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2021 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Avid Travelers

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—Olio in Iowa’s 2021 Holiday Gift Guide! In the coming week I’ll be sharing gift ideas for every type of traveler on your holiday list.

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small commission (thank you!) when you shop at no added cost to you.

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Traveling doesn’t necessarily need to come with a lot of extras. But they can sure make your favorite traveler’s life easier and more enjoyable! Whether they’re racking up frequent flier miles or prefer the open road, these gifts for travelers are sure to surprise and delight this holiday season.

Hand holding Candence cube bundle

If you know someone like me who isn’t a huge fan of travel-sized products or checking a bag, this gadget might be for them. The Cadence Weekender Bundle is made up of six hexagonal cubes that hold a TSA-approved amount of your favorite product. The containers are leak-proof and water-tight so you won’t have to worry about spills. And they come in a variety of fun colors!

Perfect for: the frequent jetsetter

Cadence Weekender Bundle, $84

Woman holding a white and charcoal bag from Kelly Moore Bags
Woman holding a white and charcoal bag from Kelly Moore Bags

Gone are the days of ugly camera bags! For our Route 66 trip, I treated myself to a new camera bag from Kelly Moore and it was one of the best decisions I made this year. Kelly Moore’s Woodstock 3.0 bag comes to two gorgeous colors and is available in eco-friendly vegan leather. Not only are their bags stylish, but they also hold a ton of gear without getting too bulky.

Perfect for: the traveler who always packs their camera

The Woodstock – Eco Leather Alternative Backpack, $249

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Whether they’re driving cross country or hopping on a flight, audio books are a travelers best friend. Gift your favorite traveler a membership and they’ll be able to listen to a huge variety of audio books wherever they go. Gift memberships range from three to 12 months and are the perfect gift you don’t have to wrap.

The best part? supports indie bookstores with every purchase. And you can select which shop you’d like to support, whether it’s their local or a favorite to visit while they’re on the road.

Perfect for: the avid reader on the go Gift Membership, Starting at $45

Hand holding bottle of Javy Coffee Concentrate in front of houseplant

Coffee is essential when I travel. But sometimes—especially on a road trip—it can be hard to find a quality cup of joe. That’s why Javy Coffee has become a staple when we’re on the road. It only takes one teaspoon of this super flavorful coffee concentrate to make eight ounces of hot or iced coffee. I’m a big fan of their original blend, but they’ve also recently added some tempting flavored options like mocha and caramel.

Perfect for: the compulsive coffee drinker

Javy Coffee, $19.95 | Use code OLIO15 for 15% off your order

Woman wearing Hemlock Goods bandana sitting on lawn chair in front of colorful bricked wall
Woman wearing Hemlock Goods bandana standing in the door of a teepee-shaped building

Bandanas have become one of my go-to travel accessories over the past few years. And all of my favorites are from Hemlock Goods! Not only are their bandanas functional, but the patterns are also so beautiful. These colorful bandanas are the perfect small gift that is sure to get lots of use. Plus, Hemlock is based in the Midwest!

Perfect for: anyone and everyone

Hemlock Goods Bandana, $14

Feet resting in airplane foot rest

If you started to run out of idea for gifts for travelers in your life, this one is for you. With the Sleepy Ride Airplane Footrest, struggling to get comfortable on a flight is a thing of the past. This handy gadget helps travelers get comfy without disturbing the passengers in front of them. Plus, it’s compact and won’t take up space in their carry on.

Perfect for: the international traveler

Sleepy Ride Airplane Footrest, $19.99

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When it comes to packing jewelry, I’ve tried a ton of different cases, compartments and more. But I’ve never liked one as much as I do these plastic cubes from Cupcakes and Cashmere. Not only are they compact, but they’re also versatile enough to hold a lot of different jewelry options as a set or individually.

Perfect for: anyone who needs to be ready to accessorize

Sunset Jewelry Box, $12

Sun hat clipped on tan tote bag

When we were in Albuquerque earlier this year, I decided not to buy the most perfect sun hat because I didn’t know how I’d fly home with it. Never again! I recently learned about the incredible Toptote Hat Holder, which uses heavy duty magnets to easily attach a hat to your carry-on worry free.

Perfect for: the traveler who has everything

Toptote Hat Holder, $55

Share Your Thoughts

I would love to hear from you! What are your favorite gifts for travelers? Are there gifts you received that make travel more enjoyable?

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Shopping for your favorite adventurer? Don't miss these gifts for travelers when shopping this holiday season! #giftguide #holidaygiftguide #travelgifts

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