2017 Vanlife Gift Guide

Do you have a van enthusiast on your holiday gift list and don’t know where to start? A new transmission can be hard to fit into a stocking, so we’ve put together a few (more portable) ideas to wow your nomadic loved one this season.

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An Aeropress & Carabiner Coffee Beans:

A beloved staple among the vanlife crowd, the Aeropress makes delicious coffee by the cup. Easy to use & durable enough to toss in a backpack, this coffee press delivers a powerful punch in a portable package. Pair it with Carabiner Coffee beans & you’ve got the perfect van brew setup!

 

Image courtesy of Coalatree

Image courtesy of Coalatree

Coalatree Hammock:

Home is where you park it, so spruce up your outdoor living room with a hammock or two! Perfect for long siestas after a nice day hike or a delicious camp meal, a good hammock is a road warrior staple.

 

Image courtesy of Goal Zero

Image courtesy of Goal Zero

Goal Zero Recharger:

Keeping charged on the road can be a challenge, and that’s where Goal Zero comes in. The Venture 70 Recharger is durable, waterproof, solar & USB powered and will keep your cameras, phones & tablets ready to rock. If you get one of these under the tree, you know you were on Santa’s Nice List!

 

Image courtesy of Catan

Image courtesy of Catan

Catan Travel Edition:

Gather your settlers & take everyone’s favorite board game into the wild. Compact & built for travel, this is a gift that will provide hours (and we mean HOURS) of entertainment on the road.

 

Image courtesy of Gas One

Image courtesy of Gas One

Single Burner Stove:

Vanlife would be a cold, sad, hangry place without something to cook on. For the space conscious, this single burner stove is easy to store and a snap to get cooking. It runs on butane or propane and doesn’t require a flame source so you don’t have to worry about wet matches or losing the lighter. Give the gift of off grid gourmet this year & know your loved one will be eating well. Or at least eating hot food...

 

Image courtesy of Power Practical

Image courtesy of Power Practical

Power Practical Luminoodle:

For those that like a little ambience when they’re in the boonies, you can’t go wrong with the Luminoodle. Waterproof, USB rechargeable and oh so delightful - wrap it, tie it or use the magnets to achieve twinkle light heaven.

 

Image courtesy of Poler

Image courtesy of Poler

Poler Napsack:

It’s a sleeping bag, it’s a jacket, it’s a… napsack! The classic gift for those who take lounging seriously. Poler’s unique design allows the free use of your arms, and the drawcord bottom can be opened and used to shorten for standing or walking. Pair this comfy gift with a hammock and you may never see them again. (Except for dinner.)

 

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Bend Westy Reservation:

We may have saved the best for last... research tells us that people receive more happiness from experiences than things. This year, give the gift of adventure the Westy Way! Explore all that Oregon has to offer from the comfort of your home on wheels. Shoot an email to brion@bendwesty.com & we’ll get you rolling! 

Happy Holidays everyone!