Know someone who suffers from a bad case of wanderlust? These holiday gift ideas for wanderlusters and adventurers should give you plenty of ideas to satisfy their travel cravings right under the tree!
From home decor to wearable wanderlust, and from awesome photography toys to the best packs on the market, here are some great gift ideas for people with insatiable wanderlust. Just as a note, the prices written down were accurate at the time of writing this but of course may have changed!
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Gift Ideas for Wanderlusters: Jewelry and Apparel (Click Images To Shop)
Favorite Place Necklaces (Click Images to Shop)
Wearable Wanderlust (Click Images to Shop)
Airplane Gold/Silver Airplane Lariat Necklace – $37.00 – Click here to Shop on Etsy
Work, Save, Travel, Repeat Tee – $19.99 – Click Here to Shop on Etsy
World Map Necklace – $27.90 – Click Here to shop on Etsy
“Sorry About Our President” Multiple Language Travel Tee – $16.99 – Click Here to Shop on Etsy 😛
Not Enough Ideas: See More Gift Ideas for Travelers Under Every Budget
Gift Ideas for Wanderlusters: Photos of their Favorite/Dream Destinations on Print or Other Fun Stuff
Did you know what I recently started selling my photography? I organized photos I have taken through my travels in 50+ countries into 25+ categories, and they are now available for sale. You can buy paper prints, canvas prints, wood prints, and metal prints, or you can get your favorite photos printed on cards, desk organizers, puzzles, iphone/android cases, coffee mugs, luggage tags, AND MORE!
Follow the link below to see if you can find a nice beach, mountain, sunset, wildlife, water, road (etc) shot to match the vibe in your wanderluster’s living space, or maybe their very favorite country or place to remind them of their love of travel!
Click Here to View My Galleries!
Gift Ideas for Wanderlusters: On The Road
Keeping Charged: External Battery Packs (Click Images to Shop)
Great for the traveler, commuter, adventurer, and everyone in between, external battery packs are essential to keep your electronics charged when you may not be somewhere you can plug them in. Here are some great ideas to charge phones and even laptops on-the-go.
Music On-the-Go: Portable Speakers (Click Images to Shop)
Whether you are out hiking, stocking files at work, sailing the high seas, or starting a hostel party, there are SO many amazing portable speakers the bring the party with you wherever you go. Here are a few brands I have tried before and recommend.
UE Boom Brainfreeze Waterproof + Shockproof Bluetooth portable speaker – $123.99
That’s right, WATERPROOF. I think it’s mostly just water resistant, but I can’t be the only one imagining sweet tunes on a pool floatie in the middle of the sea right?! Whether this one or not, UE Boom is a great company with high end portable bluetooth speakers.
Personal Music – for commutes, planes, trains, busses, and workouts.
Packing in an Organized and Neat Fashion
Hostel Survival Items for Every Backpacker (Click Images to Shop)
Gift Ideas for Wanderlusters: When You Can’t ACtually Travel, Plan & Your Next Trip with Travel Books!
If you know travel, you know Lonely Planet. Their guidebooks are the industry standard and are widely considered as law when it comes to travel – they know their stuff. So when they write a guidebook or recommend places for 2018, you should listen!
Gift Ideas for Wanderlusters: Accessories Galore!
Adorable Passport Covers In Many Different Designs (Click Images to Shop)
Amazing Travel Keychain Ideas (Click Images to Shop)
A Few Beautiful Little Travel Journals to Record All the Best Adventures! (Click Images to Shop)
World Map Money Jar Travel Fund – $23.95 – Click here to Shop on Etsy
Globe Ornaments – $10.00 – Click Here to Shop on Etsy
Gift Guide for Wanderlusters: Adventures Themselves!
How can you give an actual adventure as a gift, you may ask? Well, there are lots of ways, whether they can actually travel or just want to get outside the box in their own backyard.
Adventures in Your Own Backyard: GetYourGuide Tours
As I always say, one of the best ways to cure wanderlust while at home is to be a tourist in your own hometown. I bet you have steered clear of all the touristy places around the place you’re from, and probably not left yourself open to new experiences and places in your own city.
This amazing company Get Your Guide offers over 30,000 tours in dozens of cities worldwide, ranging from big tour companies to super local mom & pop tour companies running small-scale tours. They offer a lot of skip-the-line advance tickets to large monuments, also. Check out what they have on offer in your area and see if there’s something you may have never done before! Or you can plan a trip around a new adventure. It just might ease that wanderlust!
Here are some of their top cities and activities, but this list is not exhaustive whatsoever!
Machu Picchu Tours + Advance Tickets
Willis Tower Skydeck, Chicago
Dare I say… BOOK THEM FLIGHTS?
Ok, yeah, sure, this might be a bit aggressive, but we all know all wanderlusters really want is a ticket somewhere new, right?
Or, Let Them Unwrap A Hotel/Hostel Reservation – for a Staycation OR a Vacation!
There’s nothing like unwrapping a reservation for amazing accommodation to pique someone’s wanderlust!
For the backpacker, try finding some of the world’s bet hostels on Hostelworld.
For the hotelier, try Booking.com or Agoda to find the best hotel and resort prices.
The the most unique apartments and living spaces, Airbnb is the way to go – to book both spaces and unique experiences!
Gift Guide for Wanderlusters: A Photographers’s Dream! All Kinds of Ways To Document Adventures
Go Pro: The Adventurer’s Camera (Click Images to Shop)
If you want the newest, fanciest Go Pro, the 6 is for you. It just came out this year and has better and newer capabilities than its predecessors. However, its predecessors still work just fine (I am still using my 3+, lol)! The Hero 5 Black won’t set you back as much and is still a great compact camera with a screen, and the Hero 5 Session is just a lil’ guy without a screen but is extra compact and adventure-ready. Click Images to Shop!
Go Pro Accessories
I have used Sandmarc Gear for years with my Go Pro so I recommend it to you as well! Check out some of these cool items; you can also bundle multiple together in their shop.
Ultimate Go Pro Accessory Bag – it keeps all your gear safe, rolls up, and slings right over your shoulder! (Click Here to Shop)
Go Pro Aqua Filters – Fine Tune Your Underwater Photography! (Click Image to Shop)
I’ve had this Go Pro Pole (Sandmarc Black Edition) for 3 Years & Couldnt Recommend it More Highly! You’ll See it in Many of My Travel Photos. (Click Here to Shop)
Pro Charge – Two Batteries + The Remote At the Same Time! (Click Here to Shop)
DSLR’S for the More Professional Photographer
The amount of DSLR’s (Digital Single Lens Reflex) Cameras on the market today is crazy high, with many companies to choose from and cameras for all abilities. I won’t go too much into it, but I’ll give a good idea of some entry level cameras and also some more advanced ones, plus bundle and accessory deals.
Entry Level DSLR’s
Here are two of the most popular entry level DSLR Camera Kits – coming with extra lenses, memory cards, tripods, cleaning kits, etc. I use Nikon, but Canon is great too. Click the images to shop; you can also get just the camera and not the complete kit for cheaper.
Or, If You Want to Level Up a Bit…
Here are some of the best cameras on the maket today, if you are buying for a photography fiend! All three of these cameras would make any photo-obsessed adventurer drool (as I am as I write this), especially the Sony. The ones I listed are body-only (no lens) but if you click the images you can chooce from all sorts of lens and kit packages.
Any photography lover will need a memory card to store all those amazing moments! If you get an SD card to go along with a camera, make sure you know whether they need a micro-sd card or a normal one (pictured). Most cameras will take a normal SD card and Go Pro’s only have space for a micro. Not to worry, though, many micro-sd’s come with a larger adaptor to fit in a normal sized slot. – $18.99
Here are two tripods, one on the cheaper end, and fun and portable one, and one a little more high-end. Tripods are necessary for anyone who travels solo, likes to shoot at night, do long exposures, or have more flexibility shooting!
The Future is Flight: Drones!
Now I am not the Drone Pro, but a friend of mine over at How Dare She definitely is. DJI drones are the most popular for travelers and adventurers, more affordable than military grade drones (of course), take fantastic footage, and have different levels of pricing depending on what you want. Here are three of their best-selling drones, from the cheapest starter to a more advanced one with all the bits and bobs.
Going Old School: Polaroids
The old days are definitely coming back, and there’s just something about a rustic old polaroid photo that slowly seeps to life that makes you feel nostalgic yet warm and fuzzy inside. A polaroid camera could be an amazing gift, and maybe a little line with pegs so you can hang them up in a room.
iPhotography is the New Thing
Sandmarc also has lots of options for iPhone photography, including three different amazing lenses for different types of iPhones. Click Here to see all the options they offer.
Gift Guide for Wanderlusters: Decor + Other Cute Things
For the Wall (Click Images to Shop!)
In the Shower (Click Images to Shop)
Map Tapestries – Perfect to decorate a room! (Click Images to Shop)
Push Pin World Travel Map – $27.99 – Click Here to Shop on Etsy
Miscellaneous Outdoors (Click Images to Shop)
Gift Guide for Wanderlusters: Backpacks
Now there are millions of different backpacks out there these days, for many different purposes. Smaller bags may be worn for shorter trips, hikes, to school, to work, around the big city, and anything in between. But, if you are actually going on a long backpacking trip, you’ll want something much different. Here are a few suggestions of backpacks for different kinds of wanderlusters going different kinds of places, including anti-theft, stylish, and practical choices.
Backpacks: For Adventures (Click Images to Shop)
Backpacks: For Actual Backpacking (Click Images to Shop)
I am in the market for a new backpack right now actually, and I think I am going to go with Osprey. For some reason they clarify between Men’s and Women’s backpacks, so I have included a few of varying sizes below, along with another company that makes good products. The size of the backpack definitely depends on the amount of time traveling and the weather, but as a frame of reference, I usually carried a 65L backpack on my long (6+ months) trips, and took a 35L backpack backpacking for 3 weeks.
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