Are you looking for gift ideas for the RVer in your life this holiday season?? Check out the list of 30+ gifts we’ve compiled.
As full-time RVers, we have to be conscious of collecting things or too much stuff we don’t need. This can make it difficult for family or friends who are wanting to gift something to their RV friends or family.
In the past, we’ve been bad about saying oh just a gift card is fine. (Gift cards are always appreciated for restaurants, camping stores, grocery stores, gas stations and more) Some people actually want to give you something and feel like they are contributing to your life and hobbies in some way. Asking questions vs. just asking what they want for a gift will help get them thinking about what they actually could use.
The list below is intended to help spark some ideas about what you can gift or add to your wish list! We are part of the Amazon Associates program so purchases made through clicking the links below (even if you buy something other than what’s linked) helps us earn a small commission at no extra cost to you ☺️
RVing expenses can add up quickly especially over the course of a whole year. Memberships help save RVers money or even get “free” nights at certain locations.
- Good Sam
- Good Sam members enjoy a variety of benefits some of which include: saving 10% at Good Sam parks and campgrounds, saving 10% at Camping World and Gander RV & Outdoors, fuel savings and more.
- Memberships are $29/year or $50/2 years
- Passport America
- Similar to Good Sam, Passport America is another discount membership. With your membership you receive 50% off the regular nightly rate at participating campgrounds across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. You also recieve a camping directory as well as a free online subscription to the RV America Magazine.
- Memberships are $44/year or $79/2 years
- Harvest Hosts
- Harvest Hosts offers free overnight stays (usually no hookups) in unique locations such as farms, breweries, wineries, and other attractions.
- Memberships are $79/year
There are so many different camping memberships out there! These are just a few of the more popular ones.
National Park / State Park Passes
- The America the Beautiful National Park Pass covers entrance to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites covering entrance fee, standard amenity fees, and day use fees for a driver and all passengers (or up to 4 adults at sites that charge per person). Passes are $80/year.
- State Park Passes are also a great option for weekend campers or RVers that spend a decent amount of time in a particular state. Pass costs will vary by state.
It’s no secret that RVers love the great outdoors! RVers are often in search or in need of new outdoor gear with how much it gets used. Here are just a few ideas of the many outdoor items that RVers might find useful.
- Camping Chairs– Their are so many good options! Many people like the zero gravity style or the rocker style. My personal favorite is the hammock lounger we got at Camping World (it even folds up into a bag like a normal folding chair )
- Hammocks– Another fun way to lounge around the campground. Laying between the trees and enjoying the views is so relaxing.
- Outdoor Decor– Lots of RVers love to decorate their outdoor space. This could be adding outdoor lighting, mats, flags, picnic table covers, plants, or favorite team gear.
- Portable Fire Pit– Not all campgrounds have a fire pit at the campsite so having a portable option is nice. Many of the portable ones use propane and are low smoke which can be a good thing (especially if you hate that icky smoke smell sticking to your clothes and hair). Another popular option is the Solo Stove smokeless portable fire pit.
- Tiki Torches– A couple of Tiki Torches with citronella can go a long way towards keeping the mosquitoes and bugs off you when you’re outside.
- Hiking Gear– Lots of RVers love to visit national parks and many enjoy hiking too. They could possibly use: a new pair of hiking boots/shoes, socks, backpack, hiking poles, or a water bottle/water bladder.
- Cooler– Small to medium sized coolers are perfect for day trips or travel days. Pack it up and take it in the car on all your adventures. We recently got the Arctic Zone Titan Guide Backpack Cooler and love taking it with us on hikes!
- Camping Games– Cornhole, Giant Jenga, Yard Dice, Bocce Ball, Ladder Toss, just to name a few. Fun for the whole family 😆
- Grill/Griddle– Cooking outdoors can be fun and is something many people enjoy! The Blackstone Griddle is a popular option among RVers. Some people prefer smaller portable grills too. If the person you’re buying for already has a griddle/grill you could get some accessories or seasoning/rubs instead.
Inside the RV
Space inside the RV is usually limited so space saving items are usually a big hit!
- Collapsible or Nesting Bowls/Measuring Cups– I have a set of collapsible bowls with snap on lids that I love and use all the time. They save space and are perfect for traveling. Collapsible measuring cups/spoons are also great for RVers. I have mine hanging on a command hook in my pantry.
- Small Kitchen Appliances– For us, coffee is a must! There are space saving options such as the Keurig K-Mini, French Press, AeroPress, or Pour Over coffee maker. Another appliance I use multiple times a week is the Instant Pot Pressure cooker. The pressure cooker replaces 2 crockpots and a rice cooker. So instead of having 3 different machines I just have one now. A small crockpot can come in handy for social gatherings or making dips. We love making queso in ours! We also really enjoy having our Nutri Ninja with us. It doesn’t take up much space and even has suction cups that stick to the counter top. Another favorite of ours is the Dash Mini Waffle Maker. It makes only one waffle at a time but it’s small and easily fits in a drawer (plus you can make more than just waffles on it).
- Dehumidifier– Moisture inside an RV is not good! A good dehumidifier is great for getting all the excess moisture out of unwanted areas.
- Reuseable Storage Bags– Ditch the plastic baggies and get reusable storage bags! A great way to help reduce your plastic footprint.
- Water Filter– We use an dual water filtration system that filters all the water coming into the RV. Additionally, we use a Pur Pitcher to filter our drinking water too. Another option many RVers use is a Berkey Water Filter system. This type of system sits out on your counter top.
- Travel Mug/ Tumbler– The ability to bring coffee or water with you in the truck on travel days or while you’re out adventuring is a game changer! We each have a Yeti and multiple sizes of our Yukon tumblers. If you plan to gift one of these items consider getting a pack of reusable straws too (could be a good stocking stuffer)!
- Peel and Stick Tiles/ Wallpaper– If the person you’re gifting to is doing a renovation or just updating their RV a, little peel and stick tiles are a great light weight solution in bathrooms and kitchens. Wallpaper is also making a comeback and the peel and stick kind makes it pretty easy to apply.
- Insink 4-1– The Insink 4 in 1 is a container that you can stick in your sink to help save water while dishwashing or aid in food prep. If you haven’t seen it already, make sure to check out my full review of the product here.
- KOUSa Cushions– These pillow cushions are awesome! It’s a pillow with a secret blanket tucked inside. The blanket can also become a robe with a couple snaps. The pillow part can even become a foot warmer or be flipped around to make the blanket longer. They have a bunch of cute styles to choose from too! (I think this might just be on my wish list this year 😍) My friend Janae highlights how to use it over on her blog.
With as much traveling and exploring as RVers do, fun ways to document and remember travels is a must!
- Travel Journal/Scrap Book– A travel journal is a great way to jot down places you’ve been, what you did, and people you met. You could even take it a step further and add photos. There are even places online where you can create a photo book.
- Maps– Sticker maps where you add the states you’ve been to is popular among RVers. Many people put them on the outside of their RV or on their storage doors. Another option is a scratch off map. You can get these for the United States, National Parks, or even World Maps.
- Camera/Camera Gear– Take a picture, it’ll last longer! While cameras can be pretty expensive, if there person you’re buying for is in the market for a new camera they may appreciate cash or a gift card to put towards the purchase of a new camera. You could also get them extra sd cards or extra batteries!
We hope this helps you find the perfect gift for your RV friends and family! Happy Holidays! 💕
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What an awesome list Megan! 😍 Thanks for putting this together! ♥️
Thanks Janae!! 😆 And thanks for adding a few additional items to the list ❤️
This list is gold! So many great ideas – thank you for sharing!
Thank you!! I’m sure there are so many ideas I’ve missed too!
Oh my goodness these are AMAZING ideas! I never thought about it like this!
Thank you!! ❤️ I’m always bad about coming up with ideas on the spot so I decided to put in a little more thought this year so I’m prepared haha 😂
This was so helpful! And I even got some new ideas!!! Thanks
Awesome!! 😆 So glad you found it helpful! ☺️
So many good ideas, especially like a harvest hosts or national park pass. Love it!
Thank you! I love the park passes since it’s something useful but doesn’t take up any extra space in the RV 🙌🏼