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Great Gift Ideas for Camping and Outdoor Enthusiasts

Updated: Dec 23, 2019

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4 Creative and Low-Cost Gift Ideas for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Wondering what to give the camping, glamping, and outdoor lovers on your holiday gift list?

You’re in luck, especially if you are looking to save money! Pleasing people who love the

outdoors doesn’t take any huge gestures, and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. You just need to use these money-saving lists to stuff their stockings with some serious outdoor joy!

Score Discounts on Outdoor Gear and Gifts

Whether you are buying outdoor gear for yourself or camping gifts for someone else, you should avoid paying full price for those presents, especially when websites like Rakuten make it so simple to find the latest outdoor and sporting goods promotions, discounts, and cashback offers from all of your favorite retail stores and sites. All you need to do is search for the lowest prices on air mattresses, travel grills, or even heated blankets, if your camping turns into more of a glamping excursion. With the holiday season already so hectic, using Rakuten to check off your shopping list will save you a lot of time and possibly a lot of money in the process. Some must- have camping gear you may want to add to your holiday gift list includes a rooftop tent, insect repellant, and hammocks, and you can find promos to save on these items.

Look for Deals on National Park Passes

National parks can provide some pretty perfect spots for any outdoor or camping excursion.

From the shores of Maryland to the mountains of California, you can find amazing camping

destinations pretty much from coast to coast and everywhere in-between. If you have some

outdoor lovers on your holiday shopping list, why not give them the gift of yearlong access to

these scenic locations? For a mere $99, you can score an annual pass that will provide access to every park within the National Park Service system, plus countless other monuments and destinations throughout the country. The rate for seniors and active-duty military members is even lower, but you may need to have the individual present in order to purchase an annual NPS pass. This all-access pass is the gift that will keep on giving throughout the year.

Check Used Bookstores for Inspirational Reads

If you’re looking to score seriously inexpensive gifts or just need some extra stocking stuffers, why not pick up some popular adventure books? You can find harrowing tales that will please just about any adventure or outdoor enthusiast, including true accounts of Everest expeditions, ocean voyages, and even introspective camping trips. Best of all, you can look for discounts on new books, or you can buy used books online. Sites like Abe’s Books, Powell’s Books, and Thrift Books all offer an extensive selection of titles for low prices; plus, your purchases will be a little more eco-friendly too. Of course, you can also pick up books from Amazon (and you maybe able to find promo codes too) if that makes holiday shopping easier.

Plan a Low-Cost Outdoor Adventure Together

When you really want to “wow” someone special on your holiday gift list an epic outdoor

excursion could just do the trick. Honestly, camping and hiking trips never have to require a

huge budget, especially if you use the tips above to stock up on all of your outdoor supplies.

From using cashback offers to secondhand sites, there are so many ways to save gear that will keep you safe and comfortable while spending time in nature. Start by using online guides to select the perfect camping destination. Many camping sites even allow you to make reservations in parks across the country so that you can plan a trip that fits your schedule. You can even bring some glamping camping snacks along to put an extra special twist on your gift. Spending time in nature doesn’t have to be expensive! That’s one of the perks of having outdoor enthusiasts on your holiday gift list. Still, it never hurts to have extra ways to save, so keep this gift guide handy to keep your holiday spending in check!

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