Gifts for Travelers

Reprinted from 2017

“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 25 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. Journals – wire bound open easier, sturdy covers, small enough for a pocket
  5. Low gators to put over hiking boots
  6. Gortex jacket and rain pants
  7. Flashlight in the shape of a credit card
  8. Cushioned, attachable shoulder strap
  9. Collapsible chop sticks
  10. Top quality money belt
  11. A book about (or set in) an intended destination
  12. iShuffle
  13. Eagle Creek compression cubes (for packing)
  14. Lonely Planet gift certificate
  15. Luggage tags (a frequently dislodged item)
  16. Travel towel (quick drying and compact to pack)
  17. 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
  18. Fun stuff: Folding pocket Frisbee and a new deck of cards
  19. Inflatable neck pillow
  20. Quality ear plugs
  21. Collapsable water bottle
  22. Waterproof socks
  23. YakTrax ice crampons
  24. Gift certificate for a massage upon returning from an arduous journey.
  25. Patagonia Lightweight Travel Courier (waterproof, black shoulder bag)

Remember, it’s the thought that counts. —TMLL

“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 by Tina Marie L. Lamb…GET the audio book (7 hours, 13 minutes) at Barnes and Noble or Google Play or Chirpbooks or Kobo or AudiobooksNow or Downpour or The Podcast App or Scribd or Overdrive. On iTunes, click on audiobooks and search by author.  GET the paperback (232 pages) or e-book at Barnes and Noble, at Apple Books or at Amazon.  The ebook is also at Smashwords.

Characters of Huffinfield by Tina Marie L. Lamb is now available as an ebook or a paperback at Barnes and Noble and at Amazon.  The ebook is also available at Kobo and at Smashwords.

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One comment on “Gifts for Travelers
  1. Avatar photo lipsticktattoo says:

    I’ll add: a folding toothbrush, a large scarf, Apple AirTags and TSA-approved luggage locks.

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