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Trim the Tree with Ten Terrific Travel Tools

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Whether you’re marveling at the spectacular colors of the Painted Desert, cozying together with a warm blanket and cocoa while watching the sunrise over the Grand Canyon, or making s’mores around a comfortable fire at Zuni Village RV Park—there’s a plethora of reasons to be a fan of camping in Arizona. If searching for the perfect gift for the avid camper in your life leaves you with “resting Grinch face” however, never fear. We’ve compiled a list of the top ten camping gifts that your favorite adventurer will adore. In fact, their smiles might just make your heart grow three sizes this holiday season.

What to Get for the Camper Who Has Everything

If you’re searching for just the right gift for someone who is a regular backpacker, hiker, or camper, you may be hard pressed to find something they don’t already own. It’s likely they already have a tent, a traditional backpack, sleeping bags, etcetera. A thoughtful gift may require some out-of-the-box thinking—like a nifty, efficient gadget to make their outdoor experience more pleasurable. If you’re looking for a gift for the novice outdoor adventurer, you have a host of camping gear to choose from to start them on their journey. Whether you’re purchasing for the seasoned traveler or someone just beginning to explore the great outdoors, this list includes something for everyone on your holiday list.

10.   Luminoodle

You won’t find the luminoodle next to the Who Roast Beast, but giving this gift is certainly a recipe for a happy holiday! The luminoodle is a USB rechargeable 5- or 10-foot-long rope light. Its LED bulbs can be dimmed to add some romantic ambience to campsites. Users also have the option to leave the lights inside the included bag for a more lantern-like lighting effect.

9.     Wekapo Inflatable Lounger Air Sofa Hammock

No pump? No problem! Get cozy with just a few wafts through the air to inflate the Wekapo Inflatable Lounger Air Sofa Hammock. Your outdoor explorer can lounge in style out on the trail or at the campsite with this comfortable lounger with sixteen rip-stop polyester patterns and pillow-shaped headrest with neck support. When they’re ready to hit the trail again, the lounger easily deflates and fits into a convenient, compact carry-pouch.

8.     Ultralight Backpack Cooler Chair

What’s better than giving someone the perfect gift? Giving them a gift that’s like two presents in one—the ultralight backpack cooler chair! Seasoned campers and hikers know that less is more. This lightweight backpack cooler does double duty as a folding stool. Available in several different colors, it also comes with a secure zipper pouch for a wallet or phone and a handy pocket for a water bottle.

7.     Compressible Travel Pillow for Camping

If you know someone who wants to “rough it” without sacrificing a good night’s sleep, then the Therm-a-Rest Compressible Travel Pillow might just be the gift for them. Available in multiple sizes and colors, it compresses to an eighth of its full size making it a convenient addition to any packing list. And these pillows don’t skimp on the comfort! While many travel pillows leave you with a crick in the neck, the Therm-a-Rest consistently gets top reviews from users.

6.     13-in-1 Outdoor Emergency SOS Survival Tool Kit

Who needs MacGyver when you have the Hy 13-in-1 Outdoor Emergency SOS Survival Took Kit? It may not have a paperclip or bubblegum, but this handy kit comes fully equipped with a water bottle clip, a compass, an emergency blanket, a flashlight, a wire saw, and more! This is an excellent gift for those just beginning their adventures.

5.     Anker Solar Charger

For the camper who just has to stay “plugged in” when they unplug, consider the Anker 24W 3-Port USB Portable Solar Charger. This paneled charger can power up three separate devices simultaneously. Just open the folding panels and hang to harness the power of the sun.

4.     Marshmallow Roasting Sticks Kit

Adults love camping, but sometimes kids love it even “s’more”. Don’t leave your camping kiddos (or kids at heart) without a stick to shake this holiday. Keep everyone prepared to toast those ‘mallows and heat up those hot dogs with this colorful, all-inclusive Marshmallow Roasting Sticks Kit. The set includes five brightly colored, double-pronged, telescoping sticks in a convenient, zippered pouch.

3.     Radiate XL Portable Campfire

The “hottest” gift this season comes out of the hit television show Shark Tank. Using recycled paper briquettes and soy wax, the Radiate XL Portable Campfire is a go-anywhere, relightable fire pit! It can be used repeatedly with a total burning time of over three hours.

2.     MR300 Portable Mosquito Repeller

Going “buggy” trying to find the perfect gift? Don’t worry. Get rid of the bugs, or at least the mosquitos without batteries, tangling cords, or harmful insecticides. The MR300 Portable Mosquito Repeller relies on heat-activated technology and plant-based repellents to keep those pesky pests at bay.

1.     Aeropress Coffee and Espresso Maker

Feel the pressing need for a good cup of joe out on the trail? Well, there’s no Starbucks in the Grand Canyon, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy great coffee when camping. Small, portable, and lightweight, the Aeropress Coffee and Espresso Maker promises professional-grade coffee with super easy cleanup.

All of these gifts ring up at under fifty dollars. So, you can afford to fill the family sleigh, er…, SUV with loads of creative and terrific travel tools to delight every outdoor adventurer on your list this holiday season!

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