Thursday, April 29, 2010

Travel Gifts : Gifts for Travellers

Here are our best tips for great travel gifts for those setting off to travel the world, or to conquer just one small piece of it. Whether travelling for business or for pleasure, there are still queues, documents to be organised and limited baggage sizes, and we have collected the best gifts for travellers to make life easier on the road.

The Wonderful Folding Travel Bag

A stylish yet magical bag. From a large weekender size, the folding bag folds down to next to nothing, so it can be easily thrown into a suitcase. These are constructed from oilskin with leather trim, and are our number one travel gift. Perfect when you need more baggage on one part of your trip than on another, but don’t wish to drag an empty suitcase, but also ever popular as a great looking weekender bag.

Leather Zip around travel wallet

Keep all those itineraries, forms, and passports together. Yes you might get a free plastic travel wallet, but without a zip its contents simply are not secure. You will come to appreciate the great design of this travel wallet, including a simple wrist-strap, which keeps your boarding passes and documents close at hand, while filling in forms or waiting in queues. And made from top quality genuine leather, it will look sophisticated for years.

Leather Luggage Tags

This is a simple little luggage tag, which fits a business card, so you don’t have to re-write your details over and over, and is durable to last trip after trip.

Coast Carry on Cabin Bag

At last, a well thought out cabin bag. This over-nighter bag complies with most major airlines carry on baggage size. It combines a sense of style with rugged durable construction. Features include zipped internal pocket, plus external passport pocket, shoulder strap for ease of carrying, waterproof lining and genuine leather trim. Made from durable ‘Sunbrella’ fabric it is lightweight, and will look stunning for years.

A little touch of home

Where ever you travel from, it is always lovely to have a little touch of home. Not only as a momento, but as a great talking point, and a subtle symbol showing where you are from. Some of our great NZ gifts which New Zealanders might like to consider include a greenstone (Pounamu) carved necklace (perhaps a triple twist symbolizing friendship), a Silver Fern brooch, as worn by our NZ sports teams, and recognized throughout the world, or perhaps a set of cuff-links with the North Island on one wrist and the South Island on another.

Whether you are buying travel gifts for friends, family or colleagues, or treating yourself, think about the practicalities of size and weight, and what you can do to make the trip more hassle-free.

You will find more information on the “Traveller’s Gifts” section of our website, ( ).

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