Gift ideas for camper van & RV travelers

Not sure what to give? Think about their likes and favorite activities. For example, do you have a traveling friend? Do you have a friend who loves traveling by van or motorhome? Do you want to give a gift to a person who likes to go camping or hiking in the mountains?

Do you want ideas to give yourself a gift?

In this post, you will find more than 50 gift ideas for people who like to do outdoor activities (outdoor), vans, motorhomes, and campers. There is even a selection of eco-friendly, plastic-free, vegan gifts for all tastes (and budgets).

The post is divided into five sections. The first is my top 5 gifts for vans, and then you have a section with gifts for inside the van: kitchen area and other super helpful accessories and the occasional whim.

The last two sections are dedicated to camping because those who travel by van or motorhome also camp and do outdoor activities.

Let’s start!

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My Top 5 Gifts for Camper Van & RV Travelers

Here you have my top 5 gifts ideas for people who travel by campervan or motorhome. Of course, they are also valid for everyone, but they will surely enchant a traveling soul.

1. Tropicfeel Shell Backpack

Honestly, it is a high-quality backpack, and above all, it is very comfortable for all types of trips.

The interior with its wardrobe is the best there is, and yes, it is very useful even if you travel by van. Since you build the backpack at home and the wardrobe, you can store it directly in the van, so you have everything super tidy and accessible.

At this time, you can already order the Tropicfeel Shell Backpack through their website (click on the link)

Tropicfeel shell backpack

Read the full review of our opinion of the Shell Tropicfeel backpack here.

2. Best Camera Backpack

If you are looking for the perfect travel backpack to carry your camera, the WANDRD PRVKE is the best choice.

Why? It’s beautiful, waterproof, resistant, and comfortable for travel, for everyday life, and, of course, for carrying your camera and photo equipment.

Wandrd PRVKE

3. Tropicfeel All-Terrain Shoes for Men or Women

A pair of Tropicfeel sneakers to choose the model you like the most

Zapatillas Jungle Tropicfeel más mochila shell

4. Zero Waste Travel Kit

If you are concerned about the environment and the amount of garbage generated daily, you will love the zero waste travel kit. Includes:

  • A medium-size silicone travel bottle
  • One large silicone travel bottle
  • Organic tissue or napkin
  • A reusable bamboo cutlery set.
  • A steel container 8 cm in diameter.
  • A metal straw
  • A reusable silicone bag, ideal for sandwiches.
Zero waste travel kit

5. Basket Picnic Kit

For lovers of picnics, I propose this basket picnic kit that includes:

  • Reusable bamboo cutlery
  • Organic cotton napkins
  • Metal straw to use as many times as you want
  • A very cool metallic glass
  • 3 metal containers of different sizes (12 cm, 14 cm, and 20 cm)
  • A vegan citronella candle.
  • A natural spray to repel insects.

I could continue this list ad infinitum, but I have restrained myself, and I leave you the five gifts for van travelers that I am sure you will all love! I love them, so you know, if you want to give me a gift, I’ll send you my address by email XD, just kidding 🙂

Gifts for the kitchen of a camper van or motorhome

Until you enter the world of a van or motorhome, you do not know how many things there are. So if you want to make a gift here are some ideas.

Check this post with all the Kitchen gear you want.

Thermos for coffee, mate or tea

A thermos cannot be missing from any camper van. There are hundreds of models, and you have them in glass or bottles and different colors. Give the one you like the most!

Gifts Ideas for van travelers

Coffee maker for the van

You are going to find a lot of coffee maker options for the van or motorhome. You have options ranging from $15 to whatever you want to spend. I leave you two options, one cheap, which is what we have, and another that can be an exciting gift or spoil yourself.

The Italian aluminum coffee maker is the best-selling coffee maker on Amazon, and it is the one we have; ours is in silver.

It costs € 8.50, and it makes a delicious coffee, you just have to buy the coffee you like.

Portable 12V coffee maker compatible with Nespresso and L’OR Original capsules

This can be a perfect gift if you have a friend who loves coffee and drinks it even in dreams. It is a portable coffee maker, compatible with Nespresso capsules, and that works at 12V. You can take it camping, on any trip, in the car—ideal for caffeine addicts.

Cool Tableware

In this section, many vans save and buy the cheapest. So it’s a perfect gift, and there are very cool things in melanin.

The van or motorhome’s crockery is usually made of melanin; it is resistant, does not break, and does not make noise when you are in motion.

Here is a set for four people: cups, soup plates, dessert plates, regular, four acrylic glasses, and a 16-piece cutlery set.

A complete set of crockery and cutlery will be a gift.

Custom Mugs

Give the gift of personalized mugs with phrases for campers like the ones in the photo.

3 in 1 breakfast machine

This machine is 3 appliances in one. It includes an oven with a power of 600w, a coffee maker, and a toaster pan.

Ideal for those who travel in a motorhome with children.

3 in 1 breakfast machine

Portable Gas Barbecue

We have already commented on it in the post about what to take when you travel by van; for us, the portable gas barbecue is essential. Why gas? Because more and more sites are banning lifelong charcoal barbecues. And gas barbecues have the same consideration as gas camping, only bigger.

We have this one from Weber, which is not cheap, but it is fantastic. We opted for this one because it weighs very little, has plenty of power, and allows it to work with both a cartridge and a cylinder, while others do not.

Besides, it comes with two folding wings and helps a lot, and that is collected inside the lid, which makes them occupy very little space.

The grille is cast iron, so it’s a very durable and powerful investment. I have to tell you; it goes super well. For four people, it is perfect.

gas barbecue

Dutch Oven

Our latest acquisition has been a Dutch Oven. It is a cast-iron oven or pot with which you can make all kinds of foods. It can be made of bread, stews, pasta, meats.

My recommendation, buy the one with the lid also worth a frying pan.

Cookbook for Vans and Motorhomes

70 healthy, quick, and original recipes to share with family and friends outdoors or anywhere.

Cocktail Book

Camping cocktails. If you have a legal age and like cocktails, I recommend this cocktail book when you go camping or for your van or RV trips. Obviously, if you are not going to drive after drinking!

You will find plenty of ideas to do outdoors or in your campervan or motorhome easily.

Mini Portable Dishwasher

For those who need the comforts of home in the motorhome, you can give a mini dishwasher like the Klarstein Aquatica, which consumes 86W of power and 5 liters of water.

Do you have a friend who wants a dishwasher for their motorhome?

mini dishwasher motorhome camper van

Accessories for the van or motorhome

Accessories for the van or motorhome there are thousands. And do you know why they are a great gift? Because many times we leave it for later because they are not a priority, but they are beneficial, and your friend or friend of the van will thank you!

Portable Solar Charger

To be always connected, it is ideal to have a solar charger to charge electronic devices.

You have to pay attention to many models because some only serve to charge mobile phones and tablets, but if you also want to charge your laptop, you have to buy a more specific one.

Here I leave you one that goes for everything; it is foldable and waterproof.

Portable Solar Power Station

In addition to charging your devices, these portable power generators serve to charge the battery of your car or van. They’re great for getting you out of a jam when you’re in the middle of nowhere and you ran out of battery in your vehicle’s engine.

Portable Camping Shower

Check the review with the 7 best portable camping showers.

Rechargeable led flashlights

A rechargeable Led flashlight is super useful when you go camping when the weather is good and you want to be outside, but it gets dark.

The price of rechargeable and battery is almost the same, but the convenience of being rechargeable is priceless 😉

Portable Speaker

Portable Wireless Bluetooth speaker, waterproof (IPX7), up to 5 hours of playback with hi-fi sound, blue from JBL, you have them from € 20, and I am sure it is a gift that any loving traveler will love of the music.

JBL wireless speaker

12V Portable Refrigerator

There are several types of refrigerators for camper vans; you have the 12V compressor, the trivalent 12V, the 220V with an inverter, the ones you fill with ice …

Our recommendation is based on our experience of having a 220V with an inverter and now a trivalent. The latter deserves the economic effort. It’s more efficient and consumes fewer resources, and when you have it in gas or electricity mode, it works especially well.

If you want to gift a cooler, try to find out the van or camper’s preferences. These refrigerators are usually found in the smallest vans or to go camping by car.

Here is one of the same brands as ours, but it is portable. It has a connection to 220V and 12V, 38 liters of capacity, and A+ energy classification.

External Charger and Fast Starter

Do you want to make a practical gift? A car starter will thank you. Take a look at this; quality, price, and ratings are fine.

TomTom Go Camper, GPS for motorhomes

Did you know that there are GPSs for vans and motorhomes? They are instrumental not to get you where you do not fit!

There are different models and sizes; some come with a rear camera. Take a look; it can be an awesome gift.

Portable Washing Machine

Super comfortable for long trips, it saves you from depending on finding a laundry or paying to do your laundry.

There are many models, from a portable folding bag to mini washers with a tumble dryer. It depends on the space you have in the van; choose the model that best suits you.

Take a look at these two models:

Multifunction Swiss Army Knife

The Swiss Army Knife is a handy multifunction tool. There are many models and prices.

First aid Kit

First aid kit you can find a great variety of on Amazon. But if you want to be a little more original, give these from Package Free, they are a little more expensive, but it is “Zero Waste.”

Rear View Camera Kit

Reversing a camera kit is very convenient when you start to drive a larger vehicle than you are used to. In addition, many models can be purchased on Amazon, and they are cheaper than you can imagine.

car or van rear view camera

The Best Gifts for a Camping Lover

When you travel by van or motorhome, you also need to carry things to do camping, especially when you travel in good weather. So here I leave you a few ideas to give to a camping lover.

I have not put up a tent or sleeping bags because that is quite a personal choice. But in this post, I leave you my recommendations with the essentials to take camping.

Blankets

You can give blankets inside the van, or you can give picnic blankets. The latter is super practical, there are many models, but my recommendation is to buy the waterproof ones.

We got one in Scotland; for obvious reasons, I think they are all waterproof, and they are also very cool.

This model is very similar to ours. Also, you can check for an electric blanket to travel in winter.

Scottish Style Waterproof Camping Blanket

Gifts for Outdoor Activities

I believe that with this post you have many ideas to give to a van, a motorhome, a travel lover, and surely many ideas to make a gift for your van.

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Last Updated on 19 September, 2021 by Veronica

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