Holiday Gifts for RV Owners
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Holiday Gifts for RV Owners
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Have an avid RVer in your life and want to get them the perfect gift for making life on the road more fun and functional? It can be a tall order if you're not an experienced RV owner yourself. But fear not: With an eye toward finding products that add a dose of practicality, ease, or entertainment, Cheapism's RV Gift Guide includes items that take into account nearly every aspect of the journey. For more ideas, check out 32 RV Accessories to Make Road Life More Luxurious.

Prices and availability are subject to change.

America the Beautiful Pass
National Park Service

America the Beautiful Pass

Price: $80 from the National Park Service
Buy It
RV owners are explorers by nature, and this pass lets them discover all of America's national parks, wildlife refuges, and many other government-run lands. If the RV enthusiast in your life is a senior, you can get a lifetime pass for $80 as well. (Here are 19 Money-Saving Tips for Visiting National Parks.)

TravelChair Folding Tripod Camping Stool
Amazon

TravelChair Folding Tripod Camping Stool

Buy on  $18.90  $19.95

Price: $20-$23 from Amazon
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No matter how much RV owners paid for their awesome rig turned road home, they're still gonna spend some time outside: tending the fire, fiddling with connections, watching the sunset. These little camp stools come in really handy for things like that. They're easy to move around and don't take up much space when folded and stored. They come in four colors, and you can buy sets of two or four, too.

The Ultimate RV Logbook
Amazon

The Ultimate RV Logbook

Price: $10 from Amazon
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This handsome book allows RVers to catalog their memories and make notes of things they liked — or didn't — about specific campgrounds. Were the bathrooms dirty? Did the camp store have tons of good stuff? Your RVers can jot it all down. There's also a maintenance log section in the back.

Related: RV Campgrounds to Avoid

'Sorry' Coffee Cup
Etsy

'Sorry' Coffee Cup

Price: $15 from Etsy
Buy It
It's a joke within the RV community that if your marriage can survive parking an RV, and especially a trailer, then it can survive anything. For the next time someone loses their cool in that process, there's this mea culpa mug: "Sorry for what I said while we were trying to park the camper."

EliteField 3-Door Folding Soft-Sided Dog Crate
Chewy

EliteField 3-Door Folding Soft-Sided Dog Crate

Price: $40-$100 from Chewy
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Many RVers want to take their pets camping, but knowing they can't take them on every excursion — hiking, dining out, etc. — presents a quandary. But leaving pets alone to wander in an RV? They might get anxious and destructive. This soft, folding crate solves that problem. It's lightweight, folds flat when not being used, and won't gouge any RV surfaces during setup.

Himal Collapsible Corn Hole Set
Amazon

Himal Collapsible Corn Hole Set

Buy on  $34.99

Price: $36 from Amazon
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Sometimes it's nice to have a little something to do around camp, and this corn hole set is easy to set up and take down, and it stores in a carrying bag that will easily fit into an RV's exterior compartment. It can even be staked down in windy weather and comes with a two-year warranty (registration required).

Kimitech Handheld Vacuum
Amazon

Kimitech Handheld Vacuum

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Price: $47 from Amazon
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No RV should be without a handheld vacuum, and this one not only takes up little room, but it can be charged via USB, comes with a second filter, storage bag, and includes a number of attachments designed to handle any mess or spill.

Outlander Firebowl Propane Fire Pit
Amazon

Outlander Firebowl Propane Fire Pit

Price: $141 from Amazon
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Plenty of campgrounds these days don't allow open fires, but some will let visitors use this fire pit that won't have embers and sparks flying out of it. The flames are adjustable and jump out of lava rocks for a nice flicker effect. Best of all, there's no need to drown a fire or bury the embers when it's time to hit the sack, and noone will go to sleep smelling like they just rolled out of a fireplace.

RoadPro 12-Volt Slow Cooker
Cabela's

RoadPro 12-Volt Slow Cooker

Price: $35 from Cabela's
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After a long day of sightseeing and adventuring, RVers can come home to dinner already made with this portable, 1.5-quart slow cooker that can plug right into a 12-volt power outlet. It's got a plenty-long 6-foot power cord, and an additional stretch cord that secures the lid means it's even possible to slow cook while humming down the open road.

Related: 30 Amazing 5-Ingredient Recipes for Cooking in a Camper

Enbrighten LED String Lights
Amazon

Enbrighten LED String Lights

Buy on  $165.60  $199.99

Price: $167 from Amazon
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Some RV owners like a little ambiance when they step out to admire the stars, and these lights are the coolest thing going for that. Via remote control, they can be set to 16 different colors, more than 120 color combinations, and effects such as color-changing and blinking. They have a timeout function, can be dimmed, and are weatherproof and impact resistant. If you want them Wi-Fi Alexa-enabled, you can get that, too — but for a higher $220 price tag.

Folding 2-Step Stool
Camping World

Folding 2-Step Stool

Price: $40 from Camping World
Buy It
Plenty of gear gets stashed in those upper cabinets, and, for the shorter among us, it can be very frustrating to find items or put things away. Solve that problem while also not taking up any more space with this handy, practical stool that folds into an easily stowable piece of equipment when not being used.

Camco RV Outdoor Mats
Amazon

Camco RV Outdoor Mats

Buy on  $36.68

Price: $27-$64 from Amazon
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Most RVers already have one of these mats for outside the RV, to minimize the amount of dirt, dust, and other debris tracked inside, but also for a dash of hominess outside. Many RVers own more than one, and these are more stylish than most. Choose from six different patterns and two different sizes.

Camping Chair Wine Glass Holder
Etsy

Camping Chair Wine Glass Holder

Price: $10 from Etsy
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Camping chairs are not meant to hold wine glasses (even the stemless kind, sadly), but sometimes you just gotta have a glass of vino after a long day's journey. This little gadget lets a person chill in their favorite camping chair and sip the road stress away.

Camco Bands Task Reminders
Amazon

Camco Bands Task Reminders

Buy on  $16.99

Price: $17 from Amazon
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This nine-piece set will never let RVers forget to lower their antenna, close their slideout, pull in stairs, and more. Two of the reminders are blank so they can be customized. These also are colorful and wrap conveniently around a steering wheel, so they're pretty much impossible to ignore.

Health+ Bamboo Charcoal Air Purifying Bag
Amazon

Health+ Bamboo Charcoal Air Purifying Bag

Buy on  $16.99  $29.99

Price: $24 from Amazon
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No doubt about it, traveling and/or living in an RV can get stinky, especially if kids and pets are part of the equation. This 15-pack not only helps remove odors, but the bags are neutral enough to blend in with any RV's décor, and they come with loops so they can be hung somewhere. They're also reusable for two years — just place them in the sun for a few hours to rejuvenate. Reviewers say they work great and make a (less stinky) difference.

Simple Light Fire Starter Discs
Etsy

Simple Light Fire Starter Discs

Price: $9 and up from Etsy
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Just because you don't pitch a tent, it doesn't mean you don't like to have a campfire (where allowed, of course). Throw one of these wax discs below the kindling and it'll be roaring in no time. Because these are flat, they take up very little of that precious RV storage space.

weBoost Cell Phone Signal Booster
Amazon

weBoost Cell Phone Signal Booster

Buy on  $495.45  $499.99

Price: $500 from Amazon
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If you know someone (or are someone) who RVs full time, this gadget can help increase a 4G LTE and 3G cell signal up to 32 times. It works with most U.S. carriers, can be used whether driving or stopped, and comes with all installation parts. Translation: Fewer dropped calls, better audio quality, and faster downloads and uploads.

Stalwart Electric Heated Blanket
Amazon

Stalwart Electric Heated Blanket

Buy on  $16.95

Price: $20-$32 from Amazon
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Whether it's traveling in winter, having the AC blasting during a summer road trip, or someone finding themself in an unfortunate emergency situation, this blanket can come in handy. This fleece throw plugs into a rig's 12-volt outlet via an 8-foot power cord, is easily stowable, and comes in six different camper-appropriate colors and patterns.

Garmin RV GPS Navigation System
Amazon

Garmin RV GPS Navigation System

Buy on  $249.99

Price: $310 from Amazon
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RVs can't go everywhere cars do, and turning a huge rig around in a tight jam is a lot of trouble. So, it's important to have a navigation system that's customized for the right kind of vehicle, especially if trips take your RVers off the main highways. This bundle includes the GPS, a 12-volt charger, hardshell case, bamboo stylus, microfiber cleaning cloth, and a 3-pack of screen protectors.

Roku Express
Amazon

Roku Express

Buy on  $29  $29.99

Price: $24 from Amazon
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This gadget requires a campground or RV park with decent Wi-Fi, but the Roku is one of Good Sam's favorite ways to stream content while on the road, noting that it's "easier to use and offers more channels" than a similar service like Google Chromecast. It also helps that it has a small footprint — always a concern in an RV.

YJHome 11-Piece Nesting Set
Amazon

YJHome 11-Piece Nesting Set

Buy on  $25.40

Price: $26 from Amazon
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Space is always at a premium when it comes to life on the road, so this set — BPA-free mixing bowls, colander, sieve, measuring cups and spoons, and spatula — is perfect for an RV kitchen. It's also colorful and cheerful, which is always a nice plus.

Cartman Bungee Cords 24-Piece Assortment
Amazon

Cartman Bungee Cords 24-Piece Assortment

Buy on  $13.99

Price: $14 from Amazon
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Anyone who's ever camped knows how handy bungee cords are — mostly for battening down the hatches, so to speak. This set comes with a variety of sizes and are color-coded by length for easy selection.

Mac Sports Collapsible Hammock
Amazon

Mac Sports Collapsible Hammock

Buy on  $114.69  $139.99

Price: $116 from Amazon
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This portable, standalone hammock is perfect for outdoor naps on beautiful days. It comes with a pillow, shade canopy, and mesh storage space underneath. It can be set up or taken down in minutes, and everything folds neatly into a wheeled carrying case that can be stored in an exterior compartment.

AcuRite Color Weather Station
Cabela's

AcuRite Color Weather Station

Price: $50 from Cabela's
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Your RVers will always know the time and weather forecast without having to search for a phone in a cluttered RV. This can be wall-mounted or set on a table, and it tells the indoor and outdoor temperature, the forecast, and the time.

Cabela's Countertop Icemaker
Cabela's

Cabela's Countertop Icemaker

Price: $230 from Cabela's
Buy It
Do you know someone who's usually the social butterfly of the RV park? They'll probably appreciate this portable ice maker. Features include the ability to make three different sized ice cubes in as little as seven minutes. That means the new friends in the next site over can swing by for unannounced cocktails anytime they want.