The Ultimate Gift Guide for the Travel Obsessed

The Ultimate Gift Guide For The Travel Obsessed

With Christmas just a month away now, you better get on your Christmas shopping! I’ve made it a little easier for those of you who need to get something for someone who loves to travel. This is my ultimate gift guide for the travel-obsessed:

Gifts for the Traveller:

1. Packing Cubes
Packing Cubes | Ultimate Traveller Gift GuideIf you aren’t using packing cubes when you travel, you’re doing it wrong! My mom first got these and I didn’t pay any mind to them but soon realized they really do make a huge difference in packing!

2.  Multi USB Charger 

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It allows you to charge multiple devices at once, which can be quite handy! It also helps you make friends at the airport if you share 😉

3. Portable Phone Charger

gifts for travelers: Portable Cell Phone Charger

I can’t tell you how many times one of these has saved me when I’ve been out and about all day. This one is small enough to easily fit in a purse or backpack.

4. Double Travel Hammock
Ultimate Traveller Gift Guide | Double HammockLightweight, convenient, and perfect for an impromptu nap on the beach or while hiking.

6. Scratch Map of the World

gifts for travelers: Scratch Map of the World

How cool is this to keep track of all your travels around the world?! I want one to keep back in my room at home!

7. Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel: Our List of the 500 Best Places to See
Ultimate Traveller Gift Guide | Lonely Planet's Ultimate Travel GuideThis one needs no explanation. Not sure where to go next? Flip through this book for some inspiration!

8. Camera Strap

OK SO I’M IN LOVE. I somehow stumbled upon this online store, Ixchel Triangle, via their Instagram account, and just want to buy everything! They also have bags, guitar straps, backpacks, etc. all in gorgeous fabrics like this one.

9. Polaroid Camera
Ultimate Traveller Gift Guide | Polaroid CameraI still love the look of polaroids, they have such a cool feel to them. Tip: they’re also an awesome way to remember friends made while traveling — take a picture together and give them a copy with your contact info written on the back!

10. Solar Charger

gifts for travelers: solar power phone charger
This is so cool! Really convenient for when there is a lack of plugs and a surplus of sunshine!

11. Scratch Travel Journal

Gifts for travellers: Travelogue Scratch off Map Page Travel Journal

Right before I left for Australia, a good friend gave me a journal as a going away gift — and I couldn’t be more thankful for that! I bring it everywhere with me and use it constantly. This one is extra cool because it’s travel specific!

12. 4-in-1 lens for iPhone
Ultimate Traveller Gift Guide | 4-in-1 lensTake your iPhone photography game to the next level with these snap on lenses! The wide angle lens is great for landscape photos!


1. GoPro
Ultimate Traveller Gift Guide | GoPro Hero4Because GoPros are awesome. Alternatively, I bought this “knock-off” GoPro and absolutely love it. It’s way cheaper (only $50 USD) and I took some seriously great pictures with it at The Great Barrier Reef.

2. Drone

DJI Spark Fly More Combo

Drones can take your travel photography to the next level! I love my DJI Spark and took it to Mexico, and got some seriously amazing photos!

3. Carry-on Luggage

A new carry-on as a gift is always a good idea and will never be unappreciated — especially ones as stylish as these! From right to left: Nicole MillerRocklandLondon Fog.

Stocking Stuffers

1. Collapsible Water bottle
Ultimate Traveller Gift Guide | Portable Water BottleSuper handy for backpackers when every little bit of space counts! This one hold 125 ml

2. Anywhere Travel Guide
Ultimate Traveller Gift Guide | Anywhere Travel GuideI love the idea of this Anywhere Travel Guide! Such a cool “game” to play while traveling! Also can be helpful for being a tourist in your own city.

3. Luggage Scale
Ultimate Traveller Gift Guide | Luggage ScaleAs a notorious over packer, this is a must-have. Nothing is worse than getting to the airport only to realize you’re over the weight limit on your luggage.

4. Personalized Luggage Tags

Gift for the Travel Lover: Personalized Luggage Tags
In the past, I’ve always just used those flimsy airport ones, but now that I’m traveling more, a high-quality luggage tag is needed. Such a lovely extra to personalize it with initials.

5. Compressed Towels
Ultimate Traveller Gift Guide | Portable TowelsAnother cool idea for those travelers who are tight on space and need towels on the go!

6. Sleep Mask Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 2.15.48 AM.png

This is the one I use every single night, but the one above is cuter! I originally bought it for the plane ride over to Australia, but just love how it blocks out all light.

7. Passport Case

I am including a couple of different options here. The first one is the one I have and it’s great — nice material and is RFID blocking! The second one I just think is too cute, and perfect for the adventurous soul. Third, I, of course, had to include one a little bit more manly. And last but certainly not least, the Kate Spade one.

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Happy holidays and happier shopping 😉

xx Chels

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