Always being on the road is exciting and fun. But, it has its drawbacks too. Spending so much time away from your friends and family is hard. This is especially the case when you cannot be there for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and other special events. At those times, it’s only natural to miss everyone a million times more.
Fortunately, the power of the internet means that you can still send them a thoughtful gift. Something special that says I love you and am thinking of you.
A Gorgeous Print For Their Home
A quick and thoughtful present for loved ones back home is editing and uploading a couple of stunning photos to a reputable online printers website. Let them turn your photos into razor sharp aluminium prints — best of all, it doesn’t take long. Most people have the necessary skills to crop an image and fix color issues. You’ll be surprised at how quick and stunning the results are.
If you know that the person you are sending the gift to has a passion for nature, use a wildlife photo you have taken. Photographing birds, animals and insects is tricky at first. But, with a bit of practice, you will be able to get some decent photos. Alternatively, you can take some close ups of a stunning flower. Provided you take your photographs using a high-resolution camera (I use a Nikon D5600 with this lens) you will be able to zoom in, frame your shot, and turn into a beautiful and thoughtful print.
Locally Produced Items
Most people like jewelry and trinkets. If you come across something that makes you immediately think of a friend or family member, buy it for them.
I recommend wrapping it up and sending it home straight away. Perhaps you have a family member or friend who can give it to the person you have in mind at the right time. If you do this, you will not have to carry it around with you (taking up precious space) and run the risk of your special gift getting lost or broken.
Generally speaking, the more personalized the gift is, the more delighted the person receiving it will be. When you give someone tickets to a special show or a class related to a hobby they love, they know for sure that you have spent time seeking out the perfect gift for them. Plus, they get to enjoy your gift twice. The first time when they open up tickets, then again when they get to use it and experience what you have planned.
Food Related Gifts
People love food, so it’s natural most individuals — foodies or otherwise — love receiving food related gifts. Luxury goods are usually highly appreciated since these are things they wouldn’t typically buy for themselves. Alternatively, consider buying them a meal at a special restaurant. Quite a few chain restaurants now offer gift vouchers making gift giving easy. If neither of those ideas appeals, just go online to discover dozens more ideas that could be perfect for many friends in your life.
A Personalized Photo Book
Another alternative, and a great gift for parents or other immediate family, is to use some of your photos to create a travel book for them.
I would recommend using photos you have not shared before and write something to go with each one, they will truly appreciate the time you spent creating it for them.
There are several online providers that will print and post the book for you. But, make sure you have access to good Wi-Fi or cheap data before creating your book. The worst thing to discover is after all that work you have spent a small fortune uploading and arranging all the photos needed to create and print your personalized travelogue.