Are you looking for gift ideas for the RVer 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! Are YOU a traveling family and looking for gift ideas?
Relax, we have you covered!
This ultimate gift guide is compiled of suggestions for whole family gift ideas, as well as the best gifts for travelers and RV campers.
We’ve got awesome Christmas gifts ideas for mom and dad they will LOVE, as well as funny Christmas gifts everyone wants to get.
We hear more and more from people who live the RV lifestyle that they value experiences over things. That a big part of the reason they chose to hit the road was to downsize their life and create memories with the ones they love- to be together as a family and enjoy new experiences. So when it comes to a gift from family members, experiences rather than stuff is what we want. We live in a tiny space, so we don’t have a lot of room for new stuff, nor do we want a ton of extra stuff.
Here are some of the best family non-gift ideas they will love
Let’s start with gifts for the whole family, these family Christmas gifts will be a huge hit, I promise 🙂
Our family loves to eat out anytime we can, so a gift card would be very much appreciated during the holiday season when we love eating out even more! Who doesn’t love a gift card to their favorite restaurant right?
As full-time RVers, we love to travel to several national parks throughout the year, which makes this one of the best gifts for travelers. The National Parks offer annual family passes to allow entry for any of the National Parks and Monuments. The pass is $80 for a family and is well worth it if you are seeing more than 1-2 parks per year, depending on the parks. You can buy the park pass here.
Includes admission (or discounted admission) to over 200 zoos and aquariums. The pass can be purchased at any member organization. Make sure the reciprocal membership is included. Prices vary by location. Some memberships INCLUDE ASTC locations as well.
Includes admission (or discounted admission) to member locations. ASTC now represents over 600 members in nearly 50 countries, including not only science centers and museums, but also nature centers, aquariums, planetariums, zoos, botanical gardens, and natural history and children’s museums. The pass can be purchased at any member organization. Make sure the reciprocal membership is included. Prices vary by location. Some membership INCLUDE AZA locations as well.
As much as we love RV living, we also love trying something different such as a weekend away with the kids. This would obviously cost a little more but if you are looking for a special Christmas family gift, this is the one. Maybe you could even tag along.
We need clothes desperately! No, seriously we do, we don’t have lots of clothes to rotate through so the kids end up wearing clothes a lot more often than if they were in a house so a Christmas gift card to any store would be very welcome.
Find out what area they are traveling to and check out the activities available. This is a fun one for the whole family to enjoy. We enjoyed a day out zip lining for our anniversary and everyone had a blast, it was such a fun way to celebrate with the kids. I highly recommend this as a gift idea for the whole family.
Who doesn’t love Disney? What family wouldn’t love tickets to Disney for the whole family? You could make it even more special and buy some tickets for yourself and tag along, the kids would love that.
This would be another awesome family Christmas gift that everyone can enjoy. We haven’t done this yet but how fun would it be for the whole family to enjoy an afternoon playing laser tag together. Groupon usually has some great deals on laser tag.
These are popping up all over. Some are designed more for families, some for adults. But getting locked into a room and having to work together to find your way out can be a great experience for the whole gang. This would make an amazing Christmas gift. You can usually find discounts on Groupon for an escape room experience.
Buying a CityPASS for a family is one of those unique Christmas gifts that the whole family will love. With the CityPASS booklet, they can get to see lots of different attractions and save time doing so. We used the one in Tampa and were able to visit several attractions for one low price, we loved it and I bet they will too. You can read more about how the CityPASS works here
When you are living in an RV, you don’t have a lot of extra storage space so a subscription to Kindle would benefit the entire family. The subscription costs $9.99 per month, you could purchase for the year or just purchase a few months as a Christmas gift.
My daughter loves music and listens to it all the time. We purchased a subscription to Amazon music so she can listen to and download her favorite songs. This works perfectly for long travel days as it keeps her preoccupied in the back having fun.
When we’re not outside exploring the local area, we love nothing more than hanging inside on a rainy day watching a movie together on Netflix , or keeping up with our favorite tv series on Hulu. A gift card for Netflix or Hulu would be an awesome gift for the whole family.
I receive two Amazon gift cards every year for Christmas and the kids birthday from my mum and I love it. I have a wish list for the kids that I add to throughout the year and use the gift card to buy some cool stuff for them.
This is an ideal gift for RVers, it hangs outside the RV and you scratch off the state that you’ve visited and stayed at and attach it to your travel map. It’s exciting for everyone to see how many places you’ve visited. It takes up very little room. This is one of the best RV gifts for families, our kids love nothing more than when they can add a new state to our map. Don’t assume they already have one, it took us over a year to get ours!
This is an expensive yet awesome Christmas gift idea for families who travel. Inflatable kayaks are very popular and save on space while traveling. We love enjoying an afternoon on the lake with the kids, the kids absolutely adore it. These kayaks come highly recommended.
Water bottles for the kids could be a great Christmas gift, kids always love having their own stuff. After hiking there is nothing better than coming back to the truck and sipping some cold water, it took us years to buy some insulated cups. They have made such a huge difference in our life. I love CamelBak because they offer a lifetime guarantee, which is something you need when you have kids!
I want all of these, seriously if you are looking for gifts for your wife, print this off and buy several things from it, heck buy it all, she deserves it a and she will LOVE you if you get any of these gifts!
This is a popular Christmas gift for us ladies. We love nothing more than getting cuddled up in a super plush robe on a cold morning.
We don’t allow shoes inside the RV, so I like to change into my comfy slippers as soon as we get indoors. Each year Frank gets me a new pair of slippers and as silly as it sounds, I look forward to getting my new pair each year. This is the ideal Christmas gift for mom.
What about a cute pair of camping pajamas to go with your new robe? Camping pajamas are really cute and very popular with those of us who travel. This is another awesome gift idea for RV campers.
We purchased a pack of 4 stemless wine glasses when we started our RV journey and they have been amazing. These are a great gift because I never have to worry about them breaking on travel day and they don’t take up much space. Acrylic, please not glass.
I’m in love with these wine glasses, you can choose the perfect saying for whomever you’re buying the Christmas gift for.
Looking for funny? This is another of our products, this is a huge seller at Christmastime. Who doesn’t want to drink out of a mug telling you how awesome you are.
Yes, please! A spa finder gift card is the perfect gift for your wife. Who doesn’t want a day of being pampered? Spa Finder has locations all over the country making it super easy
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 an awesome Christmas gift for mom and dad. Tough to wrap and sneak in, but what the heck, it’s Christmas! Check sizes carefully.
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, I did bring those when we first started RV living but over time I have gotten rid of most of them except for the cups and the actual magic bullet. I use it to slice vegetables as well.
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.
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.
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 Christmas gift for mom.
Dads are pretty easy to buy for, here are some great ideas to make dad a happy camper this Christmas.
I know that Frank stresses over keeping the RV clean all year long, some of the time we do it, and once in a while, we’ll pay to get it done. It’s a huge expense so a wash and wax would be a great Christmas gift for dad! 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 this.
This is another option for a Christmas gift for the man of the house. If he is going to do the job, make sure he has the right stuff to do it well! Note from Frank – this stuff works REALLY WELL and it takes less time.
Help give the truck and car a good wash and buy a luxury car wash coupon. This would be an incredible gift for people who travel and therefore always have a dirty vehicle! This makes an ideal gift for dad.
In fact, anything from this list of RV accessories would make hubby happy, check out our list of 35 essential RV accessories here.
Every RVer needs certain tools. If you are thinking about tools for your man, here is a list of 15 Essential RV Tools that would work perfectly as a gift for RVers.
What man doesn’t want his beer COLD. This insulated koozie will keep the beer cold til the end, making it an ideal travel gift idea.
Guys like slippers too, Frank loves these slippers and they take up no room. They squash flat for storage but are comfy and warm.
Any of these items would make the perfect Christmas gift for an RVer.
There is nothing cuter 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.
I love seeing the welcome camping flags that people hang outside their rigs, the only issue is trying to pick only one!
Folding chairs are a necessity to enjoy the great outdoors. We love the type that is foldable and has a side table, this comes in very handy when enjoying a glass of wine :). We used to have these chairs and I know lots of other RVers who love these chairs. Please note that once you extend them backward, prepare for a LONG nap! This would be a very welcome gift for people who travel.
We have had these rugs for over three years and they are an absolute must-have. They keep the sand and dirt out of the rig and they help to make the outside look homier. We wouldn’t live without them!
This is the RV accessory we get asked about the most. Last winter we stayed in Florida for 4 months and this awning helped to keep the RV nice and cool. We highly recommend it to every RVer we meet.
Melamine dishes are a MUST for travelers. They come in an endless supply of patterns and are nearly indestructible which comes in handy for those of us who shake the crap out of our kitchens every so often!
If you are an RVer or a camper, this is a must-have! Everyone loves drinking their morning coffee or tea out of this awesome mug.
RV’s are traditionally low on space. A bedside caddy gives a bit of extra space right by the bed to hold all of the nighttime necessities. This works great for both the kids and the adults RV bedroom.
A hammock is a great way to wile away a lazy afternoon. We have 2 and use them whenever we can. The kids will actually hang out in these hammocks and ready for a little time or just hang = relax time for mom and dad. Hence, this is perfect as a family Christmas gift.
Board games are a great gift for the family or any family member. Here is our list of 24 board games that would make excellent family gift ideas for Christmas.
Here are some gift ideas for stocking stuffers for RVers. These are adorable, cheap and take up no room but are perfect for the holidays.
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.
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.
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.
Does your RV’er have all of the necessary safety gear for day hikes or backpacking? Fill their stocking with “piece of mind” to make sure they are safe on the trail:
Everyone needs at least one first aid kit to keep in your backpack, truck, and the RV. These would make an ideal gift for people who travel.
This is a product that we sell on Amazon, we use it a lot when we have family movie night or when the kids are hanging in their hammocks.
Another of our products, we always carry one in our backpack when we go hiking, we also use it back at the campsite because the kids love watching dad start a fire. This would make a perfect stocking stuffer Christmas gift for dad.
These make awesome gift ideas for the whole family and they fit nicely in a stocking.
ANY OTHER STUFFERS YOU CAN THINK OF?
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.
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