Need to buy an awesome present for the adventurer in your life?
While it might seem like this type of person is impossible to buy for – they’re fairly frugal and have no use for a soap set from Boots or novelty book on cats – in reality, they’re actually incredibly easy to buy for, as long as you find something that will make adventurers easier or more fun.
To make it easier for you however, we’ve put together our top list of things to buy for an adventurous traveller this year!
1) Bungee Cord Bracelet
This awesome adventure bracelet can be clipped onto your wrist and forgotten about until you need it.
What makes it different however is the it contains an emergency whistle, has filaments inside that can be used as a rising line and is made of a heavy-duty paracord that can hold up to 250 kg in weight!
2) National Park Explorer Map
This hand silk-screen map is designed so you can track your travels around the US National Parks and create an amazing travel souvenir at the same time.
“Whenever you hit the road to explore iconic vistas or hidden gems, mark your discoveries on the map with the included, numbered tree stickers,” explain the creators.
“The numbers correspond to the key at the bottom which lists all 59 current National Parks, and dares you plan a road trip just to catch the ones you’ve missed.”
3) You Only Live Once Book
Instead of buying them another bucket list book, why not buy them a one that ignites the feeling of adventure, so they can go out and find their own?
Providing suggestions for life’s essential experiences for every stage of life, this eclectic gift book is the perfect manual for a life well-lived.
“Anyone can sleep in a castle, sail a ship, make a music pilgrimage, and so much more,”
“What all the book’s ideas have in common is that they’re starting points. They will reignite long-forgotten desires – to learn an instrument or a language – or spark new and unexpected ambitions: why shouldn’t you move to Provence for a year?”
4) 50 Places To Bike Before you Die Book
There’s nothing quite like exploring the planet on a bike. Maybe its something to do with the freedom, maybe it’s the choice, or maybe its the idea of moving around through your own human power, but bike adventures never get old.
If you know somebody who agrees with us about this, this will be the perfect gift. Covering all areas of the world, all levels and all terrains, there’s no stone left unturned in this awesome adventure cycling guide.
This nifty little gadget will be a huge peace of mind to anyone who regularly jumps on and off planes.
The Trakdot is a tiny device that you put in your check in luggage, that is connected to an app on your phone. Through the device you can always keep track of exactly where you’re luggage is, through the devices little tracker.
No more nervously waiting around when your bag is taking too long to arrive at the other end!
6) Anok Hammock
How amazing is this hammock!
As well as being an amazing way to hang out during the day, its also fully capable of acting as a full camping tent for one person.
Suspended between two trees (preferably overlooking a lake as the sun sets), but instead of the the head and feet extending towards the trees, the hammock is at right angles, meaning you’re swinging back and forth rather than side to side. It means you’ll be swinging less and it’s comfortable to lie on your side and front too.
Just because you want to spend your life living out of a suitcase, that doesn’t mean you have give up good coffee. This little portable coffee machine means that you can have barista coffee, no matter where you are.
“Simple to fill and operate, enjoy a wonderfully rich and bold shot of Espresso wherever you are, as the Minipresso has been designed to be the smallest, lightest and most versatile handheld espresso machine.”
8) How To Avoid Being Killed In A War Zone Book
It’s a pretty hard hitting name for a Christmas present, but if one of your loved ones does like to explore the more dangerous parts of the world, it’s a brilliant present.
Written by Rosie Garthwaite, whose career as a journalist started in war-torn Basra, this book combines practical advice with contributions from many journalists and commentators including Rageh Omar and John Simpson, who share their own experience and advice on surviving in difficult and dangerous situations.
Topics include how to avoid being misunderstood; how to avoid bombs and booby traps; how to escape from a riot; how to deal with frostbite and heat exhaustion; how to avoid trouble in sex, love and war; and how cope if you have had a traumatic experience.
9) Recycled Airplane Seat Backpack
Not only does this bag look rad, it’s also made from recycled airplane seats!
Yes, that’s a great gimmick for any traveller to have a bag that’s travelled far more than they have, but it also means that they have a big thats pretty freakin’ sturdy.
11) Hydro Flask
Pretty much the perfect water bottle. Hydro Flask bottles are all vacuum-insulated, which means it keeps water ice-cold and food warm for up to 24 hours. They also don’t leak, which is a major bonus.
12) The Crumpled Map
This is such an awesome idea.
These guys have made a map that won’t break or fade, no matter how much your crumple it up or get it wet.
Use it, sure it up and put in your pocket, it will work just as well then you get it back out!