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18 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.

Inflatable Sofa


Intex Pull-out Sofa Inflatable Bed on Amazon

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.

Inflatable Daybed


Intex Ultra Daybed Inflatable Lounge on Amazon

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.

Patio Pillows


Set of 4 Indoor/Outdoor Pillows on Amazon

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

This set includes four 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.

Happy Glamper Tee


Happy Glamper Shirt on Amazon

You’re not out in the woods trying to “rough it” and you’re not ashamed.

It comes in four colors (grey, baby blue, white, red, royal blue) and is fitted (not that boxy unisex fit) so you aren’t going to have to worry about looking anything less than fabulous.

Portable Ceiling Fan


Portable LED Camping Lantern with Ceiling Fan on Amazon

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.

Dream House Safari Tent


Dream House Luxury Waterproof Yurt on Amazon

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.

Shatterproof Silicone Wine Glasses


Set of 4 Silicone Wine Glasses on Amazon

Do I really need to explain this one? I mean, I’m going to, but you can feel free to skip ahead.

They’re made with BPA-free and eco-friendly recyclable material — a big plus for us environment freaks. While wine is the preferred drink for these glasses, you can put anything from hot tea to iced coffee in these bad boys.

On-the-Go Wine Bottle


The Foldable Wine Bottle on Amazon

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.

Portable Movie Projector


TC80 LED Mini Projector on Amazon

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 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.

Outdoor Movie Screen


Portable Outdoor Movie Screen on Amazon

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.

Solar Charger


15W Dual USB Solar Charger on Amazon

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. It even has a little pocket for your electronics that protects them from overheating.

Portable Blender


PROMiXX 2.0 Vortex Mixer on Amazon

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.

Solar Shower


Coleman 5-Gallon Solar Shower on Amazon

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. All you have to go is fill the bag up and then let it sit out in the sun to warm up.

Manual K-Cups Coffee Maker


Manual Coffee Brewer for K-Cups on Amazon

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 hot water in the clear tube, and press down to apply pressure.

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.

Outdoor Rug


Lightweight Indoor/Outdoor Rug on Amazon

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.

Megaboom Bluetooth Speaker


Ultimate Ears Megaboom on Amazon

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 other colors too.

It’s known for how good it’s bass is (if that matters to you).

Enamel Coffee Mug


Camping Is Intents Enamel Coffee Mug on Amazon

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.

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).

Remote Controlled String Lights


16 Feet 50 LED Outdoor Globe String Lights on Amazon

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

Last modified on August 7th, 2018

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