44 Christmas Gifts for Men and Women Who Love Travel

Posted by - December 18, 2015 | Category: Loot

Unique Christmas Gifts for Travellers

As a follow-up to last year’s popular 101 Stocking Stuffers for Men Who Love Travel, I’ve decided this year to widen the net to highlight Christmas gifts for travellers of all stripes.

It’s a combination of travel gifts for men that I want, that I love, or that I already have. Plus a few splurge worthy “treat yo’self” items thrown in for good measure. Hey, it’s Christmas — a guy can dream can’t he?

Note: All prices in this Christmas Gift Guide for Travellers for 2015 are current at the time of publication.

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1. Ultra Fast Dry Travel Towel

Ultra Fast Dry Travel Towel Christmas Gifts for Travellers


I know what you’re thinking — big whoop, it’s a travel towel. I have one of those microfiber chamois style travel towels, but unlike that towel (which sort of feels like it just moves the water from one part of your body to another), this is NOT made from microfiber. The result is a towel that dries faster, resists odours better, and actually dries you off.

Price: $14.95 to $34.95 depending on size

Where to Buy: Ultra Fast Dry Travel Towel 

2. Ohuhu Double Sleeping Bag

Ohuhu Double Sleeping Bag Christmas Gifts for men and women who travel

I’m in the planning stages for a road trip in 2016, so I’m looking at items that I can add to my road trip checklist. Even though I have no intention of sharing, this double sleeping bag from Ohuhu piqued my interest because I’m tall, gangly, and I like to move about in the night. And I suppose it’s a pretty practical travel gift for couples too.

Price: $54.99

Where to Buy: Ohuhu Double Sleeping Bag

3. GoPro Hero4 Session

GoPro Hero4 Session Starter Bundle Christmas Gifts for travellers

I have the GoPro Hero3 which has served my pretty well over the past couple of years, but that didn’t stop me from camera envy when I saw their latest offering. The GoPro Hero4 Session is the smallest, lightest GoPro on the market, and the waterproof housing is built in. GoPro is currently offering a starter bundle, which throws in a free 32GB microSD card and a head mount for the same price as the camera alone. Makes a great gift for the adventure traveller on your list.

Price: $199.99

Where to Buy: GoPro Hero4 Session Starter Bundle

4. Man Crates

Camp great camping gear for outdoor men ManCrates Christmas gifts for men and women who love travel

I know what you’re thinking, if this gift guide is for all travellers, why are Man Crates making an appearance. The thing is, the company does offer crates that appeal to the adventure traveller in all of us as well — like this outdoors gift set — aptly titled The Crate Outdoors.

Price: starting at $79.99

Where to Buy: Man Crates

5. My Bunjee Phone Protector

My Bunjee Cell Phone Protecter Christmas Gift Ideas for Travellers

A while back I wrote about how to protect your mobile phone from being stolen, and I really should have included this little gem. MyBungee is a universal mobile phone holder that clips onto any purse, backpack, belt loop, lanyard — anything really. It prevents thieves from snatching your phone while you’re inevitably staring at map directions in a new city. A practical gift for any travel lover.

Price: $9.99

Where to Buy: My Bunjee


6. FitKit Travel Fitness Kit

FitKit travel fitness kit Christmas gifts for men and womein who love travel

One of my New Year’s resolutions (again!) is to get more active. And this little portable fitness kit looks like it will help do the trick. The FitKit is a packable fitness solution with all the tools for a total body workout. It’s TSA friendly, weighs less than 2 pounds and fits snugly in a carry on. Comes with exercise cards with over 250 exercises include strength, cardio and stretching.

Price: $35.99

Where to Buy: FitKit Travel Fitness Kit


7. The Safety Case

Black Rock Og Safety Case for Cannabis Christmas gift ideas for the pot smoking traveller

Granted this next gift idea won’t be for everyone, buy if you’re on the hunt for the perfect Christmas gift for the pot-smoking traveller on your list (and let’s admit it — we all know one of them) then perhaps this potential present will tickle your fancy. The Safety Case is a smell-proof, pocket-sized cannabis case designed to conceal the smell of your stash and protect your smoking supplies from the elements. Great gift idea for the globetrotter who likes to indulge in a bit of natural herb once in a while.

Price: $49.99 (Get $10 off by using the link below)

Where to Buy: The Safety Case


8. Waterproof Roof Top Cargo Bag

Waterproof Roof Top Cargo Bag

I’m planning a road trip for 2016, so I’ve been on the lookout for road trip supplies that I can gift myself. This waterproof roof top cargo bag from Keeper comes highly rated on Amazon, and is among the most inexpensive of the lot. It holds 15 cubic feet of goods, and the soft sides are flexible to hold even odd-shaped items for your trip.

Price: $49.99

Where to Buy: Waterproof Roof Top Cargo Bag


9. Moleskine MyCloud Horizontal Weekender Bag

Moleskin MyCloud Horizontal Weekender Bag Christmas Gift Ideas for Travellers

Known primarily for their journals and notebooks, Moleskine has a wide selection of non-paper based goodies that make great potential presents for any traveller. I have this Moleskine MyCloud Horizontal Weekender Bag and love it to bits. It’s larger than I thought it would be, with plenty of room for my MacBook Pro, chargers, phone, and tablet plus a couple of changes of clothing. While it looks like a traditional messenger bag, it converts to a backpack in a pinch by removing the hidden straps. The bag comes with a selection of goodies inside too — including a TSA approved lock, a shoe bag, and a padded shoulder strap.

Price: $220

Where to Buy: Moleskine MyCloud Horizontal Weekender Bag


10. Paww Wavesound 2 Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones

PAWW Wavesound 2 Bluetooth Noise Cabcelling Headphones Christmas Gift Ideas for Travelers


If I had a dollar for every time I’ve cursed a screaming baby or noisy seatmate on a flight, I’d probably have enough to buy one of these fancy noise cancelling headphones. I have a pair of Sony folding travel headphones which claim to be noise-cancelling, but the static noise was more disturbing than a row full of newborns. But that’s what you get I suppose when you raid the clearance bin at Best Buy — they were only 30 bucks. Anyhow, these headphones are on my wish list for now.

Price: $199.99

Where to Buy: Paww Wavesound 2 Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones


11. Trusted Housesitters Gift Voucher

Trusted Housesitters Membership Gift Voucher Christmas gifts for travellers manonthelam


Housesitting is an excellent way to save money on accommodation while travelling. Basically you’re minding other people’s property and/or pets while they are away. Plenty of travel bloggers have caught on to the game, and it makes a great way to live like a local, get immersed in a community and save money while doing it. And of course vouchers make great Christmas gifts for travellers of all ages.

Price: starts at $74.70

Where to Buy: Trusted Housesitters Gift Voucher


12. The Bitter Truth Cocktail Bitters Traveler’s Set

The Bitter Truth Travelers Cocktail Set Christmas Gifts for Travelers

Who doesn’t like a nice stiff drink at the end of a rough travel day? Okay, perhaps recovering alcoholics, but for the rest of us there’s this Cocktail Bitters Travel Set from The Bitter Truth.

Price: $26.92

Where to Buy: The Bitter Truth Travelers Cocktail Set 


13. The Travel Book

The Travel Book Lonely Planet Christmas Gift Ideas for Travellers

You can’t go wrong with anything from Lonely Planet really when it comes to Christmas gifts. I was given The Travel Book many Christmases ago, and although it’s currently in storage, it fuelled my wanderlust for the years it graced my coffee table.

Price: $30

Where to Buy: The Travel Book


14. Customized Boarding Pass Pillows

Boarding pass custom pillow details Christmas Gifts for Men and Women who love travel

This has to be one of the most unique Christmas gift ideas for travellers I’ve seen in a while — a customized boarding pass pillow. The folks at Airportag allow you to change the airport code, name, departure and destination cities, etc. to suit your gift recipient. The company also offers custom travel pouch bags, and airport code pillows, t-shirts, and a slew of other airport themed merchandise.

If travel pillows are more your style, check out my Guide to the Best Travel Pillows.

Price: $49.99

Where to Buy: Airportag Custom Boarding Pass Pillows


15. Sony a6000 Mirrorless Camera

Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless camera Christmas gifts for travellers manonthelamI currently have a Canon 70D with a couple of decent lenses, and while I love the photos and the video it takes, it pretty much weighs a ton. Enter the mirrorless camera range from Sony. It’s much lighter than my monster Canon, and is sure to be among the most welcomed Christmas gifts for travellers.

Price: $696.00 (with 55-210 mm lens) 

Where to Buy: Sony a6000 Mirrorless Camera

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19 comments - add one
  1. Some pretty cool gifts here that would suit just about anyone’s needs.I really like the airportag stuff. I am so glad Christmas is over now and the all gift articles will disappear till next year.

  2. All brilliant gift ideas! Going to make a list and start circulating this for my upcoming birthday – though I did get the travel book for Christmas and it’s amazing. So much wanderlust in one book!

    Love the idea of the double sleeping bag – we usually turn our two seperate ones into a double, so it would be nice to have an actual double sleeping bag.

    And I love the idea of the My Bunjee Phone Protector – especially if traveling through Europe where there is a huge problem with pickpocketing.

    Thanks for the great ideas!

  3. What a handy find: a bit late for Christmas but just in time for my birthday in January. Every year, I’ve been struggling with answering a question about what I would like to receive as a gift. I understand that friends and family genuinely want to know, but I am pretty bad with making a birthday list. Call it been busy or been lazy, the result is the same – I could never finish it (well, even starting it had been a challenge).

    Thank you for doing all research. I’ll take it from there. There are a number of things that potentially could pretty useful:
    My Bunjee Phone Protector – I was wondering if there is something that can protect my phone; FitKit Travel Fitness Kit – every year I promise to be good and do something about fitness. It might work after all; Paww Wavesound 2 Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones – just in time when my previous ones came to the end of their lives; DJI Phantom Aerial Drone Quadcopter for GoPro – Ok, this one would be a dream come true. I hope somebody would be willing to pick up a tab ;); Loop Rope Tie Downs – this one is just plain practical. I would get myself; Triboard Easybreath Snorkelling Mask – finally somebody addressed my pain! I had some bad experience earlier in my life, so I am a pretty nervous underwater breather using a traditional snorkel and mask. It would be great if this thing could replace both of them.

    1. LoopRope is extremely practical. From lashing down gear to using as a clothesline to quick docking sport boats and jet skis to even using as a pet leash, there’s not a bungee system on the planet as versatile as LoopRope. It’s truly the duck tape of bungee cords!

  4. Great list, I love my GoPro and Sony Mirrorless Camera, need to look into getting a Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones and Ultra Fast Dry Travel Towel

  5. Nice article! It such an informative post.. My brother is a traveller also and I remember how he smile and hug me when I gave him a boarding pass pillow as a gift.

  6. I got a couple of items of your stocking stuffer list – love, love, love the multi-plug travel adapter. as a family with more than enough Apple products we can now all charge our stuff without fighting. On this list, I’m now thinking of getting the snorkel helmet for my daughter for her birthday in March – she’s a bit nervous with snorkelling and about fish near her face but looking like a bobble head won’t bother her.

  7. The Euro Rail pass would be great not only as a Christmas stocking stuffer, but as a graduation gift for your Son/Daughter I would think! What a great way for parents to encourage their children to learn about independence by giving them the gift to travel around Europe for a month.

  8. Great post! This gave us a brilliant heads up when buying gifts for our traveller friends. Do you have some coupon codes we could use to purchase the items highlighted?


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