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#1 purpleblackqueen

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.

#2 Fr0g

Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:09 PM

Picnic set/ basket? There are some really nice ones at Australia Post, of all places!

#3 MammaBee81

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.

#4 The Awesome One

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
Linen
storage tubs
if you have caves anywhere near you maybe some passes
camping equipment, lanterns, small travel BBQ, fold away table, cooking equipment


#5 emnut

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

#6 livvie7586

Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:00 PM

Big 4 holiday park membership?

https://big4.com.au/big4-club.aspx

#7 JustBeige

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.

Beach Umbrella
BBQ utensils
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.

#8 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

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??\



#9 Overtherainbow

Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:15 PM

Good lighting
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
Camera
Snuggly rug or warm jacket
Voucher for any of the camping shops
A spare bed for you and the kids

#10 ~Tranquillity~

Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:16 PM

Binoculars sound like a great idea.

#11 Heather11

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.

#12 imamumto3

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

#13 marnie27

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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