November 22nd, 2016

10 Holiday Gifts for Travelers

10 Holiday Gifts for Travelers

Shopping for any travel fiends this holiday season? Consider one of these top 10 gifts.


It's holiday gift buying season, and there’s nothing better than giving people gifts that they’ll really love and use. If you’re shopping for any friends or family members who love to travel, it makes sense to give them presents that will make their journeys that much better. Read on for some of the best gifts that’ll perfectly fit in your favorite adventurer’s bag.

Layers to Beat the Cold

When booking a trip to explore the world’s most beautiful cities and outdoor destinations, it can be easy to get carried away and forget to prepare for the elements. Travelers who are heading somewhere cool should layer up with SmartWool and beat the cold in a smart-yet-fashionable way.

The lightweight and wind-resistant Double Corbet 120 Hoody (for men) or the NTS Mid 250 Hoody Sport (for women) will keep travelers warm and dry with wool insulation and a DWR (Durable Water Repellent) finish.

Durable and Stylish Jeans

Every traveler needs a reliable and comfortable pair of pants. Pick up Lee’s  Modern Series Savannah Bootcut Jean for the ladies and the Regular Fit Bootcut Jean for the guys. These jeans can handle the wear and tear of being on the road.

Complete the gift with Eagle Creek’s Pack-It Specter™ Garment Folder. Its stretch Compress Wings™ will help keep clothes neat and sharp throughout any trip.

Versatile Footwear

Whether your traveler likes to visit urban or natural destinations, he or she will likely be susceptible to some wet conditions. The best way around this is with a good pair of waterproof boots, like Timberland’s Stormbuck Tall Waterproof Duck Boots for men or Woodhaven Tall Waterproof Boots for women. The stylish designs will make anyone want to splash in a few puddles.

Shades to Shield the Sun 

Everyone needs a great pair of sunglasses for any vacation, warm or cold, and the Spicoli 4 Sunglasses from Vans are not only great for blocking UV rays, but they’re also fashion-forward. You can choose from seven different color schemes, including basic black, camo, and an American flag motif.

Gear for Relaxing and Stretching

A vacation isn’t just a series of days filled with sightseeing and eating lavish food. Most trips also require travelers to build in time for recovery at the end of each day, like yoga. The best gift for rest and replenishment is Lucy’s Manduka Eko Travel Mat for yoga. This mat is not only made from sustainable rubber, but it’s also convenient to pack. It can fit in almost any travel bag, or even a purse, giving your traveler more room for souvenirs. 

You can also help kickstart travel comfort with a Fast Inflate™ Travel Seat Cushion, which will make any plane, train, or car ride that much better.

Looking for more? VF Brands have enough to outfit just about any traveler.

Bonus: Make sure your traveler knows how to pack like a pro by passing on this ultimate packing checklist.

What else can you buy for that traveler in your inner circle? Is there something else that you would add complete his or her packing list? Share it in the comments below!

Related Links (from Eagle Creek blog):

The Best Mother’s Day Gifts for Moms Who Love to Travel

2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Travel Gifts for Hikers

Healthy Travel: How to Pack a Travel Fit Kit

by Duke Stewart

Duke Stewart is a recovering American expat who writes about life through travel—and wants you there with him—through captivating stories and guides at Travel Through Life. In the meantime, you can follow his adventures on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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