20 Fantastic Gifts for Globetrotters: A Holiday Guide

Whether it’s job-related, recreational, or just traveling for the holidays, more than likely we all have at least one family member who is an avid traveler. Although great fun that creates lifelong memories, traveling can be a very hectic time. However, there are many handy gadgets to help make traveling more comfortable and less stressful. I have rounded up some of these fantastic gifts for globetrotters in this holiday guide!

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Shopping for others isn’t always the easiest thing, I know. Well, unless you’re provided with a magical list of what the person wants. Not going to lie, this is how my family does it and it works like a BREEZE! However, sometimes lots of times lists aren’t possible. When this is the case, it always helps to have ideas, right?

Fantastic Globetrotter Gifts

And, that’s where this post comes in! On top of the fact that shopping for holiday gifts for the general person isn’t the easiest, it can be even harder for travelers. See, we globetrotters are always on the lookout for things that make traveling easier, lighter, better, and/or cheaper. Below, is the list with exactly those ideas for fantastic gifts for the globetrotter in your life!

1 | 50 States 5,000 Ideas

The book 50 States 5,000 Ideas is an impressive compilation from the travel experts at National Geographic to help you plan your trip itinerary. Inside, you can find awesome sites to visit in each of the 50 states, from the well-known to the hidden treasures. It also includes a section on the Canadian provinces and territories.

2 | Travel Jewelry Case

Perfect for carrying your jewelry as you travel, this cool case can be personalized with the initial of your choice on the front. Interiorly, you will find a place for your earrings, necklaces, and rings all lined with soft velvet to protect your valuables.

3 | TUBE Pillow

Want to save on luggage fees? Then this travel pillow is for you. Just place some clothing items inside, zip it up, and connect the ends together with the handy clasp to form your pillow. It can hold 2 to 3 days’ worth of clothing! 🤯

4 | Rechargeable Lighted Travel Makeup Mirror

This rechargeable lighted makeup mirror is a helpful accessory to bring with you when traveling. It has three different light mode settings, adjustable brightness, and is rechargeable via a USB cord. It also comes with a 10x magnifying mirror that you can easily attach to the suction cups on the back.

5 | Luggage Travel Drink Holder

Instead of trying to juggle passports, coffee, etc., as you hurry through the airport to catch your flight, this travel drink holder is what you need. The machine-washable waterproof cup holder attaches to your rolling luggage handle, features three pockets, and leaves your hands free.

6 | I’d Rather Be Traveling Socks

These socks are a spot-on gift idea for the traveler in your life. Made from a soft cotton blend, they display the message, “I’d rather be traveling,” anytime the wearer puts up their feet.


7 | Travel Power Plug Adapter

Perfect for the international traveler, this power plug adapter is a must. Something most people usually don’t think about on their trip is power outlets. Different countries have different types of outlets. So, always be prepared with this power plug adapter. It also has four USB ports to charge all of your electronic devices.

8 | Memory Foam Travel Pillow

The memory foam insert inside this travel pillow allows it to be flexible. This way, you can bend it into any shape you need to help make yourself comfortable during your car or plane ride. The cover is machine washable and it attaches to luggage for easy carrying.

9 | Sleep Mask with Wireless Headphones

Catch some shut-eye on your next trip with this fabulous sleep mask equipped with wireless headphones. Featuring Bluetooth stereo sound, the rechargeable battery lasts for over 10 hours. A sweet gift for the music-loving traveler.

10 | Airplane Seatback Organizer

Great for frequent fliers, this handy airplane seatback organizer helps keep all of your items ready at hand but out of your way.  It has one large pocket and three smaller ones and is machine washable.

11 | Bladeless USB Neck Fan

Many of the activities people do when traveling take place outdoors in warm weather. This bladeless, rechargeable, battery-operated personal fan makes an ideal gift idea. Simply turn it on and place it around your neck to be cooled instantly by the 48 air outlets.

12 | Hands-Free Luggage Strap

Easily attached to your wheeled carry-on luggage, the RetraStrap is an obvious gift idea for anyone who travels. Worn over your shoulder, it leaves your hands free as you walk through the airport. As a bonus, with your luggage firmly attached, you never have to worry about someone stealing your suitcase!

13 | Travel Changing Pad

Traveling with a baby is a breeze with this foldable travel-changing pad. With waterproof Oxford fabric on the outside and waterproof PEVA inside the pockets, if you spill something on it, just wipe it off! It also comes with a baby wipe carrier that attaches to the outside.


14 | Travel Blanket and Pillow

This lightweight travel pillow is hiding a surprise inside its pillowcase – a blanket! On the back of the pillowcase is a luggage sleeve to make it easy to slide over the handle of your luggage. It also comes with a clip if you want to connect it to your purse or backpack.

15 | Keychain with Charging Cable

When traveling you only have so much room to fit everything you want to bring. With this petite iPhone lightning cable, you won’t have to worry about dragging along a full-size cable. Use the carabiner to hook it to your keychain, purse, or backpack. It also works as a bottle opener.

16 | Air Travel Hands-Free Phone Mount

This travel phone mount clips onto your tray table and allows you to avoid arriving at your destination with a stiff neck. Watch a movie inflight comfortably instead of having to look down in your lap.

17 | Weather Rooftop Cargo Carrier

This weatherproof rooftop cargo carrier is a handy gift for someone who needs extra room when they travel. Simply latch the straps to your roof rack, or if you do not have a roof rack you can use the included clips to attach the straps to your vehicle’s door frame window molding. Problem solved!

18 | Travel Water Bottle for Dogs

Thankfully many of the cool places we travel to are pet-friendly so the whole family can enjoy the fun, including Fido. This travel water bottle for your dog helps keep them hydrated throughout your journey.

19 | Travel Water Flosser

Even though someone may travel a lot, it doesn’t mean having to do without your regular dental health measures. This travel water flosser is compact enough to not take up much room in your luggage. The rechargeable battery takes only four hours to fully charge and holds enough power for 60 uses.

20 | Travel Garment Steamer

This handheld portable steamer is a must-have when traveling. The water tank is easy to fill and heats up in only 25 seconds. Perfect for when you are on the go!


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Hopefully, this gift guide provides you with good leads and gives you a head start on your Christmas shopping. Be sure to check for Black Friday sales and order then for the lowest prices. Another benefit to this timeframe is that your shopping will be DONE ahead of time!

What is your favorite item on this list? Or what item as a traveler would you want to receive most? Is there a cool travel product I’ve missed and need to know about? Let me know below!

‘Til next time…

Trimm Travels,


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  1. Since I want everything from this list, I am going to send this to my family & friends. 😉 Thanks for jotting down the perfect list.

    1. Hi Hiral-These items definitely work for anytime of the year not just as a holiday list. Hope you get some or even all of these to make trips easier! Thanks for reading! 🙂

  2. This list is very helpful. I bought myself a travel jewellery holder with my name last year. Would love a portable garment steamer though.

    1. Hi Gabby-I love the travel jewelry holders and anything with my name or initials on it. It’s just so fun! Hope you get that portable garment steamer soon. Holiday gift list perhaps? Thanks for reading! 🙂

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