Looking for a gift for someone who’s going on holiday? There are plenty of great things that you can buy them, whether it’s a little going away present or a birthday gift. Everyone loves something that they can use while they’re abroad. Here are five of the best:
Most people go on holiday to get away from it all, and there’s certainly nothing like relaxing at the pool side with your favourite music. Buy your recipient some portable battery-powered speakers, and they can enjoy themselves even more. thumbsUp! has a particularly cool unit that you just place your phone or MP3 player on top of – you don’t need to sync or plug it in.
Just about everyone has a smartphone these days, which means that they can read books wherever they are. Save your recipient space and weight in their luggage, and buy them a voucher with which they can purchase an e-book to enjoy throughout their holiday. Some e-book providers will also allow you to email an e-book to your recipient, if you know exactly what they want or think they’ll like a book that you’ve already read. Find out the Telegraph’s top 50 holiday reads here.
3. Airport Lounge Tickets
Airports can be stressful places, and waiting to board can be extremely boring. Fortunately, most good airports have special lounges that you can visit, which are quieter, more relaxed and supply you with tea, coffee and newspapers. Book that special person into one of these before their flight so that they can wait for their plane in style. You can generally book on the airport’s own site, or use a comparison service.
4. Luggage Tags
Help them add a touch of personality to their luggage with a beautiful tag. You can get all kinds of designs, styles and colours, including personalised ones. This makes a great little gift for those who like to be stylish on the go. You can often buy tags that match luggage too.
5. Handbag Hook
You tend to eat out at restaurants and cafes a lot more when on holiday, and a handbag hook is absolutely perfect for this. This simple piece helps your recipient to keep their bag off the floor, and away from potential thieves. Hooks generally fold away into your bag when not in use, and are often decorative. Some even double up as a travel mirror.