2019’s Best Gift Ideas for Your Traveler Friends (or for Your Wanderlust Self, for That Matter) | GoTravelWisely.com

gift ideas for your traveler friends

Hey wanderers! The season of gift-giving is fast approaching. And I’m here to help you choose what gifts to give to your traveler friends or even for yourself!


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Gifting while not hurting your bank

I tried my best to find and curate the best gift ideas I love (and some products I’ve tried myself) while there’s a lot of holiday sales going on. Oh, by the way, I’ve made it sure that all these gift ideas are below PHP2,500 ($50) so you won’t be hurting your bank while still being generous and thoughtful to our dear ones. This way, you’ll still have money left to spend on your own gift or other plans.

Let’s cut the talking, and dive into my list of best gifts you should shop and give to your wonderful vagabond friends:


Luggage organizer boxes or laundry bags

best luggage or travel packing cubes gift idea
best travel laundry bags gift idea

Space and organization are the keys when packing for a trip. So, your friend would surely appreciate it if you’ll gift him/her the packing stuff he/she needs. A quick tip: Packing cubes (or travel organizer boxes), which are Amazon’s Choice, are perfect if you travel in suitcases while laundry bags are usually handy for backpacking.


Hydro Flask travel bottle

best and smart travel tumbler Hydro flask gift idea

Save money from always buying plastic-bottled water, and it would be your way of helping your friend to be more eco-friendly, both in his/her travels and day-to-day life. Also, this travel bottle has state-of-the-art insulation which keeps beverages cold up to 24 hours and hot up to 6 hours. Isn’t it amazing? Shop it now before it lasts because it’s tagged Amazon’s Choice, too.


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Foldable bento lunch box

best foldable bento lunch box gift idea

It’s life-changing, especially during camping, weekend trips or quick gatherings, where you need some smart traveler’s food containers while still saving space in your bag. Oh, by the way, it’s safe to use in your dishwasher, freezer, and microwave.


WILLWELL SPORT Money belt bag

best abd chic money belt bag gift idea

This is a real game-changer. It has “sport” in its name, but that’s just the brand name and you can surely use it during your travels. You can keep your money, cards, tickets or even passport in your belt bag while on-the-go and look not bumpy at all. When I forgot to bring mine during my first overseas trip, I made sure to buy one at Changi Airport, Singapore . And I’ve found a nice version online at WILLWELL SPORT. It has hassle-free and quick-access pockets which made it perfect for parties, concerts and sports events, too. Its fabric has RFID safeguarding protection to keep you from cards and passport hackers.


Ultra-light & fast-charging RAVPower power bank

best and ultra light power bank gift idea

In today’s digital world, we all need an on-the-go option to juice up our phones, iPads or tablets. Whether we like to be always on the grid or detached from social media, we still need our gadgets to check our flights, hotel bookings, maps, or even reviewing my blog for travel deets and hacks (didn’t see that coming? LOL). RAVPower power bank can store battery energy up to 10,000mAh in half an inch thickness and 175 grams (6.17 ounce) weight. Isn’t it super handy?


CHARMKING Compression Socks

best travel compression socks - perfect gift idea

Comfy, artsy and keep you away from blisters and leg pain during long hikes and city strolling. CHARMKING Compression Socks come in different colors, designs, and patterns. So, you’ve got a lot of choices on how to wear them with whatever travel outfit you have in mind.


REVALCAMP Sleeping Bag

best gift idea camping sleeping bag

It’s always a good idea to sleep in a comfy and warm sleeping bag during a beach or mountain camping. REVALCAMP sleeping bag is the best seller sleeping bag on Amazon now with a cult-like 5-start rating.


Gold Armour Camping Hammock

one of the best gift ideas is a travel camping hammock

Hippie or not, camper or not, a constant traveler loves having a hammock side from a tent and sleeping bag. Give your friend or yourself a treat.


Carry-on Essentials Kit

best gift idea travel essentials kit

You or your friend would surely love to get a refillable kit if you want to bring your own toiletries and skincare products when traveling. Who says we can’t keep up those self-care and self-pampering goals while traveling?


MARCHWAY Floating Waterproof Dry Bag

gift idea waterproof bag or dry bag

Most of the time, not all our gadgets are waterproof when traveling. If you or your friend is like me who brings a DSLR or mirrorless camera during some of my boat or waterfalls trips, I recommend getting this MARCHWAY Floating Waterproof Dry Bag. I got a 10-liter version because I always bring a towel to dry myself before I touch my precious non-waterproof gadgets. This one got an Amazon’s Choice tag, too.


And my most favorite travel item and gift idea is…

Desti travel towel

best and smart travel towel gift idea

It’s compact, lightweight, super-absorbent, quick-dry and sand-proof. You’ll get all the best things in a Desti travel towel. I use it to dry myself, as a beach blanket and sometimes, layer it on top of a studio-provided yoga mat. You can also shop Desti smart travel towels directly from their website.


And those are the less expensive travel items you can gift to your friends or even to yourself, my friend. Poke me in the Comments if there are any great gift ideas you want me to add on the list.

Happy giving and shop wisely, my travel friends!

– Jian

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