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27 Travel Gifts For Your Close Friends 2019

Show your homies that you think about them with these gifts to enhance their next travel experience.

Make your relationship with your close friends even closer by showing that you think about them and their needs constantly, needs such as their traveling gear.

Offer your peeps a gift for the next time they are on the road.

#1 Bodum Vacuum Travel Mug

The Bodum Vacuum Travel Mug travel product recommended by David Wills on Lifney.

These days, it is important to travel ethically as well as conveniently, and having a travel mug allows you to avoid buying needless plastic bottles. This one looks good and is also well insulated to ensure that your drink stays hot or cold for a long time. It’s served me well on many journeys around Asia.

Learn more or buy here.

#2 Sleep Mask and Ear Plug Set

The Sleep Mask and Ear Plug Set travel product recommended by Holly on Lifney.

Whether on a long-haul flight, or trying to sleep in a hostel, this will be your ticket to good quality sleep or rest. Plus you don’t have to be that person who says: “Do you mind if you guys keep it down?” As I know it can be hard to speak up when you are in a hostel full of people and you are travelling on your own, and you just want to make friends.

My eye mask and ear plugs were so good for me when I was travelling in. Bali, that I didn’t even hear the amorous couple in the bunk bed below me, who kept my friend over the other side of the room up all night!

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#3 Single & Double Camping Hammock

The Single & Double Camping Hammock travel product recommended by Raksha Rao on Lifney.

Who doesn’t want to lie in a hammock living the perfect vacation life? Either sipping pina colada by the beach or swing by a farm in the middle of nowhere? Surprise your friends with a hammock which unique enough that you’ll surely earn some brownie points.

Learn more or buy here.

#4 GoFloats Unicorn Pool Float Party Tube

The GoFloats Unicorn Pool Float Party Tube travel product recommended by Raksha Rao on Lifney.

The water babies out there would surely appreciate you for this thoughtful gift.

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#5 Fujifilm Instax Mini 9

The Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 travel product recommended by Raksha Rao on Lifney.

Instant cameras are an instant hit with travelers. Ability to create beautiful memories of the trip instantly makes it a great gift for your friends.

Learn more or buy here.

#6 OneWorld PD – OneAdaptr

The OneWorld PD - OneAdaptr travel product recommended by Michael Ma on Lifney.

Word’s most powerful and safest travel adapter: Meet OneWorld, world’s first all-in-one universal travel adapter with built-in USB C PD charger, plus 3 additional USB A ports. The USB C PD port allow you to charge a power the latest USB C powered MacBook Air, MacBook Pro 13/15, MacBook directly without the need of the Apple power adapter.

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#7 The Sienna Vela Garment Steamer

The The Sienna Vela Garment Steamer travel product recommended by Cindy Souza on Lifney.

The Vela Garment Steamer is a great travel gift because of its portability and lightweight design. It’s a great tool to de-wrinkle and sanitize your clothes after they’ve been stuffed in your suitcase.

In addition, you can sanitize virtually every surface in your hotel room, including bedspreads and pillows (hotel rooms are notorious germ-carriers). It has a Quick-Steam feature that makes it ready for use in under 45 seconds, and provides a steam run time of 14 minutes.

Learn more or buy here.

#8 New Moon In Dove Grey Wedge Sandals

The New Moon In Dove Grey Wedge Sandals travel product recommended by Ashley Culpepper on Lifney.

OTBT Shoes is the perfect gift for travelers. With innovative genuine ultra light materials, these shoes are designed with comfort and travel in mind. Never pack boring shoes again when traveling. OTBT shoes keeps up with the current trends while supporting your feet so you can roam wherever you want, whenever you want.

Learn more or buy here.

#9 Wuru Wool, Premium Blister Prevention & Foot Comfort

The Wuru Wool, Premium Blister Prevention & Foot Comfort travel product recommended by Amos Horn on Lifney.

So your friend is taking a trip and you want to get them something useful, but not too expensive. Something they won’t think of themselves. Wuru Wool is the answer. It’s loose New Zealand wool designed to be ripped apart and placed over any hots spots or uncomfortable areas on their feet. Traveling usually means walking.

Lots of walking. Whether your friend is going on a backpacking trip across Europe, or going to explore New York City, having comfortable feet all day makes sure they can focus on their newfound surroundings.

Learn more or buy here.

#10 VOLO Hero Hair Towel

The VOLO Hero Hair Towel travel product recommended by Christina Cioffi on Lifney.

The VOLO Hero Hair Towel – the gentlest hair towel ever, designed for healthier hair and an easier, faster dry that helps with frizz. The Hero’s plush fabric can absorb up to ten times its own weight in water and cut dry time down by up to 50%!

Best of all – avoid sharing hotel towels with the easy to pack VOLO Hero, featuring a unique, easy-to-use strap that allows you to tuck your hair up with ease.

Learn more or buy here.

#11 The One-Minute Gratitude Journal by Pat Wyman

The The One-Minute Gratitude Journal by Pat Wyman travel product recommended by Pat Wyman on Lifney.

What a beautiful way to find the big meaning in small moments on your trip and remember even years later the things you were most grateful for and what made this trip so remarkable.

Take just a moment a day to look for the moments that matter on the trip and what you’re grateful for…it makes the travel and the trip all that much more meaningful.

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#12 Cacala 100% Cotton Pestemal Turkish Bath Towel

The Cacala 100% Cotton Pestemal Turkish Bath Towel travel product recommended by Renee Reeves on Lifney.

Turkish Towels are a fantastic travel gift because they’re versatile and incredibly useful! They’re made of thin but highly absorbent fabric which means they dry quickly and pack down small. In addition to towels, your friend can use them as a picnic blanket, tablecloth, or even a shawl.

Learn more or buy here.

#13 RunPhones® Wireless

The RunPhones® Wireless travel product recommended by Darlene Galiszewski on Lifney.

They are tiny headphones in a soft comfortable headband that are wireless and stay put while sleeping, meditating, or traveling on a plane. We also have a version for fitness that wicks away moisture

Learn more or buy here.

#14 Landmass Scratch Off World Map Poster

The Landmass Scratch Off World Map Poster travel product recommended by Robin Buck on Lifney.

This fun poster/map is for documenting travel both in the US and around the world. It would be suitable for any type of traveler.

Learn more or buy here.

#15 50 States, 5,000 Ideas by Joe Yogerst

The 50 States, 5,000 Ideas by Joe Yogerst travel product recommended by Robin Buck on Lifney.

A great book for ideas of where to travel in the US and interesting things to see and do when you get there.

Learn more or buy here.

#16 Destinations of a Lifetime by National Geographic

The Destinations of a Lifetime by National Geographic travel product recommended by Robin Buck on Lifney.

A great idea book for travel all over the globe.

Learn more or buy here.

#17 Asiago And Pepper Jack Cheese Whisps

The Asiago And Pepper Jack Cheese Whisps travel product recommended by Jennifer Goetz on Lifney.

cheese crisps—light and airy crisps made from 100 percent true cheese, are a keto-friendly, low carb snack! It’s also high in protein, and is a perfect snack to carry with you on your way to the gym or while traveling.

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#18 Physix Gear Compression Socks

The Physix Gear Compression Socks travel product recommended by Adil sadout on Lifney.

The worst thing that can happen when you’re traveling a long way is sore feet, these socks will make the trip more enjoyable and less stressful for your friends .

they compress the leg and and support the ligaments of the foot + they are Double stitched with Anti-Bacterial Fabric so you don’t have to worry about getting feet acne.

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#19 Adventurist Classic by Adventurist Backpack Co.

The Adventurist Classic by Adventurist Backpack Co. travel product recommended by Kelly Belknap on Lifney.

The Adventurist Classic is a great gift for friends that love to travel (or travel for work) or for friends that want a gift that gives back. The Adventurist Classic is made with ultra durable and water-resistant 1000D Polyester and synthetic leather.

It fits perfectly underneath the seat of a plane as a personal item or carry on, and is a great size as a daypack for travelers.

Learn more or buy here.

#20 Anti Wrinkle + Energizing Eye Masks

The Anti Wrinkle + Energizing Eye Masks travel product recommended by Grace & Stella on Lifney.

Did non-stop traveling and jet-lag leave you suffering from dark circles, puffy eye bags and general fatigue around your eyes?

Perk up your eyes as if you’ve just had 8 hours of sleep with these eye masks! The collagen and minerals of this eye mask revitalize and rejuvenate the delicate area around your eyes, leaving you looking more awake and youthful.

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#21 Universal Travel Adapter

The Universal Travel Adapter travel product recommended by Priyadarshini Rajendran on Lifney.

Contributor: Priyadarshini Rajendran from Glorious Sunrise

A universal travel adapter is the most useful gift you can give a friend who loves traveling. It saves them from facing situations where they cannot charge their phone for emergency or laptops because they are in a different country with different electrical outlets.

This adapter has different electrical pins that they can connect to in any country that fits their standard. Saves the day!

Learn more or buy here.

#22 Trtl Super Soft Neck Support Travel Pillow

The Trtl Super Soft Neck Support Travel Pillow travel product recommended by Susanna Williams on Lifney.

Whether they’re on an overnight flight, or resting during a long road trip, every traveler needs a comfortable travel pillow. With the Trtl Pillow your friend will love being able to ride in comfort. This pillow, which is more like an ultra-comfortable scarf, has a hidden support structure that gently cradles the head.

Learn more or buy here.

#23 Epicka Universal Power Adapter

The Epicka Universal Power Adapter travel product recommended by Susanna Williams on Lifney.

Everyone who travels knows the hassle of having to pack a bunch of extra cords. And even worse is packing them, only to find out they don’t match the outlets in your hotel room. Save your friends the hassle with this super convenient power adapter so they’ll never have to worry about not being able to plug up their electronics again.

Learn more or buy here.

#24 catstudio Thermal Bottles

The catstudio Thermal Bottles travel product recommended by Ginny Ball on Lifney.

Whether you’re heading to Florida for a girlfriends’ trip, to Las Vegas or Napa for a bachelorette or bachelor party, a road trip across the country, or an annual beach trip to Cape Cod, catstudio creates tangible keepsakes that are thoughtful, and meaningful bringing smiles, laughter, stories and memories. Enjoy the adventure!

Learn more or buy here.

#25 SPOT X

The SPOT X travel product recommended by Amanda Evertz on Lifney.

The device operates through satellite networks outside of cellular range. This means that travelers can use it while exploring remote places or in foreign countries if they don’t want to pay for international cell service.

In addition to two-way texting, it has tracking capabilities so travelers can share a link so loved ones back home can follow their adventures.

Learn more or buy here.

#26 Custom Molded Earplugs

The Custom Molded Earplugs travel product recommended by Amanda Evertz on Lifney.

Decibullz creates DIY moldable earplugs and earphones. You mold them — much like you would a mouthguard — to the exact shape of your ear. I’ve included some information below.

Decibullz Custom Molded Earplugs are easily and quickly fitted to the exact shape of your ear. This creates a perfect fitting, low-profile earplug that will never hurt, never fall out and provide superior noise isolation. For a more comfortable fit sleeping, working, or everyday life.

Learn more or buy here.

#27 The Cocktail Bitters Traveler’s Set

The The Cocktail Bitters Traveler’s Set travel product recommended by Amber Gallaty on Lifney.

It’s a set of five-20mL cocktail bitters. TSA-friendly, it’s a great set for spicing up in-flight drinks, or as a companion on your next excursion. There are five flavors included: Celery, Old-Time Aromatic, Orange, Creole and Jerry Thomas’ Own Decanter Bitters.

Learn more or buy here.

The recommendations of products and books within this article where sourced from industry experts. Their names and websites are listed below.

Who contributed to this article?

Priyadarshini Rajendran from Glorious Sunrise

David Wills from Beatdom

Holly from HollyPocketLoves

Raksha Rao from The Roving Heart

Raksha Rao from The Roving Heart

Raksha Rao from The Roving Heart

Michael Ma from OneAdaptr

Cindy Souza from Sienna Direct

Ashley Culpepper from OTBT Shoes

Amos Horn from Wuru Wool

Christina Cioffi from Uproar

Pat Wyman from HowtoLearn

Renee Reeves from ReneeRoams

Darlene Galiszewski from SleepPhones

Robin Buck from RVingwithRobin

Robin Buck from RVingwithRobin

Robin Buck from RVingwithRobin

Jennifer Goetz from The Northwest

Adil sadout from Valrin

Kelly Belknap from Adventurist Backpack Co.

Grace & Stella from GraceAndStella

Susanna Williams from The Inn at Patrick Square

Susanna Williams from The Inn at Patrick Square

Ginny Ball from catstudio

Amanda Evertz from Backbone Media

Amanda Evertz from Backbone Media

Amber Gallaty from The Gallavant Group

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