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9 Essential Gifts for the Traveller in Your Life

With the holiday season upon us, selecting a gift for any of those jet-setters in your life can be a daunting task. That’s why we’re taking the stress out of gift-giving with our pick of 9 essential gifts for the traveller in your life. 

1. RocketBook Smart Notebook

This must-be-seen-to-be-believed notebook effortlessly transmits handwritten notes to Google Docs, Dropbox, iCloud and email. But hold up, there’s more. Once you’ve filled the notebook, simply place it in the microwave and the notebook will erase everything for a fresh start. And yes, you read this correctly. This notebook erases itself. In the microwave. This is not a drill.


2. YourOwnMaps

If you’re searching for a seriously unique and customizable gift, look no further. YourOwnMaps provides gift-givers with the chance to design a unique image featuring any location in the world. Once the design is created, the map can be ordered as a print to decorate any home or office space and make great gifts, especially for any traveller who loves celebrating each place they’ve visited.

YourOwnMaps hanging as a decorate statement piece on the wall.

3. Hydaway Bottles

For anyone who is on-the-go, this collapsible water bottle is an essential travelling piece. This clever guy can squeeze down to the size of a coaster and hold up to 20 oz of water per bottle – guaranteed to keep you hydrated. 

4. Scratch-off Travel Journal

A novelty way to celebrate the places you have visited, this travel journal features pages for planning, a functional checklist, a diary and a scratch-off map for every continent. Did you just visit Australia? Scratch it off. Completed a trip through North America? Scratch it. 

5. Therm-a-Rest Travel Pillow

These travel pillows are perfect for the traveller in your life who spends the majority of their time on the road, or up in the air. Easily compressible and comfortable, you can prop these up against the window of a plane, train or bus and catch some valuable zzz’s. Available in a variety of fun colours, this gift is a no-brainer.

coach trip

6. FitBit Alta

For those who are mindful of their health and wellness, the FitBit Alta helps keep track of physical activity while also monitoring sleep and exercise levels. Often, it can be difficult to keep a normal routine when travelling however the FitBit Alta can help keep you on track to reach your wellness goals. 

7. Tile

Once you’ve owned or enjoyed using the Tile, you’ll wonder how you ever survived without it. So, what is the Tile exactly? Basically, it’s a physical tag that you can attach to any personal item to help you locate the item if it goes missing. Linked to a smartphone app, you can easily track your belongings if it gets misplaced during your travels.

8. Eyerusalem Passport Wallet

Every traveller needs a good companion for one of the most important travel documents in the world – the passport. These trendy passport wallets will keep your passport in great condition and are handmade with Ethiopian leather. For a small  fee, you can add a monogram detail for a personal touch.

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Protect your passport

9. Worldwide Travel Adapter

Forget the hassle and worry of converting different power voltages with this universal adapter. With the added USB function, this small but powerful piece make travelling a breeze.

Victor is the head of Marketing Operations and Customer Success at YourOwnMaps With over four years experience in marketing and operations for travel startups, his current focus is building the largest customizable poster map business in the world.

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