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36 Really Practical Gifts for Avid Travelers and Vegabonds

What travel gifts do you buy for the well-seasoned traveler who seems to have everything? This practical gift list will cover all the bases for the avid jet-setter with high-quality original gifts they may not have but once they’ve received it, they won’t be able to travel without it.

Great travel gifts for the avid traveler. Practical yet stylish gift items.



Travelon Picture Translator

For the serious traveler that isn’t fluent in other languages? Worry no more with this easy to use, practical visual translator. Everything you need to get by in images you simply point to. Never get caught out again, you will be the envy of your family when you travel next.

$7.29



Crumpled City Map

When you travel, you need maps to work out your route. We rely on GPS, but what if your phone has no signal, or runs out of charge? What about a map that’s waterproof and indestructible, smaller than a phone and 100% reliable. A great gift for technophobe travelers.

$6.92



The Traveler’s Gift: Seven Decisions that Determine Personal Success

A unique book that mixes self-help with a fictional narrative. A perfect motivational tool for those who are seeking decisiveness when it comes to personal success. Written by motivational speaker and comedian Andy Andrews, it’s an unputdownable page-turner that will also change the way you live your life for the better.

$6.00



6 in 1 Travel Accessories Kit

The ultimate essentials that every traveler needs when going abroad. Eye-mask, travel adaptor, passport cover, TSA lock, ear-plugs and luggage scale; everything you could need. A must have item for travel but also as travel gifts go, it’s great to give someone who is going away on a special trip.

Prices Vary



Mobile Foodie Survival Travel Kit

For the traveler who likes to cook, finally you can carry your spices and seasonings in a safe, sealed mini spice-rack. Each compartment contains 1.5 teaspoons worth of kitchen favourites such as oregano, basil, curry but also essential seasonings such as salt and pepper. A great gift for jet-setting chefs.

$26.00



L&C Traveler Mini Cork Globe

Now you can showcase your travels with this cute mini cork globe. The product is 9” by 6” and comes with 12 red-tipped pins, just big enough to adorn your office-desk or shelf in a study. The classiest of travel gifts for someone who likes to travel and show where they’ve been.

Prices Vary



The World Awaits: A Travel Organizer

A great gift for anyone who loves to plan holidays, getaways and fantastic trips. This organizer contains varied wish-lists, prompts and ideas for the enthusiastic traveler. With its colorful illustrations, five handy storage pockets and high-quality hardback design, this handy reference tool is a must have companion when going abroad.

$26.95



Electronics Travel Organizer

The only travel storage bag for your electronics you will ever need. Waterproof and durable, this case has individual pockets to separate your adaptors from your chargers. You’ll never lose a cable again and essentials like batteries will be easy to find. Perfect when making trips for business or pleasure.

$19.99



Steamfast Home-and-Away Mini Steam Iron

This mini steam-iron, heats within 15 seconds, and with its compact design makes ironing creased or crumpled clothes quick and easy. Complete with travel bag and dual voltage, it means you can plug in your iron in other countries. You’ll never look scruffy on holiday again with this great gadget. Travel gifts don’t come much better.

$20.39



HoodiePillow Travel Hoodie Pillow

Combining the comfort and warmth of a sweatshirt hoodie with the great support that an inflatable travel pillow provides. This ingenious new combination is a great addition to traveling in comfort. The stylish element of the hoodie pillow means you can use it anywhere, you’ll wonder what you did without.

Prices Vary



Sigma Beauty On-The-Go Travel Brush Set

From the best-selling beauty brand Sigma, comes their exclusive, limited-edition on the go travel brush set. Utilising a compact brush cup, this set comes with the essential brushes for your beauty routine. Foundation, blending, shading and contouring brushes are included. This coral set has everything you need to get ready. Travel gifts don’t come much better.

Prices Vary



Squeeze Pod Travel Size Toiletry Kit

An economic and stress-free alternative to taking toiletries on a flight. These toiletry pods include body-wash, shampoo and conditioner. This collection specifically complies with security check regulations, so no need to worry. These pods also include hair gel, shaving cream and moisturizer, all your toiletry needs sorted in one pack.

$8.99



Knock Knock Pack This! Pad

Never forget anything to do with your travels ever again. With this handy ‘pack this!’ pad from Knock Knock, the itinerary list has been made for you already. It’s simple. The clear, bright lettering and easy to follow listing takes all the stress out of preparing for a trip abroad.

$4.99



Nomader Collapsible Water Bottle

A water bottle so compact it can fit around your wrist. This 25 ounce water bottle is leak-proof, shatter-proof and highly durable. It’s dishwasher safe. Its ability to collapse means not worrying about a used water bottle taking up space in your bag! An essential product to have when traveling.

Prices Vary



Electronics Travel Organizer Storage Bag

The only travel storage bag for your electronics you will ever need. Waterproof and durable, this case has individual pockets to separate your adaptors from your chargers. You’ll never lose a cable again and essentials like batteries will be easy to find. Perfect when making trips for business or pleasure.

$19.99



The Young Traveler’s Gift

Motivational speaker and comedian Andy Andrews has rewritten his unique book for tweens and teens. Mixing self-help with a fictional narrative The Young Traveler’s Gift is a perfect motivational tool for those who are seeking decisiveness when it comes to personal success. An unputdownable page-turner that will change your life.

$3.14



ZOMAKE Ultra Lightweight Backpack

This 20 litre backpack can be folded into a tiny 20 cm pouch, making it one of the most compact foldable backpacks around. It’s Ultra lightweight design means it’s perfect for any trip, especially if you know you may be shopping and come back with more than you leave with. Travel gifts don’t come much better.

$15.99



I Was Here: A Travel Journal for the Curious Minded

A beautifully illustrated travel journal for those who are curious about the little details that are often overlooked whilst traveling. This guided journal encourages users with unique journeys that can be undertaken anywhere. The most perfect of travel gifts for the well traveled.

$6.00



Scratch the World® Scratch Off Wall Map

A brilliantly detailed cartography wall map of the world with a unique twist. You can scratch off the countries you’ve visited. The map has a layer of gold to obscure yet to visit climbs. A great, truly original gift for someone who likes to travel and showcase where they’ve been.

$29.99



Stretch Laces

Stretch Laces turn every shoe into a slip-on. This clever product is perfect for security lines at the airport. It also makes a great gift for people who have difficulty bending down, the elderly or kids. Stretch Laces come in a variety of colors, from bright pink to formal brown.

Prices Vary



Luckies of London Travelogue Travel Journal

This gorgeous and classically designed travel journal is the height of sophistication, stunningly crafted with 64 pages of high-quality paper. This is a special gift for someone planning that trip of a lifetime, or perhaps to give someone the inspiration to have that perfect getaway. Proudly made in the UK.

$3.49



Maleden Leather Journal

A refillable leather journal with a brilliantly inspired traveling theme. With its embossed compass cover and retro pendants, it makes for a gorgeous gift to display in a home but also to write in. The journal comes is a variety of colours and its compact size is perfect for travel.

$8.99



Lonely Planet Ultimate Travel Coloring Book

The Lonely Planet guidebooks are essential for any destination in the world. Now, the Lonely Planet’s personal bucket-list of places you have to see before you die, have been turned into a fun coloring book. Sketches of famous landmarks, holiday destinations and historical sites will inspire your next trip, guaranteed. Travel gifts don’t come much better.

$3.99



Luxebell Digital Luggage Scale

Owning a digital luggage scale would ensure you never pay the price for overpacking again. You will save money by checking the weight of your luggage before you leave for the airport. It’s handy and compact for any last minute redistribution of your personal belongings, a perfect gift for travelers.

$9.99



Shacke Pak Travel Organizers

This high quality set of 4 packing cubes are ideal for travel organization and comes complete with a large laundry bag. You have a choice of colors from aqua teal to warm red, making your stylish set is both waterproof and double-stitched to withstand the wear and tear of traveling.

$24.99



Travelrest Ultimate Travel Pillow

Compact and ergonomic, this is the ultimate travel pillow. This is the only neck pillow or travel accessory that provides full lateral support for the upper body. With easy inflation and instant deflation, it’s handy for quick disembarkation when traveling, it can also be rolled up to minimise packing space.Travel gifts don’t come much better.

$26.95



Scrubba Portable Laundry System

Now you can wash your clothes anywhere and at any time with the world’s smallest and most effective washing machine. A modern take on the old washboard method, this washbag will clean clothes just as well as a machine-wash but is perfect to take traveling, the bag is easily portable.

$49.95



Vivobarefoot Men’s Gobi Shoe

From its round waxed cotton laces to its classic suede, the Gobi men’s lace up shoe is the ultimate barefoot desert boot. Its unlined lining makes for outstanding comfort and style. The shoe allows for an easy walk on hard/flat surfaces. The perfect shoe for the man who loves travel.

Prices Vary



GoPro HERO Session

Ever wanted to record your favorite moments from your travels but don’t want to ruin your smart phone? Well now you can with the easy to use, click and record GoPro HERO6 you can film underwater and in all weather conditions. The next generation of recording equipment in your hand. Travel gifts don’t come much better.

$149.00



Solight Solarpuff Lantern

With these solar powered portable light boxes you never need be in the dark again. With the power to light up to 100 square feet, the lights can be used when traveling outdoors or used during a power cut. An essential eco friendly piece of lighting with many practical uses.

$27.00



MHU Mini Flat Iron

This professional mini hair straightener provides all the quality and precision of a full-size hair straightener with the added bonuses that it can be used for both travel purposes but also has a fast warm-up option. A great gift for the hair-conscious traveler, you will never go abroad frizzy again!

$15.99



Camry Luggage Scale

This superior digital luggage scale (with temperature sensor) will ensure you never pay the price for overpacking again. Saving money by checking the weight of your luggage before you leave for the airport. It’s handy and compact for any last-minute redistribution of your personal belongings, a perfect gift for travelers.

$9.99



Wacaco Minipresso

Save money with this brilliant portable espresso maker. The Minipresso is the next generation of hot beverage makers. No batteries, no fuss, a simple hand-operated device for making your favourite hot drink is perfect for travel. All you need to do is add hot water, you wont need coffee-shops again. Travel gifts don’t come much better.

Prices Vary



AKG Noise Canceling Headphone

If you’re serious about having the best quality headphones, then look no further than these first class noise cancelling headphones, fine tuned for traveling with up to 30 hours battery life. These elegantly crafted lightweight headphones come with a fully-accessorized travel package, a universal remote and a USB charging cable.

$199.99



Highwave AutoDogMug

Never let your dog go thirsty again! This one-handed dog hydration system makes it easy to squeeze water from a bottle into the a nozzle bowl, the fresh water for your dog prevents health issues that could occur from using shared bowls in public. Comes with Velcro strap for travel.

$14.99



Quirky Mesh Tote

A fashionable, quirky travel bag which doesn’t give up its functionality. It has mesh netting to keep your beach stuff in whilst being able to shake out unwanted sand. Its coated canvas repels water, it has zipped pockets for valuables. Its soft straps mean it wont slip off your shoulder. Travel gifts don’t come much better.

Prices Vary


27 DIY Travel Gift Ideas


Travel Neck Pillow Cover

The travel neck pillow has become an essential companion for any sort of travel, whether a car journey or short bus ride to the traditional long-haul flight. It’s off-putting that many pillows come in that ugly grey, but these gorgeously designed pillow covers will add glamour to your next nap.



Organized Music To My Ears

It can be incredibly frustrating that earphones can become so easily tangled, but this ingenious and beautifully designed earphone container will ensure that you’ll never have to unknot your phones again. With a variety of colours and cute etchings on the front, they make for a pretty gift or accessory. Travel gifts don’t come much better.



DIY Upcycled Wooden Spool Headphone Keeper

This simple tutorial will show you how to make a wooden DIY headphone keeper with a few simple objects and tools from around the home. This great idea will end your frustration with those headphone wires that become so easily tangled and you’ll never have to unknot your wires again.



Washi Tape Luggage Tag

Make your generic luggage stand out on the baggage reclaim carousel with this simple and clever lifehack. Washi tape! The colourful patterned tape that comes in so many varieties can be taped on the front and side of your luggage to make it unique to you and spottable amongst others.



Magnetic Travel Tanagrams Tutorial

Do you find your young relatives, whether your nieces, nephews or own children’s electronic gaming a worry, do they spend too much time on them when travelling? This handy tutorial will show you how to make your own magnetic travel games for less than a dollar. They are great fun!



Diy Make A Mini Jewelry Roll

This simple and straightforward tutorial will show you how to make your own mini jewlry roll. The clear instructions are easy to follow and easier to accomplish with a great professional looking result. A lovely gift or fashionably practical way to keep your necklaces and earrings safe in your bag. Travel gifts don’t come much better.



Cheeky Shoe Bags

Want to pack your favorite pair of glitter-covered heels when you go traveling next but can’t bare the thought of the glitter covering the rest of your clothes. Or an expensive pair you can’t ruin? This tutorial shows you how to make quirky protective bags so you need never worry.



Travel Lap Tray

Want to make your children’s travel journeys more productive? Would you rather that they could be focused and comfortable on long trips (and not be driven to temper tantrums). This tutorial you can make a DIY travel tray that will fit all your child’s needs when you next go abroad.



Mini Travel Game

Do you find your young relatives, whether your nieces, nephews or own children’s electronic gaming a worry, do they spend too much time on them when travelling? This handy tutorial will show you how to make your own tic-tac-toe game for less than a dollar. Travel gifts don’t come much better.



All Star Father’s Day Travel Pouch

This brilliant tutorial will show you how to make the perfect gift for Father’s Day that is totally unique to the individual, but also has a practical use that the dad in question will really dig. This travel pouch will surely be the envy of all gifts this Father’s Day.



Diy Travel Dice Game

Do you find your young children’s electronic gaming a worry, do they spend too much time on them when travelling? This handy tutorial will show you how to make your own traveling dice game for less than a dollar. Its original design means it also makes for a great gift.



Diy Makeup Bag

Ever wanted your own make-up bag but didn’t want the tacky, generic and let’s face it, horribly expensive make-up bags that are available to buy from so-called big designer labels. This gorgeous tutorial shows you how to make a chic make-up bag that’s original, classy and totally unique to you.



Travel Candle

Is a friend or family member going away on an adventure or extended holiday? Do you want to give them an original gift that they can take with them? Why not follow this handy tutorial and make them their very own personalised travel candle? They’ll definitely appreciate its hand-made quality.



Wanderer Bum Bag Tutorial

Bumbags were seen as something very geeky and unfashionable, thanks to your dad or uncle parading around in them many years ago. But for any serious traveler a Bumbag is a must and this brilliant tutorial will show you how to make one that is both functional and very stylish. Travel gifts don’t come much better.



Diy Passport Cover

Need a passport cover as soon as possible but don’t want to spend the money on some generic and tacky cover that will probably fall apart quickly anyway? Well, why don’t you follow this DIY easy peasy passport cover tutorial, you’ll have something truly unique to keep your passport in.



Retro Tissue Holder

Ever wanted to learn to sew but you also wanted to make something you could use whilst you were doing it? Well now you can with this tutorial. Craft Snob teaches you all the basics, such as sewing curves and by the end of it you’ll have a tissue holder!



Diy Sleep Mask

Sleep masks are sold as a ‘one size fits all’ product but it really isn’t the case. Our unique head-shape means that the band can be too tight or lose, and the mask may not cover the eyes. With this brilliant free tutorial you can make it your own specifications. Travel gifts don’t come much better.



Travel Memory Map Diy

Ever wanted to give a loved one a truly unique gift to commemorate your memories of travel? What about using this lovely and original DIY tutorial. This gift idea is inspired, taking old travel photographs and attaching them with pins onto a world map is simple yet effective and thoughtful.



Eye Mask Tutorial

Sleep masks are sold as a ‘one-size fits all’ product but that isn’t the case. Our unique head-shape means that the band can be too tight or lose, and the mask may not cover the eyes. With this tutorial you can also make it fashionable and to your own specifications.



Half Circle Zip Pouch

This DIY half-cup zipped pouch is absolute must-make for your organizational needs. The tutorial is simple and easy to follow and you’ll never need to worry about storing your make-up, jewelry or just about anything else ever again. It look so professional, it could even be given as a gift.



Diy Travel Kit

This DIY travel kit tutorial is a must-read for anyone who is going on holiday or likes to travel regularly. It’s simple, straightforward and clear instructions means anyone could make it. It will leave you with a functional travel kit that will become as indispensable as your passport or tickets.



Washi Workshop Luggage Tag

This DIY luggage tag upgrade will make you the envy of everyone in economy class (or whatever class you happen to fly with). The simple tutorial shows you the benefits of washi tape and how to apply and cut it to the right specifications to make your luggage tag sparkle.



Diy Plastic Container

Do you like to be resourceful and not feel guilty for using plastic non-biodegradables, well now you have a chance to recycle those plastic bottles and actually make something long-lasting and useful from them. With this handy tutorial you can turn them into zipper storage containers that look absolutely fantastic!



Squirrel and Walrus Luggage Tag

This applique luggage tag turns the flimsy bit of paper you’re given at check-in into something classy and recognisable, with something you can reuse again and again it makes a perfect personalised travel gift for friends or family. They’ll never miss their luggage on the baggage reclaim carousel ever again.



Diy Cord Wrap

With all the advances in technology, we now carry smartphones, tablets and other devices as a matter of routine. What happens to all the charging cables though? They can go missing so easily. This great tutorial shows you how to make a cord wrap that keeps your cables in one place.



Diy Toothbrush Case

How many times have you checked into your hotel, exhausted from a long flight, unpacked and realised you’ve forgotten your toothbrush? With this brilliant tutorial you can make your own toothbrush case and you’ll never be caught out again. It’s professional looking finish means it could also be given as a travel gift.



Travel Bingo

Do you find your young children’s electronic gaming a worry, do they spend too much time on them when travelling? This handy tutorial will show you how to make your own traveling bingo game for less than a dollar. Its original design means it also makes for a great travel gift.

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