Know any intrepid explorers or are one yourself? Looking for the ultimate gifts for travelers to make any journey an unforgettable experience? We are all travelers. As we sit in our chairs, the planet Earth is going around the Sun at the astonishing speed of 66,616 miles per hour. Very fast, right? On top of that, the Sun is orbiting around the center of the Milky Way Galaxy at 514,495 miles per hour. Considering how empty outer space is, this planet we call our home is a pretty good spaceship.
Some people like to travel around this planet too, usually in airplanes going as fast as 575 mph, to check out how people lead their lives in other points of the globe. Huge cities, lush forests, forbidding mountain ranges, tropical islands, and plains of ice are the stage for so many human beliefs, cultures, architectures, and ways of life. There is a lot of variety and uniqueness everywhere for every traveler to discover. In this list we compiled a list of the best gifts for travelers that have balanced usefulness with fun perfectly, ensuring your favorite traveler is prepared for anything the road might throw at them.
Gifts for Travelers
Field Notes National Parks Series
The life of a traveler is filled with incredible, unique experiences worth remembering forever. When every day is an adventure though, how can you be sure that nothing goes forgotten? By regularly jotting down thoughts, ideas and revelations, travelers can make sure that the most important lessons of the road are preserved forever; by choosing to document their memories in an eye-catching Field Notes journal, they can preserve those lessons in a beautiful notebook that they’ll enjoy turning back to. On the surface, each Field Notes gift totes a colorful image of a treasured US destination-National Parks. Inside, 48 blank grid pages grant your traveler the freedom to journal however best suits them.
The Solgaard Carry-On Closet Suitcase
When you travel for a weekend, there’s always that question: “do I really need to unpack? My clothes will be fine if I leave them inside the bag… right?”. Not really, no. You start unpacking everything so it is all nice and neat for two days and pack it back up again when it’s time to go. However, there’s the risk you forget something in an obscure drawer inside the hotel closet, then you have to check everything again. If you’ve been tired of this, simplify the packaging routine with Solgaard.
Featuring a smart organization system, this folding closet suitcase turns into a convenient closet with 6 shelves in seconds as you open it at the hotel. The result? You can keep your stuff segmented and neat within your bag, packing and unpacking procedures will be history. Plus, thanks to its outer polycarbonate shell, this indestructible carry-on suitcase is durable enough to survive even the roughest traveler. The easy accessible USB port provides the ultimate convenience for wherever your long haul takes you. Accepted by most airlines for their daily suitcase, the Solgaard is a well-recommended travel companion.
Inflatable Travel HoodiePillow
To discover more exotic locales, airplane travel is the prime choice. If you are the lucky type of traveler that can sleep during a flight, the HoodiePillow will bring a whole new world of comfort: the micro-fleece hood will keep your head protected from the aggressive cold air that some flights have, and the neck pillow will comfortably support your neck. Only the HoodiePillow can provide the ultimate cocoonification and uninterrupted lounging experience to block out the world around you. Depending on your head size, the two adjustable drawstrings take the coziness of a hooded jumper to the next level. Thanks to its ability to deflate and stow, it also provides maximum space-saving convenience. What, we’re already landing? How did the last eight hours go by so fast?
The Weatherman Collapsible Umbrella
Keep your wanderlust loved one dry come rain, sleet, or snow. Constructed with durable fiberglass and high-quality Teflon-coated fabric, the Weatherman collapsible umbrella is built to withstand the elements, regardless of where your traveler finds themselves. This heavy-duty travel gift is ideal for the wandering soul, protecting its owner from everything, from the beating sun to winds of 55-miles per hour. And since your special someone has such a love for the Earth and all its diversity, they’re sure to appreciate the Weatherman Umbrella’s eco-friendly packaging and enduring nature. All you need to do is pick the color and size of the umbrella that meets their tastes – let the Weatherman Umbrella take care of the rest.
Bullbird Travel Pillow
Life on the road isn’t easy by any means. Hours on planes, buses, and cars takes a toll on any traveler’s patience – and, of course, on their spine. While the Bullbird won’t make the long hours pass by any quicker, the ergonomic pillow is the ultimate solution to achy muscles and a soar, pained back. The adjustable integrated strap keeps the Bullbird secured in position along the C1 to C7 vertebrae, encouraging better posture and improved spinal health during prolonged periods of idle sitting. Even when they get home, your loved one can appreciate the benefits of the portable Bullbird travel pillow as they sit down at the computer or before the television – thanks to its minimized size, it’s easy to bring the Bullbird wherever you need it, whenever you need it.
Soarigami Airplane Armrest Extender
Is your traveler frustrated with cramped flights and crowded airports? For the loved one tired of fighting for the armrest, the Soarigami divider is an innovative travel gift that they never knew they needed! Unfolded, the divider easily clamps onto most standard armrests, providing both your loved one and their seat neighbor to enjoy up to 2.75-inches of arm space. When the journey ends, the Soarigami folds flat and slips into a backpack or suitcase pocket for easy storage. Due to its adjustable wings and tapered sides, travelers can take advantage of their own armrest without concerns of discomfort for themselves or anyone else. Both affordable and lightweight, there’s no reason that your favorite traveler should go without this ingenious travel gift ever again!
Roving Blue O-Pen
The seasoned traveler knows how to survive on only the bare minimum. While an extensive wardrobe or miscellaneous toiletries might only serve to weigh down the wandering soul, there are a few essentials that no traveler would dare go without. Water, for instance, is vital to life, and for the man or woman on the road, a fresh source of H2O is not always a guarantee. Roving Blue is the gift for the adventurous individual, prone to traveling light and roaming off the grid. At only 1.2-ounces, the purifier is small enough to slip in a pocket or on a lanyard (perfect for those on-the-go), yet this tiny package is a powerful survival tool capable of purifying 16-ounces of water in just a minute. With an impressive battery capable of 50 uses per charge and USB capabilities, Roving Blue is a literal life-saver that no traveler should ever go without.
Mature Monday Shark Travel Mug
Even on the road, travelers should always have a soothing cup of coffee or tea within arms reach. Just as a flavorful brew can by a tasty reminder of home, the humorous message on the Shark Mug is a fin-tastic reminder for your traveler of the love and support that is rooting them on. Every time your friend or family member fills this 20-ounce travel mug, the simple shark imagery encourages them to pursue their dreams and get the most out of life. And once they have the chance to stop for a break, the dishwasher and microwave friendly ceramic ensures that the mug is a breeze to take care of. In terms of practicality and humor, no travel gifts outshine the reliable charm of an f-ing Shark Mug.
Maxpedition Fliegerduffel Adventure Bag
Every traveler knows that a long trip and a full suitcase are a dangerous combination. Organization is key to a smooth journey, but keeping your bag neat with limited space is a serious struggle. If by the end of a vacation, your loved one’s suitcase looks more like the neighborhood dump, then now is the time for them to switch to Maxpedition. A stylish, travel-friendly bag available in khaki or black, the Maxpedition bag is the master of organization on account of its various versatile pockets and sleeves. 22x14x9-inches with 6 different compartments, the bag is more than big enough to accommodate a traveler’s possessions neatly and compactly, making repacking a cinch come to the end of the trip. If small, awkward bags have got your wandering heart down, get them a bag with the gift of endless space.
Vetelli Hanging Toiletry Bag
Not every traveler is interested in surviving on the bare necessities. For those who prefer to journey in comfort and style, the Vetelli toiletries bag is the perfect accessory to store all of those soaps, scrubs, and other bathroom essentials. With 4 sizable internal pockets made of durable canvas, travelers will have no trouble keeping their products neat and organized. Meanwhile, the elegant exterior, complete with hanging hook, ensures that travel is simple and always fashionable. For both men and women accustomed to the best things in life, the Vetelli bag is the ideal travel companion and the ultimate choice for gifts for travelers.
Pockets-Secret Travel Scarfs
Some travelers have security at the top of their concerns while abroad. They are traveling to unfamiliar circumstances, where trouble could be quietly lying in wait. It is time to put secret fanny packs aside. Don’t put those banknotes inside your pockets. Get this travel scarf, a stylish gift to conceal your valuables, as it comes with a secret zipper pocket, nearly undetectable to anyone who takes a glance at you. Now you’re safe and you also look good!
MacBook Charger Organizer
If you never travel without your Mac computer, or maybe even if you are a digital nomad, always working on the move, you need something to protect your charger. No matter how well you pack your charger, it’s always going to come out of your bag tangled. What if one of the cords is accidentally pulled? What if something rips the cable? Now you’re stuck in the airport for 10 hours and your battery will only last 4! With this cable organizer, you can be sure your charger will be safe and neatly stored for every trip you take.
Lugabug Travel Seat
Taking your luggage around might be a boring task for you, but if you have kids, you’ll notice that they love the experience. They’re always wanting to pull your luggage for you and play around with it, they want to climb and sit on top of it. What if there was a way to bring the fun to carrying stuff around…? Wait, there is: this luggage seat is the funny travel gift to your children. Simply strap the seat to your luggage, strap your kid to it and zoom around the airport!
Cooking Essentials Travel Kit
You like traveling to discover new things, have new experiences, meet new people, see new sights. You like to sample the different foods of the world. But sometimes, after you’ve been away from home for so long, you might miss the homemade food, those flavors from your own country. This is the perfect gift for travelers to have that classic meal they love: a cooking essentials set, with salt, pepper, and olive oil among other seasonings. It also comes with food bags and foils so you can keep each batch of food well preserved!
Traveling Slow Cooker
The weekend is here, and it is time to pack for a little road trip around the country. The feeling of the open road, stopping at beautiful spots to take pictures and have a snack, sleep at that midpoint town… the life on the road brings endless possibilities. If you want to take some good food to stop for a good picnic in a beautiful meadow, this traveling slow cooker is a great tool to have in your arsenal. Perfect for soups, casseroles, chicken, and roasts, you can eat tasty food away from your kitchen, anywhere!
Kids Portable Suitcase Bed
You love traveling and it’s only natural that you want to pass that taste for adventure to your kids. Get them ready for tours around the world with you by gifting them this kid’s suitcase, a colorful and cute container of all the clothes (and toys) needed for the journey. Watch your child stroll around with his own suitcase rolling behind as you approach the boarding gate together!
Matador Pocket Blanket
You never know when you’re going to find the perfect spot to enjoy sunsets on the beach, picnics in the forest, quick stops to rest during a hike or even to sit around as you explore a city. That’s why they made the Metador. It is a pocket blanket, waterproof, puncture-resistant, with rust-proof metal stakes to keep it secure on the ground and satin finishing to make it comfortable when in contact with your skin. It fits conveniently in your pocket, it is easy to deploy and to fold back for transport. Also an essential camping tool to have in your traveler’s collection!
Smart Weekly Pill Organizer
Being on a pill regime can be hard. You have to track multiple pills, as well as days, doses, times, and so much more. While at home you’re in your daily routine and you’ve found a way to juggle everything perfectly, but when you’re traveling there’s a lot more to see and your days will be a lot different. This is where this pill organizer comes in as a practical gift for travelers: just divide all your pills by the small containers, and take them all with you. Set up what needs to be taken at what time in the included app, and then take the individual containers with you as you take in the sights. No more worries about missed doses!
Topo Designs Men’s Travel Kit
You’ve got your clothes, shoes, pajamas, the book you’ll read on the airplane. Now is the time to take care of the daily necessities. Have you ever forgotten it on one of your journeys? It is a nightmare. Ensure that all your travelers’ needs are met with this men’s travel kit. It is made of durable and waterproof leather, rust-resistant zippers and has two spacious compartments to hold everything you need to have a comfortable vacation anywhere. All of this with that touch of beauty and luxury that this kind of leather brings to the deal!
Travel Toiletry Bottle
Since the security restrictions in flights were implemented, the number of liquids allowed on board was reduced. This led to the invention of multiple containers to hold gels, toothpaste, and all kinds of beauty products. If you constantly have to leave that full bottle of shampoo with airport security, it is time to enlarge your traveler arsenal with these toiletry bags. They are stylish, resistant, and can hold up to 90ml if everything you need securely. Now those security guards at the airport will have to buy their own shampoo and stop relying on yours!
The Flat Folding Portable Standing Desk
When you are relying on hotel rooms and corner cafes as a substitute for a home office, working comfortably is a luxury you are not always guaranteed. For the world traveler with limited access to a high-quality standing desk, the DesignNest Folding Desk is an incredible substitute. Easy to transport and to use, the Folding Desk makes writing on the go more than possible – it makes it fun and comfortable as well! A great present for those who travel for work frequently and can’t step away from the office entirely during their journey.
Portable Roll-Up Travel Bag
Frequent flyers know the value of traveling light. Not only is maneuvering multiple suitcases a headache for everyone involved, but the cost of checking extra bags at an airport or train station can put unnecessary strain on your wallet. Your traveler can’t always limit their travel wardrobe, but you can give them the gift that frees up their bag space exponentially. The Roll-Up Travel Bag organizes and compresses a traveler’s wardrobe, maximizing their suitcase’s carrying capacity significantly.
Folding Luggage Cart
Sometimes, traveling with multiple pieces of luggage is unavoidable. At these times, travelers need the Folding Luggage Cart. With this gift at hand, they can easily stack and transport multiple bags at once all by themselves. Imagine a dolly built specifically for traveling abroad and you’ve got this one: sturdy, lightweight and fold-able for every traveler’s convenience.
All-in-one MacBook Global Travel Adapter
Perhaps the most annoying part of traveling to another country is finding the correct adapter for your intended destination. Overlooking this simple detail as you prepare for your trip can be costly – with no adapter, you will find yourself unable to charge your phone, laptop, anything! While frequent travelers are no doubt aware of this nuisance, constantly swapping adapters between trips is a mistake waiting to happen. This great gift prevents the inevitable; with this handy adapter packed, travelers will be prepared all around the globe, no additional thought required.
Scratch Off World Map
Some people are happy to never voyage farther than the neighboring town. Some will travel to a few far-off destinations on the occasional vacation. For serious travelers, the entire world is an adventure waiting to happen. If the world traveler in your life is determined to see all there is to see, the Scratch-Off Map is the ultimate gift to track their progress. As they visit each country, they can scratch the film off each country, revealing the colorful destination underneath.
Smart Robot Smart Robot Suitcase Suitcase
It’s time to take luggage to the 21st century! The Smart Robot Suitcase is the most secure suitcase for the tech-savvy traveler. Fingerprint activated lack, independent movement, automatic obstacle avoidance – you name it, this suitcase has got it. With this robotic gift, lugging around a suitcase is a pain of the past, and one your favorite traveler won’t be sad to see go.
Travel is an experience that is best enjoyed with those you love. A traveler at heart will waste no time showing their family the wonders of the world, from far away countries to the mysteries nestled in their own backyard. Young children love to explore the world but deserve a safe, familiar base to return to when the world seems a bit too big. For these adventurous young souls, The Playpen is the ultimate portable hangout that goes wherever the explorer may wander.
The Truly Smart Travel Lock
As advanced as technology has become, the classic lock and key haven’t evolved much – until now. The Airbolt Smart Travel Lock doesn’t rely on some easily-lost key to unlock it; instead, it is controlled by your Smartphone. As a result, this gift protects your traveler’s belongings far more effectively than the old-fashioned lock. Truly the Airbolt is the key to a traveler’s heart!
A passport is the single most important document for the constant traveler. As such, it is vital that this booklet is kept safe from the sticky fingers of strangers encountered throughout your journey. While a pocket or backpack may be the most natural place to stash a passport, these are also the first spots a thief will check for valuables. But you know a place they’re not likely to check? Your socks! Hence, for a gift that will protect their documents from all but the most determined of pickpockets, there’s no better choice than the passport socks.
Ostrich Loop Pillow
Resting on a plane or car is an impossible task for all but the deepest of sleepers. If your neighborhood traveler has difficulty catching a few zzz’s while on the go, it’s high time they were given the gift of a restful sleep! The Loop Travel Pillow makes it easy for a traveler to disengage from the stress of traveling and finally settle down for a nap above the clouds.
Packing Cubes Travel Backpack
No matter how organized a traveler may believe they are, repacked a bag at the end of a trip is an impossible task for anyone. If suitcase Tetris is too common a game for the traveler in your life, then perhaps it’s time they switched to the ultimate Travel Backpack. This backpack from Arungor integrates numerous large pockets and comfortable orthopedic straps in order to make packing and carrying luggage a breeze – no matter how many souvenirs they might buy along the way!
Hotel bedding doesn’t have a spotless reputation, to say the least. For the constant traveler, sleeping night after night in stiff, uncomfortable, less-than-pristine hotel linens is one of the most unpleasant aspects of the journey. With the sleep pod, your loved one can sleep at ease, safe in the knowledge that no one but them has slept in their high-quality silk cocoon. For the frequent traveler with a concern for the state of their accommodation’s bedding, the sleep pod is the ideal gift.
Smart Versatile Storage Bag
If you travel often, you already know how annoying packing is: making everything fit neatly into your luggage is a pain and it takes lots of extra job, but what’s even worse is to arrive at your destination discovering all the things you packed are an absolute mess because you didn’t pack them as neatly as you should. This is really habitual with things like long cables, computer chargers, headphones and such, if you are an avid fan of traveling, do yourself a favour and gift yourself this space saver bag: not only will organizing become much easier but your electronic objects will thank you, since you increase their lifespan.
Inflatable Travel Napping Pillow
Lean forward, rest your head, and Sleep soundly, even as you travel! If you travel really often, you have probably already experienced torticollis, knots, contractures and overall pain and uncomfortableness from trying to sleep in your car or on a plane. It is an ordeal that nobody likes, and this inflatable napping pillow has holes through which you can place your arms so you can easily find a comfortable sleeping position. For those international travelers out there, this one could be the perfect gift idea.
Finding the best gifts for travelers requires great care and consideration. For someone who often takes to the road or have world trips frequently, sentimental presents with little practical use are an unnecessary burden. The traveler appreciates a gift that is both portable and practical, presents that show your support for their many journeys away from home. If finding the best travel gifts is an overwhelming job for you, these unique gift ideas will surely do you a favor.