7 Gift Ideas For The Adventurous Traveler

By Parker Diakite


As the holiday season approaches, it’s safe to anticipate that the nomad in your life is probably planning a holiday getaway.


If you’re looking for unique gift ideas for the adventurous traveler in your life, here are seven gift ideas the wanderlust in your life will enjoy:


Travel Bag

NOMATIC creates gear tailored to those who live their life on the go, including this cool travel bag.

Instagram| @nomatic


There a few bags that you can choose from, for shorter travel trips or longer trips. Depending on what you purchase, the bag will come with a laundry bag, a toiletry bag, a shirt organizer, and waist straps to wear it as a backpack.


Here are NOMATIC’s available bag options.




Collapsible Water Bottle

This water bottle is perfect if you don’t have a lot of space in your luggage. The water bottle collapses to a smaller size, which means less bulk to carry around.


Click here to buy the water bottle for $19.99

PHOTO| Bed Bath & Beyond



Travel Towel

Depending on where you stay, many places require that guests pay a small fee for a towel or that they bring their own. To avoid bulkiness in your luggage, a travel towel is a lightweight texture that absorbs up to 8 times its water weight. The best part is that it will wring out almost completely dry.


There are various options priced between $9.95 and $24.95 here. 




Waterproof Camera Cases

A waterproof case can keep your camera safe from water, snow, and rain. They are also suitable for swimming, diving at sea, and of course, getting the million dollar shot underwater.


Waterproof cases here start at $7.99.


Amazon| MPOW


For camera cases priced at $39.99 click here.

Amazon| zonman



SteriPEN Water Purifier

You can avoid getting ill from your local water source in developing countries or while backpacking with this SteriPen Water Purifier.


This water purifier uses UV light to treat water. Just turn it on, place the lamp in the water and stir. When complete, the lamp turns off, and an LED indicator lights up to let you know your water is ready.


Find it here at L.L.Bean for $54.95.





Portable Wine Rack

On your next cycling trip abroad, bring this portable wine rack by Oopsmark when it’s time to unwind.


The wine rack can be found here for $34.00


PHOTO| Oopsmark


Dry bags

In addition to protecting your clothing from water, dry bags are great for organizing and separating clean clothes from wet and dirty ones.


Find the dry bag here for $14.99.

Amazon| GuGeTek Waterproof

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