I personally hate getting gifts which are not practical and which I know that after a while I will have to get rid of. I constantly travel and I have no storage where I can keep all cute, although useless gifts. I made a list of useful traveling gifts which every traveler would love to have. So you wouldn’t have trouble finding the perfect gift for your friend.
Useful gifts for travelers
I know it is kinda pricey, although this bag is super durable. I mean it is a bag for a lifetime. Another good thing is that this bag is ergonomic which mean that no matter how heavy your bag is you will not have any problems with your back.
Have you ever met a travel addict who has enough space for their photos? No me neither. SD Cards are always a good gift.
Your friend has a Eurotrip? Oh boy… then I hope he/she is prepared for an outlet confusion. A travel adapter is a great gift for your friend because without power it would be a terrible journey.
Luggage locks can sound a bit strange for a gift, but it is a useful thing and if you engrave something on it then it will become “the best gift ever”.
The portable charger is so important when traveling because having a full battery of your cell phone is just being safe. Especially if you travel solo.
It is not safe to ask a stranger to take a picture of you and also random people are not as good photographers as your friend might be. A tripod for a traveler is a must.
IIf your friend is a nature lover or he/she loves hitchhiking then warm sleeping bag can be a live saver.
A flashlight or a headlight would always be useful for a traveler and nature lover. Also, it is a safety device if you have to walk on a dark road.
Everybody loves things which save space for them. This collapsible bottle is a miracle how light it is.
The quick-dry towel is a great gift for both nature lover and travelers who love only city life. It is light, does not take too much space. What else do you need?
GoPro is great for all the possibilities which it gives for you. You can film underwater, it is not scared of some motorbike crashes and the battery last really long.
I know that nowadays cell phones have great cameras, although what about lens which create amazing lightning? What about lens which zooms so much that you can see every detail? The possibilities are endless!
Your friend does not like necklaces? But what about camera straps? It can also be cute like straps with stripes, dots, rainbow, stars and etc.
I think it is time for your friend to change that old, black camera bag which everybody has and change to some unique beauty.
Oh, Polaroids… Those insta pictures always look good on your wall after an amazing holiday abroad.
If your friend can’t live without a good coffee machine coffee then Aeropress coffee machine is a survival kit for her/him. The coffee is amazing and it is easy to use.
Who has space for an actual book these days? 600 pages Game of Thrones book would never fit in anybody’s bag. Kindle is a must for everybody who loves to read.
After traveling like 20 countries you would see how terrible your passport looks without a cover. Also, you can put cards or cash in it also.
Earphones are also a live saver when you have to fly on the same plane with a baby or you just tired of being a social butterfly.
If you have a great relationship with your friend then the menstrual cup is a great gift. I tried it half a year ago and my only thought was “why I didn’t use it before”. It does not take too much space, it is easy to change, environmentally friendly.
Warm gloves, bicycle gloves, gloves for hikes doesn’t matter if your friend loves to travel then your friend needs it.
OMG…. I love face masks when I travel! After flights face skin gets so dry and the feeling when you put them after a long day is mind-blowing.
A good raincoat is a must for everybody!
Sunglasses also is a thing which everybody needs, no matter is it a Summer or Winter.
A portable hammock is so amazing, if you don’t buy it as a gift then buy it for yourself.