Is there someone special in your life that lives in an RV full-time? Or maybe you have a family member that recently bought a new RV and is still working on outfitting it with their must-have gadgets and gizmos?
Whatever the case may be, it’s never too early (or too late for that matter!) to start searching for the best gifts for RV owners in your life. Fortunately for you, we’ve put together an awesome list of RV gifts that are perfect for any occasion.
Keep reading to see 15 RV gift ideas!
15 Awesome Gifts for RV Owners
1. Wicked Good Moccasins RV gift
One tricky part about living in an RV is that not all models are well-insulated when overnight temperatures start to dip into the 30s and 40s.
Additionally, the design of most RVs tends to allow a lot of cold air to accumulate under the floor and storage compartments. The effect of this is that the floors in an RV can be uncomfortably chilly late in the evening or first thing in the morning.
This is especially true if an RVer has hardwood or laminate flooring.
These Wicked Good Moccasins are a great RV gift idea to ensure the RVer in your life has something warm to slide their feet into in the morning.
The moccasins even have a durable outsole so an RVer can use them outdoors as well! We think this is one of the best gifts for RV owners for warm and cozy feet.
2. GSI Outdoors Folding Water Cube Gift For RV Owners
While most RVs have their own onboard water tanks, we always used to travel with extra stores inside the coach of our rig.
Partly, this was because we liked to bring extra drinking water from our hometown (quick promotion for mountain water!), but it also allowed us to travel for longer stints before we had to pull into an on-the-grid campground to refill our tanks.
Whether someone is RVing, van living, or truck/car camping, bringing extra water stores is never a bad idea, which makes extra water storage one of the best gifts for RV owners who like to boondock.
And it can also be collapsed easily so that it doesn’t take up too much space, which makes it a very appreciated RV gift idea.
3. America The Beautiful National Park Pass RV Gift Idea
What’s a better RV gift idea than giving the RVer in your life a brand new national parks pass!
It’s giving them the gift of breathtaking scenery right out their kitchen window! One of the absolute gems of RV living in the United States is the number of protected national parks, monuments, and heritage sites that RVers can enjoy.
But for one flat fee, the America The Beautiful National Park Pass will cover entrance fees to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites for a full calendar year.
The pass is valid for one year from the month of purchase and is also honored at sites managed by the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Reclamation, and Army Corps of Engineers.
This is one of the best gifts for RV owners to ensure lots of visits to national parks in the year ahead.
4. RV CouchCoaster gift idea
Not all RV couches come with built-in coasters or beverage holders.
When it’s time to relax at the end of a long day of adventures, an RVer wants a place to kick up their feet and enjoy a movie or favorite streaming TV series. But you need a safe place to keep your beverage of choice close at hand.
The premier RV CouchCoaster is a great gift for RV campers because it helps keep a cold drink close by.
A coaster also reduces the hazard of spillage if a camper gets up too quickly. Whether you’re trying to avoid spilling hot coffee or red wine, this coaster simply hooks over the arm of an RV sofa.
The only caveat is that the arm of an RVer’s couch or sofa must be at least 5.5 inches wide for the CouchCoaster to fit snug and secure!
This is one of the best gifts for RV owners without built in coasters!
5. YETI MOLLE Bottle Opener RV gift idea
Having the ability to pop-the-top on a preferred camping beverage is key to an enjoyable RV camping experience. But carrying around a bottle opener on a keychain or in your pocket can be cumbersome.
That’s why the most experienced RV campers usually attach a permanent bottle opener somewhere on the outside of their RV, which makes an excellent RV gift idea.
This YETI MOLLE Bottle Opener is actually made to fit any one-inch MOLLE system, so it will be compatible with many backpacks and even soft-sided coolers with a one-inch strap.
You can also permanently screw it into any hardwood surface on the inside or outside of an RV. It’s made of corrosion-resistant stainless steel so an RVer doesn’t have to worry about it rusting if left outside.
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6. Wild + Wolf Pocket Flashlight Tool RV gift
Most campers and outdoor recreationists are accustomed to carrying a compact multi-tool for all of their adventures.
Because RVs offer a lot more storage space than a backpack or even a car, an RVer should probably already be carrying a full toolset somewhere underneath their RV.
In some cases, however, a pocket-sized tool can still come in handy and makes a great RV gift!
If you know an RVer that’s always complaining about not having a flashlight, bottle opener, screwdriver, or knife on hand, the Wild + Wolf Pocket Flashlight Tool is the perfect gift for that RV owner.
It actually features both a Philips head and a flat head screwdriver. It also weighs just 2.4 ounces and comes with its own carabiner so you can clip it to your jeans or onto an RV keychain.
7. RV Patio Mat gift idea
If the folks you’re shopping for an RV gift idea for are anything like some of the long-time RVers I know, there’s a huge emphasis on minimizing the amount of dirt that gets tracked inside the RV.
While I’ve always maintained that “it is camping after all,” I recognize the need to keep your RV clean and friendly for taking your shoes off and relaxing at the end of the day.
This is one of the reasons why an RV patio mat can make one of the best gifts for RV owners.
Not only can one of these mats help to trap dirt before it makes its way inside an RV, but it can also give the RVer a more comfortable outdoor living space when camping in warm weather.
This particular RV patio mat is 8’ wide by 18’ long, which will usually cover the entire area under most RV awnings.
These mats are super easy to sweep or wipe clean and they come with their own carrying bags for easy transportation and compact storage underneath an RV.
8. Clever Throw Pillows gift for RV owners
Adding clever home decor like these throw pillows is the best way to make an RV feel more like a comfortable, personalized living space.
If an RVer is intentional about that decoration process, they can even add some conversation-starting pieces to their RV’s interior. I understand that throw pillows can sometimes be a controversial topic, but I’ve run into more people that love them than hate them over the years.
These clever Asamour throw pillows give you a four-pack with unique camping-related sayings or images on each. From ‘Adventure Awaits’ to ‘Happy Camper’ they are perfect for decorating an RV’s interior and also make a fun and unique RV gift idea.
These particular pillows have a sort of vintage wood background, but you can find them in other varieties that more closely match the existing interior of a loved one’s RV.
9. Tire Pressure Monitoring System Gift For RV Owners
This is quite arguably the highest-priced RV gift idea I’ve included because it’s one of the best ways to ensure the safety of an RV and everyone in it.
Having a tire blow out unexpectedly while traveling down the highway at 60 miles per hour can quickly lead to all sorts of spiraling issues that we don’t really want to think about.
But hooking up a tire pressure monitoring system allows an RVer to keep tabs on the status of all RV tires from the comfort and convenience of the captain’s chair.
A system like this one from Vesafe includes enough sensors to monitor up to 10 tires, which makes it a great option for larger RVs, travel trailers, and 5th wheels.
The RVer in your life will appreciate this thoughtful RV gift.
10. Road Atlas Gift For RV Owners
I know that everyone relies on their electronic GPS systems these days, but I still tend to rely on a good old-fashioned (hopefully up-to-date!) road atlas for my RV and road trip travels.
GPS units can also be hard to give as a gift because they require intimate knowledge of the RV’s dashboard setup and electrical capabilities.
If you have an RV friend or family member just getting ready to embark on several weeks or months on the road, a 2021 Rand McNally Large Scale Road Atlas is the perfect gift to help them with all of their navigation conundrums.
Plus, it doesn’t rely on electrical power or cell phone reception for off-grid RV adventures!
11. Inline Water Purifier RV gift
One of the unfortunate truths about full-time RV living is that the quality of drinking water you find can vary greatly from campground-to-campground.
Whether a property is hooked into city water or pulling from a well can impact both the safety and the taste of your drinking water.
Different cities also use varying levels of chlorine (and other chemicals) to ensure the safety of their drinking water.
All of that being said, the easiest way to improve the safety and taste of drinking water in an RV is to purchase an inline water purifier like this Inline Water Purifier from Camco.
These purifiers screw directly into an RV’s water hose and filter out sediments, chemicals, and heavy metals.
They are also the most affordable way to improve the quality and taste of the drinking water in an RV, and make a fantastic gift for an RV owner.
12. Inflatable Kayak (or Inflatable Paddleboard!) RV gift
For your RV friends or family that love water-based recreation, an inflatable kayak or paddleboard is a great gift idea for an RV owner.
Bringing a hard-sided kayak or paddleboard on RV adventures can be a major headache, but these inflatable versions can easily fit in most RV storage compartments without taking up too much space.
The Intex Excursion Pro inflatable kayak is one of the most popular selections for RVers because you can set it up for one or two paddlers.
But if your special RVer is into paddleboarding, you might consider this 10-foot inflatable paddleboard is a great gift option for beginners and it weighs just 22 pounds.
13. Electric Air Pump RV gift idea
An electric air pump is one of the best gifts for an RV owner who loves outdoor activities like inflatable paddleboards and kayaks. It can even be used to pump up a football!
Many of the best electric air pumps for RVs will plug into the 12-volt cigarette lighter in the cab of an RV and they come with all the appropriate attachments for pumping up a variety of inflatable recreation equipment.
This 20 PSI electric air pump allows an RVer to automatically set the maximum pressure for the items they’re inflating.
This allows you to start the pump and then walk away without worrying about over-inflating a kayak or paddleboard. The pump will automatically shut off when it reaches the preset pressure an RVer has designated.
14. Mild Scented Candles (or Incense Sticks!) RV gift
One of the hard parts of RV life is that unenjoyable smells tend to stick around in such a confined space.
Whether you burn something in the kitchen or it’s time to empty your RV’s holding tanks, a set of mild scented candles or incense sticks is the best gift for RV owners looking to improve the scent of their living space.
This two-pack of lavender-scented soy candles from Mrs. Meyer’s will burn for up to 35 hours and the jars are recyclable when they do burn through.
And if an RVer is into incense, this pack of approximately 135 incense sticks is great for cleansing the air in an RV and it comes with its own burner tray.
15. Barbecue Utensil Set RV Gift Idea
Not every RV campsite will have a fire ring with a grill for barbecuing, but most will, which makes a barbecue utensil set an awesome gift for an RV camper.
Whether an RVer is using the grill on a campsite’s fire ring or has one of the best portable grills for RVing, an RVer will need a quality set of barbecue utensils.
This 13-piece utensil set from Cuisinart includes all of the tools an RVer will need for grilling meats, veggies, potatoes, and anything else. It also gives an RV camper four stainless steel skewers for roasting marshmallows over an open fire!
Conclusion On Best Gifts For RV Campers
The best gifts for RV owners are those that truly come from the heart.
The best gift-givers among us are the ones who really listen when we casually mention something that would make RV living easier and more enjoyable.
That being said, we hope that this list of awesome gifts for RV campers gives you the inspiration you’re looking for. We wish you the best of luck finding the perfect gift for that special RVer in your life!
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Kristin Hanes is a journalist who founded The Wayward Home as a place to learn about alternative living. She currently lives on a sailboat and in a Chevy Astro van, and has written articles about alternative living published in Good Housekeeping, Business Insider, Marie Claire and SF Gate. Read more about Kristin here.