We’ve covered the topic of choosing the right Christmas gifts for newly-wed, now it’s time to help you choose the best Christmas gifts for travelers. A traveler may not be around for Christmas, but there’s no reason to forget their Christmas gifts. While it can be hard to shop for a traveler who is rarely at home long enough to need much, there’s many options out there that would make a jet setter smile, specially if he was an Aussie.
This is my personal list of top 10 Christmas gifts for travelers, who would love and appreciate, based on the experience of a professional Aussie backpacker (yours truly), who is currently planing to spend his coming two years traveling the world (but that’s another story).
My top Christmas 2013 gifts for travelers list:
What’s one thing that a traveler needs? Luggage. This Olympia duffel bag comes in a range of sizes and colors, which makes it a gift for travelers who are going away for short trips or a long haul adventure.
A high quality built, quite large, one-compartment bag with lots of handy small pockets, perfect for flying with bulky stuff without exceeding the airline’s 62″ checked bag limit. It comes in various colors as well.
Amazon price: $44.80.
Amazon score: 4/5 stars from 75+ reviews.
For travelers who like to power their own wheels, this multi-functional bicycle bag from Roswheel will help them to take what they need when they head off. It can be attached to the bike and carried as a handbag or a shoulder bag.
Strong zippers, handy drink pocket, plenty of pockets, roomy, simply it’s one of the best little web bargains with its current price!
Amazon price: $13.45
Amazon score: 4.5/5 stars from 100+ reviews.
Long haul flights across the world, with stop overs in airports can take it out of anyone. That’s why the SleepMax MicroBead Ultra Soft Neck Pillow makes the list.
A neck pillow can make so much difference to a 7+ hour flight or even long movies. This neck pillow is simply a gift that will be used again and again. Microbeads make it easy to punch up, and it never gets hot from long use.
Amazon price: $12.89
Amazon score: 4.5/5 stars from 60+ reviews.
Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s Greatest Trips from National Geographic is a book that is sure to inspire the adventurous heart within. The stories take the reader to several amazing travel destinations, increasing the list of places to be visited one day for anyone. The book is packed with interesting information and excellent photography that you’d expect from National Geographic.
Amazon price: $28.72
Amazon score: 4.5/5 stars from 75+ reviews.
5) Travel Packing Cubes
Traveling around can make it hard to keep organized, and sometimes it is possible to be so unorganized that there’s no more clean underpants in existence. These Travel Packing Cubes make sure everything is organized and neat. They come in 3 sizes in the same package, making them more convenient when traveling by airplane
Amazon price: $29.97
Amazon score: 5/5 stars from 4 reviews.
Does your traveling friend miss their music while they’re on the road? The Martin Steel String Backpacker Travel Guitar can be something they’ll take with them around the world. For the traveler who will pine away for his guitar back home, this is a perfect gift.
Amazon price: $189.00
Amazon score: 4.5/5 stars from 37+ reviews.
The traveler now will have a range of electronic item and the power points around the world are all different. The Ceptic Small Size Worldwide International Travel Plug Adapter Kit will help the traveler out. Working in 150+ countries, this device will make traveling easier and remove the need to get specialized adapters for different countries.
Amazon price: $6.99
Amazon score: 4/5 stars from 7 reviews.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 is the most expensive item on this list, costing $359.00 on Amazon. Tablet PCs are made to travel. Being light and small while having many of the same features you’d use on a laptop. Many travel apps are available for download on the device.
Amazon price: $359.00
Amazon score: 4/5 stars from 115+ reviews.
With all the picture sharing on social media, it’s rare that a person will take a trip without taking pictures for those back home to view. The Canon EOS Rebel Digital SLR will turn a traveler’s snapshots into a work of (almost) professional photography. A wonderful and simple camera to use, it delivers excellent image quality under any shooting conditions.
Amazon price: $429.00
Amazon score: 4.5/5 stars from 578+ reviews.
Sunglasses are something that must be in any list of gifts for travelers. My personal favorite pair are Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses. Looking stylish while keeping the sun and glare out of my eyes so I can see the world around me. Lightweight and comfortable, I could wear them for long hours, indoors or outdoors. Granted, they fit the male traveler more, but if you favor quality over look, you have a winner here.
Amazon price: $121.26
Amazon score: 4.5/5 stars from 871+ reviews.
And that concludes our foray into choosing the best Christmas gifts for travelers.