It’s that time of year again: the holiday season is upon us, and that means it’s time to start thinking about gifts for the travelers in your life. Finding the perfect gift can take a lot of time. What do you give someone who loves to travel around the world with light luggage? If you’re stumped on what to get the jet-setter in your life, don’t worry. We’ve compiled a list of Christmas gift ideas that are sure to please even the most seasoned traveler.
Our first tip for you: Find out beforehand what the person could use and what he already has. If you have a special gift in mind, but don’t know if the person already has it, ask if you can borrow it for a day. This way you can easily find out if the specific item is already available or not.
A subscription to a travel magazine or website
There’s nothing quite like getting lost in a good travel magazine (or website), and a subscription is the gift that keeps on giving. With a subscription, your favorite traveler can stay up to date on the latest travel trends, destinations, and experiences.
Travel Memories and Inspiration
People who are passionate about travel love to reminisce about past journeys, plan new trips and get inspired by foreign places. This offers many opportunities for Christmas gifts that bring joy.
How about a world map or a decorative globe? At TK Maxx there is often a large selection in the deco department. Globes in all colors and sizes.
A scratch map can also bring a lot of joy and definitely motivates to travel further.
There is also the possibility to print personalized maps. For example, if there is a place or a city to which a special relationship exists, this would be a nice reminder to find this place in your own home again. The colors of the card can be varied and thus well adapted to the living of the recipient. You can custom those maps here and here for example, but there are many more.
A portable phone charger
There’s nothing worse than running out of juice on your phone while you’re on the go, and a portable phone charger can be a lifesaver. Look for a charger that’s lightweight, compact, and can hold multiple charges, so your favorite traveler can stay connected no matter where their travels take them.
Language and Books
Furthermore, you could give something inspiring like a novel about traveling or whose plot is set in the persons favorite country or region. A travel guide book about the next destination or a dictionary in the corresponding language can also be great. If there is a particular country that your friend travels to again and again, he might be interested in learning the language a bit? You could give a language course as a gift. These are available in person, but are also offered online. You can also learn a language with apps like babbel. A language course is also something you can do together if you are interested in it yourself. You never stop learning and this is a gift for both of you! 🙂
If there is no specific language because the countries are too diverse, a pointing dictionary can be a good travel companion. There are useful and everyday things pictured, so you can just point to the corresponding picture in the communiaction to communicate. This is how it looks like: Point it
Another ideas as christmas gifts for travelers are travel journeys or photo albums. You can choose empty ones and the traveler can fill it with their own memories and experiences.
A travel-themed cookbook
Food is an integral part of the travel experience, and a travel-themed cookbook can be a great way to bring the flavors of the world into your own kitchen. From authentic Italian recipes to spicy Indian dishes, there’s a cookbook out there for every type of traveler.
Travel Planning Tool
Your friend is someone who lives minimalist and travels light? Then we have another idea: Lambus PRO.
With Lambus, a trip can be planned completely in one app. For anyone who travels a lot, the Pro version is definitely worth it, because there are many helpful functions that facilitate travel planning and save a lot of time during the trip. With Lambus pro you can plan your complete itinerary and find the best route and calculate the exact duration and distance between your waypoints. You can get real time flight updates and real time weather updates. And even better: Lambus will take care of your compensation if a flight is delayed or canceled. Find out more: Lambus – The All-in-One Travel App.
Long flights and layovers can be a nightmare without a good set of noise-canceling headphones. Help your favorite traveler block out the noise and enjoy some peace and quiet.
The truth is that budget headphones aren’t as great for listening to music and other audio as premium noise-canceling headphones from Sony, Bose and others, but you can find some pretty decent noise-canceling models for far less money, if you’re on a tight budget.
What travelers take almost automatically are photos. There are so many beautiful places on this planet and so much to see. So that your travel friend shares these fascinating places and great experiences with you, you could support his photo skills with your Christmas gift.
For sports trips like mountain biking, scuba diving/snorkeling, or ski vacations, a Go-Pro is an advantage. The camera is robust and also works under water. When cycling or skiing, it can also be attached to the helmet and thus not only photograph, but also film.
A cheaper option for underwater photos is a waterproof phone case. If that’s too risky for you, you can also use disposable underwater cameras, which you can buy in many stores, fo instance at DM.
A tripod can also be very useful, especially for people who are out in nature and can’t ask others for taking pictures of them.
Furthermore, there are small lenses that can extend the Handycamera and make even better photos. So the quality of the memory will be even better. Here you have a video, which compares the different lenses: All Lenses Compared!
A good quality suitcase or travel bag
A durable and spacious suitcase or travel bag is a must-have for any frequent flyer. Look for one with plenty of pockets and compartments for organization, as well as a sturdy build to withstand the rigors of the road.
There are a few things that every traveller must have. Number one is a microfibre towel. These are very light and space-saving and dry faster than normal towels.
An (inflatable) neck pillow can be a lifesaver and make a long flight or bus journey a lot more comfortable.
A small set with needle and thread is also useful. You can use it to make small repairs yourself and save money on new purchases.
Another tip for saving money is a reusable water bottle. In many cities you can refill your own bottle free of charge and tap water is also drinkable in many regions. This saves money on drinks for example at train stations and airports.
Other useful tools are a suitcase scale, a hammock, laundry bags or sorting bags to keep an overview and order in the suitcase or backpack.
The hammock is probably more suitable for long-term travellers with a backpack or on a road trip. But then it can increase the quality of life and the breaks considerably. You can find the best hammocks in this article.
The best Christmas gifts for travellers are the prospect of the next trip.
You could give a voucher for the next trip or activity. You can do this, for example, with a MyDays voucher or via Get your Guide.
If you feel like it, you can also give a trip together as a gift. You can find inspiration for this in these articles:
- 4 Awesome Destinations for Your Next Girls‘ Trip
- Trips Every Friend Group Should Take Together in Their Lifetime
Hopefully the article on the best Christmas gifts for travelers was helpful and you were able to get some good ideas for yourself and your travel friends. If you have any questions or ideas that can inspire us and others: Feel free to leave them in the comments.
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