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Valentine’s Day 2017: Gift Ideas For The Traveler

Oh, Valentine’s Day…You either LOVE it or HATE it. What started off as a day to honour a saint, became romanticized in the 14th century into an international day of LOVE and is now the favourite day for many people. If your other half loves to travel, here are some gift ideas to inspire you:

Document Your Travels in a Photo Book

Have you done some traveling together? Do you have lot’s of fun memories and photos to share? Create your own photo book on blurb.com. If you know how to use indesign you can download a plug-in which will give you more control over the design of your book. Add in your own illustrations, write down funny moments and hide little messages within the book for them to find. It makes for a great keepsake and something both of you will love to look at over and over again.

Tell The World You’re a Couple

This is something I personally would not get and I actually cringe at the sight of it, but I have seen many couples on my travels wearing the dreaded ‘Couple Tees’. Maybe you don’t want to lose them in the crowd, or you want to tell the world you are traveling together or just simply like looking the same. Whatever the reason, here are some interesting options I found (of course, you aren’t obligated to buy a pair). I’ve curated them into a collection on TeePublic.

You can also check out Design By Humans for some great Tees:

Plan a Trip Together

No gift is better for a traveler than the gift of travel. Give them something to look forward to by planning a trip away together. Offer to pay for flights or accommodation or an activity. Don’t know where to go? Check out Momondo to compare flights. Or book a tour with Contiki.

Inspire Them With a Book About Travel

The next best thing to actually traveling is dreaming about traveling. Get your other half inspired through one of these great travel books (Click on the images to buy):

Lonely Planet Best in Travel 2017

Discover the best place to visit right now, at this very moment in travel history.

An Idiot Abroad

See what happens when Karl is convinced to go visit the Seven Wonders of The World. A completely hilarious travel diary.

Travel the World on $50 a Day

New York Time Bestseller. Learn how to travel on the cheap with famous travel blogger Matt Kepnes (AKA Nomadic Matt)

World of Wanderlust

Be inspired by famous Instagrammer, Brooke Saward from World of Wanderlust. This book is full of beautiful photos and advice on destinations, solo travel and even fashion.


FOR SYDNEY-SIDERS:

Take Them Away for the Weekend

Valentine’s Day falls on a Tuesday this year. Which means there won’t be hiked up hotel prices on the weekend! Take your partner away for the weekend to either celebrate early or celebrate a little late. Perfect for those in need of some alone time together. Here are some great deals you can find on Groupon (make sure to check dates available before purchasing coupons):

Blue Mountains

Minnehaha Falls

Go for a hike to Minnehaha Falls in the Blue Mountains

From $99 for a one-night stay @ Echo Point Motel
Check TripAdvisor for reviews.
Escape to the Blue Mountains for a romantic escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Enjoy a bottle of complimentary wine, wander out to the viewing platform of the three sisters which is only 200m away or take a 3 minute drive out to Katoomba. Wake up the next day to a complimentary buffet breakfast before checking out at 11am.

Nowra

Jervis Bay Beaches

Go visit one of the beaches in Jervis Bay

From $119 for a one-night stay @ The Archer Hotel
Check TripAdvisor for reviews.
Visit Jervis bay via your hotel in Nowra. Enjoy welcome drinks and a complimentary cooked breakfast. Relax at the spa, play a game of tennis or swim in the outdoor pool

Hunter Valley

Hunter Valley

Enjoy the vineyards in the Hunter Valley

From $149 for a one-night stay @ Hunter Valley Resort
Check TripAdvisor for reviews.
Escape to the Hunter Valley to experience some peace and quiet among the vineyards. Take part in complimentary cheese and wine tasting and enjoy your free entry to the Hunter Wine Theatre.

Take Them on a Sydney Harbour Buffet Cruise

Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House

Enjoy the harbour from a cruise

Take them back in time on a Sydney Pearl cruise; choose from being serenaded by an Elvis impersonator or dancing the night away to hits from the 70’s-now. Purchase a coupon on Groupon for just $39pp.

Join an F45 Class Together

Every traveler knows how important it is to stay fit. How are we suppose to climb mountains or go on hikes if our bodies aren’t prepared for it? Join a group training class together, I recommend F45 at Wetherill Park (by far the best facilities and best trainers in Sydney that my friends and I have tried). If you don’t want to commit yet, there are vouchers you can get from Groupon for just $19 for a whole month! (Wetherill Park is currently not available on Groupon, but check back often.)


Wishing you a day filled with LOVE

Whether you decide to celebrate Valentine’s Day or not, hope your day is filled with love. If your other half also likes food, check out my gift ideas for foodies.

Love Winny

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