10 Gift Ideas for Travelers

As the holidays are quickly approaching, it is time to start thinking about gift ideas for your friends and family. If you have someone on your list that is always planning their next adventure, here are 10 gift ideas for travelers.

#1 Personalized Travel Map

The personalized travel map is a gift idea that is on the top of my list. There are many different versions of travel maps that will be sure to impress. Whether it is the map marked by push-pins or by scratch-off, it is a nice way to reminisce about the places they have been and plot future trips. Many times these maps can be personalized with a name, which adds a nice touch.
Personalized Push Pin World Travel Map with Black Frame and Pins – Blue Oceans 24 x 36

10 Gifts for Travelers - Personalized Travel Map

#2 Weekend Bag

A weekend bag was one of my favorite holiday gifts to date. I have gotten so much use out of it since it was given to me. Weekend bags can range greatly in price. I recommend going for durability first and then for style points to make sure it holds up for their many adventures.

10 Gift Ideas for Travelers - Weekend Bag


#3 Neck Pillow

The neck pillow may be one of the most underrated travel accessories. They are essential for long trips. Go with a pillow that can be stored easily or attached to a bag so it won’t get left behind.
Southeast Travel Neck Pillow – Super Comfortable Memory Foam Full Support w/ Carry Bag

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#4 Passport Holder

A passport holder can be for style points or security. Many passport holders come with RFID blocking capabilities to prevent your personal information from being stolen. A holder can keep all of your important documents and IDs in one place. Passport holders can also be customized with names or quotes for a personalized gift.
SanSiDo RFID Blocking Leather Passport Cover Passport Holder Travel Wallet Passport Wallet Case – FULL GRAIN LEATHER (Navy-Gold)
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#5 Lightweight Jacket

A lightweight, waterproof jacket is an essential item to pack for almost any type of trip. My Columbia rain jacket has come in handy throughout my travels.

10 gift ideas for travelers - rain jacket


#6 Travel Journal

A travel journal is another underrated gift idea. I recently started keeping one to help remember the memories and details of my adventures. I would a journal that isn’t too heavy so that it can be packed easily.

10 Gift Ideas for Travelers - travel journal

#7 A GoPro

A GoPro is a bit of an investment, but a worthwhile one, especially if they take adventurous trips. It captures great video and photo content and you don’t have to worry about it getting ruined in rough or wet conditions. Don’t feel the need to buy the latest model, the earlier models are still really good.
GoPro HERO3+: Silver Edition

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#8 Noise Canceling Headphones

Noise canceling headphones is another worthwhile investment. These headphones can also range considerably in price. They will be thankful for them when they are a noisy plane trying to get some sleep.
Hiearcool L1 Active Noise Canceling Bluetooth Headphones HiFi Stereo Wireless Over-ear Earphones with Mic and Volume Control for all 3.5mm Jack & Bluetooth Devices – Iron Grey

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#9 International Travel Adapter

If they don’t already have a travel adapter this is an easy gift idea. Be sure it is compatible with the countries they plan on visiting and the devices they plan on using it for. BONAZZA Universal International Travel Adapter Kit with 4Amps 4 USB Ports – UK, US, AU, Europe All in One Plug Adapter – Over 150 Countries & USB Power Adapter for iPhone, Android, All USB Devices

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#10 Small Backpack

Last, but certainly, not least is a backpack. A small backpack is perfect for taking out during the day to carry all of your necessary items. I would suggest getting a backpack that is durable and waterproof.
Reflective Laptop Backpack Fits 16 Inch Laptop, School Backpack for Outdoor Waterproof Daypack Travel Bag (White/Gray)

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I hope this list of gift ideas for travelers is helpful for those on your holiday shopping list. What else is on your gift wish list?

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