Christmas Gift Ideas for Travelers – 2017 Edition

Christmas is just around the corner!  You know what that means — the sudden appearance of festive decorations everywhere, weather that gets chillier by the day, that Mariah Carey song that makes us feel all Christmas-y on the inside, and scroll-like Christmas lists to cross off.

Well, we're here to help with the last one. Our list of Christmas gift ideas will help you find the perfect gift for the traveler in your life, or at the very least, spark your imagination to help you find something else.

One last thing to mention before we start…

Most of the products we list below are things we currently use (or have used) as backpackers and fully recommend. The few exceptions that we haven’t tried ourselves, we’ve researched thoroughly via articles and reviews.



Eye Mask

Travel Journal/Notebook



Travel Pillow

Grayl Ultralight Purifier Bottle

Microfiber Towels

Travel Multi Plug and Surge

Electronic Accessories Organizer 

Passport Cover


Cube Organizers

Osprey Farpoint 40L

Electronics + Camera-Related


20,100 mAH

External Battery

Kindle Paperwhite


Sony Noise-Cancelling Headphones (pricier)

Sony Earbuds (Budget-Friendly Headphones)

DJI Spark Bundle

Lifeproof Waterproof Fré Case (iPhone 7)

Moment Lenses

Instax Instant Film Camera

A6000 + Kit Lens

Camera Cleaning Kit

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Peak Camera Wrist Strap

Peak Camera Strap

Cooper 8 


Camera Bag

GoPro Hero5 


(Free Gift Card Bundle!)

Manfrotto Pixie 


Table Tripod

UE Wonderboom Bluetooth Speaker

Decorative + Misc.

Throw Pillow – 18"x18" (casing only!)

Magnetic Standing Globe (for desks)

Large Scratch-Off Map

1-Year Subscription


Amazon Gift Card

Digital Gift Idea: Planet Earth II Season Download