Perfect RV Gift Ideas for Outdoor Enthusiasts

| Last Updated: September 13, 2022

Are you looking for the perfect RV gift idea? Is it your partner's birthday, and you're not sure what to get? If he/she is into the great outdoors, there's a multitude of options and you'll be sure to make their special day more memorable.

It can be a bit difficult to find the best gifts for RV owners, that's why we have compiled a list of some of the most useful and unique RV gifts.

We're sure each one will provide you with inspiration and give you ideas of something you can get which they can use on their next adventure.

Perfect RV Gift Ideas for Outdoor Enthusiasts

RV Gift Ideas No.1 - Backup Camera

Every driver is aware that backing up a large vehicle, particularly an RV, can be quite a hassle. Navigating urban maneuvers and tight parking spots can be quite challenging, as it can be very difficult to see behind the RV, even with the help of mirrors. That's why a backup camera is a perfect gift for an RV owner.

This handy equipment is mounted at the rear of an RV while the live feed is transferred to the small monitor and fixed onto the dashboard in direct sight of the driver. A backup camera is essential to ensure the safety of the vehicle, and takes our number one spot. 

Gifts for RV Owners No.2 - Coffee Maker

A coffee maker is another fantastic gift you can get for the RVer in your life. Whether he/she's a heavy or occasional coffee drinker, there is nothing like the smell of freshly brewed coffee in the morning to wake you up and make you feel energized.

Getting coffee on the way is not only impractical, it adds more stops and also costs extra money. Thus, with this RV gift, anyone will be able to enjoy a coffee wherever and whenever one likes. Just make sure that the coffee maker you choose is user-friendly, portable, a space saver with a small footprint, and is easy to clean. 

This gift would save time and money from getting coffee during the trip and will make any RV owner's on-the-road house truly feel like a second home.

RV Gift Ideas No.3 - GPS Unit

A GPS unit is one of the most vital devices for RV living. It can provide real-time traffic updates and point the driver in the right direction. It also provides information about the weather, including temperature and precipitation.

With this ultimate gift for any RV owner, you'll not only ensure the safety of your partner but also make it easier for them to navigate their route.

Your gift will help them plan their journey on roads that are safe for their RV and avoid extremely low bridges or ones which cannot support the weight of the RV. It will also help incorporate RV-friendly stops and include the campsites that are perfect as potential stops.

Gifts for RV Owners No.4 - Dog Ramp

A dog ramp makes a perfect gift for pet parents. As dogs age, they experience problems with mobility, which makes it harder for them to jump or climb stairs. A dog ramp makes it easier for dogs to climb into the vehicle without putting much strain on their hind legs.

Before buying a dog ramp for your favorite RVer, make sure you know the perfect length for the RV. Choose a dog ramp that is light and easy to use, preferably foldable and with a carry handle so that the RVer will not have any trouble storing it. Also, make sure that it has a non-skid surface, so it can provide the dog with secure footing.

RV Gift Ideas No.5 - Propane Fire Pit

The next gift idea is perfect for any RV owner, after all what's camping without a campfire? There are parks and campgrounds that don't allow a traditional wood fire, so a portable fire pit is the perfect option and an ideal gift for the RVer who loves to sit in front of the fire night after night and toast marshmallows or swap stories with friends or family.

Propane fire pits are lightweight, compact, and easy to carry. They use propane as fuel, which is easily available and not very expensive. As an RV gift, it not only saves your friend from lugging around firewood but will also gives them the same benefits as a wood fire at very little cost.

Gifts for RV Owners No.6 - Hammock

The next RV gift idea is my personal favorite. There's nothing more relaxing than chilling in a hammock, slowly swaying to the gentle breeze. If you're thinking about giving your RV owner friend a hammock, then don't hesitate, as it will make a great gift. You can go with traditional hammocks or get a folding hammock as they do not require any trees.

Although hammocks can be a little expensive, they offer the RVer a chance to relax, kick their feet up, and read a good book or bask in the setting sun. By giving a hammock as a gift, you will be inviting the RVer to leave their worries behind and enjoy a relaxing experience. 

RV Gifts No.7 - Grill

Grilling is one of the most fundamental activities associated with RVing, and is really one of the most essential must have accessories for RV livingWithout outdoor grilling, it's hard to imagine an RV life, that's why they're an indispensable must have for RVers.

A grill will help them cook juicy steaks and delicious burgers in no time without heating up the small interior space. There are two types of grills – charcoal and propane grills. Propane grills are bigger and more expensive, which is why RVers find charcoal grills to be more suitable.

Grilling is a staple that allows friends and families to enjoy meals together. So if the RVer in your family loves to cook, there is no better gift than a grill. And best of all, you get to enjoy it on the trips, too.

RV Gift Ideas No.8 - Flag or Flag Pole

A flag or a flag pole may seem like a very small part of RV life, but it is a very visual one, and any patriot will absolutely love this idea. Not only will they be able to display patriotism at their favorite campground, they're also pitching their territory.

If you decide to buy a flag pole as a gift for your RV owner friend, make sure you find one which is the right height and is sturdy enough to weather strong winds. They're available in various sizes and styles, including flag poles that can be mounted to the RV or clip-on flag holders, as well as poles that can be affixed to the ground.

RV Gifts No.9 - Outdoor Shower Enclosure

Some RVs are big enough to have an indoor shower, but if the RVer in your family has a small rig, an outdoor shower enclosure will make a perfect gift for them. An outdoor shower ensures there's more room than in some cramped trailer showers. They also come in handy for washing pets, sports gear, dishes, or rinsing off the dirt and sand after a day spent at the beach.

It also makes an ideal gift even if the RV has an indoor shower, because it is nice to rinse off before going into the inside shower. These shower enclosures are easily available online or you can make one yourself and give your RVer a pleasant surprise.

RV Gift Ideas No.10 - Step Covers

Ok, so our next RV gift idea isn't the most exciting, but at least it shows that you care about them and want them to stay safe. Step covers are perfect for steps made of metal, which can be quiet hazardous. Not only that, but they're uncomfortable to walk on, and are also impractical in most cases.

Step covers are similar to rug-like mats that fit snugly over the steps, thus reducing the possibility of RV owners slipping and hurting themselves. However, it is important to get the right measurement of the steps before ordering the covers online. Also, make sure that they are made of plastic or rubber as these materials are durable and safer in wet weather.

Gifts for RV Owners No.11 - Patio Mat

If you want the RV owner in your life to have a very practical RV gift, a patio mat should be high on your list. It helps keep the dirt away, ensuring that the RV is spic and span.

A good quality patio mat also provides a comfortable and soft space to relax outdoors. They're portable and can be taken everywhere – to the beach, picnic, and park grounds. Patio mats are lightweight and multi-purpose and can also be placed under an exercise pen or a pet cage.

They're available in various sizes and designs. Before ordering, however, keep in mind the personality of the RVer and the circumstances of how the mat will be used. This will help make your gift unique and more appreciated.

RV Gifts No.12 - WiFi Booster

If you want to stay connected to the Rver in your life, you should think about getting them a WiFi booster. Many RV campgrounds have weak signals, which make it difficult to stay connected to friends and family, check emails, or do business online.

The solution is a high-quality WiFi booster, as they provide a stable and strong signal with a greater range. They're easy to set up and with new technologies being introduced every day, there are many models available to fit every budget.  

A good quality WiFi booster also ensures the safety of RV owners as they will be able to access travel and weather information even when they are parked in RV campgrounds with a weak signal or no signal at all.  

RV Gifts No.13 - Vacuum

Not the most exciting gift, but we're sure the RVer in your life will greatly appreciate a vacuum. A vacuum is essential for any outdoor enthusiast to keep the space clean, as dirt and sand can easily find its way inside an RV.

What's more, allergens, pet hair, and other contaminants lying around the floor, furniture, and upholstery or floating inside the RV can trigger asthma attacks, cause allergic reactions, and degrade the appliances and devices on board the RV.

If you decide to buy a vacuum as a gift for the RV owner in your family, make sure you choose a lightweight and compact vacuum cleaner like the one shown in the picture above. Such models are very convenient from the storage point of view as they can be installed under seats, in closets, or even in small storage compartments.

RV Gifts No.14 - Shower Head

If you are looking for the perfect gift for the camping enthusiast in your family who frequently travels in an RV, then a good quality shower head will be greatly appreciated. It will help make trips more enjoyable and provide them with the luxury of taking high-pressured showers.

Generally, the shower heads in RVs are made from cheap plastic and don't have much pressure whatsoever. Your RV gift will add a modern touch to their bathroom and allow the RV owner to enjoy a relaxing shower, especially after a long trek.

However, when you are selecting a shower head, make sure it has low GPM (gallons per minute) and pause settings, as this will help conserve water, particularly when there's no hookup present in the camping ground.  

No.15: The Best Gift for an RV Owner - A New RV

The last of our picks is definitely the best gift, even if they already own an RV. A new RV! Ok, they are costly, but can you imagine the smile on their face when they wake up on their special day to see an RV awaiting them!

Ok, so many RV owners won't need a new RV, but how about getting them a classic RV design, such as an AIrstream. It would be the perfect gift for those who love spending time outdoors and exploring new places. It's also a great way to show your significant other how much you care about their hobbies and interests.

The Best Gift Ideas for RV Owners

Some of these RV gifts are expensive (new Airstream anyone?), while some are available at very economical prices, thus allowing you to choose one that fits your budget. 

RVing with your loved one is a wonderful way to spend time together, and these presents will not only make their RV trip easier but will also demonstrate how much consideration you have given to their gift.  

It's is a great way to spend time outdoors and explore new places. If you have an RV enthusiast in your life, then these RV gift ideas are sure to please. With so many different options available, you're sure to find the perfect gift for your loved one. So get out there and start exploring!

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My husband and I live a life on the road so we figured no better way to share our journey than through a blog! While traveling place to place as RV noobies, we quickly realized how often we were in need of RV accessories and supplies. This led us to launch RV Expertise and sharing our top picks.