Top 10 Perfect Christmas Gifts for Travelers

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If there’s someone on your Christmas list who enjoys traveling, you probably wish you could buy them that ticket to their dream destination. If only, right? In the meantime, there are a lot of great things you can buy the travelers in your life.

Power Bank by Cherry Mobile
Power Bank by Cherry Mobile

As someone who frequently travels, I can’t tell you how essential some of these gadgets and gears to make each of your trip go smoothly. It doesn’t matter if the person you’re buying for enjoys traveling for pleasure or work, likes to travel to rough and unchartered destinations or prefers a trip of luxury. You’ll find something perfect for just about everyone on this list.

Universal Travel Socket Adapter
Universal Travel Socket Adapter

These items are organized roughly in price order. The cheapest come first, and the most expensive at the end. You can find most of these things in a range of prices, but be sure to select something that isn’t too cheap. When you travel you want items of quality. What use is a dry bag if it doesn’t work better than a plastic shopping bag?

Universal Plug Socket
Universal Plug Socket

1. Universal Plug Socket or Universal Travel Socket Adapter

In other words, buy them an adapter that they can use for all their gear. Some even come with USB inputs these days, which makes them handy for plugging in the computer, smartphone, e-cigarette, whatever. This is also helpful since different countries has different plug designs. Buy a universal socket that you can use for Three pins, Two pins, Slanting pins, Straight and Circular electrical plug.

Travel Passions Journal by Moleskine
Travel Passions Journal by Moleskine

2. Travel Journal

Writing on paper is different. Encourage the writer in everyone, you never know what they’ll come up with.

Lonely Planet Travel Guide Book
Lonely Planet Travel Guide Book

3. Travel Guide Book

You know they want to go somewhere special? Buy them a guide book to get them started on the planning process. This is a Christmas gift that will keep on giving.

Travel Pillow by Travelrest
Travel Pillow by Travelrest

4. Travel Pillow

This can be a tiny little down pillow that stuffs into a tiny stuff sack, an inflatable version of the same, or an airplane neck pillow for those long flights.

Vapur Anti Bottles
Vapur Anti Bottles

5. Vapur Anti Bottles

These little babies are so handy. They’re foldable, stuff able water bottles that allow travelers to avoid buying plastic bottles everywhere without carrying something heavy and cumbersome. Check out the accompanying filtration systems, too.

Dry Sacks by Sea To Summit
Dry Sacks by Sea To Summit

6. Dry Bags

These come in a variety of sizes, from small and transparent dry bags for cameras and smartphones, to huge ones that double as floatation devices for river crossings. There are even bicycle panniers that are dry bags, for the cycle-adventurer.

Digital Luggage Scale by Travelon

7. Digital Luggage Scale

As airlines get more and more picky about carry-on and checked luggage weight, it really pays to know how much your bags weigh. The smaller version are even great to bring with on a trip, so that all that shopping while on vacation doesn’t cost you extra to get it on the plane.

Underwater Camera by Olympus
Underwater Camera by Olympus

8. Underwater Camera

I cannot tell you how exciting it is to be able to take your camera right into the water with you. Going on vacation in any place where you might get wet can post a huge risk to a camera. Having a version that you don’t have to worry about is a blessing. And most underwater cameras are also shockproof and freeze proof.

Backpack by The North Face
Backpack by The North Face

9. Backpack

Great luggage is also key to enjoying each part of a trip. A small, compact backpack with lots of pockets makes enjoying the flight easier. A nice big backpacking bag can carry everything you need for a big adventure. Or if you are Christmas shopping for someone with a preference for rolling luggage, find them one with four wheels and a long handle from a name brand that is known for quality and durability. We always skimp on these things when the really great, more expensive versions are well worth the price.

Roundtrip Ticket AirAsia
Roundtrip Ticket AirAsia

10. A Roundtrip Ticket

For someone special, buying them that ticket to a dream destination will make this the Christmas they’ll never forget. You may think buying a ticket will be a bit difficult logistically, but there are ways to get around that problem. Even if you’re not a creative type, you can make a gift certificate or fake boarding pass that offers them a trip to a certain destination you know they want to go to. Then you can buy the ticket later once you’ve worked out the dates.

It should be easy to buy a great Christmas present for the travelers in your life. Find out what they’re missing and you’ll be their favorite!

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