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Lizzle10 Wed 06-Nov-19 15:55:21

My daughter is off on her travels in December and I want to buy her something sentimental to take with her . A couple of years back I bought her a lovely St Christopher on a necklace when she went off to Australia and she bought us both matching rings which neither of us ever take off . I know she will give me a really thoughtful loving present but I’m completely stumped as to what to buy . She wears minimal jewellery mainly only stuff that has meaning and as she’s travelling through Asia volunteering and having a good time I don’t want something too expensive that she will have to worry too much about . Any ideas please

21Tinkerbell Wed 06-Nov-19 16:03:26

How about a `Tree of Life' charm on a chain ? I don't know what meaning it could have in Asia, but I've just bought my French daughter in law one and she loves it.

Nannarose Wed 06-Nov-19 16:22:26

I am not a great traveller, but I know a lot of people who are. 3 things that always seem popular (and indeed I find useful on my camping holidays) are:
A Buff headband (so useful!)
A length of silk, about 2 metres x 140, which can be worm like a sarong, draped like a scarf or shawl. I have just bought a length of habutai silk and hemmed it (very easy)
A pashmina which can be used as a warm shawl, or an extra covering.
All of these fold into tiny spaces and weigh very little. Iput them all in a pocket of my rucksack.

Septimia Wed 06-Nov-19 16:42:09

How about two or three of those waterproof capes that come in small packets, take up little room to pack but cover everything when it rains? They only cost £2 or £3 each and will tear after a while but could be really useful. Maybe those together with one of the suggestions above.

silverlining48 Wed 06-Nov-19 17:49:54

A travel diary which can be used for this and future travel with a nice pen perhaps. Lovely and very interesting to look back on.

Humbertbear Wed 06-Nov-19 18:48:13

An inflatable pillow might be much appreciated but I think a pashmina or a cashmere poncho which can be unbuttoned and worn as a shawl and a bolero