These are the perfect travel-related gifts to surprise your friend with this Christmas. By Gayatri Moodliar
Christmas is literally around the corner, and if you haven’t yet decided what to give your close ones, the clock is ticking. However, if your friend/significant other/family member loves to travel, then we’ve put together some pretty nifty ideas that should make travelling in 2019 more welcome than it already is.
In aircraft-approved bottles, these guys allow you to carry your favourite moisturiser, ensuring your skincare-routine no matter which part of the world you’re flying off to.
Water bottle for dogs
Travelling with a pet? Well, you’ll obviously have to make sure that he/she is also hydrated, which is why this bottle is perfect: with one squeeze, the attached dish on top of the bottle fills up, allowing your dog/cat/any other animal to drink in an easy and convenient manner.
For the friend who’s always on the go, and wants the world to know, this map brings colour to the said world. Literally. Scratching off each destination on the map is a fun way of checking off all the destinations one has been to and incentivises further travel.
One thing that consistently changes around the world? Coffee. It may take a while before you’re able to sample every region’s coffee beans and choose your favourite, so why not streamline the process and bring the coffee to you? Coffee subscription boxes are thoughtful and literally gifts that keep on giving, as each month a different bean is delivered to your doorstep.
While we’re on the subject of caffeine, here’s how to make sure you don’t miss out on your dose while out camping. Its size allows you to throw it in your backpack and the easy clean-up process doesn’t make the task daunting. Another plus is that it’s loaded with microfilters, so you can enjoy grit-free coffee.
This is for the friend who manages to lose everything: a small Bluetooth-enabled chip that you can loop onto a keychain and keep in your bag or suitcase, the connected app allows you to track the chip, thereby ensuring recovery.
No matter which side of the e-reader debate you’re on, the convenience of it is undeniable. Save up on precious space by simply packing one slim tablet that provides every book you want to read.
No matter where you go, music is a must. This speaker not only provides high-quality sound, but it’s also incredibly portable. Connect it to your phone via Bluetooth and take the party wherever you are.
It’s time to stop picking up the wrong black suitcase off the carousel. A small, thoughtful gift, pick out a vibrant and unmissable tag to make sure the bag can be spotted from a mile away.
Not the most glamorous of gifts, but possibly the most practical. A battery pack is quite vital for when you’re out and about, and it’s safe to make sure your phone never runs out of juice—especially when in a foreign city. Also, you never know when the perfect photo-op moment will strike.
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