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No clue what to get for Christmas this year? We got you covered with our gift guide of the best tech gifts for travelers. In this gift guide for travel tech we highlight some of the best travel tech ideas that double as great gifts.
13 Tech Gifts for Travelers
Before we dive into the details, here’s a quick summary of the coolest tech gifts for travelers.
- Good headphones
- Portable Power Charger
- International Travel Adapter
- Travel-sized surge protector
- Electronics Organizer
- Travel Drone
- GoTenna Mesh Off-Grid Mesh Network
- Apple Watch
- Portable Bluetooth Speaker
- Wizgear AC Cell Phone Mount
Bonus Tech Gift for Travelers: GoPro!
Alright let’s dive in. Here are the X best tech gifts for travelers.
Quality headphones are a key aspect of travel success. Why? Well, travelers often experience long periods of boredom. For example, I just spent 12 hours in a plane from Frankfurt to Los Angeles. Fortunately I had some great headphones (Beats Solo 3’s to be precise) with me to help occupy my time on this long haul flight.
Every traveler needs good quality headphones and here are two great options.
While on that long flight to LA I alternated between watching movies on the entertainment system to watching downloaded Prime content on my iPad. An iPad is a must-have gadget for the traveler and it makes a truly delightful tech gift for someone who travels.
I no longer own a Kindle, preferring to simply use the Kindle App on my iPad or Phone, but I am still shocked at how many travelers still use the Kindle. This incredibly popular device is still extremely common for travel use and is a great tech gift for a traveler.
Portable Power Charger
Power. You can never have enough. Savvy travelers always bring backup options for power and one of the more common methods is to bring a portable power charger or bar with you. For example, as I mention in my Anker PowerCore 20100 review, Always Be Charging! I’ve offered two portable charging options, below, but Amazon has 100’s for sale.
International Travel Adapter
If you travel internationally your US plugs are not going to work. Sorry! But, you can still power your devices while traveling with this interesting tech gift for travel: a Newvanga International Power Adapter. Worked like a champ for me on a recent trip to Poland.
Travel-sized surge protector
A less sexy (but still practical) tech gift for travelers is a travel-sized surge protector / extension cord. Sometimes the plugs in our hotel rooms are located in awkward positions. Rather than carry a bulky extension cord around AND a surge protector, use a travel size combo. Love this device!
With all of the gadgets, plugs, cords and more, travelers need a good cord and electronics organizer. Here’s a deeper one (which we like for international travel because of the bulky travel adapters). It’s a great tech gift for travelers!
Drones are the rage these days. They are far easier to use then ever, much more affordable and the perfect tech gift for the serious traveler. Delight your loved one with a high quality drone like the DJI Mavic Air (pictured below) which according to BestTravelDrone.com is one of the best travel drones of all time.
GoTenna Mesh Off-Grid Mesh Network
For the adventure traveler the GoTenna Mesh Off-Grid network uses technology to keep your connected while you are off road. Comes in handy for emergencies!
The Apple Watch is both beautiful and functional. It’s also one of the more classy and thoughtful tech gifts for travelers on our list. Go big these holidays with this baby.
As travelers we do a lot of walking. A LOT! Airport terminals. Rental car facilities. Hotel Parking lots. And of course, our final destination (be it a vacation to Krakow or a business trip to NYC). Why not track your steps (or runs) with a Fitbit.
Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Sometimes you need to take the headphones off in your hotel room and rock some deep bass (sorry neighbors!). A portable travel-sized bluetooth speaker could make a great addition to your next vacation kit. Here’s a few options including the Oontz Angle which we reviewed here.
Wizgear AC Phone Mount
The Wizgear AC Phone Mount is a nice stocking stuffer for the traveler in your life. It’s always a hassle trying to figure out what to do with your phone in your rental car when using it’s nav system. You can’t permanently mount it in the rental car so why not snag an AC mounted system that clips to the AC vents. Perfect! Be sure to check out our review here.
Bonus Tech Gift for Travelers: GoPro!
My son and his friend joined us on a rafting ride in Colorado one year. They both strapped GoPro’s on to their helmets and the resulting footage was pretty epic. In terms of cool tech gifts for travelers this may be at the top of the list!
Be sure to check out all of our travel-related gift guides
Christmas is coming. And so are the gift guides. We’ve got our own set of guides to help you survive the holidays and find the perfect gifts for those special people in your life who also travel. Check them all out:
- Gifts for Business Travelers
- Best Gifts for Her – gifts for women who travel
- Best Gifts for Him – find the travel gifts he will actually like
- Travel Blogger Gift Guide
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