Have a jetsetter or two on your holiday gift list? Whether they love to travel for pleasure or they have to travel for work, there is sure to be something in this list of travel gifts they would love and appreciate. These are the best gifts for travelers – no matter if they’re off on an adventure or off to another work meeting.
This gift guide is full of travel gift ideas – some more practical and useful, some more meaningful and a way to remind your gift recipient of an adventure they went on.
While trotting around the globe is fun and exciting, even if you’re doing it for work, it can also be stressful sometimes. I love to go new places with the family and make new memories on our adventures, but I can easily get stressed when it comes to getting us all there along with everything we need there. Thus why this gift guide includes both incredibly useful gifts for people who travel and also travel related gifts that people can look at and remember a fun trip or give them inspiration for a new adventure.
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Travel Gift Ideas
The holy grail of laptop totes.
This laptop tote bag is an absolute lifesaver. I have it myself and can say it is wonderful for those of us who have to travel for work or take work with us when we travel. It’s also great for loading just your notebooks and laptop in and taking care of business while your kid is in dance lessons. 😉 It has plenty of compartments and dividers inside the tote to keep everything organized and in its place. On top of all that, it actually has a sleeve on the back that can go right over your luggage handle. The Hong Kong Tote is currently 25% off at Baggallini right now, along with everything else on their site, as part of their Big Bagg Sale!
Organization within the Suitcase
These packing cubes are handy for both individuals and families traveling. They can organize clothes and undergarments into all the cubes and it even comes with a laundry bag for dirty clothes as well. These help to take advantage of every inch of a suitcase by condensing clothing into the cubes. On top of that, clothing doesn’t get as wrinkled because it’s not all just thrown into the suitcase.
Help them easily spot their luggage.
Create luggage tags designed especially for them by you! You can choose from different styles and options of luggage tags at Photobook. They will definitely know their bag when they spot their special tag on it. If you’ve got a couple or family on your list that does a lot of traveling, making them all coordinating luggage tags would be a great gift idea! Right now at Photobook, you can use code NOV18 to get 40% off luggage tags, making them less than $5 each!
Something pretty to wear.
Wander + Lust Jewelry has some of the prettiest travel related jewelry. This airplane necklace caught my eye immediately. I love how the front airplane wings resemble feathers and the cubic zirconias down the top adds the perfect amount of sparkle. You can find this necklace here on Etsy or on the Wander + Lust website here.
Traveling these days consists of making sure you’ve packed chargers for your phone, laptop, iPad and then you’ve also got to make sure you have those earbuds as well and maybe a random USB cord or two. This travel cord roll will organize all of that and keep it in place for your gift recipient. It also rolls up for easy storage. It comes in two colors – the green shown above and black for those guys who wouldn’t want to to rock that green. 🙂
Super Handy Toiletry Bag
For me, a good toiletry bag is essential for not losing my mind when I’m traveling. It has to have a hook for hanging in the bathroom and good zippered compartments for organizing all my toiletries. This hanging travel organizer has all that and it rolls up for easy storage in their suitcase. Plus, it’s 25% off right now!
Help them go on their next adventure.
Give them a start on their next adventure with an AirBnB gift card from GiftCards.com. You can get an AirBnB gift card for as little as $25 or as much as $500. No matter the amount, they’ll be grateful for your help on their next trip!
This set of coasters features four different airport codes vintage style. It’s perfect for that person who both loves to travel and appreciates a good vintage touch. I have a pair of these handmade coasters myself and love them.
Get them a bottle of wine from one of their favorite places to travel or from a place they have yet to travel! Firstleaf has handpicked wines from all over the United States as well as Italy, Spain, Chile, France, and Argentina – just to name a few. Most bottles are less than $20! See what all Firstleaf has here.
Inspire their next adventure.
If they love traveling all around the world, get them The Bucket List book – it covers 1000 different types of trips of various sizes and for various ages that it sure to leave the world travelers on your list adding to their own bucket list.
If they never pass up a good road trip, give them The Road Trip Book. It covers over 1000 road trips across the globe from simply scenic drives to adventurous ones and more cultural based ones.
For the minimalist traveler or the ones who long to be…
This handy little pouch can be a wristlet or a crossbody bag. Either way your gift recipient uses it, it will still carry all the essentials they’ll need while perusing a new city. The Convertible Bryant Pouch holds your phone and has slots for your credit cards and ids inside, while it has extra exterior pockets outside. It’s lightweight, so it won’t grind into their shoulder and it’s also water resistant so they won’t be worried about their phone getting wet if they get caught in the rain. This too is currently 25% off at Baggallini during their Big Bagg Sale and comes in 10 different colors!
If they need a little more room or travel with kids…
If they need a little more room in their bag or travel with small kids, then you could go with something that has more space like this All Day Backpack. It’s still lightweight and water resistant, but has more space for carrying things like a water bottle or two, baby wipes, a cosmetic pouch and what not. It has multiple compartments and slots inside and out for keeping everything organized and in its place too. This bag is 25% off right now as well!
A picture for every state…
If they have visiting every state on their bucket list, then this United States photo map is a fun and meaningful gift to give them! As they visit each state, they’ll be able to come back home and cross it off their list with a photo. You can also choose to give them an individual photo state or other countries – they can be found in this shop.
A point in the right direction.
This is another jewelry find from Wander + Lust. This is the perfect gift for the gals on your list who are always following their arrow or who aren’t afraid to take off on a new adventure at a moment’s notice. You can find this bracelet here on Etsy or here on Wander + Lust.
Something for their Christmas tree.
If they are often up in the air and like it that way, snag them this airplane Christmas tree ornament to remind them of their travels every year.
For the weekenders…
If they are often jetting off for a weekend, but don’t have a great weekend bag, then fix that problem now. Grunt and I love weekend trips and both of us would be lost without our weekender bags. They hold just enough for 2-3 nights as well as your toiletry bag and an extra pair or two of shoes.
For the world traveler on your list, this adapter allows them to easily adapt your plugs to work in 150 countries. The adapter is color coded and comes with the countries printed on the inside of the box with their corresponding color.
A “Just In Case”…
If they tend to come home with more than they left with, get them this foldable travel duffel bag. It folds down to easily fit inside their luggage or carry on and then, if need be, they can just unfold it and fill it up with the treasures they bring back home.
You can get 95 printable vintage travel posters here. Pick out a few of your gift recipients favorite travel locations or a poster from a place you visited together, print it out and frame it for them!
When they need to eat…
Another one for those world travelers, especially the ones who might not know the language of where they’re going. This set of three books will help anyone traveling to Spain, Italy or France understand the menu. Even better – each is the size of a credit card so it will fit right into their wallet or pocket.
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