Travelling light does not mean doing without your nearest and dearest.
Have you ever been in the situation where you are going on a skiing holiday and your skis were damaged or lost entirely? Your options are probably to buy skis that you don’t really want, aren’t a perfect fit, or you don’t really like. Or you could just use the money for the excess baggage costs that you will inevitably have to pay anyway, towards sending your favourite skis directly to your destination. You can send it to the resort, for pickup when you get there.
Laptop, Surfboard, Camping gear? Send it ahead to your destination.