Travel Gifts for Travel Enthusiasts

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Finding a present for someone is in itself difficult, more so finding something for someone who travels. For some people, travel enthusiasts seem to have seen and done it all. This may make us think that unless you give a traveler the sky, everything else is underwhelming.

Surprisingly, that is not accurate at all! Looking for gift ideas for travel enthusiasts is actually easier and more practical than most people think. Most people who consistently travel everywhere can make use of stuff that is both functional and sentimental. Below are some gift ideas for travelers that you can consider buying for that wanderlust in your life, from the simplest of items to the fancy ones.

Here are some basic items every traveler must have:

WHAT TO LOOK FOR A GIFT TO A TRAVELLER

When choosing for the right first for a traveller, there are some simple things you should remember to make sure that the gift will be useful and not be left behind. 

Here are some tips when buying a gift for a travel enthusiast:

Lightweight

The product must be light-weight and easy to pack. Traveller’s luggage will already be full of their essentials. Your gift must not add weight on their backpacks or take too much space. 

RFID Blocking

With all those x-ray scanners that traveller’s luggage will have to go through, it’s essential to have the passport, bank cards, laptop, and other electronics to be in a pouch/bag that has RFID blocking to avoid any machines copying or stealing the contents of these important travel essentials.

Waterproof

Travellers are prone to unpredictable events like sudden pour of rain or a luggage falling in the ocean while on a boat. Getting a gift that is waterproof will save it from getting ruin or will keep other things from these situations.

Unique

Have you ever been in an airport’s carousel belt and having a hard time recognising which one is your luggage? You probably been in this situation a few times but a travel enthusiast face this situation pretty often; not just in the airport but also in hostels, hotels, bus terminals, etc.

Giving a unique gift will avoid these situation and less the hassle. A rainbow-designed laptop is very rare that’s what I can assure you.

TRAVEL GIFTS FOR TRAVEL ENTHUSIASTS

Let’s get to the point and check these travel gifts that you should get for a traveller:

READ ALSO: Travel Accessories that are Eco-friendly or long-haul flight essentials

Physical Travel Gifts

A collection of travel gifts that your travel friend can take anywhere in the world easing the travel hassle on the road and even keeping them and their valuable safe.

RFID Passport Wallet

A passport holder slash organizer has proven to be an item of huge function for people who are almost always on board a plane or in a foreign country. For one, it protects the passport. Also, most passport holders have pockets for other ID cards, plane tickets, boarding passes, and the likes.

Having a personalized passport holder is also helpful when traveling in groups where passports should be given at check-in counters together. It identifies the passport easily so it’s easy to find yours.

And what’s better than a passport holder? A personalized one! Some holders can be personalized with the owner’s name or initials, or anything that is personally distinct to them.

Travel Pillow

Possibly the most functional travel gift, a travel pillow is a traveler’s necessity. It can be used on long flights, long waits, and naps, of course. There are tons of travel pillow types – the classic neck pillow, the J-pillow, the inflatable types, the infinity pillow, and more.

With all these variations, you sure can find the ideal travel pillow to give your traveler friend. Whichever pillow you choose, he or she will certainly appreciate it (and possibly overuse it eventually!).

Cardholder

If there’s anything a traveler needs while on the go, it’s everything handy – anything that’s easy to carry yet still secure, such as a sturdy cardholder. Important identification cards, credit cards, ATM cards, bus tickets, and even cash, can be accommodated in a slim cardholder that can be easily slipped into a bag or pocket for easy access.

Luggage Cover and Tag

If someone is traveling consistently for several weeks or months, a personalized luggage cover and tag are definitely must-haves. Just imagine how many times they’d have to check their luggage in and out the airport.

They do not only provide identification to the luggage on a sea of other suitcases, they also give it a unique look and protect your baggage from unnecessary scratches or dents. There are also covers for backpacks and other travel bags.

Portable Hammock

If someone is into camping and other outdoor backpacking adventures, a portable hammock can be a great present. In recent years, hammock camping has gone more popular than using a tent, which is oftentimes not very mobile, to begin with.

Hammocks are actually more comfortable than tents and are definitely easier to set up and takedown. A portable hammock is the ultimate camping gear for the minimalist wanderer.

Beach Towel or Microfibre Towel

A beach towel is technically NOT just an oversized bath towel. More so, it’s more than just a piece of cloth to protect your bum from the sand! A good quality beach towel is supposed to wick away moisture quite faster than a regular bath towel, and its opposite side should be soft and gentle to the skin that you can sit or lie comfortably on it.

You can also read this how to choose the best quick dry towel for travelling. There are tons of high-quality beach towels out there and while they function well, the main deciding factor is probably its pattern and print. Choose a design that would compliment the person you plan to give it to and your gift is all set.

Anything Waterproof

A travel enthusiast will probably encounter water in one way or another while on the road. A waterproof tote, makeup bag, cell phone holder, or a smartwatch case will surely come in handy, like a wide toe box shoes for hikers or travel jackets with hidden pockets.

Gadgets and Electronics

While here’s a compilation of really cool gadgets and electronics that are perfect to bring on a trip.

Instant Digital Camera

For every traveler, pictures are essential, and there’s nothing better than capturing all the scenic places with an instant snapshot. Instant cameras have grown popular again, and with the various advancements such as touch technology, WiFI capabilities, and other editing software, it definitely makes sharing wonderful photos easier for everyone who’s always on the go.

Wireless/Bluetooth Headphones

For most travelers, once they land in a new place, every second is an adventure. The actual traveling, therefore, is their only time to rest. So how do you have a good rest when on a plane, or while on an 8-hour bus ride, or while on a long layover? I’d say good music is key, and of course, wireless or Bluetooth headphones!

Standard headphones typically do the job, but once you experience the awesome technology that is wireless or Bluetooth headphones, it will take your music tripping game up a whole notch. My Sudio headphones (Regent) can definitely keep the noise away when I use it, it’s also very comfortable and Sudio offers interchangeable caps too!

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Clip Lens

Travelers are very much into sharing of all sorts – especially social media photos! And what better way to up their travel photography gaming? That’s right – a clip lens that can turn their smartphone’s built-in camera into the wide-angle lens, fisheye, and even macro lens.

The best part about it is that these clip lenses are very tiny and lightweight, hence, very convenient to carry around unlike those bulky DSLR cameras.

ALSO READ: Compilation of packing tips and buying guides

Experiences 

After being on the road for almost a decade, I have to say that one of the biggest thing that travelling made me see is the value between physical things and experience.

At any day, I’ll choose a flight ticket or a tour pass or a road trip instead of a nice car or a big house or an expensive smart refrigerator. 

When thinking of gifts to give to my family and friends, I always come down to taking them to a new experience like a weekend getaway somewhere new or an experience they’ve never tried like wine tasting tour or boat ride in some lakes – you get the point.

So, if you think your friend or family already have the above “physical travel tools” packed, perhaps, “experiences” would be a great travel gift this time.

Travel Gifts for Travel Enthusiasts -  From gadgets to experiences
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Tinggly

Tinggly is one of the few tour companies who offer experiences as gifts. It works like Amazon or Apple gift cards. The only difference is your family or friends get to experience something new instead of getting the latest gadgets.

Tinggly offer tours from different parts of the world covering different categories. Their option ranges from experiences as simple as cooking classes or wine tasting to dirt motorbiking, bungee jumping, helicopter ride, and so much more.

Check the experience collections of Tinggly and let your friends and family experience the beauty of the world.

Other Travel Gifts

Here are some other ideas:

For someone who loves to travel, anything that can make his or her trip more convenient and memorable can be a great present! Most backpackers are quite easy to please. They might have already been to the world’s most beautiful beaches and mountains, but those experiences can be humbling that they appreciate even the littlest and dainties of things.

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Mary is the founder of amaryroad and one of the experts when it comes to travelling in Southeast Asia. Mary has been travelling around the world since 2013, she have extensively travelled and lived in Southeast Asian countries. She also has been featured in popular publications in the Philippines such as GMA Network, When in Manila, and Tripzilla. Today, Mary continues her round-the-world trip with no final destination. She travels in her own terms and tries to build her own world whilst pushing herself into every corner of life, breaking limit beyond her capabilities.

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