Christmas is upon us and it’s time to start buying gifts for our closest loved ones. For family and friends of the RV geek, picking the right gift can be a daunting challenge. You could be looking for a quick $5 gift or you could be looking to grab Santa by the ankles and drop a couple of hundreds on your favorite camper this holiday season. In order to help everyone out, we’ve compiled some of our favorite camping products, things we don’t usually go camping without.
If you have more questions about a particular item, drop us a comment in the bottom of this post and we’ll be sure to get back to you as soon as possible!
Magic Screen is a bendable outdoor screen that folds out and gets grounded like a tent. All you need is a phone, projector and Magic Screen and you’ll have an 80’ outdoor cinema system you can call your own.
The company behind Dashbon says that the existing products out there don’t address the consumer’s need for a one step solution to screening in the wild: “We’ve always hated the fact that we have to drag along those bulky pull-up/pull-down projection screen to the campsite or those inflatable screens that require external power supply to pump the air.” Magic Screen is the answer to that frustration.
Binoculars are considered an essential tool for campers, especially if your special someone is a boondocking enthusiast. Whether you use it to scout prospect areas for camping or just want to watch nature, no other binoculars come close to the Nikon ACULON A211 in the $100 price range. If you’re looking to give your loved one the gift of sight this holiday season, make sure to opt in for ACULON binoculars.
“The shitter’s full” branded items have been hot commodities amongst RVers in the last couple of years. Nothing connects RVers like their dislike for emptying the nasty one. If you’re looking for a cheap and “xmas-y” gift this Christmas, or even just looking to add a camping theme to your Christmas tree, why not get something comical?
We loved the catch phrase so much we’ve decided to show you the T-shirt version as well – Just to spread the enthusiasm year-long!
If you’re looking to personalize your RV, then look into ordering a custom sign. The sign can say many things: a name, an address, a catch phrase or even an inside joke. Precision carving Inc. offers great vintage looking designs at convenient prices. Just to get your creative juices flowing here are a couple of examples of what you can get carved on your custom sign.
- Eleanor & Sam Phillips
- Never far from Texas
- Everywhere is home
- Home of the green pony and the 10 legged spider
- The Wilsons
- 1000 Forever Free St.
Why not branch out into something totally new? Flying drones is the fastest growing activity among RVers because it goes hand in hand with exploration and discovery. You can take a look at what’s around the corner or film your surroundings from above.
Nowadays the technology has come far enough that they are easy to manage and the learning curve to operate them has certainly gone down since they first became popular around 10 years ago. If you’re looking to gift a good entry level drone that’s easy to handle, customize and operate, then go ahead and take a closer look at the DJI Phantom, one of the most popular drones on the market at the moment.
Ah Viking Chess… For those of you who don’t know it, Viking chess is a mix of strategy and targeting skill. Although the name might hint at a board game, it is anything but. It’s an outdoor sport that requires the same physical ability you would need to play darts or horseshoes. This game is a Campanda favorite and is as much fun being played by two players as it is being played by 10. To find out how to play, check out the video below.
These fire sticks make for a nice add-on or small gift for people looking to add a little bit of whimsy in their campsite. If you didn’t guess it from the name, it makes your campfire burn in a collection of rainbow colors. Just throw some of the magic sticks in your campfire and watch it go to work in shades of melon green, candy pink and baby blue!
If Mr. Gift-receiver is constantly on the move, then there is no better gift than Amazon Prime. Amazon Prime allows the camper to receive packages while on the go. So if they know they’re going to be arriving at a campsite the next day and they plan on staying there two nights. They can quickly order and receive their package within 48 hours.
Amazon Prime is quickly changing the way people shop online. It definitely makes ordering online more convenient. It brings America’s favorite products to your RV door step promptly. A truly thoughtful gift.
The $99 annual subscription also gives you free access to a collection of tv shows, movies, music and books. Here is a list of what’s included.
- Free two-day shipping
- Unlimited movies and TV shows
- Unlimited music streaming
- Unlimited reading on any device
- Unlimited photo storage
- You save 25% on prepayment discounts
Let’s face it everyone loves steak. Cooking them in a frying pan however quickly gets the RV messy, oily and don’t even get me started about the slippery floors. Thankfully there is a new high-tech compact oven made by Otto. Not only does an indoor grill solve the cleanliness problem, but the Otto happens also to make incredible perfectly cooked steaks with a charred crust. The Otto functions as high octone grill, so even if steak isn’t your thing, it’s still a great piece of equipment.
The Otto heats up in 3 minutes and cooks steaks at a temperature of 1700 F. It’s also very easy to clean and is powered via a propane tank. This is convenient for RVs where electricity is a precious commodity and space is scarce. The Otto is not cheap by any means but if you’re looking to invest in an oven for an RV, then it’s definitely worth the money.
If the lucky camper does not already have one of those then perhaps it’s time to get him one. Generators are lifesavers and dry camping without them is a pain since most of us always need some kind of access to electricity. Like the Otta grill, a generator isn’t cheap. However it’s a tool that the camper will use over and over again so it pays for itself on the long term.
Yamaha generators are more efficient and run quieter than most generators out there. The Ef2000 series is also capable of outputs up to 2000 watts powering a number of appliances in tandem.
So there you have it, a fun little list of products to consider for lucky happy campers this Christmas. Have other ideas you want to share? Tell us about them and share the Christmas joy!