Have a traveler in your life who is always searching for better gear or more organized ways to travel? This gift guide for travelers will help you find the perfect gift for them whether they like adventure, photography or just relaxing vacations on the beach.
If you’ve ever been frustrated with getting your shampoo out of its tiny container, you might want to try GoToobs. They come well recommended from long term travelers and short vacationers alike. They’re perfect because they seal tight but are made of flexible silicone which allows you to get all the product out of the tube when you need it, unlike drug store containers where the stiff plastic stops you from ever getting more than half of your shampoo or body wash. These little bottles come in the perfect size for carry-on travel.
They come in the standard version:
Or a variety with a suction cup on the back. This is perfect for small bathrooms or hostels where you can stick the containers to a wall or mirror for extra convenience:
There’s a whole array of brands of packing cubes these days. It seems like everyone makes them, but Eagle Creek was one of the originals to design them. They’ve perfected them by coming out with a wide array of sizes and designs to fit every traveler’s needs.
From the Pack-It Full Cube Set:
To the Specter lightweight Set:
To an Essential Carry On set that lets you pack everything you need:
Osprey is one of the most well-known names in the travel industry and one of the most beloved. Anyone whose done their fair share of travel either owns one or wishes they did. If you have a traveler in your life that loves to travel carry-on only or is planning to backpack or camp the Osprey Farpoint 40 is a great option for lightweight but roomy travel.
If you know someone who camps, treks or plans to backpack Europe or Southeast Asia, the Scrubba can be a lifesaver. It offers many of the benefits of the washing machine in a bag that can be collapsed and stuffed in a carry on bag. The Scrubba makes it super easy and convenient to wash your clothes or rinse out a swimsuit on the go without having to worry about washing clothes in the sink and making a huge mess.
Travel towels are a must have for travel out of the country these days. Depending on where you’re going and what kind of place you’re staying, you never know what towels will be available or how long it will take room service to bring you up a fresh batch. These travel towels are perfect for hand and bath towels in a pinch, they make great beach blankets, and they can also help you dry laundry that you’ve washed in your room or get your swimsuits to dry faster. There are so many uses! And the best part is they fold down into a tiny little compact bundle that barely takes up space in your bag!
This is one of those often forgotten items that you wish you had when you get to the airport. TSA only allows TSA-approved locks on bags, which means all others are turned away at the gate. The TSA locks allow TSA employees to access your bag when necessary during routine checks, but keep other prying hands out of your bags when they’re waiting around to be loaded or unloaded or just taking their time spinning on the luggage rack while you make your way through customs. They are a huge piece of mind for an affordable price and a great gift for anyone planning a trip for next year!
These days we all have a massive amount of electronics and we usually like to take them with us; a Kindle for reading, an iPad for looking up information on our destination or watching a movie, a camera for taking pictures of the latest destination, a cell phone for navigating and texting home… the list goes on. But they all have to go somewhere. And not just them, all the cords too! This travel case helps you stow all your small electronics and their cords in one organized place so nothing gets lost or left behind when you need it the most.
Photos are one of the most important elements of the trip – capturing that perfect photo with your family or the way the light hits the buildings in the city square as the sun goes down. You want to capture those memories and you want them to be as beautiful as you remember them. While cell phones are getting better cameras, they still can’t compete with the quality of the DSLR camera. This Nikon D3400 bundle is the perfect upgrade from a standard point and shoot or phone camera for the traveler in your life. It comes complete with lenses, filters, tripod and carry case and gets them on the road taking professional quality photos.
If the traveler in your life is the type of adventurer that prefers to whitewater raft, take hot air balloon rides and surf rather than take long strolls in the park with gellato in hand, the GoPro HERO6 is a better option. Designed to snap into a variety of attachments from headgear to arm bands the GoPro HERO6 has video stabilization and water resistance that makes it the perfect compliment to any adventurer’s journey. The GoPro also has a number of great accessories like this case to help them stay organized on the road.
Drone footage is the new version of the family travel video. Capable of taking breathtaking shots of the landscape around you and filming a variety of events from above, drones are the new it-thing for travelers this year. If the traveler in your life doesn’t have one, I can pretty much guarantee that it’s on their list this year. It’s hard to see some of the amazing footage out there on YouTube without wanting to run out and buy one. The DJI Phantom P3 is a tried and true drone. There are fancier and more expensive versions on the market, but this one is a great starter. Get this for them, and they will love you for it.