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  • Writer's pictureMeredith Strack

Top 10 Travel-Inspired Christmas Gifts

We all know a travel-lover or adventure enthusiast who is always jetting off to their next destination. What kind of gift do you get someone that seems like they always have their bags packed? To help you out this Christmas, I've rounded up my top 10 gifts that your favorite globetrotter will love. Or possibly just a list of the 10 things you need to add to your own wishlist--I won't judge!

Game. Changer.

I'll admit I was skeptical at first, but packing cubes have become one of my most-used travel items and my whole family has them now. These keep your suitcase so organized and are perfect for any trip, whether it's a girl's weekend, a week on the beach, or a fast-paced European adventure! This set comes with 4 packing cubes, a shoe bag, and a laundry sack so your favorite traveler can stay organized!

Photo: Amazon

Coming in both women's and men's styles, this ultralight windbreaker is surprisingly warm and is a game-changer for adventure travel. This jacket packs up incredibly small and is thin enough to fit underneath thicker layers to keep your favorite traveler warm and toasty!

Photo: Patagonia

There's a reason you've been seeing this bag everywhere this year. This belt bag can be worn around the waist or as a crossbody and is the perfect size for on-the-go travelers. It comes with multiple handy pockets and it also has an adjustable strap so it can be worn snugly against your body. This adorable bag will let them be worry-free knowing their belongings are safe while they sightsee!

Photo: Lululemon

What better way to tell your favorite traveler you love them than by protecting their most valuable travel possession--their passport! This passport holder can be customized to have their initials, a favorite quote, or a design, and it comes in black or brown leather.

Photo: Etsy

You can give your favorite traveler peace of mind this Christmas! Apple AirTags are a great way to kick worries about lost luggage to the curb. These tags can be placed in a suitcase, carry-on, wallet, get the idea! Then you can track it's location with an app on your phone!

Photo: Apple

This durable, quick-drying towel comes in several fun patterns and is so easy to pack in any small bag. This towel is perfect for a relaxing beach vacation, a camping trip, or even their everyday yoga class down the street. You might need one for yourself, too??

Photo: REI

If you know a frequent-flyer, this carry-on backpack will be their new best friend. It's incredibly travel-friendly with a large inner compartment to fit a change of clothes and (obviously) lots of snacks. It even has a shoe compartment, charging port, and a handy strap so you can slide it over your suitcase handle to make travel a breeze! Plus, it comes in a ton of great colors.

Photo: Amazon

If you know someone who can't get enough of our nation's national parks, help them keep track of their bucket-list with this scratch-off print! They will have so much fun scratching off each park. Plus it makes cute wall art!

Photo: Etsy

We all know one. That one person whose bag is ALWAYS too heavy (not naming any names here). This digital luggage scale is the perfect gift for that chronic over-packer in your it's lightweight so it won't add bulk to their (already-too-heavy) bag.

Photo: Amazon

Keep them hydrated with this top-selling water bottle made by Hydro Flask. These come in just about every color of the rainbow and will keep any drink hot or cold for HOURS. They'll thank you for that cold drink of water on the beach or that sip of hot coffee while chasing the northern lights!

Photo: REI


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