2015 Christmas Gift Guide | The Globe Trotter

It’s time to start preparing for the holidays and this time of discounts is the best time to get started with your Christmas shopping. For your dear friend, or a special someone who is a passionate globetrotter, there are some things that we can suggest, and guarantee they’ll love and appreciate.

So, whether you consider yourself a globe trotter and want to get yourself something special for Christmas or you know one that would appreciate it, check out our Christmas Gift Guide for Globe Trotters and you’ll definitely find something that just screams their name. So, let’s start…

1 – Skross Adaptor

Scross Adaptor parts

One of the most common hassles when traveling to a foreign country is discovering that they use different power socket and your charger or some other device just can’t be used here. But now, this problem can easily be solved with Skross Pro Plus USB World Adapter which can adapt to different types of power sockets and is compatible with all devices with 2-pole or 3-pole plugs of protection classes I and II. In other words, your camera, laptop, smartphone and even your shaver are now again available for use – wherever you go.

BUY | $43.50

2 – Mr. Lentz Passport Wallet

Mr. Lentz Passport Wallet open with passport and money

If you travel a lot you are well aware of the fact that your passport can easily get torn or even ripped apart and it really needs a good protective case – and we have one to offer. It’s called Mr. Lentz Passport Wallet and it’s the lightest and slimmest way to keep your most important document safe and sound. Handmade out of high-quality leather, and it comes with a free tin of an all-natural Spiff N’ Shine, a handmade leather conditioner that’s going to keep it looking as good as ever.

BUY | $68

3 – Scratch Map Original

A man scratching Scratch Map Original

Well, you can hardly beat this when it comes to gifts for passionate travellers (unless they already have one). What better way to always remember your travels then mark them on a map – and Luckies of London Scratch Map is pretty special. Simply scratch the top layer off the countries you’ve visited so far and hang the map on your wall to show off with your travelling experience. And, it’s packed in a cool, slick tube – can it get any better than this?

BUY | $20

4 – My Webspot

A man holding My Webspot

The world we are living in today absolutely requires access to the internet at all times – and My Webspot will provide just that. For a friend that’s planning a trip to Europe, this little gadget will be a life-saver. This rentable pocket WiFi hotspot will give them access to the internet pretty much in every corner of this beautiful continent and it will allow up to ten people to connect to the internet.

BUY | 9.99 € per day

5 – Zolt Charger

Zolt Charger charging three devices

Yeah, we all need to carry a charger on our trips – like it or not, we depend on our laptops, smartphones, iPads and the similar devices. Carrying one charger for each one of those takes up space and they tend to add a lot of weight to your luggage – and the solution for this problem is called Zolt Laptop Charger Plus. Capable of charging Power laptops up to 65W plus two USB devices at once, including cameras, portable battery packs, tablets etc. It’s compatible with 90% of world’s laptops so chances of getting it wrong are slim. This amazing gadget is scheduled to be released on December 4th.

BUY | $100

6 – Hydrapak Stash Bottle

Hydrapack Stash Bottle big and small

Make sure your dear person is hydrated on their trip by getting them Hydrapak Stash Water Bottle – they won’t be able to complain about the lack of space to store it in since it can actually collapse down to a height of 4 inches. It comes in five different colors, has an easy to fill mouth-wide design that means no spilling water all over you while travelling, and is completely BPA-free. The perfect companion for every trip, it will bring your friend a great Christmas joy.

BUY | from $16

7 – KnowRoaming SIM Card

Two smartphones and a hand holding KnowRoaming SIM Card

We all know how easy it is to go broke just because you kinda forgot that you were in roaming or some of your friends called you when they didn’t know you were abroad… and bam, you’re out of credit and out of a way to communicate with anybody. Well, that’s not gonna happen again. With KnowRoaming SIM Card, save up to 85% off voice and data wherever you travel. Compatible with Android 4.0+ devices, iPhone 4s and newer, and Windows Phones, it’ll make a huge difference to your travelling life. Make international calls without fear or give this as a gift to a fellow globetrotter.

BUY | $35

8 – Harman Kardon Esquire

Harman Kardon Esquire and a Smartphone

A trip ain’t any good if you don’t have music with you. And what better way to make a party abroad than play your music and act crazy and enjoy yourself to the maximum. Now, with Harman Kardon Esquire Portable Wireless Speaker and Conferencing System you can take your music with you – with the best quality and reliable connection. Its 2-way speaker system with a built-in bass port will make sure of that, along with the Bluetooth connectivity system. The built-in battery can totally support any party with up to 8 hours of music.

BUY | $175

9 – Travel Hoodie Pillow

A man wearing Travel Hoodie Pillow

Now you have to admit – as soon as you saw the image, you thought: “Oh my God, this is exactly what I need!” How do we know? Well, pretty much everyone does. It doesn’t matter if you travel long distances or just take a bus to work early in the morning, the Travel Hoodie Pillow will allow you to relax and enjoy some time of peace and quiet. You can inflate or deflate the pillow, and it includes two drawstrings to adjust head size and level of hooded comfort. Really, why are you still reading this instead of ordering one?

BUY | $20

10 – The SoundShooter from Philips

A hand holding the SoundShooter

This one is really a bombshell. Or at least it looks like one. In fact, the Philips SoundShooter Wireless Bluetooth Portable Speaker will amaze you with its capabilities and the quality of sound it will provide for you. Perfect for travelling because of its small size and rechargeable battery (which can last up to 8 hours), it can also be used for hands-free calls thanks to the built-in microphone. Stream your music wirelessly over Bluetooth and trust us – it may look small, but its capabilities will amaze you.

BUY | $29

11 -Hardshell Roller

Hardshell Roler open

The first thing you need to be a globe trotter is – a carry-on. You have to make sure it’s not too big or too small; it has to be comfortable and not too heavy. This one fulfills all the conditions. Incase Eo Travel Hardshell Roller is a mid-size luggage that has a hard-shell front panel that will protect all your precious things. Its butterfly design allows easy opening and it has a special compartment with a padded sleeve that can fit a MacBook, an iPad and has a few additional organizing pockets. And, as an additional plus, its expandable main compartment means you can pack a few extra things when going for a longer journey.

BUY | $243

12 – Shure S-215 Ear-buds

Shure S-215 Ear-buds connected to iPad

Travelling without ear-buds in your ears is unimaginable for most people, and you definitely want the best quality sound, right? Well, Shure S-215 Ear-buds, other than providing that, which is a must nowadays, are great for travelling because they have a detachable cable with Wireform fit. You can just put them apart and keep them in their case – no tangling your ear-buds ever again. They’ll also provide great sound isolation, are lightweight and come with different shapes of sleeves to fit your ears perfectly.

BUY | $89

13 – Anker 2nd Gen Astro 6400mah Portable Charger

Anker 2nd Gen Astro 6400mAh Portable Charger charging iPhone

Portable charger obviously has so many uses when travelling, and we’ve already mentioned them. What makes Anker 2nd Gen Astro 6400mAh Portable Charger different is its super-small size, as well as its capability of detecting your device in order to deliver the fastest possible charging, up to 2 amps. It has upgraded Panasonic Battery Cells that allow it to provide high capacity and superior quality of charging – you’ll start using it even when you’re not travelling.

BUY | $20

14 – Maxpedition Foldable Backpack

Maxpedition Foldable Backpack folded and not folded

Seriously, when it comes to foldable backpacks, there is no better choice than this one. What we mean is – look at it! It’s so big when you need it to be, and so, SO small when you don’t. Maxpedition Foldable Backpack’s definitely not going to take up space that could have been used for something else. The makers claim they use only the best materials, such as complete YKK zippers and slides, Military grade Nylon webbing on straps, handles, and modular attachment points and so on. Did we mention that it folds down to 5″ x 5″ x 4″? Trust us, you want it.

BUY | from $73

15 – Timbuk2 Aviator Wheeled Backpack

A man carrying Timbuk2 Aviator Wheeled Backpack

Do you need a backpack AND a suitcase? What would you say if you could have both in one product? Because that’s exactly what Timbuk2 Aviator Wheeled Backpack is all about. Just use it in the way that suits you best: wear it over your shoulders or pull it behind you on its skateboard wheels. It has a huge capacity of 66L and when it comes to compartments – it has a duffel with an expandable top flap secured with a zipper and lots of pockets all around. Perfect for every globetrotter!

BUY | from $130

16 – Fisher Space Pen

black Timbuk2 Aviator Wheeled Backpack

In case you decide not only to go abroad but to travel outside our planet, this pen will come in handy. It can write at literally any angle, including zero gravity. Cool, don’t you think? It’s also great at writing in all kinds of extreme temperatures – everything from -30F to 250F works for Fisher Space Pen. If you ever need to write something down while diving – take it with you because yes, it works under water too. And, if you think it’s some kind of a trick – think again: this pen comes with a lifetime guarantee, so if it does fail you, you’ll get a new one.

BUY | $17.50

Happy Shopping!

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