If you are trying to think of a unique and useful gift for someone who travels a lot than considering giving them a travel pillow. If they have never owned their own pillow for traveling, they will certainly be grateful for this thought present.
Most people over the age of 10 or so, have a hard time getting rest or even getting comfortable when on an extending trip in a plane, train, bus or car. For someone who has to travel a lot for their job, this can cause major stress. While some of us can be productive during business trips and then catch some sleep when needed, most people are constantly struggling with the cramped conditions when traveling and not being able to move around to get into a comfortable position.
A good travel pillow will give our head and neck the support it needs to decrease the chances of ending up with aches and pains once we reach our destination. When traveling by plane, having your own means that you will not have to depend upon the airline to provide one for you. With all of the recent cutbacks, many airlines do not provide them anymore. If they do, they are very small and usually not much help in making you comfortable. And then there is the issue of cleanliness. You may wonder who was using the pillow on the last flight.
If you have your own pillow you can be assured that you will be able to rest more comfortably and will reach your destination more prepared for whatever work or play you have scheduled.
So how do we choose which one to give as a gift? Look for a good quality pillow that will provide firm support. The memory foam version is very popular because they give support where needed and also conform to the shape of the individuals head and neck to provide comfort. These ones compress so they do not take up much space in a suitcase. Inflatable models are another good choice for the frequent traveler since they deflate for packing purposes. Make sure that you purchase a good quality inflatable pillow, there are some cheap ones on the market that develop leaks easily.
Choose a travel head rest that has a removable cover for cleaning and one that has a nice comfortable material on the outside that you would like to feel against your face. If you are shopping online, read some reviews of the products to see which ones are popular with other people who tried them.