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Camping gift box pressie ideas please

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summerlovingliz Sat 20-Jun-15 22:01:52

Looking to put together a birthday camping box of cool things for a female friend budget only £20 ish, any ideas please?

ThinkIveBeenHacked Sat 20-Jun-15 22:03:00

Flint and Strike
Plastic wine glass

RandomHouseRules Sat 20-Jun-15 22:06:03

Head torch

GlowWine Sat 20-Jun-15 22:07:38

Head torch

whojamaflip Sat 20-Jun-15 22:09:55

Citronella candles
Head torch
Warm fluffy bed socks
Creepy crawly sucker upper!
Large enamel coffee cup and some nice coffee or tea.

cece Sat 20-Jun-15 22:11:56

Poundland has a range of camping stuff in their shops as well.

TwoLeftSocks Sat 20-Jun-15 22:15:26

Bottle opener / corkscrew.
Insect repellent.

TwoLeftSocks Sat 20-Jun-15 22:16:33

A woolly hat.

Only1scoop Sat 20-Jun-15 22:21:06

I did one recently I put in a fab camping handbook pocket guide from Amazon.
County walking magazine
A head torch
A tiny roll up towel
Walking socks
Camping cutlery
Other bits and bobs from Sports direct. They had some bargains. I wouldn't have thought of looking there.

lilyloo Sat 20-Jun-15 22:22:58

Some warm socks

TwoLeftSocks Sat 20-Jun-15 22:27:07

A lighter or six. I keep just trying to think of things I could never find and were a real pain to do without last weekend.

summerlovingliz Sat 20-Jun-15 22:32:17

Thanks all some great ideas, defo gonna get fluffy socks, any more? smile

Fizzyplonk Sat 20-Jun-15 23:51:31

Those Turkish towels hammam I think they're called from Amazon.
M and S tinned food to serve with packets of ready cooked rice.

expatinscotland Sat 20-Jun-15 23:55:39

Microfibre towel for the showers. Definitely M&S tinned meats. Solar lights/lantern.

Behooven Sat 20-Jun-15 23:55:59

Midge net! Cheap as chips and folds up teeny for packing.

RandomHouseRules Sat 20-Jun-15 23:56:06

The cool camping cookbook

RumAppleGinger Sat 20-Jun-15 23:57:35

Skin So Soft from Avon, best midgie repellent known to man.

A spork

A bag of marshmallows.

lavendersun Sun 21-Jun-15 06:32:38

Uco candle lanterns are very lovely - you could get a mini one for £15 - maybe cheaper if you shop around.

Not terribly practical really but very pretty and the light they produce is lovely.

TwoLeftSocks Sun 21-Jun-15 09:07:46

Ooh, I'd forgotten about Skin So Soft, brilliant stuff. Off to order some.

Girlscout1910 Sun 21-Jun-15 12:38:55

My girls did similar for my husband's Father's Day present. The 99p shop was great. Torch, chopping boards, tin opener, cork screw, matches, coffee bags,cutlery, tongs, wooden spoons.

TheFutureSupremeRulersMum Sun 21-Jun-15 20:25:08

Definitely headtorch and microfibre towel. Telescopic fork for toasting marshmallows. The fluffy bed socks are an inspired suggestion above. Maybe a hot water bottle. Maybe a collapsible water bottle

FrozenAteMyDaughter Mon 22-Jun-15 11:38:46

Those collapsible water bottles are a great idea and they sell them in M&S shops too if you need one in a hurry.

If you have time and are near a LIDL, these look like they might be a cost effective alternative to a hammam towel:

The 99p shop are currently doing a string hammock in their camping gear - don't know how good it would be but quite fun.

A packet of butchers' hooks are a good idea too - v useful for hanging things on in and out of the tent (got that idea from Blu I think)...

A string of fairy lights if she may be a closet glamper maybe?

One of these: Four collapsible silicon cups with handles for tea in their own carry bag - what's not to like?

Also this flameless cooker looks cool:

Sticking with the collapsible theme, has anyone suggested a collapsible kettle? They come in other colours if you search a bit too.

Blu Mon 22-Jun-15 15:26:57

Is she wild camper / campfire type of camper? If so I recommend a granpa's toasting fork which turns any stick into a toasting fork for toast, marshmallows or sausages over a fire. Though you could just use the stick for marshmallows, to be fair.

On the lighter advice below: you need a turbo-flame style lighter, not an ordinary bic / cigarette type lighter - you can point it horizontally at your cooker, BBQ, fire, etc without burning your fingers.

Yes, I am the butchers hook advocate - especially for hanging over the top of shower cubicle doors when there are never enough hooks, but also from a line hung between trees or whatever.

Blu Mon 22-Jun-15 15:31:45

And I love these £3 lights: you can stand them up, hang them from an overhead hook, or tree, and I have even threaded one through my pyjama top buttons as a reading light here very light to carry.

FrozenAteMyDaughter Mon 22-Jun-15 16:30:07

These lights are good too: That is the tent pack with a remote control for added laziness, and there is also a hiking pack which allows you to put the lights on a headband to turn them from a tent light into a headtorch - very useful. We have a couple of them and they do throw out a decent light.

Although I must admit, I do like those Vango ones.

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