Our guide to the best gifts for RV owners and travelers is packed full of great RV gift ideas.
We have traveled by RV, travel trailer and 4WD camper on 4 continents and have learned so much about what works and what doesn’t in every sized motorhome! We are so excited to share that experience with you so you can choose gifts for RV travelers they will love and use every day.
Our bumper list of RV gifts has something for everyone. Whether you are looking for the best gift ideas for RV owners, practical gifts for RV campers, travel trailer gifts, or fun motorhome gifts we are confident you will find the perfect RV gift ideas here.
Best Gifts for RV Owners and Travelers
So how do you choose the right gift? It can be a little overwhelming to choose RV gifts, especially if you aren’t an RVer yourself.
If you don’t have time to read our full article on the best gifts for motorhome owners or you have no idea what to buy and just want our top tips, below are our 7 top awesome RV gift ideas they will love.
- Outdoor Portable Propane Fire Pit
- Tinggly Experience Gift Card (the perfect last minute gift they will love!)
- Guide To The US National Parks
- Stainless Steel Insulated Wine and Coffee Tumblers
- Beech Lane Camper Leveler 2 Pack
- US National Parks Scratch-Off Poster
- Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones
Outdoor gifts for RV Campers
First up we have some of our favorite RV gifts that speak to our love of the outdoors.
If you are looking for RV gift cards or gifts for RV lovers who also love the outdoors, these are some of our top gift ideas.
One of the very best gifts for RV travelers is an experience gift and a Tinggly gift box makes it as simple as can be.
With experiences in over 100 countries, no matter where your RVers are traveling, there is an amazing experience waiting to be booked.
To make it super simple, you don’t even need to buy a specific gift – simply purchase a gift card and they can book their experience whenever they please.
From off-road driving experiences and horse riding, to bungee jumping, balloon rides and food tours (and a million other things), experience gifts make very cool RV gifts.
If your RV enthusiasts are exploring the USA, an annual pass to the National Parks is one of our favorite RV gift ideas.
We bought this pass for our road trip around the SouthWest and well and truly got maximum value from the purchase.
Valid for 12 months from the date of purchase, the pass gives you access to more than 2,000 federal sites across the country, the pass covers the vehicle, driver and passengers. There is a discounted pass for Seniors and kids under 15 are free.
Note you must show ID with the pass on entry to each park, so ensure the pass is purchased in the right name.
One of my favorite things to do on our 5 month European RV trip was to go paddling on the lakes.
An inflatable kayak (or stand up paddleboard) is by far one of the best gifts for RV campers who are active and have a sense of adventure.
This kayak by Intex comes with paddles and pump. I love that it has inflatable back rests, a removable skeg and handles on both ends.
It is surprisingly affordable and will be a much loved piece of sports equipment for campervan owners exploring the lakes and rivers.
If you have kids, you will know that finding things to keep them entertained while in camp can be hard sometimes.
We bought this portable badminton set last year and it has been such a great purchase. The kids can assemble it in under 5 minutes, it doesn’t need a lot of space and it is the perfect campground activity for adults and kids alike.
The set is lightweight and comes packaged in its own carry box with racquets and shuttlecocks, so it is easy to store away when not in use. We bought an extra 2 racquets and play doubles with the kids!
If you are looking for fun RV gifts for traveling families, you can’t go wrong with this sports set.
If your RV travellers are carrying bikes and like to get out and explore the mountain trails on their road trip, a compact multi-tool is an essential piece of equipment they will love and use.
With 31 functions including wrenches, tyre levers, screw drivers and chain tool there is nothing this tool won’t fix.
RV Camping Gadgets
When you travel on the road it is surprising just how many little gadgets you need to make life easy.
From chargers to USB hubs, watt meters, sat navs and solar panels, there are countless camping gadgets available.
Based on our experience RVing on 4 continents, here are a few of the best gifts for people with RVs and a love of camping gadgets.
A wireless bluetooth speaker is hands down one of the best motorhome gifts. We have two and at least one of them comes with us on every trip.
No matter if you are traveling in a Class A motorhome, fifth wheel, travel trailer or pop up trailer, I doubt a day will go by when you don’t use a portable speaker.
They are perfect for listening to music beside the campfire, taking on a picnic or to the beach and using in the van.
This one by JBL comes in a range of colors, is robust enough to survive the odd fall and charges via USB. If you are looking for fun Christmas gifts for RV owners, this speaker is a great choice.
You may think in the age of mobile phones and google maps there is no need for an RV GPS, but there is. I can’t remember how many times we have started down a road and had to backtrack due to a low bridge or narrow pass. Nightmare.
Not only that, I like to keep my mobile phone charged and available for other activities instead of having to use it as a navigation device.
The Garmin RV 890 GPS is designed specifically for RVers and its range of functions is the reason we think it is one of the best gifts for RV owners.
It can provide custom routing on some routes based on the weight and height of your vehicle, is preloaded with RV parks and services and reviews and can be paired with the Garmin Drive app for live weather reports.
The large display makes it easy to see steep curves and grades up ahead too. This GPS is an expensive purchase, but if you are looking for retirement gifts for RV owners and can share the cost with a few other people, it is an essential piece of RV gear they will love.
If you have ever traveled by campervan in rural areas you will know cell phone signals can be weak. And for some reason, often the signal in RV parks and campgrounds is weaker than in town too.
We often struggled to find a strong signal on the road and it was incredibly frustrating and slow to get work done.
So if you are looking for gift ideas for RV owners who plan to work on the road, a cell phone signal booster is a top idea.
Naturally there still needs to be a signal available to be boosted (so not helpful in the middle of the outback where there was often no signal), but the weBoost can improve mobile internet speed, video streaming and mean fewer dropped calls.
It is one of the more premium gifts for motorhome owners on our list, but as a shared gift you can’t go wrong.
I have to admit that it took me a long time to convert to the Kindle. I love holding a real book and love keeping them on the shelf too!
But when we set off on our family gap year I knew I would have to get used to reading on the Kindle. And I have to admit I love it now!
I do still occasionally buy real books, but I really love the convenience of the instant purchase on a Kindle. Plus, when on the road it is a no brainer in terms of saving space.
So if you are looking for useful gift ideas for RV campers, a Kindle is a great choice and something they will most likely use every single day.
When you live in close quarters it can be hard to get some peace and quiet, especially if you are RVing with kids!
It isn’t always possible to escape the noise, so sometimes the easiest way to enjoy a little quiet time is to pop a pair of noise cancelling headphones on.
There are super premium brands like BOSE and SONY, but we own these MPOW wireless headphones and think they are great value.
The over ear headband is adjustable (so the older kids can use them too) and the ear cups are really comfy. They charge fast and the sound is top quality. They fold down small too which is always an important criteria for any RV gadgets.
Available in three colors, these bluetooth headphones are one of the best RV gift ideas for adults and kids alike.
Essential RV Gifts
It is easy to get caught up looking for cool gifts for RV owners, when sometimes the best gifts for RVers are the essentials.
Here are some of our top gifts for RV owners that may not seem that exciting, but are practical and useful gifts they will use every day.
You know how I mentioned above that a GPS is still a useful RV gadget? Well, so is a hard copy road map!
On every RV trip we have taken (in Europe, the USA, Africa and Australia) we always have a printed map in the van. Why? Well when there is no cell phone signal and no satellite signal for the GPS, you need a map.
For RVers in the USA, the National Geographic Road Atlas is one of the very best gifts for full time RVers. Unlike a regular map, it also has tips for visiting major attractions and contacts for local tourism agencies.
The maps are easy to read, the spiral bind makes it easy to sit flat on your lap and the plastic cover helps protect it. I love this road atlas and think it is one of the top gifts for RV owners on our list.
If your RV traveler is planning to explore the US National Parks in depth, this book is one of the best gifts for RV travelers.
We bought and used this book every single day on our Southwest road trip when we explored 6 National Parks over 4 weeks.
With gorgeous photos, detailed maps, suggested hikes and detailed hiking tables, it also has activity suggestions for families. It is the ultimate planning guide to all the National Parks.
We love it and think you will too.
If you are looking for gifts for RV enthusiasts, this gorgeous book by Moon is a top choice.
Helpful for planning the next US road trip, it has countless route combinations covering 11 classic US road trips, plus highlights along the way and photos to inspire your next trip.
It is a beautiful book and perfect if you are looking for RV Christmas gifts.
When I’m at home I love to cook. But except for maybe the Class A motorhomes, most camper owners understand the challenges that come with cooking good healthy meals in a small kitchen with limited space and appliances.
We have a camping cookbook, but I am adding this one to my Christmas list!
With delicious recipes to make outdoors and plenty of tips on camp cooking, this beautiful recipe book is one of the best gifts for camper owners who love to cook.
It goes without saying that every motorhome should have a first aid kit. Thankfully we have not had any major incidents, but we have had plenty of small ones that have warranted a first aid kit.
Especially when you are traveling in rural and outback areas, a full first aid kit is essential.
This 300 piece first aid kit has everything you need and comes in a sturdy carry case to store away and would be the best gift for new RV owners kittting out their van.
Best Gifts for New RV Owners
The shopping list can seem endless for new camper owners. Kitchen equipment, bedding, gadgets and outdoor living equipment can all start to cost quite a bit.
So if you are looking for the best gifts for new RV owners, here are some gift ideas to help reduce their initial set up costs.
These inflatable solar lights are really cute camper accessories and so practical! Taking up next to no storage space, they create a lovely atmosphere when sitting outdoors, but are also perfect for camping off the grid when you want to conserve your power.
The brightness setting is adjustable and provides up to 24 hours of light on a low setting. It recharges in sunlight, or can be charged on a USB too if required.
They are waterproof and shatterproof and are safe to use around little kids and they make such great gift ideas for camper owners.
Leveling a camper is in my top 5 unenjoyable RV activities. You have usually been driving all day, then need to park the van and level it before you can grab a drink and relax.
Unfortunately it is an essential task and for some reason a lot of RV blocks are a real pain to use.
These ones are curved, making it much quicker and simpler to roll the van up onto and level quickly. You then chock them to keep them in place – it really couldn’t be easier.
If you are looking for motorhome gift ideas that will save them time (and they will love you for), these levelers by Beech Lane are a great choice.
Yes, this step may not be in your list of fun RV gifts, but if you are height challenged like I am, a space saving step stool is a life saver.
With many RV cupboards in high, awkward places, this stool makes it easy to access ALL of your storage spaces with ease.
If you have young kids it is great for them to use when they are helping you bake in the kitchen, plus it is a convenient sized step for plenty of jobs outside the van.
With an anti slip top, carry handle and compact size this stool is an affordable gift for RV camping lovers.
Best Gifts for RV Living
While you don’t want to buy a lot of unnecessary stuff for your 5th wheel or camper van, it is nice to personalize your van – it is your home after all!
Here are some RV accessories to consider if you are looking for gifts for RV living.
Try as you might to keep dirt out of the van, it always finds its way in. We tried to keep our 4wd camper clean with a dustpan and broom in the outback, but a handheld vacuum cleaner would have been so much quicker!
The cable connects to a lighter port and comes with three nozzles, all stored in a convenient carry bag.
This portable vacuum will clean up crumbs, dust and dirt in seconds and is one of the most useful presents for RV owners.
The constant challenge in a caravan or RV camper is the lack of space. So any RV accessories that genuinely save space are warmly welcomed by most motorhome owners.
This bedside caddy can be used on beds, bunks or lounges to store all those bits and pieces that usually sit on your bedside table or coffee table.
It is the perfect place for remote controls, phones, books, reading glasses, iPads, laptops, magazines, kindles..anything really!
The caddies come in a range of colors and can hold up to 25 lbs thanks to the strong felt material. If you are looking for affordable, great gifts for RV owners, this caddy is an excellent choice.
Even when you travel light in an RV, shoe storage is always a challenge, particularly if you travel with kids.
They are bulky, often dirty and just don’t seem to fit anywhere that easily, especially in smaller camper vans and travel trailers.
Which is why I love these over door shoe organizers. So long as you have a door to hang it on, you can quickly get all those pesky shoes off the floor and out of the way.
If you are looking for small gifts for new camper owners, this shoe organizer is a great choice.
Who doesn’t love a little outdoorsy decor? I love these cushion covers and think they are great RV themed gifts to brighten up the living area or bedroom.
They come in a pack of 4 – you just need to get the inserts to gift them as cushions.
Looking for novelty gifts for someone with an RV? How about a RV Christmas ornament!
There are actually plenty of different RV ornament designs available, but this keepsake ornament is a play on the National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation movie and would make funny gifts for campervan enthusiasts.
For RV gifts personalized with their names and year, these cute RV Christmas ornaments are the perfect choice.
A great keepsake for a big RV trip, they are one of the best gifts for travel trailer owners.
Top RV Gifts for Him
T-shirts are always great RV gifts for Dad and these ones are really fun gifts for RV owners. There is even a Co-Pilot matching t-shirt for the RVing couple.
It comes in a range of colors and is made from 100% soft cotton.
There are countless uses for a headlamp and when we travel ours get used a lot of the time.
Whether you are by the camp fire, walking to the amenities block at night, on an early morning hike, repairing the van or reading in bed under the covers, a headlamp is one of the best RV gifts for travelers.
We own this one by Foxelli and love it. Super bright, it runs on AAA batteries and comes in a range of cool colors. It is really comfortable to wear and lasts for ages.
RV Gift Ideas for Her
These t-shirts are cute camper themed gifts for Mom.
Soft and comfy with a capped sleeve and loose fit, they come in a range of colors and print designs.
If you are searching for affordable RV gifts for Mom, you can’t go wrong with a casual, fun t-shirt.
Any camper knows when camping off the grid that your hair is not going to look great. Which is why this vintage baseball cap is such a fun gift idea for people with campers!
It is made from 100% cotton and has a buckle closure. It comes in a huge range of single and two tone colors. Perfect as a small RV gift or Christmas stocking filler.
One thing I find hard when camping in the shoulder season is the cold. Spending so much time outside, I often find myself rugging up with a jacket early in the afternoon.
Which is why I LOVE this outdoor blanket. I think it was made for me and anyone else who feels the cold (or just likes to snuggle under a blanket!).
Made from recycled materials, it has a special coating to make it water, stain and odor resistant. It is machine washable and has 4 loops to stake it down. It comes with a stuff sack and packs down pretty small.
So whether you need a picnic blanket, throw for the couch, blanket to keep warm by the camp fire or a ground cover at the beach, this multi purpose blanket is one of the best gifts for people with campers.
Fun Motorhome Gifts
We loved exploring the National Parks in the US, and these National Park Passports are a great way for you or your kids to create a personal trip keepsake.
Mark the parks off as you visit, add the stamp from each destination and record your memories of the day. A really lovely gift idea for adventure lovers and one of the best RV gifts for kids.
If you are looking for unique gifts for RV owners, this US National Parks scratch off poster is a great option.
The gorgeous hand painted watercolor images are revealed under an easy peel foil cover. The poster comes in a handy tube to keep it protected, as well as a card with information about each park.
This is one of the more unique RV gifts on our list, and makes for a beautiful Christmas or birthday gift for RV owners.
This US State sticker map is a fun way for RVers to track their trip across the country.
Made from high quality peel and stick vinyl, it is water and UV resistant – so you can place the decal on the outside or inside of your van.
The kids will love peeling the sticker for each state and adding to the map – the perfect keepsake for a family road trip.
Useful gift Ideas for RV Campers
One of the best things about traveling by RV is cooking and grilling outside. If you are looking for good gifts for RV owners who love to BBQ, this Grill Accessory Set is a great gift idea.
The 29 pc set includes grilling tools, skewers, grill mat and meat claws, and it all stores away in a convenient carry case so nothing is misplaced.
Cast iron cookware certainly isn’t light, but it is the perfect choice for RV owners as it is durable, long lasting and can be used on stoves, in the oven, on the grill and over the camp fire.
We love these cast iron reversible grills as they can be used for so many recipes. From grilling meat and fish to cooking pancakes, eggs and stir frys, they are one of the most useful kitchen accessories in a camper.
I couldn’t get by without my daily cup of coffee, even when I am traveling. There are a lot of choices for RV owners and it really depends on the size of your van and the electrical capacity.
Whilst there are some great compact espresso and drip coffee makers, you really can’t go past a stainless steel french press coffee maker for traveling.
The coffee quality is fantastic and I love that it can be used for other purposes like frothing milk, making tea and brewing cold brew coffee. You can even use it to serve juice and water without the press.
This coffee maker by Mueller is double insulated and has a 4 level filtration system to ensure there are no grounds in your coffee. It is one of the best gifts for RVers who love coffee.
Practical Kitchen Gifts for RV Travelers
When space is in short supply, these collapsible sicilone food storage containers are a welcome addition to the RV. We use these when we travel in the van and I can’t recommend them enough.
They are microwave and freezer safe and come in a range of colors and sizes. A great way to store leftovers in the fridge or for packing food for a hike.
If you are looking for small Christmas gifts for RV campers, these adventure printed kitchen towels are really cute.
Washing up is something you seem to be doing all the time (when you don’t have a dishwasher) so it may as well be done using something pretty!
I do love drinking wine out of a real wine glass, but in an RV or camper van it just isn’t a practical choice.
Which is why I LOVE these stainless steel RV wine glasses. They are not only great for a glass of wine, the double insulation means they are great as coffee mugs too. You gotta love things that have more than one function in a motorhome!
The lids help keep the bugs out when you are drinking outside and the straws mean they are great for the kids to enjoy a milkshake or smoothie.
These tumblers are possibly the best gift for RV campers. Practical, multipurpose, good quality and nice looking. Can it get better than that?
These printed graphic RV coffee mugs are great gift ideas for caravan enthusiasts. Whether you use them in the van or at home, they come in a range of gorgeous prints.
Note while they look like enamel camping mugs they are actually ceramic, so need to be stored carefully.
Outdoor Gift Ideas for RV Owners
We love sitting out by an open fire when we travel, but often times wood fires are banned, or there is a fire ban. Or, you just don’t want to wake up the next day smelling of smoke.
The answer is one of these free standing propane gas fire pits. Made of stainless steel with a matchless ignition, they generate a smokeless cozy ambience year round.
These are pretty unique gifts for RV campers and we would love to own one.
For RVers who spend more than a couple of days in each destination, pop up outdoor gazebos are fantastic RV camping gifts, particularly for families with young children.
They can be used as an additional covered living space or a contained space for a toddler to play. They are also great to use as a work space. Plus they offer protection from mosquitos and other annoying bugs in the late afternoon and evening.
This gazebo is great because it is super quick to put up and down in under a minute. It is also water resistant and comes with stakes and tie down ropes to secure during windy weather.
If you are looking for the gift ideas for motorhome owners with kids who love a slower style of travel, this gazebo is a great gift choice.
An outdoor patio mat is possibly one of the most essential RV accessories for travel. You never really know what your RV sites will be like – whether they will be dusty, rocky or green. Especially when boondocking.
So an outdoor mat serves many purposes. They help keep the interior of your RV free of dirt, they provide comfortable outdoor flooring and are the perfect outdoor play space for little kids.
Made from 100% weather resistant plastic, this one is a generous 9×12 feet and is dual sided with two different patterns. It can be washed down with warm water and is campground grass friendly too.
If you are looking for practical gifts for campervan owners, an outdoor mat is a good choice.
So that rounds up our guide to the best gifts for RV owners and travelers. We hope you have found the perfect gift for the RVers in your life.