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!
Stuff with Maps & Places
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! Image by MassiveWanderlust
Find mugs with maps, inspirational travel quotes or anything about adventuring and wandering on them to keep your traveller dreaming about all of the world’s incredible places. You can even get mugs personalized. What I love about these ones is that they’re customizable. Image by FutureColourDecals
I’d Rather Be…Wine Glasses
Wine glasses, beer glasses, whiskey…you name it. There is a glass with a map on it to remind travellers of their travel obsession while dining at home. I think these I’d Rather Be…wine glasses are even better than maps. You have the option to choose the font and the country on the glass for your special traveller. Image by SpiritandShine
Custom Map Coasters
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? You can choose 1-4 locations that have meaning to your traveller (or yourself). Image by Lazerly
Watches with Maps
A watch because every traveller needs to know the time and is a very popular travel gifts for her idea. Image by GoodnightMrTree
Decorative Travel Pillow Cases
So the traveller can dream of travel and have cute travel decorations in their room. Image by TwistedBobbinDesigns
Customized Travel Journal
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 customized one like this any traveller will love! Image by JBLeatherUK
Globe Christmas Ornament
An ideal Christmas gift that they’ll love year after year whenever the Christmas is put up. Image by 43CollectiveHome
A custom map is great for that special place that a traveller has fallen in love with or a place that has deep meaning. But a custom map is also great to celebrate points where people have met, gotten engaged, or had a significant event happen. But why limit to just one? Having two or more beside each other will look awesome too! Image by NorthArrowPrints
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. Image by ToYouFromMeGiftShop
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. Image by OnyxOutfittersNW
This toiletry bag fits all of the necessities and more, has multiple pockets 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. Image by JBeautyLifeLA
Portable Luggage Scale
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. Image by HeyGirlieTravel
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. Image by SpeakeasySupplyCo
Reusable Water Bottle
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!
Travel Fanny Pack
A fanny pack is useful for every kind of trip and is a favourite travel accessory for travellers. This travel-friendly and customizable fanny pack is ideal for travellers as it keeps the important things close to their body, making it much less likely that pit pockets can grab something. Plus, fanny packs are totally in style now and it can be rocked easily with all outfits. Image by GeniusLeatherShop
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.
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.
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 as it’s what I use, but a more budget option is the classic Kindle and or a Kindle with a bigger screen and the option to use a warm light, opt for the Kindle Oasis.
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 know, I know it’s obvious that traveller’s need headphones. But I just had to include these ones because they’re noise-canceling, are discrete and can be wore with hats, helmets, etc. These are the headphones that I personally use when travelling and I like the option to have them hear sounds around me when I’m talking around a new place and don’t want to be bothered. This is an ideal option for the safety of female travellers too.
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 more budget-friendly.
Tripod Selfie Stick
I always recommend this tripod/selfie stick for solo travellers. I consider it one of the best investments I’ve made for photography as it’s a selfie stick and a tripod that is light enough to carry around and tall enough to get pictures when standing. 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.
This is an awesome way to keep track of memories and destinations. Plus these stickers act as a way to tick off where a traveller has been to decorate a scrapbook, their laptop, or a specific spot in their home that is dedicated to travel. Image by VscoVscoGift
Customized Luggage Tags
Luggage tags to dress up every traveller’s bag and to make them quicker to spot. Image by MUUJEE
Travel Challenges Game
This game is such a cool concept, made by a travel couple. Each day a traveller pulls a card and does what it says on the card, encouraging them to get out of their comfort zone and explore beyond what they may normally do. And for travellers at home, this could be used at home too! Image by TravelChallengesGift
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! Image by SachaandCo
Shampoo & Conditioner Bars
For eco travellers, trying to cut down on plastic is a main convern and these shampoo bars do just the trick. Image by NMJHandmadeCreations
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.
How to Travel the World on $50 a Day
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.
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.
Travel Colouring Book
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.
Inflatable Wine Bags
For the traveller’s who also love wine and love to bring some home when they’re traveling! These inflatable wine bags keep their precious goods from breaking in a checked bag.
Portable Coffee Kit
For all the travellers that can’t deal without their caffeine, 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 lets 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 pyramids, trying a new outdoor adventure and more.
Waterproof Dry Bag
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.
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. Image by OrangeBridgeSupply
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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