There’s a seasoned traveller on nearly everyone’s holiday shopping list, but it’s not always easy to shop for someone who has been around the world. After all, she has already had the opportunity to buy the best souvenirs at far-flung locations! Wow her with a thoughtful gift that makes her in-flight experience as luxurious as possible or something that invokes memories of her favourite getaway. Below, you’ll find a few gift ideas for the jet setter on your shopping list.
Stylish Ways to Document the Escape
Chances are that your traveller already has sophisticated camera gear to properly record her memories. Instead of going with a camera lens, strap, or bag, choose something more creative. A Lomography camera produces artsy, analogue-style photography. Plus, you can purchase one that prints photos instantly as does the Fujifilm Instax. Otherwise, surprise your gift recipient with a book of their travels. Choose photos from Facebook or Instagram and compile prints into a coffee table book with an online printer. You can also have custom-printed coasters, magnets, or posters made.
Memories of a Favourite Trip
A gift that reminds your loved one of a special trip will be treasured long after the holidays. A pair of bistro chairs can bring back memories of lazy afternoons in Paris. A little brass elephant is a wallet-friendly way to commemorate an adventure in Thailand. If she’s more of a U.S. traveller, a set of mint julep cups will bring her back to the horse races at Churchill Downs.
Experiences for an Upcoming Trip
If your loved one has a trip already on the books for the following year, purchase something that can be enjoyed on that vacation. For domestic trips, consider gift cards to local restaurants, breweries, or coffee shops she’ll enjoy. International travellers could benefit from a travel guide or phrase book, or even a monetary gift in that nation’s currency. If your gift recipient is your significant other, surprise her with tickets to a festival or performance that’s happening during the trip. If nothing is booked just yet, opt for a luxury gift the recipient can use on the go like a monogrammed leather luggage tag, a cashmere travel blanket, or a silk eye mask.