Christmas gift ideas from Storyteller Overland owners
Check out these products sold by Storyteller Overland van owners.
LAST UPDATED NOV. 22, 2023 | BY INGRID SCHNADER ELLIS
Looking for a last-minute Christmas gift for the vanlifer in your life?
We’ve curated a list of gifts made by van owners and people in the Storyteller Overland community.
Defiance Tools barbecue multitool or folding camp table
$49.99 for multitool, $199.99 for folding camp table
Defiance Tools founders Rich and Zoe Coulcher are owners of a Stealth MODE, so they understand the importance of easy-to-use tools when on the road.
Speaking from experience, this multitool is great for cooking mouthwatering steaks from your van. It has six tools in one, so you can also flip a burger, grab a hot dog or sausage, cut up vegetables or even open your favorite beverage.
Defiance tools also released a new product just in time for Christmas, the folding camp table. This table collapses in seconds, making it incredibly easy to stow away in your van.
Handmade jewelry from Grizzly Bear Silversmithing
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Kara Mollison is a self-taught silversmith with a Stealth MODE who makes handmade jewelry in the Portland Hills.
In addition to dropping collections throughout the year, Grizzly Bear also offers custom jewelry. Kara will be doing the last release of the year soon just in time for holiday gift shopping, so follow her on Instagram to stay in the loop.
Outdoor apparel from Alpine Parrot
Starting at $80.00
Raquel Vélez says she didn't always think the outdoors was for her — for one, she didn't see people who looked like her in the outdoor media, and for another, she couldn't find hiking clothes that fit comfortably. So she started Alpine Parrot, a company whose mission is to celebrate and encourage underrepresented people in the outdoors, namely people of size and people of color.
Raquel joined the MODELife community this year with a new-to-her Classic MODE 4x4. Her company sells outdoor apparel (including hoodies, flannels, shorts and pants) for bigger bodies (sizes 14-30/1X-5X).
Jewelry from Juniper Mesa Designs
Starting at $55.00
Sarah makes handmade earrings, necklaces and bracelets, sometimes making the jewelry on the road in her Classic MODE. She has two shop pups named Juniper and Mesa — the namesakes of her company and an ode to her love of the Southwest.
Sarah's hope is to create timeless pieces that will conjure the spirit of the West when worn.
Authentic Native American Jewelry
Starting at $80.00
For the past 40 years, Terry & Harriet Sopher (MODE LT owners) have studied, collected, and been awed by Pueblo and Diné [Navajo] art. They started this web gallery of original Southwest Native American art to share their passion with others and to help support Native American artists who rely on their art to support themselves and their families.
In addition to earrings, the website sells necklaces, Navajo weaving, pottery and more.
Wildflower Honey from Holy Honey Co.
Stealth MODE owners Debbie and Michael own the Holy Honey Company. This jar of Combed Wildflower Honey includes 16 ounces of fresh, pure raw honey with fresh-cut comb. It's a seasonal item, so get it before it's gone!
The website also sells different flavors of honey (lavender-infused, spicy and more), honey sticks, milk chocolate honeycomb candy and more.
Camping mug from Gregory Alan Isakov
Did you know this indie folk artist is also a member of the Storyteller Overland community? Grab this mug from Gregory Alan Isakov to add to your camp collection!
Gregory's online store also has t-shirts, vinyl records and more.
Coco Sherrie chocolates
Chocolates starting at $14.00
Angie Fields owns a Storyteller Overland Beast MODE that you can rent on GoCamp. She greets every renter with flowers and hand-crafted chocolate.
Angie creates what she believes is the best dark chocolate in the world. Her shop also sells dessert bars, candles and more. Check it out!
Joe Russo's book series
$4.99/each on Kindle, $14.99/each on paperback
“What if we sold our house and got an RV?” This is the question that changed everything.
Joe and Kait Russo are MODE LT owners, and through their website We're the Russos, they help other RV and vanlifers find the resources they need to live a more adventurous life.
Joe's first book, Take Risks, takes the reader on a journey through the decisions, challenges, and triumphs of embracing a minimalist lifestyle, and getting on the road full time. The second book puts you in the passenger seat as the Russos set out to redefine their lives and careers, including the decision to share their journey with the world by starting their own travel brand.
Corduroy hat from Jason Walsmith
MODE on a hat? Heck yes. Comes in Camel and Dark Olive.
This corduroy hat is from Jason Walsmith, who travels with his wife, Emma, and their three dogs in a MODE LT. The corduroy fabric and simple line drawing make this a timeless gift that a MODELifer will enjoy forever!