Ideas for Gift-Giving Trips

by Natalie Saar ; Updated September 28, 2017

Attach tickets for a fishing trip to the end of a hook.

Fishing Lure image by Christopher Meder from

Giving someone tickets for a trip is a wonderful, exciting birthday or holiday present. Because you spent so much time planning the trip, you should give it to the person in a fun, unassuming way, such as inserting tickets into related items, like a suitcase or something that can be used while on the trip.


If you are giving someone a tickets for a gift, a neat way to do it is to give her a suitcase with the tickets inside. You can also wrap up other small items to throw her off until she finds the tickets, such as travel-sized toiletries, a neck pillow, warm fluffy socks and a disposable camera.

Fishing Trip

Giving someone a fishing trip is a great idea. This trip can last from a weekend away to a full week. Give him a new fishing rod--make sure it can actually be used on the trip--and hook the tickets in an envelope on the end of line. Leave it dangling so he will see it immediately. You can also put the tickets inside a tackle box if he doesn't already have one.

Event Trip

Give someone tickets to an event, like a concert or a sporting game, that isn't close to home. Give at least two tickets, unless you are tagging along. When you do this, have the event tickets on the top of a stack of paper. The person will see the event ticket and wonder how she is going to get there--and then she will see the plane tickets and hotel reservations on the bottom. This will be the ultimate surprise.

Las Vegas

Give someone a poker set or a new box of poker chips. Inside the box, slip plane tickets to Vegas. For an all-inclusive gift, give him reservations at a hotel as well. If you give tickets to a show, you can insert those into a show bill or something else that represents the type of show the person will be seeing.

Nearby Place

Plan a short weekend or day trip to a place nearby. For example, if you get tickets to the local zoo (which is a fun gift for people of any age), put the tickets sticking up in a box of animal crackers. There are many fun places, from botanical gardens to theme parks. Put the tickets in something that is representative of that.

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About the Author

Natalie Saar began writing professionally at the age of 19. She majored in journalism and her writing has appeared in the magazine "Generation WHY" as well as "The Clause" newspaper. Saar graduated from the University of California, Riverside with a Bachelor of Arts in media and cultural studies.