holiday gifts for travelers


Need to get a good gift for the travel-obsessed person in your life? Check out my recommended list below for the best gifts that any traveler will love, no matter your budget. This holiday gifts for travelers guide will make any wanderlusting person happy.

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Amazon Kindle PaperWhite:

Don’t know how it took me so long to jump on the Kindle train but now I can’t leave home without it. The Kindle PaperWhite is a must for any short-term, long-term, permanent traveler in your life. It is the top priority on my Holiday Gifts for Travelers guide this year! It is SO light, the battery lasts so long and it can be read in any sort of light or dark area, inside our out. The Kindle is also so affordable for what it is. It is definitely the best e-reader out there and is a must. $119 Buy here on Amazon


Kindle Case:kindle case holiday gifts for travelers

To go along with the Kindle, you should make sure your gift receiver has a case! Definitely want to protect the new electronics you buy. I am obsessed with this marble smart case I got for myself and highly recommend it. It is so chic, but also comes in 20+ color/design combinations for any type of person! $16 Buy here on Amazon


Extra Phone Chargers:phone charger holiday gifts for travelers

Everyone always needs an extra and/or backup phone charger when they’re on the go. I swear by Anker phone chargers over Apple brand. Anker ones last longer, are more durable and more cost efficient. I love the 6 ft. long one too, way better than the tiny Apple one. $9 Buy here on Amazon

luggage lock holiday gifts for travelers

TSA Luggage Lock(s):

Kind of a boring gift but probably the most important and useful one. At this point in the world, your bags should always be locked while traveling whether you are checking them or not. There’s always the chance of having to gate check, leave it with hotel concierge or anything else where you don’t know who will handle the bag. $7 for 1 or $12 for 2 Buy here on Amazon

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Travel HoodiePillow:hoodiepillow holiday gifts for travelers

My favorite travel companion ever – I can’t fly without it. It’s inflatable so it can fold up and fit it in any size travel bag and then can inflated in less than a minute when you get on the plane! It’s a super space saver for any traveler trying to shove things in a personal bag. $25 Buy here on Amazon

travel blanket holiday gifts for travelers

Travel Blanket:travel blanket holiday gifts for travelers

One of my essentials for a long trip. First, it keeps you warm on freezing planes. Second, it stands as an extra blanket when your hostel has questionable bedding or freezing temps. Third, it folds into a pillow holder (space saver again), forming a pillow for you again in your accommodations. $28 Buy here on Amazontravel blanket holiday gifts for travelers


Multi World Travel Adapter:

Another slightly boring gift, but a worldwide adapter is golden for any traveler in your life. It is so hard to keep track of which plug fits each region. This adapter has all the possibilities PLUS dual USB charging ports. $19 Buy here on Amazon


S’well Water Bottle:swell holiday gifts for travelers

Another one of my favorites on this year’s Holiday Gifts For Travelers guide. Ever since S’well came into the world, I’ve bought multiple. I have all of the sizes and they’re great for different purposes.  S’well keeps a drink freezing cold for 24 hours or burning hot for 12 hours, depending on the drink. I go to the airport with it empty and then fill it up after security. I love all the colors they come in, too. I love having a cold bottle of water with me at all times, especially for warm destinations, so the S’well is a must! $35 Buy here on Amazon


beats headphones carry on packing listbeats headphonesHeadphones:

Everyone needs something to drown out background noise while traveling. While an investment, the over-ear Wireless Beats Studio3 are a perfect gift for someone looking for better noise cancellation than tiny headphones as well as good base. These headphones are worth the money and are a great gift if you are looking to spend more! $299 Buy Beats Studio3 on Amazon here


packing cubes carry on packing listCompression Packing Cubes:

Another boring gift but a serious game changer for packers. They are serious space savers when packing, and you don’t even need a vacuum to compress, you just zip twice around and it flattens out. These exact ones were recommended to me by other bloggers and they seriously are the best. $32 Buy here on Amazoncompression cubes holiday gifts for travelers


Mirrorless Camera:mirrorless camera holiday gifts for travelers

I love love love my new Canon EOS M10 I got last year. It’s the perfect travel camera for anyone looking to take way better photos than their phone. It is compact and light yet makes for an amazing shot. It takes amazing pictures especially of the night sky. Highly recommend this as a nice camera and a nice gift! I did see that they discontinued making it so if they are sold out by the time of reading this, I still suggest any of Canon’s new EOS mirrorless camera models. You can’t go wrong. $449 Buy here on Amazon | Buy here on


GoPro Hero:gopro holiday gifts for travelers

This is an AMAZING photography gift for a tighter budget. This is the first edition GoPro and although it is old and there are way more updated models, I love love the simplicity of this one. Since this basic model doesn’t have WiFi or a view screen, you can’t see the images and videos you shot until you plug it into your computer. I actually love this feature – makes it a good surprise! Whatever the model you get, any traveler in your life will love a GoPro for their adventures. $237 Buy here on Amazon


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