Everyone knows at least one person who can’t stop traveling. Their Instagram feed is a non-stop scroll of exotic locations. The walls of their home are plastered with photos in front of far-flung attractions. And they seem to sport a perpetual tan, always from their latest beach vacation.
With Christmas right around the corner (already?), you might be wondering what to get this person. What can you gift them to make their life on the road easier, more comfortable, and more fun?
In this post, let’s look at four of the top Christmas gifts in 2021 for world travelers.
Merino Wool Clothing
Of all the travel clothing available (and there is a lot), merino wool is the best. It’s breathable and sweat-wicking, making it ideal for hot-weather destinations. But it’s also insulating, meaning that it holds its own as a base layer in cold destinations.
But perhaps merino wool’s greatest quality – the one that makes it essential for travelers – is that it stays fresh for a very long time. Because the material is naturally antibacterial, it resists odor-causing microbes, staying fresh-smelling for weeks (yes, weeks) on end.
Need specifics? Check out these merino wool t-shirts for men that are specifically designed for travelers.
A Portable Charger
The modern traveler relies on their phone a lot. It’s their map, their entertainment, their news source, and their lifeline to family and friends back home. It can be crushing when that phone runs out of batteries.
To ensure that never happens to the traveler in your life, get them a portable charger this Christmas. This article lists the best portable chargers at several different price points.
A Collapsible Water Bottle
Whether the traveler in your life is a consummate outdoors person or prefers the hustle of a big city, they need to stay hydrated. However, conventional water bottles come with a drawback: They’re too bulky to cart around.
The solution: a collapsible water bottle. They fold down to the size of a hockey puck, easily fitting in the front pouch of a daypack. There are several fantastic options online for collapsible water bottles, but the sleek, sophisticated look of the Vapur is this article’s top pick.
Don’t want to get them anything physical? No problem. Instead, get the world traveler in your life a few app subscriptions. Consider apps for:
- Podcasts: Stitcher is still the most comprehensive podcast app out there, with plenty of titles to keep a traveller busy on long flights.
- Audiobooks: Audible has the largest selection of audiobooks, though it’s a pricey subscription.
- Flight Tracking: Most flight-tracking apps are free, but the best ones usually have in-app purchases that unlock helpful services.
- Or On-the-Go Exercise: Yoga and Pilates are the best for on-the-road exercise since they require little in the way of equipment. Try The Sculpt Society or Obé, each a good choice for travellers.
This year, get the traveler in your life something they’ll use: high-performance clothing, a portable charger, a minimalist water bottle or apps to keep them fit, informed, and entertained.