31 Best Gift Ideas for Travelers 2021

31 Best Gift Ideas for Travelers 2021

What To Get Someone Who Loves Travel?

COVID-19 has made traveling difficult, if not impossible. It’s been over a year since W.H.O (the World Health Organization) named COVID-19 a global pandemic. A year largely defined by people staying put in their homes. But now, with widespread vaccinations on the horizon and ever-building pandemic fatigue, it appears that people are itching to get out of their home and travel again.

This year we have updated our popular list of the best gifts for travelers. These travel gift ideas vary in function, style, and price point and include practical items that your loved one will actually use on the road. These popular gifts can help make any journey more comfortable and convenient. Some of them are more sentimental than others, but all of them have one thing in common, they’re incredibly useful.

31 Best Gift Ideas for Travelers 2021

31 Best Gift Ideas for Travelers 2021 - www.northpolestar.com

1- North Pole Star Premium Face Mask

North Pole Star Premium Face Mask
North Pole Star Premium Face Mask

These days, wearing a face mask in public is mandatory in many destinations, especially when traveling through crowded spaces such as airports or when on board an aircraft or train. However, wearing a face mask for long periods of time can get tiring and uncomfortable. North Pole Star face masks are made from supersoft polyester microfiber and are machine-washable. They are designed to be lightweight and breathable and they also come with a pocket for a filter. The mask has adjustable ear loops and wire around the nose for a customizable fit and offers plenty of face coverage (fits snugly around the nose, mouth, sides of the face and under the chin).

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2- LIFESTRAW GO Filtered Water Bottle

LIFESTRAW GO Filtered Water Bottle
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.

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3- Priority Pass

Priority Pass
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.

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4- Anker Powercore Portable Charger

Ultra-Compact Anker Powercore II 10000mAh Portable Charger for travelers
Ultra-Compact Anker Powercore II 10000mAh 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.

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5- Packing cubes

Hyper-Lite Packing Cubes - Super Packer 5pc Set gift idea for flight attendants , flight crew
Hyper-Lite Packing Cubes – Super Packer 5pc Set

The packing cubes are an awesome gift ideas for the traveler who demands function and organization. Whether you’re a backpacker or traveling with half a dozen suitcases, packing cubes will keep you organized as you travel. They come in a variety of sizes, allowing them to separate, organize, and store all their big and small items. This eBags Ultralight Packing Cubes – Super Packer 5pc Set includes one slim, two small, and two large cubes, each of which is made from Cordura nylon fabric with a mesh top for easy visibility of the contents inside.

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6- Zoppen Multi-purpose Rfid Blocking Travel Wallet (Ver.4)

Zoppen Multi-purpose Rfid Blocking Travel Passport Wallet (Ver.4) Tri-fold Document Organizer Holder
Zoppen Multi-purpose Rfid Blocking Travel Passport Wallet (Ver.4) Tri-fold Document Organizer Holder

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.

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7- Noise Canceling wireless Bluetooth headphones

Beats by Dr. Dre - Beats Studio³ Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones - Beats Skyline Collection - Desert Sand
Beats by Dr. Dre – Beats Studio³ Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones – Beats Skyline Collection – Desert Sand

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.

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8- AmazonBasics 6-Port Multi USB Wall Charger

AmazonBasics 60W 6-Port Multi USB Wall Charger, Black
AmazonBasics 60W 6-Port Multi USB Wall Charger, Black

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.

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9- Travel Backpack

The North Face RECON BACKPACK | Gift for travel lovers
The North Face Recon 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.

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10- Travelrest Ultimate Travel Pillow & Neck Pillow

Travelrest Ultimate Travel Pillow & Neck Pillow - Straps to Airplane Seat & Car - Best Accessory for Plane, Auto, Bus, Train, Office Napping, Camping, Wheelchairs
Travelrest Ultimate Travel Pillow & Neck Pillow – Straps to Airplane Seat & Car

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.

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11- Portable Digital Luggage Scale

Etekcity Digital Hanging Luggage Scale, Portable Handheld Baggage Scale for Travel, Suitcase Scale with Rubber Paint, Temperature Sensor, 110 Pounds | Best gift for travel lovers
Etekcity Digital Hanging 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.

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12- North Pole Star Packable Tote Bag

North Pole Star Beach Bag PB33480

Packable, reusable tote bags / beach bags is a good gift idea for travelers when they are shopping at the markets or for carrying souvenir or daily essentials. They come in handy specially for those beach trips! Our premium quality North Pole Star beach bag will hold all of your stuff. This North Pole Star comes in a beautiful design and can hold up to 44 pounds (20kg) of shopping, so you won’t run the risk of the bag splitting and your souvenirs falling out.

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13- Tortuga Outbreaker Backpack

Tortuga Outbreaker Travel Backpack - Best Travel Backpack
Tortuga Outbreaker Backpack (Photo Credit: Tortuga Backpacks)

The Tortuga Outbreaker backpack is one of the best carry-on backpacks to take on your next flight, and beyond. The Outbreaker comes in two sizes, 35L and 45L and both are carry-on compliant. Made from 4-layer, waterproof sailcloth and equipped with lockable zippers, it is a highly water-resistant and durable pack that’s built to last. With a comfortable harness system and featuring a ton of pockets to organize all your stuff, it is a great backpack for urban and modern travelers who demand high performance from their travel backpack.

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14- Scratch Map

 

Scratch Map Original Scratch off Map | gift for travelers and travel lovers
Scratch Map Original Scratch off 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.

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15- Inflatable Bottle Bag

Inflatable Air Column Cushioning Sleeves Packaging Ensures Safe Transportation of Glass Bottles during Travel or Shipping with Free Pump
Wine Bottle Protector Bags

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.

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16- Away Bigger Carry-On

The Bigger Carry-On with Pocket | best gift for travel lovers
The Bigger Carry-On with Pocket

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 ).

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17- Swiss Army Medium Pocket Knife with Compass

Swiss Army Medium Pocket Knife Evolution S54 with Compass - best gift for travelers
Swiss Army Medium Pocket Knife Evolution S54

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.

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18- Universal Travel Adaptor

EPICKA Universal Travel Adapter
EPICKA Universal Travel Adapter

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.

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19- Destinations of a Lifetime: 225 of the World’s Most Amazing Places Book

Destinations of a Lifetime by National Geographic | gift for travel lovers
Destinations of a Lifetime by National Geographic

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

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20- Sleep Mask with 3D Molded Cups

ALASKA BEAR Memory Foam Sleep Mask with 3D Molded Cups for Travelers
ALASKA BEAR Memory Foam 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.

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21- North Pole Star Packable Jacket

North Pole Star Packable Jacket
North Pole Star Packable Jacket

Looking for a packable jacket that works for every part of your trip, from a hike up the mountain to a night out downtown? Every traveler regardless of where he/she plans to go traveling should always bring along a jacket to protect himself/herself from weather elements. Sleek, functional and easy to layer, our North Pole Star Unisex jacket resists wind and rain when the weather takes a turn. This jacket has lots of things a frequent traveler would want, it is light weight, water- and wind-resistant and packs into its own pocket and stands up to the weather without the bulk.

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22- BioLite HeadLamp 330

BioLite HeadLamp 330 - best gift for travel lovers aand adventurers
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.

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23- GoPro Hero 7

GoPro Hero7 Black Action Camera with Accessories Gift for travelers, adventurers and travel lovers
GoPro Hero7 Black Action Camera

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.

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24- Holy Stone HS700D FPV Drone

Gift for travelers, Holy Stone HS700D FPV Drone with 2K FHD Camera Live Video and GPS Return Home
Holy Stone HS700D FPV Drone with 2K FHD Camera Live Video and GPS Return Home

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.

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25- Waterproof Dry Bag

Earth Pak -Waterproof Dry Bag - Roll Top Dry Compression Sack Keeps Gear Dry for Kayaking , Beach, Rafting, Boating, Hiking, Camping and Fishing with Waterproof Phone Case
Earth Pak -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.

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26- Travel Gift Cards

Travel Gift Cards for travel lovers
Travel Gift Cards on Amazon.com

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.

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27- Mobile Printers For Smartphones

HP - Sprocket 2nd Edition Instant Photo Printer
HP – Sprocket 2nd Edition Instant Photo Printer

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.

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28- Levitating LED Magnetic Desk Globe

Senders Floating Globe with LED Lights C Shape Magnetic gift for travelers
Senders Floating Globe with LED Lights C Shape Magnetic

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.

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29- Flip-Flop

Clarks Breeze Sea Flip-Flop
Clarks Breeze Sea Flip Flop

Flip-Flops are the most important footwear. Not only do they take up minimal space in the luggage, but they always come handy from a trip to the beach to a shower in the hotel room.

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30- North Pole Star Laptop Sleeve

North Pole Star Laptop Sleeve
North Pole Star Laptop Sleeve

We live in the age of information and technology and these days travel and technology go hand in hand. Whether you are traveling for business or for pleasure, chances are you’ll take your laptop or tablet with you. In order to safely transport your laptop from place to place and protect it from drops, scuffs, and spills, a laptop sleeve will give you an extra layer of protection. If you’re looking for a truly premium product then our own North Pole Star Laptop Sleeve is your best choice. This lightweight laptop sleeve is made from a material that’s resistant to water, oil, and heat and features Faux fur interior lining. The North Pole Star laptop sleeve provides protection from dust, scratches, spills and bumps, but also will keep your laptop portable and looking stylish.

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31- North Pole Star Fanny Pack

North Pole Star Fanny Pack VB41544
North Pole Star Fanny Pack VB41544

keep your belongings safe with North Pole Star Fanny Pack VB41544. Designed with outdoor adventures in mind, it is more than just a travel pouch. Besides being lightweight and waterproof, the bag also boasts an adjustable waist strap and an inner pocket. You can wear it the classic way around your waist, sling it over your shoulder or take the more modern, fashion-forward approach and wear it as a crossbody bag. Made Of 100% Polyester , this bag is easy to clean and built to last . For sure this stylish fanny pack will be an excellent addition to your everyday travel baggage.

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