7 THINGS TO BUY A TRAVEL ENTHUSIAST

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner…no, literally, it’s next week! For those sweet peeps out there who are celebrating and have a significant other who is travel-obsessed like me, you NEED to check out the gifts below.

Of course, don’t forget that these gifts aren’t just for Valentine’s Day or your significant other. These gifts are perfect for every occasion and every one – birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, 4th of July, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, any day really. Sometimes you want to surprise your best friend with a little gift or sometimes you just want to treat-yo-self. Whatever travel lover you are getting a gift for, one of the items below will be perfect!!

 

Travel Map

il_570xN.1358499895_lmksil_570xN.1358501147_e269I’m sure you have seen one of these and quite a few of you might have one but I still believe this is one great gift! I personally have one - it is engraved with my and my husband’s name. I have little push pins and every place we’ve been, I’ve marked. It sits in my office at home and I absolutely LOVE looking at it every day. It reminds me of the places I’ve been and the places I want to go. It’s motivation to keep pushing towards my next destination. Here are some pictures of an example. This particular one is from a shop called “HolyCowCanvas” on etsy.com. There are a TON of sites that carry these types of maps. They come in all different colors and sizes and range in prices. I’ve even seen Globes and scratch off maps that are the same concept. Pretty cool!!

 

Travel Cord Rolls

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Okay…now this is essential for travel but really, I use it in my every day life as well. (Ladies, this is similar to a case you would use for your make up brushes.) It seems like such an easy concept, but you would be surprised at how many people don’t think of small things like this. There is nothing I hate more than pulling out my headphones and there are ten knots that I have to maneuver around and untie. With this little travel companion, I never have to worry and it keeps me organized and saves room in my bag! This specific bag is on uncommongoods.com

 

Travel backpack

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You’re probably thinking, well duh, April…This is a no-brainer. Tons of travelers already have backpacks but it’s nice to have options!! Check out this bag also from uncommongoods.com that is anti-theft, sleek and has slash-proof material. Win-win!

 

Mini Iron

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Yessssss. This gift is AMAZING. You pack all of your clothes and you get to your destination and they are SO WRINKLED! This sweet iron is the perfect size to fit in your suitcase without taking up too much room. Must have! This one is on amazon.com. I've also seen mini handheld steamers too!

 

MiniPresso Machine

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WOWOWOWOW!! I don’t personally have anything like this. I just think this is SO AWESOME! Espresso anywhere you go – sign me up!! This one is on amazon.com.

 

Personalized luggage tag

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SO CUTE! I love this small gift and it will definitely be used! This particular one is from etsy.com and the shop name is HoltzLeather.

 

Translation Earbuds/App

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Going to another country where you aren’t familiar with the language can be daunting. I recently stumbled upon these ear buds and they seem too good to be true! You put the bud in your ear, you speak the sentence you want to say into your phone.  The phone speaks your sentence into said language and when the kind person you are asking replies, the phone translates the sentence in your earbud. If that didn’t make sense, check it out at this link (http://www.itranslate.com/ear-translator)!!! No, really, check it out because this technology is great.

 

Okay, I’ll stop there because I could go on and on. There are so many items that are useful while traveling! I hope that a few of the ones above you have never heard of and you will be able to either use them on your own adventures or get them for another travel lover! Until next time, happy adventuring!