Looking for the perfect gift for that traveler in your life? This guide is all about gifting inspiration for frequent flyers friend or holiday-loving family. Whether you’re dealing with a conscious backpacker, a luxe-loving adventurist or someone who spends more time on business trips than in their own house, these essential travel items make their journey a little less stressful and more enjoyable. we rounded up the best travel items that cater to every budget and interest, Check out our 23 essential Christmas Gifts for Travel Lovers that will really make the holidays a little jollier.
23 Perfect Christmas Gifts for Travel Lovers
1- LIFESTRAW GO Filtered Water Bottle
Ensure the travel lover in your life stays hydrated on the road with this LIFESTRAW GO Filtered Water Bottle. A must-have for international travel lover to keep you safe from sickness, This 23-ounce leak-proof bottle filters your water just as you drink it. Its filter removes 99.9% of bacteria and parasites while reducing the water’s chlorine, odor, and aftertaste. Designed to withstand the harshest conditions, you can use it to get water from a stream, river, or tap and filter it on the go.
2- Priority Pass
Flying can be a stressful experience thanks to flight delays and cancellations! Instead of spending an hour or more sitting in a plastic seat waiting for your flight, an airport lounge allows you to enjoy a wide range of refreshments and either relax in comfort or catch up on work. Priority Pass Select Members have access to over 1300 airport lounges around the world and also enjoy savings on airport shopping, dining and spa experiences with over 800 great offers worldwide.
3- Anker Powercore Portable Charger
There’s nothing worse than running low on power when you need it the most. This can be a major headache especially when your ticket confirmations, directions app and other important data are on your phone. This Ultra-Compact 10000mAh Portable Charger is about the size of a credit card and can fully charge your smartphone up to 3 times! It is the smallest and most powerful power bank in its class.
4- Zoppen Multi-purpose Rfid Blocking Travel Wallet (Ver.4)
This adorable travel wallet from Zoppen is made from high quality ECO-Friendly PU leather and features multiple slots and compartments to hold everything from passport, boarding pass, credit cards to sim card and more. It features inside RFID blocking shield material to protect your personal information.
5- Noise Canceling wireless Bluetooth headphones
Headphones are always a good gift, but especially for a traveler. Noise-canceling headphones use fancy technology that helps eliminate annoying external noises, allowing you to concentrate only on what you want to hear. They can help you slip into audio nirvana in all kinds of situations, whether you’re commuting and trying to escape the sound of traffic, noisy subways and even to drown out the sound of fellow air passengers.
6- AmazonBasics 6-Port Multi USB Wall Charger
Too many travelers have suffered the unfortunate experience of having their devices die exactly when a once-in-a-lifetime photo op presents itself, or right before they get lost in an unfamiliar locale. This charging hub from AmazonBasics has six USB ports that deliver fast, safe and efficient charging for up to six devices. The AmazonBasics USB Wall Charger features an internal safety switch for ultimate protection of connected mobile devices.
7- Travel Backpack
If you’re planning on traveling the world, your backpack will quickly become your best friend. Choosing the perfect travel backpack can be a tough endeavor. There are so many brands and models to choose from with varying degrees of durability, price, and try-on-ability. A good travel backpack has to be comfortable, easy to organize, and durable as well. The North Face Recon backpack is a solid backpack for years of travel. It provides all-day comfort and plenty of storage for your laptop and other precious cargo.
8- Travelrest Ultimate Travel Pillow & Neck Pillow
Falling asleep on a plane is a talent that eludes even the most seasoned of travelers. If your traveling pals do a lot of flying, this travel pillow would be a blessing. The smart design of this washable pillow promotes proper head and neck and cervical alignment and keeps head from falling forward. It Provides Full Lateral Support for the upper body making it easier to relax, fall asleep, and stay asleep longer.
9- Digital Luggage Scale
Airlines love to charge for overweight luggage. With Etekcity Digital Hanging Luggage Scale, you’ll never be surprised by having to pay for excess weight at the airport again. This digital luggage scale barely takes up any space. Equipped with a Thermometer temperature sensor in both F° and C° and accurate to within 0.1 pound, the scale has a maximum weight capacity of 110 pounds. The large LCD screen is easy to read and includes a tare function that allows you to weigh an empty suitcase, re-set the display to zero, then weigh the contents of your case individually.
10- Scratch Map
Treat your travel lover to a poster of their favorite holiday destination or a scratch-out map like this one from Luckies of London Ltd. That way their walls will look great, and they get to track and record travels, trips and globetrotting adventures.
11- Inflatable Bottle Bag
Now you can fly to the old vine country and bring home the best wine the local vineyards have to offer. Wine Bottle Protector lets you safely pack your breakable bottles and other fragile items in for the flight home. Each air column is independent so if one fails, the rest stay inflated.
12- Away Bigger Carry-On
Made (and guaranteed) to last a lifetime, Away is one of the biggest brands in the newly burgeoning Smart Luggage category. The Away Bigger Carry-On with Pocket is a well-designed smart suitcase with plenty of room for your precious stuff. For travelers who want to stay connected on the go, it comes with a removable battery that can charge your phone up to 4x ( complies with all airline policies and is TSA-approved ).
13- Swiss Army Medium Pocket Knife with Compass
The Swiss Army Knife is about as classic a tool as it gets. Travel, hike, explore or fish This new Evolution S54 is the only tool you need. Incorporating an impressive 32 functions, it has wider proportions than many of its pocket knife predecessors but is tough enough to tackle any challenge. Travelers will enjoy all its functionality, especially the compass and wood saw.
14- Universal Travel Adaptor
While it would be amazing if all the countries in the world could come together and agree on a universal plug system, we’re not there yet! This EPICKA universal travel adapter is a highly practical gift for the ever-on-the-go traveler. It covers more than 150 countries with US/EU/AU/UK plugs.
15- Destinations of a Lifetime: 225 of the World’s Most Amazing Places Book
This is a beautiful book with amazing quality pictures. It is a unique gift for someone who likes to travel. “This breathtaking, 320-page volume, published by National Geographic, contains 250 exquisite color photographs that will either inspire you to see the world or at least give you the opportunity to become the quintessential armchair traveler. It features hundreds of locales around the world, both natural and man-made, including ancient monoliths, scenic islands, white-sand seashores and rain forests. Images taken by some of the world’s premier photographers are accompanied by practical travel information for visitors to each place, including dining and lodging options.”—The Wall Street Journal
16- Sleep Mask with 3D Molded Cups
If you are a frequent flyer passenger, then you know a sleep mask is a perfect travel accessory to help keep you feeling rested and refreshed. Get the benefits of total blackout on the plane (where bright led light and dry air can be especially harsh) with ALASKA BEAR memory foam sleep mask. Its Ergonomic design allows your eyes to blink without constriction, allowing for an “invisible mask” feel and promoting a dark, restful and restorative sleep.
17- BioLite HeadLamp 330
Headlamp is an absolutely essential piece of travel gear for adventure travelers. Headlamps give you hands-free access for reading a book in the dark, exploring a cave, returning from a hike after dark, or searching through your luggage in the middle of the night. BioLite HeadLamp 330 offers proprietary 3D SlimFit construction with a slim, 9mm front profile and a miniscule weight of 2.43 oz., Sits flush on your forehead without bouncing or slipping and comes with multiple modes: dimmable spot, flood, spot+flood, red night vision and strobe.
18- GoPro Hero 7
It’s a great travel camera for travelers who love photography, especially if they are into video. You don’t need to be into extreme sports to get a lot out of it, as it’s useful even for normal travel situations, especially if you get the GoPro Hero 7 Black edition. The Hero 7 has a new stabilization mode called Hypersmooth that will really take your videos to the next level. Now you can go on all sorts of adventures and get a smooth, professional-quality video without having to spend tons of money on expensive gimbals.
19- Holy Stone HS700D FPV Drone
Have you taken a look at Instagram lately and seen all of the drone shots? Though it is not cheap the traveler you’re buying for will love you for getting this awesome gift. Holy Stone HS700D FPV Drone with 2K FHD Camera is amazing and comes with many features, from one-touch lift-off To one touch landing, It will follow and take video of what want to see from an Arial. You can enjoy flying this drone for a maximum of 22 minutes with FPV transmission off and take fantastic videos.
20- Waterproof Dry Bag
Whether you’re traveling to a country that almost always gets rain! or going on a day of outdoor trekking or planning a week-long camping trip, dry bags are the best things to protect your travel gear and belongings from the rain or water. Adventuring with a dry bag gives you some peace of mind. Earth Pak waterproof dry bag is compact and suitable for those who want to pack light but still have quality, heavy-duty gear that will protect valuable possessions from the outdoors.
21- Travel Gift Cards
Gift cards can be a great solution to help enable your travel lover friend or family to take that trip! Travel gift cards can be the ideal gift for digital nomads, long-term travelers, and minimalists. You can purchase an airline gift card to help them afford their next flight or get Airbnb gift card for a millennial traveler or anyone who likes alternative accommodations and so many other gift cards that can help them with their trip.
22- Mobile Printers For Smartphones
While it’s arguable that smartphones and social media have eliminated the need for printed photos, there is still something special about physical copies of photographs. HP Sprocket 2nd Edition Instant Photo Printer sync up to your smartphone so you can easily print your favorite adventures on 2×3 inches sticky-backed photo paper. This tiny printer is designed to easily slip into your pocket, purse, or backpack.
23- Levitating LED Magnetic Desk Globe
Unique and decorative, this floating globe with LED Lights hovers like magic between two magnetic ends. The colorful LED lighting makes the item much more cool. Great gift for travel lovers.