Regardless of how we feel about Valentine’s Day, we have to admit that giving a little gift to your partner or admirer is pretty cute.
However, if you’re bored of buying the same old roses, aftershave or chocolate for your significant other, you need to keep reading.
Whether your beau loves to travel, casually dips their toe in every now and then or is ready to start an adventure, we know they’ll love these gift ideas! (not to mention be grateful for something different!)
On a Budget
A Scratch Map
A Scratch Map is a beautiful gift for the intrepid traveller and noble newbie alike. It makes for a wonderful conversation piece too; the owner can tell tales of the places they have visited and where they plan to head next.
Personalised Passport Case & Luggage Tag
Everyone loves something personalised! The item is not only one of a kind, it shows you really thought about what your s/o might like. Whether you opt for a pair of cute couple inspired tags, a colourful leather tag with their initials stitched onto it or one of their favourite travel quotes embossed on the cover of a passport case, we’re sure it’ll go down a treat!
With this gift, you can choose just how much detail you go into depending on your partners personality. Are they pretty quiet, laid back and short on time? A pretty note book would be perfect! More of a creative type with lots to say? Perhaps a more elaborate diary style with pouches for storing keepsakes and cuttings would be more apt. Check out Instagram and Pinterest for plenty of ideas!
A St. Christopher
St Christopher is said to be the Patron Saint of Travellers, according to the Catholic church. Many would wear the St. Christopher medal as they believed it would keep them safe on their travels. Over the years, a St. Christopher necklace has become one of the go-to gifts for travellers.
Clip on phone camera lense
If your s/o likes to try their hand at photography when they are out and about, but doesn’t want the hassle of carrying a heavy camera around, a Phone Lens could be the answer. Simply clip one of these to your phone and get snapping! With a choice of fish eye, micro and wide angle lenses, they’ll have everything they need to document different aspects of their trip. *We can’t accept responsibility for their sudden addiction to Instagram*
On a Blow-out
It’s safe to say that the Kindle is a staple for anyone who travels! Store 100s of titles easily, all readable at the tip of your finger. Perfect for bus journeys, on the plane, by the pool, in the taxi, on the night train…
You get the point…
If you feel it’s time for them to step it up a notch from the phone camera, a GoPro is what they need! Not only can they record brilliant quality footage, but they needn’t worry about damaging it if their trip is of the active kind; GoPros have been used to capture everything from extreme cycling, skydiving from a plane, exploring the Great Barrier Reef and even inadvertently running away from a bear whilst snowboarding down a mountain…
Just don’t leave it where the squirrels can get at it..!
A plane ticket
If you’re feeling really kind this Valentine’s Day, perhaps whisk them away for a weekend somewhere in Europe. In fact, flights to places such as Riga, Prague and Barcelona can actually be cheaper than some Kindles and GoPros*
Opting for somewhere further afield is up to you if you’re feeling really flush! We’ll just leave the subliminal hint above.
Hopefully we’ve given you a bit of inspiration for a unique gift this Valentine’s Day. But why stop there? Any of these gifts would be perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, just because…
But I don’t have a Valentine…
*Based on purchasing one return ticket in February 2017