44 Awesome Gift Ideas for Travel Lovers

Finding the best gift ideas for travel lovers isn’t that difficult as you might think. Practical items or anything wanderlust-themed will make any traveler happy, but if you’re still stressed out about it, I’m here to help. Check out this travel-related gifts roundup that will surely give you some inspiration.

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*When purchasing my engraved ring necklace from Vagabond Life, they gifted me with one extra ring and one compass necklace. That said, I always share my honest opinions. You can also check out my full Vagabond Life review.

Looking for the best gift for travel lovers? Here 40 travel gift ideas including useful gifts for travelers, and travel gifts for women and men


FUN GIFT IDEAS FOR TRAVEL LOVERS

ENGRAVED RING NECKLACE/KEYCHAIN

Every traveler likes to keep a record of the places they visited, and these engraved rings from Vagabond Life are perfect for that. This is a great gift for both women and men because you can add them to a keychain or necklace (rings, chains, and keychains are sold separately), and you can purchase a ring for every continent, country, or state you traveled to.

Vagabond Life’s jewelry is made from 316L stainless steel, and I love the quality of my necklace (the keychains are made from vegan leather). They also use eco-friendly packaging and donate some of their profits to wildlife rescue and environmental organizations.

Buy this necklace/keychain on Vagabond Life and use the code ORA20 at checkout for a 20% discount on your order!

Engraved ring necklace
Engraved rings on a necklace from Vagabond Life
keychain from Vagabond Life
Engraved rings on a keychain from Vagabond Life

SCRATCH OFF MAP

Scratch-off maps have become such a beloved item that they have to be included in any travel gift roundup. All travelers would love to get one, and there are plenty of styles and colors you can choose from. Browse all maps on Amazon here.

TRAVEL JOURNAL

For those who love to document their trips, this is the perfect gift. You can find some amazing designs on Etsy, including personalized journals that will win over any traveler. Find the perfect travel journal on Etsy or Amazon.

TRAVEL-THEMED SUBSCRIPTION BOX

From travel-inspired fiction books to handmade items from around the world (like Wanderkarma), there are some pretty cool gift boxes for travel lovers. Luckily, you can also gift one single box, so you don’t need to commit to a long-term subscription, but be sure to read reviews to see if it’s actually worth it. Browse all of them here.

FICTION BOOKS FULL OF WANDERLUST

If you’re looking for a travel gift for a bookworm, this is the one. I was personally inspired by ‘The Return’ to travel to southern Spain and by ‘The Island’ to travel to Crete and Spinalonga island, and there are so many incredible books out there that make you want to hop on a plane. Find the perfect book on Amazon here.

Also, check out my roundups of amazing books set in Tuscany, novels about France, fiction books set in Spain, and novels set in Greece!

COFFEE TABLE BOOKS

I imagine I’m not the only traveler obsessed with inspiring coffee table books packed with stunning photos of the world, so this gift idea has to be on this list. Check out these great options on Amazon.

WANDERLUST INSPIRED WALL ART

From travel quote prints to map posters to travel photography, themed wall art is another fun way for travel lovers to show off their passion. Check out the beautiful wall art you can find on Etsy or Amazon.

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Travel print set from NordicDesignHouse on Etsy

MINI GLOBE

It might be a bit too literal for some people, but if your loved ones like these kinds of decor items, a mini globe could certainly be the gift for them. Compare all prices on Amazon here.

TRAVEL INSPIRED COFFEE MUG

As a total coffee snob and travel addict, I can understand one’s need for a themed mug. I personally love those illustrated enamel camper mugs (which are also a fantastic camping gift idea), but there are dozens of fun designs out there for both men and women. Browse all of them on Etsy or Amazon.

camping coffee mug
Enamel coffee mug from wandtattooLoft on Etsy

TRAVEL INSPIRED T-SHIRT

Sometimes there’s nothing like a t-shirt and jeans, and I’m loving the travel-inspired designs you can find on Etsy. Both women and men can wear them, and they’re an excellent option for a relatively budget-friendly gift. Find your favorite t-shirt on Etsy or Amazon.

travel inspired tshirt
T-shirt by StarkAmbition on Etsy

TRAVEL-THEMED CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS

Looking for a Christmas gift? Check out these adorable themed ornaments!

CALENDAR

What could be better than marking your next trip on a travel-themed calendar? Check out these beautiful ones on Amazon.

TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE OR WORKSHOP

This is a unique gift for travelers who want to master their photography skills. If you’re looking for face-to-face training, search for travel photography workshops in a particular city or town.

For online classes, I love Skillshare. They have a variety of courses for all levels, which you can browse here. You can also search for online workshops by specific photographers (that usually have their own website).

PHOTO ALBUM

As a 90’s kid, I’ll always love photo albums. Every once in a while, you just have to reminisce with your loved ones while sipping some hot chocolate and looking at pictures that make you miss your childhood or a memorable past trip. These albums are a classic gift that any travel lover would love to get. Browse all prices and designs on Etsy.

photo album
Photo album by ErenTraut on Etsy

TRAVEL-THEMED KEYCHAIN

It’s a simple gift, but if you’re shopping for a keychain hoarder (like me), then that’s all you need. Browse these adorable keychains on Amazon.

For more ideas, check out these Italy-themed gifts, Spain-themed gifts, London-themed gifts, Greece-themed gifts, and Paris-themed gifts!



USEFUL TRAVEL GIFTS

EATWITH GIFT CARD

Eatwith is a community for authentic food experiences with locals all over the world. You can purchase a gift card valid for a year that can be used in more than 130 countries. This is an amazing gift for foodies or travelers that love to meet locals. Buy a gift card here.

GET YOUR GUIDE GIFT CARD

I love using Get Your Guide for booking experiences. This website offers such a large variety of tickets and tours, and any traveler would love to have some money to spend there. Their card is valid up to 18 months from the date of purchase, and you don’t need to choose a specific tour. Purchase your gift guide here!

BOOKING GIFT CARD

My go-to website for booking accommodation. The downside is that as for now, you can only purchase a gift card online if you’re from Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and the UK.

CARRY-ON LUGGAGE

This one is similar to mine, but you can browse other items on Amazon!

PASSPORT COVER AND LUGGAGE TAG SET

Who wouldn’t love a matching wanderlust-themed passport cover and luggage tag? I love Etsy for finding these kinds of items, and there are tons of adorable designs for both men and women. Browse all of them on Etsy (or check out these sets on Amazon).

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Set by TrendyUnicorn on Etsy

CAMERA

I know it’s a huge investment, and you should only buy it for your favorite person in the entire world, but it’s honestly the ultimate gift (apart from a plane ticket). I currently use this camera, which is a good choice for beginner to intermediate level photographers. Sounds obvious, but it’s definitely preferable to know what type of camera a person wants to get before making such a purchase.

PHONE LENS KIT

For travelers who don’t want to invest in a camera yet but still want to take beautiful pictures, a phone lens kit could be the ideal gift. Different kits are suitable for different phone types, so be sure to read all the little details. You can compare prices and read reviews here.

WATERPROOF AND ANTI-THEFT BACKPACK

I’m always in search of the best travel backpacks, which to me, means they have to be both practical and stylish. Browse some best-sellers on Amazon to find the perfect one for your loved ones.

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS ORGANIZER

Keeping things like your passport, boarding pass, and credit cards organized in one place is essential for traveling stress-free. Know someone who needs a document organizer? Compare prices here!

PACKING CUBES

Another must-have item for travelers who want to stay organized is packing cubes. With several sizes suitable for different items (including shoes and cosmetics), one set is more than enough to make one’s traveling life easier. Bagail is one of the best brands out there, but feel free to compare all packing cube sets here.

HANGING TOILETRY BAG

A hanging toiletry bag is super useful not just for packing better but for staying organized while on the trip itself. If you know anyone who desperately needs this bag but has yet to buy one, this could be a great practical travel gift option. Browse all items here.

TRAVEL TECH CASE

No one likes the mess of a million cables, chargers, and devices scattered in their backpack, so an electronic organizer is super useful for those who travel with a lot of tech items. Compare prices here.

SLEEPING TRAVEL KIT

Looking for gifts for people who travel a lot between states or continents? Long-haul flights (and even short ones) can be a nightmare if you’re unprepared, so a sleeping kit is essential. The basic kits usually include a neck pillow, a sleeping mask, and earplugs, and others also have a blanket or a scented sachet. Find the perfect one here.

TRAVEL BLANKET FOR FLIGHTS

Looking for a gift for someone who often has to survive long-haul flights? Get them one of these cozy blankets!

TRAVEL GUIDES AND BUCKET LIST BOOKS

I know travel books are a lot less popular these days (and as a travel blogger, I’m grateful for people looking for information on my own website), but they still make a great gift. If your loved ones are obsessed with a particular country (like I’m obsessed with Spain), a travel guidebook could be an amazing gift. Browse all books here.

TRIPOD

Tripods have become a go-to item for solo travelers who want to take beautiful photos while traveling alone. I admit that I haven’t bought one for myself yet because I’m not so keen on having my camera away from me, but it’s on my radar, and I’m in search of the best travel tripods.

I’ve heard great things about several tripod types, but recommendations are not always enough because you need to consider a few things before choosing which one to buy. From the tripod’s weight and height to the camera’s weight and size, you need to carefully examine which tripod is sturdy enough and convenient to use. Read reviews and compare prices to find the best tripod here.

FLEXIBLE PHONE AND TABLET HOLDER FOR FLIGHTS

REUSABLE BOTTLE

More and more travelers make an effort to be more environmentally responsible, so a reusable water bottle has become a must-have on their packing list. After trying quite a few myself, I have to say that the best one I found was Corkcicle’s canteen.

It’s one of the few bottles that actually preserve the liquid’s temperature (hot or cold) for so many hours, and their designs are beautiful and suitable for both women and men. Browse all of them here.

PORTABLE ESPRESSO MAKER

Being able to make yourself a cup of coffee literally anywhere is priceless. If you’re looking for gifts for travel lovers who are also coffee snobs, this is a creative and practical idea. Read reviews and compare prices here.



TRAVEL GIFT IDEAS FOR HER

TRAVEL INSPIRED JEWELRY

Such a classic and always fun to get, wanderlust-inspired jewelry is the way to a female traveler’s heart. I’ve treated myself with an adorable world map necklace from Etsy that I absolutely LOVE – unfortunately, it’s not available right now, but it is similar to this one. You’ll easily find countless other beautiful designs, which you can browse on Etsy here!

I’ve mentioned the engraved ring necklace from Vagabond Life early in this post, but they have other jewelry pieces, including wanderlust-inspired mantra cuffs and compass or world map necklaces and bracelets. Browse Vagabond Life’s travel-themed jewelry here and use code ORA20 at checkout for a 20% discount on your order.

world map necklace
Necklace from triumjewelry on Etsy

JEWELRY CASE

Having all this jewelry is great, but carrying it while traveling can be quite annoying. That’s why nothing is more practical for a female traveler who loves her accessories than a jewelry travel case. Compare all designs and prices here.

ANTI-THEFT INFINITY SCARF

For safety reasons, in certain cities I had visited like Rio de Janeiro or Buenos Aires, I preferred walking around without carrying any bag. Hidden pockets are a practical way to keep your things safe, so an anti-theft scarf that has a secret pocket is a fantastic item to pack. Compare prices here.

WANDERLUST INSPIRED PHONE CASE

Having a themed phone case is a fun way to flaunt one’s traveling obsession. Check out all the cute designs and compare prices here.

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Phone case by IrieCases on Etsy

TRAVEL THEMED PILLOW

They might seem simple, but themed decorative pillows are a fabulous travel gift for women. They’re a fun little addition to any bedroom or living room, and you can find plenty of designs on Etsy or Amazon.



TRAVEL GIFT IDEAS FOR HIM

TIE AND ACCESSORIES TRAVEL CASE

Looking for a gift for a business traveler? Check out these cute tie cases!

MAP BEER/WHISKEY GLASSES

Because why not? Compare all designs and prices here!

WORLD MAP WATCH

Is he a watch lover? If he is, then this is the perfect gift for him. You can find beautiful designs for men on Etsy.

best travel gifts - map watch
Watch by ZIZAccessories on Etsy

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TRAVEL SIZE BEARD GROOMING KIT

You have to admit that this is a pretty unique gift. I know it’s not 100% travel-themed, but it’s practical and I expect bearded travelers to love it. Compare all kits here.

PERSONALIZED TRAVEL BAG

Who doesn’t love to get their own customized gift? Even the small addition of a person’s initials is enough to give that extra touch and make a difference. Browse the latest designs and prices here.

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Bag by Treasureyourgifts on Etsy


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About Or Amir

Hey, I'm Or! I'm a passionate traveler with a severe coffee, chocolate, and pastry addiction (or any other carb for that matter). Obsessed with anything Spain-related, I'm always planning my next trip (and the excitement alone can bring tears to my eyes, not that it's difficult to make me cry).

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