Giving a gift to someone who travels frequently can be tricky, since they probably have a lot of travel gear and gadgets already.
There are plenty of useful, fun, and convenient travel gifts that can surprise even the most seasoned globe-trotter though, so here’s a list of eight gifts that we think are perfect for any traveler in your life:
A New Kind Of Travel Pillow
Everyone knows what the typical travel pillow looks like, with an inflatable or memory foam ring that locks around your neck and keeps your head in place. The Trtl Pillow is nothing like that, and looks more like a scarf than a donut. With an internal support system and soft fleece wrap, it’s scientifically proven to hold your neck in a better position than a standard travel pillow, and it’s also lighter, machine washable, and takes up less room in a bag than a standard travel pillow.
A Water Color Set That Fits In A Pocket
The Winsor & Newton Cotman Brush Pen Set is perfect for the traveling artist, with 12 high quality pigments in a variety of colors, an ergonomic brush with its own water reservoir, and a slim, curved case that’s designed to easily slip into a pocket for art on the go.
A Travel Journal To Inspire Creativity
Scribbling memories into a beautiful journal is the goal of many travelers, but for the non-artistic, it’s usually easier said than done. I Was Here: A Travel Journal for the Curious Minded makes it easier for everyone to capture their memories in a fun and exciting way, thanks to unique and fulfilling journeys that can be undertaken in any city, and prompts to record every whimsical discovery along the way. It’s sure to bring out the creative adventurer in every traveler.
A Fun Way To Remember Adventures
With the Scratch Off World Map Poster, travel memories become a beautiful mix of shapes and colors, showing what destinations have been visited, and making it easy to pick out the next place to go. With scratch-off country flags, stickers, and even accurate cartographic details on the foil, it’s perfect for sharing stories and dreaming about new adventures. (For something similar but with a different aesthetic, check out this Cork Globe.)
A Drone That Fits In A Day Bag
If you really want to spoil someone, get them the DJI Mavic Air. This drone packs maximum features into a minimum size, with arms that fold in to make the Mavic Air the size of a water bottle when it’s not in use. It’s the perfect gift for an adventurous traveler, and will allow them to take photos from places they never thought possible.
A New Bag Tag
Luggage tags are a necessity to help identify bags and make sure they get returned in case they get lost, but many luggage tags are made from flimsy vinyl or other materials that don’t stand up to the rigors of travel, and they don’t do much good if they fall off the bag! The TuffTaag from ProudGuy is made from reinforced aluminum with a steel cable to withstand even the harshest conditions.
A Bottomless Book
Everyone loves to read when they travel, but bringing along paperbacks isn’t always convenient. Giving someone an Amazon Kindle allows them to bring their entire library with them in a device that can fit in their pocket, and read whenever and wherever they want, thanks to convenient features like all-day battery, a built-in front light, and instant translations.
A Water Bottle The Fits Anywhere
The Vapur Eclipse is the perfect water bottle for traveling. It rolls up into a clip that’s attached to the cap, it has a wide mouth opening that’s easy to fill and clean, and it’s light, flexible, freezeable, reuseable, and dishwasher-safe. Best of all, it’s made in the USA!
For more gift ideas, check out our list of 10 Travel Accessories To Make Your Next Trip A Breeze.