Gifts for Travelers (That They Will Actually Use)
Updated: Dec 11, 2019
The holidays are upon us. Are you ready to wave goodbye to your money? Do you have someone in your life that loves to travel? Well I am here to help you find the perfect gift to inspire wanderlust in the ones you love.
External Battery Charger: This is a life saver! True story: when we were flying back from San Juan in October, my son’s iPad died, which means no movies or games. I had to share mine with him and we watched John Wick 3 together with 1 ear bud each. I caught about a 1/3 of the dialogue. An external battery charger will set you back $20-$50.
Packing Cubes: Wonderful way to stay organized while traveling. On my last trip, I didn’t lose even 1 sock! Price: $15-50 for a set.
Cross Body Bag: You want to get something relatively lightweight that has tons of pockets. They will need room for wallet, passports, tickets, phone, camera etc. Cross body bags distribute weight over more of your shoulders, and they are harder to steal! Price: $15-150 (price is dependent on quality and brand of the bag)
Earbuds: High quality head phones are a must for long haul flights. I recommend the wireless so you don’t get tied up in cords. Price: $20-120
Passport holders: Certainly, they aren’t a necessity, but they really saved us time when we were traveling with the kids. Everyone could quickly find their passport, and we didn’t have flip through them all while we were standing in line. Plus, they are super cute. Price $5-10
Passport: What better gift to give someone than a way to see the world. You could also pay to renew someone’s passport. Price: $75-110
Collapsible Water Bottle: Help your friends and family save the planet! A reusable water bottle is a great travel gift because people get hot on tours, and they don’t take up much space in their bag. Price: $10-15
Neck Pillow: Want to make the actual travel part more comfortable? Get your loved ones a neck pillow and they will survive their flights without a neck crick! Price: $10-20
International Travel Plug Adapter: Get one that accepts 2 or 3 pronged plugs, but also USB inputs for charging your mobile devices. Price: $20
Phone Sim Card: Don’t let the ones you love fall out of touch when they are traveling because they have huge fees roaming fees on their phones. Get them a one-time use international phone sim card. Price: $10-20
A Memory: if you don’t want to give things, give them an excursion, so they can remember for the rest of their lives. For instance: Duncan turned 13 on our last cruise, instead of a gift, we let him pick something that he had always wanted to do. He picked snorkeling in St Thomas. Priceless
There you have it some of my personal favorite gifts to give to the travel lovers in your life. Did I leave off any of your favorite essential travel gifts?