Christmas gift ideas for the RVer in your life

It’s that time of year again. The Christmas countdown has begun!

While the holidays bring with it lots of love, time spent with family and friends, good food, and more, it can also bring stress. Trying to find that perfect gift for someone can get frustrating.

RV to Sedona, Arizona, this Christmas season © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

But if you’re still looking for stocking stuffers and gifts for the RVer in your life, you are in luck! With the big day quickly approaching, many of us are. Here are a few last minute gift ideas.

To keep this manageable, it’s been parted out into four posts—each with five items.  These are in no particular order, with no favoritism or affiliation to the actual products or vendors.  So, without further ado:

Books on RVing
Peggi Macdonald, a Canadian RV lifestyle consultant, along with her husband John, has lived full-time on the road for 25+ years—“and is still enjoying this incredible lifestyle”. To state that they have ‘been there, done that’ in most situations is an understatement. Her print- and e-books offer mega tips and hints to simplify RV travels. Peggi’s RV Living in the 21st Century, the Essential Reference Guide For All RVers, features tips on ‘How to RV?’ and is loaded with information from buying your first RV to going away for short or extended getaways as well as information for fulltimers. Peggi also has 3 e-books available for purchase: RV Packing Tips, RV Life Lessons Plus Easy Living Hints, and RV Travel to Canada.

For details, click here.

Passport America
Passport America, a family-run business, is the “original” 50% Discount Camping Club. They invented the concept in 1992 and have continued to improve upon it. 1637 participating campgrounds across the Canada, United States, and Mexico currently participate in the Passport America Program. Membership includes RV America magazine which is published 3 times a year.

There's no better time of year to discover Zion--one of the exceptionally gorgeous and mind-boggling natural wonders of America. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

If you are currently a Passport America member you can purchase a gift membership for the regular rate ($44.00) minus your $10.00 referral commission.

You will receive three extra months ($11 .00 value) free to your current membership with a new ID card. For details, click here.

Amazon Kindle eBook Reader
The Kindle eBook Reader from Amazon is great for RVers. Any RVing bookworm will love it. They’re lightweight and can carry hundreds of digital books. Books are usually delivered to the Kindle wirelessly in about a minute and cost less than $10, sometimes free. Canadian and American newspapers can be delivered automatically and wirelessly to your Kindle first thing in the morning. All Kindle newspaper subscriptions start with a 14-day free trial. Magazine subscriptions are also available. For details, click here.

You can also upload your own content on your Kindle.

Coil’n’Wrap
Coil’n’Wrap carries numerous products required by RVers—many would make great Christmas gift for your favorite RVer —even if that’s you! Here are a few gift-giving ideas from Coil’n’Wrap that would please the RVer on your list: Coiling products, hook and loop fasteners, cords, cables, fuse box, LED bulbs, awning products, bug removers, heated lawn chairs, lawn chair cushions. Check their web site for additional ideas. While there sign up for Coil’n’Wrap newsletters.

Gift cards and gift certificates
Gift cards and gift certificates make great gifts for RVers. They don’t take up any storage space (always at a premium) and can be redeemed for all kinds of handy things. Some RV favorites are Amazon.com gift certificates; Wal-Mart, Costco, Best Buy, LL Bean, and Camping World gift cards; and gift card from any chain restaurant including Olive Garden, Texas Roadhouse, Applebees, and TGI Fridays.

To be continued tomorrow…

Worth Pondering…

I have a list of folks I know, all entered in my computer,

And once a year about this time, I go and take a look.

And that is when I realize that these names are a part

Not of the computer they’re entered in, but of my very heart.

For every name stands for someone who has crossed my path sometime

And in that meeting they’re become the rhythm of the rhyme.

And while it sounds fantastic for me to make this claim,

I really feel I am composed of each remembered name.

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