Holiday Gift Guide for the Digital Nomad

Are you looking for a great gift for the digital nomad in your life? Sure it may seem like they have it all— that magical Instagram gallery, daily adventures, and now address to collect junk mail— but here are a few things you can gift that aren't bulky but are inspiring and handy (and light in the luggage!).

The Right Tools for their Travels

First, here's a mini-list of some great basics for any working traveler. They're good for stocking stuffers too!

  • Headphones 
  • Hard Drives
  • Thumb and flashdrives
  • Portable chargers (you can find fun ones too)
  • Merino wool anything (light for packing and super warm!) 
  • Toiletries (like these sustainable soaps and suds from Hand in Soap)
  • A fun travel set (super cute gifty ones from Away)

But if you want to up your game, here's what we're thinking...

Their Home Away from Home (bag) with Tortuga

Tortuga gets it. They know that when the digital nomad works and travels that they need less bulk, more pockets for electronics, and awesome quality. Best of all, Tortuga knows that the serious serial traveler needs that versatile backpack for a day or weekend excursions and a “homebase duffle” to leave at the Airbnb. You can find that perfect combo in their Nomad Bundle.

A New Life Experience with Tinggly

This is a think-out-side-the-box moment, which ironically does have a gift box. Tinggly is a service that allows you to give the gift of a really cool experience from anywhere around the world, like a James Bond Island Sightseeing in Thailand or pizza and excursion in Lisbon. And, best of all, the receiver gets an actual gift box to open.

A Day Vacation from Journy

For the digital nomad traveling and working, it’s not always fun and games— though fine, it is probably more fun than the usual 9 to 5— and having someone else plan those fun sightseeing, delicious food eating, or local haunt exploring is a stress-saver. Journy tailors a personalized itinerary and incorporates any other plans a traveler have. Gift a a day off or a weekend vacation.

Tag a foodie friend who would love this meal 😍 Photo: @eatingwithminnie

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A Chance to Support an Entrepreneur in Need with Kiva 

Kiva is an international nonprofit that’s very much in the spirit of the entrepreneur. You can purchase a gift card off their site from as little as $25, which goes to help someone in need grow their business, go to school, or access clean energy. You can also add a gift from their artisan shop, which help fund craftsmen around the world.

"Creativity takes courage." - Henri Matisse

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A Roaming Phone Plan from KnowRoaming

No need to swap sim cards when your plane lands. KnowRoaming saves you on voice and data roaming with it's Global SIM Sticker (the first global SIM sticker according to Twitter) with unlimited data plans starting at $7.99. We agree with The Packing Smith, this can seriously be a game changer for travelers to keep in touch.

Wifi-Everywhere Covered with Skyroam

You're pretty much making them new friends with this gift. This hotspot connects up to 5 devices— perfect if you make that coworking friend abroad and they need service too. Best of all, no more relying on hotel or cafe wifi and available in 80 countries.

A New Craft from Skillshare

Exploration doesn’t stop geographically. Sometimes, we just want to let our minds wander into somewhere new, so maybe help your creative thinker find a new hobby or something to help with their own burgeoning business from Skillshare. You can always level up the gift and give them some of the basic tools they'll need to start too.