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10 Of The Best Unique Gifts For Travellers

Sep 22, 2021 | Popular Reads, Travel Tips

With Christmas fast approaching (I know, 2021 has gone super fast), it’s time to start thinking about buying those gifts. If you are looking to buy for a travel lover, you may be wondering what on earth to get them? Do they already have more travel books than you can count? Or do they already have a large collection of postcards or scratch maps?

Gifting someone a plane ticket is often too costly, and many travellers often like to avoid ‘unwanted items’ so they can jet off on that long term trip whenever they fancy! We are here to de-stress and give you some inspiration, so here are 10 of the best unique gifts for travellers!


1. Travel magazine subscription

If you are after a unique gift for travel lovers, then why not gift someone a travel magazine subscription!

During these times it can be difficult to find motivation for travel, especially when there are so many rules and restrictions when it comes to travelling. If someone you know is feeling this way, there is no better inspiration than having a magazine delivered to your door with destinations to visit and inspiring travel stories.

Some of the most popular travel magazine subscriptions include Wanderlust, National Geographic, Conde Nast Traveller and Lonely Planet.

Price: From £30.00 (around 56 AUD) for the whole year, if you are giving a 12-month subscription.

 someone reading a travel magazine

2. Reusable Bamboo Cutlery Set

Here at One Life Adventures, we love the earth and believe everyone should do their part to live a more sustainable lifestyle.

Gifting a passionate traveller with a reusable cutlery set is handy for so many reasons. It is something that can be carried around with you no matter where you go. Whether someone is travelling around by camper van or staying in a self-catering cottage, carrying this type of cutlery set around with you is really handy. It is also the perfect gift to get for somebody who wants to reduce their plastic consumption.

Price: From £3.99 (around 7.50 AUD)

 a reusable bamboo cutlery set

3. Insulated flask

Whilst travelling, everyone loves taking a well-insulated flask with them. An insulated flask is a great gift for adventurers who love to camp or go hiking, as it’s the perfect way to warm up after a long, cold hike!

You can get so many cool designs on insulated flasks and if you wish you can even choose to get one personalised for your favourite traveller.

Price: From £10.00 (around 19 AUD)

 an insulated flask

4. Dry Bag

A dry bag is the perfect way to keep valuables safe whilst travelling. It is a great gift for anyone who loves to spend time near water either kayaking, sailing or simply camping on a cold, wet night. Also, it is perfect for the beach as it can keep things dry and can easily be cleared of any sand.

It’s a good idea to do some research before purchasing a dry bag, as they vary in quality.

Price: From £6.99 (around 13 AUD)


5. A Rosetta Stone membership or tutor

If you are looking for a unique gift for a travel lover, then a Rosetta stone membership is the perfect present. Paying for a Rosetta Stone membership is not something many people tend to think of or spend their money on to treat themselves, which makes it the perfect gift!

When it comes to purchasing a gift package for Rosetta Stone, there are a couple of choices you can choose from. You can purchase a package where they will simply have access to the learning platform, or you can pay extra for your gift to include lessons from a tutor.

Price: From £11 per month (around 20 AUD)

a sign that reads love to learn

6. Tripod

Giving someone a tripod during their travels is a great gift! Whether your favourite person is a solo traveller or travels with their partner, gifting them a tripod makes for awesome photo opportunities. It gives someone the chance to take photos of themselves if they are travelling solo or photos of them with their partner where they don’t have to ask someone else to take the photos.

You can buy tripods for cameras or phones, and there are plenty of choices in regards to size and quality. You can choose to either go for a cheap, small tripod for a phone or splash out for a great quality tripod that will hold a DSLR camera.

Price: From £12 (around 22 AUD)

A camera sitting on a tripod in the desert

7. External hard drive

This is another useful gift for any photographers or photo lovers out there! For people who have been travelling for years, the photographs can easily build up and it’s important to keep them backed up for memories.

When shopping around for an external hard drive, it’s best to look out for a good make so the hard drive is of good quality. This way you know the photos will be kept safe and secure!

Price: From £30 (around 56 AUD)

A Samsung hard drive

8. Micro Fibre travel towel

A microfibre travel towel is incredibly handy for anyone who loves to travel, hike or camp.

These towels are lightweight and incredibly compact so they are perfect to keep with you whilst travelling. The best part about these towels is that they are highly absorbent and quick drying so are perfect for wild swimming, taking a dip in the sea or camping.

Price: From £5.99 (around 11 AUD)


9. A membership for house sitting

Gifting someone a membership for house sitting is one of the best gifts you can give to any traveller!

One of the most popular house sitting websites is Trust House Sitters. This website gives you the chance to stay in someone’s house for free as long as you look after it, and perhaps look after their pets too if needed. This saves people so much money on trips away!

There are different packages you can choose from, with some offering more benefits than others. What better gift can you give to a travel lover, than unlimited opportunities for a free vacation?

Price: From £99 per year (around 187 AUD)

a living room within a house

10. Action camera/Go Pro

If you know an avid adventurer then getting them a good quality action camera or even a go pro is a great gift choice.

These nifty little cameras are great for kayaking, mountain biking and surfing among other sports and activities. It gives someone the opportunity to document their adventures and keep memories that will last a lifetime, so is the perfect present choice.

A good quality action camera will generally cost a lot less than a Go-Pro so it’s up to you to decide your budget, however, both can offer incredible results.

Price: From £55 (around 103 AUD)

 a man holding a go pro

These are just some of the awesome gift ideas that you can get for that travel lover! Do you have any unique gift ideas for travellers? We would love to hear your ideas! 

Written By: Abbie Bevan