The Five Best Christmas Stocking Fillers for Backpackers

Christmas is fast approaching and you still need to buy some last minute gifts for that special backpacker in your life.

Backpackers don’t like to carry much.  So what is the best thing to buy someone who doesn’t want or need a lot of stuff?

We have found five perfect stocking fillers to make any traveler happy.  All perfect for backpacks, and for your wallet!



So read on and find out how to make any backpacker smile this Christmas day:


Five Best Christmas Stocking Fillers for Backpackers

1. Victorinox Swiss Army Climber Pocket Knife

This is the perfect all round Swiss army knife for backpacking.

It has a tool for any situation that might arise whilst backpacking.  The 14 tools it has are:

  • Large Blade
  • Small Blade
  • Corkscrew
  • Can Opener with
  • Small Screwdriver (also for Phillips Screws)
  • Bottle Opener
  • Large Screwdriver
  • Wire Stripper
  • Reamer
  • Key Ring
  • Tweezers
  • Toothpick
  • Scissors
  • Multi-purpose Hook (Parcel Carrier)

Those tools will get you out of any sticky situation – particularly the bottle opener! 😉

It measures one by 0.7 by 3.6 inches (W x H x D) with three-ounce weight and polished cellidor handle.  This makes it perfect for any backpack, you just throw it in your bag and can forget about it until you need it.

This is a quality product and this is proven with its included limited lifetime manufacturer’s warranty.


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2. Anker PowerCore 10000

This is our favorite backpacker friendly power bank.

Backpackers need power on the go, to charge their mobiles, cameras, tablets, whatever.

We love this power bank because its remarkably Compact.  It is smaller than a deck of cards!

It is one off the smallest and lightest 10000mAh portable charger. It provides almost three-and-a-half iPhone 6s charges or two-and-a-half Galaxy S6 charges.

High-speed-charging technology meaning you can get your devices charged in record time, so you don’t miss any special moments.

It also comes with some nice extras; Micro USB cable, travel pouch, welcome guide, and a worry-free 18-month warranty and friendly customer service.


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3. You Are Here: A Mindful Travel Journal


We love this book.

It allows you to be more present and offers some practical exercises that you can use to enjoy your trip even more.

It also features simple mindfulness techniques that allow you to find ways to develop a happy, peaceful mind.

Many people buy a travel journal to take backpacking. For some, the emptiness of all those pages is daunting. ‘You Are Here’ guides you through a rich variety of exercises designed to help you thoroughly enjoy your trip around the world.

Wish this book you’ll use fresh, creative thinking to save a memory on every page.

Every moment is precious. Every moment is unique. Use this journal to live each moment to the max.

A really unique gift!

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4. DryFoxCo Lightweight Microfiber Beach Travel

The travel towel is the number one forgotten item for backpackers!  So by getting a backpacker a towel you would be really helping them out.

We picked the DryFoxCo towel as it is our favorite towel you can buy right now.

It allows you to keep your valuables safe & concealed as it is the first travel towel with built-in, water-resistant, zipper pocket & pouch to store your phone, keys, wallet, passport, even snacks; includes a sewn in name tag to prevent lost belongings

Its easily pack-able, which is ideal for backpackers.  The 60”x30” towel folds conveniently into its built-in corner pouch for easy packing while taking up no extra room, never leave home without it. (BONUS: when folded, the towel makes the perfect pillow!)

The towel is quick drying & lightweight (8 oz); dual snap loops allow you to hang dry the towel anywhere in minutes! 

Finally – It features 3 original fun designs, so you can pick the perfect unique towel.


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GAMIE Magnetic Board Game Set

Long journeys can get boring, what better way to break up the boredom than by playing some board games?

This board game set features 12 different exciting games!

The games are: Checkers, Chess, Chinese checkers, Tic Tac Toe, Backgammon, Snakes & Ladders, Solitaire, NineMen’s Morris, Auto Racing, Ludo, Space Venure and Racing.

It features a compact design that can easily fit into your pocket, allowing you to take it on any adventure!

Don’t worry it also comes with detailed instructions for each game, allowing you to quickly learn and teach the rules.

A great way to meet new friends when in hostels!


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That concludes our five best Christmas gifts for that avid traveler in your life.

If you can think of any more then please do comment below!

Happy Christmas all!

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