‘Tis the season of giving! With Christmas only a few weeks away, it’s the perfect time to start shopping for Christmas gifts and our favorite, stocking stuffers! RVers and nomads alike can be tricky to shop for. What do you get someone who lives out of their recreational vehicle or even a backpack? All RVers know that the road warrior lifestyle requires you to keep only the essentials in ones smaller living space. That’s why today we’ve curated the ultimate gift guide for all travelers, including our top 20 gift and stocking stuffer ideas for the holiday season! Gift your RVing friends and family something they will love and use this Christmas and all year long! Check out the details for these ideal presents below.
STOCKING STUFFER IDEAS FOR RVERS
NATIONAL PARK POSTCARDS
If you’re looking to surprise your adventure friend this holiday season but are on a budget, we recommend gifting postcards! Across the nation our National Parks sell beautifully designed postcards featuring stunning natural landscapes of America’s finest gems. Over 80% of the proceeds from the visitors center in our national parks go directly back to the park you’re purchasing from. These postcards run about $2.50/card and make great tree ornaments (just attach to your Christmas tree with a clothes pin).
MICHELLE LUU POTTERY COFFEE MUG
Details: This rustic, handmade mug is ideal for your morning cup of joe or tea at your RV campground. These stunning mugs are handmade in Los Angeles, California and are wheel thrown. Christmas is a great opportunity to not only gift your loved ones but to also support small shops and creators around the country!
THE ROOSEVELTS CANDLE CO.
Details: “Inspired by the trees, flowers and the landscape unique to each of America’s National Parks and Monuments, our scented soy candles bring the outdoors in.” – The Roosevelts Candle Co. These candles smell delicious and are made of essential oils that are free of phthalates, making them the perfect Christmas present for those RVers who love our national parks.
WILD MINIMALIST WOOD POT BRUSH
Price: $13.99 for two
Details: These pot wood brushes are perfect for RVers. Keep them under the sink in your RV kitchen or in your backpack while you’re camping to keep your utensils clean and sparkling. This zero waste cleaning product is made with a beech wood handle and is a sustainable alternative to plastic sponges. It can be used on dishes, pans and cast iron. Best of all, you can compost it at the end of its life. That’s a win for you, win for your loved one and a win for the environment.
GOOGLE HOME (MINI)
Details: Your loved one can use his/her voice to get answers from Google about the weather, directions, campgrounds and so much more while traveling! They can also play music outside at their campground, call family and friends… the opportunities are truly endless!
Price: $1 – $5
Details: Who doesn’t love travel stickers? These are great for dressing up one’s reusable water bottle or travel cooler! Start collecting travel stickers on your adventures and then gift them to your loved ones this Christmas. They will act as a reminder that you were thinking of them while you were off on your latest journey and perhaps inspire them to travel to those very places themselves.
Details: This Christmas, give the gift of story. There are hundreds of amazing adventure books that will get any road warrior turning the page in anticipation of whats next. While there are so many options for novels on adventure travel, here are a few of our favorites if you need a little guidance this Christmas.
BOOKS WE LOVE : Desert Solitaire A Season in the Wilderness, Wild From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, Into the Wild, A Walk in the Woods, Seven Years in Tibet, The Motorcycle Diaries.
Price: $6 – $15
Details: Koozies are great to have when entertaining. Any cold beverage can use a koozie, so that means children and adults alike can put them to use. Your RVing friend will love a unique koozie from your recent travels or better yet, get them one from a place they’re about to venture to. This budget friendly gift is a practical and useful Christmas stocking stuffer.
JET BOIL ZIP COOKING SYSTEM
Details: This cooking system is ideal for the RVer on the go! Small in size and weight but without sacrificing performance, the Zip cooking system can easily be thrown into your hiking pack. It also includes a 0.8-liter aluminum FluxRing cooking cup with an insulated cozy to keep your loved one’s drinks and meals warm.
DRIED CAMP FOOD
Price: $6 – $13
Details: Give the gift of sustenance! These inexpensive meals are delicious and can provide your loved one with breakfast, lunch or dinner. If you’re looking for a present for an RV who is always on the trail, freeze dried meals are the perfect gift option.
LOMOGRAPHY SIMPLE USE FILM CAMERA
Details: These cameras are the best stocking stuffer gifts. Every RV loves taking photos of their travels. Give the gift of captured memories this Christmas with Lomography’s simple to use preloaded film camera. These cameras are similar to disposable cameras, but better. Let your loved one know that when they’re finished with the roll of film, they simply rewind, remove the film and take it to a local film developer. They can then reload the camera with a new roll of film and start snapping!
SNOWPEAK TITANIUM SPORK
Details: This lightweight and durable titanium spork should be in every RVers stocking this Christmas. They are one item in SnowPeaks go sustainable collection, which heartens conscious decisions for every traveler going about their daily consumption habits. It’s a great Christmas gift that reduces waste and can serve to encourage conversation with other travelers about our three R’s: reduce, reuse, recycle.
Details: The Stanley 25oz vacuum thermos is a great gift for coffee drinking RVers. This leak proof, stainless steel, double wall vacuum insulation container will keep your friends camp coffee warm all day long.
Price: $5 – $7
Details: Bandannas come in handy for RVers and travelers alike. Not only can they be used as a scarf, hair tie or sun protector, they can also serve as RV kitchen rags, fabric napkins and a trail markers. They’re light weight and multi-purpose, making them a go-to item for all RVers to have.
RV CAMPGROUND & CAMPING LIGHTS
Details: These simple, bright and compact Moji lantern lights create incredible visibility. Providing 100 lumens of light and weighing a mere 3-ounces, this is one Christmas gift that every RV and traveler alike will make use of.
PRESENTS FOR RVERS, NOMADS AND TRAVELERS
If you’re looking for a present for loved ones this holiday season, we’ve highlighted five of our very favorite gift ideas for those who take the road less traveled. Enjoy!
Price: $25 – $250
Details: Hammocks are the ideal gift for RVers! Who doesn’t like arriving at camp and then promptly enjoying the beauty around while lounging in a hammock? From budget friendly to high-end double hammocks, REI has a ton of options for your hammock needs. If the person you’re gifting already has a hammock, fear not. There are tons of accessories available for those who love to hammock, including but not limited to – mosquito nets, tandem hook systems, and under-quilts.
Price: $155 – $195
Details: Made in the USA, these luxurious wool blankets are the RVing blankets of your dreams. The vintage camping patterns of each blanket will make you nostalgic for your childhood days. These Americana-vibe blankets look good on all RV bunks, master beds, couches and especially, wrapped around a loved one by the campfire.
Price: $39 – $130
Details: Every RVer needs a set of camp chairs for those nights around the fire. There are dozens of options for every Christmas present budget when it comes to compact camp chairs. Your loved one can take these when back-country camping or for extra seating at the campground. Stay tuned for our 10 Days of Christmas Giveaway for your chance to enter to win a pair of high end camp chairs!
FUEL GIFT CARD
Price: Gifter’s choice!
Details: Gifting a fuel card is a great present for the practical RVer. Fuel is often a hefty expense that really starts to add up while traveling. Opt for a gas card or a visa gift card this Christmas and give the ultimate present of miles (literally).
NATIONAL PARKS ANNUAL PASS
Price: $80 | Seniors (+62) $20
Details: One of the best gifts you can give is the gift of adventure. That’s when USA’s annual national parks pass is on our list of ideal gifts this Christmas season. This pass allows access to any of the USA 59 national parks for a full year from date of purchase.
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