Great gifts for travellers
We all know someone in our circle of friends or family who always seems to be on the move (whether for leisure or business), or who makes their home anywhere in the world as a digital nomad. Whether travelling around Bali on a scooter, joining meetings from their hotel room, taking an exhilarating road trip through America or quickly answering emails in a small internet café – they’ve been there, done that! As fun as it is to be constantly moving around, homesickness hits everyone at some point. So it’s always nice to take some small keepsakes as a reminder of home, close friends and family when abroad.
Whether they’re currently at home or away, globetrotting loved ones will be delighted with a birthday or Christmas gift, or even a small goodbye present. But what’s the best thing to buy for a traveller? Something personal is always nice, but packing light is key, so a practical gift is also welcome. We’ve rounded up some great ideas for gifts that are both useful AND original – and sure to impress the globetrotter in your life.
Who knows, maybe in return they’ll send you a postcard once in a while.
Did you know that you can also send postcards directly via our app? Super practical for on the go: choose a photo, upload it, write your message and send it directly to your loved ones. Couldn’t be simpler!
Durable laptop bags
What does a digital nomad always need? A laptop, of course – for planning their next trip, doing business and keeping in touch with loved ones. As one of the most important and practical items for any traveller, it must be protected properly. A customisable laptop bag makes a perfect gift that also serves as a memento. This slim laptop bag takes up very little space in the suitcase, protects the device with its soft inner lining and is made of durable neoprene for dirt and water resistance. The entire top of the bag can be printed with photos ... Perhaps a picture of a dearly missed pet? Or a snapshot of a group of friends? How about their favourite landmark, beach or city? The possibilities are endless!
The practical laptop bag is perfect for those who like to travel and reminisce. It is available in four sizes and of course is also suitable for tablets
Stylish smartphone cases
A smartphone is at least as important as a laptop, if not more so. Airline tickets, spur of the moment bookings for accommodation or excursions, maps for exploring unfamiliar places – everything can be done quickly and easily online. Without a smartphone, everything is a bit more difficult. A personalised mobile phone case is a brilliant thing to design yourself and not only looks stylish, but also protects the device from dirt and scratches. The design editor allows you to easily upload the photos you want and even use multiple photos for the design. Perfect for a little collage of your favourite memories.
Of course, you don’t necessarily have to use photos. You could include a favourite saying, an inspiring quote or a special message to remind the recipient of all the moments you’ve shared. With an image editor such as Canva, you can easily add text to photos. A monochrome background or white surface is also a wonderful choice. Simply save as a JPG file, upload and order your personalised phone case gift!
Practical gym bags
Once at their dream destination, every traveller needs a small bag to carry around their most important belongings. A suitcase or backpack offers only limited space. A gym bag can be rolled up so it easily fits in their luggage. It’s spacious enough for the most important travel items (including a tablet or camera for digital nomads) and makes a stylish accessory for travellers of any age. As well as being ideal for sports activities, the gym bag is also perfect for exploring the city or a day out in the countryside. Due to the material used (polyester), it is very easy to clean and robust – and photos will really stand out.
The personalised T-shirt makes an even bigger impact if friends and family sign their names or write a heartfelt message with a fabric pen. This is sure to help keep homesickness at bay.
Versatile photo towels
Whether used as a hand, bath or beach towel, our photo towel is incredibly versatile and is made of a material that is space-saving and compact when folded. It makes an impact with its personalised design, extra absorbency and soft feel on the skin. The front of the towel, which you can design yourself, is made of polyester and the back is soft cotton. Once the recipient returns from their travels, it can be used for baths at home, for sports or in the sauna. Our tip: Download a snapshot of the traveller from social media and have it printed on the photo towel. Once they’re back home, they will enjoy conjuring up that holiday feeling with a daily reminder of the places they have visited. You could even make an eye-catching collage of all their destinations.
We hope we’ve inspired you with our useful, stylish and fun travel gadgets for travellers, digital nomads and business travellers – maybe you’ll even find something for your own trip!