CHRISTMAS DAY is only a few days away, but the shops are still bustling with busy gift-givers looking for that perfect present. Some people are easy to buy for, but others are as tricky as can be. When you throw in the added stress of having to find an ideal gift for someone who is about to venture across the globe, things become even more difficult.
We have got you covered, though, with these brilliant gift ideas for adventurous explorers wanting to ditch the tent poles and travel light.
First, they are going to need a backpack to carry all the other cool stuff you get them for their travels. We suggest the Osprey Farpoint 55 backpack as it is perfect for travels exploring cities and jungles. The secure and manageable bag also comes with a detachable 13-liter day bag for shorter expeditions.
As much as you might want to believe that traveling is all about digital detoxing and getting stuck into your surroundings, often travelers find themselves wanting to connect with the online world and share their adventures.
Keep them connected with the Anker PowerCore 20100 power bank. The charger will juice up your phone and other electronics multiple times before you have to recharge the power pack. It is a little heavy, but a tiny bit of extra weight is better than being stranded with no form of communication.
Earphones are a magical invention; they can make the whole world disappear at the click of a button and sometimes travelers need to get away from their unfamiliar surroundings for a little while.
The Bose QuietComfort 20 can shut out the world and let you focus on your thoughts, while your favorite playlist chimes away. The earphones have soft touch tips that are gentle but secure in your ear. They are also discreet, so you will not stick out like a sore thumb on a bus ride through remote towns.
For the tech-savvy traveler with a passion for capturing all things intriguing, profound and beautiful, a fish-eye lens is a must-have travel accessory.
The photography market is saturated with different lens options, but we recommend the Kenko Real Pro Clip Lens. Hence the name, the lens clips over a smartphone device and enhances the quality and style of the built-in camera and captures a full 180-degree range.
A travel towel – or two
A normal towel can be heavy, cumbersome and take too long to dry, so what better gift than a lightweight, quick-drying, funky styled travel towel, or two – one for the beach and one for the shower?
The Little Bodhi microfibre towel comes in an array of colors and a cute carry bag so you will never get confused.
Being away from home and injuring yourself is far from ideal, especially if you cannot seek medical attention for a while. Of course, only a fool would travel without health insurance, but sometimes this takes time to come through.
Solotrekk is equipped with 43 first-aid essentials, inducing anti-bacterial gel, burn gel, insect repellent wipes, chlorine water treatment tablets and a pack of diarrhea relief capsules.