Get to know those who tow! 10 great gift ideas for caravanners
Birthday. Christmas. Mother’s Day. Father’s Day. Just because.
There’s always a reason to give a gift to a loved one, even those people who are ‘hard to buy for’. If your gift recipient is a caravanner, we can make the task easier.
The team at BIG4 Beacon Resort in Queenscliff, Victoria compiled this fantastic list of gift ideas for caravanners. These suggestions came from those in the know: caravan-loving park guests.
If you’re stuck for a great gift, simply check out these super suggestions…
1. Unbreakable cups and plates
Not only are these environmentally friendly but they are safe and easy to pack for holidays, picnics, and the beach without having to worry about broken glass. There are even floating cups on the market for your water-loving friends and family.
2. Wine glass spikes
Scenario: it’s time to relax on a beautiful evening outside the caravan with your favourite drink, but there is nowhere to put the wine glass! The ground is uneven, and holding the glass for too long makes its contents warm. Solution: wine spikes that are poked into the ground, or clips that attach to the chair or plate. Perfect!
3. Care package of camping essentials
Show loved ones that you care by protecting them. Consider including a first-aid kit, gumboots, sunblock, insect repellent, hand sanitiser, baby wipes (where applicable), and after-sun cream. Plus a few chocolates and maybe a sneaky bottle of wine will never go amiss.
4. A subscription to their favourite magazine
Let your friends and family truly enjoy the downtime that comes with a holiday by reading their favourite magazine. The best thing about a subscription gift is that it can be enjoyed at several holiday times throughout the year.
5. A portable barbecue
The perfect gift all year round, for all locations! It won’t matter if your gift recipient is in their caravan, on a picnic, or at the beach, they will love being able to whip up a tasty lunch or dinner at any time. Grill up the catch of the day or whip up sausages and steak. Delicious!
6. A torch or solar-powered lantern
Never lose your way back to the caravan again with a torch or lantern. They also provide hours of fun for the kids to play spotlight after dark, or to tell spooky camping stories with.
7. A pegless clothesline
Fixed between two points by suction cups or bungee cords, this is the ideal way to dry your clothes at a holiday park. Simply tuck the fabric into the cord of these ingenious clotheslines. No pegs required!
8. Folding chairs
No family holiday is complete without chatting to friends (old and new) by your caravan in the holiday park. Keep comfortable while you chat with a great folding chair. It can then be folded up and taken to the beach so you don’t have to sit in the sand. There are even double folding chairs on the market, which make the perfect camping couch.
9. Bug swatters
One downside to the great outdoors are bugs. Your friends and family will combat this with fly swatters. Grab a novelty shaped swatter or even an electrified one for a unique, fun gift.
10. A stay at their favourite caravan spot
The best gift of all is the gift of a holiday. Shout your loved ones a night or two away at their favourite resort or caravan park. Remove the organisation process for them and book ahead, or if you don’t know their ideal dates, BIG4 gift vouchers are the perfect choice.
What gift have you given or received that’s perfect for a caravanner? We’d love to know your thoughts, so please leave a comment below.
Isn’t it time you hit the road? Book your next BIG4 break now.
Originally published by BIG4 Beacon Resort as ‘Christmas Present Ideas for Caravanners’.
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|2 person||1.5 × 2.5 metres (4.92 × 8.20 feet)|
|3 person||3 × 2.5 metres (9.84 × 8.20 feet)|
|4 person||4.5 × 2.5 metres (14.76 × 8.20 feet)|
|5 person||6 × 3 metres (19.69 × 9.84 feet)|
|6+ person||7 × 4.5 metres (22.97 × 14.76 feet)|
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