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Gifts for people who travel

20 Best Gifts for Travelers: Healthy Ideas for Men & Women

Whether your loved one has to travel for work, or they’re hopping from hostel to hostel around the world, there are lots of ways you can help them look after their mind and body while away from home.

We’ve scoured the market and put together a list of 20 of the best gifts for travellers for you to choose from:

Best Gifts for Travelers

1. Cabeau Evolution S3 Travel Pillow

Enjoy 360º ergonomic neck support no matter where you’re sleeping

There’s nothing worse than falling asleep on a plane or train and being rudely awaken by a forward head drop! It’s not great for your neck and of course it disturbs your sleep.

If the person you’re shopping for regularly naps on the go, then consider purchasing them the Cabeau Evolution S3 Travel Pillow.

This high quality travel pillow has a clever strap system that fastens on to a plane or train seat and fits comfortably around your entire neck to hold your head in place.

Thanks to the raised side supports made from memory foam, it helps to protect your upper spine and prevent neck pain.

Cabeau’s pillow comes with a travel case that halves the size, making it ideal to throw in your hand luggage for a long trip.

In fact, Cabeau are so confident that you’ll love the pillow, that if you experience any neck pain while using it, they’ll give you a full refund.

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2. Joy Travel Journal

Space to plan and record their next adventures

The anticipation of a trip is almost as exciting as the trip itself!

Give your loved one space to plan their future six trips in this travel journal, including transport, accommodation, packing lists, itineraries and budgets.

Once on the road there are travel games to play and pages for journaling about their adventures.

Plus if they’re not ready to jet off just yet, there is space for adding to their travel wishlist and tracking where they’ve been so far on the illustrative map of the world.

It’s worth noting that the act of journaling is also positive for your mental and physical wellbeing, encouraging you to express gratitude and even improving your sleep.

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3. Solar Power Bank

Help a traveler stay connected while on the go

Never be out of touch with your traveler while they’re exploring the world, by purchasing them this handy portable solar power bank.

This power bank has a solar panel on one side that can be hooked to your backpack and powered up, allowing it to then charge multiple devices simultaneously.

It can take a few days to charge the bank through solar power, but it can also be charged via USB, so they’ll never run out.

A few days might seem like a long time, however happy shoppers reported how long lasting the power was once charged, keeping all their devices fully juiced up on their adventures.

Camping enthusiasts were particular fans of the product, thanks to its resilience and built-in LED flashlight, so it’s ideal if you’re shopping for someone who loves the great outdoors.

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4. PlayMakar MVPmini Percussion Massage System

On-the-go massager with a FREE attachment

When your frequent flyer needs to loosen their muscles after a long trip, they’ll be sure to reach for the MVPmini.

This compact massage gun weighs less than one pound, and delivers a deep and powerful percussion massage treatment, making it a great gift for travelers.

Yet what sets PlayMakar apart from the massage gun competition is the ProTip massage heads.

Made from a responsive silica material, they have been designed to allow the body to better absorb and reverberate each percussion.

You get four attachments, including the ImpactBall, ideal for targeting larger muscle groups.

Plus buy the PlayMakar MVPmini right now and you get a FREE HeatTip Massage head!

This heated massage head improves blood flow so they can recover faster after a long trip.

Providing an amazing 15 hours of battery life, it comes with a USB-C power cord for easy charging — an ideal gift for someone who is always on the move!

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5. Mzoo Sleep Eye Mask

The ultimate travel sleep mask

There are so many advantages to sleeping with an eye mask, and there are few as well designed as this one from Mzoo.

Molded to your eyes it has been created to completely black out the light, ideal if your loved one is traveling through different timezones.

Take a look at the eye space and you can see how much space has been allowed to avoid putting any pressure on your eyes, and so you can lay in it comfortably.

Available in five different colors, it has adjustable straps to fit all head sizes. Plus the mask ships with a silk pouch and earplugs so it really does feel like a special sleep gift.

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6. AirBnB Gift Card

Give them the gift of over one million places to stay around the world

No matter where your loved one is traveling, if they run out of money, they’ll be so grateful for this AirBnB gift card.

There are over one million places to choose from on their website, spread across the world, so they’ll be sure to find somewhere magical to stay.

AirBnB gift cards are one of the best gifts for travelers because they can easily be printed or sent by email, and they never expire so can be saved for a rainy day.

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Travel Gift Ideas for Him

1. Travel Cord Roll

Keep all his cords and cables in order

If you’re shopping for the kind of man who lives out of his luggage week to week then he’ll appreciate this travel cord roll.

Ensuring tangle-free travel it offers space for eight cords and two plugs so he no longer needs to dig around at the bottom of his bag.

Perfect for headphones and phone chargers, you can also store other travel necessities such as a watch or cufflinks.

Owners of the wrap loved the simplicity of the design and how it helped to keep everything in one place.

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2. The Stick Travel Stick

Alleviate problem areas with your own personal massage therapist

The Stick Travel Stick is sure to become a staple in any traveler’s bag once they’ve tried it.

Looks can be deceiving, as though this short body massage stick might appear simple, its innovative design helps to relieve muscle pain and improve your range of motion and flexibility.

You choose the pressure and work out knots or pain with eight therapeutic spindles, enabling you to unwind after an uncomfortable flight or train journey.

Many users of the product were amazed that such a simple tool could be so powerful, and even claimed it was better than a massage therapist!

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3. Travel Packable Hoodie

A hoodie he’ll always have to hand

Shopping for a man who loves the great outdoors? Wrap this up for his next adventure.

Stored in a small pouch, he’ll barely notice the size or weight in his backpack. However he’ll certainly be thankful when a cold day arrives!

Removing it from the bag he’ll appreciate the warmth of the cozy fabric, as well as the hand warming thumb holes, internal headphone port and zipped kangaroo pocket for his essentials.

Available in various sizes and colors, you can find one that fits him perfectly.

Plus, this hoodie has been made from recycled coffee grounds and plastic bottles, so it’s ideal for someone who likes to put out positive energy into the world.

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4. Yamiu Packing Cubes with Shoe Bag

Take suitcase organization to the next level

Never mind rolling up your clothes to save space, Yamiu Packing Cubes are the pinnacle of suitcase organization.

Each cube fits neatly beside the next, and has individual zips, allowing the traveler to break their suitcase down in to different sections.

They’re ideal for a long trip, when you might have various clothes for different weather conditions, and for a short trip when you want to keep clean and dirty laundry separate.

Yamiu Packing Cubes also come with a dedicated shoe and toiletry bags, to protect your clothes and electricals from any spillages.

They’re super lightweight so won’t impact on your luggage allowance and they come in a range of different colors to choose from.

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Travel Gift Ideas for Her

1. Hidden Pocket Travel Scarf

A stylish way to keep her valuables safe

On the surface, the recipient will be so grateful for such a beautiful, lightweight scarf, ideal for summer days on vacation.

However she’ll be even more thankful when she realizes that this scarf has a little secret…

Inside the scarf is a secret pocket with zipper, which is perfect for storing cash or her passport while she’s seeing the world.

Even just day to day she’ll appreciate the space to store a little cash without having to carry a bag or purse around.

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2. Calming Lavender Heat Pillow

A cozy little stocking stuffer

Whether she just wants to keep warm while she’s traveling, or needs to tackle daily aches and pains, this heat pillow is sure to help.

With a 100% cotton exterior, this attractive heat pad contains a mix of locally sourced barley and lavender.

Simply place it in the microwave for a few minutes and the pillow will ooze muscle-relaxing warmth.

Not only that, but lavender also smells wonderful and has stress-relieving properties, the perfect treat for someone who needs to relax.

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3. Lululemon My Level 2.0 Bag

The ultimate carry-on bag

This On My Level design from Lululemon is the perfect carry-on bag for a woman who travels regularly.

Not only does it look great and come in a choice of colors, but it also has the Lululemon name, a brand trusted by those who enjoy staying active.

Inside the bag she has various pockets to keep everything organized, including space for her reusable water bottle.

With an adjustable strap that can also be removed, it offers versatility so she can use it for travel or a trip to the gym.

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4. Manduka PRO Travel Yoga Mat 2.5mm

The perfect travel gift for a yogi

Help her stay active while on the go with this travel yoga mat from Manduka.

Just 2.5mm thick, and easily folded to place in her case, it’s the ideal way to enjoy the popular practice on vacation.

However despite the compact size it still provides ultra dense cushioning to protect her joints and provide stability.

Whether she’s a complete beginner or mastering the most flexible asanas, this is one small gift with many big health benefits.

Plus, Manduka are a trusted name in the yoga world so you know you’re choosing a quality product.

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5. Bed of Nails ECO Acupressure Pillow

Pack the healing powers of acupressure

If your loved one suffers with pain when they travel, or they just need a tool for self-care, then the Bed of Nails ECO Acupressure Pillow could be a great birthday gift.

Acupressure has so many health advantages for back pain and many other conditions, including anxiety.

This cleverly designed pillow is a great way to enjoy the therapy, whether at home or on the move.

It has been designed to fit into your neck or under your lower back, making it ideal for use on the plane or train, or afterwards to relive the aches and pains of the journey.

Filled with buckwheat hulls, it’s covered in 2,142 spikes, ideal to release tension and relax muscles.

Bed of Nails pride themselves on making eco-friendly products, choosing recyclable plastic for their spikes, organic linen for the cover and a biodegradable filling.

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Healthy Travel Gifts

1. Inflatable Foot Rest for Air Travel

An innovative way to relax in the sky

Staying healthy while flying regularly can be difficult as sitting for long periods can take its toll on your body.

Treat your someone special to this clever inflatable foot rest and they’ll always have somewhere to rest their tired feet.

Raising your legs improves your circulation, helping to reduce the risk of deep vein thrombosis.

Stored in a small pouch it’s super compact, however once inflated it’s a good size to fit all feet!

It’s not just handy for flights either, why not pop it under the desk of someone who works from home.

Owners of the foot rest found they slept more comfortably while flying, plus they appreciated the FREE eye mask and earplugs that ship with this gift.

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2. Lululemon Release and Recover Ball Set

A trio of balls to target every muscle group

This massage ball set, including three balls of different sizes, is a great travel gift for a health nut.

With this mix of sizes, the person you’re shopping for can target small, medium and large muscle groups.

Thanks to the dense foam and rubber blend they’re durable, plus the texture allows the user to target stubborn knots, and creates a more satisfying massage experience.

Shipping with a handy bag, they’re ideal for someone who likes working out even when they’re on vacation or traveling for work.

Plus, as mentioned previously, Lululemon have a great reputation in the fitness world. They have ensured the balls don’t just perform well, they also look great with an abstract black and white design.

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3. Portable White Noise Sound Machine

Help them get a good night’s sleep, wherever they are

Travel is exciting, but it can also be tiring, especially if you’re shopping for one of the 70 million US adults that suffers from a sleep disorder.

Add in a different timezone and noisy city streets and it can all add up to a pretty miserable traveler!

Mask the background noise and help someone sleep better by wrapping up this portable white noise machine.

Research has shown that listening to white noise improves the quality of your sleep. Offering three soothing sounds, including bright and deep white noise, this device is sure to lull anyone into a deep slumber.

Shipping with a compact travel case, the unit is rechargeable so you don’t need to be close to a socket.

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4. ClassPass Gift Card

Work out while you’re working your way around the world

ClassPass could possibly be the world’s most flexible gym membership, as you can access a range of different boutique fitness centers around the globe.

Buy a ClassPass as a gift this Christmas and the recipient can choose from a range of different classes such as a Pilates, yoga, cycling or aerobics.

You can select whatever value you’d liked to spend, plus the vouchers don’t expire so they’re ideal as a going away gift for someone heading off on a big adventure.

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5. Fit Simplify Resistance Loop Exercise Bands

The perfect healthy stocking stuffer for a traveler

The person you’re present hunting for might not always have space for a yoga mat or massage gun, even the most compact version.

However they’ll always have space for this set of resistance bands.

Inside the bag you get three differently colored bands, each offering a varying level of resistance. Extra light and light are great for beginners, with the heavy and extra heavy proving more of a challenge.

They’re a great way to build muscle without lifting weights, and can be incorporated into any workout routine for stretching and strength training while away from home.

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