Finding the right gift for the traveler in your life can be difficult. You need to pick a gift that is easy to pack, practical to use, and can be used repeatedly. The most important thing to remember when shopping for a gift for a traveler is that the gift you choose should reflect the person’s style while also being functional and small enough to stash in a carryon bag or small luggage. Once you find the right gift, you can personalize it by buying it in the traveler’s favorite color or buying an accessory to match.
Contact Lens Case
If the traveler in your life wears contacts, buying them a contact lens case as a gift is a great idea. They can use the case to store an extra pair of lenses, which will inevitably come in handy during late night flights or weekend trips. Instead of being forced to travel with a pair of eyeglasses in case he or she loses their contact lenses, a contact lens case is the perfect gift. Optipak even makes contact lens cases that fit inside of a bumper case, which has a carry strap connected to it. This strap is good for clipping the contact lens case onto a toiletry bag or inside of a carryon bag so he or she knows exactly where to find their contact lenses. The flexible material makes it easier to travel with and will not snap if the carryon bag is bent or squished. Optipak even offers contact lens cases with mirrors so that changing the lenses is a much easier task.
Noise Cancelling Headphones
One thing many travelers must go through is traveling by plane, which is usually an uncomfortable experience. In addition to uncomfortable seats, bothersome neighbors, and not so tasty food, a traveler must also deal with the noise from other passengers. Buying the traveler in your life noise cancelling headphones is a great way to make sure that they get some peace and quiet while traveling. Noise cancelling headphones will block out all external noise, giving the traveler the option to focus on work, sleep, or enjoy entertainment like music or a movie quietly. Noise cancelling headphones can be easily stored, however if you are worried he or she might not like over the ear headphones, you can always buy him or her noise cancelling ear buds. Noise cancelling ear buds are just as effective as headphones and can be stored in much smaller carryon bags.
If the traveler in your life is a workaholic or spends a lot of time on his or her tablet, buying them a portable keyboard is the way to go. A portable keyboard can connect to a tablet wirelessly or by attaching it to the bottom of the tablet and can be used for many activities. Some people find it hard to work on a tablet just by using a touchscreen, while others like the idea of using their tablet like a mini laptop. With a portable keyboard, a traveler can take their tablet with them instead of trying to haul their laptop back and forth. Portable keyboards are flexible and can usually be rolled up, which makes them easier to store.
No matter how frequently the traveler in your life goes on business trips or a vacation, buying them the right gift makes all the difference. He or she will be able to use your gift for a long time and will appreciate the thought you put into it. To make the gift even more special, you can add an accessory like a new tablet, carrying case, or microfiber cloth to highlight the above gifts.