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5 Gifts For The Traveler In Your Life

The holidays are quickly approaching with Black Friday on the horizon. Last year I let you know of some fun and unique gifts to get a traveler. I have 5 more that you can get for that traveler in your life, the person who wants to travel more, or even yourself! So here are 5 gifts for the traveler in your life…

5 Gifts For The Traveler In Your Life ©2015 HollyDayz

1. Money for a passport. Yes, there are people who travel who still don’t have a passport. Come 2016 there will be some states that will require a passport even to travel domestically. Also give them the paperwork for the passport. Really no excuses, all they have to do is get their pictures taken.

2. A Camera. It doesn’t have to be a DSLR (although that would be very nice.) You could also purchase a very nice point and shoot. It is nice to capture moments on something besides a phone sometimes. For those who want to do more adventures, a Go-Pro would also be great. If they already have a great camera, you could get them camera accessories, like the best gimbal. This could easily enhance their photography experiences!

3. Global Entry. $100 and you or the person in your life can get Global Entry and bypass the long lines at customs after coming back from traveling out of the country with that passport! It also grants you TSA Pre Check. It is good for 5 years. Depending on the type of credit card, you may even get reimbursed! It’s a good thing to look out for when applying for that Chase Sapphire Reserve Canada card, or any others you may have in mind.

3. Packing Cubes. Such life savers they are. They help to organize your suitcase. You will be able to find things easier rather than your bag looking a hot mess. For the over packers out there, you can fit a lot more in your bag with these things.

4. Camera Accessories. For those who are content with the camera they already have, look into accessories like a camera bag, SD cards, extra batteries, etc. They may need a new lens. There are also 4/1 lenses for cell phones, so that those pictures become enhanced.

5. A Plane Ticket. If you or someone you know wants to go somewhere or if you just want to take a surprise trip, buy a plane ticket. There are so many amazing deals constantly floating around that even a quick get away would be exciting. You can always subscribe to my newsletter as I send out travel deals or LIKE HollyDayz Travel FB page!

Hopefully this list will help you when deciding what to get that traveler. Maybe even drop some hints to what you may want as a gift!

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  • Olivia

    These are awesome ideas! I am actually a videographer and I can attest to purchasing a camera and/or camera accessories. That can go a LONG way for a videographer and I’d imagine the same for a traveler too!

    • Holly Dayz

      Thank you. Production is my little world so I always love cameras and accessories too.

  • Deanna

    This is a great list. I really love the plane ticket and camera.

    • Holly Dayz

      Thanks. I think those 2 would go great hand in hand.

  • thriftanistasocialclub

    Those are great gift ideas. I will take new lenses and a plane ticket please!

    • Holly Dayz

      Thank you. I hope you get one or both of these. You can use this list to drop some hints lol

  • Laura Adney | Have Need Want

    These are great gift ideas for the traveler!! I would love any of the above but especially plane tickets!!!

    xo, Laura

    • Holly Dayz

      Thank you. I am starting to think everyone wants a plane ticket to anywhere lol

  • logancan

    These are really great gift ideas! I would love any of these!

    • Holly Dayz

      Thanks. I would too lol

  • jennybee2014

    All great ideas for pressies. I’d be happy to receive an airline ticket!!!

    • Holly Dayz

      Thanks. You have to start letting people know.

  • hilkayaker

    I would love a plane ticket for Christmas!

    • Holly Dayz

      I wouldn’t be opposed to that either.

  • Nancy

    Great suggestions! Global Entry is a fabulous idea.

    • Holly Dayz

      Thank you. I know that is something I would like.

  • Maria Holmes

    I love gifts lists for travellers, they’re my favourite posts 😀 these are great ideas, specially money for a passport! I have a few people in mind already for that one.

    • Holly Dayz

      Thanks! Oh awesome, you about to grant them the gift of international travel!

  • Traveling Rockhopper

    Interesting options, however for a traveler I wouldn’t buy a camera unless I’m 10000% sure what kind of camera he/she wants. 😉

    • Holly Dayz

      Well that depends on the person your buying for. I have bought cameras for people so they can take pictures when they travel and they didn’t care the kind. They were excited to have it in general. Not to mention it isn’t hard to find out if someone wants a particular one, I am sure like me they have mentioned it a dozen times.

      • Traveling Rockhopper

        that’s true, if someone doesn’t have a camera that’s different! I’m a bit picky, that’s why it was my first thought 🙂

  • Sarah

    Would love a plane ticket, but think that’s unlikely! Packing cubes intrigue me as so many people keep recommending them – maybe it’s time I took a look (or asked for them for Christmas!)

    • Holly Dayz

      You never know, don’t count it out, especially if you drop hints. Packing cubes are pretty awesome.

  • hcura

    Packing cubes are amazing! I always remind people to bring extra SD cards and a way to backup photos.

    • Holly Dayz

      I am a fan of them. Extra SD cards are very important, I travel with about 4 or 5.

  • patricemfoster

    These are some of the best gift ideas I have seen in a long time. Give me the plane ticket to Japan or China and how about adding the camera accessories all must have thanks for sharing.

    • Holly Dayz

      Thank you, I appreciate that. I hope you get some if not all of the items.

  • La'Shonda Woodard

    These are great gifts!! I will have to remember these as I am purchasing christmas gift this year.

    • Holly Dayz

      Thanks, yes always great to have options.

  • Antoinette Cain

    These are all great gifts. I’d certainly be happy to receive them. Thanks for the info on some states requiring passports. I’ll have to look into that further. Great post!

    • Holly Dayz

      Thank you and your welcome. I thought it was important to know the changes on the horizon.

  • Allison Jones

    Awesome gift ideas! I’m a big traveler, and I would absolutely LOVE if someone got me global entry.



    • Holly Dayz

      Thank you. I would like that as well.

  • Laura

    Even if you can’t afford to buy a plane ticket, there are ways to give a credit on some airlines. I use Alaska Airlines almost religiously and there’s an easy way to give a gift certificate for travel on Alaska. Even just gifting $50 is an awesome gift for a traveler.

    • Holly Dayz

      That is true. There are so many deals on tickets it is very possible to get one. It doesn’t have to be super far. Anything is better than nothing.

  • Irene

    Amazing post dear! You have a wonderful blog:)

    • Holly Dayz

      Thank you.

  • Monika

    Instead of DSLR camera it’s good to choose some mirrorless camera – (almost) as good as DSLR still is (almost) as small as a point and shoot one – perferct for every traveller.

    • Holly Dayz

      Yea, that is why I said it didn’t have to be a DSLR. Whatever someone can afford or gift should be good.

  • Chasing Joy

    I have a cousin who travels a lot. These would be good gifts for her.

    • Holly Dayz

      Oh awesome! Maybe something will be of use to her.

  • Karilyn

    Global Entry! Great Idea! I need to put that on my wishlist!

    • Holly Dayz

      Thanks. I want Global Entry too.

  • Starkey

    Those are great ideas! I’m not a traveler, but I know people who travel often. I think another great idea is a toiletry bag with travel essentials.

    • Holly Dayz

      Thank you. Yes that is a great idea, it is on the other article I wrote, link above 🙂

  • Kasi

    This is a great list! I actually need to drop this in a few people’s inboxes for myself, especially the plane ticket and global entry!

    • Holly Dayz

      Thank you. You may come up if you do lol!

  • Mia

    All great choices for gifts! Any of these would come in handy for the novice or avid traveler.

    • Holly Dayz


  • Megan Claire (@mappingmegan)

    Money for a passport is a brilliant idea. I have to renew mine, coming up on 10 years, and I just found out it’s $250 for a replacement!!!

    • Holly Dayz

      Pricey, would be great if someone would pay even half if they couldn’t do it all.

  • Kiwi

    Funny you made this list because I told people what I want for christmas,birthdays, random thank yous are money for plane tickets! Buy my plane ticket and I will be the happiest girl ever. Oh and I never heard of packing cubes need to look into it!

    • Holly Dayz

      So many great deals out there it is a great gift. I hope you get lots of plane tickets for all your special times.

  • Nicole M Williams

    I love that you though outside of the box with the ideas.

    • Holly Dayz

      Thank you so much.

  • Nancy Laws (@chicmompreneur)

    I would love me a DSLR camera, lol

    • Holly Dayz

      Let someone know and speak it into existence.

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