT


Why we like it -  this is a great all-rounder headlamp, and we have always found this brand to be reliable and great for every sort of outdoors person.  We have a story on how to choose a headlamp and the Spot 325 meets a lot of our needs.  If you are looking at headlamps as a gift, and not sure, this is a great choice at 325 lumens and a long burn time.

We love the battery meter so you know exactly how long you have left.

Honourable mention as a backup choice to this one is the Black Diamond Storm 375.

Read more and buy it here




Otter Box Esky


GIFT IDEA ESKY FOR XMAS

Why we like it - this is our favourite esky.  Nothing has come close to it.  Nothing.  It's also a very expensive esky and if you have a fridge, you are unlikely to need this.  But if you don't have the option to power, this is the only esky that keeps ice frozen for a long time.  You can read our review of this esky.  It's a big-ticket item  Christmas gift.

Read more and buy it here



Oztrail Anywhere Hammock


CAMPING GIFT

Why we like it - technically, not something I would take camping, but great for your backyard.  We have had ours for years, and when the hammock itself wears through use and exposure, you can buy a replacement. The frame just keeps on going and going.  You may not think you will use it that much, but on warm days (in the shade) this is a highly sought after place to lounge.    For under $100, it's a bargain.


Read more and buy it here




Osprey Levity 45L Lightweight Backpack


BACKPACK FOR XMAS

Why we like it -  Osprey has some of the best backpacks you will find.  We are just highlighting this one because it's so light 840 grams and perfect if you are worried about weight, but realistically any of Osprey backpacks are great.

This Levity 45L will suit the experienced hiker and the new to hiking.  I have one, and I wouldn't use any other brand for a backpack these days.  Yes, it's going to cost a bit, but this is an investment which will last the recipient of this gift for ages!


See all the Osprey backpacks here


Read more and buy it here



Helinox Chair One

GIFT GUIDE FOR OUTDOORS HELINOX CHAIR


Why we like it -  This was our first ever lightweight chair and there are now plenty of them on the market, but this one still stands out as a great chair to take if you want to save weight and room.  Not for the ultralight hikers, but this chair is comfortable and if saving space is an issue, this is a great gift.

Everyone loves this chair once you try it.  It made our top camping chair list as well.

Read more and buy it here


Gift Vouchers by Wild Earth


GIFT CARDS




Why we like it -  because that way the person getting the gift, gets exactly what they want when they want.

No guesswork involved by you.

If in doubt on what great gear to buy or finding it all a bit overwhelming, our affiliate, Wild Earth, gift card is the best (and maybe easiest) present.



Buy it here



We hope that you like some of our favourites for the year and maybe one of the above items will become your favourite sometime soon.





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