11 Travel gift ideas for the traveller on your list

Written by: Jessica Kuepfer

We know that buying for someone with wanderlust can be hard. Those who travel frequently often travel light, leaving behind many of the thoughtful gifts that are given over the holiday season.

Thankfully, we have taken the guess work out of this year’s shopping list and have curated a collection of gifts that are as beautiful as they are functional for the traveler on your list. It covers every price range and offers everything from journals, to luggage to the latest tech gadgets to make their journey easier. 

From recording important memories in a stunning journal to the perfect pair of noise cancelling headphones for a long flight, you are sure to find the perfect gift for your frequent flyer friends.

A Book Voyage Subscription

Each month, subscribers receive a foreign book written by a critically-acclaimed local author and translated into English, tea or coffee from that country, as well as a sweet or savoury treat to go with the hot drink, giving you what we like to call a truly global immersive reading experience. Not only can they plan their next trip, but they have something to read on the flight there!

To buy: BookVoyage, £14.99/month

A Travel Journal

This isn’t just any travel journal! Travelers can fill this journal with and-drawn maps, observation lists, and restaurant reviews. The distinct sections let you plan for shops, eateries, and cafés you’d like to visit during your adventures.

To Buy – Anthropologie – $17

Traveler Icon Shirt

Never worry about language barriers again! This world traveller shirt features 39 most essential icons for your trip around the world. Just point to the appropriate iron and communicate with your neighbours around the world.

To Buy – IconSpeak – $33.00

Toiletry Bag

The Eagle Creek Pack-It Wallaby offers up pockets, a mirror and a hangar into a package small enough for longer adventures where proper bathrooms might be a luxury.

Buy It – Eagle Creek – $36.95

DXO One Camera

Perfect for the traveler who wants professional style photos but doesn’t want to lug around a big camera. Connect the camera to your phone and take photos that reflect similar quality to an entry level DSLR.

To buy – DXO – $669.99

Travel Voltage Converter Kit

Pack all the adaptors that you need to travel the world in a small, draw string pouch. Adjustable wattage based on items helps you customize for whatever device you are using.

To Buy – Home Hardware – $31.99

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones

Arguably the best noise cancelling headphones on the market, the Bose QuietComfort 35 II provide 20 hours of wireless battery life and Google Assistant.

To buy – Bose – $449.99

Sandless Beach Towel

Is there anything worse than returning from a beach vacation with sand everywhere? The traveler on your list will love this beach towel which remains sandfree, no matter how many trips to the beach it sees.

To Buy – Amazon – From $40

Scratch Map

A scratch map is the perfect gift for a world traveler. It’s designed with a top layer of gold foil that scratches off to reveal a whole new world below, including colour-printed facts about countries and cities along with geographical detail.

To buy – Indigo – $29.50

Travel Backpack

This bag is sets the standard for versatile travel duffles. With padded sidewalls, convenient organization and a substantial suspension for backpack-style travel that disappears when checking bags, this is a perfect bag when a duffel isn’t enough and a backpacking bag is too much.

To Buy – Osprey – $170

New Balance 247 Midi

Give the gift of comfort to your travelling loved ones with the new 247 Midi. Designed for a sock-like fit with a knitted mid-cut and REVlit cushioning, it is the next best thing to wearing your slippers on the flight.

To buy – New Balance – $159.99