Are you looking for clever, practical or cute travel lover gifts for your partner, friend, sister or cousin? You came to the right place, my friend! In this post, I’ve gathered some epic ideas for the best gifts for travel lovers.
I’m a digital nomad and practically have been living off my suitcase for the past year! I know a thing or two about the most useful gifts for travelers and the coolest travel gifts I wish someone had gifted me before my trip. The post is divided into sections to make searching for the best gift for travel lover easy. Without further ado, here are 60 travel lover gifts for any occasion.
Best Travel Lover Gifts
Fujifilm is a fantastic gift for travel lover that also loves taking photos! This Fujifilm Instant Camera is a super fun camera to take on any trip. It looks stylish (even guys will appreciate its vintage look), easy to use and comes with a few useful modes, including ‘kids mode’ for photographing fast-moving objects.
Is your loved one a big enthusiast of good coffee? Then a mini espresso machine is the perfect travel gift idea. It comes with a charging cord, and you can buy or even make your own coffee capsules. This travel lover gift is ideal for camping, hiking or travelling in general as it is super compact and can easily fit in hand luggage.
This beautiful and customisable wall art is an incredible gift for a travel lover who wants to give their home a touch of wanderlust! The map comes with different flags and plane pins so that they can mark where they’ve already visited in the world. And the map assembly can be a super fun, bonding activity.
If you’re looking for premium Christmas or birthday gifts for travelers, DJI Drone is a perfect choice! Flying a drone is a super fun experience, and DJI Mini 2 is one of the best drones for leisure and travel. It takes excellent images and flying it is easy. And, there is nothing more magical than aerial shots from your travels.
This super cute gift for travel lovers and photography enthusiasts from Fujifilm comes in different colours (also black and silver) and a pack of print films. It prints photos from a smartphone via a free app and Bluetooth. This is an excellent gift for a travelling friend that likes to document their adventures. You can also get them a travel journal to go with it.
6. Kindle Oasis
One of the best gift ideas for travel enthusiasts that also love reading is a Kindle. Kindle is super slim and lightweight and gives access to unlimited books and newspapers! It is also waterproof, perfect for any type of adventure or pool chill, comes with 8GB storage and adjustable warm light that makes it read like real paper.
Gifts for Travelling Women
Are you looking for travel gifts for her? In this section, you will find the best ideas for gifts for women travelers.
The travel jewellery organiser is one of the most thoughtful and practical gift travel ideas out there! It looks cute and comes in a few colours. She will be able to store her necklaces, bracelets and rings. It is a super handy travel organiser that will make sure her favourite accessories don’t get damaged while she’s having fun exploring or adventuring!
If you’re looking for practical gift ideas for women travelers – a cool backpack is one of them. Kanken backpacks are perfect for minimalists and travel lovers. They are super comfortable and durable, and oh, did I mention they are also stylish and practical. They come in many different colours and can make the best gift for a traveller.
Travel steamer is one of the practical gift ideas for travellers that want to look great. It is also the perfect travel gift for those who go on business trips and need to look impeccable. This super stylish steamer looks like a small hair dry, and it’s incredibly portable. A steamer is an excellent option if you’re looking for practical gift ideas for the traveler you love.
A lightweight travel drier is a must for any travelling girl! There is nothing worse than having a bad hair day on your vacation! This little hair drier is made of titanium, and it’s super light and folds in half for better packing capability. It is one of the best gifts for travel lover girl that she will appreciate.
11. Bee Bar Lotion
Toiletries in a bar are the best gifts for people who love traveling, especially long term. They save a lot of space, are natural and save the environment. What’s not to like? Gift her a moisturising bar to show how thoughtful and environmentally conscious you are! Even better, get the whole set, including a hair conditioner, shower gel and shampoo.
Another great travel-lover gift that will save the space in her luggage and also will help her save the planet. The Ethique face cleansing bar is made of all-natural ingredients, does not contain any plastic and is fully vegan. They also have excellent natural deodorants, shampoos and hair conditioners – also fantastic travel-lover gifts if you want to spoil her!
If you’re still unsure about an idea for a good gift for traveler girl, get her this cute set! Karma sets come in different colours and are made of vegan leather. This gift to travel enthusiasts will be something that is really practical for any airport travel.
Gifts for Adventure Lovers
Are you looking for an adventurous gift for backpackers and explorers? Below are the six absolute best adventure gift ideas that are super practical and will make travelling easier!
Osprey luggage is one of the best gifts for adventure lovers. This backpack is the best of both worlds – backpack and suitcase. The wheels are super durable for those off-beaten track adventures. And the size of this luggage will ensure all essentials can be fit for an awesome experience, whether it is trekking in Patagonia or island hopping in Greece.
15. GoPro HERO9
GoPro HERO9 is a fantastic gift for someone who travels a lot and does all the adventurous activities – from snorkelling or diving, mountain biking, skiing, kitesurfing; you name it. The gift of GoPro will allow them to capture all the incredible experiences and share them later with their friends and family. GoPro HERO9 takes stellar sharp video and photos and is extremely durable, so the owners don’t need to worry about damaging it.
Another must-have for all the adventurous travellers out there. A hanging toiletry bag is super practical for trips when you can’t really unpack because you location-hop. It nicely organises all the toiletries and makes them easy to find and put back in the right place. A hanging toiletry bag is one of the best gifts for travelling friends.
17. Packing Cubes
Packing cubes are super practical gifts for someone traveling abroad on adventures. They help to organise the luggage into sections. When you use packing cubes, it’s super easy to find things quickly. These particular packing cubes compress to a smaller size, which helps save space in the backpack or suitcase. They are also waterproof and come with separate areas for dirty laundry.
If you’re looking for more adventure gift ideas for travel lovers, check out this product! It’s a UV pen that purifies water. With this gadget, the adventurer can drink tap water anywhere in the world! It is a super cool device that saves money on buying water, and it’s good for the environment because you don’t need to buy water that comes in plastic!
Every adventure traveller needs a long-lasting and eco-friendly soap bar. Using solid toiletries saves a lot of space in your backpack, and it is zero waste, which is excellent for the oceans! This all-natural body wash bar from Ethique also comes in different delicious scents and lasts way longer than a liquid body was equivalent. Solid toiletries are a real game-changer when it comes to long-term travel as well!
Nature Lover Gifts
In this section, you’ll find the best ideas for practical outdoor lover gifts. Whether they’re into hiking, camping or bird watching, they will like these super cool items.
Who said that a sports watch needs to look ugly? Garmin Fenix5s Plus in Rose Gold is super stylish and comes with some great functions, including maps for nature walks and can be used for different sports. It also is equipped with Apple pay and Spotify. What’s not to love? This Garmin watch is one of the perfect gift ideas travel lovers will adore!
Osprey backpacks are hands down the best for nature trails and adventure travelling. And this day backpack from Osprey is no exception. It is made to last and wears comfortably. It also comes in 5 different colours. A hiking backpack is one of the best gifts for travel lovers that also love the great outdoors.
A portable Wifi Hotspot is one of the great travel present ideas for those that do country-hopping often. It works in over 100 countries, and you can connect up to 10 devices to get fast and reliable internet on the go. It doesn’t require a local SIM card, and there is no contract attached which gives a great deal of flexibility.
Another great idea for a nature and travel lover is a thermal flask. Chilly flasks are made from stainless steel, are leakproof and what’s more important, come in many different sizes and designs! I mean, buying plastic water is long gone anyways!
A bamboo cutlery set is one of the eco-conscious gifts for someone who loves to travel and loves the planet earth. The set comes in a cute pouch and includes chopsticks and a bamboo straw, so the set owner doesn’t ever need to ask for a plastic straw!
One of the good presents for travel lovers that adore nature and love hiking is a headlamp. A headlamp is particularly useful in the winter months when it gets quickly dark. It provides safety for runners, hikers and cyclists. If you’re looking for a practical, inexpensive gift for nature lovers, this is it.
Photography Lover Gifts
This section is a collection of the best gifts for those passionate travellers that love taking pictures or videos on their adventures. Here are the top camera lover gifts!
One of the best gifts for a travel lover that is also a photography enthusiast is a camera. If you’re looking for an excellent mirrorless camera that takes quality images and videos, is super compact, perfect for travelling and is suitable for beginners to intermediate users, look no further. Sony a6400 comes with easy shooting modes and the ability to change lenses.
Panasonic Lumix is a great camera for photography amateurs! It is particularly good for taking videos as it comes with 4k ability and some exciting shooting modes. It also has a tilting screen and is super light and compact, perfect for taking on any adventure. Finally, 20 MP will ensure quality. All that for a super affordable price tag!
For a full guide on the best cameras check this guide.
A smartphone gimbal is a great present idea for those travellers that are really into their video making. Perhaps they are avid Instagrammers, vloggers or travel video makers. A gimbal is a game-changer for shooting smooth, professional-looking videos!
29. Travel Tripod
One of the best gifts for travel enthusiasts and photographers is a lightweight tripod. A tripod will allow shooting long exposure scenes such as city light, starry sky or even northern lights. It also is an excellent tool for all solo travellers that don’t have a body to take pictures of them!
If your traveller is an intermediate photographer with a mirrorless camera, consider gifting them a multipurpose travel lens from Tamron. This lens will be a nice step-up from their kit lens but at the same time will allow them to shoot everything from portraits, close-ups to landscape and city architecture. Oh, and Tamron is super affordable too!
For more photography gear guides check out Photography Section.
A photography bag from Wandrd is an ultimate travel lover gift that goes on their adventures with their camera, lenses or drone equipment. It’s a premium bag that is super stylish, and it is the favourite brand of many digital nomads I know. It comes in three different colours and two different sizes. It also has space for a laptop and a compartment for personal items.
Gadget Lover Gifts
In this section, you will find all the best gifts for travellers that love tech and all sorts of gadgets!
If your traveller loves music, get them a mini travel speaker they can take on their adventures! This powerful clip-on mini speaker from JLB is fully dustproof and waterproof, and it can play music for up to 10 hours. It may be tinny, but it is also super powerful with punchy bass.
Noise-cancelling headphones are also one of the best gifts for travellers that love to listen to music on the go. These particular headphones from Bose come with noise-cancelling, which can be very useful for listening to music or watching movies on loud planes or while waiting at the airport. Bose headphones also come equipped with Alexa voice control that can change a song or tell directions.
This lens kit from Xenvo Pro is a super fun gift for travel and photography lovers! It enhances the shooting capability of the smartphone, and it is compatible with any smartphone such as iPhone and Samsung. It comes with a wide-angle view that allows the view in the picture frame and a macro lens that allows magnifying the view.
A portable power bank is one of the affordable but super practical gift ideas for vacation and gifts for people who travel a lot. T-CORE Power Bank is the lightest and smallest power bank out there. It charges super fast and has an electronic display which is also handy. It is compatible with any phone and perfect to use at airports, trains, camping or hiking.
36. Fire TV Stick
An Amazon Fire TV Stick is also one of the best gift ideas for travellers that don’t want to part with their favourite shows and TV programmes. There are no subscription fees, and with the Fire TV Stick, travellers can watch thousands of free movies and programmes anywhere they go. It also comes with apps such as Netflix and YouTube.
Beach Lover Gifts
In this section, you will find all the best ideas for awesome ocean lover gifts. We all know those people that always spend their holiday by the beach. Let’s gift them something that they’ll love!
37. Portable Lounger
This portable lounger is ideal for taking with you on the beach holiday. It inflates quickly without the need for a pump, and it’s super comfortable. There are also a few designs to choose from! An inflatable sofa is one of the best vacation gift ideas!
Flip flops are the best gifts for someone who loves to travel to the beach every year! And Havaianas are one of the best brands of flip flops out there! They are incredibly durable and will definitely last the beach lover a few seasons. They also come in many super cool designs!
39. Picnic Set
Another super cool beach lover gift is a picnic set! They can take it to the beach for a romantic date or a family or friends gathering. The backpack comes with two spaces for wine bottles and a cooling compartment for cheese and other goodies. In addition to the cutlery set for four persons, there is also a waterproof blanket.
A beach towel is one of the must-have travel lover gift ideas for all the beach bunnies out there! If you’re going to get them a towel, choose one that is super small and light and dries fast for maximum practicality. The microfibre towel from Venture is exactly that and comes in different colours too!
A fantastic travel gift for all ocean lovers is a reef safe sun cream set! Sun Bum is renowned for being non-toxic, vegan and ocean-friendly. It allows all the beach lovers to stay protected, enjoy the beach life while not leaving any waste in the ocean! Gift your beach lover a sun cream or the whole set that includes lip protection and after sun lotion.
42. Beach Dry Bag
Another excellent pick for a beach lover! A dry bag is super handy for travellers that like water sports such as kayaking, boating and sailing. The bag keeps the gear dry and safe while they’re enjoying the water activities. You can choose the colour, and this dry bag from Earth Pak comes with an extra waterproof phone cover.
Gifts for Someone Who Travels a Lot for Work
Here are some best ideas for gifts that frequent travellers will love because those practical items will make their travelling easier and more enjoyable.
43. Travel Pillow
A travel pillow is one of the essentials and best gifts-for-travel-lovers! There is nothing worse than not sleeping during a long flight, especially when having to work the next day. A memory travel pillow provides the comfort needed to have a restful sleep during travelling. And this particular pillow also folds to super small size!
Gifting a piece of luggage is hands-down one of the best Christmas gifts for travel lovers! There is nothing more practical than a carry-on suitcase for short city breaks and business trips. Coolife suitcase is equipped with durable and silent spinner wheels, an expandable compartment, a security lock and a sleek look.
This pocket-size translator can translate 82 languages in real-time as you speak without hardly any delay. It is a super handy gift for travellers that want to immerse themselves into the local culture and participate in conversations in the local language. The device comes with a two year SIM card that works in most countries.
If you’re buying a gift for someone who travels and works simultaneously, a foldable Bluetooth keyboard is an excellent idea. This Bluetooth keyboard folds in three lasts up to 60 hours of working time, and is compatible with most smartphones, tablets and laptops. It is a super handy gadget to take out at the airport to write a couple of emails!
Travel cord organiser is the perfect travel gift for anyone that takes on holiday multiple tech gadgets such as phones, watches, kindles, cameras, Ipads and game consoles. It helps to organise all the power cords in one place and is super handy for long-term travel!
You can never go wrong with a passport holder as one of the travel lover gifts! This passport case from Melsbrinna has a sleek design, is available in three different colours and comes with a few additional slots – one of them can be used to store a vaccine card!
Unique Travel Gifts
This section is a collection of not so practical but cute gifts for travellers to inspire even more wanderlust in them! Here are the best ideas for unique gifts for travel lovers.
If the person you’re buying the gift for loves travelling and Pandora, get them this cute passport charm! It is super thoughtful, and it will show you know their passions. The charm is made of sterling silver, and it will fit any Pandora bracelet.
A scratch-off map is an excellent travel gift idea for all wanderlust seekers and adventurers! They can scratch off all the countries they have already explored and frame the map somewhere special in their house for everyone to see but most importantly to feel grateful for all the amazing trips they already took!
Wooden Puzzle Globe is one of the best travel gift ideas for creative friends and family members that love a little bit of DIY and puzzles. Assembling this awesome globe is super fun and suitable for the whole family. And, once put together, the globe is a nice accessory for any travel lover home.
A digital picture frame is one of the fabulous birthday gifts for a traveler that also likes gadgets. The frame allows for sharing photos and videos wirelessly and comes with 8GB internal storage. If they already have Alexa, they can also control this picture frame with Alexa voice commands. The digital frame is perfect for taking to the office to look at something nice every day.
This is another perfect birthday gift for travel lover! This National Geographic book comes packed with epic destinations, ideas and stunning photos for an ultimate wanderlust and inspiration for the upcoming trips! ‘Destinations of a Lifetime’ is the perfect coffee table book to browse on a cold wintery day!
Travel diary gift is a great idea for those travellers that love writing down their thoughts while travelling. You could combine this gift with a smartphone printer (number 5) or Fujifilm Instant Camera (number 1), so they can print photos and write comments in their journal as they travel.
Small Travel Gifts
This section lists some very cheap but super cool gifts for people who love traveling.
Eat Pray Love is one of the most influential travel books out there. It tells a story about a woman that left everything behind to discover herself. She travels to Italy, India and Bali to embark on a lifetime journey! It is an excellent gift for travel lovers!
This is an excellent gift for travellers that are a little stressed about the weight of their luggage when going through an airport check-in. The scale is super tiny and light and can be taken on any travel. Wherever they travel, they can check how much their luggage weighs and avoid a lot of stress and extra charges at the airport.
An international adapter is a must-have for any traveller! It works for all types of electric sockets, including Europe, the US, Australia, China and the UK. It also comes with handy USB ports for plugging small devices such as a phone or a smartwatch.
This is a real brush with a hidden compartment for hiding valuables such as money, keys and jewellery. It could be useful for taking to hostels or to the beach.
59. Travel Eye Mask
A travel eye mask can be a game-changer when trying to have a nap on the train or plane. It blinds the eyes and makes it easier to sleep. This eye mask comes padded for better comfort.
If you want to gift your traveller something small but personalised – consider getting a personalised luggage tag! It is stylish and handcrafter, also made of durable materials to last many trips!
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