Maxin’ and Relaxin’ Gifts for Holiday 2022

Back porch or wilderness glamping essentials

I’m not much of a camper, but after 10 days in Marfa, Texas at the glamp-tastic El Cosmico, I have become obsessed with the whole idea of camping and how one could do it in style. Here are some gifts that would make any camper - or backyard glamper like me - happy this holiday season.

Lite Bell Tent TheGetOut.Shop $750 

Light weight and packed into a matching duffle, this tent has what I deem to be essential: screened windows and doors to keep things bug-free. It’s roomy enough for a full size bed and the camo color is tré chic.

Apolis Market Bag from The Ballog $74

Provisions are key to providing an enjoyable outdoor experience. The Market Bag from the Ballog has a water resistant lining and leather handles capable of carrying up to 135 pounds. You can carry your mezze safely in a bag that reps Atlanta, and is handcrafted by mothers in Bangladesh who receive Fair Trade wages, annual profit dividends and a retirement fund.    

Williams Oyster Knife Whether you’re a shellfishing pro gathering your own oysters, an oyster aficionado who knows your Kumamoto from your Well Fleet or a complete novice, having your own oyster knife is cool… and handy when serving the aforementioned mezze!

Billy Reid Parsons Cardigan $498

It can get chilly out there in the wilderness (or on your back patio). Billy Reid has a sweater for you. Inspired by one of Billy’s faves, Graham Parsons, the Parsons Cardigan, is woven from a soft merino wool blend and features a neutral palette geometric design that will be right at home in the high desert or woodsy national park.  

Buff City Soap $59
This five piece set has everything you need to wash away the day and prepare you for sleepytime: ultra moisturizing soap, bath bomb, body butter, shower oil, body scrub

Tropez Terry Cloth Robe $119

Camping doesn’t negate one’s prerogative to be cozy apres shower/bath time. I would argue that it makes us even more deserving of a plush terry robe. This one has a great print and is produced by an environmentally conscious company that donates 5% of all proceeds to protecting and restoring the world’s oceans.  


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