Gift Ideas for RV Campers

By Samantha Lemna | November 21, 2019

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.