Gift Ideas for The World Traveler
We all have that one friend who can never seem to sit still for long. They get back to town from a month-long road trip only to hop a plane the next week to head somewhere new.
While it's easy to glamorize this lifestyle and be envious of it, traveling isn't always a walk in the park. Sure, those with dozens of stamps in their passports have a wealth of global experience, but it can be taxing to never have a solid place to call home.
If you have a friend or loved one who is chronically on the move, a thoughtful gift can minimize stress and add small joys to their daily life. Here are a few of our favorite gift ideas for your favorite globe trotter.
The Perfect Bag
While it may seem obvious, a smartly designed bag can make a world of difference to those who are constantly on the go. And with so many different styles of travel bags available today, you can find the perfect fit in both style and function for anyone. Companies like Stitch Golf offer a wide variety of bags online, ranging from backpacks to rollers to duffels and more. With so many options, there is something to suit all types of travelers.
When shopping for a travel bag, there are a few key things to consider. How long are the trips? This will inform the capacity the bag needs to accommodate. Does the person travel for fun or for business? If the globe trotter needs to keep a professional appearance for work, look for a bag that can hold suits, wrinkle-free. Will the person travel with lots of small items, like makeup and jewelry? If so, you'll want to look for a bag with plenty of small compartments for storage. The more forethought that goes into selecting the perfect bag, the more versatility it'll provide.
Looking for a gift that your friend will love and use but don't have much extra cash to splurge? Compression socks are the answer.
Perfect for long flights or car rides alike, compression socks can prevent tired and achy legs that often accompany long trips. They can even prevent feelings of light-headedness by promoting circulation. Available in unique designs, there is something to match everyone. And who doesn't love getting socks as a gift?
Handy Portable Devices
There are hundreds of useful gadgets on the market today that are designed to ease the burden of traveling—almost too many! With so many options, it can be hard to know what to choose. Here are a few of our favorite portable devices for the traveler in your life.
Water Bottle with a Built-In Filter
This is an item many wouldn't think of getting for themselves, but it will certainly get a lot of use! Depending on where you travel, it isn't always easy to access safe drinking water. And even when it is accessible, in many places you have to pay for it.
With a built-in filter in your water bottle, you can simply fill up from any available tap and rest assured that the water will be safe to drink.
We've all run out of juice at an inconvenient time. Imagine being in a foreign land when it happens! Portable chargers are lightweight and easy to pack, and they can ensure you never get stranded without the ability to communicate.
Mini Bluetooth Speaker
Enjoy the ride! A mini Bluetooth speaker is a great gift to add a little joy and levity to someone's trip.
Send your friend on their next adventure in comfort and style with one of these thoughtful, unique gift ideas. They are sure to have a positive impact on their next trip.
Who knows! You may even get a postcard out of it.