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.
Best Gifts for VW Lovers
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.
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 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.
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.
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 Cooler Bag
This 30 litre cool bag is perfect for taking out on the road for picnics or day trips in your VW. It’s made from water resistant 600D material that’s lightweight and easy to transport. It’s designed to look like the classic VW Bus T1 Camper and comes in 4 different colors.
Hippie Throw Blanket
This next gift will take pride of place on the couch of any VW lover. It has a unique vintage VW design with peace and love graphics in a hippie style. The throw is made from a soft, yet durable, polyester material measuring 50″x 60″. It’s perfect for use at home or whilst out camping.
The Beetles T-Shirt
When you get your Beatles confused with your Beetles, this shirt is perfect. It features 4 classic beetles designed to look like the Abbey Road album cover. The t-shirt is 100% cotton and available in a variety of colors and sizes.
Volkswagen Van China Mug
There’s nothing better than sipping your morning coffee from this VW mug cast from bone china to look just like a VW camper. The design has been carefully thought through with embossing and a decorative gift box.
This VW wallet is made from genuine leather and makes an ideal gift for a VW lover with an eye for elegant style. The wallet is made in the USA with compartments for credit cards, cash and ID cards.
Beetle-Style Succulent Planter
This mini planter is ideal for holding succulents, herbs and cacti. It’s made of cement material with a unique red car design reminiscent of a Volkswagen Beetle. It has a protective pad on the bottom making it suitable for a variety of situations, from your home, garden or campervan.
Volkswagen Vinyl Record Clock
This clock has been handmade from a 12″ vinyl record with a clock face design. Attached is a quiet, new movement quartz clock mechanism for hanging on the wall.