Lisa Walker, whose blog Neighborhood Sprout is designed to inspire her readers to put time and energy into their homes, is guest blogging today with ideas for the perfect budget friendly travel gift ideas in time for the holiday season.
Check Out Coupons From Top Retailers
Before you shop for travel presents, you need to check for Black Friday promo codes and holiday deals first. You may also be able to combine these promotions with cash back offers for even more money back in your wallet. Need a few suggestions from top retailers? You can score deals on luggage at Macy’s, whether you plan on buying a single piece or an entire set. Looking for stocking stuffers? Travel-sized beauty products from Ulta are the perfect fit for stockings and your loved one’s carry-on. Just be sure to check for coupons before checkout!
Consider Gifting Them Travel Experiences
You can purchase gift cards and vouchers for restaurants, tours, and other experiences for your family and friends. For instance, if your loved ones have a trip to Michigan in the works, you could pick up gift cards and gear from award-winning Michigan breweries like Founders Brewing in Grand Rapids or Perrin Brewing Co in Comstock Park. If they’re not into beer, pick up gifts and passes to give them yearlong access to thousands of national parks and recreational sites.
Buy Discounted Vouchers for Future Travel
The travel industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, there are countless hotels and resorts offering discounted vouchers and packages to entice folks to travel once restrictions are lifted. If your loved ones have their hearts set on a Caribbean vacation, for example, you may be able to snag some pretty sweet deals on spa services, massages, and extra nights when you purchase gift cards now. Your loved ones can then put those gift cards towards future travels. Be sure to confirm expiration dates and restrictions before you buy.
Buy Travel Gift Cards That Won’t Expire
If you want to give your loved one a gift with fewer limits, you may prefer travel gift cards instead. Gift cards purchased from Airbnb, Uber, Southwest, Hilton and a handful of other airlines, hotels, and retailers usually do not have an expiration date. This means you can rest assured that future pandemic restrictions won’t put a damper on any redemption plans. You can choose how much you would like to spend, which is even better for your budget.
Pick Up Some Popular Travel Essentials
When you want something more tangible to wrap up, one or two of the top travel essentials for 2020 could do the trick. There’s always something for every traveler and every budget. So whether you want to spend $10 on a relaxing travel mask or $300+ on a pair of noise-cancelling headphones, you should be able to find something that fits your spending limit. You can also scan through reviews of the latest travel tech for even more ideas. Then you can impress your loved ones with a cutting edge smartwatch or a secure travel safe.
Shopping for gifts on a tight budget doesn’t have to be stressful. Use coupons, promo codes, and cashback offers whenever you purchase travel gifts, or pick up gift cards so that you can choose a value that’s in line with your budget. Either way, the travel-lovers on your list are sure to be grateful that you chose such practical and thoughtful gifts, and you’ll be grateful for the savings!
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Guest blogger Lisa Walker is the proud mom of two adorable (but feisty) sons. She created Neighborhood Sprout as a passion project to share her love of homeownership with others, and she enjoys writing home- and community-related articles in her spare time. When they’re not tackling their latest DIY home project, she and her husband, Jake, love taking their boys trail hiking or beach combing.