20 Best Gifts For Travelers: A Gift Guide for Travel Lovers

Finding the perfect present for the people you love can be hard. Especially if they’re impossible to shop for, give you no clues whatsoever and generally don’t really care about Christmas. It can be even more difficult shopping for people who travel and don’t actually have a permanent place of residence. Finding the best gifts for travelers may seem like an impossible task, but fear not. You can come across some awesome presents for those travelers in your life – you just have to know where to look!

20 Best Gifts For Travelers: A Gift Guide for Travel Lovers

With that being said, I’ve put together this guide with 20 of the best gifts for travelers. Whether you’re buying for the travel loving folks in your life or yourself, there’s something for everyone, and you’ll definitely be named the Queen (or King) of gift giving this year! Grab a pen and paper (or open up a new Word document if you’re living in the modern world) because you’re about to extend your Christmas wish list by a lot!

20 Best Gifts For Travelers: A Gift Guide for Travel Lovers

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Travel Backpack

When I travel, I always have a checked suitcase with me for all of my clothes and toiletries. However, I like to use a backpack as my carry on bag, because it can also be used as my everyday bag! I don’t take my backpack out with me everyday while traveling, but if I know I’m going to be out for multiple hours, I need something that’s secure and comfortable to wear for extended periods of time. This laptop backpack is perfect for someone who tends to carry a lot of electronic devices. For a more lightweight option, this water resistant backpack is great!

Worldwide Travel Adapter

This is the perfect all in one travel adapter, suitable for almost any country. If you know someone who is embarking on a long backpacking adventure, get them one of these bad boys. It can be used in almost every country, and will fit nicely into any backpack, without taking up too much space!

Electronics Travel Organiser

As a somewhat frequent traveller myself, I know how much of a pain in the butt it can be, lugging around all types of cords and chargers. Why not make life easier for your loved one, and buy them an electronics travel organiser? Perfect for storing all of those cables, cords and even small devices like a hard-drive or iPad!

Sports Action Camera

Just like a GoPro, except a lot cheaper. This 4K HD Sports Action camera is the perfect gift for travellers, especially those who like to take a lot of video footage of their adventures. Not only is it waterproof, this action camera even has a wireless wrist remote – talk about convenience!

Collapsible Water Bottle

Purchasing dozens of plastic water bottles while travelling, isn’t great for the environment. That’s where a collapsible water bottle comes in handy! It’s durable, portable and of course, collapsible. Perfect for hot or cold beverages, and lasts a lot longer than plastic!

Packing Cubes

I’m not even being dramatic when I say packing cubes changed my life. Although they’re more suited for backpackers, packing cubes are still super convenient for people (like myself) who travel with a suitcase. If you know someone who is a severe over-packer, do them a favour and buy them a set of packing cubes. I like to put all of my shirts in one, bottoms and dresses in another, and underwear in another. The perfect way to stay organised while traveling!

Neck Pillow With Hoodie

Let’s be real: who doesn’t want to hide in a bubble of anti-socialness while suffering on a long haul flight? I don’t travel alone, but if I did, I like to keep to myself. Travel brings out the worst in people, including myself. I turn into an overbearing, PMS’ing devil while traveling. If you know someone who also likes to keep to themselves, buy them a neck pillow with a built in hoodie. It’s the perfect way to escape humans, and be comfortable at the same time!

Mini Hair Straightener

I’m the first to admit I can’t live without my hair straightener. Even while traveling the world. Or, more accurately, especially while traveling the world. Whenever my hair gets wet, it turns into a frizzy and thick fluff ball. Not cute in the slightest, and super annoying to live with. This dual voltage mini hair straightener is the perfect gift for your backpacking loved one. Not only is it the perfect size to fit in almost any backpack, it also comes with a protective case, and it dual voltage – meaning you can use it worldwide. Bonus!

Noise Cancelling Headphones

I have the House of Marley Legend ANC Over-Ear Headphones, and they’re amazing. They’re noise cancelling, so I can block out all of the annoying sounds that are inevitable on flights. If you’re looking for one of the best gifts for travelers, consider buying your loved one (or yourself) some amazing quality headphones like these! Perfect for total and complete anti-socialness on long haul flights, and sitting around the airport on those dreaded layovers.

20 Best Gifts For Travelers: A Gift Guide for Travel Lovers

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Passport Holder/Wallet

There is absolutely nothing more important than a Passport for travelers. Especially for someone heading overseas. Keeping it safe and knowing where it is at all times, is crucial. Buy your traveling loved one an RFID blocking passport wallet for Christmas this year. It’s the perfect travel gift, especially for someone who tends to misplace important items super easily! Not only can they safely store their Passport, it’s also perfect for storing cash, credit cards and boarding passes or tickets!

TSA Approved Luggage Locks

TSA approved luggage locks are the safest bet when it comes to keeping your suitcase secure while traveling. If you know a frequent traveler who isn’t a backpacker, and still checks their luggage to go underneath the plane, they are going to need reliable luggage locks. These TSA approved luggage locks are the perfect stocking stuffer, and will keep valuables safe and secure during transport.

Camping Hammock

Do you know someone who loves road-trips and camping? Why not buy them a practical gift this Christmas! This hammock can be set up almost anywhere, and even includes straps and hooks for easy assembly. Give the gift of relaxation and convenience – your loved one will thank you, and probably send you photos of them kicking back in their awesome new hammock!

Passport Case

One of the most exciting things about traveling, is decorating and personalising all of your luggage and important travel items. A passport is no different. Buy your traveling loved one a travel themed passport case. This one is covered in stamps and postcards – one of the best travel gifts for travel lovers!

Polaroid Camera

Polaroid cameras are back in style, and have been for years now! I have this one, but in white, and I love it! Polaroid cameras are great for traveling, and definitely capture those in-the-moment memories that are absolutely perfect. Get the Fujifilm Instax Mini Polaroid camera plus a case to keep it in, tons of film, accessory pack, photo album and more, by clicking here. You’ll be the best Christmas gift giver of 2017!

20 Best Gifts For Travelers: A Gift Guide for Travel Lovers

Scratch off World Map

These travel scratch off world maps are all the rage at the moment. They’re all over Facebook and Instagram, and it seems everyone who loves to see the world, has one! It’s the perfect gift to inspire Wanderlust, and will look amazing on your own lounge room wall. What better way to showcase all of the incredible places you’ve traveled, than a scratch off world map?

Travel Books

For the avid readers in your life, why not buy them a book or two, filled with tons of travel inspiration? There are so many to choose from, on a huge range of travel related topics. From 500 of the best places in the world to visit to National Geographic’s Destinations of a Lifetime – there’s a wanderlust inspiring book for everyone!

Luggage Scales

Every frequent traveler knows the difficulty with packing light. Or, maybe that’s just me. I’m a severe over-packer. No matter how many times I pack for an international trip, I always throw far too much into my suitcase. If you have someone like this in your life, do them a solid and buy them some luggage scales. The perfect solution to packing 5 different pair of jeans instead of just one!

Travel Notebook

Given that I’m a travel blogger, it goes without saying that I love to write. I document my travels and write about my experiences on this blog. But for people who like to put pen to paper, a travel journal is one of the best gifts for travelers. Buy your loved one (or yourself) a place to document all of their travel adventures. A place to write down all of their memories, to look back on for years to come!

Kindle or E-Reader

If you (or the loved one you’re buying for) are avid readers, consider a Kindle or E-Reader. There are tons to choose from, in all sorts of styles and colours. Something like this, or this are great options for the dedicated reader in your life – it all comes down to your budget! Click here to browse some of the best Kindles available.

iPad or Android Tablet

I love taking my iPad with me when I travel, because it’s super convenient to use while relaxing around the hotel when I don’t want to pull out my Macbook. For browsing the internet, scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed or even taking photos, an iPad or tablet are great for travel. This Apple iPad has a whopping 32GB of memory – which is plenty of space to store all of those games you’ve downloaded to play on the plane! If you’d prefer an Android, check out the Samsung Galaxy tablet.

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So there you have it, 20 of the best gifts for travelers! I’m sure you’ve added at least 15 of these to your own Christmas wish list. You’re welcome. But now you also have a ton of awesome ideas for friends and family! Be the best gift giver this year, and buy your traveling loved ones what they didn’t even know they needed!

Have you written your Christmas wish list this year? Did you find something awesome to add to it, from this best gifts for travelers guide? Tell me below! 

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  1. November 25, 2017 / 3:56 pm

    Great list! I’ve been wanting one of those scratch off travel maps and the mini hair straightener sounds fantastic! pinning this for future reference 🙂

  2. November 25, 2017 / 4:56 pm

    Travel cubes are life! They are a total game changer, especially when you’re backpacking and things get messy easily…

  3. Zoe | Tog In Transit
    November 25, 2017 / 9:36 pm

    Awesome list! I definitely still need a few of these like the sound cancelling headphones!

  4. November 26, 2017 / 6:56 am

    I bought myself the instax camera last year before my trip to Hawaii, and it was the best present to myself! I love the shots I take with it, and giving the polaroids away as gifts are always a hit, too!

  5. Lindsey Messenger
    November 26, 2017 / 1:38 pm

    All of these are great ideas! I have a few of them and they are life savers! I do have a GoPro though 😉

  6. Cherene Saradar
    November 27, 2017 / 12:05 am

    This list is great. I have many of these things but going to send to my family:)

  7. Kate
    November 27, 2017 / 3:32 am

    Great list and very practical things that could be used even when not on the road. 🙂 thanks for sharing!

  8. Elijah Erwin
    December 11, 2017 / 4:45 am

    Thanks for the article. Great list! I just want to say that I would prefer earbuds than big headphones. There’re lots of earbuds those are also good in noise cancelling. Got Rowkin earbud recently and loving it. Thanks again. 🙂

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