The ultimate holiday gift guide for the travel lover in your life!
It’s an interesting time for people who love to travel. You may have been lucky to get out and about a bit this year, but chances are good it wasn’t too far or very often!
We’re already coming up to the end of 2020 and the holiday season, so I’ve pulled together my annual holiday gift guide for travellers. I hope that these gift ideas will help bring joy to your travel-loving friends and family, and remind them that travel isn’t gone forever, it’s just on pause.
Some of these items are inspirational, like travel related decor and clothing. Others are great to have ready to go when we get the green light again, like travel gear and luggage. And others, well, they can be used on the road or at home, like tech gear and sustainable travel items.
I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!
Travel Essentials Gift Guide
Still travelling? Or planning a rescheduled trip for 2021? Gift someone the travel essentials, from luggage (7) to packing cubes (2) to funky luggage tags (3)!
I often travel with a portable steamer (6) to take the creases out of my clothes, and I’m a big fan of the Manta Sleep Mask (5) when I’m away from home.
My next purchase will definitely be this locking pool pouch (4), because I’m usually the one stuck with the bags on the beach!
Travel Clothing Gift Guide
1. Reusable Face Masks | 2. Marmot GORE-TEX Rain Jacket | 3. Allbirds Running Shoes | 4. Compact Windproof Umbrella with Case | 5. Resistance Bands with Travel Pouch | 6. Memobottle Flat Water Bottle | 7. KeepCup Brew Reusable Travel Mug | 8. Butterfly Twists Foldable Shoes
Why not make their experience a bit more comfortable? Rain jackets (2), umbrellas (4), and foldable flats (8) are travel necessities. Face masks (1) will be with us for the foreseeable future, and will be 2021’s staple airport accessory.
For those who like to keep moving, a pack of resistance bands (5) will help keep active without a gym nearby. Comfortable walking shoes are also a must, and Allbirds (3) are the world’s most popular environmentally friendly shoe.
For the sustainable traveller, a KeepCup (7) for hot drinks is a must, and the Memobottle (6) is a chic, packable water bottle (it’s flat!).
Travel Tech Gift Guide
You can’t travel these days without a bit of tech gear! Get the techy in your life a tech gear organiser (1), power bank (5), or universal adapter (5). I’ve had an organising pouch for a my cables for a couple years now, and I can’t remember how I travelled without it.
Know an avid reader? Why not pick up a Kindle Oasis (4)? You could also throw in a Kindle Unlimited Subscription that will allow them to read as many books as they’d like!
To record the steps they’re taking as they explore the world, a Fitbit Versa (6) is ideal. And if they do any filming, a camera or phone tripod (2) or a ring light (7) would be welcome gifts!
Travel Inspiration Gift Guide
1. Scratch Off World Map | 2. Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel List | 3. Wanderlust Tote Bag | 4. Cannes Vintage Travel Poster | 5. Meet Me In Italy T-Shirt | 6. Airbnb Gift Card | 7. Secret Escapes Gift Voucher
Not going anywhere yet but looking for a little travel inspiration? Gift someone things to remind them of travelling and their favourite destinations.
I’m a big fan of coffee table books like Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel List (2) and framed vintage wall prints (4). If you’re buying for an avid traveller, why not go for a scratch off world map (1)? Talk about satisfying.
Wearables are also a lot of fun, like a travel themed tote (3) or shirt (5).
And finally, consider gifting the promise of a brighter, travel-filled tomorrow! Vouchers for travel experiences or stays, like Airbnb (6) or Secret Escapes (7), will help them get planning.
Want more gift ideas? Check out last year’s holiday gift guide!
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