The hardest part about buying tech gifts for travelers is finding something they don’t already have. If you’re looking for the perfect gift for an avid traveler who always has their gadgets and battery packs ready to go, it can be tough to find something they haven’t already bought for themselves.
Tech Gifts Travelers Will Love
Here are 10 perfect wow-worthy presents for the tech-obsessed traveler in your life.
When it comes to staying fully charged, any tech-loving traveler knows it’s impossible to have too many phone chargers. Get them the ultimate road trip gift with this wireless and magnetic charger that fits every car. When paired with a magnetic case, it’s easy to just stick your phone to the mount and drive—no need to worry that things might not be plugged in correctly.
Before you buy, make sure your gift recipient’s phone is capable of wireless charging. Any Samsung Galaxy that is S6 or newer are capable; however, iPhone owners will need the right case or accessory to use a wireless charger.
Luggage and backpacks that can also charge your devices is nothing new, but the Solgaard Lifepack does so much more than that. The removable battery pack also doubles as a Bluetooth speaker and can charge up to two devices. However, what really makes this battery pack a great tech gift is that it uses solar power to recharge, which means you can charge your battery and all your devices while you walk. In addition to being designed to accommodate the battery pack and speaker, the backpack itself comes with plenty of great travel features, and is small enough to fit under your seat.
mophie Wireless Charging Battery Case
Many people have a hard time justify splurging on a sturdy fancy phone case when there are so many cheaper options out there, which makes a durable and high-performing phone case the perfect tech gift for travelers. Mophie Juice Packs not only protect your phone with a thick rubber frame, but also keep it charged, serving as an external battery pack that’s impossible to forget at home.
Transcend 1TB Store Jet
The best tech gift you can give a traveler is plenty of good memories to take home. The second-best gift is a lot of hard-drive space on which to store those memories. A large external hard-drive is a fantastic tech gift for travelers. The Transcend 1TB StoreJet is a sturdy option for travel—it has been tested to withstand drops and shocks.
Pritek Travel Organizer Bag
Help your favorite traveler travel better with a gift to help them keep their chargers and wires organized and tangle-free. The PRITEK Travel Organizer Bag is a great tech gift option that can hold chargers and anything else without taking up too much space.
Sometimes scoring the perfect tech gift for travelers means going analog. Give the gift of physical photos wherever they go with the HP Sprocket. This portable photo printer is a fun travel gift that lets you print out photos directly from your phone using an app. Don’t forget to get them extra photo paper, which features a sticky back for easy mounting.
Just because you’re going off the grid doesn’t mean you have to lose touch. The goTenna is the perfect tech gift for travelers who love both technology and the outdoors. These modern walkie-talkies connect to your phone and let you stay in touch with your traveling partner via text or phone call, even if you can’t get a signal.
A Stylish New Fitbit Band
Fitbits are great for travel, but chances are, your favorite tech-savvy, fitness-oriented traveler already has one. However, you can still treat them to a new band that will help them personalize their Fitbit. There are plenty of stylish and relatively inexpensive replacement bands available to suit every style, from a classic leather band to something colorful and metallic.
When you’re sitting in a cramped economy class seat, everything is uncomfortable, including your headphones. Both bulky headphones and earbuds make it hard to get comfortable enough to drift off to sleep, and that’s why SleepPhones make the perfect gift. This comfortable set of headphones fits flat against your ears and looks like a headband—itcan also be used as an eye mask—and is a great way to snooze comfortably on your next flight.
MiniPresso Espresso Maker
For a high-tech gift that caffeine-dependent travelers don’t have (but definitely need), check out the MiniPresso, a portable espresso maker. This portable gadget can save the day whether they’re waking up for an early flight or just need a little boost before a big day of sightseeing.
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Jamie Ditaranto is a writer and photographer who is always looking for her next adventure. Follow her on Twitter @jamieditaranto.
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