Looking for some gift ideas for travel addicts? Here’s 30 of the best gifts for travelers, as approved by a world-wandering globe trotter. Different gift ideas that have real value and meaning, without breaking the bank! Let the shopping begin…
You’ve probably seen these around before and will most likely see them again- they’re popular for a reason, because well- what’s more rewarding than ticking those countries off as you travel the world?! Designed & made in UK, this brand create super high quality design product packaged in a beautiful gift tube. Smart matte finish. Cost: £14.99 Click here to buy.
You may also like the Deluxe Edition. Cost: £13.40 discounted for a limited time. Click here to buy. This also comes in line with the exclusive Ed Sheeran version for any music fans- that’s certainly a style you’ll never have seen before!
Know someone who loves to travel but really can’t live without their coffee? Then the Wacaco Nanopresso Portable Espresso Maker is 100% the perfect gift for them. This gives you great coffee, wherever you are in the world. Portable, lightweight, stylish and easier than ever to use! Well worth checking out… Cost: £68.99. Click here to buy. You can also get a mini express one here for just £49.99.
Created by Fujifilm the Instax Mini 9 Camera is super cute and delivers even cuter photos in seconds! Different lenses, different lightings and it even comes with Inclusive Selfie Mirror, to get the perfect photo with friends. Easy to use and great for printing memories into post-card sizes instantly. This is an ABSOLUTE MUST for travelers on the move and a gift they won’t forget! Cost: £59 discounted for a limited time. Click here to buy.
Okay so here’s a different one. Know someone who loves to travel but is so damn forgetful and clumsy? Perhaps this rings true a little too close to home. (I know it does for me!) The perfect gift? Tile Mate! This is a bluetooth tracker you can attach to your bags or valuable’s to ensure they will NEVER get lost. It has two main features:
- Ring your things: Use your smartphone to make your Tile Mate ring when it’s nearby but out of sight.
- Find your phone: Can’t find your phone? Simply double press the Tile button on your Tile Mate to make your phone ring, even when it’s on silent.
Clever huh? Cost: £19.99 Click here to buy.
Okay so every time I go away, I’m kicking myself for having not bought one of these yet! The Mpow phone case fits pretty much every phone, keeping it dry and enabling you to use it anywhere you go… Whether that’s protecting it from sand on a beach, water in the sea, splashes in a pool, or even strap it to you wrist when doing outdoor adventure activities around water. Features – IPX8 CERTIFIED WATERPROOF – FLOATABLE DRY BAG POUCH – TOUCH-SENSITIVE & CRYSTAL CLEAR WINDOW – SECURE& LIGHTWEIGHT DESIGN … The perfect travel gift. And, to top it off: the reviews for this bad boy are unbeatable! Cost: £6.99 Click here to buy.
From the same creators of the travel maps mentioned above, we then have this little gem! With this scratch out travel journal, you’ll learn more than you ever knew about the world as you slowly reveal each country and cities within them. It’s a really unique gift and something I haven’t come across before. Cost: £10.86 discounted for a limited time. Click here to buy.
Travel with ease with this unique travel case. The “Adventure Port” is a handcrafted passport holder with a built-in pouch that includes a removable and rechargeable portable cell phone charging power bank. It comes in a variety of designs, colours and styles, but I’ve got to warn you- once you use it once, you will NOT be able to live without it! Cost: £29.99 Click here to buy.
Say goodbye to the bum-bag because this little gem is the next big thing! The hidden zipper pocket lets you hold your valuables allowing you to ditch the clutch or purse and keep them safely on you. Discrete yet stylish, there’s a variety of colours and styles available. Cost: £7.99 Click here to buy.
Traveling is completely life-changing, but there’s no denying, along the way- you’ll also find you have a fair bit of time to kill in between new adventures. That’s where BACKPACKER comes in! This is the only game about travelling around the world that is small enough to take with you. Play at home, on your next holiday or big trip and beyond. This card game is essential for anyone who loves to travel! Cost: £9.99 Click here to buy.
If you haven’t already given in to the pressure of buying AirPods and you’re still on the hunt for an inexpensive pair of lightning earphones: these in-ears might be just the ticket. The 1More E1004 delivers solid audio performance and noise cancelling on the cheap. The sound is warm, plus the noise-cancelling technology is capable of blocking out almost anything- whether you’re on the plane, train, car, or even walking around a new city. It is perfect for traveling and a thoughtful gift that will go a long way, without breaking the bank! Cost: £29.99 Click here to buy.
Okay time for one of the COOLEST travel inventions of all time: the scrubba portable wash bag. This is the lightest, most compact and world’s smallest “washing machine”, perfect for hiking, backpacking, outdoor travel adventures. Simply fill, close, and deflate, then rub clothes against the washboard for 30 seconds to 3 minutes and… walah! Full instructions found in the link below (including a video tutorial), but it’s amazing! This gift will not only help travelers do their laundry anywhere on the road, but also save them money and time. Win win! Cost: £42. Click here to buy.
Love to travel? Care about the planet? Then combat the damaging effects of single use plastic with the crowdfunded Memobottle. This stylish bottle makes the ideal travel accessory and unique gift for globe-trotters. Measuring the size of a book, the flat water bottle can easily fit into your bag, it is dishwasher safe and BPA-free… whilst still fitting enough in to really hydrate you! This is one of my favourite gifts on this list. Cost: £29. Click here to buy.
We’ve all heard of them, most of us have seen them and yes they may look like something out of Star Wars but your travel friend will sure be thanking you if they haven’t yet got one, because drones produce UNREAL photos and videos from your adventures. This one in particular is affordable, easy to use and great for beginning. See it’s full features and reviews here. Cost: £59.99 Click here to buy.
So I actually bought this for my friend at Christmas and it went down an absolute treat. The design is different, the quality is great and not only does it make a great accessory in a room, but it also encourages that all-important saving! Cost: £12.99 Click here to buy.
Simply put, a Kindle is an essential gift for all travel fanatics who love to dig their teeth into a good book! The Kindle gives you instant access to millions of great reads, all at a simple click of the button. It’s lightweight, simple to use and once you get one- you will never go back to normal books! The new Kindle Paperwhite is glare free, high resolution, touch-screen, high storage, with a built-in light to read whenever you are and it is even now waterproof, which means you’re free to read whilst relaxing at the beach, by the pool or in the bath (even explorers need their down-time!) You can see the comparison between kindles here. This one is the best value for money in my opinion and incredible value for money! Cost: £119.99 Click here to buy.
16. Packing Cubes
Right, so here’s a different one… Make your traveler pal’s packing so much easier with these space-saving packing cube pouches. Six different size bags enabling you to easily organise and separate your clothes into different compartments. Wide range of colours to choose from and a stress-free trip! Cost: £7.29 Click here to buy.
Stuck in the airport for hours? No spare seats? Or even just out on a hike and need a break? This portable chair comes in super handy for any adventure seekers or avid travellers, tired of waiting around. It’s lightweight, easy to carry and a real problem-solver! Cost: £18.99. Click here to buy.
Branching out a little further from the traditional travel scratch map, we have this personalised printed version. You can use this to track & plan your travels or mark where you’ve been. Travel maps speak about us, the experiences we had, the place we have been and places we will go. The design with this one is stylish, modern and perfect for decorating a room. It comes with 90 push pins (so no scratching here!) ready to kickstart your adventures! Cost: £25. Click here to buy.
Forget about those ugly see-through plastic bottles you can get when traveling and instead replace them with Matador’s stylish FlatPak bottles. Designed to dramatically reduce bulk and weight when travelling, these are the carry-on approved liquid size have interchangeable labels and a rugged, durable construction, perfect for those regularly on the move. Re-fill before you go and travel with ease and style! Cost: £29.99 Click here to buy.
Okay so I can’t actually take any credit for this idea because I was in fact given it as a gift for Christmas myself, but I can tell you- it was one of the best presents I got! You know when you’re sat on the plane and just can’t get comfy? Well this little thing solves all those problems! Simply attach to the chair and you can easily prop your feet up into different positions. It’s perfect for long-distance flights and will be such a different yet thoughtful present for a travel addict! Cost: £9.99. Click here to buy.
Small stocking-filler or the perfect add-on to other presents for that travel-loving family member or friend: this cord organiser stops headphones from getting all tangled whilst traveling but also look great too! Different colours available. Cost: £4.99 Click here to buy.
Another must-buy gift for travel addicts is this backpack. I bought it last year and I haven’t been on another trip since without it! It’s water resistant, has multiple storage compartments and features, gives you USB access to charge your phone, tablet and other devices easily and conveniently without opening up the backpack AND anti-theft! Better yet, the bag is unisex which means both my partner and I can take it in turns carrying it when out on adventures, and it keeps all your equipment safe and easy to find. I really couldn’t live without it and I know whoever receives it, soon won’t be able to too! Cost: £18.69 Click here to buy.
Okay so I guess a towel is not what instantly springs to mind when you’re buying gifts, but trust me, they’ll be thanking you later because when you’re traveling around and need to pack light- the microfibre towel is an absolute godsend! This one is an extra large so it covers your whole body yet can fit in just your hand! It’s lightweight, compact yet also very absorbent. In fact, it absorbs up to 8x more water than a regular towel which means it dries far faster. Goodbye smelly towels, hello your new favourite travel companion! Cost: £11.99 Click here to buy.
24. Aukey Power Bank
Now this power bank has been an absolute GEM which is why I have to recommend for a gift for travellers. Not only do I not go traveling without it but actually, I rarely leave the house without it! I did so much research into travel banks because -with a lot of equipment I’m using a lot- it’s an absolute essential. I previously had the Anker smaller, more compact portable charger that you can just fit in your pocket, which was good and handy but as it’s gotten older- the life on it has drastically decreased (It now struggles to last one charge!) So I’d recommend it as a short term, day-to-day handbag goodie back at home and even perhaps as an accompaniment whilst away: just don’t rely on it solely and know it won’t last forever!
Not like the Aukey Power Bank… Great value for money, hasn’t downgraded in standard with time, provides hours of energy and also enables you to charge multiple devices at a time! It’s not something you would really carry around in your pocket but fits into a small bag nicely, is super reliable and os hands down one of my best buys. Click here to buy.
25. Hama Jumbo Album
With all these adventures coming and going, what better gift than to give someone somewhere special to store all their photos? This album by Hama Jumbo is my all-time favourite because not only is the front cover personalisable, but the inside packages don’t limit you to one picture per page, but allow you room to fill it exactly how you want it! (Which is essential for travellers like me who take SO many photos and then struggle to decide on favourites!) You can also select from a variety of different colours for that perfect personalised present! Cost: £11.99 Click here to buy.
So this travel gift is perfect for someone you’re soon jetting off with. Already packed in a beautiful little gift box, this antique-style bottle opener is not only practical but also pretty enough to be an accessory. Certainly something different (and adorable!) for a loved one. Cost: £7.21 Click here to buy.
27. The Trtl Pillow
This travel pillow is totally unique, one-of-a-kind and actually scientifically proven to effectively support your neck whilst traveling. It’s half the size of the standard travel pillows, holds your neck in position and works by being gently wrapped around your neck. Such a clever concept and a great alternative. Highly recommend! Click here to buy.
One step up from this, there’s Grid It! For those traveling with multiple electronics, it’s perfect as it keeps all the cords organised without getting damaged, keeps everything together, whilst still fitting in a backpack. It’s great for a carry-on and comes in a variety of styles and colours. Cost: £15.95 Click here to buy.
For the perfect way to complete an office or home-space, how about the Bullseyes Magnetic Globe? It’s a stylish way to track paths travelled with different coloured magnets so that you can mark different things. Let’s say green for “been there” or gold for “bucket list”. The globe comes in different colours to match to your travel-lovers style. This gift comes at a higher price, but the quality really shines through. Cost: £59.78. Click here to buy.
Last but not least… with one of their best books of all time, National Geographic take you on a photographic tour of our world in this spellbinding new coffee table travel gift book. Hundreds of Earth’s most breathtaking locales are illustrated with vivid, oversized full-color images taken by Nat Geo’s world-class photographers: guaranteed to inspire tangible ideas for everyone’s next great trip. Hardcover cost: £15.71 Click here to buy.
I hope this helps you to find the perfect present for all the travel-addicts in your life (or even a little treat for yourself!) For more travel gift ideas, check out my essential kit list here. Happy shopping!