10 Gift ideas for the traveller in your life
If you can hear Mariah Carey, Michael Bubble and Bing Crosby singing festive songs when you’re out shopping, it’s a sure sign that Christmas is fast approaching and it’s time to start gift shopping!
To help you find the perfect gift for the traveller in your life, I’ve put together a list of my favourite travel items. Each of these travel inspired gift ideas are suitable for both men and women and won’t break the budget, which makes them an ideal present to put under the tree for your loved one.
1. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC WORLD GLOBE
Before I started travelling my Dad bought me a World Globe from National Geographic and I love it. My Dad and I would ‘spin the globe’, close our eyes and try to guess which destinations would land in front of us when it stopped spinning. Then we’d talk about the countries he’d travelled to, and the places I dreamed of going. It’s the perfect gift for anyone embracing the wanderlust.
Cost: $100 plus
2. ANTLER LUGGAGE
Anyone who travels frequently can tell you that it’s important to have good quality luggage that can hold up well to a bit of a beating. I’ve taken my Antler luggage with me on every trip I’ve been on over the past few of years and it’s still in good shape. Antler have a wide range of luggage to choose from that are both practical and stylish. Perfect!
3. PACKING CUBES
I love packing cubes! Once I started using packing cubes they fast became one of my favourite travel essentials. They come in different sizes for different types of items and can be stacked neatly in your suitcase.
Cost: $15 – $25 (depending on size)
4. GRID-IT ACCESSORY ORGANISER
When you’re travelling it is important to keep things organised. Grid-it Accessory Organiser has a unique weave of rubberized elastic straps made specifically to hold your personal effects firmly in place. It’s the perfect case for carrying technology such as mobile phones, cables, charges, USBs, tablets or laptops!
Cost: $30 plus
5. GOPRO CAMERA
A GoPro camera is a fantastic gift for anyone who wants to capture their adventure on video so they can share their journey with friends, and re-live their experience again and again! The GoPro is lightweight, durable, and easy to operate. Limited only by the user’s imagination!
Cost: $130 – $500
6. QUIK POD HANDLED SELFIE EXTENDABLE POLE WITH MINI TRIPOD
A must have item on any journey, especially for the social media savvy traveller! Having a Quik Pod Handled Selfie Extendable Pole with Mini Tripod means never having to ask strangers to take a photo, which makes it especially useful for the solo traveller.
Cost: $30 plus
I am an avid reader so I love my Kindle. Having a Kindle eliminates the need to carry around novels and guide books while you’re travelling. And when you finish reading one book you can quickly and easily download another. A Kindle can hold more than 1,000 books and go for weeks before having to be recharged so it’s the perfect travel gift.
Cost: $130 plus
8. OVERBOARD WATERPROOF CASE
So that I can keep my valuables with me when I’m at the beach, snorkelling or stand up paddle boarding, I wear an Overboard Waterproof Case around my waist. It is waterproof up to 40m and can easily accommodate an iPhone, passport, cards, money and keys.
When I’m on or near the water the Overboard Waterproof Case gives me peace of mind that my belongings are safe and secure. I simply can’t travel without it. An Overboard Waterproof Case is the perfect gift for someone who enjoys the outdoor life.
Cost: $50 plus
9. SPEAKEASY SCARF
As a huge fan of the scarf and a frequent traveller, I quickly embraced the concept of Speakeasy Scarves. These scarfs are stylish and practical, as they have a hidden zipper compartment that is perfect for hiding valuables such as passports, money and other small items! They’re the perfect travel accessory and they look great!
Cost: $70 approximately
10. GIFT VOUCHER
If someone you know is planning a trip or travels frequently, why not give them a travel gift voucher for Christmas. Gift vouchers can be purchased online from most travel agencies, tour operators and travel service providers. Gift vouchers are always a welcome gift! I know I always enjoy getting them.
I hope you have enjoyed my list of travel inspired gift ideas. If you have some travel inspired gift ideas that you’d like to share, drop me a line in the comments section below.
Happy holidays to all!
Embrace the Wanderlust has no affiliation with any of the companies mentioned in this article and has not received compensation of any form.