Cold winter months mean fewer festivals. However, the holiday season provides a unique opportunity to gift your festie bestie a new pair of rave chaps, a psychedelic hoodie, or a fun photo book to help pump them up for festival season.
Not sure what to give the festival lover in your life? Here’s a list of 14 fab gift ideas to help you brainstorm the perfect gift for them to take on their next adventure to Lighting in a Bottle, EDC, Coachella, or Electric Forest.
Fanny packs are so last year. Grab your dancing queen a chic new waist belt so she can prance from stage to stage without worrying about her bag. Make sure at least one of the pockets is large enough for a phone and has room for other essentials like chapstick, ID, credit cards, and gum.
2. Wide-Brimmed Hat
Every festival aficionado knows a good hat is a game changer on a hot and sunny day. Personalize a wide-brimmed hat to fit your festie lover’s unique personality. Add a flower crown around the brim or tuck a joker from a deck of cards into the hat strap.
3. Funky Sunglasses
No one wears their expensive designer sunglasses at festivals. Fill your festie friend’s holiday stocking with funky pairs of thrifty shades. Choose various styles and colors to complete their look and fit any vibe.
4. Rave Chaps
If your friend is obsessed with festival fashion, she needs a pair of trendy rave chaps in her wardrobe. Yeehaw, space cowgirl! Now she can show off that booty in her rave chaps and shake it on the dancefloor all night long.
5. Kandi Making Kit
Put together a kandi-making kit with pony beads, string, and alphabet beads. Now you and your festie crew can have a cozy night by the fire and get crafty making some kandi for next year’s festival circuit.
6. Photo Book Filled with Memories
Create a cute coffee table book with your favorite festival memories together over the last few years. Shutterfly makes it easy and affordable to build a custom photo book your entire crew is sure to enjoy.
7. Graphic Hoodie
Guys can enjoy festival fashion too! Into the AM offers cozy hoodies with funky art. They can wear them all winter long. Plus, they’re perfect for late nights exploring the festival grounds.
8. Comfy Camp Chair
If you hit up camping festivals regularly, you know that you walk a LOT, not to mention all the dancing, jumping, and climbing you’ll do. Give your friend the gift of a comfy place to kick up their feet after partying all day long with a comfortable camping chair.
9. Fairy Lights
Gift them some delicate fairy lights to decorate their campsite. Most campgrounds won’t have electrical outlets, so opt for battery-operated LED lights. Their tent will feel cozier than ever, plus their tent will be easier to find late at night when the lights illuminate their way.
10. Tibetan Singing Bowl
One of the best parts of attending a festival is experiencing the workshops like yoga, mediations, or sound baths. Gift the festival lover a Tibetan singing bowl to allow them to recreate the experience of sound healing at home.
11. Backpack Cooler
Exploring the festival grounds all day is sure to make anyone thirsty. A backpack cooler can help your festie friend keep drinks ice cold on hot days. Plus, they are easy and convenient to carry in large crowds.
12. Instax Mini Polaroid Camera
Many festival lovers choose to leave their phones behind and live in the moment during festivals. An Instax Mini Polaroid Camera can create tangible memories in the moment. Your crew can snap and share photos in the blink of an eye. The Instax Mini 11 even captures bright pictures in dark environments, perfect for snapping pics on the dancefloor.
13. Insulated Reusable Cup
A big part of festival ethos is learning to do your part to make the world a better place. Every festival goer needs a quality cup with a lid that they can easily keep on their person and refill wherever the party takes them. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own water bottles and cups rather than creating trash using single-use products.
14. Tie-Dye Kit
Festival lovers are creative! Give them a tie dye kit and let them make some of their own outfits for the upcoming festival season. Throw a tie-dye holiday party with your festival crew and get pumped for the upcoming season – after all, it’s only a few short months away!