Wednesday, 09 November 2016 GMT
Author: Staveley Head
The air is cold, decorations are up in every shop window and festive music can be heard on the highstreet. It’s Christmas time! And that means shopping.
Being able to pack up your things and get away from it all, hitting the open road and taking your home with you and experiencing the outdoors are some of the reasons to own a caravan or motorhome. But sometimes it is nice to settle in for the night, put a cup of tea on and catch up with your favourite TV shows.
12v TVs are ideal for caravans and motorhomes. Most offer a full HD screen that can be viewed from any angle making life easy if you are pushed for space. Built in Freeview and live TV pause & record also feature on most new models, making them the perfect gift for those looking to relax in their caravan this Christmas time.
If you’re looking for a gift that the whole family can enjoy, you can’t go too far wrong than a good board game. They’re ideal for getting everyone around the table and spending some quality time together this Christmas.
There are so many board games to choose from, whether it’s a classic like Monopoly or a modern game like Pie-Face (which the kids will most definitely find hilarious, as you try to avoid being splatted by whipped cream). So, if the rain (or snow) is too heavy to go outside and you’ve finished our rainy day activity packs, clear some space on the table, get everyone together and play a board game.
Caravan and Motorhome Courses
Has a loved one just bought a caravan for the first time or do they need a little more confidence when out on the road in their motorhome? Then a practical driving course would make a great gift.
Courses are available to suit all abilities; from total beginners to more experienced drivers. Courses like these will help your loved ones to hone their skills and gain confidence when taking their caravan or motorhome out on the open road (and give you less to worry about in the passenger seat).
Light up the winter darkness with a headtorch. These handy accessories are a must have for all motorhome and caravan enthusiasts. Much like Rudolph’s nose on a foggy Christmas Eve, they light your way, keeping your hands free to set up your awning, unpack the car or change a gas bottle in the dark.
Although we are in the middle of the winter months, it’s never too early to start thinking about those long summer days. A good quality reclining camping chair should be a necessity for all serious campers, letting you sit back, relax and enjoy the sunshine.
Handheld Vacuum Cleaner
Everyone likes to take pride in their caravan or motorhome, and what better way to do just that than a handheld vacuum cleaner. When you’re out and about at this time of year, the van is bound to get a little mucky and need a bit more cleaning. Most handheld vacuum cleaners are cordless with a running time of 15 minutes plus and are the ideal weight and size for cleaning your car, caravan or motorhome, making them an excellent gift for a house-proud owner.
Practical Pitching Help
Pitching the caravan in the correct position on the plot is difficult at the best of times. To help make life easier, why not invest in a remote control caravan mover. A remote control caravan mover is a system of rollers attached to the tyres, controlled by a remote. The control can move the caravan, backwards, forwards and in the required direction.
There are not many things better than a hearty, wholesome hot meal on a cold December day. Slow cookers are perfect for caravan and motorhome owners, the meals take little preparation and once the ingredients are in, just leave to cook whilst you go out and enjoy your day, safe in the knowledge that when you get back, you’ll have a delicious meal waiting.
Having a good quality multi-tool is a must have. There is always something that needs doing around the van, whether it’s tightening a bolt or screw, fixing a bike or opening a tin of beans. They are perfect for popping in the glove compartment if there isn’t space in the van for a full size tool box.
Stocking fillers are a great way of spreading some Christmas cheer, and there are plenty of caravan themed gifts out there. From t-shirts and socks, hats and gloves to hitch covers and folding kettles, you can find some lovely gifts that are bound to put a smile on a loved one’s face.
With the big day just around the corner, we hope that this guide has given you some inspiration for that last minute Christmas shopping.