Are you shopping for someone who loves nothing more than to pack up for the weekend and hit the open road? These best gifts for RV owners are sure to make that person in your life happy.
Gifts Every RV Owner Needs
Extra space isn’t always something you have while on the road. This Telescoping Ladder by TOOLITIN is great for those hard-to-reach tasks inside and outside of the RV. It extends to 12.5 feet, supports up to 330 pounds, and closes to a super compact design when it’s not in use.
This lightweight, durable extension ladder is made from oxidized aluminum alloy and nylon-reinforced plastic parts. Each rung has a locking mechanism that makes it super easy to adjust the ladder to the height that you want. It’s also easy to fold and unfold with the press of a single button. The RV owner in your life will appreciate this for clearing roof limbs off their house, making repairs, and even just changing the light bulb!
Roadside Emergency Kit
This Roadside Emergency Kit by STDY has all the basics an RV owner needs if they get stuck on the side of the road. Some of the items this kit includes are jumper cables, a tow rope, tire pressure gauge, tire repair tools, cable ties, PVC tape, mechanical flashlight, utility knife, screwdriver, and a safety hammer. It also comes with safety items like a reflective safety vest, safety gloves, a reflective warning triangle, and even a disposable raincoat.
Even though this kit will keep the RV owner in your life prepared for a lot of auto emergencies, the kit doesn’t take up that much space. Everything comes in a convenient bag and can be stored when they don’t need it. Be sure that your loved one is prepared for anything with this gift.
The 2-pack Chock Kit by Andersen Hitches is a must for new RV owners. Chocks are used to level your camper in lieu of cinder blocks, 2x4s, or anything else you might use. With their unique design, these even let you level your camper faster.
This is designed for campers that have a maximum tire diameter of 32″ and weighing up to 30,000 pounds and are ready to go right out of the box. The chocks can also be adjusted for dual tires or smaller spaces. They don’t even need to be placed on both sides of the camper, just put them on the lowest side and they’ll level everything out easily!
Rumpl The Down Blanket
One of the best things about being in an RV is having the option to layout and appreciate the stars. The Rumpl is a down blanket perfect for that. Of course, it can be used for taking in an outdoor concert, laying out on the beach, and so many other things as well. Any RV owner would appreciate this as a gift!
The Rumpl is extremely lightweight (the 2 person size is just 2 pounds!) and compact when compressed. The inside is made from warm 600 fill duck down and the outside has a DWR coating. With the coating, it resists odors, water, stains, dirt, sand, spilled drinks, and so much more. While it is machine washable, you don’t need to wash it very often with how well it resists the outdoors. As an added benefit, it comes with a water-resistant sack to keep it compact and loops on the outer corners that can be used to stake the blanket down.
Wireless Backup Camera
Even with mirrors, parking an RV can seem almost impossible. This Wireless Backup Camera by 4Ucam makes this daunting task significantly easier. Being a wireless system, it’s super easy to install on RVs, 5th wheels, and more. The 7″ monitor plugs right into your cigarette lighter and sits on the dash. It connects wirelessly to the camera and receiver placed on the rear of the vehicle. Parking the RV is now going to be effortless. Plus, nobody has to get out and help!
This backup camera system works without static or interference, giving you a crystal clear picture that lets the RV owner in your life easily maneuver their large vehicle. It also has infrared LEDs for clear vision while backing up at night and is both waterproof and shock-resistant.
Are you shopping for someone who is new to owning an RV? The RVminders Set is the perfect way to help the RV owner in your life keep track of everything they need to do before taking off in their RV. It can be very helpful in preventing accidents!
This set comes with 10 reminders, including hookups, steps/ladder, compartment locks, and more. There are also two blank ones, so they can customize other things they need to remember to do. The reminders have a wrap-around design that’s easy to add to and remove from the steering wheel. This means your loved one can put them all on once they stop, and remove them as they go before they take off again. It’s almost like a checklist on the steering wheel!
Decor Gifts for RV Owners
Natural Coir Doormat
The RV owner in your life will be thrilled to receive this Coir Doormat by DII. This camper doormat is 18″ x 30″ and has a picture of an RV home with the words, “Home is where you park it.” It’s perfect for setting in front of an RV with its low profile, non-slip PVC backing, and ability to trap dirt.
The coir this is made from is coconut fibers. The natural fiber has stiff bristles that are great for knocking off dirt and mud from shoes. Additionally, the cells of natural fiber absorb dirt and water easily, so it’s less likely that people will track dirt into their RV.
State Sticker Travel Map
The Sticker Travel Map is a great way to keep track of all the amazing places they’ve visited with their RV so far. The map is 21″ x 14.5″ and comes with a sticky back, so it can be placed on a window, door, or wall. This map of the United States is one that they can fill in as they visit new places with the included state stickers.
Not only does this RV map make great decor, but it’s also a great conversation starter. They’ll love showing off all the places they’ve been to new people they meet on the road. As an added bonus, this is made using UV-protected ink with extra laminate on top, which prevents fading and ensures the map will last for adventures for years to come.
Outdoor String Lights
My family spends a lot of time camping and one of my favorite things to do is look at how people have decorated their RVs, especially the ones that spend a lot of time on their lot. These Outdoor String Lights by Brightech Ambience Pro are the perfect gift for the RV owner in your life to decorate their site. Not only is it fun to customize their home away from home, but the lights are great for helping them find their way back to the site at night!
These string lights are waterproof and weatherproof, so they’ll last through many seasons. The entire string is 24-feet long and the bulbs are dimmable, so they can create an ambiance around their RV! They even work with Alexa to turn and off and they can connect up to eight strands together for more light.
Gifts for an RV Owner’s Kitchen
The Collapse-it Containers Sampler Pack comes with four square silicone containers in size 7 cups, 4 cups, 3 cups, and 2 cups. They collapse when not in use, so they don’t take up unnecessary space. The containers are also oven, microwave, and freezer safe!
Each container is made from BPA-free silicone and comes with an airtight vacuum seal lid for better food storage. They are also super convenient to use since you don’t have to transfer to a new dish for baking or microwaving. Additionally, the lids have a unique vent seal that can be opened for steaming foods in the microwave. The RV owner in your life will love to receive this space-saving, useful gift.
Nesting Bowls Set
The 9-piece Nesting Bowls Set comes with all types of kitchen tools that “nest” inside each other, so they barely take up space and a 15″ x 8.75″ cutting board. This is the perfect gift for an RV owner’s kitchen.
In this set, you can find a large and small mixing bowl, with the smaller bowl having measurements. It also comes with 1 cup, 1/2 cup, 1/3 cup, and 1/4 cup measuring cups, a measuring tablespoon, a 3.2-quart colander, and a 1.75-quart steel strainer. The bowls have non-slip bases and everything (except the steel colander) is dishwasher safe. Another included item is the cutting board. This features a unique design that makes it easy to pick food up and fold the sides in, so they can easily put food into a pot or bowl. They’ll love using all these tools to make delicious food on the road!
Instant Pot Duo Mini
If you’re going to bring along a kitchen appliance, you want it to make a variety of food. The 7-in-1 Duo Mini by Instant Pot does just that. It is an electric pressure cooker, slow cooker, and rice cooker. It also sautes or steams food, makes yogurt, and so much more. There is even a sterilizer setting that can be used for cleaning!
The Instant Pot is super easy to use with all the programmable settings. There’s no limit to what can be made in it and since there is more than one cooking function, it’s super easy to make one-pot meals without any extra mess. The mini size holds 3-quarts of food, so it doesn’t take up too much space. It also has over 10 different safety features and comes with access to hundreds of recipes through the Instant Pot app available on iPhone and Android devices. The RV owner in your life will definitely appreciate this gift!
This Immersion Blender is the perfect alternative to a blender for an RV owner’s kitchen. Instead of putting things in the blender, you bring this blender to foods and drinks. It’s powerful enough to crush ice and liquefy vegetables and can even be used directly in a pan when making soups and sauces.
Whether they are making a slushie, smoothies, soup, sauce, or anything else they desire, this 2-speed immersion blender can do it all. One of the major benefits is the removable blade. The blade comes off for easy cleaning and the outside of the blender easily wipes clean.
RV Camping Gifts
Telescoping Campfire Forks
These Telescoping Campfire Forks by Jolly Green Products make a wonderful gift for an RV owner that enjoys the outdoors. Even though many RVs have a stove, that doesn’t mean that they won’t want to take full advantage of the campfire. There are no comparing S’mores and hot dogs roasted over a fire.
These campfire forks are 34″ long when fully extended, but less than 10″ when they are closed. The handle rotates easily for even roasting, too. These convenient forks also come with a carrying bag and tip covers, so they take up barely in space at all when they aren’t in use. It’s perfect for someone who has an RV!
Zero Gravity Recliners
When you spend a lot of time away from home, you want somewhere comfortable to rest. This set of 2 Zero Gravity Lounge Chairs by Best Choice Products are some of the most comfortable chairs they will ever sit in on the road. Their zero-gravity design lets them adjust to each person’s weight for a customized relaxation experience.
While these chairs are designed to create a weightless feeling, they are quite sturdy. They are made from low-wear Textilene fabric and durable steel. The chairs also have a 250-pound weight limit and come with removable trays and headrests for each chair. Each removable tray holds two drinks, a phone, and a tablet!
Tiki Torch Set
Tiki Torches are a must when you’re going to be spending a lot of time in the great outdoors. This set of 12 Tiki Torches stands 57″ tall. Just put the oil inside the torch and light the wick. They will provide hours and hours of relief from mosquitoes and can be used again and again. All you have to do is refill the torch!
RV Drinking Glasses
The RV Having Fun Yet Beer Glass is perfect for unwinding around a campfire. It holds up to 16 ounces of their favorite brew and is made of durable glass. Additionally, the design is etched instead of being printed. This makes them dishwasher safe and ensures the funny design won’t fade with time.
If the RV owner in your life is someone who prefers wine to beer, you could also consider this Stemless Wine Glass. It features the same funny slogan as the beer glass and is made with the same quality. Buying one of each could also make a great couples gift!
Double Sunbrella Hammock
The Double Sunbrella Hammock by Vivere comes with a space-saving steel stand and has a 450-pound capacity. All the parts come in a carrying bag and are really easy to set up, so the RV owner in your life can start relaxing sooner once they get to their site.
This is a perfect gift for the couple who loves to go out in their RV, especially since it’s made for two people to use at once. The hammock and stand are super easy to assemble and don’t require any tools to get it ready. As an added benefit, the fabric that makes up the hammock is super durable but also breathable. It also resists UV rays, staining, and fading. If these benefits weren’t enough, the workmanship and materials come with a 12-month warranty!
Camping Coffee Mug
This Camping Coffee Mug by Camco is perfect for that RV owner who loves going camping. They’ll love starting their morning with this cup whether they are in their RV or at home, dreaming of their next camping trip.
This mug reads, “Life is better at the campsite” and has a picture of an RV among the trees. It also has a large, C-shaped handle and a red and white speckled design. Your loved one will appreciate this as they enjoy 14 ounces of their favorite beverage. As an added benefit, this ceramic mug is safe for use in the microwave and dishwasher.
Entertainment Gifts for RV Owners
This Mini Projector by Elephas makes a wonderful gift for an RV owner. It works with Androids, iPhones, and other smart devices and projects whatever is on the screen from their smartphone. This makes it perfect for watching movies, without the need for a bulky TV. They can easily set this up in their bedroom and watch a movie on the wall.
The RV owner in your life will be thrilled to receive this as a gift. It has incredible HD output for crystal clear images and a high-quality built-in speaker.
The Cornhole Boards by Tailgating Pros are regulation size boards sized 4′ x 2′. The board features a distressed American flag design and comes with 8 bean bags. Purple and blue are pictured, but you can customize which colors you get.
Each board is made from sturdy wood and heavy-duty hardware. They also have a crossbar that prevents bounce and are laminated to preserve the design. The bags are made from duck canvas and double stitches, which makes them extra heavy duty so they can be used again and again. When not in use, the cornhole boards and bags can be carried inside the included carrying case. They aren’t too hard to carry and weigh just 15 pounds each.
Jazzminton is a super fun game that can be played without a net, so it’s perfect for the RV. The set comes with two wooden paddles, a paddle ball, two fast feathers, and two slow feathers, as well as a convenient carrying bag that everything fits in. It’s a compact way to bring some entertainment on the road.
The feathers on the back of the birdies are attached using water-resistant glue, so this can even be used in the water. They’ll also appreciate the design of the paddles. It has an all-over “sweet spot” design so they can easily hit the birdie anywhere on the paddle. The handles are also ergonomically designed and moisture-wicking, so they’re comfortable to hold even in the heat.
As a music lover, a Bluetooth Speaker is a must when I go camping. The JBL Flip 5 is a super portable, waterproof speaker designed for the outdoors. It connects easily to any of your devices via Bluetooth and has a rugged, rubberized design that helps protect from damage if it falls. The speaker is even waterproof, so it can easily be taken to the pool and you don’t have to worry about it getting wet if there’s a sudden downpour.
The speaker pictured here is black but it’s available in over 10 different colors so you can show off your personality. This is especially true since you can put this on a wrist strap and go! It’s the perfect camping accessory. They’ll also appreciate the loud, high-quality sound and 12 hours of playtime on a single charge!
How We Chose Gifts For RV Owners
Even though there are plenty of RVs with a roomy design, there still isn’t a lot of extra storage space on an RV. As we considered gifts for an RV owner, we considered how much space the gift would take up. While there were a few bigger gifts mentioned, these are things that would be useful to your loved ones while they’re out in their RV.
Many of the gifts that we included were practical. When you have to be considerate of space, many of the items that go along on the road are items that get used frequently. This is true whether they only take their RV out for the occasional weekend or they live out on the road.
Even though we tried to keep gifts practical, we also included some novelty items and fun decor for an RV. This includes things like the RV Sticker Map that isn’t necessarily useful but still tells a story. As an added bonus, the map doesn’t take up unnecessary space in the RV.
FAQs – Gifts For RV Owners
What does every RV owner need?
Before you take your RV out for the first time, you’ll need to be sure you have a drinking water hose and a sewer kit. Some other important things include a generator so your battery doesn’t die, surge protectors, electrical adapters, water pressure regulator, and tire pressure gauge. It’s also important to be prepared for emergencies with things like a flashlight, duct tape, extra motor oil and transmission fluid, an emergency road kit, and a fire extinguisher. It’s also important to keep documents like your registration and insurance in a sealed bag.
In addition to these things, some RV items like clothing, linen, camping essentials, cooking and kitchen items, entertainment items, and hygiene essentials are also important. When packing, you’ll want to be prepared while trying to conserve space, depending on how big the RV is.
Can you live an RV?
There is no reason that you can’t live in an RV. It is perfectly legal as long as you follow local laws about where you park the RV. Many people stay at RV campgrounds throughout the year, either temporarily or permanently. It is also common for people in the United States to go North when it gets hot and South when it starts to get cold.
Of course, if you own your own land, you can also legally park and RV there to live. The biggest things that you’ll need access to are sewer and water lines. This will give you running water in the RV and waste disposal when you use the toilet.