Practical Gifts for Your Friends Who Are Always Traveling
While people who travel tend to have lots of cool things that non-travelers don’t have—one of a kind souvenirs, for starters—they also lack things that they need. They don’t have time to stop by the store when they’re in-between their work and travel schedules. That’s why it’s best to get travelers practical gifts. They’ll love that they don’t have to worry about getting something before going to the airport, and you’ll feel comforted knowing you gave them something they’ll actually use.
You can never have enough travel bottles if you’re always on a plane. You’ll need them for your water and toiletries, plus extra supplies like sunscreen and lotion. Luckily, travel bottles are easy to pick up at your local stores. They’re often cheap and come in cute colors and designs. They may even come in a zip lock bag for further protection while traveling. Get a set of these with a personalized refillable water bottle and your gift is ready to go.
One thing that all travelers can agree on is how difficult it is to get through airport security just to be able to find a seat and wait for your flight to board. The biggest problem comes with taking shoes off and putting them back on. In the summer, you can just wear sandals, but during the holiday season, it can take forever to get boots back on.
Think about giving your friends a gift that gives back — shoes with interchangeable laces. They can be easily designed to match each of your friends’ personalities, and they make it easy to deal with taking your shoes off when you go through security. A gift that’s cute and practical? There’s no reason to say no.
Smartphone Camera Lens
You keep up with all the adventures your friends have by seeing what pictures they post online. Why not help them make those pictures extra great? If they have a smartphone, they can easily attach a special lens to make their pictures look like they were shot by a professional. Check out some of the best smartphone lenses to see which one would be best for your friends based on what kinds of pictures they post. Lenses make a great gift because they’ll be used all the time and will last a long while.
Noise Cancelling Headphones
If you’ve ever been on an airplane or taken a commercial bus ride, you know that sometimes regular headphones just don’t cut it. You can turn your volume up as loud as possible, but nothing drowns out the sound of an engine or the snoring passenger beside you. If you’re traveling friend hasn’t bought themselves some noise cancelling headphones, get them a pair! They work so easily, it’s like magic. Your friend will never dread having to go on a long trip ever again.
A Hometown Heart Warmer
Even if your friends find life’s greatest joy in traveling all the time, there will always be a small part of them that misses their home. It’s why they come back from even the greatest trips. Buy your friends something that will comfort them when they’re homesick. Wrap up a t-shirt with your town name on it, or make a blanket with a picture of their favorite spot in town. When they’re on their next trip, they’ll love having a touch of home with them.
Getting your friends something perfect for the holidays is always hard, especially when they travel. They’ve seen so many amazing places, it can be hard to think of something that will blow their minds. Instead, get them something practical. Gifts like travel bottles or changeable laces will be practical and heartfelt, so they’ll be sure to love anything that you end up giving them. Anything that comes straight from your heart is bound to be a crowd pleaser.
Guest Poster Kacey, author of Practical Gifts for Your Friends Who Are Always Traveling, is a lifestyle blogger for The Drifter Collective, an eclectic lifestyle blog that expresses various forms of style through the influence of culture and the world around us. Kacey graduated with a degree in Communications while working for a lifestyle magazine. She has been able to fully embrace herself with the knowledge of nature, the power of exploring other locations and cultures, all while portraying her love for the world around her through her visually pleasing, culturally embracing and inspiring posts.
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