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10 Holiday Gift Ideas for the Traveler (or RVer) in Your Life

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During the holidays, there’s no better feeling than giving the perfect gift. It’s amazing to see someone you care about light up like the Christmas tree after unwrapping your present. It’s one of the reasons the holidays are so special. On the flip side, it’s a terrible feeling when you have no idea what to get for someone special in your life. It can be so stressful! Nobody wants to give a lame gift!

You may be feeling that stress right now as you’re trying to think about what to buy the traveler or RVer in your life. What do you get someone that doesn’t have space to store stuff or tells you they collect experiences over things?  We know how daunting it can be to buy for a traveler or RVer because, well, we are both of those things and we know how hard it is for our family and friends to buy for us!

But, don’t worry! We’re here to help you find the perfect gift idea this holiday season. We’ve got ideas for different budgets, and all of these great gift ideas are sure to be a hit with the traveler in your life.

Around $50

Joby Griptight Cell Phone Tripod

If you’ve seen our Instagram, then you know that we love our tripod! In fact, it’s become one of the most important pieces of gear that we own for documenting our travel adventures. This flexible Cell Phone Tripod by Joby is great because it’s compact, lightweight and can be attached to almost anything which is extremely convenient for getting the perfect angle!

Buy now on Amazon for $39.99

Mapiful Wall Poster

Mapifuls are customizable wall posters that can feature the map of any place in the world! They come in several design styles and sizes, making them the perfect gift to remind your traveler of that special place that touched their heart. We recently got one to put in our RV to remind us of our hometown (Colorado Springs) because when your house constantly moves, it’s really nice to have something that reminds you of home.

Buy now on Mapiful starting at $44

Xenvo Pro Cell Phone Lens Kit

They say the best camera is the camera you have with you. This lens kit greatly increases the capability of the camera that you always have on you – your cell phone! Most travelers and RVers are photography enthusiasts, but even the most dedicated photographers don’t want to haul their gear with them all the time so this lens kit is perfect for getting great shots without the bulky camera equipment.

 Buy now on Amazon for $39.99

Around $100

U.S. National Parks Pass

US National Park Pass Christmas Gift

This gift is wonderful for RVers but would be great for anyone doing extensive travel within the United States. The U.S. National Park Pass gives free entry into the nation’s national parks for an entire year. The national parks are incredible and this gift will provide so much happiness for anyone that loves epic views and incredible adventures.

Buy now on USGS for $80

Stylish Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds

Stylish Bluetooth earbuds for travelers

There’s nothing more frustrating than tangled headphones. OK, that’s an exaggeration, but headphones with cords are so 2012. Bluetooth headphones are the wave of the future and these highly rated, stylish headphones are a great alternative to more expensive sets.

Buy now on Amazon for $73.99

Over $100

Spot Gen3 Satelite Tracker

great gift idea for traveler - spot gen3

Give the gift of safety this year. The Spot Gen3 provides a line of communication when you travel outside of cell service i.e. in the national parks 🙂 . This device will track you and provide GPS information to first responders in an emergency situation. The Spot Gen3 provides the ultimate peace of mind for adventure seekers that love getting off the grid (and for their families, too).

Buy now on Spot for $149.99

Lowepro ProTactic BP 450 AW II Camera Backpack

amazing camera backpack for travelers

A high-quality travel camera backpack is a must for avid travelers and photographers. This particular backpack is spacious and offers different configurations. Plus, it’s built tough so it’ll protect your valuable camera gear for a long time to come. This backpack is a newer model and doesn’t have a lot of Amazon reviews yet, but all the other backpacks from Lowepro receive extremely good reviews.

Buy now on Amazon for $269.95

*If you’re looking for something less expensive, this highly rated backpack on Amazon is a perfect choice

Geigerrig Pressurized Hydration Pack

great hydration backpack for travelers - giegerrig

Whether your hiking your favorite trail or exploring the city, staying hydrated is critical. Anyone interested in travel and outdoor activities should have a hydration pack. Geigerrig hydration packs are unique because they are pressurized which allows the water to be sprayed. With a Geigerrig pack, you can wash your hands, take a drink, spray water for your dog or for whatever else you need. We bought two Geigerrig packs from Costco 4 or 5 years ago and we have really loved the versatility of ours.

Buy now on Amazon for $160

Berkey Water Filter

stainless steel water filter

A high-quality water filter is a must have for anyone that RVs. Many RVs have water filters built into the water pipes or you might find one on the water hose, but those won’t deliver the results of a Berkey Water Filter. As soon as we got our travel sized Burkey, our life dramatically improved. No more buying bottled water and no more terrible tasting water from the campground! Only high-quality H-2-O!

Buy now from Burkey for $228

Portable Electrical Management System by Progressive Industries

Portable EMS - great gift for the RVer in your life

Another great gift for the RVer in your life. The portable EMS is a must have because it protects the RV from bad electrical connections. It’s not uncommon to visit campgrounds where the electrical connection has been done incorrectly. If you plug your RV into a bad electrical source, it can severely damage the RV. Those damages can cost thousands of dollars to repair. This device is a wonderful “insurance plan”. With the EMS, you can instantly and easily determine if it is safe to plug your RV into the source electricity.

Buy now on Amazon for $255


We know that buying a holiday gift for the traveler or RVer in your life can be challenging. We hope that this list of great gift ideas saves you time and allows you to give the “best” gift of the season! Happy Giving and Merry Christmas!

Any other great gift ideas for travelers that we missed? Let us know in the comments below! We’d love to hear from you 🙂

Daniel McKenzie

Dan is a near Colorado native that loves to experience new places, cultures, and adventures. He considers himself a pretty laid back kind of guy and loves to enjoy a refreshing beverage on a patio.

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Great Guide, Dan. Some really nice ideas here!

Frank
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