Shoja, Jibhi, Jaipur, Wayanad, Mungpoo - choosing a gift for someone whose travel history looks like this? Well, we asked seasoned travellers to pick their favourite gifts and make your task easy, so you can gift your favourite travel buddy a perfect gift. Make them feel like the best travel companion ever with these awesome gifts.
8 Seasoned Travelers Pick The Perfect Gifts To Get Your Travel-Buddies
EcoRight Sunshine Travel Pouch
For those who are always on the go, and need to carry along their travel essentials, like their favourite toiletries, this pouch from EcoRight is a hot favourite. Oindrilla chose this one as her personal favourite. It's both useful and cheerful! What's not to love?
Price: INR 699
Squeaky Clean Soap Tablets In Gift Box
Wash your hands folks! No seriously, please do it. For those who are regular travelers, Shaili recommends these ultra-convenient soap tablets from Squeaky Clean. The packaging is super cute and it comes in a variety of different sets. It's a gentle and effective way to clean your hands and we love the fragrances too: Lemon Chamomile, Charcoal and Vanilla Coconut.
Price: INR 999
TBC Travellers Journal
Ok we're not all the pack-up-and-go types. folks. Nayantara recommends the TBC Travellers Journal if you are a planner at heart. And if you love collecting stories on your travels like she does, so much the better! This classy leather-bound journal will be the perfect travel companion to jot down your adventures.
Price: INR 1800
Lifestraw Go Reusable Personal Water Purifier Bottle
For all the adventure-hungry souls out there, Shobita Negi of Chindi Safar recommends this reusable, water purifier bottle from Lifestraw. It's got a membrane microfilter that removes bacteria, parasites, microplastics, and can filter up to 4,000 liters, while the carbon filter on top helps in reducing chlorine, chemicals, and bad odor. The bottle helps save unnecessary plastic, too. Good for you, good for the environment.
Price: INR 1,699 (currently)
Bose SoundLink Micro
If your friend's a music fanatic with a liking for chilling in obscure places around the world, then Mitali recommends getting them this outdoor, portable speaker from Bose. It's waterproof from the inside out, tiny enough to fit anywhere, and the sound, well, it's Bose. Enough said.
Price: INR 8,990 (currently)
AmazonBasics Memory Foam Travel Neck Pillow
Our friend and traveler Steffy Munjal has been to the remotest of places in India (read: Spiti) and one thing that has always helped her in the arduous journey has been a neck pillow. The memory foam and the softcover will keep your traveler buddy's neck and head aligned, and have them feeling rested after a long road trip or plane ride.
Price: Starting at INR 449 (currently)
Kindle Paperwhite (10th gen)
Bhanu's a book lover and a world traveler whose Kindle has helped him keep sane during the n number of connecting flights he has had to take over the years. He also recommends this waterproof version for your buddies who love to sit beside a stream and enjoy a book on a bright, sunny day.
Price: INR 12,999 (currently)
Hasthip Waterproof Bionic Raincoat Poncho
Ayush, who manages Firgun in Shoja, has been living in the mountains for quite some time now and he recommends a waterproof poncho as the perfect gift for a traveler who loves mountains because the weather there is super uncertain. This Hashtip one is made out of a super light and durable waterproof fabric, and its storage bag makes it quite portable, too.
Price: INR 1,307 (currently)
Bonus: Power Bank
A portable charger was recommended as a gift by each and every traveler we talked to. They said and we quote, "While it's nice to get lost once in a while, it's also nice to have backup when your speaker, Kindle, or phone runs out of juice. What if you miss that perfect sunset shot?". We couldn't agree more.
This three-port, 20,000 mAh beast from Mi is what they recommend.
Price: INR 1,499 (currently)