1. Travel and Guidebooks
Anyone who is well-travelled is by norm a good reader. Books are always a present that adds more knowledge to us, being it also a great option to help distract during those long flights, for those who cannot fall asleep while flying. As you carry them along in your travels, smaller and lighter books are favorite, 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 publications are 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
An especially essential item to any frequent flier is a scale, if you consider that baggage is more and more restricted, making it not that hard to go over the allowed weight, and that is always a risk for the possibility of paying extra for excess baggage. 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 did it happen to you, that as soon as you arrive to the most beautiful place you can imagine, your camera’s or phone’s battery ends? To prevent this disagreeable issue, a power bank will make all the difference, mainly to those photography-loving travelers. 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 the place where they live, be it with souvenirs from several places in the world all over their home, magnets in 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, but it is not hard to find such other sites in the web.
5. The emblematic backpack, versatile and useful
It’s not just “backpackers” who use them while on the road, and for anyone who travels, backpacks are a nearly unavoidable object of your baggage, even if you carry it empty from the start. When walking anywhere, whether it is in the nature or in the city, backpacks do a good distribution of the objects’ weight, preventing problems with your back. There are many different models, even some for specific purposes such as hiking in trails 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 in 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 colorful, with a hoodie, etc. Give preference to those with a closing button or a strap, as they make it much easier to transport in your travels. For those who don’t give up the practicalness and saving 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, which could be your usual ones.
On the other hand, instead of these empty jars, many companies already offer miniatures of products that perfectly fit your nécessaire, such as make up, skin, 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 in sites such as Sephora, for example. 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 of solid shampoo, which can last 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
To all those who cannot live without music, there is nothing like a good playlist in their phone as it makes them company during the travels, especially when you’re alone. Some airliners use to lend headphones during your flight, but their quality is bad, for it is better to invest in your earphones. For travelling, the best and more practical options are the smallest, earbud or in-ear phones, better when it’s wireless. Here’s a list of some that can be more useful below:
- Xiaomi Wireless Airdots
- Phillips Supra-auricular headphones
- JBL in-ear phones
10. External hard drives
It is a well wished gift by travelers, photographers, or vloggers, especially now that social networks are so much in use. To help empty your memory cards or do backups when traveling, an external hard drive makes all the difference, mainly to who photographs in raw once this type of archive 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 does 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!