It's an exciting time of year for campervan holiday travel opportunities, and we've got the best tips to make your holiday merrier than ever. Deck the halls with our best campervan holiday tips and gift guide!
Take your holiday on the road in search of a white Christmas or head to the desert in December for merry and bright sun-filled days. There's no better gift than the opportunity to wake up somewhere new and start fresh traditions.
Decorate Your Own Way
Every campervan has its own design, so consider space needs when making a plan. It's easy to feel like decorating isn't necessary, or maybe even easier to over decorate only to feel hectic and weighed down later. Check out these best first hand experience tips before you get started decorating your campervan for the holidays.
Campervan Decoration Tips
- Think portable, collapsible and keep it simple.
- Easy battery powered lights give you all the holiday magic without the long cable and necessary plug in.
- Work with the space you have. Decorate the open corners and pick the appropriate size tree or garland pieces for your space.
- Use magnets to hang exterior lights or other decorations where possible quickly.
- Use window/glass suction cup hooks to hang decorations .
- Go to a scenic location to really set the holiday scene.
- Use decorations you'd like to keep after the holiday season: candles, lights, floral arrangements, or greenery for example.
- Use natural decorations like plants and florals that are naturally decomposing.
Gifts That Keep Giving
Give gifts that will be loved for years of travel experiences to come and that will last through real world use. We've got the best brands for van builds, and the best gifts for campervan living.
Campervan Gift Ideas
No campsite feels complete without the comfort of a campfire. The MegaHex fire pit is smokeless and folds flat so it can be easily stowed in the back of your car, RV, or overlanding rig.
2. Campervan Window Covers
Everyone needs to black out their windows at night and we've got window coverers for Ram Promaster, Ford Transit, and Mercedes Sprinter vans from top name brands. Shop Van Essential, Vanmade Gear, and Tourig window covers to give the gift of privacy.
3. Campervan Bug Screens
Keep the doors open and the cool wind flowing with campervan bug screens. Shop Van Essential and Tourig bug screens here.
4. Guzzle H20 Stream Water Filtration System
Get purified water whenever you need it with the Guzzle H20 Stream system. You can easily use this water filtration system for both city water lines and natural water sources, and worry less about running out of water.
5. Pathfinder Lights
A great add-on to you Backwoods Adventure Mods roof rack or bumper and gift for anyone looking to build out their exterior setup. Give the gift of brighter nights with Pathfinder lights.
6. Flarespace Sheets and Bedding
A must for everyone outfitting their van with Flarespace Flares. This set is a custom fit for the Flarespace Transit and Sprinter mattress. The full kit includes a comforter, custom fit mattress pad, custom fitted sheet, flat sheet, comforter, 2 pillows and pillow cases. It's the perfect gift for the sideways sleeper you know!
7. Tourig Waterproof First Aid
The Tourig Waterproof First Aid Kit equips you with everything you need in case of an emergency, including essential rescue tools and equipment like bandages, gauzes, wipes, creams, medications and a First Aid booklet.You'll be more prepared for the adventure with this complete first-aid kit.
8. KanuLock Surfboard Straps
KanuLock straps are suitable for short boards, longboards, narrow SUPs, surf skis, whitewater kayaks, and more. These lockable straps are incredibly durable, uncuttable, and reinforced with 2 x 2.5mm braided stainless-steel cables.
9. Molle Bolt-On Mounting Plate for Aluminess Deluxe Box
If you've already added a rear door Aluminess carrier and Deluxe storage box consider giving the gift of expanded storage with Molle bolt-on plates, box shelf, or other deluxe box accessories. You can add your Molle pouches and other hook-and-loop fastener attachments to it providing you even more space on your Aluminess storage box
10. Packasport Roof-top Cargo Box
Great for expanding your exterior storage capacity for larger items you want hidden and safely stored. Check out a range of Packasport cargo boxes we offer including the popular, low profile Freestyler (System 60) Roof Cargo Box and Apollo 90 Roof Cargo Box with built-in 90 watt solar power panel. Read our Packasport blog post for more details!
11. VanDer Moon Box Campervan Upper-Cabinet
In need of more interior storage? Check out our lightweight VanDer Moon Box options available in 3 different sizes and multiple colors. These strong compartment cabinets are easy to install with a back mount designed with reinforced openings to accept L Track bolts or the included T-nuts.
12. Dometic Powered Cooler
50 to 150+ can capacity in a 12V powered cooler lets you give the ultimate gift of multi-function anywhere you're camping. Shop Dometic Powered coolers here.
13. Fiamma Awning
There's no better gift than portable shade and maximizing your living space with a Fiamma awning. We offer 4 different types with multiple options available -- plus free shipping! Read our blog post Four Great Fiamma Awnings for all the details and links to shop!
14. Tourig Stuff Bags
Fit more gear in your van with Tourig Stuff bags. These unique storage bags are installed with screws through the secure points on the back and mount to many locations inside you van, so your gear has more places to hang!
15. DMOS Shovel and Mount
A gift that goes anywhere and is always an essential camp tool. DMOS compact shovels are the perfect holiday gift for every outdoor person.
Campervan HQ Gift Card
Still looking for ideas? Give them what they really want this year with a Campervan HQ gift card. Available now!
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Read our Pick Up article that breaks down all the details for products available for pick up.
The best part about campervan living is the ability to feel at home anywhere, and having the right gear and setup only adds to the experience and enjoyment. Happy holidays from us at Campervan HQ!