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Present Ideas Needed Please
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 05:27 PM
I am after some ideas on what to get for my mum to give my MIL and FIL for Christmas.
They have recently bought a caravan and so are going on holidays a lot, so I am thinking something they can use then.
I have thought about binoculars, but am not sure.
Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:09 PM
Picnic set/ basket? There are some really nice ones at Australia Post, of all places!
Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:45 PM
How about a book like "Exploring Australia by Caravan and Motorhome"? My mum really loves travel books like that.
Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:56 PM
What are you looking at spending and where abouts do they tend to go in the caravan?
I like the picnic idea
if you have caves anywhere near you maybe some passes
camping equipment, lanterns, small travel BBQ, fold away table, cooking equipment
Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:00 PM
I got a subscription to a caravaning magazine last year for my dad which he loves - they have had many holidays based on stuff they have found in them
Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:41 PM
Aw PBQ, thats nice of your Mum to give your MIL and FIL something for Christmas.
The storage tubs and magazine ideas are good ones if you want a caravan theme.
My MIL loves the thinner but bigger (they can slide under the bed) for her caravan.
Cutlery that has its own holder or container.
manual can openers
Things that you would take camping with you, as you dont always have power.
Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:51 PM
There was a great thread ages ago (maybe even last Christmas) that was asking the same question. The poster got some fantastic replies on what she could buy her parents (I think) for their new campervan.
I can't find the thread though, but maybe someone else can??\
Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:15 PM
Sheets or towels especially for the caravan
Utensils or crockery set
Portable toilet (if they don't have one incuded)
Magazine subscription to travel magazine
A wonderful outside chair
Snuggly rug or warm jacket
Voucher for any of the camping shops
A spare bed for you and the kids
Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:29 PM
While a lot of people poo poo the idea of vouchers, I think a voucher that pertains to their interest or hobby is great. Therefore a camping store voucher I am sure would be appreciated.
Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:34 PM
there is a good book on free or cheap caravan parks and a ping grounds around Australia. some relatives bought it when they got their caravan and have found it very useful
Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:39 PM
My dad and his partner are flying to nsw to pick up their new motorhome. Thanks PBQ, great thread - got some good ideas for their Christmas present now!
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