10 Christmas Gift Ideas for RVers

It’s the time of year when Christmas carols fill the air, the smell of fir trees (or cactus or palm trees, depending on your location) waft through the RV, jolly thoughts of eggnog and food—and gifts are exchanged.

Still searching for a holiday gift for the RV enthusiast on your list?  Sure, a brand new recreational vehicle would be a fantastic surprise, but while you’re saving up for that, consider gifts that don’t take up too much room.

Walterboro, South Carolina, welcomes Christmas shoppers and browsers. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Walterboro, South Carolina, welcomes Christmas shoppers and browsers. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Following are 10 gift ideas on what to give the RVer in your life or even add them to your own Christmas wish list. Whether your loved one is a snowbird, a full-timer, an occasional RV adventurer, this list has everything to keep their RV prepared on any budget.

Puzzles and Games

Youngsters and adults alike love games and activities while camping and RVing. Help them keep their RV stocked with fun items for family trips with cards, brain teasers, crossword puzzles, word searches, trivia games, board games, outdoor sport sets, and electronic games.

Outdoor Camping Furniture

It’s always great having friends stop by your campsite, so you can never have enough outdoor patio chairs. Foldable chairs store easily in the under basement compartments of motorhomes and trailers.

Cookbooks for RVs

Since RVs have smaller-sized kitchens, cooking on the road can be a challenging experience.

Sometimes you can’t have the same special ingredients you keep in your house. Search for cookbooks created especially for RV travel and camping.

Texas-sized Christmas poinsettias in many colors and variations at Ellison's Greenhouses, Brenham © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Texas-sized Christmas poinsettias in many colors and variations at Ellison’s Greenhouses, Brenham © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

BBQ Tools

If you are a snowbird or RV in the southern states, you’re fortunate enough to grill year-round. Whether they’re a grill master or BBQ novice, you can find a variety of tools for every griller.

Portable Fire Rings

One of the great activities while camping is snuggling up near the fire on a starry night. Make sure they always have a fire ring wherever they go.

S’mores Kits

Create your own s’mores kits with graham crackers, marshmallows, chocolate, and colored stainless steel forks for campfire cooking. Mix it up with variations like peanut butter cups, granola bar squares, and other fun flavors, and individually pack them for the youngsters and adults alike.

Gift Cards and Gift Certificates

Gift cards and gift certificates make great gifts for RVers. They don’t take up any storage space (always at a premium) and can be redeemed for all kinds of handy things.

RV favorites include Amazon.com, Walmart, Costco, Best Buy, Home Depot, Lowe’s, LL Bean, Bass Pro Shops, and Camping World; and gift cards from a chain restaurant including Cracker Barrel, Olive Garden, Texas Roadhouse, Applebees, IHOP, Ruby Tuesday, Subway, and TGI Fridays.

Display of Christmas fine arts at the Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center, La Grande. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Display of Christmas fine arts at the Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center, La Grande. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

GPS System

While many new RVs feature these built in, used RVs may not have the latest technology. Give your loved one confidence and safety traveling anywhere their heart desires.

eBook Reader

If your budget allows, consider this small piece of technology that carries thousands of books in the palm of your hand. Since RVs lack much bookshelf space, an eBook reader like a Kindle or Kobo is a thoughtful solution for reading on the road.

A Hug

A hug is a great gift—one size fits all!!!

What are you wishing for this holiday season?

Happy holidays from Vogel Talks RVing!

Nativity scene in lights at the Fayette County Courthouse, La Grande, Texas © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Nativity scene in lights at the Fayette County Courthouse, La Grande, Texas © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Worth Pondering…

I have a list of folks I know, all entered in my computer,

And once a year about this time, I go and take a look.

And that is when I realize that these names are a part

Not of the computer they’re entered in, but of my very heart.

For every name stands for someone who has crossed my path sometime

And in that meeting they’re become the rhythm of the rhyme.

And while it sounds fantastic for me to make this claim,

I really feel I am composed of each remembered name.

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