Looking for the perfect gift to give a campervan or motorhome owner? Check out our top ideas so you can get them something they’ll love.
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If you’re out of ideas when it comes to campervan or motorhome gifts to give the keen camper in your life, look no further. We’ve not only got you covered for motorhome insurance. Read this essential guide to campervan gifts to make someone’s day, or to treat yourself for once. There’s something for every taste and budget – from cosy to luxurious, fun to practical and affordable.
Cosy gifts for campervan or motorhome owners
There’s no denying that campervans and motorhomes can get chilly once the sun’s gone down, so here are some of our top picks for cosy gifts.
1. Blankets and throws
A good blanket or throw is perfect for snuggling up on a cold evening, both inside and under the stars. There are also sustainable options for the eco-conscious, such as blankets made of recycled plastic.
2. Pillows and cushions
New pillows or cushions can go a long way to making a campervan or motorhome more comfortable. You could also custom design the cushion for a more personal touch.
3. Non-slip slipper socks
The last thing anyone wants is to walk around their vehicle in wet, muddy shoes. A thick, fluffy pair of socks is a must, especially for those hardcore all-seasons, all-weathers campervanners.
4. Solar powered fairy lights
Fairy lights make a great gift because they can be put inside to create a homely atmosphere or outside to make your campervan or motorhome the envy of your neighbours. Lights have the added benefit of helping you find your camp in the dark and, better yet, they don’t drain the vehicle’s leisure battery.
5. Hot water bottle
Motorhomes, unlike campervans, have heating but only when they’re plugged in. Away from a power source, the nights can get chilly! For a warm, toasty night’s sleep, nothing can beat the humble hot water bottle.
6. Deluxe hot chocolate
Who doesn’t love hot chocolate? It almost goes without saying but hot chocolate really should be compulsory on any campervan or motorhome adventure. As it’s a gift, make it deluxe hot chocolate to add a touch of luxury to the best of the bedtime beverages.
Practical gifts for campervan and motorhome owners
If it’s a practical campervan or motorhome gift you’re on a quest for, check out these no-nonsense choices.
1. Collapsible kitchen items
Collapsible kitchenware makes the perfect motorhome or campervan gift as storage space is usually scarce and packing in kitchen essentials a squeeze. Several companies do collapsible ranges, from bowls and cups to colanders and washing up bowls. These products are especially good because they don’t rattle in transit and don’t weigh very much.
2. Fireproof cookware
There’s a huge range of cooking utensils designed to be used when cooking over an open fire. They make both practical gifts and some – such as hot plates, steamers and even toasty makers – also add a touch of luxury to campsite dining. Even better, there’s no need to plug them in and use up power.
3. Scrubba wash bag
A brilliant campervan gift, particularly for those who like to disappear on extended adventures off-grid. This wash bag functions like a mini, portable washing machine and is perfect for longer trips when it’s easy to run out of clean pants and t-shirts. It packs down small and is lightweight.
4. Solar shower bag
While motorhomes have the luxury of a shower, campervans (unless specifically converted) are not so well equipped. A solar shower bag – a bag you fill with water for the sun to heat up over the course of the day – can make a great gift if you’re off the beaten track or at a campsite with no hot showers. A shower bag can offer a dash of warmth and creature comfort to your trip.
5. Motorhome/campervan tracker
While by no means glamourous, this gift could become invaluable. With thefts on the rise, a tracker could help alleviate some stress and even bring down motorhome or specialist campervan insurance premiums.
Small gift ideas
Looking for something smaller? Here’s our pick of more affordable, but no less fabulous, gifts that any campervan or motorhome owner would appreciate.
1. Hot flask
A flask is a useful gift for days when activities take campervanners and motorhomers away from their vehicles. A flask can also to save you having to repeatedly boil the kettle.
2. Campervan cookbook
Limited cooking facilities can leave people struggling for inspiration. Solution? Buy them a campervan-specific cookbook that could lead to all kinds of new and inventive meals on their next camping trip that you may even get to enjoy.
3. Microfibre towels
Quick drying, light and packing down to almost nothing, these are a great gift for motorhome or campervan owners.
4. Head torch
Light the way with this gift that is a must for any campervan or motorhome. Perfect for later night wanders to and from the pub, or even just getting to the bathroom in the dark, head torches make great presents.
Campervan and motorhome gifts for the outdoors
If they have all the gear they could possibly need already or spending time in nature is what they love most, here are some motorhome and campervan gift ideas for the outdoorsy type.
1. Fire wok
A fire wok provides outdoor cooking that doesn’t need gas and won’t fill your van with smells. It also doubles as a campfire to toast marshmallows over and fits the bill on campsites that require fires to be raised off the ground.
2. Yoga mat
Add some zen to a camping trip by gifting the motorhome or campervan owner in your life a yoga mat. Yoga is a great way to relax and unwind in the fresh air and a mat won’t take up much room inside.
Hammocks are brilliant for afternoon naps or relaxed reading. They can pack down small and weigh almost nothing, which is useful if you need to travel light. Watching someone try and get out can also provide the entertainment when there’s no WiFi signal.
4. Inflatable kayak or paddleboards
For the water-loving campervan or motorhome owner who wants to take on the waves, how about an inflatable kayak or paddleboard? Unlike surfboards, they pack down although they can be heavy to carry and bulky to store. But if you know they have the muscle and the room, they really are a fantastic way to explore the waterways or coves near a campsite.
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