5 Great Gifts For The Traveler
When it comes to gifts, I think that buying a gift for someone who travels frequently can be difficult at times. Depending on how long that person has been traveling, they may already have everything they need.
While there are gifts for just about every type of traveler, from eco-friendly to activity-specific like SCUBA diving, it can be difficult to know exactly what to choose. So what do you buy someone who travels that they don’t already have and they will love?
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From fun to practical, we chose 5 great gift ideas for the traveler (or yourself), whether it’s for Christmas, a birthday, or just because.
The Wander Club Travel Tokens
Like stamps in a passport, the folks at The Wander Club have created a fun way to keep track of all the amazing places you travel. It all starts with the Wanderchain which is a full-grain leather “keychain”. Produced by the oldest tannery in the U.S., Wickett & Craig use vegetable-based products to tan their leather which means it’s much better for the environment, and you! Available in several colors, the “tokens” are attached for an ongoing, ever-growing display of your travels.
Once you have your Wanderchain, you then, add your “tokens” for each destination you visit. With tokens ranging from America’s National Parks to Continents, there is sure to be the right token to commemorate your travels.
It’s then time to show off all your travels to friends, family, and fellow travelers. Since the Wanderchains easily hook onto backpacks, handbags, or even belt loops, they can easily be taken with you wherever you may go. They even make great conversation starters with other travelers as you share everywhere you’ve been with fellow travelers.
They also have chains for those who would rather “wear” their travels, as well as t-shirts, passports, and other fun travel gear.
What’s great about this company is that they believe in giving back. For every purchase, they donate to the worldwide charity Rice Bowls to ensure orphan children across the world get meals.
So you get two smiles in one. One smile from your friend for the amazing gift and one inside for helping ensure needy children get the food they need.
Personalized World Travel Map
Nothing beats a personalized gift, right?
How about a personalized and framed map of the world to track all your travels?
Some maps are just thrown into a frame, not this one. The custom design map is mounted onto foam core and then backed with hardboard to ensure it stays flat and beautiful for years.
It makes a wonderful gift as well as a great way to get the kiddos involved in the excitement of travel planning. Having kids help locate and mark destinations on the map helps them learn world geography, what a great way to teach and bond at the same time.
Complete with red pins for destinations visited, green pins for dream destinations, blue for where you’re headed next, and yellow for favorite destinations, it’s sure to become a favorite conversation piece in your traveler’s home or office.
Packable Lightweight Day Pack
Once you get to your destination and unpack, you sometimes still need a smaller backpack to carry things like snacks, phones, keys, and such during the day.
That’s where this great lightweight, packable day backpack from Zomake comes in. Since it is lightweight, it’s easy to carry on a tour, hiking, or just hanging out on the beach.
Since it folds down to the size of a sandwich, you can tuck it easily into your luggage, or even carry on, and unpack it when you need it. Coated to be water-resistant, it’s perfect for the amusement park (think Disney), the beach, or a day hike into the mountains.
It comes in a myriad of beautiful colors and is sturdy enough to withstand a day of sightseeing.
Amazing Travel Destinations
We all have “the list”! You know, the list of places we want to see before we die or things we want to do.
Destinations of a Lifetime by National Geographic contains 225 of some of the most amazing places on earth.
With stunning photos taken by the amazing photographers at National Geographic, each photo makes you feel as if you are right there with them.
As if the photos aren’t enough, there also tips ranging from when to travel to certain places to what to see and where to eat.
Sure to become a “re-read”, this book is sure to give the traveler on your list even more great ideas of amazing places to visit.
Even if the book doesn’t inspire the traveler to book that next flight, it makes a wonderful coffee table book to share with friends.
Hanging Toiletry Bag
Some are, well, let’s say space-challenged. Once you get your toothbrush, toothpaste, and deodorant out, the counter is full.
That’s why we love this hanging toiletry bag. Loaded with 17 compartments, it has a place for just about everything you could possibly take on a trip. Just unzip the top and hang in on the towel rack in the bathroom, inside the closet, or even on the robe hook on the back of the bathroom door.
With 2 side pockets perfect for toothbrushes and toothpaste and a large center pocket that has more than enough room for those eco-friendly shampoo bars and your lotion, you’re all set to go.
Plus, with its waterproof liner and outer layer, even if you have a leaky product, you can be assured it won’t seep through onto everything else. Small enough to fit into a carry on but big enough for 2 travelers stuff, it’s sure to become a favorite travel gear item.
Whether you’re looking for a fun gift for your traveler to remember every trip or a practical gift, any of these 5 would make a traveler smile and start planning their next getaway.