It’s the time of year when Christmas carols fill the air, the smell of fir trees (or cactus or palm trees, depending on your location) waft through the RV, jolly thoughts of eggnog and food—and gifts are exchanged.
Looking for the perfect Christmas gift for the RVer in your life? Following are six gift ideas or you can even add them to your own Christmas wish list.
The Gift of Adventure
Give the gift of adventure this holiday season with an Arizona State Parks and Trails Annual Pass or Gift Card for friends and family members who love spending time in nature. An annual pass or Gift Card is a gift that keeps on giving, all year long.
The annual day use pass allows access for up to four people to state parks throughout Arizona. Plus, with every purchase of an Arizona State Parks & Trails annual pass you will receive a free year-long subscription to Arizona Highways magazine. Pair it with Roger Naylor’s new book, Arizona State Parks: A Guide to Amazing Places in the Grand Canyon State for a gift set they’ll use all year long.
Details: azstateparks.com; (602) 542-4174
Company founder Kay Carlton started KatySweet Confectioners in 1996 with a recipe passed down from her Cherokee grandmother to her mother to her. Kay spent several years developing the recipe for the commercial market without sacrificing the homemade taste.
Her pralines are some of the few natural products on the candy market today. Using a two-kettle method to achieve a creamy praline, you’ll never get a dry, gritty taste when you bite into a KatySweet Praline. And, KatySweet candy is made to order, so it’s always fresh.
What a great ready to give treat! Choose your favorite flavor from the 2 oz. Original Creamy, Texas Style Chewy, or No Sugar Added Chewy Praline. Six candies in a see-through gift box.
Details: katysweet.com; (800) 419-2056
Texas State Parks
Texas State Parks offer gift-giving solutions to the nature lover in your life. Texas State Park gift cards can be redeemed for park passes, entry, and overnight fees, in-store purchases, and more.
The Texas State Park ornament program began in 2002 to celebrate the diversity and beauty of the Texas State Park System. Each ornament features the natural, cultural, and historical resources that the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department protects. This year’s redesigned ornament features the Lighthouse of Palo Duro Canyon State Park.
Details: tpwd.texas.gov; (512) 389-8900
Don’s Specialty Meats
Enjoy delicious boudin from Don’s Specialty Meats in Scott, Louisiana—The Boudin Capital of the World. Don’s boudin has been voted “Best Boudin in Acadiana” nine years. This regional authentic Cajun food is a favorite for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, is homemade daily, like Mom and Pop made at their house.
A delicious combination of rice, ground pork, and flavorful seasonings stuffed into sausage casings, boudin is an unique American sausage and regional specialty of Louisiana’s cajun culture. Several boudin variants in addition to the traditional boudin link include boudin stuffed with seafood, boudin balls, links, burritos, pistolettes, and tater tots.
Details: donspecialtymeats.com; (866) 793-3667
Collin Street Bakery
Collin Street, a family owned and operated bakery has been making world-famous baked goods for over 120 years. Still baked true to the original recipe, their Fruitcakes and Pecan Cakes have reached international acclaim and are shipped to 196 countries. The Fruitcake or Pecan Cake you order is still baked true to the Old-World recipe brought to Corsicana, Texas from Wiesbaden, Germany in 1896 by master baker Gus Weidmann.
Other baked products include Fruitcake Petites, Miniture Prcan Cakes, Strawberry Pecan Cake, Cherry Fudge Pecan Cake, and Deep Dish Pecan Pie.
Details: collinstreet.com; (800) 672-5216
A hug is a great gift—one size fits all!!!
Christmas is a tonic for our souls. It moves us to think of others rather than of ourselves. It directs our thoughts to giving.
—B. C. Forbes