For someone who’s worked all her life and finally reached that retirement age, travel becomes one of the best things she can opt to do. Retirement is a time in her life that she’s been looking forward to and hoping to enjoy all the free time and resources accumulated through the years together with family, friends and loved ones. There’s no better way to let her know how much she is appreciated than giving her a retirement gift she can remember you by while traveling the world.
Remembering her at this stage of her life with a special gift would not only touch her heart but remind her of your thoughtfulness. Let your travel-inspired gifts be something that can make her travel more comfortable and fun, one that will make waiting time on airports more bearable, flights more relaxed and calming and trips more enjoyable. She will surely appreciate a gift that can help make storing up of memories a lot easier. Here are some tips and a special list of retirement gifts specially made for women who like to travel.
Travel Proof Her Adventures
While travel at this point may be pricey for retirees, it all proves to be worth taking in the end as they tend to meet the important elements of a retirement that is successful - one that gives a sense of accomplishment and strengthens family bonding.
Retirees who travel and take a vacation are said to be less lonely as they are given more chance to interact with other people. It gives her a chance to break free from the predictable life of not having to go to work. Traveling will make her feel alive and accomplished as she explores a new place, new food, new culture and sometimes even learn a new language. For her, traveling is a dream come true and one she would like to check in her bucket list.
Traveling during her retirement years can be both exciting and challenging. This is especially true for extended schedules of travel to many different parts of the globe in different seasons. It is important to help her get organized and equipped with safety gadgets and tools that will allow her to travel with extra care while relaxing and enjoying every moment of her many adventures.
For starters, give her a lightweight rolling luggage with an ergonomic handle. This is one of the best gifts that will make her travel a lot easier. To safe keep, important travel documents are very important. When she’s done with all the packing and is all set to go, her passport will be safe and protected with this personalized leather passport holder. Get her cards all-organized by giving her this lovely card holder with her specially engraved initials. Complete this set of gifts along with this leather wallet engraved with a special image or her initials as well in different colors.
While she may lose track of time while making the most of her travel, giving her this beautifully designed watch box to safe keep her timepieces will be a real gem. Or choose to give her a stylish pocket watch she can carry along while having a relaxing stroll in the woods. If she’s fond of wearing jewelry, this personalized travel jewelry case secures her jewelry with a zippered closure and saves on space by having a fold-back feature.
Despite the fact that people nowadays enjoy the beauty of technology through GPS electronic products, there’s nothing like travel proofing her adventures by giving her a nicely engraved compass or this handmade silver compass that she can keep on her backpack or pocket. Just the right size and quality, it can definitely help her navigate her way in the woods or a terrain. Keep her from getting disoriented and losing track of direction by giving her this elegant looking necklace compass, a simple but reliable tool that is way better than an electronic GPS whose batteries can easily go off just when you need it the most.
Travel proofing her trip won’t be complete without ensuring she gets to pack light and smart. Items in her luggage should be those that can be labeled as necessary for her trips like an ultralight blanket and jacket, travel socks, folding stool or chair, scarf, multi-purpose shoes, foldable reusable bags, a money belt, various wipes, first aid kit and the like.
Let Her Adventures Begin
Travel destinations abound. This may very well be the perfect time to utilize travel rewards and get on extended travel adventures. Retirement is the ideal time to do some slow travel, RVing, visit cities on an extended basis, train travel, avail retirement cruises like the Alaskan and Carribean cruise, book multiple tours and round-the-world flights. There are a number of retirement friendly destinations in the US, Canada, and Europe too.
Is she traveling to a relaxing place by the beach? Beautiful stretches of sand and sunshine await her in places like the Miami Beach, the Carribean, and Hawaii! Let this beach lover’s tote or these colorful personalized Nantucket jute tote to carry all her day-long basics. Inside this tote bag, you can add on this durable personalized Vegan leather cosmetic case. Relaxing under the sun with her favorite drink complete with this Mason jar lids and strawsthat you’ve thoughtfully included in her tote.
What can better inspire her to write than getting to see the places she only dreamed of going to back in her non-stop working days. Allow her to immortalize every moment in time through this vintage quality journal which can be engraved with your own handwriting, a logo or a photo. Choose from a regularly sized leather journal or the small leather journal complete with a personalized engraved ballpoint pen. Research shows that journaling helps to enhance her memory and the experiences she will write about is something she can easily review and share with family, friends and loved ones.
Other must-have gifts as she travels are a good digital camera, a drone, binoculars, a fitness wristband for the health conscious type, power banks, adapters and many more.
There are so many places to visit and she better start filling up her list. But of course, take into consideration the places she will visit. If you plan to give her a free trip to particular travel destinations, consider her access to amenities, access to limited mobility, a doctor, and preferably send her to destinations that speak the English language. Let her enjoy her trip without having to worry about a lot of things.
A Little Indulgence Won’t Hurt
To treat herself for a cigar or two or a few glasses of wine would be well deserved. After all she had decades of working all behind her and is ready to take on exciting new adventures. Give her this wine tool kit complete with a wine bottle stopper, thermometer, mechanical bottle opener, clamp and drip ring, and a wine pourer. The box can even be engraved with your message for her.
Give the gifts that can allow her to pamper herself like gift cards for wine, a famous spa place in her chosen destination or even a dinner at a fancy restaurant. Remember that it is her turn now to relax and reward herself for all the years of working so hard.
However, while a little indulgence won’t hurt, make sure she gets the gift of a safe and healthy trip too. Is she up to date with routine vaccines? Does she have her medications with her? Request in advance the assistance she may need at the airport like escort help from the staff. Allow her to benefit from the eased security restrictions as well as airfare discounts.
When choosing a gift for your retired female loved ones who love to travel, ensure that you are giving them a gift that will make their travel more organized, comfortable and safe. Let them begin their adventures and keep in mind the places she will visit so you can customize your gift to her destination. Make it a worry-free travel for her. Give her practical gifts that will make collecting memories more fun and easier to capture. Lastly, allow her to indulge on exciting things she rarely tried out while in the workforce. To create a balance, ensure her health and safety making sure she’s taking necessary measures before she sets off to travel.
Retirement can be fun and exciting especially when it involves travel. Making her feel appreciated is one of the things your gift can do. If you are giving this gift to your mom or a lady friend, let them feel that retirement is actually something to celebrate. It’s going to the next phase of life and she’s worked hard and waited a long time for it. More importantly, give them the gift to adjust and set parameters to this new season of their life so they can get the most out of it.