A Road Trip Lovers Gift Guide
In Australia and the world, road trip getaways have become more popular than ever – and it's not just during the holiday season.
More and more people are making it a part of their lifestyle and identity – getting away whenever and wherever they can, in the comfort of a home on wheels!
With Christmas coming up, you might be unsure what to get that special someone who loves road-tripping and campervanning, but we've got you covered.
From e-readers to off-the-grid encouragements - Below is an insider guide into some of the best and most unique gifts to put under their Christmas tree this year.
A Roadtrippers Gift Guide
There is plenty of time to unwind when taking a well-deserved, long-term holiday in a campervan or motorhome. An e-reader is a perfect gift for keen readers & road-trippers. No more jamming books into bags or figuring out what to cull before you leave. Travellers can fit as many books as they possibly can in a small tablet.
Equally as convenient is that they won't need to keep the bedside light on – a good relationship or friendship saver on those nights in!
Who doesn't love relaxing in a hammock on a summer's day?! A portable hammock can be small enough to fit in your back pocket and is super simple to set up, transforming the campsite into a relaxing outdoor retreat.
For a feel-good sustainable purchase, go with Nakie Hammocks – they plant four trees for every order and use quality, recycled materials.
Hitting the road with your polaroid camera by your side is so much fun! Capture every fleeting moment and gain an immediate tangible keepsake.
It's a nice way to keep offline– instead of Instagram, travellers will be excited to show friends and family their film when they're home!
The Adventure Challenge Book
If the road trip lover in your life already owns a polaroid camera, this might be the gift to give!
The Adventure Challenge is a book full of scratch-off tasks. For example, the scratch panel might request the readers visit an op-shop where they have to dress each other up and spend the day in the outfit. Another involves a challenge where you have to cook fancy ramen for each other and then watch Lady & The Tramp together. The rule is that once you scratch the secret mission off – you have to do it! Complete the book by writing about the day and sticking a polaroid or momento in it.
This is one of the coolest gifts you can buy right now – and it's perfect for people who love road-tripping and adventuring! There are solo, couple, friends & family editions, full of unexpected ways to spend the day.
When it comes to crockery, enamelware is a bit of an Australian Icon - it's become even more trendy in recent years. We Aussies love style & practicality, after all! Every road tripper or camping fiend should have one or more enamel mugs in their vehicle.
They keep your drinks icy cold and are an incredibly comforting coffee mug that will warm your hands up on those cold nights. Importantly, they're also so handy for on the road! They're chemical-resistant and known for their durability – so they won't break if they happen to move around on those bumpy roads. There are many great styles these days, so it's easy to find one that feels personal.
A cute and compact picnic rug goes a long way! When on the road, the weather is kind and the scenery is beautiful; travellers might want to set up a spontaneous & romantic picnic for lunch.
Gone are the days when you had to buy a picnic rug that didn't fold up easily and came in nothing but red and white plaid. Now they're in an assortment of unique patterns, designed to roll up and slip right in your campervan's drawers.
No one can be unhappy with this gift, but it's an incredibly excellent idea for those about to start their motorhome holiday! On a hike or for those nights spent around the campfire, a portable charger will come in handy when there is no direct access to a charging point.
Stuff a stocking with a portable charger, socks, undies and sunscreen and you've got a camper's dream Christmas stocking!
Camp-friendly Coffee Maker
Coffee is a precious liquid for many people, especially when on the road or having action-packed days. It can be nice to be spoiled by good coffee in the mornings because, lets face it, sometimes instant just doesn't cut it.
An Aeropress is an incredible gift that often becomes a road trip necessity for people. It's lightweight and super compact and brews a delicious cup of coffee anywhere, anytime!
Another good option is your standard stovetop espresso maker. All good campervans – including Cruisin's fleet – will have a stovetop. Brew your perfect cup of coffee in almost the same time it takes to boil the kettle!
For an added luxury, get them a handheld milk frother.
A Lonely Planet Guide
It's hard to go wrong with a Lonely Planet book – they have hundreds of pages of incredible facts and inspiring guides. Even reknown travellers may find routes they have never previously heard of. Lonely Planet's Australia's Best Road Trips book features 38 epic ideas from all around the country. It's a great handbook to own before and during a campervan trip!
Portable Fire Pit
Holidaying during the cooler seasons is the only way to go for some travellers. Campsites are quieter and rental rates can be cheaper. But it can get cold when night comes!
A pop-up fire pit is a saviour on those winter days and nights –you might become the Christmas hero if you decide to gift one of these. You can usually find fold-out ones at places like BCF or Anaconda – these are super practical for fitting in the rear of our 2 Berth Sandpiper.
There is something so relaxing about writing about your day after a big adventure.
A road tripper can fill their travel journal with words, photos, tickets and mementoes. It's a beautiful keepsake that they can look back on in years to come, reminiscing over every special moment.
Road Trip Gift Basket
Suppose one of your loved ones is about to embark on a campervan or motorhome holiday and you're unsure what they do and do not already have. How about turning their camping experience into glamping with a road trip hamper?
Fill a picnic basket with cheese, chocolate, wine and put a unique twist on it by adding road trip accessories. Think keychain, car charger, first-aid kits, face washers, card games & guides/maps.