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13 Gift Ideas for Travel Addicts


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Obviously the ideal gift for the wander-bugs in your life would be a trip, but sadly most of us can’t always afford to splurge on expensive plane tickets.

However, there are plenty of other gifts you can get for your travel addict that both inspire and take part in their adventures:

1. A ‘Crumpled City’ map

Crumped city maps


The ‘Crumpled City’ maps are excellent gifts for pretty much anyone. They are made to be spilled on, crumpled, stepped on… you’ll never have to worry about tattered maps again. There are more than 50 cities available and they include basic info about the city along with “soulsights”, or unique hidden gems. And they’re only ‎£10!


2. Personalised travel notebook


Adventure journal 


This personalised notebook is perfect for travellers who love to scribble and brainstorm travel plans and inspiration, write along the journey, or scrapbook afterwards (or all three!). It comes in A4 or A5, and what’s even better, all the notebooks are eco-friendly! They cost ‎£12.75.


3. ‘To travel is to live’ ring

 Wrap ring


A beautiful gift to remind you of the important things in life (travelling, duh!) no matter what you’re doing. They come in a range of sizes, but because it is a wrap ring it is slightly adjustable, so no need to stress about it being a perfect fit. Available on Etsy for £8.23!


4. Make the most of your time on earth’ from Rough Guides


 Rough guides book


This is a gift that will keep on giving for years to come. Perfect for planning a trip or simply for a bit of wanderlust-inspired browsing, this Rough Guide is beautiful to look at and just as useful, with 1,000 travel experiences around the world. Get it on Amazon for £12.99.


5. ‘Collect moments not things’ travel print

 Travel print


This beautiful handmade print from Snowdonprints on Etsy is a perfect reminder of past adventures, and of all the new adventures to come. Every good traveller knows it’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey! Costs £12.00


6. ‘Taste the world’ gift hamper

gift hamper 

Just because you can’t travel the world, doesn’t mean you have to limit your taste buds! It’s a great gift for any foodies, containing 8 full size pots of spice rubs from all corners of the globe, including Moroccan, Harissa, Tandoori, and more. Available from Yumbles for £18.95


7. Bluetooth Splash Speaker


Splash speaker 

Take your music wherever you go with this water resistant Bluetooth speaker from ThumbsUp. For its size, this tiny speaker has excellent volume, meaning you’ll be the life of any pool party or impromptu beach trip (or a party of one in the shower)! Get it on Amazon for £30.

8. Personalised luggage tag


Luggage tag comes to the rescue once again! This luggage tag is perfect for the friend or family member who always misplace their baggage at the airport. The tag comes in a range of colours from orange to black, and the lettering is in a metallic colours. It is made in Britain and it is eco-friendly! Costs £13.99.

9. 'How to swear around the world’


How to swear book


An “essential phrasebook” which contains all manner of colourful expressions so that you can insult and entertain the locals, no matter where you are in the world. Perfect for travellers who like to make friends on the road (well…). You never know when it will come in handy! Available for £6.94.


10. Sol Origin Survival Kit


Survival kit


The essential tool for the mountaineers and wilderness aficionados in your life. This kit fits in the palm of your hand and contains all the tools you could need to survive in the wilderness and make it back in one piece (fingers crossed)! It costs £59.95, but that’s a small price to pay to potentially save a life.


11. Stick-on wallet for smartphones


Stick on wallet 

This small adhesive wallet from Gecko is perfect for when you want to travel light! The sleeve can stick to the back of any smart phone, and will hold cards, money, keys securely, so that you don’t have to carry your wallet around with you.  Costs £11.95.


12. Travel Stub diary 

travel stub diary

This album is perfect for organising all your travel keepsakes. Side pockets and sleeves hold all sizes of memorabilia, from ticket stubs to postcards and maps. No longer will you have to awkwardly fit them into photo albums (or store them in an old shoe box)! Available for £10.99.  


13. The classic ‘World Scratch Map’

 scratch map


This scratch map from Luckies is an essential gift for any travel addict, if they don’t have one already (I’m sure you’ve seen plenty adorning accommodation rooms). It’s a great way to see where you’ve been, and the chance to uncover more of the map provides added incentive to travel somewhere new. A daily reminder on your wall to get out and conquer the world! Costs £18.95.

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