Our guide to the perfect gift for the traveller in your life
We’ve been helping travellers to explore the world and discover rich history, culture, cuisine, wildlife, beaches and thrills with the right cash in their pocket for almost 40 years, so we like to think we know a little bit about what makes a good trip abroad.
So, if you’re stuck on what to gift a family or friend who’s heading overseas, read our handy gift guide for some tips!
The truly personal gift
You can’t put a price on insider tips on places to go, things to see and what to eat! So, if you have any advice, passing it on can truly make a trip. It’s simple, but taking the time to write them down is a truly unique gift that money can’t buy.
Gifts to pass the time
Gifts that pass the time are a no-brainer. Fashion savvy traveller? Why not pick up the latest Vogue to give to them before they go. Magazines, books, journals and duty free gift-vouchers for a spot of retail therapy are all great gift ideas.
Gifts for the long-term traveller
Because you can’t gift a Chiko roll or lamington, we’ve collected some travel-friendly gift ideas you can mail to a long-term traveller who is missing home. We love:
- Food you can only get at home - travel tubes of Vegemite, Tim Tams and Caramello Koalas means that they can take a little bit of Oz with them.
- Experiences that take their mind off home. Think high tea if they’re in England, or wine tasting if they’re exploring New Zealand!
Practical travel gifts
Practical gifts, although not the most exciting will undoubtedly be cherished by them when they’re off exploring. They’re especially ideal for backpackers. Our top pick includes:
- Padlock and key
- Travel towel
- Travel wallet
- Passport cover
- Crumpled City maps
Local currency is the true shining star of travel gifts, it’s thoughtful and puts that little bit extra into their travel money kit. You can exchange your dollars online for a range of different currencies and pick up at over 120 stores across Australia.