Gifts for Travelers

“Gifts, believe me, captivate both men and Gods, Jupiter himself was won over and appeased by gifts.” —Ovid


What to give the traveler? Check out these 26 gift ideas:

  1. Portable Battery Charger
  2. Travel cork screw (light and easy to use), stopper and collapsible mug
  3. A Go Pro (a tiny camera that takes videos too)
  4. Go Pro accessories
  5. Journals – wire bound open easier, sturdy covers, small enough for a pocket
  6. Low gators to put over hiking boots
  7. Gortex jacket and rain pants
  8. Flashlight in the shape of a credit card
  9. Cushioned, attachable shoulder strap
  10. Collapsible chop sticks
  11. Top quality money belt
  12. A book about (or set in) an intended destination
  13. iShuffle
  14. Eagle Creek compression cubes (for packing)
  15. Lonely Planet gift certificate
  16. Luggage tags (a frequently dislodged item)
  17. Travel towel (quick drying and compact to pack)
  18. Perhaps a gift box with helpful bits and pieces such as: two 3oz EMS clear sunscreen, 3oz Deet insect repellent, electrolyte powder packs, mole skin, magnifying compact mirror, tweezers and manicure scissors
  19. Fun stuff: Folding pocket Frisbee and a new deck of cards
  20. Inflatable neck pillow
  21. Quality ear plugs
  22. Collapsable water bottle
  23. Waterproof socks
  24. YakTrax ice crampons
  25. Gift certificate for a massage upon returning from an arduous journey.
  26. Patagonia Lightweight Travel Courier (waterproof, black shoulder bag)

Any other thoughts?

“The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value.”— Charles Dudley Warner

“Joy in looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift.”—Albert Einstein

“Or why not get them a copy of TattooJourneys on My Mind?” —TMLL

TATTOO—Journeys on My Mind

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