Looking for great gift ideas for the travel lovers in your life? We’ve got you covered with our updated travel gift guide featuring some of the best gifts for travelers for 2021. From fun and stylish to practical and useful, we rounded up the top gift ideas for travelers sure to fit any budget or style, including travel gear and essentials, gadgets and electronics, travel gifts for men, travel gifts for women, travel gifts for kids, eco-friendly travel gifts, unique travel gifts, travel stocking stuffers and other travel inspired gifts you can use at home. They are perfect for every occasion including Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries or just a gift to yourself.
Best Gifts for Travelers and Travel Lovers 2021
- Best Gifts for Travelers and Travel Lovers 2021
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Travel Tech Gifts for Travelers
Keep digital devices and accessories organized with this handy electronics organizer.
Noise Cancelling Headphones
Noise cancelling headphones are a must for getting through a long flight. These Bose headphones are popular with frequent flyers but more affordable noise cancelling headphones are also available.
A Kindle Paperwhite is perfect for avid book readers who appreciate portability.
Travelers can keep smartphones safe with this waterproof case dry whether boating, fishing or just caught in the rain.
Travelers can charge their phones and other devices on the go without having to wait around a power outlet with this external battery. A must for any traveler.
Protect electronics from power surges with the bonus of charging multiple devices at once thanks to 3 outlets and 2 USB ports.
A great gift for travelers that spend a lot of time outdoors is a solar portable charger to charge their phone and electronics. You can even attach this to your backpack while hiking to recharge.
Update his toiletry bag to a lightweight version with waterproof lining.
Does the man in your life travel for work? This nifty tie case prevents creases and wrinkles while also saving luggage space.
Lightweight and breathable, this jacket has 22 (yes, 22) pockets to stash your gear.
(Related Post: For more travel gifts for men, see Best Travel Gifts for Men.)
Help her stay organized on her travels with a bright-colored jewelry wrap.
The woman is your life is sure to love this cute makeup bag.
Keep toasty on flights with a scarf that has a hidden zip pocket to hold a smartphone, passport and money when traveling.
A delicate chain necklace featuring a small compass disc pendant is a great gift for a woman that loves travel and jewelry.
(Related Post: For more travel gifts for women, see Best Travel Gifts for Women.)
An Amazon Fire Kids Edition Tablet keeps my kids entertained on long flights and road trips. There are age filters so that kiddos will only see age appropriate content and also comes in a kid-proof case so you don’t have to worry about it being dropped or damaged.
(Related Post: For more travel gifts for kids, see Best Travel Gifts for Kids.)
Looking for something more unique for the traveler that has all the essentials. These are some unique gifts they will love.
Want to help provide the travel lover in your life with some inspiration for where to go? The AncestryDNA: Genetic Ethnicity Test will tell your favorite traveler where their ancestors are from so maybe they can plan a trip there.
These airplane paper clips will look great in a travel lover’s home office.
These world map file folders are perfect for a home office or for travelers to organize their travel documents.
Travel Subscription Box
A travel themed subscription box is a unique gift for travelers that want to travel the world from home. A food subscription box like Universal Yums which lets them sample different food or snacks from all over the world is a great gift for a traveling foodie. You can find travel themed subscription boxes for every type of traveler no matter their interests or style. Here are some of the best subscription boxes for travelers.
Home Decor Travel Gifts
Map wall art is a great home decor gift for travel lovers.
Perfect for aviation enthusiasts, an airport code throw pillow from Airportag is a quirky way to show some airport pride. They have additional items with airport codes on their website including mugs, pouches, tote bags and T-shirts.
Coasters provide a spot to rest drinks but the travel-theme will also remind them it is time to book their next trip.
Fun luggage tags are an affordable and welcome gift for any traveler.
A journal is a great gift for travelers who still prefer jotting down notes and thoughts the traditional way. The travel quotes in this hardcover version provide inspiration but you can check out simpler options here.
Compression socks don’t have to be ugly. Help your loved one prevent swelling and DVT with a fashionable and functional pair – this polka dot pair is especially stylish.
Jet-setters will appreciate this airport stamp passport cover.
Think carry on only travelers don’t need a TSA approved lock? Think again. Locks are great for keeping belongings safe in the hotel but also if forced to gate check a bag.
Give the gift of good sleep. This eye mask is a favorite.
Keep identity theft at bay with an RFID blocking wallet and passport holder.
An affordable alternative to noise cancelling headphones, earplugs are a must to tune out loud hotel neighbors, street noise and annoying airplane passengers.
A universal travel adaptor is a must for any international traveler.
A slim and portable electronic toothbrush will surely make them smile. Best of all, the powerful sonic toothbrush is available in a variety of designs (from classic solids to fun prints).
This travel inspired adult coloring book is relaxing and inspiring at the same time.
Protect your laptop on the road with a travel-inspired sleeve.
This travel themed coffee mug will remind them of their travels and hopefully make work more bearable in between their trips.
This premade packing list has all of the essentials making packing is super easy!
This Carry on Cocktail Kit will help them get through a long flight.
This instant mini camera is fun for travelers all ages and comes in several cute colors.
Everyone knows how dry the air is on airplanes. Frequent flyers will love this gift set which comes with travel sized lip balm and other lotions to moisturize in flight.
This travel inspired key chain is a cheap travel gift for someone that has the travel essentials.
Practical and Useful Travel Gifts
Help them make their long haul economy flights more comfortable with this travel foot rest which they hang from the seat tray to rest their legs. They can also use it at home or at work as a desk hammock.
A trusty time-saver, space-saver and sanity-saver.
BPA and PC-free tubes are soft and rugged, making it easy to squeeze out the contents when you want to.
Avoid overweight bag fee surprises with a digital luggage scale.
Help make that cramped economy flight a little more bearable. This memory foam neck pillow will support a weary traveler’s head and help make those zzz’s easier to catch.
No one likes to mix dirty clothes with clean clothes while traveling. This cute laundry bag comes in 3 designs that travelers will love.
Compact and suitable to keep contents dry in almost any wet situation.
Protect wine bottles and other valuable items with this trusty inflatable travel bag.
The quicker a towel dries, the sooner you can toss it in your luggage and be off on your next stop.
The pocket-size system is the lightest “washing machine” around.
Let there be light. A headlamp is much more useful than a flashlight as you can still have two hands free.
Lightweight and portable, this hammock is a welcome spot for outdoor adventurers to rest.
A small travel umbrella is a great gift for travelers.
If your loved one is a solo traveler this door stop alarm might give you some peace of mind. Not only does it prevents intruders from entering into a hotel room, it also sounds a loud alarm.
Another great gift for travelers is a travel purse or travel messenger bag. Travelon has great travel bags for both men and women to deter pickpockets with useful features such as locking compartments, slash-resistanet material, and RFID blocking card slots.
If the traveler in your life likes to practice yoga and pilates but would rather not use the hotel gym, they might like this lightweight, foldable travel yoga mat which easily fits in a carry on bag.
A reusable travel themed face mask is a travel essential right now. This reusable cloth mask with an airplane design is stylish for both men and women. For more options, check out Airportag sells a large collection of reusable and rewashable face masks with fun travel and aviation themed designs.
There is nothing more that a traveler loves than a free trip. If your loved one flies on Southwest (our favorite airline for flights in the US), they will love a Southwest Airlines gift card to cover their flights.
Accommodation can be expensive. Help you loved one pay for their trip with either a hotels.com gift card or Airbnb gift card (there is also an email delivery option). Both gift cards can be purchased in different amounts so they are perfect whatever your budget.
If your loved one already has their flights and accommodation covered you can also gift them an amazing travel experience. A GetYourGuide gift card can be used for any of the thousands tours and activities worldwide offered on their website. Travelers can use their gift card for short tours, day trips, skip the line tickets or unique experiences such as watching sumo wrestling in Japan.
Eco-Friendly Travel Gifts
This all in one eco friendly shampoo bar for men and women can be used as a shampoo, body soap, face soap, or shave soap. It comes with a recyclable box for storage and is also cruelty-free and vegan.
This mighty little bag is reusable, washable, adorable, folds down to practically nothing and can hold 50 lbs! Perfect for carrying groceries and souvenirs but cute enough to use as a day bag too. Comes in basic black as well as a variety of fun colors and prints.
A bamboo travel cutlery set is a great gift for the travelers who try to live a zero waste lifestyle or make small changes to be more eco-friendly. This travel pouch contains a knife, fork, spoon, chopsticks and a straw so they don’t have to use plastic utensils or straws while traveling.
This Klean Kanteen water bottle is double-wall vacuum insulated and leak-proof so you don’t have to worry about condensation or unexpected spills.
Traveling to countries where the water is not safe for drinking? Save money and the environment by using this personal water filter over bottled water.
Travel Inspired Gifts for Travel Lovers
Globetrotters can keep a fun record of their travels with a scratch off world map.
This new world travel themed board game raised over $250,000 on Kickstarter and is perfect for a fun game night with family or friends.
Get your traveler a travel themed calendar so that they can mark all their trips for the year and get inspiration for future travels.
This portable bluetooth Speaker is a great gift for a travelers that want listen to music while camping or at the beach.
Travel lovers can plot where they have been or where they plan to go.
A travel coffee table book is a great gift for any traveler or travel lover. Not only will it look great in their home but also provides inspiration for future travels.
This travel fund piggy bank is a cute travel inspired gift for travel lovers.
This compass is a great gift for travel lovers. You can even personalize the compass with free engraving.
If the travel lover on your gift list enjoys scrapbooking, they will enjoy preserving their travel memories in this travel themed scrapbook.
Active travelers can shoot their adventures with the newest version of GoPro HERO.
Ditch the bulky DSLR without sacrificing quality. The Sony Alpha a6000 gets good reviews and is one of the more affordable options. If you’re looking to splurge, check out the Fujifilm X-T1, Sony Alpha A7ii, Panasonic Lumix GH4, Olympus OMD-Em5 Mark II.
The mini tripod is compatible with a DSLR, mirrorless, point and shoot and a smartphone. This gorillapod for smart phones comes with a bluetooth wireless remote for selfies and group photos.
Not everyone loves a selfie stick but they make great gifts for solo travelers or even pairs obsessed with getting the perfect couple shot.
Take better photos with a smartphone camera thanks to this fisheye, wide-angle, and macro lens kit.
Sometimes you need a tripod to get a good shot. This lightweight tripod gets great reviews, is super affordable and comes with a bag making it easy to carry around. Another great option is this tripod which folds nicely making it easy to pack in a backpack or suitcase.
If you are looking for an amazing gift for a traveler that loves photography, it does not get much better than a travel drone. DJI Mini 2 is a great option for beginners and is also ultralight and foldable. We would not mind if someone decided to buy this one for us! For more advanced drone photographers, check out the DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom.