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Valentine's Day Gift Guide: 6 Ultimate Presents For The Travel Buffs

This article first appeared on Vulcan Post.

Roses and chocolates are overrated. For couples or people who are practical, they would much rather receive gifts that are actually useful and last longer than a box of chocolates or a bouquet of roses which will no doubt wilt in a week.

For instance, if you are someone who love to travel or know someone who does, it would make much better sense to get a Valentine’s gift that they can bring along to their next adventure!

Here are our top 6 Valentine’s Day gifts that will make that special someone remember you each time they hop on a plane.

Hoodie Jacket

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Travel buffs are no stranger to erratic weather. They have a cap to shield themselves from the scorching sun and a raincoat to stoush with a heavy downpour. Case in point: you can never go wrong with a hoodie. It keeps you warm and fuzzy. Look no further, this hoodie jacket will always come in handy.

Price: SGD$49.90

Where to Get it: Zalora

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015 (Paperback)

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This is for the armchair travel buffs. Just because we don’t have the means to travel abroad doesn’t mean we can’t have fun. The experts at lonely planet have recently compiled the best countries to visit in 2015, and they are nothing short of perfection. It’s a wonderful gift to jump start on any virtual vacation. Or, it could inspire someone to want to get off their armchair and see the world out there.

Also if you’d recall, Singapore was named as the top travel destination! Surprised? So are we!

Price: USD$10.98

Where to Get it: Amazon

MIGO Flower2 U Backpack

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A sturdy (and attractive) backpack is a must-have accessory if you’re going to travel around the world. If your giftee loves standout style and always dress to impress, this is it. Who says orange is an annoying colour? This MIGO backpack proves it wrong.

Price: SGD$75

Where to Get it: Nook Mag Store

Also read: Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: 6 Perfect Presents For The Comic Nerds

Bucket-List Map

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How cool is this scratch-off world map? Made by Awesome Maps, this Bucket-list map marries a hardcore #yolo travel enthusiast perfectly. It’s covered in silver layer that “can be scratched off to reveal the main prize: Planet Earth.” If you ask me, this is way more exciting than scratching off a lottery ticket.

Other than that, one would be able to visualise the things to do and places to visit so as to better plan the next vacation.

Price: SGD$34.90

Where to Get it: HipVan

Switch 12-piece customizable pocket knife

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You can never over-prepare when you’re travelling. Maybe it’s a fishing line or a broken glasses. Whatever the problem is, this 12-piece multi tool gets results. It may not be a romantic gift, but any travel junkie will appreciate this. Efficient and functional, what’s not to like?

Price: USD$69.99

Where to Get it: Quirky

Handmade Vintage Compass Necklace

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“Show not what has been done, but what can be. How beautiful the world would be if there were a procedure for moving through labyrinths,” writes Umberto Eco on The Name of the Rose. Travel and collecting go together. This handmade vintage compass necklace, made from the 1970s, is only available in one piece. It’s hardly a jewellery piece, but it’s a timeless treasure.

Price: SGD$54.75

Where to Get it: Etsy

Also read: Selling Stuff On Facebook Or Instagram? You Might End Up In Jail.

 

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