27 November 2017

20 Gift Ideas for the Travel-Obsessed

With December peeping right around the corner, if you haven't already, now is the time to start thinking about what to get your loved ones for Christmas.

If you know someone who is just a little bit travel obsessed, *cough* or even to well-deservedly spoil yourself - these twenty gift ideas might just make shopping over the silly season easier.

In no particular order, here are some favourite ideas for 2017:

1. Scratch Off World Map Poster 

This is the perfect gift for travellers. It's a great memento for enthusiasts to have on the wall and scratch off after each new country is achieved. I recently got one and I absolutely love it!

2. Travel Journal

What could be a better way to start off 2018's travel adventures than with a fresh new travel-themed notebook? It's one of those things you can never have too many of.

A Polaroid camera is the hot new travel must-have to capture special moments instantly from all around the world. Best of all, it's super light and comes in different pastel colours.

4. Wanderlust T-Shirt 
Is there a better way to express your travel obsession than with a wanderlust t-shirt? Surprise your globetrotting loved one with this and I bet they'll never take it off.

5. World Map Pendant Necklace

A great stocking stuffer idea and perhaps another not so subtle way of sharing their wanderlust could be with a delicate world map necklace.

6. Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones

If you're wanting to truly spoil someone then a set of excellent quality Bose headphones would be the ultimate present. Who wouldn't be grateful to block out every single sound on an aeroplane?

7. Lonely Planet's Ultimate Travel

I got this book for Christmas last year and really enjoyed reading it. Lonely Planet shares their top 500 places in the world to visit and it is super inspiring. (I visited the Twelve Apostles this year because of it!).

8. Passport Stamp Phone Case

A thoughtful gift to help publicly declare a traveller's wanderlust. Be sure to check what type of phone they have to fit this awesome case.

9. GoPro HERO 5
Again, if you wish to spend a bit more, this powerful camera that's able to be used in all elements is a fun must-have for any traveller.

10. World Map Laptop Sleeve

This sleek and colourful world map laptop cover would put a smile on any wanderluster's face. Again, make sure to select the correct size.

This wanderlust definition art print is a simple but brilliant idea. Pop it in a nice frame and it will be a standout feature for any shelf or wall.

12. Wanderlust Passport Wallet
Wanderlust themed goodies are always a winner. Let your loved ones show off their passion for travel at the airport with this cool passport wallet.

13. Anti-theft Travel Backpack

If you're looking for a more practical gift to give, this smart anti-theft backpack would be very thoughtful and welcome to many travellers old and new.

14. Wanderlust Luggage Tag

Another great little stocking stuffer, this wanderlust luggage tag is a cute way for the travel-obsessed to share their love of the world via their suitcase.

15. Lonely Planet Travel Guidebook

Do you know where your loved ones are planning to travel to next year? Get them a Lonely Planet guidebook for their destination. My sister does this for me and I always appreciate it!

16. A Traveller's Heart Metal Travel Mug
If your travel-loving pal is a coffee/hot drink lover then this metal on-the-go mug would be a great practical gift complete with an inspiring quote.

17. Cork Board Map of the World

Who wouldn't want an iconic cork board map to pin all of the countries you have been to? Or perhaps to pinpoint the places on that ever-growing bucket list!

18. Manfrotto Mini Tripod

If your loved one is a photography enthusiast and doesn't yet have one of these handy mini tripods then this could be a perfect gift. Great for setting up self-timed photos and vlogging.

19. Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost Pillows

A great addition to any bedroom, help your loved ones get excited about their next trip by falling asleep on this pretty novelty pillow which comes in a set of two.

20. 1,000 Places to See Before You Die

Similar to the Lonely Planet's Ultimate Travel, this New York Times Bestseller is another motivating book that I would love to receive as a gift myself this year! (Hint, hint!).

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Those are twenty gift ideas for the wanderlusters out there, whether a family member, friend, colleague or yourself, I hope you have some fun and practical sparks of gift-giving inspiration for the upcoming festive season.

Let me know which travel-themed goodie is your favourite and if you have any other suggestions - comment below!

(The products are all linked in the titles if you would like prices and more information).

Happy Travels,


  1. I keep seeing those scratch off maps - such a great idea! We have a huge board of the world that we put pins in to mark where we've been together as a couple - it's a cute centrepiece and we love it

  2. I love the idea of the scratch-off map! We want to do something for all the places we travel as a family, and this sounds like a wonderful idea. And my husband and I both have noise-canceling headphones, they are perfect for whichever one of us isn't in charge of the kids while flying!

  3. I am going to ask santa for one of everything!! If I can only have one I really want those headphones!

  4. These are some awesome gift ideas for my wanderlust friends. Polaroid camera is on my wishlist for this Christmas and I wish I get it from Santa. ;)

  5. Fantastic ideas! But I so want the maps! Especially the scratch-off one, I'm in love with those things! I gave my sister a travel journal last year as she and her boyfriend spent a season travelling through Europe, but... I guess she is not the journal type, haha! Maybe the anti-theft backpack would have been a better choice!

  6. Awesome gift ideas and unique. I would love to get the Wanderlust tee.

  7. These are awesome ideas. As someone who has traveled a lot I love all of these!

  8. These are all such great ideas! I am going to ask for the iPhone cover for Christmas!!

  9. Love this list!! My hubby would love these!!

  10. For me? I would take either the t-shirt or the headphones. I love the color of the t-shirt.... :)

  11. Oh i love this list especially the headphone, polaroid camera, pillow, and my phone too of course.

  12. Those are some great gift ideas you have there. I love the travel journal that you have there. And the camera looks pretty cool as well. Would be curious to see the quality of the pictures.


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