Looking for the perfect gift for the traveller in your life? We’ve put together a list of our top gift ideas for travellers so that you’re armed with a game plan for Black Friday shopping.

Herschel Supply Co. Novel Duffel Bag

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This trendy, multi-purpose unisex duffel is great to use as a weekend getaway bag or carry-on. It has plenty of room for clothing, toiletries, and even has a separate compartment for shoes. Even better? Herschel Supply Co., a Canadian company known for its high quality and affordable products, offers a lifetime warranty on this bag – what more could you ask for?

Away x Tile Luggage Tag

 

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As we mentioned in our Gift Guide for the Travelling Mom, Tile is a sleek tracking device with an accompanying app that helps keep tabs on the location of whatever it’s attached to (think keys, luggage, and more). This innovative brand has teamed up with Away, a socially responsible travel accessory brand, to create a luggage tag that tracks your bags’ whereabouts – no matter where you are in the world.

Traveller Collective Country Rings

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Vancouver-based company, Traveller Collective, makes engraved rings featuring country names. This is a great gift for someone if you’ve already travelled with them – you can buy a ring or two with the names of the countries you’ve visited together and add them to a clip or necklace as a thoughtful, personal keepsake.

Lifestraw Go

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As the Lifestraw website states, the “LifeStraw Go is an advanced 2-stage water filter bottle that protects against bacteria, parasites and microplastics, reduces chemicals like chlorine and improves water taste.” This is a great gift for someone who hikes, camps or travels internationally, as it allows you to “get water from a stream, river, or tap and filter it on the go.”

Multi Trip Annual Travel Insurance

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Travel insurance isn’t something that many people get excited about, but it’s an absolute necessity for your loved ones who travel. Protect the traveller in your life by offering to purchase their travel insurance. They’ll need to fill out the application form to ensure all information is correct and up-to-date – all you’ll need to do is pay! You can offer to buy either a Single Trip plan or a Multi Trip Annual plan, so your traveller can set it and forget it, with several trips throughout the year. Learn more about travel insurance and where to buy it from our partners here.

MEC Travel Light Packing Cube Set

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If you haven’t already tried packing cubes, be prepared for a life-changing (well, at least a travel-changing) packing experience! Travel cubes help keep your luggage organized and can even help make more room in your suitcase.

We’re fans of MEC’s packing cubes because of they’re made of nylon, have a water-resistant coating and they have a semi-transparent top, making it easy to see where everything is. They’re a wonderful gift option for any traveller!

Flytographer

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Flytographer helps travellers connect with hand-picked local photographers in over 300+ destinations for fun, high-quality vacation photo shoots. What a terrific idea! If you and your loved one has an upcoming trip and likes photography, consider surprising them with a photo shoot! This could be a perfect surprise if you’re planning to capture a special moment like a proposal, honeymoon or babymoon.

UBeesize Tripod S

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An Amazon best seller, this flexible tripod makes for a great little stocking stuffer for keen travel photographers and selfie enthusiasts alike. You can wrap and bend the legs to suit almost any terrain to ensure you get a stable surface to film a video or snap a photo, without having to hold on to your phone or camera. As noted in the product’s description, its “wireless remote control allows you take shots (portrait and landscape) from a distance of up to 30 feet — perfect for taking selfies, group photos, movies, vlogs and steady tripod shots.”

Currency for a Country They Plan to Visit

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Buying for someone who seems to have it all or isn’t fond of material gifts might truly appreciate this useful, thoughtful gift. If the person you’re buying for is headed to Mexico, consider buying them some pesos; if they’re off to Europe, buy Euros! You get the idea.

Obakki Foundation Cinder Blanket

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We love this Vancouver-founded organization (and brand), so we couldn’t be happier to showcase one of the Obakki Foundation’s charitable products – the Cinder Blanket. This is a cool alternative to your average airplane blanket – it comes in a convenient pouch and 100% of the proceeds go toward supporting people in South Sudan, Cameron, and Uganda. This is certainly a gift you can feel good about giving!

Herschel Supply Co. Eye Masks

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These unisex eye masks are as stylish as they are functional. Throw this gift into your loved ones’ stockings or give it as a gift on its own. Either way, whoever receives this will be grateful for it!

Jabra Elite Active 65T True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds

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One of our colleagues says this is the best investment she’s made in a while, so we figured it deserved a place on the list. These Bluetooth earbuds have an app that accompanies them, which has noise cancelling and hear-through features (hear-through is great because you can listen to your music while being aware of your surroundings). They come in a compact charging case, which stays charged for 15 hours (the earbuds last for about 5 hours), and you can carry them anywhere!

Expert tip: For a limited time, you can find these earbuds at most Costco locations in Canada for a better price than you’ll likely be able to find online or elsewhere.

Over to You

Now that you’ve seen our list of the top gift ideas for travellers, we’d like to know your thoughts and suggestions. Share your favourite travel products and services with us in the comments – we’d love to hear from you!

Happy shopping!

Holiday Gift Ideas for Travellers

Nov 22 2019