Gifts need not be expensive to be classy and unique. If you’re looking for something that will make your travel-loving, adventure-seeking friend or partner feel special – without you having to shell out a lot of cash – a personalized or customized travel paraphernalia is a perfect gift.
Thanks to technology, customization has never been this fast, exciting, and fashionable. Gone are the days when personalized mugs look the same, save for a name in squiggly glue writing. Try exploring start-up products online. But for starters, here are a couple of inspiring, personalized gifts for them voyagers.
Custom-engraved Silicone Rings
If your outdoorsy partner always engages in some rough or wild activity, like sports, you may want to give him silicone engraved rings from Enso Rings that he doesn’t have to take off during the event. Finger injuries like avulsion and contusion are common in rappelling, rowing, and other activities where a person’s hands come in contact at high speed with avulsion-prone materials. These engraved silicone rings are designed to prevent injury.
To make this functional jewelry more personal, you can etch words on it. Try the word ‘wanderlust,’ your friend’s name, or his life motto (if it fits). Enso Rings jewelry comes in a wide range of designs, from birthstone-inspired rings to Ultralite and stackable rings that feel barely there. It won’t be hard to find a style for everyone.
Classy Laser-etched Wood Luggage Tag
The New Custom Wood Luggage Tag lets you etch anything your friend’s heart desires on a piece of premium maple, cherry, or walnut wood, and use this to tag his or her luggage. Don’t forget to put your friend’s name and address, of course.
New Custom’s laser-etching technology creates precise and tactile designs. Do you fancy engraving a map of Lemuria for your nomad friend or a namesake monogram for your luxury traveler sister? Everything is possible. New Custom also has a Cartography Series, where you can pick any spot on a map using their online tool. Once you finish the illustration, select the color of your leather strap and try it on your friend’s luggage. Perhaps, you’d want to get one for yourself, too.
Artsy License Plates
Your artsy bestie who loves to go on long drives will adore a Licensy License Plate. This completely legal license plate features two frames, one on each side of the license plate. Each frame has a slot where your friend can slip in custom artwork and change it up to match her mood. Licensy prints the custom artwork on a substrate using fade-proof ink. The design is totally up to you or your friend.
Try a fan art of your bestie’s favorite musician or a cartoonized portrait of her puppy. She can also switch these up with the art plates of her favorite team during the Super Bowl season. Licensy plate-holders are weather-proof, break-proof, and scratch-proof. They’re made from eco-friendly stuff too.
Statement backpacks, 3D printed footwear, and more
How about backpacks that let you speak your mind? Manuable’s minimalist-designed, water- and stain-resistant, white canvas bags can be custom-printed with a word art of your choice.
If you’re looking for customized footwear, there are custom-printed sandals and sneakers for every interest and passion. Bespoke apparel like algorithm shirts and sweaters on-demand are also becoming a trend.
Personalizing or custom-designing a gift is a wonderful way to add to its value. And there are lots of ways to do this today. So in case, you find yourself unable to decide which awesome item you want to purchase, remember, you can always get the other ones for the next special occasion.