It’s the 25th of November today and in exactly 1 month, it will be Christmas! I can’t believe that this year went so quick… You get caught up in your daily routine and often birthdays, weddings or celebrations come quicker than you first thought. I realise that I have 30 days to buy the presents for my family, to be honest with you guys, I’m stressing out!! Because we live in a society of consumption, people already have what they want and it’s become harder each year to find original and unique gifts to offer. I regret these times when putting an orange underneath the Christmas tree used to make kids happy! Now they are all about PlayStation, Apple devices, designer clothes or fancy bags. (Same with adults really)
So today, I took my mission very seriously and surfed the web for a couple of hours looking for some unusual ideas. Because if you are an avid reader of this blog, you must be interested in travels and languages, I found the top 10 Christmas gifts especially for you guys.
1. A Language course
Very useful if you plan of moving to another country next year.
2. Lonely Planet ‘s “Best in Travel 2011”
Best guide ever, I remember I bought one when I went to Australia.
3. Lessons in foreign cooking
Be the next Chinese/French or Italian Chef 🙂
4. A Trailfinders gift card
Helping you out with the cost of your flight or hotel.
5. A pocket translator
Always handy to translate some easy sentences like a menu, directions or features.
6. Downloadable language learning tools for your iPod
For all of you guys sleeping, eating and breathing Apple!
7. A Travel journal
Record your amazing adventures and experiences.
8. A Charity donation in your name
It’s good to do something for others.
9. A Dictionary/book of verb tables
Not very exciting but indispensable to your survival abroad.
10. A TEFL course (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)
Become a teacher and hopefully get a visa downunder.
Which one are you going to ask to Santa Claus? And why?