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Best Gifts for Pinoy Travelers

Share the joy of travel with the special people in your life. Whether its birthday, Christmas, anniversary or just any occasion, there will always be an ideal gift to give to your travel addict friends, partner, loved ones or to yourself! Here's my Top 10 Best Gift Ideas for Pinoy Travelers for as low as 249 pesos!

Best Gifts for Pinoy Travelers Philippines

1. A Sturdy Backpack

Why not give your friend or loved ones a nice and sturdy backpack that they can use in their travels and adventures? I recommend this Aqua Quest Stylin Pro Waterproof Backpack. It is an ideal backpack for daily use, for different outdoor activities or for that much-awaited weekend getaway.

PRICE: $98.00 / Php 4,600 (available online using the promo code "pinoystylinpro")
SEE MORE: Aqua Quest Stylin Pro, "A Multi-functional Waterproof Backpack for your Travels and Adventures"

Best Gifts for Pinoy Travelers Philippines

2. Affordable and Powerful Smartphone

Every traveler now needs a fast and reliable smartphone to communicate, run some travel apps, book a hotel, update social media accounts and to take those precious travel moments and of course, "selfies." I recommend Asus Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0 and Alcatel Flash 2. These smartphones are affordable yet packed with awesome features that every traveler will surely love to have.

  • Asus Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0 - Php 7,695.00
  • Alcatel Flash 2 - Php 6,190.00


Best Gifts for Pinoy Travelers Philippines

3. A Compression Stuff Sack

The HOBO ROLL by Gobi Gear is an innovative compression stuff sack perfect for travels and everyday adventures. A nice compression bag with internal dividers to keep travel essentials organized and separated. I'm sure, your friends would love this!

PRICE: $39.99 / Php 1,800 (available online)
SEE MORE: HOBO ROLL, "An Innovative Compression Stuff Sack for your Travels and Adventures"

Best Gifts for Pinoy Travelers Philippines

4. Lightweight and Comfy Travel Shoes

Having a comfortable footwear certainly makes any trip less stressful. How about a stylish, packable, collapsible and ultra-light sneakers for your friends and loved ones? Check out Lems Shoes Primal 2 Sneakers - a nice and comfy pair of shoes for every traveler.

You may also check out the super "comfy" and "bouncy" Skechers Go Walk Shoes. It's a comfortable pair of walking shoes that is engineered for comfort utilizing Skechers' performance technology that makes it suitable for walking around all day and everyday.

I've been using these in my travels and I super loved it!

  • Lems Shoes Primal 2 - $95.00 USD / Php 4,400 (available online)
  • Skechers Go Walk - Php 3,000 - 4,000 (available at any leading department stores nationwide)


Best Gifts for Pinoy Travelers Philippines

5. A Dry Bag

One of the must-haves when traveling in the outdoors is a dry bag. It's an important and useful travel essential that travelers should always bring in their travels and adventures. A dry bag is every traveler's best weapon to waterproof their travel essentials, clothes as well as those precious travel gears. I have used the brands Rackley and Millerton in my previous travels and I recommend them both.

  • Millerton Aquaventure 20L Dry Bag - Php 999.00 (available at www.kimstore.com)
  • Rackley Dry Sack and Bags - Php 249.00 - PhP 899.00 (available online)


Best Gifts for Pinoy Travelers Philippines

6. Bluetooth Speaker

The KingCom Beehype Bluetooth Speaker is a portable audio accessory designed for the outdoors with its protective rubber casing that has an Ingress Protection of X4 that can withstand rain or water spills. It also has a built-in clip that can be attached to anything, where it fits. It is a perfect companion for any outdoor activities and makes an ideal gift for music lover travelers!

PRICE: Php 2,280.00 (available at any KingCom, KingPad and Wellcom stores nationwide)
SEE MORE: GADGET REVIEW: Hype Up your Music with KingCom Beehype Bluetooth Speaker

Best Gifts for Pinoy Travelers Philippines

7. A Crossbody Bag

How about an anti-theft crossbody messenger bag? A small cross-body bag with lots of compartment where you could put your travel essentials such as passport, camera, mobile phone, power bank, iPad and wallet is a must-have for every traveler. More to that, if it features anti-theft technology such as the TravelOn Anti-Theft React™ Messenger Bag, your friend will certainly love it!

PRICE: $65.00 USD / Php 3,000 (available at The Travel Club, R.O.X., Bratpack, Flight001, Columbia and leading department stores nationwide)
SEE MORE: Travel Safer with TravelOn Anti-Theft React™ Messenger Bag

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8. A Powerbank

One of a traveler's nightmares is a drained battery. So, carrying an extra power pack for your phone or other devices is a must-have for every traveler. Give your friends a powerbank which is very useful in every travel.

PRICE: Php Php 300.00 - 3,000.00
SEE MORE: Mobile Phone Travels Hacks You Should Know

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9. Nationalistic-Themed Travel Apparels

Why not give your friends something they could wear and be proud as a Filipino? Check out My Philippines Lifestyle apparels for their wide array of high quality and world-class nationalistic-themed apparels including statement shirts, souvenir shirts, Filipino culture-inspired shirts, Philippine flag-inspired apparel, jackets, hoodies, jerseys, polo shirts, shorts, bags and caps. I'm sure your travel addict friends will be very happy to wear one.

PRICE: Php 300.00 - 2,000 (available in all Kultura Filipino stores inside SM Malls and at the Kultura Filipino section in all SM Department stores)

Supremo Action Camera

10. Action Camera

For the adventure junkies, an action camera is a must-have to capture those action-packed moments. Whether for surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling or just strolling through a quaint town, all those travel memories should be captured and shared instantly (well, thanks to wi-fi enabled action cameras!). Check out Supremo 1 Wi-Fi Action Camera. I've been using it in my recent travels and I am loving it. Also, it's very affordable!

PRICE: Php 3,880 (available at www.kimstore.com)
SEE MORE: TRAVEL GADGET REVIEW: Supremo1 Wi-Fi Action Camera

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And oh... Don't forget to share this to your friends! Who knows, they might give you one of these! Dasal Lang! Hahaha!


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