It’s that time of year, time to start thinking about holiday presents! This list of 33 travel gifts for men will definitely help you find the perfect gift.
We hand-selected each item on this list based on things we know and love or that have come highly recommended to us by people we trust.
Let’s start shopping for the perfect present!
Gifts for Outdoors Lovers
Microfiber towels are an awesome gift for any guy who frequently goes camping or travels to warm-weather destinations.
We love them because they fold up very small and are easily able to fit in any suitcase. Microfiber towels also dry quickly and sand doesn’t stick to them (unless it’s really wet sand).
Lifestraw bottles remove up to 99.9% of waterborne bacterias and 99.9% of waterborne parasites. These bottles are awesome! They are perfect for any guy who frequently takes long hikes and enjoys camping.
I mean, who doesn’t love a good hammock? This hammock comes with a nice little bag that will store the hammock, rope, carabiners, and tree-friendly ties (all of which are included when you buy this). We especially love this company because they offer a lifetime warranty on their products. Yeay!
It’s always a good idea to have a first aid kit when camping or even if you are staying in remote areas. This is a great (and useful) gift for all men. The first aid kit includes; bandaids, tweezers, a whistle, a flashlight, and emergency blanket, bandages, and so much more!
If a guy in your life is frequently out on the water or goes hiking on rainy days, this is the perfect gift for him. This dry bag is designed like a backpack and is perfect for keeping all of your stuff dry.
This survival kit has it all! It includes a water filter, army knife, a steel pen for breaking glass, a whistle, fire starter, a wire saw, and so much more.
We think this gift is great for any guy who loves camping or hiking.
Gifts for Travel Days
Passport holders are always nice to have for frequent travelers. I have been that person that almost had to get a new passport because mine got too bent. A passport holder is the best way to prevent that from happening.
This would make a great stocking stuffer.
Most bottles of cologne are too large to bring in a carry-on. This Blazing Saddles solid cologne not only has super cool packaging but it also smells great. The company describes it as smelling like a Western movie and we have to agree! It contains scents of leather, gunpowder, sage, and sandalwood.
We love it because it is solid, so you can bring it in your carry-on without any problems with the TSA.
If a guy in your life frequently flies long distances it is always a good idea for him to wear compression socks. These compression socks not only look nice but they will also keep his feet from swelling and will help with the threat of blood clots.
We especially love packing cubes for long trips with multiple destinations. It is always annoying to have to unpack everything at a hotel and then pack it all up again two days later.
I hate struggling to find the clothes I want in my luggage. Packing cubes are amazing because you can put all your shirts in one cube, all socks in another, etc. They are soft so they can easily be squished into luggage.
These are the perfect travel gifts for men who take long term trips.
Ummm how cute is this travel shave kit? It includes a razor, hairbrush, shave stand, razor blades, soap, and more!
We love Thread wallets because they come in some great patterns, are durable, and are the perfect small wallet for traveling. You can easily fit 2 to 8 credit cards in here along with cash and even a few coins.
Fun Travel Gifts for Men
Path’s crossing cards are fun for any guy who likes to meet new people while traveling. I can see these cards making for a really fun night with a group of people at a hostel. Basically, the idea is that each card has a different travel-related talking point.
They are perfect conversation starters!
Airbnb is now our preferred accommodation option when traveling. If you are buying a gift for a frequent traveler they most likely love Airbnb as well.
With an Airbnb gift card, you can give your loved one the option of staying at a really unique accommodation.
We personally have stayed on a houseboat in Amsterdam, a house on a man-made reed island in Peru, a villa on the beach in Costa Rica, and so much more!
Anywhere cards are a great gift for a guy traveling to a city, especially if he is traveling with some friends. Basically, these cards say fun things like, “Ask the next person you meet where his favorite street is. Go there.”
They would make for a really fun experience for a day.
Have you ever heard of Eat With? The concept is really cool. The idea is that people all over the world can host meal experiences. You can then pay a certain amount to attend that experience. Usually, these experiences are a dinner held at the hosts home.
If your guy is going to be traveling to a place where they don’t know anybody and they would like to meet people, this is a great gift option for them.
Just check on the Eat With website that there are people hosting parties in the location your loved one is going to before purchasing.
Atlas coffee club is a monthly subscription box. Each month your loved one will receive a bag of coffee from a different country, a postcard, and brewing tips. We love the Atlas coffee club because you are also able to decide your roast preference and if you would like to receive your coffee ground or as beans.
This is the perfect gift for any traveling coffee lovers.
These dice are a somewhat similar concept to the Anywhere cards we listed above. The idea is that if you have no idea what to do for a day you can roll these dice and they will give you an idea of what to do.
These would make a great small present for a man who loves being spontaneous while traveling.
Try the World is a monthly subscription box. We love monthly subscriptions because it is like getting a present every month! These boxes come in two varieties, “snacks” and “countries.” The snacks box is the cheaper option and contains a variety of different snacks from around the world. The countries box contains ingredients to cook with, snacks, and drinks from around the world.
These boxes are great travel gifts for men who love trying new foods.
We actually came across Awesome Maps from an Instagram ad and I must say, these maps are pretty cool. They make a variety of maps but our personal favorites are their “Activity Maps.”
These world activity maps are sold in different categories such as hiking, diving, golfing, fishing, surfing etc. These maps are hand-drawn in Germany and include all the great places to participate in each activity.
Travel Books for Men
This is the perfect coffee table book to give as a present for a travel-loving man. We love that this book not only has amazing photographs, but it also includes info about each location with the best way to get there and when to go.
Magazine subscriptions are great because they are a gift that can be enjoyed year-round. Some of our favorite travel magazines are Travel + Leisure, National Geographic Traveler, and Outpost.
Oh, Bill Bryson, our absolute favorite travel writer. Bryson is witty in this dark humor/ sarcastic way. He is originally from the US but also spent several years living in England. This particular book is about his time in Australia. I also highly recommend A Walk in the Woods about his time hiking the Appalachian Trail.
Check out if Bryson has a book about a place your loved one has visited or is going. They will love to read his tales to reminisce or to inspire them.
It’s always nice to have a travel journal. Even if the guy in your life is not a big journal writer he will probably still love this gift. It is always nice to have a notebook to keep track of all your travel plans. We especially love this one because it looks beautiful and has a tie to keep it closed.
There is nothing worse than having a journal in your backpack and arriving at your destination to find your stuff has shifted and all your journal pages are now bent. That won’t happen with this book.
Technology Travel Gifts for Men
There is always a lot of planning involved when traveling to another country. In the past, we would always look up what type of outlet each country uses and then if we didn’t already have the appropriate adapter we would have to go out and buy one. This adapter is great because you can just bring it along and don’t have to worry about how you will plug things in a different country. Everything is right there!
Having a portable charger is a must for traveling. You don’t always know when you will have a chance to charge your phone again on busy travel days. We especially love Anker because at the moment it is the best charger on the market (in our opinion). It can provide up to three full phone charges and is small and lightweight.
Lifeproof cases are waterproof, dirt-proof, waterproof, and most importantly, drop proof!
These cases are great for all travel lovers (and honestly for anyone).
This is the perfect storage case for electrical cords. We love this one because it is small, easily holds everything, and is well organized. You could even make this gift more special by filling it with other fun electrical gifts.
GoPro is a must-have item for any adventure-loving man. These awesome cameras are waterproof and have gimbal-like stability without a gimbal. We have used ours for snorkeling, diving, zip-lining, and we have attached it on a mount on our bike helmets for mountain biking. Basically, the options are endless!
Typically we are all about the over-ear Bose noise-canceling headphones, but for traveling, we prefer the earbuds. Not only are they much easier to pack, but we also like earbuds while flying because then we can still rest our head against a pillow. These are also perfect for blocking out the noise of things like the loud engine noise on planes. Any frequent traveler will love them!
We love these little waterproof speakers! This one is great because it is small and easily portable. Just connect it to the Bluetooth on any electronic device to play music.
OK, this is definitely a splurge-worthy gift, but if you are splurging, this is the top travel gift we would suggest splurging for. We own this and it was without a doubt the best purchase we have made in a long time. The amount of amazing things that this drone can do is ridiculous.
I saw a quote recently that said something like, “Thank you drones for making pictures and videos that used to cost thousands of dollars available to everyone.” So true. So true.
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