10 Travel Gifts to Make the Trip Exciting and Comfortable
Whether the trip is to Vancouver in Canada or Zanzibar in Tanzania, these travel gifts contain all your world traveler needs to make the trip both exciting and comfortable!
The Valery® Vintage String Classic Leather Blank Notebook is a beautiful gift for people who travel – and who enjoy writing about their experiences. I received a travel diary as a gift before I moved to Africa for three years, and it was the most thoughtful idea! This diary is a retro notebook, Mediterranean style.
The beauty of this travel gift is that it’s both lovely and flexible. That is, your traveler might use it for the current trip or save it for a future vacation. People who travel often like to keep some sort of record of their journeys and adventures, and they appreciate gifts that aren’t necessarily digital. This is also a practical travel gift for insomniacs – if your tourist struggles with insomnia, read 10 Gifts for Insomniacs and People Who Can’t Sleep.
“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.” – Pat Conroy.
10 (or 11) Travel Gift Ideas
These gifts for people who travel range from practical to sentimental, but focus mainly on practical. Finding the right gift for your traveling friends or family members depends on where they’re going, how long they’ll be away, and how they feel about the trip.
Despite the fact that I just said that a good gift for people who travel isn’t necessarily electronic, a Sony W800/B 20 MP Digital Camera might be just what your traveler needs. A digital camera is superior to a cell phone camera for recording travel memories, and this particular model is the number one bestselling point and click digital camera on Amazon.
Your traveler probably has an adapter to use in different countries, but does she have a solar charger for her phone or camera? The Poweradd™ Apollo Solar Portable Charger has a backup external battery pack for devices such as the iPhone’s 5S 5C 5 4S, iPods, iPad Mini Retina, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 2, Galaxy’s S5 S4 S3, Android Smartphones, and more. It has a compact solar panel that can recharge the Apollo itself under sunshine for emergency purpose while outside, or simply keep the Apollo from losing juice (self-consuming). It can easily hang on a bagpack with the included hook, and has a long lifespan with more than 500 recharging times.
Is it a solo trip? Read How to Meet People When You’re Travelling Alone.
The Humangear GoToob Travel Bottle is a great example of a practical gift for people who travel. Instead of packing big bottles of shampoo, hair gel, etc, they would fill up these portable travel bottles. There’s even an “ID ring” for identifying the contents of the bottles – a must for anyone who has tried to discern the difference between shampoo and hair gel!
If your traveler is going to Africa, read my article describing Things You Need to Know Before Moving to Africa. Part of that article is a list of things people when they’re traveling to African countries, from Zimbabwe to Angola.
If you’re not planning a vacation for a few years, can you spare your air miles? This is an interesting gift for people who love to travel – especially if you’re hoping your traveler comes to your home for a visit in the future.
Help overcoming jet lag
Lewis N. Clark’s No-Jet-Lag Homeopathic Flight Fatigue Remedy helps corrects disruptions to the body’s clock rhythm and alleviates stress to the body while traveling. It contains arnica montana (leopard’s bane)-30C, bellis perennis (daisy)-30C, chamomilla (wild chamomile)-30C, lpecacuanha (lpecac)-30C and lycopodium (clubmoss)-30C. The 32 tablets in the package are enough for 40 hours of flight time.
Travel yoga exercises
I love yoga and do a 10 minute segment of one of my yoga DVDs almost every day. Yet whenever I travel, I can never seem to remember the yoga moves or combinations of the best stretches! If your traveler does yoga, then a gift idea might be a yoga mat, yoga socks, or even a yoga DVD.
Soft-yet-supportive head pillows
The Samsonite Luggage Travel Gift Set is a practical, thoughtful gift for people visiting Vancouver or Zanzibar. The eye mask and ear plugs help decrease ambient light and sound in both the airplane and at the hotel. An ergonomically designed inflatable pillow provides proper support relieving tension and strain in neck and shoulders, and the travel pouch makes it easy to carry everything around.
A momento from home – such as a heart pendant
The Sterling Silver “You Hold My Heart Forever” Heart Pendant Necklace is a beautiful gift for people who travel, because it means they always carry a piece of your heart with them. It’s a sentimental travel gift that isn’t too mushy or sad, and will express how much you love and miss your traveler when she’s off exploring the world.
Digital waterproof camera case
Don’t forget about your tourist’s cameras, iPhones, and iPads! Another good gift for people who travel is a waterproof digital camera case.
Leak proof travel mug
Whenever I travel – whether I’m driving from Vancouver to Montreal, going on safari in Africa, or lounging by the pool on an all-inclusive resort in Zanzibar, I always take a travel mug. The Thermos Stainless King of Travel Tumbler is leak-proof, and will keep your traveler’s cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot.
The gift of food
A Starbucks Gift Card will come in handy at the airport, during the day wandering around whatever city your traveler is exploring, and again at the airport before the flight home. If your traveler is going to Canada, consider getting a Tim Horton’s gift card. Timmy’s coffee is better than Starbucks, according to the majority of Canadians.
“No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” ~ Lin Yutang.
If your traveler is going to an all-inclusive, read What to Pack for a Beach Resort Vacation.
“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” – Mark Jenkins.