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The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for People Who Like to Travel


Are you stressed about holiday shopping? Trying to figure out what to buy for someone is both fun and nerve wracking. Especially if you have no idea what to buy. That’s why I love gift guides. They totally takes the brain work out and makes for a completely stress-free shopping experience. You’ve probably read our 25 great travel gifts under $25 and 5 great travel gifts under $5. Some readers wrote in asking for more ideas so I’ve compiled the Ultimate holiday gift guide for people who like to travel.

Pro-tip: Use our guide for everyone, traveler or not.

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The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for People Who Like to Travel

You’ll find something for everyone on your list in the Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for people who like to travel.

1. Kindle Fire

Oh, Kindle, little did I know I would come to love you. Or, Jeff would.

I haven’t told that story yet. So, the year was 2010, Jeff decided to buy me a Kindle for Christmas. Now go back and read the bolded part “buy me..”

Shortly after I opened it, Jeff took it to load some books. That was the last time I touched that Kindle.

I think it’s time I get my own Kindle Fire and now they have the Kindle Fire. Is it time for you to get one too?

You can buy a Kindle Fire on Amazon with 32 GBs because you want to download lots of movies and books).

Other Kindle products you might like:

2. BUBM Double Layer Travel Gear Organizer

Where do you store your cables if you don’t have any First Class or Business Class airline amenity kits? In a BUBM Double Layer Travel Gear Organizer.

The BUBM Double Layer Travel Gear Organizer keeps all your cables, cords, and small electronics in one place. Perfect when you’re traveling with kids. Or traveling with someone who isn’t quite organized…

Buy the BUBM Double Layer Travel Gear Organizer on Amazon.

3. MacBook Pro 13″ With Retina

Once you go Mac, you don’t go back…

If you drank the kool-aid you know what I mean.

This baby, a MacBook Pro 13″ with Retina is my travel computer. And my backup when my big baby (27″ iMac) decides to crap out on me. Okay to be fair, my iMac is 8 years old and has been/is an amazing computer. I recently replaced the video card. So I was glad I had my MacBook Pro so I could keep working.

Buy the MacBook Pro 13″ with Retina on Amazon.

If you want something a little lighter, try the 13″ MacBook Air.

4. LED Night Light with Dusk to Dawn Sensor and Dual USB Wall Plate Charger

The LED Night Light with Dusk to Dawn Sensor and Dual USB Wall Plate Charger because hey, we all need more USB chargers. And when it’s also a night light? Bonus!

No more fumbling in a dark hotel room (or at home) trying to find your phone when you have this travel sized night light and charger.

Buy the LED Night Light with Dusk to Dawn Sensor and Dual USB Wall Plate Charger on Amazon

If you don’t need a travel sized night light, check out this cute SCOPOW Silicone Smiley Face LED Children Night Light.

5. Vans

You can’t go wrong with a pair of Vans for men, women, or kids.

These are my wear everywhere shoes, traveling or not. I guess it’s the old surfer girl in me.

Vans are perfect for exploring new cities, riding a bike, wearing with a maxi skirt, and slipping off in First Class before you put on a pair of comfy slippers. Yes, I’m that person who wears tennis shoes in First Class.

You can buy Vans on Amazon.


You might like the Joseph Seible Women’s Lilo sneaker or the Josef Seibel Men’s Tyler 25 Sneaker. ‘Cuz you fancy.

6. Nikon Df 16.2 MP CMOS FX-Format Digital SLR Camera with AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Special Edition Lens (Silver)

I’m a camera junkie, I admit it. Jeff gives me a hard time because I have “way too many cameras.” Some women collect shoes, I collect cameras and tech gear. Enough said.

And while I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my Sony a6000, you can get your Sony a6000 from Amazon, the Nikon Df gets me all hot and bothered.

I mean look at. It’s beautiful! So retro looking. It reminds me of what cameras looked like when I was growing up. And while my parents didn’t take a lot of pictures when we were little, the few times my dad did, his camera looked similar to the Nikon Df.

Full frame and less than 2 pounds. Yes, yes, yes!

You can buy the Nikon Df on Amazon.


If retro cameras just your motor running ala the Knack here are a few other retro-style cameras you might like:

7. Tamrac Tradewind Shoulder Bag

And if you have a camera, you need a nice bag. This Tamrac Tradewind Shoulder Bag looks interesting and has good reviews.

If you like a camera bag that doesn’t look like a camera, you’ll love the Tamrac Tradewind Shoulder Bag.  And it does double duty as a messenger bag. Plus an Apple iPad Mini fits!

Buy the Tamrac Tradewind Shoulder Bag on Amazon.

8.   Zomei Z818 Professional Camera Tripod

A tripod, like the Zomei Z818 Professional Camera tripod (you don’t have to be a pro to use it) can make the difference between a good shot and a great shot.

Plus you won’t have to do one-arm selfies or risk handing your camera to strangers.

You can buy the Zomei Z818 Professional Camera tripod on Amazon

9.  Siggi Womens Floppy Summer Sun Beach Straw Hat

Finding the right travel hat is like finding the Holy Grail. Yep, hard to find. Until now… The Siggi Womens Floppy Summer Sun Beach Straw Hat is on my wish list.

I love the idea of cute hats but I have a peanut head (according to Jeff). So it’s hard to find hats that fit. But with the Siggi Womens Floppy Summer Sun Beach Hat, you can adjust the size!

Buy the Siggi Womens Floppy Summer Sun Beach Hat on Amazon.


10.  Fujifilm FinePix XP130 Waterproof Digital Camera

I bought my Fujifilm FinePix XP130 waterproof digital camera before our Belize trip to replace our other waterproof camera that died.

All the pictures we took on our trip were taken with the Fuji and our GoPro (We left the big cameras Nikon D50 and Nikon D7000 at home.)

Buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP80 on Amazon.


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Amazon’s Best Selling Travel Gifts

Looking for more holiday gift suggestions? Here are the best selling travel gifts on Amazon:

Shopping on Amazon is so quick and easy. Especially if you have Amazon Prime and get free two-day shipping.


The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for people who love to travel is armchair traveler friendly. Everything in this gift guide makes a great present for anyone, traveler or not.

If you had to only choose one, which was your favorite gift from the Ultimate Holiday gift guide?

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The American Express Gold is a great card for earning travel rewards from grocery and restaurant purchases It offers a welcome offer of 60,000 points after spending $4,000 in the first six months.
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Loving these views of the bay while sipping on cocktails.
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Jenni Petrey

Friday 6th of January 2017

These are all great gift ideas, I'm going to have to keep them in mind for my friends that seem to just travel the world :)


Tuesday 27th of December 2016

Great list. Though I am greatly disappointed with the new macbook pros. I think the sony RX100 Mark V is also a great point and shoot camera to have. Great quality images. most of my instagram pictures that I take are from it.

Adaleta Avdic

Tuesday 20th of December 2016

As a pretty avid traveler, I think you really got a great list together! I am loving the DSLR bag, and I need one without a doubt. Every time I travel, I try to fit my cameras in my purse and it never works out LOL! xx Adaleta Avdic

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Tuesday 20th of December 2016

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Monday 19th of December 2016

I wish Santa would be so rich and bring be a Mac computer, as my current laptop is on his last days of working. :) My wish this year, as a traveler, is for Santa to bring me a year long lounge pass. That would be so amazing, as I am in airports for so long, this year I'm even spending Christmas day in one.

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