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The best gift ideas for frequent travelers

Are you in search of the perfect gift for someone who’s close to you and loves to travel? Even though it sounds like it, this isn’t always an easy task! That’s why we put together this list of perfect gifts for frequent travelers. Here, you’ll find gift ideas for different occasions, different types of people, and different budgets, and whatever the occasion, we’ll help you choose the perfect gift with our suggestions. Let’s start!

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General Travel ideas for all

Voice translator

Have you ever been to a foreign country where language came as a barrier for you? Well, worry not, just like everything else, traveling has changed a lot over the last couple of decades and new technologies are discovered every day to make traveling easier.  Voice translator is one of those discoveries; not only does it make your communication with locals easier but it also is really convenient as it runs without internet connection and has a decent  95% accuracy.

Electric luggage hanging scale

This is one of the most important gadgets if you are a frequent traveler or someone who likes traveling over-the-top. We all know how much airlines (especially low-cost carriers) charge us when the luggage exceeds the weight limit.  The best way to avoid these situations and know the precise weight of your luggage is to have a scale that is specifically designed to measure the weight of luggage.

Whiskey flask with a cigarette case

When it comes to gifts for frequent travelers, this is an ideal choice for people who are always on the run but love their whiskey and cigarettes. This stainless steel flask is specially designed to take care of two of our favorite items while taking less place in one’s bag. It can pack six normal-size cigarettes and is super-lightweight.

Refillable notebook (travelers Journal)

Whether you like to sketch, compose music or write down your travel notes, having a travel journal to keep our thoughts and work in one place is always great. These types of journals come in many different sizes and forms and they’re great gifts for writers and frequent travelers because, with these notebooks, you’ll have the luxury to start over time after time, even when you run out of pages.

Portable waterproof solar charger

Did your phone ever die on you just when you were about to click a picture of the most stunning landscape you ever saw? If the answer is yes, you know how frustrating that might feel. As time passes by, the lifespan of our phones’ batteries decreases and the best way to make sure your phone always has enough power is getting a portable solar charger. It’s eco-friendly, it’s portable, and it can work anywhere.

Portable pour coffee maker

Do you know someone who travels a lot but cannot live without coffee? Then getting a portable pour coffee maker for them will be a live saver. There are many perks of getting a portable coffee maker. You can always make your own coffee wherever you are, you can save money because it’s always cheaper to make your own, and it’s so tiny that it can fit in your backpack/carry-on bag.

Electronic travel cable organizer

If you’re a frequent traveler, you know the struggle of trying to untangle the clutter of cables that power your gadgets after a trip. Whether it’s a short or a longer trip, we all travel with at least a few electronic gadgets and oftentimes they form unsolvable tangles.  The best way to avoid the mess and the hustle is to get a bag which was designed specifically to help you organize your cables when traveling.

Travel Wi-Fi device

Whether you travel for leisure or for work, we all can agree that the internet has become a very important part of our lives. Struggling to connect to the internet in a foreign land sure can be a daunting experience. If you’re a frequent traveler, you know how this feels. And if you’re looking for some great gifts for frequent travelers, a travel Wi-Fi device is one of the best gifts you can buy.

Unisex travel toiletry

Since the beginning of our travel journey, we had tons of tests and trials with different travel toiletries. Some didn’t meet our expectations, some didn’t deliver what they promised and some were just way too over the board for us to refer it to anyone else. Choosing a toiletry for someone else sure can be difficult but if you’re buying it for a frequent traveler, who can give you better advice than a frequent traveler? From my personal experience, this is the best travel toiletry I ever came across.

Magnetic floating globe

This is an excellent souvenir for friends and family, and can also be an excellent home décor. The globe rotates on a magnetic plate, which resembles how the real earth rotates in the orbit. The globe levitates even if the base is turned on its side or upside down.


gifts for frequent travelers

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Ideal for camping

Portable water bottle with water purifier

If you are looking for a gift for an outdoors person who loves going camping or hiking in the woods, then this is one of the most important things you can buy for them.  Using one of these can improve one’s outdoor activity experience dramatically. For starters, you won’t have to carry several different water bottles with you, and you’ll save on both money and space in your backpack. Last but not least, you’ll also decrease the usage of plastics and help the environment as well.

Portable laundry system for camping

This has to one of the most useful, innovative, and revolutionary camping products you can ever find. It’s a great gift idea for an outdoor person, as we all know that camping and sweaty/dirty clothes go hand-in-hand. This is a lightweight product with a perk of providing you with clean clothes while being miles away from the nearest laundry.

Outdoor compact pocket blanket

If you’re a frequent traveler, you probably experienced a situation in which you were out in the woods and wished you have brought an extra blanket. This pocket blanket mignt not be ideal if you are planning to travel somewhere cold unless you already have a thick blanket and you just want it to be an extra layer but it’s perfect if you travel somewhere with a mild climate or want to use it as a picnic sheet that fits inside your pocket.

Insects repellent bracelet

This bracelet acts as an insect & mosquitos repellent and it’s an ideal gift for someone who loves traveling to places that are often infested with lots of mosquitos and insects. It works well for some who are sensitive or hate to apply tropical repellent crèmes or lotions.

Outdoor quick-dry towel

Whether you do yoga, gym, palates or just going camping, one of these towels will surely change your game. Unlike the normal towels we use at home, these micro-fiber towels dry up extremely fast, they are super light-weight, and consume less space in your luggage. An excellent choice for someone who likes outdoor activities.

Different types of backpacks

Anti-theft backpack

Every day we come across stories in which travelers fall victim to pocket pickers while traveling abroad. However, there is a solution to this problem; an anti-theft backpack. Anti-theft backpacks have the ability to prevent or at least delay theft. They come with metal-lined straps to prevent slashing and RFID pockets to prevent scanning your important documents (ex. ID, passport, and credit cards).

Gonex camping backpack

Using a backpack which is made especially for camping is a key ingredient for a great camping experience. I tried a lot of different backpacks throughout the years but nowadays, I personally use and recommend Gonex backpacks; they have small compartments for your belongings, comfortable shoulder straps, and most importantly, are completely waterproof.

Wine travel suitcase

This is a unique suitcase built for all wine lovers who love buying exotic wines and bringing them back home to family and friends without the fear of spilling and bottles breaking.  It’s one of the best gifts for frequent travelers who often buy wine/liquors when coming back from their trips.

Oceanic scuba diving bag

From my experience, this is one of the best carry-on luggage you can find. The bag can be used as a travel carry-on but also as a diving backpack. This is a complete versatile backpack that can hold your diving gear (ex. diving suits, cylinders, fins, clothes, gadgets, shoes, etc.). It’s a perfect product for active travelers who like to indulge in many different activities while traveling.

Gifts for frequent male travelers

Shaving kit

A grooming choice for any male traveler, this travel shaving kit contains a travel safety razor, travel shave brush and shaving soap. If you know a frequent traveler and you want to buy something for them, you can never go wrong with this one. 

Swiss knife

A great tool for anyone who goes camping often and loves a handy multitasking tool with various equipment like a wood saw, a large blade, a corkscrew, a wire stripper, etc. Great gift for an avid traveler or an outdoor person with a spark of adventure and desire to explore off-the-beaten-path.

4 in 1 detachable hat

If you are looking for a useful gift that will also be extremely versatile, here’s your pick. Namely, this hat works as a sun hat, fishing hat and a bucket hat with features like a wide brim, breathable face mask, removable neck flap, and an adjustable chin drawstring. Great for activities like fishing, traveling, hiking, cycling, land mowing (etc).

Solid cologne bar

This has been one of the most innovative products when it comes to men’s hygiene and a really great idea for a gift. The 5-oz container easily fits into pockets, gym bags, kits and more, it has a really subtle smell and has been designed by travelers for travelers. It’s a great gift for an ardent, eco-friendly traveler or someone who wants to try something new.

Wet and dry bag

This double zipper waterproof bag is a great way to make sure that your wet clothes are sealed well and the rest of your belongings are protected. Great gift for frequent travelers or someone who hits the gym regularly.

Collapsible water bottle

This FDA-approved collapsible water bottle is a great gear for people who go camping regularly. The bottle collapses and folds up to 1.57 inches, taking very little space in your bag, it’s extremely easy to clean, and super practical. It’s one of the best hiking gifts for frequent travelers.

Bluetooth wallet tracker

Did you ever lose or misplace your wallet or something else while abroad? Losing stuff is always easier when you travel, and in situations like these, a Bluetooth tracking device can be very handy. Moreover, this tracker works for wallets, laptops, passports, remote-control devices, etc.

Cocktail kit

This carry-on cocktail kit is a travel kit for drinks on the go. This kit contains all the essentials you need to make your own drinks at 30,000 feet in the air on-the-go. This kit is designed to be used alongside spirits from the airline Beverage cart and best of all, it’s TSA approved.

Compression double-zipper packing cubes

This lightweight compressing cubes removes all the air from the bags and makes it extremely compact, making it a perfect gift for a) frequent travelers or b) rookie travelers who struggle with packing. The pack comes with six bags; one large cube, two small cubes, one medium packing cube, and one clear toiletry bag with a luggage strap.

Travel belt with a hidden money pocket

A travel security belt with hidden money pockets is a great gadget that helps you hide your money inside a zipper pocket. It’s a great way to keep your cash safe from pickpockets and you cal also use it to organize different currencies and any important travel documents.

Gifts for frequent female travelers

Travel urinal for women

We know that the name might sound bit bizarre but it is an incredible product for women going on a  long camping/hiking trip.  As the name suggests, this is a device that acts as an aid for women or girls to help them urinate. Variations will include normal disposable funnels to more flexible reusable ones. Great product for women who are into camping, traveling, festivals, long car journeys or any outdoor activities where using a modern toilet isn’t an option.

Diva cup

A diva cup or a menstrual cup is a safer and recyclable alternative for women during their monthly cycle.  Traveling can be exhausting both mentally and physically, so making sure that you stay germ-free on the road depends mostly on the hygiene items you pack. Ideal for women who have an upcoming camping or hiking trips.

Sphynx all-in-one razor

This portable razor has been one of the most-used travel products among female travelers. It’s a portable razor with refillable blades that have been approved by the TSA, so it can travel along with your carry-on.  Unlike any other ordinary razors, it comes with a spray bottle, a moisturizing bar, and razor blades. It’s one of the best gifts for frequent female travelers.

Scarf with a zipper pocket

This is a great, more aesthetic alternative for odd-looking money belts. It’s a versatile scarf that can be worn as a headscarf (if visiting a more conservative country or when exploring temples during your trip) or an ordinary scarf with various outfits, depending on the occasion. Ideal for women of all ages.

Packing cubes/travel 4 pack

Packing cubes come in various forms, sizes, and colors. It’s an amazing product for both frequent and infrequent travelers that helps you keep your things organized, makes more space while you travel, and protects your belongings from spillages.

Tangle teezer

Most girls don’t consider switching their hairbrush for a tangle teezer, but while traveling in the outdoors, all the sweat and dirt engulfing your hair can result in unsolvable tangles. This product is a great solution for these situations and is a great gift for women with thick and long locks.

MmLove travel cosmetic bag

This travel cosmetic bag has shock-proof cotton inside and is foldable, lightweight, waterproof, and washable. It has three mesh pockets and four elastics straps for products to be separated. It’s perfect for girls who like to organize their personal, household, and travel items.

Pepper spray and stun gun for self-defense

Traveling can oftentimes be precarious and keeping your safety in check while traveling alone is extremely crucial It’s always better to be safe than sorry. This pack of pepper spray and stun gun would offer you the protection you might need in order to remain safe while traveling. This is one of the best gifts for frequent solo female travelers.

Jewelry bags

We all know that traveling with precious jewelry is anything but a smart choice. There is always a chance of them getting tangled together or worse, get lost. The best way to avoid it? This durable jewelry case! This product looks like a cosmetic pouch but it also has separate sections for different pieces of jewelry and oftentimes, they are lined with fabric which keeps your accessories from getting damaged.

TSA-approved bag

Did you ever get in trouble with the TSA because of your oversized, bulky cosmetic bags and you had to make the decision to either check your bag or leave it behind? This is a perfect product to avoid these kinds of situations. If you are not sure if your carry-on bags are TSA approved, definitely consider buying this toiletry bag.

Gifts for kids

Waterproof camera for kids

This is great for kids who seem to like photography but are too young to be trusted with a more expensive camera. These cameras are waterproof and have all the functions of a normal camera and are great for kids to take when swimming, camping, traveling, etc.

Kid travel journal

Keeping a journal is always a great idea and kids can get out a lot of things by maintaining a travel journal; leaning to write down their thoughts,  building up a new habit, boosting up their creativity, etc.

Luggage scooter

This carry-on size compact luggage can work as a pull-along stroller with flip-out cases that works as kids’ scooter too. It’s a great choice for people looking to bring some more fun for their kids during a vacation.

Kids swiss knife

Who said that the Swiss knives are just for grownups?  Many kids love to own the same tools as their parents and this pocket knife is great for kids who love to have their own adventures but in a safer way. It entails a blade with a round tip, a bottle opener, a screwdriver, a wood saw, a snap-hook, a spoon, a fork, and a tiny magnifying glass.

Headlight torch

This is an ordinary headlamp that comes in a smaller size and is specially designed for kids. It’s perfect for kids who love outdoor activities.

Kid’s binocular

If you’re looking for great gifts for your kids or your friends/relatives’ kids, this compact HD child binocular that comes in various colors is a great choice. Because of the fact that it’s lightweight, it can be easily carried by a child but it can also be used by adults on various occasions.


If you didn’t know that Kindle also has an e-reader designed for kids, don’t worry you are not alone. There isn’t much difference between kids kindle and standard kindle except that product has a 2 years-kids’ warranty and slightly different features designed specially for kids.

Travel scratch map

This is a great fit for a kid who wants to test its knowledge of geography. It can be an excellent game if you want your kids to learn more about our planet. Additionally, this gift also makes a fine decorative set.

Luggage tag

This is a pack of personalized kids ID tags for backpacks, custom kids tags for children allergy, first aid, lunch box, suitcases, etc. It’s ideal for kids of all ages.

Snorkel kit

If your kid is a water enthusiast, then a snorkel kit would make an ideal gift. This pack has all the kit needed for an entry-level adventurist. A mask, flippers, and earplugs are included in the package.

Did you like this list of gifts for frequent travelers? Which one was your favorite? Which one inspired you to buy something for your friends or relatives? Let us know in the comments!

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Sunday 17th of November 2019

I love reading these lists for travelers since I have already found so many things I can get for my family and friends for Christmas. I will definitely look into the kid's journal, it seems like something my daughter would love. Also the wine luggage would probably be handy for myself... ha ha. The female urinating thing seems a little bit much... but I can see why it might be useful sometimes.. ha ha.

Passport Symphony

Sunday 17th of November 2019

Glad to know that you found something for everyone.

Yukti Agrawal

Saturday 16th of November 2019

I have read many gift for travelers posts, but your post has some unique options which I really loved. I loved the idea of gifting solar charger and that too it is waterproof and portable. Voice translator is also another fantastic idea as sometimes, it is very difficult to explain our thoughts and in some countries, Google does not work properly and therefore this will be really helpful.

Passport Symphony

Saturday 16th of November 2019

Thanks, really appreciate your kind words YUkti.

Chef Mireille

Saturday 16th of November 2019

These are some great ideas. I did not even though solar charges were available. I love this - batteries dying is always a problem and I love that this is so much kinder to the planet. The voice translator also looks like it would be great since I usually travel internationally more than I do domestically.

Passport Symphony

Saturday 16th of November 2019

Thanks, yes the sole reason why I prefer this solar back up charger is that it is better for the environment.


Thursday 14th of November 2019

YES to so much of this! No matter what I do my hair is forever in tangles, so I am ordering the tangle tamer as we speak. I'm also ordering the hanging scale because I am notorious for over-packing my bag and then becoming frustrated at just about everyone around me for having done so LOL. Ten bucks is more than reasonable for this gift, you can't beat that!

Passport Symphony

Saturday 16th of November 2019

Great choice, Stephanie. We would love to hear it goes for you.


Thursday 14th of November 2019

Such a brilliant list of gift ideas! Why had I never thought to give the gift of a scale for your suitcase?! Every time we pack we question whether or not we are good & almost always have to move things around! And packing cubes are ALWAYS a good idea! And I might have to get the luggage scooter for my toddler!

Passport Symphony

Saturday 16th of November 2019

Thanks, Chloe.