Christmas is coming, and like everyone else, travelers love getting gifts, too! Due to our hectic lives and today’s fast-changing trends, looking for the right gift for the people we love can sometimes be overwhelming. It’s okay, we’re sure the season of giving has plenty of surprises for you!
If there’s one special traveler in your life to whom you wish to give out presents on Christmas, as a way of expressing your appreciation, here are some gifts that he or she would appreciate.
The one thing that no traveler will travel without is the passport. Not only does a passport give them access to a new country every time, it’s a travel essential that travelers will take with them to wherever. Give the traveler in your life a passport holder, so they can be assured that their passport is not only secure from any form of liquid (like the rain), but also from sneaky thieves on the road especially.
Furthermore, a passport holder can also extend a passport’s lifespan. Choose one with a distinctive design as a unique or cute passport holder might just be enough to create conversations with other people. Who knows? Maybe, behind the serious-looking immigrations officer who does the stamping for you lies an easy-going person, who might end up complimenting your passport holder — and if your passport says “I’m outta here!”, you might even make them laugh.
You might have or not have heard about the crumpled map. It’s basically a traditional map that can be used over and over again without losing its quality; so no matter how many times the map has been used and crumpled, it’s not going to be harder to read, just like many other maps that are overused.
The crumpled map, when not in use, can be easily crumpled and stored in the pocket. Not only does it save time on folding, it’s also also pretty cool. Don’t you think so? You can simply get one from Amara.
Pocket Sudoku book
If you’ve been on a long flight or road trip before, you may have already known how little one can do during the journey. As I’ve mentioned on Travel Guide: Top 10 Things to Do Before You Travel, there will be times when WiFi is rather limited. Therefore, it’s always recommended to have your entertainment ready before you travel.
Apart from e-books, game apps, movies and/or music, you can also kill boredom by playing Sudoku! I suggest you get a pocket-size Sudoku book, such as the Pocket Sudoku by Potter Style, on Amazon, that’ll surely make you cuckoo for more Sudoku.
Sure, you can have Sudoku installed on your smartphone, but your battery may run out sooner than you think. You may be bringing an extra item for your travel, but it won’t weigh much.
Luggage weighing scale
Have you ever been in a situation where you had to reduce the number of things from your overweight bag? For many, the experience is not only time-consuming, but is also rather embarrassing. Good news is that doesn’t have to happen.
With a luggage weighing scale, that special traveler in your life can confidently check their bag at the airport, without fearing excess baggage fees. There won’t be any if they travels with this item! It’s practical and definitely very helpful in checking luggage weight.
Check out the Travis Travel Digital Luggage Scale, available on Amazon. For its design and practicality, it’s pretty affordable for all serious travelers.
If the traveler in your life loves taking selfies, perhaps a selfie stick is the best present you can give them. With a selfie stick, there’s no need to ask strangers to take photos for them anymore. Other travelers will most likely be busy taking photos, too!
Wait! There are more ways to use a selfie stick. Share these tips on how to use a selfie stick with your special traveler in your life. Use a selfie stick to:
Capture yourself and whatever that’s on the background.
Show people how awesome you are (when you’re out there doing extreme sports!).
Look better on video calls or when making videos as your face won’t have to be too close to the screen.
Defend yourself from any potential harm, such as wild dogs and suspicious people.
Make everyone think that you actually had friends taking photos of you since you can take pictures of yourself without showing the stick at all.
Traveling isn’t just about seeing places, meeting new people, and trying new things. It’s also about collecting memories. While we have the Internet to store our stories and memories in the form of a blog, sometimes it’s the best way to ink them onto a travel diary.
These days you’ll be able to find places with Internet coverage; but not everybody has the capacity to write every day. As for me, I usually craft my blog stories after my travels. There were times when I had completely forgotten about the little (yet important) things I had experienced during my travels.
Maybe these memories weren’t as significant as the rest I had, which explained why I didn’t remember them much. However, there were certain things I wish I could remember, such as the total money spent for every of my trips, or the names of places I’ve captured on camera, which I can’t seem to recall.
If your special traveler happens to be a travel blogger or a story-teller (like me),they would appreciate a travel diary as it’s a great tool to share experiences, reminisce wonderful travel moments, store important information, jot down the names and emails of other travelers or potential business contacts, keep track of the Do’s and Don’ts, and many other essential information.
Give the traveler in your life something to read. Any kind will do, but if you ask me, I’d recommend a motivational book. Traveling is fun, but let’s not forget that it’s not always easy or perfect. When troubles hit us while we’re on the go, the experience can be demotivating. A motivational book can help lift up our spirits, even when we’re on our own out there.
Of course, we shouldn’t fully rely on one since life should always be enjoyed and lived positively. Somehow even the toughest individual you may have ever encountered in your life would appreciate a motivational book that not only can act as a book, but also a friend. Giving that special traveler in your life a motivational book is another way of telling them they are always in your thoughts.
Last but not least, wish the traveler in your life a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!