The Best Present Ideas for Festival Lovers

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, Field Day 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 14, imagine buying a whole load of them for your mates for Glasto next year. Wouldn’t you look like the coolest people at the fest?

If we come to the end and you have any other ideas for gifts for festival goers, do let mw know in the comments below. We’ve got to help each other out here – being thoughtful can be hard!

Festival gift ideas

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1. Tent finder

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.



Or, try the Tile instead. You can attach it to anything, and so find anything via the app. Including your tent (or your friend).


2. 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.


3. Shmangle blanket

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Ooo it looks sooo cosy.

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

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4. Rain boots

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.


5. Festival feet

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.


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6. Portable chargers

Gifts for festival loversWhat 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 and you could set up a little shop at the festival – don’t say I don’t support young enterprise.


7. 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. 

8. Where’s My Tent? tee

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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.


9. 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.


10. 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.


11. Travel John disposable urinal

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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.


12. 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.


And if you’re still stuck for ideas for gifts for music 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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  1. by Arianwen on October 27, 2013  1:25 am Reply

    Awesome!! I love pretty much all of them! The tent finder is my favourite though.

    • by Vicky on November 1, 2013  12:58 pm Reply

      Ha, thanks Ari. Pretty cool innit? Sure there are quite a few people at festivals who could do with one of them...

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  5. by Ammie on August 2, 2016  3:09 pm Reply

    This list is really cool! I love the cool poncho's and they are totally necessary with our unpredictable weather . I also think the portable charger is a must have!
    Thanks for these list of essentials for a festival lover. There are lots of gift ideas for people who love music festivals and I will enjoy adding this to my gift list.

  6. by Vicky on August 13, 2016  7:58 am Reply

    No worries Ammie, I'm happy to have inspired you :)

    • by VickyFlipFlop on December 3, 2018  10:23 am Reply

      No worries. Hope they've helped you with the Christmas decisions!

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