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#1 of 10 Old 01-07-2010, 11:45 PM - Thread Starter
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I have some friends who are moving out of their house into a fifth wheel/RV home. Since they just got married, I'd like to give them a gift. Originally, I thought I'd get them a consumable (like food or wine) or perhaps a gift certificate to a restaurant. But I thought that some of you might have good ideas for gifts that improve living in small spaces and/or RVs. I guess I'm looking to hear if there are any sort of special organizers or gadgets that have really made a difference in your living space. Or, if there is a "consumable" that is particularly useful/help/enjoyable. BTW, this is just two adults, so no children are in the mix. Thanks for any ideas!
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I like your idea of a consumable. That way they can enjoy themselves and not worry about space, even a good solution for a small space might not work for them!
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Gift card to their favourite coffee shop or restaurant!

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Maybe some kind of collapsable, insulated food bag that has a gift card and some snacks, wine, etc - sort of like a portable picnic with the bag being the only thing not consumable.
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I have given a small but special 3 x5 photo album to put wedding photos in- I bought it in the gift dept at Macy's.I put gift cards in some of the photo holders.You could buy small ones for various chain restaurants they can find easily if they are going to be traveling .I did this twice, for a second marriage couple- I got cards to bookstore,Macy's,Home Depot.Young couple with not much money I got grocery store, Walmart ,Sears.
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Do you have a camping/RV store near you? Here we have basically a Sam's Club type store for Campers/RVers (Camping World, I believe). They have pretty much everything you need for RVing. Maybe a consumable, and a membership to a store like that?

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A gas gift card

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A gas gift card
I love this! It's perfect! lol
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I agree about the cards....they might already have a solution for something and then the gift could just be extra clutter.

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