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Women are known for putting so much time and effort into Secret Santa gifts for ‘her’. Christmas gifts for her are a chance to celebrate our love, respect and appreciation for the kickass woman in our lives. Being away from family and friends throughout the year is tough. So every year, I try my absolute best to get home back to England and celebrate the festive holidays!
It’s joyous to share my passion for travel with my loved ones at this time: friends who’ve made the leap and the friends who are still on the fence! But finding the perfect gift and travel stocking stuffers can be difficult when you’re taking part in Secret Santa right?! I know you’re a busy person but want to get your Secret Santa presents right. I’ve teamed up with Boots, the UK’s leading health and beauty retailer, to share my Secret Santa gift ideas for every type of traveller in your life!
Best Travel Stocking Stuffers for every Traveller
Solo female travellers come in all shapes and sizes and I love celebrating all of you! Although I personally love the adventurous, daring side of travel and seek out the challenging side of it all, that’s not everyone’s cup of tea. Ask yourself what is sincerely special and meaningful to your travel friend and consider what lights them up from the inside out.
Do you they like a dash of luxury and creature comforts in their lives whilst they’re on the road? Maybe they love the latest travel gadgets and electronics to capture their memories! Are they travelling full time? If not, you can consider bigger items and special gifts for their home! Maybe your travelling lady has been travelling so much, she needs some serious TLC (yep that’s me).
I’m not one to put you all in a box, but here are 5 typical solo female travellers I love meeting on the road! Meet the Adventurer, Luxury Traveller, Weekend Warrior, Techie and Newbie Traveller!
Let’s get our thinking caps on and start sharing the love and Christmas spirit with these Secret Santa gift ideas. It’s time to give a little extra happiness to the women in our lives!
Secret Santa ideas for the Adventurer
The adventurer loves the wind in her hair, her feet firmly planted on top of a mountain and waves of water on her skin. This solo female traveller is looking for her next thrill and isn’t afraid to seize the day! She’s passionate, courageous, spontaneous, a whole lot of fun and one mighty badass. What are the best Secret Santa gifts for such an empowering woman?
If she doesn’t have one already, I recommend grabbing her an action camera immediately! It would be such a shame for her to not be able to share her crazy antics with all of you. Is she riding? A cyclists kit could come in handy! To help her get her beauty sleep amongst all the action, a travel pillow would be deeply appreciated too.
And for when she returns home or has some downtime, Boots have a ton of Secret Santa gifts to restore her skin and hair back to tip top condition! I recommend gifting a foot soak, face mask, hand cream, deep hair treatment, facial cleansing brush and dare I say it…a pedi hard skin remover!
Secret Santa presents for the Luxury Traveller
The luxury traveller is a goddess who is always groomed. She takes the utmost pride in her appearance and travels to enjoy the finer pleasures in life. You’ll usually find her by the pool sipping a delightful cocktail, or at the spa enjoying a deep tissue massage. She loves to discover the delights of luxury hotels. The food she eats is absolutely delectable. Her Instagram is paradise and she loves to share her journey with you to the highest standard. How can you please the indulgent ladies in your life?
I recommend helping your Luxury Traveller take even better selfies with the selfie light! It’s the perfect gadget for lighting in her creative photography and videography projects. To bring out her beauty and inject a rainbow of colour into her life, Boots have so many top notch and alternative brands of make up too (I’m a big fan of the Barry M brand!). Don’t forget the self tanning lotion if that’s her thing!
Whilst she is on her travels, I believe she would truly appreciate some anti-aging products to keep her skin supple and hydrated. And don’t forget about the hair! A travel hairdryer, some straighteners and luxurious hair products will help her greatly. For a spritz of extra magic, how about buying a beautiful fragrance?
Great Secret Santa gifts for the Weekend Warrior
The Weekend Warrior has the luxury of having a home base and most likely a steady income. Every weekend, she’ll be spending her hard-earnt wages on the joys of travel. She might not have as much time as the other girls travelling, but she will make the most of every goddamn second. What great Secret Santa gifts are the best for a part-time traveller like this?
I highly recommend an Instax Camera or the latest model by Polaroid: the Polaroid Pop! These instant cameras are just so much fun and as your female traveller will be only out for the weekend, she won’t mind carrying around the photos her camera instantly produces. Why not make your Christmas gift a little bit bigger by including a travel album too? She will have the room and space for it to put all of her favourite travel memories in one place.
To make her life easier, I also love Boots’ travel bottles and bags. They make life easy peasy when it comes to taking your favourite products away with you for the weekend. Just squeeze your favourite soap, shampoo and creams into these travel-sized bottles and you’re ready to go!
Secret Santa Present Ideas for the Tech geek
If your solo female traveller loves the latest and greatest gadgets, there are so many awesome travel products you can choose for her! To get her started, she will love a set of foldable earphones to take with her on long train and bus journeys. Listening to music, a podcast or watching a movie during these periods of travel are a real treat, and a great way to make the most of her time.
If she wants to shout it out loud from the rooftops, maybe a Bluetooth speaker is more her thing. She’ll be a hit at impromptu hostel parties. Make sure she doesn’t forget her electric toothbrush too!
Secret Santa Present Ideas for the Newbie Traveller
The traveller who is considering going travelling is my most favourite traveller! They might just need that little extra push to go out and actually do it. Step 1: Get them to read my blog hehe. Step 2: Buy them some travel stocking stuffers to seal the deal for their departure!
What they can take with them depends on whether they want to pack a backpack or be more of a luxury traveller and take a suitcase. Regardless, there are some essential items they will definitely need. Make sure they do not leave the country without their travel cables, an adapter and a charger for all their electronics.
Let them personalise their belongings with a luggage tag and passport holder and make sure that they have a luggage lock too! Help her make her first flight as comfortable as possible with some flight socks and a travel pillow. If she plans to stay in hostels, maybe arm her with some travel games that she can share with other adventurers?
And last but not least, some miniature travel products are a must-have to save space and ensure she has all the toiletries she needs. You can gift her the travel essentials: shampoo, conditioner, body wash and a body lotion are a great start!
Still not seeing the right Christmas gift for her here?
Hopefully you have enough Secret Santa ideas for friends going on here. Yet, everyone is unique! Your loved one may not fit into any of these categories. In that case, there is absolutely no problem in buying a gift card for her! Save yourself the worry of whether you’ve gifted her the ‘right’ present and let her decide for herself what she wants to treat herself to. That’s a good bit of woman empowerment for you right there!
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