The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Travelers

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Here we are, already in full swing of the holiday season.  Here is my holiday gift guide that will put the biggest smile on any traveler’s face! Yuletide on my friends.

1. Amazon Prime Membership – I know this one caught you by surprise didn’t it? An Amazon Prime membership is great for a frequent traveler for a number of reasons. It will give them access to on the go entertainment available to Prime members. The greatest benefit is the ability to order what they need for last minute trips and get free same day or 1-2 day shipping. I can’t tell you what a life saver being an Amazon Prime member has been when I’m preparing to travel and realize I need something just a few days out.

2. Fujifilm Instamax Mini – This is a hot item this year!  As a traveler we often have a memorable interaction with a local or meet someone new. The best we can do is usually to take a selfie. However if the local is in an undeveloped part of the world they have no way to ever see that digital image.  How great would it be to instantly gift a photo to a new-found friend during your travels?

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3. GoPro Hero with Wifi – A GoPro is never a bad idea. the HERO model is on the cheaper end of the spectrum but it’s great for the traveler that just wants decent quality video of their travels.  If they need something a bit more high quality then check out some of the other GoPro models.  Whatever model you get, just be sure it is wi-fi enabled!

4. Tripod – I finally bought a tripod this year for myself and it has been a game changer. If you have a traveler in your life, especially one that travels solo frequently, this can be a Godsend. No more asking strangers to take pics for you. Trust me, they need this. Just make sure it’s compatible with their camera.

For DSLR cameras

For Cellphones

5. Passport Covers and Luggage Tags – You can’t go wrong with a cute passport cover that speaks to their personality.  Here are some of my favorites:

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6. Travel Inspired Accessories/Jewelry – Travelers love to rock accessories and fashion from different cultures.  Check out these adorable accessories paying homage to the motherland.

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7.  Packing Cubes – These little gems are a space and time saver that any traveler will appreciate!

I also love these packing cubes from Roni the Travel Guru

8. Carry on Backpack – These days it’s all about saving space. Airlines continue to find ways to nickel-and-dime us to death! Having the right carry-on can make all the difference and save you money. Here are a few that I have my eyes on.


9.  Portable Door Jammer – Safety is always a top concern for travelers. Make your friend or loved one a little safer with this portable door jammer. This is especially handy for hotels or apartment rentals to make sure there is no intrusion. It weighs less than a pound and it’s TSA friendly for your carry-on.

10. Luggage Scale – Every traveler knows that feeling of dread when you know your luggage might be close to overweight. Give them some peace of mind with a portable luggage scale.

11. Travel Pillow – Every traveler needs a great travel pillow. I love the Total Pillow design because of the versatility and flexibility.  This is a great pick.

12. Wearable Maps – Travelers love things that remind them of their wanderlust excursions. Creative ways to wear the globe are a great gift idea for your favorite jetsetter.

Global Passport Map Skirt

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Vintage World Map Belt Buckle – $25

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World Map Stud Earrings – $17

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Country and State Shape Necklace – $16.50 +

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13. Portable Charger – A portable charger is a must when I travel. Upgrade your traveler to a more powerful charger with multiple USB outlets so they can charge more than one thing at a time! They will love you for it. I’m certainly hoping Santa puts this under my tree.

14. Universal All in One International Travel Power Plug – This little device is very helpful. The same power plug can be switched for use in Europe, UK, and the US.  Put a couple of these in their stockings!

15. Poo-pourri – This stuff is magic in a bottle! If you are traveling and sharing a bathroom, this is so helpful. You simply spray before you “go” and it keeps the odor in a barrier instead of traveling all through the bathroom and permeating the hotel room/apartment. Everyone needs this.  Everyone!

16. Black Travel Movement T-shirts – The must have t-shirt /hoodie for the black traveler in your life. Available for women and men.

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17. Limited Edition Passport Christmas T-shirts  – This cute t-shirt is brought to you by me, Outdoorsy Diva! The traveler in your life will certainly relate. Choose from a variety of colors.

Shop this t-shirt and other seasonal apparel in the Outdoorsy Diva T-Shirt Store – $22.49

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I would certainly be happy to receive anything on this list as a gift and I think the traveler in your life will too! I hope I’ve made your Santa duties just a little bit easier. If this post is helpful share the love with your friends on Facebook and Twitter.  If you’re the traveler just send them this link as a hint to what you want for Christmas!

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  • Reply
    December 10, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    haha i just send this to my parents! great list 🙂

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      December 10, 2016 at 4:33 pm

      Awesome. I hope they can take advantage!

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      December 10, 2016 at 4:34 pm

      I hope they get you some good stuff. LOL

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    Artney @ My Pretty Brown Fit
    December 14, 2016 at 11:28 am

    Wow! I LOVE all of these gift ideas! You’ve put me on to some good stuff! Thank you for sharing!

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    December 14, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    Great gift ideas! These are real cute for anyone that loves to travel.

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    December 14, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    Great list! I want all the camera stuff! That pink Fiji is a must have!

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    Tia | Pennies In My Pocket
    December 15, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    I want an Instamax myself. Maybe Santa will get it for me this year.

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    December 15, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    These are all great gifts. Those shades are HOT! I love cubes, and I like the idea for poopouri… it is great for if you have to poop on the plane.

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      December 16, 2016 at 12:14 pm

      Yes! Perfect for the plane for sure. I didn’t even think of that. I might update the post. Thank you!

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    December 15, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    This list is perfect!! I love taking my InstaMax with me and it is certainly something I would recommend for any traveler to capture fun moments in a lasting way!

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      December 16, 2016 at 12:13 pm

      Awesome. What color do you have Tiffany?

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    Elle (CleverlyChanging)
    December 16, 2016 at 8:43 am

    You have several items on your list that I want. A month ago, I bought a tripod and I feel like it was one of the best gifts I purchased all season.

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    December 17, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    I loved this list. Forget other people, I’m gifting some of these to myself! I absolutely love that skirt! And I’m a big fan of the travel pillow. I got one for my husband that has a hoodie attached to it. It’s called a hoodie pillow.

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      December 19, 2016 at 3:57 pm

      I’ll have to look for this hoodie pillow! That might be added to the list.

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    Kirstin Fuller
    December 18, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    Great list! Giving the gift of Amazon prime is a fabulous idea. The map skirt is absolutely adorable. Packing cubes are all the rage and these options are great.

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    December 19, 2016 at 6:42 am

    Great holiday gift guide! I see several items that I’d like for myself!

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