Compact waterproof travel speaker
This is a great present for people who have a passion for playing music while hiking, swimming, or camping. They usually come with a keychain that can be clipped to the edge of a tent or even on a motorbike. The great thing about these speakers is that they aren’t bulky and your traveler friend can simply chuck the speaker into their bag and make their way to the next destination.
Travel yoga mat with carrying bag
Yoga is a sport that can be done almost anywhere as long as there’s a flat surface. A non-slip yoga matt is a wonderful gift for a traveler if they need some relaxation and meditation time in the jungle. There are a lot of compact yoga mats that can be easily folded and placed in a waterproof bag that’ll make any aspiring yogi or traveler a happy camper.
An E-reader or Kindle
This gift is on the pricier end of the gift spectrum but it’s an investment worth spending. Since most travelers carry only 1-2 books, this will easily help fuel their love for reading. For those downtime moments where your friend is sitting in an airplane lobby or riding on a bus, they can simply pull the e-reader out to catch up on their favorite stories. A protective case is also a smart decision since it protects it from the wear and tear of traveling.
A yearly airport lounge access
A yearly airport lounge access isn’t a physical gift but it’s more of an experience for your traveling mate. It’s one of the best options since they can use it at almost any airport around the world. It has access to 1,300 airport lounges where backpackers can unwind and bask in the luxury of an airport waiting for a lounge before landing in their hostel. A yearly pass starts at $99/year and it’s also another idea for a worthy birthday present for the hungry traveler.