The 11 Best Gifts for Travelers This Year

Need great gift ideas for travel lovers? Here are my picks for the best gifts for travelers for 2018.  From practical and useful travel gifts to fun travel gifts, these travel gifts are sure to please the traveler in your life.

1. Noise Cancelling Headphones
Best gifts for travelers noise cancelling headphones

Noise cancelling headphones are great gifts for frequent flyers who want to sleep on a long flight. These are the best headphones I have found.

2. Universal Travel Adaptor

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universal travel adaptor is a one of the most useful travel gifts for any international traveler.

3. Electronics Organizer
best gifts for frequent flyers include electronics organizers

This electronics organizer helps travelers keep their electronic devices and accessories organized.

4. Kindle Paperwhite 
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A Kindle Paperwhite is great gift for travelers. Getting lost in a book is one of my tips on how to survive a long flight in economy.

5. Journal
travel gift guide for travelers travel journal

A journal is a great gift for travelers that prefer to write things down. This travel themed journal is a great gift for travel lovers but here are more simple journals.

6. GoPro HERO7 Black
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A GoPro camera is a great gift for more adventurous traveler.  The GoPro HERO7 Black is the newest version.

7. GorillaPod
gorilla pods are great gifts for people who love to travel

A portable gorillapod is a great gift for travelers that want to take better photos but don’t want to carry a large bulky tripod. There are gorillapods for DSLR and mirrorless cameras and gorilla pods for point and shoot cameras.  I especially love this gorillapod for smart phones that comes with a bluetooth wireless remote for selfies and group photos.

8. Smartphone Waterproof Case
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This waterproof case is a great gift for active travelers that want to keep their smartphone dry.

9. Compression Socks
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Compression socks help prevent swelling and DVT and are a must have item to survive long flights in economy. This pair is really cute.

10. External Battery
small gifts for travelers

This external battery is one of the most practical travel gifts. Travelers can charge their phone and other electronics when there are no power outlets.

11. Cute Luggage Tags
luggage tag are good Stocking Stuffers for Travelers 2016

Luggage tags are great stocking stuffers for travelers.  This Vintage Suitcase Luggage Tag is cute and will help the traveler in your life spot their luggage more easily.

12. RFID Blocking Travel Passport Wallet

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Every traveler needs someplace to organize his passport, ID, credit cards and boarding pass. This cute RFID Blocking travel passport wallet is perfect for organizing your carry-on travel essentials, and has an RFID blocking shield material which protects from identity theft.

13. Reusable Water Bottle

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Every traveler can use a reusable water bottle.  Not only is using a reusable water bottle good for the planet but it will save them money not having to purchase bottled water.

14. Bamboo Travel Cutlery Set

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This gift is perfect for travelers that strive to live an eco-friendly lifestyle. Instead of using single use plastic utensils and straws, they can use this bamboo travel cutlery set on their travels which also comes in an easy to carry pouch. Here are more eco-friendly gift ideas.

15. A Book for Travel Inspiration
books make good gifts for travel lovers and travelers

A book about travel like the Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s Greatest Trips provides travel inspiration. Here are 45 of the best travel books for the book lover on your list.

(Looking for more gift ideas for your favorite traveler? Here are the best travel gifts for him and the best travel gifts for her.)

Are any of these gifts on your wish list?

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  1. Excellent list! I am a big proponent of the kindle. Amazon little device big entertainment value 🙂

  2. Lots of these would come in handy for me, especially the electronics organizer. I’d love to snag a Go-Pro too.

  3. The Electronics Organizer is a great idea. Because I always use old toiletrybags for my cables and such LOL.

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