Starting your holiday shopping already? Just in time, we’ve put together a few gift ideas the traveler in your life will love!
2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Travelers
For the minimalist adventurer (or the one who has yet to learn the definition of “packing light”), a compact camera is the perfect solution to limited space and luggage weight capacities. No more compromising quality for camera size — this Canon point-and-shoot takes high quality photos and fits virtually anywhere. Save that precious luggage space for more clothes!
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A new carry-on bag is sure to impress any loved one always on the move, especially a bag that manages to look trendy and offers the durability and space of a quality carry-on. This unisex duffel is sure to be a hit with friends and family.
Read more: The Best Carry-On Luggage of 2017
A surefire way to impress a seasoned traveler? A luggage set built to be by their side for the long haul. You don’t often find three hard-shell suitcases for the standard price of one — which makes this a great deal (and practical for those who go abroad frequently).
Nothing ensures a happy camper more than a hammock made for the great outdoors. Go with the classic nylon camping hammock, or opt for the hammock that doubles as a tent — complete with bug net and inflatable “mattress” pad.
Read more: The Ultimate Packing Checklist for Campers
Mobile WiFi Hotspot
Say good riddance to international cell phone charges and the need to purchase SIM cards abroad. Rather than deal with the constant hassles of internet overseas, your traveler can use this WiFi hotspot — portable enough for hand bags and carry-ons — to access the web on their phone, tablet, and laptop on the go. It comes with 1GB of data, and once that is used, travelers can easily top it up from an app on their phone or purchase a data package to fit their needs.
Stylish Camera Bag
There’s always that one person breaking out their DSLR at any opportunity for a cool shot — why not make sure they carry around their prized possession in style? This is a tried-and-true camera bag that I use time and again to carry everything from my camera to lenses to extra batteries and cards. Add a little ‘extra’ and get this cute padded shoulder strap, too!
Gifts Under $50
Anyone can tell you that a power bank is an invaluable resource — especially one that can charge multiple devices at a time — though it’s often an afterthought and isn’t considered until the need strikes. When traveling, our smartphones serve as our GPS, airline updates, itineraries, and confirmation details, so draining your battery with no power outlet in sight is a sure to cause a crisis. This gift is a ‘win’ for anyone and everyone.
This versatile piece can be worn a number of ways, from a skirt to bathing suit cover-up to even a scarf! A lightweight sarong is always on my packing list, and makes for a fun, vibrant holiday gift.
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For beach frequenters, there’s nothing more frustrating than creeping tides soaking your towel. A microfiber quick-dry towel solves the problems of sopping towels, drying fast enough for reuse in a single session. Whether they surf the waves or surf the web, this is one gift your sea-lover will thank you for.
This upgrade to the bulky original is 90% inflatable, flattening out after your arrival and fits nicely in your bag. It also has a machine-washable microsuede cover, allowing you to clean and disinfect it properly. Time for your flight-hopper to ditch the dingy airport neck pillow!