We are officially in the holiday season, and it is an exciting time to start thinking of gifts for your loved ones. If you have a family or friend group that loves to travel, then it can be tricky to think of the best gifts under such a broad category. Fortunately, there are many great travel-related gifts once you know what to look for!
For the Traveler
The first and most common area of travel-related gifts are those to give to a person to better their travel experience. Brand new luggage is perfect, whether you have an avid or aspiring traveler in the family. There have been so many upgrades to suitcases in recent years, helping to make airline travel nearly hassle-free. There are bags designed to withstand high-impacts, to fit as carry-on items and even suitcases with built-in charging docks. Alternatively, you can go small with a handy cosmetic bag perfect for all those travel-sized items, an anti-theft wallet, or a classic travel journal. Often the best Christmas gifts are those that are both fun and functional, so a travel-related gift is always a good choice and will be sure to make the recipient excited for their next adventure!
On the other hand, you could be the one heading out of town, which makes gift-giving a little trickier. If you are planning a winter vacation and would like to bring your loved ones gifts for the holidays, then there are plenty of souvenirs that you could take home from your travels. Bringing home items from another country can get complicated, and you don’t want to default to the generic knick-knacks like a keychain or refrigerator magnet. Instead, keep your eyes peeled for something that speaks to the culture of the area. It could be a framed piece of paper cut art from China or a Celtic knot necklace from Ireland. As long as it’s not fragile, perishable, or in violation of airport security regulations, there are many small gifts that come with a unique story that will forever preserve the memory of your journey.
Give an Adventure
There’s no better way to surprise the traveler in your life than with an exciting trip to a destination they haven’t visited before. You can plan a trip together or gift them a solo or group journey. There are many beautiful travel destinations around the world that can fit exactly what you’re looking for.
Explore the World with AESU!
Are you ready to plan an adventure of a lifetime? AESU offers unique, thrilling travel programs for college students and young professionals at affordable rates. Each trip is action-packed and informal—designed just for people your own age. We are also able to design custom tours just for your group.
2020 tour dates are now available! If you have any questions or want help booking your European adventure, please contact AESU by calling 800-638-7640, or fill out the contact form found on our website. Follow AESU on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.