One of your friends or a family member is about to go traveling around the country or overseas. They could be traveling anywhere between a 3 month adventure or for a few years, on a trip of a lifetime. No matter how long they are going for, you want to give them something special as a gift. This could be very difficult as they usually need to pack relatively light to be more mobile and need to fit as much in their luggage as they can. The fact that travel companies have strict luggage restrictions also must be considered.
Here are 7 great farewell gift ideas that can help in finding that perfect gift for the traveler.
A document wallet is definitely something they will need. It keeps important travel documents like a passport, travel tickets, itineraries and visa paperwork, all in one place. They will not have trouble finding them when they need them most.
Luggage Set or Backpack
Depending on the type of travel they are doing, a set of luggage or a backpack is an obvious gift. A backpack is suitable for day trips, backpacking trips and extreme adventures, whilst a luggage set suits most other travel destinations.
A camera would be appreciated as travelers would be taking many photos on their trip to document their memories, and to show their family and friends back home. A good idea is to also include extra batteries and/or memory cards with this gift.
If the gift recipient enjoys writing, then a travel journal is an ideal item. It allows them to record their thoughts and activities on their trip. There are numerous styles and designs to choose from and you can select one that best suits their personality. To have it personalized with their name would make it even more special.
Lonely Planet Destination Book
With so many sites for each destination, a book listing all the must-see sites and places to eat, stay and shop, is a great gift for the traveler. Lonely Planet is well-known for publishing books for a wide range of global destinations. The traveler can carry it around on their daily site-seeing trips.
For travelers who are avid readers, this would be a highly desired item. They cannot bring all their books with them so an item that allows them to search and store their books in one device, is a dream. The Kindle weighs much less than a bag full of books and have more titles than a local library to choose from.
A perfect gift for those on a budget is toiletry essentials. This can include a toiletry bag full of travel size toiletries such as body wash, shampoo and conditioner, toothpaste, deodorant sunblock, mouthwash and body lotion. As they would have to purchase these items eventually, giving this as a farewell gift, will save them time and the hassle.
These are 7 simple gift ideas you can give to someone who is traveling. They are useful, thoughtful, and ensure that the traveler packs light. If you have ever traveled, you know some of the potential hassles faced. Save them from carrying around heavy luggage, help locate documents easily, and find good places to eat and stay.