The holiday season is literally around the corner. I know, I can’t believe it either. Fortunately, you still have pletny of time to pick up all the gifts for your travel and photography loving friends. 

Below, you’ll find a list of 8 products that I either currently own or have owned in the past, all of which I highly recommend. If you’re looking for great travel gift ideas for travelers and aspiring photographers, this list should have you covered.

Check out the list below to find some of my favorite travel gifts and essentials for your family and friends this holiday season.


Tortuga Daypack

Tortuga Daypack

I've been using the Tortuga Daypack since it first launched back in March 2015 and I can't even begin to tell you how much I love this pack. It's lightweight, durable, very spacious and it even packs into itself. Did I mention it's only $54?

If you're looking for a quality day pack for yourself or your one of your nomadic friends, look no further than this incredible daypack made by Tortuga Backpacks.

Note: Tortuga also produces a full-size 45L backpack for those of you who are in need of a new pack for your upcoming travels.
Lowepro Flipside 300

Lowepro Flipside 300

The LowePro Flipside 300 is one of the most secure camera backpacks on the market. With the Flipside 300 you no longer have to worry about your beloved gear gettting stolen from your bag when you're strolling around town. It's compact, lightweight and the hidden away back access point will be sure to keep your gear protected at all times.

The Flipside 300 can be used as a travel daypack as well. Either way, whether you carry your photography gear or your valuables, this pack is your best bet when it comes to the security of your belongings.
Canon Digital Rebel T6i

Canon Digital Rebel T6i

The Canon Digital Rebel T6i is a solid camera choice for those wanting to upgrade from a standard point and shoot and take their photography to the next level. The T6i boasts a 24MP sensor, 180 degree rotating LCD screen, full HD video recording, built in Wi-Fi and the ability to interchange lenses on the fly.
Canon G7x

Canon G7x

The Canon Powershot G7x is a premium level point-and-shoot camera (20.2 megapixels). As many of you know, I've been a huge fan of Canon over the years. This camera is the best point and shoot (of any brand) that I've used to date. The photo quality is out of this world and the video quality will absolutely blow your mind. There's a reason why many of the top YouTubers use this camera for vlogging. It's that's good.

Do yourself a favor and pick up one of these incredible cameras for yourself or a loved one this Christmas.

*This is my primary camera.
GoPro HERO4 Silver

GoPro HERO4 Silver

The GoPro HERO4 Silver is the king of action cameras. As many of you know, I've been a huge enthusiast of GoPro since they first unveiled the original HERO camera. Over the years some of my most creative and most liked photos came directly from my GoPro.

I highly recommend this camera as a second camera to your DSLr or P&S, especially if you want to add a camera that is virtually bomb proof to your arsenal.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 14

Adobe Photoshop Elements 14

Photoshop Elements 14 is the latest release from Adobe and it’s a perfect fit for those who consider themselves to be entry level photographers.

From documenting your travels through photography to just simply snapping photos while on vacation, with Photoshop Elements 14, you will not only be able to easily organize and manage your travel photos but you'll also have the ability to make professional looking edits to your photos in a few simple clicks.

As many of you know, I've been using Adobe Photoshop Elements for a couple months now. As I said in my most recent tutorial, I'm seriously impressed with the ease of use of this software. From keeping my photos organized to creating beautiful, contrasty edits using the dehaze tool, I find myself loving this software more and more each time I use it. If you or someone you know is a newbie to photography and/or managing and editing photography, Adobe Photoshop Elements will be the perfect gift this holiday season.
Gorillapod SLR Zoom

Joby Gorillapod SLR

The JOBY Gorillapod SLR is one of the most versatile camera tripods I've come across. Can’t find a flat spot to place your camera? No problem! Simply adjust the legs as needed and you're in business.

To make things a little more interesting, wrap the flexible legs of the Gorillapod around any object, whether it’s a tree, a sign post or even a volleyball net and you’ve got yourself a cool new angle to shoot from!
Anker E5 Portable Battery Charger

Anker E5 Portable Battery Charger

Having a portable backup battery is an absolute must for me these days and considering how reasonably priced they are now, it should be on your list of travel essentials as well.

I never leave the house without my Anker E5. It has saved me countless times over the past year. The Anker Astro E5 can charge my iPhone 6 Plus 3 to 4 times on a single charge. Pick one of these up and never worry about the battery life of your phone, tablet and any other USB charged device ever again.

Which travel gifts are you planning on purchasing for your loved ones this year?