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We all know mom is the Queen of the Camper, but it can be difficult to find unique RV gifts for mom. Below are 23 gift ideas for mom campers ranging from practical RV gear to cozy camping clothes to fun toys.
For more gift ideas check out our favorite personalized RV gifts, 23 awesome RV gift basket ideas, the best gifts for RV dads and our gift guide for RV owners. If your RV mom is a coffee fanatic, also consider these portable RV coffee makers.
- 1 Fun RV Gifts for Mom
- 2 Practical RV Gifts for Mom
- 3 RV Clothing Gifts for Mom
- 4 Stocking Stuffers for RV Moms
- 5 RV Gifts for Grandmothers
Fun RV Gifts for Mom
Our first 5 suggested RV gifts for mom are all fun items that are still practical for RV travel. These gifts will be sure to bring a smile to your mom’s face.
RV Gifts for Mom: Hummingbird Feeder
Many warm-weather RV camping destinations are also seasonal habitats for hummingbirds. Sweet Feeders humming bird feeder, has a unique design that suctions to any RV window and allows up to 4 hummingbirds to feed at once. Built from copper and glass, this feeder is attractive and sturdy. Its slim design means that the feeder won’t interrupt views from mom’s campsite.
RV Gifts for Mom: Silicone Vases
Flowers are always a great gift for mom, but glass vases are not ideal for use in an RV. Along with a fresh bouquet of flowers, gift your favorite camping lady a set of geometric silicone vases. The unbreakable vases each come with a suction cup on the bottom, so they can even be secured during travel. The vases are available in pastel or bold hues.
A camping-themed embroidery kit is the perfect gift for crafty RV moms. This camper sampler kit by Stitched Stories Kits comes with everything needed to complete an embroidery project. The kit includes a wooden hoop, fabric, needles, thread, a storage tin and instructions. The detailed instructions mean this gift is also appropriate for beginners.
RV Gifts for Mom: Compact Cheese Board
If your mom is a foodie, a compact cheese board is a wonderful holiday or birthday gift. Cheese plates and charcuterie boards require minimal preparation, making them perfect for an elevated camping meal. This circular bamboo cheese board is perfect for RVs because it collapses down to a 9.5-inch long wedge for easy storage. A built-in drawer also includes utensils. Also check out our favorite RV camping foods and make mom her next meal at the campground!
RV Gifts for Mom: Swinging Chair
Every camper needs a chair to sit around the campfire, but most portable chairs are uncomfortable. The Deerfamy hammock chair is a foldable chair that provides maximum comfort. Mom will love the padded seat and backrest in this outdoor rocking chair. The chair is durable, and can support adults up to 350 pounds.
Practical RV Gifts for Mom
RV camping requires a lot of specialized supplies, meaning these practical RV gifts for mom will be a hit.
RV Gifts for Mom: Walkie Talkies
We’ve all seen the t-shirts apologizing for “what I said when backing up the camper.” It’s true that many couples end up in arguments when trying to park at tight campsites. Instead of buying a gift that highlights the issue, purchase mom a set of walkie talkies that will help her and her partner better navigate the parking process.
Packing for an RV trip, setting up an RV and breaking down a campsite all require detailed checklists. This portable checklist is perfect for campers. The title and items can be completely customized. An internal magnet makes the checklist easy to stick to the refrigerator when it is not being used.
When camping and hanging outside, hydration is super important, which makes a specialized tumbler the perfect RV gift for mom. Eco Goat Designs makes 20-ounce, stainless steep “Camping Life” tumblers that are perfect for RV moms. The tumbler includes a straw, keeps ice from melting overnight and will not sweat.
RV Gifts for Mom: Washing Machine
While a washing machine may not sound like the most exciting gift, being able to avoid the campground laundromat is a way to save mom time and money. Autech’s portable washing machine does not require any installation, and will fit in most showers making it suitable for RV living or travel. The compact machine has two tubs: one for washing and one for spinning and has a 9-pound wash capacity.
RV Gifts for Mom: Rubber Welcome Mat
Rubber doormats are perfect for RV camping. They dry quickly, sand and dirt are easily swept or rinsed off the surface, and the rubber is more durable than most mat materials. To add a little pizzazz to a somewhat dull gift, pick a mat with a fun design, like this unique semicircle welcome mat from Chichic.
RV Clothing Gifts for Mom
Fashionable camping moms are always looking for clothes that are stylish, durable and made for exploration. These clothing gifts are some of our favorite gift ideas for RV moms of all ages.
RV Gifts for Mom: Athletic Dress
Arc’teryx’s Contenta Dress is the perfect outfit for hanging around the RV park. The cut of the dress is a relaxed fit with a flattering dropped waistline. Made of breathable material, the dress dries quickly. It even has pockets, so mom doesn’t need to lug a purse around the campground.
RV Gifts for Mom: Rain Coat
Unfortunately, rain is not uncommon on a camping vacation, which makes a lightweight but effective rain jacket a great gift for RV moms. Columbia’s Women’s Splash A Little II Rain Jacket is the perfect coat for rainy days traveling or at the campground. Featuring fully seam-sealed construction, this rain coat will keep mom dry while still looking stylish. The coat is available in a wide range of colors.
RV Gifts for Mom: Wide Brim Hat
Sun exposure is another reality of RV camping. When shopping for RV gifts for mom, consider a wide brim hat to help protect her face from the sun. Columbia’s Bora Bora Booney Hat is lightweight with a wide brim making it perfect for a day spent out in the sun. It also features moisture-wicking fabric and a mesh vent to help keep the wearer cool. Pick from a large selection of bold and neutral colors.
RV Gifts for Mom: Happy Camper Tee
Every woman loves a good t-shirt, and this vintage-style Happy Camper Tee is cute and comfortable. The shirt features a mountain scene, making it perfect for moms who love adventure. The t-shirt fits true to size and is available up to a 2XL.
RV Gifts for Mom: Sport Sandals
Don’t forget about mom’s feet. Comfortable, supportive shoes are important for anyone actively enjoying the outdoors. With a wet traction rubber outsole and a water impervious upper construction, Columbia’s Sport Sandal can be worn during of variety of activities including hiking and kayaking.
Stocking Stuffers for RV Moms
These small, affordable gifts for RV moms will all easily fit into a Christmas stocking. The small size of these gifts also makes them perfect for full-time RV moms.
Stocking Ideas: Phone Case
A RV-themed phone case makes a perfect stocking stuffer for RV moms. For iPhones, this flowery Happy Camper case is a great option.
Stocking Ideas: Spice Kit
For RV moms that love to cook, this travel spice kit is perfect for camping trips. The package includes 6 stainless steel spice shakers and travel bag.
For moms who love to take their dogs camping along with the kids, a portable treat bag is the perfect stocking stuffer. Howls and Purrs make these adorable treat bags with an included wrist strap.
For the mom who is willing to make a whimsical fashion statement, these s’more earrings make the perfect stocking stuffer. Handmade by Wilder Mind Designs, the earrings are lightweight with surgical stainless steel posts.
Stocking Ideas: Tire Gauge
Remind mom to be safe on the road with this easy to use, handheld tire gauge. RV tire pressure should always be checked before setting out on a road trip.
RV Gifts for Grandmothers
Many RV moms are also grandmothers. The following RV gift ideas are perfect for retired RVers and RVers traveling far away from their grandchildren.
For grandmothers who prefer old-school communication methods, custom stationary is a great holiday gift. Grandma can use the stationary to keep in touch with their grandkids and new friends they meet while traveling. These personalized RV notecards from VL Hamlin Design can be customized with the recipient’s name.
RV Gifts for Grandmothers: Cookbook
Cooking in the cramped kitchen of an RV presents different challenges than typical meal preparation. A cookbook specifically written for RV camping makes a great gift for grandmothers who are learning to cook on the road. RV Cooking by Louise Davidson features a collection of recipes that are easy to make while on the road but also tasty.
For grandmothers who travel far and wide, a locket is a great way to keep their children and grandchildren close to their heart. This small locket by Kindred Row is a great gift that can be worn everyday. It has a lavender plant engraved on the front and is available in sterling silver or 14k gold.
The ability to be able to travel and explore the country is a gift in itself, but all moms always deserve something extra special. For the best gift of all, plan a time to meet your mom on the road and experience new adventures with her. If the lady in your life is new to RVing, check out our guide to must have RV camping gear for some more practical RV gifts for mom.
What are you planning to purchase for your RV mom or what is at the top of your RV wish list? Share you picks with us in the comments section below.
Christina Pate is a seasoned full-time RVer who, along with her husband Justin, has journeyed across the US, Canada, and Mexico. Drawing from her extensive travels, RV repairs and RV renovations, she founded Travels with Ted to guide and inspire fellow RV enthusiasts. Christina is also the co-author of The Owner’s Guide to RV Maintenance and the creator of My RV Log Book.