We all have them, those people who are difficult to buy gifts for. Whether it is the fact that they have such diverse or niche tastes or already seem to have everything they could need – they make it harder to find a great gift. If there is a man in your life that you find it difficult to buy gifts for, but they love to travel, there are many options out there. You may even argue that there are too many. In the following guide we will look at 13 essential travel gifts for men that we know they will appreciate.
Travel Gifts For Men
We will start our travel gifts for men guide with one of the most wanted items. No travelling man’s kit is complete without access to something to wile away those hours on planes, coaches, waiting in foreign airports and at night when relaxing. Which is why, even if that man in your life has a great phone and tablet, we would still recommend a dedicated e-reader and the granddaddy of them all has to be the Kindle.
By a full country mile, the Kindle Paperwhite 6 inch Hi-Res screen model of Amazon’s e-reader is a worth investment. It means you can read for many hours without hurting your eyes, which can’t be done with a tablet or phone. Furthermore, one single charge of this baby will provide weeks of use, not just hours.
The man who loves to travel needs something to charge all the devices he likes to bring along with him. Whether it is an iPad, iPhone or a Samsung Galaxy device, he will appreciate having the Anker PowerCore 10000 on the go.
Highlighted as an Amazon’s Choice item, this power bank from Anker is one of the most popular and fastest acting and incredibly portable 10000 mah chargers available on the market at the moment. It utilises the powerful combination of the company’s VoltageBoost and PowerIQ tech to charge things quickly. Along with the charger, you get a travel pouch, micro USB cable, a no-hassle 18 month guarantee and access to Anker’s friendly and warm customer service. A must-have essential gift for traveling tech lovers.
Rather than being just any old wallet, given its rather high price tag, this travel wallet from Bellroy is something a bit special, for that special man. Not only has it been fashioned from environmentally-certified and top grain leather, but it has been specifically designed to hold more than just money.
From the outside, Bellroy Travel Wallet has a deceptively simple design that hides a very versatile and all-encompassing essential travel companion wallet. There are spaces for everything including 4 to 10 cards, paper money, tickets, passports (most standard sizes fit easily, apart from Irish and German and to top it all off you even get a pen which is always useful when traveling. Help the man in your life travel in style with this handy gift and attractive wallet.
Every travelling man needs a good and reliable duffel bag (ideal travel gift) that will hold and protect all their essentials while they are on the move. Victorinox luggage are one of the most popular brands when it comes to well-designed strong, but also functional travel bags and the Vx Touring Wheeled Extra-Large duffel bag is a great example of the type of products this company excels at making.
With a main storage compartment that is spacious with a U-shaped opening that can be expanded to help provide an extra 3 cm of space and interior organisation; this is just incredible. There is a large mesh lid pocket and mesh side pocket (featuring storage slots and a key fob), that both close with a zip and webbing compression straps in a Y-shape; along with even more well-organised space on the exterior too. Victorinox VX Touring has it all and a whole lot more! Be sure to combine this with a luggage tracker from our list.
When on the go, a travelling man needs a decent pair of headphones to allow him the chance to enjoy his favourite music, films and TV while on planes, trains and automobiles. Bose are well-known for their ingenuity and cutting-edge tech and QuietComfort 35 noise cancelling headphones are no different.
They feature noise cancellation settings that can be easily adjusted to suit an environment that makes phone calls and using virtual assistants like Alexa and Siri easy, no matter where they are. The EQ is optimised for the volume setting, which ensures that music and audio always sounds as good as it can.
The next item on our essential travel gift list really needs no explaining – who doesn’t like making tasty cocktails wherever they are in the world? With the Old Fashioned Carry On Cocktail Kit, that travelling man in your life will find it very easy to put together his favourite tipple, try old classics and invented completely new concoctions.
In its slick and very compact tin includes a bar spoon, 1/2 ounce jigger, aromatic bitters and a linen coaster along with a helpful recipe guide. No man should take to the skies, whether flying economy, first class or in a two-man small aeroplane with some snakes a la Indiana Jones, without one of these great kits. One of our personal favorites from our travel gifts for men list and a great gift idea for a man who loves to drink.
Although we may not like carrying or using umbrellas, any man with a thirst for adventure that does not have a thirst for the wet stuff that falls from the sky, needs a good and robust umbrella. From Blunt Umbrellas, let us introduce you to the Metro. The manufacturer makes the hefty claim that this umbrella is the first to have exclusive radial tensioning that provides resistance to high winds,
Everyone has been rainstorm, with an ineffective umbrella that quickly develops into a man versus nature fight to the death. Well death of an umbrella, at the very least. Well, this is what Blunt Umbrellas have designed the Metro to help with – the war against the raging winds of a storm and it would seem that it was capable of doing so. With an easy-to-handle and aerodynamic design, this umbrella will help any man take on winds as strong as Force 9 and as fast as 55 mph.
Along with a good duffel bag for all the important essentials, it is helpful to have a dopp bag that can be solely used to transport liquids. Liquids and travelling have a habit of not getting on well at all together, which is why Wurkin Stiffs came up with the Dopp Bag. Made from silicone and completely leak resistant, it is an ideal travelling companion.
There is nothing worse, after all, than travelling for hundreds of miles over the course of many hours, even days, only to stop for a stay at a hotel, motel, hostel or bed and breakfast, to find that your clothes are saturated with your shampoo. Having a separate bag for liquids, makes perfect sense for the regular traveller!
Even the most together traveller can lose stuff at some point and when they are in some far-flung corner of the globe and trying to find their tablet, the man in your life could do with a little help. That’s exactly where the Tile Mate comes in. This is a truly ingenious tracker that uses Bluetooth and an accompanying app to locate anything that has a tile connected to it.
Remember those key rings that made a noise when you whistled to help find your keys? This is a similar idea, but for the modern age. The app will even record the details of the last place and time it saw the item you are looking for, to help you narrow your search. For the price and considering how versatile and compact it is, we think no self-respecting traveller should be without one of these.
If the man you want to buy a gift for has a penchant for testing his survival skills or just likes to go camping and do similar activities, you should consider buying the Youphoria Outdoors Quick Dry Travel Towel. This is a microfibre towel which has a huge advantage over cotton and terry towels, in that it dries around 10 times faster.
Which makes it ideal for anyone on the move or camping and needing to dry off after washing or weather conditions, without having to deal with a heavy, water-logged towel that could take ages to dry. It also can be used as a liner for a sleeping bag, a camping pillow or even a camping blanket.
Most travelling enthusiasts like to make a record or keep a journal of where they go, what they experience and who they meet. Even if the man in your life you are buying for travels for work, the Moleskine Large Ruled Hard Cover notebook is a great choice no matter why he is travelling.
A robust and durable polyurethane cover helps to protect this notebook, as does the elasticated closing strap. With rounded corners, you will avoid ripping material and cutting yourself.
Check out our diary planners guide too.
And what goes hand in hand with a good quality notebook? A good quality pen to use with the notebook. What could be better than a pen that has been to space and back? The Fisher Space Pen is that pen. It has a specially designed ink cartridge that provides an even and reliable ink flow, regardless of the conditions.
Not only does it function well in all conditions, it looks good while doing so with a solid and robust brass and scratch-resistant and classy finish in black titanium nitride. This pen is perfect for in a toolbox, desk drawer, globe box, purse, wallet or even pocket.
What could be better for the travelling enthusiast man in your life, than a book all about travelling. Not just any travelling but a guide that explains how you can travel smarter, longer and cheaper. In fact, according to the title, this New York Times Bestseller helps you to travel around the world for just $50 a day.
Written by Nomadic Matt, Matt Kepnes, How To Travel The World On $50 A Day is a book that explains why the belief that you need to spend a lot of money to get the best out of travelling is a complete lie. It includes very practical and easy to follow step-by-step tips, tricks and secrets the big travel operators don’t want you to know.