Buying gifts is never an easy task – but it’s a hell of a lot harder when that person is a traveler.
When your friend, loved one or family member is rarely at home, doesn’t have a fixed address or has a thing for wanderlust – it can be difficult to make a decision on that special occasion for something that they’ll not only love but won’t weigh them down when packing.
If you’re struggling for ideas, have no clue what to buy or are still thinking on a gift – we’ve got 9 gift ideas for travelers to spark a little inspiration and help you make the decision:
1. Magnetic floating globe
Nothing screams travel quite as much as the world globe – so why not invest in a floating one?
Maybe the coolest globe that we’ve ever seen – it’s a great desk decoration for when travelers are back home, planning their next adventures. With LED lights and free rotation around the world, it makes for the best of decorations for any seasoned traveler.
You can pick one up for under $25 if it’s something you’re interested in for you travelling pal.
2. Personalized scratch map
Sticking with the theme of globes comes a personalized scratch map for at home hanging on your buddies favorite wall.
This interactive poster type deal is great for letting your friends show off the different locations that they’ve been around the world by scratching off a country at a time to highlight the areas of travel.
Not only a gorgeous art piece but a great tool for figuring out where to travel to next!
3. Water bottle
A great water bottle is something that we can all appreciate, especially if you’re always active with hiking and exploring.
Picking up a great stainless steel water bottle is a gift that keeps on giving and making sure to choose one with a sleek, strong design is a must. My favorite is the Kool 8 water bottle and shows a stylish water bottle with that can do it all. With industrial strength, full insulation and even a tea infuser so those who love the leaves can enjoy in all their glory on the go. Kool 8 was also recently named one of the best water bottles for hiking.
The company is also socially-conscious, meaning that 20% of all profits go straight back into communities that need it most – by delivering clean water and water bottles to help where possible. Who knows, the recipient may even visit the area that’s been helped in the near future!
4. World travel adapter
Know someone that’s always jet setting to different parts of the world, but struggles to keep track of which power outlets are needed where? Time to sort the problem out once and for all.
Picking up a world travel adapter is a fantastic way to save space when travelling while never having to worry again about remembering specific travel adapters. With a one adapter fits all approach, it makes the perfect gift that really can be life-changing.
Do you want the title of life changer”? Of course, you do.
5. Memory card holder
Know someone that loves to take plenty of snaps and videos of their adventures? Chances are that they’re going to burn through memory cards at a rate of knots…
Storing your memory cards can be a tricky business and with such a small object being so valuable in both cost and in priceless memories – everybody wants a way to keep them safe. Sound familiar? A memory card holder may just be the best gift possible.
Store plenty of memory cards in a hard, aluminium case to prevent loss or accidental damage. They can thank you later.
6. Green tea extract vitamins
Keeping up to date on your health while travelling is no easy business, we all need as much help as we can get, even if we don’t want to admit it.
Helping out a friend and getting them some green tea extract vitamins shows that you care and if a gift they’re bound to get plenty of use out of. Opting for a good, trustworthy and impressive-looking brand like Vita Hustle is a great way to make sure that the gift looks the part and performs just as well.
Vita Hustle has specific, carefully crafted formulas for both men and women so you can get the very most out of every day on the road. Just make sure that you’re getting the right package for your pals!
7. Leatherman multitool
Everyone should have a multitool. If whoever you’re buying for doesn’t, then that’s your gift idea sorted.
Picking and choosing a brand you can trust, like Leatherman, means you’re buying a gift that’ll last forever. It’s super useful, incredibly thoughtful and great for travelers and adventurers alike. There’s plenty to pick and choose from and with something to suit a variety of price-points, you’ll be able to pick up a multitool for just about anyone.
Want to make it personal? Now you can with the option to shop custom tools to add images, designs and more to a Leatherman tool for a touch of individuality.
8. Custom T-shirts
You may think – how on earth does it make sense to get custom shirts for your trip?
First off, many custom apparel companies actually create custom shirts which are cheaper and better quality than retail options like Amazon.
Secondly, when you get custom shirts in one color, you don’t have to worry too much about doing laundry. You just throw all shirts in the guest washer/ dryer and don’t have to worry about it. Personally, I own 12 custom apparel t-shirts from ScreenPrintThis. I paid 10 dollars for each, all in red. They look great.
Sure, when I take pictures during my travels, I always seem to be wearing the same shirt which isn’t great for my Instagram feed. That said, from this list, I swear to you, there’s nothing more convenient during my travels.
9. Protein bars
Last but not least comes the great taste of a carefully selected protein bar.
Protein bars are a great healthy snack that gives a boost of energy and helps recovery when undergoing intensive travel days, hikes or any other outdoorsy activities. But not all bars are created equally.
To avoid a disappointing, overly chewy and sub-par bar, opt for a trusted brand such as the Sans Meal Bar. You’ll get real food based, perfectly balanced, nutrient-rich bars with no added sugar without the junk you usually find in bars.
You can pick up all Sans flavours for just $9 including shipping right now on their site.
This is a guest post from Codrin Arsene, CEO @ Digital Authority Partners, a Chicago creative agency