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Best Gifts for First-Time Campers and Hikers

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Want to find the perfect gift to inspire outdoor adventure? We put together our gift picks for first-time campers and hikers.  From outdoor gear to camping rentals, these gifts will help them gain confidence and explore the outdoors.


Portable Light and Power: LuminAID Power Lantern
LuminAID Solar Lantern

Make sure they've always got juice for their cell phone, and light at night when they're making camp. LuminAID's 2-in-1 power lanterns double as camping lantern and solar battery pack. They are designed to pack flat for easy storage, and inflate into a lightweight, waterproof lantern that comes with its own adjustable strap.

Starting at $50
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Hassle-Free Camping: Pitch Camping on Demand

Pitch Camping on Demand

Pitch is an on-demand camping rental service that makes camping easy and fun for all experience levels. They set up your campsite and provide all the gear you'll need, plus some extra goodies like snacks.  For beginner campers, it can be expensive to buy all the gear you'll need, or to figure out how to rent what you need from a gear shop.  With Pitch, everything you'll need is provided, so you just have to show up and have fun!
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Morning Joe: Kuju Coffee

Kuju Coffee

Never be caught without caffeine, even when you're off the grid. Kuju Coffee's portable pour-overs are easy to pack for camping or hiking, and designed to fit over your thermos or camp cup for easy pouring.  Just add hot water!

Starting at $21.99
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Blisters Begone: Cloudline Merino Wool Socks

Cloudline Merino Wool Socks

If you're new to hiking, it can take a toll on your feet.  A good pair of hiking socks can make all the difference, and backpackers and hikers will appreciate Cloudline's high-quality merino wool socks. They have socks specifically designed for hiking, and offer different colors and levels of cushion to meet every hiker's needs.

Starting at $18.99
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One Pack to Carry it All: Cotopaxi Backpacks and Apparel

Cotopaxi Backpack

Cotopaxi's stylish backpacks, bags, and clothing are recognizable anywhere.  We love their bright colors and the high-quality materials they use. Their Del Día bags and Teca are one-of-a-kind because they are assembled with remnant material, and each bag has different color combinations.

Starting at $55
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Want to explore more gifts for camping, backpacking, emergency preparedness, and travel? Check out our full LuminAID Gift Guide for our recommendations!


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