Over 30 of the Best Gifts Ideas for RV Owners (2021 Guide)

Last Updated on December 9, 2021 by Chris and Lindsay

Looking for the perfect gift for the RV owners in your life?  

Gifts for RV owners can be simple, practical, fun or funny. Whether you’re shopping for Christmas, birthday or just because, shopping for the perfect gifts for RVers is as much fun as giving them. 

As we have lived full-time in our RV for over two years we know the kind of gift ideas that would make life on the road safer, more comfortable or simply more fun. From kitchen gadgets to RV decor, the list of gift ideas for RV owners is endless. 

But picking the right gifts for RV owners can be challenging when RV space is limited and RV owners are sometimes particular in what they want and need for their RV. 

That’s why we’ve put together a comprehensive list that balances the RV gadgets we have and use nearly every day with those that are still on our “wish list.” 

We’re confident that there are gift ideas on this list that will be greatly appreciated by the RVer in your life.  

With that said, here are our top recommendations in each of the categories below:

Our Top 10 Gift Ideas for RV Owners

Harvest Hosts Membership
National Park Pass
Instant Pot
Camping Table
Tire Pressure Gauge
Cordless Vacuum
State Sticker Map
Inflatable Kayak / Inflatable SUP
Amazon Gift Cards

The Perfect Gifts for RV Owners

Beyond our Top 10 gift ideas for RV owners you’ll find plenty more suggestions below. We are careful to include only those items that the RV owner in your life is sure to appreciate. Whether space-saving, value-adding or just plain fun – these gift ideas are sure to bring a smile to the recipient’s face! 

Practical RV Gifts

These gift ideas are perfect to make life on the road safer, more comfortable and more convenient. A lot of the time those of us with RVs either forget to purchase these items ourselves or we don’t prioritize them into our budgets. This means the RVer in your life is sure to appreciate the thoughtfulness of these gift ideas. 

Harvest Hosts Logo

By far our favorite camping membership that provides free camping options at beautiful wineries, farms and unique small businesses across the US. This is the perfect gift to upgrade a camping experience and one that many RVers may overlook. 

We love our membership so much we work with Harvest Hosts to provide a 15% discount when you purchase this membership for the RVer in your life!

Whether climbing into the RV from outside or trying to access cupboard space, we use our folding stool step every single day. 

  • Lightweight
  • Sturdy
  • Anti-slip
  • Folds away

After over a year of the inconvenience of making the electric handheld vacuum we owned before we moved into our RV work for us we finally “splurged” on this cordless vacuum that makes keeping our tiny home tidy so much easier! 

  • Small
  • Powerful
  • Convenient for daily use
  • Removes pet hair

Although we have a ladder to access the roof of our RV, cleaning and maintaining the RV would be made much simpler and safer with this telescoping ladder. It’s on our wish list for all of these reasons:

  • Stores easily
  • Sturdy
  • Great length (12 feet!)
  • Lightweight

There’s nothing like stepping out of your RV right into a pile of sand, mud or wet grass! Having an outdoor mat outside of the RV is not only a nice way to make a campsite feel like home, but also it is a practical way of tracking less dirt, sand and mud around the RV. 

  • Durable
  • Lightweight/compact
  • Easy to clean
  • UV resistant

Many people forget that your entire life in an RV is being held up by the tires. So maintaining tire tread and proper inflation is paramount to safety. This multi-tool provides quick and accurate tire pressure readings among other safety features:

  • Glass-breaking hammer
  • Seatbelt cutter
  • Flashlight
  • Red safety light

When living in a tiny space it is easy to overlook how air quality can be compromised by various factors on the road. These charcoal air purifying bags are simple ways to capture contaminants and odors that would otherwise be amplified by the small living space in an RV. 

  • Environmentally-friendly 
  • Reusable
  • Unobtrusive size
  • Great for all areas of the RV

Weather apps and radio stations aren’t always accurate with weather forecasts. This simple weather station lets you know what’s going on outside the RV so you know how to prepare for the day before stepping foot outside. 

  • Wireless (receiver mounts outside)
  • Nice visual display
  • Set temperature alerts
  • Basic weather forecast 

Annual National Park Pass
Annual National Park Pass

You almost have to go OUT of the way to avoid coming across a US National Park. With fees ranging between $25-$30+ per park this pass pays for itself in 2-3 visits. It is the perfect gift for any RVer traveling across the US.

  • Affordable
  • Useful at hundreds of federal lands
  • Good for 12 months

There are few nights when a headlamp does not come in handy. This simple device is great when taking the dog out, checking on the RV or walking to the campground restroom facility. We have multiple headlamps by the door for quick grab.

  • Convenient, hands-free LED lights
  • Multiple brightness settings
  • Red light option
  • Lightweight and unobtrusive

This is a game changer for enhancing cellular service both for convenience and safety. Turn minimal reception into cellular service that allows you to stay connected or use the phone in the event of an emergency. We’ve relied on ours for both, particularly as we love RV camping in more remote locations. 

  • Works with all carriers
  • Easy to install (toolless) 
  • Modular adjustable antennae 
  • Typically increases service 1-2 bars

READ MORE: Check out this post on 16 RV must-haves that will make RV life safer and more comfortable!

RV Kitchen Gifts

The RV kitchen tends to be the focal point of most RVs. And for anyone living in their RV for any amount of time, having the conveniences of their home kitchen in an RV is often a luxury. These RV gift ideas are great to improve the quality of life for your RVing friends or family members!

We have yet to meet an RVer who does not enjoy a glass of wine or two while camping in some of the most beautiful places in the world. These Happy Camper wine glasses are ruggedly designed for the RVer who makes relaxation a part of life on the road. 

  • Durable/Chip Resistant 
  • Fun graphical design 
  • Ergonomically friendly  
  • 15 oz fill size

Collapsible cooking utensils should be all the rage among RVers. These collapsible bowls, strainers and measuring spoons are the perfect way to save space in an RV. With the same functionality as their more clumsy fixed-size utensils, these are the perfect gifts for saving space. 

  • Space-saving
  • Durable
  • Multi-use
  • Eco-friendly and safe material

By far one of the best RV gift ideas and our most popular kitchen appliance is our InstaPot. We use ours at least 2-3 times each week as it is incredibly versatile for preparing all sorts of RV meals. The RVer in your life will certainly appreciate this thoughtful gift as they prepare meals on the road.

  • Versatile recipe cooking options
  • Small/lightweight storage
  • Energy efficient, low power draw
  • Safe to use and easy to clean

RVers quickly learn that when you spend any time living in an RV things move around. We’ve been surprised many times at the items that shift in closets, cupboards and in the fridge. That’s why these simple refrigerator braces make securing some of the more important items in the fridge easy. 

  • Keeps food containers from sliding and breaking
  • Durable and compact
  • Attaches easily to RV fridge shelving
  • Prevents messy spills

As RV kitchen space is limited sometimes we forfeit kitchen utensils we like to use to save space for practical things like silverware and seasoning. This space-saving gadget kit includes 5 of the most-used utensils in a small, unobtrusive space so your RV kitchen can feel more like your home kitchen. 

  • Cheese grater
  • Garlic grinder
  • Pizza Cutter
  • Bottle opener
  • Fruit/Vegetable Peeler

One of the best kitchen gift ideas for RVers is the notoriously durable cast iron skillet. While not all meals will be prepared over the campfire, it is nice to have a skillet that works just as well over the fire as it does on the RV stove or oven. 

  • Multiple sizes/designs
  • Durable design and materials
  • Multi-use for sear, saute, bake, broil, braise, fry or grill
  • Pre-seasoned and easy to clean

READ MORE: Check out this post on 12 RV kitchen accessories that will make the RV kitchen feel more like your home kitchen!

RV Camping Essentials

One of the joys of RVing is finding yourself camping most nights in beautiful places where you can enjoy the great outdoors. These RV gift ideas are perfect for making those occasions more enjoyable and convenient. 

Having a lightweight camping table that stows away easily is a must for any RVer. This camping table meets all of our requirements for having a quick setup/breakdown that makes having an outdoor table convenient. 

  • Lightweight yet durable
  • Sturdy
  • Easy to setup/breakdown
  • Perfect size for most RVcamping applications

RV owners cannot hit the road without having camping chairs handy. These zero gravity chairs are ergonomically designed to provide the most comfort, convenience and portability when camping. 

  • Adjusts to body size/weight
  • Portable/foldable for stowing
  • Durable and UV resistant
  • Removable headrests

Rocking Camp Chair
Rocking Camp Chair

Add a little more relaxation to the standard camping chair with this great RV gift idea. The foldable camping chair is designed to allow the RVer to rock while sitting. 

  • Easily folds/unfolds
  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Holds up to 250 lbs

While picnic tables are not always available at campsites, most RVers know they are well-worn when you come across them. This tablecloth is a simple and fun way to create a more welcoming table by which to enjoy the campsite. 

  • Easy to clean
  • Fun RV design
  • Fits standard picnic tables
  • Durable material

During the first year of full-time RVing we did not have either an inflatable kayak or stand up paddleboard. Now we have both because we realized how much we were missing out by not being able to enjoy the various lakes, rivers and oceans we explored. We own each of these and know that either will make the perfect gift for any RV owner who enjoys watersports. 

  • Conveniently stored/unpacked
  • Easily inflatable
  • Made of Durable materials
  • Comes with all you need for a fun day on the water
iROCKER Inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard
iROCKER Inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard

Just for Fun

Sometimes the best gift ideas for RVers are those that make them think of you wherever in the world they find themselves. These are some fun RV gift ideas that your RVing friend or family member is sure to enjoy. 

This is the best RV gift for keeping track of all of the places the RVer in you life travels. It is a simple, fun way to cross off states from the RVing bucket list as they travel from one border to another. 

  • Mounts to window, door or wall
  • Laminated and durable
  • Colorful and representative of each state
  • Easily see where you’ve been (and need to go!)

This thoughtful RV gift will reduce the number of spills in the RV. It is the perfect gift for any full-time RVer who spends any amount of time relaxing in their RV after a long day of driving or exploring the outdoor world!

  • One size fits all
  • Protects both hot and cold drinks
  • Ergonomically designed to prevent spilling
  • Easy to setup and secure

We’ve yet to meet RVers that don’t enjoy a hot cup of Joe in the morning. We have dedicated coffee cups for each of us and think this is a fun way of remembering whose cup is whose! For him: endless apologies for things said when parking the RV! For her: a reminder to him of who is really in charge of the camper.

  • Fun RV-minded design
  • Durable design for hot and cold drinks
  • Standard coffee cup size

Despite living in the digital age, these camping journals are the perfect gift for RV owners who like to remember the details of the places they visit. Whether tracking campsites or recording daily entries of activities, this journal is a fun way to keep up with the RV camping experience. 

  • Camping-themed
  • Sturdy binding and cover
  • 160 pages for recording camping details
  • Room for business cards, mementos and more

A great RV gift idea for anyone spending any amount of time in an RV are these RV decor pillows. With various colors and designs built around the RV theme, these pillows are sure to brighten the RV living space and create a more comfortable feel of home away from home on the road. 

  • Multiple colors/sizes
  • RV-themed designs
  • Fun/Funny design options

This is another simple RV gift idea for making the RV feel more like home. Gift a set of these for the RVer in your life to brighten up their RV kitchen or bathroom and give them the sense of being at home on the road. 

  • Creatively designed with RV/Camping theme
  • Cotton, easily machine washed
  • Colorful and functional kitchen or Dish towels

These various wooden signs give the RVer in your life a chance to express some of their personality while camping. Choose one that says what you can hear them saying out loud and imagine all the friends they will make with these neighborly talking points. 

  • Handy rope for hanging anywhere
  • Sturdy wood design
  • Small enough to stow away easily
  • Fun camping expressions of personality

So What Is The Best Gift For The RV Owner In Your Life?

We’ve given you plenty of great gift ideas to make the RVer in your life happy. But honestly, anytime someone has taken the time to think through what to give us we have been humbled by their generosity.

The best gift is always the one that comes from the heart! If you really know your RVer and what they may need, be sure to check out our RV Essentials post with more great gift ideas that are RV must-haves!

And if you come across any ideas that we might have missed, please let us know. We’re always trying to update our readers on the best information to make life on the road as good as it can be!

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