If you are wondering what to gift a person who loves travelling or if you are looking for gifts for someone travelling abroad, then this article might help you with some ideas.
We have been travelling together since 2010 and we have some favourite items and must-have travel gadgets that we know you would love as well. So if you are in the search for cool and useful gifts, then read on.
With the upcoming holidays, you are probably thinking what to buy for your family and friends for Christmas. If they love travelling, you may find some gift inspirations and suggestions below.
When looking for gifts for the travelling niche, you want your gifts to follow a few criteria:
- compact and lightweight – the item needs to fit easily in their luggage
- practical and entertaining – the item needs to be useful and complement their lifestyle but bring a certain amount of entertainment as well
- memorable – at the end of the day, you want the person to remember your gift
If you don’t have much time shopping or if you are looking for something last minute, then these are all gifts for travellers you can buy on Amazon or from eMAG whilst on the move. The suggestions below fall into different price ranges to suit your budget as well.
1. Scratch The World Travel Map
2. Portable Projector
We didn’t really know we need one of these until we bought this beautiful Anker Nebula projector. It’s compact, powerful and great for travelling or home cinema.
This gadget comes with us on longer holidays and also doubles as the TV in our bedroom. It’s amazing! Buy from:
3. Travel Luggage Cover
This is an interesting suitcase cover which protects your luggage from scratches, dust, rain or other damage and can make your suitcase look unique and more colourful.
You can use this instead of wrapping your luggage in plastic and can also be used to “fix” an already broken or damaged suitcase. Buy from:
4. Worldwide Travel Adapter
5. Travel Pillow
The travel pillow accompanies us on every journey but this is particularly useful for longer flights or train/coach journeys when you know you would like to take a nap.
This pillow is tried and tested by us and really comfortable, compact, easy to inflate and super soft to the touch. Buy from:
6. Toiletry Bag with Hook
A great gift for an organised traveller. This toiletry bag not only allows you to organise toiletries and cosmetics but also comes with a handy hook
The built-in hook allows hanging the toiletry bag from towel rack or coat hook whilst displaying the content nicely for easy access. Buy from:
7. Microfibre Towel
Microfibre towels are great for when you are travelling light or don’t want to pack bulky items. Compact, easy to carry, water absorbent and you get to choose your favourite colour.
We weren’t really convinced about the microfibre towels until we actually bought some. We now take these to the beach and even to the gym. Buy from:
8. Luggage Smart Tag
Luggage airtags can be attached to your luggage when traveling, so you can track exactly where your bag or suitcase is.
We recently bought the Samsung Galaxy SmartTag after we had a situation with a missing rucksack. We keep these attached to our keys and when travelling with checked luggage, we make sure the SmartTag is always inside the suitcase. Buy from:
9. Waterproof Phone Pouch
This waterproof phone pouch is excellent for the next beach holiday or for anyone who loves water sports. I used this for underwater photos and to capture moments whilst in the sea.
Since we bought an underwater camera, I use the phone pouch to keep some cash or cards whilst at the beach. Buy from:
10. GoPro Camera
11. RFID Blocking Wallet
A wallet with RFID blocking technology can keep your data, personal information and identity safe and secure during travel.
Perfect for when travelling to make sure your money is safe and protected from scammers and it makes for a perfect gift. Paul has one of these and has been using it for many years. Buy from:
12. Packing Cubes
13. Power Bank
We don’t go travelling without a power bank! We use a 24,000mAh power bank from Anker for our trips and a number of smaller ones from the same company for everyday use.
Perfect for fast charging your devices on the go and making sure you always have enough battery to navigate around your destination and take amazing photos and videos. Buy from:
14. Digital Luggage Scale
This is a great little gadget that we always use when travelling with hold luggage. Although experienced travellers, we sometimes tend to overpack, so this digital scale keeps us on track.
We always take it with us to make sure we are within the luggage limits set by the airline. Buy from:
15. Foldable Umbrella
This foldable umbrella is great for travelling, especially when you find yourself visiting a rainy destination. Paul has the blue one and Hristina has the red one.
We use this when travelling as it folds nicely and fits into a rucksack. As we live in London, this umbrella has a permanent place in our backpacks. Buy from:
Hope you found this useful. Let us know in the comments which is your favourite item. Have you received the best travel gift from someone and if so, what was that? What is the best gift for travel lovers you have ever gifted?
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