Gift Guide For The Travel Lover In Your Life (Updated For 2017)
A Gift Guide For The Travel Lover!
I can’t believe it’s December already!! Wow!!! And that means it’s time to start holiday shopping!! Have you started? Do you know what you’re buying your loved ones? Like everyone else, I’ve made a gift guide for the travel-loving person in your life. Here are some things that either I have and love or I want (hint hint family!!!). Click on the links to purchase!
*This post was originally posted in 2014 but updated in December 2017! I still love these items and travel with them!*
I’ve had my Burton carry on for a while. And while I keep wanting to buy a new fancy travel brand, mine keeps on ticking. I have to say, they are sturdy!! Those snowboarders sure know how to make bags!
Want to get your loved one a beautiful personal item? Get them something by Want Les Essentials. I love their bags!!! I was shopping for a canvas one at a sample sale in NYC when I came across a leather one that was a ridiculous price. It is a splurge but it’s classic and will last forever if cared for. The canvas ones are super nice too. Anyone would love these gifts!
I love magazines. Until recently I didn’t have an address to send them to so I would have the print version mailed to a friend and I would get the digital version sent to my iPad. So if you have a traveler in your life, get them a Travel & Leisure subscription so they can get inspired for their next trip!
It’s great to be able to have a place to hold your wallet, boarding passes, cards, a sim, etc.
A must for any traveler or even people who don’t but have sleep issues! I love my sleep mask. It’s perfect for the plane, train, and bus rides as well as bright hotel rooms that don’t have blackout shades.
You know what’s the bomb? Reading your digital subscription poolside. I have this Lifeproof case for my iPad (mini) and I am stoked loafing on my lounger in the sun.
I got on the mirrorless game a while back with a Panasonic, till I killed it. I replaced it with a Sony RX100M3 this spring which I love. It’s a bit bigger than a pocket-sized point and shoot but it’s amazing. I bring it everywhere. It’s so light and the quality of the photos are amazing. I can send photos to my smartphone in an instant so I can post on Facebook or Instagram.
I love my GoPro, especially for underwater shooting and adventuring. I don’t use it nearly enough but hoping to take it out on the slopes when I go snowboarding this season!! Get your traveler the latest one!!
For the solo traveler, I love this thing. It’s dorky yes but now I don’t have to have that selfie from my outstretched arm shot. This thing is perfect for GoPro action shots too!!
A must for anyone who has a smartphone. My battery is always dying so I have one of these guys to juice me up. This one by Anker has done well for me and charges up my iPhone, GoPro, camera, iPad, etc.
If you travel at all with any kind of gear like a laptop, camera, smartphone and anything else you probably need a travel-friendly power strip. I brought one of these on my RTW trip and it was invaluable. It is especially handy when hotels or accommodations only have one outlet behind the dresser!!!
You can’t really travel the rest of the world without plug adapters. Sometimes I travel from one region to another, say Spain to the UK, so this global adapter is perfect for someone who’s going to be hopping around a continent.
I used to wear compression socks after training for a 10K race and then I lost them. I got another pair in a gift bag when I went to a travel event. Since then I haven’t flown without my compression socks. It helps with blood circulation when you’re sitting in the same position for so many hours. These are a perfect stocking stuffer for a frequent flier!!
I am normally of the packing cube sort but I was given these compression packs and I kind of love them. When you squish everything in and suck the air out, everything gets…compressed and tight. If you don’t have access to an iron and need your things crisp, it may not be the right option but when you’re trying to pack a ton in a small space like a carryon bag, it’s great.
Packing cubes are also great. If a traveler is not using them, they need some as a gift. It changed everything for me on my round the world trip. I’ve used them since and then now compression packs.
Men need to keep their skincare game on lock. I’m a fan of their products even though I’m a lady tee hee.
For the ladies:
I really like Dermalogica‘s product. My cousin used to work for them and then my niece had a discount at her salon. Now I’m just plain hooked. Their kits are great for travel!
I love shoving things in cases and being semi-organized. Soooo cute! This works as your quart bag for going through security.
If you really want to make your traveler happy, buy them a plane ticket somewhere! I bet they’ll be happy going anywhere and that is my favorite kind of gift!
Happy holidays friends!!
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