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Buying gifts for anyone can be difficult. With the click of a button, people can purchase almost anything they like and get it delivered within 24 hours. This means come birthdays and celebrations many people don’t know what they want since they can impulsively buy it themselves without too much effort. If you know anyone who loves to travel, then this list of the best travel gifts to buy a travel lover may help get that lightbulb moment you are searching for.
This list contains practical gifts and fun gifts for people who travel regularly and should have something for everyone no matter the budget.
I absolutely love mine. I received one a few years ago as a gift from my brother and, not only does it look like a pretty cool and a thoughtful gift, but it actually makes me want to go out and see more of the world.
The idea behind it is the owner scratches off each country (or state) they have visited, unveiling a random colour. The more you travel, the more you scratch, the more colour you uncover. Simple yet fun!
I have mine framed and hanging on the wall which also makes for a good conversation starter.
A power bank is a must for anyone spending a long time outdoors and away from a charger. These can be used to charge mobile phones, cameras, tablets, and just about anything you may be travelling with meaning more time exploring and less time in the accommodation. You don’t want to miss a photo/moment because of a dead battery.
This Anker power bank is portable and fits in your bag or pockets. Also, it can last for up to 3 charges of your device. So whether you are camping in the wild or spending long days out in a city, this will keep your devices going until you return.
These little space savers are also a great way to stay organised when travelling. Packing cubes can help keep your bag organised if travelling to multiple destinations or moving accommodation frequently.
The Amazon Basic packing cubes are a very affordable, lightweight gift for someone who loves to travel.
It was only when I started travelling more I realised a passport cover is not just a gimmick or fashion statement. My passport began to get pretty beat up travelling around in my pocket.
Check out a personalised passport cover for a more personal touch to your travel gift.
Worldwide Travel Adapter
The travel adapter is self-explanatory. A worldwide travel adapter simply gives you all the major pin connections you require in one device. So if you are travelling to the UK, EU, or the US, this is the only adapter you will need in your collection.
The iBlockCube travel adapter also comes with multiple USB connections and a single USB-C connections which allow multiple devices to charge at once (ideal for charging all your devices overnight).
No one likes the thought of going to the airport with the worry of “will I be over?” running through their head. Digital scales are an easy way to relieve some of that worry, and also a thing that surprisingly little people actually have!
One for the longer haired travel lovers. A compact hairdryer can save valuable space from a conventional one which is no doubt rather large to take on some trips.
The BaByliss Travel Dry 2000 packs a punch for its size and conveniently folds down to make it easier to pack.
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The Joby GorillaPod 1k is suitable for a GoPro or smartphone and can attach itself to almost anything that its legs can wrap around.
The Joby GorillaPod 1K is the perfect gift for any casual travel photographer. If a DSLR or bigger camera is required, then consider the Joby GorillaPod 3K and Joby GorillaPod 5K as these can support more weight but are slightly bigger of course.
The Amazon Kindle has become the most recommended e-reader and a household favourite. In case you are unsure, the Kindle allows a reader to load their favourite e-books onto the device for easy reading.
The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is an extension of the standard kindle with some additional features, which come at a slight cost. The extra cost gets you a sharper screen, more storage, water-resistance and a better front light. Either are a great choice for any traveller who enjoys reading.
Bluetooth Wireless Speaker
A Bluetooth speaker can be perfect for any time during a trip where you just want to relax.
There are a lot of Bluetooth speakers on the market, and I’ve tried many of them. This Anker SoundCore mini simply has the best sound quality for its size, and the battery lasts for a good amount of time! It’s tiny so you can take it anywhere without worrying about the size.
it’s simply one of the ultimate travel-cameras! It’s super compact, yet takes incredibly stunning pictures and videos.
GoPro Action Camera
While this is the more expensive items on my list…it’s one of the best gifts you can give an adventurous traveller! From time-lapses, 4K video, and wide-angle snaps, it’s a rather outstanding travel companion!
The GoPro Hero 8 Black is the perfect gift for someone who is active during travelling. It’s perfect for anything you need to shoot hands free by using GoPro accessories like helmet mounts or wrist mounts.
Alternatively, the GoPro Hero 7 Silver is a more budget-friendly option without compromising on too many luxury features!
Collapsible Water Bottle
This is ideal for travellers who do not want the space that a water bottle takes up, but is conscious of buying plastic bottled water.
In cities such as Rome, which has over 100 drinking fountains around the city, a collapsible water bottle can be ideal for carrying around discretely until it is actually required.
A headphone splitter is pretty simple — you simply plug one end into your device and you suddenly have two headphone jacks. This is the ideal gift for a couple who travel. No more sharing one earpiece and hearing nothing on the flight.
Travel Toiletries Set
A timeless classic. Because hygiene should be a must no matter what type of traveller you are. No suggestions from me for this one. This one depends fully on the person you are buying for!
Hopefully, you have a good idea of what to buy a travel lover and the best travel gifts to buy! Let me know your top travel gifts below in the comments! Or check out my travel destinations.