We all have friends (or are the friends) that are constantly hopping on a plane to a new destination. Whether you decide to treat yo’self or are looking to get a gift, we’ve put together a list of perfect gifts for globetrotters (ranging from $7 to $1000 depending on how much you want to spend).
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Last Updated: October 28, 2021
25 Best Travel Gift Ideas for the Globetrotter
This has been the best travel investment we’ve ever made! While our friend was stuck in a 2-hour customs line returning to the US, we were through in 10 minutes. I’m also always torn talking about this. I love sharing about it because it’s been so amazing for us, but I also know that more people getting it means more people in the Global Entry line. Maybe they’ll add more global entry lines?
When we used to travel with a single converter, we would always fight over who’s turn it was to charge. 😂 With the Bestek, you get a converter with all the plug types and power strip in one, and we can keep our phones, cameras, and computers all charged.
I never used to travel with one thinking there will always be one handy for me, but I’ve learned over time that it’s always good to be prepared. I love this compact hair dryer because it doesn’t take up extra space but still works well. This is what it looks like next to my iPhone (not plus).
For book lovers, a Kindle is a great way to carry hundreds of books wherever they roam. Yes, we get that they’re not the same feel as getting to turn the pages, but it’s really hard to beat how much more lightweight and compact it is. Plus, if you download Libby, you can check out free kindle books from your library.
We’re all about packing light. We typically never check anything in, which means finding the right carry-on suitcase is very important. We recently picked up this Samsonite carry on luggage that is lightweight and has built-in organization. I also got this smaller one for myself.
I previously used the Samsonite. We had been looking for the perfect 17 in a carry-on for me, and last year a friend of mine gifted one to me that she found while traveling in Europe. They don’t make them like that anymore, and if I ever come across one in the US, you will know!
A trip is a perfect opportunity for someone to get into photography. Coming from photography backgrounds, we like to try out and use a lot of different gear. Our favorite point and shoots are the Canon G7X and Sony Rx100 (for slow-mo video). Our current favorite DSLR setup is the Canon 5D Mark IV and 35mm lens.
Which of these travel gift ideas would you most likely use?
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Esther + Jacob
Esther and Jacob are the founders of Local Adventurer, which is one of the top 5 travel blogs in the US. They believe that adventure can be found both near and far and hope to inspire others to explore locally. They explore a new city in depth every year and currently base themselves in Las Vegas.