Bon Voyage

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bon voy·age (bôɴ' vwä-yäzh') - Used to express farewell and good wishes to a departing traveler. [1]

What is "Bon Voyage?"

Bon Voyage gifts are given for a special trip. It could be their first Spring Break, Graduation, Summer Break, a long-distance vacation, first trip outside the country, first trip away from home, first business trip with new company, or week at the beach.

Whether traveling by airplane, automobile, train, or ship it's nice to receive Bon Voyage gifts. Gifts can be targeted for the ride or the destination.

Bon Voyage Gifts

Bon Voyage Party

Throw a party for the travelers. It can be themed for their special occasion (graduation, honeymoon, anniversary) or for their destination.

For a Special Cruise

  • Have their stateroom decorated in a theme for the occasion.
  • A gift basket can be waiting for them upon their arrival in the room or given on a special day during their cruise.
  • A gift certificate can be enjoyed onboard (such as in a restaurant) or items may chosen from in the gift shop. Gift certificates can also be purchased at locations that the cruise will be porting for activities and adventures.
  • Specialty items like bath robes can be placed in their stateroom.

For Planes, Trains or Automobiles

Some trips can be long and not everyone is comfortable with their surroundings on the way to their destination. Making the trip for comfortable can include these gifts:

  • Noise Cancelling Headphones to minimize unwanted sound.
  • A Travel Pillow and Blanket Set to keep them cozy on the way.
  • Germ Eliminating Products with a UV light to make sure the room is clean.
  • Mini Sized Travel Board Games to keep everyone occupied, especially the kids.
  • Handheld Electronic Games for one person to stay occupied.
  • Handheld Talking Language Translator, great for that fist trip out of the country.

Security Items

Getting trough security can be the hardest part of the trip. Be sure to check ahead to see what items are banned and size or weight restrictions for carry on items.

  • ID or Boarding Pass Holder.
  • Money Pouch. This can be a special zippered belt, a hidden pouch or bag, even socks!
  • Wrist Wallet to keep certain valuables at hand but out of the way of pickpockets.
  • Doorlock Alarm for their hotel room.
  • Personalized Luggage Tags to help them recognize their bags faster and help prevent loss or theft.
  • TSA Compliant Plastic Bottles and Bags to get you through security with all your liquids intact.

General Bon Voyage Gift Suggestions

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General Kids Beach
  • Money (for souvenirs, dinner, drink)
  • Magazine
  • Atlas or Map
  • Audio Book
  • Book
  • Digital Camera
  • Photo Album
  • Luggage, Duffel Bag
  • Travel Journal
  • Jewelry Roll
  • Toiletry Case
  • Travel First Aid Kit
  • Music CD
  • Crossword Puzzle
  • Craft Kit
  • Disposable Camera
  • School supplies (activity books)
  • Beach Toys
  • Baseball cap, hat
  • Munchies (trail mix, chips, granola bars, pretzels)
  • Flashlight
  • Beach towel
  • Cover up
  • Suncreen
  • Folding chairs
  • Cooler
  • Binoculars
  • Fanny Pack
  • Beach Bag or Tote



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