I’ve list a couple of gift ideas for Christmas, tailored especially for all the wanderlusts out there. So if you’re looking for that perfect gift, consider checking this list. You’ll surely find a gift that’s within your budget. Happy shopping!
While there are many planners available to choose from, these three are my favorites. This year, Starbucks decided to emphasize its logo by including a beautiful mermaid pouch that could fit the planner and an erasable pen. It also comes in two sizes. Where To Next & Filed Camper planner looks minimalist and consist of pages that would definitely spark the wanderlust within oneself. Whatever design you choose, I’m pretty sure a traveler will love this gift idea.
Starbucks planner – Collect 18 stickers and get a free planner at any Starbucks branch.
WTN Planner – PHP595, available at Where to Next website
Camper Planner – Php295, available at Filed website
2. PERSONALIZED PASSPORT HOLDER
You may choose to have your initials or name stamped on these classy faux leather goods. Also available in other colors. They’ll surely remember you whenever they hand in their passport to the immigration.
SET (Passport holder, luggage tag, license holder) – PHP550
Luggage tag only – PHP220
Passport holder only – Php250
License holder only – PHP180
Available on Stylehood
3. TRAVEL BOOKS
Bookworm or not, a travel related book is a great gift idea to keep a traveler entertained especially for long haul flights. The Luxe city guide is great for the luxury travelers looking forward to try the best of the best within a city. Lonely planet’s all in travel guide is all you need to read in order to make a trip amazing. Fictional travel books is great for waiting for boarding time or maybe while sunbathing in Bora Bora.
4. EARPHONES or PORTABLE SPEAKERS
Travelers are also music lovers. Whether the person you’re gifting loves to share his music or listening solo, a nice earphones or portable speakers can definitely enhance one’s travel journey.
Beats Pill Portable Speakers – Around PHP9,283
Happy Plugs – Around PHP1,700
5. POCKETABLE JACKET
Airports and airplanes usually have low temperature. Something to keep a traveler warm and comfortable would be a jacket or a scarf. Uniqlo offers a pocketable parka that could serve as a windbreaker or a sports jacket to battle UV rays and is even water resistant. Perfect for the sporty traveler or for someone who likes visiting places with unpredictable weather.
Pocketable Parka – PHP1490, available at Uniqlo outlets nationwide
6. TRAVELING SHOES OR SANDALS
Tried and tested converse is great for city tours and day to day errands. While, these white sandals (Birckenstock & FitFlop) are perfect for any summer outfit.
Converse – PHP2,500, price varies on design
Birckenstock – PHP4,477, price varies on design
FitFlop – PHP4,200, price varies on design
7. TRAVEL BAG OR LUGGAGE
Investing in a quality luggage is a must especially for people who shy away from carrying large backpacks. American tourister’s cabin size luggage is excellent for both seasonal and business travelers. The size is enough to carry things for 3-5 days and not to mention its light weight. Herschel’s retreat back pack would be the perfect weekend getaway buddy!
American Tourister Bon Air Carry on – Around Php7,000, available at any SM department store
Herschel Retreat Backpack – PHP4,237, avialable at any Heschel outlet nationwide.
Nothing feels worse than losing a phone on the train to Busan or maybe having a camera suddenly broken for no reason. Travelers sometime tend to lose or break a gadget along the road and it’s inevitable. Help him/her get back on track by gifting one of these gadgets. You’ll definitely bring her into planning your next getaway so he/she could use it right away.
Fujifilm xa2 – PHP27,000
GoPro Hero 5 – PHP26,000
Iphone 7 – PHP 35,000
9. WEEKEND GETAWAY
Who’s up for a fun weekend with the people you love? Me! Schedule a camping trip near the city, Anawangin or Crystal Beach Resort in Zambales is a great choice for first time campers. Talk about anything while roasting marshmallows or scare each other with horror stories, ORRR finally see the sea of clouds by hiking Mt. Pulag. All expenses paid! Watch his/her smile light up.
10. FLIGHT TICKET TO DREAM DESTINATION
Caught a low airfare to a dream destination? Don’t let it go and keep it a secret! Be it Maldives or El Nido, this is the ultimate travel gift that would put your loved ones on top of the clouds. Not to mention your wide array of choices. Try to sneak in to their travel bucket list and see the destinations they’ve been wanting to visit. You may check Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines and AirAsia for some non stop seat sales!
Splurge – Php40,0000 via Philippine Airlines for US Roundtrip ticket.
Mid – PHP8,000 or even lower via Cebu Pacific for countries around Asia.
Budget – Php3,000 via AirAsia or Cebu Pacific for domestic flights around Philippines.
Was I able to help? Or I just made it even harder? haha! The thing is, gifts doesn’t have to be expensive. But if you have the luxury to give someone something that they truly need, that’s great! Remember, it’s not the gift that counts, it’s the thought. So, what’s in your Christmas wish list?