“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Everywhere you go…”
With Christmas nearly upon us, I’ve been busy thinking about great gifts for RVers. There are things I have that I love, and there I things that I don’t have and really, really want.
- Instant Pot – I’ve found it quite useful in our travels, and I even used it to cook our Thanksgiving turkey last year. I like that it can be used inside, but it also works great outside on our grill table.
- Blackstone Griddle – this was a spur of the moment purchase in the spring, and we used it lot when we spent 5 weeks in Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming over the summer. It was well over a hundred degrees every day for the first couple of weeks of that trip, and the last thing we wanted to do was cook inside.
- Grill table – it’s rare that we don’t set that up when we arrive at a campsite. Even if we don’t use it for cooking, it is a great place to put things when we are outside.
- Space heater – our heat pump is so, so loud, but we don’t necessarily want to run the furnace on propane if we have an electric hookup.
- 300 piece puzzles – sure, it sounds weird, but sometimes you’re trapped inside because of bad weather, and puzzles are a great time killer. They can be more than 300 pieces, but for us that is the limit of our space. I’m partial to Charles Wysocki puzzles, because they are gorgeous.
- Thermacell – it really does work to keep the bugs down
- Misting system – we were at a park in Colorado, and it was incredibly hot outside. I found myself extremely jealous of a couple of campers that had a portable misting system clipped to their awning. They had a splitter on the water connection, so one hose ran to their trailer, and the other hose ran to their mister
- A large pretty tapestry. We don’t like putting something on our awning that is hard to pull down quickly in the wind. I always have a couple of sarongs on hand that I would clip to the awning with clothespins, but I’d like something larger.
- A folding wagon. This is high on my list. It would be great for hauling laundry, firewood, and beach gear. It would also be a great way for my husband to haul me back from the beach. I won’t tell him that or he’ll never give me one for Christmas.
- A nice cooler. It doesn’t have to be a Yeti, but I really want a Yeti. Our RV fridge is so small, and it doesn’t hold beer well if we also want to have things like food.
- A hammock stand (this one has a table!). If we stay somewhere without trees, I can’t set up the hammock. Sometimes a person just needs a nap in a hammock.
- A blow up kayak. I’m actually torn on this one. I have nice kayaks, and I could put a rack on my Jeep to carry them, but I think it might be easier to just go with something easier to store, because I don’t know how often I would be on the water.
There are so many other little things I can think of too, like a few extra device charging cables, a new 12V fan, and a total restock of the DVDs we’ve seen at least a million times.
What’s on your RV wish list?