10 Must-Haves For a Stylish Summer Glamping Trip

Why go camping when you can go glamping instead?

The Resort at Paws Up, nightly rates from $885

The Resort at Paws Up, nightly rates from $885

“Give an unforgettable glamping experience at Paws Up in Greenough, MT. Guests can go fly fishing, horseback riding and hot air ballooning before hitting the spa tent for a massage and retiring to their tent (with heated floors and electricity). Wilderness lovers and those who don't consider a vacation a vacation without certain creature comforts (think: gourmet meals), will both be pleased.” – Sara Gilliam, Senior Interactive Producer at Travel Channel 

Photo by: The Resort at Paws Up

The Resort at Paws Up

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For some, camping may not sound like fun at all. But glamping? Sign me up.

Basically, glamping is a camping trip that’s elevated with more stylish and elegant accessories. Glamping trips make for a super fun getaway with your best friends or S.O. this summer, and we want to make sure you know exactly what you should bring on your trip.

Check out all of our favorite picks for your next glamping trip, no matter where you're headed.

1: Leather Butterfly Chair

Photo by: Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters

Give your lawn chairs an upgrade with these super-chic leather butterfly chairs. They quickly fold up for transport, and after your glamping trip is over, you can put them straight into your living room.

2: Cozy Shawl

Photo by: Nordstrom


This cozy blanket/shawl combination is the perfect piece to bring along on a glamping trip if you’re going to somewhere that gets cool at night. This will probably become your favorite plane piece, too.

$110; nordstrom.com

3: Portable Barbecue

Photo by: Walmart


This well-designed portable barbecue is easy to use and even easier to transport. This is the perfect sized grill for a small group and would work on a glamping trip, at a music festival or even at the beach.

$19.99; walmart.com

4: Rainbow Cooler Bag

Photo by: Macys


Bring some cool drinks for you and your group wherever you go. This adorable rainbow cooler bag will help keep everyone well hydrated when you’re out on the town, at the beach or on a hike.

$34; macys.com

5: Modern Zafu Cushions

Photo by: Buddha Grove

Buddha Grove

These comfy, round cushions are perfect for sitting around the fire or in your tent. Get different colors so each person can keep track of their own cushion.

6: Mobile Projector

Photo by: Staples


Hang a simple sheet between two trees for a fun movie night on your glamping trip. This tiny projector hooks up to your phone and can project movies from Netflix or your iTunes library in a snap.

$179; staples.com

7: Battery-Powered String Lights

Photo by: World Market

World Market

Bring some ambience to your outdoor space with these pretty twinkly lights. These will also provide your group with some light at night when you’re eating dinner or hanging out around the fire.

$14.99; worldmarket.com

8: Instax Mini 9 Camera

Photo by: Target


Bring along an Instax camera and use it to document your whole glamping adventure. Make copies when you get home, and give all your guests a little book to remember your special trip.

$69.99; target.com

9: Wide-Brimmed Floppy Hat

Photo by: Amazon


This doesn’t excuse you from slathering on the sunblock, but this wide-brimmed hat will definitely help keep your face protected.

$32.99; amazon.com

10: Camping Lantern with Fan

Photo by: Wayfair


With limited packing space, double-duty items are always a great idea for a glamping trip. This lantern with a built-in fan is a must-have if you happen to be going to a warmer area.

$29.99; wayfair.com

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