Useful Gifts for Travelers

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  1. So many amazing things! I love the cork globe and the scratch map – think I need to get one of those to track my adventures!

    • Kiyoko says:

      The scratch map is definitely at the top of my Christmas list. Having a visual of all the places I’ve been is just a great reminder of all the great things I’ve been able to accomplish and the amazing experiences I’ve had along the way. Plus, it would be a great conversation starter whenever I have guests over.

  2. Kalena says:

    What great gift ideas! I especially like the SEIRAA bracelet and the travel stub diary 🙂

    • Kiyoko says:

      I thought the travel stub diary was super unique! Right now I have most of my ticket stubs sitting in a scrapbook, waiting to actually be put on paper, but I haven’t gotten around to it because trying to find it a beautiful way to display it in a scrapbook usually just stresses me out, because I never feel like it looks as nice as other scrapbooks. I think the travel stub diary is a great way to keep everything without the work of scrapbooking.

  3. Maram says:

    I’m personally looking for a portable router for WiFi. That’s the gadget on my wishlist at the moment!

    • Kiyoko says:

      I had never considered something like that! For most of my travels I’ve been able to just make do with a local SIM card for internet. Would definitely be useful for the future though!

  4. Dany says:

    Very useful article for those of us who are already paniking on what to buy to our loved ones for Christmas! I think I’m going to buy a Tile Mate for my dad, he keeps on losing everything, so that should help!

  5. What an amazing list! As a frequent traveler, I would love any of them. As a matter of fact, I think I will keep this page open on my laptop as a hint for my family!

  6. Totally agree with this list- I always have a passport cover, TSA approved luggage locks and packing cubes on hand. I really need to get one of those tile things though!

    • Kiyoko says:

      I think Tiles are amazing. When I’m traveling I always have a million things running through my mind, and find it even harder to keep track of things than normal. Having the tile definitely saves me from spending several minutes trying to find my keys or wallet.

  7. I love so many of these. The money belt scarves are such a cool idea!

  8. Paige says:

    These are really great gift ideas. I haven’t seen the travel coloring book before. That’s on my wishlist now!

    • Kiyoko says:

      I think it’s great for long plane rides. A lot of times I find myself somewhat tired and stressed from traveling, and don’t have the mental focus to do productive things – reading a book, working on my laptop, etc. Coloring doesn’t take a lot of focus and can be quite stress reliving, so I think it’s a great way to pass the time.

  9. Huge collection of ideas, great!! Thanks for the inspo!

  10. Lauren says:

    This is a great list! I know I’d be thrilled to receive any of these–especially the scratch off world map!

    • Kiyoko says:

      Scratch off world map is definitely towards the top of my list! I think it’s such a great way to see all that you’ve accomplished. Plus, I’m a completionist, so it would give me such satisfaction every time I got to scratch off a new place!

  11. Alli says:

    Love the portable charger and luggage scale idea. People are always borrowing my luggage scale – I think it’s time for me to start handing these out as gifts! 😀

    • Kiyoko says:

      When I was an exchange student in Japan, I think everybody on my dorm floor was borrowing my roommate’s luggage scale (and I did too). They’re so cheap nowadays that they make for easy gifts.

  12. I love the airport pillows! I think I should get some just not sure what code I want….

    • Kiyoko says:

      I’m the same way! I have no idea how in the world I would ever pick since I’ve been to so many airports, but I’d probably the one for the airport near my home since that’s the one I go through most frequently…

  13. Adrienne says:

    Great list of some awesome gift ideas! I have a portable luggage scale and it has saved so much money on overweight bag fees haha 🙂 I would recommend that one to any frequent traveler who checks a bag!

    • Kiyoko says:

      I definitely need one of these. Most of my trips so far have been relatively light, but I have a feeling that for some of my upcoming trips I’ll be packing a lot more, and I really don’t want to have to pay those super expensive “overweight bag” fees!

  14. Nisha says:

    Some of them are awesome gift ideas. With Christmas round the corner this post is just in time 🙂 The world-map pendent is something I have not seen before looks like the right thing for the travellers.

  15. Loved the necklace with the world map! What a wonderful gift! Sadly I live so far away that I do not dare to buy anything online, I dont trust its ever gonna get here 🙁

    • Kiyoko says:

      It’s hard when you move around frequently. I’m afraid I will have moved on before it gets to me. I have a box at my home post office I send everything to if I really need to make sure I get something but it’s not time sensitive.

  16. Claudia says:

    Love all of your gift ideas and suggestions. Those airport code pillows are of particular interest! And I don’t travel anywhere without my portable battery charger for my phone – such a must have when you’re on the road.

    • Kiyoko says:

      I thought the airport code pillows were pretty unique, but I don’t know which one I would want most. I’ve been to so many airports, I don’t know how I would be able to pick my favorite!

  17. Val Wheatley says:

    I’m totally with you! Our family does a gift exchange and the limit is $50 but we’ve been traveling for 14 months now so everything I own has to fit into my luggage! And I’m very picky about what goes in there because I have to lug it around on my back, lol. And the only things I really need are pretty expensive as well. These suggestions are great – the RFID blocking passport cover and the TSA approved lock would be perfect for me to get as a gift this year. And the travel shadow box is such a great idea for when we finally settle down someday. Awesome list!

    • Kiyoko says:

      I carry my backpack with my everywhere, so I definitely know the feeling of having to pay close attention to the weight of the things you pack. Thankfully there are gifts for all sorts of travelers, the ones who are always on the move and the ones looking for some home decorations to help keep the wanderlust going!

  18. Mags says:

    Great list. I own a few of these items myself, and the rest of these I’d be happy to receive! I never travel with out my scarf, so that’s a great item to include.

  19. Jillian says:

    Great suggestions! Love the world on a necklace!!

  20. Aleah says:

    Great suggestions! I can totally use some of these. As a long term traveler, though, I have to be conscious of what to buy because I don’t want to carry so much stuff with me!

    • Kiyoko says:

      I definitely feel ya. Can’t really carry a big scratch off map with you everywhere! It’s nice for when you finally make it home though. Helps stave off that wanderlust until you can go on your next trip!

  21. Julie says:

    I’m going to share these gift ideas with my family so they get ideas on what to buy me for Christmas.

  22. Kylie N says:

    I completely agree with the TSA combination padlocks and the packing cubes….never travel without them! I love the t-shirts and jewellery! Great finds!

    • Kiyoko says:

      Glad you like it! I especially loved the jewelry. I’m always looking for subtle ways to show off my travel addiction!

  23. Unta says:

    Wooow, so many great ideas for myself. 😀 😀
    I need half of this stuff.

    • Kiyoko says:

      Yeah, I gave up holding out for other people to buy me travel gifts, so I usually just ending up buying the stuff myself, haha!

  24. Melissa says:

    I love that cork globe. That would be so cute for my office.

    • Kiyoko says:

      I don’t have too many ways of showing off my travel addiction at work, so I thought it would be a great conversation starter piece!

  25. Kate Korte says:

    That jewelry is so cute! I got my SecureID RFID wallet for xmas last year and its been so good. Practical but very much appreciated gift.

    • Kiyoko says:

      I think people tend to underrate the “practical” gifts, but in the long run it could save me SO MUCH trouble of dealing with stolen credit card information and such.

  26. Char says:

    SUCH great picks! I am in LOVE with the scratch map and the necklace with the world on it. Even when you aren’t travelling it means you can carry the world with you. I will be adding this to my basket!

  27. Found many products I have here, but many more that I don`t but now I want!!! You`re mean!!! I don`t have a big family so I can get a lot of presents… 🙁

  28. Christine says:

    What great gift ideas! I really love the ticket shadow box! I’m going to add that to my Christmas list this year! So cute!

  29. I’m a globe collector and I loooooove that ornament! So cute. Great ideas!

    • Kiyoko says:

      So cool that you collect globes! It’s actually a tradition that my mom gets me an ornament for Christmas every year, so these have been part of that tradition!

  30. Dani says:

    Great ideas! I did a similar post a few weeks ago but I love some of the different stuff you have!

  31. AHhhh I love these posts. They always give me inspiration for my own wishlist. Thanks for sharing!

  32. I love my packing cubes. They were so helpful with my move abroad. I also got one of the scratch off maps for xmas last year and really love it!

  33. Great gift ideas! I would love one of those colouring books. I used to do a lot of colourig when I was a child. In this hectic world that we live in colouring is such good relaxation for the mind.

  34. Awesome ideas! I need the Tile thing. I’m always losing stuff!

    • Kiyoko says:

      Me too! I’m constantly pinging my phone because I once again set it down and forgot to pick it up again. Although, I always inadvertently end up scaring whoever happens to be next to my phone when it pings!

  35. Diana says:

    I love the airport code pillows! I’d love to get the ORD one (my home airport). Thanks for sharing this list!

  36. Liz says:

    I love the code pillows! Such a cool idea! And the portable scale is also really useful! Thanks for sharing!

  37. Diana says:

    I love reading about Traveler’s Gift guide because I always find a few things I like for myself lol So many good one on this list!

  38. Raksha says:

    I would so love any of these gifts! Great ideas!

  39. Melissa C. says:

    The airport code pillow is such a cute idea! We will be relocating after our family gap year trip around the world, so maybe I’ll get the kids one for our “home” airport!

  40. April says:

    I’ve never seen the airport code pillows before! They’re so cool!

  41. Alma says:

    Wow! Some great ideas. Hmmm, will be difficult to choose out of this list. Think I’ll just flash this page under hubby’s nose!

  42. Valerie says:

    Great gift guide – I love those pillows!

  43. Perri says:

    Love those luggage tags and cork globe… great ideas!!

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