Are you looking for festival gifts for the festival lover in your life? Here are the best festival themed presents for Christmases, birthdays, or just to celebrate.
I thought I’d put together a list of potential present ideas for festival lovers, like me, to make present buying just that little bit easier.
Buy your Glastonbury, EXIT, Latitude or any other amazing festival-loving friend any of the below, and they’re sure to love you forever, or at least return the favour with an awesome festival gift tailored to you when the time comes around.
My personal favourite festival gift idea would have to be number 19, imagine buying a whole load of them for your mates for Glasto next year. You’d definitely stand out!
Gifts for Festival Goers
If we come to the end and you have any other ideas for gifts for festival goers, do let me know in the comments below. We’ve got to help each other out here – being thoughtful can be hard!
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1. I’d Rather Be at Glasto Mug
The fact that you have to sign up for Glastonbury nine months before it actually happens means you have quite the run up to prepare. And what better way than letting everyone know where your true love lies?
Great gift for festival lovers who hate their job, this Glasto mug, £10.99.
Check out the latest price on Amazon right now.
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2. Funky leggings for festivals
For the festival loving male, or female, in your life. Leggings are a big thing at festivals – especially these mermaid ones. They’re easy to wear, great in the sun and rain, and don’t weigh much or take up much space in your festival backpack either.
These are my favourites, but click through to themermaid leggings on Amazon and you’ll see a whole load of different colours for sale.
3. Tent finder as a festival gift
Check this one out for a practical treat. I know for a fact that someone found my blog last year by typing ‘How to find your tent at Glastonbury’ into Google, while the festival was actually on. Hope they managed to find it!
This tent finder gift idea is for that person. You carry the remote control around with you and after a few too many drinks and not enough active braincells you can flick the switch and the other end will light up in your tent – giving you a guiding light to follow back to your sleeping bag.
If the festival lover in your life is a bit of a liability, this makes for a great present.
4. The Tile to find things at festivals
Or, try the Tile instead. You can attach it to anything, and so find anything via the app. Including your tent (or your friend).
This is the kinda festival gift I need. I’m a nightmare for losing things at festivals. I should probably take my own advice and get one of these. Get the pack of two for only £1 more right now.
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5. Hooded blanket
This is one of the best festival gift ideas I’ve seen. It’s a hooded blanket with fleece inner layer – imagine this round the campfire!
There’s two different sizes for kids and adults, with the idea that it won’t drag on the floor as you walk around. A hooded blanket makes it so much easier to carry and keep a hold of. There are also a few different colours and patterns to choose from, to suit your taste. Have a look on Amazon for the different designs.
And when your festival friend isn’t at the festival, it’s a great choice for watching TV, chilling at home, and snuggling in.
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6. The Ultimate Festakits Essentials
This is the perfect choice for any potential first-time festivalgoers out there. Filled with 18 essentials including dry shampoo, sweets, light sticks and eye masks the festival lover in your life will appreciate the hours you’ve saved them in shopping with this bag of treats.
This Ultimate Festival Kit was created by experienced festivalgoers to save you time and money. It’s one of the best gifts for festival lovers money can buy.
The perfect gift.
7. Bumbags all round!
Bumbags are an absolute festival essential. So much so, I wrote an entire post onbumbags at festivals. There are some really cool ones to choose from on Amazon, but the one above is pretty slick.
Prices for decent bumbags on Amazon start at around £6.99.
8. Shmangle blanket for festivals
This Shmangle Festival Blanket is the perfect festival attire for the later eve when the cold has started to set in. Imagine slinging this over your shoulders to go and watch the final act?!
Be the one who owns it, not the cold person next to them suffering from a case of the Green Eyed Monster. So yeah, maybe you should buy one for yourself, as well as your mate.
Check it out on Amazon now
9. Rain boots for festivals
The things is with festivals, and especially those in England, you need to be prepared for all weathers. Don’t buy Hunters, that’s what 90% of the other festival goers will be sporting and you’ll just be yet another hunter gatherer.
No, be the exception to the rule of fitting in and go for the craziest welly boots you can find.
I’ve never seen anyone wearing these jelly wellies – could be a reason for that – but it’s more likely because no one so far has been cool enough to pull them off. It’s down to your friend, and your chosen festival gift.
10. The Festival film
Ok, so I haven’t actually seen The Festival yet, but if it’s anything like The Inbetweeners it’s going to be hilarious. I love that show.
If you’re looking for good festival gifts to buy your partner / brother / sister / friend then this is a great shout for something to do and watch on Christmas Day.
As it says, “time to go mad in a field’ or at least, in your lounge.
11. The Official Glastonbury book
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The father and daughter duo behind Glastonbury Festival, Micheal and Emily Eavis, have compiled this book to celebrate 50 years of Glastonbury Festival. Together they go through the history of the festival, with celebrity friends contributing their stories and memories too.
I’d love this for Christmas, and it’d make the perfect gift for festival goers this year.
Glastonbury 50: The Official Story of Glastonbury Festival starts from £12.94 on Amazon.
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12. Portable chargers for festivals
What do you do when your mobile phone runs out at a festival? Cry? Try and harness some solar energy with a little mirror and a prayer? Or just rub the battery hoping to warm it up a bit? Chances are your festival loving friend does all of the above.
I have this exact portable charger and it’s awesome. I take so many videos and photos that my phone runs out in no time so I carry this little beaut around with me and there’s a good two days of charge in there. Just remember to charge the charger before you go – yep, that’s been me before.
Buy a few phone chargers for festivals and you could set up a little shop at the festival – don’t say I don’t support young enterprise.
13. Collapsible pint glass
The amount of wasted plastic you’ll see at a festival is actually criminal.
Many festivals do have schemes where you can pick up a few glasses and earn yourself a drink, I saw it working really well at Dour Festival, but at many others you’ll see the ground covered in cups.
If you buy one of these collapsible beer cups you can go some way to helping the problem and reducing your carbon footprint. Buy them for your mates and you can save the world together.
Take a look at the collapsible pint glasses on Amazon now.
14. Where’s My Tent? tee
Who doesn’t love a comedy tee at a festival hey?
This diamond in the rough is sure to get your friend some more friends. As one of the more unusual festival gifts on this list, you just know that people will start a conversation, that you’ll make people smile, and that some people will just be totally confused.
Check out the Where’s My Tent tee on Amazon.
15. Ear plugs for your keyring
These well packed little Senner ear plugs could save your festival going friends’ hearing. They’re the best way to keep the sound quality of the music with the patented SennerAcousticPro membrane filters. They promise there’s no dull blocking like with foam material plugs.
They’ve been carefully designed to be discreet and can be easily removed too. They’re hypoallergenic and come in a durable aluminium box too. Great for carrying around at festivals!
Do your mate a favour and give them a useful festival gift this year.
Prices start from £21.99 on Amazon.
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16. Festival Top Trumps
Yay, I loved Top Trumps as a kid and was very happy to find this Festival Top Trumps on my quest for the best festival themed presents.
You can get yourself all excited and worked up for festival season by cracking out a game of cards.
I do actually really want this game, in fact… yep, purchased.
Check out the latest price for the Festival Top Trumps game on Amazon.
17. Neon paint
If you haven’t covered your face and body in neon paint at a festival you haven’t lived – and your festival loving friend will agree.
When I went to EXIT festival I had a few tubes of this and the crowd literally couldn’t get enough of me – I actually had a queue of people waiting for me to decorate their faces. For the next few days walking round the festival people were saying hi to me and I had no idea who they were.
Oh, fun times.
A bit of neon paint makes for the perfect festival present – a great stocking filler.
Click to check out all the neon paint options on Amazon right now, starting from just £1.99.
18. Travel John disposable urinal
It might all just seem like a good laugh when your mate opens this Travel John as a present for Secret Santa, but this little invention is an absolute lifesaver when your pal can’t brave another festival toilet. I swear these saved my life in the torturous storms of Latitude 2011.
You just pee in the bag and the magic stuff in there turns your wee to crystals. Not actual crystals, don’t go thinking you’ll piss yourself a chandelier or anything.
Then you simply chuck the bag away.
Check out the latest prices for Travel Johns and TRAVEL JANES on Amazon right now.
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19. Arcade ponchos
Rain rain go away, and stay away please, we’re at a festival.
If it does not obey, at least your beloved will have this arcade poncho in their pocket ready to whip out at a moment’s notice. These are among the coolest rain ponchos I’ve seen.
And I stand by my opener – you and your friends will look awesome wearing one of these.
Check out the full selection of festival rain wear on Amazon.
And if you’re still stuck for ideas for gifts for festival lovers, take a look at these packing list posts and accessory posts and I’m sure you’ll find something to buy them!
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