One of the hardest things to buy, but also one of the most appreciated if chosen right, is a travel gift. Whether traveling for business or for pleasure, there are a myriad of gifts that we would love to have. Sometimes we might not be able to afford them, or perhaps not even know about them, but all the same, when we see them we want them. Here are some of our favorites.
Amazon Kindle is an amazing thing for travelers. Back in the old days (cough) we used to have to bring books with us. Although they didn’t have the same carry-on or luggage restrictions in those days, books could really start to wear you down for weight. Heaven forbid if you are a fast reader and have to bring half a dozen books with you. With Amazon Kindle you have one small lightweight device that can carry millions of books with you. It’s like carrying your own Library. It connects up to Wi-Fi as well so if you want to go browsing for a new book, it is right there at your fingertips.
GoPro Hero 6
If you want to step up from your camera phone, you might as well go all the way and go to a GoPro. The GoPro is an amazing camera. You can take amazing quality pictures as well as amazing videos. It comes with many different accessories so if the person you are buying the gift for does a lot of water sports or action sports, there are accessories that will fit their lifestyle. If you are the type to get your hands dirty, you can also change the lenses on the GoPro to suit whatever your needs might be. It’s small, lightweight, and has amazing quality. What more could you ask for?
Google’s new Bluetooth pixel buds headphones offer real-time translation if you have a pixel phone. There are other translation apps on the market, but with Google’s pixel phone it’s all automatic. Somebody can say something to you in Chinese, and you hear it on your earphones. If you say something in English, it comes out of the speaker on your phone in Chinese. You might have to buy them a pixel phone as well, but hey, we’re talking luxury here.
This is not necessarily an expensive item, but when you’re lounging in a hammock on a beach somewhere, the feeling of luxury cannot be beaten. Many travel hammocks are just made out of thin nylon cord woven into a mesh. This makes them very light and small to pack. If you’re going to be doing a lot of traveling to Exotic Islands, then this might be one for the carry-on.
This is an incredibly handy device. When you travel, very often you will run into places that don’t have stable electricity. Blackouts and brownouts are quite common. No matter what happens, with a solar charger, you are good to go. Of course, it does not work at night, but you can always buy a battery backup for that. You can also charge if you’re on a boat, or lounging on a beach somewhere. Well worth the price.
These are just a few luxury items that we enjoy ourselves. There are many more items that a traveler would love. Skymall magazine used to be one of the most amazing things to read while you were on a plane, unfortunately, it is no longer. They still have a website that shows many of their gadgets, but it’s not quite the same as when you’re on the airplane. The ideal gift to give someone is something they really want, but can’t seem to talk themselves into buying. So pick something cool and make their day.