Are you in need of gift ideas for travelers? Well, look no further because I've got you covered with 15+ great gift ideas sure to please the traveler in your life. And with items ranging from $11.95 to $249.00, there is truly something here for every budget. So, whether you are looking for a gift for a college student planning to study abroad or for a seasoned business traveler, you'll find some great gift ideas for travelers of all experience levels.
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Help the traveler in your life pack smart with a good packing system. There are many tricks to packing well. Although I am not a packing expert, I do know these systems, like the one listed below, can help travelers stay organized and save space. If nothing else, it works as a good way to sort clean vs dirty laundry while traveling.
No traveler can live without a good toiletry bag to keep their must-haves organized. Who here has fallen victim to a poorly designed toiletry bag: lotion explosions, leaking makeup, lost hairpins, or sliced fingers? Ouch! Be victimized no more with an easy-to-use, organized bag like the one featured.
Any music-loving traveler will love a good portable speaker. Bring this along on any trip to enjoy your favorite tunes in your temporary digs. Ours gets plenty of use and has even been campfire-side. Do your traveler a favor and drop this in their stocking this holiday season.
Send your traveler on the journey of a lifetime on their next adventure with any of these fun interactive maps. Your traveler will have a blast scavenging for clues while sightseeing in many major cities around the world. These maps are fun for the whole family, perfect for all ages!
Help the international traveler in your life ensure their portable devices are fully charged with an international plug adapter, especially one with a fuse protector. Having a multi-country tool like the one listed here makes the life of the well-traveled a little easier. Buy one and done!
Make sure the rugged traveler in your life has what they need to survive in the wild with a trusty multi-tool. Whether your loved one is a hiker, backpacker or simply MacGyver, this tool has it all. But let's be real, there may be nothing worse than realizing you can't open that beautiful bottle of Chablis you just bought on your tour of Burgundy...Remember though boys & girls, this goes in your checked luggage.
Keep your traveler smelling heavenly with a travel-friendly solid perfume. Now, I don't know about you, but I prefer to smell nice. I also prefer my fellow travelers to smell nice. Having a handy solid perfume takes care of two problems: 1) smelliness and 2) TSA restrictions on liquids.
If your traveler is planning a big trip, consider getting them a travel guidebook. I highly recommend Lonely Planet guides and have quite the collection already. Developed by seasoned travelers and locals, each guide is full of insider tips. The smaller guides are perfectly sized for light-packers, making them convenient on the road. The larger guides are chock-full of great suggestions of where to stay, what to eat, what to experience and what to see. You'll send your traveler off on the right foot with any of these terrific guides.
No traveler can be without a reliable bag. And no traveler can have too many travel bags. Give your traveler the gift of safekeeping with this essential travel bag from PacSafe. Your traveler will love knowing that their belongings are safe from would-be thieves. The compact size makes it perfect for day outings. It's large enough to hold a laptop yet small enough not to break their back after a long day of sight-seeing. The RFID pockets are an extra special bonus, protecting your traveler from identity theft both at home and abroad. This must-have backpack comes in two sizes (LS300 and CS350), perfect for big and small travelers.
Does your traveler love to show off their travel photos? If so, you may want to consider giving them a theft-proof camera strap. Photos are a great way to preserve travel memories. So, keeping their camera protected while on the road is essential. Luckily Pacsafe offers a slash-proof camera strap, perfect for keeping one of their most prized possessions safe. Their patented technology protects their gear without the need for extreme measures. Best of all, it's super comfortable with soft, cushioned neck support that makes carrying a heavy camera easier for weary travelers.
Give your traveler peace of mind about their personal information with an RFDI-blocking wallet. The RFID chips store personal information which is passed along during key transactions (border control, TSA checks, monetary transactions). The stored information results in faster transactions but can also be vulnerable to hackers. PacSafe offers several innovative designs that incorporate material technology necessary for identity protection for those carrying RFID credit cards and passports. These wallets work by blocking radio frequencies which help protect personal information from being read by counterfeit RFID readers.
For the more style-conscious traveler, consider getting a stylish camera bag. Your traveler will thank you when they see either of these classic looks. They'll stand out in the crowd of sight-seers clamoring for the perfect shot. Look for classic styles in weatherproof materials like leather or waxed canvas. Your traveler will thank you.
A great sleep mask is essential for the traveler who loves red-eye flights. Even the lightest sleeper will be able to catch some zzz's with this contoured sleep mask from Bedtime Bliss. The nose bridge helps to block light and provides maximum comfort. Give your traveler the gift of sleep with this luxury sleep mask.
Make the life of your beloved traveler a little easier with a TSA-approved reusable quart-sized bag. Stop using Ziploc bags and move up in the world with a sleek, new clear toiletry case for carry-on. Even better, I found one with leak-proof refillable bottles.
No music-loving traveler should be without a pair of high-quality earbuds to jam with during transit. Everyone has a favorite brand and style of bud, but you should consider this pair from RHA. Made with reinforced materials, these buds come with a three-year warranty which makes the price excellent. With a variety of buds to choose from, you can find something for even the picky traveler in your life. The handy travel case is another plus 🙂
By giving a portable power pack, you can ensure your traveler has a fully charged cell phone battery even when outlets are scarce. Now, there are many varieties of power pack to choose from, but I can only vouch for the reliability of our Tumi power pack. Fit with multiple USB ports, this sleek power pack can charge two devices at once. It has definitely come in handy during past travels.
Or better yet get your traveler one of the newest gadgets on the travel market: high-tech luggage. This awesome carry-on can charge your phone. Plus, it can be located remotely and locked wirelessly. Your traveler will never be without the battery power needed to recharge their favorite devices. Best of all, it's TSA approved!
What a better way for your traveler to etch their travel memories in stone than a great travel journal. With writing prompts and exercises, this unique journal takes the anxiety out of journaling and gives your traveler a foundation to build on when they put pen to paper. Help your traveler bring home more than just photos on their next journey.
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As you can see, there are gift ideas for travelers of all ages. But, if you need more great gift ideas, be sure to check out my other helpful gift guides!
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