Travel gifts for students
Do you know someone that is taking a semester or year abroad? It may be their first trip away from home or they may be seasoned travelers but in either case some small light weight gifts can make their travels easier. At the same time the gifts don’t need to cost a fortune. Getting some helpful items might also let you feel more comfortable about the upcoming trip. The ideal travel gifts for students are things they will actually use and are easier to find at home before they travel. No point buying things they can easily and cheaply buy abroad.
There is no denying we live in an electric world. Virtually every moment is occupied by an electrical device. From the phone that calls home to the camera that takes photos instead of postcards to the laptop you may be reading this on. The first and most obvious problem is the different outlet types you will find abroad. It’s much easier to find the appropriate plug adapter before leaving home.
For want of a charger a kingdom was lost
The second problem with power is the multitude of chargers we are all forced to carry with us. If your devices use an USB charger (phone,tablet,camera or even some computers today) buying a multi outlet USB outlet can be a lifesaver. One charger that can charge all your devices while only using one power outlet. Power outlets can often be hard to find when traveling. An multi outlet USB charger will come in handy not just in small dorm rooms but any place without a number of easily accessible outlets.
Check your voltage!
Remember whatever device you bring needs to be handle whatever voltage is standard at your destination. Fortunately today most electronics come with chargers that can handle the range found around the world. But even today it pays to spend a few moments and read the label on your power supplies. Make sure the voltage number corresponds with what you’ll find on arrival. Europe for example requires devices that support 220V. North America on the other hand is only 110V. Read your labels and avoid unpleasant surprises. You don’t want your travel gifts for students to not work because of electrical problems.
Let there be light!
A small USB flashlight can be a lifesaver. Small enough to carry in a pocket. Powerful enough to light your way. Cheap enough not to worry about if lost. There are few things worse then fumbling in a strange dark room. If it’s a shared dorm room you won’t win friends by waking everyone up.
A small backpack is the difference between a pleasurable trip and a hernia. Small packs can often be used for your airplane carry on. Can be used for running around the city. Forget the large expedition packs until you have a sherpa to carry them for you. Remember you are traveling not moving house. This is one place you’ll want to pay more for a good quality item. You’ll appreciate everything from the better belts to the longer life the better construction will provide.
In today’s world having a dead phone battery can be more than an inconvenience. Batteries have an unfortunate habit of dying at the worst possible times. Right before you need to show your boarding pass that you’ve only put on your phone. Or when you need to make an emergency call after the airline cancels your flight. Or in the middle of the night when the map apps is guiding you back to that dark corner your hotel is in. An USB battery can be the difference between no phone and getting home. Remember to bring a short USB cable. A short cable can let you put both the battery and phone in your pocket while they charge.
Buying travel gifts for students doesn’t need to be overwhelming. Think about the things they currently use and you should be able to come up with various ideas. Try to avoid large bulky items that won’t be used every day. Try to avoid bulky electrical items. Things like hair dryers can often be bought abroad for very reasonable prices. By having the student buy it when they arrive they’ll avoid the need for a plug adapter. They’ll avoid worrying about the electrical requirements.
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Travel gifts for students
No matter what you choose remember that they will need to carry the item both to and from their destination. Think if they’ll appreciate carrying the gift or if they’ll feel weighed down by it.