Shopping for Christmas gifts can be a challenge. You want to find something thoughtful without being overly sentimental, something useful without being boring, and something exciting without it lacking function.
This challenge is only compounded when you’re looking for a specific type of gift. That’s why we’ve put this list together: to aid you in your quest for the best Christmas gifts for those who love to travel!
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If versatility is your game, the ZOMAKE Ultra Lightweight Backpack has your name on it. It’s incredibly lightweight and durable and has a bunch of impressive features. For example, it’s water and tear resistant. making it perfect for everything from air travel to backpacking. Perhaps the most unique and functional feature of all is the bag’s ability to fold into a small, built-in pocket. That’s right, the entire bag can collapse into the size of a sandwich!More: 9 Best Pet Carriers for Travel on Amazon
Those on-the-go need a way to charge their electronics when away from wall outlets. Enter the POWERADD Slim 2 Battery Pack. The surprisingly small device is about the size of a lipstick tube and packs a powerful punch. Enough, in fact, to charge many smartphones up to two times! On top of that, the device itself recharges in only three hours, meaning you’ll be ready to hit the road again in no time.
We know, this one is boring. No one wants a luggage scale for Christmas. Well, we disagree. Not only is the Camry Luggage Scale a fantastic gift, but it’s one that the recipient will use time and time again. It features multiple units of measurement, a temperature gauge, and a zero function to ensure accurate measurement every time. Sure, this may not be the most glamorous gift, but it’s one that keeps on giving, especially when those excess baggage fees are avoided!
Durable, functional, space-saving items are vital to the serious traveler. The Nomader Collapsible Water Bottle checks all these boxes and more. From its extreme portability to its leak-proof cap, this bottle is ideal for road trippers, backpackers, campers, and hikers venturing abroad. As an added bonus that simply cannot be overlooked, this water bottle is dishwasher safe, making preparation for the next adventure easier than ever.
Available as a paperback or on Kindle, 1,000 Places to See Before You Die: Revised Second Edition is a New York Times bestseller. From the 600 color photographs to the seemingly endless travel suggestions, this book is a goldmine for travelers. The information is valuable and presented in an engaging, inspiring way. The book is so good, in fact, that you might want to take a peek at it yourself before you gift it away!
Keeping your belonging safe while traveling is paramount. From credit cards and cash to passports and identification, protecting travel essentials cannot be over-stressed. The Zoppen Multi-Purpose Travel Wallet does just that and more. It comes in 29 color options, all constructed of high0quality PU leather, and features RFID-blocking technology to keep your information safe. It’s also exceptionally roomy, allowing you to carry multiple cards, a passport, and just about anything else you would dream to put in a wallet.
Every traveler needs a way to record their adventures. The MALEDEN Leather Writing Journal is perfect for explorers who want to fill the pages of a journal with their thoughts, experiences, and other travel-related words. The style of the journal is quintessentially adventure-oriented and is constructed high-quality PU leather that is exceptionally soft and durable for travel and outdoor adventure. It is also refillable, so when one trip ends, another can begin!
Traveling doesn’t necessarily have to mean sacrificing luxury and hygiene. The Burt’s Bees Essential Everyday Beauty Set is perfect for on-the-go skin care. It includes Coconut Foot Cream, Beeswax Hand Salve, Soap Bark and Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream, Milk and Honey Body Lotion, and Beeswax Lip Balm from one of the most recognizable brands in the industry. As an added bonus, everything is made of all natural ingredients.
For the moments of travel where you’d rather listen to your music, and only your music, look no further than the Mpow 059 Bluetooth Headphones. They’re incredibly comfortable due to their memory-protein ear cushions and lightweight construction. They can be wireless via Bluetooth or wired if your battery runs low. They also feature hands-free call technology, including a built-in microphone. If all of these features haven’t convinced you that these headphones are perfect for the traveler in your life, consider this: they also include a convenient folding design with carrying bag!
Every traveler needs a little more comfort in their life. The Everlasting Comfort Travel Kit provides exactly that. The neck pillow is 100% memory foam, making it supremely comfortable no matter where you are or how long you might be there. It also has an incredibly soft cover, enhancing the already fantastic experience. Also included in the kit are a protective bag, high-quality ear plugs and an adjustable sleep mask that is padded to perfection.
What’s better than reaching your destination, quickly setting up a hammock, and falling into an instant state of relaxation? The Winner Double Camping Hammock makes doing just that easier than ever. It includes everything you need to get straight to that traveling state-of-mind. From the beach to the mountains, as long as you have two mounting points, you can begin relaxing. The hammock is constructed of high-quality materials and takes less than three minutes to setup. It is also big enough to share, allowing you and your traveling companion, be it friend, lover, or dog to cuddle up and enjoy.