The holidays are coming up fast girlfriends! I know some of you have all of your gift shopping completed. But if you’re like me (and there are a whole lot of us out there), you haven’t even started shopping yet. Don’t panic! I have put together the ultimate gift guide for the travelers in your life!
This post contains several gift guides by categories. The first one is a general gift guide for travel necessities. The second gift guide adds gift ideas geared toward men. The third guide is geared toward women. The final gift guide is all about gifts to inspire the wanderlust in the traveler you’re buying for.
Let’s get started!
Ultimate Gift Guide for Travel in General
I have traveled with Delsey carry on luggage for years, and I just love it! I am a FIRM believer of traveling with ONLY carry on luggage! That is one sure way of arriving with your suitcase. No more lost bags! This is a 21-inch gorgeous teal carry on with four double spinner wheels and secure TSA locks. The double spinner wheels are key to easy gliding through the airport or down the streets of your destination. It comes in many different colors as well. This carry on is an economical and durable choice for any traveler. Just click on the image and pick their favorite color!
I LOVE my Gonex packing cubes! Your traveler is going to love them too. They make packing so easy. They have a mesh covering so that you can see what’s inside and double zippers to compress the contents a little more making room for those little extras you forget until the last minute. They work best with knit items that can be rolled up. But you can also roll up jeans and put them in a packing cube. There are several different sizes to accommodate all your needs, PLUS a small laundry bag.
When we travel, we naturally want to take photos of the amazing places we visit so we can see them over and over again. Even if your traveler is not an experienced photographer, she/he will want a camera that takes clear, amazing photos. This is the perfect camera for a budding photographer. It’s as easy to use as a regular point, and shoot camera but the photos are much sharper. I bought my first Nikon DSLR camera several years ago, and I’ve always been pleased with the quality of photos taken with it. Your traveler is going to LOVE this camera! And you are going to get lots of brownie points for giving it!
Gift Idea 4) Trtl Pillow
This little pillow may not look like much, but it is a powerful way to sleep on a plane, train, or in a car! It has a structure that you can lean against while sleeping and soft material to wrap around your neck with a velcro fastener that holds it in place. There are several ways to lean on it which is explained in the directions that come with it. It also comes in several colors. I have the red one! You can wrap it around the handle of your carry on and fasten it with the velcro attachment while in the airport. Or if you have a large pocket in front or back of your carry on, you can slip it in there until you’re on the plane. It’s easy to carry and easy to use. Sweet dreams travelers!
If you’ve flown on any airline recently, you’ll understand when I say that noise canceling headphones are a MUST! Think not hearing the screaming baby in the row directly behind you, people talking across the aisle, noisy carts in the aisle, etc. You KNOW what I mean. Granted we feel for the poor parent who can’t quiet their otherwise sweet baby child. We’ve all been there, right? However, sometimes we just want a little peace and quiet while we try to sleep, read, or work on the plane. That’s why as soon as I board a plane I slip on my Bose noise canceling headphones for a quiet, peaceful flight. This particular set also comes with Alexa Voice Control for seamless use in the home as well. Your traveler will thank you for this outstanding gift!
Gift Idea 6) Passport Holder Cover Wallet RFID Blocking Leather
Everyone who travels needs a passport, and every passport needs a protective cover. This passport protector comes with RFID protection for your passport AND for the credit cards that you can carry in this neat little organizer. It comes in a variety of colors. Just click and pick your traveler’s favorite color! Couldn’t be easier. A great little stocking stuffer!
Gift Idea 7) All-new Kindle Paperwhite
Oh my goodness! What can I say about the Kindle Paperwhite besides it is a MUST for travelers who love to read? This is one item I absolutely do not leave home without! And your lover of books will take it everywhere with her too. For those of us who read several books at the same time, it is definitely a space saver. When your traveler goes on an extended trip, he’ll want to load this baby up with books so he’ll never run out of something to read, whether for business or pleasure. Click and buy! You’ll want to look at accessories too such as a cover to protect the Kindle. What a great gifter you are!
Ultimate Gift Guide for Men who Travel
This backpack is a high quality, spacious, choice that protects your favorite traveler’s laptop outside of the main compartment. AND it is TSA friendly, meaning it can be opened up with both sides laying flat and easy for TSA scanners to access. No more taking your laptop out of the backpack! It fits under the seat in front of you on the airplane, keeping everything you need within easy reach. Whoever receives THIS gift is going to LOVE it!
This beautiful handmade leather travel journal is perfect for the creative type of traveler. It has unlined pages for sketching those special places or for capturing thoughts before they slip away. It comes with a pen that stays hidden away inside and leather straps that provide a safe closure. It’s small enough to fit inside a backpack or messenger bag so it can go everywhere he goes!
Gift Idea 10) Viosi Mens RFID Leather Messenger Bag
This is a beautiful leather messenger bag for a man who prefers this type bag to backpacks. AND it has an RFID money clip to protect the owner’s credit cards from being scanned by criminals. That is a BIG extra! There’s a slot for his passport with a snap closure to prevent it from falling out. This bag is really special with a comfortable shoulder strap specially treated to prevent color transfer. I’m so excited about this bag I may have to buy one for myself! Just kidding!
Gift Idea 11) Genuine Leather Double Zip Toiletry Bag
I had to consult my husband on this gift idea. He’s adamant about having a travel kit small enough and soft enough to fit into his carry on! This is THE ONE he says! It is genuine leather and has two separate inside pockets to keep your traveler’s toiletries organized. The third zippered pocket on the outside provides even more room for the small extras he wants to take along on the trip! And it won’t break the bank either!
Ultimate Gift Guide for Women who Travel
Gift Idea 12) Patagonia Women’s Refugio Backpack 26L
This is the backpack I recently took on my trip to Spain as my “personal item.” I chose it because of the padded laptop/tablet section and the amazing amount of room in three separate sections! It’s perfect when connecting to a budget airline that restricts the size of the under seat item. Your traveler will LOVE this backpack! It’s a great daypack for hiking or for packing makeup, medications, snacks, a drink, and an extra set of clothes/jacket and other items you want to keep close on a plane. This one is a WINNER!
Gift Idea 13) Vera Bradley Hanging Organizer
Who doesn’t LOVE Vera Bradley? This is a fabulous hanging toiletries organizer that’s ready to travel when you are! Perfect for those tiny European bathrooms since you can just hang it on the door and still have easy access. Lots of pockets to hold everything your traveler needs to look her best wherever she goes!
Gift Idea 14) Travel Scarf
Your traveler will thank you for this special scarf! A soft, fashionable infinity scarf, it’s perfect for traveling because of its secret hidden zippered pocket. She’ll feel much safer with her passport, cash, and more tucked away in this scarf, leaving her hands free to shop for souvenirs!
This sterling silver compass necklace is perfect for those with a true sense of wanderlust. We are always thinking of where to explore next. There is a quote by J. R. R. Tolkien that goes like this “Not all who wander are lost.” This is undoubtedly true of the traveler who wears this compass necklace, for they follow their dreams!
Gift Idea 16) SCOUT Uptown Girl Medium Multi-Pocket Tote Bag
For the woman who always looks put together when she travels, this Scout bag will be a great addition to her travel accessories. This bag is big enough to hold a laptop computer, her makeup, a notebook with a pen, and some reading material. It has plenty of outside pockets for stashing extras along the way. The top has a zipper to keep all of her important things safe. And best of all, it fits perfectly under the seat on the plane, making this an easy to carry “personal item.” It’s easy to clean too, just wipe it with a damp cloth and it will be ready for her next trip!
Gift Idea 17) BAGSMART Travel Jewelry Organizer
This jewelry organizer comes in several different colors and patterns and all are beautiful! It comes in small and large sizes to accommodate all the jewelry you want to carry on your trips. I tend to carry a small amount of jewelry so the small size is just right for me. It fits nicely into my carry-on inside a pocket. And, of course, I LOVE the teal color!
Ultimate Gift Guide for Travel Inspiration
Gift Idea 18) Scratch Off World Map Poster
This is the ultimate travel map containing countries of the world including all the U.S. states that your traveler can scratch off to indicate she/he has been there! It’s a great gift for families who travel together too. It’s easy to see how many places you’ve been and where you want to go next! Check each country or state off your bucket list as you scratch them off on your map!
Gift Idea 19) Journeys of a Lifetime
If anyone knows all about journeys of a lifetime, it is the National Geographic organization. This is the second edition of this highly popular book loved by travelers. It provides plenty of photographic inspiration for those trips we dream about taking. If inspiration sparks action, your traveler will take that dream trip before you know it!
Gift Idea 20) World Map Coffee Cup
Your traveler will LOVE drinking coffee or tea from this mug every morning. It’s bound to create an inspirational spark to explore more of our world. There’s nothing like curling up on the couch with a hot mug of tea and a fire in the fireplace while looking out at the gently falling snow and dreaming about your next trip to Hawaii! What could be better than that?
So there you have it, girlfriends! Gift ideas for ALL the travelers on your holiday gift list! I’ve given you the ultimate gift guide for general travel needs, men who travel, women who travel, and some travel inspirational gift ideas. You can take it from here. Click, buy, and your shopping is DONE! Wishing you the happiest of holidays!
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