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25 Gifts for People Who Love to Travel | Wanderlist 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

25 Gifts for People Who Love to Travel | Wanderlist 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday is right around the corner, which means it’s time for our 2017 gift guide! If you’ve stumbled upon this list, you know someone who has caught the travel bug and is itching to go on their next trip. These individuals can often be hard to shop for - especially because they are always on the road!

This gift guide showcases 25 gift ideas with something for everyone, across all price points. The traveler in your life will want to bring these gifts with them anywhere they go to make their experiences more memorable, and enjoyable.

As someone who frequently travels, I wanted to make sure all of the items on the list are either something I use and love or items on my own travel wish list!


Every traveler needs to have the right luggage for any trip - from a weekender bag for a quick getaway to a suitcase with charging capabilities.

1. Weekender bag: Everlane The Twill Weekender

A minimalistic weekender bag that is sturdy and water-resistant is perfect for any short travel trip. This Twill Weekender bag from Everlane with an exterior slip pocket and interior zip pocket is one of our favourites. Shop Everlane Twill Weekender

2. Raden Suitcase

Help your loved from transition from a flimsy and/or bulky suitcase to this sleek, smart Raden luggage. We like this suitcase for its technology features, which include weight sensors, to removable built-in phone chargers. All of these tech-enabled features connect seamlessly to a mobile app. Shop Raden suitcase

3. Camera Bag

Get a camera bag for the person in your life who can’t seem to go anywhere without their camera, a couple of lens, a tripod, etc. These two camera bags are stylish and will keep all of their gear safe.

4. Packing cubes 

I’ve used packing cubes ever since my first backpacking trip and I can’t image ever packing without them. Know anyone who always seems to overpack? They are great for keeping everything organized and compressed so you can fit more into your luggage. Read more about why I love packing cubes here. 

Shop packaging cubes


5. Kindle

When you’re traveling, you can expect there to be delays, waiting time or commute time. Having a Kindle on hand is the perfect way to pass the time or unwind at the end of the day. Shop Kindle


6. Camera

The perfect present for someone looking to capture amazing memories of their trip. Our 2017 Wanderlist Travel Camera Guide rounds up the best point-and-shoot cameras, mirrorless cameras and DSLR for all types of travellers.

7. Gorilla Tripod

This gift is perfect for the solo travelers out there! I carry one with me when I’m traveling alone or with one other person and we are usually able to secure the tripod on a tree or rock to capture some amazing shots. Shop Gorilla Tripod


8. Smartphone lens

Smartphone camera lens are a fun and easy way to start getting creative with your phone photos! These lens can be easily attached to your phone camera for different effects from wide-angle lens for landscape shots to fisheye lens and macro lens. Shop smartphone lens


9. Instax Camera  

A polaroid camera is a fun way to capture moments with your loved ones or new people you meet along your travels. These photos are instantly printed, allowing you to write the date, decorate it or share with anyone you meet. Shop Instax Camera


10. Portable charger

A portable charger is one of the most important things I carry in my purse while I travel to ensure my phone is always fully charged so I can find my way around, access important documents and take photos. Shop portable charger

11. Wireless earphones

Wireless earphones are great for music lovers, especially if they have smartphone models without the headphone jack. These Bose headphones provide a high-quality audio experience and is sweat and weather resistance, great for a variety of travel conditions. Shop wireless earphones

12. Headphone splitter

A headphone splitter is perfect for those traveling with someone so two headsets can be connected to one device so you can enjoy the same music, movie or podcast together. Shop headphone splitter

13. Portable speaker

For the music lover to bring anywhere from the beach to the hotel. This speaker has unmatched bass for its size, and is waterproof from the inside out with 6 hours of playtime. Shop Bose Portable Speaker

14. Fitbit

An easy, everyday accessory to wear that will help keep track of your health and fitness goals by tracking your activity, exercise, sleep, weight and more. If your loved one already has a fitbit, look into getting a leather band, like this one. Shop fitbit

Accessories & Decor

15. Silk Sleep Mask

A silk sleep mask is perfect for any light sleepers out there to sleep in comfort while on the plane, or road. Shop sleep mask

16. Travel Pillow

A good travel pillow will make all the difference on a plane ride, bus ride or wherever else your giftee might find themselves having to sleep. This contoured memory foam neck pillow is made of plus velour fabric and provides comfort and support anywhere you go. Shop travel pillow

17. Passport holder

Get your giftee a passport holder so they can travel in style while protecting their passport from wear and tear. Many passport holders also double as a wallet which will help them save space in their carry-on!

18. Waterproof cellphone case

A waterproof cellphone case is something everyone should have but might not think of. This is especially important if you are headed to any beachy, summery destinations where you might forget about the phone in your pocket and jump into the waters. Shop waterproof cellphone case


19. The Beach Towel Leather Carrier

If your giftee loves day hikes or going to the beach, get this leather carrier so they can carry their blanket or towel in style. Shop The Beach Towel Leather Carrier




20. Mapiful Map

Design a beautiful & minimal printed map of a city that means the world to your loved one so they can hang it up on their wall and be reminded of the special city. Shop Mapiful

Beauty & Clothing

21. Uniqlo Packable Ultra Light Down Jacket

This compact jacket is practical and will keep any traveler warm on their travel. This is one of my favourite jackets to throw in my purse and carry on a plane because it is very compact, lightweight and is water resistant. Shop Uniqlo Jacket




22. Aesop Travel Essentials Set

Aesop’s Travel Essentials’ has you covered with their set of 8 travel essentials, which include: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body balm, face cleanser, toner, facial cream, and mouthwash.This travel kit will help you freshen up anywhere from the plane to bus, boat, hotel or hostel. Shop Aesop Travel Essentials Set

23. Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

This hair dryer is perfect for someone who blow dries their hair multiple times a week and is always hopping between hotels. The Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer is compact enough for your carry-on, extremely fast drying while ensuring your hair will not be damaged by extreme heat with built-in technology that will measure the temperature 20 times a second. Shop Dyson Supersonic hair dryer

24. Blanket scarf

A blanket scarf is one of my must-have travel accessories because it is so versatile. You can use it as a scarf, blanket, pillow, etc!

25. Woven purse

A large woven purse is great for carrying everyday essentials while wandering around the city. This woven purse is collapsible, which is great for saving space in your carry-on or luggage. Shop woven purse


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