This list was fun to put together. This best gifts for travelers list made me realize there is so much more than just packing a bag and hopping on a plane.
Traveling is so exciting. Thinking of all the fun new places and things you’ll see.
However, traveling can also be a hassle. Packing, airlines losing luggage, and flight delays can definitely put a damper on your plans.
Why not give the traveler on your list something that will make their life a little bit easier!?
Do you have someone on your list this year that travels all year round? If so, I’ve got just the perfect gift list for you.
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The Perfect Gifts for Travelers Guide
1. Passport Wallet – Never lose your passport again!
This cute little wallet is perfect for travelers because it’s compact and can fit in a purse or pocket. It has four card slots and an ID window with a zipper for change/receipt storage.
2. Universal Adapter – A must-have for any traveler!
This universal adapter has 2 USB ports, allowing you to charge two devices at the same time, and comes with 9 different plug types so you can use it wherever you go!
3. Noise Canceling Headphones – Music makes everything better…kind of like wine but without the hangover.
Don’t let all that noise ruin your flight! These noise-canceling headphones reduce outside noises up to 32 decibels. Or bring them along on the airplane to watch movies or listen to music.
4. Luggage Scale – Never pay extra weight fees again!
Are you tired of standing at the scales before you check in? This luggage scale will let you know if your bag is over 50 pounds and must be checked!
5. Portable Phone Charger – Charge up on the go!
My favorite new thing to bring with me when I travel is something that lets me charge my phone while I’m out and about exploring. This one conveniently clips onto your backpack or purse, so there’s no worrying about where to put it down while plugging things in. It also has a flashlight for finding things inside your bag in a dark place like an airport bathroom =)
6. Eye Mask and Ear Plugs – Block out all the noise
So I know this might be going a little too far for some people, but if you’ve ever been on a flight that is overcrowded or next to someone who can’t stop talking, then these are definitely must-haves!
7. Money Belt – Keep your cash safe
This money belt is perfect for hiding your valuables while you’re out sightseeing! The buckle opens with a zip, so no need to worry about pickpockets removing it without you noticing!
8. Nalgene Bottle – Take your water anywhere
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9. Compact Travel Umbrella – Rainy day, be prepared!
This compact travel umbrella will fit in the palm of your hand and weighs less than 1 pound. Perfect for all you travelers who like to walk around exploring but hate getting soaked by the rain =)
10. Hand Luggage Suitcase – Easier to maneuver than standard carry-on luggage
Once I got my first piece of hand luggage, I never went back. This one has four wheels instead of two, so it’s easier to maneuver too! It’s definitely the best thing to ease your load when you plan to walk around a lot and don’t want to lug around a giant suitcase.
11. Collapsible Travel Bag – So you don’t have to leave anything behind
This bag is perfect for the light packers who want to travel with everything they need without checking a bag! It folds up into a small pouch that can attach easily to your larger luggage handle or inside a bigger travel suitcase.
12. Daypack – Bring this instead of checking your luggage
This daypack is great for bringing on a backpack, bus, airplane, or long train ride and not worrying about maneuvering it through all those places like you would with luggage. If they’re looking for something more stylish, this one comes in lots of colors and patterns!
13. Waterproof Bag – So versatile!
This bag can be used as a backpack or purse and is waterproof, so if you get caught in the rain, it won’t ruin anything inside!
14. Packing Cubes – Makes packing easier
I love these packing cubes because not only do they make packing easier but it helps me stay organized! I keep all my clothes in one bag, shoes in another, and toiletries in the last one. It’s really nice not having to dig through your luggage to find what you’re looking for!
15. Travel Bottles – Less is more
These travel bottles will allow you to take as little or as much shampoo/conditioner/soap/lotion you need with fewer spills along the way! They are also TSA approved, so no need to worry about those pesky security people confiscating them =P
16. Drawstring Bag – Multipurpose
This drawstring bag is perfect for holding wet swimsuits after a day at the beach or sweaty clothes after a workout. You can also store them in your luggage to help keep it organized!
17. Sandals – Different styles for different feet
I’m not really much of a sandal person, but my sister swears by these and wears them everywhere she goes!
18. Tightvac Airtight Portable Container– Perfect Gifts for Travelers
These are so good for on the go. You can fill one up with your favorite snack and pop it in your bag, and head out for the day. I would buy these for everyone I know.
Every car is getting Bluetooth built into it these days. However, my first car had nothing of the sort. So, a Bluetooth FM Transmitter allowed me to add this feature to my car. WHICH I LOVED! It also has a charger port that is extra convenient for traveling.
20. Travel Foot Rest
Perfect gift for someone that travels often. Whether they are on a bus or plane, this foot hammock is the way to go. That footrest on planes is a joke. Who wants to sit like that with their feet in a weird upward position. Change the game with the foot hammock. I guarantee people will ask where you got it.
21. Car Diffuser-Perfect Gifts for Travelers
This makes your car smell extremely good. This is a perfect gift for anyone. You can also use it in a dorm room.
This bag is trendy and handy. It has a shoe compartment. Of course this is on the gifts for travelers list. You can’t go wrong with one more bag!
This kit is perfect for a college student that is driving themselves to campus. It will give you peace of mind to send your student back to school. Everything you need for any type of car problem you may have is in here. (I wish I had one my freshman year when our tire blew out on the interstate.)
This simple attachment will keep your bag from spilling open onto the floor of your car. It’s perfect when you have a passenger and don’t want to sit your bag in the backseat. Super helpful invention.
25. Mommy Hook
The mommy hook is so helpful. During the holidays people will be carrying many bags out the stores and into the house at once. Why not make it easy on them with the mommy hook. It’s cushioned so it doesn’t hurt you hand and allows you to carry multiple bags with just one hand.
I never thought about how practical this would be to have. Instead of dripping water all over yourself when you collapse you umbrella this one folds out the other way to keep the water inside. This is a genius gift! I recommend this to everyone.
The best gifts for people who travel help them stay organized and be prepared along the way. Which gift do you think would be most helpful for someone who often travels (or even just occasionally)?