I’m sure I’m not alone in having Christmas shopping at the forefront of my mind at the moment. If you’re looking for the ideal gifts for caravan owners in your life, I’ve had a look around and am sharing some of my favourite products I’ve come across.
Whether you’re looking for a stocking filler, a present for children, a useful Christmas gift for a caravanner or need to buy something for the caravan owner who has everything, there’s bound to be a suggestion for you.
For ease, I’ve split the guide into different topics and you can navigate via the menu below.
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Gifts for caravan owners who have everything
Celestron SkyMaster 25×70 Porro Prism
Coming with a powerful 25x magnification, these Celestron binoculars are ideal for lovers of nature who want to get that bit more from their interactions with the great outdoors. The 70mm objective lenses help to provide maximum image brightness when the conditions are low-light, while they can be quickly focused thanks to a large central focus dial. For extra ease of use, they come with a protective rubber exterior too.
This 12V/24V TV Soundbar is a great choice for anyone who is looking to take their sound set up to the next level. It’s incredibly compact and connects to the TV through a HDMI lead for an improved audio experience when watching television. It also doubles up as a Bluetooth speaker, simply by connecting the speaker to your phone via Bluetooth, so music can be enjoyed at the volume you want.
A portable power station makes the ideal gift for anyone who likes touring with gadgets and gizmos. The EB3A was tested by Practical Caravan’s Deputy editor, Paul, who found it to be impressive and effective (review: Bluetti EB3A). It’s able to simultaneously charge small devices and even comes with a wireless charger on top. Plus it’s simple to operate – always a bonus with any accessory!
Garmin Camper 795 sat-nav
A sat nav can be a crucial piece of kit for caravanners, and the new Camper range from Garmin is an impressive option for anyone who needs an upgrade. In fact, we voted the 795 the best caravan sat nav on the market at the recent Practical Caravan Awards 2024. We really like how it’s loaded with plenty of features that get you safely to your destination, factoring in your tourer’s dimensions and providing warnings of upcoming sharp turns and more. As well as that, there are numerous additions that help you get the most from your tour, such as Local Spots, which provides suggestions for where to visit in the area.
The Touring Caravan Story: Over a Century
Written by Practical Caravan’s very own contributor Andrew Jenkinson, this caravanning book is ideal for anyone interested in the history of the caravan. Published in 2022, the 160-page book details how caravanning became what it is today, starting out in 1919 when it was a ‘rich man’s pastime’ and continuing through the decades to the present day. The book features a wide selection of photos too, which are almost certain to provide a nostalgia hit.
Scratch Off Map of the UK
The best part of owning a caravan is the freedom to tour whenever you want. A great way to keep track of where you’ve visited in the UK and Ireland is provided by this clever A2 art print – simply scratch off the gold foil each time a new location is visited to reveal an illustrated map of Britain and Ireland. It may make choosing the next destination to head to a bit easier too.
Caravan gift ideas for children
PLAYMOBIL Caravan with Car
This PLAYMOBIL set is a fun reminder of on-tour life. It comes with plenty of accessories to recreate the campsite experience, with the caravan providing a removable roof, with a bed and a kitchen inside – there’s even a pull-out awning! The car has a roof rack and can tow the caravan, while there’s luggage and a family of four included too.
LEGO Friends 41726
This LEGO Friends set includes a brightly coloured tow car and caravan, providing a fun representation of life on site. The tourer comes with a bedroom and kitchen space, which can be revealed by taking the roof off, while the car can be attached to the caravan. The set also comes with Autumn and Aliya mini-dolls, along with a campfire, a butterfly, a camera and even marshmallows, allowing those campsite memories to be recreated.
Bluey’s Caravan Play Set
Bluey heads on tour with this fun set. A great choice for the younger caravanners out there, the tourer can be folded out, with a kitchen area to be found inside. Children will be able to have fun decorating it with the provided stickers, while a campfire (complete with marshmallow) is included too.
Sylvanian Families – The Caravan
Coming with more than 35 pieces and accessories, this cute caravan from The Sylvanian range is certainly a well-equipped tourer! It opens up from both the top and the side, revealing an interior with a kitchen, washroom and living area. The tourer even comes with two bunks, complete with bedding. You can also purchase separate towing vehicles too.
Useful gifts for caravan owners
LE Rechargeable Camping Lights
A torch is the type of gift that always makes it onto a list of caravan essentials, and it’s one that will almost certainly both be needed and used at some point. This option can be recharged via a USB cable and can reach either 300 or 500 lumens. It’s IPX4 water-resistant and also provides a side light which has three different light settings.
Space-saving accessories with practical uses always get a big thumbs up from us, and the iBeani Quishion certainly ticks that box. Available in three colours – grey, blush pink and ochre – it can transform from a scatter cushion (45 x 45cm) into a blanket (190 x 140cm), making it a highly useful accessory for those cold nights on tour. It’s made from soft polyester and its practicality is enhanced by being fully machine washable for some easy cleaning come the end of the touring season.
Anker 325 Portable Charger
If you’re buying for someone who loves embarking on day trips and exploring the local surroundings, they’re likely to appreciate a gadget that will let them top up their phone on the go. This Anker will certainly help with that – it’s able to charge an iPhone up to 4.3 times and offers a USB-C and USB-A port so two phones can be charged simultaneously. It’s nice and lightweight too, only weighing 467g, and offers a 20,000mAh capacity.
Omnia Stovetop Oven
If you’re buying for someone who’s mentioned a small oven in their tourer – or no oven at all – this Omnia could be their favourite gift they receive this year. It’s easy to use, it’s compact and lightweight, and doesn’t even require any installation – instead, it works on all heat sources, except for an induction hob. There are also a wide range of extra accessories that can be bought to accompany it, giving you present ideas for years to come.
Anyone who struggles to start their day without a caffeine hit is bound to appreciate the WACACO Nanopresso as a Christmas present. It’s particularly useful as it operates manually, so it doesn’t even require a battery or electricity to run. Instead, all you need is ground coffee and hot water, then you’ll be able to enjoy a nice espresso on tour, complete with a cream layer.
A subscription to Practical Caravan
Looking for a gift that the caravanner in your life can benefit from throughout the year? Look no further than a subscription to Practical Caravan. A six-month subscription starts from only £24.99 and the lucky recipient will then get their favourite magazine sent directly to their door.
Stocking filler gifts for caravan owners
Puckator Wildwood Coffee Mug
If you’ve drawn someone in the office Secret Santa who is a keen caravanner, this cheerful mug could make the perfect gift. Made of porcelain, it has a volume of 300ml and is decorated with a lively pattern of different types of caravans and motorhomes, as well as images of the great outdoors, providing a welcome reminder of being pitched up.
Caravan Salt and Pepper Shaker Set
I think this cute ceramic salt and pepper set looks great. In fact, I think they’re so smart that the pair wouldn’t look out of place on the sideboard as ornaments. This lightweight pair comes with a high glass glaze finish too.
Caravan Mug Gift Set
If you know a couple who love caravanning, this cheerful mug set could be the ideal budget-friendly gift. The mugs come with the same image on both sides and are both designed and printed in the UK. They’re suitable for use in the microwave and can be put in the dishwasher too.
Van Life Cookbook
Written by Danny Jack and Hailee Kukura, this useful recipe book will make cooking in a caravan a breeze. It’s ideal for stashing in a locker until you’re ready to rustle up a treat. All of the recipes can be cooked on a two-ring hob, many are vegetarian, and all are quick and delicious.
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