One of the mot interesting things about getting ready for the Hershey RV Show has been deciding what we wanted to put in the gift basket we are giving away Monday night.

Technically, the gift basket (see a picture of it here) isn’t actually part of the RV show. On Monday night before the show kicks off, the PRVCA is having it’s annual membership meeting and fundraiser. The PRVCA hosts the Hershey RV Show and works to promote camping and recreational vehicles in the state of Pennsylvania. So, of course, we donated a gift basket to the silent auction.

But what do you include in a gift basket for RV an RV owner. They don’t need a lot of extras for their small spaces.

After much thought, we came up with an idea that should be fun for the whole family.

First, we included tickets to the Greater Philadelphia RV Show next March at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks. Every RVer I know is looking for, or dreaming about, their next RV.

Then, since we’re inviting them to come to Oaks for the day, we included a night at the Hilton Garden Inn in Oaks. The hotel was kind enough to also provide us with a couple coffee mugs for Mom & Dad, a water bottle and some hot/cold packs.

Next, we wanted to make sure the RV show wasn’t the only thing the winners could do in Oaks. We included a $100 gift card for Arnold’s Family Fun Center which should be enough for lunch or dinner and more than a few arcade games or some time on the go-karts.

And, since we’re a storage facility, of course we included a month of free storage for their RV.

Then we decided that the basket looked kind of empty so we kept adding things. We added an inflatable Spacemall alien and a stuffed Arnie the (Arnold’s) alligator. In case this family has some younger children, there are various little toys and for the bigger kids, Bears!, a family dice game, Wilderness Uno and Spot It! the Camping Edition, to encourage some family fun when the camping weather is less than perfect. And that nifty orange thing in the front? That’s a battery operated pop-up lantern! The light it produces is great for playing games or late night nature hikes.

We originally estimated the basket was worth about $200, but then we kept adding to it. For the family that takes advantage of all the git certificates and coupons, there is more than double that it gifts and games!