One of the best items you can have if you do a lot of flying is a pair of compression socks. They are an item that has to be part of your long-haul essentials!
Sitting for a long time is not good for your legs as blood builds up in your calves. If you have an existing condition such as Deep Vein Thrombosis, this can be dangerous if you’re on the plane for hours.
Compression socks help to promote blood flow in your legs, pushing the blood upwards, instead of it collecting in your lower legs.
If you know someone who is a frequent flyer, or who is going on a long-haul journey, this is a gift they will be extremely grateful to have!
This is the perfect gift for the more adventurous traveller.
The Lifestraw was developed to allow you to drink water from any source.
The straw acts as a filter, removing any harmful bacteria from the water which allows you to drink the water without fear of contamination.
This could be a potentially life-saving item to have with you if you’re in a remote area. It’s one of the best gifts for hikers due because if you’re stranded in a remote area without access to water, you can use it to drink from streams or any source of water you find!
If you know somebody that loves to venture to remote destinations, this is a perfect and potentially life-saving gift that they would receive with open arms!
A luxury sleeping mask is one of the best gifts for people who love to travel. If they’re frequent travelers or on a backpacking trip, then this simple item will come in handy.
I’ve been on plenty of long-haul flights and while some airlines give you sleeping masks not all of them do. Having a mask with you means you can block out light and get a better night’s sleep.
This is also true if you to spend a night somewhere there’s a lot of light. I’ve slept overnight in airports and at a friend’s house with poor blinds, and when I had a sleeping mask it made a massive difference to my quality of sleep.
The above sleeping mask comes with a bag to store it in and some earplugs too, which makes it an even better gift for the traveller in your life!
This is by no means an exhaustive list of the best gifts for travellers.
I’m sure there are many more items out there that can benefit travellers I’m yet to come across.
This list will give you some gift ideas for those close to you who are regular travellers!
Are there any items on this list that I should have included? Have you used any of those items and have anything to say about them?
Leave me a comment below, I’d love to hear your thoughts!
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