Our favourite time of year is nearly here …. yes, Christmas is on it’s way and after the year we’ve all had, it’s nice to have something to look forward to.
If you are looking for some awesome gifts to buy for your friends and loved ones, here are some ideas for you. As you know, we work closely with quite a few companies and some offer special discounts for our followers, some we are affiliates for and others are just great companies we want to spread the word about!
Of course, like every year, we are running our mega Christmas Giveaway again. There are some great products which have been donated this year and we have a mega prize pack valued at over $1,000! So if you want to score yourself some of these great products for free, head over to our Facebook page to enter.
Cost Effective Maintenance
First up let’s start with our amazing sponsors, Cost Effective Maintenance. If you haven’t already, check out what these guys have to offer. Basically they aim to provide cost effective solutions to all your engine problems, but rather than just a ‘band-aid’ fix, they work to solve your engine problems in two ways ….. 1) Corrective Maintenance and 2) Advanced Preventative Maintenance.
If you’re experiencing any of the following issues, give the guys a call and have a chat.
- Overheating Diesel Engine
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- White Smoke at Cold Start
- Diesel Engine Sludge
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Don’t forget to mention our code, “4x4OTT”
(or use it at checkout for online orders) for a 10% discount.
Magnets $1.99 each (free postage within Australia)
These are by far one of the most popular items that we sell at OTT4x4 … these are our Fridge Magnets, all with a different travel or inspirational quote.
Each magnet is approx. 8 1/2 cm x 5cm in size.
Calendar $25 including postage (Australia only)
Who doesn’t love a Sunrise or Sunset? Check out our beautiful 2022 calendar with a different sunrise or sunset from across Australia each month.
Size: A4 (20.3 x 28.7 cm) – measurement when closed
Calendar hangs vertically with spiral binding on the top and is printed in full colour on 200gsm satin paper.
Note that we have Limited Stock of this product remaining so get in quick if you want to grab yourself a copy.
Slide n’ Dry Pegless Clothesline $12.90 plus postage
At only $12.90, plus postage, these clotheslines are the best! No more carrying bulky clotheslines or rope or pegs, we keep a couple in the camper and use them all the time.
Aussie made, designed and manufactured in Melbourne. Each packet comes with 12 slides that have 24 points to hold your washing and 2 bungee cords to secure it, all packaged in a handy zip lock reusable bag!
The slides are made from UV protected plastic so they won’t go brittle or fade in the sun. They are compact and lightweight, which means they are perfect for caravanning, camping, cruising, backpacking, hiking, overseas adventures…or even at home!
Travel Journal $24.85 plus postage
This Australian made Travel Journal is jam packed with journal pages to document your daily experiences and look back on your memories in years to come. It also includes a plastic coated Checklist that can be used and re-used (simply tick the boxes with a non-permanent marker and then rub off after your trip is finished). There is also a plastic coated Address Book, as well as various Activity Pages which can be photocopied and filled in on each trip.
Log Book $10.80 plus postage
This 2 part A5 log book includes 160 entries of Trip Information, plus over 160 entries for logging your caravan/vehicle KM’s traveled and Fuel Consumption. The front part of the log book allows you to note down where you stayed, rate it and jot down any notes to refer back to later. The back part allows you to keep track of the km the vehicle/caravan/camper travels.
Auto Parts Co
APC is an Australian owned retailer of 4WD parts and accessories. As they are able to go straight to the importers and manufacturers, they can cut out the expensive middlemen and pass those savings on to you!
These guys are our go-to for everything!, particularly all of our suspension. Definitely worth checking them out next time you need anything for your 4WD. Give Jack or Jason a call and tell them we sent you!
At Checkout, use code “OTT4x4” for a 5% discount
If you’re looking for Aussie made, you need to check out these guys. AMD Touring is Australia’s first dedicated Australian-made 4×4, camping and caravaning store and we teamed up with these guys not long after them starting up. They’ve got a great range of prodcuts available and if you have something particular you are looking for, hit them up and they may be able to source it for you.
This site literally has something for everyone … kids, adults, Aussie Made items, travel gifts and practical items for all your caravanning and camping needs. Check out their huge range of available online, or if you happen to be in Victoria, you can visit their store located at 66 Melville Street, Numurkah.
Off Road Babes 4×4 Accessories
This small business offers a range of items for the female 4WDers in your life … anything from tumblers, clothing, Esky, stubby coolers, air fresheners, UHF radios, makeup and overnight bags, stickers etc. Check their website and/or Facebook page as items change all the time (and of course there is plenty of pink and purple items!).
Some more of our favourite stocking stuffers ….
Swig Cups by Love Your Travels …. Shelly loves hers! (she has the pretty sparkly charcoal one!). These are little magic cups that are insulated and keep your hot beverages hot and your cold ones cold! Perfect for frozen cocktails!
Macca’s BBQ Seasoning Rubs …. You know that guy “Macca”, the host of the TV show, What’s Up Downunder? …. well he’s brought out his own range of BBQ Rubs. Perfect for your next BBQ or campfire cook up, in the oven or slow cooker. We’ve personally tried them all and love them! There are four flavours to choose from – Great Southern Lamb, Captain James Chook, Great Barrier Beef, That’ll Do Pig.
We use this handy little product and love it. The Shower Ezy ‘The Complete Set’ comes in a range of colours and includes 3 x Silicone non-drip, non-spill bottles, 5 x stainless steel D-Rings, Aluminium carabiners, 1 x detachable body loofah. This is all held on an easy to carry lanyard made from Neoprene (wetsuit) waterproof fabric, making it easy to carry around your neck, hang over the back of the shower door etc.There are also other products available to make your camping adventures easy ….. perfect for airline travel as well as the bottles are 98ml each.
If you like to travel, you can’t go past Hema Maps for all your maps and GPS needs. We never travel without our Hema 4WD Maps app and also our paper maps. The app is well worth the money as it offers offline 4WD maps for the whole of Australia, right there on your iPhone or iPad ….. and you don’t need an Internet connection. The app utilises offline mapping and your device’s own in-built GPS receiver to see where you are on detailed Hema maps, which feature roads, 4WD tracks, topographic information and points of interest. Of course, if you want a full on-road/off-road navigation system, check out the Hema HX-2 Navigator. Check out their full range of products via the link below.
The Scrubba Wash Bag is your tiny camping washing machine! It has a unique old school wash board inside, so when you add a small amount of water, your dirty clothes and a little detergent…your washing is done in minutes. Little tip, if you use wool wash instead of normal detergent you don’t need to rinse the clothes after washing so you save on even more water.
Click here to see a short video of how this works.
Navigator is an outdoor caravan, camping & adventure brand that provides a whole range of accessories and products to make your life easier. The pictures below are the dog bed, dog lead, dog car seat buddy, dog travel set, collapsible bin, shovel, folding stool and kitchen buddy. And that’s not all they offer, there is a whole range of products available … and yes, we have many of them!
Safety is number 1 when travelling so why not invest in a SPOT Gen4 Satellite GPS Messenger, we never travel without ours.
Always tracking your GPS coordinates, the SOS feature enables the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center to give your exact location to local response teams at the push of a button. You can also preset ‘check in’ and ‘custom’ messages to send to 10 family/friends via text or email, again including your exact location. Plus, there’s a Help/S.O.V. function that alerts your preset contacts that you need assistance (but not a life threatening situation).
For all you wine lovers out there, does your wine glass keep falling over? Well here’s the product you need, check the Winerest Camping Chair Wine Glass Holder!
Designed & developed in Australia so that it can cope with our harsh outdoor elements. Comes in a range of colours and can be used on most camping chairs and outdoor furniture. The arms of your camping chair should be thicker than 3cm and not ‘tubes’.
Speaking of wine, Glass on The Grass have these Eco-friendly coasters that stabilise your wine glasses, perfect for picnics, BBQ’s, camping and poolside.
And don’t forget to check out their ‘ShooFly’ eco food covers to protect your feast from those pesky little flies!
Are you or someone you know new to 4WDing? Why not gift them a 4WD Training Course? Or alternatively book onto one of the many day, weekend or extended trips offered by Vic and the team at Great Divide Tours. They offer gift vouchers so this could be the perfect idea for someone.
Check out these pink and black soft shackles from Sabre Offroad! This 8mm soft shackle is designed to be safer, stronger, lighter and easier to use alternative than metal shackles. Rated to 9,000kg, this is a seriously strong soft shackle. Yes we may have these shackles in Leia!
Anyone heading off-road will need a tyre gauge, so why not check out the Bushranger® Tyre Gauge designed to accurately read tyre pressures, and control deflation on your tyres. Easy to read dial and comes with it’s own carry pouch.
As you all know, we love supporting our small Aussie companies and if we find a great product which works for us and makes our life a little easier, then we are more than happy to spread the word! So if you are stuck for gift ideas this Christmas, maybe check out some of these companies and give a little back to the small businesses which have all suffered these past few years.
Happy shopping and wishing you all a great Christmas!
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We are George & Shelly, a married couple from Sydney, Australia, who love 4WDing, camping and travelling this great country of ours. We love sharing our adventures and hope to inspire others to travel as well. Join us on our journeys around Australia!
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