It’s that wonderful Christmas gift giving time of year. Whether there is snow on the ground or not, it is hard not to be in a festive mood. Plenty of Christmas music helps, as does participating in the unique events of the season. It is a special time to share with others.
For those who have RVing friends, it can be especially challenging when choosing the perfect gift. If your friend lives in an RV, it is important to remember that space and weight are usually at a premium. Don’t worry or fret because there are plenty of gifts that don’t break the budget and also will fit into tight places. An added bonus is that there are some items that can serve more than one purpose!
I was thinking that there are two important lists: one is a gift giving list and the other is a list of important essentials that we have relied on. Here is the gift list with the essentials list to follow soon. Remember December 25th is coming soon!
Note: We are not Amazon affiliates or of any other company for that matter. We don’t have any financial interest in any of these items, and the ones we own, we purchased ourselves.
We try to have as few physical books as possible. An E Reader is not for everyone, but once you are hooked, why use anything else? Nowadays as an added bonus, libraries have plenty of e-books that can be downloaded for free.
Audible or Books on Tape
These are great for long travel days and there are smartphone apps that make it easy. Again, libraries offer these for free.
This was a great gift and much better I imagined. We use ours literally everyday.
When pulling a Fifth Wheel it is a great answer as to how to transport a kayak.
Indoor Outdoor Thermometer
I attached the bracket for the outside unit to the bumper mount.
Battery Operated Fan
We have one that uses the same battery as my power drill, PLUS can be connected to 120 volt power.
Collapsible Kitchen Items (Bowl, Colander, Measuring Cups, etc.)
These are practically a “must have” and are used all the time. They store in a much smaller space than the regular ones.
Instant Pot (Six Quart is the best size)
What can I say, it lives up to the hype. The Instant Pot replaces multiple appliances and works fantastically.
SILPAT Baking Sheets
Think of parchment paper on steroids. Who has time to clean up the baking mess.
French Press (not glass)
This stainless steel one is a little pricey but built to withstand years of use.
Cuisinart Hand Blender
Packs in a very small space and is easy to clean.
Personalized Camping Garden Flag
These can be purchased on-line with the names of the recipients and camping themes.
Waterproof Bluetooth Speakers
These are not waterproof but great sound. Ones that can stand a little rain would be best.
You don’t need a RV to use these a lot. It gives off plenty of light and you have both hands free when working.
USA Scratch Off Map
This one you scratch off states when you visit them. We love this. There are several varieties on-line.
Portable Firepit (we don’t have but see many campers with them)
Camping Journal Spiral Bound Notebook for Travel Notes
Barbecue Grill Set
Picnic Tablecloth You may want to add some tablecloth clips to this gift as well.
Packable Hammock Something like this one.
One Burner Induction Stovetop (we don’t have one of these but others really like them) Remember that not all pots and pans will work with this burner. Some newer RVs come with these as their regular cooktops.
Fuel Cards (especially Flying J or other truck stops)
Gift Cards (Movie, Redbox, Restaurants, Amazon, etc.)
Portable Foldable Cooler (good when picking up groceries a long way from camp)