Amanda | LVV Travel

Amanda is an Aussie backpacker who loves adventure, waterfalls and everything outdoors. Together with her husband, Daniel, they have been travelling the world for over two years and run LVV Travel. They share travel and backpacking guides and aim to help backpackers travel adventurously and sustainably.


  1. Ashley Renne (@TravelLushes)
    7 Dec 2016 @ 6:33 am

    Love this list. I’ve gotten a few of these as gifts from others. My sister just recently bought me a really cute passport cover and I’m in love with it.


  2. Ami Bhat
    7 Dec 2016 @ 6:07 am

    Ooh I can see so many things that I want. Maybe I should just forward your post to my friends and say…anything from this 🙂


  3. The Travel NinjasT
    3 Dec 2016 @ 3:02 am

    Those would all make very cool gifts. I always want to pack a leatherman multitool, but i’m afraid we’ll get hassled by airport security. Even if its in checked baggage. I’m sure it would eventually be ok, but worried about the extra hassle. Do you carry one? It’s useful to be sure when travelling, but do you ever get hassled or delayed with stuff like that?


    • La Vida Viva Travel
      9 Dec 2016 @ 4:11 am

      We’ve never had a problem with our multitool (always packed in checkin though). No delays or issues. It will definitely get confiscated if brought as carry on though!


  4. The Soul of Seoul
    2 Dec 2016 @ 11:04 pm

    I need to stock up on some of these stuff. Every time we travel I realize that we’re missing something important like something to weigh our luggage. We were way overweight this last time! uh oh


  5. sophie
    2 Dec 2016 @ 6:01 am

    Awesome! this article saved me awful money on the gifts, I will try each and everyone of these for friends birthdays. Haha! Thanks again 😀 Cheers.


  6. Joe
    1 Dec 2016 @ 8:20 pm

    Ooh, yes please to a lot of stuff on this list 😀 I’m going to send the link to this to all my friends and family with some not so subtle hints over which ones my particular favourites are (buff, foldable water bottle and, for the more generous, the portable power pack are what tops my list). I also have a couple of ideas from this of what to get some fellow travellers of mine too 🙂 Thanks for sharing!


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