• Lily Carlson

10 Gift Ideas for Your World Traveller

Happy December 1st!


It’s that time of the year again – time for first snowfalls, delicious Christmas markets, family gatherings, shorter days, and with all that – holiday shopping. I know that sometimes this can be a stressful thing for people… you already have so many things on your to-do list: things to accomplish, events to prepare for, exams to write, targets to hit… trying to think of a unique and special gift can sometimes be the last thing on your mind. Well, I’m here to (hopefully) provide you with some ideas, or at least inspiration, for one type of special person that may be in your life: the traveller.


Seriously, what do you get someone who’s always on the go? Someone who doesn’t have much space for ‘things’ without specific use? Someone who’s always dreaming of their next destination? Well, with a wide price range in mind (including the budget-friendly), here are 10 gift ideas your special little traveller just might love!


Note: All prices have been converted (if necessary) into Canadian dollars, so they are approximate 😊 


1. Waterproof Playing Cards


Image taken from www.amazon.ca

Travel games, solo games, group games, drinking games… water, alcohol, condiments — these cards will withstand the test of time and elements, no matter where they travel or who they’re with. Great for backpackers, solo travellers, families, and more. Why not be the lifesaver who actually brought a game to play? Fits nicely in the pocket too…


2. Liquids Travels Bottles - HUMMANGEAR GOTOOB from $8.99 CAD each (range in sizes - packs available)


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Not just any plastic dollar store liquids travel bottles though… these GOTOOB bottles are made to last and don’t risk shattering in their luggage/backpack. Squeezable, reusable, and inevitably necessary, this item is both practical and likely to be unexpected but appreciated.


3. Universal Travel Adaptor - $16.99 CAD

It can be so annoying having to purchase adapter after adapter, traveling to different parts of the world. Why not have the convenience of one supercharger that will take care of all their traveling outlet needs? Especially one like this that includes 2 USB ports.

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4. Custom Leather Passport Holder - $26.63 CAD


Something personal and practical — Quality leather to keep their most important travel essentials safe and protected. One like this even provides organizing pockets for other goodies they’ll need on the go!


Pro tip: add a nice pen inside so that they’re always ready for passport check! 😉


Check it out here.

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5. Packing Cubes - $29.56 CAD


For the ultimate guide and assistance in packing organization. A little goes a long way and packing cubes have been known to make the most of little spaces.


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6. Phone Battery Case [from] $39.95 CAD (Note: Often other companies go on sale, ex. Anker, Mophie)

A multitasker with their phone? Or perhaps they’re a social media queen/king? Google, text, music, camera, Facebook, Instagram… we rely on our phones for a lot these days, and it can be a nightmare when you’ve got little access to energy sources to keep your device alive. These battery cases are usually good for an extra 100-120% battery life — a sure lifesaver, in more ways than just the battery 😉

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7. Portable Speaker - $63.96 0 $129.99 CAD


How great is it to play your favourite tunes on the go?

Image taken from www.bestbuy.ca

Click here for this compact bluetooth speaker that will wirelessly connect to their smart device — dirt-proof, shockproof, and waterproof, you can’t go wrong.


Image taken from www.amazon.ca

Click here for this clip-on wireless Bluetooth speaker with its own built-in rechargeable battery. Waterproof with 8 hours of audio playback, this is an excellent day-tripper for your busy traveller.

8. Waterproof & Packable Raincoat - $114.25 CAD


This may go without saying, but weather isn’t always perfect when one travels. Unexpected rain and downpours can be inevitable, but when you’re limited for space, packing rain gear isn’t always a priority. These retro blast-from-the-past 80’s K-WAY jackets are the perfect compromise: A lightweight jacket that will keep them dry and also fold up into a nice packable size!


Image taken from www.blackleaf.com
Image taken from www.blackleaf.com

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9. Expandable Carry-On Tote - $138 CAD


Who doesn’t come home with a little extra luggage after they’ve been away? Gifts… souvenirs… sometimes you don’t even know how you’ve gone home with more than you came! This bag is not only the appropriate dimensions of a carry-on bag for all airlines (I’m looking at you, budget airlines), it actually gives you an extra 5 inches of depth, if you need it. They can pack their zipped-up bag to go, and then unzip it for the trip home.


Before / After

Shop this bag and other patterns here


And finally, the memory for when they’ve come home…


10. Personalized Map - $77 CAD


They’ve come home and the adventure has come to a *brief* pause, but the memory will never fade. A keepsake like this that’s both minimal and trendy, can be the perfect decor and reminder of this time away. Great for their bedroom, living room, office, or anywhere really… this gift will hit them in the soft spot.


Image taken from www.mapiful.com

Click here to design your own — Select your location, city, region, or country, and let the personalization begin.

And there you have it — 10 gift ideas for your world traveller!


I know there are so many cool ideas that aren’t on this list, but I tried to come up with 10 ideas I don’t always typically see listed online. Do you know someone who would love something on this list? Or maybe there is something you yourself would enjoy (you can use this list as a *hint* for friends and fam 😉)!


Any amazing ideas you’ve seen that I didn’t list here? I’d love to hear them! 


Happy hunting everyone,

Lily x