Not sure what to get the jet-setter in your life? Look no further. From the essential to the desired, these are the top 10 gifts every modern traveler should have.
Airbnb Gift Card
Nothing says authentic better than staying in the home of a local while traveling. Rather than indulging in all the comforts of home at a hotel, Airbnb allows you to rent out all or part of someone’s home, offering a better sense of the local culture. Plus, sometimes it’s just nice to have a full kitchen and a spare bedroom for some privacy! Hop over to Amazon and get the culture seeker in your life an Airbnb gift card, starting at $25.
Anker Portable Power Bank
No matter if it’s a day spent museum hopping or trailblazing in the wild, one is bound to run out of power at some point, and having a portable charger can be a lifesaver. Anker Portable Chargers are one of the best around. They work with numerous devices and allow you to charge multiple electronics at once. More importantly, the charger itself will stay charged for 2-3 days before it needs recharging. Amazon offers Anker models starting around $39.
With the rise of social media and the desire to share our stories with the world, the modern traveler knows the importance of capturing an incredible shot. Now, with Airselfie 2 you can get that perfect selfie – and look cool doing it. This portable flying camera connects to your smartphone and lets you take amazing pictures midair. Priced at $199, this is the perfect gift for the sightseeing traveler.
Violife UV Toothbrush Sanitizer
Sometimes traveling can be less than sanitary – from airplanes to shared bathrooms to a lack of clean water – it can be a bit challenging to keep things squeaky clean. However, in the midst of the adventure, it’s reassuring to know some of your essential items are taken care of. For $30, Violife Travel Ultraviolet Toothbrush Sanitizer can help keep your toothbrush bacteria-free even in the worst conditions. This device eliminates 99% of bacteria, all while storing your toothbrush in a compact case.
Pacsafe Travel Wallet
Whether traveling locally or abroad, keeping track of your valuables is priority number one, and having a reliable wallet will help ensure your items stay safe. Pacsafe Travel Wallet is a sleek, durable, anti-theft wallet, that has room for your passport, credit cards, and cash. With numerous styles for both men and women and prices starting at $29, there is sure to be a perfect wallet for the frequent traveler in your life.
Lonely Planet Magazine Subscription
Inspire wanderlust month after month with a yearly magazine subscription. These publications are chock-full of all things travel. From hot destinations to trending travel gear, and endless photographs to drool over, it’s guaranteed to impress even the most experienced globetrotter. Lonely Planet Magazine is one of the leading travel magazines that puts out inspiring content every month; and a yearly subscription is just $50.
Trtl Travel Pillow
Having a comfortable travel pillow is invaluable. It can make or break your flight, save you when you need to sleep in a less than ideal area, and come in handy if you’re stuck in uncomfortable accommodations. Trtl Travel Pillow is the latest design, and one of the best travel pillows available. Unlike traditional U-shaped travel pillows, the Trtl is scientifically proven to hold your head in a better position. It is small, easily transported, and machine washable. Priced at $30, they are a bit more expensive than their competitors, but its superior comfort is worth it.
Travel Inspired Jewelry
For those who love to travel, the next great adventure is always on their mind. Give them something they can wear as a daily reminder of their passion. Check out Etsy, a site where you can find hundreds of jewelry options for him or her. From vintage skyline bracelets to handcrafted compass necklaces, and prices starting as low as $3, you’re guaranteed to find something no matter your budget.
Tales From Margaritaville
Although traveling is typically packed with fun activities, there is plenty of downtime too. Sitting on an airplane, waiting for a train, riding the subway, or just relaxing at a cafe are all great times to open up a good book and get lost in another adventure. For the parrothead traveler in your life, pick up a copy of Jimmy Buffett’s Tales from Margaritaville, which is packed with short stories sure to inspire wanderlust.
Olloclip 4-in-1 Phone Lens
For the minimalist explorer who loves taking photos, gift them a phone lens to enhance their photography. These small, easily attachable lenses offer options beyond the typical phones capabilities and are guaranteed to increase the range of photos that can be taken. The Olloclip 4-in-1 Lens for the iPhone, which goes for $80, features fisheye, macro10x, macro15x, and a wide angle lens, allowing the photographer a slew of creative options.
I’m Sarah, and I love exploring our planet and learning from its many wonders. You can follow my adventures and insights on Instagram @sarahthewanderess and my blog TheWanderessWriter.com. Happy Travels and Fins Up!