The Ideal Christmas Gifts For Us Caravan Folk

We've solved your Christmas woes
We've solved your Christmas woes

Monday, 17, Dec 2018 01:25

By William Coleman

This time of year should be about giving and making those around you happy, but in reality it's a bit stressful. Trying to find the right gift before the big day all while trying to wrangle the family to get together for a massive Christmas dinner. So to help ease the stress and tension of gift buying here are some items that should go down a treat Christmas morning.

Personalised Caravan Mug

A practical yet novelty gift is very hard to beat, especially as a stocking filler. Why not get the ideal gift the caravan lover in your life with a mug that they can take on tour with them with a special holiday message.

As well as mugs there are also a whole list of touring gifts on www.notonthehighstreet.com, most of which can be personalised too. This is ideal for at home as well as on site and should bring a smile to anyone's face.

The Aquaforno II

I can be guilty of buying seasonal Christmas gifts that are pretty much useless once winter has come to an end. Think a little bit outside the box, unlike me, and go for a gift that can be used 365 days of the year.

The all new Aquaforno II has just hit the market and is a product designed by an couple right here in the UK and really does pack a punch when it comes to opening the cooking possibilities when camping or caravanning.

This innovative gift is so much more than just a BBQ, it's a literal BBQ in a backpack which really is an essential touring product. You could even make a full Christmas dinner of this nifty bit of kit.

You can roast a chicken, slow cook ribs, fry, grill, poach, boil water, dry your clothes and even have a pizza oven attached! Feed the whole family after a 4 minute set up.

We spoke to Aquaforno's creator Tim earlier this year to find out more about this great BBQ and where he came up with the idea. So to get some great insite into this BBQ read the Aquaforno Interview.

Caravan Salt & Pepper Shaker

Here is another novelty item, I really couldn't help myself with this one. To match the caravan mug why not add a fab looking set of salt and pepper shakers?

I think these are absolutely hilarious and I may even add them to my list for Santa. These will get a good laugh over Christmas and if you order now, via Amazon, you will get them before Christmas day. It just means a bit more wrapping!

If you love these as much as I do you can purchase them on Amazon here.

Another good thing about buying these online is the suggested caravan items that perfectly match these, you'll double your budget in no time.

Outwell Cormorant 34L Large Cooler Bag

If this past summer is anything to go by we are in for a real treat in just a few months time. Once the temperature starts to rise the idea of al fresco dining becomes a lot more popular and that's where a good size chiller bag comes in handy. Nothing worse than warm ham and sweaty cheese rolls.

Prima Leisure have a fantastic range of cold storage bags and coolers to choose from. My top choice is the Outwell Cormorant 34L, mainly due to its size.

I am usually away with friends and the family so we do need to take quite a bit when we go for a picnic or BBQ. Due to its larger size it does come with padded shoulder straps/carry handles to make it easier to transport on foot.

You really cannot go wrong with Outwell's products due to how rigorously tested they are. This bag has been insulation tested to BS EN12546-2:2000 - and stayed cool for 8.5 hours using a 800ml Outwell Ice Block.

If you want to put this under the tree this year click here

Bailey Pegasus Palermo

A bit of a high ticket item but why not, don't ask don't get. In the true spirit of giving why not buy your significant other a brand new caravan for the 2019 season.

Released just a few short months ago the all new 8ft caravan from Bailey of Bristol has made a big impression on the UK market.

Being totally redesigned from the ground up means that they are a totally unique 8ft wide van that provide an extra 25% of interior space. Some companies simply make the chassis wider to reach 8ft but do not edit the interior that much, you won't find any of that here inside the Palermo.

The Palmero is the perfect family van and has a layout that will suit all needs. This twin axle 6 berth comes with 2 good size make up double beds and 2 bunk beds at the rear of the van making it ideal for taking the kids and 2 of their friends away for an action packed weekend away.

So if you are feeling super generous this Christmas why not splash out on something for the whole family and start booking for 2019 getaways now.

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