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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.
Are you a Buslifer? Welcome to the club! You will also want to read this very festive Christmas article we wrote about Christmas On The Road: What You Can And Can’t Do.
Our top ultimate Christmas gift list for Buslifers
For tech masters
Power bank – This is probably one of the most useful gadgets any Buslifer can have on the road. This reasonably priced power bank from Poweradd has great reviews and can charge most devices from phones to tablets.
Mini projector – Who says you can’t enjoy a movie on the big screen while traveling? This portable projector from Artlii connects to your phone and can be charged by a power bank.
Drone camera – This is one of the best drones out there and 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 Ethique Soap 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. Which is why these recipe cards and storage box are ideal for those 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 packed with breathtaking photography is 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 who live and breathe their VW Bus.
Travel map – Ideal for Buslifers with the travel bug. A travel map, they can scratch off the destinations they visit as they go.
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.
The creative’s guide to homemade Buslifer Christmas gifts
We all know how wonderful it is to receive a personal, homemade gift. So, if you’re a dab hand when it comes to crafts, why not consider making a little something to surprise your Buslifer.
The ideas are endless but here is just a small selection of some homemade gifts with how-to guides to help you create them in no time.
Knitted hand warmers – These are a must for the cold winter months. Download the
free pattern via the link and order your yarn in a range of colors too.
Dreamcatcher – A beautiful addition to any VW Bus, and who knew they were so easy to make!?
Patchwork quilt – A truly personal gift, and with this easy-to-follow tutorial, even beginners to quilting will master this craft.
Christmas cards – Send your Buslifer a festive greetings card they will want to keep forever.
Scented candle – These scented candles will help your loved one feel at home. Even if they are halfway around the world.
Macrame keychain – No Buslifer should be without one of these to adorn their precious VW Bus keys.
Photo magnets – A cute and inexpensive personalized gift to surround your Buslifer with their loved ones this Christmas.
VW Potholder – What VW Bus owner doesn’t want their very own knitted version?
Bunting – Design and create your own bunting that will brighten up any VW Bus.
Travel journal – This tutorial to make a tea-stained journal is great fun. You will also be creating the most unique travel journal out there.
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. But 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 2020.
Having a parcel delivered to someone living life on the road is easier than you think! One of the easiest and most secure ways to get your Christmas gift to your No.1 Buslifer is to use the service poste restante (general delivery). How it works is that you send your parcel to a post office in a particular location, and 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! If you’re looking for even more tips to bring some cheer into your VW Bus this Christmas, take a look at our story How To Decorate Your VW Bus For The Christmas Holidays.