The Most Unusual and Useful Christmas Gift Ideas For RVers
Are you trying to find that perfect gift for someone who RVs? It is not easy if you don’t know the ins and outs of RVing. It is also difficult even if you do know RVing because you want to find a special gift for that special someone and it needs to fit and work with RVing.
If you are like me, you don’t want to pick a random gift and hope they love it. Here are some creative Christmas gift ideas that EVERY camper will enjoy – whether they are full-time, weekenders, seasonal travelers, or even if they just rent an RV for fun getaways.
1. Gift them a night of camping
You know they are going to travel and need a place to stay. Here is how to set it up so it is flexible, and they can choose the campground. Use RV LIFE Campgrounds to find a campground they like. You are not locking them in to this specific campground. When you find one they would like, print out a photo of it and put it in a Christmas card with a handmade gift certificate or gift card. Add a little note that says you hope they enjoy their next RV stay. $50 is a good amount to cover one night. If you RV yourself, you might want to go ahead and download the app for finding the campgrounds!
2. Plan a trip
Take some of the work off your RVer friend or family member. It can take a while to plot a course, so you are literally giving them the gift of time.
Use RV LIFE Trip Wizard to map out fun trip ideas for the RVer in your life. You can test drive a demo or you can sign-up for a trial period so you can get in there and create a trip plan for Christmas. If you know the course they normally take, plot new stops for them to see. Print out a map and laminate it for their bucket list drive. Better yet, purchase them a membership and send them their new member access. A one-year membership is only $59. Planning a trip with RV LIFE Trip Wizard will save your RVer time and give them a lot of travel choices.
3. Help your RVer protect their investment
Just like with a brick-and-mortar home, maintenance is critical and can sometimes be overwhelming. Keep it from being boring with all their maintenance tools in one place – thanks to RV LIFE Maintenance. This is a perfect maintenance program because it includes everything an RVer needs to stay on top of to keep their rig in safe, pristine condition.
With an RV LIFE Pro membership, at a special bundle price of only $59/year, they can access an easy-to-use dashboard that provides them with tons of maintenance features. Some of the options include tracking warranty information, predefined schedules they can select from, an online maintenance log, and the ability to upload their own photos and documents for record keeping. They can track up to 3 vehicles, so they can also cover their car or truck, RV, and a boat or motorcycle. Purchase a small set of tools or one specific useful tool and attach a small note with their RV LIFE Maintenance membership information. This is a handy gift for Christmas!
There are so many things RVers need to get started and keep going on the road. These will not only be much needed items for their RV life, but these are fun gifts as well. Be creative in how you wrap and present them for Christmas. But the content they will remember for years to come!
Here is one business I brag about and use all the time. This company has the ideal business concept from A-Z. It fits all the needs of the vendor and the client like a Catwoman body suit. I love Harvest Host. How does it work? Harvest Host lists thousands of service businesses like wineries, museums, breweries, farms, and you can even add a golf package.
Your RVer stays one (maybe two) nights for free at a listed host property. In exchange, the fully self-contained RVer should patronize the business. At the winery, purchase a wine tasting (or a bottle or two), at the farms, pitch in to help or purchase fresh items they have for sale. The opportunities are endless.
The Harvest Host membership is only $89 for the year. This is a gift that keeps on giving all year long! For your customized Christmas gift, get a wine bottle and label it with the new Harvest Host membership or find an empty bottle and put the certificate inside (just make sure they can get it out!)
5. National Parks Pass
Finally, if the RVer in your life loves to visit the national parks, you may want to consider gifting them an annual America The Beautiful Pass. This pass waives the entrance fees to National Monuments, National Parks, fee access sites managed by the United States Forest Service (USFS), Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and more. With some National Parks charging $35 for an entrance fee, this can end up saving your RVing friends a ton of money over the course of the next year.
For more Christmas gift ideas, check out our previous articles:
- 9 Unique Christmas Gifts For RVers
- 17 Holiday Gift Ideas For Full-Time RVers
- 9 Gifts For RVers That Take Up Little Or No Space
- The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide For RVers
- Give The Gift Of Sunny Adventures This Winter
Since 2019 Lucinda Belden has been a full-time RVer and travel writer specializing in topics such as living on the road, working while traveling, RVing with outdoor recreation toys, and discovering unique location experiences. She is also the Program Director for MyRVRadio, a non-stationary radio station for RVers broadcasting news, events, culture, expert advice, humor, and entertainment. As a skilled entrepreneur, promoter and travel industry consultant, she and her husband Will Belden organize national events for the outdoor industry, such as the Direction Wide Open RV & Motorcycle Rally. She draws daily inspiration from the full-time RV lifestyle, motorcycling and world travel expeditions.
Not sure I agree with the “plan a trip for your RVer friend” idea…. Will those friends be able to anticipate the challenges of driving an RV, getting fuel (especially for large, diesel-powered rigs), stopping for meals in places with ample parking, and all the other situations RVers face that those in cars and standard trucks don’t? I’d suggest first knowing whether planning trips is a challenge for your RVing friend, and if it is, then gifting them with the program, rather than using it for them. [Thirteen years of full-timing speaking here :)]
Lucinda Belden says
Many years here too of full-timing. Hopefully no one will take on something outside their skill set – but, it is the thought that counts in gift-giving right! 🙂 And maybe their attempt will give you new fresh ideas.
Jun Precious says
Great ideas!! Love them!! Have a wonderful time planning for the holidays everyone!
Lucinda Belden says
Happy Holidays! Thanks for reading.