1. Travel and Guidebooks
Anyone who is well-travelled is by norm a good reader. Books always offer us more knowledge, being at the same time a great option to distract those who cannot fall asleep while flying during those long flights. As you carry them along on your travels, smaller and lighter books are favourable, since they are easy to carry and do not compromise your luggage’s weight. Guidebooks are also a great option for destinations that the person is really interested in and the ones listed below are three well recommended to follow:
- Great Journeys by Lonely Planet
- 1000 Places to See before you die
- Destinations of a Lifetime – National Geographic
2. Portable travel scale for your bags
Considering baggage is more and more restricted, making it easy to go over the allowed weight and risking having to pay more, an especially essential item to any frequent flyer is a scale. The portable scale is therefore an item that you always need to carry in your bag, helping you prevent many problems.
3. Power bank
How many times during a trip has it happened to you that, as soon as you arrive to the most beautiful place you can imagine, your camera or phone battery runs out? To prevent this disagreeable issue, a power bank will make all the difference, mainly to those photography-loving travellers. If you want to offer something useful to that friend who travels very often and loves to photograph and Instagram, then this is one of those right presents.
4. Decorative objects based on traveling
Travel lovers normally love to extend their interest to their homes, be it with souvenirs from several places in the world all over their home, magnets on their fridge doors, mugs, world map panels, photography albums, pictures on the wall, pillow covers, rugs, key rings or representations of famous landmarks such as Big Ben or the Eiffel Tower. There are even specialized shops for them, such as Viagema or Gate 05, among plenty more.
5. The emblematic backpack, versatile and useful
It’s not just “backpackers” who use them while on the road, backpacks are a nearly unavoidable object in your baggage, even if you carry it empty at the start of the trip. When walking anywhere, whether it’s in nature or in the city, backpacks evenly distribute the objects’ weight, preventing problems with your back. There are many different models, even some for specific purposes such as hiking or for photographic equipment.
Check out some suggestions:
- Quechua 30L (excellent even as cabin luggage)
- 50q Forclaz Quechua trekking backpack
- Easy rucksack for photographic equipment
- Multifunctional travel bag
6. Neck pillows
Neck pillows add up comfort to your journey, be it by car, plane, train or bus. There are now pillows for all tastes, from the massage varieties, very useful when you have neck pain, to the more discrete, the colourful, with a hoodie, etc. Give preference to those with a closing button or a strap, as they make it much easier to transport. For those who want to save space in their bag, there are inflatable options, such as the one from Náutika.
7. Travel-size cosmetics kit
It is very important to acquire a kit of small empty bottles that you can fill up with whatever you need regarding hygiene products. On the other hand, instead of these empty jars, many companies already offer miniatures of products that perfectly fit your necessaire, such as make up, skin and hair products, perfume or any others. L’Occitane, for example, has an exclusive area on their website with miniatures, but you can also find some options on sites such as Sephora. Below is a list of some kits that you can buy for your well-being and beauty during your trip.
- Kit Wella Professionals Nutricurls
- Phytokératine Extreme Kit Travel Size
- Carolina Herrera Good Girl Kit
8. Solid shampoo and conditioner
With the liquid restrictions in your hand luggage in place for any international trips, solid cosmetics have been getting more and more attention. Their duration is another benefit, solid shampoo lasting up to about two months. Anyone who’s had problems with excess liquid products in the luggage will love this gift. You can buy solid shampoo Bam & Boo or the vegan bar shampoo La Femme, among many others available in the market.
9. Earplugs: Earbuds and earphones
For all the people who cannot live without music, there is nothing like a good playlist on their phones, as it keeps them company during travels, especially when they’re alone. Some airliners lend headphones during a flight, but their quality is poor, so it is better to invest in your own earphones. For travelling, the best and more practical options are the smallest, earbuds or earphones, even better when they’re wireless. Here’s a list of some that can be more useful:
- Xiaomi Wireless Airdots
- Phillips Supra-auricular headphones
- JBL in-ear phones
10. External hard drives
It is a well wished gift by travellers, photographers or vloggers, helping empty your memory cards or do backups when travelling. An external hard drive makes all the difference especially to people who photograph in raw, a type of archive that takes up much more space in your camera. Here are some examples of external drives:
- Toshiba 1TB HD external portable drive
- Sandisk Extreme 500GB external portable SSD
- Lacie 2TB External HD
If you’re hooked on travels, do not miss out on products that will be essential to your well-being during your odysseys around the world. On the other hand, if you are a friend of that person who doesn’t miss out a trip every month, then be original and surprise them with one of these presents, it is certain that they will love it!