Christmas is getting closer and people are preparing for doing some Christmas shopping – hoping not to get as stressed out and in-the-last-minute as the year before.
To save yourself much of the hassle of running in and out of crowded shops in the city having to deal with long lines and irritated people, you can get so many presents in the comfort of your own home via the internet.
If you’re still not sure what to buy, consider the gift of travel.
In this materialized world, giving an experience is very appreciated – and it doesn’t have to cost a lot of money.
Travel Gifts For Christmas to consider
Hotel Gift Card
Why not give two nights accommodation at a nice hotel for two? If they haven’t booked a trip anywhere, you can give them a gift card to a hotel chain which can be found all over the world, so that they can use it whenever they will be traveling.
Marriott, Four Seasons Hotel and Best Western are two international famous hotel chains which offer travel gift cards.
If you want to make the options even broader, you can buy hote gift vouchers and instant e-vouchers from specialized hotel gift websites, offering choices all over the world on city hotels, spa and country hotels.
If they like taking cruises you can give them a cruise gift card to use when they buy their cruise tickets.
If you know they have already planned a trip with a specific cruise, you can buy them gift card on the actual cruise trip like a massage treatment, a dinner.
An Experience On Their Trip
If you know they have a already planed a trip and bought the tickets and bought their accommodation, give them a fun experience that they wouldn’t have thought of themselves.
A city pass is an excellent idea, which gives them free entrance to a long list of attractions in the city they visit, and most large cities have one.
If you know they like playing golf, give them golf vouchers to a great golf resort nearby.
There are many great golf gift ideas out there, from shoes to gear to clothes, but a golf trip is definitely something more fun for golf lovers who like traveling.
Plane Ticket For a Future Flight
Buying an actual plane ticket can be a great idea and a huge success, but it can also go terribly wrong.
Save yourself the awkwardness of giving a flight to a place the person doesn’t want to go or at a time when they can’t, and make things more flexible.
Buy a gift card at an airline instead, most of the major airlines provide gift cards where you can put everything from ten to a thousand dollars on the card, and then you can let them choose the destination instead.
Avoiding The Obvious Price
The bad thing about giving gift vouchers and cards is that the receiver knows exactly how much you spent on the gift. If you feel a bit uncomfortable about that, another option would be to give away your spare airline miles.
Airline miles can be transferred to someone else, and it’s harder to say exactly how much 10,000 airline miles are worth.
If you don’t have any airline miles, try to find vouchers and gift cards that are more specific and don’t offer any of their services for X amount of money.
For instance, the voucher will say that you have a free 60 minute back massage at the spa on the cruise or hotel.