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Last Minute Christmas gift ideas for RVers

December 21, 2010 by · 1 Comment 


It’s that time of year again. The Christmas countdown has begun!

With care, poinsettias should retain their beauty for weeks and some varieties will stay attractive for months. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

While the holidays bring with it lots of love, time spent with family and friends, good food, and more, it can also bring stress. Trying to find that perfect gift for someone can get frustrating.

But if you’re still looking for gifts for the RVer in your life, you are in luck! With the big day almost here, many of us are. Here are six last minute gift ideas.

Campground Directory

Woodall’s Publications Corporation, produces numerous publications for RVers including a comprehensive campground directory.  Now available for purchase, the 2011 North American Campground Directory includes more than 310,000 updates and changes.

New in the 2011 Directory are updated GPS coordinates and physical address in select listings, full-color ads throughout the book, full-color state and provincial travel maps, and One Tank Trips—detailed point-to-point quick trips to take on just “one tank” of fuel.

In addition to the comprehensive North American edition, Woodall’s offers 10 regional campground guides. The 2010 North American Campground Directory is available now at bookstores, RV dealers, and Camping World stores, and can be purchased online from Woodall’s for $14.95. To order, click here.

The National Parks Pass

The U.S. National Park Service (NPS) manages 392 units, including 58 national parks and 74 national monuments. That adds up to 84 million acres of some of the most varied and spectacular scenery in the world. Some 275 million visitors enjoy NPS lands each year.

The National Park Pass is valid for one year from the date of issue, and covers park entry fees for the recipient and up to three passengers in a vehicle. Participating agencies include the National Park Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture-Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and Bureau of Reclamation.

You can purchase the pass online or in person at any national park for $80.

No, this poinsettia is not spray-painted! © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA)

Own a motorhome? Membership in FMCA brings with it a wealth of benefits and services—all specially designed to meet the needs of motorhome owners.

The value of these benefits and services far exceeds the cost of the annual dues.

Texas State Parks Pass

The annual Texas State Parks Pass allows the card holder (and those guests riding in the same vehicle) to enter more than 90 Texas state parks and historic sites without paying the daily entrance fee. The pass is valid for twelve months from the time of purchase.

Card pass holders will also receive two coupons for 50% off camping (restrictions apply) and an automatic 10% discount at Texas State Park Stores and recreational equipment rentals and are eligible for other special promotions. A two night minimum stay is required to redeem 50% off camping coupons.

Card pass holders may sign up for e-mail updates from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department about state parks that includes the State Parks Getaways e-newsletter which has the latest information on events and great parks to visit.

The Texas State Parks Pass is available at most state parks and historic sites, as well as through the Customer Service Center in Austin, Texas (1-512-389-8900).


Every RVer needs a camera and there are lots of great deals out there. Canon is a trusted brand.

The two top selling DSLRs during the last quarter were Canon T2i and its predecessor, the T1i.

The top two point-and-shoot digitals were also Canon: the popular SD1300 and SD1400. Both cameras come with 4x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom.

Not sure which camera or accessory to buy. A gift card from B&H or your local camera specialty store  is the perfect choice.

And don’t forget the ultimate holiday gift—a new RVsitting in your driveway!

For additional last minute gift ideas, click here .

Worth Pondering…
A hug is a great gift—one size fits all!!!

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If you enjoy these articles and want to read more on RV travels and lifestyle, visit my website: Vogel Talks RVing.


One Response to “Last Minute Christmas gift ideas for RVers”
  1. Dov says:

    GREAT IDEAS! Thanks for the suggestions.

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