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21 Coolest Travel Tech Gifts to Give or Receive

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Not sure what to get your travel-loving friends or family for Christmas or some other gift-giving occasion? How about some fun travel tech!?

Whether you’re looking for an affordable stocking stuffer or a splashy, big-ticket item to put under the tree, this list can help you out.

Keep reading for the 21 coolest travel tech gifts to give or receive this year.

App in the Air subscription

For frequent travelers, there’s no better app than App in the Air. This app is like having a personal assistant on your phone, tablet, or watch. 

The App in the Air app can book flights, check you in, send you in-the-moment alerts, send alerts to chosen contacts, and scan your luggage to make sure it meets airline restrictions. 

Plus, it tracks all of your miles and you can pay to have trees planted to offset your carbon impact.

To learn more about this app and how to upgrade to a premium subscription, check out their website.

Enlight Lightleap photo editing app subscription

For a low-cost, but super fun gift, I recommend a subscription to the Enlight Lightleap (formerly Quickshot) photo editing app.

This slick app is one of my go-to photo editing apps for quick fixes or to add interest to a photo with an overcast sky.

The app is free, but I recommend upgrading to a premium annual subscription for $19.99.

Enlight Lightleap is the perfect affordable gift that will leave an impact far longer than a cheesy gag gift.

If they already have a favorite mobile photo editing app, how about creating a custom photo gift from their edited photos?

Travel journal app subscription

Another great app for travel lovers that you can gift is a subscription to a travel journal app.

A travel journal app is great for recording memories and practicing mindfulness, too.

For ideas on which app to gift, check out my post about the best travel journal apps.

Which travel tech gifts are on your list this year?

I hope I made your gift shopping a bit easier this year. Let me know in the comments below which items you purchased or put on your wish list.

Next up, check out these posts:

  1. Best Cameras for Blogging & Vlogging
  2. Best Cameras for Travel Photography
  3. The Best Custom Photo Gift Ideas

About the author

Photo of travel blogger Meg Frost, of Frost + Sun, in Havana, Cuba.
Photo by Meg Frost, all rights reserved.

Meg Frost is a Boston-based travel blogger that helps people embrace technology to make vacation planning and traveling wicked easy, affordable, and fun.

She holds an M.A. in Journalism from Northeastern University and B.S. in Communication & American Studies from University of Miami.

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This post was originally published on November 25, 2020. It was last updated October 1, 2023.

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