You are traveling around the world and keep working.
You are lucky enough to travel with your partner.
It’s Valentine’s Day.
If you are convinced that these three things are self-eliminating each other, you are wrong!
Here is a brief guide on the perfect gift for Digital Nomads, without spending a fortune and celebrating the most romantic day of the year!
1. Kindle eBook
Personally I am a paper lover. I just can not read books from the Mac or the tablet, but I admit that when travelling even for just 24 hours carrying at least 4-5 books I often regret the lightness of an eBook! Nights alone, nights by the sea, hours at the airport … an eBook is the perfect ally to defeat the boredom and keep up to date on the latest tips in terms of original lifestyles (Digital Nomads know something about it…)). Here is the link.
It is an evergreen, but it is also the object we consume the most. It took me 4-5 attempts to find the one that suited me. Sometimes it’s about a particular feeling, sometimes a matter of mathematical precision, sometimes it is about advancing psychopathology (we all are psycho in our own way). After all, the backpack is an extension of ourselves, and for this reason we are looking for the perfect one that fits our needs. Personally I found heaven with this one from Fjällräven Kånken. Lightweight, practical, comfortable and super capacious. See for yourself!
3. Set of snap-hook
Maybe not everyone has thought about it, but a snap-hook is forever (even though I’m often alone at Valentine’s Day, I still find romance everywhere!). Moreover, it is a super useful gift for a traveller, it is cheap and it is really practical. Some are even hand-painted, chrome-plated or laminated. While I show you a practical and inexpensive set on Amazon, here’s what you can do with a snap-hook:
– Tighten trousers (if you miss a belt)
– Hook the keys not to lose them
– Tie your boyfriend, not to let him run away
– Hang on your shoes (so they do not take all the space inside)
– Hang on ropes
– Hang on camera stands
– Bring a thermos with you
– Take with you everything that has a hole (as my friend YouTuber Michydev suggests)
4. Camping Tools
Although we do not necessarily expect to camp, sometimes some utensils can save our lives in a delicate situation. Personally I need a knife even during a walk in the city (quiet, I do not practice violence… I happen to open a box of vacuum-packed chorizo now and then), let alone if we do not need it during an offroad detour! This on in particular, then, would make anyone out of their mind! The best money ever spent: 10-piece camping kit with mini stove included, 2 non-stick aluminium pans, spoon and fork, 1 stainless steel cup (16 ounces), 1 multifunctional carabiner and, finally, two practical carrying bags. Not bad, right?
5. Universal Electric Adapter
The Digital Nomad, by definition, needs to be connected. For this reason, its electronic equipment requires not only practicality but also the right voltage, to avoid the risk of burning something! A universal adapter is ideal when you travel a lot, because sometimes the sudden departure does not allow us to make extensive checks on the type of adapter we need in the Country in which we are going. Therefore, giving one is always a welcome thought (put it on a red ribbon and it is perfect as a Valentine’s Day Gift!).
For your suitcase but not only for that. A lock is often associated with travelling by plane, when we need to send the baggage in the hold and we want to avoid it being opened before it is handed back to us. In fact, and travellers know it well, a lock is useful when you land in a hostel and you need to store important items in a personal locker. Or, again, it is necessary when we have to leave our luggage in custody and we need a double protection. Always better, however, to spend a little more and take one more resistant (even if the classic secret diary padlocks sometimes can save your life, managing to combine the ends better than all! True story). This is even set to pass the US customs without problems!
7. Power bank or solar charger
Always on. This is the mantra for a Digital Nomad. That’s why we need as much battery as possible, to send a job or publish an article wherever we are (and if we are short of electricity). Very useful as a gift for Valentine’s Day, therefore, a portable power bank or, even better, a solar charger, are ideal if the trip includes medium-long walks under the sun. A simple, immediate and smart way to be connected without worrying about anything (and helping the environment too). For those who own an iPhone, finally, a practical case for smartphones with a small built-in battery, for further nomadic peace of mind.
8. Laptop light
A small and practical light with USB port to read even in the dark with an extra light source. It often happens, in fact, to spend nights in hostel dorms needing a light to read. A super cheap and useful gift for everyone (even for those who travel only with the imagination while reading a good book under the covers!).
9. Water Resistant Bags
When traveling, it is always convenient to have waterproof plastic bags to keep valuables and to prevent them from coming into contact with water. There are many types, but I recommend these ones that I personally tested even under the deep waters of the Atlantic Ocean!
10. Waterproof Jacket and Umbrella
The monsoons will no longer be a problem. Just a good raincoat and a super-equipped umbrella to face the strongest storm! If there are a lot of the first type online, the second is more difficult to find in a good quality, although Amazon proposes different and well-made ones. A traveller friend of mine recommended me this one here in fiberglass reinforced, tested directly in India when the weather was not really his best ally!
And you? What will it be the present for your Valentine’s Day?