Explore our campervan gift ideas for Christmas!
The festive season fast approaches and finding the perfect gift for anyone obsessed with vanlife can feel tricky, once you’ve waded through the deluge of novelty mugs and VW-embossed sweatshirts
The best place to start? Right here.
We’ve made getting ready for Christmas easier with our guide to gifts for campervan owners, including the best gear and apparel that we’ve reviewed this year and some products that easily make it onto our wish lists, courtesy of Campervan Editor, Iain Duff.
From high-performance e-bikes to an iconic outdoors cooler, these are the campervan gift ideas that will help make Christmas in 2023 unforgettable!
Best reviewed gear in 2023: Nemo Helio Pressure Shower
(Photo by Iain Duff)
This is a product that taps into the growing trend for off-grid camping, and is a bit of a game changer.
If you’ve ever tried using one of those cheap, gravity-powered camping showers you’ll know just how much of a miserable experience they can be. For a start they don’t have much water capacity, then you need to find something for them to hang from and, when you do eventually get it set up properly, invariably the water pressure is dismal, leaving you trying to wash or clean your muddy boots under a trickle of lukewarm water.
The Helio is different. It’s a portable, pressurised shower that can be filled and pressurised anywhere with its own foot pump, so doesn’t need to be hung up and you don’t need a power source to provide a strong continuous spray. A few pushes on the foot pump will keep the flow going.
It holds up to 11 litres of water and you can either fill it with hot water from a tap or a kettle if you have a source, or fill it with cold and leave it out in the sun for a couple of hours so it heats up naturally. You’ll get up to seven minutes’ worth of continuous flow from one fill, so that should be plenty to have a full wash, clean the dishes or give Fido a good wash down.
Buy it here: Nemo Helio Pressure Shower
Best reviewed apparel in 2023: Montane Anti-Freeze Packable Down Slippers
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After a long day on the hills, the first thing you want to do when you get into your campervan is take those heavy, muddy walking boots off and relax. But if it’s cold outside, sitting around in your stockinged feet is not a great idea.
Here’s my solution… slippers. Don’t worry, these aren’t your typical grandad slippers (although, if I’m honest, I’m rather partial to those, too), but are in fact made by outdoor specialist, Montane, which has a reputation for producing top-quality gear for extreme conditions. These slippers are like having a cosy jacket for your feet.
Filled with high-quality, water-resistant down, the Anti-Freeze Hut Slippers will keep your toes warm all year round. The slippers have a water-resistant outer and lining, non-slip soles and a stretchy ankle cuff that prevents the cold getting in.
The foam inner soles can be removed to reduce weight and bulk when you’re on the move and the slippers come with their own stuff sack so they can easily be crammed into a bag or cupboard. I love them.
Buy it here: Montane Anti-Freeze Packable Down Slippers
On our wish list: Yeti Tundra Cooler
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There are coolers and there are coolers but there is only one cooler that is truly cool, and that’s the Yeti Tundra. Much beloved of social media influencers, this is the coolbox that everyone aspires to own.
Needless to say, I don’t own one and, with prices ranging from £250 to an eye-watering £1,300, I almost certainly won’t ever buy one. But for some reason, even though I own two perfectly useful camping coolboxes already, I would really like one. I suppose I would just like to be the cool kid for once, and if that means owning a big, chunky coolbox that I can fill with cold beers, take to photogenic beaches and snap for my Instagram account, then so be it.
I don’t even know how effective they are as coolers (although I’m led to believe they are excellent), but I just know that my life will be improved by having one. Yes, I know that’s shallow, but sometimes that’s allowed. And if Christmas wish lists aren’t for things you would like but don’t need and would never buy yourself, just what exactly are they for? I’ll have the Nordic Blue please.
Buy it here: Yeti Tundra Cooler
EnviroRides Ezi Stow
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E-bikes are growing in popularity due to their convenience and ease of use and fact they they let you explore on two wheels – with the bonus of some electric-powered help. The Ezi Stow is a perfect choice for campervanners as not everyone has a storage area in their ’van capable of taking a full-sized bike.
The 13Ah lithium-ion battery offers around 50 miles of pedal assistance, taking four to six hours to recharge. Other features include 20in tyres, integrated front and rear lights, pannier rack, hydraulic disc brakes Shimano gear shifter and derailleur, and an easy-to-use display showing speed, battery, level of assistance, average speed and trip computer.
This model costs £1,099.99, and comes with a two-year warranty and free delivery. Plus, you can spread the cost over three or four payments.
Buy it here: EnviroRides Ezi Stow
Light My Fire LunchKit
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Whether you’re touring the open road or are in the office, lunch is one of the most exciting parts of the day – in fact, we’d go so far as saying that a good or bad lunch can make or break your day.
That’s why being prepared pays dividends and this six-piece LunchKit from Light My Fire is one of our favourite pieces of kit.
It’s built from 100% BPA-free plastic that’s both microwave and dishwasher safe, featuring tight-fitting snap-lock lids that are not only ideal for keeping food secure on the move but also double as your plates.
Available in multiple attractive colours and arriving with a spork, the LunchKit is a great gift for anyone who is regularly out and about!
Buy it here: Light My Fire LunchKit
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Duvalay Luxury Sleeping Bag
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Duvalay’s multi award-winning Luxury Sleeping Bag combines optimum sleeping comfort with incredible ease of use. It consists of a bottom pocket that houses a luxury mattress topper and a top pocket which consists of a cosy duvet.
Available in a choice of Memory Foam or FreshTec Cooling Foam, as well as the option of a summer or winter tog duvet, this innovative design is worlds away from your traditional sleeping bag. Simply unroll onto any surface in your campervan and enjoy a restful night’s sleep on every adventure!
Buy it here: Duvalay Luxury Sleeping Bag
Tabletop Gaming Mystery Box
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Campervans and board games go hand in hand, but there’s only so many times you can play Scrabble or Monopoly.
Get the ultimate gaming surprise with one of Tabletop Gaming's Mystery Boxes! Pick your level to suit your budget and then let Tabletop Gaming do the rest. For £29.99, you'll receive over £50 worth of goodies, including a minimum of two board games, lovingly packaged.
With no two boxes being the same, let Tabletop Gaming pick some great games for you and take the hard work out of expanding your gaming collection! You can even specify if you have any preferences or requirements at the time of purchasing your mystery box.
Buy it here: Tabletop Gaming Mystery Box
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Give the gift of a weekend away at the South of England Showground for our family-friendly Campervan festival.
The Campervan Campout features music all day, every day, including a DJ set from radio legend, Chris Moyles. The event also features a shopping village, the Artisan Food & Drink Hall, Wellness Sanctuary, the Campout Hub, street food area, gin festival and a silent disco. A selection of vanlife bloggers, vloggers and podcasters will be sharing their experiences and advice across the three days.
Pitches cost £150 for two adults and up to three children.
Buy tickets here: Campervan Campout
Save 50% on dog treats!
Treat your furry friend this festive period with a fantastic treats bundle from Your Dog magazine, saving 50% on its retail value!
You can get all of the below for just £17.50, with free shipping included.
- Tropiclean Pet Shampoo 355ml - £10.99 RRP
- Churu Bites - £5.25 RRP
- Petello Yak Cheese Dog Chew 75g - £6.99 RRP
- DoggyRade Prebiotic Superfood Chewies - £6.00 RRP
- Zoflora Mountain Air Large Floor Wipes - £2.50 RRP
- Forthglade Meaty Bites - £3.25 RRP
- Scooby Snacks Meaty Sticks 90g - £1.25 RRP
Buy one here: Your Dog Christmas Gift Box
Free hot chocolate with every Toast 'N' Dip order
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Grab a free Hot Chocolate Kit, worth £8, with every order from Toast'd!
A Toast 'N' Dip kit is perfect for anyone who loves the outdoors, as a stocking filler, secret Santa present or just to treat your friends and family.
Each kit includes everything you need to enjoy toasting marshmallows together, indoors, outdoors or wherever the adventure takes you. They start from £8 and will be loved by everyone, young and old. Use code FREE-HOT-CHOC for a free Hot Chocolate Kit with every order!
Buy it here: Toast'd Toast 'N' Dip kit
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