The Best Travel Gifts for Digital Nomads

Is there a remote worker in your life who’s getting ready to travel the world? There are certain travel essentials that they will definitely want to have when they hit the road. Here is a rundown of the coolest gifts to pick up for your favorite digital nomad.

Noise cancelling headphones

Pair of Master and Dynamic headphones on a desk
Master & Dynamic headphones are a great, hip option. | Submitted by Jess Bolluyt

Besides their laptop, headphones are one of the key pieces of gear for a digital nomad. Get them a high-quality pair of noise cancelling headphones for their journeys, and you’ll be right up there in best gift giver status. Noise cancelling headphones cut out distractions so you can get real work done, and of course they offer amazing sound for enjoying your favorite entertainment. 

Travel scarf with hidden pocket

You’ve got to love it when fashion and practicality come together beautifully. These travel scarves give your digital nomad their own little secret, an invisible pocket that is holding all their essential belongings. For female travelers, this is fantastic for safety because you aren’t a walking target for purse snatchers. The scarf keeps your belongings close at hand, but also out of sight. An extra bonus is allows you to travel hands free and unencumbered. 

Mobile hotspot device

No digital nomad can get any freelance work done if they can’t get connected. A mobile hotspot device makes that worry a thing of the past. These pocket-sized powerhouses can provide a strong internet connection for five or more devices, and they provide a charging station on the road. We run down our favorites here. Our favorite specialized hot spot devices are affordable, and make life on the road much less stressful. 

Digital subscriptions

They’ll be able to login from anywhere. | Submitted by Raluca Apostol

Your nomad is going to need entertainment while they are on the road. Buying them a monthly subscription to services like Netflix, Spotify, and Amazon Prime will provide all the music, movies, books, audio books, and podcasts they could ever need. With an Amazon Prime membership, anything they ever desire on the road can be shipped to an address of their choice for free. It also offers free cloud photo storage for members, which is great for travelers snapping a lot of photos. 

Sleeping mask 

Life on the road working remotely means you may be trying to sleep in some pretty strange places. You could be on a bus or plane, or sleeping in a space with too much lighting for you to get your rest. A sleep mask is a game-changer, and digital nomads will wonder how they ever lived without it. Go for a high-quality, silk sleep mask for the soundest sleep possible. 

Packing cubes

These little containers look like lunch boxes for your backpack or luggage, and they do wonders for keeping life organized. Remote workers who are traveling the globe are literally living out of their packs, and these packing cubes help keep everything in their place. They come in a variety of colors to match your nomads style, and each pack of cubes has several different sizes for different items. 

Portable charger

A charger you can take anywhere is key. | Submitted by Tammie Figlinski

For a digital nomad, life grinds to a halt when your devices run out of batteries. Having a portable charger on hand is an awesome convenience, and your traveler will never have to worry about running out of juice. These little beauties fit in a pocket and are perfect to give remote workers peace of mind when they don’t know when they’re going to see their next electrical outlet. 

These awesome items help freelancers be more productive, organized, and generally have a better quality of life. Wrap up one of these gift ideas and you’re sure to put a smile on your favorite digital nomads face. 

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