5 Great Camping Gift Ideas For Outdoorsy Family & Friends

Finding that just-right holiday gift for the outdoorsy family member or friend can be a bit of a challenge, but we are here to help! As experts in outdoor fun and family camping, the team a Jellystone Park™ Columbus North has come up with a few camping gift ideas that will surely be a hit!

Camping Gift Ideas For The Holidays


From setting up camp to finding your way to the restrooms after dark, a flashlight is a handy piece of equipment for any camper. A headlamp, in particular, frees up both hands for faster, more efficient work. Headlamps come with all sorts of nifty options, including night vision, strobe/emergency mode, long-lasting battery life, waterproof features, and more.

Pie Iron

Move over roasting fork. The pie iron is the new way to cook over the campfire! Pie irons made of cast iron offer the best avenue for campfire cooking; food gets hot quicker and cooks consistently. So the whole family can cook mini pizzas, pies, sandwiches, and other great options without worrying about burning them or having the ingredients fall into the fire.

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Microfiber Camping Towels

Unlike regular cotton towels, microfiber towels are well-suited for outdoor use. These practical products are designed to be super lightweight and quick-drying, so camping lovers don’t have to wait hours before they can pack their towels after showering, for instance. Plus, most of these towels are also sand and pet-hair-resistant.

Camping Games

While there is no shortage of things to do while camping, sometimes campers may find themselves caught in a rainstorm or simply feel like enjoying a relaxing day. A great way to spend days like these is by digging out the games and experiencing a different form of family fun. Some camping gift ideas for all ages include Toasted or Roasted, Camp Talk, and Fireside Story Dice. Although traditional board games like Yahtzee and Checkers never go out of style!

Gift Card

For the outdoorsy family and friends that have it all – including the latest and greatest gear and gadgets–finding a unique gift can be a challenge. But we can help with this dilemma.

Instead of gifting things this holiday season, give the ones you love camping experiences at Jellystone Park™ Columbus North with a gift card. Our traditional gift cards and e-gift cards can be purchased in any denomination, will never expire, and can be used for reservations, store purchases, activities, and amenities!

Book The Jellystone Park™ Vacation of Their Dreams

Double up on camping gift ideas by also booking a family vacation for 2023! Lock in your stay during a theme weekend and include fun add-ons like a golf cart rental or birthday package! There are many ways to make those camping fanatics in your life excited about more time outdoors… including your own camping family!

Book a 2023 stay

Jellystone Park™ Columbus North

4185 Township Road 99
Mount Gilead, OH 43338

(419) 946-5230