Are you looking for the perfect gift for the travel lover in your life? As a long-time travel blogger, I’ve been on the receiving end of a lot of travel-oriented gifts. So here are my top picks! From fancy new travel gear, to quirky stocking stuffers, to thoughtful memorabilia – there’s a little something for everyone.
Christmas Gifts for Travel Lovers
Here are my top picks for the very best gifts for the travel lover in your life!
Nothing makes a long flight feel more luxurious than a set of great noise-cancelling headphones. You can tune out the world and zone out to your favorite movies or music. And there's nothing out there nearly as good as Bose!
This backpack is the mother of all backpacks. It's expandable to hold as much stuff as you need, fits on nearly all planes as a carry-on, and has a padded compartment for protecting your laptop. It's quite literally built for travel!
This portable speaker is perfect for on-the-go travelers. It's handy for watching movies together at the hotel room, jamming out at an impromptu party, or listening to your tunes at the beach. And it's waterproof too!
The days of carting around physical books is long gone. These days, I'm either reading on an e-reader device or listening to audio books.
If you're the type of person that loves the feel of a physical book in your hands, the Kindle e-reader is the way to go. And my favorite part about it - no glare on the screen, so you can read it in bright sunlight at the beach!
I absolutely love listening to audio-books when I travel! It's so much easier than carting around physical books and magazines, and I never run out of options. A membership to a site like Audible makes a great gift for frequent travelers (or even anyone with a long morning commute)!
If you fly often, you've definitely run into this problem. Airplanes offer in-flight movies and entertainment, but you need to plug your headphones into the jack at your seat. But of course, your headphones are wireless!
This AirFly device bridges the gap and connects your headset to the audio jack at your seat - wirelessly. Also comes in handy at the gym.
I've had so many readers recommend these packing cubes, that I couldn't leave them off the list! They are wonderful for staying organized on long trips, and help squeeze every inch of space from your luggage.
When you travel outside the US, you learn pretty quickly that disposable shopping bags simply don't exist in many parts of the world. Even in Europe, you'll find that you need to pay extra for bags. It's expected that you bring your own!
So these stylish shopping bags are great to have along a trip, especially when souvenir shopping is in order. And bonus points if you use them for your grocery shopping at home too!
This adorable little travel journal is a perfect stocking stuffer for your travel enthusiast. It's perfectly sized to take on-the-go and helps you keep track of all the places you want to see, eat, and visit on your trip!
One thing we always need when we travel internationally is a power adapter. I love these universal ones that work in almost any country. I don't have to bother figuring out what type of power outlets will be available - I just grab this and go!
I always keep a big, cozy shawl or wrap in my carry-on. They're perfect for chilly flights, for covering your shoulders when you run into a dress code (like European churches!), or rolling up when you need an impromptu pillow.
Ok, this neck wallet might not be the coolest looking accessory. But on some trips, it's just needed. These come in handy for keeping your essentials safe in shared hostel rooms, crowded festivals, or just exploring less reputable areas.
I like this one with plenty of room for your passport and RFID protection!
Every frequent traveler should have one of these hanging luggage scales. With so many restrictions on luggage weight these days, it's absolutely essential to have a weigh of checking your luggage before heading off to the airport.
This little scale is handy and fits neatly in the outside pocket of your suitcase!