17 Iconic Gift Ideas for VW Lovers and Enthusiasts

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Volkswagen’s iconic vehicles have amassed an almost cult-like following. From the buses and camper vans to the beetles and golfs, Volkswagen enthusiasts aren’t hard to come by and most of us know one or two.

Buying for VW fans is relatively easy with items spanning all sorts of categories, from official branded merch right down to handcrafted VW gifts. We’ve scoured the internet to create this list of the very best VW gift ideas.

Let’s first address the elephant in the room, is it a bus or a camper van? Well there’s no straight answer to that with varying opinions. Back in the 50’s when the vehicles were first introduced, they were known as microbuses so many enthusiasts refer to the earlier versions as buses and the later versions of vans – we’ll use the terms interchangeably here.

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Camping Chair Inspired by the VW T2 Campervan


If you’re sitting outside your VW camper then you’ve got to look the part. This camping chair, inspired by the iconic t2 campervan, is lightweight but sturdy and makes a perfect gift for a VW enthusiast at a very affordable price. It comes in a variety of colours including red, green purple and blue, and folds up easily in to the provided bag for convenient stowing in the van.

Volkswagen 600ml Water Bottle


Stay hydrated in style with this Volkswagen bus-inspired water bottle, perfect for road trips or other adventures in your VW but just as good for use in the gym, office or at home. This officially licensed bottle is made from stainless steel with double insulation so it’s functional and fashionable.

The Camper Van Cookbook


Get creative in your camper van kitchen with this recipe book of 80 different recipe ideas you can make on the road using the limited kitchen facilities that van life entails. This is the ultimate dashboard bible.

VW Throw Cushion

VW Throw Cushion

Perfect for the interior of your house or even your VW bus itself, these cushions might look quite retro with their hand drawn design, but they feel brand new with a comfy insert.

Personalised Campervan Mug


Are you buying a present for someone who’s always on the look out for that next big road trip, this cool camper van mug is perfect and it can be personalised (that’s right you don’t have to be called Bertie or Alice). You get a choice of 6 campervan colours and your own message.

The Complete Book of Classic Volkswagens


The Complete Book of Classic Volkswagens is the definitive encyclopedia to the iconic vehicles, documenting the evolution of the classic air-cooled VW Beetle and other variations of Volkswagen’s air-cooled cars, vans, and trucks. A fitting gift for any VW lover.

LEGO Volkswagen Beetle Building Kit


This detailed LEGO model of the classic VW Beetle from the Creator Expert series includes it’s distinctive Beetle characteristics such as azure-blue colour scheme, curved fenders, flat windshield, VW logo, and an authentic 4-cylinder air-cooled engine and fuel tank.

Personalised VW Camper Van Card


This funny VW birthday lets you be in the drivers seat, quite literally. The card can be customised for any occasion and with any photos you like.

Official Volkswagen Beetle Men’s T-Shirt


This official VW Beetle men’s t-shirt is made from 100% cotton has been designed to show off your pride and joy.

‘Home Is Where You Parked It’ Handmade Sign

Home is where you park it sign

This sign made from reclaimed pine has been hand cut, sanded and painted to make a beautiful keepsake that will hang nicely in their van. This Etsy seller can customise the colours or the message to make it unique to your recipient.

How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive Paperback Manual


First published in 1969 and recently updated in 2001, this manual is a staple among owners of pre-1978 Volkswagens including Bugs, Karmann Ghias, vans, and campers , Easy to understand, this fun book makes a great gift for any VW fan, novice or veteran.

VW Camper Van Socks


Stylish cotton socks featuring illustrations of classic camper vans, they can keep their feet warm with their favourite hobby. These are suited to adult size 6-11 and would make a great stocking filler or secret santa gift for anyone who can’t get away from their VW.

VW Plant Pots

VW pots

These hand painted terracotta plant pots have been modelled after the classic VW style and are available in 3 different sizes. They are perfect for succulents, air plants, or other small plants/flowers that can be grown indoors.