Kids have the attention span of a goldfish – which is nine seconds, by the way, I looked it up. So, if the kids in your life are anything like my kids, chances are the excitement of RVing has worn off a little. You can spark their interest again with the right gifts this holiday season!
Check out a few of our favorite items, perfect for gifts under the tree, that will help keep your kids off their devices and focused on the adventures and activities you planned.
Probably the easiest way to keep the kids involved is to give them their own designated seat. We’ve rounded up some of the best-selling camping chairs on the market that are not only “trending,” as the kids say, but comfortable as well.
Venture Forward Kids Swing Chair
The intuitive swinging design of this chair takes comfort to another level, while the powder-coated steel frame provides a strong, sturdy base without making it too heavy to transport. The durable, weather-resistant 600D polyester fabric ensures this chair will last season after season. It’s available in both blue and pink color schemes.
Venture Forward Kids Scoop Chair
If you’re looking for the perfect size chair for your kid to bring along on your next camping trip, then call off the search. This is it. Designed with thick high loft padding for maximum comfort and includes a carrying bag with a strap for convenience, your little one will be racing to the campsite to unpack their chair before everyone else. Spoiler alert – they’ll probably win.
Kids’ Folding Outdoor Rocker
What better way to keep them listening to the stories you’ve told repeatedly than with a chair that rocks? It’ll take them back to when they were babies and you rocked them to sleep. Plus, it’s perfect for relaxing after a full day of hiking or fishing. Folds easily for storage and transports. Grab a couple, the kids will definitely be fighting over this one.
Sleeping Bags and Tents
Bedtime might as well be a four-letter word in my house and saying it at the campsite doesn’t go over well either. However, with a sleeping bag or tent as awesome as the ones we’ve gathered below, I have a feeling the young (and the young-at-heart) will be counting down the minutes until they can tuck in for the night.
Kelty Kids’ Mistral Sleeping Bag
Picture them sleeping in the cozy, Cloudloft synthetic insulation of this sleeping bag while visions of sugarplums dance in their heads. Hey, Christmas is a feeling not just a time of year. This is the perfect bag for introducing camping and backpacking to your little one. The natural-fit spacious foot box offers more room for their ever-growing feet. Gosh, they grow up fast, don’t they? Stuff sack included.
Intex Kids Travel Bed Set
Comfort? Check. Convenience? Check. Versatility? Check. This airbed has it all! The airbed and frame can be used together or individually. Using the frame provides extra stability for those little ones in your camp so they won’t roll out of the bed. A high-output hand pump and storage bag are included. No need to check the list twice, this bed set is perfect for both the naughty and the nice.
Venture Forward 5-Person Cabin Tent
With a sleeping capacity of five people, this tent is more of a gift for the whole family, but the kids don’t need to know that. They’ll be so caught up by camping in style and luxury that they’ll probably forget adults are even around. Designed with a center height of 6 foot 10 inches so even the tallest camper has plenty of head clearance, the Venture Forward has durable, watertight construction that includes taped seams, no-wick technology, and a welded tub-style floor. There’s even a removable mud mat to help keep the inside of the tent clean while camping!
Venture Forward Grizzly 6-Person Dome Tent with Screened Vestibule
The screened vestibule is the shining star of this tent providing over 20 square feet of additional space, but don’t let it distract you from the other amazing features. The sturdy X-Frame fiberglass frame design and ring-and-pin anchoring system provide a fast and easy setup. The durable, watertight construction has a 1000mm waterproof coating. The rain fly has taped seams and uses no-wick technology to keep every camper dry while inside. Plus, it has a six-person capacity so your kids can invite their friends. The more the merrier, right?
Bikes, Scooters, and Powersports
Let’s face it, kids (like goldfish – to continue the analogy from before) enjoy shiny things. Bonus points if it involves speed. So, why not humor them with a bike or a scooter or even an ATV this year? They’ll be screaming “best Christmas ever,” for the next few months, guaranteed.
Magical Journey Girl’s 18-inch Bicycle
Ladies first, even when they’re small. Perfect for the little girl who isn’t quite ready for a 20-inch bike, this single-speed drivetrain bike is simple for young riders to use and maintain. The rear coaster brake delivers easy-to-use stopping power, and the adjustable seat ensures a comfortable, stable fit. For ages five to nine within 42 inches to 52 inches in height.
Road Racer Boy’s 18-inch Bicycle
A blue version of the bike above for the little boy in your life or the girl who prefers cool tones over pink. The caliper hand brake helps prepare kids for a hand-brake-only bike when they’re older. With easy-to-grasp TPR handgrips and PVC pedals with yellow reflectors, safety is always a priority with this bike. For ages five to nine within 42 inches to 52 inches in height.
Jetson Jupiter Kick Scooter with LED Lights
The weight limit for this scooter is 132 pounds just to get that out of the way because, trust me, you’re going to want to try this scooter out so, keep that in mind. With over 100 LED lights on the handlebar stem, wheels, and deck, the Jetson Jupiter Kick Scooter lights the way for constant, nonstop fun. The handlebar is adjustable for growing children and the rear fender foot brake ensures a secure, full stop every time. Personally, this is my favorite item on this list! Snatch it up because everyone else will be, for sure.
Coleman Powersports AT125-EX Youth ATV
Heads up! You’re going to have trouble putting this one under the tree, but don’t let that deter you. Designed for kids 10 years old and older, this ATV has an electric start, safety kill switch lanyard, semi-automatic clutchless shifting, and a maximum speed of 25 miles per hour. If attempting to outrun Santa’s reindeer sounds like a good time, then this is the gift to get. Run, run Rudolph, there’s an ATV on your trail.
Camping is full of never-ending fun, but sometimes we need to pave the path for the kids and show them how to enjoy it. The gifts on this list will make that task easier.