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10 Excellent Gift Ideas for Travellers

Buying a gift of any kind can be a difficult task, unless you know the receiver very well or share a common interest. Perhaps, you have an aunt, niece or cousin who recently got the travel bug or a friend is embarking on a round the world adventure. Keep reading for some Christmas gift giving inspiration as we share a collection of products that we love and range in price from $10 -$300.


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Gift Idea #1 – Travel Graphic T-Shirt, Prices Vary

gift ideaFor the friend who has everything give them an inspiring travel t-shirt to wear on their days off from adventure. has a large collection to choose from, so here are some our favourites for both men and women:

On The Road Again” Yellow T-Shirt (Women) – $16.99

Work Save Travel Repeat” T-Shirt in black, blue, grey, red or green (Men, Women and Youth) – $16.99

Adventure Awaits” T-Shirt, in black, grey, red, green or purple (Men and Women) – $19.99


Gift Idea #2 – Viator Tour, from $10

gift ideaBe part of your family or friends travel adventure and discuss where they are going and what cultural experiences they want to have. Once you have some details, including travel dates, book them a tour you think they would enjoy.

Viator has a huge selection of tours including walking, food, museum and night tours. You are bound to find something perfect for them to enjoy.

Also, prices range greatly depending on the type of tour, date and the location. Tours can range from $5 to $500.


Gift Idea #3 – Lonely Planet Magazine Subscription, $18.99

gift idea Get the gift that keeps on giving, with a print subscription to Lonely Planet.

This amazing travel magazine give readers up-to-date, spot-on guides for experiencing the world’s most incredible destinations, perfect for plotting an epic adventure to be remembered forever.

Want to check out there content? Visit their Instagram profile to see what they are passionate about.


Gift Idea #4 – Gift Card, from $25

Are they impossible to buy a giftgift idea for? Play it safe with a gift card, then they will receive something that they will 100% want or need.

Consider a gift card for The North Face, as they have great quality apparel and equipment for everyone – male, female and young travellers. You can choose between a digital or physical gift card, from the value of $25 and upward.


Gift Idea #5 – Leather Travel Journal, $29.99

gift idea If your favourite globetrotter is yet to depart on their adventure give this compact handcrafted leather travel journal as a gift.

Documenting their journey is an excellent way to remember and share the day to day highlights, once they have returned home. Plus, jot down important travel dates and times.

I found a few travel journals, many of which were rather juvenile or cheap looking. But this refillable leather-bound journal is sure to last the bumps and shuffles of long-distance travel.


Gift Idea #6 – Woman’s Escape Day Pack, $49.99

gift idea Give the gift of style and comfort to your travel addicted loved one. If she loves hiking then this super-lightweight day pack, from L.L.Bean will be perfect for her.

The Women’s Escape Day Pack is made from durable materials suitable for any trail, with perforated foam in the shoulders and back panel for comfort and ventilation, and the straps are specifically designed for the female form.

For Christmas delivery, you need to order by noon on 22nd December.

Check out their website for other daypacks, as they cater to everyone, we especially love this one as its super comfortable.


Related: How to Travel and Save the Planet


Gift Idea #7 – Saint Christopher Necklace, from $50

gift idea The patron saint of safe travels is Christopher. He is a popular choice for many travellers, who often wear a symbol of him on a necklace pendants, key chain or bracelet. Here are 3 favourites:



Gift Idea #8 – Sony Digital Camera, $300

gift idea Give your loved one the gift of creativity with a camera.

This is ideal if they have an interest in photography. The Sony cyber-shot digital camera has a 18.2-megapixel sensor and an 30x zoom so that you can focus on the action and get highly detailed shots. Powerful flash modes and solid low-light performance means this camera gets great results.

If they already have a camera, check if they want or need any accessories or apparatus to improve their travel photography.

Realted: Travel Photography: 5 Ways to Advance from Ordinary to Extraordinary

Gift Idea #9 – Scratch Off World Map, $25.99

gift ideaFor the traveller who is dreaming big and wants to visit as many countries as possible, the Scratch Off World Map (17 x 24”) is perfect.

As they visit each country, they simply scratch off the gold foil to reveal a colour hand drawn country. As the countries are slowly revealed it motivates and encourages them to continue of the journey.

How many countries have you visited?


Related: European Travel Bucket List Fall


Gift Idea #10 – Travel Piggy Bank, $17.99

gift idea We love this black framed “Adventure Fund” money box!

Help your loved one this Christmas by starting a travel fund for them in this chic piggy bank. It’s especially good because you can see how much money is being saved, which in it self can be motivating.

If you are feeling particularly generous, start off the Adventure Fund with some coins and/or notes.




We hope that at least one of these gift ideas is perfect for the ones you love. Many of them are inspiring while others are useful. But all of them can support a travel dream coming true.

If you have more gift ideas for people that love to travel, share them in the comments section below. For more travel inspiration follow us on Instagram @preparture_inc.


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