When it comes to RV traveling and full-time RV living, space and weight are limited. Anyone who spends a lot of time in an RV already has everything they need, and probably can’t carry much more than they already have. So, how on earth do you choose a gift for them? I surveyed friends and Facebook and came up with lots of ideas:
Gift cards. A gift card can be a very thoughtful present for some who travels a lot. My Mom sent me a Tim Hortons card, and I thought of her fondly every morning as I sipped my coffee. Here are some gift card ideas:
- Canadian Tire
- Gas Cards
- Tim Hortons
- Restaurant chains
- Mountain Equipment Co-op
Gift certificates. If you want to make someone happy, buy them a massage after a long drive. Yum.
- Spa day
- Camping stores
Consumables. The goodness of most of these things is obvious. But an RV traveler might be the only person who would actually appreciate charcoal for Christmas.
- Coffee/tea/hot chocolate
- Cheeses/jerky/salty snacks
- S’more fixings
- Home baked goods
- Sunscreen/bug spray
- Charcoal/wood/fire starters
Cozy, comfy things. Things to fight off the early morning chill are always nice.
- Electric blanket
- Essential oil dispenser and some essential oils
- Sparkly things to hang in the windows
- Nice throw
- Fleece pj’s
- Good socks
- Fuzzy footed onesie
- Woolen hat and mittens
Useful things. Utilitarian presents are only good if the recipient actually needs them, so you have to do your homework. If they have everything they need, remember that a nicer or newer or upgraded version of something they already have can also be a great gift. Pay attention to what they complain about—it will give you an idea of what needs upgrading.
- Solar powered flashlight
- Solar powered lamp
- Solar powered USB charger
- Heavy-duty flashlight
- Heavy leather woman-sized work gloves
- Insulated water jug with a spigot
- Good doormat
- Boot scraper for outside the door
Pricier items. Notice that these items are small and useful.
What items would you add to this gift list?
This blog is about RV travel, dogs, and science. Stay tuned for the dog and science-themed gift lists. 😉