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Ah, Christmas! The most wonderful time of year. Except for those last few days when you’re feeling the pressure to buy for the last few people on your list. Well, if you happen to know someone who is a traveler and you’re feeling unsure about what to buy, no fear here are 16 unique gifts you can give to that special someone.
1. A GIFT CARD TO REI, NORTHFACE, ANY MOUNTAIN, Target, ULTA ETC.
Everyone has one store that they really love to shop at, but saving money for that next plane ticket is a priority. A gift card is a great way help them save and help them get their favorite items from their favorite stores. That way they can peruse through the products and buy what they like.
If I could only bring two things with me on my adventures it would be a comfortable set of headphones and chapstick. I read somewhere recently that the headphones given to you on the plane are reused over and over again. So gross! So I always pack my own set of headphones for the plane ride.
3. DURABLE PHONE CASE
Trust me when I say if the person you’re buying for has a nice phone, they will love a nice durable phone case. Sometimes it takes a little research to find one that doesn’t make the phone look too bulky but a black case always looks good.
4. PASSPORT CASE
There are some really cute passport cases that give your traveling friend a little style.
(it doesn’t have to be anything fancy even throw away cameras are a fun gift for any traveler who enjoys documenting their adventures, of course, if you’re feeling generous a mirrorless digital camera would be a terrific surprise)
Most travelers I know are picture obsessive so anything picture related they will love. Trust me. Having someone offer to pay for my prints would be a great Christmas gift.
The two cameras I use of all of my travel photos is the GoPro Hero 5 and the Fujifilm X-E2S. I can’t begin to say how much I love these products. I take them everywhere with me even if I am not traveling. I love the GoPro for its compact size, waterproof and clear recording abilities. I love the Fujifilm X-E2S for its high photo quality, its multi-functionality and vintage look with all the power of a DSLR camera. These would be amazing gifts for the special traveler in your life.
6. NOTEBOOK OR JOURNAL WITH A SET OF NICE PENS OR SKETCHING PENCILS
Some travelers want to document their traveling by keeping a journal or sketch what they see. On my Euro trip, I did both. I loved sitting in a park or busy square and write and sketch everything around me. It really improved my drawing as well.
7. HIDE-AWAY WALLET
Pick pocking is a really common thing in most parts of the world so a hideaway wallet is a nice way to help your friend keep ahold of their IDs and money.
8. TRAVEL PILLOW
Flying coach for extended periods of time takes a toll on the body. Last time I was on a plane, it was a 16-hour flight and I had a cold. It was the worst. I could not get comfortable and therefore couldn’t fall asleep.
9. PUSHPIN MAP
If your traveler has roots, a Pushpin Map would be a really cute gift for documenting where they have been in the world.
Can’t have too many sunglasses!
11. AIR B & B GIFT CARD
I love Air B & B! Whenever I want to chill out after weeks of bouncing from place to place, I like to find a nice AirBandB to unwind and get the homey feel for a while.
12. SUPER COMFY LEGGINGS
All of my leggings are from Target. I love how comfortable they are, they come in so many different styles and are very affordable. When I am traveling on a plane or car I want to be super comfortable so my go-to is black leggings with a tunic top and flats these clothing pieces are stylish, casual and comfortable. The only way I like to travel.
13. ANY KIND OF PACKING ORGANIZER
I the more I have traveled the more I love buying things that keep me organized. Having quality things means staying organized and buying quality packs that help me keep things in its proper place. One example is the compression sacks. I have three: one for tops, one for bottoms, one for dirty clothes.
14. HERSCHEL BACKPACK
Speaking of having quality packs, the Herschel backpack is another product that I have heard and seen a lot. Their style is very urban and uses a lot of solid colors and neutral pieces.
15. TRAVEL LOGBOOK
For those who like to take quick notes of each of their adventures, Travel Logbooks are a great gift. You can buy a very affordable one at Michaels.
16. PHOTO EDITING PROGRAM
The top-notch Program is Adobe Photoshop and the price is top notch as well. There are other adequate programs that can do just as good a job for basic and amateur photo editing.