Best Gifts for People Who Travel

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If you have friends who travel a lot or even who are going on just one trip, you might be looking for gifts for people who travel. Or maybe you are going to travel somewhere and want some unique gifts travelers enjoy for yourself.  If so, you have landed on the right page.

Tools to make your traveling easier, good luggage, good walking shoes, a great camera, and the right clothing are all essential for traveling well. Binoculars, and travel books for your destinations are good to have. A raincoat and umbrella are probably essential.

These days I would say a smart phone is an essential travel tool. They have built in compasses or if not you can download a compass app! And they have maps, clocks, and can hold records of reservations, notes, and important travel documents!

They even have fairly good cameras so in theory you could skip bringing a camera. I like to have a real camera and just use the phone for backup though.

You might think people who travel already have everything they need, but there are a few gifts travelers might not even know they need yet or have not thought about, and they will still appreciate them very much, (and you,)  for thinking of them. If you are searching for the best gifts business travelers want, these gifts will also work for them. These are some unique gifts travelers will love.

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Travel Neck Pillows
Best Gifts for People Who Travel

If you are on a long flight, a travel pillow is a must. The ones they give you on the plane don’t stay around your neck and who knows whose germs are all over them anyway. And who knows if there are enough to go around.

I’ve been on flights where there aren’t enough pillows so if you aren’t one of their first passengers you might not get one. Better to have your own. Here are some different types so you can get the one that caters to your own sleeping style.

 Travelrest – Therapeutic Memory Foam Travel & Neck Pillow – Washable Micro-Fiber Cover – Attaches to Luggage — Molds Perfectly To Your Neck And Head (2-Year Warranty) Travelrest – Ultimate Travel Pillow / Neck Pillow – Ergonomic, Patented & Adjustable for Airplanes, Cars, Buses, Trains, Office Napping, Camping, Wheelchairs (Rolls Up Small)

Pareo Beach Wraps
Best Gifts for People Who Travel

There are sometimes no blankets available, and even if there are, who wants to use someone else’s with their germs all over it? Not me! So I bring a Pareo in my carry on luggage. Perfect to use as a blanket! Lighter weight and so many uses.

It makes a wonderful shawl or neck scarf, or even a wrap around skirt for the beach, depending on where you are going on vacation. In fact, mostly you will see a Pareo advertised as a beach cover up, but it can be so much more.(even a dress!) I never go on vacation without a Pareo!

 Sarong Women Bamboo Tree Printed Beach Swimsuit Wrap Plus Size Pareo Sky Blue Ingear Long Batik Print Sarong Womens Swimsuit Wrap Cover Up Pareo (One Size, Purple Shell)

RFiD Proof Wallet
RFiD Wallets (Men)
RfiD Wallets (Women)

It seems that thieves have a new scam now. They use scanners to steal your information from your credit cards and passport. So keep your stuff safe and use an RFiD wallet to conceal if from them. This is a perfect gift for a traveler as they might not know about this scam and not be safe from identity theft. But if you get them one of these wallets they will be.

There are the regular ones which for a man looks just like a regular wallet, and for a woman might be a case that goes in her purse. And there are hidden ones that go around the neck or the waist under clothing to make it hard for any kind of thievery, even the garden variety pickpocket. It kind of depends on your style what the best RFiD would be. We got waist ones for our trip.

 Lewis N. Clark RFID-Blocking Waist Stash Anti-Theft Hidden Money Belt, Taupe, One Size Boundless Neck Pouch Passport Travel Wallet With RFID Security Blocking (Gray)

Memory Foam Shoes
Memory Foam Shoe Inserts
Best Gifts for People Who Travel

Travelers usually do a lot of walking and memory foam shoes are a life saver! So if you know their shoe size these are a wonderful gift to give them! If you don’t, a gift card for a pair of memory foam shoes is a fantastic gift! I love my memory foam shoes!

In fact I’m so spoiled now I don’t like to wear any other kind of shoes even when I’m not traveling. So what I did was get some memory foam shoe inserts to put in my other shoes too! Here are both shoes and inserts for you. And just click any photo for more choices and sizes.

 Dr.Koyama Premium Memory Foam Silicon Gel Orthopedic Shock Absorbing Sports Insole US Men 8-12 Women 10-14 Skechers Performance Women’s Go Walk Slip-On Walking Shoe,Navy,9 M US

Travel Power Converters
Best Gifts for People Who Travel

If they are traveling to Europe or any other country for that matter, they are going to need a power converter as each country has their own electric outlet configuration! Weird right? I couldn’t believe it when I started traveling. Who thought of that idea?

So get them a power converter so they can use their computer and phone. Or razor. Or tea maker. A lot of hotels do have them to loan but not all of them. It’s so much easier when you have your own.

Computers are generally wired to work on both USA and European power settings, but the plug configurations are still different. Why? I have no idea.

 Maxah MX-UC1 Surge Protector All in One Universal Travel Wall Charger AC Power AU UK US EU Plug Adapter BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter 220V to 110V with Interchangeable Worldwide UK/US/AU/EU Plugs + 4 USB(6A Max) Charging Ports for iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Tablet

Luggage Name Tags
Best Gifts for People Who Travel

Airlines require them and so do trains, but many travelers just use the cardboard name tags that airlines give them when they check in. Instead of that, how about getting your favorite traveler a set of nice luggage tags? Makes it easier to spot on the luggage conveyor belt too. These are but 2 of the many beautiful luggage name tags you can get. Click to see many more!

 Personalized Red and Black Striped Travel Bag Tagsbest gifts travelers Stars And Stripes 2of2 Tags For Luggagebest gifts travelers

Straps for Luggage
Best Gifts for People Who Travel

So many people have Black luggage I’m amazed more people don’t mix up their luggage at airports. Give them a luggage strap to put around their luggage so they can spot it easily! Keeps the luggage more secure too. Helps people who stuff their suitcase keep the contents inside!

 Luggage Strap ELASTRAAP Superior Strength NON-SLIP Available in 8 Color Options ORB Travel Premium Designer Luggage Strap 2

Point and Shoot Digital Camera
Best Gifts for People Who Travel

Cameras are always evolving and there are tiny cameras now that weigh almost nothing and take beautiful photos! Get them a new one for their next trip. I use a Canon PowerShot for all the photos on this blog, and my husband uses a Nikon top of the line digital camera, so I am partial to those brands. In fact I am a raving fan of the Canon Powershot series. Before I got it I considered myself a camera klutz. But now people tell me they love my photos. So I recommend a Canon PowerShot!

 Nikon Coolpix S2800 20.1 MP Point & Shoot Digital Camera with 5X Optical Zoom International Version, Silver Canon PowerShot ELPH 115 16MP Digital Camera (Blue) (OLD MODEL)

Smart Mobile Phone
Best Gifts for People Who Travel

If your traveler doesn’t have a smart mobile phone, time to upgrade. The old phones work fine for around the town, but when you travel, a smart phone is very cool to have for all the extra tools on it.

There’s usually a built in compass for one thing. And a maps app so they don’t get lost. And a calculator which is handy for currency conversions. And a weather app so they know if they need an umbrella or jacket that day. And an alarm clock so they are never late for their plane or train. And a stop watch so they can keep track of time. A calendar for planning. And a notes app so they can write themself notes. And a camera so they don’t have to carry an extra gadget.(But I still carry a camera.) And the ability to get on the internet.

A smart mobile phone is just a very cool tool for life in general. They do requite data plans to use a lot of the features. But if your traveler is still using the old style mobile or cell phone, a smart phone is a very wise investment for traveling. In fact I would say it’s the best gift for a traveler! I also love my iPhone so much that I’m very biased towards it. But some people love their Samsung Galaxy too. You decide.

 Samsung Galaxy J7 No Contract Phone, 16GB ROM/2GB ROM, 5.5 Inch – White – (Boost Mobile) Apple iPhone 6 64GB Unlocked Smartphone – Gold (Certified Refurbished)

Best Gifts for People Who Travel

Now you or they can put that time at the airport to good use by reading a Kindle! Instead of carrying books around, they can carry a lightweight Kindle with thousands of books at their fingertips. One of the best gifts for a traveler!

In theory they could download a Kindle app on their smart mobile phone too. But the print will be a little small. The Kindle device has better lighting so easier to read. There are different models available too so click on the photos to see more information and models to choose your favorite model.

There are plain Kindles for reading only, and there are Fire Kindles that are really tablets, with internet capability. So it pays to do some research on what you really want in your device before you buy.

 Kindle Paperwhite E-reader – Black, 6 Fire HD 8 Tablet with Alexa, 8

Tablet or Notebook Computer
Best Gifts for People Who Travel

If your favorite traveler doesn’t have a tablet, and is using a laptop, they might really like to have a tablet as they are much more lightweight. You might inquire first though. Some people don’t like tablets.

And they don’t need a Kindle and a tablet, only one or the other. (They can add a Kindle app to their tablet or buy the Kindle Fire, above.) My husband doesn’t really like tablets, so we got him a notebook. Almost as small as a tablet. We got the Samsung Chromebook and love, love, love it!

 Acer Chromebook CB3-131-C3SZ 11.6-Inch Laptop (Intel Celeron N2840 Dual-Core Processor,2 GB RAM,16 GB Solid State Drive,Chrome), White Microsoft Surface 64GB Tablet with Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT, wifi, Bluetooth

A Subscription to a Data Plan for Their Smart Phone
Best Gifts for People Who Travel

If they already have a smart mobile phone, you could get them a month or two of a data plan.

 Page Plus 4G LTE Activation Kit with JMobile $55 Unlimited Plan for Verizon Galaxy S3/S4/S5/ Note 2/3/4 10GB 4G LTE Simple Mobile Plan INCLUDED NANO SIM Kit Unlimited Talk / Text / Data Bundle iPhone 5 iPhone 6

Gift Card!
Best Gifts for People Who Travel

In case they want something you haven’t thought of, you could always give them a gift card and they can get what they want! A gift card from Amazon comes in denominations from $5-2000. $50 Gift Card in a Diamond Plate (Classic Black Card Design)

List of Free Apps
Best Gifts for People Who Travel

Put a list of apps for their smart phone on a pretty piece of paper and slip it in a card. Here are few free cool apps for a traveler. I have all of these on my iPhone. There are lots of very low cost apps too, but I like free the best. Click the links to download the app.


A free language program. Learn a language for free. They can just type in their phrase in English. It will say what they want to say in their language of choice. Then they show it to whoever they are talking to. Problem solved!

Google Translate

Another way to translate their phrases.


TripIt is a fantastic tool that shows  all their travel info and keeps track of it for them.


Now they can find a restaurant near them that has the food they’re in the mood for!


They can keep track of their expenses. No one can see or change their finances either. Just keeps a record for them.

Oanda Currency Converter

They will instantly know how much their purchase is in US Dollars.


Keep in touch without paying for SMS. Instant free test messaging!

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