Yep, it’s that time of the year when RVers set up tiny Christmas trees on the dashboard, hang stockings with care from cabinets and add a few more lights to the awning.
Spending time in a campground during the holidays is a tradition for a lot of RVers, and you can count on those stockings being stuffed with RV and camping related items. If you are getting ready to do a little holiday shopping, here are some items to add to your list.
GoPro Hero 4 – Every traveler should own a GoPro. If you are behind the times on cameras, these mini-sized photo and video wonderboxes are often the only item you’ll need to document your adventures. Get one. Or two, even.
Camp chairs – Good camp chairs are essential for RV trips. Do yourself a favor and get a couple of good ones and you’ll spend more time outside than sitting in your camper. We love these REI Flex Lite chairs – they pack down super small and are ultralight.
Headlamp – In most cases, headlamps win for versatility over standard flashlights. Trips to the shower or laundry house after dark are so much easier with a headlamp. So are roadside repairs, digging in storage compartments and just about every other thing you’d use a regular flashlight for. The Petzl Tikka XP is a good choice – slap some rechargeable AAA’s in it and light up the night.
Little Red Portable Campfire – This thing is so great. No more wandering around looking for tinder and dealing with wet firewood. Pull out the Little Red Portable Campfire, hook it up to propane and you are in business. Also, a lot of campgrounds prohibit wood fires, so this sucker will make you the envy of your neighbors. Better buy some extra marshmallows, too.
Shake Pop Outdoor Popcorn Popper – What’s camping without popcorn? Boring, that’s what. The Shake Pop can whip up three whole quarts of popcorn in no time, and will only set you back about sixteen bucks.
Yahtzee National Parks Travel Edition – If you haven’t played Yahtzee before, you are truly missing out on one of the great games of our age. Now there’s a National Parks edition which is perfect for a family night at camp. Bonus points: a portion of the proceeds goes to the National Parks Foundation. Very cool.
Clear LED filament string lights – Spice up your outside space with these sweet euro-styled LED lights that will set you apart from the rest of the campground. These lights stay cool to the touch and add some class to your rig. We like ’em.
Kindle Paperwhite – Reading and camping – these two go hand-in-hand. You probably don’t have room in your RV for a complete library, but a Kindle does. The Paperwhite is easy to read in both daylight and at night, making it the perfect companion on your trips. If you need a device for reading and other forms of media (movies, music, etc.) then take a look at the Kindle Fire. Both are great devices and make for great holiday gifts.
Got a fun gift for RVers? Let us know about it here in the comments or over on Facebook. Happy Holidays!
(Featured photo: Nan Palmero/Flickr)
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