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Christmas Season is around the corner, and many will be looking for unique gifts for the RVer in their life. Unfortunately, buying a gift for your favorite camper can be difficult. There are several essential items that every camper needs, but they probably already own that equipment. The trick is finding that perfect gift for your favorite RVer that will enhance their camping experience.
Welcome to Campers and Campfires’ annual gift guide for campers and Rvers. We attempt to highlight unique gifts that help make camping more enjoyable.
Camping is an adventure. One of our favorite things about spending time on the road is visiting unique locations. A great deal of our trip planning (see our article on trip planning) revolves around places we want to visit and things we want to see while traveling. The book 50 States 5000 Ideas (Check it out on Amazon) is a must for anyone who loves to visit unique locations while on the road. In addition to 50 states 5000 ideas, check out 100 Parks 5000 Ideas (Check it out on Amazon) and 100 Drives 5000 Ideas (Check it out on Amazon). National Geographic publishes these books, and they are full of great ideas and beautiful photography.
If you love to read, a Kindle Paperwhite (Check it out on Amazon) is a must. Storage is at a premium in the camper, so traveling with books can be difficult. Space-saving makes the Paperwhite the perfect gift for campers who love to read. You can carry hundreds if not thousands of books on one Paperwhite. This Kindle has a backlit screen for reading at night. The non-glare screen is easy to read while sitting outside. The Paperwhite is waterproof as well if you want to take it to the beach or the pool.
We love to sit out and enjoy the great outdoors. So this year, we purchased a set of GCI Outdoor Freestyle Rocker Chairs (Check them out on Amazon). These chairs have become our favorites, and we love relaxing while we rock. The XL rocker is extra wide as well, making it extra comfortable.
A unique and inexpensive gift for the camper on your list is a nice pair of grilling gloves (Check them out on Amazon). These insulated gloves are flexible and protect your hands from extreme heat. They are made of silicone and have a unique non-slip texture. These gloves are perfect if you need to handle hot trays or hot food.
If you do extensive traveling in areas and on roads that are not familiar, then an RV GPS is a must. An RV GPS considers the size of the rig you are driving to ensure that you do not end up on roads that are difficult to navigate or have bridges too low for your camper to cross beneath. There are several models out there, but we have found that using RV Trip Wizard (Check it out) on your phone is as good as any on the market. There is an annual $29 fee, and it stays up to date without any expensive updates.
We have just discovered an Instant Pot with an Airfryer Lid (Check it out on Amazon). This new lid is an excellent option for campers. One of the major concerns in an RV is storage and that is why this lid is such a great option. An Instant Pot is exceptionally versatile and can be used to cook a variety of meals. Now all you have to do is change the lid, and you have an air fryer! The combination is an excellent idea for campers because they can now carry an Instant Pot and air fryer without occupying additional space.
Many adults are discovering adult coloring books as a way to relax and destress. If the camper in your life enjoys relaxing by coloring, we suggest that you purchase the Happy Camper Coloring Book (Check it out on Amazon) and a nice set of colored pencils (Check them out on Amazon). Is there a better way to destress than coloring campers?
Nobody wants to have a flat tire while traveling, but unfortunately, it does happen, so it is crucial to prepare yourself for such an emergency. Jacking up a trailer to change a tire can be difficult; that is why we recommend that all campers carry a Trailer Jack Aid (Check it out on Amazon). The jack is made for tandem tire campers. All you need to do is drive up onto the jack, and it will lift the second tire off the ground, making it easy to change the tire. The Trailer Jack Aid holds up to 15,000 pounds and lifts the camper 5.5 inches.
We love sitting around the campfire in the evening. It is one of our favorite activities while we are camping. There is nothing better than a real fire with natural wood. We love the smell and even the smoke; however, on occasion, we end up at a campground without fire rings or a fire ban due to dry conditions. So it is nice to have a portable propane fire pit (Check it out on Amazon) as a backup when this occurs. A portable fire pit is the perfect camping gift of coziness regardless of campground requirements!
Does your favorite camper like to travel across the country? If so, buy them a cool RV state sticker map (Check it out on Amazon). This is a map that you can fill in as you travel. It is an outline map, where you place the stickers for each state where you camp until it is complete.
A warm and slip-on winter shoe is perfect for the winter camper. Does the RVer in your life like to camp year around? If so, they need these Keen Howser II (Check them out for men or women) shoes. They are convenient, warm, comfortable, and water-resistant, making these shoes perfect for winter camping. They slip on, making them convenient, and they have a microfleece lining to keep your feet warm. The Howser II has a memory foam footbed for comfort. There is nothing worse than cold feet while you are sitting outside. These shoes solve that problem.
Finding the perfect gift for the camper that has everything can be difficult. That is why thinking outside the box to find the perfect gift is essential. These gifts are unique and fit any budget. This guide should help you find the ideal gift for your favorite camper.
Have you received or given the perfect unique camping gift? If so, we would love to hear from you. Please drop us a line in the comment section below.