Gift buying is not an easy task. Not only do you have to consider any items that they already have, but also what other people will be buying alongside you. Of course, the task is made even harder when the recipient is a world traveler. Why? Because it’s hard to buy something for somebody who has been everywhere and seen the world.
If you have found yourself in this predicament where you are trying to buy a gift for somebody who travels the world, below are some great ideas to consider.
A Flight Home
There is nothing better than traveling the world and seeing everything there is to see. The one thing that nobody enjoys, however, is the return flight home. While it may be a short journey it often signals another ended adventure. Help take the sting out of the journey and give a return flight. While you won’t’ be able to book the actual flight, set up an account or hold on to a gift card which you can use when they are ready to return from their next adventure.
If there was one thing that I continue to collect as I travel it’s those small bottles of soaps and shampoos. While most people take them for granted, when you are traveling between hotels and hostels and outdoor showers, you don’t always have the luxury of carrying around a bar of soap. Look for small individual servings of soap and shampoo packets, similar to what you receive when you stay in a hotel and give them in bulk. While they aren’t going to use them all at once, having a good supply is a great way to start each journey. The same tip goes for any other travel toiletry items you can think of.
Noise Canceling Headphones
Whether it’s the whir of the engine or the scream of the child kicking the seat from behind, traveling is a noise activity. Make it more enjoyable (less horrible) with a pair of noise canceling headphones. While they may cost a little more than you are used to, active noise cancellation allows the wearer to sleep without hearing any external sounds. Of course, these headphones also play music and movies and can be plugged into any cell device. If you aren’t sure where to shop, the Groupon Coupons page for Target has some great offers you can use to find a great pair of headphones.
It’s likely that your recipient already has an adventure booked and is just waiting for the flight to take off. Before this happens, speak with their airlines about quietly upgrading their seat. A surprise upgrade is a great way to start any adventure and can be the difference between arriving at your destination tired and hungry and arriving feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the day ahead!
While you might not be able to give them a tangible gift at their party, consider a small card with pictures of the airplane and legroom and other small silly pictures to give them.