Holiday Gift Ideas for Travelers

We all know and love a person who relishes all the adventures travel provides.

And we think this holiday season is the best time to enhance traveling experiences for that special someone in your life. 

What better way to say “I care” than to give a travel-centric gift that is unique and celebrates the passion of travel this holiday?

So, whether you’re shopping for your spelunking sister or cruise-loving cousin (or even for yourself) – check out these great holiday gift ideas for the enthusiastic travelers in your life.

Holiday Gifts for Campers

When it comes to unique travel gifts for campers, think about functionality and practicality. 

The campers in our lives typically want compact tools with multiple purposes that make camping or roughing it easier and more convenient. 

camping view from tent

For example, a traditional Swiss Army knife packs in many tools in one compact device. 

There are other handy camping helpers such as the Leatherman multi-tool which houses pliers, wire cutters, a hammer, a saw, and more.   

You could also light up the holiday season for the hearty camper in your life by shopping for various solar-powered gadgets or a handy camping stove.

For instance, a fuel-free, solar-powered generator will provide your camper with electricity even in the most remote destinations for a shining holiday gift. 

Or, perhaps a solar-powered, portable camping shower or an inflatable, waterproof solar lantern might brighten up your camper’s celebratory season.

Best Holiday Gifts for Hikers

The most avid hikers are hoping for top-notch gear under the tree this holiday season.

So, think about getting the happy hiker in your life some new threads specifically designed to stand up to rough and rugged conditions he or she might experience while on the trail

For example, get them a stylish yet durable Anorak all-weather mountain jacket from L.L. Bean. 

hiking in taiwan

And all hikers know that, no hiking trip is complete without high-quality, wicking socks.

So, stuff your hiker’s stocking with breathable, Merino-blend, insulated socks by Swiftwick. 

And don’t forget to get the base layers for your beloved hiker by giving him or her one (or two) pairs of superior thermal underwear sets.

Gifts for the World Travelers

Think about ways the world traveler in your life can record their global escapades. 

For instance, you can give them a traveler’s notebook within which they can journal about their journeys. 

Or, get them a world map complete with push pins so they can track all their wanderlust destinations.

You might also think about getting them the best camera for travel photography such as a compact DSLR or maybe even an instant camera such as a Polaroid or a Kodak Printomatic.

polaroid picture ideas travel map

At the very least, every world traveler needs a camera that is Bluetooth and WiFi capable so they can send pictures to their social networks the instant they are taken. 

Also consider travel cameras that are easy to use, have image stabilization built into the body, and also have video capability.

A tripod would always be appreciated by any hard core photographer too!

Thoughtful Gifts for Every Traveler

If you have someone in your life who loves to travel, show them how much you admire their wandering spirit with thoughtful, personalized gifts this holiday season. 

Shop from an array of power stone and protection bracelets to help safeguard your loved ones on their journeys. 

This is a perfect gift to say “I love you” and keep your traveler surrounded with a level of protective energy while they’re trotting the globe.

Also, you could invest in a classic set of new luggage for the traveler in your life – but why not make it more personalized?

jeana travels with luggage

Getting bags and luggage monogrammed is a relatively simple yet thoughtful way to show your loved one you want them to travel in style.  

Just about any travel essential can be embroidered or have initials printed upon it. 

From t-shirts, luggage tags, to water bottles or backpacks – think about adding that personal touch with unique embroidery on these or other travel accessories.

The Last Word About Holiday Gifts for Travelers

These are just a few ideas about gift-giving that will make the travelers in your life delighted to receive this holiday season. 

The key to crushing the perfect gift for hikers, campers, or globe trotters is about paying attention to their travel interests and meeting their needs. 

So, if you have an avid adventurer who never passes up an extreme zip line excursion or jungle tour, consider that in your gift-giving plans this holiday season. 

Alternatively, if your loved one is more of a leisurely traveler, then think about gifts that cater to his or her style and preferences. 

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