Shopping for a dear one can often be really tough. It happens more so, when you know what the person is like and what exactly they want in great detail. We all have that one friend who is a travel fanatic or a tree-hugger. Sometimes they are a bit of both. Here are a few ways on how you can give them the ideal present.
Start with the simple
You have to start somewhere and more often than not, the best options are the simpler ones. If you can think of a well reputed promotional gifts that do a great selection on travel accessories and the likes, go for it by all means. You might be able to find something that you think will make for a great present. If you also happen to know any environmentally conscious friends, lovingly known as tree-huggers, try out the environmental goodies section. This should offer you a plethora of options from handmade recycled cards to eco-friendly shoes (if they exist).
Get in on the adventure
This would be very applicable if you are trying to let somebody very close to you such as a parent, sibling, better half or best friends feel special. Invoke that sense of adventure you have inside you and plan out the ideal hike, trek or camping adventure for them. Invite yourself to it and make sure you add a few personal touches along the way. For example, you could give your dad a beautifully wrapped power bank while he is enjoying a cup of coffee on the camp site, because his mobile is always dead. Or, you could serve “breakfast in sleeping bag” for your better half and make them smile early in the morning. Don’t be afraid to go all out. Organizing a trek or hike can prove to be a bit hard at times. If you put in the effort to plan it out for that special person you wish to surprise and go along with them, it will show how much thought and love you have put into this present. It will also make it a memory, something that goes well beyond a memento. Know more about travel gifts.
What you really need to avoid
We do overdo it sometimes. If you do not want to upset somebody with your present, make sure that you make your souvenir one that tells them how much you care for them and how important they are to you. If your spouse has just started mountain climbing and is eager to head off on his next adventure with you, giving him heating/cooling pads and saying that it will keep the swelling in his ankles off is not the way to go. Instead, give him some brand new gear, a pair of great climbing shoes or some super strong headgear. You are basically still ensuring their comfort and safety while being polite about it and not making them feel amateurish. Don’t go with the stereotypes. Your hike loving girlfriend may not like pink, red or purple. Instead of assuming give them something that truly echoes with their personality.