New year resolutions and wander lust: Travel gifts part 2

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Posted On January 18, 2015 / Posted In For Her , For Him , Gift Guides / Tagged travel, vacations, wanderlust, travel accessories

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. 


Crumple City Maps are a fun gift for city vacations and aspiring travelers


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.

The scratch map is the perfect gift for aspiring travelers to showoff their travel stories and vacation exploits


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.


Travel tip: use packing cubes to oraganise all your travel essentials

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. 

Travel tip 2: this hanging toiletry bag is perfect for your next vacation

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. 

Make your child a better traveler on your next vacation with this cute panda backpack

What do you think? Do you have any favourites that are travel must haves?

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Sarita Rajiv is a writer, gifting specialist and founder of The Orange Gift Bag. She’s on a mission to uncover the ‘best gifts after love’. When she isn’t dreaming up unique gift ideas, she writes for The Copenhagen Post and The National Geographic Traveller India among others.

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Anne @ Unique Gifter

19/01/2015 at 17:56

I have wanted to check out those crumpled city maps forever, they seem so nifty! Folding maps is so annoying.


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19/01/2015 at 21:49

You bet! A crumpled map is one smart invention:-)


18/01/2015 at 19:41

I've got little roll-on bags from Samsonite for my kids. They are fab - not too big - just big enough for some toys and a book for their flight. My daughter has a ladybird and my son a crocodile. It's a joy not to have to carry their random stuff.


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18/01/2015 at 21:32

Good going Shobha. I know what you mean about not having to lug their stuff:-) My daughter, who's 5, has a backpack which we end carrying some of the time while travelling. I think it's time to graduate to a roll one for her as well...she seems to be fascinated with ours:-)