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The Best Gifts for Travelers

Updated: Mar 5

Are you looking to give something to the traveler in your life for the holidays, a birthday or something else? If so, this is a great list of the best gifts for travelers to help you out! Travel is gradually starting to pick back up after a significant halt in the industry. So the time has come to make sure the special traveler in your life is prepared for their future travels by gifting them one of these items!!

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1. Hap Tim Soft Cooler

Photo of me with a Hap Tim Cooler

For the road trippers, picnic goers, and festival attendees, this soft cooler is an essential item! This cooler is collapsible making it easy to pack in a suitcase or put to side when not needed. Also, it has a bottle opener attached to side to easily enjoy a nice drink!

2. Camry Digital Luggage Scale

I remember going to Iceland and Denmark a few years ago with luggage full of winter gear (i.e. boots, coat, etc.). On the way there, my luggage was right under the weight limit with the airline. But on the way back, I bought souvenirs such as liquor that filled up my luggage which caused me to be overweight. If I would've had this scale on this trip I would've known I was overweight before arriving to the airport, saving the embarrassment.

This scale is great as it can easily latch onto luggage to lift and weigh. Also, it has the capability to display the weight in metric or imperial (USA) systems. What a quick and easy gift for any traveler!

3. Eccolo Passport Cover

Me holding a passport cover

For the globetrotters, passports are a necessity but they tend to get a lot of wear and tear unless it has a passport cover to protect it. And why not dress it up with a fashionable cover such as the ones from Eccolo.

**This design is no longer available.

4. myCharge Portable Charger

Me holding the myCharge portable charger

No one has time to lose all battery power while out on a tour of a lifetime! Phones have to stay charged up to take all of the photos while exploring new territories. But also it needs to stay charged for emergencies or ordering a ride sharing taxi.

This charger is compact so it can fit anywhere and doesn't add much weight!

**This model is no longer available.

5. Tripshell International Adapter

Me holding the Tripshell Adapter

Yep, not every country has the same electrical outlet. But you don't have to worry with the Tripshell adapter! This adapter works in over 150 countries and has a surge protector! This a must for global citizens!

6. Selfie Stick

Me demonstrating the selfie stick

Having the proper selfie stick is important for a traveler especially if they are going solo! This selfie stick comes with a remote that connects to smartphones through Bluetooth and a proper stand to sit on stable surfaces. This selfie stick is so awesome that I have even used it at home!

7. Travelon Anti Theft Classic Backpack

Another great necessity for a traveler is a backpack that is lightweight yet fits everything you need inside of it. The backpack is comfortable while carrying and has a place to put a bottle of water. This bag has an anti theft feature which deters people from trying to enter due to its locking mechanisms.

And of course it has an area where you put your headphone wires through the top of the backpack. With so many places to store items inside, how would a traveler not like this!

8. Unigear Dry Bag

This is a great grab for those who are into aquatic activities. For water park or beach visits to snorkeling, this bag helps keep belongings on body while not getting wet!

9. Shacke Pack Packing Cubes

Me with the packing cubes

Packing cubes are a travelers best friend!! They help keep items organized within a suitcase and allows space for more items to be packed. This set of packing cubes from Shacke Pack includes four cubes of different sizes for whatever a traveler desires.

10. Sony Noise Canceling Headsets

Who wouldn't want to drown out the man snoring on the plane or the baby crying nonstop in-flight!!! These headsets are perfect as they provide a noise cancellation feature which can be turned on and off. Also, it connects to smartphones via Bluetooth.

And a plus is that they feel more comfortable while sleeping on the plane than the earphones that someone could lose.

11. I Am My Ancestors Wildest Dream Shirt

Recently, I have had several people ask me where did I get this shirt? Well here is your answer! Grab your shirt here now!

**Kita the Explorer was gifted the "I Am My Ancestors Wildest Dream Shirt" from a friend for a birthday!

12. The Travel Boxx

Me holding the Travel Boxx

The Travel Boxx is a subscription box based out of the UK. A new box is released quarterly with 5 goodies made specifically for the traveler! The box I received had a collapsible water bottle, a passport holder, a travel journal with scratch maps, lip balm and a travel adapter. Excellent items for a traveler!!!

**Kita the Explorer was gifted this box from the company.

13. Photography Prints

Penguins roaming on Boulder Beach in South Africa

Grab yourself or someone you love a print from my store! Prints come on paper or canvas from photographs I have taken all of the world such as this photo above from Boulder Beach in South Africa!

These products have been purchased, reviewed and used by Kita the Explorer unless otherwise noted.

Prices were accurate at time of updating this article.

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Unknown member
Nov 24, 2020

This is a good list! I think I like that anti-theft backpack the most and of course the masks because we're all trying to stay safe out here.


Unknown member
Nov 23, 2020

I love that passport cover. I also have a quite a few portable chargers, You can never have too many. One of the worst things is having a dead phone while you're out and about.

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