Christmas presents for travelers 2017

It’s almost Christmas!! That means Christmas presents and to think what you are going to get that friend or family member that always travels or is planning a trip.
Not sure what to buy this year for your friend or family member?! Well then you came to the right place!
I have collected some products that I think they will like. I mean I already have them or would love to!
Here are some of my ideas. Enjoy!

As I always I divided the presents in two categories;

For the soon to be traveler:

  • Backpack:

Every traveler needs a good backpack so why don’t you give it as a present?! You can always put a personal touch on the backpack so they can always remember you while on the road.

  • Secrid wallet:

While traveling it is not practical to walk around with a big wallet. When I went on my first big trip I bought my secrid wallet and have used it ever since. It’s small and safe. What do you need more?!

  • Electronics travel organizer:

Lately you have cords for everything like your phone, laptop and camera and it takes a lot of space. In the past I used small packing cubes to put all my cords and small things in but there is also a thing called the electronics travel organizer. Which is way better than putting it in a small bag all tangled up.

  • Deck of cards:

Make sure they never get bored with these deck of cards. Make sure you get some waterproof cards so they won’t wear down.

  • Water bottle:

When I went to Australia I bought a water bottle and I haven’t regretted it one bit! Because while traveling you have to keep hydrated so why not give a cool water bottle to remind them. You can even personalize it! 
I got mine from Helly Hansen and I just love it. Dropped it a billion times and it still works!


For the temporarily stay at home traveler:

  • Piggy bank:

If you know they are saving for their next travel you can always give them a piggy bank with some money in it! You can buy one or be creative and make one yourself!

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  • Airport Code Trow pillows

Snuggle up with an airport code throw pillow on the couch or put it on your bed. You can buy them on Amazon, Etsy or at Airporttag.

  • Globe:

Forget the scratch a map and buy a cork globe. Instead of scratching they can put pins on the countries they have visited and/or if you get a different color you can point out which countries you would like to visit in the future!
You can find them online here.

  • Photo diary:

With a photo diary they will always have their pictures with them. You can make a diary with previous travels or if there is an adventure coming up you can always use pictures to inspire them.

  • City map poster:

I would love to get one of these city map poster. *hinthint to mom and dad*
If you know your friend or family member favorite city to travel to or a city that means a lot to them you could give them a city map poster. To make it more special you can also add coordinates to them!
Grafomap is an example of these wonderful posters.


I hope you liked my suggestions and if you are still not sure about these then check out my list of 2015 and 2016 for more ideas!

Which Christmas presents would you like this year? Do you have any other recommendations for Christmas presents for travelers? I would love to hear them!

Merry Christmas!



  1. December 21, 2017 / 2:25 am

    The electronics cord organizer for travel is a nice gift. I actually bought one recently for a secret santa – someone who’s a photographer and planning a big trip.

    • December 28, 2017 / 9:47 pm

      That’s indeed a great gift for a photographer. 🙂

  2. December 21, 2017 / 3:33 am

    I really need to do the piggy bank. I always seem to take money from it though. More self control! Thanks for all the gift tips. I love that they are not super expensive as well!

    • December 28, 2017 / 9:46 pm

      Oh I know that! I do the same thing! And thank you. I always try to find presents that aren’t to expensive.

  3. Jessica Palmer
    December 21, 2017 / 3:42 am

    I love the piggy bank! My coins get saved in an old pasta sauce jar LOL

    • December 28, 2017 / 9:34 pm

      Haha. I save mine in a candy jar, haha.

  4. December 21, 2017 / 8:14 pm

    May just have to forward this to my family to help them with shopping!

    • December 28, 2017 / 9:33 pm

      Haha, Did you get any of the presents? 😉

  5. December 22, 2017 / 5:11 pm

    Great ideasbhere Marlies! I’d love to have a water bottle! I’ve got one but it’s kinda transparent so when I put tea in it, it looks kinda weird! Haha…

    • December 28, 2017 / 9:32 pm

      Thank you! Happy you like it. Oh yeah that can look weird. haha. Mine is blue!

  6. December 23, 2017 / 12:53 pm

    waterproof cards are such a good idea! I also spill drinks on mine haha so will probably be buying those for myself!!

    • December 28, 2017 / 9:30 pm

      Haha. I think that would be a great idea 😉

  7. December 26, 2017 / 7:18 pm

    What a fun list, I love the waterproof cards idea, that could come in handy on my warm climate travels!!!

    • December 28, 2017 / 9:29 pm

      Thank you. Maybe next time 😉

  8. December 27, 2017 / 12:39 am

    So many good ideas! I love the adventure fund! Bookmarking it for next year 😊

    • December 28, 2017 / 9:28 pm

      Thanks! I’m happy you like it 🙂

  9. December 28, 2017 / 9:43 pm

    Great list! Many of these items were on my wish list 🙂

  10. December 29, 2017 / 8:48 am

    Oh that piggy bank is so cute. I always love the idea of having such a big jar on the shelf. Don’t have one to save up, but I do have one filled with memories (train tickets, cinema tickets etc.). They work great for that too 🙂

  11. January 1, 2018 / 10:35 am

    Wonder why they thought of waterproof playing cards? You say they never wear down?

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