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With Christmas coming fast, I thought I’d make a few last minute gift suggestions for the RVers on your shopping list, or even as a treat for yourself. We use, or have used, all of the products ourselves and feel confident in recommending them to you.

Midland Two Way Radios – With over a 30 mile range, a pair of these small two-way radios are useful when parking an RV, driving in two vehicles, hiking, kayaking and anytime you need to keep in touch.


Restaurant Gift Cards – Most fulltime or snowbird RVers are very conscious of adding any weight to their load, so a lot of times typical gifts are a hassle. We don’t need doodads and geegaws, but we all love to eat. A gift card from any chain restaurant (Texas Roadhouse, Applebees, TGI Fridays, etc) is always welcomed.

Craftsman Digital Thermometer – I have a TireTracker tire pressure monitoring system and use it whenever we’re on the road, but I still find this tool useful for checking tire and wheel bearing temperatures at rest stops, and always keep it handy.


Dual Range Non-Contact Voltage Tester – Never get zapped again! All I have to do is hold this handy little gadget near any electrical outlet or wiring and it lets me know if there is power present. Works on both 110 and 12 volt.

Voltage Tester

Seagate 2TB Portable External Hard Drive  – The first time I saw one of these small pocket sized hard drives, I knew I had to have one. Now I have two! One can never be too careful, and I have my entire computer backed up on both of them, just in case.


Gypsy Journal subscription – Of course I can’t resist telling you that a subscription to our digital edition makes a great Christmas for anyone who loves the RV lifestyle or even just armchair travel.

KJL LED Flashlight – Trust me when I say to order more than one of these little powerhouses, because they’re like Lay’s potato chips. You can’t have just one! They are incredibly bright, well built, and a great inexpensive gift for everyone on your shopping list. We have five or six of them and use them all the time.


Rand McNally Motor Carriers’ Road Atlas – Yes, I know, we all have a GPS. But anyone driving a big rig will find this reference invaluable to know about low clearance bridges and hazards your GPS may not tell you about.


Breville Toaster Oven – I’m afraid that if Terry ever had to decide between me and her Breville, I’d be history. She uses it almost every day for everything from cooking roast beef to baking pies to making pizza.

Breville Oven

Miss Terry’s Kitchen – If you have a Breville (or even if you don’t), what better way to create dinners and desserts that will please everybody at your table and make you the envy of the next campground potluck than Miss Terry’s excellent cookbook?

Miss Terrys Kitchen

Have you entered our latest Free Drawing yet? This week’s prize is an audiobook of Murder In Elysium, a riveting small town mystery by my friend George Wier, one of my favorite authors. To enter, all you have to do is click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.

Murder in Elysium

Thought For The Day – If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?

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Nick Russell

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  4 Responses to “10 Gift Ideas for RVers”

  1. I second your nickname – Gadget Boy. see evidence above

  2. Miss Terry’s cookbook and the Breville oven win hands down!!! If any guys out there want to keep their RV wife happy, get BOTH!!!

  3. Nancy, that reminds me of the year I bought Barb a new rope for the lawnmower, we were both so happy!

  4. Thanks for all the great suggestions! I really need to check out that Backup Hard Drive!

    I shared your list on my blog for My Favorite Bloggers Share Gift Ideas and Free Gift Tags!

    Merry Christmas!

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