She inspired me to pull together a small list of inexpensive cool items that you could give someone that is traveling abroad for a while. I always find it hard to give going away presents to travelers because you can't give them anything that will take up any valuable space in the luggage or something that they won't be able to take at all.
Include a small soft photo album with a few photos of close friends and family. The shampoo and conditioner is great example of getting them a toiletry item they might not normally purchase for themselves but need to include in their packing. Personalized stationary is always a great way to go, when traveling I always think postcards and letters are much more personal and fun! The laundry bag is great for those that will be staying in hostels and the guide book for those who won't have time for guided tours and want to take on the challenge themselves. The passport cover is great because it conceals their passport and doesn't take up any extra room. Remember functionality with a bit of personalization when looking for the perfect travel gift!
1. vintage camera photo album, $10
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