Buying Christmas gifts for outdoorsy types can be hard, the chances are that they know what they need and have already bought it. With that in mind we’ve selected some great glamping gifts that anyone would be glad to have two of, so you don’t have to worry about whether they already have the item you choose to gift.
Socks are a pretty typical Christmas present and always welcome. There’s nothing more revitalising than putting on a fresh, clean pair of socks around a campfire at the end of a long day, so look at cashmere blend options as well as soft, hand-knitted socks for a real touch of luxury. If your giftee loves walking, look at supportive walking socks which have a special construction engineered to support the arches of your feet, while providing extra padding on the heel and toe sections. Novelty socks can be a fun gift, but if they’re not comfortable to wear then they often get consigned to the back of the sock drawer, never to be worn again.
You can’t have too many mugs when glamping – if nothing else having a spare mug means less washing up and more time spent enjoying yourself. We love traditional enamel mugs as they lend a nostalgic air to a glamping trip so when we found several sellers online offering personalised printed enamel mugs we knew we had Christmas sorted. These mugs won’t chip or smash so they are ideal for glamping as well as taking out for a day trip and picnic. Having a personalised mug also means that your beverage of choice won’t be accidentally drunk by someone else, which can happen easily when everyone is using identical mugs. The sky is the limit when it comes to the design, so you can even select some glamping photos to be printed on the mugs to bring back fond holiday memories.
We recently looked at portable fire pits and these make great gifts. There are so many different styles designed for various uses that an extra one would always be welcome. In a big group glamping trip it can be fun to have more than one campfire on the go for easier socialising, so an extra fire pit is an ideal gift for a keen glamper. As a Christmas gift it can be used straight away to enjoy some mulled wine and turkey sandwiches around on Christmas Day evening or perhaps after the Boxing Day walk.
Solar chargers are a great gift for just about anyone, regardless of whether they like glamping or not. A solar charger can be kept in the car for emergencies and they’re also very useful when you want to go out and meet friends but don’t have enough battery on your phone to leave the house. With a solar charger you can charge up wherever you are. For glampers they are a vital part of being able to have a long off-grid glamping holiday as you can keep phones and tablets charged up at all times, allowing you to get back to nature for an extended break.
One thing we love as a stocking filler is the magic flame products. These are sachets of powdered chemicals that you put on a campfire to create multicoloured flames and if you’ve ever seen them used you’ll know how entrancing they are. If you love glamping with the kids these are a great product to use in the evenings to entrance and entertain the kids (and, let’s be honest, the adults too).