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53 Best Gifts for RV Owners 2020 (They Will Love)

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Are you looking for the best RV gifts for RV owners in your life?  Do you have a family member who travels full-time in an RV and you have no idea what kind of Christmas gift to get them!

Relax, we have you covered!

This ultimate RV gift guide is compiled of suggestions for whole family gift ideas, as well as the best RV gifts for travelers and full time and weekend campers.

We’ve got awesome Christmas camper gifts ideas for mom and dad they will LOVE, as well as funny Christmas gifts everyone wants to get.

Let’s get started on those awesome Christmas presents for your RVers friend, shall we?

If you are looking for just camping gifts for people who love to camp, we have just what you are looking for with our 25 unique camping gifts.

Best RV Gifts For Dad

In fairness dads are pretty easy to buy for.  We have put together a list of the best RV gifts for dad, as well as some awesome hiking gifts for dad, and camping gifts for him that we think he’ll love. These RV gift ideas will make dad a happy camper this Christmas.

Waxing The RV

 I know that Frank stresses over keeping the RV waxed all year long, some of the time we do it, and once in a while, we’ll pay to get it done.  

There are usually mobile services that cater to campgrounds, The people in the campground office should be able to help you get in touch with someone who can do the job.  The man of the house will love you for hiring the job done. 

However that is a big expense so a wash and wax would be a great camping gift for him!   If he is going to do the job himself, let’s make sure he has the right stuff to do it well!  This is the RV Wash Kit that Frank recommends. It is used in the aircraft world and holds up really well

Wash Wax All

  • Spray on Wipe off- easy and quick
  • Used by Air Force One, Marine One
  • Water Based – Alcohol & Ammonia Free

Beer Kozie

Although women are not huge fans of getting kitchen gadgets for Christmas, men are the opposite.  They love getting new tools to play around with.  Some of the best camping gifts for him are RV accessories he needs for the RV.

This is one of my favorite RV gifts ideas for him!   What man doesn’t want his beer cold?  This insulated koozie keeps the beer cold and you can’t beat the price.  He can bring it on his next camping trip, or fishing, or hanging out, or…

Thermos Beer Koozie

  • Thermos vacuum insulation technology 
  • Durable stainless steel interior and exterior
  • Keeps cold 10 times longer than bare can

Mens Slippers

Guys like slippers too.  The kids love to buy dad a pair of slippers every year, these are his favorites. They are great for lounging around and keeping cozy on thise cool fall and winter days. 

Slippers

  • Stretch to the contours of your feet.
  • Get more comfortable as you wear them.
  • Keep your feet warm on chilly days.

Camping Hammock

Still lost for an RV gift for dad?  We’ve got you covered, what about a camping hammock?  There is no better way to spend an afternoon than relaxing in a hammock reading your book, watching the world go by.  Actually this is one of the best gifts for RV campers because it works for everyone – kids included!

Wise Owl Hammock

  •  Extra soft yet super strong material.
  • Throw it in your backpack and go.
  •  Tree straps & carabiners are included

The Ultimate Grilling Tool Set

As mentioned previously, Frank does all the grilling, which I love.  So when it comes to Christmas I’m always on the lookout for unique camping gifts for his grill.  This cast iron press is one of the coolest camping gifts I found, we use it for paninis or to keep bacon from curling up. 

This grill set includes a chefs spatula, grill tongs, basting brush, corn holders, skewers, a cleaning brush, and a digital temperature fork.  A set like this ensures that Frank keeps grilling delicious food while I watch with a glass of wine:). Thus making it the perfect gift for anyone who loves to camp!

Lodge Grill Press

  • Cool-grip Spiral Handle provides a safe, comfortable grip
  • Unparalleled heat retention and even heating.
  • Use in the oven, on the stove, on the grill, or over a campfire

Cuisinart Grill Tools

  • 20 Stainless steel grilling tools
  • Complete set with carrying case
  • Your grilling PRO can look the part

Top RV Gifts For Mom

Mom’s tend to get more of the practical rv gifts, or whatever is the best RV kitchen gadget for 2020.  News flash here people, we don’t want to receive anything practical for Christmas!  We want our rv gifts to be something we would never buy for ourselves  Think funny camping gifts, or wine gifts like this RV wine glass holder. 

Think gifts for the outdoorsy girl, or does mom prefer to snuggle up in bed reading a book.  Whatever it is, we’ve got you covered with the best RV gift ideas for mom!

If you still think mom wants something for her RV kitchen, we wrote an entire guide for outfitting your RV kitchen.  Once she has all of the right RV kitchen gear, check out these scrumptious yet easy rv meals. Here are some other great ideas as well:

Plush Robe

This is my top pick for RV gifts for mom.  I am so excited when the weather gets a little cooler to where I can put on my plush robe in the morning. What mom doesn’t love a warm fluffy robe? 

Seven Hotel Spa Robe

  • Knee-length robe in herringbone texture
  • Super soft and cozy
  • Hotel spa quality

Comfortable Slippers

We don’t allow shoes in the RV in an attempt to keep some of the dirt out.  As soon as I get indoors, I get my slippers on.  Every single year the kids buy me a new pair of slippers, these are my favorites so far.

Jessica Simpson Faux Fur Slippers

  • Thick memory foam cushion add support and comfort for all day wear.
  • Textured bottom grips to the floor.
  • 100% Synthetic

Camping Pajamas For Mom

So now that mom has her beautiful new robe and slippers, she needs a pair of camping themed pajamas.  These pajamas make an awesome RV gift for mom. 

Camper PJ's

  • Snuggle up in a pair of our adorable, buttery-soft pj’s.
  • Plush-backed elastic waistband will leave you in total comfort.
  • Made from 100% preshrunk cotton.

Coffee and Wine Lover

So what else might mom enjoy?  Is she a wine drinker?  Wine glasses are some of the best RV gifts for mom, these are my favorite because they are acrylic and cannot be broken by a moving RV! If you prefer glass, I love these wine glasses too because they have the cute sayings These however, do need to be protected during travel. 

Shatterproof Wine Glasses

  • Top quality Triton shatterproof glass. Feels like glass. 
  • Designed for heavy duty, daily use. C’mon-You know you do!
  •  BPA-free, BPS, EA and AA-free, contains absolutely ZERO toxic chemicals.

Does mom love a cup of coffee or tea in the morning?  If so, get her a BIG mug that tells her exactly how you feel! FYI, this is a funny mug that WE SELL on Amazon, it seems to put a smile on everyone’s face.  

"Awesome" Coffee Mug

  •  At 15 ounces, this mug is great for an extra large cuppa joe. 
  • An awesome gift to let someone awesome know that you recognize their awesomeness!

Gifts For the Outdoorsy Family (Best Experience Gifts)

We hear more and more from RV owners that the best RV gifts are experiences over things.  So when it comes to a gift from family members, experiences rather than stuff is what we want. 

Most families live this RV lifestyle because we want to get outdoors with our kids and enjoy all this country has to offer keyword.  We have been lucky enough to visit several National Parks and we recommend buying a National Parks Pass as an RV gift.  This is the best rv camping gift we could receive.  Any Rving family will appreciate this type of gift. 

National Parks Pass

  • Provides Family Access to all National Parks and Monuments 
  • No limit to visits. 
  • Good for one year

Some Other Great Gifts

We love nothing more than dining out with our kids, ask the kids and they will tell you eating out is one of their favorite things to do. A restaurant gift card is a much appreciated gift for RV campers, buy a regular gift card and let them choose where they eat. Store gift cards or even generic gift cards also make excellent RV presents. It’s fun to go shopping with free money to spend. 

My mom in Ireland sends the kids two Amazon gift cards every year and we have a blast picking out some cool gift ideas for kids.  One of their favorite RV gifts from gran was a kids camping hammock.

One of the bests RV gifts we ever received was a day out for the whole family!  Would your family enjoy a fun day out zip lining, or what about a trip to Disney or better yet laser tag or trying out an escape room experience?  Check Groupon as they have some awesome discounts on fun activities like these.  All of these ideas would make awesome gifts for any outdoorsy family.

We have a subscription to both Hulu and Netflix so we can keep up with our favorite tv shows as not all RV campgrounds have cable.  Either of these would make awesome gifts for RV campers.

If you are looking for more traditional gifts for kids who travel, we wrote a gift guide just for you! 

Board Games

When you can’t get outdoors, board games are an essential on the road. You never know when the weather will close in and you will be stuck in close quarters for the day. Those are the best days to pull out one of our 24 Best Family Board Games. 

Board Games

  • Great fun for the family
  • Rainy day pasttimes
  • Encourage togetherness when you can’t get outdoors

Outdoor Gifts for RV Enthusiasts (Outdoor Living Space)

After being on the road for four years full-time there are certain gifts RV owners will love you for!  Some of these camper gift ideas we bought for ourselves and others we were lucky enough to receive as RV presents.

When we are buying RV gifts, we are looking for items that we can use as a family or gifts that would work for an outdoorsy family. These are our top recommended RV owner gifts.

Kayaks

We bought ourselves inflatable kayaks and I can’t believe we waited so long!  We love taking them out on the water and spending the afternoon exploring, or just hanging out chillaxing.  I was worried about finding storage for them (this was what stopped me for so long).  However that was totally unnecessary, they fit underneath quite easily once we cleared stuff we don’t use anymore out.

Inflatable Kayak

  • Cockpit Designed for Comfort and Space
  • Removable SKEG for Directional Stability
  •  Bright Yellow Color Helps Visibility

Comfortable Camping Chairs

Every RV owner wants a good comfortable chair to relax in.  We love these “0 Gravity” chairs but we ran out of room  with all the kids stuff and so we moved to these “Director” ones instead.  We really like the side tables. Camping chairs make awesome gifts for RV owners.

Zero Gravity Chairs

  • Comfortable and Adjustable
  • Easy to fold up and be stored away
  • Chairs come fully assembled and folded.

Portable Deck Chairs

  •  Flip-up design with cup holder
  • Relaxed angled seat, cushioned back, and padded armrests
  •  Fabric withstands the elements season after season

Vista Shade Awning Screen

This is one of the best RV purchases we ever made. This vista screen shade keeps the sun out of our campsite, provides some privacy when we are super close to our neighbors and it holds the RV awning down when it’s windy. This is hands down one of our favorite camper gift ideas. 

Vista Shade Awning Screen

  • Open-weave fabric cuts approximately 85% of light.
  • Stay Cool and Shady on the hottest days
  • Add privacy in crowded RV parks

Outdoor Camping Rugs

We saw these rugs at another RV campers site and bought ours that same day.  They not only keep the dirt out, but help to make your place more homey.  Put these on your list of camper gift ideas today. Your favorite rv owners will thank you. 

Outdoor Campsite Rugs

  • Add a touch of class to your campsite,
  • Keeps dust and dirt out of your rig.
  • Personalize your outdoor spaces. 

Welcome Mat

There is nothing better than seeing these welcome RV outdoor mats at each RV, they are super cute and so welcoming.  Anyone who lives in or is a weekend camper would love one of these for a gift. 

RV Door Mats

  • MatMates Doormat 30″ x 18″
  • Cute eye appealing design.
  • Keeps dirt out of your rig. 

Camping Garden Flags

I love seeing the welcome camping flags that people hang outside their rigs, the only issue is trying to pick only one!  Maybe get them a set of seasonal garden  flags. This is also one of the great lightweight Christmas presents that RV owners are truly thankful for. 

Happy Camper Flag

  • Weatherproof and non-fray durability.
  • Double sided with the image printed and visible from both sides.
  • Fade resistant to keep them flying for many seasons.

Seasonal Campsite Flags

  •  8Pcs Welcome Holiday Garden Flags
  •  These house flag are made of durable burlap.
  • Double-sided Printed.

Indoor RV Gifts

Now we turn our attention to some RVing Gifts for the inside of the RV.  These are practical every day must-have RV items that also make great RV owner gifts. 

Water Bottles

These make great gifts for RV campers because we use them every single day.  Each of us has a water bottle that we keep filled up at the campground.  I love CamelBak because they offer a lifetime guarantee – very necessary when you have kids.

We use these tumblers when we are hiking because they keep the water super cold.

CamelBak Water Bottle

  • Keep your beverages cool for hours on end.
  • Double-walled bottle insulates
  • Redesigned cap and Big Bite valve provide faster flow.

Atlin 40 oz Stainless Tumbler

  • 100% stainless steel, grip- friendly design.
  • BPA Free- Dishwasher- safe
  • 2 layers of insulation to maintain your drink’s temperature.

Melamine Camping Dishes

Melamine Dishes

  • 12 peice set. Perfect for the RV
  • Durable and break resistant for jostling moves. 
  •  Attractive pattern and very lightweight. 

Cast Iron Skillet

I finally started using my cast iron skillet and I have to say I love it.  It’s super easy to cook with and honestly it makes cooking in an RV easier.  I recommend you throw it on the list and start cooking up some of these yummy recipes.

Lodge Cast Iron Skillet

  • Unparalleled heat retention and even heating
  • Pre-seasoned with 100% natural vegetable oil
  • Use in the oven, on the stove, on the grill, or over a campfire.

First Aid Kit

A friend of ours put together a first aid kit when we first moved into our RV.  Little did I know at the time but this was one of the best RV gifts we ever received.  It had lots of first aid essentials that I would never have thought of packing. You don’t have to go to the same trouble our friend did – just pick up one on Amazon! 

First Aid Kit

  • 299 essential first aid supplies
  • Compact case measures 9.25″ x 2.875″ x 7″
  • Clear plastic pockets for organization and easy access

RV Mattress

The RV mattress that comes with your RV was not made for comfort. Many RV families have recommended upgrading to this mattress.  This would be another one of those awesome camper gift ideas and much appreciated!

RV Bed Mattress

  • Green Tea-infused Memory Foam
  • Pressure-relieving memory foam that cradles your shape so you awake free of aches and pains and fresh as a daisy – yes please!

Bedside Caddy

RVs don’t have a lot of storage or space, so we found a way around by picking up a couple of bedside caddies. They hang off the bunk and keep all of their important things close by. Books, tablets, pencils and paper, stuffies.  This is one of those practical, yet cool camping gadgets for kids.

Useful Bedside Caddy

  • Perfect for an RV bedroom storage hack
  • Keep tv remote, magazines and books close by
  • Comes in different colors

Dish Drying Rack

With not much room in an RV kitchen, having the right RV kitchen accessories is essential. This roll-up dish drying rack helps to extend your space, which it’s why it’s a practical yet handy cool gadget for rvs.

Roll-Up Dish Drying Rack

  • Collapsible, and rolls up for easy storage
  • Small and lightweight so doesn’t take up too much room in your camper.

Magic Bullet

I love making smoothies in the RV, it’s a great way to get fruit into the kids and I love starting my day with them.  The magic bullet works great because it’s so small, I can fit it into a small cabinet perfectly.

It comes with lots of extras which you may or may not need.  I did bring those when we first started RV living but over time (in the interest of space), I have gotten rid of most of them except for the cups and the actual magic bullet.    

Magic Bullet Blender

  • Awesome for making smoothies in the morning
  • Easily stored in a cupboard when not in use.
  • Makes quick use of cutting veggies.

Handy Veggie Slicer

I purchased this to spiralize vegetables to try to eat healthier.  I love spaghetti but I’m trying to eat better and stay away from pasta. This veggie slicer was an awesome buy and the food was delicious too, it comes with two ebooks filled with ideas for cooking.  Again it fits easily into a drawer and takes up little room.  

Veggie Slicer

  • So easy and fun to use, it actually encourages you to eat healthier.
  • Can be stored easily in a drawer or stood upright in a cupboard. 

Slow Cooker

I use my slow cooker at least 3 times per week and love it.  It’s a huge time saver for me and the dishes I cook are amazing (if I do say so myself).  Yes, it takes up storage space but I honestly couldn’t live without it.  Here are some of my favorite crockpot meals to make.

Slow Cooker

  • Dump the food in, set your cooking timer and temperature and come back to a done meal!
  • Easily cleaned if you use these liners

Instant Pot

These are extremely popular with RV’ers these days. They have a ton of uses and are about the same size as a crockpot.  I don’t use one because they confuse the heck out of me but I know lots of RVers rave about them, so this would be a really popular RV Christmas gift for mom.

Instant Pot

  • Cooks fast and saves time.
  • Lots of yummy recipes you can cook with minimal effort!
A group of friends hanging out at a campsite exchanging RV gifts

Small RV Gifts and Stocking Stuffers (Gifts for Hikers)

Here are some gift ideas for stocking stuffers for both RVers and hikers.  These are adorable, cheap and take up no room but are perfect for the holidays.

RV Camper Stocking Stuffers

We’ve been RVing for over three years and so, each Christmas we pick up a new ornament for the tree.  This would be perfect for this Christmas and would make an ideal gift for people who travel in an RV.  

RV Camper Christmas Ornaments

  • Beautifully detailed Christmas Ornament.
  • Makes the perfect Gift for family and friends.

Deck of Cards

A deck of cards is always a good stocking stuffer. Regular cards, Uno, or other card games are a big hit.  If you have kids then, like us you probably have to replace them once a year anyway.  

Deck of Cards

  • We always keep a set of playing cards in our backpack as well as the truck and RV of course.
  • Rainy days are the perfect time to sit down and enjoy a game of cards with the kids.

Water Balloons

Some of the classics from when we were kids are still classics today. Just recently, we got some water balloons for the kiddos at Walmart on a whim. They were these new style ones that fill up 30 balloons at a time. AWESOME!

We ended up having a huge family water balloon fight one afternoon and it was a blast!  This would be an awesome stocking stuffer and a great family gift idea for families who RV.  

Water Balloons

  • Such a fun way to spend an afternoon with the kids.
  • Too hot for you – grab one of these sets and get outside and have some fun!

First Aid Kit

Everyone needs at least one first aid kit to keep in your backpack, truck, and the RV.  This kit would be one of the best RV gift ideas for people who hike. A portable first aid kit is a must-have RV accessory if you are planning to leave your rig.(lol).  We keep a small one in the truck and we’ve used it umpteen times!

First Aid Kit

  • Easy to carry, small and lightweight, yet holds all the essential emergency supplies and survival tools.
  • Small enough to keep in your truck or backpack.
  • If you have kids, you need one of these, it’s been a lifesaver for us.

Rain Ponchos

These make awesome gift ideas for the whole family and they fit nicely in a stocking. They also take up almost no space in your backpack so make sure to stock some of these essential camping accessories. Nothing worse than getting soaked while hiking. 

Rain Poncho

  • Each poncho is easy to carry with you wherever you go
  • Love that it comes in a pack of 6 so we keep a couple in the RV and the rest in the truck for rainy days.

So there you have it, our list of best gifts for travelers and RVers.  We hope this list of best gifts for travelers will help to take the stress out of Christmas shopping for you and I know any of these Christmas family gifts will put a smile on your loved one faces.  Feel free to share this list with anyone else who might benefit from it.

DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHERS TO ADD? PLEASE COMMENT BELOW.

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5 thoughts on “53 Best Gifts for RV Owners 2020 (They Will Love)”

  1. Wonderful. I’m looking for a gift for my mother, I still have not thought out. Luckly I found your post. My mother likes traveling with RV. Thanks for your post

    1. The Roving Foleys

      So glad it helped Zelda. Stop back again as we will update with new exciting gifts for RV’ers.

  2. Unless you are planning on picking up every piece of a popped balloon, they are a source of litter and dangerous to wildlife. Not a good idea.

    1. The Roving Foleys

      Of course you are correct Bill, responsible campers should always live by the “Leave No Trace” rule. We certainly do! That applies to all of the stuff we bring with us and use in the great outdoors. The ballons took about 5 minutes to pick up and since they are brightly colored, easy to spot! Thanks for the reminder.

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