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The best gifts for camping and hiking, according to Hipcamp employees

Sleeping pads with extra support. Solar fairy lights. A portable French press. The experts at the camping platform share their favorite gifts for outdoor adventures.

2020 was the year that many Americans rediscovered the great outdoors—and all the functional (and fun!) gear that’s required to sleep under the stars. To find out what to buy for the campers (and glampers) in your life, we turned to the experts at Hipcamp, the camping booking site that allows you to book stays everything from public campgrounds to private ranches and vineyards across the U.S. These are the gifts they wish they had received. All of the products below pair well with a Hipcamp gift card. Happy camping!

Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter System – $36.95
I love to hike but it can be exhausting and water bottles add more weight to your bag. This product is amazing because it’s super light and easy to use. All you have to do is fill the pouch with natural water, attach the filter, and squeeze the water through the filter.

Find the rest of the best gifts for camping and hiking compiled by Yasmin Gagne here.

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October 30, 2023

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