FINDING THE BEST GIFTS FOR TRAVEL LOVERS
Whether you love it or hate it, thinking about what gifts to get our loved ones can sometimes be a little challenging and time-consuming. This list will help you find the perfect gift for travel lovers.
We’ve been on the road since 2017, so we know a thing or two about what the traveller in your life will love. Many of the travel items here have made our trip so much easier, more pleasurable and/or safer.
Whether your budget is big or small, there’s a travel gift here for everyone. We’ve chosen the best travel gifts for her and him, as well as plenty of useful travel gifts. So you’ll be sure to find something for the travel lover in your life.
Looking for a fun travel game? Check out this post: 25+ Fantastic Campervan Games for travellers
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BEST TRAVEL GIFTS FOR HER
1. PACSAFE CITYSAFE CS50 ANTI-THEFT CROSS-BODY PURSE
This little beauty has been my constant companion since we started travelling full time almost four years ago. With all of its anti-theft functions, it takes all the worry out of walking around busy tourist areas. It’s big enough for my iPhone, phone charger, passports, wallet and a few other bits and pieces.
It has slashguard material, a turn and lock-zip security and an in-built RFID to protect credit cards and passport ID from scam scanners.
It wipes clean and even though I’ve used it almost every day it is still in great condition. It’s the one item I wouldn’t have been without. I have the black one but it also comes in teal and cranberry.
This is the perfect travel gift for someone who will be visiting crowded cities and needs that extra security on their handbag.
2. WOMEN’S WALLET
This soft leather purse is RFID SAFE and is a much better option than using paper RFID wallets which can be a real pain trying to get your credit card out of each time you use it. Therefore a wallet like this is perfect for anyone who loves to travel.
This handy travel wallet not only comes in blue but also in many other colours.
3. TRAVEL COOKERY BOOK — ‘GETAWAY: FOOD AND DRINK TO TRANSPORT YOU’
For travel lovers who love to cook this is a wonderful gift to bring back memories or to inspire future travels.
Acclaimed chef Renee Erickson invites the reader on a culinary journey via her favourite places in the world―Rome, Paris, Normandy, Baja California, London, and her hometown, Seattle.
A travelogue and practical guide to cooking at home, the book offers 120 recipes and 60 cocktail recipes for simple meals that evoke the dreamiest places and cuisines
4. PERFECT GIFT FOR HER: A TINGGLY TRAVEL EXPERIENCE
Give your loved one an incredible experience as a gift and inspire new adventures. Here’s why Tinggly packages are so good:
- No expiration date
- Thousands of customized experiences all over the globe
- Fast, simple refunds
- Free exchange
- Easy booking
- Sustainable planet-friendly gifts
- Fast shipping (Physical Tinggly gift boxes are usually delivered within 2-5 business days. And the e-vouchers are delivered in seconds!)
5. PACSAFE BRA POUCH
This cute little pouch is such a useful travel gift to keep money safe while travelling. It is made from lingerie fabric and clips easily to the front or side of a bra. Great for storing credit cards or cash.
Machine washable and measures 4 x 3.5 inches
6. TRAVEL JOURNAL
I was given a travel journal as a gift before leaving on our adventure and it made it that little bit extra special every time I used it.
You could think about adding some coloured journal pens to help make the journal writing more fun. A great easy travel gift.
7. TRAVEL WALLET – RFID BLOCKING WALLET
8. LIGHTWEIGHT INFINITY NECK SCARF – W/ZIPPER POCKET
Having a lightweight scarf has been really handy on our travels. It can be used to keep out the chill, dress up a plain t-shirt, and can be popped over your head when visiting religious places.
This infinity scarf has the added bonus of a zip pocket for storing a credit card or any other light belongings, such as lipstick. It’s great for hiding credit cards and IDs while travelling.
There are various styles and colours, to choose from – I’d avoid a black one with a white zip though because that’s not really a hidden zip!
9. HANGING TOILETRY BAG – LARGE COSMETIC MAKEUP TRAVEL ORGANIZER
Having a place for all of your toiletries is a must while travelling, and after having been in so many showers that don’t have a bench to put your things on — just a hook on the door —then this hangable toiletry bag comes in really handy. This is a great travel gift for someone who will be travelling in a motorhome, campervan or camping.
10. PORTABLE PHONE CHARGER
I’m a sucker for anything pink and this travel phone charger fits in your purse just like lipstick. It’s both a pretty and useful travel gift.
Having a portable phone charger while travelling is super handy — especially if you are also using your phone as a camera or using GPS because the battery runs down much quicker.
There are plenty of options, I realise not everyone likes pink:)
11. THE BEST WOMEN’S TRAVEL WRITING
I absolutely loved this book, The Best Women’s Travel Writing, Volume 12: True Stories from Around the World which is the latest collection in the best-selling, award-winning series that invites you into the stories and lives of intrepid female nomads as they wander the globe discovering new places, faces, and facets of themselves.
12. TRAVEL ORGANISER INSERT TIDY COSMETIC HANDBAG
This nifty little bag is really handy and cheap! It’s perfect for popping in another bag to keep makeup or cables organised.
When it’s not in my backpack it’s in my drawer keeping everything in order.
13. PITCH AND TREK SHE WEE
Perfect travel gift for her … especially if travelling in the outback, long road trips and hiking. When you gotta go, you gotta go! This reusable, washable funnel can easily be packed in a backpack, car glove compartment or even a handbag.
14. ‘OH THE PLACES YOU’LL GO’ BRACELET
As a teacher, I loved the Dr Seuss Books and this phrase is perfect for travellers. In fact, we included a couple of verses (with some words replaced in our wedding ceremony🙂 ‘Oh, the places you’ll go!’ This beautiful phrase is etched on this sterling silver bracelet.
15. MATCHING PASSPORT HOLDER AND LUGGAGE TAGS
Sass and Belle Vintage World Map design Passport holder & luggage tags are the perfect gift idea for any avid traveller.
This attractive and stylish pair sets the mood for exploring the world.
16. ‘WHEREVER YOU GO’ POSTER
Wherever you go, go with all of your heart
Originally designed and available for IMMEDIATE download. This printable poster is just one of many designs that can be found in our ETSY Store.
USEFUL TRAVEL GIFTS
17. BUY A TINGGLY ULTIMATE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE
Now, if there is one gift that is a no brainer for a travel lover is the gift of an ‘experience’ rather than ‘things’. I definitely get the ‘travel tingle’ when I look through all the amazing options available.
Give the gift of the ‘travel bug’ showing your travel lover all the possibilities open to them. In addition to a wide variety of worldwide experiences to choose from, there is no limiting time frame and each purchase goes towards offsetting CO2 and removing toxic plastics from the environment.
This is the perfect travel gift offering travel excitement and experiences. Some of the Tinggly Gift Boxes include:
- Experience the World Collection-
- Merry Christmas Collection-
- Bucket List Collection
- Ultimate Collection
Tinggly makes it easy to find inspiring and unique gifts, saving you time and hassle. It takes just a couple of minutes to purchase one but the memories last a lifetime.
You can find all the amazing Tinggly Gift Box options here.…
18. KINDLE PAPERWHITE, 6INCH, WATERPROOF
When travelling you need as much space-saving as possible. Up until recently, I was reading books on our Ipad but it was always difficult to read outside, so I am loving my paperwhite kindle which is easy to read outdoors and has the added bonus of being waterproof. It’s now all loaded up with books to keep me going for quite some time.
Give the gift of easy reading to your travel lover and they’ll think of you every time they open it.
19. SUBSCRIPTION TO KINDLE UNLIMITED … OR AUDIBLE
Why not gift a subscription to Kindle unlimited? You can cancel the subscription at any time, so it’s really worth signing up for at least the first month free.
Another great gift idea for a traveller is Audible. Whether on a road trip, a long flight or backpacking, being able to listen to a book while on the move is an added bonus. This comes with a free one-month trial too.
20. WHERE IN THE WORLD
This is one of our favourite games.This brilliant, award winning board game has over 1000 questions in 5 categories, including capitals, major cities and towns, events and facts, famous tourist sites and beautiful images of iconic landmarks.
Everyone plays at the same time, so no hanging around waiting for your turn. Where in the World is an educational and fun game for perfect for travel lovers.
21. TRAVEL PILLOW
his travel pillow is a little different to the standard as it is a Twist, Memory Foam Travel Pillow. It provides head, chin and neck support and is particularly great for long travels.
22. SONY WH-1000XM3 NOISE CANCELLING WIRELESS HEADPHONES
Sony WH-1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones with Mic, 30 Hours Battery Life, Quick Charge.
Noise-cancelling earphones definitely make a flight more comfortable and with 30 hours battery life, these will last most long-distance flights.
23. MULTI-FUNCTION KEYCHAIN
A handy multi-function keychain that is a USB cable charger, bottle opener, carabiner and keychain. An all in one useful little gadget for travellers.
24. LUGGAGE TAGS – THE PERFECT SMALL GIFT
You can’t go wrong with these gorgeous luggage tags as a small travel gift or stocking filler. There are so many varied designs to choose from. Check out all the other amazing designs on Amazon.
25. MICROFIBRE BEACH TOWEL
This 60”x30” microfiber towel weighs only 8 oz. and conveniently folds down small enough to go in your carry-on or backpack. The perfect travel-themed towel for travel and for use on the beach.
As Antoine de St. Exupery said,
‘He who would travel happily must travel light.”
— Click here for more road trip travel quote inspiration.
26. BAGAIL 8-PCS LUGGAGE PACKING CUBES
These lightweight premium upgraded nylon fabric packing cases are just fantastic. They are hard wearing and the mesh part enables you to see the clothes that are inside. You can pack all the same type of clothes together and saves heaps of time rather than rummaging around in your suitcase to find something. I just love these and am really happy with this brand.
They are an invaluable part of our travel accessories and would make a handy practical travel gift.
They come in assorted colours too. We recommend getting different colours for each person to differentiate packing.
27. ANTI THEFT BACKPACK
This anti-theft backpack has been another lifesaver whilst we have travelled across Europe. It has anti-slash mesh material and a metal mesh lockable pulley cord. This both closes the bag and can also be locked to something to prevent grab and run.
In the campervan, we attached it to the table and locked all our laptops etc. inside. It would make things very difficult for any opportunistic thieves and it really puts safety at the top of the agenda.
28. BENRO 3XS LITE SMARTPHONE STABILIZER GIMBAL
Our Benro Gimbal has been fantastic. The quality of the videos that we take is now so much better without all the jolting around.
The collapsable arm means it’s easy to store and it has the added bonus of being used as a tripod if necessary.
It’s also easy to change from portrait to landscape mode at a touch of a button and to zoom in and out as well as pan around.
Another great gift idea for a traveller – especially if they are going to be taking videos with their smartphone.
29. ANCESTRY DNA KIT
One more idea for an unusual and unique gift is to buy an Ancestry DNA Testing Kit – this is ideal for those of us who are travellers who aren’t at home to buy presents. The kit can be sent directly to the recipient as a gift. How cool would it be to find out where in the world all your ancestors have come from?
30. DIGITAL LUGGAGE SCALE
One of our main concerns each time we take a flight is whether we will be over on our luggage allowance. It’s also not ideal when you are checking in and trying to juggle weights between your bags or deciding which items you can get rid of so you don’t have to pay any astronomical excess baggage fees.
This small and lightweight digital scale is just perfect for popping in your bag and great for taking the stress out of possible excess baggage fees. This is another really practical and handy travel gift.
31. PORTABLE PHONE CHARGER
There is nothing more annoying than not being able to capture a stunning shot or being stranded without directions because your phone battery has died. Therefore, this item is a necessity for convenience and safety when travelling. This Bonai Power Bank is powerful, and light with high speed charging technology.
32. TRAVEL ADAPTER PLUG
Having an International travel adapter with USB charging ports is super handy because sometimes you only have one power outlet and with laptops, iPhones and iPads to charge it can be quite a juggle.
This adapter is great for worldwide travel.
33. CABLE ORGANIZER BAG – FOR HARD DRIVES, CABLES, CHARGER
Travelling with laptops, iPhones, cameras, iPad, portable phone chargers, hard drives etc. means we have a lot of cables that tended to get jumbled up and lost in the bottom of our bags – until we bought this cable organiser.
It saves so much time because we’re not searching around in every little nook and cranny trying to find the right cable. It also comes in five different colours.
PERFECT TRAVEL GIFTS FOR GUYS WHO LOVE TO TRAVEL
It always seems so much harder to buy travel gifts for the men in our lives. With three grown sons, you’d think I’d have it off pat by now but it’s still a struggle. My go-to gifts are normally practical, electronic, books or photographic equipment.
Here are a few extra things that caught my eye that would make great gifts for the travelling men in our lives.
34. SOTANIA – SWISS LEATHER PASSPORT AND CREDIT CARD HOLDER CASE RFID BLOCKING
RFID Blocking Passport holder designed to hold a passport, business cards, credit cards, boarding passes – perfect for the man who loves to travel. (90-day money-back guarantee)
35. MEN’S WASHBAG
A world map themed toiletry bag is great for keeping the wash kit organised and makes for a handy, travel-themed gift.
36. LEATHER JOURNAL
Leather Journal Refillable Travel Journal – Fine Brown Hand Made Leather Daily Notebook for Men.
37. LEATHER TRAVEL WALLET
This genuine leather RFID Blocking wallet has 12 Credit Card Holders, Coin Pocket, 2 Banknote Compartments and ID Window.
38. CUSTOMISED UNISEX MANTRA BRAID
This unisex VNOX Customized Inspirational Message / Mantra bracelet is a nice touch to send your traveller out into the world. A handmade braid rope adjustable bracelet gift for men and women.
39. TRAVEL EXPERIENCE FOR HIM
The ideal gift for him — the man in your life can choose from over 1400 fabulous experiences around the world.
If you are looking for travel gifts for camper owners check out this post with a delightful combination of goodies for motorhome, campervan, camper and caravan owners.
BEST GIFTS FOR TRAVEL LOVERS
This selection of travel gift ideas will help make choosing that perfect gift for the travellers in your life much easier easy and relatively stress-free.
A traveller will appreciate both practical, small, useful and light gifts that they can easily take with them on their journeys.
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