The ultimate round-up of gifts for the travel lovers or wannabe travelers in your life. Everything they’ll want and need on their next adventure! 30+ unique gift ideas that any traveler will love.
I am one of those people who doesn’t mind getting practical gifts! Especially if it’s something that has a connection to one of my passions. Actually, I think those gifts are some of the most thoughtful because it means that the person truly thought about what I love and what makes me happy in selecting a gift.
That’s why when friends or family members ask me what I’d like for a gift it’s often something very unglamourous…but still very needed, wanted, and appreciated. And almost 100% of the time it has something to do with travel.
If you know me, you know I would be ‘on the road’ 24/7/365 if I could. While that’s not totally realistic, I do try to travel as much as possible; slowly chipping away at that bucket list. And in all my travels, I’ve developed a list of ESSENTIALS items for travel that make it doable or a little more enjoyable. From the flight there to the exploring to the destination, I am sharing a the ULTIMATE gift guide for the travel lover in your life.
If you’ve been stuck on what to get the nomadic, wanderlust seeker in you life, look no further. This list has everything from practical to fun…and something for every budget!
I personally own or have used EVERY SINGLE ONE of these products so I can vouch for them all.
Help your loved when get the CHEAPEST flights possible all over the world with a NextVacay membership. They’ll get a year long membership with flight deals not accessible anywhere else on the internet.
My new eBook! Perfect for anyone looking to save money on travel or start planning their dream adventure on ANY budget. How to get there and where to stay for less. How to eat on a budget and explore like a local Everything you need to save 100s-1000s of dollars on travel in perpetuity for only $5.
Flights are often the most expensive part of a trip, so get your favorite traveler an airline gift card. I recommend Southwest for in the USA and Delta for international. Also…always use RAISE to buy gift cards online! You can get them for a ton cheaper.
Give someone the gift of a free stay! A Hotels.com gift card allows THEM to choose where they want to stay anywhere around the world.
Super unique and super useful! If you’re in the USA, you can gift the $85 it costs for them to sign up for TSA Pre-Check. Not having to take your shoes off at the airport is a gift in itself.
A little on the pricier side, but super chic, modern, HIGH QUALITY luggage in all sizes.
You’ll never know how to pack properly and effectively until you use packing cubes. Help your travel fit in much in their bags as possible and compress their belongings efficiently with packing cubes.
Because losing luggage is a travelers WORST nightmare.
A passport is someone’s ticket to the world, so having a protective cover is a must!
Some people are Team Fannypack and some people aren’t…but if your traveler is, this fanny pack is sleek, stylish, and the perfect size for all your essentials.
For someone who wants to explore without carry and a bag or other extra things…the Card Ninja sticks to any smartphone and allows someone to just carry their phone, cards and ID.
Easy to pack lense kit to enhance smartphone picture taking for those who don’t have a DSLR camera and want to take better photos!
For the tech guru who wants to take their travel photography and videography to the NEXT LEVEL.
ESSENTIAL for long flights and travel days. And it’s so much cheaper to buy these things outside of the airport where they are incredibly marked up. Your traveler will thank you for thinking ahead!
For the backpacker, hiker, or someone who is staying in a budget accomodation and needs to bring their own towel! When I was on the Camino, this towel doubled as a blanket for me as well.
A little embarrassing to use but SO helpful for taking pictures as a solo traveler. Lightweight and easy to pack too.
Perfect for wet hiking conditions and awesome underwater pictures!
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been out hiking, exploring, or just in a foreign place without the right plug for an outlet and have needed to charge my phone/computer/etc. Back up batteries/portable chargers are a lifesaver. It also doubles as an emergency flashlight!
Charge on the go and carry essentials with this leather charging wristlet.
Luxurious travel sized toiletries.
Perfect for long flights and busy airports!
For the international traveler, a universal plug adapter is a MUST! They need to be able to plugin and power up anywhere.
Whether vegetarian or not, everyone can use a healthy high protein snack while traveling or on the go. Vegetarian Traveler packs are a mix of toasted beans and seeds, have 15-17 grams of protein per bag, and can be eaten on their own or tossed on whatever you’re already eating (salad, soup, etc.). Use code ‘healthyhelper’ to get their sampler for only $5 on their website.
You don’t have to be a VSCO girl to use a hydro flask! These SimpleHuman bottles are great for travel because they are nearly indestructible, leak proof, and easy to wash.
For the traveler who likes doing things off the beaten path. A pack of 75 cards to inspire daily activities and exploration while traveling!
To remind them of home wherever they roam.
Outdoor inspired apparel that helps the environment. 10 trees are planted for every item purchased!
A few of my personal favorites:
Comfy canvas shoes with designs inspired by national parks, outdoor adventures, and travel! Part of every purchase goes towards helping an entrepreneur or startup.
So comfy and lightweight. Perfect for a hiking or backpacking trip to change into after a long day.
Travel pictures from the best photographers around the world turned into a range of awesome gifts to help people remember their favorite locations around the world or dream about a place still on their bucket list.
Necklaces, bracelets, and more to remember where they’ve been and inspire where you’ll go next.
A fun visual way to cross off places someone has been! Well, SCRATCH OFF. Help your traveler commemorate their adventures with this cool wall poster.
A travel diary AND foldable scratch off map to keep track of their adventures and destinations.
Just for fun…but also for daily saving!
Are you a travel lover? Or do you have one in your life?
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