Whether you're shopping for stocking stuffers, Secret Santa in the office, or for a travel savvy family member, find the best gifts for any adventurer from under $10 to $500+!
The last thing I want to deal with while traveling is identity theft from someone with a RFID reader (yes, they're a thing) - that's why I never leave the country without RFID blocking sleeves for my credit cards and passport. At $8, these make a great stocking stuffer or small add-on gift.
Shopping for someone who needs a little travel inspiration? This is my all-time favorite travel book, full of raw, snarky, and sarcastic travel stories. This makes the perfect gift for anyone planning a trip, or simply someone looking for an uplifting vacation read.
"Let's F*cking Vacay" Phone Case - $15.50
Looking for a small gift for your favorite vacationer? Our "Let's F*cking Vacay" iPhone case comes in sizes 6-11 pro max, making this the perfect bold statement piece for any "out there" traveler.
I recently used this document organizer on my last trip and it was a life saver while going the airport. With designated folder slots, you're able to keep you're passport, money, documents such as copies of your credit cards and passports, hotel information, flight details, etc., and any receipts you need to claim at VAT all in one place. This is the perfect thing to pick up for the traveler who likes to be on top of things (you know who you are).
Want to put a custom touch on your gift? Personalized passport holders and luggage tags are a great inexpensive gift to give anyone who is on the go. For under $25, these make a great secret Santa gift!
A Scratch-off map is the perfect gift for any accomplished traveler who still has countries left on their bucket list. I framed my scratch-off map and hung it in my office, making this not only inspirational, but also a great piece of wall art!
Trinket Tray - $30
Do you ever feel like your jewelry, change, and keys are always thrown around your hotel or rental while traveling? The Herschel Trinket Tray is great for any traveler who needs a little help keeping track of their belongings (it’s me, I’m that traveler).
A portable speaker is one of those things I always forget to bring and wish I had while traveling. Whether it be a ski trip or a day at the beach, the Sony SRS-XB12’s waterproof and dust-proof features make this the ideal gift for any vacation seeker.
Love travel photography, but don't want to deal with heavy camera gear? Xenvo's Pro Lens Kit is the perfect smartphone attachment to bring travel photos to life. With wide angle and close up capabilities, this lens is the perfect affordable gift for any Instagram-happy traveler.
Know someone going hiking in South America or heading on a Saharan Desert adventure? This is a great gift for anyone planning a trip where they won't have constant access to outlets or power sources.
I've experimented with a lot of portable chargers while traveling, but the Anker 20,100 mAh charger is by far the best. With a practical, slim size and massive battery life, it's worth spending a little more money to make sure your devices can stay charged all day.
Travel Gift Cards - $50-$500
If you’re like me, the best kind of gift is one that can be used as an excuse to book a trip. Luckily, travel companies such as Airbnb, Hotels.com, American Airlines, and Delta Airlines now offer gift cards that range from $50-$500. This is the perfect gift for any picky traveler who you don't know what to buy for.
Douchebag Pack Bags - $60
Pack bags are the best way to keep your clothes, shoes, and travel items organized in your suitcase while packing for a trip. You can buy pack bags (otherwise known as packing cubes) at a variety of different price points ranging from $10 to nearly $100. Although they are more expensive, I love the Douchebag pack bags. Some other more affordable options include Shacke Pak and eBags packing cubes.
Travelon Anti-Theft Bag - $70
Travelon bags were God-sent for me while living outside of Naples and traveling through Italy where pickpockets run rampant. These bags are not only RFID blocking, but also are slash and cut resistant with locking compartments. If you’re shopping for anyone traveling to a major metropolitan city such as Rome, Barcelona, or Buenos Aires, I highly suggest looking into one of these bags.
Hardcover Photo Book - $80
If you're looking for something for those who love to share their travels, photo books are the perfect buy. Compared to other photo gift companies such as Vistaprint and Artifact Rising, Pinhole Press photo books are top notch quality, making this an ideal customized keepsake that will last forever.
This is one of my favorite bags to travel with. It's the perfect size to bring on as your personal item on flights and the nylon fabric makes this bag easily cleanable, making it ideal for cosmetics.
Apple AirPods - $160
Ugh, I hate recommending AirPods - they seem like such a cliché gift. Alas, there's a reason for it. Even if they may seem like a passing fad and even unnecessary, they're actually really convenient while traveling. Whether it be simply carrying luggage through an airport or hiking in Southeast Asia, cords get in the way, making these a favorite among travelers.
Not sold on the price? Jlabs Audio sells a competing set of wireless headphones for more than half the cost.
I have traveled with a variety of different backpacks (some really horrible), but I have found that the Osprey Farpoint Wheeled Travel Pack is by far the most practical. I’ve brought this bag on multiple flights as a carry-on without an issue, but budget or small airlines may demand you check it on.
DJI Osmo Pocket Gimbal - $310
Carrying around large cameras and video equipment can slow down any trip, making the Osmo Pocket a dream addition to any traveler's camera collection. With 4K capability, slow motion, and time lapse settings, this mini gimbal can hold its own against even full sized units.
I've been using the Osmo Pocket on my last couple trips and have been really impressed with the video quality and its durability. It's also built to be easily attached to any smartphone device to transfer and edit footage right while you're on location, making this really useful if you don't have a laptop accessible.
DJI Mavric Mini Drone - $400
This makes the perfect gift for any adventurer who wants to capture quality travel footage, all while being able to have a decent recording device (shoots in 2.7K) that's small enough to throw in a backpack. This drone is nearly as light as a smart phone, making it super easy to bring on the go while traveling. We just purchased this drone for our trip to Bali and can't wait to try it out!