The Top 2020 Holiday Gifts for Travelers

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The holiday season is fast approaching and before you know it Black Friday will be upon us.  Finding the perfect gift for your loved ones can be a stressful task, especially this year with everything that has been happening. We all want to find that special gift that not only brings a smile to our loved one’s faces, but also tells them just how much we love them. If you have a special someone in your life who loves to travel, then you will really enjoy my list of holiday gifts for travelers.

These gifts will help them stay safe while traveling in a more uncertain world, keep their things organized as they explore the world, entertain themselves during long flights and car rides, and stay comfortable when traveling is tough. If you are searching for that special gift for your special travelers, these holiday gifts for travelers should put a big smile on their faces this holiday season and show them just how much they mean to you!

Before I get into the products I recommend for the 2020 holiday season, I wanted to provide links to my lists of holiday gifts for travelers from previous years in case you would like to look at those for additional inspiration. And as always, if you have a gift that you are buying for a traveler in your life that you recommend, please feel free to let me know in the comments section. I am always interested in hearing from other travelers and I am sure your advice would be much appreciated by other readers as well.

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Travel Home Decor from Conquest Maps

I have been featuring products from Conquest Maps in my holiday gifts for travelers guides for the past few years because I am a HUGE fan of their products. Not only are their travel pin board maps and map decals amazingly stylish and sophisticated, they are also the kind of creative gift that will help inspire the travel enthusiasts in your life to keep exploring. I absolutely love looking at my map and remembering all of the wonderful adventures I have been on and dreaming about the adventures still to come.

Not only does Conquest Maps have a wide array of beautiful pin board maps and decals to choose from, but they also offer an amazing collection of ornaments, popular travel saying and passport decals, and other amazing gifts that are certain to WOW the travel lovers in your life. Not to mention, if you buy your gifts before November 30th, you can get 20% off during their annual site-wide sale. Believe me, this is a gift that your loved ones will treasure forever!

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Naztech MagBuddy Universal Magnetic In-Flight Mount

The first item on my list of the top holiday gifts for travelers is an item that your loved one will really appreciate on long-haul flights or long road trips. Long travel can be tedious and boring, especially if there is little to entertain you on the flight or in the car. The introduction of smart phones and tablets has really made the tedious nature of lengthy travel more tolerable, but that doesn’t mean using these devices in the car or on an airplane is a cake walk. I used to struggle with how to position my tablet or phone so that I can watch movies or listen to music without having to either hold my device or position it on my tray table or lap. This can be an inconvenience when I have to get up to use the restroom, enjoy a snack, or decide to take a break from watching my device.

With the Naztech MagBuddy Universal Magnetic In-Flight Mount, I no longer have to worry about where to place my iPhone or iPad when I am on a flight or taking a lengthy road trip. I can simply attach this magnetic mount to the seatback and attach my device so that it is easy to watch hands-free and hassle-free. I cannot say enough great things about how this device has really made lengthy travel more enjoyable for me.

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Lusso Gear Kids Travel Tray

If you have small children, then you are probably well aware of how difficult it can be to keep them entertained when taking a long road trip or flight. Not only is keeping them entertained a challenge at times, but keeping their stuff you use to keep them entertained organized can be a challenge as well. That is why I think the Lusso Gear Kids Travel Tray is such a brilliant idea. This amazing product gives your children their own place space to keep them occupied during the most tedious aspects of travel. It includes a stick-finger proof display holder for an tablet, side pockets for markers, crayons, or other games, and even a handy drink holder to keep their drink from spilling. Not only is this product innovative and useful, but it folds up into a compact, easy to carry case to make packing it a breeze.

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Compression Packing Cubes for Travel

Another great gift for frequent travelers in your life who like to stay organized is the Gonex compression packing cube system. I have recommended packing cubes as gifts in the past because they allow you to easily stay organized while traveling by compartmentalizing your suitcase. If you have used packing cubes in the past, you are probably aware of the benefits of being able to easily find what you are looking for in your luggage and keeping things organized during hectic travel. However, on my last long trip I invested in these compression packing cubes and they really revolutionized my packing process. Not only do you get the benefit of being able to compartmentalize your suitcase, but being able to compress your clothes will save you a ton of space when packing as well. This set of compression packing cubes even includes a dirty clothes bag that makes separating clean and dirty items even easier.

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Motion Sickness Nausea Relief Wristbands

If you have a traveler in your life who easily gets motion sickness, this is a gift that they will treasure on their adventures for years to come. Not only do I get sea sick easily, but I also get car sick when taking long road trips. These bracelets work to prevent motion sickness by pressing against pressure points on your wrist. I was skeptical as to whether or not these bracelets would be successful, but was very impressed at how effective they are after borrowing one to use on a long safari drive while in Tanzania. That is why I am excited to share these bracelets on my holiday gifts for travelers for the motion sickness prone travel enthusiasts in your life.

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When traveling, staying connected to the grid can often be a challenge. This is especially true if you have a number of different devices that need to access the internet. If you have a tech-savvy traveler in your life, you will absolutely make their day by giving them this TP-Link Wireless Portable Nano Travel Router. The device is small enough to fit in their pocket and will ensure that they have internet access wherever they go. This Nano router supports transfer speeds of up to 733Mbps, which means that it has no trouble supporting connections for multiple devices at once. Your loved one can use it as a hotspot, an access point, a range extender, or even to power-up their USB compatible devices. With your gift, it will be much easier for them to stay connected, even when they are on the move to their next adventure.

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Kabob Creations Airplane Disposable Tray Table Cover

With everything that is happening with COVID-19, you can never be too safe when it comes to travel health precautions. Because of this, I was on the lookout for creative gifts to help keep travelers safe when putting together my list of holiday gifts for travelers this year. If you have a travel enthusiast in your life and worry about their health as they travel in these uncertain times, then you will be very interested in these easy-to-carry tray table covers. Your loved one will never have to worry about touching an unsanitary tray table when they have these sensible sanitary covers with them. The best part is that they are disposable, come in an easy-to-carry package, and are a breeze to install.

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Wanderlust: A Traveler’s Guide to the Globe

I can think of few gifts that a travel enthusiast likes better than inspiration for future travel. That is why inspirational travel books are always featured on my annual list of holiday gifts for travelers. If you have a travel lover in your life who is looking for some inspiration for future adventures, they will absolutely love this book. It is jam-packed with inspiring photos, illustrations, and descriptions of exotic destinations, epic hiking trails, historical cities, and adventures that will feed your special traveler’s wanderlust.

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Backpacker Magazine Subscription

If you are looking for a special gift your your special traveler that will remind them of you all year long, then look no further than a subscription to Backpacker Magazine. There are few, if any, magazines that are as helpful and inspiring for travel adventurers than this classic magazine. Each magazine includes helpful tips on gear to buy, trails to explore, and adventures to have in the back-country of this world’s most exciting outdoor adventure destinations. The best part is, each time they receive a magazine in the mail, they will think of you!

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SanDisk 1TB Extreme PRO Portable SSD

If you are a travel photographer like myself, chances are that you are always looking for an easier way to backup your photographs while traveling. After all, nothing is more heart-wrenching to a travel photographer than losing precious photographs because of equipment malfunction. One damaged memory card could mean thousands of memories being lost forever. That is why I absolutely love this SanDisk 1TB Extreme PRO Portable SSD device. It’s very light and compact, yet extremely fast. It allows me to backup my photographs quickly and easily while traveling, so I know that they are safe. I cannot recommend this device enough if you have a travel photographer in your life.

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    1. Make my family read this post 🙂

    2. Some really good ideas here – thanks for sharing this 🤗

    3. Great holiday gift lists! I guess, I found the right and perfect gift for my traveler friend. Thanks for sharing.

    4. Good ideas. I won’t be surprised if the list of anti-germ plane products grows and grows. Love that kids’ travel tray. Almost makes me wish I had a child! Ha ha!

    5. These are all great recommendations Josh particularly the inflight mount. That’s a good one for gamers, internet users and movie watchers.

      Great post!!!

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