The 24th is slowly creeping closer and I’m sure I’m not the only one that hasn’t finished all my Christmas shopping (yes, I know…woe to me!). So, while I was pondering the list I started thinking about bits and pieces that would work as cool stocking stuffers & last-minute gifts. To narrow things down a bit, I decided to focus on stuff costing less than $20. These little items of joy are perfect for RV friends and family who want something special as well as useful:
2/ Stick-On Levels ($3-6) – An alternative to the wine glass method of making sure the beast is level.
3/ Quake Hold/Museum Putty ($5) – This magical stuff will hold decorative items in place throughout your motorhome. We’ve used it in over a year of driving for pictures, candle-holders, soap dishes and more. It holds like a rock.
4/ LED Tap Lights (~$10) – We use these little lights in our closets and hard-to-see locations. They’re cheap, versatile and won’t drain the house batteries.
5/ Collapsible Flower Vase ($10) – Every now and then it’s nice to brighten up the RV with some flowers but travelling with a big glass vase can be a pain, especially when you don’t use it that often. These collapsible vases solve all those problems. They’re light, unbreakable, store flat and can be re-used. Such an ingenious little idea!
6/ Exercise Bands ($12) - For the RV fitness fanatic these portable exercise bands are a great little gift. They’re super-packable, durable and easy to use. We secure ours in our RV door and use them for all kinds of upper body exercises.
7/ Heavy-Duty Truck Tire Gauge (~$10-15) - Checking tire pressure is a key RV maintenance item. The “old-fashioned” truck tire gauge’s are cheap and functional. If you want to be more fancy you can get the type with digital displays, but that’ll add another $10-15 to the price.
8/ Screwdriver Bit Set ($11-30) – If you ever do any handiwork on your RV you’ll need all the different little screwdrivers out there, and the easiest thing is to have a set. Be sure to get one that includes the square (Robertson) tips -> they’re hiding all over your RV.
9/ Weather Alert Radio ($20) - For the travelling RVer having a radio that links to National Weather Bureau alerts can be a huge safety bonus. Most of these are pretty pricey, but this the MIDLAND HH50 is pocket-size and wallet friendly too.
10/ Multimeter (~$20-30) – This is on the high-end of our wish list $$ limit, but is a great gift for any electrically-minded RVer. I like the ones that have auto-ranging as a feature.