It can be challenging trying to find the perfect gift for a frequent traveller family member or a globetrotting friend, especially if you want to avoid buying travel related accessories that are unimaginative and uninspiring. Before you part with any cash you’ll need to consider if you want your thoughtful gift to be an item that is packed in their luggage and taken around the world, or something special to look forward to on their return home.
To help you decide the best gift option to delight a person who loves to travel, here’s our guide to the most stylish travel photo albums, innovative portable gadgets and must-have novelty accessories…
Practical & Portable Gadgets For Travelers
People who love to indulge their wanderlust prefer to travel light. To enhance the travel experience of a good friend, the best gift to select is an item that is both practical and portable.
A pocket-sized portable charger that can fully charge a smartphone, camera or Kindle is the ideal gadget for people travelilng close to home or internationally. The technologically advanced charger allows you to keep your devices charged, when travelling, so that you can easily check directions or language translations, as well as confirm ticket reservations.
If your friend is traveling long-distance you’ll want to ensure that their journey is as comfortable as possible. A compact and lightweight travel pillow is therefore one of the best gift options for frequent travellers. The most innovative travel neck pillow packs down small so that it’s easily stored in a carry-on rucksack or in-flight bag. Its ergonomically designed shape gently cradles the neck as you sleep, so that you don’t wake up in discomfort. It’s also worth purchasing some training resistance bands so they can work out any stiff or aching muscles on the go.
Whether you’re travelling at home or abroad it’s a good idea to pack a versatile compact multi-tool that boasts countless practical and efficient uses. The best of the latest portable gadget tools features up to 17 individual tools, including a sharp knife, pliers, a bottle opener, a screwdriver, and scissors, and is suitable for use on everyday tasks while travelling.
A strong, lightweight and easy to use and pack up hammock is an excellent practical, portable gift to present to a loved one who is planning a back-backing or camping excursion. The top of the range travel hammock holds up to 400 lbs, and can be easily strung up between trees in the woods, or shady palm trees on the beach for afternoon naps and nighttime sleeping. On long hikes and walks in the countryside, the versatile hammock can be used as a comfy swinging chair to take the weight off your feet whilst you admire the scenery.
Alternatively, you can opt for a travel gadget gift that is a little more high-tech and luxurious. Noise-cancelling headphones are widely considered to be the frequent traveller’s best friend. The headphones’ advanced noise-cancelling technology allows the international traveller to disconnect from environments that are overly noisy. On an airplane, you can switch off the crying baby and plug into your favourite podcast, wirelessly via Bluetooth, or listen to the musical soundtrack to your journey.
Novelty Accessories For The Traveller
Before a person who loves to travel can venture off on a great escape, they will undoubtedly have to make some plans. A stylish desk globe is a great fun gift to give to a travel addict. The ornamental accessory will inspire conversation and daydreaming, and can help your travelling friend or family member to decide on the location of their next holiday, or which country to add to their must-visit bucket list.
Every globetrotter needs to have a passport if they want to travel beyond country borders. Instead of presenting a passport at the checkout desk in its original state, cover it with a chic passport cover that is personalised to the world explorer’s unique individual tastes. To stand out from the crowd, choose a luxury leather-bound passport cover, and matching travel document holder, that is decorated with tasteful monogram detail, or a montage of favourite Instagram photos. The well-travelled person with a sense of humour will appreciate a novelty passport cover that grants them instant diplomatic status. The realistic but fake passport design is embellished with a traditional emblem and gold lettering.
Bespoke Travel Photo Albums For Globetrotters
Intrepid travellers love to share their experiences of different countries and cultures with everyone that they adore. To inspire a friend’s globetrotting wanderlust, choose a special gift that is bespoke and personalised. Travel photo albums that are luxuriously customised will undoubtedly become a treasured keepsake that can be passed down through family generations.
Choose from high-quality printed hardcover, softcover and fabric hardcover travel photo books in a range of different styles. The pages are specially formatted and designed to highlight a selection of favourite photos of happy travel memories. You can personalise travel photo albums with themed holiday photos or a variety of adventures, and include accompanying comments, captions and anecdotes that bring the images of each destination to life.
For a special occasion, like a milestone birthday or anniversary, you can customise a bespoke travel photo book and create a stunning magazine style travelogue as an alternative coffee table book. Travel photo albums can also tell the story of a romantic honeymoon, an exciting gap year expedition, or a heart-warming family reunion in a far-flung destination. You can also fill the pages of personalized travel photo albums with your favorite photographs of weekend trips and jaunts, and other sightseeing excursions to interesting and exotic places.