This post is all about gifts for the travel lover.
Looking for awesome and unique gifts for the travel lover in your life? Finding great Christmas gifts for travel lovers is not as difficult as you might think. Honestly, any kind of wanderlust-theme would make any traveler quite happy; but, if you’re struggling to find a gift for your loved one, I’m here to help.
I’ve put together a great list of the best gifts for travelers that’s suitable for all budgets including some of my personal favorites. So check out these useful gifts for the travel lover as I’m sure you’ll find something for your travel-obsessed loved one.
Gifts For The Travel Lover
Check out these gifts for the travel lover in your life.
1. Scratch Off Map
Scratch off maps is such a cool and beloved item for people who love to travel. It’s one of my favorite gifts for the travel lover on this list because it’s a cool way for him or her to keep a personalized record of their travels.
2. Anti-Theft Backpack
A backpack is ideal for those who buys too much on vacation or likes to go on city excursions. This particular backpack has anti-theft features which can be incredibly worthwhile, especially when you’re visiting a country for the first time that is known to have a pickpocketing problem. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
3. Travel Journal
If you have a friend that is trying to work their way through their personal bucket list of visiting amazing places around the world, gift them this travel journal. This journal will allow them to plan their trips and journal throughout their travels. Definitely one of my favorite gifts for the travel lover.
4. RFID Travel Wallet
I bought one of these RFID wallets before my trip to London and I really liked it because I didn’t have to worry about losing my credit cards and ids or someone pickpocketing me when exploring the city. Everything was on me and I felt more secure with it. Someone who travels often would appreciate this.
5. Travel Print Wall Art
Travel prints make great gifts for the travel lover who like to show off their passions. These city prints will definitely add some style to their home.
6. Carry On Luggage
NY Times Wirecutter named both the TravelPro Platinum Elite Luggage and Away Carry On Luggage as the best carry-on luggages for travelers after testing 47 bags over a 5 year period. I’m a big fan of Away Luggage so I’m definitely not surprised it was ranked high on their list. Either one of these luggages will make a great gift for the travel lover in your life.
7. Travel Blanket
As someone who travels, I always hate receiving airline blankets because they’re not comfortable enough so I always bring my own. Gift your travel-obsessed loved one, a soft and plushy travel blanket that’s comfortable against the skin and gives you an extra layer of warmth when cold.
8. Gift Card
Everyone loves receiving a gift card; however, the travel lover would love one that can be useful during their travels. Uber is a great gift card idea but when you click on the button, you’ll see we linked to travel-related gift cards page on Amazon because there are so many types of gift cards you can gift them that they will truly appreciate.
9. Manta Sleep Mask
A good quality sleep mask while traveling by plane or train is every travel lovers dream. It’s the perfect gift to give someone who has trouble sleeping or needs an extra tool to fight off jetlag and get some extra sleep. This is one of these airplane travel gifts that will make their flight very comfortable.
A camera will always be a popular item around Christmas and will make the perfect gift to give to the travel lover in your life. They will love this retro style Instax Mini camera and it’s overall a great camera to capture moments during their travels. Another one of my favorite gifts for the travel lover on this list.
11. Portable Coffee Maker
Coffee addicts will love this portable coffee maker. It will allow them to make coffee anywhere they go. It brews about 1-3 cups of coffee in just 1 minute and it comes with a convenient drinking mug that doubles as a carrying case. This will make a great gift idea for someone who enjoys camping or backpacking.
12. Travel Document Organizer
Every traveller should be organized which is why this document organizer will make the best gift. This functional travel wallet will keep important stuff safe and secure while on the go.
13. Larq Self Cleaning Water Bottle
This sleek and stylish water bottle by Larq has its own unique water-purification system and self cleaning system which makes it a great travel water bottle and gift idea. Your friend or loved one can be self assured that they are drinking clean water while avoiding that musty smell that often times build up with plastic bottles.
14. Personalized Travel Bag
A weekender-style bag is perfect for road trips, travel carry on, short trips or an impromptu overnight stay. This is one of my favorite useful gifts for the travel lover and they would love to have it especially when it’s personalized.
15. Travel Hair Blow Dryer
Gift him or her this travel blow dryer from Drybar so they no longer have to rely on hotel blow dryers. It’s performance is just as good as its full-sized blow dryer. It’s lightweight and comes with a travel bag for easy storage.
16. Travel Cocktail Kit
This is such a fun gift idea for both men and women! It’s ideal to use on airplanes, hotel rooms or on-the-go excursions so you can prepare perfectly tasty cocktails. It’s the best travel gift for frequent travelers.
17. Convertible Travel Pillow Infiniti Scarf
This Infiniti Scarf is the perfect gift for female travelers to move around and explore a new city hands-free for a more enjoyable experience. Not only is it stylish, super soft and lightweight, it has two built in hidden pockets that blend seamlessly into the seams so you can protect your valuables and feel safer. It provides warmth and can be used in a number of ways: a scarf, wrap, hoodie and travel blanket.
18. Wanderlust-Inspired Necklace
This beautiful city necklace is a great gift idea to give to your loved one who frequently travels. It’s a custom design so you can choose the length, finish (silver, gold and rose gold) and city as well as personalize it. We also like this world map necklace too!
19. Calpak Portable Travel Charger
This portable charger from Calpak is amazing. I bought one for myself and I love it! And I find it so cool that it doubles as a luggage tag and can be strapped to my suitcase. If I see my phone going dead, I can just charge my phone with ease so I can still use my phone to access my boarding pass.
20. Travel Challenges Cards
This is such a unique travel gift which is perfect for travelers. Gift this someone who wants adventure during their travel. Each day they can pick a card and do one travel challenge to get them out of their comfort zone. It’s a great and fun way to explore the places they’re visiting, meet and chat with locals and possibly create new friendships. They’ll definitely leave with unique memories and many adventures!
21. Travel Jewelry Organizer
This beautiful travel jewelry case is compact enough to fit in your luggage wherever you go while still keeping your jewelry in place. The traveling fashionista would love a gift like this. You can personalized it for them to make their next trip better. It features multiple compartments to organize their jewelry.
22. Travel Beard Grooming Kit
Give your male travel friend superior skincare for his next trip. This four-step grooming kit for men will help cleanse, condition, and soften facial hair and the skin underneath. It works for all hair types. This is one of the best travel gifts for him!
23. Lululemon Leggings
When traveling on a plane, boat or train, comfortable clothes is a necessity. That’s why a pair of comfy leggings will make great gift idea for Christmas. I own a pair of these Lululemon pants and although they are a bit pricey, they’re totally worth it. They’re very high quality, super comfortable around the waist and can last for years. One of my favorite gifts for the travel lover who wants style and comfort on the plane.
24. Stainless Steel Yeti Rambler
You can ensure the travel lover will stay hydrated on the road, while hiking or camping with this Yeti Rambler. It has a double wall vacuum insulation to keep your cold drinks cold and your hot drinks hot for hours. If black is not their style, there at plenty more color options to choose from.
25. Oversized Cardigan
Looking for travel gifts for her? There’s nothing cozier than slipping into a lightweight cardigan when inside a cold plane cabin. I particularly like this one because I always look cool when paired with my travel outfit. It also comes in a number of different colors if gray is too boring for you.
26. Weekender Bag
I’m a huge fan of Calpak because they have amazing travel accessories like this cute weekender bag. It’s very minimalistic yet trendy and it’s also quite durable. This will make a great gift for a man or a woman who travels often.
27. Travel Size Skincare Set
A travel skincare set is a much to keep your skin in tip top shape during your travels. Travel-size products will help you save space in your luggage. There are tons more travel skin care sets on Amazon to find the right skin type!
28. Personalized Men’s Toiletry Bag
This personalized shaving kit makes a great gift idea and will be everything he was hoping for! The quality of the leather is great and it’s the perfect size for travel! The personalization on the shaving kit is a lovely touch. He will love it!
29. Travel Makeup Organizer
When traveling, she’ll need a good organizer to put all her makeup in which is why this is a great gift idea. It has a number of compartments to store everything yet compact enough to take up very little room in her luggage.
30. Engraved Luggage Tag
This engraved luggage tag is so sleek and stylish and will look great on their luggage. This luggage tag is a discreet way for travelers to display their information and it will be engraved to ensure it doesn’t wear off overtime. You’ll definitely make them feel sophisticated with this gift idea.
31. Knock Knock Pack This! Pad
If you have a travel friend who often forgets things when packing, this packing list pad will be a great gift idea for them. It’s an exhaustive list of everything they could need for a trip.
32. Digital Luggage Scale
This luggage scale will help your travel buddy avoid paying for overweight bags when it’s time to check in. It gives an accurate reading and its small design won’t take up a lot of space in their bag.
33. Noise Cancelling Headphone
Your travel friend or loved one don’t need to be in first class to get a premium sound headphone. These Bose headphones will work just as well in coach. It wireless and has 3 levels of world-class noise cancelling so they can have a better listening experience while watching movies or listening to music on the plane.
34. Travel 3D Wood World Map Wall Art
This 3D Wood World Map Wall Art will make the most amazing decor and a travel lover will just appreciate it more. It’s made of high-quality birch plywood and the perfect present for travelers who’s really into interior design.
More Gifts For The Travel Lover
1. Daily’s Carry-On Duffle with 14″ Laptop Sleeve // 2. Travel Stub Diary // 3. Refreshed Traveler Safety Kit // 4. 111 Places in Los Angeles That You Must Not Miss Book // 5. Tumi Province Luggage Accessories // 6. Contigo Steel Travel Mug // 7. Ursa Major Travel Essentials Kit // 8. Madewell Indigo Fragrance Travel Spray // 9. Welly Travel Medicine Kit // 10. Zens Travel Tea Set // 11. Universal Travel Charger Cord Organizer // 12. Outdoor Reach Adult Face Mask & Filters Kit // 13. Travel Smart Digital Luggage Scale // 14. Musee x Prettyinside All the Works Sheet Masks // 15. Herschel Supply Co Wheelie Outfitter 70-Liter Duffle Bag // 16. RFID Wallet Undergarment Neck Pouch // 17. Packing Cubes Travel Organizers
Which of these gifts for the travel lover would you love to gift to someone? Share your thoughts by commenting below!