Items to Turn Camping Into Glamping

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As someone who fully appreciates living in a century where a house with running water and electricity is the norm, I’ll be the first to tell you that camping can be fun, but glamping is always a good time. There’s nothing you can do to guarantee a good camping trip, but packing a few luxuries (and checking the weather before you go) certainly won’t hurt.

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That’s right – this is ridiculous and I know it, but how much better is it to sit on a sofa (albeit a plastic one) than a picnic table bench? Fair warning: people, including park rangers, will be within their rights to make fun of you for bringing a couch to a campground. But you’ll be comfy, so you won’t care.

This sofa can sit up to four people comfortably — and also deflates and folds away easily. It also pulls out and doubles as a bed for two, and is guaranteed to keep its firmness all night long.

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I only thought the sofa was ridiculous until I saw the daybed. The reviews say that it is especially great for music festivals.

The daybed could also work as a larger (night?)bed for you and your fellow glampers. But, it’s most commonly used for soaking up the sun by the pool or the lake. However you choose to use your daybed, you’ll be very satisfied with this item (even though it does seem a little excessive).

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There is no scenario in which I think one can have “too many” throw pillows. Including camping (sorry, glamping).

With this pillow set you’ll get four high-quality pillows — two 17″ throw pillows and two lumbar pillows. These would be a perfect pair with your daybed or even just a few lawn chairs that you want to spruce up. While specified at outdoor pillows, they can work with your indoor decor as well.

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This funny and stylish t-shirt is the perfect addition to your glamping wardrobe. You’re not out in the woods trying to “rough it” and you’re not ashamed.

It comes in four great colors (grey, baby blue, white, red, royal blue) and has a slim so you aren’t going to have to worry about looking anything less than fabulous.

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The main thing standing between me and a full-blown love of camping is that I do not like being hot, and in the South there’s a lot of “hot” to go around. A fan is a must to keep the tent feeling like a cozy retreat and not like a vinyl tomb.

This fan in particular is awesome because it doubles as an flashlight (or even a night light if you want to read before bed while glamping). According to the reviews, the fan works like a charm and the light can last far longer than advertised.

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This tent is so extra it almost didn’t make the list, but then I said, “Wait, they’re reading an article about glamping. Extra is their middle name!” and I’m adding it anyway. It’s beautiful and spacious and perfect for any and all boho/hippie Instagrams you may have planned.

Depending on how over the top you’re trying to be, you can get your tent 9.84 ft, 13.1 ft, or 16.4 ft — you can literally fit a whole apartment in one of these things.

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Although this doesn’t need any explanation (because when do you ever need a reason to drink?), there are a couple features about these wine glasses I’d like to point out.

They’re made with BPA-free and eco-friendly recyclable material — us environmental freaks thank you YUYIKES. While wine is the preferred drink for these glasses, you can put anything from hot tea to iced coffee in these bad boys (so they’re perfect for the whole family). Oh, and they come in four cute colors so you can drink in style.

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When you’re camping, you don’t want to worry about a broken bottle or trying to re-cork wine to keep bugs out (or to save it for the next night). This solves all of your problems.

With this foldable wine bottle you can easily pop it up, pour your wine in, and take it with you wherever you’ve got to go. When it’s empty it can be folded up small enough to fit in your back pocket.

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You won’t have wifi and therefore won’t have Netflix, but you can pack along your favorite camping DVDs. The Parent Trap, Parks and Recreation, and Without A Paddle are three of my recommendations.

As a bonus, this projector comes with a built-in noise amplifier so you don’t have to crowd around the unit just to hear what the characters are saying. And when you’re not glamping you can set the projector up in the living room and watch movies from the comfort of your own home.

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Projectors don’t work without a screen.

This large 92″ movie screen is a great compliment to the projector above. It has easy clip style set up so you don’t have to fumble around with complicated directions. This can be a great activity while glamping, especially since there’s not much to do during the nights aside from heavily drinking with your friends — and there’s not much better than a bottle of wine, some popcorn, and a movie.

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You can’t rely on iffy battery packs to keep your phone charged. Go direct to the source and as long as you have sunlight, you’ll have power.

Just set out the charger during the day, plug your phone up, and start charging your phone insanely fast. It even has a little pocket for your electronics to go into that protects them from overheating.

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You never have to live without green smoothies (or margaritas). The one drawback to this blender is that it does require recharging every once in a while, but if you’re a glamping girl it’s not like you’re going to be spend THAT long without internet access.

This blender is leak-free and perfect for single use — simply press the button and lay back.

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I have been known to plan entire camping trips around the availability of hot showers. While a shower in a bag will never take the place of a real hot shower, I suspect it’ll do in a pinch.

The Coleman Solar Shower holds up to 5-gallons of water for your shower, so you don’t have to worry about running out (that would totally blow). All you have to go is fill the bag up and then let it sit out in the sun.

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You have to add your own hot water, but you can still get your K-Cup fix at your campsite. All you have to do is load your desire k-cup in, pour warm water in the clear tube, and press down to apply pressure. This is a great idea if you’re glamping with just a few people so that you don’t have to make an entire pot of coffee — or if you and your friends like different strengths of coffee.

If you’re not a K-Cups gal, a little propane in your Coleman Coffee Maker will make you a full pot of coffee, just like you’re at home.

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Outdoor rugs make glamping cozy, mostly because they put another layer between you and the ground. Also because you know how a rug can tie a room together? When you’re glamping, your tent is basically one big room.

While you don’t have to get this rug in particular you should definitely get one with similar strength and durability (although it’s not like you’re going to be in the middle of major weather or anything). You can also use this rug in your backyard or on your front porch at home — multi-purpose.

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My all-time favorite bluetooth speaker is the UE Megaboom. It’s rugged and waterproof and I never hesitate to tote it along outside. Mine is purple, which is the best, but they come in four other colors too.

It’s known for how good it’s bass is (if that matters to you). There’s nothing better than a tipsy dance party so grab some wine, turn on some tunes, and have the night of your life.

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Hopefully you’ve brought a method of making coffee with you. If not, maybe you’re just boiling water for tea or cocoa. All camping beverages are better out of cute enamel mugs.

This mug in particular should be admired for its irony — seeing as the whole deal with glamping is that it’s cushy and leisurely. But if you don’t think it’s as funny as I do, there are literally thousands of other options on Amazon (just find the one that fits you).

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Add a little extra light to your campsite to keep things lit until you’re ready to lay down and stargaze.

These lights come in four different colors and have like wayyyy too many settings so you can do anything from strobe to waving lights. You’re guaranteed to be the life of the party with these in your glamping arsenal.

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