CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS FOR TRAVEL LOVERS
Hooray, It’s the festive season!
Everyone needs a little gift inspiration at this time of year. It can get a little difficult to think of presents, especially when you’re buying for someone that already has so much. If you have someone on your list that is a real travel lover, you might find these Christmas gift ideas quite helpful.
Scratch Maps are the big, beautiful maps that appear a little plain at first look. What’s amazing about these is that you scratch off the overlay of the country you’ve recently visited, and it reveals a beautiful bright colour. They’re a great way to document all the countries as they’re being ticked off, whilst being motivation for travellers to keep on travelling.
I received one as a gift and I love it.
Maps are also a super cool travel gift for kids, as it allows them to understand exactly where they’ve travelled in the world!
PRICE: $17 – 40 USD – Scratch Maps
Gifts for travel lovers can be especially difficult if they are never home. An amazing alternative to the typical physical gift is to give them a small trip away instead. Even a simple nights stay at a local hotel will be a memorable experience; it gives the person an opportunity to explore a new place!
This can fit almost everyone’s budget too… a voucher in whatever amount you’d like also isn’t a bad idea.
Experiences can be far more valuable than items.
PRICE: Variety – Booking.com
Fuji Film Printer
This portable printer allows you to print photos from your phone wherever you are in the world. The printer connects to your mobile through wifi, so you can print your favourite snaps on the go!
This one is a little more pricey… but if you have the budget or if it’s for a special someone, Go-Pro’s are amazing.
They make capturing experiences 100x easier as you can take them underwater, attach them to helmets, to tripods or even hang them from trees. Go-Pros are the perfect Christmas gift idea for someone who loves to keep memories of their adventures.
The great thing about luggage is that there’s a variety of price options to suit your budget. For those of you who are wondering, my choice of luggage is Lipault. It’s soft, roomy and the bright colour makes finding your luggage on the carousel a breeze!
Whether that be a wash bag, carry on or full-size suitcase, you really can’t go wrong with luggage.. every traveller needs it.
PRICE: Variety – Lipault @ eBags.com
I love writing in a journal when I travel. It’s the best way to document daily activities and is a great way to bring memories flooding back as the years past. There are many journals that are specifically for travel, but any stylish notebook would suffice too.
PRICE: $19 – 49 USD – Kikki K Travel Journals
Jewellery is something that is personal to everyone. If you know someone that is overseas more than they’re at home, jewellery is a great way for them to take a little piece of home on their journey. They can be personalised with text, symbols and engravings to make them suitable for everyone!
PRICE: Variety – Hard to Find Personalised Jewellery Collection
I don’t know anyone that doesn’t travel with some sort of headphones. They are essential. They block out noise when you need to sleep, they ensure you’re entertained on long journeys and they’re far better than the headphones supplied on aeroplanes. There are many different styles, sizes and price points to choose from too.
PRICE: $15 – 600 USD – Kogan Headphone Selection
Kindles are basically a portable library. They allow you to read any book on the go, instead of lugging around a heavy 200 page novel in your suitcase. They look like paper, making them easy on the eyes in comparison to an iPad, iPhone or laptop.
This is a great option for any bookworm, no matter if they travel or not.
Packing cubes are the best invention ever. They make packing so much easier, as every cube can be organised into it’s own type of clothing. It’s especially easy if the traveller uses a backpack, as it makes it easy-peasy to find what you’re after when you’re in a great rush.
Lightweight Waterproof Jacket
Lightweight jackets are a life saver. You can never predict when the weather might change and what the temperature will be.
Small foldable waterproof parkers are easy to pack, making them the ultimate saviour for weather emergencies. You really never know when the heavens will open up their floodgates.
Travel Size Toiletries
Full-size liquids can take up a lot of weight and space in luggage. No matter if the person you’re buying for travels with carry-on or check-in, small size skincare, toiletries and cosmetics really are the perfect gifts for travellers. Buying these products is not something that everyone likes to buy for themselves, which makes them the best Christmas present.
PRICE: $37 – 75 USD – Aesop Travel Skincare Sets
I hope this has given you a few gift ideas for the travel lovers on your Christmas list, or maybe just for someone special in your life?
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