THE ULTIMATE GIFT GUIDE FOR TRAVELLERS
It is officially countdown to Christmas time! I’m sure some of the people that you will see, or even won’t see but want to buy gifts for, are part of the new generation of Digital Nomads and/or full-time travellers.
People who travel and are constantly on the move are notoriously difficult to buy gifts for. Reason being, of course, that they don’t have a static base and so don’t have anywhere to put or keep the gift you have bought! Often this results in your gift being left behind with you or in storage or possibly (sigh) dumped!
If it doesn’t fit in the allowed baggage, it simply cannot go with!
With that in mind, this post is packed with practical and useful gifts for people who love to travel! Everything in this gift guide is something that we digital nomads/travellers and road-trippers either love and use, or is on our “want to receive as a gift” list. (hint, hint… wink, wink)
I have broken the items down into sections.
There are some lower-cost budget items so that you can buy something lovely or useful for the traveller in your life, without breaking the bank.
Then, there are some slightly pricier, mid-range items for the traveller in your life who you really want to excite on Christmas morning.
And, of course, there are some High-end items for that very special traveller who you really, really want to show your love for!
There is also a digital section! Just because the traveller in your life is not going to be home for Christmas doesn’t mean they don’t get anything at all. That wouldn’t be fair now, would it? Or perhaps they are leaving on their travels straight after the holiday season, then something digital that is not going to add to their already overloaded backpack will be very much appreciated.
(Believe me, it takes travelling for a while before you get the essentials down to a fine art and that backpack becomes much lighter)
Okay… time to go shopping! Let’s do this…
1. BEST BUDGET GIFTS FOR TRAVELLERS
Worldwide Multi-country Plug Adapter
This is a must for all travellers… for the times you have to wait in foreign airport lounges in between flights. When you finally get to your destination, the last thing you need is for all your tech gear to be dead! and not be able to plug in to recharge. Nightmare!
Electronic Accessory Organiser Bag
So convenient to have all your cables, SD cards and chargers to hand in one place, neat and tidy, so you don’t have to spend half your time unravelling tangled wires before getting to what you need. Very frustrating.
Wireless Earbuds, Bluetooth and Waterproof
Great reasonably priced stereo sound Earphones in charging case. Great sound and waterproof for all your activities.
Soft Comfortable Hooded Neck Travel Pillow
These hooded neck pillows are great on long haul flights and long overnight coach trips. You can get more restful sleep and pull the hood over your eyes so as not to be disturbed by lively fellow passengers. Bonus!
FREETOO Portable Luggage Scale 110lb/50KG
Handy luggage scale, small enough to keep with you in your hand luggage. Nothing worse than getting to the check-in desk and finding you have to find additional money because your bags are over the weight allowance or you have to re-pack and bin some of your belongings at the airport!
747 Things to do on a Plane – Paperback
Very intrigued by this title… I mean 747 things?? I get the 747 link/pun; I have not actually read this but as I get really bored while in transit at airports and on flights, I think it may be a gift I need. lol
2. BEST ‘SLIGHTLY BETTER THAN BUDGET’ GIFTS… for that traveller in your life.
Cell Phone Camera Lens Kit
This 11 in 1 Camera Lens Kit is a great accessory to have when travelling, for awesome mobile photography especially if you don’t yet have the camera of your dreams. Turns your mobile phone into a camera with fisheye, Wide-angle lens, macro lens and 22x zoom and adjustable focal length. Fits most popular brands and models of smartphones.
WD 2TB Portable External Hard Drive – USB3
The traveller in your life will definitely need extra storage space for all those photos and wonderful memories they are going to make! This 2 TB external hard drive will allow them to back up and store from their laptop to keep those memories safe.
Fire 7″ Tablet
7″ IPS display, 16 or 32GB of internal storage, gives you up to 7 hours of reading, surfing the web, watching videos and listening to music. Great for all that in-transit time.
Todamay Power Bank, Portable Charger
A portable power bank is a must-have for travellers. Your phone, tablet or laptop will always run out of battery life at the most inopportune moment! This will be a much-appreciated gift.
Deyard Accessories Kit for Go-Pro and Action Camera
Great accessory kit for the Go-Pro and/or Crosstour Action Camera. Includes a selfie stick, head and chest strap and many other mounts to enable all those action shots. Comes in a shockproof carry case, convenient to protect and keep your camera and accessories all together in one place.
3. SOME HIGH-END ITEMS FOR THE “NOT SO RESTRICTED” BUDGET
Kindle Paperwhite 6″ High-Resolution Display – Waterproof
Thinner, lighter Kindle e-reader, now waterproof so you can safely read by the pool, at the beach or even in the bath.
Pair with BlueTooth headphones and read indoors or outdoors both day and night! Big thumbs-up for this gift!
Apple Airpods with Charging Case (latest model)
These AirPods deliver an amazing wireless headphone experience. Simply pull the out of the charging case and they’re ready to use with all your Apple products. Intelligent design and breakthrough technology.
GoPro HERO 8 Black – Waterproof 4K Digital Action Camera
The most versatile unshakable HERO ever! Hypersmooth Stabilisation, Touch screen and Voice Control – Live HD Streaming. The action camera to have while travelling.
THE NORTH FACE Terra 65 Backpack
Great backpack with loads of storage and easy accessibility. Improved, anatomically designed load-spreading hip belt is lined with soft air mesh.
WD 5TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive – USB 3.0
5TB of extra storage for your traveller’s videos, photos and music. Fast data transfer. Help them keep those memories safe in this easy to carry hard drive.
DIGITAL GIFTS THAT THE TRAVELLER IN YOUR LIFE WILL ABSOLUTELY LOVE
There are a number of digital gift choices that the traveller in your life will love, for various reasons. There are books for whiling away those long waits in airports and coach stations that they can add to their new Kindle or Fire tablet. There are also travel guides that can help you to get to your destination and stay safe along the way.
The following are a few recommended reads:
The Lonely Planets Ultimate Travelist – This is a great compilation of 500 of the most unmissable sights as rated by Lonely Planets Global Community of travel experts.
Step by Step: The Perfect Gift for the Traveller in your life.
Take Simon Reeve along as your travel companion for some cracking travel stories.
Don’t know what book to choose? – Give an Amazon Gift Card and let your Traveller choose their own reading material!
OTHER DIGITAL GIFTS –
There are other options for digital gifts for travellers who want to build a blog and website and need to learn how to build their personal brand and/or start earning from their blob to fund their travels. The following are some courses we have found extremely helpful and from which we have learned a huge amount about social media and earning while travelling.
Our Favourite Digital Course for Digital Nomads
This is a fantastic full course that teaches you how to work with Brands, Use social media to advance your blog, how to write your blog to get to your target audience and much much more! Well worth the time and money and would be a wonderful gift for that special traveller in your life. Read more about the course here.
The Wired Creatives COURSE will make a great gift for the traveller in your life and make their nomadic life work for them!
INSTAGRAM COURSE – This COURSE teaches you how to use Instagram as a sales and marketing tool. Another great gift for the Traveller in your life.
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