Is someone in your family absolutely obsessed with travel? Perhaps you have a sibling or cousin who’s heading off on a grand adventure, and you’re stuck with what to buy them. It can be really tricky, because most travellers don’t want anything bulky to take with them. It’s possible to get some thoughtful gifts for those who are travel obsessed, without breaking the bank. Here are my favourite Christmas gift ideas for travellers:
Lonely Planet Guides: If you know your friend or relative is travelling on a budget, why not buy them a Lonely Planet Guide for the region they’re visiting? It’s a great summary of what’s in the area, and for making it becomes a bible that they use for every aspect of travel, from finding accommodation to how to get between destinations.
Gadgets For Men: t’s no surprise that men love gadgets, and there’s a great range of bits and pieces that are not only fun, but can be helpful for travel. A watch is a good gift, if they don’t have one already, as often cellphones and laptops go flat, and you can be in the middle of no where with no way to charge them and no idea what time it is.
Packing Cubes: Packing cubes might sound like a weird, unnecessary purchase, but when you’re spending weeks or months on the road, they can really be lifesavers. Packing cubes are reusable material bags with zips that you can use to smartly pack your clothes. Not only will you save space, but you can keep things tidy and separate and prevent severe creasing.
Money: Money is a great gift to receive, but can be a little awkward to give. But honestly, if you’re stuck for options and you know you have a traveller heading off soon, why not consider buying them some foreign money for one of their destinations. That way they can buy something they love on the road, and you know for certain it’ll get used!
A Scratch Away Map: If you’ve been on a few trips, you know how addictive it can be looking at a globe afterwards and realising you’ve seen just a bit more of this amazing planet. Buying a scratch away map, which is a map covered in a foil that you can scratch away, is a fun way to track your progress around the globe. They’re pretty affordable and make a perfect gift for those who are travel junkies.
Buying gifts for travellers can be easy when you know where to start searching. Follow these tips of great travel presents to get started and happy shopping!