Gifts For Travelers in 2021
Traveling the world is an amazing experience. You meet new people every day, try foods you’ve never heard of, and learn a lot about yourself. It doesn’t matter where in the world you are going, you are bound to have a good time.
There’re so many things you need when traveling. So, if someone you know is going traveling, and you want to buy them a gift, there are plenty of options. In this list, we’ve found some of the best gifts for travelers you can buy.
Gifts For Travelers
Traveling is a social thing. Sure, there will be downtime when they’re not hanging around with anyone, but most of the time will be spent in groups. That’s where a portable Bluetooth speaker comes in handy. Sharing music is one of the easiest ways to make friends. Everyone loves music.
This particular speaker is the JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker. JBL made their name by making speakers for rock bands, so you know the technology is going to be good. It wirelessly connects to 2 smartphones or other devices and can play for up to 12 hours at a time. Plus, it’s waterproof, which will come in really handy when traveling. It can be connected to other JBL speakers, so if they come across someone with the same speaker, they can be used together. We believe this is one of the best travel presents you can buy, so we’ve made it our best choice on this list.
Wirelessly connects up to 2 smartphones
3000mAh battery – 12 hours playtime
Link up to 100 JBL connect+ speakers
- ModelFLIP 4 Black
- Weight1.14 pounds
There are few things better than lying on the beach and reading a good book. When traveling the world, there’s a lot of time to catch up on reading. Whether that’s lying on the beach, on a plane transfer, or on a 12-hour bus ride. The problem is, that means carrying a lot of books around, and a very heavy backpack.
Or, you could get a Kindle Paperwhite E-reader. This is a travel present that’s not just fun, it’s also really practical. They can hold over 1000 books, which means they’re never going to be stuck for something to read. This model has twice as many pixels as previous Kindles, which gives it a crisp and clear display that can be read anywhere. It is designed to read like paper, so there’s no glare in the sunlight. Plus, a single charge can last up to six weeks, so you don’t have to keep charging every night! This is a superb travel gift for someone going traveling.
Holds over 1000 books
Charge monthly, not daily
No glare in sunlight
- ModelKindle Paperwhite
- Weight217 g
Good quality headphones are an essential item in any traveler’s pack. They come in really handy in all sorts of situations, including long journeys and nights in busy hostels. The Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones are one of the best in the business. They come from the company created by Dr. Dre and producer Jimmy Iovine, who have taken the headphone world by storm with their high-quality products.
One of the most useful features of these headphones is the pure adaptive noise canceling. It actively blocks outside noise and will leave the listener in a haven of silence – perfect for nights in a busy hostel. They are wireless and have up to 22 hours of battery life. The Apple W1 chip in them gives them amazing Bluetooth connectivity that allows seamlessly swapping between devices. At around $350, they are on the more expensive side of travel gift ideas, but you can be sure they won’t be disappointed. For more similar options, check out our guide to the top noise canceling headphones.
Pure ANC noise canceling
Real-time audio calibration
22 hours of battery playback
Amazing Bluetooth connectivity
- Weight2 pounds
In terms of travel present ideas, this one is a luxury, not an essential. It’s a portable mini-drone that you can control with your hand, like in Star Wars. As we said, it’s not essential. But, it is going to be a whole lot of fun and could be a great talking point with new friends.
Like most mini-drones, DJI Spark can be controlled using a smartphone or tablet. But, unlike anything you’ve seen before, this drone can be controlled using just the palm of your hand. It has a small camera in the drone that recognizes your hand and responds to certain commands. It also has a performance camera that takes amazing images and high-quality, stabilized video. This could make an excellent Christmas gift for travelers that already have everything they need.
Control with palm of hand
High-quality images and video
Connects to smartphone or device
- Weight1.49 pounds
If you ask any traveler what their most important piece of equipment is, you can bet most would say their travel backpack. Having a high-quality backpack is so important to travel. It needs to be big enough to carry everything you need, but light enough so it doesn’t cause injury.
The Osprey Farpoint 40 Travel Backpack is the perfect traveling backpack. Osprey has become a staple of the traveling community. They are one of the most popular brands out there, and for good reason. This model is made from high-quality, durable nylon. It has loads of useful pockets, including a lockable laptop sleeve. Plus, it opens up like a suitcase, which prevents the need for routing around your bag for something at the bottom. This is one of the best gifts for international travelers. Be sure to also check out our list of the best luggage trackers for more great items like this.
Stowaway back panel
Large internal storage
Front compression straps
- Weight3 pounds
Not everyone travels the world for fun. Some people either have to travel for work, or they work freelance and choose to travel whilst they work. If you are looking for a travel gift for men that have to work on their travels, then look no further than the Silicon Power 1TB Rugged Portable External Hard Drive.
This external hard drive has 1TB of storage, which is plenty of space to save work on the go. It has a military grade, shockproof exterior to keep it safe. Plus, it has a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface, which means files can be uploaded really quickly. The cable attaches to the outside of the hard drive, which makes it super easy to slip into a backpack in a rush.
Military-grade, shockproof exterior
Cable storage design
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface
3-year manufacturer warranty
- BrandSilicon Power
- Weight7.2 ounces
There’s a reason you see a lot of beards when traveling the world. It’s hard to maintain a regular grooming schedule when you are staying in a different place every night. So, a high-quality grooming set is one of the best travel gifts for men that you can buy.
The Philips Norelco Multi Groomer MG7770/49-25 piece is an all-in-one trimmer set that can be used for face, head, and body hair styling. It comes with 25 pieces that fit neatly together in a handy little storage case. It has a body shaver, detail trimmer, ear, and nose hair trimmer, metal trimmer, and a hair clipper – everything a man could need to keep himself looking great on the road. The batteries give up to 6 hours of use, which should keep going for more than a month. Plus, it has a 10-year warranty in case there are any problems.
25-piece shaving kit
Handy storage case
6 hours of battery life
- BrandPhilips Norelco
- Weight2.3 pounds
Experienced travelers will know how important it is to keep organized. When you are moving from place to place, you need to be able to access your essentials quickly and easily. That means having everything kept in certain places. Often, first-time travelers will just shove everything into a bag and set off, meaning they spend hours rooting through their luggage to find stuff.
That’s where the AmazonBasics 4-Piece Packing Cube Set comes in. They act as separate compartments inside a backpack, so that different items are kept separately. This makes finding things a breeze. This set includes one large cube, one medium, one small, and one slim, making this one of the best gifts for world travelers that like to be prepared. These packing cubes have a mesh top panel, to make it easy to see what’s inside. Plus, the material is a high-quality fabric made for extra durability.
Includes large, medium, small, and slim cube.
Mesh top panel
- Weight13.6 ounces
This might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of travel presents for him. But, bear with us. A hammock can come in really handy when you are traveling the world. There’s nothing quite like sleeping underneath the stars and waking up to the sunrise. It’s a unique experience and is just one of the many things that can make traveling special.
The ENO Eagles Nest Outfitters – DoubleNest Hammock is a versatile and durable hammock that can be compacted down into a small bag. It’s lightweight but super strong and will attach to any strong tree, pole, boat, or wall. It’s made out of really high-quality material and ENO uses every bit of fabric available, to reduce waste.
Enough space for two people
Aluminum carabiners and nautical grade line
70D High Tenacity Nylon Taffeta
Can attach to tree, pole, boat, or wall
- BrandEagles Nest Outfitters
- Weight1.2 pounds
One of the main reasons to go traveling is to make memories. So, if you are buying for a traveling man, a camera is one of the best travel gifts for him. These days, smartphones have such high-quality cameras, that you need something extra from a digital camera. That’s why the GoPro HERO7 – Waterproof Digital Action Camera is so popular amongst travelers.
Anyone that has a GoPro will know how versatile they are. They can be attached to anything, are waterproof, and take amazing quality image and videos. This is the latest in the line and they’ve made some big improvements. It has a 12MP camera, 4K video, and a touchscreen that can live stream videos. It also has gimbal-like stabilization that keeps the camera super-steady when it’s moving around. Be sure to also check out our list of the best waterproof cameras for more great items like this.
- Weight4.2 ounces
Life on the road can be pretty thirsty work. Most people go traveling to hot countries like Thailand, New Zealand, and Australia, so it’s important to stay hydrated at all times. Sure, you can get bottled water from shops, but it’s not very environmentally friendly. That’s why a LifeStraw Go Water Filter Bottle is one of the perfect gifts for someone traveling.
This water bottle actually filters the water when you are drinking it, making it healthier and safer to drink. So, in countries where there isn’t access to drinkable water, it’s still possible to stay hydrated. It kills 99.9% of waterborne bacteria and parasites, meaning you can drink water straight from a lake or river. It’s won awards for its LifeStraw hollow fiber membrane water filter, making it one of the most revolutionary traveling tools you can get your hands on. Our handy guide to the best portable water filters features more great products like this.
Kills 99.9% of waterborne bacteria and parasites
23-ounce, leak-proof bottle
Made of BPA-free Tritan
Food grade silicone mouthpiece
- Weight7.8 ounces
We already talked about the importance of staying organized when traveling. The Dpark PU Leather & Canvas Accessories Case is our next organization travel gift idea for him. At only $19.99, it’s one of the cheapest items on this list, but it’s still really useful.
It has stretch mesh pockets that are perfect for keeping valuable electronics in and a durable leather exterior to keep themselves. It’s also waterproof, which is really important when traveling – it’s easy to get caught in the rain. The pockets are different sizes, which makes it a versatile little carrying case. Plus, it’s designed to protect against scratches, dust, water, and accidental dropping, so your valuables should be kept safe at all times. This is our best-value travel gift idea. It could make a perfect Christmas stocking filler.
PU Leather & Canvas exterior
Protects against scratches, dust, water, and dropping.
Stretch mesh pockets
Different sized pockets
- Weight5.6 ounces
It’s impossible to take a tool box with you when you’re traveling. So, when something breaks, and you need a tool to fix it, you are going to need another solution. The answer: get a Leatherman – Wave Plus Multitool. Not only does it have loads of useful tools, but it is also small enough to tuck away in a backpack and forget about.
It has pliers, wire cutters, a wire-stripper, knives, a saw, spring-action scissors, screwdrivers, and – most importantly – a bottle opener. This amazing little multi tool is useful in a ton of situations and is the perfect little travel companion. Leatherman provides a 25-year warranty, which shows their confidence in the quality of the product. It’s also designed to be opened and operated with just one hand, which makes it a really versatile little tool.
Made from durable, stainless-steel
Small and lightweight
- Weight10.7 ounces
Fanny packs are back in style! Well, they never left really. Any self-respecting traveler should have a fanny bag. They provide the perfect way to carry around your valuables, without having to lug a massive backpack around all day. Leave that locked up in the accommodation and head out for the day.
The Tinyat Travel Fanny Bag is one of the best you can buy and, at only $8.99, it’s a bargain. It’s made of durable nylon and comes in lots of different styles, to suit any outfit. It has a discreet pocket at the back to keep valuables in and a larger pocket at the front for everything else. This might be one of the cheapest travel presents on here, but it’s also one of the most useful and will come in handy every day.
Made from nylon
Durable and lightweight
Lots of color options
Discreet back pocket
- Weight4 ounces
Here’s another portable power bank that’s perfect for taking traveling. If you don’t think you would make use of the solar panels on the previous power bank, then why not look at the Anker PowerCore 10000? It’s smaller and more lightweight and, because of that, doesn’t carry as much charge; but it is more portable and easier to take traveling.
This one can charge an iPhone 8 around three-and-a-half times and a Galaxy S8 two-and-a-half times, which is plenty of charges when there is regular access to power sources. Plus, it has Anker’s PowerIQ and VoltageBoost technologies that combine to make it the fastest possible charge of its kind. This is the perfect little charger for the traveler that doesn’t have a lot of space in their pack. Oh, and it comes with an 18-month warranty!
Small and lightweight
Charges smartphone 2-4 times
The fastest charger of its kind
- Weight6.2 ounces
This is the single most useful item on this list. You need to wash when you’re traveling and there often isn’t much time to hang your towel to dry or even wash it. That’s where the Microfiber Travel Towel comes in. It might not be the most exciting present you can buy someone, but they will be thanking you every day.
This travel towel is made from super absorbent microfibre. Not only does that make it dry much faster than a normal towel, but it is also super lightweight and compact. It comes in a handy little travel bag and even includes a free hand towel. It doesn’t leave a wet towel and feels luxuriously soft on the skin.
Lightweight and compact
Dries faster than normal towel
Carry bag and free hand towel
- Weight9.6 ounces
Every traveler has a story about losing a passport or boarding pass. It can ruin a whole trip and is something that is completely avoidable. The Travel Wallet RFID Blocking Document Organizer Bag is the best way to keep important documents organized. When crossing borders, there are often a lot of documents that you need to keep, so this will come in especially handy on international trips.
It has RFID protection, which stops criminals from scanning important documents on the inside. This is an extremely important feature of any modern travel bag. The pockets inside are flexible and can be used passports, boarding cards, credit cards, and other important tickets. It’s made from water-resistant and is extremely durable. Plus, it has a handy little pocket on the outside for less-important documents that you might need access to. Find more great products like this by checking out our guide to the best passport holders.
Flexible storage options
Made from durable nylon
- Weight4 ounces