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Christmas gift ideas for the traveller in your life

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Everyone has that one friend or family member who’s seen everything. Hiked the slopes of Kilimanjaro, swam the sapphire Aegean, and wandered the markets of Latin America. What could they possibly want (or need!) for Christmas? 

These gifts, that’s what! 

So in the spirit of giving, here are some fantastic and award-winning^ present ideas for every kind of traveller.

Stocking stuffers and cheap gift ideas for travellers

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Load up their stockings with these goodies like the patron saint of travel.

Looking for presents with a bit more ‘oomph’? Read on for bigger, practical travel gifts.

Noise-cancelling headphones

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Ahh, bliss. Noise-cancelling headphones are a travel game changer, and Aussies reckon Bose, Apple, Sony, and Sennheiser are some of the brands around in 2023 (as voted in the 2022 Mozo People’s Choice Awards^). 

Browse these award-winning online electronics retailers for retail options.

Outdoors and sports clothing

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Adventurers need hardy gear to keep up with their lifestyles. Outdoor and sports clothing makes a practical, space-efficient choice for holidays, whether it’s something comfortable to wear on the plane or something to see them up the mountain. 

According to the 2022 Mozo People's Choice Awards^, Macpac and Kathmandu make some of the best options for outdoor clothing retailers. Gift ideas include:

  • Hoodies.
  • Windbreakers.
  • Leggings. 
  • Thermal layers.
  • Quick pack tents. 
  • Dry packs.
  • Water bottles.

Meanwhile, some of the best sports clothing brands include:

Outfit them till they’re stylish and comfortable!

Polaroid camera and cartridge

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While a smartphone camera might be the most practical option for capturing memories, nothing evokes nostalgia like a polaroid. 

You can find the cameras and film usually in stock at places like JB Hi-Fi and Kogan, both of which won Mozo People’s Choice Awards^ in 2022.

Backpack with GPS tracking

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Losing your luggage is a classic travel nightmare (especially after you spent all that time packing your bags like a pro). But many suitcases and backpacks these days come with GPS tracking tags that you can link to an app. Nothing so reassuring as seeing exactly where your bags wandered off to!

Shops like the local Aussie brand Love Luggage usually carry good options.

Prepaid travel card

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Paying for stuff abroad can be one of the trickier things to navigate, between currency conversions, hidden fees, and controlling your spending. 

Prepaid travel cards can be an invaluable tool (no pun intended) for your back pocket. Essentially, they function like debit cards, or the world’s ultimate gift card. Load it up for your traveller who already has everything else. 

Drinks on you!

Travel insurance

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Nothing says bon voyage quite like a travel insurance policy. Having one up your sleeve could help safeguard your finances from travel mishaps like lost luggage or medical emergencies. 

Slip an IOU into their stocking for a provider of their choice (at your budgetary discretion, of course) or sign them up for a multi-trip insurance policy if they plan to visit a few amazing destinations in 2023.

Looking for more Christmas gift ideas? Browse our online shopping hub. Compare international travel insurance policies for your next adventure below.

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Compare travel insurance policies - last updated 15 April 2024

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Evlin DuBose
Evlin DuBose
RG146
Senior Money Writer

Evlin, RG146 Generic Knowledge certified and a UTS Communications graduate, is a leading voice in finance news. As Mozo's go-to writer for RBA and interest rates, her work regularly features in Google's Top Stories and major publications like News.com.au.