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Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Travelers
This is the first of three travel gift guides. Stay tuned for the next two.
Whether you’re looking for travel gift ideas for him or her, you’ll find an awesome selection of gifts for travel lovers.
1. Tinggly Global Experiences Gift Box
And bam just like that we’re starting our list off hot with a Tinggly Global Experiences Gift Box.
What? Oh, you’re gonna want one.
A Tinggly Gift Box is the ultimate gift.
The one that is talked about forever! That’s shared on Instagram and Facebook!
Because your favorite traveler is going to get the activity of their dreams and cross off a bucket list item.
And you are the one that gave them that life-changing, memorable experience.
The best part? A Tinggly Experiences is totally affordable.
Tinggly gift vouchers (boxes) start at $79.
Vouchers are valid for 5 years and can be used in over 100 countries.
With over 1,000 activities to choose from, a Tinggly Global Experience is one of the best luxury travel gifts you give (or get) without the luxury price tag!
Pro-tip: Want to get the best value? Look for the experiences that cover two people 360 Chicago Experience for Two or a Camel Ride in Morroco.
Some experiences like the Amsterdam Sunset Lookout Experience include three people.
Pro-tip: This might count as a travel purchase. Have your Chase Sapphire Reserve® Card or another favorite travel rewards credit card ready.
2. GoPro Hero 7 Black
The GoPro Hero 7 Black is a powerful pocket-sized camera that goes anywhere.
Waterproof, shock-proof, handy touchscreen, wearable, and voice-controlled, this GoPro is all that and more.
Plus you can automatically download to your phone. Yeah!
Think of how fast you can upload your action shots or clips to Instagram and Facebook.
3. Amazon Fire TV Stick
It’s mostly Netflix and Amazon Prime, but still. Of course, when you’re watching Netflix, you aren’t watching unless you’re binging!
That said, when traveling, my shows are put on hold unless I bring my Amazon Fire TV Stick.
Small and compact, pop it into the hotel TV and you can watch your favorite shows.
Pro-tip: Amazon Prime members get free shipping.
4. Garmin vivomove HR
I love my Fitbit, but sometimes you want a fitness tracker that looks like a watch. That’s where the Garmin vivomove HR comes in.
You get all the features of a smartwatch but with a regular watch face so you don’t have to compromise on fashion. With 12 different looks to choose from you can find the one that best matches your style.
Pro-tip: Free ground shipping on orders of $25 or more.
5. Serac Portable Hammock
Perfect for hiking, camping, or just hanging out in the backyard. It comes with its own stuff sack that compressions down into the size of a grapefruit.
With 7 color combinations to choose from you’ll find the right Serac Portable Hammock for you.
Pro-tip: Hammock straps included!
6. Zhiyun Crane Plus 3-Axis Gimbal
If your videos look like you’re recording during an earthquake, you’re going to love the Zhiyun Crane Plus 3-Axis Gimbal.
With this gimbal, your camera will remain steady when shooting video. This model works with both mirrorless cameras and DSLRs.
Thinking of getting a mirrorless camera? Read my review of the Sony A6000.
Pro-tip: Shipping of the Zhiyun Crane Plus 3-Axis Gimbal is free for Amazon Prime members.
7. DJI Osmo Mobile
Never get a shaky shot again. Keep your smartphone perfectly still for 2 minutes.
Pro-tip: Use it to take amazing panorama shots.
8. SteriPen Adventurer Opti
Safely drink the water and avoid traveler’s diarrhea wherever you travel with the SteriPen Adventurer Opti.
In less than a minute you’ll have purified drinking water. Bring with you everywhere. Fits in your purse, daypack, or backpack.
One SteriPen can purify 8,000 liters of water.
Pro-tip: Amazon Prime members get free shipping on the SteriPen Adventurer Opti.
9. Trango 2 Tent
The Trango 2 Tent is the perfect tent for mountaineering expeditions. Or if you’re in search of the Northern Lights and want to camp in Iceland and Alaska.
Comfortably fits two people and is watertight.
The Addalock portable door lock gives you an extra layer of security when traveling, away at college, or at home.
Easily to install without tools, you can use it at hotels, hostels, Couchsurfing, or staying at an Airbnb.
At less than half a pound it won’t add extra weight to your bags.
Pro-tip: The Addalock is essential if you have escapee toddlers or are caring for a parent with Alzheimer’s.
11. DJI Mavic Pro Drone
Do aerial shots of paradise make you drool? Time to film your own with a DJI Mavic Pro drone.
This small, travel-friendly powerful drone with a 4k camera and 3-axis gimbal can fly for 24 minutes on one charge. Oh, and did I mention, it can autofocus.
Weighing at 1.62 pounds, and only 8 inches long, the DJI Mavic Pro fits easily in your carry-on bag, backpack, or tote.
Pro-tip: Don’t use the zoom feature. Shoot in 4K then crop.
Skip the FAA license and get the DJI Mavic Mini drone.
12. TELESIN Dome for GoPro
Have you seen those split water shots? The ones that are both underwater and overwater?
Ever wonder how they do that?
With a TELESIN Dome for GoPro.
Pro-tip: Keep the top half of the dome dry to avoid water spots on your photos.
13. WAGNER Toothbrush Sanitizer
It uses pure natural UV light and recharges via USB.
Pro-tip: Fits in your carryon so you can sanitize your toothbrush on long international flights.
14. Canon IVY Wireless, Printer
Have you ever been somewhere and wished you could print your photo right then? With the Canon IVY wireless, printer, you can!
Bring with you when traveling, at birthday parties, or on nights out. This fun tiny printer lets your share memories now instead of later.
Pro-tip: Buy directly from Canon or Amazon.
15. Visa Gift Card
Not sure what to get the travel lover in your life? Buy them a Visa Gift Card.
Who doesn’t love free money? You can create a custom card by uploading a photo or use one of the custom designs. Cards can be loaded up to $500.
Pro-tip: Customized the card by adding their name.
16. Scrubba Wash Bag
Because who wants to go home with stinky clothes? You can wash your clothes in minutes with the Scrubba Wash Bag.
The travel-friendly wash bag weighs less than half a pound. Check out my Scrubba Wash Bag review to see how easy it is to use.
Pro-tip: You have to squeeze the bag and apply manual effort to wash your clothes.
17. Pockit Lightweight Stroller
Even though my boys are now adults, I wish I had this Pockit Lightweight Stroller when they were younger.
I saw a mom using this before boarding a flight and was impressed with how fast and easily the stroller broke down.
It took less than a minute!
The Pocklit lightweight stroller folds down to about the size of a briefcase.
Pro-tip: Store it in the overhead or under the seat.
18. Monoprice Sous Vide Immersion Cooker
Gourmet without having to be or hire a chef? Yep, with the Monoprice Sous Vide Immersion Cooker.
How is this travel? The sous vide cooker can be used almost anywhere.
All you need is a container or pot to water and bathe your sealed food and electricity.
Seal your meat or poultry in a bag, put it in a water bag, stick the sous vide cooker in and viola, in a few hours you have a restaurant quality meal.
I got the Monoprice Sous Vide Immersion Cooker for Jeff recently and he LOVES it. He drilled a hole in the top of the lid of his old cooler to use for a container so he could take it trailer camping.
Pro-tip: The sous vide also works on Snake River Farms tender American wagyu beef.
19. EuroMini ZiZZO Folding Bike
Never miss a ride again with the EuroMini ZiZZO folding bike.
This 7-speed bike will get you where you need to go without taking up much space.
Perfect for the green traveler, fitness enthusiasts, and the thrifty.
Pro-tip: Instead of booking bike tours in the cities you visit, just pack your EuroMini ZiZZO folding bike.
20. 100% Pure Everywhere Body Stick
Just looking at the title, you’re probably thinking, “What?”
The 100% Pure Everywhere Body Stick will be your new best friend.
And save you money!
The deodorant looking packaging cleverly contains a roll on SPF 30 sunscreen that is TSA friendly and gentle for all skin types, including babies!
No more having to stop off and buy sunscreen because now you can pack it in your carryon.
Pro-tip: Rub in thoroughly.
Solo traveler? Get easy to apply, quick drying Yerba Mate Mist. This handy SPF30 spray-on sunscreen with Yerba Mate tea leaf is antioxidant-rich, vegan, and water resistant for 80 minutes.
You’ll find the perfect gift for your traveler in our ultimate holiday gift guide for travelers.
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More Gift Guides
Because no two gift guides are the same, be sure to check out our other gift guides:
- Perfect Travel Gifts for Mother’s Day
- The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for People Who Like to Travel (2016 edition)
- 5 Great Travel Gifts Under $5 (2016 edition)
- 25 Great Travel Gifts Under $25 (2016 edition)
- Gift Ideas for the Graduate Who Loves to Travel (2016 edition)
- 25 Travel Gifts for $25 (2015 edition)
- Top 5 Travel Gifts for $5 (2015 edition)
- 25 Travel Gifts Under $25 (2014 edition)
- 5 Travel Gifts for $5 or Less (2014 edition)
- Top 5 Travel Gifts for $25 (2012 edition)
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