20 Travel Gift Ideas
Some people have been bitten by the travel bug and knowing the products that come in handy while traveling the world will make gift giving so much easier for the traveler in your life. Below are 20 gift ideas that make a world of difference to have on the road with you!
- Scratch off World Map
I love these maps! They are perfect for keeping track of everywhere you have been, and it’s fun. The price range is also pretty reasonable; the one pictured above is from Barnes and Noble. Find it here.
- A Lock
A good, sturdy padlock is a must have for travelers that stay in Hostels. These are needed to keep the items they have in lockers safe while exploring a new destination. Any lock that is decent is better than no lock at all, but I do prefer this Master Lock 653D Set-Your-Own-Combination 2-inch Padlock from Amazon, and you can pick your favorite color!
- Travel Size Humidifier
Your skin gets used to a certain environment, and when traveling to a new destination the climate can be different which could lead to dry skin and even breakouts. Nobody wants to deal with that, which is why The HoMedics Personal Portable Ultrasonic Humidifier from JCPenney is perfect. This will help give the air around you some moisture which helps with congestion and hydrating your skin.
- Solar Charger
These solar chargers are genius, and anybody who travels will forever be grateful if you buy them this as a gift. If you are ever somewhere that is low on outlets, or maybe you forgot to bring along an adapter and need to charge your phone or tablet, this will be a lifesaver. Just attach it to your backpack or purse during the day, and it will be able to charge your phone or tablet right up. I bought mine from Amazon.
- Packing Cubes
Everyone I have talked to that I have met through travel loves and swears by packing cubes. Whether they are backpackers, or luxury travelers, everyone uses them! The packing cubes will keep everything organized, and it makes it so much easier to find something in your backpack or suitcase. No more rummaging around and unfolding everything! This pack of 5 packing cubes from Mumi is a perfect gift for your traveler.
- Roll Up Travel Jewelry Organizer
Packing jewelry for a trip can be a pain, but it still needs to done. To make sure earrings don’t get lost, and necklaces don’t get tangled, a jewelry roll is a must have. This will keep everything together, and take up a very small amount of space in your luggage. I love this Lauren Conrad Roll Up Travel Jewelry Organizer from Kohl’s, it is so cute!
- Hanging Organizer
I have travelled with my Vera Bradley Hanging Organizer for as long as I can remember. I find it to be so useful for keeping all of my toiletries in place, and I can find everything I need in a second because its organized! You can get hanging organizers from a lot of different places, but Vera Bradley will always be my favorite because of the quality, and fun prints they offer.
- Travel Toothbrush
Staying clean while traveling is a must, and having a nice clean mouth can really make a huge difference in your attitude. I love the VIOlife Slim Sonic Toothbrush because it is battery powered so you don’t have to plug anything in to get a good charge, and there are so many color options, that it will work for any traveler!
- Collapsible Water Bottle
Staying hydrated is a must, and having a roll up water bottle will make things so much easier when traveling. They take up virtually no room in your luggage, purse, or pocket, and you can fill the bottle up to make sure you have water wherever you are. It is also really nice to have a water bottle with you in the airport, just make sure to have it empty when going through security, and then fill it up before boarding the plane. I have been using this 24 fl. oz. Vapur Element Water Bottle and highly recommend it.
- LifeProof Case
LifeProof is an amazing phone and tablet case that is waterproof, and will protect your phone from accidently dropping it. This is the perfect travel accessory because it will work with any weather, and your phone is totally protected from whatever may happen. There are also a lot of different color options to choose from, my favorite is the FRĒ for iPhone 6/6s Case in sunset.
- Touch Tec Gloves
Traveling doesn’t always involve nice weather and beaches, sometimes the destination will be cold, and you will want to wear gloves. This can make for a problem when trying to use your phone, but luckily these Mixit® Essentials Touch Tech Gloves allow you to use your phones touchscreen while wearing gloves, keeping your hands warm. They have made such a difference for me, and your traveler will be grateful to have these.
- Compression Socks
Compression socks are needed for someone who travels often due to the health benefits they offer for frequent fliers. Wearing them on a flight will lower the risk for Deep Vein Thrombosis, and they will help your legs feel rejuvenated when getting off the plane. These Sockwell Compression Socks are great, and come in different sizes and colors.
- Eye Mask
Long haul flights will be better if you are able to sleep on them, and sometimes an eye mask is just the thing to help you get some shut eye. I love this Flight 001 Contoured Eye Mask because it doesn’t feel tight or actually touch your eyes. There are three different colors to choose from for this eye mask.
- Travel Journal
Travel journals are so important when you are on the road and taking in a new destination. They are handy for you to write events and places that you want to remember, and the perfect way to keep all of your memories in one place to be able to reflect on them. I probably have 20 different travel journals because I just keep picking up new ones when I see them.
- Travel Books
Reading is a great thing to pass time in an airport or on a train. There are so many books out there from travel guides, to fiction. One of my favorites that I am reading right now is Girls Who Travel by Nicole Trillivas, a wonderful novel that any traveler would enjoy.
- 10 foot Charging Cord
A 10 foot charging cord for your iPhone is so useful when traveling. You can use it at a crowded outlet and get away from the crowd or in your hotel room to have the freedom to roam around the room and not stay near the outlet. Some may think this is too long of a cord, but trust me, it is the perfect length, and once you get used to using such a long charging cord, you will never go back. These are available at many retailers, but I have always purchased my 10 foot Lightning Cord from Amazon.
- World Map Mac Decal
Obviously a traveler will love to have a world map decal for their laptop, and I love how colorful this one is from Etsy. This particular sticker comes in 11in, 13in, 15in, and 17in, and you can choose the finish as well.
Price: $10.00 – $20.00
- Universal Adapter
When traveling overseas, an adapter is a must have. There is no way to charge your phone or use anything with electricity if you won’t be able to plug it into the outlet. This Travel Smart Adapter from Target is perfect because it is an all in one so you don’t have to worry about bringing all of the different pieces with you, or losing them.
Price: $ 11.99
- GoPro Hero 5 Black
If you are looking to spend a little more money on the traveler in your life, then a GoPro would be the way to go. They are amazing cameras that are everything proof. The camera can go in the water, snow, rain, etc. and never get ruined or malfunction. Some of the best photos I have seen, especially underwater photos, have been taken on a GoPro. The Hero 5 Black is simply the newest model.
- Skyroam Hotspot
When traveling, having internet and using data can be very expensive, and that is where the Skyroam Hotspot comes in. Once you purchase your Skyroam, you buy day passes for $8.00, and then you will be able to connect to safe Wi-Fi networks globally! It really is amazing that this little machine can do so much, and it will come in handy no matter where you are.
Price: $124.99 + Day Passes