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8 beautiful and meaningful gifts for travellers

It’s always tricky to buy gifts for those wayward friends who never stay put for longer than a few months at a time. You want to find them something practical, unique and most importantly something they can take with them to remind them of you wherever they may land. To help with those tricky buys we have put together a cheeky little list of gorgeous and meaningful gifts for travellers, we hope it helps!

Tingly Gift Box

As intrepid travellers we know that a magical experience is worth a million wrappable presents and over at Tingly they agree. Buy a very special person a very special Tingly gift box from as little as £59 and give them something they will never forget. Check out all the wonderful things on offer on the website www.tingly.com, you’ll find everything from Pizza Making to Underwater Hotels and it’s so easy… you just pick the experience and the wonderful peeps at Tingly take care of the rest!

Melville Literary Poster

This gorgeous poster featuring a famous quote from Moby Dick will adorn any wall anywhere and bring a little bit of contemplation along with it. Perfect for the friend who is a serial settler, six months here, six months there… this excellent quality literary gem will make them feel at home wherever they choose to lay their hat!

Custom Beach Heart Bangle

Uncommongoods have hit upon a remarkable way for you to carry a piece of your favourite beach spot with you always. This tasteful handmade bespoke heart bracelet is truly unique and the perfect gift for someone close to you. Perhaps there’s a golden beach that holds a special place in both your hearts? Somewhere you shared an unforgettable experience? Well you can choose from the artist’s extensive sand bank or collect the grains yourself and send them to be encased forever in a beautiful silver heart charm fit for any occasion.

Scratch The World Map

This beautiful concept gift allows your travel bug friend to scratch off each destination as they visit them to reveal the exquisitely designed full colour map beneath. Cities as well as countries are marked on both the top and bottom layer of the map for detailed scratching and each map comes with a lovely gold embossed coin in it’s own pouch to be used for the purpose. This is a gorgeous idea that allows your friend to keep a visual track of their own unique path across this big old world of ours!

Beautiful America, one year National Parks Membership

From the Giant Redwoods of Sequoia National Park to the dust and dinosaur remains of Badlands there are plenty of breathtaking landscapes to visit stateside and this pass allows 1 car load or 4  over 16’s to enter for free. This is the perfect gift for a friend off on a stateside adventure and best of all every time they find themselves gazing out across a dramatic American panorama they will spare a thought for you! Check out https://store.usgs.gov/pass/index.html for more information.

Flytographer

The perfect way to capture a friend’s special trip and it’s so simple too. Just log on to www.flytographer.com, enter destination details and choose from a list of local photographers. Once all the finer points are ironed out you book the photographer to join you and capture some of the special moments from your trip… Lets face it, it beats a selfie stick! Great for girlie holidays that mark special occasions or romantic weekends away. The professional photo’s will be mailed and ready to download and share within 5 days of the shoot!

The New York Times, 36 hours books

This excellent series of books will offer the perfect inspiration for those who are fans of the short break! These little tomes of pocket size perfection are curated from the NYT’s popular travel column and offer impeccably put together dream itineraries to help squeeze in as many important experiences as possible in a limited amount of time! They cover North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Oceania and are a sure fire way to get inspired for the perfect weekend getaway!

Travel Stub Diary

This lovely little twist on a photo album allows you to collect together and preserve all the little pieces of your travels; restaurant cards, ticket stubs, postcards and all the other things that will help you never forget your own unique journey. A great gift for a pal about to embark on their first big travel adventure.

And that’s all for now! Hopefully we have given you some handy gift ideas for all of those friends ‘born under a wandering star!’

Beth was born under a wandering star, with drama in her veins and ink in her pen. After stints studying theatre in Dublin and Utrecht she used her creative streak to see as much of the world as she could on as little money. She toured Italian Schools with a children's theatre troop, lived as an au-pair in both Rome and Washington DC, explored the British countryside, worked her way through much of Europe, Salsa'd in Cuba and road tripped down America's west coast where she discovered her spiritual home; Portland, Oregon. In between adventures she resides peacefully with her cat and ukulele amid the misty valleys and rolling hills of beautiful South Wales.

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