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Best Holiday Travel Gift Guide For Travellers

Christmas is right around the corner and you know what that means – presents! Now’s the time to start buying gifts for your family and friends which can be tricky. While we can’t help you with everyone, we can certainly give you unique travel gift ideas for all the globetrotters in your life.

Here are travel-themed presents that will help any traveller, “travel” better:

1. Scratch-Off Map

Scratch-Off Map
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A scratch-off map is one of the coolest gifts for frequent flyers. The map is layered with scratchable foils that can be easily removed. They allow you to visually document the countries you’ve visited by scratching off the top layers of each country.

It’s like unlocking a different level with each scratch! Not only does it serve as a record for past adventures, but it also becomes a source of motivation for future travels.

2. Power Bank

Power Bank
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Portable chargers are the epitome of practical travel gifts. They’re easy to carry around and they ensure your devices are charged at all times. Look for one with multiple USB ports to accommodate various devices simultaneously.

To be on the safe side, get one with a capacity of less than 100Wh as some airlines have restrictions for anything above that.

3. Travel Backpacks

Travel Backpacks
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A traveller can never have too many backpacks. In fact, a well-designed backpack can make all the difference during a trip. Look for one that’s not only stylish but also functional with compartments for laptops, passports and other essentials.

And consider features like water resistance and anti-theft designs for added security. On that note, here’s another security enhancing gift for the modern traveller.

4. Travel Locks

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Travel locks are often overlooked. Nonetheless, they play a crucial role in securing your luggage and belongings.

These miniature sized locks are designed for travel purposes as they can be used for all sorts of travel gear. This includes luggages, backpacks and even lockers. They’re also versatile, compact and affordable, making them a great travel gift for any traveller.

5. Collapsible Water Bottle

Collapsible Water Bottle
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Here’s a reminder for your travel buddies to stay hydrated on the go. A collapsible water bottle is a special bottle that can be easily folded when not in use. This makes it easier to carry around, making it ideal for backpackers looking to save space.

Some can even fold up small enough to fit in your pocket! Most importantly, they’ll be able to hold enough water for you to drink when it’s full.

6. Ear Plugs

Ear Plugs
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A good pair of ear plugs can be the difference between a good night’s sleep or a restless night. Whether it’s a crying baby on your flight or the chatter in a bustling hotel, ear plugs provide a simple yet effective way to cancel those noises out.

They’re also some of the most budget-friendly travel gifts in the market!

7. Packing Cubes

Packing Cubes
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Organisation is key for any traveller and packing cubes are a game-changer when it comes to keeping belongings neat and tidy. These lightweight and durable cubes help maximise luggage space and make unpacking a breeze.

Choose a set of different colours so you can sort things out based on their colour. This can help you pack and unpack without rummaging through your entire suitcase.

8. Travel Headlamp

Travel Headlamp
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For the adventurous soul who loves hiking or camping, a headlamp can be a practical and essential gift. Look for a lightweight and compact headlamp with adjustable brightness settings. Some models even offer red light modes and night vision.

And make sure it has a comfortable strap that is secure and adjustable. At the end of the day, a travel headlamp can light your way out of the dark and into safety.


Finding the perfect travel gift for him/her is a great way to show your appreciation towards them. If you’re stumped and not sure what to get, consider these simple yet practical items. Moreover, these gifts go beyond the mere gesture of giving a gift.

They’re practicality can help someone travel better and may even help them out of a tight spot. Anything can happen while you’re travelling and it’s better to be safe than sorry! So have fun with your gift hunt and happy holidays!

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