There’s only so many holiday gifts for travelers you can get that they’ll really appreciate unless it’s a plane ticket, and these awesome items definitely nail it! Especially if your budget is more along the lines of a toy plane than an actual plane ticket!
I’ve hand selected these innovative, useful, and fun holiday gifts for travelers according to what I’d personally love to see in my stocking, so you definitely know they’re legit! Many of them are items I always have with me, and that says a lot since I’m a full time traveler!
For the traveler who’s also a digital nomad, social media maven, or who just likes the reassurance of staying connected! The SkyRoam Solis is a Wifi hotspot with 4G connectivity and a built in charger, AKA everything your favorite traveler needs to function just like they normally would at home! It’s definitely something that’s always packed in my travel bag! Get a 10% discount using the code ‘Alyssa10’
Yup. That’s right. You can have your favorite traveler’s face 3D-printed onto a Lego! That way they can envision themselves on safari when they can’t be there in real time! Talk about #travelinspo! Order before December 1 and you can get it by Christmas, on holodeckheads.com!
Us travelers know the importance of keeping our planet healthy while keeping ourselves healthy as well, which is why you should get them a stash of Boxed Water! This eco-friendly product has quickly become super trendy, both for its lack of plastic-usage, unique design, and clean delicious water! Boxed Water also offers an awesome incentive for those Instagram-loving travelers that want to help save the planet! For each photo posted with Boxed Water and the hashtag #ReTree, they plant two trees in US National Forests! Order them online on their website, on Amazon, or find them in grocery stores nationwide!
For the aspiring YouTuber or videographer, this nifty device allows you to easily swivel your camera from point of view, to view of you! I tested it out on a free-dive and waterslide in the Bahamas, and the footage it created was actually really awesome! Check out the video I made to see how it works! Order Spivo Stick direct from their website.
So they can actually see their phone screen, and keep it from over-heating when traveling in all of those tropical destinations. Because what would you do if they couldn’t post those awesome photos of Fiji on Instagram, right? The Shady Smart also makes for a great privacy curtain in tight quarters; like planes, trains, and automobiles! Get it on ShadySmart.com!
The camera that has been taking my solo travel photos for the past three years is now better than ever with the new and improved GoPro Hero 6! Crisp shots and cool new features like slow-mo are upgrades on the latest model, and of course starting with the Hero 5 you also get waterproof-ness, voice control, and a built in touch screen! Get it online and be sure to check out my GoPro Photography Gear Guide for accessories and other goodies!
This is my third drone and by far the easiest and awesomest to use! Slightly pricey, but worth it if your traveler is looking to get into videography and photography! Just be sure to always search for drone regulations wherever you’re traveling to, one of mine got taken away in Budapest!
Another item I can swear by since it’s lasted me three years of rugged traveling; bags made out of seatbelts which make them slash proof and durable. I’ve literally flown off a motorcycle and landed on mine and it didn’t have a scratch slash also probably saved my life.
Give the gift that keeps on giving! An annual membership for TripValet that costs only $97 a year, and unlocks thousands of dollars in discounts on nice hotels and experiences around the world! I’ve tested it against the typical cheap fare-finder sites I usually use, and you definitely get your money’s worth in discounts!
The only thing exciting about getting a Travel Insurance plan as a holiday gift is that it’s one less thing your favorite traveler has to worry about paying for. Not joking. Even I don’t want to shell out an annual fee of only $129, even though it covers emergencies, trip cancellations, lost luggage, etc. Feels really good to have it…especially when someone else gets it for you. Get a Free 10-Day Look with Allianz Global Assistance, a world leader in travel insurance. Get a free quote now.
The first travel book I ever bought, and actually my inspiration for pursuing a career in travel writing! It’s also the perfect gift for the wanderlust traveler, and those looking for some solid travel tips!
For peace of mind…mostly for yourself. Yes, it is legal to carry pepper spray with you when you travel, and it’s even TSA approved! I would know since I’ve carried this exact one with me to over twenty countries!
The easy go-to gift for any wanderluster, whether they’ve traveled to seventy two countries (like me), or are just getting started mapping out their journey (like me three years ago).
This is something I’ve actually always wanted, a multiple time zone watch! Mostly to help when it comes to posting Instagram photos at the right time, and not waking friends and family up in the middle of the night when I’m on the other side of the world.
So simple yet so overlooked! I actually had to makeshift my own travel chord organizer, but it looks most similar to this on, so this is what I’d recommend. I’ve never felt more responsible in my whole life.
For once, you can get away with giving toiletries as a holiday present! This smart product eliminates the need to rely on TSA sized liquid shampoos, not to mention the good chance they’ll leak in your luggage! Especially awesome for roadtrips and camping!
I mean, this doesn’t really need a description does it? EVERY traveler (besides the sober ones) will appreciate getting a Carry On Cocktail Kit! ….Including me.
The next best thing you can give a traveler after an actual tattoo of the map, is this cute little world map necklace! It may tarnish, but at least it’ll be easier to take off than a tattoo!
Eco-friendly, and convenient! Think of how many times you’ll save your favorite traveler from having to buy an overpriced water bottle at the airport with this handy dandy collapsible water bottle!
For the aspiring travel influencer who might be going to a not-so-sunny destination next, and needs a little pop of color for their photographs.
Forget those traditional toilet-seat-looking neck pillows that are impossible to figure out! This one offers the actual neck support your traveler needs to fall asleep just about anywhere sitting up.
Because mini travel size toothbrushes just make sense when you’re traveling. Especially on planes! Plus, did someone say “useful stocking stuffer”?
This can be used for a lot of other things too! I personally wouldn’t even advise taking this much makeup, but this foldable case looks perfect for toiletries too!
The awesome gift every solo traveler wants to get…the gift of not getting your stuff stolen! This theftproof backpack makes it hard to break in, while still being accessible to use.
For the travelers who stay in hostels, travel couples, or people who just like to be polite. This nifty little product will make you have unicorn poo.
They’ll never have to worry about dirty clothes while traveling again with the Scrubba Portable Laundry System! All you have to do is add water, soap, and dirty clothes, then shake, scrub, rinse, and repeat! The Scrubba bag itself also doubles as a drybag, in case you’re heading out on a boat, or folds up really small so it doesn’t take up space in your bag!