Christmas Gifts For Those On The Go

With plenty of holidays already booked for 2019 this Christmas I have asked family for some items that can help prepare me for my travels.

Every year I always love to get a new pair of pyjamas and some slippers for the cold nights – this is a must Christmas gift. Although my Mum will probably still get me these I think other family members should invest in something a little more practical to save me the cost later on in 2019.

The Essentials

No matter where you are travelling and even if you are not you can’t go wrong with a nice gift set filled with lovely scents or treats.

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Every year I get a gift set and I am happy with it, especially if it is from someone I don’t know too well because it’s a safe option.

Clothing

I am heading to Disneyland in April, and from experience I can say the weather isn’t the best so I would like a nice new coat to keep me warm. Although this is a practical gift, I’d still like it to be fashionable, and preferably red as many of my clothes are.

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If you are looking for a gift for someone who either loves to travel or has a lot of plans then it’s best to ask them what they need because the weather obviously varies and you don’t want to waste your money on items they do not need.

Suitcases or Bags

It can be nice to get a fresh bag or suitcase for you trip, for some reason I always feel like I am ready to go when I have a brand new carry case. This is an exceptionally good gift for someone going on their first adventure alone or with friends.

Again, it is important to remember what they are doing; if they are travelling around different countries a backpack is probably more suitable than a suitcase with wheels. You may also consider the length of time they are travelling for, or where they will be staying.

Novelty Gifts

These are gifts people may not want to take away with them but they are fun to receive on Christmas Day. One gift I would like to get is the scratch map I think it is a great idea and a challenge to see if you can scratch them all one day.

Another option is a cork globe I think these are great and can be eye-catching when entering a room. These can be put as a focus around the home and are perfect for starting conversations.

Food and Drink

For those who like to travel one thing that can take them back to their favourite place is food and drink. One idea is a hamper filled with cuisine from the land they love the most. Alternatively, you may buy some alcohol from the region or some special personalised glasses.

There are many things to buy for people who love a certain destination or that have travelled the world, it just a little thought and you’re sorted.

Is There A Perfect Season To Travel?

Travelling can be done at any time, but a lot of people opt for a summer holiday, taking them to warmer climates (if you live in the UK), although there’s plenty to see and do in winter too.

According to a survey by Slater and Gordon that asked 2,000 members of the British public when they prefer to travel, 56% of them opted for summer sun. Although, there are plenty of places to enjoy a snowy or festive holiday as winter rolls in…

Exploring the Winter Landscape of Europe

For a winter getaway in Europe, the Alps are at the top of the list from large resorts like Zermatt in Switzerland to smaller ones such as St Anton in Austria, there’s plenty of snowy landscapes to choose from.

These destinations offer amazing backdrops and plenty of history. As well as fun for all with differing levels of ski slopes and instructors available it can be the perfect family holiday, and you will make the most incredible memories.

After a day on the slopes, you can expect some amazing apres and night-time entertainment. If you travel to Zermatt take to Pollux Bar or Papa Caesar – for great bars and social hours. If travelling with a family then a warm hot chocolate and a festive film may be on the cards.

It seems that one of the main reasons we don’t travel in winter is due to safety worries, apparently, 58% of people surveyed said winter travel made them more concerned about their safety. This is understandable if you plan to travel to cooler climates but reading safety notes and planning ahead to ensure the right gear is packed should reduce any risk of an accident. Alternatively, travelling somewhere for a peaceful scenic holiday or for some festive fun is also an option.

Festivities Across The Pond

The most obvious winter getaway in America would be New York, with amazing shopping opportunities, over the top decorations, and much more it is a winter wonderland. Although this seems to be a lot of people’s idea of a perfect destination there are plenty of other options like Detroit, where you will experience a light extravaganza on the ultimate road trip. Or if you are looking to meet Father Christmas in a totally different wat then head to Newport Beach where you will find a boat parade filled with lights.

Not looking for a Christmas escape? Then visit Utah in January where you can enjoy a glimpse of the Sundance Film Festival. Or head to Washington D.C. and head to the museums to learn some American history and take in some culture.

There’s plenty to do and see in the winter too, so don’t stay indoors watching film, after film, make your own story and explore the world. But, no matter where winter takes you make sure you stay safe with these tips:

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