Christmas is fast approaching and that means it’s time to think about what your loved ones may want to receive. The age-old question of, “what do you get someone who has everything” is often flung around at Christmas time. This is particularly true for your friends and family who are regularly travelling and are as “worldly” as they come!
In this gift lift, I am going to take a look at:
- Things to do
- Things to see
- To eat & drink
- Things for their next trip
Things to do
Creating memories through experiences are a perfect way to give the gift that someone won’t give themselves! One common theme of someone who travels a lot is that they are likely to not have explored things a bit closer to home.
An experience I have recommended time and time again is The View From The Shard. Standing at over 1,000ft tall, the glass building towers over the capital and can’t be missed! The venue is primed for gift experiences with ready made packages to choose from. I’ve written about the best packages and how to save money on The View From The Shard with discounts. Add a glass of champagne to enjoy during the experience or go the extra mile and choose from one of the fabulous restaurants in The Shard. This experience is a real winner.
With a New York City experience gift you’re onto a real winner as well. A chocolate making class in Brooklyn, drinking wine on the Hudson river – there are some incredible gift options!
Things to see
I’m being a bit cheeky with my interpretation of “things to see” with this one. What do we (nearly) all do when we travel? Be snap happy! Get your hands on their holiday pictures by searching through their social media posts and/or asking a partner to help you.
You don’t need to a creative mastermind to make something special. Thankfully for the less-creatively minded among us, there are a lot of services that enable you to create picture books, collages and more with just a few clicks.
Pick the highlights, think of some nice words and order in enough time to review the masterpiece. You are then good to go!
Things to eat & drink
Giving the gift of a taste sensation is one of the greatest you can give! A standout drink gift for 2019/2020 is the Beer 52 advent calendar. With a beer a day for the whole advent period, you are sure to give a very merry Christmas!
The beers themselves are sourced from 13 different countries so a big nod to their travelling antics and there is even an additional chance to win a holiday to Belgium! If your friend or loved one enjoys a tipple, give this gift in the run up the festive period to make the most of it! Find out more and buy it here.
Having just mentioned Belgium, it would be wrong to not start talking about chocolate. Always a winner and with chances to personalise it to the recipient, you can’t go too far wrong with chocolate! So, my sweet treat pick is dark chocolate from Thorntons; dark chocolate is healthier, right?
Things for their next trip
Focus on their love of travel with a gift for their next trip away. If you want to steer clear of items that are too practical for a loving gift (I’m looking at you, packing cubes) then how a wish list & credits on Audible? Put the thought and effort in to creating a wish of books you think the recipient may want to listen to and gift them credits.
This way, they can even take you up on the suggestions or choose their own picks! I love listening to audiobooks when travelling and know that lots of other people do too. I feel another post about my favourite 2019 audiobooks coming up…