12 Unique & Practical Gifts for the Bucket List Traveler

Tis’ the Season that I usually start stressing over what to give everyone on my gift list. But, this year I did some pre-planning and made a list of all the things that I have either purchased in the past or would love to receive this holiday.

PASSPORT HOLDER
Not only is this Shagwear passport holder stylish, it is also practical. Inside it has six card slots, plus a transparent id slot and is made from animal friendly materials. {More info…}
meditation passport holder

EARBUDS
These Thinksound eco-friendly earbuds will make you the hero of gift giving. I purchased them for my husband’s birthday this year and every time we travel he tells me how great they are. {More info…}
thinksound earbuds

AVIATION CLOCK
These Lindbergh aviation clocks are the perfect gift idea for the traveler who will be spending some time at home, giving them a little reminder of what is to come in the future. {More info…} 
aviation clock travel gift ideas

LUGGAGE TAG
In a sea of black suitcases on the airports carousal everyone could benefit from a colorful luggage tag to identify your bag. Anne Taintor has a line of witty luggage tags that would make any traveler smile. {More info…}
unique luggage tag      unique luggage tag gift idea

SCRATCH OFF MAP
Traveling the world is already an adventure, but make it a bit more fun with this scratch off map. Simply scratch off the metallic foil of the places you have been to expose a pop of color underneath.  {More info…}
scratch off map
PEST-OFF SOAP

Keep the pesky critters away with Pest-Off herbal soap. This soap is 100% natural and should be used as your first layer of protection when traveling to those humid places that attract bugs.  {More info…}
Insect Repellant Soap

TIMBUK2 CONTROL MESSENGER BAG
A durable Timbuk2 is my brand of choice as a laptop carry-on and this one has a TSA compliant external laptop compartment. It unzips and lies flat through security so you don’t have to remove your laptop. Bonus! {More info…}
timbuk 2 TSA messenger bag

ROADTRIP BINGO
Have fun passing time on a road trip with a call it like you see it game of Bingo. A traffic cone, flat tire or police car? What will you spot that will lead you to call “Bingo”?  {More info…}
Road Trip Bingo Travel

PERSONALIZED MAP KEY CHAIN
Pick the recipients favorite place to travel and turn it into a map keychain. These handcrafted key rings are customized with a map from Sherry Truitt’s vintage map collection. {More info…}
map key chain

WORLD MAP PHONE CASE
This is a unique wood inlayed Iphone 5 case that is sure to impress. It is an easy snap-on that features a natural wood grain and finish. {More info…}
cell phone case

 

PACKING CUBES
Packing cubes are the secret trick that many travelers, myself included, use in order to fit everything neatly into their backbacks or suitcases. Plus, they help tremendously with reducing wrinkles! {More info…}
travel packing cubes

UNIVERSAL ADAPTER
When I travel overseas this is the universal adapter that comes with me. It works in more than 150 countries. My only complaint is that I only bought one! {More info…}
universal adapter gift

Want more ideas? See the 11 Unique Christmas Gifts for Bucket Listers.

Disclosure: If you click on some of these items and purchase something, I may make a teeny-tiny percentage of what you spend.




2017-03-09T23:29:25+00:00 December 1st, 2013|Categories: BUCKET LISTS|

14 Comments

  1. Mike | Earthdrifter December 2, 2013 at 4:16 am - Reply

    I need to try the pest off herbal soap with citronella oil as I recently started using citronella oil on in the jungle and it helps. Sure beats putting nasty chemicals on your skin.

    • Annette White December 2, 2013 at 5:52 am - Reply

      I am always hunting for something great to ward off the bugs!

  2. Heather December 2, 2013 at 7:58 am - Reply

    The aviation clocks are pretty sweet — I’m sure some of my engineering students would love them too!

    • Annette White December 2, 2013 at 8:53 am - Reply

      I may have to email my husband this shopping list, so he can get me those aviation clocks 🙂

  3. The Yum List December 3, 2013 at 12:15 am - Reply

    I’d like to give those packing cubes a try.

  4. Tiffany December 3, 2013 at 9:33 am - Reply

    Ah I finally need to get myself some packing cubes! I’m so tired of the messy state my suitcase is in… great finds!

    • Annette White December 3, 2013 at 12:28 pm - Reply

      Packing cubes have made my traveling life so much easier!

  5. estherjulee December 3, 2013 at 3:35 pm - Reply

    great list! 🙂 you’ve tried pest-off herbal soap.. and it works??

    • Annette White December 4, 2013 at 8:46 am - Reply

      It helps 🙂 I would use it as a base layer, for extra protection!

  6. Tammie December 4, 2013 at 6:58 pm - Reply

    I think I’d love to have for myself the pest-off soap. Bugs love to bite me.

  7. Bizz December 8, 2013 at 9:18 pm - Reply

    Those aviation clocks are definitely worth checking out…

  8. Om Trips September 23, 2015 at 11:33 pm - Reply

    Oh, packing cubes <3 Christmas is coming 🙂

    • Annette White September 25, 2015 at 10:06 am - Reply

      Yes! I love mine and have three different sets in different colors 🙂

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