After COVID-19, everything just changed. Everything is going digital and virtual. And that's also the case with gifts. You might want to buy some gifts and give them to your loved ones, but you still want to maintain safety. In that case, virtual gift is a better option. So, you might want to consider some gift ideas mentioned below: 1. E-card The easiest and the simplest yet one of the best...
If one of your friends is traveling overseas, s/he certainly needs some thoughtful gift. Traveling overseas, especially if alone could be a challenging thing. So, if you are thinking about getting a gift for someone traveling by air, you might want to consider the problems, obstacles and difficulties s/he might face during the long travel. If you realize the difficulties s/he could be facing, then you’ll come up with a thoughtful and useful gift. However, if you are familiar with traveling overseas and if you want to buy some gifts for one of your friends who is making a long journey, then here are some of very valuable and thoughtful gifts ideas for you:
Travel Pillow might sound ordinary and cheap but if you are someone who has traveled by air for 5 or more hours continuously, then you know the importance of a travel pillow. Not all flight have similar type of seats. Some of them have really comfortable seats but in some airplanes, the seats are not as comfortable as you might expect. In such a case, you definitely need a comfortable neck pillow. So, if you know this pain, you’ll absolutely want to buy a travel neck pillow for you friend who’s going to travel for hours.You’ll find many different types of travel pillow. Choose any one from them. And if you are concerned abou the space it occupies, you can get an inflatable pillow. That would be equally comfortable and no extra space would be required for that type of pillow.
Traveling abroad becomes way easier with a waist bag (waist pack). Again, many of us may underestimate the usefulness of a waist bag. We might think we have a backpack and we don’t really need a waist pack. However, having a waist bag can make your trip less stressful, especially if you have connecting flights (transit flights). You’ll have to show your passport time and again. You might also have to fill up some forms. In such situations, having a waist bag with your passport and pen in it makes it way more convenient for you to take out your passport and pen anywhere and anytime. Even having a backpack can’t be as comfortable as having this little bag on your waist. So, now, if you know this fact, you’ll definitely want to buy a waist bag for someone close to you who is about to travel overseas.
Here I’m again with something needed for your sleep. Sleeping in the plane isn’t as easy and comfortable as sleeping at your home. You don’t get a bed and you’re not alone in the flight. So, you need to make sure you are in a comfy posture. For that, I have already mentioned travel pillow. In addition to the pillow, you might need an eye mask. Since the lights won’t be completely off, some people find it hard to get a good sleep. And if your friend is one of them, s/he might need an eye mask to get a good sleep in a long flight. Some flights provide eye masks. However, not all the flights give this facility. Hence, you’ll be helping your friend sleep well if you give him/her an eye mask as a gift.
This one is way more important than you might think to be. If your friend or a family member is going abroad, it’s quite obvious that s/he has at least a phone, and most probably a laptop too. And not everyone is aware of the fact that different countries use different types of plugs and sockets. A charger that is compatible in the European countries might not work in the US or Canada. I have personally faced this situation. For a day or two, I wasn’t able to charge my phone and laptop. And the only way you can communicate with your family back home is either through your phone or a laptop. So, it’s very important that one should have a travel adapter plug on standby. And if you get a travel adapter plug for your friend, s/he will be really grateful to you for being so considerate and thoughtful.
Not everyone loves reading books but if your friend is a book lover, you should definitely buy a book or some books for him/her. If the flight is too long, there won’t be much to do than watching movie and listening to some music. And watching movies for hours doesn’t seem to be a good idea. But if one has a book to read, then it could be a good source of refreshment in a boring flight. Reading book can be a good way to pass one’s time not only in the flight, but also after arriving in a new country. So, if the traveler is an avid reader, you should consider buying an interesting book for him/her.
Those were some simple but important things you could buy for your close one if s/he is traveling abroad. Besides those few gifts, you can think of many other gifts too. However, some of the things are very obvious because of which the travelers themselves or their family members will definitely. Warm clothes for winter, shirts and shorts, shoes, instant food products, utensils etc. are relatively easier and obvious for them to remember. So, I haven’t put them in the list above. And besides the gifts mentioned above, you can express your concern and love to your close one by giving them emotional support and making calls when they arrive in a new place and feel lonely. After all, emotional strength is what someone needs while in a new country, far from home.