Buying gifts for travel lovers doesn’t have to be complicated. Here you’ll find some of the best gifts for travellers that include everything from fun things to decorate the home, cool stocking stuffers and practical travel items that every traveller will love. The traveller you’re buying for will thank you for these totally awesome, epic and absolutely great gifts.
To make your gift list easier I’ve broken down these unique travel gifts into categories though I do suggest browsing through them all because there are some seriously cool gift ideas for travel lovers. Shopping last minute?
Stuff with Maps
These are the best travel presents for those who love to decorate at home or just love anything with maps (which most of us travellers do!).
The Wander Club Wanderchains
Give this great gift to a traveller to help them keep memories of destinations they’ve visited and give back to those in need. The Wander Club wanderchains allow travellers to collect key rings of countries, states, and continents that they’ve travelled to and it’s small enough to travel with. Plus for each engraved ring you buy a meal is given to an orphan through the non-profit Rice Bowl. Use the code TRACKS20 for 20% off!
What traveller doesn’t want to come home and scratch off all of the new countries they’ve been to? Personally, I find so much satisfaction when scratching off a new country as it gives a visual representation of all the places I’ve explored. Plus then they can daydream about all the countries that are still a solid colour on their map and plan their next trip!
This globe that is also a light is the perfect bedside lamp that your traveller didn’t know they needed.
Find mugs with maps and inspirational travel quotes on them to keep your traveller dreaming about all of the world’s incredible places. You can even get mugs personalized.
Wine glasses, whiskey glasses, beer glasses…you name it. There is a glass with a map on it to remind travellers of their travel obsession while dining at home.
And while we’re talking about drinking…take a look at these map coasters! How perfect are they for the traveller who also loves to entertain?
A watch because every traveller needs to know the time and is a very popular travel gifts for her idea.
So the traveller can dream of travel and have cute travel decorations in their room.
Traveller’s love journals and many keep one while on the road to remember memories clearly and to look back and reflect on experiences while on the road. It’s a precious keepsake for many traveller’s, making it a great gift, and a cute one like this any traveller will love!
Help a traveller keep track of where they’ve been with this awesome cork globe that allows you to stick pins on every place you’ve been!
A phone case is both cute and practical and with so many options for phone cases with maps you’re bound to find one for the traveller on your list.
Practical Travel Gifts for Globetrotters
These gifts for people who love to travel are for those who go on longer adventures or are frequent travellers. They’re practical gifts for travel that include the must-have travel accessories for every traveller.
Frequent travellers ofter prefer packing cubes make a traveller’s life so much easier. It’s easier to pack, easier to find things, saves space and is great for dividing clothes types and dirty from clean.
There’s nothing worse than losing cords while traveling or constantly untangling them. This practical travel gift is the perfect solution. This cord organizer has spots that separate each cord and then rolls up to keep them in place and compact to fit into a carry-on plus it has a bonus spot for an iPad.
Basic, I know, but this toiletry bag is what I personally use and love. It fits all of the necessities and more, has pockets on the side to easily access things that travellers use regularly (such as a toothbrush) and hangs when it unzips so it never needs to be set down in the shower. Another great option for travellers who travel mostly by carry-on is a TSA approved toiletry bag that is clear so that they never need to take their toiletries out again while going through security.
Buying water on the road really adds up, no matter where people are travelling and only adds to the amount of plastic that goes into landfills and our oceans. A reusable water bottle is a great gift as it’s ideal to save money on the road and to help protect our environment. I personally use and love Hydro Flask because of how durable the bottles are and how cold or hot it keeps water for a long period of time, perfect for when you’re on a long flight and water cold water on hand!
With almost every airline restricting weight limits on bags and asking for ridiculous fees if a bag is over the weight limit there is no better time to give a portable luggage scale then now. Especially if the traveller in question flies frequently on budget airlines, this small and lightweight scale is perfect for on the go and saving money from those extra fees.
A day pack is useful for every kind of tip and is a favourite travel accessory for travellers. This travel-friendly pack is ideal for travellers as it fits a ton of stuff, has a padded seat cushion which is removable and a sperate compartment for a laptop. I personally use it, recommend it and take it everywhere with me both on the road and at home.
This is the most practical thing I have ever bought for organization. It keeps all of my cords together and I recommend it to anyone who travels with multiple electronics. It fits in a backpack and holds everything together, perfect for a carry-on. Plus it has a pocket on the back to store papers.
I don’t think I need to explain why this is practical and a necessity! This one is ideal because it works world-wide and has 2 USB plugins to charge multiple electronics at once.
Quick Dry Towel
A microfiber quick dry towel is essential for backpackers, especially those who stay in hostels as hostels often charge extra to rent a towel. These dry fast and are quick to throw in a backpack.
This neck pillow is different. It doesn’t take up a ton of room like the classic neck pillow as this one can fold up and it supports your neck and head better in one position that can be adjusted.
This travel scarf is practical for both warmth and safety and is among the favourite travel accessorries for many travellers. Many people fly with scarves to use as pillows and to keep warm on planes but this one also has a secret pocket to keep important things such as a passport.
These are ideal for traveling, especially if your traveller goes on long flights. Your feet can swell and these keep a traveller both cosy, comfy and stop the swelling.
Electronics and Technology
These are great gifts for people who travel and want to capture their best travel moments.
This handy camera accessory will let the traveller you’re buying for take pictures anywhere. This is the ultimate mount that will help take incredible sunset videos, get hard to take shots and will even be perfect for solo travellers as they can mount their camera anywhere.
I mention a Kindle in every post I have about gifts or must-haves for travellers. They really are a great investment as books become heavy or it can be difficult to find books in the language you want (yes, even in English!). A Kindle is lightweight, lets you store hundreds of books and is something that will last a long time. I personally recommend the Kindle Paperwhite but a more budget option is the Kindle that is not waterproof.
I know, I know it’s obvious that traveller’s need headphones. But I just had to include these ones because they’re noise canceling and look freakin’ awesome. This brand, Frends headphones, has a ton of styles available and are used by a number of well-known travel bloggers.
Every traveller who has a portable speaker instantly becomes loved. They’re practical for hanging out in hostel rooms before heading out for the night and great for chill beach days. This speaker even comes with a travel case.
Every second traveller I meet seems to have a GoPro (myself included) and that’s because they’re so damn practical. They’re compact, take high-quality pictures, are waterproof and shockproof. It’s the perfect action camera but also captures great shots in cities too. Below is the latest version but if you want a more budget option the GoPro session is smaller and cheaper.
I always recommend the GoPro selfie stick for anyone who has a GoPro. I consider it one of the best investments I’ve made for photography as it’s a selfie stick and has a hidden tripod in the bottom. Solo travellers will love this!
Since videos are becoming so popular these days it makes sense that traveller’s want to take more videos and show off their awesome adventures online. A steady cam is perfect because it’s easy to use, compact and makes videos look epic. There are options available for GoPros, iPhones and DSRL cameras.
Have you taken a look at Instagram lately and seen all of the drone shots? And how amazing they are? The traveller you’re buying for will love you for getting this awesome gift, the gift of freaking awesome travel pictures and videos.
Phone Lens Clips
A great option for travellers who hate carrying around too much stuff but want to up their photography game is clip on lens for iPhones that will change the lens to be wide angle and more. It’s a simple solution that takes up minimal room but makes a big impact.
These travel gift ideas are ideal for those looking for something small to give or are on a shopping budget.
Smartphone Polaroid Printer
This is an awesome way to keep track of memories and have them instantly. This portable printer is a fun stocking stuffer than print off polaroids straight from a smartphone.
This mini travel kit is perfect for carry-on and has all of the essentials that someone will need during a travel day. There are also mini beauty kits available that are extremely handy to have in your travel bag!
Who wouldn’t want to know how? This books covers the basics of travelling and beyond that even a seasoned traveller can learn from for moving saving tips.
Days on the road can be long and days out exploring can be even longer and with the amount that travellers use their phones the battery life often doesn’t last a full day. A charger that you can carry with you is extremely practical for every kind of traveller. And this one happens to be a charger small enough to fit in any bag! I personally use it and love it.
Other travellers will love whoever brings playing cards along.
Now this will make for some incredible Instagram pictures! The unicorn has been popping up all over the world but there are a ton of other options available too.
A passport cover makes it easy to find your passport in your bag and protects your precious passport from damage because believe me they do see some wear and tear! You can find a ton of other passport cover options for women here and men here.
Both practical and a perfect stocking stuffer, a luggage lock acts as both a lock on a bag and can be used to lockers when staying in hostels. This is why it’s best to buy some with a flexible top so that they can fit on any locker.
Luggage tags to dress up every traveller’s bag and to make them quicker to spot.
Carry-On Cocktail Kit
For the traveller who loves to always have a drink nearby.
For eco travellers, trying to cut down on plastic is a main convern and these shampoo bars do just the trick.
A good gift for travel lovers and awesome for shorter trips, this colouring book acts as entertainment while traveling or inspiration while at home.
For the Traveller That Has Everything
For the traveller in your life that already has all of the gear that they could possibly need for their travels, a vacation photographer is a great treat for travellers whether they are solo, a couple, friends, or a group. A vacation photographer will give special memories that they’ll be able to cherish forever and they have the choice to do a shoot in whatever destination they desire when you give them a gift card with Localgrapher that offers shoots in over 800 destinations around the globe.
For the traveller’s who also love wine and love to bring some home when they’re traveling! These inflatable wine bags keep they precious goods from breaking in a checked bag.
For all the travellers that can’t deal without their caffine, this will win their hearts.
Best in the World Tinggly Experience
One of the best gifts when you have absolutely no idea what to get the practical traveller. This gift let’s a traveller choose what they want to do in a number of destinations around the world. Give this simple gift and the traveller on your list can choose to tick off a dream travel experience such as a cruise past the Effiel Tower, a foodie experience, seeing the pryamids, trying a new outdoor adventure and more.
These are must-have’s but often not bought. They’re perfect for the beach and are great to take into the water if traveling solo as they’re waterproof and float so all of a traveller’s important items can stay with them even on a boat or in the water.
Paper maps go through wear and tear from your pockets and bags. No need to worry about ruining maps anymore though, these crumpled maps can withstand a traveller beating them up. Check out all of the cities available here.
There’s nothing more annoying that having to constantly unravel tangled headphones and cords. This cord tacos hold cords in place so no more getting tangles.
Happy shopping! I hope the traveller in your life loves what gift you give, practical, funny, unique or cool, I know that all of these gifts are great choices!
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