Buying gifts for travelers in your life can be difficult. Mainly because what they really want (airplane tickets) is usually out of most people’s budget. But with a bit of creativity, you can find the perfect present that is both memorable and useful, too. Check out some of our favorite gifts from Amazon and Etsy that are sure to delight and surprise the wanderlust traveler in your life.
Personalized Leather Travel Passport Holder
If the traveler in your life often takes trips abroad, they definitely need a high-quality passport holder. This leather passport holder is available in hickory, saddle, and canyon-colored leathers and there are six different branded design options. Personalize the passport holder with their name for just $10 more. The snap closure is also optional.
Klean Kanteen Water Bottle
Just about everyone can appreciate a solid, high-quality vacuum-sealed water bottle. The Klean Kanteen keeps drinks cold for an impressive 50-100 hours and hot for 20-30 hours. Your adventurer will be able to take all their favorite drinks along with them without worrying about them going lukewarm. The Klean Kanteen comes in just about any color imaginable and is available in either 20, 32, or 64-oz options.
Erin Condren Travel Planner
The first step to going on an adventure is planning it! This Erin Condren travel journal provides the traveler in your life with everything they need to keep organized when planning their next trip.
Universal Travel Adapter
A universal travel adapter is a must-have when you’re traveling outside of the U.S. This universal adapter comes with a carrying case and features UK, Euro, USA, and AUS adapters.
Hand-Lettered Mini Globe
Perhaps your loved one isn’t a seasoned traveler yet but is starting to feel a bit of wanderlust. These hand-lettered globes will remind them about all that there is to explore. And perhaps it will encourage them to start saving up for that next trip!
Destinations of a Lifetime
In “National Geographic’s” Destinations of a Lifetime, we’re taken on a photographic trip through some of the world’s most amazing destinations. In addition to providing you with plenty of inspiration to pack your bags, each location in this book has a list of places to eat, things to do, and natural attractions to visit. Before you know it, the traveler in your life will be telling you all about the next place they booked a plane ticket to!
Scratch-Off Travel Map
While scratching off locations on a map isn’t as exciting as the trip itself, it’s still pretty rewarding to see exactly all the places you’ve been. Available in black and gold or white and gold, this scratch-off world map comes with a scratch tool as well as stickers to make it even more personal. Ten percent of the sales from this map go to support “National Geographic” and Fund for Education Abroad.
Trail Buddy Hiking Poles
These babies are tough—they can handle the most difficult terrain and support heavier weight. And, they are really lightweight. You’ll be carrying the poles a long way; why carry extra weight? Built for comfort, the cork handles are comfortable and supportive in cold or wet conditions.
Flip locks make adjusting the telescopic poles a breeze, and four different accessory tips are included for a variety of hiking conditions. These poles are adjustable, making them ideal for just about any height, and they are only 24″ when they’re collapsed.
Charm Travel Bracelet
Made out of stainless steel, this bangle bracelet features 5/8″ charms made out of hand-stamped sterling silver. Choose either one charm or up to seven, all with different sayings and designs.
3-Panel Solar Charger
Now, if your traveler is the type who appreciates a practical gift, check out this three-panel solar charger. Available in black, blue, and orange, this solar charger is a 24000mAh power bank and can charge an iPhone seven to nine times before running out of battery. The three-panel design allows for fast charging, and the waterproof USB output has dual charging ports. This is a must-have for any off-grid traveler or someone going on long hikes.
Travel First Aid Kit
Though a first aid kit isn’t the most exciting gift, it is a very practical present that your traveler will appreciate. This first aid kit includes Band-Aids, Q-tips, antiseptic cleaning wipes, bandage tape, scissors, safety pins, tweezers, and a carrying case.
AeroPress Coffee Maker
If you’ve never had coffee made in an AeroPress before, you are missing out. Not only is the AeroPress super portable and easy to use, but it produces some of the best coffee both at home and on the go. The traveler in your life will absolutely love this gift if they need that morning cup of coffee regardless of where they are in the world.
2020 Travel Calendar With Wood Base
This stylish, minimalist monthly calendar features 12 different travel destination designs and inspirational quotes to get you excited about the prospect of traveling. The wood base is included to keep the calendar upright, making it a good option for either a desk or bedside table.
Herschel Toiletry Bag
This toiletry bag from Herschel Supply Co. is available in 15 different colors and patterns and offers two compartments for storing all your traveler’s personal care products. One compartment is waterproof, offering plenty of versatility in terms of storing a variety of different items. The high-quality and durable construction of this toiletry bag will stand up to any wear and tear that your jetsetter loved one throws at it.