Text and main image by Sarita Rajiv; products images courtesy Amazon Affiliates*
How are those new year resolutions going my friends? Are you feeling inspired or just a tiny weeny bit sluggish to push through with them? One of my resolutions for this year is to finish my Danish classes and give my Danish certification exams (PD3) this summer. My classes are twice a week at 7 p.m. and that’s a time when I’m all set to wind down for the day. Between my day job, being a parent and blogging, it gets pretty hectic and takes every ounce of will power to continue with them. But then I think of others I know who’ve juggled different things and still done it. That inspires me.
Speaking of inspiration, perhaps some of our friends and family need some too? As I shared in my earlier post, New year resolutions and wander lust: Travel gifts part 1, 2015's most popular resolution seems to be to travel. After the funky luggage tags in the last post, I’ve got some more fun travel accessories that would make an inspiring gift for any of your friends or family bitten by the travel bug.
Crumple City Maps: For city travellers, get this Crumpled City Map that's meant to be wrinkled and stuffed into bags or pockets! No worries about creasing or tearing made as they are from tough, water-resistant material. The Crumple City Map has information on streets, monuments, museums, art galleries and 10 soul sights.
Scratch map: You can’t go wrong with this Scratch Map of the world. They can scratch off all the places they’ve visited which then gets displayed in different colours for each country. It makes for an interesting piece of home decor while giving the owners bragging rights to their travel stories.
Packing Cubes: So every traveller you know already has a backpack or a suitcase? Get them the next best thing. This set of 3 eBags Packing Cubes makes a perfect gift for organised travellers who like to have everything neat and sorted into separate groups like clean clothes, chargers and cables, toiletries and dirty laundry.
Toiletry Bag: Or perhaps they would prefer something smaller? Like this Lyceem Hanging Toiletry Bag. With 10 small compartments, it’s just right to fit in all the soaps, shampoos, creams, toothbrushes and make up essentials.
Children’s backpack: Getting back to luggage, know a family travelling with kids? A common sight is children wanting to carry luggage that’s double their size even as the frantic parents try to make a mad dash to their plane or train. How do I know? I’ve been there. Here’s where the Cuties and Pals Panda Backpack comes into play. Gift the kids a cute backpack they can carry and you’ve just made a child a happier traveller.
What do you think? Do you have any favourites that are travel must haves?
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