Finding the perfect Christmas gift can be difficult at the best of times. But how do you find something for someone who loves travelling the world and being away from home for months at a time? Home gifts might spend six months of the year still in their packaging, things like toiletries and smellies might be too bulky to fit into a small backpack and giving cash can seem a bit like a cop out. So, what are your options? Well, if you’re looking for a little inspiration, then you’ve come to the right place. Read on for 5 Christmas gift ideas for the traveller in your life.
Bring their memories to life
If your favourite traveller has been documenting their travels and adventures on social media, or sending you emails of incredible scenes and moments from their journey then why not bring their memories to life? Beautiful canvas prints of their photos, whether large or small would make an ideal surprise gift that they can enjoy when they finally head back home. Or, why not try having a photobook printed instead, so they can flick through a book filled with happy memories and incredible moments, instead of logging onto social media.
A new phone case
As mentioned above, all travellers will be happily documenting their adventures, most likely on a smart phone. So, why not help them protect it with a phone case that can take on anything they can throw at it. Waterproof, shatter proof, freeze resistant and shock proof, whether they’re using it whilst snorkelling, out in a monsoon or up in the snow-capped mountains, they’ll wonder how they ever went travelling without it.
A USB chargeable headlamp
Ok, so they might not be the trendiest looking gift, or accessory for that matter, but when the unexpected happens, your recipient will be glad of it. A powerful headlamp gives off more light than the standard smart phone and also means that they can be hands free. So if they’re heading off on a trek in the early morning gloom, have a power cut at their hostel or are catching a bus in the rain, they can see what they’re doing and have their hands free for everything else. If you choose one that can be charged with a USB then they won’t need to worry about batteries either.
Where bottles of shampoos and conditioners might be bad for the environment, as well as guilty of taking up lots of room in a backpack, why not treat your loved one to a solid shampoo bar or conditioner instead? These incredible creations are literally solid soap. They’re small, can be carried in tins that take up no room at all, won’t leak or spill and are airline friendly. They last ages too!
We’re all guilty of getting lost in technology. So, why not encourage a little writing? Gifting your loved one with a new notebook is gifting them a new way to document their journey physically, mentally and emotionally. They’ll love looking back at their inner thoughts in the years to come.
Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post, however, this does not influence in any way my opinions.
Some of the links one this website are “affiliate links.” This means that if you click on the link and do a purchase, I will receive an affiliate commission at no extra cost for you. This helps me keep my website running and continue to share my traveling knowledge with you. I thank you for booking your flights or hotels using the links on my website. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers.