The Camper's Christmas Gift List

Another year, another camper who needs their stocking filled and another chance to start worrying about what on earth you can get them! but don’t worry, with these 10 outdoor gifts, there’s no need to be stuck for ideas this Christmas…


December 2015
We would tell you how many shopping days are left until Christmas, but we don't want to scare you. And with 'Black Friday' having morphed into 'Black Friday Week' and a new 'Cyber Monday' being bandied about online, it's pretty clear the world is already aware the festive bargain hunting has begun. But if the thought of trawling the web and crawling around every Christmas market fills you with dread, worry not, Cool Camping has done all the research for you and come up with 10 great gift ideas for your outdoor enthusiast. You might even want to add a few of these to your own Christmas list!

Children's campervan tent (see top right)

A to-scale, replica of a 1965 Split Screen VW Camper Van, this is the ultimate miniature tent for your little ones. It's in the easy pop-up style – so no pegs or complicated instructions – and comfortably accommodates up to three children. If they're dying for you to get a cool campervan this is definitely the next best thing!

£59.95 from

Cafflano portable coffee maker (see right)

Need your camping caffeine fix but don't like using instant granules? The Cafflano Klassic is an all in one portable coffee maker where all you supply is hot water to make the perfect morning cuppa. With a bean grinder, filter and insulated mug combined, this handy and small gadget is an award-winning pick for proper coffee connoisseurs.

£64.99 from The Fowndry

Snow scooter

Part snowboard and part scooter, Cotswold Outdoor's snow scooter (or should it be scootboard?) is a great kids option if a white Christmas is on the cards. Fold it up to carry it easily to the nearest hill, then let gravity do the rest. Affordable, yet too big to call a stocking filler – an extra bonus, right?

£20 from Cotswold Outdoor

Remote control campervan (see right)

Along with a pack of stickers, so you can add vinyls and 'customise' the paintwork, this miniature VW is the cool campers' version of finding a train set underneath the tree. The top speed is unknown, but if the original VWs are anything to go by you won't need to worry.

£19.99 from Argos

Hold your horses play tipi

Modelled on a traditional tipi these tiny, fun-filled children's tents are a handy addition alongside your main camping set up (as well as in your garden or playroom at home). Simply peg down, pop up and leave the kids to have their own Wild West adventure.

£145 from

I heart camping hip flask

The age-old outdoor classic – a decent hip flask is always a winner, even if it's not always the most imaginative. And being lightweight and smash resistant (just what every outdoor adventurer needs!) you can chuck it in a rucksack and take it anywhere.

£23.15 from Zazzle

Honeybuns gift bag (see right)

Yes, our favourite Dorset glampsite-cum-bakery have got a wealth of Christmas gifts on offer this year, from gluten free baked goods to mugs in woollen jackets and recipe books for the kitchen. This bag includes a Honeybuns gift tin of Great Taste Gold award winning cakes and a linen union tea towel. Find out for yourself why these cakes are award winners!

£29.99 from Honeybuns

Matador pocket blanket

Smaller than a pack of crisps when completely folded yet tough and resilient in the great outdoors, this incredibly compact picnic and beach blanket is made from HyperLyte nylon – feather light but still resistant to water and punctures. Perfect for a campsite picnic with minimal fuss.

£22.99 on Firebox

Kid's penguin head torch

Keep forgetting the torch? This playful penguin is the answer, a memorable piece of kit the kids won't leave behind. With two bright white LED bulbs for eyes, their penguin pal will ensure a clear line of sight when the sun goes down, keeping your little ones safe, visible and happy!

£4.99 from Mountain Warehouse

And finally... Cool Camping Britain!

Sorry, we couldn't resist bigging up our very own Cool Camping Britain book, the uk's best-selling tent campsite guide.

Grab it now and you'll receive the eBook version absolutely free! (this offer has now ended; view our updated Christmas list for 2018 here).