We are the people that live our lives in airports. We know where Starbucks is located in the major airports around the world, checking into a hostel is a breeze and we make new travel friends in minutes. We are the frequent travelers. However, people like us usually live out of a suitcase. We own at least two sturdy suitcases, a camera bag, backpack and all our childhood possessions are sitting in the attic in our parent’s house. For a traveler that strays away from physical possessions [like me], Christmas can be a HASSLE for relatives. Don’t worry, I have you covered! THE ULTIMATE GIFT GUIDE FOR THE FREQUENT TRAVELER
I currently have two suitcases sitting in my closet. Every time I go shopping, I think of one article of clothing I can give away. It’s a constant give and take process, because every additional suitcase costs $100+ to fly. Do you agree frequent travelers and expats? When gifting for the frequent traveler, think small, light and digital.
1 // AMAZON GIFT CARD
I’m personally obsessed with Amazon. It has everything that I want. It has camera bags, purses and digital eBooks. For those long airplane flights, purchase a few Amazon gift cards to give the gift of reading. Find more Amazon presents HERE.
2 // SPOTIFY SUBSCRIPTION
I love music and spotify is amazing. However, I’m also super cheap, because I’m pulling pennies together for travel expenses. So gifting a year subscription to Spotify would make an amazing gift.
3 // AIRBNB GIFT CARD
I would be overjoyed to receive a present like this, because we [as travelers] spent oodles of money on accommodation. Gift an Airbnb gift card to make that traveler happy.
4 // CREATE A PHOTO BOOK
As travelers, we take thousands and thousands of incredible pictures. What better way to encourage us to share those photos, but by gifting a photo book. Shutterfly offers fantastic options of designs and sizes.
5 // SUBSCRIPTION TO A TRAVEL MAGAZINE
You have several to choose from including Conde Nast Traveler, National Geographic and more! This would be such a fun and great gift to a traveler that spends many hours on the airplane and in airports. Make sure to purchase the digital option!
Christmas gifting for the frequent traveler can be difficult, but I hope these five options spark a gift idea. Traveling with a load of stuff can be difficult, so keeping it simple and light is always best. These are the type of gifts that I am looking for this Christmas, and I’ll be excited to check my Christmas stocking next week. Merry Christmas! What are your gift ideas?