44 Best Gifts for Travelers in 2021

Written By: The Planet D

After trying countless products over more than a decade of travel, we’ve narrowed down the best gifts for travelers that have been tested by yours truly. No matter what your budget is these travel gifts are guaranteed to make everyone’s next vacation comfortable and less cumbersome.

We know that finding the perfect gift for travel lovers can be a difficult task but we’ve done the hard work for you. Dave and I have been professional travel bloggers since 2009 and have tried and tested nearly every gadget out there. This comprehensive list gives the best gift ideas that they will actually use at home and on their future travels.

Best Gifts for Travel

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All of the travel gifts we recommend have to fit certain criteria. They should have multiple uses, be lightweight, and not take up too much room in our bags. Here are our best travel themed gifts that will get you the thumbs up when opened this season. Looking for more gift ideas? Check out these 32 Best Gifts for Outdoor Lovers and Adventurers

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Best Travel Gifts Under $25

1. Travel Scratch Map Deluxe

World Scratch Map gifts for Travelers

Remember the days when you put a pin on a world map to mark where you’ve been? Now there’s something better. The Luckies of London Scratch Map Deluxe has a gold foil layer that you can scratch off as you go and keep track of where you have been. Create your own wall art by showing off your travels and don’t worry about buying those pins to go with it. This is perfect for the person who is dreaming of traveling around the world.

2. World Travel Adapter

Plug Adapter best travel gifts

Finding the right travel adapter over the years has been a challenge but after getting this OREI M8 All-In-One International Worldwide Travel Plug Adapter we love it. It converts plugs for any country in the world at the slide of a switch, which makes for great travel gifts for people who travel for work or leisure. Most importantly it is light and durable so you won’t have to replace it after a few uses like other models we have tried.

3. Portable Luggage Scale

Best Gifts for Travelers - Portable Luggage Scale

There is nothing worse than getting to the airport check-in counter finding out you have to pay a fee for overweight luggage. With the Tarriss Portable Luggage Scale, you can weigh it at home before you start your travels. This will definitely help frequent travelers save time, money, and hassle every time they leave home.

4. Portable Carry-on Luggage bag

Foldable Carry on travel gifts

We have started carrying this type of travel bag on all of our trips because it has so many uses. It is big enough to fit extra souvenirs, to take clothes and towels to the beach, and a laundry bag when we are hiking. The Arxus Foldable Tote folds up really small, is lightweight and durable, and slides right onto the back of your suitcase for easy carryon.

5. UV Toothbrush Sanitizer

travel gifts uv toothbrush

If you are traveling in the backcountry, sharing hostels or going anywhere with a shared bathroom this Pursonic S1 Portable UV Toothbrush Sanitizer will give you some peace of mind. This toothbrush sanitizer kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses. We started using this last year and fell in love with it. It is packed on every trip we take now.

6. Airplane Moisturizing Kit

Moisturizing Travel Kit gifts for travel under 25 dollars

Everyone knows how dry it can get on the airplane, especially on those long-haul flights. That is why we always bring a Burt’s Bees Moisturizing Kit with us on our travels. This is a great kit that help us to stay moisturized throughout the flight and our travels. With just a little care on the flight, you can arrive a little more refreshed.

7. Flight Flap – Phone and Tablet Holder

Travel Gifts for Men: Phone and Tablet holder

With more and more airlines making watch entertainment on your own device we were looking for something that we could use to hold our devices so our necks don’t cramp. After a lot of searching, we found the perfect solution in the Flight Flap Phone & Tablet Holder that is specifically designed for air travel. These are by far the best gifts for a traveler that wants to watch movies on the plane. Trust me, you will never have a cramped neck again!

Gifts for Travelers at Home

These gifts for travel lovers are great for those who are stuck at home but still dream of hitting the road. Or reminder them of their favourite travels around the world. If you want more gift ideas you may also like these 30 Work From Home Gifts – Great Ideas for Remote Working

8. Magnetic Globe

Travel cork globe with pegs great travel gifts

This Cork Globe is the coolest gift idea for the travel lover to appreciate when at home. Your travel friends can pin all the places they’ve been onto this handy globe. The globe comes with 30 magnetic pins, but you can buy more from MapMagnet on Amazon.

9. Wall Art World Map

Wall art World Map Travel Gifts

If a Scratch Map isn’t what you are looking for then you may like this Vintage Canvas World Map. At 20X40 it is perfect to hang in your home office or living room. Use it to plan future travels or as a conversation starter with friends about places you have already been.

We just ordered one of these for our home office!

10. SleepPhones

sleepphones make great travel gifts for travelers

We just tried these babies out on our flight from St. Lucia and they worked like a charm. I always suggest having noise-canceling headphones on an airplane, but when you go to sleep, it can be difficult keeping them on your head. And they get in the way. These SleepPhones have Bluetooth technology and are wireless. They are not only good for the plane if you live in the city, but they are also great to use to fall asleep while listening to soothing music. There’s an easy sizing guide that worked great. I ordered medium and it fits perfectly. Check them out and see what you think

Gifts for Travelers under $100

11. Travel Packing Cubes

Best Gifts for Travelers - Packing Cubes
We never leave home without travel packing cubes

There is a reason that these Eagle Creek Packing Cubes are always popular. They make great stocking stuffers and are an affordable option for organizing your luggage contents. I stuff clothes, electronics, and even my dirty laundry to keep them from smelling in my cubes. Everything is neatly packed away in color-coded cubes making my travels more organized and less cluttered. These packing cubes always make one of the best travel gifts every year.

12. The Trtl Travel Pillow

Best Gifts for Travelers - Trtl Travel Neck Pillow

Sleeping on planes can be a pain in the neck (See what I did there?). But with the Trtl Neck travel pillow, those days are gone. This is the Cadillac of all-neck pillows and one of the best gifts for frequent world travelers who are on planes a lot. It is scientifically proven to support your neck and aid sleep during long flights. And let me tell you this works. If you want to be comfortable on your next plane ride then get one of these.

13. Belkin Mini Surge Protector

Belkin Mini Surge Protector perfect gift for Traveling

If you read our blog often, you’ll know that I recommend the Belkin as one of the top pieces of travel equipment out there and one we recommend every year. The Belkin Mini Surge Protector is probably one of the most useful travel gifts you can get someone. It not only protects your electronics from power surges, but it also charges several things at once with 3 outlets and 2 USB ports.

14. Portable Power Bank

Anker Portable PowerCore Lite

Everybody needs some portable power when they are traveling. Nothing is more frustrating than having your phone or iPad die at the wrong moment. That is why we use the PowerCore Lite 20000. It has 2 outputs and saves us from carrying 2 separate power banks. This portable charger is lightweight and it carries enough charge to recharge your phone up to 3 times! For those who want just one outlet, make sure to check out the PowerCore Lite 10000.

15. No Ordinary Eye Mask

Gifts for Travel - Travel eye mask from Pretty Care

One of the things I love about this Pretty Care Travel Eye Mask is that it doesn’t rest on your eyes. It is raised so there is no pressure on them like traditional eye masks. It’s padded it really blocks out the light. It is always in my travel kit to bring on an airplane. I sleep like a baby on long-haul flights with this.

16. Collapsible Water Bottle

collapsible water bottle gift idea for travel

We have always carried re-usable water bottles when we travel. We started with Nalgenes (which we found a little cumbersome) and have finally settled on the Hydaway Collapsible Water Bottle. It is perfect for travel because it collapses down to the size of a pancake, taking up next to no space in my luggage, and it comes with a cool carrying case.

BioLite AlpenGlo 250

OutOutdoor lovers don’t want to live in their headlamps and a great gift to get someone who loves being outdoors is this BioLite AlpenGlo lantern. This lantern gives off ambient light the way a good old-fashioned lantern works. You can hang it in the tent, set different color temperatures, and even put it in a party mode where the colors change and flicker. It’s great for adding ambient light to the campsite or to that van life friend in your life that hangs out in the van at night and needs something less harsh than the van lighting.

17. BioLite AlpenGlo 250

best gifts for travelers

The BioLite AlpenGlo 250 great gift for travelers who love to get outdoors, do some camping and get off the beaten path. This lantern gives off ambient light with several different settings depending on your mood. Change the colours and even put it in a party mode where the colors change and flicker. It’s great for adding ambient light to the campsite, hotel room or to a cramped van when taking a road trip cross country.

Need some more ideas for gifts for travelers? Make sure to check out our Best Travel Gear Guide for more ideas.

Fun Travel Gifts for Women

I love all of these items even when I’m not traveling. But the items below are specially made to be lightweight, small, and easy to organize making them the perfect travel gifts for women no matter what her taste is.

18. The Tangle Teezer

Gifts for Travel lovers - The Tangle Teezer

If you have long hair then I know you can relate to this one. Whether we are traveling to a tropical destination or trekking in the Himalayas my hair gets tangled. But, when I found the Tangle Teezer all that changed. This is the perfect stocking stuffer for a reasonable price. It is light, compact and it works!

19. Silk Wrap

Silk Scarf for traveling gifts

I can’t travel without a silk scarf. It keeps me warm on the plane when the air conditioning is cranked too high, it dresses up my evening outfit, and it keeps me modest when walking into a temple overseas. I have found that this particular Silk Scarf by Dana XU is the perfect combination of lightweight and soft.

20. Underwear Travel Organizer

Women's Travel Gifts - Bra and Underwear Organizer

Staying organized is a key factor in packing light. So having all my undergarments in one place is a must. I have ruined many a lovely bra during my travels by squishing them into my suitcase. With this Wowlife Fashion Portable Travel Organizer, I can organize all my undergarments and keep them neat and tidy in one place. It’s the best gift for travelers who want to stay organized.

21. Travel Slippers

Women's Travel Slippers travel gift for women

Nobody likes to look at people’s bare feet when traveling. Carrying these Acorn foldable, lightweight ballet flats on a flight lets me slip off my shoes and feel comfortable. I also wear them around the hotel room and have taken them camping, so they are very versatile.

22. Compression Socks

Compression Socks for frequent travelers

Compression socks help with circulation and leg exhaustion when traveling on long flights. If you have frequent travelers on your list these make perfect gifts. This Multi-Pack from CHARMKING will give you enough to last for several trips. Compression socks really help if your legs and feet are constantly tired from all that traveling.

Cool Travel Gifts for Him

I had to consult Dave for this one. He owns every one of the items listed below. When I asked him what were some of his favorite travel gifts for men these were his choices.

23. Leather Toiletry Bag

Dopp Travel Toiletry Bag for Men

A man needs to be organized and this Dopp Travel Toiletry Kit is a classy way to store all his toiletries in one place. It has two main compartments and 5 mesh pockets to keep everything in place. It comes with a handy strap so you can hang it anywhere and the zippers are heavy duty so this will last for a long time.

24. ExOfficio Men’s Give-n-go Boxer Brief

Travel Gifts for Men Exofficio Briefs

Underwear is always a personal choice, but once you try ExOfficio’s Men’s Give-n-go Boxer Brief these you won’t wear any other pair. Now, I know at first, underwear is not something you might think of giving, but if your husband or significant other is looking for comfort down there (I guarantee he is) then these make a great stocking stuffer.

I have used these for years and don’t travel with any other brand. They are comfortable, easy to wash, and dry quickly. Perfect for the male traveler in your life.

25. Arcteryx Delta LT Fleece

Fleece Jacket for Traveling

After 10 years of traveling full-time Dave has tried many fleece jackets and this one from Arcteryx comes out on top. It’s good for layering, comes in a few different colors and it is stylish enough that he can wear it out at night. Note: These usually fit a little small so you might want to order a size up as I did.

26. Nomad Passport Leather Wallet

Passport Wallet for Men who travel

When we first started traveling, fashion was not really a priority for Dave. But as we have gotten older he is looking into things that not only have great functionality but also look good. The Nomad Passport Wallet fits the bill. It is top grain leather, comes with Tile Tracking, and fits up to 10 cards plus your passport and boarding passes. If you are looking for fashion and function this is one of the best travel gifts for your man.

28. Tilly Hat

Cool Travel Gifts - Tilley Hat

The Tilly Hat is the best travel hat and we both own one. The wide brim protects your neck and face, and there’s plenty of ventilation to keep your head cool. It’s easy to clean too. If you know someone who does a lot of kayaking, hiking or spends a lot of time outdoors as we do then they will really appreciate this.

Travel Gift Ideas for Outdoor Adventurers

Travelers are very giving people. If you are looking for something unique to give during the holiday season, check out these Travel Charities – Gift Giving Ideas for the Holidays

28. Steripen Water Purifier

Water Filter for traveling

We have used the Steripen in backcountry adventures all around the world. It is easy to use and helps us reduce the use of plastic water bottles. Fill your water bottle with lake water, tap water in a developing country or even a pond and you’ll have clean water in seconds! The Steripen purifies water in 90 seconds for a 1-litre bottle using UV light.

29. USB Re-Chargeable Travel Headlamp

Hiking Headlamp gifts for adventure travelers

Having tried out many different headlamps over the years we have found Black Diamond to be the most reliable and the best value for your money. The Re-Volt from Black Diamond headlamp is rechargeable, durable, and water-resistant. It is the headlamp we use and recommend. This is the perfect gift for travelers and backpackers alike. It has so many uses and once you own one you will wonder how you traveled without it.

30. X-Brew Coffee Dripper

For Backcountry Campers this X-Brew Coffee Dripper is a better option than the French Press. This lightweight collapsible coffee dripper comes with a collapsible mug and reusable filter. It all collapse’s down to smaller than a beverage coaster! When looking for gifts for that caffeine fanatic, backpackers or campers this is a superb choice.

31. Sea to Summit Dry Bag Set

Dry Bags for Kayaking

You never know when you might need a dry bag in your travels. You may find you’re going on a water adventure or you might end up in a water festival in Thailand or Holi in India.

The Sea to Summit dry bags are some of the most lightweight and durable ones around, and we have found they are the most reliable as well.

They have definitely saved our electronics a few times.

32. Leatherman Wave Multi-Tool

Gifts for people that travel: Leatherman Wave

This is one of those adventure travel essentials that we don’t leave home without. It has come in handy on so many occasions. When you need a bottle opener, a screwdriver, nail file, or a quick fix to the camera or travel gear this is our go-to tool. We use the Leatherman Wave but there is also a smaller version called the Leatherman Squirt. Any frequent traveler that takes on different adventures should have this in their backpack.

33. Wiseowl Portable Hammock

Portable Travel Hammok

I was never really a “Hammock” kind of guy but when someone gave me one of these that all changed. This Wiseowl Portable Travel Hammock is lightweight sets up almost anywhere and man is it comfortable. Make sure to throw this in your backpack or suitcase for your next trip to the islands!

Best Gifts for Travel Photographers

Do you have a budding travel photographer on your list? If so, then check out these best gift ideas for the traveler who loves photography. They are guaranteed to help them capture the best image possible on their next trip.

34. Sony RX100

great gifts for travelers are cameras
Our go-to walking around affordable camera

Dave loves the Sony RX100 VI as a final addition to his two DSLR Sony bodies. I use it for video and vlogging all the time! It fits great on my gimbal too keeping things lightweight but looking like a million bucks. With a Carl Zeiss lens and 20.1 megapixels, you’ll have professional-quality photos for a fraction of the price of other professional cameras. We love it. It’s small, lightweight, and easy to use and we often leave the bulky DSLRs behind for the day and use this as our camera to capture amazing travel photos.

35. Lenspen Cleaning Pens

Travel Photography Gift: Lenspen

As a professional photographer, I know that keeping your lenses clean is a top priority. The last thing you want to see on your holiday photos is dust specks. I have been using the LensPen for years now and it has never let me down. This Pro Pack comes with 3 Lenspens that are safe, fast, and easy to use on any lens, filter, eyepiece, or LCD screen. It is everything you need to bring back sharp and clean images.

36. Travel Tripod

Travel Tripod by Joby

Versatility is something we look for in every piece of gear that we own and a tripod is no exception. Whether you want to capture beautiful shots of the milky way or just snap some great selfies while traveling solo every photographer should carry a tripod. The beauty of the Joby Gorillapod 3K is you can practically mount it anywhere. It is lightweight, has a ball head and it will support cameras up to 2.2 pounds. We use this on every trip and it has become a valuable addition to our camera kit.

37. Black Rapid Camera Strap

Camera strap for traveling

When it comes to camera accessories Black Rapid Sport Breathe Camera Strap is definitely my favorite piece of gear. This is the best-designed camera strap on the market. With a padded shoulder, an underarm strap for more comfort and stability, and the locking carabiner quick-release it covers all the bases. No more missing shots because your camera was in your bag. Be ready to capture any moment just by adding this to your camera gear.

Luxury Travel Gifts

No holiday travel gift list would be complete without including some ideas for the person who loves the finer things in life. These luxury travel gift ideas will help you choose the right present for the discerning traveler on your list this year.

38. Noise Canceling Wireless Headphones

AirPods Pro Noise Cancelling Headphones

I have used the Beats Studio 3 Wireless Headphones for years but recently bought myself a pair of AirPods Pro and have really fallen in love with them. They are much smaller and more lightweight than my previous headphones and with the advanced noise-canceling technology, the comfortable ear pads, and great quality sound out there these make long-haul plane flights bearable.

You can control the volume and skip songs at the touch of a finger and they don’t cover your ears so they are easy to sleep with. One other thing I found cool is that you can use the charging container as a phone holder to watch movies as well.

If you travel on a plane anywhere these days you have to have a pair of these headphones.

39. Kindle Paperwhite

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Reader

With a glare-free display, the Kindle Paperwhite is like reading on paper. Even in the sunlight. It is much easier than carrying around heavy books. Plus it is waterproof, and the battery lasts for hours. Load it with some of your favorite travel books and give this bestseller to the travel lover in your life. Get this gift so the traveler in your life can pack light, but still read lots of books!

40. TravelPro Maxlite 5 Carry-on Luggage

Carry-on Luggage lightweight

I think we have tried every type of carry-on luggage out there over the years and we have found that the TravelPro Maxlite 5 is the best travel luggage brand out there. It has everything we were looking for. It is lightweight (weighs less than 6 pounds), has high-quality spinning wheels, is super durable, and also comes with a lifetime warranty. If you have a traveler on your list that is still searching for that perfect carry-on then this might be the perfect travel gift for them.

41. Sony Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Portable Bluetooth Speaker for travel

If you are someone who watches a lot of movies on their laptop or just like to turn up the tunes, the Sony Waterproof Portable Speaker is a luxury you will want to take with you. It is small enough that is doesn’t take up a lot of room it is waterproof and dustproof so it is durable and it has a great sound quality. Many of the other speakers out there may claim to have crisp sound but this speaker actually lives up to the hype.

The Best Books That Make Great Gifts for Travelers

42. Ultimate Journeys for Two

Travel Book Ultimate Journeys for Two

Our friends Mike and Anne partnered with National Geographic to pen this great travel book about adventures for two. Make sure you get your copy. It makes a great conversation starter or coffee table travel book! Cool Fact: We wrote one chapter for this book too!

43. 1000 Places to See Before you Die

Traveler's life list: Places to See Before You Die

If you have someone on your list that loves to travel but has a hard time making up their mind on where to go then make sure to pick up 1000 Places to See Before You Die by Patricia Schultz. This book really has been a big inspiration for us when it comes to looking for new places to travel. It is well written and has destinations that may not even have thought of. And side note: We know Patricia and she is awesome!

44. How to Travel the World on $50 a Day

travel gifts how to travel the world

Do you know someone who wants to backpack or travel the world on a budget? If so then make sure to get them How to Travel the World on $50 a Day by Matt Kepnes. It is full of great advice on things like travel hacking and smart banking, along with tips and tricks to traveling around the world on a limited budget.

And those are the best gifts for travelers for 2021. I hope you enjoyed all of our gift ideas and found something for the traveler in your life. Whether you are budget conscious or a luxury traveler or you are just looking for a fun travel gift for a special occasion we can recommend all of the items above because we actually own them.

And don’t forget to treat yourself a little. If you see something you like then it is alright to get it for yourself and say it was from “Santa”. Happy shopping and safe travels.

Need some more travel gift ideas? Make sure to check out our Best Travel Gear Guide for more ideas.

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About The Planet D

Dave Bouskill and Debra Corbeil are the owners and founders of The Planet D. After traveling to 115 countries, on all 7 continents over the past 13 years they have become one of the foremost experts in travel. Being recognized as top travel bloggers and influencers by the likes of Forbes Magazine, the Society of American Travel Writers and USA Today has allowed them to become leaders in their field.

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136 thoughts on “44 Best Gifts for Travelers in 2021”

  1. The Collapsible Water Bottle would be the most helpful travel tool for me. Need a gift for a friend too, thx a lot for the list. Nice selection of gifts.

  2. The list was very helpful. you listed everything!!! , I love traveling with my speakers as well. I have seen the passport book holder as well.

  3. Thank you so much for sharing amazing travel gifts, its really help me a lot in selecting a gift for my husband

  4. The list was very helpful. you listed everything!!! Lol, I love traveling with my speakers as well. I have seen the passport book holder as well.

  5. Amazing list. You have just made this list wonderful from the start. Thanks for sharing it that’s truly valuable knowledge about a similar topic. Amazing. Have a more successful day. Amazing write-up always finds something interesting.

  6. I love the world map pendant. its a unique item to have. Even though you cannot travel around the world still having a pendant is good to have.

  7. What a great reading for choosing the best gift for travel lovers. I really enjoy this amazing article. I was looking for the best gift for my friend and this article helps me a lot for choosing the best one. Thank you for sharing this wonderful article.

  8. Thank you for sharing this wonderful post …I enjoyed reading this thoroughly about Travel gifts …keep sharing such informative article

  9. A really nice article for travel crazy people. Now they know what they can carry with them while travelling. Awesome informative.

  10. I find some of your gift ideas are quite useful for travelers. In this pandemic time, a face mask is certainly one of them. Another extremely useful item is a portable power bank. This emergency charge supplier is extremely useful for any globe trotter.

  11. Good list. I like everything on the list. I like reading your posts. Keep up the good work! You realize, many persons are searching round for this information, you can help them greatly. Thank, Dave and Deb.

  12. Love this amazing reading of gift ideas for traveler. This is best guide for me as I want to give a gift to my friend who are a traveler. Thank you for sharing it.

  13. A really nice gifting list you got there. Was looking for a gift idea for my friend’s birthday and landed right here and must say i am not disappointed. Thanks for sharing the list with us. Keep up the good work.

  14. Honestly, a lot of those travel gifts for women are great. Yes, they are archetypically female, but it sounds like he based the list on women he polled. I think what some of the female readers were hoping to point out was that most of the items mentioned in the female section were pointedly appealing and useful to women alone, and none necessarily engaged the mind or body. While the male section, barring a few items, women would genuinely find equal interest in, so could have easily gone into the “everyone” section. This list is helpful and is meant with only good intentions. Looks like most are taking it as such.

    • Very true. We tried to break things up a bit to give people some organization, but I agree, I would use all of them as well!

  15. Great list, a lot of cool ideas there! How about adding a translator like Travis or Pocketalk? I’m thinking to get one for my dad but I’m waiting for Black Friday offers. Keep up the good work Matt 🙂

    • Translators are a good idea. We prefer Google Translate ourselves, I haven’t tried the ones you suggest.But thanks for sharing!

  16. Excellent content and unique information to know about the 50 useful travel gifts for 2020 .Keep it up! Great post!thanks for share it

  17. Thank you for sharing such a unique list. You always impress us. The one thing that stands apart from the list and my personal favorite would be the GOPRO HERO 8 BLACK. This is the best partner you could take along while traveling or while gifting something to a traveler this is the best choice one could get, as it helps in catching all the memories that would remain with you forever. The one and the only thing i would like to add to this list is the City Map Glass. If your dad’s a whiskey drinker who likes to travel, this custom city map glass is about as thoughtful a gift as it gets. The best part is it’s personalized (which will make it even more special). Yo get to choose his favorite city to get etched into the glass, so every time he has a drink, he’ll reminisce on his best memories.

  18. Hey!

    I got the same world map pillow! Its a shame that it looks better than feels=) However they were made for visual pleasure and they do their job

    • Pop Fashion Hidden Pocket Scarves also look better than feels, but does its job=) Pretty nice thing, especially when you and on tours and trips

  19. I would like to give my friend some amazing collection of flowers. And unbreakable cup. Thanks for you ideas for travel gifts.

  20. Great ideas! Really it’s a tough job when it’s come to gifts.
    this makes me feel so happy and i really like the travel journal idea.

  21. Hey Dave & Deb!

    Love this list of gifts for travelers. As a website that’s dedicated exclusively to finding awesome gifts, we enjoyed going through your finds! We actually also have a travel gift guide as well and have also included popular travel-related items like a travel scratch map and the Kindle. Other cool items we’ve discovered include a filtered water bottle and a collapsible electric kettle!

    Looking forward to more awesome posts!

  22. This is a great list of gifts. I have already selected few and they are going to be with me on my next backpacking trip.
    Thank you for this article!

  23. My favorite gadget that was bought for me was a foldable solar panel the you can clip to the back of your pack to charge stuff while on the move. The solar panel charged an integrated battery which in turn charged things like my phone and tablet. I take that thing everywhere.

  24. What a great list with lots of variety! Thank you for such brilliant ideas!Awesome Pictures! Keep it up! Great post! I’m definitely going to bookmark this.

  25. Really loved the way you explained everything.Thank you So Much for the Article and for sharing such beautiful pictures.
    Keep Blogging!!

  26. Awesome gift guide, as always! Loved that piggy bank so much we included it in our own gift guide and gave you a shout-out for your good taste and travel savvy : ) Also congrats on your gorgeous new photography prints and thank you so much for including our books, Ultimate Journeys for Two and Comfortably Wild!

  27. Being a travel geek myself I would love to have these gifts. These are absolutely great. Thanks for sharing these wonderful gift ideas. There are many things in the list which are pretty useful while traveling.

  28. You pretty much covered everything on my Christmas list haha. Some cheap gift ideas could be some compression socks or eye mask with ear plugs. Thanks

  29. Thank you guys SOOOOO much for featuring our new book “Comfortably Wild”. You are the best! Now, let’s find a place to go glamping together!!!!

  30. The hammock looks great! How about a travel translator like Travis or Pocketalk? I’ve been meaning to buy one for my sister who loves to go on weekend trips around Europe.

  31. Amazing list! I especially like the map and globe design – I had to go ahead and order one for myself. Keep up the great work!

  32. If someone handover to me to select the best gift for a traveller, I would select Go Pro Hero 7. And I’m damn sure s/he will be happy after getting this kind of gift. Because an action camera is mandatory for a traveller nowadays. Travellers move from here to there and captured their memory, scenery and other things by a camera. In this way, Go Pro 7 is the best option. The quality of this camera is outstanding.

  33. I love the world map pendant. its a unique item to have. Even though you cannot travel around the world still having a pendant is good to have.

  34. Very wonderful gifts and I like you rated
    I was very impressed by the gifts and special gifts that contained the maps it also fit geography lovers like me 🙂
    Thank you very much for these tips that are of interest to any tourist in this world

  35. My favorite gadget that was bought for me was a foldable solar panel the you can clip to the back of your pack to charge stuff while on the move. The solar panel charged an integrated battery which in turn charged things like my phone and tablet. I take that thing everywhere.

  36. Now this is what I call a great extensive guide for travel shoping. Usually these lists consist of 5-10 items, but you went the whole way and prepared 50. Thank you so much, I’m sure I’ll be returning to this list a few times in the future, ha-ha 🙂

  37. Great list… With one exception (assuming gift recipient is traveling by air)…

    I can name 3 different airports where that “Leatherman Multi-Tool” would get snatched by airport security (TSA in the U.S.A. and/or airport security worldwide) if carried in one’s pocket or in a carry-on…

  38. The list is good, everyone will find the appropriate gift for an outdoorlover. The handspresso is a nice gift idea, thank you for sharing.

  39. Astounding Post! Every gifts are fascinating. Your endeavors are truly calculable. A debt of gratitude is in order for sharing this post. Incredible blessing guide for all sort of explorers. Particularly for him and her.

  40. Amazing Post….!!! Each and Every gift is interesting. Your efforts are seriously appreciable. Thanks for sharing this post.

  41. Great list, You mentioned all the things that a traveler need. I have a 30,000 mAh power bank which helps me lot to be in the cellular network.

  42. I must admit you have some excellent gift ideas here. I have long been searching gift ideas and I finally found all the information i needed. Thanks for sharing.

  43. Finally a blog that has so many wonderful and out of the box ideas for gifts for travellers. One of my best buddies is always on the move and I have been wondering what to give him for his birthday. I guess my search ends here! The global SIM card is indeed a very useful gift that I am going to go for.

  44. Global sim card should be 1, 2, 3 in terms of importance for me 🙂 Def a must have. The solar power bank is also crucial. Great curated holiday gift list for the traveler.

  45. Hey, great article! Found it very useful. I just want to add Rowkin earbuds to this list. Got one from my brother a few months ago and just loving it.
    Will look forward for next articles. Thanks.

  46. This list of accessories is very awesome and great for a traveler who has a true travel passion, thanks for sharing this detailed post.

  47. Great gift list! I love seeing everyone’s recommendations each year for gifts for travelers! I just posted my “top 5” on my website too 🙂

  48. Decent list of goodies! Hard to choose unless you drive a campervan so you can take em all… Still waiting for my Mavic Pro to take on travels numbero one on the list!

  49. Truly great list! I loved magnetic globe & memory card holder. Thanks for sharing. It would be useful to gift travelers for this Christmas. Thanks again 🙂

  50. All the gift idea for travellers are really good and all are very very useful for them.

    I had gifted that DJI Mavic Pro to one of my friend long back. He really liked it too much and after 2 years also if we meet then again and again he says thanks for that amazing moving camera.
    It was costly for me (at $1250 i got that time) but i am very happy that my best friend is happy to use it.

  51. Great post! I’ll be forward this to my family for some holiday shopping ideas. 🙂 I’m also really looking forward to the Pilot from Waverly Labs, which is an earpiece that translates foreign languages in real time. It sounds too-good-to-be-true, but the tech seems legit. While it might take away a bit of the fun from learning new languages, can you imagine the kind of interactions you’d be able to have with non-English speaking locals? What time to be alive!

  52. I would love about…oh, 90% of the stuff on this list, even though in a few cases I already have something very similar to it already. Some would actually be great for the occasional travelers on this list or the many campers we have in my husband’s family. Thanks for providing some inspiration for my upcoming Christmas shopping!

  53. your post always different,i like it so much,all gadgets in your collection are good,thank you for sharing your blog………

  54. Awesome list guys. We would love a lot of them in our stocking. We are massive fans of the Sony RX100 series. We had the mark 2 and that was amazing, I can’t imagine what the mark 5 is like. Definitely would love the Mavic. Cheers for the great post.

  55. Great idea this list ) Have to say we either have most of these articles or were planning to buy them. Btw love the world map pendant =))