Stumped on gifts for the caravanner in your life? Here’s our guide to motoring your way to the top of their thank you list.
We all wish we could afford a brand new motorhome for our loved ones, but the odds of saving enough money for that cause are, at best, thin (and if you’ve managed it, you’re officially on our Christmas card list).
A pocket-sized version of their favourite portable holiday vehicle or a build-it-yourself model is an amazing compromise and a lovely little reminder of their home away from home. Providing you don’t get too expensive a model (there are some that cost as much as the real deal), the kids can even play with it too. Check out our toy car and caravan set here.
Caravan Club Membership
Got a newbie caravanner in your midst or someone who’s extremely passionate about their motorhome? Get them a Caravan Club membership. The standard membership is around £48 and gives discounts on over 200 club sites, 2,500 certified locations and 3,000 storage pitches. What’s more, there’s offers and members’ rates on insurance for their beloved caravans as well as networking opportunities and events to attend.
It might not be the first thing that comes to your mind in the bleak midwinter, but Christmas can be the ideal excuse to get someone special their own camping BBQ or stove. Think about the practicality of their caravan and how much they love cooking before going for the most expensive option – would they rather a gas model, for example?
Buying them a sturdy one for Christmas means they avoid the mad rush at the first sight of summer and they’re ready and raring to go exploring with their house on wheels whenever it might be. Check out our range of BBQs here.
What’s better for a caravan buff that getting all the latest news and reviews on caravans and motorhomes? There’s a selection of magazines out there including caravan-focussed options (like Practical Caravan) or wildlife and walking manuals for those who like to get out and explore. What’s more, it’s the gift that keeps on giving with regular additions always arriving on their doorstep depending on the frequency of publication.
Perhaps not the most glamorous option, but one they’ll probably be incredibly grateful for. The odds and ends needed for a caravan are surprising and you can never have too many bits and pieces. From books on the best campsites in UK and Europe to hairdryers and outdoor furniture – they’ll love the thoughtfulness and the fact you took the time to think of something that personal.