’Tis the season to get that special #Vanlifer in your life that perfect gift. But what the heck to you buy someone so deeply passionate about campervans and the outdoors? You don’t want to just spend your money on anything. Of course – buying local would be our first suggestion. That’s why we’ve put together this short list of our favourite things we think your vagabond buddy would love.
The Unscented Co. Soaps and Such
We love doing good things for the planet, which is why we started using The Unscented Company all natural dish soap and sanitizer products both in our campervans AND in our shops. You can find The Unscented Company products that range from home care to body care at local stores and online.
You can’t go wrong with a good old Coleman camp stove. We use the Triton two-burner in our campers, which are simple to use and allow you to cook your pasta and your sauce at the same time. Great for someone looking for a non-built in cooktop for their camper.
Duvet Covers from Society 6
Everyone says they LOVE our comfy beds and thick duvets. They also love the designs of our duvet covers! These we get from Society 6 where you can select from hundreds of designs ranging from shabby chic to contemporary and modern. Maybe a gift card so your #vanlife-dreamer can pick the one they like best.
Locally Roasted Coffee
Support local this year and grab a bag of pre-ground camp coffee from your local roaster. We’ve supplied coffee in our campervan rentals since we began back in 2018, working with number of amazing roasters including Devil’s Head, Banff Roasting Co. Milano, Modus, Beamers, Calgary Heritage Roasting Co. and Eclipse Coffee.
Parks Canada Gear
Can’t go wrong with current and vintage gear from the Parks Canada Shop. Not only will your gift make them say “oh, niiiice”, they’ll appreciate that a portion of money made goes towards protecting and keeping our Canadian National Parks awesome for years to come.
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Canadian Rockies Guide Book
Keep that special someone always curious and discovering new trails with a Canadian Rockies guide book. From quick jaunts to hidden gems, there’s no holding back now. Pick one up at your local new or used book store or while in one of our mountain towns.
Twinkle lights – rechargeable or USB powered
Heyo! Create memorable #Vanlife moods the only way we know how – with twinkle lights! Come on. Need we say more? Snag something similar at your local house and home outfitter.
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If they don’t already own three of them, the road tripper in your life will be the first to tell you car phone holders come in really handy for logistics, chatting with your mom and podcasting picking. They just do.
And then there’s these…
In our three seasons renting campervans, we’ve seen it all. Here are a few off the cuff ideas based on what’s left lingering in our rentals.
- Tin foil
- Spice kits
- Reusable sandwich bags
- Olive oils
Happy shopping and Merry Christmas!