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As Black Friday is upon us and so is Christmas, it’s the time of year where you end up raking your brain on gifts for someone going travelling. Let’s be honest, they can be the hardest to buy for. So, I’ve made it easy for you! Here’s a big list of 34 gifts for someone going travelling. I’m sure there’s something for everyone and anyone who loves to travel.
Packing cubes are a fantastic product for the avid traveller. They are great to separate your travel luggage so when you need something you don’t have to empty your entire backpack to find that one thing, they are genius!
Gone are the days where you need 5 different adapters to travel the world! Now you can get a universal adapter, so you can travel with just one piece of equipment. The great thing about this one is that it also has 2 USB ports, so you can charge more than one thing at once. This is useful in this day and age when a lot of travellers are travelling with more than one electronic device!
Not only is this a compact toilet bag but the secret practical use for this is that it also has a hanger. So when you shower in those pesky communal showers, you have somewhere to place your bag with your toiletries. Quite often when you have shared bathrooms there will be nowhere to put your bag except for the floor which is not ideal. Now you can hang this in the shower on a hanger or at the top of the door.
Silicone travel containers are so much more practical than the usual hard plastic containers you can get. Not only a practical gift but also, I think they look pretty cool and they are colour coded, so you no longer have to guess which is shampoo and which is body wash.
A moon cup is a female product also known as a menstrual cup. Instead of using traditional pads or tampons you can now use a moon cup. It’s a silicone cup which can be reused for years and years which means you cut down the cost of buying female products and you help save the environment. I recently purchased one of these and I can say I really love it and will never be going back to pads or tampons. The moon cup is a revolution!
This is not JUST a drink bottle, it’s a bottle which will filter any water you collect. It means wherever you are travelling to you will be able to drink the water from your container and not buy plastic bottles of water all the time. The filters get rid of 99.9% of …..(facts)
I’m still so surprised at how many people don’t have a battery pack. It’s a small battery that can charge any small devices such as your phone. Depending on the size of the battery pack will depend on how many times it will charge your phone. I always have one that charges mine at least 3 times on the road. This is important for keeping in touch with family members if you don’t have access to a power point. It’s great for long-haul flights and those long bus rides!
An incredibly handy gift can be as simple as luggage scales. These days airlines are so strict about the weight of your bags so now you won’t have to guess how much your bag weighs and you can come to the airport prepared! No one hates opening your suitcase in front of the entire airport searching for things you can relocate and get rid of to make your bag weigh less!
I don’t recommend travelling without bag locks. They are so important! I am still so surprised that some don’t even bother to lock their bags. You should ALWAYS lock your bag when you go on an overseas flight not only to protect your luggage from going missing but also to protect yourself from people putting illegal substances in your bag! This has happened before. People have gotten to their destination; their bag has been pulled aside and suddenly they are carrying a shipment of illegal drugs. This is extremely dangerous, and, in some countries, this can carry a death penalty. ALWAYS protect your bags when travelling!
A microfibre towel is a magical towel all travellers should have! It’s light and a lot more compact than a regular towel. It also dries much faster than a regular towel so it’s a must-have while travelling.
In this day and age plastic is a huge problem for our environment. I highly recommend travelling with a reusable straw if you absolutely cannot survive without one. Overseas some countries don’t think about the impact of just a simple straw. Save the world one straw at a time by keeping a metal one with you. And don’t tell me that it doesn’t make a difference because it absolutely does! One less straw on the beach is a difference.
Speaking of plastic, I really love travelling with a tote bag. It’s a great little bag to have on you if you need to do some shopping to avoid using plastic bags. I sometimes use it as a day bag too. This one is super cute because it says travel!
It wasn’t until I travelled to India that I realised the importance of carrying one of these. If you’re travelling to a country like India, then this is a must-have! The amount of dodgy looking hostel sheets and overnight trains are enough to now make this a compulsory travel product. It could save you from catching something nasty.
I HIGHLY recommend a travel journal as a gift. I have over 7 of them filled with beautiful memories of my travels that I would have otherwise probably forgotten about. To me, a travel journal is much more valuable than any souvenir you will ever purchase. The journals that I have filled from my travels I will be sharing with my grandchildren in the later years which is priceless.
Always have a bag tag on your luggage! Bags can go missing and airport tags can be broken off, you will then have no way to find your bag again. If you have a permanent bag tag with your details on it then it will be a lot easier for your bag to be located. It’s also a good idea because sometimes people have the exact same bags like you! When you’re getting your luggage off the carousel you can easily check that it’s actually your bag with a personalised tag!
This beautiful sterling silver bracelet in shape of the world is a gorgeous present to give to someone who is an avid traveller or maybe a gift to give yourself! It’s a thoughtful gift that won’t take up any room in their luggage and it’s a very meaningful present to give to a loved one or friend.
This is not only a beautiful gift to give but a very practical one. Everyone needs a watch, right? Why not have one that has a beautiful face of a world map?!
Travel themed home décor
If you don’t have a scratch map of the world yet, then where have you been?! These are a beautiful thing to give to someone who loves travelling! When you have visited a country or region simply scratch to reveal a beautiful colourful background. Now you can see exactly where in the world you have been, as well it’s a beautiful piece of home décor to have!
Before I started travelling, I just wish I had one of these! These are a great gift for someone who’s saving up for their next holiday. It’s a great reminder to save those pennies!
Gifts for digital nomads or electronic lovers
If you’re anything like me, you probably have at least 1 million different chords and cables. This organiser is immensely helpful for digital nomads or anyone who travels with lots of different electrical items. I love mine so much and anyone who travels with lots of electrical items will too!
This is a fun gift for anyone who loves phone photography! These lenses are small, compact and make your phone photos look 100x cooler. For any travel friend who loves using Instagram, this might be the perfect gift for them.
This is a piece of equipment I have had for years and stand by it! This is a tripod for your phone, GoPro and even DSLR. There are two parts to it. There a small one which I use for my big camera like a tripod as the longer stick is not made for that kind of weight. And then you can have the long stick to make it into a GoPro tripod! You can also use the long stick as a selfie stick for your GoPro and phone. This is a great gift for solo travellers as its perfect for people wanting to take photos of themselves when there’s no one around!
I know this is an expensive gift to give but a GoPro is such an awesome travel gift that I HAD to include it. The GoPro 6 shoots in 4k, takes incredible pictures in and out of water and is just an awesome camera to have if you don’t have a lot of space. I have the GoPro 6 and I’m incredibly happy with it!
And yes, the last expensive gift but I promise you this is perfect if you have a higher budget. Maybe you have a son, daughter or grand child who wants to take their travel photography to the next level. This drone captures beautiful footage and photos, see above! It’s compact, which is perfect for travelling.
The camera straps that come with all cameras are…crap. They are usually extremely ugly and are not the right length. This camera strap is amazing. I have had mine for years now. It’s a waist strap which is also unbreakable (it cannot be cut or ripped). This is not only practical because I would rather carry my camera close around my body than over my neck and, but it also makes it safer because pickpocketers cannot quickly cut the strap and run off with your expensive camera! It’s a small price to pay for something that could save your camera from getting stolen.
I really love my Transcend hard drive because as I travel more and more, I cannot store my photos on my computer anymore. Having a hard drive gives you more storage and is a safe place to keep all your photos and priceless memories! This is a must-have for a digital nomad.
When travelling a portable speaker can be an absolute life saver. If you’re on the beach and fancy listening to some music out loud or just fancy having a dance in your hotel room, then get a portable speaker! Giving a portable speaker to a traveller is such a good gift in my eyes! *hint hint*
These headphones are the best quality ones I have ever had so I highly recommend them. They are noise cancelling so perfect for those noisy flights and bus rides. They also last up to 9 hours (). Unfortunately, mine recently got stolen ☹. I honestly wouldn’t recommend any other brand of headphones than these ones!
These are such great travel presents. Sometimes you want instant photos! These polaroid cameras are such a good way share your memories and photos instantly. They are great for people who have travel diary’s as you can stick photos of your trip as you go along making the diary much more personal.
Alternatively, you could gift one of these portable printers which I think are just as epic as a polaroid camera! With this little printer (size) you can instantly print off photos from your phone. From the printer app, you can edit them and then print instantly. How cool is that?!
This us currently a book I’m reading right now and wow, its’ good! Hundreds of girls recommended this book to me. It’s one for those books which is perfect for a person who is about to or is currently travelling. Very funny!
This is one of my favourite books ever! Its about a girl who moved to India and she tells hilarious encounters about her living there. If you have a friend who wants to or has been to India, they will really appreciate this book. This is one of the best books I have ever read!
Wild is one of these books that every female traveller should read. It’s a story of bravery and a must for any solo female traveller out there.
I mean, need I say more?! This gift is hilarious and practical for anyone who loves a good cocktail. Lets be honest, cocktails should be compulsory on long-haul flights. Now you can make them yourself!
There’s my HUGE list of 34 gifts for travellers of any kind! Be sure to share this list with your family members and friends so they know what to get you in the future 😉
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