Travel Tips / 3 December 2018, 8:00pm / Clinton Moodley
Are you in search for the perfect gift for someone who loves to travel? Well, look no further than our 2018 travel gift guide that offers options of high-end, budget and DIY gift ideas.
Who to gift: The avid traveller who likes to get some sleep in between his/her travel Cost: An Ostrich Pillow costs $99 (R1425). Shop:www.ostrichpillow.com
The Ostrich Pillow is an innovation that allows travellers to get some shut-eye during their travels. It comes in handy when at the airport, on a road trip or even when you want to snooze on the plane. Ps: It may look ridiculous, but its oh-so-comfy.
An all expenses paid trip
Who to gift: A partner or family member. Cost: It depends on your budget and the destination you choose.
Everyone dreams of an all expenses paid holiday, but not everyone can afford to gift it. If money is no object for you, then why not book your loved one a holiday? Whether it is to the dunes in Dubai, a safari in South Africa or an island getaway to the Maldives, nothing says you love someone more than a free holiday.
HP Sprocket Photo Printer
Who to gift: The traveller who loves to print their travel memories Cost: R1399. Shop: Available at the HP stores nationwide or online at www.hpshop.co.za
The HP Sprocket Photo Printer is a fascinating gadget. Travellers get to print photos from their smartphone or tablet in minutes- and share it just as fast. Ideal for scrapbooking, the HP Sprocket shares 2 x 3-inch (5 x 7.6 cm) snapshots or stickers of every travel moment.
DJI Mavic 2 Zoom Quadcopter Drone
Who to gift: Tech buff who loves capturing photography and video Cost: With its impressive specs, the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom Quadcopter Drone costs R25,999. Shop:www.loot.co.za
Drones have become the new way to capture cutting-edge photography and videos on a travel trip. The DJI Mavic 2 Zoom Quadcopter Drone is a popular choice. While the price tag may seem steep, this particular one offers a 1/2.3-inch 12-megapixel sensor, with up to 4x zoom and 2x optical zoom. It captures everything, from wide-angle to mid-range shots for even more creative options. There are other budget-friendly drones that start from R1000.
Who to gift: Someone who needs a little organisation in their lives.
There are two ways to describe the travel wallet: nifty and convenient. Not only does it store all your important travel documents, but it also makes a stunning travel accessory. The compact design allows for easier storage, while the many compartments help to separate money and other valuables.
Who to gift: Someone who has been to more than 15 countries, or intends to travel frequently in the near future. Cost: R299 Shop: CrazeDeals website at www.crazedeals.co.za
Here’s a budget-friendly gift for avid travellers. The scratch map allows travellers to keep track of the countries they have visited, as well as the places they hope to see. It can be hung on the wall of someone’s bedroom or as a piece of decor in the living room.
Polaroid Wireless Fast Charger
Who to gift: Travellers on the go. Cost: R269,95. Shop: Dis-Chem Pharmacies nationwide.
Nothing is more frustrating than having your gadgets run out of juice while on a travel trip. Fortunately, the Polaroid Wireless Fast Charger is just the device you need. It is compatible with most cellphones, including Apple, Samsung, LG, BlackBerry and Google Nexus
If the person is sentimental, here are a few DIY type options:
Who to gift: A person who loves keeping track of their travels Cost: From R80. Where to get it: Typo at www.cottonon.com, or Mr Price Home at www.mrphome.com
A travel journal is a fast way to document exciting tidbits of a holiday and perfect memento to pass down to future generations. This particular journal can be personalised with slick metal initial stickers, quotes or photographs. The person who receives it will surely think about you whenever they pen about their travels.
Who to gift: The disorganised traveller
If you want to get someone a selection of gifts, why not make a travel kit? The kit will make a disorganised traveller’s life easier. A travel kit should include a few essential items that will make long travel journeys much more bearable. Include sun lotion, eye mask, travel pillow, snacks, toiletries and even a notepad.