Gift Ideas for RV Campers

By Samantha Lemna  | 
11/21/19 10:30 AM
    

A Class B motorhome parked on the side of the road at sunset with forest and mountains in the background.

Are you wondering what gift to get someone who loves camping? Don’t worry, we’ve got lots of suggestions whether it’s for a birthday, Christmas or just because! We’ve got both practical and fun options for all price points. Get your RV camper friend, family member, or coworker a gift that they’ll love! 

What does every RV owner need? 

If you’re shopping for a new RV owner, there are lots of essential items you can gift. Here’s a list of the basic gear that every RV camper needs:

Gear for the RV Kitchen

  • Plates
  • Bowls
  • Cutlery
  • Drinking glasses
  • Pots
  • Pans
  • Utensils like a spatula, whisk, flipper, wooden spoon, etc
  • Pantry staples including spices, oils, vinegar, cereal, pasta, canned goods (fruit, veggies, sauces, meat), trail mix, et cetera
  • Foil
  • Cling wrap
  • Sandwich bags
  • Plastic containers
  • Sponges
  • Dish soap
  • Drying rack
  • Oven mitts
  • Trash bags

 

Make sure the kitchen gear is easy to clean and hard to break. You’ll also want to consider what type of RV your camping friend or family member is - if they’ve got a small teardrop trailer they might want different stuff than if they have a luxury motorhome they live in full-time. 

 

Depending on what type of RV they have, they may also need cooking gear like a camp stove. 

Other Gear for the RV

  • Sheets
  • Sleeping bags
  • Blankets
  • Pillows
  • Bathroom towels
  • Dishtowels
  • Toilet paper
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Tarps
  • Ropes or bungee cords
  • Flashlights
  • Campfire roasting sticks
  • Chairs
  • Matches or a lighter
  • Toolbox including a measuring tape, screwdrivers, pliers, hammer, vice grip, level, nails, screws, wire cutters, a pencil, bottle jack (or wheel chock), wheel nut wrench, tire gauge, spare lightbulbs and fuses, duct tape, roll of wire or string, putty knife, caulk and caulking gun, and lubricant. 
  • First-aid kit including bandages, gauze, antiseptic cream, cleansing wipes or liquid, painkillers, antihistamines, distilled water, thermometer, scissors, tweezers, safety pins, sterile gloves, and treatment for bug bites.

 

Practical Gift Ideas for RV Campers

Okay, if they’ve got all of the essentials, what can you give as a gift. Luckily, most RV campers love gear. Here are some suggestions:

  • Outdoor clothing like wool socks, down vests, and warm toques 
  • Water filtration system
  • Fun duct tape
  • A cover for their spare RV tire
  • Foam mattress 
  • Shower caddy
  • Levelling blocks
  • Coffee mugs
  • Nightlight 
  • Headlamp 
  • Utility knife
  • Binoculars
  • Griddles or campfire cooking gadgets
  • Portable propane fire pit
  • Hammock

 

Fun Gift Ideas for RV Campers

  • Salt and pepper shakers
  • Napkin holders
  • Welcome mat
  • Vanity license plate
  • Inflatable boat
  • Outdoor games like cornhole, 
  • Night light
  • Hobby gear (fishing, biking, et cetera)
  • Camping ornament
  • Decorative pillow
  • Silicone wine glasses
  • National Park Pass
  • String lights
  • Inflatable sofa

 

Pet Gifts for RV Campers

Who doesn’t love getting something for their pets? Here are some suggestions if your RV camping friend or a family member has a pet they take camping with them:

  • Treats
  • Toys
  • Collapsible water and food bowls
  • LED lights (for collars)
  • Hiking packs
  • Boots
  • Life jacket
  • Bed, blanket, or sleeping bag (yup, that’s a thing)

Where to Buy Gifts for RV Campers

There are a number of places to find the perfect gift for your an RV camper. Here are a number of stores with physical stores in Alberta as well as online stores:

 

If you’re not exactly sure what to buy for your RV camper friend or family member, a gift card at one of these stores is always a good idea. Just double-check to see if there’s a location nearby or they’re fine with shopping online.

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