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Gift Ideas for the Traveler on Your List

By November 24, 2017May 11th, 2018No Comments

It’s that time of year again! It’s Christmas time, and time to figure out what to get friends and family. From useful travel gadgets to fun ways to remember travels, here are a few options to delight the traveler in your life!

Stocking Stuffers & Small Gifts (Under $35)

  • An Ultralight Nalgene Bottle ($6)

    All of the durability of a normal Nalgene bottle packing a few fewer ounces. I loved packing cords in mine – I knew they wouldn’t get crushed in transit!
  • A Travel Contact Case ($7)

    I wish I’d gotten one of these – even though I kept my contact case in a Ziploc bag, it still leaked all the time!
  • A Contoured Sleep Mask ($11)

    Sleep masks are absolutely necessary for long flights, hotel rooms with too much light, and times when you just need a nap.
  • Packing Cubes ($14)

    I am a huge devotee of packing cubes after my trip this year! I found the long slim ones to work the best, as they were the perfect size to roll shirts and pants into.
  • Worldwide Power Strip ($27)

    The beauty of this power adapter is that it plugs into one outlet, but provides two US three-prong outlets AND two USB ports. It’s perfect for times when you need to charge multiple gadgets at once.
  • Watercolor Scratch-Off Map ($30)

    This is a beautiful and fun way to keep track of travels – and a great way to think about what’s next!

Medium Gifts ($35-$100)

  • A Globe Decanter ($50)
    Perfect for distilling the wines and spirits bought on your travels!
  • Levenger Rose Gold Passport Jacket ($60)
    A gorgeous new passport cover (with RFID blocking technology) is always useful.
  • 2TB Hard Drive (USB-powered) ($70)
    Traveling produces a whole lot of gigabytes of photos and videos – keep them all, and keep them backed up with an external hard drive. This is especially useful if you’re traveling in areas that don’t have great internet connections for cloud backups. If you’re feeling extra generous, grab a case for it too!
  • GoPro 3-Way Tripod/Selfie Stick ($70)
    Don’t buy the imitators – the GoPro stick is superior to the other options. This is perfect for getting everyone in the picture, or getting awesome pictures when traveling alone!
  • Kindle Paperwhite ($90)
    I love my Kindle – it’s amazing, you can get library books, and it’s so lightweight. The light behind it is also awesome!

For the Super-Special Person (Over $100)

  • Osprey Farpoint Series Backpack
    The Osprey Farpoint series backpack is perfectly engineered for “backpacking” in the “I’m taking transit between locations and not hiking a trail” kind of backpacking. A zip-off daypack makes this especially useful!
  • GoPro HERO6 Black ($500)
    A new GoPro is always likely to be appreciated. They take awesome pictures and video, and are great for every adventure.
  • 1-Year Adobe Photography Subscription ($120)
    Lightroom and Photoshop are a MUST for making travel pictures look as awesome as possible – this is a great gift for anyone getting into photography!
  • Milkbooks ($150+)
    For gorgeous photo books that truly do those travel pictures justice – splurge on the Milkbooks product. You can even get your photos printed in a Moleskine journal!

And there you have it – some fun ideas for the traveler in your life! Happy Black Friday!

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