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Travel Gift Guide

15 Feb Travel Gift Guide


Travel Gift Guide 

Christmas is just around the corner. Maybe you have no idea what to give to your travel-loving friend? Here is my travel gift guide for travel lovers. The list covers the hottest and must-haves and new products for travellers. 

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Polaroid Snap Instant Digital Camera 

This is the hottest of the hottest you can give to your travel-loving friend this Christmas. Nothing is cooler than having an instant Polaroid camera this small in 2017!



Polaroid ZIP Mobile Printer w/ZINK Zero Ink Printing Technology  Is amazing for Instagrammers that want a hard copy of your travel photos! Photos from this is a perfect gift to give your Couchsurfing hosts as well!





Rabing Mini Foldable RC Drone FPV VR 

Almost everyone is having a drone nowadays. This super cheap selfie drone is perfect for travellers and as a first drone. Rabind drone is the best and cheapest selfie drone on Amazon. It is small and can fit in your pocket. It links to wifi and it is easy to use.  A perfect gift for your travelling friend and wants to get pictures to the next level. It is very affordable and definitely worth the price.




The Smart Luggage Tracker. It embeds RFID/NFC/Bluetooth technology  allows you to make your luggage identifiable to all airlines with our unique partnerships with Lost & Found services. It is linked directly to your baggage receipt and connected to a smartphone app.



Moroccanoil Treatment, Travel Size

I love these products. It is perfect for split ends it provides long-term conditioning and best of all it is sulphate free, paraben free, protein free, glycerin free.




Prospector Co Compressed Towel Tablets (pack of 6) by Prospector Co is perfect for travelling. They are made of cotton fibre compressed pills and decompress with water and expand to a dish towel size rag for convenient personal care when you don’t have the conveniences of home.







Skyroam Mobile Hotspot: Global WiFi is a MUST for travellers. The Skyroam is a personal WiFi hotspot to get fast, secure mobile data around the world at top destinations in Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa and Australia. You can connect up to 5 devices and you pay as you go. You don’t have to use a SIM, you simply just press start and you are free to surf the internet. You can buy packages as little as $8 for 24-hour global day passes with unlimited data.




Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel: Our List of the 500 Best Places to See.  If you want to give your friend some ideas of where to travel next year this is the ultimate guide! The lists of the 500 best places to see are ranked by  Lonely Planet’s most respected travel experts.





Chin Supporting Travel Pillow is a lifesaver on long-haul flights. The blow-up travel pillows are hard to rest your neck on unless you have a window seat. Switch to chin support and you will never go back.





Scratch Map Travel Size Personalised World Map 

A scratch map is something every traveller should have! How awesome is it to scratch off your visits and hang it on the wall! This is your travel CV and something you can be proud of!




Microfiber Travel Towel This is a must have for backpackers staying at hostels or travellers in general. It is highly absorbent and dries incredibly fast compared to normal towels. This microfiber travel towel is very soft and comfortable to use.





Rainlax Travel Umbrella Unbreakable Lightweight and windproof 

This stylish yellow umbrella is a must-have for globetrotters. Nothing sucks more ruining your umbrella because of the wind. With this one, you don’t have to buy a new one every time.





GoPro HERO6 Black

The Go Pro 6 is one of the best gopros out there.  The photos automatically upload to the QuikStory app.  You can film and take photos as deep as 30 meters underwater and this one you can go down 10 meters without housing! The Go Pro 6 has an updated UI, the 2-inch display makes it easy to frame shots, change settings and playback footage.



Rusoji Premium Packing Cube System  Is so important for an organized trip! Have you ever gone backpacking and something leaked in your backpack and everything got wet? I have, and it sucks. This was before I heard about the cube system.


COSOON Beach Mat Sand Free Rug Picnic Blanket  

This beach mat is perfect for the beach lover. It is not a towel, but a blanket and it will leave the sand away from the mat.





Luiswell  Soft Silicon Flight Travel Ear Plugs

These travel plugs are made specifically for in-flight pressure. It will help against the pain and the noise of the plane. A must-have for people that travel by plane and struggle with the ear pain.




Slotra Water Resistant Laptop Backpack Anti-theft  

This is the perfect laptop backpack for travellers, it is water resistant and anti-theft with anti stabbing effect and multiple pockets inside for phone and money.


Master Lock 4401EURDLH Connected Padlock This padlock is connected to Bluetooth and you don’t have to worry about lost keys or forgotten combinations. It is connected to your smartphone and you can easily add users for the padlock.





goTenna – text & GPS on your phone  

Gotenna is an essential travel item and will make you feel a lot safer. It gives you the opportunity to use GPS and text when it matters the most. It is like a walkie-talkie where you can even send private 1-to-1 & group chats or broadcast to all users nearby. It includes a free goTenna app includes free, detailed offline maps for any region in the world.


Scrubba Portable Laundry System Wash Bag

The Scrubba wash bag is a must-have for long-term travellers and backpackers staying in hostels, camping or backpackers in general. This washing bag makes it easier to wash your clothes and there is no washing machine or sink available.



Pacsafe Travelsafe 5L GII Portable Safe  

This tiny portable purse makes it possible to lock your expensive valuables to items such as to a bigger bag or the bed at the hostel. It is essential if you are staying at the beach and you want to go for a swim without worrying about your valuables. 



Newtion Tsa Approved Luggage Lock for Suitcase Travel Bag Backpack 4 Digit 

If you are travelling in or out the US TSA is the lock you should use to avoid the security officers breaking up the lock. This high-security lock makes your valuables safe and prevents others putting things you don’t own in your bags such as drugs. Don’t take the chance travelling in and out border control with a lock like this.

BlueCosto Luggage Strap Suitcase Belts Travel Accessories, 2-Pack, Green

Alotpower Heavy Duty Suitcase Belts Luggage Straps with Suitcase Tag

Checked in luggage can be hard to find at the luggage belt. Many people have the same suitcases and it is not too hard to take the wrong bag or suitcase. Prevent that with this strap that makes you spot your bag right away.


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  • Paige W
    Posted at 23:28h, 03 October Reply

    You’re getting an early start on the gift guide! Which is awesome, perfect timing so I can get started on my buying! SkyRoam is the thing on this list that I want! That sounds so handy! I also love the mobile printer too. Too fun!

  • Adriaan
    Posted at 03:47h, 04 October Reply

    Great post! There are quite a few good ideas for gifts! I highly recommend the packing cubes as well as the scratch map. The Rabing mini drone looks nice as well. I always wanted a drone for that epic videos, but they are always so expensive. Will have a look at this one.

    • thevikingabroad
      Posted at 09:06h, 04 October Reply

      I love that too. Yeah drones are so cool. Love this one, not expensive at all.

  • Ozzy
    Posted at 10:22h, 04 October Reply

    What a great and early post for Christmas gifts. Would love to get my hands on the Skyroam as I almost always get locked out of public Wi-Fi connections due to my phone’s extra security feature 🙂

    The other would be Rabind drone for the amazing experience of being able to click some great shots.

    • thevikingabroad
      Posted at 11:37h, 04 October Reply

      I like to shop my Christmas gifts early to avoid stress hehe. The skyroam is amazing. 😀

  • Candy
    Posted at 17:59h, 04 October Reply

    So many great suggestions. I actually have quite a bit of these items myself. I have never heard of the Prospector Co Compressed Towel Tablets. If I ever need to pack towels, I’m definitely going to get this. I also like their packaging 🙂

    • thevikingabroad
      Posted at 18:40h, 04 October Reply

      The compressed towels are so useful and can be in your carry on 😀

  • Sandy N Vyjay
    Posted at 23:26h, 04 October Reply

    It feels like it was just the other day we had Christmas 2016 and now Christmas 2017 is just around the corner. How time flies. These gifts seem really interesting. I hope someone gifts me the Drone and the smart luggage tracker. Pretty useful stuff for my travels.

    • thevikingabroad
      Posted at 09:12h, 05 October Reply

      I know right. I feel like the new year just started xD

  • Rahul Khurana
    Posted at 08:57h, 05 October Reply

    These are cool ideas for giving gifts to a traveller friend. Also, I want to buy a drone and a go-pro camera for myself within next few months. The GPS device you mentioned and polaroid camera were something I didn’t knew about.

    • thevikingabroad
      Posted at 09:13h, 05 October Reply

      Thank you. I love the drone and the go pro, essential for travelling and not as heavy as a dslr 😀

  • Veronica
    Posted at 05:22h, 08 October Reply

    I heard of that washing bag from a traveler but I thought it was just a joke!
    How cool is it! I wish they invented it earlier, I would have given it to my granny for our house in a village!

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