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Finding the Perfect Travel Gift

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 of best travel gifts will be a tremendous help if you need to buy a gift for someone in your life who travels, who is about to go travelling or who is even just thinking about travelling.

“We’ve been on the road for over 4 years now, and there are certain travel items that have made our trip so much easier, more pleasurable and safer.”

Whether your budget is big or small, there’s something here for everyone. We’ve chosen the best travel gifts for him or her, so you’ll be sure to find something in this list of perfect travel gifts. 

Perfect Travel Gifts for Her

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.

RFID SAFE Protection Luxury Quality Soft Nappa Leather Purse Multi Credit Card Women Clutch Wallet with Zip Pocket. This wallet is a much better option than using paper RFID wallets which can be a real pain to get in and out of their holders every time you use your credit card. Therefore a wallet like this is perfect while travelling.

This handy travel wallet not only comes in blue but also in many other colours. 

Getaway: Food and Drink to Transport You

Acclaimed chef Renee Erickson invites you 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.

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.

My favourite pick is this Travel Journal, ‘Do more of what makes you happy‘ But there are so many designs to choose from on Amazon, including beautiful leather travel journals.

You could think about adding some coloured journal pens to help make the journal writing more fun. A great easy travel gift. 

If you are looking for something a little larger and that will also hold your passport then something like this Travel Document Organiser with RFID blocking would fit the bill.

It’s stylish and can also be used as a clutch bag. Check out the other colours here.

Having a scarf has been really handy on our travels. It can keep out the chill, dress up a plain t-shirt, and for 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 a lipstick. It’s also great for hiding your credit cards and your id 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!

Having a place for all of your toiletries is a must and after having been in many so many showers that don’t have a little bench to put your stuff 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. 

I’m a sucker for anything pink and this charger fits in your purse just like a lipstick! It’s both a pretty and useful travel gift.

The Best Women’s Travel Writing, Volume 12: True Stories from Around the World–the latest collection in the best-selling, award-winning series that invites you to ride shotgun alongside intrepid female nomads as they wander the globe discovering new places, faces, and facets of themselves.

This really nifty little bag is really handy and cheap! Perfect for popping in another bag to keep your makeup or cables organised. 

As a teacher, I loved the Dr.Seuss Books and this phrase is perfect for travellers. Let the compass guide you. ‘Oh, the places you’ll go!’ This beautiful phrase is etched on this sterling silver bracelet.

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.

‘Wherever you go’ Poster

Where ever you go, go with all of your heart

Wherever you go, go with all of your heart

Originally designed downloadable printable poster. 

Perfect Travel Gifts for Him or Her

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 new 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. 

Subscription to Kindle Unlimited …

I signed up to Kindle unlimited and had 3 months FREE access to so many fantastic titles. You can cancel the subscription at any time so it’s really worth signing up for at least the first 3 Free months. 

Travel Pillow  

This 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. 

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. 

Customised Unisex Inspirational Message Braid

Or how about this unisex VNOX Customized Inspirational Message / Mantra. A handmade braid rope adjustable bracelet gift for men and women. 

 Luggage Tags – the Perfect Small Gift 

(Click on the tags to find them on Amazon)

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. Click on any of the pictures above or check out all the other amazing designs on Amazon here.

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.  

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. 

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.

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. 

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?

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.

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.

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.

Travelling with laptops, iPhones, cameras, iPad, portable phone chargers, hard drives etc. means we have a lot of cables which 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 Him

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.

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)


A world map themed toiletry bag is great for keeping the wash kit organised and makes for a handy, travel-themed gift.

Leather Journal Refillable Travel Journal – Fine Brown Hand Made Leather Daily Notebook for Men. 

Leather Travel Wallet

This genuine leather RFID Blocking wallet has 12 Credit Card Holders, Coin Pocket, 2 Banknote Compartments and ID Window.

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If you are looking for gifts for camper owners check out this post with a delightful combination of goodies for motorhome, campervan, camper and caravan owners. 

We hope these give you plenty of ideas and help make choosing that perfect travel gift for your loved ones, easy and stress-free.


Happy travel gift shopping, and if you have any questions feel free to ask us.

Have we missed anything that you think would make the perfect travel gift? Leave a comment below 🙂 

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