9 Gifts for the Couple That Loves to CampPublished on 04/29/2021 · 5 min readNeed a gift for an outdoorsy couple? Camping expert Amy Boissonneault makes some suggestions for gifts that are sure to be a hit.
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There is something special about disconnecting from the busy day-to-day life and reconnecting to yourself in the great outdoors. Finding a partner who enjoys camping and spending time in nature alongside you can make for a lifetime of fun and fulfilling adventures. Maybe you are one half of an outdoorsy couple looking for the perfect gift, or maybe you are hoping to inspire another couple to join you for your next camping trip—whatever the case, this guide has some of the best camping gifts for the couple who loves to camp! Any of these items will have them rushing to book their next trip so they can put their newest piece of gear to use. The couple that camps together, stays together, right?
1. DoubleNest Hammock
If curling up with your favorite camper in a hammock and swaying gently while looking up at the trees or the stars doesn’t sound like a little slice of heaven to you then… well, then I don’t know what to tell you because it sounds pretty fantastic to me. A double hammock is a great addition to any camping couples gear set; this ENO hammock packs away into the attached compression sack so you can take it anywhere and set it up in seconds.
2. Comfort Deluxe Self Inflating Double Mat
A good night’s sleep while camping can make or break a trip. This four-inch thick luxury double sleeping mat from Sea to Summit is marketed as being “better than your bed” and is perfect for the outdoorsy couple who wants to climb into bed under the stars and snuggle without the frustration of individual sleeping pads slipping apart! Ideal for car campers, van-lifers, overlanders, and maybe even as a bed for guests at home. The only downside to this sleeping mat is that you won’t want to get off of it in the morning.
3. Two Person Sigma Cook-Set
Just because you’re camping doesn’t mean you have to live off of MREs (although if you really love them, all the power to you). With this Sea to Summit cook set, you can prepare healthy meals, wherever you adventure off to, and serve them up in the accompanying bowl and mug sets! These durable pots feature handy built in strainers and are made from marine grade stainless steel. For easy packing, the insulated mugs and lightweight bowls nest inside the pots to make for a very compact kitchen set that you can take anywhere. Bonus—a handy little dishcloth is included in this set. You wash, I’ll dry?
4. Venture VtII Sleeping Bag
The best thing about this model is the versatility to use it individually or pair it with another Sea to Summit sleeping bag with the Zip Coupling feature! Zip them together to create a double sleeping bag and snuggle up together. These sleeping bags are perfect car camping and packed full of useful features such as the ability to fully convert into a quilt.
5. Copper Canyon LX Tent
One of the perks of car camping is that you can opt for a larger tent that provides a more spacious home away from home than your average backpacking tent. This cabin-style four-person tent from Eureka is perfect for a couple and features a peak height of 7 ft., meaning you can stand up inside of it! An option like this allows you to enjoy some extra space, invite a friend along, or even grow into it as you grow your family.
6. Nesting Wine Glass Set
Sure, you can drink wine out of your camp mug, but it just tastes better out of a wine glass! This set of two wine glasses from GSI is lightweight, easy to pack, and nearly indestructible. When it’s time to pack them away, unscrew the stem and snap the base into the bowl for easy storage. Pull them out when you reach the summit, set up camp, or for a picnic in the park—cheers to spending time in the great outdoors. Clink!
7. Pocket Shower
For longer camping and backpacking trips, the chance to have a shower can be a true luxury. This 10L pocket shower from Sea to Summit packs away into any pocket, holds enough water for an eight-minute shower, and warms up water when left in the sun! Enjoy a little slice of civilization no matter how deep into the backcountry you are. Full, active, sweaty days can now be followed by a refreshing rinse before snuggling up in your sleeping bag. This pocket shower can also double as a dry bag for clothing or a sleeping bag which makes it incredibly versatile.
8. CampStove Bundle
The perfect camping gift for the camp chef. With this BioLite stove bundle you can grill, boil, and cook as well as charge your devices! The stove uses sticks, wood scraps, or pellets as fuel so you don’t have to carry fuel canisters with you, and you can create up to 3 watts of electricity from the fire to charge devices. Grill up to 4 burgers at once and use the flexlight to illuminate your cooktop after dark. This bundle includes the CampStove 2, KettlePot, portable grill with cover, USB cord, FlexLight, firelighter, and coffee press! Impress your partner with hot coffee waiting for them in the morning and all your camp meal creations using this full set.
9. Triarch 2 Backpacking Tent
A great gift for outdoorsy people who really want to get out into the backcountry is a backpacking tent! This 2-person tent from The North Face makes a cozy tent feel like your home away from home—a durable tent design with vaulted head and foot box to increase your living space and two doors with vestibules big enough to store your gear in! It is lightweight—weighing in at just over 3lbs—and can easily be carried by two people.
After reading through this gift guide, hopefully you have either found a gift or it has sparked some new ideas! If you would like a little more information on any of the products above or if you are interested in another piece of gear (whether it’s a gift for you or for someone else), reach out to me or one of my fellow Camping & Hiking experts here on Curated for free advice and recommendations. We also offer the option of a Curated gift card which can be used towards making an outdoor equipment purchase with free expert help finding the right gear for your campers' needs.