Brilliant gifts every camper will love
Looking for gift inspiration for a special someone who loves camping? Whether it’s for a birthday, Christmas, anniversary or just to say ‘you’re fab’, these pressie ideas from awesome Cornish businesses with big eco hearts are sure to make them smile.
Atlantic Blankets picnic blanket
Camping and picnics go hand-in-hand so you can’t go wrong by gifting a gorgeous picnic blanket - and as any camper knows, you can never have too many! Style savvy campers and, in fact anybody who has a penchant for cosy and soft, will love the beautiful blankets inspired by the ocean and designed in Cornwall by Atlantic Blankets. 100% wool with a waterproof belly, they’re perfect for shaking out for a picnic on the beach or for a spot of tent-side stargazing.
Seakisses dog bowl
For the campers with canine companions, this is a must-have accessory for people who love the beach, camping and their salty dogs. Unique and original, chuck your Seakisses Dog Bowl in the car for post-walk refreshments; made with bamboo fibre this product is wonderfully sustainable, lightweight and durable – perfect for camping!
B Skincare muscle rub
Containing warming ginger, pain relieving juniper, calming eucalyptus and lavender essential oils in a natural beeswax base, B Skincare’s muscle rub is great for soothing aching muscles after exercise. It’s just the ticket after a day spent treading the South West Coast Path or riding the waves – an essential washbag staple.
Fourth Element reusable water bottle
Every adventurer needs a canteen of water. The Gulper by Fourth Element is more than just your everyday water bottle though. The stainless steel double wall vacuum insulation means iced drinks stay cool for up to 24 hours and hot drinks stay hot for up to 12 hours. And thanks to the twist and sip valve and versatile lid, it’s built for drinking on the go. A present that will last and last!
Seasalt Cornwall wellies
Thanks to the great British weather and our legendary Cornish ‘mizzle’, whatever the time of year we’d always recommend packing a pair of wellies when heading camp side. For the ladies Seasalt Cornwall always get our vote. Made from natural rubber with extra comfy insoles, their brilliant wellies come in a variety of bright Cornish colours, from deep blue and bright turquoise to sunny mustard and gorgeous green – perfect for woodland stomps and wave jumping on the beach.
Finisterre waterproof jacket
The cold weather experts at Finisterre know a thing or two about keeping warm and dry and have got a nifty eye for style to boot. They’re our go-to for performance outerwear, covering insulated jackets to base layers and everything in between. And for camping we’re big fans of the Mistral Jacket. Waterproof, breathable and packed with high spec features, it’s built for purpose and is a year-round must-have with fits for both men and women.
Celtic and Co socks
Always a good pressie idea, you can’t go wrong with a pair of socks for the camper in your life – and the warm and cosier, the better! Pop them on when snuggling in a sleeping bag, layer them up when enjoying the great outdoors and always stick a few extra pairs in the bag in case temperatures take an unexpected dip. Renowned for toasty sheepskin boots, Celtic & Co have a colourful selection of socks but these aren’t just any socks, they’re supremely soft cashmere socks – what a treat!
The secret to happy camping is packing light. Only take what you’re going to use and pick items with multiple uses. Let us introduce the Shelter Backpack by Watershed. This neat 14 litre bag has a handy roll top so you can fill it to brim or conveniently pack it down once the tent is up and only a few essentials are needed for the day’s activities. We also love it for its big pockets and range of colours.
National Trust membership
We can guarantee that anyone who loves camping, loves exploring the great outdoors and with the National Trust caring and protecting a large chunk of it, the gift of National Trust membership is an easy win. Not only will the lucky recipient get the warm and fuzzies knowing that they are supporting the National Trust in protecting unforgettable places for future generations but they’ll also benefit from lots of perks. From free entry to over 500 special places to free parking at most National Trust car parks, this is a gift idea that just keeps giving.
Frugi snuggle suit
Let’s not forget little outdoor adventurers. Kids love the freedom of camping and whether they’re gearing up for their first adventure under canvas or are mini camping experts, Frugi’s inspired snuggle suits will be a pressie hit. Similar to onesies but made from super soft organic cotton jersey, they’re perfect for late night trips to the loo or for slipping into after a day at the beach. And in true Frugi style they come in cool and colourful prints, making them not only fun to wear but fun to unwrap too!
The Camping Cookbook
So, this one isn’t Cornish but we’ve slipped it in because it combines two of our favourite things – camping and eating! The Camping Cookbook offers a unique compilation of superb recipes and practical advice designed for the practicalities of camping life. Perfect for anyone who doesn't want to give up the pleasures of eating well while camping.
Or how about surprising someone with a stay at Heligan Caravan and Camping? You’d certainly win the award as Top Gifter! Find out more and book the ultimate treat here.