The ten best gifts for travelers

The ten best gifts for travelers

Bunch of backpackers searched the internet for cool, original and cheap gifts for travelers. We know how difficult it is to find something unique and therefore we decided to help you a bit. This list will give you inspiration for future holiday gifts, goodbye gifts, for-no-reason gifts and of course birthday gifts. So, take a look at our top 10 and find an awesome gift for your favorite traveler!

Must read for all those who have friends who love to travel and have birthdays ;)

Travel journal

Travelers love to take notes during their trip. We would recommend notebooks that are not too heavy and big, so that you can always bring one with you. These are some of our favorites:

Travel journal
Travel journal. Photo by Hippy Dappy Bits.
Travel journal
Travel journal. Photo by Print Stitch and Paste.
Travel journal
Travel journal. Photo by Eternal Journals.

Passport cover

Pimp your passport with a beautiful cover that also provides protection for your most valuable travel item.

Passport cover
Passport cover. Photo by Mind Map.
Passport cover. Photo by Bean Bean Case.
Passport cover. Photo by Bean Bean Case.

DIY world map

Where have you been and where will you go next? Use pins to mark all places.

Your own pins
Your own pins with an accompanying world map. Photo by Eco Monster.
Map: life begins at the end of comfort zone
Map with pin stickers: life begins at the end of comfort zone. Photo by Travelary.

Travel tags

The nightmare of every traveler: to lose you bag! Make sure you always put on a luggage tag so people are able to find you back!

Leather personalized luggage tag
Leather personalized luggage tag. Photo by Birch Creek Leather.
Luggage tag. Photo by Martin 1206.
Luggage tag. Photo by Martin 1206.

Simple bags

Must have for every traveler! Organize your backpack with a laundry bag, so you can bring it straight to the laundry service once you have arrived to a hostel. Or be a hipster abroad with this cool tote bag (I actually bought this tote bag and absolutely love it)!

Laundry bag
Laundry bag. Photo by Garden Hollow Studio.
Never stop exploring. Photo by Happy Sweaters.
Never stop exploring and binoculars. Photo by Happy Sweaters.

Life Straw

Save your friends’ life by giving him this award winning life straw. It promises safe drinking from every water source!

Travel book

A gift that every traveler appreciates: a great book for on the road. Shantaram is a travelers favorite and brings adventure straight to you (even if your friends stays at home). Other great travel reads can be found here!

Shantaram. Photo by Bunch of Backpackers.
Shantaram. Photo by Bunch of Backpackers.

Mini travel flashlight key cord

Long name for a small gift! This is one of our fav’s! Attach the keycord to something you always have with you (like your wallet) and we promise you: it will come in handy :)! It’s particularly useful in hostel dormitories, because its modest light won’t wake everyone up!

Solar-powered LED flash light. Photo by Amazon.com
Solar-powered LED flash light. Photo by Amazon.com

Camera strap

A camera is an indispensable item for travelers, but is often attached by an ugly black camera strap. However, a number of stores sale hip and colourful straps to pimp up your camera. So, click on the photo to find a strap that fits your travel friend!

Camerastrap
Camera strap

Travel jewelry

Jewelry makes a sweet and easy-to-carry-with-you gift. These are some of our absolute favorites:

World travel necklace. The bottle can come with a personalised message.
World travel necklace. The bottle can come with a personalised message. Photo by When Adam Met Eve.
Let's get lost cuff bracelet
Let’s get lost cuff bracelet. Photo by Cynical Redhead.
Message in a bottle. Photo by the Lettershop.
Message in a bottle. Photo by the Lettershop.

We hope this list offers you some ideas and inspiration for your wanderlusty friends! Bunch of Backpackers is in no way connected to any of these shops and does not receive a reward for promoting their products. We just selected the gifts we really liked!!

Any other ideas for cool and affordable gifts?

Meet 'travel mastermind' Manouk: a 29-year-old sassy girl from Rotterdam, the Netherlands. With BoB she inspires you to explore the world, meet the unexpected and follow your dreams. Happy travels!

6 COMMENTS

  1. Love this list! I am always picking up travel related jewelry, it makes it easy for Alex to get me a gift too! I also love the passport covers, I think I may need to invest in one now…

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