The Best Holiday Gifts for the Traveller in Your Life

Wednesday, 28 November 2018
*The holidays are right around the corner. If you live in Australia like me, you’ve been bombarded with holiday goods since the end of September. The holidays in Australia are slightly different than the white Christmas’ I had in the US, but some things are still the same. I’ve always struggled on what to get people for Christmas. I think it could be because I overthink everything! I thought it would be fun to do a little holiday series for those who often struggle to come up with gift ideas. 

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Today is all about buying for the favourite traveller in your life. This person jet sets all over the world, what could you possibly get them that could equate to the experience of immersing oneself in a new culture? I personally think people who travel are the easiest to buy gifts for. Here are some of my top gifts ideas of this holiday season:

Scratch the World Map

I finally bit the bullet and bought one for myself. I’ve been super envious of all my friends who own one of these maps. It’s so exciting to be able to scratch off a new country! I've put mine above my bed and then placed photos of my travels around it. The most amazing centrepiece for my room. Every traveller needs one of these maps in their lives. 

Love this map? Get it here.

What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding
This book was recommended to me via the Girls LOVE Travel Facebook group. I have to say it is incredible! I always look for an excellent book to read while travelling (or even back at home) and I’m jubilant I stumbled upon this book. I highly recommend this book. I think eventually I need to make a whole post about books to read when travelling. 

Be sure to get yourself a copy by clicking here.
Multi-purpose Travel Wallet
The perfect gift for keeping all of your travel needs beautiful and organised. I never travel without mine! It helps keep my boarding pass, passport, relevant documents, and whatnot organised and in one place when travelling. This is incredibly helpful at the airport. You don’t need to go digging through your bag, struggling to find anything, while the people in line behind you get steadily more and more impatient because clearly, this is your first rodeo. 
Organise yourself for your next flight
Handbag Organiser Inserts
Oh, my sweet Lanta. I used to have one of these, and in between moving from the US to Australia, it died. My purse is a giant jungle of lost things. Finding anything is impossible! When I had my organiser, everything was neatly organised. This is definitely on my holiday wish list. 
Organise my messy purse NOW!
Travel Journal
Every traveller needs a travel journal! Whether it’s a blank journal, a travel wish list, or a travel journal with a little bit of prompting, it is a journey must have! I personally have a small journal that asks where I went, where I stayed, who I met, and then a place to write general information about that trip. It has a travel packing list, a place to write down the information about where I’m staying, and a place to write down emails and addresses to all the people I send postcards home to. 
One of many travel journals to choose from.

Airline Gift Cards
This. This right here is every traveller's dream. Who needs a $20 Starbucks gift card when you could give a $20 airline gift card. It may not be a whole flight, but that $20 saved on a flight could be days worth of food and activities in a foreign country! 
Southwest is just one of the many airlines that sells gift cards!
My wanderlust is never satisfied. When I return from a trip, my soul longs to see more of the world. I’ve found some fabulous home decor that shares my spirit. As I tend to keep museum stubs, plane tickets, and other mementoes from the various countries I’ve visited, I keep those items hidden away in storage books with a map of the world or the particular country. These books blend seamlessly into my bookshelf, and it's easy to access when I want to go on a trip down memory lane.
Aren't these awesome?
Recently on the Girls LOVE Travel page, someone posted a world map duvet cover, and I instantly fell in love! Even just looking at the picture jump-started the hamsters in my brain to begin planning my next adventure. To come home and cuddle in such happy memories would be awesome! 
My bed NEEDS this!
Another great gift is some artwork. Yes, there are pictures from every trip lining the walls of a traveller's home, but sometimes it is also important to incorporate various pieces of art. For the traveller who does not return with art pieces from the countries they visit, why not get them a beautiful canvas art piece or a decal

These are just a few ideas if you’re stuck on what to get the favourite traveller in your life. Are there some gifts ideas I missed (I’m sure I did)? Share what gift you would like to receive most or gift ideas I did not include in the comments below. 

And until next time...

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