What To Buy The Jet-Setter In Your Life

Gifts for Travellers

Stuck for present ideas again? If the recipient loves to travel then there are loads of tech, travel fashion or nostalgic gift ideas for you. Here are a few.

Who are the most difficult people to buy presents for in your life? The art of giving gifts has been the subject of a recent psychological study which looked at the amount of time people spend thinking up present ideas for recipients of either sex. This revealed that men took around 40 seconds to think up ideas for other men, but took up to 60 seconds when pondering what to buy for the women in their lives. Females involved in the study also took around 40 seconds when deciding on gifts, but there was very little difference in the amount of effort it took based on whether the recipient was male or female.

One of the best ways to come up with a present idea for your nearest and dearest is to consider how they spend their leisure time and what their favourite hobbies are. If you’re buying for someone with a love for travelling, then there are some fantastic options available to suit any budget.

Vim and Vigr Compression Socks

For those who travel long-haul, compression socks are a must to keep your blood circulating and prevent clots. But such items are not well-known for being attractive – until now. Gone are the rubbery accessories that are impossible to get into, and in their place are a full range of fashionable compression wear that will ensure your ankles remain the same size as they were before take-off. Your recipient will simply love strolling down the aisle in a pair of these.

Bespoke Personalised Maps

This gift is ideal for those who love to reminisce about their trips. The days of slideshows are long gone, but you can still proudly display memories of a favourite location in your home – they make a great conversation piece when you have guests over. Large wooden letters are a wonderful addition for the coffee table, bookshelves or sideboard and they’re incredibly thoughtful too. Have a map of your recipient’s preferred destination printed onto them – this might be a trek that they were particularly proud of completing, or a romantic spot where he or she got engaged. You could even give this gift as a mini-clue before revealing that you’ve also booked holiday tickets to visit this special place.

In-Ear Translation Technology

Who doesn’t love a bit of tech? And this gadget is the most useful of all for travellers who may be somewhat lacking linguistically. Google’s latest innovation is the Bluetooth Pixel buds headphones which pair with the Pixel smartphone.

By tapping the right ear, the recipient must say ‘Google, help me speak Dutch’, for example. They should then speak directly into the phone, where the app will translate your words into Dutch or another of up to 40 languages of your choice. If your recipient finds themselves in a situation where they’re unable to understand the person that is talking to them, the Dutch speaker can also speak into the phone where their words will be translated back into English, making the conversation complete.

The key to finding the right gift for your loved one, is to consider what they’re interested in with regards to travel. Are they passionate about the latest gadgetry, like to look fashionable on a trip or love feeling nostalgic about those special memories? Have a think about what makes them tick before you come up with some great travel gift ideas – and no-one will know if it took you longer than 40 seconds!

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