Holiday Gift Ideas for Vanlifers

By Ameri Amp Dec 17, 21

Christmas is around the corner and if you’re scrambling to find a gift for your family or friend who loves the van life, you’re in luck. Here are a few holiday gift ideas for your vanlifer loved ones:

* All information in this post is generated by AmeriAmp and solely our opinion. We are not compensated in any way for any products we mentioned.

1. 12V LED Light Set Multi Green Wire - $10.05

These 12V LED Light Sets are perfect for decorating a vanlifer’s home-on-wheels so they can feel the holiday spirit even when they are on the road. Up to 30 light sections can be hooked up in series so they can light up the inside (or outside) of their vans.

Buy it from Christmas Light Source here: https://www.christmas-light-source.com/products/12-volt-led-light-set-multi-green-wire-p-1565

2. Hanging Car Perfume Oil Aromatherapy Diffuser - $15.00

Van life can get pretty smelly (hey, don’t look at us. We’re just saying what we’ve read from vanlifer blogs). Help your vanlifer loved ones minimize the funky smells in their van by gifting them with this hanging car perfume oil aromatherapy diffuser. It comes in a variety of scents that vanlifers will surely love.

Buy it from Somethin' Special here: https://somethinspecial.com/products/hanging-car-perfume-aromatherapy-diffuser

3. Darn Tough Men’s and Women’s Bear 2-Pack Hiking Socks - $48.00

Vanlifers will probably tell you that you can never have too many socks, and they will surely love these socks from Darn Tough. These socks are made from Merino Wool because they are wildly resilient and incredibly versatile. They are also moisture wicking, thermoregulating, and odor resistant. The best part? They are unconditionally guaranteed for life. You can return the socks to them if they are not the longest lasting socks you’ve ever owned, no receipt needed, and they will replace them with another pair.

Buy it from Darn Tough here: https://darntough.com/collections/gift-sets-for-him/products/mens-and-womens-bear-2-pack?variant=37921951973562

4. Klean Kanteen Insulated Classic 20 oz bottle - $32.95

Vanlifers will surely love these insulated bottles from Klean Kanteen. Their bottles have double-wall vacuum insulation to help keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold. Not only that, they are an environmentally conscious brand and 1% of their gross sales are donated through 1% For The Planet to help nonprofits work on climate change and related environmental issues. Gift them this and they’ll remember you and appreciate your gift when they have ice cold water during their long hikes, and hot coffee during cold winter days.

Buy it from Klean Kanteen here: https://www.kleankanteen.com/collections/insulated-classic/products/insulated-water-bottle-20oz

5. TrekSafe Automotive 57” x 39”, 12V Heated Travel Blanket - $19.82

This heated blanket from TrekSafe is perfect for those harsh winter nights. They can be plugged into the vehicle’s 12-volt outlet. It is made with dual-sided fleece material to keep the user warm even when it’s not plugged in. It also comes with an auto shut-off feature to deliver the perfect amount of warmth for the right amount of time.

Buy it from Walmart here: https://www.walmart.com/ip/TrekSafe-Automotive-57-x-39-12-Volt-Heated-Travel-Blanket-Red-Black-Plaid/54609929

6. Lodge Cast Iron Skillet with Red Silicone Hot Handle Holder, 10.25inch - $36.95

Vanlife cooking is an important part of vanlife. Gift your vanlifer loved ones with this Cast Iron Skillet from Lodge. It comes pre-seasoned so they can immediately use it after receiving. Cast iron skillets also last a lifetime with proper care. They can also be used on the stove, in the oven, on the grill, and over the campfire!

Buy it from Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WTSCXIS/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_TJ1Q7ZZM92XVPNEV76N5

7. The Campout Cookbook: Inspired Recipes for Cooking Around the Fire and Under the Stars - $11.42

Speaking of cooking on the road, coming up with delicious recipes that don’t require too much preparation is probably not an easy feat when you’re living in a van. With limited space and resources, vanlife cooking can get tiresome and eating out often is not an option if you’re on a tight budget. That’s why this Campout Cookbook is the perfect holiday gift for vanlifers! They will spend less time worrying about what to cook and more time for adventures.

Buy it from Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1579657990/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_FWA8H7XVBQNZ5EDYH22V?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

8. Anker 533 Wireless Power Bank (PowerCore 10K) - $49.99

Don’t let your vanlifer loved ones run low on power for their devices and gift them with this Wireless Power Bank from Anker. This power bank comes with wireless, USB, and USB-C charging and they can be used all at once to charge 3 devices at the same time! It has a 10,000 mAh cell capacity to keep devices powered for at least a full day. When your vanlifer buddies are out on a hiking adventure or whatever else it is, away from their home-on-wheels, they won’t have to worry about running out of charge on their phones if you gift them this.

Buy it from Anker here: https://us.anker.com/collections/power-banks/products/a1617?variant=37438667423894

9. Shacke Pak – 5 Set Packing Cubes – Travel Organizers with Laundry Bag - $21.99

Storage space when you’re living in a van is very limited. That’s why vanlifers will love this set of packing cubes from Shacke Pak. They’re made with high quality durable water-resistant nylon material with a breathable mesh panel, allowing the clothing to breathe as well as to allow visibility inside the cube. It comes with 4 packing cubes, sizes small to extra large, and a laundry bag. This gift will help them keep organized and save a lot of storage space.

Buy it from Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Shacke-Pak-Packing-Organizers-Laundry/dp/B00KPFCY54

10. MITBAK Pour Over Coffee Maker Set - $74.99

Who doesn’t love a good cup of coffee? If your vanlifer loved one is a coffee enthusiast, you should give them this MITBAK Pour Over Coffee Maker Set. The kit comes with a 40oz gooseneck kettle with thermometer so they can boil the water to the perfect temperature, a coffee mill grinder for them to grind their own coffee beans, and a 20oz coffee dripper brewer that’s big enough to brew 3 big cups of coffee. Their mornings will definitely be better and they’ll remember you as they enjoy their morning coffee.

Buy it from Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07W5WRPNZ/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_00Z0GCKGNQTAQ6MB47S8