— Practical Gifts for Travelers —

Looking for a gift for someone who loves to travel?
Here is a great list of practical gifts for travelers! These are all items we have personally used that have come in handy during our travels.


For the traveler who takes a lot of photos!
256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive
This flash drive is super small, takes up little space, but holds A LOT of pictures!


For the traveler who uses their phone/iPod A LOT!
Portable External Battery Charger – 10,000 mAh
Fully charges an iPhone 6 almost 6 times without needing a charge! USB charging cable and carrying pouch included


For the traveler with a bad sense of direction!
Garmin 5-Inch Portable Vehicle GPS with Lifetime Maps and Traffic
By the time your travel-loving friend rents a GPS with their rental car multiple times, this unit pays for itself!


(Additional recommended item for the above GPS.)
Hard Carrying Case for 5-Inch GPS -Black
Nice hard shell case to keep the GPS unit protected during travel.


For the travelers who gets around… internationally, that is!
Universal World Wide Travel Charger Adapter Plug, 3-Pack, White
These have been lifesavers for us as we travel to many international destinations with various outlet types.


For the traveler with a lot of electronics!
3-Outlet Mini Travel Swivel Charger Surge Protector with Dual USB Ports
This is also a great way to make friends when there is only one outlet left at the airport or train station!


For the traveler who likes to groove!
iHome Rechargeable Mini Speaker

Small, lightweight speaker with no batteries required! Plug in your iPod or phone and rock out!

ihome speaker

For the traveler who wants to capture all the great moments!
GoPro Hero 5
Waterproof camera and video recorder that fits in your pocket.



For the long-term traveler!
Scrubba Portable Laundry Wash Bag
This was a gift given to us before we left on our RTW trip and we have used it more times than we can count!
(This bag has also doubled as a water-proof bag for us when kayaking!)


For the traveler who needs a refresher between washes!
Febreze To Go Fabric Refresher 3-pack
Small enough to put in a carry-on and great to have to a quick refresher!


Because who doesn’t want underwear as a gift?!
ExOfficio Men’s Give-N-Go Boxer Brief
Quick-drying, treated with Aegis Microbe Shield to prevent odor-causing bacteria



For the travelers who wants to keep their possessions safe!
Set-Your-Own Combination Luggage Lock, 11/16-inch, 2-Pack
Small, light, secure! Perfect for zippers!


For the Women On-the-Go!
Kelty Women’s Redwing 40-Liter Backpack
This backpack holds so much stuff and it’s comfortably designed for a woman’s figure!


For the traveler who needs a good day-pack!
Large Packable Handy Lightweight Travel Daypack
This bag is super lightweight, but can hold A LOT of stuff!


For the traveler who packs a lot of clothes!
eBags Medium Packing Cubes – 3pc Set
You don’t realize you need these until you have them! (We won’t ever travel without them again!)

medium cubes

(To accompany the above medium packing cubes; large are also available)
eBags Small Packing Cubes – 3pc Set

small cubes

For the traveler with a nice DSLR camera and a few lenses.
Incase DSLR Sling Pack (Black)
This bag is super comfortable and can hold a surprising amount of camera equipment.



When a rolled-up sweatshirt just doesn’t do it!
Adjustable On Air Neck Pillow
Is super compact when deflated and does the trick when a little snooze is needed!


Who doesn’t want some good shut-eye on a long flight?!
Women’s Plush Velour Cotton Comfort Adjustable Eye Mask
Plush, comfortable, soothing! Good night!


To block out noisy passengers
Noise Isolating In-Ear Headphones with Memory Wire
Super comfortable, great sound, and good for blocking out unwanted noise!



Give an Experience

Cloud 9 Living– Offering 2,000 unique experiential gifts for men, women & couples
(Dinner cruises, hot air balloon rides, spa experiences, fine dining and wine, guided city tours, etc. Put in the zip code for the person you are shopping for and see what’s in their area!)

Travelzoo Package– I once purchased a great package deal to Iceland for Sam (His birthday, our anniversary, and Christmas are all in December, so I splurged a little and got him a little something special!)

AirBnB Gift Card– Give the gift of a nice home-like stay. AirBnB lets people discover and book unique accommodations around the world. If you’ve never used AirBnB yourself, here’s $20 off your first stay! Click HERE to redeem this offer!

Cherish the Memories

Shutterfly I love giving and receiving gift cards (and gifts) from Shutterfly! (Create photo books, personalized luggage tags, and other neat gifts from travel photos!)

Canvas on Demand Or you can always turn those travel photos into art (put it on canvas)! They often have really good sales and they do great work!

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