10 Last-Minute Gifts for the Avid Traveler

Written by Thomson Safaris
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It always feels like the holiday season creeps up before you know it and you’re left scrambling to buy last-minute gifts for friends and family. Fortunately, it’s never been easier to buy thoughtful gifts for the traveler in your life. The following items make great gifts for those always on the go – from their departure to their return home and everything in between. The best part? You can find all of these items online.

For their luggage…

1. Passport Covers

A passport is arguably the most important item on your packing list for overseas travel, so why not adorn your international form of identification with a stylish cover?
Herschel’s Raynor Passport Holder I Leather, $49.99

2. Toiletry Bag

When you’re on vacation, the last thing you want to do is search through your luggage for all of your personal products. Keep them in one organized place with a toiletry bag.
Baggu’s Medium 3D Zip, $10

For their long flights…

3. Neck Pillow

Airplane seats can be uncomfortable, especially if you’re on a long flight to somewhere halfway across the globe like Tanzania. This particular neck pillow is great because it can be deflated and easily stowed away when not in use.
SwissGear’s Inflatable Travel Comfort Pillow, $20.00

4. Eye Mask

A perfect companion to the neck pillow, sleep masks make it easier to sleep while you traverse through time zones so when you land, you’ll be ready to explore!
Bed, Bath & Beyond’s Sleep Mask, $5.99

For their style…

5. Coordinates Bracelet

This is the perfect gift for a traveler to wear as a reminder of the location that captured their heart. A quick Google search will help you find the exact coordinates of that special place.
Wanderer Bracelets’ Custom Coordinates Bracelet, $22.00

6. Souvenir T-Shirt

Everyone loves T-shirts – especially when they’re customized with a special design. This Thomson Safaris Serengeti T-shirt is especially thoughtful, as all of the proceeds go to Focus on Tanzanian Communities (FoTZC), Thomson Safaris’ sister nonprofit organization.
Thomson Safaris Serengeti Nyumba Camp Coordinates T-Shirt, $33.00

For their entertainment…

7. Activity Cards

To the unsuspecting eye, these may look like an average deck of cards, but don’t be fooled. These cards require you get out and explore. Each one has a fun activity on it that helps you navigate your city.
Uncommon Goods’ Anywhere Travel Guide, $12.95

8. Kindle Paperwhite

One of the most important things for a traveler is to pack light, and the Kindle Paperwhite allows you to do just that while having access to tons of reading material. There’s no better travel companion.
Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite, $119.99

Plus! Looking for something to read? Here are some great travel-inspired picks:

  • – The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • – On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  • – The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  • – Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

For when they return home…

9. Cork Globe

This cork globe is a great way to track where you’ve been as well as deciding where you want to go next. Close your eyes, spin the globe, place your finger down, and start planning!
Uncommon Goods’ Cork Globe, $48.00

10. The Gift Of Travel

Many avid travelers will tell you that, upon returning from an amazing trip, they can’t wait to start planning their next one! Whether it’s a flight ticket, accommodations, a mountain trek, or a safari package, your traveling friends and family will be forever grateful for a trip that you help plan.
Contact us to start planning the trip of a lifetime.