10 Gift Ideas for the Traveler in Your Life


I’ll confess, I am a terrible gift shopper. I always have the hardest time finding the perfect gift for friends and family. It’s that time of year when we’re all trying to figure out what to buy for the special peeps in our life. Here are a few of my favorite gift ideas to make shopping for the globetrotter in your life a little easier!

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1. World Map Corkboard

Maps and globes are a recurring theme in my home. As of now, we have four maps adorning our walls and two globes in our decor. This world map corkboard is a unique spin on the map decor idea, and it would be a great wall fixture for any wanderluster’s home base.

2. Canvas Backpack

I’ve been purchasing and collecting patches during my travels for a while now, with the goal of creating the ultimate cool-girl-who-travels-a-lot canvas backpack look one day. Whether or not you plan to adorn this backpack with patches, it’s just a good classic, low key look for any traveler.

3. Scratch-off Travel Map

I bought one of these a few years back, and I absolutely love it. It’s a fun, unique way to keep track of (and subtly brag about) your adventures.

4. Packing Cubes

Packing cubes will change the way you pack forever. They organize everything, and allow you to pack 2-3 times more. And they’re so lightweight, they don’t add any weight to your luggage!

5. A Fun Camera

There’s something about film photos that just can’t be rivaled by digital. And then there’s something about instant film photos that just can’t be rivaled by traditional film. I don’t have one of these cameras yet, but it’s definitely on my list. I would love to document my adventures through a few of these shots.

6. Some Itinerary Inspiration

For the constant wanderluster: 150 desinations, 36 hours in each place, countless itinerary combinations. The New York Times has a version for USA & Canada, Latin America & the Caribbean, and Europe, but I think the one that would come in handy most would be USA & Canada (if you, like me, are living in the USA).

7. Solar Charger

Great on-the-go power that will come in handy on extended camping trips!

8. Kindle E-reader

For the traveler who always has their nose in a book. Which is me, 100% every day of my life. I read on planes. I read in cars (only when I am a passenger of course). I read while waiting in line. I read at every chance I get. I can usually go through several books in one trip, so the invention of the e-reader was life changing for me. When I was young, I would pack my suitcase with books. Now I just load a bunch of books on my lightweight Kindle, stick it in my purse, and go!

9. Wanderlust-y Clothes

Because cute adventure gear is a must.

10. Reusable Water Bottle

I know I say it a lot, but I always carry a reusable water bottle with me, wherever I go. Especially when I travel. It’s just a very useful thing to have, and I believe everyone should have at least one!

These are my 10 favorite gift ideas for travelers, let me know what your ideas! What would you buy your favorite traveler for Christmas?

Happy shopping, friends!


  • yourorganizedlifewithdaria

    Super cool ideas! As a professional organizer, I LOVE those packing cubes. They really make packing so much easier!

    November 29, 2016 at 7:13 pm Reply
  • EG III

    Great suggestions. A good, leak-proof water bottle is a must in my opinion. Sadly, I lost my favorite during my most recent trip 🙁

    November 30, 2016 at 6:25 am Reply
  • mackinawroad

    Great suggestions!

    November 30, 2016 at 6:25 pm Reply
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