Episode 5: Holiday Gift Ideas for Roadtrippers & Teardrop Trailer Fans
We're back with what we've decided to call our “At Home with Tow for the Road” episodes! Recorded after visiting the Miller Nature Preserve’s holiday display in Avon, Ohio, we share our holiday gift ideas for camping, teardrop trailer and roadtrip enthusiasts. Listen in for our recommendations on stocking stuffers, last-minute gifts and more! You'll also find links below to a few of the specific products we mention.
Mentioned in this episode:
1. Miller Nature Preserve: We recorded this after paying a visit to Lorain County Metro Parks’ Miller Nature Preserve. Admission to their conservatory/greenhouse is only $2 - making this a budget-friendly way to escape Cleveland’s gray winter for an hour and replace it with orchids, bonsai and much more beautiful scenery. Our recording location was unintentionally fitting for our inaugural holiday gift guide episode, as the conservatory had just unveiled its Whoville holiday display.
2. Etekcity 2 Pack Portable LED Camping Lantern Flashlights: We own a lot of lanterns, but these are hands down the most useful. And because of how compact they are, these were sure bets in our stocking stuffers category!
3. Do Something Dice: We picked these up on a pitstop at Happy Camper in Sperryville, Virginia, and get a kick out of them. Can’t decide whether you want to do morning yoga or go for a hike? These are a fun way to add a dash of spontaneity to your travel plans and your day-to-day! Roll the dice for food, sightseeing, outdoor/fitness and nightlife activities. They’re sold out at Happy Camper now, but you can find them on Amazon, Uncommon Goods and lots of other places.
4. Ohio: A Photographic Journey: We love exploring Ohio, and Cleveland native Laura Watilo Blake’s new book is the perfect inspiration for future travels! Laura’s an exceptional photographer and her collection highlights the state's cities, attractions, and natural scenery with photos from Cedar Point, the Ohio River Valley, Amish Country, Mohican Valley and other spots around this great state of ours. At $12.95, it’s also super budget-friendly!
5. Giftcards: Giftcards are always Amanda’s last-minute gift go-to! If you need a giftcard for the teardrop camping and/or Ohio enthusiast in your life, grab an e-giftcard for Ohio’s State Parks or TearDropShop.com. (The Ohio State Parks gift cards can also be used on cabin rentals, golfing, and boat/bike rentals if camping isn’t your thing!)
6. Cen-Tech 5-in-1 Power Pack: This showed up on both of our gift recommendation lists. It was one of the first things we bought when we started camping, and it has definitely come in handy when our phones were running low on battery (yay for having a USB port!). The fact that we can also consolidate most of our roadside emergency items into one place helps.
7. Parks Project Gear: Most of the items we discuss in this episode are practical (hiking books, solar chargers, etc.) so we threw in a ‘just-for-fun’ category at the end which included suggestions like gear from the Parks Project. Not only can you grab some cute clothing, accessories and decor through Parks Project’s website, their different collections help raise funds and awareness for park conservancy projects.
Have a question about camping with a teardrop trailer, roadtrips, or traveling around Ohio? Leave a comment below or submit it via our Tow Us a Line page and we could answer your question during an upcoming podcast episode.