Christmas is almost upon us! This means it’s time to start thinking about gifts for your loved ones. Of course, you don’t want to pick up any old present, but give something of value!
If your loved one is a Buslifer, we bet you’ll have heard all about the importance of lightweight gadgets and endless space-saving tips. This is precisely why choosing the perfect Christmas gift for a Buslifer can sometimes be a little tricky… The good news is your present hunt is finally over! We’ve put in the hours compiling a Christmas gift list for Buslifers for some of the very best gift ideas for your loved one.
Read on to discover some pretty snazzy gift recommendations and some hot tips for delivering to Buslifers while they’re on the road.
Our ultimate Christmas gift list for Buslifers
For the techies
Power bank – This is probably one of the most useful gadgets any Buslifer can have on the road. This 200W power bank packs a serious punch and can take both USB and AC plugs. Moreover, with 42000mAh and only 3lbs weight, it’s really a great tool to have on the bus!
Mini projector – Who says you can’t enjoy a movie on the big screen while traveling? This projector from Meer is almost the size of a smartphone. However, it will project a Christmas movie onto the side of your bus with ease. Simply, plug it into the power bank, plug in your laptop, and watch away! In addition, why not get this great foldaway projector screen as a bonus.
Drone camera – This is one of the best drones out there. It’s a valuable asset for anyone who wants to post on social media or become a YouTuber. What’s even better is that it’s foldable for Buslifers who are short on space.
For the sustainably conscious
Natural soap bars – The sustainable brand Crate 61 has created this great selection of ideal travel bars for the sustainably conscious Buslifer.
Gift a tree – Help to plant more trees when you gift one with Treedom! The ideal green Christmas gift, choose from different species and countries too.
Zero waste gift box – The ideal starter kit for Buslifers looking to live a sustainable life. Featuring beeswax food wraps, a mesh shopping bag, and much more.
Foldable solar panel – Efficiency and portability combined. This folding solar panel features USB charging technology and is compatible with solar generators.
For budding chefs
Hand blender – An absolute must-have compact kitchen gadget for all Buslifers. The Braun MultiQuick is a handy blender, mixer, and whisk, making it the ideal companion for cooking fabulous recipes on board a VW Bus.
Recipe cards – One of the best bits about traveling is sampling plenty of tasty treats. Ideal for Buslifers who love experimenting with local ingredients in their VW Bus kitchen.
Spiralizer – With a selection of different blades, foodies can create culinary delights from veggie curly fries and chips in no time. This is great for perking up a salad or making raw vegan spaghetti!
Drives of a Lifetime – The 2nd edition of the National Geographic Drives of a Lifetime is newly released, featuring 500 of the world’s most breathtaking drives. The perfect book for those who are on the hunt for some travel inspiration this Christmas.
Spiritual Places – Written by travel journalist Sarah Baxter, this is a beautiful book of some of the world’s most spiritual destinations. A soothing collection that we would all love to experience.
Vanlife Diaries – This beautiful book is packed with breathtaking photography and stories. It’s the perfect feel-good read that celebrates the Vanlife and Buslife community.
The VW Bus History of a Passion – A concise history for all the hardcore Buslifers out there. This is the bible of the VW Bus.
Travel map – This incredibly detailed road trip map of Europe is an absolute gem! It showcases almost 100 different roadtrips across Europe, which will inspire even the most intrepid adventurer.
VW Bus Socks – No Christmas stocking is complete without socks, and with these VW Bus socks, you can’t go wrong.
Driving glasses – These polarized sunglasses are the must-have VW Bus driving companion for all Buslifers. Helping to reduce sun glare and making driving at night safer.
Travel journal – 2022 will be a year to remember and there is nothing like a leatherbound journal to inspire you to capture the memories!
How and when to deliver gifts to Buslifers on the road
When it comes to getting your Christmas gift to a Buslifer in time for the big day, we say, send it early!
You will need to check specific ‘last Christmas posting dates’ for the country you live in. However, to give you an idea, if you are posting from the UK, Royal Mail states that standard international packages need to be sent as early as the 4th of December. If you are posting from the US, The United States Postal Service lists the 7th December for their priority mail express international service for some countries.*
*These dates are relevant for the year 2021.
Having a parcel delivered to someone living life on the road is easier than you think! One of the easiest ways to get Christmas gifts to your No.1 Buslifer is to use the service poste restante. Simply send your parcel to a post office in a particular location. Then, they hold it until the recipient can collect it.
To make things even easier, Wikipedia has a helpful entry that lists details of the poste restante services in countries worldwide. Check it out here.
We do hope that this Christmas gift list for Buslifers has put you in a festive mood! Is there anything else you would add to your Christmas gift list? Let us know in the comments!