EVERYONE LOVES GADGETS and here’s our pick of the best to spruce up your motorhome


Glowing safety for ’van steps


will be no more tripping up the motorcaravan steps with these PVC glow in

the dark mats from Sunncamp. Just 30 minutes of sunlight can power them

for 8-12 hours, so you can use them even on rainy British campsites and

their adhesive backing makes them easy to use.


Practical Caravan Christmas gift guide 2012 glow in the dark step mats






The luxury of home everywhere you go


portable Satmaster is compact enough to stow easily in your ’van,

and can automatically connect with a signal in less than two minutes,

leaving you to sit back and enjoy. It’s the latest handy gadget to take on

holiday so you don’t miss any home comforts.

Practical Caravan Christmas gift guide 2012 presents the Satmaster portable, automatic satelite





Pimp your phone


touring, it is easy to drop and scratch your phone just doing the

simplest things. But Pickle Pie Creations have taken a novel approach to

accident protection. Share your stories, loves and hates and the design

team will put them all on a funky, modern case for a variety of phones,

including Blackberry, iPhone 4, 4S and  5 and Galaxy S2 & 3; even


Practical Caravan Christmas gift guide 2012 Pickle Pie Creations makes personalised phone covers including blackberry, Samsung, iPhone and iPad


From £18.99


Stylish, modern protection for all sorts of cargo


great gift for the technology-lover, this bag promises to keep your

phones, iPads, laptops and more safe , whether you are out in the wilds

on tour or commuting to work. With 3 in 1 design options it will keep

your things safe no matter what you are doing. Designed to be discreet

and easy to organise, plus it is water-resistant!

Practical Caravan Christmas gift guide 2012 Crosskase protective 3 designs in one backpack







Keep damp at bay


is no need to put up with damp problems this winter, and it is easy to

protect your ’van with this moisture absorber. For your home or motorcaravan,

the Bell Moisture Mate will help to keep the air free of humidity and


Practical Caravan Christmas gift guide 2012 Bell Moisture Mate from Halfords








Protect your phone with Aquapac


100% waterproof case will protect against snow, rain, dirt and sand so

that you can use your phone even while leveling your van on a muddy

pitch and setting up in the rain. With sizes to fit both the iPhone 4

and 5 and a Lenzflex window at the back, it enables you to call, text

and photograph in all conditions, even up to 5m under water should you

go for a swim at the beach.

Practical Caravan Christmas gift guide 2012 Aquapac iPhone case for protection from the elements







Bryony Symes





PS Our December 2012 competition prize would also make a great gift:


Win a Wi-Fi antenna

Win a Wi-Fi antenna

Online electrical store, www.motorhomewifi.com have kindly offered us one of their WiFi antennas to giveaway. 



high powered omnidirectional aerial can be mounted onto your van using

the suction clamps provided, giving you up to 1km extra range over what

your laptop would usually give you. This will give you a better chance

of picking up the sites WiFi signal, especially useful when abroad.


The unit costs £69.99 but for your chance to win ours visit enter here before midnight on 19 December, 2012.