Know someone who’s caught the travel bug? With the holidays coming up, we decided to create a list of gift suggestions for the person in your life who plans on travelling in the new year!
- Polaroid Camera
Years ago I was given a polaroid camera as a birthday gift, not for any reason relating to travel, but it has become something I cannot travel without! These days most people come home from a trip with memory cards full of thousands of photos, usually including many, MANY multiples. But who has the time to actually look through all of them? I love my Polaroid because I don’t just snap pictures of anything, and my album becomes a collection of special highlights of the trip, with a short description and date right at the bottom of each photo! Ser loved it so much when we were in Aus, she ended up getting one too!
- Swell Bottle
You may have heard of Swell bottles before, but wondered what might make a water bottle so expensive? I wondered the same thing, but these bottles keep liquids cold for 24 hours or hot for 12 hours at a time, which can be incredibly useful while travelling! Plus, they are very durable, which is important to someone like me who tends to drop things.
- Turkish Towels
These towels are ideal for someone who needs to pack light, because with the cute designs and comfy cotton material they can double as a scarf, sarong, or blanket for plane/train/bus rides!
- Travel Journal/Planner
Although I am not always the most adamant about recording my travels and journaling along the way, I am always so thankful when I do! And I find that having a proper travel journal or planner really encourages me to do so. There are many great options out there, but here are a few of my favourites:
For the road-tripper: https://www.anthropologie.com/shop/lifes-a-road-trip
For the momento-collector: https://www.uncommongoods.com/product/ticket-stub-diary
- Scratch-Off World Map
Let’s be honest, we all love talking about the places we have travelled to, and showing off a little bit. Scratch-Off World Maps are a fun way to keep track of all the countries that we have been to and to display it proudly!