RVAmerica.com Forums
 
RVAmerica ForumsRVAmerica ForumsBulletin BoardBulletin BoardGeneralGeneralChristmas Present Ideas for Mom/DadChristmas Present Ideas for Mom/Dad
Previous Previous
 
Next Next
New Post
 12/16/2003 8:01 PM
 
Hi, I'm new to this forum and I apologize for repeating the topic if it's been covered but I did a search for "present" and I got 0 hits. So, my parents bought a 2002 Montana (Keystone RV Co.) and are taking it out for a 4 month trip (this will be their first major trip), mostly to florida I believe. My sister and I would like to give them a nice gift that will help them or make their trip more enjoyable. We have a budget of under $75 and I realize that will reduce the number of gifts we can get. But we would really appreciate any ideas you folks might have. Unfortunately, my first ideas (DC to AC converter, outdoor lights) have already been purchased by my increasingly excited parents. I've looked through the internet pages of RV accessories but am mostly seeing "hardware" accessories that wouldn't make really good gifts (well they might but since i'm not an RVer I have no idea what most of these products do!). Anyway, any help would be most appreciated. Thanks in advance!
New Post
 12/16/2003 8:47 PM
 
I don't know if you can kick in a little more or not but a GPS would be nice if they are going to be travelling a lot. An E-map would be perfect but I think it's about double your budget.
New Post
 12/17/2003 3:33 AM
 
I think a nice portable gas grill would fit the bill. I would recommend a Go-any-where Webber Grill about $45 and a ten pound lpg tank and hose- about $30. We have one and use it a lot. Jim on 'Monkey Business'
New Post
 12/17/2003 10:26 AM
 
A Trailer Life or Wheelers campground directory is very helpful. If they already have one of these get them the other as information is not all the same. A couple of nice folding camp chairs are also good. Bill Trout

Bill Trout
New Post
 12/17/2003 10:56 AM
 
I absolutely cannot live without my George Foreman Grill. It really comes in handy when the weather is iffy or if we just don't want to use the gas grill. They come in 3 different sizes and will fit your budget.
Faith in Massachusetts

Faith in Massachusetts
New Post
 12/17/2003 9:19 PM
 
Give them memberships in Passport America and or Good Sam.They would save quiet a bit on campgrounds as Passport gives 50% off on camping sites and Good Sam gives 10% off. This could be quiet a savings on a four month trip
Our kids give us Wal-Mart gift cards whenever they can and we love it. 'Let The Good Times Roll' Mel & Bev

'Let The Good Times Roll' Mel & Bev
New Post
 12/18/2003 5:26 AM
 
One thing I like is a Nesco cooker, I would not get one smaller then a 12 quart size and it allows your parents (who ever does the cooking) to cook anything they would if they used the oven but this allows them to put it outside on a table or whatever and not heat up the coach. They are worth every penny and the best prices on them are on QVC. Get one that has the fan on the lid for convection and browning features. I never leave home without 2 of them. :)
New Post
 12/18/2003 7:10 AM
 
If your parents listen to music regularly an XM or Sirius satellite radio system and subscription might be a thoughtful gift that keeps on giving. Dutch Hebron, MD Polk City, FL
New Post
 12/18/2003 8:28 PM
 
Our kids give us gift certificates to places like: Wal-Mart; Cracker Barrell; Applebees; etc.
I also agree with the idea of an electric grill. My husband uses ours all the time.
Good luck to your parents... :)

Grace 2002 Allegro
New Post
 12/19/2003 8:49 AM
 
I do hope your mom and dad have a cell phone with nationwide service? would not travel without one, it can be a lifeline, if we are stuck in traffic and on the road later than expected, we call ahead to confirm a site etc. and sometimes for directions.... Plus, I also use my Foreman grill so much, it's great!

cybersue
Previous Previous
 
Next Next
RVAmerica ForumsRVAmerica ForumsBulletin BoardBulletin BoardGeneralGeneralChristmas Present Ideas for Mom/DadChristmas Present Ideas for Mom/Dad

Horizon Block
Progressive Insurance