Not sure what to get your adventurous loved one this Holiday Season? We’ve compiled a list of a few of our favorite things that the traveler in your life may not have thought of. We are keeping in mind that money is tight during the Holidays and most of the items on our list are budget friendly and won’t break the bank. We’re also creating this list early enough that you can put the items on your Wish List and monitor for Thanksgiving sales. Don’t see something you are searching for on this list? Reach out and we’ll help you chose the type of gift you are looking for. Note: Some of these gifts include Affiliate Links from Amazon and we may receive a tiny commission if you purchase using the link.(click images to view items)
We’ve provided other links as well for items not available on Amazon or with better pricing elsewhere. Happy Holiday Shopping! Travel Accessories are a great gift item and we’ve found some super practical items your traveler will love. First up, check out this practical RFID ClipOn Money Wallet. It can be clipped onto the inside of a waistband making it easy to stash away foreign currency and debit cards while out and about during your. Priced well under $10, it’s a great Stocking Stuffer! Everyone loves a Lululemon waist bag but they sell out in a day every time they come back in stock. And they are pricey. We found a great look alike for under $20 in this Unisex Belt Bag available in so many trendy colors that there’s bound to be one or two you’ll want to pick up for you and your globe traveler. A bit larger than the Belt Bag just mentioned, the Bellroy Lite Sling is our favorite item purchased this year. It’s magnetic strap makes it easy to take off and put on, its lightweight washable fabric is smooth to the touch and soft to wear crossbody style, and its expandability makes it the perfect Everyday Carry (EDC) bag for travel and use at home.
Another Lulu knock-off that we use ourselfs is this popular Infinity Neck Scarf with Hidden Passport Zip Pocket. It’s made from a lighter fabric than the Lululemon ones but equally as soft and comfy enough to be worn inflight. The sewn in zip pocket is just big enough to hold a passport and some cash and is a nifty alternative to money belts or neck pouches.
A handy Stocking Stuffer accessory under $20 we know your nomad won’t have is one of these Clip On Sunglasses Holders. Also available in tons of color option and styles, this case is lightweight and very flat and can easily be clipped onto a backpack or travel purse for easy access while on excursions.
Earplugs! Now that’s a unique Stocking Stuffer! These highly rated Loop Earplugs with a Carrying Case are made with super soft silicone and come in a pack of 8 with loops making them super easy to use providing hearing protection
from roosters crowing and dogs barking or a loud disco beat blaring just outside a hotel room window. And they are also under $20! Wanting to splurge a bit on your adventurer? We love Moment phone cases for iPhone with built in slots for telephoto and other lenses allowing professional quality photos without the need to pack a heavy DSLR camera.
In the Luggage category, we are always on the search for carryon luggage
under 5 pounds to beat the crazy International carryon weight regulations.
Osprey has been ticking all the boxes with some new backpacks and bags and
we are loving their rolling bags. Amazon has the Osprey 40 Litre Daylight Convertible Carryon on sale for $156 at the moment which is $40 off and it
weighs under 5 pounds! Oh, and it converts into a backpack for places where wheeling a bag is not the best option. Your adventurer will most likely say this is
their favorite present of all!
Clothing and Shoes geared for travel are useful gifts a traveler often doesn’t realize they need until they start packing. A top item on our Wish List is a Travel Vest or Travel Hoodie equipped with dozens of hidden pockets to carry items which travelers will need on a long haul flight or – a hack we use every flight – to store heavy items like a power bank during check in (to avoid extremely low carryon bag weight allowances). These items are an investment your traveler will appreciate for years to come.
Lightweight, long sleeved blouses or dress shirts come in handy when arms need to be covered out of respect for local customs or as protecting from the sun. This blouse for women or dress shirt for men will come in handy for travel to any destination.
Comfy shoes are a top priority for any traveler. Our current favorite are made by Tropicfeel, specifically the round toed Tropicfeel Sunset Shoe. These are “urban to outdoor” and appropriate for a visit to a museum or a boat trip to an
island (and they can be worn in the water and dry in an hour or two).
Tech Gadgets and Gear are arguably our favorite topic. Everywhere you turn, there’s an ad for a tech gear pouch. We’ve tried them all, but by far our favorite is this one by Evergoods. The Evergoods Access Pouch 2L nails it in the versatility department with an adjustable divider and plenty of slots. The top opens at a slant making it a perfect nightstand storage area for every cable and charger a traveler will need. The best component is that it fits most over-the-ear noise cancelling headphones.
Power banks flood the tech gear market these days and more often than not they
falsely claim their power. INIU chargers are quality chargers at a fraction of the cost, and our top pick is the palm sized, lighter than most, INIU 10,000 mAh Portable Charger with Built-in Cables and Touch LED Display and works with tablets, phones, and small devices. While the included cables are not the best, the charger itself is fast charging and its compact size makes it a must have carryon item. This item is currently under $25 with coupon applied. A multiport wall or power strip charger like this awesome INVIZI 65W Charger with 3 Ports has enough power to charge a Macbook or similar and is half the size of the charger sold with the laptop, plus it has to extra ports allowing for up to three devices to be charged at the same time. We love travel items with multi purpose uses and this one tops our list while coming in $20 cheaper that the popular Anker brand.
We could go on and on with suggestions. Check our What To Pack and our Travel Essentials + Book Store or past blog sections on our website for tons of other ideas or if your traveler is booked on one of our upcoming trips, there will be a packing list linked there specific to their trip. We are pretty sure you will find just the right gift for any globe traveler you are shopping for this season.