So now that holiday season and shopping is fast approaching, take a look at your gift list. Might you have any gifts for travel lovers to purchase? What in the world do you get the person that has seen so much of the world already?
Gift giving can be tough if you have an avid traveler to shop for. But don’t fret! These 10 gift ideas (plus bonus stocking stuffers) are perfect for travel lovers this holiday season.
Living abroad in Barcelona for the last two years means we fill our weekends with tons of mini trips, I can honestly say I’d love any of these travel gifts! So rest assured, these are only items I would personally ask Santa for in order to make our family’s travels more comfortable and/or convenient.
From electronics and beauty to practicality and eco-friendly, I’ve got you covered here. And the best part? As your friend or loved one continues traveling the globe, they’ll think of your generosity every time your gift is used.
But First…If They’re Not Into “Stuff”
I happen to be a big fan of the whole “experience over stuff” mentality. We can all use less clutter in our lives, right? So if the person on your list happens to be one of those adventure seekers who needs nothing more than their next adrenaline rush, go for an experience!
One of our favorite ways to share new adventures with our kids is through touring. Not every tour is meant for small children, but luckily Viator provides loads of options for us.
We’ve used these guys here in Barcelona as well as while traveling to Rome (click city for 40% off Rome tours), London (click city for 40% off London tours) and Paris (click city for 40% off Paris tours).
10 Perfect Gifts for Travel Lovers
Electronics Organizer – $18
It seems no matter how organized we try to be with packing electronics cords, they never seem to stay that way! This adorable little case will help keep all your chargers, plugs, adaptors and wires neat and in order. A must have gift for travel lovers or anyone!
For someone that has a constant bucket list of places they’ve been and would like to travel to, this cork map from Miss Wood is perfect! This has become one of our family’s favorite ways to capture our travels together. Sold in tons of different designs and with an accessory kit of country flags as well as twinkling lights to add that special touch in any home.
Talk about genius! This revolutionary and eco-friendly travel laundry system allows any travel lover to do their wash on the go…virtually anywhere! Perfect gift for travel lovers, campers, hikers, nomads, expats…you name it!
Bamboo Utensils – $10
Great for the planet as well as any traveler, these bamboo utensils are neatly organized and easy to throw into any backpack or carry-on suitcase.
Jewelry Organizer – $23
Because when was the last time any woman packed just ONE piece of jewelry? What better excuse to bring all her favorites when she has a nifty little organizer like this one?
Maybe it’s just me, but the things I hate packing the most before a trip are toiletries! So many tiny bottles and boxes to remember! What travel lover wouldn’t adore the simplicity that comes with a gift set like this?
Ear Bud Headphones – $30
Say goodbye to shoving big bulky headphones into a backpack or carry-on suitcase. These tiny earbuds are space savers and provide great sound on noisy planes/trains.
Whether we travel to an Air B&B, hotel, tent in the woods or the beach we love to have our music handy and so will any traveler on your list.
Wow, as a family of five this has been such a great gadget for us. No more asking strangers to take our picture or posing awkwardly for a family selfie! Just situate the base anywhere with the adjustable arms, place smartphone into the mount and click the bluetooth remote when ready.
Space Saver Travel Bags – $25
The travel lover on your list will LOVE these air tight space saver bags, which help maximize space for suitcase storage up to 80%. Great way to pack heavy sweaters, coats or even stinky laundry, as mentioned in my recent post about How to Unpack After Your Travels!
And 4 Bonus Stocking Stuffer Ideas…
Stylish and fun, this passport cover and card holder is perfectly fitting for the avid traveler.
Okay, all joking aside here – on a plane, in a restaurant or at the hotel, your potty time should be kept private for anyone! But most especially travelers.
Foldable Travel Hangers – $13
Don’t leave home without ’em. Simple and smart design, colorful and oh-so practical for Air B&B stays or campsites, which normally won’t come equipped with any.
Talk about a staple gift for any traveler, a universal power adaptor means your gift recipient will never get caught in a foreign country without the right plugs!
Have any additional ideas to add to this list? What travel gifts have you received and can’t live without? Drop me a message in the comments below!
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