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Seeking the perfect gifts for friends and relatives who love to travel? You can’t go wrong with these chic accessories and quirky gadgets designed to complement their adventures and make life easier on the road.
Whether it’s for avid adventurers or international jetsetters, here are some of the best gifts for travelers to put under the Christmas tree these holidays:
Drones are the ultimate gift for travel bloggers, vloggers, and Instagrammers. And with the palm-size AirSelfie 2, the first portable HD flying camera on the market, your favorite trippers will be able to capture their most special vacation moments and instantly share them on social media with a touch of a screen. Also controlled via the accompanying iOS or Android app, this new model comes with an upgraded 12MP camera and a built-in 16GB micro SD card, and can hover up to 65 feet in the air.
For a gift that’s both practical and symbolic, consider this fine-looking Heritage Lensatic Compass from UST. Marrying modern features with vintage looks, this piece evokes the romance of travel, while providing the most accurate reading in the day and night thanks to its liquid interior and precision alignment. The shock-resistant case makes it a great tool to have on hand on your next outdoor pursuit.
Stunning Moscow Mule Copper Mug
Most long-term travelers have their own quirks and routines when out and about. If your pal is like Uncle Si from the Duck Dynasty and loves to carry that special mug anywhere, get him/her one that will last forever. Meet the iconic Moscow mule mug, a stunning piece of copperware steeped in history and tradition, that can be used for serving everything, from the traditional vodka cocktail to cold beer and freshly brewed iced tea.
Chic Lightweight Carry-On
If you’re really stuck on choosing the best gifts for frequent travelers, opt for a nice piece of luggage. Whether the traveler on your holiday list is a savvy flyer, a road warrior, or a weekend wanderer, they’ll definitely love receiving this chic, quality carry-on for Christmas. Designed by Incase, the EO Duffel Bag fits all overnight essentials, including a change of clothes and a 15-inch MacBook.
Stylish Travel Wallet
Having trouble finding the best travel gifts for her? With its good looks and thoughtful design, CALPAK's Stylish Travel Wallet will delight even the most discerning fashionista on the go. A plethora of interior/exterior pockets keep everything organized, while different adjustable straps make it every bit as versatile as the occasion calls for – be it a long-haul flight, a short business trip, or a night out in the city.
Stylish Portable Speaker
Buy the camper/glamper in your entourage a Helsinki wireless speaker, and they’ll be forever grateful. Inspired by the elegance and simplicity of Nordic design, this compact Bluetooth loudspeaker by Vifa sounds and looks so damn good you’ll want one for yourself, too.
All-In-One Leather Caddy
Handmade leather goods make wonderful Christmas presents. Any stylish jetsetter will appreciate this handsome Hitch & Timber notebook wallet crafted from rustic vegetable tan infused leather. Sized to fit everyday essentials such as notebook, knife, pen, and cash/cards, the caddy is not only good looking, but also extremely practical, helping them stay organized while traveling.
Designed to keep work essentials organized on the go, this set from Bellroy is an ideal gift for the business traveler. It comprises the handsome, cleverly designed Work Folio A4 and a slim card holder with magnetic closure – both made from premium, environmentally certified leather.
Classy, durable, and packed with well-thought-out pockets, the folio can hold everything from notebooks and business cards to your phone, tablet, cables, and even a sleek 13-inch laptop.
The Ultimate Travel Pillow
A travel pillow is an essential accessory for any serious traveler, and the gloriously adjustable Ostrich Pillow GO, with its high-sensitivity memory foam interior, soft cotton sleeve, and hidden magnetic buttons, is one of the best options out there.
Tinggly Experience Gift Box
There are few things that can enrich someone’s life quite like the gift of travel. So, this year, spoil the globetrotter that has it all with a special Tinggly gift box tailored to his/her interests.
Packed with some of the world’s best travel experiences, a package allows recipients to choose one adventure from over 500 escapades across 100 countries. Once received, your friend has 2 years to pick an experience – whether that’d be island hopping in Thailand, whale-watching in Iceland, or a fabulous Game of Thrones tour in Croatia – and plan an unforgettable trip around it. This really is a unique gift that every travel enthusiast is guaranteed to love!
Collapsible Water Bottle
For the outdoor enthusiast in your life, consider this quirky, collapsible water bottle that perfectly complements any adventure while also being safe for the environment. Featuring an original spiral design, que Bottle is both fashionable and functional, ensuring proper hydration on the go.
Mini Clothing Steamer
Looking neat on the road can be tough, but BIZOND’s mini clothing steamer makes it easy to kill germs, eliminate odors, and remove wrinkles from your tightly packed clothes. This little fellow uses dry steam technology, heats up in just 25 seconds, and it’s gloriously portable. Perfect for business trips, weddings abroad, and pretty much anything in between!
Airbnb Gift Card
For the person who values a truly local experience over anything else, an Airbnb gift card, which they can use on accommodations or activities wherever they choose to explore next, is a safe bet. The credits range from $25 to $500 and don’t expire, which means your friends will have all the time they need to plan their next trip. You can also personalize the voucher by adding a suggestive image or a message. The only downside is that these cards can only be purchased by or gifted to individuals in the United States, at least for now.
Personal Emergency Alarm
Adventure types will love the B A S U eAlarm+, a tiny safety device which sounds when the pin is pulled. Small, sleek, and water resistant, this personal travel alarm is equally effective as a deterrent against wild animals and human aggressors, or as a rescue signal for hikers, campers, and any other outdoors enthusiast caught in an emergency situation. It can also be used as a tripwire or campsite alarm, and comes with a pre-installed carabiner for easy attachment to your keys or backpack.
Portable Fitness Kit
Your travel-loving friends and family can keep up with their workout routine anytime, anywhere with the Classic FitKit. This portable fitness kit includes exercise cards, different resistance bands, a jump rope for cardio, as well as a tubing with handles exerciser plus door anchor – all packed in a sleek, durable 9” case for easy storage and transport.
Travel Amenity Kit
Airplane accessories are fantastic travel gift ideas if your pal is a frequent flyer. Complete with soft foam ear plugs, sleeping mask, inflatable neck pillow, and cozy slippers with foam padding, this travel amenity kit from Herschel Supply Co makes a thoughtful present for jetsetters seeking in-flight comfort. A convenient storage pouch makes it easy to store and carry when not in use.
Old Fashioned Travel Notebook
When it comes to buying gifts for people who love to travel, it’s easy to overlook the obvious. Every explorer needs a way to document his/her experiences on the road. And although nowadays most of us have a blog, a camera, and a couple of social media profiles to keep track of our latest adventures, nothing compares with the simple joy of writing things down in an old-fashioned notebook, with an actual pen.
With a generous Notes section and callouts for the Location, Date, and Conditions of the trip, The Adventure Log notebook by Word is the perfect gift for creative nomads.
Topnotch Traveler Skin Care Kit
Spoil your favorite globetrotter with a Traveler’s Skin Care Kit from Ursa Major. From face wash and toner to moisturizer and wipes, the set contains all the skincare essentials for the trip – and they’re all natural and nature-scented.
Sleek Self-Draining Umbrella
Whether your friend is an urban thrill seeker or travels regularly for business, Kjaro is sure to become his/her new obsession. Made in Italy, this sleek and compact umbrella comes with an ingenious self-draining case, preventing rainwater from dripping all over the floor once you’re indoors.
Inspiring Travel & Photography Book
Filled with practical travel info and spectacular pictures of over 40 destinations around the globe, Depart makes a brilliant gift idea for those with a case of wanderlust. A successful collaboration between MENDO, Instagram-famous Sizoo brothers, and 22 photographers from all over the world, this modern travel and photography book will spark a sense of adventure in readers of all ages and interests.