Travelers may seem like a tough crowd to shop for, with many of them preferring a trip to an exotic locale rather than the newest iPhone. So, skip the fancy gifts and give your favorite travelers something they can bring on their journey, even when living out of a suitcase. Whether they’re budget backpackers or luxe jet-setters, these travel gifts will make traveling more convenient, comfortable, and stylish for the globe-trotters in your life.
It’s a scenario right out of every traveler’s nightmare. A phone or camera dying at the exact moment it’s necessary—and when they’re in the middle of nowhere with no access to electricity. Enter, the perfect travel gift: a portable charger. Try the Anker PowerCore Portable Charger, which is powerful and slim enough to slip into any travel bag.
One can never have enough packing cubes, so this is definitely among the most popular gifts for people who travel. It’s a great way to keep the luggage organized and to maximize the space available. Many packing cubes come in sets of various sizes with large cubes for clothes and smaller ones for underwear.
Give this to family or friends who are constantly flying in international waters to make sure they have the means to charge all their devices anytime, anywhere. One of the best gifts for travelers, the handy Epicka Universal Travel Adapter works in over 150 countries, easily convertible using slides to change the plugs.
Long-term travelers know that a good travel wallet is important in staying organized during multi-country trips. Pick up the surprisingly affordable Zoppen Multi-Purpose RFID Blocking Travel Passport Wallet, which is an RFID pouch that can fit every essential travel document. A plus: it’s crafted from eco-friendly PU leather.
Sleeping is just as important on the road as it is back home. Help the wanderers in your life catch a wink while traveling by gifting them a travel pillow that can make buses, airplanes, and airports comfortable places for napping. A traveler’s favorite is the Trtl Pillow, which acts more like a scarf with incredible support for the head while sleeping.
Regular towels are extremely bulky travel essentials, taking up precious luggage space. Fortunately, there are lightweight options now—the perfect present for a backpacker or anyone who prefers traveling light. Quick-drying, water-absorbent, and ultra-light, the Sea to Summit DryLite is always a welcome sight under a traveler’s Christmas tree.
Beach lovers and adventurers need to protect their gear from elements, especially water. Dry bags like the Aqua Quest Mariner Lightweight Dry Bag 10L+ ensure that gadgets, passports, and other important items remain safe and dry—even when the travelers are engaging in crazy activities.
Noise-canceling headphones are heaven-sent when traveling, whether it’s to block off the sound of crying babies on the plane or just to enjoy the music or podcast entirely. Recently, one of the most popular gifts for people who travel or commute is Apple’s AirPods Pro. Another amazing alternative is the Sony Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones.
Smartphone Lens Kit
While a smartphone camera is simply not on par with powerful professional cameras and lenses, the gap between the two is smaller than it has ever been. Equip the travelers you know with add-on lenses for smartphone cameras to help take their smartphone photography to new heights without adding weight to their luggage.
A portable tripod is another gift perfect for travel photographers—or for aspiring photographers who want to take their landscape shots to another level. For solo travelers, it is also ideal for taking your own pictures even when there’s no one around.
Lightweight tripods like the GorillaPod is the perfect tool to bring in photography tours, such as Finland Rovaniemi Northern Lights Photography Tour. Discover the breathtaking beauty of the aurora in this KKday tour.
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