15 Luxe Camping Essentials Every Millennial Needs
Grab your friends, pack your bags and hit the trail. Here are the 15 luxe camping essentials we're adding to our packing list.
The key to an unforgettable glamping trip: delicious food! And you're going to need some serveware to keep things feeling fun and civilized. We love these melamine dishes: they're light, virtually unbreakable and can take a beating. Throw them into your "gourmet tote" with all your serving supplies for the weekend, and you'll be set for your whole trip.
Buy It: Food52, $35.00-$99.00
These light, foldable chairs are a great option for lounging during your trip. The frame is made from teak wood, so it's also sturdy, high-quality and meant to last. Invest in a few this time around, and you'll be ready to go for years to come.
Buy It: Anthropologie, $248.00
Tribal Beach Towel
Even if you're not making a glamping beach trip, you're still going to need some stylish towels like these during your getaway. This would work great for any daytime picnics or trips to the outdoor showers. They're large enough to keep you fully covered and can also be thrown right into the washer when you get home.
Buy It: Anthropologie, $58.00
Drink Pouch Set
You need a good supply of wine for your glamping trip, but wine bottles are bulky, heavy and easy to break. Enter this must-have drink pouch set. Fill up the pouches before you leave with wine (these can even go in the freezer!). Three different pouches allow you to bring along different types of wine so everyone can have their favorites handy. They lay flat during travel, so they're also super easy to transport.
Buy It: AHALife, $30.00
Whoever's in charge of putting together the playlist for your trip is going to love this portable speaker. This one is super rugged and easy to move around depending on where everyone is hanging out. It works with smartphones and tablets and uses four AA batteries. It's also sand- and water-resistant so it would even work great at the beach.
Buy It: Crate & Barrel, $50.00
You can up the style factor of your glamping trip in two seconds flat with this lovely umbrella. Designed for outdoor use, it's made with weather-resistant fabric, but the fringe detail is what really won us over. This floral pattern is fab, but you can also choose from a variety of other vintage-inspired fabrics.
Buy It: Anthropologie, $248.00
Electric Salt Mill
This mill will automatically grind your gourmet salt for you, so you don't even have to bother with all the usual twisting and turning. There's also an LED light, so you can easily use this at all of your gourmet glamping dinners under the stars.
Buy It: Crate & Barrel, $44.95
Corkcicle Wine Glass
Once you've got your wine supply sorted, you're going to need some cups to drink it with. We love this Corkcicle wine glass that will keep your white or rose wine icy-cold for up to nine hours. It also works with hot drinks so you can use it in the AM with your chai lattes, keeping them warm up to three hours at a time.
Buy It: Crate & Barrel, $22.95
This portable grill is small enough to transport easily but big enough to feed your whole group. It has an integrated food-safe storage tray and built-in chopping board, too. Kobe beef burgers around the fire anyone?
Buy It: Hayneedle, $199.00
Ceramic Red Skillet
You'll need a few cooking supplies on your glamping trip, and this ceramic skillet is a great all-in-one piece. It's specifically made to be used on a campfire, so it's tough and ready for anything. It's made from cast aluminum with a ceramic coating, so it's also non-stick. Use it in the morning for a delicious breakfast, or cook up some fajitas at night for an easy dinner option.
Buy It: AHALife, $70.00
Rechargeable Camp Lantern
You don't want to leave for your trip without a solid gameplan for keeping things light, bright and safe at night. This retro rechargeable lantern is super stylish and will last up to four hours on full blast or up to 80 hours on the lowest setting. A knob allows you to control how bright it gets, so there's no chance of blinding any of your friends.
Buy It: Food52, $50.00
Travel Knife + Cutting Board
This knife and cutting board set rolls up in a pouch and can go with you wherever you go. The designated chef for your group will love having access to high-quality kitchen tools while they're slicing up meat and veggies for dinner or cutting up fruit for granola bowls. The board is made from oak which will naturally disinfect itself until you get home and can give it a solid wash.
Buy It: Food52, $70.00
Bright White Solar Puff
These handy light puffs are fully charged by solar power, so you don't need to worry about batteries or plugging anything in. It comes in a set of four and would be an excellent option for setting all around your campsite. Charge them in the sun during the day, then have them ready to go for all your nighttime festivities.
Woven Outdoor Stool
Here's another great portable seating option for your trip. This woven stool is foldable and light so you can bring it with you wherever you go during the day or night. It also features a retro woven design, so your glam style factor is still going to be rockin' it out.
Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $59.00
Pendleton Blanket + Eye Mask
If you're planning on chilly nights around the fire, you'll want to bring a few extra blankets. This Pendleton blanket features a classic design and comes with a matching eye mask, so you'll be sure to get a good night's sleep.
Buy It: Nordstrom, $79.00