Is there someone on your holiday shopping list who loves to pack up a tent and get back to nature? If so, you might want to consider these fun and functional camping-related gifts, all available at L.L. Bean stores or online for under $30.
Nightfinder II Travel Alarm Clock (available at www.llbean.com)
Even when you want to get away from it all, you don’t necessarily want to sleep the whole day away. This travel alarm clock runs on two AAA batteries, and is housed in a polycarbonate case which is practically indestructible. It displays the current time, alarm time, and current temperature. The screen lights up with a simple tap for easy viewing at night and it comes in six translucent colors. The Nightfinder II Travel Alarm Clock is only $19.00 at the L.L. Bean website.
Wind ‘n Go Flashlight (available at www.llbean.com)
No matter how great your current flashlight is, you should have a wind ‘n go for backup purposes. The Wind ‘n Go Flashlight doesn’t run on batteries; rather you crank the handle to charge the lithium battery. Approximately one minute of cranking translates to thirty minutes of light. After charging, the crank arm folds back into the flashlight and out of the way. It has two settings (three LED or one LED energy-saver) and is available in red, black, silver, or high visibility yellow. The Wind ‘n Go Flashlight is only $19.50 at the L.L. Bean website.
Ice Cream Ball (available at www.llbean.com)
The Ice Cream Ball is a quirky and unexpected addition to any camping trip. Follow the included recipes and have fresh creamy ice cream around a campfire. You just fill the ball with the right ingredients, and roll it around for about 20 minutes, and you have a pint of fresh homemade ice cream ready to eat. The Ice Cream Ball is made of Lexan plastic and is available in five colors. The pint-sized Ice Cream Ball is only $29.50 at the L.L. Bean website. The Ice Cream Ball is also available in the quart size for ten dollars more if you really want to splurge on a fun gift.
Coffee Lover’s Set (available at www.llbean.com)
There’s nothing quite like fresh hot coffee in the morning, but when you’re camping, it’s not always the easiest thing to find. The Coffee Lover’s Set consists of a combination French press and travel mug. You put the ground coffee in the bottom, add boiling water, wait a few minutes and press down the plunger. Your coffee is ready to drink, and the stainless steel lining will keep it hot. The Coffee Lover’s Set even comes with a half pound of French Roast coffee. The Coffee Lover’s Set is available for $25.00 at the L.L. Bean website. They also have a Tea Lover’s Set available if the camping enthusiast on your holiday shopping list prefers tea over coffee.
Mini LED Lantern with Remote (available at www.llbean.com)
Lanterns are always a nice thing to have at a campsite, but what makes this one really special is the remote control. The remote control enables you to turn the lantern on from up to twenty feet away, so if you need to see what’s going on in your campsite, you don’t even need to leave your tent in order to shed some light on the situation. This mini LED lantern with remote is available in four different colors, and runs on four AA batteries. Don’t worry about needing replacement bulbs either; the LED bulbs have an estimated burn time of ten thousand hours. The mini LED lantern with remote is available for $25.00 at the L.L. Bean website.