Glamping Gear

Guys, let me be honest with you. I’m not much of a happy camper. And I mean that literally – I don’t really ‘do’ camping, or at least, I haven’t since I was a pre-tween and my parents took my sister & I on many a cross-country holiday where our overnight accommodations were tents and sleeping bags instead of hotel beds. Anyway. Over the last couple of years, a new, me-friendly movement has emerged: Glamping. It’s pretty much what (I think) it sounds like – glam camping. You can take two tacks with this activity: stay at a pricy, outdoorsy resort. Or buy seriously pretty, seriously girly camping gear. Today’s gift ideas are the latter – eight glittering, girl-friendly gifts to make any outdoor excursion a joy.

Petal Dome Tent – $136 @ Cath Kidston
While any Glamper worth her salt will undoubtedly be looking for an Airstream trailer to outfit her campsite, at least you can rest easy knowing you’ll look ten times cuter than any other tent on the lot with this frilly find. Queen of girly prints, Cath Kidston, is also home to some very cute camping gear, including this cozy tent that comfortably sleeps two – especially if you’re snuggled up in the matching sleeping bags (or using one of a dozen other picnic / camping essentials in the same collection).

Cast Iron Twig Skewers – $8.99 for four @ Bed, Bath & Beyond
Just because you’re in the woods doesn’t mean you need to be all woodsy right? These cast-iron twig-inspired skewers are ideal for creating gourmand dinner concoctions – from fresh veggie kebabs to gourmet sausages to luxe s’mores, you can’t go wrong with a little bit of iron-clad kitchenwares around the campfire. Somehow eating off a stick has magically gotten classy with these beauties…

The Camping With Soul Naturalmat – $158 @ Bell Tent
Handmade, eco-friendly, and ridiculously comfortable? That sounds like a glamping gift to me! These luxury mattresses are made from upcycled blue jeans and organic lambswool, and covered in a preppy chic cotton covering. Plus they’re fashioned to work like real mattresses – you’ll absorb heat from the ground (but no bumps or lumps) for a truly comfortable night’s sleep. For the record, Bell Tent, the store I sussed these out at, has a ton of cool glamping ideas, including tea light chandeliers (shown inside the tent in the above picture).

Grill Guru Master Kit – $32 @ Purpose Design
One of the most oft-repeated themes of Glamping is to plan ahead and make ye some delicious meals – more than your standard hot dog on a stick if you will. These handy mini-spices (which come packed in a compact tube) are just the ticket for making any meal sparkle. With exotic blends like Cocoa & Spice or Tropical Citrus, this is pretty much a cheat-sheet to a delicious semi-gourmand meal. Bonus? They’re made by a Canadian outfit, which means you’ll save a bundle on shipping.

The Gas Can – $279.99 @ Campfire in a Can
Of course, a camping experience – glam or not – isn’t a camping experience without a toasty fire to stay warm by (although gals in the know will already be donning their coziest cashmere wraps come dusk). But forget foraging for firewood or getting your hands grimy in trying to build the perfect ‘log cabin’ firestarter – just bring a Campfire in a Can. Not only is this propane-fueled contraption super lightweight and portable, it also happens to be one of the hottest on the market. You can even use it to cook, so throw on a skillet and whip up some fresh eggs for breakfast now, y’hear?

Tea Towels – $10 each @ Oh, Little Rabbit
Before anyone accuses me of completely eschewing the camping motif in today’s post, let me assure you – there is plenty of cute camping gear to be had out there. Or gear you may want to apply to your real life that happens to be camping themed, in an odd twist. See: the above organic cotton flour sack tea towels, emblazoned with lanterns, sleeping bags, and Swiss army knives to name but a few outdoorsy essentials. Pack a set to clean your brightly-coloured melamine dishes with!

Soap On A Rope – $20.66 @ PB Teen
Any self-respecting Glamper will not be caught dead without some sort of adequate shower facilities – and I’m not talking about a dip in the lake. These soap on a rope shapes from PB Teen offer up sweet vanilla and floral aromas to wash away the ominpresent scent of citronella or sunscreen. Plus I mean…they’re pretty right? And if you are rocking some sort of outdoor shower contraption, well at least you can simply hang your precious soap buddy on a nearby twig until you’re ready to scrub-a-dub.

Marshmallow Madness by Shauna Sever – $18.95 @ Indigo
You guys. The book is puffy. PUFFY I say. And filled with dozens of ‘puffalicious’ recipes for how you can make all kinds of marshmallow treats right in your own kitchen. From melt-in-your-mouth offerings like Buttered Rum, Salted Peanut, or Key Lime Pie mallows to gift ideas for S’mores kits and Hot Cocoa Jars, the book makes the art of crafting gourmet and everyday marshmallows alike completely obtainable. With tons of insider know-how, handy tips, and even sources to buy key ingredients, you’ll never dare bring a bag of store-bought puffs to your glamping excursion. Bonus – the book also features some crazy cool desserts that’ll make the you the talk of the party, like Minty Mallow Cookie Sandwiches and Ambrosia Cake.

I could go on. I really could – this post was a blast to put together. Even moreso because you are officially being rewarded for salivating over all these pretty picks. I’m giving away one copy of Marshmallow Madness to one lucky reader. All you gotta do is:

1) Leave a comment below by July 26th with your favourite Glamping gift idea featured on this list.

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around July 27th to select the winner, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible to participate in this promotion.

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74 Responses to “Glamping Gear”
  1. Jamie WIlliams says:

    My favorite has got to be the Grill Guru Master Kit as I love spices when cooking. It seems like the best fit for taking camping as it is compact and light weight I wont have to leave my spices at home!

  2. Sarah says:

    The Pearl Dome tent would be the perfect addition to my Cath Kidston collection – now that’s camping in style!

  3. Leah says:

    I love the cast iron twig sticks. I think I’m going to have to buy some of those!

  4. Victoria Ess says:

    The Gas Can – $279.99 @ Campfire in a Can — love this one!!!

  5. Catharine M. says:

    I love the Camping With Soul Naturalmat

  6. Cairine says:

    I like the Grill Guru Master Kit idea, it’s nice to perk up your camping dishes with some spice and it is in a container that won’t take up much room. Loved the flowered tent!

  7. sean pynaert says:

    I could really make use of the campfire in a can – it’s tough sometimes if you forget matches or the wood is really wet.

  8. Susan says:

    As I am not an outdoor camper (unless in an Airstream as you suggested), I would probably choose the tea towels! #CGG

  9. aly3360 says:

    I love the Grill Guru Master Kit. Travel friendly spices AND made by a Canadian comapny…yes please!

    ayoung3360 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  10. Tieren Hawkins says:

    I am in love with the Cast Iron Twig Skewers. They are creative, and very decorative for what could be a rustic style dish.

  11. beewbedard says:

    LOVE the The Gas Can – $279.99 @ Campfire in a Can

  12. debra says:

    love the campfire in a can

  13. Angela says:

    I think the camping with a soul naturalmat would be perfect under a sleeping bag for a comfy glamcozy sleep… This would be the perfect gift for first time campers and veterans alike!

  14. It’s not officially on your list, but I LOVE that tent! I guess the Naturamats are a close second, so they will count! Nice round up!

  15. Lillea says:

    I like the Gas Can. That would be nice to have in case of emergencies not just camping.

  16. Vesper says:

    i like the The Camping With Soul Naturalmat

  17. Jessica Lord says:

    I would go with the Pearl Dome tent

  18. Ali says:

    The gas can seems pretty awesome!

  19. I love the Cath Kidston tent. I’d even brave North Ontario mosquitoes for a chance to sleep in that.

  20. b.perez says:

    The cute soap on a rope! and vanilla pls 😀
    Thanks for the entries! The marshmallow book looks delicious!

  21. Ashley Osmachenko says:

    Petal Dome Tent FOR my two little girls, The Camping With Soul Naturalmat for myself &
    Grill Guru Master Kit for the man in my life 🙂
    Great stuff!!!

  22. The Camping With Soul Naturalmat seems to be the most interesting. It would be great to bring outside for camping, or even just laying outside in the sun. It seems like it could be used for so much more than the picture. It could be a picnic blanket or a nice mattress in which to sun tan or even to watch the stars – or a sunset/sunrise. I think I would buy it for myself before gifting it to anyone :$

  23. Jennifer Katsoulis says:

    Why the campfire in a can, of course!!

  24. Colette Mitchell says:

    I love the Grill Guru Master kit . What a great idea , so compact .

  25. samara says:

    I love the spices. It is always hard to cook gourmet out in the wild.

  26. darlene boyle says:

    naturalmat for a good sleep

  27. Sarah says:

    I love cast iron, so it’s the skewers for me please.

  28. Deanna Gilligan says:

    My favorite glamping gift would have to be The Camping With Soul Naturalmat – $158 @ Bell Tent because I am getting to the point that sleeping on the ground is harder and harder to do and they look so comfy and sound luxurious.

  29. Alexandra Simpson says:

    I love the soap on a rope. so cute!

  30. almostlover11 says:

    Love the soap on a rope. So cute!

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  34. Christine Lyttle says:

    My favorite is the grill guru master kit

  35. sbassett says:

    Guru master kit. Anything to help make gourmet camping food.

  36. Cast Iron Twig Skewers…. omg, anything cast iron is good in my books 🙂

  37. Livie says:

    I absolutely love the Marshmallow Madness cookbook. Since I love to cook, I could also make great use of the cast iron skewers. They are different from anything I have & cast iron is wonderful.

  38. Theresa Jones says:

    The sewers are awesome. Though mine will often be used for the Marshmallow roasting. (my favorite part of camping)

  39. Tammy says:

    I love the Camping With Soul Naturalmat !!
    dalleykt at live dot ca

  40. fruityoaty says:

    I’d love to get The Camping With Soul Naturalmat.

  41. lacey says:

    Cast Iron Twig Skewers – they are soo cuteee!

  42. RoxyF says:

    I like the Marshmallow madness book, look forward to making stuff!

  43. ladybugstuff says:

    I like the Marshmallow madness book, very cool idea, especially since I love to bake stuff 🙂

  44. Antonietta says:

    the Grill Guru Master Kit caught my attention since i spend all my free time cooking and baking.

  45. Cathie says:

    Do I have to pick just one favorite? I love them all!!! I really love the camping with soul naturalmat. Second choices include the spices in a tube, the skewers, the tea towels and the soap on a rope, and everything else would just round out the camping experience!

  46. mousecat says:

    I love the cast iron twig skewers!! What fun.
    (the marshmallow book is pretty cool too though!)

  47. kelsey says:

    I love the gas can its a great idea and so convenient

  48. leah leitch says:

    The soap on a rope is a sweet and thoughtful gift. Love everything else too!

  49. Rosie says:

    I love the Marshmallow Madness book! And the Pearl Dome Tent for my girls!

  50. Kiki says:

    I love the “The Camping With Soul Naturalmat” looks sooo much more decadent than a utilitarian tarp!

  51. Hayden says:

    Loving the camping tea towels.

  52. Tobey says:

    The campfire in a can is genuis!

  53. Brook says:

    The camping with soul natural mat is my first pick! Looks so comfy!

  54. ginette4 says:

    I really like the The Campfire in a Can, great idea

  55. Adina H. says:

    I like the Camping With Soul Naturalmat because it would be GREAT to feel comfortable while roughing it.

  56. Nancy says:

    I like the camp print tea towels!

  57. Chloe says:

    Soap on a rope for sure. Although those sleeping mattresses look like something I may need to invest in…

  58. ginafleury says:

    I like the campfire in a can, the tea towels and the soap on a rope. Cute items

  59. aimee p says:

    the mattress looks great

  60. Hannah says:

    The tent! J’adore.

  61. Maegan Morin says:

    I really love the Petal Dome Tent!! Too cute and it would be great for my daughter 😀

  62. aimee p says:

    love the marshmallow cookbook

  63. Nina S says:

    The soaps on a rope are adorable!

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