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Unique Travel Gifts: 21 Creative Gift Ideas for the Travel Obsessed

by Or Amir

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Gift shopping for travel lovers is not that difficult. We basically love anything that has a map on it, can be useful when taking a trip, or inspires us to continue traveling. But when you want to take it up a notch and are looking for unique travel gifts, it starts being a little more challenging. To help you get some ideas, here are 21 creative gifts for travelers.

Looking for more gift inspiration? Check out my Italy-themed, Spain-themed, London-themed, and Paris-themed gift guides!



UNIQUE GIFTS FOR TRAVEL LOVERS

CONVERTIBLE BACKPACK

For many reasons, it’s becoming more and more popular to pack light when traveling. Personally, I have fully embraced the combination of carry-on luggage and a small bag. Since it’s extremely helpful to have one stylish bag that can be both a backpack and a shoulder bag, I know any woman would appreciate this gift. Both Etsy and Amazon are great for finding this type of gift, and they offer a large selection of products to choose from. Check out all the designs on Etsy or Amazon.

 

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Vegan leather convertible backpack from leftcoastoriginal on Etsy

 

GET YOUR GUIDE GIFT CARD

An experience can easily be a better gift than a physical item. I love walking tours and unique experiences, and I love using Get Your Guide to book them. 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 experience.

So what are you waiting for? Read more about the GYG gift card and purchase it here!

 

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PERSONALIZED TRAVEL FUND JAR

It doesn’t hurt to have an extra motivation boost to start saving money for travel. Whimsical yet practical (well, sort of), it doesn’t get any more adorable than a personalized fund jar for your loved one’s adventures abroad. I especially like this one, but other options on Etsy are super cute too. Browse all of them here.

 

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A cute fund jar from thewanderandwild on Etsy

 

BUCKET LIST BOOKS

I love being introduced to new destinations and experiences around the world, and I’m always looking to grow my travel bucket list. With so many photos, videos, and articles you can find on social media, it’s incredibly easy to find travel inspiration these days. But what about books? From the top 500 destinations to the best drives in the world to festivals you must attend (which is also a fantastic gift for festival-goers), any traveler (including me) would surely love to get these books. Browse more of them on Amazon.

 

 

METAL WORLD MAP

If you’re looking for unique travel gift ideas, I assume you’re already familiar with scratch-off maps. For something a bit different that you can still hang on the wall, go for a metal design. It can be pricey, but it’s a creative gift that will last for years. Check out all the amazing designs on Etsy.

 

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A metal map from MetalWorldMap on Etsy

 

PERSONALIZED MINI GLOBE

Are your loved ones into wanderlust-inspired decor items? If they are, consider buying them a personalized mini globe. Small yet symbolic, I’m certain you would get the greatest hug if you bought a traveler this adorable item. Check all the latest prices and designs here.

 

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A mini globe from LeMarigny on Etsy

 

TRAVEL QUIZ BOOK

Speaking of games, another creative option is a travel quiz book. Whether it’s for an evening at home with family and friends or to pass the time when going on a road trip, this is a fun gift idea for all ages. Purchase this quiz book by Lonely Planet on Amazon.

 

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EATWITH EXPERIENCE OR GIFT CARD

If you’re unfamiliar with Eatwith, it’s a community for authentic food experiences with locals all over the world. Whether you’re looking for a unique dining experience near you or in a certain travel destination, this is the platform to find it. Apart from booking an experience, you can also purchase a gift card which is valid for a year and can be used in more than 130 countries. This is an amazing gift for foodies or travelers that love to meet locals. Purchase your EatWith gift card here.

 

TRAVEL-INSPIRED CALENDAR

What’s more wanderlust-fueling than a themed calendar where travelers can mark their next adventures? With either photographs or illustrations, you can find so many beautiful designs on Etsy and Amazon.

 

 

PERSONALIZED DESTINATIONS SIGNS

One of the most unique gifts for world travelers has to be a wooden travel sign, especially if you’re looking for home decor or garden decor pieces. You can choose the destinations, fonts, and colors for a fully-customized and incredibly cool gift for your loved ones. Browse the latest prices here.

 

PERSONALIZED TRAVEL PHOTO ALBUM

I love how photo albums are making a comeback in this digital world. A personalized album is guaranteed to put a smile on a traveler’s face (I would probably cry with happiness), and if you’re about to fill it up together, that’s even better. Browse all prices and designs here.

 

AIRPLANE FOOTREST

 

 

TRAVEL FOOD AND DRINK BOOKS

In case you’re looking for unique gifts for travel lovers who are also big foodies, Lonely Planet has you covered with their food and drink bucket list books. From the Ultimate Eats to Global Coffee Tour to food trails around the world, what could make a foodie traveler happier (except for a plane ticket and some food)? Browse all books here!

 

 

PACKING LIST NOTEPAD

 

 



UNIQUE TRAVEL GIFTS FOR HER

TRAVEL COLORING BOOK

For the artistic traveler (or someone like me who just likes to color), go for travel coloring books. It’s such a creative gift (literally), and the right person will surely appreciate it. Browse all coloring books on Amazon!

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PERSONALIZED NECKLACE

Wanderlust-inspired jewelry is a classic travel gift for women, so to add that unique touch, go for a personalized item. On Etsy, you can find so many adorable options like this world map necklace. Browse all designs here.

 

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Necklace from DiamondRoseJewellery on Etsy

 

SLEEPING SET

Long-haul flights are almost impossible to survive without some kind of a sleeping kit. A sleeping mask and a travel pillow are must-have items, but sachets and other cuddly things can also be helpful. You can mix-n-match and create a DIY sleeping kit or purchase a set like this pastel one.

Browse other options here.

 

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Sleeping kit from LaAquarelle on Etsy

 

CANDLES THAT SMELL LIKE PLACES AROUND THE WORLD

Capturing the essence of a city or a country in one jar is a genius idea. With scents like Paris, northern Italy, and Barcelona, you have to admit this is one of the most unique travel gifts for women out there.

 

Paris inspired scented candle

Parisian Spring scented candle from ScentlyDelightful on Etsy

 



UNIQUE TRAVEL GIFTS FOR HIM

PERSONALIZED TECH CASE

Whether it’s only for earphones and chargers or other electronics as well, a travel tech case is super practical, and that personal touch makes it a little bit more special. Browse the latest prices here.

 

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Tech case from ConfettiJoy on Etsy

 

CUSTOM COORDINATES KEYCHAIN

Simple yet unique, a custom coordinates keychain is great for flaunting one’s love for a specific destination without being too literal. Some designs also allow you to add initials or your favorite travel quotes, but even the simpler ones are super charming. Check out all the designs and prices here.

 

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Coordinate keychain from PoivreSel on Etsy

 

PERSONALIZED WORLD MAP WHISKEY GLASS

I’m not a whiskey lover or a man (I do have a slight affection for James Bond, but that’s it), and I would love to receive this gift. Whether it’s for practical use or decor purposes, I think it’s one of the coolest most unique travel gifts for men. Check out the latest prices here.

 

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Whiskey glass from BeckyBroome on Etsy

 



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