9 Gift Ideas for the Travel Lover on Your List

gifts for travel lovers

The holidays are quickly approaching, and if you’re still wondering what to get for that travel lover on your list this year, don’t worry – our Philadelphia Airport long-term parking company has a few suggestions:

Travel Wash Bag

A modern take on the old-fashioned washboard, a travel wash bag usually comes lined with tiny nodules that scrub your clothes clean. It’s ideal for washing clothes away from home. All they’ll have to do is fill it with water, cleaning liquid, and a few articles of clothing, then rub the clothes clean. After that, just rinse and hang to dry!

External Battery

These days, many travelers use their phones to plan their trips, find local attractions, get directions, and more. With an external battery, you can give them the ability to charge their phone (or other electronic device) without needing an electrical outlet.


Your frequent flier may be running out of things to keep them busy while they’re on the plane. One item that never fails to entertain is a book. Whether it’s a novel, a magazine, a puzzle book, or a book of fun facts, it will be a good addition to their collection.

Packable Slippers

Who doesn’t want to be at their comfiest while on vacation? Today, slippers come in all shapes, sizes, and materials, so pick out a pair that easily fold up into a suitcase or carry-on bag and you’ll give them a little piece of home to take with them wherever they go.

Mini Steamer

Most hotels have irons and ironing boards, but for those that don’t (like hostels), it may be tough to get the wrinkles out of those tightly-packed clothes. A mini steamer is the perfect solution. It’s small enough to not take up much room when packed, and can get the job done on any article of clothing – even delicate materials like silk.

Portable Luggage Scale

With a portable luggage scale, your traveler can weigh their luggage pieces to make sure they comply with airline policies before they get hit with an overweight fine. This especially comes in handy when you pick up gifts and souvenirs at your destination and want to bring them home.

Passport Holder

Passport holders come in all different styles and patterns, so it’s easy to find one that your friend or family member will love. Many also come with extra pockets for ID’s, boarding passes, and more, to help keep all important documents in one place.

Noise-Canceling Headphones

Noise-canceling headphones are perfect for those who fly often or use public transportation regularly. They’ll be able to sit back, relax, and listen to their favorite music, radio station, book, podcast and more without worrying about the noises around them (like a crying baby on a plane).

Water Filter

If the traveler on your list is one who really enjoys camping and the outdoors, get them a water filter. They won’t have to worry about drinking or cooking with dirty water again! There are even water filters that operate on gravity, so all they’ll have to do is hang it in a tree.