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Need some gift ideas for travelers? Traveling can be an exciting and nerve-wracking experience, and it’s always nice to gift friends or family with something special that helps put them at ease.

If you’re looking for small, lightweight gift ideas for travelers, look no further. I put together some often overlooked but essential traveler necessities. With a thoughtful travel gift put together attentively, you’ll gear the recipient up for their next journey!

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What do you get someone when they travel?

What do you think of when somebody says they’re going on a trip? Do you immediately start thinking about what to get them as a gift? If not, maybe you should.

With so many people now traveling for business and pleasure, the market for travel gifts has never been better. Whatever your budget may be, there are plenty of perfect present ideas out there for the traveler in your life. So next time somebody tells you they’re hitting the road, don’t panic – just grab one of these unique gifts and make their journey that much better.

1. Foldable, Washable Water Bottle

A heavy bottle is hard to lug and leak on you at any moment! This reusable, foldable water bottle is the perfect small and useful travel gift that any traveler might appreciate.

2. Travel Pillow

This particular travel pillow is a SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN to keep your head in the best possible position when you snooze sitting up while traveling. Get some good sleep on those long flights or train rides home, and potentially avoid jet lag with this specially designed travel pillow.

3. Life Straw

Get your very own portable, personal water filter for hiking, camping, traveling and more. This amazing straw is lightweight, easy to store and removes 99.9% bacteria and parasites. How’s that for emergency preparedness?

4. Detergent Sheets

Detergent sheets are a great invention for those who want to do a little laundry while away without having to lug detergent or hunt down a bottle while traveling. These sheets are lightweight and pack the same amount of cleaning power of the liquid version.

5. Tide Travel Sink Packets

If you want to wash something quickly or you don’t have enough laundry to wash a full load, these sink packets can be very helpful. Wash your clothes in the sink. Make sure you wipe the wash the sink first, of course.

6. Travel Towel

This travel towel feels like a nice, fluffy towel without the bulk. It also wrings out easily, dries faster, and is more compact than similar cotton towels.

7. USB Charger w/ Sports Team Logo

We all know how important it is to have a USB charger with you when your phone dies, but what if there was one that not only charges phones but also has the logo of your favorite sports team? Rest assured that you can keep your devices charged while showing loyalty to your favorite team.

8. Travel Case for Jewelry

Search places like Etsy or Amazon for to stash your jewelry safely with a special case while traveling. You can travel in style without worrying about them getting damaged or mixed up. 

9. Cork Wallet

For those who appreciate the effort that goes into making something beautiful and functional, a cork wallet is an excellent gift. I like the one by Corkor that’s consider a vegan wallet for men on Etsy that can stand up to wear-and-tear while still being stylish in design!

10. Minimalist Wallet

Not sure what to get someone? Why not choose the best, most versatile gift of all time: A minimalist wallet! These are perfect because they’re stylish enough AND provide great functionality. I like Baum Design Shop on Etsy!

Conclusion for Small, Lighweight Gift Ideas for Travelers

There are so many great gift ideas for travelers that it can be hard to choose just one. But, with a little thought and creativity, you can find the perfect small, lightweight gift that the recipient is sure to appreciate.

What do you put in a travel kit as a gift?

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