Awesome Gift Ideas For RV Owners
Are you looking for the best RV gifts for RV owners in your life? Do you have family members who are rv lovers? Do you need a Christmas or birthday gift, for motorhome owners or travel trailer owners?
Relax, we have you covered!
This ultimate RV gift guide is compiled of suggestions for whole family gift ideas, as well as the best gifts for travelers and full time or 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.
If you are looking for perfect gifts for people who love to camp, we have just what you are looking for with our 50 unique camping gifts.
Best RV Gifts For Dad
In fairness dads are pretty easy to buy for. We have put together a list of perfect gifts for the RV dad, as well as some awesome hiking gifts for dad, and camping gifts that we think he’ll love. These practical rv gifts will make dad a happy camper this Holiday Season!
1) 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 RV park 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.
2) 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 practical gifts for him are RV accessories he needs for the RV.
This is a great RV gift idea for an RV owner. What man (or woman) doesn’t want his (or her) 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…
3) 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.
4) Portable Power Station
A portable power station is a great idea for an RV owner, tent camper, or anyone who will be staying where electricity is sketchy or non-existent. The ability to have some light, and charge electronics makes these practical gifts for any family member or friend who likes to get off the beaten path.
5) Camping Hammock
Still lost for a thoughtful gift for the RV owner in your life? 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! It is compact and can be put up nearly anywhere.
6) 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 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- all in a compact case. 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!
7) Grill Press
A great grill setup really needs a press. Make those perfect burgers and steaks that will be the envy of the campground!
8) Telescoping Ladder
A telescoping ladder is a super practical gift for anyone who doesn’t have one. From roof inspections, to wash/wax jobs, to getting kites out of trees, the need for a good ladder is endless. Having one that folds down so small for easy storage makes this a perfect gift idea.
We have had ours for years and it is one of the best purchases we have ever made.
- This extendable ladder is crafted from superior aluminum alloy. They has been tested many times to ensure a long service life.
- Great partner for both commercial and home use, such as window washing, painting, repairing roof, exterior/interior decorating, pruning plants, etc.
- Telescopic extension ladders differ from traditional ladders in that they make carrying and storing more convenient and take up less space.
9) Tow Strap
A tow strap tops the list of great RV gift ideas. Many people do not think to carry one on their own, but a tow strap will most certainly come in handy sometime while out on the road. We always carried one in the back of the truck. We never needed it for ourselves, but we were able to help others out of tough situations on several occasions.
Top RV Gifts For Mom
RV moms tend to get more of the practical gifts, or whatever is the best RV kitchen gadget. News flash here people, we don’t want to receive anything practical for Christmas! We don’t want pots and pans, and we don’t want a vacuum! 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 your RV owner -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:
10) 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?
11) 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.
12) 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.
13) Wine Lover Gifts
So what else might mom enjoy? Is she a wine drinker? Wine glasses are some of the best 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.
14) Coffee Lovers Gifts
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! Find just the right message for your coffee lover and enjoy the smiles each morning.
15) Rumpl Blanket
Rumple blankets are fairly new on the scene, but have become one of the favorite RV gifts. They are made from the same stuff as sleeping bags, but in a cozy blanket form. Easy and safe for outdoor use and simple to clean in the machine. Its one of those luxury RV gifts that gets a ton of use!
Original Rumpl Blanket
- The Original Puffy outdoor blanket is a packable, portable, warm blanket that you can take just about anywhere.
- With a ripstop shell and insulation made from 100% recycled materials, it’s a cozy experience that’s better for the planet, too.
- The Cape Clip allows you to wear your blanket hands-free so you can make food, add logs to the fire, or drink your beer all while staying warm.
Unique Gift Ideas For the RVFamily
For the RV owner that has everything, try some of these gifts. They are the types of gifts that keep giving.
16) National Parks Annual Pass
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 an America The Beautiful National Parks Pass as an RV gift.
This card allows you free entry into all the National Parks, Monuments etc. for a whole year. This is the best RV camping gift we could receive.
17) Restaurant Gift Cards
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.
18) Store Gift Cards
Store gift cards or even generic gift cards also make excellent RV presents. It’s fun to go shopping with free money to spend.
19) Amazon Gift Cards
20) Experience Gifts
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 family.
21) Streaming Service
If you are looking for more traditional gifts for kids who travel, we wrote a gift guide just for you!
22) Harvest Hosts Membership
Harvest Hosts is an organization that runs a website detailing thousands of unique camping experiences for RVers that are self contained. They are places like vineyards, orchards, farms, etc and can really add a new dimension to your RV travel. Many of these places do not offer hookups and most have limited space, but if you can boondock it can be a great way to travel, and meet other RV owners who appreciate the same things as you.
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23) Board Games Are One Of The Best Gifts For RV Travelers
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.
Practical Gifts For Outdoor Adventure and Fun
After being on the road for four years full-time there are certain cool motorhome gifts that RV owners will love you for! Some of these practical gift ideas we bought for ourselves and others we were lucky enough to receive as fun RV camping gifts.
When we are trying to come up with the best gifts for RV travelers, we are looking for items that we can use as a family or gifts that would work for RV enthusiasts. These are our top recommended outdoor gear for people with RVs.
We finally bought ourselves inflatable kayaks and I can’t believe we waited so long! Kayaks are such fun RV camping gifts.
For great camping adventures, 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.
25) Zero Gravity Chairs
Every RV owner wants a good comfortable chair to relax in. Zero gravity chairs are super comfortable and make you feel like you are floating. They fold down for easy transport.
26) Portable Director Chairs
We love us a zero gravity chair 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 a great gift idea. Try some on your next RV trip.
27) Portable Propane Fire Pit
Many places around the country have burn bans during the summer months. Most of these places do allow propane fire pits. RV road trips would simply not be the same without gathering around the campfire, and todays burn bans make this portable fire pit a very practical gift.
Vista Shade Awning Screen
- Say Goodbye to Dirty Ash, Expensive Firewood, and Bothersome Smoke.
- Compact and Easy to Transport.
- CSA Approved Fire Pit is Safe to Use During Most Campfire Bans
28) 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 top gifts for RV owners.
29) Outdoor 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 outdoor living space more homey. Put these on your list of camper gift ideas today. Your favorite rv owners will thank you.
30) 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.
31) Themed 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.
32) Seasonal Flags
A set of seasonal yard flags is a fantastic gift. As RVers, we are always looking for ways to beautify our sites, and this set of flags gives you something pretty and colorful for every time of the year. A truly thoughtful gift.
33) Picnic Table Covers
Picnic table covers make perfect RV gifts. Many RV parks have picnic tables at each site, but these are not always in the best shape. A colorful and attractive set of covers makes a tatty old table into a warm and inviting centerpiece for your site.
34) Campsite Storage Strap
Campsite storage straps are great gifts for anyone who camps. You can use them for a ton of things, from storage of your outside knick knacks, to clothes lines, to holding of string lights. Truly versatile and they take up very little space in the storage area.
35) Marshmallow Roasting Sticks
While there is something to be said about the tradition of going out into the woods and gathering branches to whittle down into marshmallow sticks, we much prefer our set of telescoping fire sticks. They are compact to transport, and sturdy enoough to hold a couple of hot dogs over the fire. Super easy to clean too. They make great gifts.
Telescoping Marshmallow Sticks
- Roasting smores, delicacies, vegetables and meat fireside has never been that easy and fast.
- Made from high quality stainless steel you may rest assured that they are completely rust proof.
- Cushioned and insulated handles, will allow you to easily hold them with safety
36) Portable Air Compressor
There is nothing worse than being stuck on the side of the road during travel days with a flat tire. It always seems to happen at the worse time, far from help.
Having a portable air compressor can make all the difference. Just being able to pump up a soft tire enough to get to a service station is truly a relief when your family are in the vehicle. Also, being able to check and top off your tires before each road trip is great peace of mind. This is definitely something every RVer should have.
37) State Sticker Maps
There is nothing more satisfying than filling in the state map with each new state you visit. Fun for the whole family. So if you know of an RVer who does not have this ubiquitous RV accessory, this will make a great gift.
State Sticker Maps
- This map of US with an artwork of each state that they are famous for, is ideal for scrapbooking, classroom, homeschool, friends and families.
- Create memories of your camping trip using visual display of the states you have visited.
- Flat packed (not rolled in a tube which is a pain to get it straight), durable, long lasting color and strong adhesive.
38) Solo Stove
Solo stoves are newer on the RV scene, but they are very popular. They have been designed to provide a cleaner, smoke free way to enjoy a campfire, without the mess and smoky smell that is usually the case. The downfall of course is that they do not fold down and are quite bulky to transport. But if you like a very clean fire, this is just the ticket.
- PORTABLE FIRE POWER: Solo Stove Ranger is our most compact outdoor fire pit or camping heater.
- LESS SMOKE, MORE FLAME: The camping stove features our Signature 360° Airflow and double wall design with bottom vent holes for oxygen.
- LONG LASTING & REMOVABLE ASH PAN: 304 stainless steel is highly durable, surprisingly lightweight, and won’t cave under the pressure of an ultra-hot flame.
39) Camping Lights
If you are looking to add lighting t your site, but do not care for the traditional string lights, these lanterns are a great choice. They each run independently so they can be hung anywhere that light is needed. They are very attractive and versatile. A great gift choice.
The Best Indoor Gifts For People With Campers
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 gifts for camper owners.
40) Water Bottles
These make great gift ideas for the RV camper owner 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.
41) Stainless Steel Tumblers
42) Melamine Camping Dishes
Melamine camping dishes are a great choice for the RVer. Since breakage is always a concern for dishes, these nearly unbreakable dishes solve a big problem. They have become very popular so there are now tons of design choices. They are also very lightweight, another RVer concern. Great choice for a gift.
43) Stainless Steel Wine Tumblers
There is nothing worse than getting to your picnic and the Chardonnay is warm. Stainless drink holders are such a great gift. Unique RV accessories that will truly be appreciated. Perfect gift ideas for any wine, beer or cocktail lover.
44) Cast Iron Skillet For Cooking
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.
45) Family 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 gifts for RV campers. 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!
46) 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 gifts for RV enthusiasts! Great sleep makes for happy campers!
47) A Handy 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.
48) Folding Step Stool
RV kitchen space is limited. There is never enough. What that means is that you will have to use every inch- even the high cupboards. Getting up there can be a chore, so we recommend a solid sturdy stool to make the trip safe.
This particular unit also folds down flat for easy storage- a HUGE RV bonus.
Roll-Up Dish Drying Rack
- Collapsible, and folds down for easy storage
- 300 lb. capacity with grip-dot textured surface makes the folding step stool safe for everyone, including kids.
- Easy to use because it opens with one flip of the hand.
49) 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. Fun gifts for new RV owners that do not have it all figured out yet.
50) The Versatile 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.
51) 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. It is a super fun gift idea and it fits easily into a drawer and takes up little room.
52) 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.
53) Instant Pot
These are extremely popular with RVers 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.
54) RV Themed Kitchen Towels
Another great way to add a design element into any RV kitchen. These microfiber towels are soft and absorbent and add fun and character to your galley. There are a wide range of designs to choose from so they can be used as hand towels, dish towels. or as attractive wall art.
RV Camper Stocking Stuffers
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.
55) Christmas Ornaments
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 a great RV themed gift.
56) Deck of Cards
A deck of cards is always a good gift for RVers. Makes for happy campers in the RV or truck. 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. Grab some for your next road trip and get some to use as gifts as well.
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.
57) 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.
58) Hikers 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.
59) Rain Ponchos
These make awesome gift ideas for the whole family and they fit nicely in a stocking. They also use a very small space in your backpack so make sure to stock some of these essential camping accessories.
There is nothing worse than getting soaked while hiking so carrying these handy rain repellant ponchos is a no brainer. Get a set for every outdoorsy person or family you know. They’ll thank you next unexpected downpour in the woods.
60) “Would You Rather” Camping Edition
Would You Rather has become a super popular road game. It takes no space up and can include everyone in the vehicle. This “camping Edition” of the game is chock full of original ideas that will keep the conversation going for hours. Fun for the campfire too!
Get inspired while getting to know the kids better with this charming game.
So there you have it, our list of great RV gifts for travelers and RVers. We hope this list of best RV gift ideas 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. These items will make their camping trips more enjoyable.
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