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 on this list of gifts for people who travel for them! 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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Gifts for Travel Lovers
Great Travel Gifts to Help Them Get There
For planning their adventures…
The Bucket List
If they love traveling all around the world, get them this 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.
The Road Trip Book
If they never pass up a good road trip, give them this book. It covers over 1000 road trips across the globe from simply scenic drives to adventurous ones and more cultural based ones.
If they often jet off for a weekend, but don’t have a great weekend bag, then fix that problem now. Grunt and I love weekend trips and we’d 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 getting around once they’re there…
Hong Kong Laptop Tote
This is the holy grail of laptop totes. 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 has plenty of compartments and dividers inside the tote to keep everything organized and in its place. Find the tote here!
Convertible Bryant Pouch
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. It’s also water resistant so they won’t be worried about their phone getting wet if they get caught in the rain. Find it here!
3-in-1 Convertible Backpack
And this is the holy grail of backpacks. It can go from backpack to tote to shoulder bag with a single click. It can easily hold your laptop if needed or work as an overnight bag. Traveling with kids? No problem. It can hold snacks, drinks, diapers and so much more. Find this gem here!
To help them keep up with their stuff while traveling…
Leather Passport Cover
In my opinion, leather never goes out of style and only gets better with age. Give the adventurers on your list a passport cover to remind them to be wild and to also help them keep up with their passport!
Where to Next Luggage Tag
Another leather beauty here! This gorgeous luggage tag is perfect for that outdoorsy traveler in your life. This luggage tag will last for years and years to come. Find it here!
Useful Travel Gifts
How to Read the Menu
One here for the 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.
Sparkly Gifts for People Who Love to Travel
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. You can find this necklace here on Etsy or on the Wander + Lust website here.
Gifts For the Outdoorsy Travelers
Cup Holder for Bicycles
Got an adventurer on your list who loves to bike? This cup holder was made for them! This shop has some of the cutest bicycle cup holders I’ve ever seen – they’re witty too. Perfect for that friend who loves their bike and also a laugh or two. See all the different options here.
This is perfect for those guys or girls that love to fish, hunt or just sit by the lake for a while. Not only is it a seat and holds your beer (or other beverage of choice), but it also has a coozie holder built-in and we all know that’s essential for a cold beer. Am I right or am I right? Find it here!
Memorable Travel Gift Ideas
Gifts that remind them of special trips and celebrate their love of travel…
Scratch Off Maps
Hands down, this is one of my most favorite gift ideas. These scratch-off maps are nothing short of genius and are priced great! As one travels to different places, when they come back, they can scratch off the place they went to reveal a beautiful watercolor underneath. You can find the United States version here and the world version here.
50 States Photo Map
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.
Jet Set Coaster Set
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.
Vintage Travel Posters
You can get 95 printable vintage travel posters here. Pick out a few of your gift recipient’s favorite travel spots or a poster from a place you visited together, print it out and frame it for them!
Ticket Stub Diary
I keep just about every zoo ticket, movie ticket, subway ticket and whatever other little tokens such as those that we use on our trips. I love this ticket stub diary because you can actually flip through them to look at all the mementos from your trips.
Any great gift ideas for travelers you would like to share?
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