Santa’s Favorite Christmas Gift Guide for Travelers
The holidays are our favorite time of the year! No matter how old we get, we still believe in Santa at heart and nowadays our Christmas list is full of gifts for traveling. So if you are in need of some inspiration this season, check out our amazing Christmas gift guide for travelers. There is something for every traveler here. Whether it’s a stocking stuffer, books for inspiration, gear for photographers or packing essentials – we have the perfect gifts for your travel-loving-wanderer.
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Stocking Stuffer Gifts for Travelers
Sometimes Santa has so many generous “small” gifts to give, that they may not always fit inside a stocking. So just wrap these gifts and place them next to the your travel lovers’ stocking. We know they will love these little travel knick knack gifts.
We absolutely LOVE our scratch off map. Every year on December 31st, we take our map out of our frame and scratch all the destinations we traveled to that year. It is a fun way to reminisce over the great memories and show your family and friends all the amazing places you have been. It also makes a great art decoration for the home and conversation starter. What makes this scratch off world map the best, is their additional scratch-off map of the United States. Perfect for both world and USA travelers!
Lonely Planet has created the perfect gift for travelers – a coloring book of the 100 best places on the planet! This is a great gift for those who need a creative outlet at home, on planes, trains or road trips. Better yet, have them color the pages of all the places they have traveled! Instead of checking off places, they can “color off” each destination as they wander.
Amazon’s Choice of another great gift idea for travelers – a mini cork globe to keep track of all the destinations they have visited with a pop of color! This globe is a great addition to any desk or shelf to add color and inspiration without taking up too much space. The globe comes with 50 different colored pins and even has every country outlined to make it easy to pinpoint each destination.
Every traveler needs to fulfill their wanderlust. When they are not traveling, why not fill it with coffee or tea? There are so many cute travel coffee mugs to choose from, you are bound to find the perfect one to give as a gift for your traveler.
Price: Varies from $13 – $20
These awesome city map whiskey glasses are perfect for those travelers who enjoy a glass of whiskey. Uncommon makes these beautiful etched glasses of several popular cities. Is your traveler’s hometown city among one of them? To name a few available: New York City, Washington D.C., Austin, Boston, New Orleans, Denver, Nashville, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and more.
Price: Varies around $18
This is all a man needs when he travels – a multipurpose pocket size tool . We are sure you know someone who would love to have this in their pocket at all times. It has 11 tools in 1 small, pocket size piece of stainless steel. A can opener, cutting edge, flat screwdriver, ruler, beer bottle opener, 2 position wrench, 4 position wrench, butterfly screw wrench, saw blade, direction ancillary indication (water compass), and keychain hole. Wow – no wonder why it is an Amazon Choice!
This simple gift is perfect for people always on traveling. Playing dominoes will certainly help time pass faster on those long flights. They will probably make a lot of friends on flights too!
Another fun game that packs big fun in a small device. The mini Hasbro Simon game is fantastic for those always on the go and needing something fun to help time pass by. It is easy to get hooked on this game. Before they know it, they will land safely at their destination wondering how time flew by so quickly!
These Rosa Vila compass earrings are the perfect accessory to any beautiful traveler. Though she may be wandering the world, she won’t get lost with her compass earrings. Rosa Vila has these earrings in gold, rose gold and silver. They also have a matching necklace and bracelet to complete the wardrobe!
Make sure your special female traveler feels comfortable and safe with her belongings by wearing this cute and smart travel scarf. The scarf is made with soft, durable fabric that has a pocket large enough to fit important belongings, such as a smartphone, passport, keys and cash. In addition, there are several different colors and designs to keep her belongings not only safe, but also fashion trendy!
Packing Essential Gifts for Travelers
When your traveler is always on the go, be sure they have all the packing essentials they need. Here are a few things we find to be the perfect gifts for travelers always packing for another destinaion.
This Amazon Choice is perfect for families always traveling. This travel wallet organizer can fit SIX passports! In addition, it has plenty of space for cash, credit cards, plane tickets and more. Furthermore, it has a full embedded deep scan RFID blocking material to secure the safety of your identity. Lastly, it has a detachable neck lanyard so you can wear it around your neck and under your clothes for additional security. Needless to say, this travel wallet organizer has it all!
Ever since we bought our travel cable organizer, we have been so much more organized during our trips. No more fuss, no more untangling and no more broken cables. The BAGSMART travel cable organizer will be a game changing gift for any traveler. It has multiple pockets of various sizes to hold a smartphone, batteries, SD cards, cables, chargers and more.
There is no better way to pack than with packing cubes and no better choice than with Amazon. This set of 4 packing cubes is made from high quality, water resistant, nylon material. They not only withstand harsh environments, but they also look great and come in several different colors – blue, black, red, pink, purple and more. To complete this set as the best packing cubes on the market, it also comes with a laundry bag to keep all of your dirty clothes.
These compression socks are absolutely amazing for both men and women. They come in an 8 pack of neutral colors or fun designs. Compression socks are important when flying because they help promote blood circulation and oxygen flow, which prevents cramping and swelling in the feet, ankle and calves. It is truly a night and day difference when you wear compressions socks during a flight. So be sure to gift these awesome socks to a frequent flyer this holiday season.
Price: Varies from $18.99 to $35.89
Traveling is not always fun after a long flight and coming across several unsanitary situations, it is easy to get sick during your trip. So don’t let that happen to your special traveler. Gift this portable UV toothbrush sanitizer case, so they remain healthy during their trips. This sanitizer case only takes 3 minutes to finish disinfecting the toothbrush to eliminate up to 99.9% of the germs and bacteria.
Make sure your special traveler dresses for success! Whether they are business or casual travelers, this travel garment steamer is a packing essential they need to keep their best suits and dresses looking sharp. Though it is small and lightweight, it is powerful enough to heat up within 60 seconds. Say goodbye to suitcase-wrinkled clothes.
There is nothing worse than going to the airport and having to take our luggage because your suitcase is over weight. So gift this incredible luggage scale to your traveler and they will never look awkward at the airport again. This luggage scale is not your average product. It also features a backlight LCD display, temperature, data lock function, overload indications and more.
This gift is essential for those who travel worldwide. We learned the hard way that you do not want just a travel adapter, but a converter too. The best product on the market to deliver both needs is this BESTEK universal travel adapter, which can be used in more than 150 countries including China, Japan, Australia, Europe, North America and more. Furthermore, it also includes not one, but three outlets and four USB ports to charge up to seven devices simultaneously. The converter changes all of the countries’ voltage to US voltage (110V) to charge all of the devices safely. No wonder why this is the best selling travel adapter on Amazon.
Even the most well traveled forget something, so gift this packing list to your avid traveler. They will never forget anything ever again.
This portable armrest divider is perfect for the travelers who seem to always want their space on an airplane. This simple divider made from recyclable plastic can help solve all the problems of fighting for armrest space. Some may look at you with weird looks, but secretly they will be wishing they had their own.
Today, it is more important than ever to stay green and what better way to save the planet and luggage space, than with a Baiji Bottle collapsible silicone water bottle. An Amazon Choice product that will be the perfect gift for travelers always traveling, hiking or just on the go. This bottle is made with food grade silicone, is rollable, foldable and freezable. Furthermore, a portion of the profits are donated to dolphin rescue and protection organizations. Great gift and a great way to give back!
Anti-theft travel backpacks are one of the hottest gifts you can give a traveler this season. They are very popular for great reasons and this one is no exception – it is one of the best on the market. This anti-theft backpack from Oscaurt not only has a sleek modern look, but it is also equipped with anti-theft design technology. In addition, it is water resistant and has a built-in charging cable inside and an USB charger on the outside. It has several different pockets with plenty of space for a laptop, important belongings, a camera and more. You can fit almost anything in this backpack with the comfort of knowing everything is safe.
A good suitcase can go a long way for world travelers and the best suitcase to gift a traveler is a hardshell one. Hardshell suitcases are the best because of its durability and water resistance. We have made the mistake of packing a soft-shell suitcase during rainy days. Our suitcase not only gets damaged, but our belongings inside do too. So, we cannot recommend hardshell suitcases enough. You can never go wrong with reliable brands such as Samsonite. They offer the best quality suitcases to last a lifetime and in several different colors, so hopefully they have their favorite color!
Inspiring Wanderlust Books for Travelers
There is nothing like a good book to inspire more wanderlust. These books can also be great coffee table books to break the ice and engage guests in fun, travel conversations. Check out these fantastic books to gift a traveler this holiday season.
The world’s bestselling travel book, 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, has been revised for a second edition to be better than ever! It is not only a bucket list book, but also a travel guide too. It includes suggestions for places to stay, restaurants to dine and festivals to enjoy. Furthermore, it also includes information for every type of traveler – budget friendly, moderate and luxurious.
Price: $9.27 for paperback
This book will be the perfect gift for couple travelers. Ultimate Journeys for Two: Extraordinary Destinations on Every Continent is a wonderful book written by the longest honeymooners in the world, Mike and Anne Howard. They went on their honeymoon back in 2012 and never stopped – talk about the ultimate honeymoon. Their book is beautifully organized by the type of destination (beaches, mountains, and deserts) to help travelers find their favorite interests. Since they are expert travelers, they include tips such as, the best time to visit, the best places to stay, recommended activities and even suggestions to increase romance at each destination.
This is a fantastic book for those travelers who love to drive. The Most Scenic Drives in America has countless stunning, scenic drives to enjoy across the Unites States and Canada. From driving through mountains to along the coast, there are several great routes that will spark some wanderlust in road trip loving travelers.
Price: $13.49 for hardback
Photography and Electronic Gifts for Travelers
Photography and electronics play a big role in traveling. From picture perfect photos, to cinematic videos – anything is possible with the right equipment. So order these awesome items this holiday season because they are excellent “big” gifts for travelers.
The Canon EOS Rebel SL2 DSLR Camera is one of the hottest cameras on the market right now and the ultimate gift for travelers. It has 24.2 Megapixel, vary-angle touch screen, built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology, optical viewfinder and more. It is also a small and lightweight making it a great camera to carry along for any trip. For travelers who enjoy instantly sharing their photos with family and friends, this camera is perfect. They can either connect to Bluetooth and download photos onto their smartphone or connect to the Wi-Fi and use the Canon Camera Connect app to instantly share their photos on social media.
A tripod is essential for any photographer. They can set up their perfect shot to be in the frame themselves or to stay behind the camera and snap a steady photo. The Mactrem PT55 travel camera tripod is one of the best items on the market for its strong, durability yet lightweight and functional capabilities. It has an universal quick-release plate, four-section lever-lock legs, 360-degree swivel function and more.
The new GoPro HERO7 Black is their best product to date with its hyper smooth video stabilization. Now every video comes out with extremely smooth footage without any editing. In addition, it is waterproof, has voice controls, live streaming capabilities and more. It is truly the best GoPro and gift you can buy.
The Amazon Kindle is the ultimate gift for travelers who love to read. It is great to have at home, but even better to have when you’re traveling. This newest edition is the thinnest and lightest Amazon Kindle to date. Furthermore, it is now waterproof, has twice the storage with 8 GB, a built-in adjustable light and audible.
So, have you found the best gifts for your travel-loving friend or family member? If yes, Santa is pleased to hear that! We hope you have a safe and happy holiday season with your loved ones this year.
Christina + Adam