It’s that time of year again people! You are out trying to find great gifts for everyone on your list. You want something unique, but also something that the person you are giving the gift to will actually use. Well, you’re in luck! We have the complete list of gifts for the traveler on your list!
To make this list of gifts for people who love traveling a little easier to read, we’ve broken it up into different sections: technology, photography, for the home, luggage, and general travel items.
Travel Technology Gifts
Anker Power Core Charger
This little portable charger has rave reviews and is an excellent gift for travelers because it packs a ton of battery power. For each charge, you can get about 3 full phone charges out of it. This is guaranteed to come in handy when you are traveling and your phone is on low battery.
Anyone traveling internationally knows you need an adapter. This particular adapter is one of our favorites and is super versatile because it can be used worldwide. A travel adapter is a must-have for any traveler and a perfect gift for the one on your list.
Avid reader? Wannabe avid reader? Although physical books are so much nicer to read, a Kindle is an incredibly efficient way to read and travel. You can carry all your books in one place instead of lugging around a bunch of paper copies. Any reader and/or traveler on your list is sure to enjoy this gift.
An iPad or other tablet is another great and efficient device to have while traveling. If you don’t need a computer or laptop for work, a tablet is the next best thing. Watch your movies, play games, or even do some work while on the road. A fantastic, but pricier gift for the traveler in your life.
External Hard Drive
External hard drives are very portable nowadays and make for an excellent place to back up your work, photos, or anything else digital while traveling. This is a wonderful gift for anyone on the road for long periods of time. However, it can also just be kept at home and used to backup travel photographs too!
Any other couples traveling together out there? Do you like to listen to the same music or watch the same shows? If you answered yes to both of these questions, a headphone splitter is the perfect stocking-stuffer or addition to any of the other travel gifts on this list. It’s cheap, it’s functional, and most of all, it allows you to watch your favorite shows with your loved one.
Travel Photography Gifts
Not everyone is willing to lug around a full-sized tripod, so luckily there are great portable tripods that can be brought anywhere and are super easy to use and pack away. They also work for phones, cameras, GoPros and will help you get that perfect photograph that’s been eluding you!
Any adventurous traveler will tell you that you can’t just use any old photography equipment to take photos because not all of it can stand up to the elements. A GoPro is the solution as it takes superb video and photos and holds up in any and all conditions you might find yourself in.
Travel Gifts For Your Home
National Geographic Pin Map
This is a beautiful world map that would make a great addition to any traveler’s home. Plus, it comes with push pins to keep track of your travels and can be customized with the traveler’s name making it an individualized gift.
Scratch Off Map
Another geographical art piece to add to your home decor is a scratch off map. They come in world maps or United States’ maps. Both are wonderful interactive pieces that any traveler can use to remember their travels.
Mapiful City Grid Posters
These beautiful posters at Mapiful are truly unique and can add an intriguing decorative touch to any room. Show off where you’ve been or even where you live with these city print maps. They can even be customized to exactly where you have traveled. Mapiful map prints definitely make a great gift for travelers!
City Map Glasses
Whiskey? Beer? Traveling? If these check all the boxes, you might want to purchase these city map glasses. They are available in both beer glasses as well as whiskey glasses. They make a great addition to any kitchen or bar set. While you are buying them as a gift for the traveler on your list, pick up a set yourself with your favorite city!
Artifact Uprising Travel Photo Book
If you love traveling, you probably love taking photos too. However, you don’t want those photos to just be stuck on your camera or instagram, right? Well, problem solved! Artifact Uprising’s custom photo books allow you to create your very own travel coffee table book with all your fantastic travel photos. It makes for a great memory and conversation piece at home.
Travel Luggage Gifts
Osprey Farpoint 40
The Osprey Farpoint 40 is our top rated travel backpack and one that we’ve recommended over and over again for all types of travelers. It is a top-of-the-line travel backpack that holds enough for longer trips but can still be used as a carry-on. If you are looking to buy a travel backpack, look no further than the Osprey Farpoint 40 because they don’t get any better. Any traveler would be overjoyed to receive this as a gift!
Osprey Talon 22
For a smaller backpack that is perfect for day-trips or everyday use, look no further than the Osprey Talon 22. It’s great for day-trips while traveling, day hikes, bike commuting, and simply using everyday. It is the perfect backpack companion to the Osprey Farpoint 40 above and a great gift for travelers.
Arkadia Supply Sea to Sky Waterproof Backpack
If you want to protect items you are traveling with from water, you need to get Arkadia Supply Sea to Sky Waterproof Backpack. It’s super lightweight and can be rolled up into the size of a baseball for easy storage, but it’s big enough to fit a laptop and much more. This is an awesome addition to any traveler’s luggage arsenal because it is waterproof and so easy to pack and carry.
If you are interested in more standard luggage than the travel backpacks above, Away luggage has got you covered! They have everything from large suitcases to small carry-ons. Each piece of Away luggage comes with a lifetime guarantee, and some come with a built-in phone charger and TSA approved lock.
Eagle Creek Packing Cubes
If the traveler you’re buying a gift for already has the big pieces of luggage, consider Eagle Creek packing cubes. These help organize whatever is getting packed and make for an easier time packing and unpacking.
General Travel Gifts
Anyone who’s traveled on an airplane, train, or bus can tell you that neck pain is real, especially when traveling for a long time. A simple neck pillow can really save your neck. Sure, it might look strange, but a travel neck pillow is very comfortable. The Cabeau Travel Neck Pillow is comfy and packs up to be pretty small. If you want something even smaller, check out the TRTL Travel Pillow.
Towels are bulky and take up a lot of valuable space when traveling. They can also make from wet clothes if you have to pack up a towel that has not dried yet. Clearly, traditional towels are not the answer for travelers. However, a quick-dry, microfiber towel is the perfect solution for anyone traveling. It doesn’t take up much space, dries quickly, and is durable. A win-win-win. This makes for a wonderful, useful gift for travelers of all kinds.
GoToob Liquid Travel Bottles
Most travelers pack liquids: shampoo, conditioner, etc. However, buying travel-sized bottles for each and every trip is inconvenient and costly. These GoToob Liquid Travel Bottles are durable, don’t leak, and hold exactly the right amount of liquid to be able to take them on carry-ons. This would be a gift guaranteed to make any traveler happy to open.
Lifestraw Water Bottle
The Lifestraw Water Bottle is perfect for travelers going to countries where the water is unsafe to drink. It is a self-filtering water bottle that filters and purifies the water through the straw. This water bottle makes drinking water anywhere safe and eliminates the need for thousands of plastic water bottles. You can also buy extra straw filters for an add-on gift!
Buffs are a terrific gift for the more adventurous traveler. They are incredibly versatile and can be used as headbands, neck warmers, bandanas, or face masks. There are tons of styles and designs that are available, so there’s sure to be one that perfectly matches the traveler you are buying it for.
Moleskine notebooks are the perfect travel notebook and come in a variety of sizes. They’re excellent for jotting down notes or doing some writing while traveling.
Sea to Summit Dry Bag
The Sea to Summit Dry Bag is another great gift for the adventurous traveler on your list. It will keep all your valuables dry while keeping the water out. This is a particularly awesome gift for hikers, campers, and anyone who adventures in the great outdoors.
Collapsable Water Bottle
Another very versatile water bottle is this collapsable one. Pack it away when you’re not using it, and then fill it up when you’re ready to use it again. It’s a unique feature some space-starved travelers might find useful.
Travel Gift Cards
Looking for a last-minute gift or just aren’t sure what to buy but still want to get something, any and all of these travel gift cards will definitely make great gifts for the traveler on your list! Plus, we can assure you they will be used!
Airbnb Gift Card
An Airbnb gift card will help out the traveler on your list by paying for part of their accommodation wherever their next trip may be!
Hotels.com Gift Card
If the traveler you’re buying a gift for stays in more hotels than Airbnbs, check out the Hotels.com gift card. This will fo a long ways towards helping them out with their next getaway!
Southwest Airlines Gift Card
Gifting a Southwest Airlines gift card will get the traveler on your list a wonderful weekend getaway to any number of locations that Southwest flies to!