1 DECORATE A MEMORY / GIFT BOX
Last year my sister & I gave to my parents, as anniversary present, plane tickets for a destination of their choice, I therefore decided to decorate the box which contained them following a travelling theme.
I have mainly used old city maps and a postcard/picture which matched to theme. I have then wrote a sentence that could suggest them what the real present was😉
It’s really simple and not too fancy but I think in this case I preferred plain decorations😊
This idea can also be used if you want to keep all the memories related to a trip (such as tickets, bills, pictures…) in a box, you could decorate it using the map of the city/ country you’ve been!
2 CREATE AN IMAGINARY ROAD TRIP
This was the Christmas gift I made for my American friend. I met her in Denmark and in 5 months we have travelled together to soooo many places. I can truly say she’s at the top of the list of my favourite travel mates. Unfortunately she was an exchange student so after these months she had to go back to USA but I always keep her updated about my adventures! I wanted to make her something that could make her feel again the excitement of going for a trip! So, I made her an imaginary road trip to Belgium, here’s how it works:
-I printed a map of Belgium in which I marked the itinerary of the trip
-I made an envelope for each day in which there were pictures of the city we were visiting that day and a little description about where I would have brought her and why I liked that city.
-Since, when people usually came to visit me in Belgium they wanted to taste the typical belgium chocolate and waffels I also provided her a little taste of both!
I was quite happy about the final result and even if it’s not a material or useful present I feel like this has more value. In the end, travelling is what made us build our friendship so this is an interest that we share and I think there’s no better feeling than sharing with someone a passion!
3 SET UP A TRAVEL JOURNAL
Again, this was a present I made for one of my dearest friends who last summer did an interrail around Europe. I decorated the front and back cover using old city maps I had and writing travelling quotes, while inside I used old tickets and stickers. I also included a ” How to be a traveller of the world” list (which I found on Pinterest) to fill the first few pages then I left blank pages so that she could insert her travel memories!
To hold the pages together I didn’t use glue but metal rings which can be opened, so that in the future she will be able to add pages and update the book 😉
As you can notice most of the materials used are recycled so the expenses are not high at all, but if you want to have more tips about How To Craft on a Budget I suggest you to check the tips I gave in this post 😉
What about you, have you ever done a travel-themed gift? I would love to hear from you!