Xmas is fast approaching and if you’re loved one is destined for a life on the road soon they can be a nightmare to shop for.
Space is at a premium so deciding what they’ll love and what they’ll leave at home is a tough call!
Luckily for you though we’ve compiled our teams favourite travel gifts – so whatever your traveller loves you’ll be able to get them the perfect present.
10 Epic Gift Ideas For Travellers This Xmas
Ok admittedly this isn’t the cheapest item on the list – but if you really want to go all out for xmas a GoPro is one of the best gifts for travellers!
Waterproof, rugged and able to capture some incredible images on the road – it’s something they’ll be able to capture their entire adventure with!
If you don’t have heaps of cash to splash or they simply don’t need all the functionality of the high end GoPro range the Gopro Hero 5 Session is still a greta option and nearly half the price!
Ugghhhhh yeah we know…this one sounds pretty boring hey? But travel insurance is essential these days and is the perfect way to show you care!
We personally recommend the guys at World Nomads who all of our team insure themselves with and they cover a huge range of activities. Best of all you can insure them AFTER they’ve left for their trip too.
So if you’re panicking that they’re currently bungy jumping through New Zealand without insurance you can get them covered!
Check out our travel insurance page for more info and to get a quick quote.
The Gift Of Travel!
Ok so we’re hugely bias towards this one!
But seriously what better gift to give some who loves to travel than travel itself? All of the trips on RTW Backpackers can be booked as a gift for someone else and best of all we can do that open dated for you too – meaning they can lock in their travel dates when it suits them.
Whether it’s a half day surf lesson or kayaking with dolphins through to a full open water dive course in Thailand or a bus pass in New Zealand we’ve got something for everyone…and more importantly for every budget too!
Help your travel buddy keep track of all their amazing adventures with a scratch map – an awesome visual way to see where they’ve been and how many adventures they still have to go!
From full size wall ones to mini travel editions it’s a great stocking filler and always well received!
Something For Their Passion
If you know this traveller well then something that reflect their passion is always a great way to go at xmas!
From a few block of sex wax for the avid surfer to a Girls That Scuba mask strap or even a shark themed phone case from the scuba diver in your life there’s plenty of budget friendly options packed full of love!
Looking for some stocking fillers for your traveller? Well you can’t go wrong with the travel essentials!
They might not be the most exciting, but they’re certainly the most useful – with items like Mozzie spray, first aid kits, padlocks, micro fibre towels, suncream and all those little things you ALWAYS forget to pack…there’s so much to choose from!
A Good Set Of Headphones
When it comes to long haul flights, overnight buses and island hopping ferries a good set of headphones definitely help make life on the road a bit easier!
And if you have a bit more cash to splash on your favourite traveller the Sennheiser PXC 550s are pretty incredible – with up to 30 hours of battery life and noise cancellation features they really do upgrade your adventures to first class! Check out a full hands on review of the PXC 550s here if you don’t believe us!
Ok ok, so this is a pretty high end gift – but if you really want to help them capture the adventure a drone is the latest must have travel accessory!
For those really into their filming and photography The DJI Mavic Pro is still the top pick for travel drones, with its’ compact size and boasting some seriously high specs without taking up heaps of space.
Or for those getting their first drone the DJI Spark is super easy to fly and most importantly crazy small! It’s also one of the best value drones on the market right now – half the price of the Mavic!
With all this travel technology you’re going to want to make sure they can keep everything charged on the road – and a solid portable charger is an amazing gift for anyone who is bouncing around the globe.
The Anker Powercore 10,000 is super small and can still juice up your smartphone 3 times off a single charge – perfect for life on the road.
If they’re heading off on their first adventure soon then a backpack is one of the most essential items they’ll be needing.
If it’s just hand luggage they need or the perfect carry on only adventure pack then then Slicks hand luggage backpack is a no brainer. It’s not the cheapest but it’s certainly one of the best and most reliable.
And there you have it – 10 amazing gift ideas for every traveller this xmas! So no matter what they love, where they’re heading or how much you have to spend you can make sure the traveller in your life is smiling this xmas!