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. 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

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Travel Tech Gifts

Apple AirTag

Anyone that checks luggage can use an Apple AirTag or Samsung Galaxy SmartTagto track lost or delayed luggage.

Electronics Organizer

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 headphones are also available.

Kindle Paperwhite

A Kindle Paperwhite is perfect for avid book readers who appreciate portability.

Smartphone Waterproof Case

Travelers can keep smartphones safe with this waterproof case when taking photos in the ocean or pool.

External Battery

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.

Surge Protector

Protect electronics from power surges with the bonus of charging multiple devices at once thanks to 3 outlets and 2 USB ports.

Headphone Splitter

Sharing is caring. A headphone splitter is a great gift for travel couples and traveling families and allows you to connect two headphones so a buddy can also enjoy your playlist.

Solar Portable Charger

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.

Travel Gifts for Men

Mens Toiletry Bag

Update his toiletry bag to a lightweight version with waterproof lining.

Tie Case

Does the man in your life travel for work?  This nifty tie case prevents creases and wrinkles while also saving luggage space.

Travel Jacket

Lightweight and breathable, this jacket has 19 (yes, 19) pockets to stash your gear.

(Related Post: For more travel gifts for men, see Best Travel Gifts for Men.)

Travel Gifts for Women

Jewelry Organizer

Help her stay organized on her travels with a bright-colored jewelry wrap.

Travel Makeup Bag

The woman is your life is sure to love this cute makeup bag.

Scarf with Hidden Zip Pocket

Keep toasty on flights with a scarf that has a hidden zip pocket to hold a smartphone, passport and money when traveling.

Travel Inspired Necklace

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.)

Travel Gifts for Kids

Amazon Fire Kids Edition Tablet

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.

Kids Backpack

My kids love carrying their backpacks around especially when they come in cute designs like these Skip Hop backpacks.

(Related Post: For more travel gifts for kids, see Best Travel Gifts for Kids.)

Unique Travel Gifts

Looking for something more unique for the traveler that has all the essentials. These are some unique gifts they will love.

Genetic Ethnicity Test

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.

Airplane Shape Paper Clips

These airplane paper clips will look great in a travel lover’s home office.

World Map File Folders

These world map file folders are perfect for a home office or for travelers to organize their travel documents.

Global Cookbook

A global cookbook with recipes from all over the world is a great gift for travelers than enjoy cooking at home.

Travel Subscription Box
food subscription box for travel lovers
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

Flight Message Board

a flight message board is a unique home decor travel gift

This flight message board is a unique travel gift for aviation enthusiasts.

Airplane Window Mirror

This cool airplane window mirror is a fun gift for a frequent flyer.

Map Wall Art

Map wall art is a great home decor gift for travel lovers.

Travel Themed Throw Pillows

Perfect for aviation enthusiasts, an airport code throw pillow from Airportag is a quirky way to show some airport pride.

Travel Inspired Coasters

Coasters provide a spot to rest drinks but the travel-theme will also remind them it is time to book their next trip.

Travel Themed Comforter

A travel or aviation themed comforter is a unique home decor gift.

Travel Stocking Stuffers

Travel Themed Phone Case

A map or travel themed phone case like this one for an iPhone or this one for a Samsung phone is a cute gift for travel lovers.

Luggage Tags

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

Compression socks don’t have to be ugly.  Help your loved one prevent swelling and DVT with a fashionable and functional pair – this pair is especially stylish.

Passport Cover

cutes passport holders are great gifts for travelers.

Jet-setters will appreciate a cute passport cover in their stocking.

TSA Approved Locks

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.

Eye Mask

Give the gift of good sleep. This eye mask is a favorite.

Travel Wallet

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.

Universal Travel Adaptor

universal travel adaptor is a must for any international traveler.

Travel Toothbrush

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).

Travel Themed Adult Coloring Book

This travel inspired adult coloring book is relaxing and inspiring at the same time.

Travel Themed Coffee Mug

This travel themed coffee mug will remind them of their travels and hopefully make work more bearable in between their trips.

Packing List 

This premade packing list has all of the essentials making packing is super easy!

The Carry on Cocktail Kit

This Carry on Cocktail Kit will help them get through a long flight.

Instant Mini Camera

This instant mini camera is fun for travelers all ages and comes in several cute colors.

Beauty Gift Set

Everyone knows how dry the air is on airplanes. Frequent flyers will love this beauty gift set which comes with travel sized lip balm and lotion to moisturize in flight.

Travel Inspired Keychain

This travel inspired key chain is a cheap travel gift for someone that has the travel essentials. Airportag has a large variety of travel and aviation themed keychains, including a few that can be customized.

Travel Themed Christmas Ornaments

A globe Christmas ornament is a great Christmas gift for travel lovers. Here are more travel ornaments that will look beautiful on any Christmas tree.

Practical and Useful Travel Gifts

Travel Shoe Bags

Every traveler can use travel shoe bags to keep their clothes clean.

Lightweight Foldable Backpack

A lightweight, foldable backpack like this water resistant backpack is perfect for day trips or short hikes and is easy to pack.

Airplane Footrest
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.

Packing Cubes

Packing Cubes are a trusty time-saver, space-saver and sanity-saver.

Travel Size Containers

BPA and PC-free tubes are soft and rugged, making it easy to squeeze out the contents when you want to.

Digital Luggage Scale

Avoid overweight bag fee surprises with a digital luggage scale.

Travel Neck Pillow

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.

Laundry Bag

No one likes to mix dirty clothes with clean clothes while traveling. This cute laundry bag comes in 3 designs that travelers will love.

Dry Bag

Compact and suitable to keep contents dry in almost any wet situation.

Protective Bottle Bag

Protect wine bottles and other valuable items from breaking or spilling with this trusty inflatable travel bag.

Quick Drying Towel

The quicker a towel dries, the sooner you can toss it in your luggage and be off on your next stop.

Scrubba Portable Laundry System Wash Bag

The pocket-size system is the lightest “washing machine” around.

Lightweight Portable Hammock

Lightweight and portable, this hammock is a welcome spot for outdoor adventurers to rest.

Travel Umbrella

small travel umbrella is a great gift for travelers.

Door Stop Alarm

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.

Anti-Theft Travel Messenger Bag or Purse

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.

Travel Yoga Mat

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.

Global Entry

Get your loved one the gift of time with Global Entry (which includes TSA Precheck).  Tip: Use a credit card that reimburses you for Global Entry and this gift is free.

Airline Gift Card

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 Gift Card

Accommodation can be expensive. Help you loved one pay for their trip with a hotels.com gift card. These gift cards can be purchased in different amounts so they are perfect whatever your budget.

Travel Experiences

If your loved one already has their flights and accommodation covered you can also gift them an amazing travel experience. A Tinggly gift card or 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.

Tinggly can also send a physical gift box tailored to their interests such as this Adventure Awaits box or this Essential Collection.

Eco-Friendly Travel Gifts

Shampoo Bar

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.

Reusable Shopping Bag

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.

Bamboo Travel Cutlery Set

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.

Reusable Water Bottle

reusable water bottle is a must for any traveler.

Personal Water Filter

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

World Map

Globetrotters can keep a fun record of their travels with a scratch off world map.

Travel Themed Board Game

This world travel themed board game is perfect for a fun game night with family or friends.

Travel Themed Puzzle

A travel themed puzzle is a fun gift for travel lovers to enjoy at home. There are puzzles for all ages from challenging puzzles for teens and adults to easier puzzles for young kids.

Travel Themed Calendar

Get your traveler a travel themed calendar so that they can mark all their trips for the year and get inspiration for future travels.

Portable Bluetooth Speaker

This portable bluetooth Speaker is a great gift for a travelers that want listen to music while camping or at the beach.

Mini Cork Globe

Travel lovers can plot where they have been or where they plan to go with this mini cork globe.

Travel Coffee Table Book

A travel coffee table book like this one 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.

Travel Fund Piggy Bank

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.

Travel Themed Scrapbook

If the travel lover on your gift list enjoys scrapbooking, they will enjoy preserving their travel memories in this travel themed scrapbook.

Photography Gear

Action Camera

Active travelers can shoot their adventures with the newest version of GoPro HERO. This underwater action camera is more affordable and gets great reviews.

Gimbal Stabilizer

If they like filming videos they can use a gimbal stabilizer to keep their phone steady.

Mirrorless Camera

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-T1Sony Alpha A7ii or Olympus OMD-Em5 Mark II.

Flexible Tripod

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.

Selfie Stick

Not everyone loves a selfie stick but they make great gifts for solo travelers or even pairs obsessed with getting the perfect couple shot.

Smartphone Lens Kit

Take better photos with a smartphone camera thanks to this fisheye, wide-angle, and macro lens kit.

Lightweight Tripod

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.


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.

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