The best gifts for people who like to travel

If you have a loved one who seems to always be away on a new adventure, and you’re continually wondering what to get them for special occasions, this is the post for you.

It can be hard to get something for people who are continually dealing with tiny baggage allowances and carrying their worldly goods on their back. But with a little imagination you can get them something that they’ll actually use while they’re away.

Here are the best gifts for people who like to travel:

A new phone case

If there’s one thing you can guarantee, it’s that frequent travellers are likely to have a phone on them almost all of the time. Smartphones allow us to pull up data at the touch of the button, navigate new cities, listen to music on long flights, and keep in touch with family and friends.

It’s a good idea to make sure that the phone case isn’t just attractive, but is also functional and protective. Here’s some new iPhone 8 cases, and you’ll want to remember that travellers are notoriously hard on electronics- try and find a case that is water and fall resistant.

Gift cards

When all else fails, gift cards are actually a welcome gift for most people who travel frequently. Amazon is a great idea, since it delivers worldwide and you’ll also find that most people like to stock up on things while they’re home. Starbucks gift cards can also be used in most countries around the world (they’ll think of you every time they grab a coffee), and iTunes is another good option.


Kindles make great gifts, as they allow travellers to take their library of books along with them wherever they go. They’ll never be board on a train or plane again and can easily access bestsellers and download books at the touch of a button.


Everyone needs a good pair of headphones, and travellers are no exception. When you spend a large chunk of your life on public transport where you’ll hear people snoring, babies crying, people arguing, and more, headphone are a must.

Beats headphones are the favourite among travellers for a reason, although they’re a little pricey for most people, so take a look at Urbanears which are also excellent value and come in a variety of colours (including wireless options).


While many travellers now use their phone to take pictures while abroad, there’s no doubt that a good camera will make those Instagram pictures just that much more compelling (especially if your favourite traveller is also a blogger). And for those who are more adventurous, check out GoPro, which will record and take photos of all their adrenaline-junky activities, including bungy jumping, white water rafting, scuba diving, snorkeling, skydiving and more.

As you can see, there are many options for gifts for people who like to travel. Don’t forget that the best gift is time though, and be sure to catch up next time they’re in town!