|It's that time of year again...to make your list and check it twice. But wait! Don't forget your RV camping buddies. After all, we know RVers are never naughty and always nice and deserve something special to make their Rving experiences even more fun. Don't you think?
But what to buy? After all, RV's can only hold so much stuff, and you don't want your special gift to wind up in storage somewhere do you?
We've gone to work for you to make your shopping experience easier this year. These gifts selections are sure to please any RV lover and will get you more than a chunk of coal in your own stocking. While some gift ideas are more expensive than others, there is a wide range of gifts to choose from and one that will fit not only your budget but your giving spirit as well. So dig in!
GoRVTexas Newsletter Subscription - It's FREE!
Just because it's free doesn't mean it's not a great gift. Sign up your friends and family for this informative and fun weekly newsletter on this site!
Classic and New Board Games
Rvers are famous for sitting around the club room and playing dominoes and card games, why not jazz up their game repertoire by adding to their collection. Check out the newest slant on dominoes called Wildfire Dominoes and more fun game ideas at Areyougame.com.
RV Cookbook: Cooking on the Road
Whether you're a full time RVer, a weekend camping warrior or a newbie to the RVing world, successfully adapting to cooking and planning for meals in an RV can be a daunting challenge! Make this challenge a breeze for your RV friends with this fine cookbook, Cooking on the Road.
The Next Exit 2006: The Most Complete Interstate Highway Guide Ever Printed
This is an essential, fantastic guide to highway exits. You can plan your stops, know where to find healthy food (and the best coffee!), locate supermarkets, hardware stores, the local Barnes and Noble, gas stations. Know when NOT to leave the highway in a futile search for a gas station or a snack or use it to easily calculate mileage. An absolute essential for Rvers and Car trippers alike. The NEXT EXIT is available on Amazon.com.
Texas State Parks Pass
Have your friends and family enjoy unlimited visits to more than 115 state parks and state historic sites without paying the daily entrance fee. Members also receive exciting "members only" discounts on camping, lodging, park store merchandise and recreational equipment rentals and are eligible for special promotions like waived activity fees, free programs, and a special subscription rate for the Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine. The Texas State Parks Pass is available for purchase over the internet or at your local State Parks office.
No matter where you are in your travels a metal detector is a great hobby to pick up and can bring you all kinds of treasures while searching hiking trails, campgrounds and beaches all across the nation. Check out this fine Texas product, the Bounty Hunter Metal Detector on BassPro.com.
Fuel Gift Cards
This may be this seasons most popular gift, there is something about pumping gas for a road trip that you didn't have to pay for that just puts a great big smile on your face and fills your heart with joy. Many major gas companies offer fuel gift cards, be sure to buy one that your travelers can use in their area. Check out these fuel gift card offerings from Valero, Texaco and Exxon.
RV Detailing Services (Inside & Out) Gift Card
Making that RV Sparkle, Shine and Smell like new again is always a much appreciated gift. Especially since your special someone never had to break a sweat doing it! Check with your local RV dealer for detailing businesses in the area.
RV Resort Getaway Gift Certificate
Find out which RV park is a favorite among your friends and family and arrange to pay for a two night stay as a gift. Who knows they may even invite you along!
This nifty gift keeps drinks and snacks at your fingertips on the road, no more pulling over to get something out of the fridge or out of the igloo in the trunk. The 3.2 gallon console cooler/warmer holds 16 cans or 12 liters and cools without ice or keeps food warm and at their tasty best. It also has a padded top with twin cup holders, zipper side storage and removable shoulder strap making it easy for convenience and storage. Camping World offers the Console Cooler/Warmer for a great price.
GPS & Geocaching Manual
This is the perfect new hobby gift to give to Rvers. Geocaching is a modern day version of treasure hunting. To make it simple, imagine being handed a treasure map and told to follow it - to the letter - to discover a buried treasure. The treasure site may be somewhere simple like an empty lot in your home neighborhood. Or it could be somewhere exotic - like on a deserted beach on Roatan Island, Honduras. Now substitute the outdated paper map with an electronic, hand-held device - a GPS, which indicates the exact coordinates of the treasure site. Learn more about Geocaching and introduce your RV buddies to a new past time. Check out these great GPS offers and Geocaching instructional guides on REI.com.
Make a joyful noise with "Hadley: The Bully Horn"
Okay truth be told who hasn't wanted to sound off a great big horn and be the big bad RV on the road. "Hadley: The Bully Horn" makes an "eighteen-wheeler" sound that can be heard approximately 1 mile away. This is a gift that will bring a chuckle and the kid out in all of us. Hadley is available online at Dyersonline.com
Folding Bike by Citizen
Folding bicycles are not specialty bikes, they're bikes with an amazing bonus – portability. Citizen Bike offers a great bicycle in a small, more versatile package. Folding bikes are ideal for storage and travel and Citizen bikes are reasonably priced, starting at under $200.
Portable Stainless Steel Ice Maker
Ask anyone who owns an RV and the one thing you never have enough of or room enough for is ...ice! Have your friends chilling over this great gift.
This totally portable icemaker is fully automatic—just plug it in and add tap or bottled water. This workhorse makes 12 small, medium or large cylindrical pieces in only 6 minutes for drinks or cooler. Compact size is easy to store in an RV storage bay or auto trunk, and your friends will be glad they no longer have to buy ice. You can find several sizes and price ranges on Campingworld.com.
Satellite Radio and Satellite Radio Service
Gone are the days of traveling down the road losing radio stations or being forced to listen to a station that plays music you hate. Your camping buddies will really appreciate listening to their favorite type of music, news, sports and talk shows on their favorite radio stations commercial free and non-stop. There are two leaders in the industry that offer radios and service to fit that perfect someone on your holiday list. Check out the offers of SIRIUS Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio and bring year round listening pleasure to your friends and family.