If you are one of those desperate shoppers who just isn't finding the perfect thought, yet you want to keep it geared toward the happy campers, then have I got an idea for you! Remember...we live in our Fleetwood Bounder full time, on a limited budget, so these are things we would love to get - and though they will take time, they are basically free and come completely from the heart.
Think long and hard about your skills, talents and what not - then create a cute certificate on your computer (you can present it in a dollar tree picture frame or dress it up somehow). Now here are some great ideas that will get you headed in the right direction:
- Offer to spring clean the inside of the rv, top to bottom. RVs are a small space and pretty easy to get tidy, but a few times a year we really need to do a good cleaning on walls, floors, inside cabinets, etc. Would absolutely love this gift.
- Are you a seamstress? Offer to make customized curtains for the bedroom, etc. and have them pick out/buy the fabric from Walmart.
- Are you handy with vehicles in general? Offer to inspect the engine, tires, brakes, fluids or give an oil change or repair a problem they complain of all the time.
- Are you good with pets or a groomer? Offer to groom the rv cat or dog, bathe, clip nails or something of that nature. As long as the rving pet is agreeable. Our rving cat, Spot, has quite the personality and would prefer being left alone most days! (see his photo below)
- Are you a photographer or artist? Offer to take a formal portrait for next year's holiday cards.
You get the idea, I'm sure? You can make the rv gift as big or small as you want to, depending on your skills, time available and relationship to the rver. These types of presents will be remembered forever and so much appreciated, because they truly come from the heart. However, don't just "say it" because they will feel intimidated to hold you to your end of the bargain. Set a timeline, call them if they haven't cashed in on your offer or put an expiration date on your certificate, or an actual weekend in the future.