Gift guide for travelers
As the holiday season rolls around, it is time to start thinking about the gifts you are going to buy for your friends and family. Picking the perfect gift can be tricky, but if your loved ones love to travel, then you are in luck! There are loads of brilliant gifts out there that adventurous travelers will really love, whether they are useful, functional bits of kit, travel-themed knick-knacks, or even a vacation itself!
Here are some of the best ideas for gifts that the travelers in your life will genuinely adore.
A piece of new luggage is one of those things that every traveler needs but rarely buys for themselves. Some sturdy, hard case suitcases are great for long-haul flights, while an eye-catching carry-on is just the thing for a short cruise getaway.
For backpackers, a sturdy and lightweight backpack is the best thing to bring. It allows more freedom to move, and a carry-on-sized backpack helps one save on checked baggage fees.
Whether it is replacing worn out bags or adding a touch of flair and style to your loved one’s travel gear, new luggage will always go down a treat.
A traveler’s journal
In the age of social media, Google Photos, and phone cameras that film in 4K, everyone has plenty of visual memories and records of their vacations. However, when everything is up on Instagram, there is something special about writing about your adventures in a classic traveler’s journal.
Moleskine has a wonderful traveler’s journal, bound in their signature material, with time zones, global weather, and useful conversions, as well as plenty of space for your loved ones to record their thoughts.
A travel camera
Plenty of global explorers and adventurous travelers want to take more than just smartphone photos, so why not send them off on their journeys with a lightweight, easy-to-use travel camera, like the Canon EOS Rebel SL3. Small enough to fit in a pocket but powerful enough to take amazing quality snaps in any light, it will add a touch of class to their vacation photos. It also comes with a built-in Wi-Fi connection, which makes it a breeze to upload your photos on the go without worrying about bringing a load of cables along.
A stylish beach towel
Why go for a simple towel when you can have a more functional beach towel. Fabrics made for the beach are often lightweight which makes for easy packing. It’s also sand-proof and can dry easily.
There are numerous stylish beach towel options that can double as a cover-up when you’re out and about on one of your beach travels.
We’re not talking about a standard Swiss Army Knife here, but rather something a little more out-there and exciting. The VSSL Flask is a flask, a compass, a can opener, and even a 4-LED flashlight. It is remarkably durable, and offering friends a drink from your flashlight is a neat party trick to boot!
A portable charger
Traveling in the modern world requires all manner of electronic equipment–from cameras and smartphones to drones, Kindles, and laptops. And, it is almost inevitable on a long journey that things are going to run out of battery. Since no one likes running out of charge halfway through a movie on a long train ride, a portable charger is one of the most useful gifts that you can give to any traveler.
It might seem overly functional for a special gift, but we guarantee that this will be something that the traveler in your life will genuinely use over and over again, and thank you every single time they do!