Unique gift ideas for travelers
Studies have shown that people get greater happiness when they spend their money on experiences, rather than things. Travelers know this. Travelers live this.
If an avid traveler is on your Secret Santa list this holiday season, you’re in luck: A traveler is the easiest person to shop for. Any kind of gift that contributes to their adventures will be widely appreciated, and you can know your dollars went toward a happy cause.
Here are some of our favorite gifts for the avid traveler.
1. A massage or trip to the spa:
In particular, a gift certificate from SpaFinder.com. This gift can be great while on vacation, because SpaFinder gift cards are good at more than 70,000 different retailers worldwide. This means your traveler can turn a regular vacation into a spacation, wherever their flight may take them.
Or they can use the gift card when they get back home, to help unwind and stretch out their neck and back after trying to sleep in the airplane.
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2. Personal organizer:
Let your traveler bring the comforts of home wherever they go with a personal toiletry organizer. L.L. Bean offers a great selection of toiletry bags ranging in size from small (perfect for all the basics) to family size (large enough for a family’s worth of supplies). These bags feature side compartments, built in hooks and even a removable shower caddy. They come in a variety of fun colors. Make the gift even more special by monogramming your traveler’s initials on the bag! Personal Organizer Toiletry Bag, Starting at $24.95 (plus Cash Back), Llbean.com
3. A box (or more) of Starbucks Via:
Good coffee can be hard to come by when traveling, especially on international trips, on the airplane or in less-than-luxury resorts. Starbucks’ instant coffee, Via, is considered by many coffee snobs to be the best you can get sans French press and freshly ground beans. With a variety of flavors and styles, from pumpkin spice to French roast, you can help your traveler conquer pesky jet lag and have more energy to enjoy the scenery. Starbucks Via Ready Brew French Roast, $39.95, Starbucks.com
4. A pair of slipper socks:
This is how you give the gift of comfort to a traveler. A nice pair of slipper socks are the best gift that everyone wants but not everyone buys for themselves. Wear them on the airplane and keep your toes warm, but shoe-free. Wear them when you walk around the hotel. Pick a pair that are slightly more substantial than regular socks, but are compact enough to be convenient while traveling. Adults’ Fleece Slipper Socks, $39.95 (plus Cash Back), Llbean.com