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Travel Gift Guide: 9 Best Gifts for Adventure Travelers

Looking for the best gifts for travelers? You’re in the right place. 

We all know someone who’s a hardcore traveler. The person who loves any and every adventure—as long as it involves getting out there and exploring new places. This hand-picked list of great gifts for adventure travelers is perfect for all your country-hopping, road-tripping friends. That goes double for vanlifers.

Person filling up their Eddy+ LifeStraw bottle from a stream.

Eddy® + filtered by LifeStraw® 32oz Bottle with Tritan™ Renew

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It’s not always advisable to drink tap water in other countries or cities. With CamelBak + LifeStraw® they never have to worry. The reusable bottle with built-in filter cleans water twice in one go, removing bacteria, parasites, and microplastics. It also reduces lead, bad taste, chlorine and other unwanted chemicals. Campers, backpackers, and avid travelers swear by this water bottle/water filter combo.  

Did we mention this bottle is BPA, BPS, and BPF-free and made with Tritan Renew, containing 50% recycled plastic? So you can save your traveler friends from having to shell out for plastic water bottles on the road, while also reducing waste.

Check out our gift guides for hikers and camping enthusiasts

Person pulling the Podium bottle out of a Podium Flow belt.

Podium® Flow™ 4 Hydration Belt

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Fans of this small-but-mighty waist belt say it’s more than meets the eye and “holds much more than it would seem.” The Podium® Flow™ 4 is literally made for carrying your stuff on the go—be it a festival, a hike, or wandering around Europe. With 4L of carrying capacity in a compact belt, they can fit everything they need for the day. Travel essentials like passport, credit card, phone, room keys, and more stay organized and secure in the zippered pockets. And the mesh panel means even on hot days, they’ll stay cool. 

Bonus: this mini hydration pack includes a 21 oz Podium® water bottle to keep them hydrated all day long, without the plastic waste.

Hot coffee being poured into a multibev bottle.

MultiBev 22 oz Bottle / 16 oz Cup, Insulated Stainless Steel

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Every traveler knows suitcase or backpack space is precious. Created with adventure travelers in mind, MultiBev serves as both a water bottle and detachable travel cup. Vanlifers will also appreciate how the 2-in-1 vessel allows for multitasking and efficient use of space. They can use it for coffee in the morning, water throughout the day, and beers with friends at night. 

Here’s a quick rundown of what makes MultiBev so awesome: vacuum insulated stainless steel keeps drinks hot (or cold) longer. Powder coat finish and non-slip silicone base for extreme durability. Leak-proof cap and roll and fold lid that tucks neatly out of sight until paired with the removable cup. There’s even a secret storage spot for small essentials like a tea bag or snacks. And it’s easy-to-clean, dishwasher safe, and BPA, BPS & BPF-free.

Drink more, carry less, waste nothing—that’s our philosophy.

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21 oz Quick Stow™ Flask

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CamelBak’s QUICK STOW™ soft flask is the ultimate travel accessory. It’s super compact and incredibly light, taking up almost no room in their pack. The minimalist or adventure traveler can fill this soft flask with water…or whatever. Drink to their heart’s content. And once it’s empty, they can fold it up and stash in their bag, purse, or even a pocket. 

Mountain bikers, hikers, and runners love this portable, collapsible soft flask. And we think your traveler friend will too. It’s BPA, BPS, and BPF-free and made to eliminate annoying drips. Available in 12oz, 17oz, and 21 oz sizes.

Have a mountain biker on your gift list? Check out our guide to the best mountain biking gifts.

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M.U.L.E.® Commute 22 Backpack

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Built for the daily commute, the M.U.L.E.® Commute 22 Backpack doubles as the perfect carry-on or weekender bag. The roomy, single-compartment design  is equipped with a weatherproof laptop sleeve and side pockets for carrying a water bottle or snacks. Adjustable shoulder and waist straps provide support and a comfy fit. 

The Command Center™ Harness is built to provide quick and organized access to small items like phone, keys, sunglasses, and boarding passes. And with 22L of storage space, they can pack for a variety of adventures and weather conditions.

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Forge Flow 12 oz Travel Mug, Insulated Stainless Steel

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Water, coffee, tea, or wine. Whatever they need to carry, we won’t judge. Forge Flow is a perfect travel companion, thanks to its sturdy stainless steel construction and lock-close lid. The one-handed drink lever operation was made for easy sipping, whether they’re on the train or on the trail. Vacuum insulation keeps beverages at the perfect temp for hours on end. And the handy loop on the cap makes it easy to carry or sling onto a bag. 

Pair with the Tea Strainer Accessory (below) to steep the perfect anywhere, anytime cup of tea. Also comes in 16oz and 20oz sizes.

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H.A.W.G.® Commute 30 Backpack

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For when they need to go longer and carry a little more. H.A.W.G. has 30L storage space, making it ideal for slightly longer trips or adventures requiring extra gear. With reflective patches for safe walking at night. Laptop storage and organizer pockets for cameras or hiking gear. Removable and adjustable waist strap for the perfect fit and comfort. 

And the loop designed for clipping on a bike light? Adventure travelers can sling their muddy shoes or wet layers on the outside for easy carrying. Like the M.U.L.E. 22, this backpack also has the Command Center harness for easy access to essentials, whether at the airport or on the road.

Person making tea in a Forge Flow.

Tea Strainer Accessory

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While we’re on the subject of vanlife, here’s another item that’s sure to please. Because long-term travelers need their creature comforts too! This stainless steel tea strainer fits a number of our stainless steel bottles (including MultiBev and Forge Flow). And the durable and reusable strainer makes a delicious cup of loose tea, coarse-ground coffee, or fruit infusion easy, no matter where they roam. Complete with a convenient handle for lifting the strainer out of the mug, mess-free.

Person mixing up their BCAAs.

Thrive Recovery Branch Chain Amino Acid Supplement

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THRIVE is an easy addition to their hydration routine to help hardcore athletes recover faster and come back stronger. After a day of bouldering or an intense weightlifting session, THRIVE helps them recover and replenish faster. 

THRIVE contains critical branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) and glutamine to support the repair and building of lean muscle while helping to reduce post workout soreness. This recovery supplement is a simple powder that can be mixed in water and drunk for a tasty post-activity boost.

Read more about the benefits of Branched-Chain Amino Acids for post-adventure recovery.

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Looking for more ideas for outdoor adventurers and athletes? Check out these related gift guides:

-Gifts for Runners

-Gifts for Mountain Bikers

-Custom Gifts

-Sustainable Gifts

-Work From Home Gifts