101 Perfect And Simple Gifts For Any Traveller
The hardest people to shop for are people that are minimalist, never around and the people that seem to have everything they need. Travelers and backpackers are all 3 of these things and this would make Christmas and birthday gifts an impossible task for these types of people! Luckily for you, I have a list here that will help you find the perfect gift, Even if you know nothing about travel.
These range of gifts are perfect for any budget! All the links will take you to Amazon, to save you time! These gifts are all ideas, you might see something on this list you like but want a different make, model or color so keep that in mind. I have some really simple Ideas that some just overlook, to things that no one would think of!
I have made this list using things that I have found helpful during my time traveling as well as wanted! One or two of the items (mainly the female stuff) I have made an educated guess on the perfect items. I have spent weeks making the complete guide for gifts for travelers to make it as simple as click, purchase, and wrap.
Plugs and Chargers
Plugs and chargers make perfect travel gift for a traveler as you can’t have too many! Unless they are hiking with no electric but I also have you covered for them, awkward travelers.
I have never seen a traveler without one of these items! These are a safe bet for anyone unsure what to get for there traveling friend!
This is the perfect gift If they’re an international traveler they are guaranteed to need at least one of these.
If not more!
The best thing about this gift is you don’t need to know (or care) where they are traveling too.
On a hike on going to be away from electric for any time on a trip, these are perfect for these travelers.
This gift idea is for someone who is traveling outdoors for long periods
Android charging cable
Extra long so they can reach them tricky plugs in hostels.
Get them one, get them another in case they lose the 1st and get them a 3rd in case they break that one!
See above… But for iPhones
Make sure you get a long cable too!
If you have an old phone like me this is so useful!
These are the perfect gift for the person always on there phone, It will die and you can be their hero!
Lightweight clothes (Men’s)
Light is key for packing so I will be showing you some of the best lightweight clothes.
The look good on but better in the hostel sink being washed by hand!
Get fast drying top.
Great gift for when they have to wash their clothes in the shower( Yes, that does happen).
Lightweight and warm jackets are perfect for bad weather conditions when traveling and can be a perfect gift.
Even on holiday, it rains, keeps them dry happy and waiting to go to that beach for another day!
Perfect for all of their travel needs… Just don’t wear them with flip flops
Doesn’t matter who they are and what holiday you are celebrating socks is always the answer!
Nothing worse than walking on a hot day and getting chafing. Help them.
Not ashamed to say it, But this is something I had to invest in when doing long hot walks.
Perfect for hiking and working outside.
Hiking or working holidays must haves!
Perfect for everything! A must-have for travel.
When I get on the plane, I’m right in a pair of these bad boys!
You Don’t want to see them walking around naked, neither does there hostel!
Might be strange wearing pajamas and being a fully grown man but you have too if they’re in shared accommodation.
Flip Flops (Thongs)
Great for hostel showers as well as walking everywhere in.
Investing in a good pair for them is a good idea, no one like a broken shoe!
There is a lot of walking with travel so a good pair of is needed!
The comfiest the better, Adidas seem to do a good job for me.
They will want to wear these as much as possible!
These double up as a great second normal pair of shorts too, great for the savvy packers
Lightweight clothes (Women’s)
Some more lightweight, Fast drying clothes.
This time it’s for the ladies.
Many get a few of these as gifts, Then it will be less chance them washing in the sink!
More tops less washes, more time to travel.
Stylish, Fast drying and pink! Perfect.
Waterproof jackets are key too.
Small comfy ankle socks perfect for most trainers.
The perfect I don’t have a clue present for any loved one
Nothing screams sexy like fast drying underwear.
Other than them wetting themselves at the excitement of travel, these are great for washing quick and wearing again.
Give them the support they need on their travels.
I don’t know much about bras… So maybe these are not the best bras but they fit my travel criteria of light, easy to pack and fast wash!
Pants and trousers
Fast drying and super thin!
A lot of women travelers love to wear these daily not just in the gym.
It might get hot, Might have to wear these all the time!
The pockets are key on this, a lot of women’s clothes having no pockets for valuables. These are perfect.
One unwritten rule of hostels is to wear PJ’s.
Get them a cute and comfy pair, because the bed they might be it might not be either of them!
Flip Flops (Thongs)
The most import thongs that women need!
Get a pair of these or a pair of sandals, get one, not both!
They will walk one 1000 miles, then walk 1000 more. Make sure they are comfy doing it.
The better the trainers the more they see.
Get them a new Swimsuit… It will be well used
A key thing for any travel or Holiday!
Wash stuff and travel packs
They might not be in the same country as you but it doesn’t mean they should smell!
Think of their roommates.
Hanging wash bag
Perfect to hang on the Hostel shower!
saves scrambling for your wash stuff every time you shower.
It’s all neatly organized, easy to find!
Travel wash kit (female)
Granted this kit isn’t going to last 2 years or very long.
But it will give one less thing to worry about when they arrive.
They can replace with real size products when they have time!
Travel wash Kit (male)
Same reason as the women’s kit but this one is extremely basic
But this would probably last a lot longer
Flight size containers
Let them fill up their own travel kit!
Perfect size for the flight!
The gifts for any traveler to fly in style and Comfort!
Some of these gifts might be a slight over packing, but this stuff will be in their hand luggage anyways.
Inflatable for size and soft velvet for their comfort.
Perfect to pack away after their flight
E reader/Ipad/ Tablet
Give them something to do on the plane and all of there travels.
This isn’t just amazing for the plane but hostels too.
Yes, a footrest for the plane! If you looking for the gift no one else has got… This is it!
I’m not going to lie to you I’m not 100% I know what this is but Amazon has it.
I buy one just to review
These are a must-have for flights! They stop leg swelling up!
I thought this would be included in a flight pack but budget airlines don’t do flight packs!
Stuff for after travel (in between travel)
Because travel doesn’t have to stop at home.
Travel stops to hoarding begins.
Scratch off of the world map
Perfect to mark where you have been and visualize where to go next.
They will have this on a wall just to gloat
Pretty awesome for anyone who is a massive fan of travel!
Perfect for their study!
Perfect gift for travelers to store their memories and to show off to everyone that comes round!
They will have this on the mantelpiece for easy access!
World Map Canvas
Have the world with them in their house!
Nothing says I’ve traveled the world than having one of these in their house.
Movies to inspire travel! And some just for jokes.
Get them inspired to travel or to run away from it!
Ok if you have an extremely dark sense of humor this could be the perfect gift!
DON’T GET THIS FOR ANYONE ALREADY SCARED OF TRAVEL
The story of an average man who goes on an adventure.
Shows some great places to get their wanderlust mind ticking again.
An adult comedy of a group of friends travels around Europe.
More for the party going friend that loves to travel.
Books are the best traveling gift you can get any traveler as they will use them to inspire more travel and get them through the hard parts
You can learn, get inspired, laugh, grow all within a paragraph.
Backpacks to Beer Taps
Unsure what books they have already read?
This book is perfect due to the fact it by a still a little unknown author, Which travels to Australia with his girlfriend in the hopes to change their life (The author is me, Sean Brett)
Just a warning it does have bad language within the book!
The perfect book for anyone about to undertake their first journey!
Gives great advice from starting your travels to your end.
A lot of travelers have heard of this book or read it. (personally enjoyed it)
Inspire more travel. Open their world to more places!
They’re not sure on there next journey get them a book to inspire and decide where to go next.
Mind and Motivation books
A brilliant book for someone looking to gain focus.
The above is a perfect book to change someone’s thinking
but as you can tell me the cover Mark Manson loves to use the F-word a lot!
Guidebooks for the area that your traveler friend is going to can be extremely useful!
without one of these books, they can miss a great spot! (also use it to work out the busy places)
Drinking games (or other gamebooks)
To make them the host of all hostel parties!
So many times I’ve to a hostel and someone will say “does anyone know any good drinking games” and everyone has blank faces!
Don’t let them sit there blank-faced!
Cookbooks (help books)
Something to help you through the days, they might of had a little too much!
This book will make you laugh
Colouring books for the airplanes
A weird little actively book for a flight (warning you must have a sense of humor)
Of course, there are kids coloring books too
Every traveler needs a water bottle. Just which one?
Save the environment and their back wallet.
Foldable Water Bottle
Perfect for space saving!
They can fold this into that normally too small to do anything with side pocket!
Insulated Water Bottle
Hot drinks stay hot and cold drinks stay cold!
Might take up more room but doubles up as a weapon when full
Water Filter Bottle
A water bottle that cleans the water as you drink it.
You can drink out of the river and puddles using this, so hostel taps will be no problem.
Don’t be a mug!
For the coffee on the go. Everyone needs a coffee!
Drinking containers don’t have to just be for water!
Perfect to sneak in alcohol to the over expensive pub.
Backpacks and Luggage
You wouldn’t be a backpacker without a backpack.
The right backpack is key!
For the person that going on long hikes, not really for the guys that’s going to the hotel.
Don’t need to worry about stop starting! One downside, I don’t think beer works well.
The perfect size for people traveling.
Any bigger it would be too heavy to carry.
Spend time looking for the perfect for them, This one above is a good start.
Carry on Bag
Perfect carry on backpacker with great compartments for laptop, clothes and water bottle!
To maximize room on flights gets a bag that is the maximum size.
Bum Bags and Fanny Packs
A bumbag, for their safety not style.
You can also look for such things as money belts.
How else are they going to show off to friends and family on Instagram!
A decent camera can be the difference between them wanting to take selfies or take photos of nature.
Fujifilm X100F 24.3
Top of the range camera, with cool features built in,
pocket size for the traveler!
Perfect for someone who wants great photo without taking up all the space.
Canon Digital SLR
Amazing looking camera and great quality photos.
Perfect for the wannabe Instagrammers
Perfect for anyone with little professional camera experience
Much cheaper than the two camera’s prior
Takes a brilliant close up shot.
I Actually own this camera, This is some of the Photo’s Taylor took with it
Perfect for making a retro style travel book.
These cameras are quite the hit with travelers
For the new youtube star!
They can strap it to nearly everything and you can see what they can see!
The Tomtom Bandit is for the budget YouTube star ( I have this camera and it’s really good)
If you want to see the quality check out FSG Travels YouTube Channel
I’m not a fan of this due to the fact they take you away from the moment but I know others are.
So I’ve added this to the list, Make sure you check the country they are even allowed them.
This stuff might seem small but it’s quite important.
These are the stuff that many backpackers and travels will forget to buy.
Perfect for bags when on the move and perfect hostels.
If they are even thinking of staying in a hostel they need one of these!
Brilliant when you have a lot of different electronics keeps them organized and together!
Nothing worse than losing your wires in the bottom of your rucksack.
First Aid Kit
Everyone should pack one of these, no matter where you are going!
If they haven’t already got the knowledge to use one of these may be the gift of lifesaving course is a good idea?
You can get this as a bit of joke present, But having a baby or bringing something home from your travels isn’t a joke.
(hidden joke here for the people counting, to see if I actually have 101 travel gifts idea)
This is a must for travel If your not sure what they have or not suncream is always a safe bet.
More they have of this stuff the better!
An insect can be a right pest! You will need this in most countries.
Check before buying as some repellent may contain ingredients that may be illegal or banned in the country they are traveling too.
The annoying thing you probably only use just before you fly!
So the smaller the better!
Tiny easy packable umbrella for when it rains on your holiday!
Get it in a bright color to brighten up their day.
Travelers love to collect these for every country that they have been too
Why not get them their home badge and start of or help out their collection
(Plus if its their home country and already got the badge, they can sew it on another bag, they will just look patriotic)
Long toenails and flip flops just don’t work!
Neither does watching someone biting them off
You don’t want them to be the guy in the hostel with music playing loud!
Also great for long journeys will boring passengers.
Bose Wireless Headphones
High quality and top of the range in-ear, wireless headphones.
These might be a bit overkill for just to listen to Netflix in hostels
Sony Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones
Top of the Range on-ear headphones.
Noise-canceling for that annoying person that is talking loud next to you.
Other ends of the price scale, much more suited for hostels
Sound quality is not as good
Cheaper On-Ear HeadPhones
Cheaper on ear comfortable headphones.
But still sony quality.
Small Keyring Speaker
Ok, sometimes it ok to make a little noise, Do it with a little speaker!
Perfect for a day out at the beach!
Camping and Hiking
Camping can be luxury and for Survival.
Here is a list of both.
Makes water safe to drink
This is perfect for camping and hiking when you’re further than just your back garden.
A must-have for camping!
Big or small, Handheld or hanging it’s just a must!
Why Sleep in a tent when you can sleep in a hammock!
This is a pretty unique gift, But please don’t buy this for a person looking to camp in Antarctica
A tent, Can’t camp without a tent! (unless you have a hammock)
Tents are great but getting these as gifts can be tricky due to not knowing which one to get
Swiss Army Knife
Swiss army knife! Because why not.
Never had one, never used one, don’t really know what they do… But I want it.
Pots and Pans
Pots and pans for all their Camping needs.
Maybe not the most interesting gift but useful!
Unless they are going to make a fire, they will need one of these to cook!
This one above is great for more luxury camping due to its size, but for extreme camping you want small!
For the hiker in them! Look the part and help push that little harder.
I’m not gonna lie I have no idea what Trekking poles do!
When you gotta go, you gotta go!
When you’re too posh for leaves!
Survival/ Camping food
Be the reason they are still alive… The gift that makes you a hero!
This might look a little rough but it would taste a lot better than ramen noodles
Sporks and Cutlery
Sporks are amazing gifts!
I actually gave one of these as a gift to a friend that traveled Australia
Blow Up Bed
For glamping, Not camping!
Sleep in comfort, better than some hostels
Stupid and funny gifts
Sometimes the gifts just need to be that stupid, its funny!
If your the funny uncle these are your gift ideas!
Treat them with the luxury basic food item
(The Upgrade to instant noodles)
I love Ramen Noodles
Let them be the funniest guy at the hostel!
And you give the worse gift for Christmas.
Cards Against Humanity
Make them the life of the party with this game…
Just warn them not to play in it on a formal occasion. It’s extremely dark humor.
Perfect for Luggage and food for hostel fridges.
Brillant for airports too!
F-It Travel Mug
Why give them a normal travel mug!
When they can have this!
How to Swear In Different Languages
When you are around the world they need to be able to communicate with everyone!
It the 1st thing you teach each other when traveling!
Rude Hand Gestures
Perfect when they don’t want to spend time learning another language
You could argue this is educational too.
Still unsure what to get?
Get the ultimate, don’t know what to get you present, the gift voucher.
Amazon Gift Card
You can send them that plus a link to this article and they can choose their own gift!
Plus there is so much more!
Perfect for getting them a night or two stays somewhere without choosing where
If you still don’t know… I can’t help you!
I am all out of ideas, But if you can think of something that isn’t on this list let me know in the comments( This will help others out too)
My last gift you could give, Is the gift of my blog! It has some fantastic resources on for different countries and overall travel
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