The Ultimate Gift Guide for Travelers

Last Updated on November 25, 2018 by Christine Kaaloa

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Ultimate Gift Guide for Travelers Cover


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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.

I’ve covered the range of travel types and styles. These travel  ideas to help you gift your favorite wanderluster (and 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.  Business travelers also love efficiency and a professional appearance.

Read my Guide to Staying at Hotels


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Gift Ideas for Business Travelers


1.   Anker PowerCore 10000 mAh External Batteryir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=ab454f5205cf68701c6d60ddf3f77925& cb=1480404644657 (one of the Smallest and Lightest Batteries) $23.99 

2.  Silk Pillowcase for Travel ir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=6858fa9ca013865b0a713f09668ea0ee& cb=1480540269849(Good for Skin and Hair) $14.99

3. Go Travel Carry Clipir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=10112ca2ced0bfdc2d8591473b8e3392& cb=1480404368059 $11.98

4. Lewis and Clark Wrinkle Whizir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=dfe449a5f9413cedc2fc740fef273cbf& cb=1480404401526  $5.99

5.  Hydroflaskir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=2bf2a4d3d284669bb9051da5f51001e5& cb=1480404476022  $29.95

6. Eagle Creek Pack it Specter Garment Holderir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=7dd178dd9518cd8b97a0424255bd53ec& cb=1480404511124   $26.99

7.  Manduka Superlite Travel Yoga Matir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=2b399f7b3ec1751a47e932e40f09ac12& cb=1480548392131 $35.99

8.  Fire Tabletir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=9062e209588031939a9bad9c0eeca702& cb=1480404542460 , 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?

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Gift Ideas for D.I.Y. Travelers


1. Eagle Creek Pack-It Specter On Board Toiletryir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=0d6db080ac090258bd7c1bcae55e714d& cb=1480540211123ir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=40528197e6202aaaef2d621fe00a22b4& cb=1480404465128  $44.95

2.  Vichline Aluminum RFID Blocking Wallet Identity Protection Credit Card Holderir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=39daeed116b0edfc52e18874042769fc& cb=1480548290826 $7.99

3. Havianas Slim Flip Flops $17.95ir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=9a925415a8f51ebe8dd5c1aac51507be& cb=1480889211365

  4.  DevaCurl No-Poo Quick Cleanserir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=e648a597c80322a5c4d70bcdaac8cb75& cb=1480548268321, 1.5 oz (2 Pack)  $15 (see video review)

5. Travelon Packable Backpackir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=7a32fada54e2e6a729b7fc82fc462359& cb=1480548244463 (self folding) $18.99

6. Travelon Set Of 3 Mesh Pouchir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=1bd07505fa600d01e391c07a5ca2d052& cb=1480548220425  $10.70

7. Eagle Creek Pack-It Cube Setir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=ab232439348b56d27ccc69e917e415fa& cb=1480548212834 – 3pc Set  $22.36   *See my  travel gear

8.  Make The Most Of Your Time on Earth 3 |  Kindle $9.99  Paperback #13.71

9. 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.

See my Travel Camera Equipment List or get my free equipment list guide for more recommendations


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Gift guide for travel influencers


1.   Anker PowerCore 10000 mAh External Batteryir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=ab454f5205cf68701c6d60ddf3f77925& cb=1480404644657 (*one of the Smallest and Lightest Batteries) $23.99

2.  Digipower Extreme Selfie Monopodir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=eecd694494f32b71505ac189f14a27fc& cb=1480404632057 ( for pocket cameras, GoPro, mobile phone)
*See my travel gear

3.   Sholdit tread scarf purseir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=55bafc3905eaa4f497aeec0ac85c7285& cb=1480404677670   $25.75

4.  Moleskine Classic Notebookir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=cdf6312b98b803a9ddb4135b257b49ff& cb=1480404689934  (3.5 x 5.5) $9.79   *See my travel gear

5. DJI OSMO Mobile Stabilizer Gimbal ir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=1be275091fcd90acd27b5ff580dad35e& cb=1480403853442$291

6.  Canon G7Xir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=b726648a94e82fea0e1f2514f78faa62& cb=1480403831772 Mirrorless Point and Shoot Camera  $429  (See travel gear)

7.  Fisheye Lens & Macro Lens & 0.4X Super Wide Angle Lensir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=2adc7ff6db53301dde1635f7b7281453& cb=1480403918180   $11.99

8. Havianas Freedom sandalir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=fe2e5a2ba22a28eb0fd1149d57fb22ab& cb=1480889137392 $19.95 (See my Summer Travel Essentials )

9.  Apple iPhone 10 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.

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Gift Ideas for Adventurous Travelers


1.  Lifestrawir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=69499923cb0483c550c66c1f28719a75& cb=1480404001342  $13.99

2.  GoPro Hero 7 Blackir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=d17ddccfd4904c23e99f56c1345d6676& cb=1480404019650  $399

3. Sea to Summit Lightweight Dry Bagir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=252b8cf791749837bb73b37d68467fb7& cb=1480404048806, Water-Resistant $14.95

4.  Hydroflaskir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=330e2c87fa8004353e214a4af087f67d& cb=1480404074534  $29.95

5.  Joby Gorillapod 1K (up to mirrorless cameras)ir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=d81064ffa2c430f36be9d371af865b6e& cb=1480404099839  $25

6.  Trekker NO1 Outdoor 2 Person Hammocksir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=656fd06f55e5ef98f77a8af44c81c70d& cb=1480404165212  $25.99

7.  Xtreme Solar Bankir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=b9e933e76255f5dfd3fcec703784c251& cb=1483102790329, Waterproof External Battery $49.99

8.  Petzl Tikkina Headlampir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=79b6554df1c3f6ab1ec3a5547163cba6& cb=1480404197654 $19.95



Gift Ideas for Male Explorers

This gift guide for travelers wouldn’t be complete without our male explorer. He’s got grit, but also an urban, tech saavy flair. He’s an exceptional lad who travels simply, but prizes comfort, knowledge and novelty gadgets.


The Ultimate Gift Guide for Travelers, Gift Ideas for Male Travelers


1.  Ravensburger 3D The Earth Puzzleballir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=845123f46ccdcc7da25ba70a45cd1f56& cb=1480404711473 – 540 Piece  $32.47

2.  Violife VIO200B Travel Ultraviolet Toothbrush Sanitizerir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=64073b74c9b132f7b4aee9b7e803e963& cb=1480404720578 $21.99

3.  GoPro Hero 8 Session  $110

4.  Veho X-Lapse 360-Degree Photo and Timelapse Accessoryir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=3e0176a26755e1a8059ad2d1ea252f4e& cb=1480404796931 for iPhone/Action Cameras  $17.86

5.  Sentey B-Trek H10 Bluetooth Headphonesir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=93a064fd654816a6d8531bf2c69718a8& cb=1480404808188 with Mic $35.99

6.  OluKai Nohea Mesh Shoe – Men’s Mustangir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=ecb68bb5bbf0ba24280fd879cc16bcc6& cb=1480404818783  $85

7.  Clever Travel Companion Men’s Underwearir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=8c7bbc12e19096892f7521efc8cfc5f7& cb=1480404836799 with Secret Pocket  $29.90

8.  Manly Man Soapir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=fe0ff088869eb3d867da51d9a9b76c77& cb=1480404883417 -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.


The Ultimate Gift Guide for Vacation Travelers
The Ultimate Gift Guide for Vacation Travelers


1. Kindle E-readerir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=e802aa302581ed346b3c3f8268db63d5& cb=1480540141140 – White, 6″ Glare-Free Touchscreen Display, Wi-Fi  $79.99

2. Kooringal Marcoola Floppy sun hatir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=d421a87f7cfc5d0d9be371ff741595de& cb=1480405258477  $34.95

3. COOLA Organic Suncare, 4 Piece Travel Setir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=0be58bc7507cd381ddb53bf101363b07& cb=1480539890763,  $39.99

4. La Blanca Island Tunic Cover upir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=aa494e5198d4de72f7df35b6ee7c45fa& cb=1480405315879 $97.19

5. Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray, 4ozir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=931f86240621bd881512aef5e875ba9e& cb=1480405331696  $27.45

6. Seafolly Women’s Carried Away Indian Summer Toteir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=7ea5ade99abae37ffc0684ad06ff5e55& cb=1480405356324   $50

7. Pali Hawaii Classic Jandals Sandalsir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=ca2559e9e816b50b6f18f1abea72c781& cb=1480405383517   $10.99

8. Travelon Waterproof Smart Phone Pouchir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=ebcc6dcdf026f40afd4470134c7a7768& cb=1480405412081 $8.44

9. Pareo Scarf Swimsuit Cover-upir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=4eafa6f9fede63710b043907f55fedbf& cb=1480888862469 $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.

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Gift guide for travel photographers


1. Think Tank Shape Shifterir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=1a737ecdbf2c9597767d25dd8c508ccd& cb=1480540426000 $199.75

2. Patu Roll Up Folding Travel Organizerir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=1b1a3a507010eef560b2d9148d46a3ed& cb=1480540440345 (for Cables, batteries, etc).. $10.99

3. Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable External Hard Drive $69.99   *See my travel gear

4. Pelican Memory Card Caseir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=6cd3142a96a4125a4634847f0265de95& cb=1480540470401 for 12 SD cards + 6 Mini + 6 Micro Cards  $26

5.  Manfrotto Be Free Travel Tripodir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=4c7870df9f50c294bd259aa2259e7cf9& cb=1480540536434  $199.99

6. Canon DSLR 70D camera ir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=33d7bde6b28eba76b02f54d69639bda0& cb=1480540572307with 18-55 lens  $999   *See my travel gear

 7. DJI MAVIC Proir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=d0ca60901efb744456f72b7f77368ffa& cb=1480540643202ir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=3ccc5f7c7ef05ae81bd8021ae25f70a4& cb=1480540610237 $1247

8. Airbnb $50 Gift Cardir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=2e02c508a11958ccbb894519a3cb979a& cb=1480540691687



Stocking Stuffer Ideas under $25

Looking for a stocking stuffer for gift baskets or just some inexpensive travel inspiration? Look no further.


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Stocking Stuffer Ideas Under $25


1.  World Map Digital Art Mousepadir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=bb2495508c1c50598cf386f75b5aa012& cb=1480404903149  $4.49

2.  Moleskine Classic Notebookir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=cdf6312b98b803a9ddb4135b257b49ff& cb=1480404689934  (3.5 x 5.5) $9.79

3.  Pocket Magnifying Mirrorir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=eec9c56db03f56bb821308a633a99a7b& cb=1480404975444ir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=eabedd676db4e4c31d6920fed0562f50& cb=1480404955288 w/ suction back  $4.75

4.  Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Liquid Soap,ir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=7131d2a2b192921ce985450fba57530f& cb=1480405084954 16 oz  $5.77  (CVS Pharmacy)

5.  Rest Easyir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=660db64258b649f7a9b4533a1ec81822& cb=1480405118028 – Environmentally Friendly Bed Bug Spray  $7.49

6.  Burt’s Bees Fabulous Mini’s Travel Setir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=61fcc9c21376afe93ccf0a87d4f9a9c8& cb=1480405131792, 6 Travel Size Products $9.95

7.  Eratio World Map Neoprene Laptop Sleeveir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=6049733f4420ae18270d43b0e9ae513f& cb=1480405142612 13 Inch $19

8.  Powercube USB Surge Protectorir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=f7873c8a9de5f4717d4d5522247b89fb& cb=1480405181954 w/ 4 adapters  $17.41

9.  Travel Inspira Universal Adapter w/ 4 USB portsir?source=bk&t=grrrltraveler 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=018e1f184d07cf347f9bfea31e292e44& cb=1480405223478  $19.45

What would you add to my gift guide for travelers? 

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