In lieu of the holidays, I wanted to do a holiday gift guide for travelers. As there are lots of travelers out there and we all travel for different reasons I thought I’d do something a little different and share an ultimate gift guide for travelers.
From Adventure Travelers, Vacationers, Business Travelers, Male explorers, Do-It-Yourselfers and more, I put together ideas to help you gift your favorite wanderluster (or even yourself)!
The Ultimate Gift Guide for Travelers
The items included range from budget to luxury depending upon taste. Some of these items I’ve bought or been given in the past. Others, are on my wish list. I’ll let you be the judge…
Gift Ideas for Business Travelers
The business traveler wants to travel light, organized and wrinkle free. They prize their travel reward points from continual hotel stays, white linen sheets, and a hotel gym to unwind. Efficiency, a professional appearance.
1. Anker PowerCore 10000 mAh External Battery (one of the Smallest and Lightest Batteries) $23.99
2. Silk Pillowcase for Travel (Good for Skin and Hair) $14.99
3. Go Travel Carry Clip $11.98
4. Lewis and Clark Wrinkle Whiz $5.99
5. Hydroflask $29.95
7. Manduka Superlite Travel Yoga Mat $35.99
8. Fire Tablet , 7″ Display 8GB, Wi-Fi $33.99
Gift Ideas for D.I.Y. Travelers
These do-it-yourself, no-fuss travelers have it all down. They stay at hostels and guesthouses, know they can buy anything they need on the road. Forgot your swimsuit, no problem, just go down to the market and haggle for one. They’re on a budget and can afford the occasionally splurge. What can you get them? …What haven’t they thought of?
3. Havianas Slim Flip Flops $17.95
5. Travelon Packable Backpack (self folding) $18.99
6. Travelon Set Of 3 Mesh Pouch $10.70
8. Make The Most Of Your Time on Earth 3 | Kindle $9.99 Paperback #13.71
9. Amazon.com eGift Cards (Any amount)
Gift Ideas for Travel Influencers
Your friend is the next Instagram, YouTube or Instagram star. They need good photos, are always ‘connected’ and in-the-know of the hottest places for great food and great escapes. They travel fashionably (hey, gotta get great lifestyle shots for Instagram) and need to appear breezy, light and travel saavy.
1. Anker PowerCore 10000 mAh External Battery (*one of the Smallest and Lightest Batteries) $23.99
3. Sholdit tread scarf purse $25.75
9. Apple iPhone 7 Factory Unlocked Phone 32 GB $727 (Best bought at Apple Store)
Gift Ideas for Adventurous Travelers
The outdoorsy folks love a sporty adventure. These folks are always booked for either a diving liveaboard, hill tribe trekking, jungle safaris, river rafting, camping, caving or something that makes them sweat. They want to be physically challenged even if just a little. They enjoy a little ruggedness, love being in nature and prefer a starry night to a four-star hotel.
1. Lifestraw $13.99
2. GoPro Hero 5 Black $399
3. Sea to Summit Lightweight Dry Bag, Water-Resistant $14.95
4. Hydroflask $29.95
6. Trekker NO1 Outdoor 2 Person Hammocks $25.99
7. Xtreme Solar Bank, Waterproof External Battery $49.99
8. Petzl Tikkina Headlamp $19.95
Gift Ideas for Male Explorers
This list is for the male explorer with a both, urban and tech saavy flair. He’s an exceptional lad who travels simply, but prizes comfort, knowledge and novelty gadgets.
1. Ravensburger 3D The Earth Puzzleball – 540 Piece $32.47
3. GoPro Hero 5 Session $299
4. Veho X-Lapse 360-Degree Photo and Timelapse Accessory for iPhone/Action Cameras $17.86
5. Sentey B-Trek H10 Bluetooth Headphones with Mic $35.99
7. Clever Travel Companion Men’s Underwear with Secret Pocket $29.90
8. Manly Man Soap -100% Natural $9.50
The Ultimate Gift Guide for Vacation Travelers
Relaxing on the beach or pool in Hawaii, Goa or the Bahamas is this traveler’s ideal vacation. She/He worships the sun and basks in the laze. Traveling light isn’t as important to them as traveling flirtatiously and fashionable.
1. Kindle E-reader – White, 6″ Glare-Free Touchscreen Display, Wi-Fi $79.99
2. Kooringal Marcoola Floppy sun hat $34.95
3. COOLA Organic Suncare, 4 Piece Travel Set, $39.99
4. La Blanca Island Tunic Cover up $97.19
5. Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray, 4oz $27.45
7. Pali Hawaii Classic Jandals Sandals $10.99
9. Pareo Scarf Swimsuit Cover-up $8.99
Gift Ideas for Travel Photographers
Whether they’re hobbyists or professional, the travel photographer is all about their camera and camera gear. Urban or outdoors, they’re always armed to capture that perfect shot~ a sunset, the architecture of a church, epic landscape or maybe they want to film the local culture. They are always on the move but when they rest, it’s charging batteries, unloading footage onto their laptop and repacking to hit the streets again.
1. Think Tank Shape Shifter $199.75
2. Patu Roll Up Folding Travel Organizer (for Cables, batteries, etc).. $10.99
3. Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive $69.99 *See my travel gear
4. JJC MC-SDMSD24 Water-Resistant Memory Card Case for 12 SD cards + 12 Micro SD Cards $8.48
5. Manfrotto Be Free Travel Tripod $199.99
7. DJI MAVIC Pro $999
Stocking Stuffer Ideas under $25
1. World Map Digital Art Mousepad $4.49
2. Moleskine Classic Notebook (3.5 x 5.5) $9.79
3. Pocket Magnifying Mirror w/ suction back $4.75
4. Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Liquid Soap, 16 oz $5.77 (CVS Pharmacy)
5. Rest Easy – Environmentally Friendly Bed Bug Spray $7.49
6. Burt’s Bees Fabulous Mini’s Travel Set, 6 Travel Size Products $9.95
7. Eratio World Map Neoprene Laptop Sleeve 13 Inch $19
8. Powercube USB Surge Protector w/ 4 adapters $17.41
9. Travel Adapter $19.45
What would you add to my Ultimate Gift Guide for Travelers? Let me know what fun gift ideas you think I’ve missed?
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