The Best Gifts for Travelers

If you’re a traveler, chances are you’ve spent the last few holidays receiving kitschy, travel-themed gifts from friends and loved ones while wishing they had given you something more useful, like airport lounge passes or an Airbnb gift card.

While there are some gifts like cash, and airline tickets that will always be useful, there are a few items that we’ve sourced that have amazing reputations and are appreciated by even the most minimalist travelers.

These gifts will help you get from point A to point B with quiet, slick efficiency, so you can enjoy your time away from home once you arrive. Here are some amazing recommendations for useful travel-themed gifts that anyone can appreciate.

Wireless headphones

There are tons of different brands of wireless headphones, ranging in price from $50 to a couple hundred dollars, so there’s always something within your price range. Wireless headphones are amazing for those times when you’re in transit — a good pair will also cancel noise and can allow you to catch some Z’s on long-haul flights or extended car trips. They’re also helpful if you’re staying in a semi-private space, like a hostel or on a friend’s couch, and want to tune out excess noise.

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Toiletry kit

If you’ve got a travel-lover in the family, and especially if they’re young and just starting out on their adventures, a durable toiletry kit is a great gift. Not only will it corral their toiletries into one easily-accessible place, it also protects their clothing in the event of a shampoo-bottle or toothpaste explosion. Online travel accessories shop Flight 001 makes great toiletry kits that can be hung on a hook, but also fold up on themselves for maximum storage. Plus, they come in a plethora of cute colors and are made of durable, waterproof material.

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Going to the grocery store with children in tow can be hard enough, let alone going on a vacation; but that doesn’t mean that your globetrotting has to end when you become a parent. In fact, studies have shown that children who go on holiday with their families are happier and tend to score higher in math and reading. They also obtain more general knowledge than their fellow classmates who do not travel.

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Hopping aboard a transcontinental flight on route to a new, ready-to-explore destination is a rush. Traveling teaches us about the world, sure. But, more than that, it teaches us about ourselves. You also probably already know that, unlike your comfort zone, traveling presents a lot of inherent risks. It’s a sad reality, but it’s a reality that rings true. You, as a tourist, are a two-bit criminal’s dream target. After all, you have absolutely no idea where you are, no idea where to go for help, and no clue what the scammers have in store.

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