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Gift Ideas for People Who Love to Travel

Gift Guide for the Traveler in Your Life
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The holidays can be a stressful time, especially when trying to find the perfect gift for your loved ones. You want to find something both thoughtful and practical, which is often a tough balance to strike. When in doubt, go with what you know. If there are travelers on your list, they’ll be sure to love these wonderful gifts.

Portable Power

Gift Ideas for the Tech Geek in Your Life

Poweradd Lightning Portable Charger, $24.99* on Amazon
Poweradd Most Compact Portable Charger, $11.99* on Amazon

When you’re on the go, it isn’t always easy to find an electrical outlet. You need some way to keep your electronic devices from dying on you when you are taking that 5-hour bus ride to the Taj Mahal. The Anker PowerCore+ mini is the most compact aluminum portable charger, providing you with up to one full charge for most smartphones.

Passport Covers

Gift Ideas for the Traveler in Your Life

Honbay Passport Cover Case, $6.69* on Amazon
Eccolo Travel Passport Cover Case, $11.98* on Amazon
GDTK Leather Passport Holder Travel Wallet, $6.30* on Amazon

In case your passport gets lost or stolen, you need a way to distinguish it from others. Or, you know, just to be fashionable.


Marble Luggage Set, $265 at Nordstrom
Leopard Luggage, $55.19*on Amazon
Caboodles Makeup Case, $27.39*at Amazon

You also want bags that are durable enough to last for many years of being carried across the globe, but your luggage says a lot about you—so you want something that is going to stand out at baggage claim. For $50-$200, you can find sturdy (and stylish) bags that are built to stand up against pressure.

GoPro HERO5 Session

Gift Ideas for the Traveler in Your Life

GoPro HERO5, $299* on Amazon

Documentation is an important part of any vacation. This light, durable GoPro is designed for taking quick photos and videos on the go. Not only is it the company’s smallest product to date, its one-button control makes it extremely user-friendly, even for those who have issues with technology.

Selfie Stick

Gift Ideas for the Traveler in Your Life

Pink ShutterStick Selfie Stick, $19.99 at Target

This is a great gift for your friends who love to post pictures of their travels online. With a selfie stick, they will be able to capture a photograph of themselves along with iconic landmarks in the background. Just make sure your gift recipient isn’t obnoxious when using it.

Phone Photo Lens

Gift Ideas for the Traveler in Your Life

Horizon Cellphone Camera Lens for iPhone 6S, 6, Galaxy S7, S6, $13.99* on Amazon

Your iPhone can take some pretty amazing pictures, especially when adding on a photo lens. This lightweight addition, found on Amazon, offers many of the breathtaking images of professional cameras, at a fraction of the cost.

TripIt Pro

Gift Ideas for the Traveler in Your Life

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Through the App Store or Google Play, you can gift a subscription to TripIt Pro from Concur. This useful smartphone app organizes all of your travel information in one place, from up-to-date airfare deals to flight changes to trip information. It can be a real lifesaver.

The Perfect Travel Coffee Table Book

Gift Ideas for the Traveler in Your Life

Atlas Obscura, $25.99* on Amazon

Atlas Obscura is more well known as an online publication rather than a physical one. However, their recently published book (and first foray onto the page) captures all of the unique locations and intriguing stories that the company’s readers come to expect, condensed into a single portable copy. Reader beware—once you open these pages, you’ll become addicted!

Rosetta Stone

Gift Ideas for the Traveler in Your Life

Rosetta Stone, available on Amazon

Learning the local language of the place you’re traveling makes the experience that much richer. Surprise a shop owner with a few questions about her products, or ask for some non-touristy dinner recommendations from a passerby. However you choose to employ your new skill, Rosetta Stone is still the granddaddy of at-home language learning…and it’s probably for good reason.

International Plug Adapter

Gift Ideas for the Traveler in Your Life

Ceptics Plug Adapter Set, $10.99* on Amazon

Travelers, especially when going abroad for the first time, don’t always realize that power outlets are not the same around the world. If you wait until you get to your destination, it might cost you an arm and a leg to charge your cell phone. Be one step ahead by giving this Ceptics GP-5PK International Plug Adapter Set as a holiday gift. It will come in handy for many years to come.

Field Notes Notebook

Gift Ideas for the Traveler in Your Life

Field Notes Notebook, available on Amazon

The perfect gift for anyone who keeps a travel journal (or any fans of the work of Wes Anderson), Field Notes notebooks allow you to organize your thoughts and memories as you travel the globe. These notebooks are able to keep their shape under pressure, without becoming too large or inconvenient.

Noise-Cancelling Headphones

Gift Ideas for the Traveler in Your Life

Bose QuietComfort Noise Cancelling Headphones, $279* on Amazon

Maybe you really want to listen to the new Kanye West album. Maybe you just want to get some shut-eye on your nonstop flight to Tokyo. Either way, these Bose QuietComfort 25 acoustic noise cancelling headphones let you tune out your surroundings for a bit so you can focus on something else. They might be pricey, but the silence is well worth it.

This article originally appeared on Alot Travel.

*Price as of 10/23/17

Last modified on December 21st, 2017

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