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7 Out-of-the-box Gift Ideas for the Travelers in your Life

7 Out-of-the-box Gift Ideas for the Travelers in your Life

Gift giving can be tough. When you’re looking for the perfect gift for travelers, your mind might immediately go to things like a luggage set, or neck pillows. But if you dig a little deeper, you’ll find some unique gift ideas perfect for the travelers in your life. To get you started, we’ve prepared a list of some out-of-the box gifts for travelers.         

Priority Passes

Traveling in style isn’t just for the rich. With Priority Pass, your traveler can access a global network of airport lounges and airport restaurants in around 1300 eligible locations in more than 600 airports and roughly 148 countries. So why not give them a little first-class treatment as they explore the world.     

Magazine Subscription to Travel-related Magazines

What traveler couldn’t use more travel inspo? From widely known magazines like Travel + Leisure to smaller travel journals, treat your favorite adventurer to travel tips and advice from the people who’ve literally been there. If that’s not enough, there’s always plenty of photographs to get them revved up for their next trip.    

Silk Pillowcases

Silk pillowcases don’t take up too much space in your bag, but they can have big benefits. Not only is silk gentler on your skin, but it can also help people with allergies or skin sensitivities. When you’re traveling, especially internationally, you might not be used to the hotel linens or the detergents used. This makes it a great holiday gift idea for the traveler on your list.  

Scratch Maps

Scratch maps are poster-sized maps of the world with the countries and states grayed in. Once they’ve been to a place, they take a coin and scratch away the gray to reveal a colored version. Not only does this allow your traveler to show off where they’ve been, but also, it gives them goals and inspiration for where to travel to next.  

Portable White Noise Machine

Traveling takes you to many new and exciting places. Sometimes, though, it can be hard to sleep in an unfamiliar city. To help your favorite traveler get a good night’s sleep, you might consider a portable white noise machine.  

Packing Cubes

A set of packing cubes gives you a number of different-sized compartments to store your clothes and toiletries. One cube can be used for your shirts, another for your toiletries or you can separate each day’s outfits. That way, instead of riffling through one bag to find each item you need, you can simply pull out a cube and have everything you need. The traveler in your life will appreciate how easy it is to keep organized during their travels.  

Trip Insurance

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that we can’t take travel or travel safety for granted. For American residents, one of the best ways to protect both the traveler in your life and their trip investment is through giving them the gift of trip insurance. Trip insurance offers American travelers financial protections related to trip cancellations, flight delays, baggage loss, and urgently needed medical care. If you have all the relevant details for the traveler and their trip, you can purchase trip insurance for them. However, you might want to involve them before you make the purchase to ensure that you get the coverage they need.