When it comes to holiday shopping, some people can seem to be so difficult to shop for. You look at them, and it seems like they have everything they need or could want. And if you ask them what they would like, they claim that you already know what they want, or to surprise them. Unfortunately, this only makes the decision more difficult.
This holiday season, don’t get caught just buying gift cards for the adventurer in your life, as more often than not they won’t use them. Instead, get them one of these three travel-appropriate gifts.
A First-Aid Kit
What is one thing that everyone – not just travelers – could use? An amazing first-aid kit. Everyone gets a few bumps and bruises just doing everyday normal things, but someone who is exploring the world probably ends up with more scraps then others.
Adventure Medical Kits has some amazing first aid/medical kits that can be used for travelling in North America and abroad, as well as a dental kit in the event that your love one suffers a tooth-related problem on the road. This gift will not only keep your loved one safe in moments of emergency, but also offer them some much needed peace of mind while jet-setting.
Merino Wool Clothing
If your loved one travels to places with varying climates, and could use some multi-purpose clothing, then Merino wool is the perfect holiday gift for them. Merino wool is some of the warmest, most breathable material available, and can go for weeks without being washed, making it incredibly popular with travelers.
In wet or hot climates, the fabric works like gangbusters: it regulates the wearers body temperature in hot or cold weather, and the clothes dry really quickly, so the wearer isn’t stuck in wet, soggy, and uncomfortable clothing. For Merino Wool clothing options, go for the Unbound Merino brand, since they specifically make their clothes for travellers.
One present that the traveller in your life may overlook (though will absolutely need) is traveller’s insurance. People don’t really think about needing extra insurance when they are travelling, either because they already have existing health insurance, or they may not even know that insurance for travelers exists.
Traveler’s insurance isn’t only beneficial to the thrill-seeker or extreme traveller – an incident could happen anywhere and a bit of extra insurance could save your loved one from paying a lot extra out of pocket. For a list of reviews and types of travel insurance, check out this website.
Whoever the traveler in your life is, and wherever they allow their adventures to take them, don’t think you can’t give them a gift they will appreciate. An up-to-date medical or first aid kit, comfortable Merino wool clothing or even traveler’s insurance could be the thing they are waiting for, but don’t think to buy for themselves. Next time, hopefully, you won’t be so quick to grab a travel mug, world atlas or gift card for your traveling loved one – you’ll get them one of these thoughtful gifts.