Useful Gifts for Travelers (At Every Price Point!)
As an avid traveler, there are some items I can’t travel without, and then there are other items I would love to have! Therefore I thought it was time to put together a list of super useful gifts for travelers at every price point. My friends and family, take note! All of which you can get right on Amazon (I’m talking to you, my last-minute shoppers)!
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Useful Gifts for Travelers (At Every Price Point!)
- Travel Coffee Press
- Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones
- Scratch Maps
- Fujifilm Instax
- Photography Drone
- JBL GO2 Waterproof Ultra-Portable Bluetooth Speaker
- GoPro Hero 7
- Canon DSLR or Mirrorless Camera
- Portable Charging Power Bank
- Camera bag/backpack
- New Luggage
- Travel Ornaments
- Hiking Boots/ Snow Boots
- A Pair of Sun Glasses
- Additional Useful Gifts for Travelers
Travel Coffee Press
Let’s start out with one of the most useful gifts for travelers out there; COFFEE! Ok, maybe that’s just for me. I honestly think this all-in-one travel coffee press is one of the coolest ideas!
I absolutely love french press, so I think it’s really cool you can bring your own travel mug around and make coffee whenever you want at any place around the world! This particular travel mug can even be used for tea.
If you fly a lot, having noise-canceling headphones are one of the more useful items in a travelers bag! I’ve wanted a pair for so long and got the Sony Extra Bass Noise Cancelling headphones for last Black Friday and I still absolutely love them!
They have a ton of cool features that include swiping through music from the headphone ear, answering calls, and even making the music go down just by putting your hand on the ear! As you can tell, I am obsessed.
While a scratch map might not seem like a very useful gift for travelers, they are super fun and just spark wanderlust! I actually asked my husband for a scratch map last holiday! I love the excitement of scratching a new country off my map. These maps are the perfect little stocking stuffer too!
Next up, the Instax. This camera has been added to my list if anyone would like to send one my way! I’ve used these Instax Cameras a ton and they are just so much fun! Definitely a cool gadget/gift for any traveler to have!
For all your photography-loving travelers, this might be one of the ultimate gifts! I’ve had been eyeing a drone for the past couple of years and finally got one this year! I landed on the DJI Mavic Air 2 (although I wish I had waited for the Air 2S).
I doubt you can go wrong with this gift if you’re looking to spend a pretty penny on someone special! The DJI Mavic Pro, Air, mini-series, DJI has so much to offer. I went with the air because it is supposed to offer better video, however, the mini is super popular, especially for travel since it is very lightweight and doesn’t need to be registered.
I’d also recommend getting the fly more package which comes with extra batteries. The battery only gives you about 25 minutes fly time.
JBL GO2 Waterproof Ultra-Portable Bluetooth Speaker
I recently just got one of these JBL Go2 Waterproof speakers from my husband and I absolutely love it! It is super compact (through it right in my bag) and it plays loud!
Currently, I’ve actually been using it in the shower, but it’s also a great travel accessory. I know I will be taking it on future travels with me! This little speaker is perfect for beach destinations, camping/glamping, hiking, and more making it a great useful travel gift for travelers!
I’ve had a GoPro for 3+ years and it always comes with me since it’s light and compact. I specifically love using it if I know I want to photograph underwater or know I might be getting wet. GoPro’s are the perfect gift if you know your traveling friend is adventurous and enjoys photography! I currently have the GoPro Hero 7 and it works great!
While we are talking about Cameras, I might as well add a DSLR. Canon’s DSLR Rebels are perfect for beginners and still great for more seasoned photographers. I shot with the Canon Rebel 7ti for over 3 years and I really loved the camera. In my opinion, this is the perfect camera to teach how to shoot in manual mode with their live view.
This Canon kit comes with 2 batteries, a memory card, and the basic lens which I think is a good starting point. As you get better at using the camera, you will have a better idea of what lenses you need later.
I originally got this whole lens package. later I realized that most of those lenses really didn’t meet my needs for the type of photography I wanted to capture. For more about my travel gear, including lenses I use head over to my Whats in my Camera Bag!
Now, if you are looking to step up your game, I just invested in the mirrorless Canon EOS R and I absolutely love it! It is a full-frame camera, uses the new RF lenses, has great autofocus, and more!
I truly believe mirrorless is the way of the future as all the large camera companies have been releasing all-new mirrorless cameras! Of those companies, Canon is a top company!
I also just got the RF 24-70mm lens and I am in love! These are huge investments, so maybe this one is more of a gift to yourself if you are or want to be a serious photographer.
Portable Charging Power Bank
One of the most useful things to us as travelers is our portable travel bank.
While traveling, we usually are out all day and using google maps which completely drains the battery. It’s nice knowing we have this back up if we get lost in the middle of nowhere lol!
Ok, people, I know I bring this bag up in almost any list/gift guide I make, but I truly do love my Lowepro bag (not sponsored!) I originally bought this bag for our 2-month trek through Europe and Southeast Asia and I still continue to use it on all my travels.
It holds my DLSR and at least 3 lenses, my computer, my toiletries, and more! I really try to pack only a carry-on now and this backpack helps me in doing so!
I also love how the pack can also act as an anti-theft bag when putting the rain cover over the pack (cover that clings over the entire bag). It can be a little bulky and not the most fashionable, but it does everything I need it to and more while keeping all my gear safe! I think this bag is such a useful gift to travelers that have camera gear!
New luggage is also a great area for upgrades! I can’t tell you how many bags in the past that have gotten pretty beaten up. Because of that, I made sure to put good luggage on our wedding registry.
I have been using Delsey luggage for 3+ years now and my luggage is still in great shape. Did I mention I used to work right next to the luggage department in Bloomingdales when I was in college? During slow days, I learned a lot about luggage, to say the least lol.
Travel Ornaments make for the perfect stocking stuffer that travel lovers will surely love! Speaking of which, for any family reading this, I could use some of these! I found some really cute ornaments on Amazon!
For those who love to read on their travels, a kindle is a great gift! They are compact and travel well, which of course, is the beauty of them. If you live in the states, you can even hook up your kindle to your public library and rent books through it for free just as you would through the library!
Hiking Boots/ Snow Boots
Do you know more adventurous travelers? Good hiking boots can be another great option. For wide feet, I’d recommend Keen hiking boots. Otherwise, I recommend Salomon hiking boots which is what both myself and my husband use.
If they live in colder climates, I love the Ugg Snow boots. I’ve had these boots for over 4 years and they are great, especially when you always have cold feet like me.
While we are talking about boots, a great stocking stuffer is hiking socks. You can never have too many! I wear them around the house all the time in the winter months since my feet are always cold.
A Pair of Sun Glasses
Sunglasses are useful gifts for just about anyone, especially travelers. I feel like you can never go wrong with a pair of Ray-ban sunglasses. They look good on almost anyone and if you get them from a store like Macys, the return policy is really easy.
Additional Useful Gifts for Travelers
For additional Useful Gifts for Travelers that they will actually use, check out my post on 20 Best Travel Accessories under $20. These additional accessories can make for the perfect stocking stuffers and will be appreciated by any travel lover!