Buying gifts for the travelers in your life can often be tricky. Most travelers I know don’t like a lot of stuff to clutter their house (or luggage). Small, useful items are key for anyone looking to buy gifts for the travelers in their lives.
Here are the top 10 gift ideas for travel adventurers!
Traveler Gift Guide: Top Ten Gift Ideas for Adventurers
Gorillapod Flexible Tripod
Every experienced traveler knows that natural photo opportunities don’t always wait for you to set up your equipment. The GorillaPod SLR-Zoom Flexible Tripod’s
easily arranged tripod legs allows it to quickly and reliably balance itself on any surface for that perfect shot.
New Trent iGeek Battery Charger
Being on the road means occasionally leaving modern comforts behind, but thanks to the New Trent iGeek, that doesn’t have to mean letting your phone or tablet die. The iGeek’s high charge hold means that your smartphone and mini-USB devices will always have a light, portable secondary power source.
I can’t tell you how many times we have had to buy an umbrella on a trip (we now have a drawer full of umbrellas). This Pocket Umbrella is small, compact, and lightweight, so we leave it in our luggage at all times, to avoid forgetting it!
ExOfficio Bugsaway Clothing
Nobody likes being eaten alive by bugs, but the chemical reek of bug spray isn’t pleasant either. I’ve bought Deet that actually stings my skin every time I put it on, so any opportunity for me to avoid harsh chemicals is a plus. Bugsaway clothing is designed to fit well, look great, and repel bugs at the same time. Forget about mosquitos, ticks, flies, ants, and other little hassles that could ruin an otherwise great adventure.
Digital Luggage Scale
Ever gotten to the airline check-in desk to find that your bag is over the limit by just a few pounds? The EatSmart Digital Luggage Scale offers a comfortable grip for easy hauling of large and heavy bags — and it comes with a built-in scale to measure the load accurately. Never be stuck rearranging your baggage last-minute due to airport overweight fees again.
Rockland Luggage Set
Made of sturdy, lightweight material, Rockland’s 3-piece luggage set protects your belongings from the lumps, bumps, bangs, and drops suitcases can acquire over years of use. The omnidirectional spinner wheels also make it easy to keep your agility when moving through a crowded terminal—and they come in really fun colors to boot. We have the grey set (Scott wasn’t down with the pink) and we use at least one of the bags on every trip.
LifeProof iPhone Case
The LifeProof iPhone Case is on my wish list for this year, even though we have a great underwater camera (see below). The well-traveled technomad of today knows that a phone isn’t just a device to make calls on anymore—it’s a lifeline, a library, a GPS, and an emergency resource they can’t afford to lose. The LifeProof iPhone case protects your phone not just from bumps and bruises, but even from being submerged in over 6 feet of water.
Pentax Waterproof Digital Camera
We have gone through FIVE waterproof cameras to finally find one that we love (and doesn’t leak). The Pentax Waterproof Digital Camera is not just waterproof — it’s also “coldproof, shockproof, crushproof, and dustproof” and can take pictures with a 28.8x zoom and macro-shot so you can get perfect clarity no matter how far away you are.
Bose QuietComfort Noise-Cancelling Headphones
Give your intrepid explorer the luxury of peace and quiet on the road. The Bose QuietComfort Noise-Cancelling Headphones take up less space than comparable full-coverage headphones, yet offer the same level of noise reduction. They also come with an “awareness mode,” so you can listen to your music while keeping an alert ear open for any complications.
Nothing is more frustrating than going to plug in your phone or laptop and realizing you have an incompatible plug. The Satechi Travel-Router/Adaptor solves the problem by providing international converter plugs for over 150 countries in one convenient device. It also provides an AC power port and USB port for charging phones and other electronics.
Do you have any items to add to this traveler gift guide list?