It’s difficult to see someone close move abroad, knowing that they are now a whole plane ride away. One way to keep that bond close is through a goodbye gift.
There are gifts for someone setting off round the world, or moving away to one country for work. From homesick candles (that’s our fave) to packable backpacks, these gifts will be appreciated by anyone setting off out of their comfort zone.
#1 Gobi Heat Sahara Mens Heated Jacket
Gobi Heat apparel is perfect for traveling, especially if you’re traveling somewhere with colder temperatures. Whether it’s in their jackets, vests, pants, hats, socks or gloves, you will feel the heat in less than 30 seconds using their current technology and manufacturing processes, Gobi Heat continues to offer warmth, comfort, durable, trendy apparel for all your outdoor and everyday needs no matter where life takes you.
#2 Fox Ramble Scratch off Map
Scratching a world map of places you’ve been and lived is one of the most satisfying feelings any traveler can have.
These maps turn from just a depiction of the world, into colorful memories every time you glance at those countries around the world you’ve visited and lived in.
Made in the U.S.A., BeachSafe, available in blue, green, yellow, and orange, comes furnished with a 4-digit reprogrammable combination lock and a 3-foot stainless-steel securing cable large enough to secure safe-keeping while adventuring.
BeachSafe features a built-in charger with a solar panel and battery pack, two USB ports, a cooling fan, and a water-resistant exterior to ensure your phone can stay running all day while protected from the heat, rain showers, and other elements you may experience while traveling. beachsafe’s interior compartment is large enough to hold a variety of small items and smart phones, making sure they stay safe and secure, even when you’re away.
#4 Outlinx Smart Stickers
Outlinx uses a mobile app that works with decorative QR smart stickers to allow people to connect digital notes to real world objects. The idea is that people can scan stickers to create notes for their own reference, or use Outlinx to share info with family and friends.
Many of my customers purchase Outlinx stickers to label boxes while moving in order to remember what’s inside. They can take a picture of a box’s contents, or write a list, and easily link it to the sticker. It’s like a digital sticky note or digital bulletin board. We sell the stickers on our website, and also on Amazon for affiliate purposes.
#5 Countries and Concepts: Politics, Geography, Culture
I think the biggest mistake we all make when moving overseas is not having a real grasp of the culture. Sure, we all understand what we have read online but that perspective is often skewed. Politics and culture need to be understood – or learned the hard way.
#6 OUKITEL Unlocked Cell Phone
An unlocked international cell phone. When I moved it was pre-paid phone plans and pagers. Today, the best gift you could give anyone is a way to keep in touch. And, pay for a couple of months of service.
#7 Zoppen Multi-purpose Rfid Blocking Travel Passport Wallet
If you’re moving away make sure to keep everything safe, secure and organized with this passport wallet. I never thought much about getting one until we were on a recent trip and encountered a girl who was trying to get through security with a tattered passport. Guess what? Security wouldn’t let her through due to the wear and tear. Don’t miss the best time of your life by having a passport mishap!
#8 Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel by Lonely Planet
This is the perfect book for anyone who’s moving abroad. The definitive wish list of the best places to visit on earth is packed with insightful write-ups and inspiring photography to get you motivated to start ticking off your bucket list.
#9 Hanging Travel Toiletry Bag
People who are moving abroad need to have things compact and organized. This is the ultimate makeup bag for anyone who’s on the move!
#10 ZOMAKE Ultra Lightweight Packable Backpack
Not many people think to bring a packable backpack on their travels, but let me tell you something, this backpack is so useful. It’s perfect for an impromptu hike, a shopping spree, or even a day at the beach. It comes in 11 colors to choose from and is super light weight
#11 bago 4 Set Packing Cubes
Keep your favorite person organized with these handy packing cubes. Nobody wants to be fumbling inside their luggage and trying to find their favorite socks when they’re already late for the taxi. These are a great way to keep things tidy, sorted and organized. The great thing about these is they have a see-through mesh top to easily identify what is in each cube.
#12 Sunshine Spritz Homesick Candle
The best way to send someone off is with a taste of home. These great candles are scented with specially-crafted smells of locations from around the world. Just pick your home city, state, country, etc. and give the gift of home. You can also choose a candle based on national parks or family memories, such as birthday party, backyard BBQ, or grandma’s kitchen.
#13 Woven Floor Mat
With this funny yet welcoming doormat the people you gift it to will not only have a little chuckle themselves, but will also always face a smile as they open their door for the new people they will meet. It is also a good reminder to save the bees!
#14 Johnson Leather Jacket
The Johnson leather jacket is a fantastic clothing item to gift someone who’s moving abroad. It’s made up of genuine leather and consists of a sleek design. They will remember you every time they wear it.
#15 Expendable Vintage Four Pocket Brown Camel Leather Jacket
Featuring 4 external pockets to carry essential, stylish collar and distressed finishing.
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