August 31, 2019 Wander-lust

13 GIFT IDEAS FOR BACKPACKERS

For travellers, it can be pretty difficult to come up with a useful present – it shouldn’t be too heavy and not too large, otherwise it will not be handy to drag along. Therefore, we have selected 13 awesome gift ideas for backpackers!

Water bottle

Even though it doesn’t sound like the most exiting gift idea, every backpacker should hit the road with a good water bottle. It will save you money and it helps definitely helps reducing the plastic footprint for our wonderful planet! Pick one in his/her favourite colour.

Water bottle | Gift ideas for backpackers

Customised Passport holder

Pimp up your passport with a personalized passport holder! It can house credit cards, cash, tickets, and the thing (passport) that actually gets you in and out of the country, all in one spot. Another add-on is the secret wallet which prevents criminals to skim your cards, plus it looks pretty cool.

Gift ideas for backpackers | Wander-Lust

Water bottle holder

This is an upcoming trend in the bohemian fashion sphere. It looks nice and is super handy. You can also make this gift more personal by creating it yourself. On the internet there are numerous water bottle crochet patterns available for free.

Powerbank

A bit more of a casual gift but always handy to have when traveling big distances. Giving extra battery life to your phone could keep you amused during long drives or flights and more importantly it ensures that you’re always able to get in touch with someone when necessary. We own a solar powered Waka Waka charger but there are many more chargers to choose from. 

Powerbank | gift ideas for backpackers

Travel journal

Although we live in a digital age, it is meditative to write down your thoughts while you’re on the road. A little book or journal is perfect for capturing memories. These journals become time capsules of your emotions and experiences you’ve had with people and places.

Travel Cocktail Kit

For the people who value some luxury: this little kit (that fits in every bag) provides you with everything you need to make 2 delicious gin tonics! A perfect treat after a long day of hiking, right? Shake. It.Up.

 

E-Reader

An E-Reader is a real must-have for travel-loving bookworms. It is super light and has often enough storage capacity to stuff an entire bookcase in a bag! The prices can vary from 50 to 300 euros depending on storage and extra features. Then again, a real book never get’s out of style. What’s your favourite travel novel?

E-reader | Gift ideas for backpackers

Travel Guitar

It may sound a bit strange but this is probably the best gift you can get for a traveling musician. A travel guitar is small and can be taken as carry-on luggage. With this gift idea you can gather travelers around the campfire and sing songs all night!

Travel gift idea

The Goodbye box

This complete gift package fits through the letterbox and is packed with funny and handy travel gadgets and goodies. There are also plenty of handy travel gadgets for kids, that are very useful for parents too! 

The ultimate adventure game

This game challenges the traveller to see destinations from a whole other point of view. There are 31 cards inside and they are divided into 5 categories: food, explore, culture, social and memories. Think of assignments such as: “Ask 3 locals about their favourite spots and visit them all”. In addition, the game has 31 bucket list destinations with beautiful pictures who will trigger everyone’s wanderlust.

Jewellery

A small piece of jewellery as a keepsake is always nice to give to someone who is going away for a while. It can be a symbol of protection, comfort and guidance as your loved one embarks on a new journey. Currently, we are in love with the new collection of Mimi Et Toi!

Mimi et toi | Wander-Lust

Hammam towel

Not only is this a super nice towel, it is also lightweight, compact and it dries quickly. Always handy to have for beach days, picnics or to use as a blanket or towel! Check out these useful packing tips if you’re going backpacking around the world!

Hamman towel | gift ideas

Friendship book

While traveling around you often meet many people from all over the world. You can add them on social media, but isn’t it more fun to capture the lovely memories in a little book so you will never forget them?

Love,

Iris

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