Wondering what you can get your loved one who loves to travel? On a budget? Willing to splurge a little? We’ve got you sorted with 23 awesome, useful and practical gift ideas for all travellers.
- 1. Survival Paracord Bracelet
- 2. Personalised Luggage Tag
- 3. Carabiners
- 4. Passport Cover
- 5. Headlamp
- 6. Buff
- 7. Compact Towels
- 8. Hiking socks
- 9. Gorilla Tripod
- 10. Travel Journal
- 11. Selfie sticks / GoPro sticks
- 12. Universal Power Adapter
- 13. Travel pillow
- 14. GoToob bottles (under 100ml)
- 15. Foldable water bottle
- 16. Memo bottle
- 17. Packing cells
- 18. Luggage scale
- Feeling fancy?! Here are some gift ideas above $50 (upwards to a few hundred)
1. Survival Paracord Bracelet
The Survival Paracord Bracelet is ideal for the person who loves quirky type gadgets. The bracelet made of 3 meters of paracord, a flint, tiny blade, a whistle and a compass. We’ve gone through countless airports with it on and have had no problems. If you’re wondering how useful the rope is, well, Daniel scored us some coconuts with it.
2. Personalised Luggage Tag
Cheap, easy and something that everyone will use! Make it extra special by getting a personalised one.
These make packing and moving so much easier. We use them to hang shoes or bottle bottles on the outside of our bag. Super handy! We just grab some cheap ones from eBay.
4. Passport Cover
Have your pick of plain, colourful or decorative passport covers. We love this one on Etsy for only $6!
A must have on every traveller’s list.
Use it in the sun or use it in the snow. Wear it as a mask or wear it has a headband. Super useful and comes in a variety of colours and patterns.
7. Compact Towels
Aim for something light, compact and quick drying such as microfiber towels.
8. Hiking socks
If they love hiking or will be visiting a country where walking is inevitable, some smartwool hiking socks will come in handy.
9. Gorilla Tripod
A gorilla tripod or any other portable and mini tripod is perfect for smaller, compact type cameras and there are tripods available for phones and GoPros too. These tripod are flexible so can be used anywhere (eg wrapped around a pole) for the perfect shot.
10. Travel Journal
Do they love to write? And particularly, do they enjoy writing by hand? If so, a travel journal will definitely be appreciated and will remind them of you along their journey.
11. Selfie sticks / GoPro sticks
These really require no explanation! Just aim to get one that can get dunked in the water if it’s a stick for a a GoPro.
12. Universal Power Adapter
I LOVE my power adapter. A universal adapter will set you back around $30 but can be used in every country and used with any device. Personally, I love adapters with USB ports so that you can charge a few devices at the same time!
13. Travel pillow
Any traveller will appreciate a travel pillow to help with plane, bus and train rides. My favourite is this GO travel pillow that converts to a regular shaped pillow too.
14. GoToob bottles (under 100ml)
I swear by these. I’ve put various liquids in (shampoo, body wash, cleanser and moisturiser) and have NEVER had a leak in 9 months of travelling. They meet requirements for bringing liquids as carryon and are easy to fill and clean.
15. Foldable water bottle
We love this water bottle because it’s light, stands when filled but is foldable so can be packed away when in transit / not in use.
16. Memo bottle
I was gifted this water bottle and absolutely love it. I much prefer it to round water bottles and it fits anywhere. It also gets A LOT of compliments!
17. Packing cells
Packing cells are amazing. They make looking for your crap a million times easier and also help to compact everything. Avoid the plastic ones and opt for something like this and in different sizes. If you’re buying some for someone else, trust me, buy some for yourself too. I can’t believe I used to travel without these.
18. Luggage scale
If your loved ones is a big shopper than this will be something handy to carry along to ensure that they’re not left ditching stuff at the airport.
Feeling fancy?! Here are some gift ideas above $50 (upwards to a few hundred)
19. Portable Power Bank
These will set you back anywhere from $40 to $200 depending on a variety of things. You want something that is compact, light, solar powered and will hold enough power for a few charges.
20. Handheld Gimbal
A handheld gimbal is device that allows for stabilised video recording – it’s like a selfie stick with a pivot on the end. The average cost is $150 for a handheld gimbal for a GoPro so it something you’d only want to get if they’re serious about video recording.
21. Leatherman multi-tool
Practical, useful and beneficial to any traveller.
22. Action Cam
There are so many action cams on the market at the moment so your only option isn’t a GoPro. Check out this article by Tech Radar featuring the 10 best action cams of 2016.
23. Ollo Clip
The Ollo Clip is a 4-in-1 lens clip for a smartphone. It’s $80 and includes 4 lens options: Fisheye; Wide-Angle; 10x Macro and 15x Macro. Perfect for the mobile photographer on the go!