Gift Guide for the Bucket List Adventurer

Gift Guide for the Bucket List Adventurer


Every December and in February around my birthday, my mother calls me with the same dreaded question, “What do you want for a present this year?” Gift giving can be stressful overall, but it can be even worse for that bucket list adventurer in your life.  What do you give to a person who is constantly skating around the world searching for adventures?  Well, I began scouring the web to find gifts ideas to give my mom and came up with a handy Gift Guide for the Bucket List Adventurer!

I categorized my Gift Guide for the Bucket List Adventurer to make it easier for you to use.  So feel free to click on any of the links below or scroll down to see them all!

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Gifts to Make Traveling Easier

Angel Baby Car Seat Travel Bag


When I fly, I inevitably see parents lugging around their child’s car seat in the most awkward way – along with their own carry on bag and of course their child.  It looks quite uncomfortable, but no more! With the Angel Baby car seat, you receive a universal bag that fits most Car Seats, Booster Seats, Infant Carriers, and more! It also has convenient carrying handle and drawstring adjustable lock for easy open/close with an ID TAG for identification.

Buy it from: AngelDirectProducts

RFID Blocking Leather Passport Wallet

rfid-passport-walletHandcrafted in soft leather, this ultra sleek passport cover not only looks smart, it protects your passport and credit cards in this RFID-blocking leather Passport Wallet. This will help prevent identity theft by stopping sensitive personal data from being stolen. Knowing your personal and credit card information is protected from digital thieves will allow you to travel in confidence .

Buy it from: ETSY

Travel Checklists for Packing, Outfit Planning, and Shopping

travel-checklistsI am a list person because I get distracted easily.  So these lists are great to help you stay organized while preparing for your travels.  With the TRAVEL PACKING CHECKLISTS  you can instantly download a 9 page organizer to make packing for your next vacation smooth and simple.

Buy now From: PeoplesLifeOnPaper

Water Bottle Holder

water-bottle-holderEveryone drinks bottle water while traveling, but carrying around those bottles can be annoying.  These water bottle holders are great for travel, taking a walk or bike ride – anywhere you are on the move and want to take a drink with you. You can clip it to your belt loop, your bag or backpack, fanny pack … you name it.

Buy it From: Amy’s Red Threads

Custom Luggage Handle Wraps


So probably one of the worst parts of travel is trying to find your bags on the carousel at baggage claim, especially since most suitcases are black.  But now you can create your own monogrammed luggage finders! These Custom Luggage Handle Wraps are sure to keep your bags safe and stylish, sporting your own custom design.

Buy them from: ChicMonogram


Travel Insurance from World Nomads


Travel insurance isn’t always high on the Bucket List Adventurer’s list of gifts, but it is probably one of the most important.  Don’t get me wrong, I hope you never need to use it, but Travel Insurance from World of Nomads is an important safety net when things go wrong while traveling.  What I like is that they cover all kinds of things: illness, theft, flight cancellations, and of course accidents – even from adventure sports. 

Get a Free Quote from: World Nomads




Engraved Portable USB Power Bank

Portable Power Banks are life savers when your devices are dying but you can’t find a place to plug in.  This portable bank charger fits in jean pockets, purses, includes a USB charger and comes in three colors: black, pink, or blue. Use it to recharge  mobiles, tablets, laptops, or hybrids plus FastSelling can engrave your name, logo, or whatever you like to personalize it at no extra cost.

Buy it from: FastSelling

Leather Travel Cord Organizer


We experienced the frustration of digging your earphones out of the bottom of a bag, only to find them all knotted up.  Well with the Leather Travel Cord Organizer you can keep your earbuds and Lightning iPhone charger untangled and organized. This handy leather keeper is available in tons of colors too!

Buy it from: Exsect


Handmade Leather Cord Wrap Organizer


In today’s day and age cords are a necessary evil.  With the Handmade Leather Cord Wrap Organizer you can store all laptop, mobile, camera, portable power cell, or any electronic plug adapter.  These beautiful handmade leather wraps can even be personalized with your initials or name.

Buy if From: Sinevir 


Gifts for the Male Bucket List Adventurer

Vintage Travel Mini Bar

Reminiscent of the days of traveling snake oil salesmen, is this quaint original design from Ever Wear. A vintage-styled wooden container which comes with four 2oz. bottles (approx 1 1/4″ shots per bottle!) with aluminum screw on lids, and it’s own little funnel. The Travel Mini Bar is a perfect accessory for camping, planes, or wherever your going!

Buy it from: TimDebsWhatNotShop


Real Compass Cufflinks


Like I said, I really love cuff links and I personally love my Real Compass Cufflinks.  There is something about wearing them that always strikes up a conversation about travel.  These handmade silver cuff links feature an actual working compass set in silver plated cuff link bases. The red arrow points North in case you get lost in your Tuxedo!

By them from: BjeweledVintage

Personalized Wood Pocket Knife


Growing up in the Scouts, everyone had a pocket knife and as an adult traveler, I don’t ever leave home without mine.  Sin City Engravers offers a beautiful wooden multi-tool pocket knife that can be individually engraved on both sides. Every knife is 5/8” thick and offers 7 individual tools.  All tools are stainless steel and the handle is solid hardwood.

But it from: Sin City Engravers 

Gifts for the Female Bucket List Adventurer

Travel Infinity Scarf with a Secret Pocket


The 100% cotton Travel Infinity Scarf is the perfect gift, measuring about 66 inches around and about 10 inches wide. It is made to wrap around twice, resting nicely on your neck and chest.  The best part? It has a SECRET POCKET with a hidden zipper to hold your passport and tickets while you’re bustling through the busy airports. Amazing, right? The pocket measures about 7 inches wide by 6 inches tall, which is the perfect size for a passport, ID card, credit card, etc.

Buy it From: Pierron Designs

Extra Large Hanging Toiletry Bag


The Lilliput Hanging Toiletries Bag will be your perfect travel companion: with its functional design, sturdy construction and attention to details, it reinvents your organizational needs when you need it most. You can now keep a large variety of products and travel essentials in ONE single bag.

Buy it from: Lilliput Bags

Personalized Map Pendant


The Personalized Map Pendant necklace makes a thoughtful gift for any traveler, wanderer, or long distance love.  This custom map necklace is the perfect piece of map jewelry to keep any place close to your heart. Choose a place that is special to you and memorialize it forever in a beautiful recycled piece of jewelry that you will love and wear for years to come!

Buy it from: Bjeweled Vintage


Bohemian Travel Sarong

A sarong may be one of the most essential items of clothing a woman can bring while traveling.  Obviously, you can wear a sarong over a bathing suit, however AUROBELLE from Ibiza Spain offers beautiful sarongs that can be used in many ways.  Wear it as a cover-up, scarf, shawl, skirt, dress, or wrap.  The possibilities are endless.

Buy it from: AUROBELLE

Books for the Bucket List Adventurer

Viva Cuba Coloring Book by Eric Gamblevisit-cuba

Do you wanderlust about Cuba?  Viva Cuba by Eric Gamble is a fun coloring book for children and adults alike. It is filled with ready to color pages for those dreaming of traveling to Cuba. The coloring book is presented by The Bucket List Project.

Buy it from: The Bucket List Project via Lulu

 Bucket List Travel Journal


 The Bucket List Travel Journal is a great journal for listing and planning all the goals and dreams you will complete in this lifetime.  It is made with 60 lb. unlined paper for writing, planning, sketching and keeping all the little tokens from the road.  Each journal contains a different set of repurposed maps to inspire travel beyond one’s comfort zone.

Buy it from: Tremundo Journals

How to Travel the World on $50 a Day by Matt Kepnes


I love this Book! How to Travel the World on $50 a Day by Matt Kepnes will show you how to make the system work for you in order to gain free flights, hotel rooms, find alternative accommodation, get into attractions for free, websites to find the best deals, as well as detailed costs and saving tips for destinations around the world. If you’ve ever dreamed of traveling the world – or maybe just taking your family to Disney or a trip to London, How to Travel the World on $50 a Day will give you the practical, step-by-step instructions to get your there.

Buy this Book from: Thrift Books

1,000 Places to See Before You Die by Patricia Schultz


1,000 Places To See Before You Die reinvented the idea of the travel book as both wish list and practical guide. As Newsweek wrote, “it tells you what is beautiful, what is fun, and what is just unforgettable everywhere on earth.”  There are 600 full-color photographs along with suggestions of places to stay, restaurants to visit, and festivals to check out.  As a result, you will find multi starred restaurants and historic hotels such as the Ritz, while also seeing moderately priced gems that don’t compromise on atmosphere or charm.

Buy it from: Books-A-Million

Learn with Babbel


When you can speak another language, your world becomes bigger, richer, and more inspiring. Learn with Babbel is fun, easy and effective. Their motivation is to provide a user-friendly, solution that allows learners to acquire a foreign language in a fun but targeted way, regardless of time or place. Anyone can learn languages; this vision has driven the Babbel team since 2007. The market-leading app for online learning makes it easy to access languages from English to Indonesian either from home, or on the go with a smartphone or tablet.

Buy it from: Babbel

101 Places to Get F*cked Up Before You Die by Matador Network


Looking for a guidebook that isn’t full of tired, lame, or even BS travel information? 101 Places to Get F*cked Up Before You Die brings together the most irreverent and legit accounts of drinking, nightlife and travel culture around the world. Part guide, part social commentary, part party invitation, 101 Places to Get F*cked Up Before You Die gives you all the info and inspiration you’ll need to find a good time!  

Buy it from: Books-A-Million

Gifts for the Home of a Bucket List Adventurer

Scratch Map of the World

If you ever come to my house you will see my Scratch Map of the World hanging on my wall.  This scratch off map is an ideal gift for people who love to travel and explore the world. It will be a symbol of your past travels, all while reminding you that there are still many more exotic places, languages, cultures, foods, and people to explore.

Buy this from: The Map Lab

Travel, Vacation, Adventure Fund Jartravel-vacation-adventure-fund-jar

The Travel,Vacation, Adventure Fund Jar is so much fun. It’s the ultimate vacation fund jar. Put it in an accessible place, an area where everyone can contribute to the fund and watch it grow.  The front of the jar is etched with an ADVENTURE license plate and world continents. The left and right sides are etched with travel and passport stamps, plus a map of Rose Wind.

Buy it from: LaserScribeIt

World Map Shower Curtain


I don’t know about you but I do some of my best day dreaming in the shower and these World Map Shower Curtains will have you thinking about where you want to travel next.  Mapology makes World Map Shower Curtains from vintage maps they restore.  They print each beautifully printed curtain in soft polyester fabric and will change the entire look of your bathroom!

Buy if from: Mapology

Bucket List Ballpark Map Tracker


Back in October, The Bucket List Project shared John Alo’s story, My Ultimate Baseball Bucketlist, of how he was on a mission to visit all Major League Baseball stadiums. With the Bucket List Ballpark Map Tracker, you will have an awesome way to track your mission of visiting all 30 baseball stadiums.  Each map features the 30 current ballparks, fun facts about the history of some of those parks, plus a section for you to personalize.

Buy it from: Northern Liberties

So what do you think of Gift Guide for the Bucket List Adventurer?  Did you find new gifts for yourself or the Bucket List Adventurer in your life?  Is there something you recently found that would be perfect to add?  Let me know in the comments below!

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91 thoughts on “Gift Guide for the Bucket List Adventurer

  1. Super handy list. I love that travel journal and you’ve just reminded me that I really need to put a portable charger on my own Chrissy list! Happy holidays.

    1. I know, the Infinity scarf is the hottest item for women on my list! Plus I love supporting small businesses so its a win win for you and the small business! Let me know if you get one!

  2. Such a great list and I like how you divided the categories. You can never have too many portable chargers so I especially like that one. Also, those leather organizers are awesome as I always have too many ear buds getting tangled together. I shall just copy and paste a few of these into my Christmas wish list. Thanks!

    1. The leather ear phone buds are probably the best thing I have seen! I cant tell you how many times I have to remember my knots from boy scouts just to untie my ear buds and this will save tons of time!!

  3. That water bottle holder is simple yet so useful. I have yet to find something like that here in the Philippines. Great list! You gave me ideas of useful gifts for Christmas, as well as “wishlist” for myself. hehe.

  4. Some great ideas here. I agree that a portable travel bank is a lifesaver. I always carry one with me travelling. Love the idea of the water bottle holder! I often end up awkwardly holding my water when it won’t fit in my bag. Also love that zebra print sarong.

  5. This is quite a comprehensive list and I am sure most of us would be able to find an appropriate gift for our traveler friends over here. Maybe someone will go through the list and pick spomething for me too.

  6. Great suggestions! I’m particularly fond of the water bottle holder and the My Super Power charger. My favorite water bottles to take traveling have similar holders and I have some similar charging battery packs. They are both super!

    1. Yeah who would have thought something as simple as a water bottle holder would be such a hot stocking stuffer for Christmas. And you never think about it until you’re carrying your damn water bottle around

  7. You did your research well, you have items I have not seen before! There are quite a few I’m thinking about right now, especially the Custom Luggage Handle Wraps. I can really use them so I know which bag is mine if I happen to check them in. The scarf also would come in handy especially in Europe. Great post!

    1. Thanks Nancy, I kept thinking about what I like, my personal style, and of course what is functionally beneficial while I travel. Plus I’ve talked to many Travelers well I was skating around the globe to see what they like and don’t like

  8. You certainly did a lot of thoughtful research. A lot of the image links are broken, though. I have a tendency to leave my water bottles all over, so I’m always interested in seeing different models.

  9. A lot of useful things for sure. I like the leather cord organizer and the RFID wallet. With all the identity theft these days that would really come in handy.

    1. I agree Bob… identity theft is a serious thing and can make you really freaked out if you’re traveling in a foreign country. That passport wallet could save you a lot of headaches

  10. Those custom luggage handle wraps look like a great way of identifying luggage! I’ve never seen them before actually, they’re pretty neat! I also think portable chargers are THE WAY to go in this day and age. Every traveller should have one!

  11. The cord organizer and USB power banks look the most practical to me. It’s funny how much less I pack since the invention of the iPod, iPhone & iPad. I used to back a boom box and CDs everywhere I went!

  12. Haha I agree giving or receiving gifts are both struggles. I am always confused and never know of a “unique” gift to give. I am always giving the boring stuff so this guide is great. Also, when my mom asks me what I want, i will just fwd this article to her!!

    1. Thanks Jo I agree it’s kind of tricky to tell people what to give your self. It’s almost awkward. Especially as I get older I want less material things and more functional things or experiences. I hope your mom find something here for you haha

  13. These are some great suggestions. I love the luggage grip wraps. They probably make carrying your suitcase more comfortable and you can spot it easy on the baggage claim.

  14. Some really great gifts you have here and I’m sure you’ve given more than a few people some very valuable ideas. I might have to drop a few hints regarding that Cold Creek Brewing set to my girlfriend!

  15. some great stuff! I got my husband the travel scratch off map and my kids love them. It makes them excited to travel so they can do some more scratching!

    1. I agree Shobha I absolutely love my scratch travel map , although when I first scratched it it kind of made me a little sad to see how little I’ve been around the world. Guess it just means I have to travel more

  16. This is a fantastic gift list of fun & practice items for the traveller in your life, including yourself! I personally love the Aqua Border Zebra Print Sarong – sarongs are so handy & can be used as blankets, towels, skirts & scarves, and I absolutely love the design on this one. Forwarding the link to my boyfriend!

    1. I personally love my scratch-off map that my little nieces gave me for Christmas one year! All the funny story I can make you a little depressed when she starts scratching or not scratching as it were. I guess it just remind me after seeing all the gold flake still left that I have a lot of places to go to!

  17. Great suggestions to give as a gift. But how I wish to receive one:) From the Gifts for the Female Bucket List Adventurer, the Travel Infinity Scarf and personalized map pendant are so unique. Happy to receive one heheehe..

  18. Great list! Personally, I’d pick a travel insurance because it is a kind of thing I do not want to spend money on, but yet cannot underestimate. My second choice would be a book, and the third one is a travel jar (I actually used to have one that helped me save money for a round-the-world trip!

  19. Great list! I love my sarong and have a turkish hair towel I take everywhere with me. To be honest, shampoo bars and a travel clothes line are on my list this year.

    I do think the cuff links are quite cute for male travellers 🙂

  20. I have one of those water bottle holders, and it’s great! So easy to use…and I can clip it to a hook inside my tote bag so the water bottle doesn’t end upside down. That sarong also looks pretty useful!

  21. Great suggestions! I think offering to purchase travel insurance is a great idea! I know that it is important to get, but sometimes I just don’t want to pay for something that may or may not even be useful! If someone else bought it for me, that would be way cool 😛

  22. Great list! The Water Bottle Holder seems so simple but is such a great idea. It’s lightweight and compact but makes carrying a waterbottle so much easier when trekking around a new place.

  23. I love that there’s something for everyone! Great job in breaking it down by types of travelers. Now I can easily forward this post to family hehe. Happy holidays!

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