With only one week left until Christmas, we’ve put together a round up of our favourite last minute travel gifts that travellers actually want. Whether your budget is $20, or $250, we’ve got something for the traveller in your life.
Last Minute Travel Gifts Under $20
Saving space and the environment, all at once! These collapsible water bottles don’t take up much room when not in use, and when they are, function like a normal, refillable water bottle.
Price: $11.95 USD
If you know someone who likes to draw or write while on the road, there is no better notebook than Field Notes. These small notebooks pack a punch, and have a fun, retro vibe.
Price: $9.99 USD for a set of 3
Microfiber towels have improved leaps and bounds in the last few years, and Dock & Bay is now offering a fun, colourful, cabana-style alternative. Available in Large, X-Large or Circular, the choice is yours.
Price: $19.99 USD
If you’re backpacking and looking for ways to make friends in your new hostel, there’s no better way than with a game and a beer. The Left Right Center dice game takes up almost no room in your bag, and is great for big groups. Get rolling!
Price: $7.99 USD
The original Gorillapod, is the perfect accessory whether travelling solo or with friends. Catprue unique perspectives with a stable, flexible, adaptable and portable tripod alternative.
You never know when a torrential downpour may hit, or an impromptu dive trip comes up. The Earth Pak Dry Bag comes in a variety of fun colours, and is 100% sealed to protect your most valuable items.
Price: $19.99 USD
Last Minute Travel Gifts Under $50
The Scratch Map is a great way to keep track of where you’ve been and where you want to go. Simply scratch off the destinations you’ve visited, and use it to keep a bucket list of future destinations! Also doubles as a beautiful, decorative art piece.
Price: $29.99 USD
We all need to draw inspiration from somewhere, and The Bucket List 1000 Adventures books is serving it in full. With tons of amazing bucket list travel ideas to pull from, you can get started on your own list with family and friends.
Price: $35 USD
The reality is that when you’re on the road, you won’t always have access to power to charge your phone or other electronics. That’s where the Anker Portable Charger comes in, with the a high capacity of 3.5 charges for your phone.
The Trtl Neck Pillow has garnered rave reviews, and has been touted as a ‘hammock for your head’. Machine washable and ultra soft, according to Trtl, the Trtl Neck Pillow has been scientifically proven to provide a better sleeping position for your neck while in transit.
Price: $26.99 USD
Last Minute Travel Gifts Under $100
Small and compact, yet strong and might, the Blunt Metro Umbrella is the perfect travel gift for the traveller in your life. Available in a variety of colours, it is lightweight and comes with a 5-year warranty.
Price: $79.99 USD
Capture more of the moment with the Moment Wide 18mm lens attachment for your phone. It allows you to use your phone to capture 2x more picture, and it is a go to portable alternative for photographers and filmmakers alike.
Price: $99.99 USD
With a long 8 hour battery life and sweat proof technology, these LSTN ear buds are made for life on the go. Wireless but connected (so you don’t lose them), they are also super stylish and available in black.
Price: $99.99 USD
The Saje Pocket Farmacy is a frequent flyer must have. With five different travel-size essential oil blends, there are remedies for headaches, colds, indigestion, pains and stress.
Price: $59.95 USD
Last Minute Travel Gifts Under $250
When packing space is limited, versatility is key. The Vessi waterproof shoes are technical enough to keep your feet dry, comfortable enough to hike in and stylish enough to wear day in and day out.
Price: $135 CAD
When you travel, you don’t have room to bring tons of books with you. That’s why the kindle paperwhite, with its unique glare-free display, is the perfect companion to take you from the plane, to the train, to the beach.
Price: $149.99 USD
No travel gift guide would be complete without our very own Go Travel Dress (this one is just for the ladies, sorry boys!). The perfect travel gift for her, the Go Travel Dress has four hidden pockets, and an adjustable length for versatile styling options. Wrinkle-resistant, odour-blocking and moisture-wicking, this Go Travel Dress is designed for the female traveller.
Price: $139 CAD (PRE-ORDER)
The one thing every traveller needs? A good, stylish pair of sunglasses. What’s even better is if they are foldable and take up little space in your bag, which is actually what the team over at ROAV have created. Now the only thing to worry about is how to make sure you don’t lose them.
Price: $175 USD
The Daily Edited is the place to go for custom, monogrammed leather goods. Their deluxe gift set includes a monogrammed travel wallet and luggage tags, keeping the traveller in your life stylish and organized, wherever they go.
Price: $220 USD
Last Minute Travel Gifts Under $500
No one likes waiting around in the airport. If you know someone who flies frequently and has been craving a bit of extra luxury, the Priority Pass is the perfect experiential gift. It gives you access to over 1,200 premium lounges worldwide and you can bring a guest!
Price: $386 USD
The Try The World Subscription Box is the perfect gift idea for the traveller in your life. This monthly subscription box delivers 7-8 international delicacies from all over the world. Choose to give one month, three months, six months or twelve months!
Price: $348 USD for a 12-month subscription
The First Class Tech Case by Stow is the perfect study in organization, style and unadulterated luxury. More of an investment piece, this tech case is supposedly touted by the likes of Meghan Markle. Our favourite colour? Orange & Dusty Aqua.