Gifting travel can be an easy go-to for the travel lovers in your life if you know where to start and the right approach for the giftee. To help you determine what's best, I've met with Brooke Walker, owner of Happy Tracks Travel, to get her inside tips about gifting a vacation.
How Do You Give Someone a Gift of Travel?
There are a few ways you can gift travel. For the purposes of this post, we're sharing two. The first is to plan a surprise trip for them, and the second is to opt for travel gift cards.
Planning a Surprise Trip
To help make it easy to plan a trip for someone, we've provided a checklist below of things you'll need to get started.
Happy Tracks Travel's Pro Tip: Buying travel insurance is highly recommended, especially post COVID-19 with travel industry inconsistencies. Canceled flights, unexpected quarantines, and unexpected medical emergencies can add up quickly.
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How Do I Give a Plane Ticket as a Gift?
The easiest way of gifting flights is through airline gift cards. You can do a specific airline or if you're unsure of their preferred choice go with a Visa gift card.
If you have travel vouchers or airline miles you don't plan on using, you can also gift these to someone. The best way to do so is through the airline providing the voucher.
Happy Tracks Travel's Pro Tip: The recommended amount for round trip domestic flights is $300-$400 and $800-$1,000 for round trip international flights. Don't worry, if there are leftover dollars they can use the balance to pay for checking bags, upgrading their seats, and auxiliary items.
How Do I Give a Hotel as a Gift?
The best option here is through hotel gift cards to Hotels.com, Airbnb, or other providers.
How Do I Surprise My Family with a Trip?
Below are creative and fun ways to announce your next adventure to the family.
1. Destination Food Basket, $60+ at iGourmet
Pick a basket that represents your destination and use it as a family night activity. When you're ready, state that you're all going there.
2. Custom Boarding Pass, $8 at Designed By Libby
Include all the trip details in this personalized boarding pass ticket.
3. Custom Wooden Puzzle, $24 at FJ4 Life Creations
Select from seventeen images and add your destination to this puzzle.
4. Vacation Reveal Pop Up Card, $11 at Outside The Box Cards
This shop offers thirty-three destinations.
5. Travel Card Scratch To Reveal, $8 at Amazon
This card is a quick and easy way to share the news.
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That's a wrap on our tips and tricks for gifting travel. We hope that we've helped in making your next travel present a good one.
Wishing you and your loved ones the best and safest travels!
Until next time,
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