Last Updated on November 30, 2023 by AIFS Abroad
Need some inspiration? If you’re on the hunt for a gift for someone in your life who is traveling or will study abroad in 2022, check out these top gifts for international travelers.
Here are our top 10 best gifts for study abroad students in 2022:
#1: Reusable Water Bottle that Collapses
Now more than ever, students are focused on sustainability and making a positive impact on the environment. Reusable water bottles are a great way to do that and, to boot, they’re easier on the wallet compared to bottled water. Lugging around a water bottle while traveling can sometimes be a headache, so finding a collapsible options is ideal! Made of durable silicone, they collapse down to a small size — perfect for fitting in a travel bag!
#2: Portable Charger Power Bank
Many study abroad students use their phones regularly throughout their experience — particularly for things like navigation, music, communication and photography. Make sure your loved one never gets stuck with a dead battery while traveling by gifting them a portable charger power bank. This way, they can charge their devices while they’re on the move!
#3: Noise Cancelling Headphones
Ever been on an international flight where all you wanted was a little peace and quiet? We bet the study abroad student you’re looking for a gift for will be able to relate. Noise cancelling headphones make studying, napping, or just existing while traveling that much easier. Be sure to check out the Sony WH-1000XM4, which were rated the best noise cancelling headphones in 2021 by TechRadar.
#4: Digital Luggage Scale
Nobody likes the feeling of panic when you’re checking a bag at the airport and — surprise! — it’s overweight. Digital luggage scales are small portable devices that assist in making sure your baggage meets the weight restrictions set by the airlines.
#5 Gift Cards
In a pinch? Look into gift cards! There may be a great option for your loved one to use while traveling during their study abroad experience, or while exploring on their own in general. Check out gift cards for Airbnb and Audible.
#6: Roll Up Space Saver Bags for Traveling
Packing for studying abroad is pretty much an art. Give the gift of organization this holiday season! Help your loved one pack their awkward or bulky items, while simultaneously increasing space in their suitcase, with roll up space saver bags. Because these space savers don’t need a vacuum or pump, they’re perfect for life on-the-go!
#7: Whimsical Luggage Tags
If you need a thoughtful or personalized gift that doesn’t break the bank, luggage tags are great for students studying abroad. Fun luggage tags make it easier for students to spot their suitcase(s) during the rush at baggage claims. Give one with a fun theme — like Star Wars, sloths, Harry Potter or personalized engraved tags.
#8: Electronics Organizer
Study abroad students often travel with a multitude of devices on them. It’s not uncommon for students to have some combination of tablet, laptop and cell phone at any given time. Help keep their technology accessories organized by gifting them an electronics organizer for their study abroad experience!
#9: City Travel Guides
Fuel your gift recipient’s wanderlust with intriguing travel guides. Lonely Planet offers a wide variety of city, country and general travel books — a perfect gift for study abroad students!
#10: Universal Travel Power Adapters
Did you know? The shapes and wattage levels of power outlets often vary by country. Universal power adapters that work in international outlets are one of the most useful gifts for study abroad you can give! Here’s a great place to start.
Is your New Year’s resolution to see the world? Embrace your wanderlust by studying abroad with AIFS in 2022!