So maybe you’re some kind of freak of nature and you’ve already done all your Christmas shopping. But more likely, you’re stressing out about heading into the belly of the shopping mall beast in the next couple of days. If so, and if you’re trying hard to figure out what to get your friend, girlfriend, parent or family member who loves travelling, I’m here to help. One of the first ideas that pops into my head is of course a gift with a personal touch. I mean, if you’re gifting a best friend or a boy/girl friend, then they’d probably love a cozy photo blanket with their favorite picture on it that reminds them of home after their many travels. Nonetheless, let’s look at some other awesome gifts that you can give them and other people in your life. And by the way, there’s no rule against buying yourself a little something at this time of year.
Here’s a list of big and small gifts to get the travel addict in your life.
1. Canon EOS 700D Special from ORMS
Canon EOS 700D DSLR with EF-S 18-55mm + EF 75-300mm DC Lens, 8GB Wi-Fi Card and Bag for R6495,00 (normally R8495,00)
If you’re looking to splurge, ORMS is running this awesome special right now. I actually just got myself this deal for Christmas. It’s a great deal on a camera that can produce some really amazing pictures with the right lenses.
2. 8GB Wifi Card
If you’re looking for a great gift that won’t bankrupt you, this is it. A wi-fi memory card is super useful for a traveller who wants to upload some pictures to Instagram or Facebook along the way. ORMS has one for R695,00 here.
3. Kevin Murphy Travel Sizes
I just got a couple of the cute little travel sized Kevin Murphy products and I can’t wait to try them. Because honestly, there’s no reason to have bad hair when you’re travelling. These cuties are available online or in-store for R90,00 from scar.
4. Great luggage
There’s nothing like great luggage when you’re often away from home. I just started working with Eastpak, which I’m really excited about, because I’m a big fan of the brand. They offer great quality products and a 30 year warrantee to go with them. I’ve got the Tranverz Large in black, which is the perfect size and nice and light. It’s available from Takealot for R3314,00.
5. The Moth on paperback
I’m all for Kindles and Audiobooks, but there’s still something nice about actual paperbacks. I’ve just finished reading The Moth, a collection of 50 true stories as told on stage Moth events around America. The Moth is a live storytelling event that also has a hit weekly podcast, which I am addicted to. This is a light and easy read, perfect for those boring moments on planes, trains and busses when you don’t feel like scrolling through social media. It’s available for R226,00 from Exclusives.
6. Venus Snap Razor
This is one of the cutest and most useful things I’ve gotten in a long time. It’s the perfect little stocking filler for any girl (or guy, I think) who often travels. The Venus Snap is small enough to fit into the palm of your hand and comes in it’s own little case. It has 5 blades, giving you a very close shave. It’s available for R74,99 from pretty much anywhere that sells razors.
By the way, Venus is giving away a
R20 000 shopping spree this summer!
All you have to do to stand a chance to win is:
· Buy one of their Venus Snap razors
· Snap a flat lay image including your Venus Snap
· Upload it to Instagram using #VenusOnTheGo.
*This post is sponsored by Venus.