20 Great Gifts That’ll Delight the Travel Lover

by | Nov 27, 2020 | Resources

Looking for the perfect gift for the person who loves to travel? Here is my practical guide to buying that special something for those with an incurable case of wanderlust. The gifts in this guide are affordable and practical. You’ll find gifts that are perfect for fulfilling people’s travel lust during this pandemic and gifts for when this pandemic is over.

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Gifts for Travelers in this Pandemic World

1. Trekking the World Board Game


Does your family love board games like my family does? Trekking the World is the perfect game for anyone who dreams of visiting Mach Picchu or the Taj Mahal one day. Get a sneak peek of how to play this game from Underdog Games.

2. Trekking the National Parks


Another great board game by Underdog Games is Trekking the National Parks. This is the perfect game for those outdoor enthusiasts to play in between trips to America’s national parks. Visit Underdog Games website to see if you’d like the game.

3. Monopoly National Parks Edition


Another National Parks game is a classic: Monopoly. Instead of buying, selling, and trading properties, why not buy, sell, and trade national parks!

4.  Ticket to Ride – Rides & Sails


Ticket to Ride is a board game that has been around for a long time. It’s wildly popular and wildly fun. You can get Ticket to Ride United States, Europe, Asia, United Kingdom, etc.  Ticket to Ride World Rides & Sails covers the whole world, which is the version I prefer.

5. Scratch-Off Map of the World


I absolutely love this map of the world. The map is ideal for those people who love to travel around the world and check off countries on their bucket list. Just scratch off the countries you’ve been to.

6. Scratch-Off Map of the United States


Here’s another great scratch-off map that I think a lot of Americans will get a kick out of for the next few years. Just scratch off the states you’ve visited. Every time you’ve crossed a state off your bucket list, scratch the state off the map.

7. 1000 Places to See Before You Die


1000 Places to see Before You Die is a classic book that’s been around for a few years now. It’s a fun, inspiring and affordable gift to give someone for the holidays.  An alternative is 1000 Places to See in the United States and Canada Before You Die.


8.  Create Your Own Calendars With your Pravel photos

US$10 – $30

Every year I would create my own wall calendars with photos of all my travels over the years and give them out to my family members with Walgreens. Yes,  Walgreens! They always turned out fantastic. You can do it all online and either pick it up in the store or have it delivered to you.

Universal yum box

9. Snack Boxes from Around the World

$14 – $36/box

I absolutely love these snack boxes from around the world. Each month, you get a box filled with snacks from a different country. They’ve got Japan, the Philippines, Colombia, Italy, etc. But the fun thing is that you never know what country you’re going to get each month.

10. Lonely Planet Ultimate Travelist Coloring Book


Coloring books can be so relaxing, especially nowadays when we’re in the middle of a pandemic! The perfect gift for those who love to travel and need something to do to destress is this Lonely Planet Ultimate Travelist Coloring Book.

Best Practical Travel Gifts for a Post-COVID World

11. Compression Packing Cubes


I wasn’t a big fan of packing cubes until I tried compression packing cubes. These packing cubes not only organize your stuff in your backpack or suitcase, but they also save you loads of room.

12. Electronic Accessories Organizer


I ended up buying one of these electronic accessories organizers when I was in the Philippines earlier this year. The best decision I made in 2020. I was able to keep all of my cables, portable hard drives, and USB cables, etc. in one safe place.

13. Page-A-Day Artisan Travel Journal


Here is the perfect affordable gift to give the travel lover: a vegan-friendly page-a-day travel journal. It’s got an inside back pocket, great for storing ticket stubs and train tickets.

14. Anker Portable Charger

US$17 – $39

I’ve owned two of these Anker Portable Chargers (first one was stolen) and I believe the one with the dual USB ports has the longest battery life. If you want something more lightweight, then get the single USB port portable charger.

15. Kindle Fire


Probably the best gift you can give someone on this list is a Kindle Fire. Not only can you use it as an ereader, but you can also use it to watch videos (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime), browse the web, read email, and play computer games. And it’s so darn affordable! I’ve had both the Fire 7 Tablet and the Fire 8 Tablet. I prefer the Fire 7 for travel due to its size.

16. Grayl Water Bottles


The Grayl Water Bottle is great for camping and traveling to destinations without good quality water. They filter out both bacteria and viruses!

17. Kelly’s Redwing 40 Backpack


The best deal on the Internet is the Kelly’s Redwing 40 Backpack. If you’re looking for an affordable and comfortable backpack to take with you on your next adventure to Europe, Asia, or South America, or Africa, you cannot go wrong with this backpack.  

18. RipSkirt Hawaii


I absolutely adore these versatile and stylish Ripskirts Hawaii. They come in four different lengths and multiple colors and patterns. They are perfect for travel—lightweight and wrinkle-free. They also come with a handy pocket.

19. Microfiber Towel

US$10 – $21

These microfiber towels are an item you should never travel without. They come in multiple sizes. I have one for my face and one I use as beach towel. They take up little space in your luggage and they dry super quickly.

20. Airbnb Gift Cards

US$50 – $100

The most practical gift you can give someone is money. The second most practical gift is a gift card. Why not get a gift card for Airbnb.

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