Farewell presents??

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1. Posted by erin164 (Budding Member 24 posts) 17y Star this if you like it!

Friends are heading overseas on around the world trip and we want to get them a pressie. Trouble is that they have all the gear.

So my question is, what can you get someone as a farewell present that they can take away with them?

Any ideas would be much appreciated!

2. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 17y Star this if you like it!

Do they have absolutley everything they need? a little head-torch etc? How about making a teeny little book or something with pictures of you all together? Or getting creative and making a personalised sewing kit with their names or something?

If you really don't want to weigh them down with gifts, is there anything memeroble you can get for them on their trip, for example, parachute jumps, or something, a friend of a friend had a wedding list that was stuff for their honeymoon in south africa, like ostrich riding! ?

3. Posted by DanniB (Full Member 56 posts) 17y Star this if you like it!

just before i left to come overseas my sister gave me a plane letter. its just one A4 peice of paper that you fold into like squares so they are about buisnesscard sized, then you write your letter. use lots of colours, include jokes.... just make sure you number each box so they know the order they have to read in and dont put two consecutive (? dont no how to spell that haha) boxes next to each other. and write upside down, on an angle etc - it adds to the fun.
i think poeple on the plane thought i was crazy turning n flipping this paper upside down n back to front looking for the next box to read but it was great fun, kept me entertained and gave me a good laugh. she included tasks like find someone on the plane in a blue t-shirt n say hello etc. yes my sister is a crazy chick but thats part of why she is so awesome. haha im even having fun remembering it now.

4. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 17y Star this if you like it!

Something essentially irreleavnt is possibly your best bet. A small cuddly toy or something daft (they take pics of it in random places around the world and email them back) or some photos etc of you/all your friends together to help them in moments of homesickness, and just to show people.

Lots of people try and give me travel type pressies which they think will help [i'm a serial traveller, and essentially have been travelling non stop for 14years], but whilst they mean well, i've never yet been given anything that i actually need/use, and generally end up leaving the stuff at home or passing it on to others on the way. It sounds a bit heartless to be discxarding gifts as such, but in general I don't want to be carrying extra stuff that i won't use, and guess they would be the same.