With Christmas just around the corner, now’s the time to go online to find the perfect Christmas gifts for him: the special men in your life who will appreciate a travel-related gift, whether it’s your husband, partner or father.
But how to find a gift that they will really appreciate? Women are much easier to buy gifts for. Chocolates, roses, perfume or beauty products are all traditional choices that you can’t go wrong with, but for men it’s not so easy.
If he’s a travelling man, here are some tips to help you select a gift that will be surely appreciated:
Your gift should be based on your receiver’s personality. For instance, if your man likes to hike or his job involves travelling a lot, then why not give him a handy backpack or upgrade his luggage?
You can find some really good bags for under $100 from online retailers like Luggage Direct. Brands like Delsey have some very stylish designs for both men and women and look a lot more expensive than they really are.
Make sure that you are picking something that they can use. When it comes to shopping for men, you need to keep in mind that most men prefer something that is practical and that they can utilise. If you have a limited budget, then go for travel accessories rather than luggage.
Packing cubes and digital weighing scales are always useful. Electrical travel adaptors and travel pillows are things that tend to get left behind when travelling, so gifts like these are always welcomed and will be a very practical choice.
Any gift with some personal touch will always be appreciated more. These kinds of gifts make a person feel that they are thought of and someone took the extra time and effort in gift giving. You can order personalised RFID-safe wallets, travel journals, luggage scales and baggage straps through many different online retailers, so you don’t have to be making trips back and forth to the mall to buy these gifts.
And all things aside, there’s something classy but still understated about having your own initials monogrammed on a quality leather baggage tag.
If you’re giving a gift to someone who likes to indulge in a little luxury, don’t worry about breaking your bank just yet. There are many options out there that scream luxury but don’t require you to spend hundreds of dollars.
Gifts like travel amenity kits fit into this category. These can be purchased with branded after-shave bottles that are only 100ml in size so that they can be taken in hand luggage when travelling by air, without running afoul of security restrictions.
When you have absolutely run out of ideas or you’re giving a gift to someone who has everything you could possibly think of, there’s always the gift of experience. There are many companies today that offer these kinds of gifts. So, whether you are looking for a river cruise, a wine tasting day trip, a helicopter ride, or an exciting zip line experience, there’s something out there to meet every interest.
Or if you want to make things more personal and meaningful, you can book the experience for two and join your man on the trip.
Back to Basics
Of course, for any travelling man, there’s always the trusted fallback of an airline gift voucher. Find out what your man’s favourite airlines are and check online to see if they offer gift cards. Not all airlines do, but those that do usually offer easy online purchasing arrangements.
If your man likes to fly on an airline that doesn’t sell gift vouchers, then check with one of the large travel agency chains. Most of these offer gift vouchers that can be used on any airline or used towards accommodation bookings.