“Sometimes, all a person needs is a lovely friend and a thirst for adventure.”
Gifts are a great way to show how much you appreciate the presence of a person in your life. You don’t need to have a specific reason to give a present; you do it because it feels good. However, selecting a gift is easier said than done.
In fact, if the gift recipient is someone who loves to travel, deciding on a present for them is not less than hiking. As they are always on the road, you should give them something to carry with them or use during their voyage. But, going to a gift shop is a hassle. Numerous options might confuse you or distract you from your primary motive.
Thus, if you don’t want to feel lost in those confusing gift shop aisles, here are some options to consider.
Travel journal to collect their memories
The first gift on the list is a travel journal that can be very beneficial for your friends. It is not like any regular journals that you can get at a bookstore. There are several kinds of journals, each having its own unique feature, explicitly made for travelers.
Some journals have a compass on the front, while some include maps of different places. Likewise, some journals have proper sections with dates and times to help plan, schedule and organize all the activities one might want to do at a particular place. Moreover, some of the journals also come with small pockets to store pictures and letters.
To personalize the present, you can add your pictures together or write a sweet letter and add it to the journal. It will indeed sweep them off their feet.
Personalized passport cover
If any of your travel friends love to explore different parts of the world, you can give them a personalized passport cover. So every time they’ll look at the passport, they’ll be reminded of you. You can add a cute little accessory piece on the passport; it can be a flower or Eiffel tower; the decision is on you.
But what if your friend is not a big fan of accessories and stuff? Well, in that case, you can give them a passport keychain or tag instead. Besides that, you can also look for wallets that look like passports and gift them.
If you want to make the present more personalized, and if you have a high budget, you can also hide a plane ticket to the passport. It’ll turn your simple present into a friend’s trip real quick.
Home decor items inspired by different cultures
Is your friend a collector and always brings something every time they go out of the country? If yes, then you can consider giving them a home decor item inspired by different cultures. For instance, you can gift persian wall art or calligraphy decor for the house. Similarly, you can give them Egyptian sculptures or Japanese bonsai trees. It can be from any culture that your friend might be interested in.
Along with being a thoughtful gift, it will add charm to the house. If you want, you can also decorate the whole home with a particular theme. Then, add all the decor pieces, replace the bed sheet, covers, or even the mugs to match the theme.
If you are giving the gift because it’s your friend’s birthday, you can also make their place look like a travel destination and decorate it accordingly. It’ll be like a small getaway from regular life, and your friend will also love it.
Travel-themed accessories and clothes.
Another gifting idea includes helping your friend change his/her appearance. Are you getting confused? Alright! In simple terms, you can gift travel-themed clothes and accessories such as a kimono, wristwatch with a world map, an Eiffel tower locket, or even a cherry blossom-inspired ring.
The accessories will be minimal in size, and your friend would be able to carry them anywhere he/she goes. Similarly, he/she can wear clothes and create a unique fashion statement.
To make it even better, you can learn about the dream destination of your friend and use the information to prepare travel-themed accessories and clothing items.
Globe or a corkboard map
You can also give a corkboard map with small flags of different countries or a globe. It will indicate that you appreciate their love for traveling and wish only the best for them. In addition to this, having a map or globe will motivate them to continue their journey and explore the unexplored parts of the world.
You can get several types of globes and maps to choose from. If you want to customize the gift, you can also add lights or some stickers. Moreover, there are also different options for size and shapes available, so you can select among them.
Generally, people who love to travel also love to click pictures of the world’s beauty. Perhaps, you might have found yourself scrolling through their social media handles because they upload beautiful and aesthetically pleasing photos. Right? That’s why giving a polaroid can be a great idea.
They are small, portable and there is a possibility that it’s in your friend’s shopping cart or wish list (if not bought yet). In addition to this, you can also combine the camera and travel journal and make it one entire gift pack, which your buddy will surely adore.
The last item on the list is a travel speaker. Music makes traveling a euphoric experience. You can help enhance this experience by gifting high-quality portable speakers to your buddy. They are easy to carry and won’t occupy a lot of space in the backpack.
Besides that, it will be even better if the speakers are waterproof so that your friend doesn’t have to worry about them getting damaged. He/she can simply enjoy music along with the mesmerizing scenery of nature.
To sum it all up!
One of the best feelings in the world is to see your close friend happy because of your little efforts. You can enjoy that feeling by gifting any of the gifts mentioned above, or you can also combine them all to make it a great present.