Great gift ideas for campers

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Even though the traditional camping season is months away, the Michigan Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds offers this list of gift ideas for the camper on your holiday list.

  • A campfire poker.
  • A tri-pod campfire grill, patio carpet or water pressure regulator, available at retail outlets.
  • A hammock, outdoor fire pit, patio heater, camp stove or one of dozens of other items.
  • A hand-painted campsite sign.
  • Nordic walking poles.
  • A GPS Unit…whether hiking or biking or geocaching, a hand-held GPS (global-positioning-system) is a hot item for any outdoor enthusiast.
  • “RV,” the movie, starring Michigan’s own Jeff Daniels.
  • “Michigan – Off The Beaten Path,” by Jim Dufresne, “Backroads of Michigan: Your Guide to Michigan’s Most Scenic Backroad Adventures,” by Robert W. Domm or “Scenic Driving Michigan,” by Kathy-Jo Wargin.
  • “Totally Camping Cookbook,” by Helene Siegel, “Campground Cookery,” by Brenda Kulibert or “Camp Cooking: 100 Years by National Museum Of Forest Service History.”
  • A gift certificate to a campground, especially Michigan campgrounds at

SOURCE: Michigan Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds press release

Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber

A journalist who has covered the recreation vehicle industry since January 2000, Greg Gerber founded RV Daily Report on April Fool's Day in 2009. He also serves as the editor of the publication and website. As an Eagle Scout, he has enjoyed camping for decades and has visited every state except Hawaii. A DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three young women, he has two grandchildren as well. He currently splits his time between Wisconsin, Texas and Arizona. Greg can be reached at

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