If you have a world traveller or holiday lover on your gift list, you may be wondering what to get someone who have seen it all. It’s not always easy. Here are best travel gift ideas you wanderlust lover friends are going to love. Each gift has been chosen with comfort and convenience in mind because remember, there is only so much room in a rucksack, so travellers prefer to pack light.

Portable charger

With more and more travel essential gadgets requiring charging, its little wonder that people are tuning to portable battery packs to help fill the power gap when travelling. Most chargers vary in size and price, so you can choose depending on your budget. If your travel lover’s plans involve long journeys or locations and countries where power availability may be an issue, then this is a great gift idea.

Travel Neck Pillow

Travel neck pillows are one of the most popular items to pack for long haul flights however most don’t do the job of supporting your neck and actually offer more discomfort than its worth. The Trtl travel pillow differs from the traditional u-shaped memory foam travel pillow by having a supportive structure that holds the neck in an ergonomic position that helps the sleepy traveller rest well.

The best thing about this gift idea is that it is half the size of a travel pillow and is super lightweight with an attachment that enables you to clip it onto luggage instead of taking up valuable space. 

Portable speaker

This is the perfect gift for those travellers that enjoy listening to music, watching movies, or like to party. The Sony Bluetooth speaker allows your traveller to watch movies with other people, throw spontaneous hostel parties, or play their favourite songs whilst soaking up the sun on the beach. This speaker is super small with exceptional sound quality and has a battery that lasts up to 12 hours.

Passport Holder

This is a great gift idea for those frequent travellers as their passport is bound to get pretty beat-up. There are many cool passport holder designs on the market to choose one that your friend will love. Not only do they make for a great organiser (as some designs hold credit cards, boarding passes and extra cash), but they give just enough protection, without being bulky.

Travel Plug Adapter

Keeping gadgets charged up has become a necessity whist travelling. In order to use your electronics in foreign countries, an international travel adapter plug is essential. In most cases, travellers will need an adapter to fit the plug into a different shaped outlet, as well as a voltage converter so no damage is caused to the electronic device. Gifting your travel lover with a good quality plug adapter will definitely be of value to them whilst on their travels.

Microfibre Backpacking Towel

Although it may not seem like the most exciting gift, every adventurer needs a packable microfiber towel thanks to its multipurpose features.

Microfiber towels are carefully designed for the space conscious traveller and are constructed from soft, woven microfibre material. Microfibre is a synthetic fibre that is made up of polyesters and polyamides, or blends. These are the perfect materials to produce an odourless, anti-bacterial, fast drying mega towel… perfect for those who are travelling around hot and humid climate.

LifeStraw Filtered Water Bottle

This must-have item for international travel will help keep your friend/ loved one safe from sickness so they can make the most of their trip. The LifeStraw Filtered water bottle cleans up to 99.9% of waterborne parasites and bacteria from water sources in countries where quality is minimal.

The Go-2 Stage incorporates the award winning LifeStraw technology as well as a carbon capsule into a durable water bottle which is perfect for on-the-go adventures. The carbon filter reduces odour and chlorine aftertastes too and can filter up to 4000 litres of water.

By Poppy Jones