What to buy a travelling friend, when they are a traveller
January 19, 2014 4:48 PM Subscribe
A work colleague and all-round good bud of mine is leaving the country (Australia) to do some travelling before returning home to England (Liverpool). There are a lot of things I'd love to buy her as a farewell present, but as she is backpacking for a few months through various places I am limited on my selection of physical gifts to buy her. Help me think of/make something awesome for her!
posted by sunshine arakhan to Grab Bag (15 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Things she will be doing whilst backpacking are:
- Visiting the East Coast of Australia (I'm giving her lots of local knowledge there anyway)
- Spending quite some time in South America for the FIFA World Cup (but I know she has a lot of guide books etc on the area)
- Hopping between New Zealand/America briefly (she has travelled here before)
She is an avid and talented drawer but won't be able to carry much/if anything while backpacking, and she is taking an old film camera with her and I know she is already stocked up on Kindle books and notebooks for writing. I'd love to make her something useful but thoughtful but lack a creative mind to think of something, and getting her the standard funky bag tag/travel pillow/etc is a bit lame. I will be visiting her in the UK later in the year so plan to bring larger material items there to give to her.
Expand my mind!