Whether your RVer likes practical gifts, fun gifts, or unique gifts, there’s something for every RVer on this list.
This article will be your one-stop shop for every RVer you want to buy a gift for!
Here is my ultimate list of the best Christmas gift for RV owners broken into the following categories:
- Outside the RV: Camping essentials
- Inside the RV: Home, bath, and storage
- RV lifestyle tech: Remote workers
- RV safety essentials
- Fiction books, movies, and games for RVers
- RV kitchen supplies
Each category has a range of options, big and small, cheap and luxurious! So be sure to skim the whole list to find the perfect gift for your RVer.
Outside the RV: Camping essentials
1. Outdoor portable propane fire pit
This is a great gift for those RVers who love to enjoy an outdoor fire but do not want to lug or hassle with firewood. It can be turned on and off quickly so you only have to hassle with a fire when you are ready to enjoy it.
2. Wireless backup camera for motorhome
A backup motorhome camera can be the perfect gift to ease the tension of having to back up such a large vehicle. Not only does it cut down on the driver’s stress level but it can be safer for everyone.
If this gift caught your attention, you should check out 7 Pro Tips for Backing up a Motorhome.
3. Tool set
This is one of the best gifts for RV owners who like practical gifts. This toolset can come in handy for many issues an RV owner might face from a loose screen door to a stuck trailer hitch.
This universal tool kit can easily be stored in an outdoor hatch (on the curbside), utility closet, or cabinet. If you’d like to see more tool gifts for RVers, go to What Every RVer Needs in Their Basic Tool Kit.
4. RV state sticker map
One thing that most RVers love to do is track and talk about where they have been. This sticker map lets them track everywhere they’ve been in the United States in a visually appealing way (Canadian maps are also available).
It is weather-resistant so can be mounted outside or inside the RV. It’s a nice, decorative reminder of travels and a great ice-breaker for those wanting to make friends while camping.
5. Magnetic hide-a-key case
A magnetic hide-a-key case is a perfect stocking stuffer. This little box can save your RVer from being stranded (it happens way more often than it should).
It’ll also save you from having to frantically express mail or drive their spare RV key to them! Having some kind of hide-a-key is a must-have for every RVer.
6. Folding step stool
A step stool is a super practical gift for an RV owner making it easier to get in and out of the RV and to access the ladder and awnings among lots of other uses. A folding step stool is great because it collapses to easily store in the RV when it’s not being used. Interior folding steps are also available.
Hammocks would make a fun gift idea for an RV owner to bring some comfiness to their outdoor space when they stop to camp. They can just keep the hammock in the RV and when they get to that epic campsite can set up a cozy reading or napping nook in the trees.
8. Georgia State Parks passes & Friends membership
Gift a year of the great outdoors with Georgia State Parks passes or annual membership to the Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites. The combo pass package grants access to more than 60 attractions across the state and memberships have several perks including complimentary nights at the campsites, discounted lodge rooms, and free picnic shelter rentals. Plan a getaway to a state park.
9. Give the gift of the outdoors
Join the Texas State Parks’ 100-year celebration with the 2023 Texas State Parks ornament. This special ornament is crafted on metal and features a laser-cutting technique used to create a distinct dot for every one of Texas’s 89 State Parks. Each ornament is $19.95 plus tax.
Gift cards can be used for park passes, entry and overnight fees, and in-store purchases.
Inside the RV: Home, bath, and storage
10. Cute and funny RV throw pillows
RVers love multifunctional items and throw pillows offer comfort while beautifying their RV. Plus, they can be easily exchanged when your RV wants to update their interior design.
11 Folding step stool
This practical gift would come in handy for any RVer. It folds flat for easy storage and can easily be stored under the sink or in a closet. It can even be tucked away under a couch or bed if they are elevated above the floor. If your RVer is vertically challenged this is a must-have.
12. Shower bag caddy
If your RVer regularly uses campground showers this is an excellent gift for them. It’ll make trudging to the shower that much easier and keep their items clean and organized.
You can also turn the bag into a gift basket by adding shower shoes and a travel hair dryer. But for those who mostly shower inside their RV…
13. Adhesive shower caddy
For RVers who mostly use their RV shower a caddy set helps make them feel at home.
14. Hanging closet organizer
Maximizing closet space is always a challenge for RVers. A hanging closet organizer is a game-changer.
15. Charcoal air purifier
If you’re spending an extended amount of time in an RV you might start to notice that it starts smelling a little less than fresh. Charcoal air purifiers naturally absorb odors without adding a fake scent. They can be stashed or hung around the RV to keep it smelling nice and it will be a much-appreciated gift for motorhome and trailer owners.
RV lifestyle tech: Remote work and RV office
Remote working (whether full-time or part-time) has seriously grown in popularity in recent years. More and more RVers are trading in their home office for a mobile office in their RV.
16. HP 2700 All-in-one printer
The wireless HP 2700 series allows you to easily print documents when you are on the go. It is lightweight, compact, and prints high-quality, crisp documents, and photos.
17. Cell or Wi-Fi booster
Getting away from it all is important but when your family members are on the road for weeks at a time, staying connected is important, too. A Wi-Fi or cell booster will extend and expand any available signal. That could mean taking a campground Wi-Fi signal and making it stronger or improving cellular coverage when they’re out and about.
RV safety essentials
I know the safety of your RVer is of utmost importance to you. That’s why the following safety essentials can make great gifts for RVers.
For one, they bring peace of mind to you. For two, they fill in the void of often overlooked items your RVer sorely needs, an oversight that can leave them in a dangerous situation.
18. Natural gas and propane detector
Carbon monoxide poisoning is an all-too-real threat to RVers’ well-being. Most RVs come standard with CO detectors but some older models do not. Not to mention the ones that need replacement.
19. First alert EZ fire spray
In addition to their standard RV fire extinguisher every RVer should have this quick-and-easy extinguishing aerosol spray. It’s lightweight and as easy as pushing the top to use which is ideal for sudden BBQ or RV kitchen fires. Or even for campfires that jump the fire ring.
20. She’s Birdie personal safety alarm
Originally designed as a personal safety alarm for women, this loud siren is now popular among men, too. It’s a great gift for solo RVers and boondockers who often camp overnight in parking lots.
Many RVers attach it to their dog leashes or hiking backpacks in case they encounter a threat (whether person or animal) on their walks. But for bigger threats, your RVer will need the following…
21. Counter Assault bear spray
Encountering bears is a common occurrence while camping. And, unfortunately these encounters have led to more injuries and deaths than I care to mention.
This bear spray will give you peace of mind and truly help to protect your RVing loved one if they encounter a bear. We consider it a must-have for any RVer who camps in bear country (which covers a LOT of the U.S. and Canada).
22. Emergency roadside kit
While you can’t always prevent roadside emergencies you can at least be prepared for them. That’s when a good emergency roadside kit comes in handy.
This post will also take you to 23 Must-Have Items for your RV Roadside Emergency Kit.
You can buy a premade kit, make your own, or buy individual items as stocking stuffers.
23. Emergency first aid kit
RVers are usually good at putting a first aid kit in their RV when they first buy it. However, we are often terrible about checking expiration dates and restocking used supplies.
That’s why an all-purpose first aid kit is great for any RVer. Even if they already have one in their RV, they can easily slide this one into their hiking backpack or bike pack.
Fiction books, movies, and games for RVers
Nature offers plenty of entertainment but RVers still need to entertain themselves on lazy afternoons, in the evenings, or on long road trips.
24. Thelma & Louise
Snuggling up to a movie after a great day on the trail is a perk of camping in an RV rather than a tent. There’s a movie for everyone on these lists that covers every genre including the classic Thelma & Louise.
- 10 Iconic Road Trip Movies
- Most Iconic RVs from the Movies
- 12 Movies You Didn’t Know Were Filmed in Arizona
- 11 Must Watch Films Shot on Route 66
- The Louisiana Film Trail
- The Ultimate Road Trip for Clint Eastwood Fans
25. Embroidery starter kit
If your RVer loves crafts or is looking for a new hobby an embroidery start kit is the way to go. It’s everything they need to get started in the world of embroidery.
But there are lots of crafty gifts and activities perfect for RVers!
RV kitchen supplies
26. Portable ice maker
Ice is often a luxury while RVing and one that many RVers don’t like going without.
A compact and affordable ice maker is the perfect gift.
27. Instant pot
While it’s not just RVers that adore the Instant Pot, it’s especially useful in an RV kitchen where space is super tight. The smallest Instant Pot (6 quarts) will still take up some space but it packs such a punch with what it can do that it’s totally worth it.
Of course, you can make hearty stews, rice, and grains in it but did you know you can also bake banana bread, make hard-boiled eggs, and even cook dessert in the Instant Pot? This is the gift that will keep on giving delicious meals!
Bonus gift ideas
The following are more of the best gifts for RV owners. From gift cards to national park passes here are more gift ideas to go.
28. America the Beautiful Pass
One of the greatest things about RV travel is visiting the national parks. The annual America the Beautiful Pass costs $80 and gives your camping loved ones access to more than 2,000 parks and recreation sites across the country. The pass is good for 12 months and covers park admission for everyone in the entire vehicle. It’s a gift that’s appreciated all year long.
29. Benchmark Road and Recreation Atlas
Benchmark Road and Recreation Atlas books are available for many states and the information includes backcountry roads, trailheads, campgrounds, points of interest, hunting units, RV parks, golf, and boating locations .
30. Dyrt Pro membership
RVers are always looking for great new places to explore and beautiful campgrounds and RV parks. One of my favorite parts of RV living is all of the beautiful places we get to see while we are camping. A great membership to simplify the process of planning a camping trip and saving money is the Dyrt Pro membership.
31. Harvest Hosts membership
Want to give experiences instead of things to your RVer? A Harvest Hosts membership is the perfect option. It is a unique membership service that lets RVers camp overnight FOR FREE at lovely outdoor venues such as wineries, breweries, museums, farms, orchards, and creameries. There are more than 2,000 such places across North America to choose from.
There is also an upgraded membership where you can also camp overnight at golf courses.
There are many benefits to having a Costco membership especially during the holiday shopping season. Sure, the advent calendars are fun and the variety of small items for stocking stuffers is superb but there’s something else that is a far better bang for your buck.
Buying gift cards from the retailer may save you hundreds.
Whether you’re looking for gift cards for restaurants, movie theaters, stores, or theme parks, Costco has it all. Here the best deals on gift cards are right now:
- $500 Southwest Airlines gift card for $449.99
- $100 worth of Fogo de Chao gift cards for $79.99
- $100 worth of Domino’s gift cards for $79.99
- $100 worth of Peet’s Coffee gift cards for $79.99
- $100 worth of California Pizza Kitchen gift cards for $79.99
- $100 worth of Spafinder gift cards for $79.99
- $100 worth of Chuck E. Cheese gift cards for $74.99
- $100 Xbox digital download gift card for $89.99
- $60 worth of Krispy Kreme gift cards for $44.99
- $60 worth of Pinkberry gift cards for $47.99
- $50 Cinemark Theatres gift card for $39.99
Make sure to periodically check the Costco website, especially during different holidays as the selection of gift cards may vary by season and could be temporarily out of stock at certain times.
Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice.
—Dave Barry, Christmas Shopping: A Survivor’s Guide