Best Christmas gift ideas for the avid traveler in your life

Best Christmas gift ideas for the avid traveler in your life

Do you know someone who loves to travel, is passionate about discovering new places in the world and finds a thrill in new adventures? You probably do. Now, you are wondering what would be a good gift for them that is both useful and lightweight.

I have asked some fellow travel bloggers and browsed the internet,  searching for some of the best Christmas gift ideas for the avid traveler in your life!

Here they are:

PRO Packing Cubes

PRO Packing Cubes – Help you organize your clothes quickly and it is ideal to pack and unpack in just a few minutes!screen-shot-2016-11-06-at-22-27-30




christmas_giftScratch The World – Scratch off places you visit – You are or you know a passionate traveller or an adventurer! This is the map that allows you to keep track of all the countries screen-shot-2016-11-06-at-22-27-30you have visited.



christmas_giftJOBY Gorillapod SLR Zoom Tripod for DSLR Cameras – When your avid traveler is exploring some new destination, and possibly wants to capture the best shots possible. This is a flexible tripod that gives stability to any surface and will make up for a great gift!





iphone camera lens kit

iPhone Camera Lens Kit – This useful 2 in 1 clip-on detachable screen-shot-2016-11-06-at-22-27-30HD lens for the iPhone allows you to take wide angles.




christmas_giftXCSOURCE Selfie Stick Bluetooth Remote – This is the best way to take nice photos with your smartphone, it includes a fisheye lens, wide lens, and a macro lens. Also great to avoid the need to ask strangers for help or if there is no one to ask for it. screen-shot-2016-11-06-at-22-27-30




christmas_giftAll-New Kindle E-reader – Being on the road means also having some time to read, especially while we take long flights or train rides. Having good reading material while avoiding the weight with the new Kindle, which is lighter and thinner,  is a great idea.screen-shot-2016-11-06-at-22-27-30




This power bank is an excellent choice if the person you want to buy the gift for loves technology.


 $50 Gift Card $50 Gift Cardis ideal when you don´t know what to give the globetrotter in your life. But at the same time, you give them exactly what they are hoping for.




amazonprimeAmazon Prime – is the ultimate gift for the digital nomad. It allows your passionate traveler to read unlimited books, to have unlimited access to songs, streaming of movies, TV shows, and more…





Fitter TravelRoller – Long trips, many hours standing or sitting? It all will affect the body of those who love traveling. The Fitter TravelRoller you to massage through the entire body.




Foldable Portable Kettle | Travel Kettle - Upgraded Food Grade Silicone, 5 Mins Heater To Quickly Foldable Electric Kettle, White 600ML 110V US PlugNew – Foldable portable kettle – This collapsible kettle could save more space in your traveling package, to make your travel more convenient and less burdensome




Scrubba Portable Laundry Wash Bagchristmas_gift This is ideal for all backpackers and campers! It is light and compact, allowing the travelers to wash their clothes anytime!




Shampoo Sheets Single packTravelon Soap Sheets – These are so practical, light-weight, and easy to carry when you want to do your laundry. The best present for those who like to go hiking, camping, and traveling screen-shot-2016-11-06-at-22-27-30is low-budget.





Sea to Summit Trek & Travel Pocket Soaps Sea to Summit Trek & Travel Pocket Soaps – Very portable and ideal for short trips out in the wilderness or in places where it is difficult to find soap.  In addition to being easy to carry, they are biodegradable and environmentally screen-shot-2016-11-06-at-22-27-30friendly.




World Nomads travel insurance, is a great gift for independent travelers. It is flexible. You can extend your policy or claim it online while you are still away. It does not cover just adventure activities, but also tech gear.


christmas_giftTravelling a lot, means long days and probably some nights without a good night’s sleep. The Original Authentic Ostrich Pillow, boasting a soft interior is ideal for a nap, as it creates a private space in a public one.screen-shot-2016-11-06-at-22-27-30





christmas_giftIf you or the passionate traveler in your life is planning on traveling to South America! The Ebook “Travel to South America highlighting Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands” has inspiration and awesome suggestions, that will help you enjoy an unforgettable trip to Ecuador and South America!





These are just some of the best Christmas gifts for globetrotters! Just a few weeks left until Christmas.


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Best Christmas gift ideas for the avid traveler in your life

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22 Responses

  1. So many great choices – I know that everyone would be happy getting these gifts! It’s always so hard to shop for certain people, so I love holiday gift guides that give me great suggestions, like this one! I can vouch for the Gorilla Pod – I have one of those and they’re great!

  2. These are perfect Christmas gift ideas for the avid travelers. My birthday is approaching and i should share it with my friends and husband. The iPhone lens kit is what i really need to buy.

  3. These are some really good gift suggestions with Christmas just around the corner. Will help in making my choices. The attachable lens for iphone is something I liked, in fact have actually ordered them a couple of days back. Some of the other items, I wish some one would gift them to me 🙂

  4. I hope someone gifts me all those… he he…
    Especially it will be great if someone buys me all those big cameras and lenses that I can’t afford myself. But to be honest, I don’t see it happening 🙁

    Of the things you haev listed, I think the gorillapod is pretty useful.

  5. Love this time of year because I can go “window shopping” through everyone’s gift guides and get ideas! I love the idea of the JOBY – I’ve just recently upgraded to a DSLR and ocould do with a travel friendly tripod. I’ve become a bit fan of a HDR feature on the camera which takes two shots and combines them for the best lighting, but you have to keep the camera super still otherwise it’s blurry. So I need to invest in a tripod … or leave your link open on my computer on my husband’s desk before Christmas!!

  6. All the ones listed under photography are great choices. I was looking for such options for a cousin and now I know just what to get for him. The Scrubba Portable Laundry Wash Bag is so useful too.

  7. Definitely good timing for a traveler’s Christmas list. I have been intrigued by those iPhone camera lenses. Do they really work? I like the addition of the travel insurance as well. Something that most people should do before hitting the road.

  8. This list is just great. I was looking at getting a zoom lens for my smartphone. Oh, and I do want the amazon gift card. I got the scratch map as a birthday gift and I love it.

  9. I want a soap sheet it’s so cute and handy haha! I mean you could just use it to wash your hands whenever there is a sink nearby. LIke before eating and after! You can also use it for bathing! Even washing? 😀 So handy! Of course, a powerbank!

  10. I’ve been hinting to my family to bring me some of these things, by sharing such posts with them LOL. I could really do with a JOBY Gorillapod SLR Zoom Tripod, it’s the perfect thing for me right now. Hopefully a family member is reading 😉

  11. That’s a great list! I have a few of them already (laundry bag, soap sheet, power bank, scratch map…) and like them a lot! I’d add to the list a foldable water resistant backpack: it doesn’t take space inside the suitcase and it’s awesome to have a small backpack when you need one 🙂 I had never seen the ostrich pillow. I cannot believe it actually exists, I thought you put it there as a joke first but well… I clicked and saw it was an actual product. I don’t think I could ever sleep wearing this: I’d think everybody would be watching me ahahah

  12. Oh! Love your list.. I love the idea of having the ostrich pillow and that amazon prime. It’ll be great to have a wide variety of books, shows and music to spend on spare time while on the road.. 🙂 Will definitely show this to my husband for hints! hahah.

  13. That’s a great list for gifts for travelers. I can do with some photography accessories both for my cameras and GoPro. They are so accessory hungry things. Practically speaking, Amazon gift cards is a great idea – it allows people to choose their gifts though it takes away the surprise element that we all love to our gifts wrapped in.

  14. Perfect timing, just before Christmas. 🙂 There are a lot of useful things on your list, but the Scratch the World map looks so amusing! That would be interesting to have. There’s probably no way to go wrong with it if the person loves to travel, right. 😉

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