For those of you out there feeling the post summer camp blues, treat yourself to something nice to inspire you and remind you of your “camp self”. It’s strange but true; a tangible item may just be what you need to remind you of who you are at summer camp; the person who shared openly and honestly, the person who took risks, and the person who was a friend to all.
If you feel like sending a gift to a camp friend, or buying something campy for yourself (don’t worry, we won’t tell if you treat yourself to something nice), here are some awesome gifts we’ve found. We’ve posted gift ideas for $10 or less on our blog, so now it’s time to share some ideas if your pockets are a little deeper.
As we’ve said before, CampStaff is not affiliated with any of the companies whose stuff we are showing you. These are simply items that we like for the feel good value they give us. Each one is guaranteed to have us thinking about camp, and, with any luck, drawing on those emotions that make us feel inspired and motivated all year long.
Gifts in the $10+ category:
These tank tops are too cute. The maker has all sorts of awesome camp sayings on the shirts, including “happy camper” and “live, love, camp”. This would be a great work out shirt during the winter and go-to shirt for the summer!
Thisismyyeargear became this store owner’s motto and incredible things happened through its ability to motivate her… we like that type of inspiration!
If you didn’t laugh out loud at this pic, you may have to look again. It’s hysterical. A sure treat of a shirt to make you feel silly and campy!
Crazydogtshirts have gotten some great reviews on their fit; and they make us laugh. A winning combo.
Who doesn’t want a great mug? Campfire or not, this mug looks like it will be perfect for a cup of coffee tomorrow morning. I’d probably even eat cereal out of it.
The creator of this mug sells her company, The Odysea, as “For the surfers, mountain explorers, campers + chillers”. This sounds like some camp people I know.
Swell’s were all the rage this summer. Nice looking water bottle and it apparently keeps your water cool for up to 24 hours. This Swell already has a cute happy camper logo on it. Of course we’d expect you to dress it up with even more camp stickers!
GlassKnobsGlueStix is the name of the company who produces these little beauties. The owner posts pics of her creative space in her house – it’s rather inspiring if you are looking to be inspired. And, let’s face it, we’re all looking for a little inspiration.
If you sent this personalized notebook to a camp friend, it would be sure to make them smile. Or, buy it for yourself and be sure to make yourself smile. Simple and sweet, a nice addition to your desk! It makes us feel organized just looking at it.
CurioPress creates this notepad along with stationary; there are other camp options available, too, if you care to explore. The owner is a one-woman business who admits she pays attention to all the details. We can support a woman like that!
This pennant would look awesome in a college dorm room. The main pic on this blog post is another pennant from the same company. I love this one so much that I’m either buying it for my office or making one myself when I get to summer camp!
Based in Maine, the Unpolished Barn manufactures all of its own products from start to finish. While many of the products have a Maine seacoast feel, the owner is able to capture the feeling of camp in this fantastic Camp Pennant.
We love the fact that this frame has magnets on it; three of them to be exact. And the frame itself if 9×11 so you can hang three great camp photos on it with the magnets. Or, just one big one. We get feel good vibes just looking at this photo and we don’t even know those people.
FrameAMemory1 puts this quote on her site: “The best things in life are the people we love, the places we’ve been, and the memories we’ve made along the way.” So, as far as we’re concerned, she gets it.
The maker of this necklace states that it is perfect for a camp-lovin’ kid. We agree! Have the zip code of your favorite summer camp permanently placed on a necklace. It will be a great conversation starter, which means that you will get to talk about camp even more often with strangers!
Masdesignsjewelry is the creator of this gorgeous piece and supports camps openly in her bio. We love it!