Is one of your loved ones a travel lover? Gift giving is HARD people! Lucky for you, I am a fellow travel lover and can give you all the best ideas for your loved ones!
I try to give a good variety of thoughtful gifts, cute gifts, and practical gifts they probably don’t want to buy themselves but really need. I also break it down by Inexpensive, moderate & expensive depending on who you’re shopping for (sorry distant cousin, I love ya but you will be receiving something from the inexpensive column).
I also added pictures to make this long list of gifts for travel lovers a little easier to read! Let’s start with everyone’s favorite category… INEXPENSIVE 😉
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Someone got me this for Christmas one year and it was the most thoughtful and sweet gift! This could work for just about anything, travel or not, but if you pull a cute travel photo off their social media, you can print it onto a blanket! Click here to check it out!
Travel Skincare Essentials Kit
Everyone who travels a lot knows how much it messes with your skin!! Something about that recycled air on an airplane just really makes your skin angry, ha! If you have a loved one that is planning a big upcoming trip, definitely snag them one of these skincare kits for when they arrive at their destination. 🙂
Travel Presets for the Instagram Lover
Do you have a loved one whose a Instagram lover?! Well, Instagram Presets are all the craze right now!
In just one click you will have a professionally edited photo.. and the best part, they are so affordable. Click here to check them out!
New Luggage Tag & Passport Holder Set
A matching luggage tag & passport holder set is an absolute MUST! These things break and get worn out constantly, so you can always use another set! When I get a new luggage tag / passport holder, 99.9% of the time it’s from Anthropologie! They have the most adorable matching sets and are constantly adding new designs.
Sustainable Bamboo Straws
Most tourist destinations have made the switch to paper straws, which I think is great for the environment and all, but those things really suck to use! They get soggy after just a few minutes!! A great gift is some re-useable and sustainable straws that they can easily bring with them on their travels. My go-to are Mountain Bluebird’s because they are a small business, completely sustainable, affordable, and come in the most adorable packaging! Click here to check them out.
I love a unique & practical gift! This foot cradle is perfect for long plane rides where you need to make sure you can get comfy. You just hook it right over the tray in front of you and BOOM, you have a foot rest! Click here to check it out.
“Pack This” Check List
This is such a thoughtful and easy gift for travel lovers! Even the best packers will always forget to pack something, trust me! This list is sooo helpful and comes with a ton of sheets to last a long time.
I am not kidding when I say this list includes literally everything you would need to pack!! SO helpful!
I used to not pack specific clothes that I loved because I knew they would get so wrinkled when I traveled! Now, I have a little travel steamer that easily fits in my suitcase and I can not leave the house without it! I actually got this for my Fiance originally because he’s a total wrinkle-snob, but ended up stealing it for myself hehe 🙂
Travel Sized Jewelry Organizer
I can’t tell you how many times my jewelry has been ruined because I travel with it and it’s just a lost cause when it comes to being tangled, ha! There are super small jewelry organizers that you can get on Amazon and they are adorable!
TIP: Get some cute jewelry to go with their new jewelry organizer! Such an adorable, themed gift! 🙂
Book of all their travel photos
My mother in law got me this one year for Christmas and I absolutely loved it! How thoughtful and sweet is it to pull their photos off their social media and create a little book for their coffee table at home? You can do these at your local Walgreens or Shutterfly.com!
I would post a photo of it, but my dog ate the book when she was a puppy sooo.. it’s long gone now haha!!
Is your loved one into photography? Usually travel & photography go hand in hand. There are tons of camera bags out their depending on their style and how many lenses they own, but this is a classic style that is perfect for travel! I have a few camera bags, and this one is my all time favorite because I can still carry stuff in the top section and then the bottom section is padded & sections for my camera gear.
Southwest Gift Card
Ah, my all time favorite gift that I literally get all my friends!! Have a friend whose moving to a different city? A friend who just started doing long distance with their boyfriend / girlfriend? Or, have a friend you love to travel with and want to get them a little travel gift? Southwest gift card is the answer!
You can buy these right off Amazon (thank you for always being so convenient Amazon) and can pick how much you want to put on the card ($50, $100, $150, or $200).
Scratch Off Map
You know this is the ultimate travel lover gift because I have about 10 of these things! Almost everyone in my family & friend group has gifted me one of these at some point, ha!
These are adorable though and come in a variety of colors. You can choose between scratching off by state or by country.
Like I mentioned before, usually traveling and photography goes hand in hand! Do you know someone who is about to go on a tropical destination? Get them a GoPro! Are they possibly looking to dip their toe into the photography world? You can get them a clip on, professional camera lens! Or, if you’re wanting to really splurge.. here is my guide to what’s in my Camera Bag!
New Luggage Set
Anyone who travels a lot knows how dirty and banged up their luggage gets! This luggage set has a hard shell case, which keeps it in good condition so much longer! Added plus.. this adorable marble set will be easy for them to spot! 🙂
World Push Pin Map
This is slightly different than a scratch off map! These maps are usually a bit more expensive, come framed, and look like a nice thing to hang on your walls. I absolutely love my push pin map and get so excited to come home from a new trip to add to my collection!
Digital Picture Frame
My sister got this for a housewarming gift and I think it’s just the sweetest gift! This digital picture frame showcases tons of pictures that you can add to whenever you want. This way your loved one doesn’t have to pick and choose which photos they want framed in their home. 🙂 Click here to check it out!
Beauty Sleep Set
A luxury travel item for the luxury traveler! This silk travel pillow and eye mask will ensure they are well rested for their long flights. This is on the expensive side, but you have to think that this will last them forever! Click here to check it out.
Portable Wifi Hot Spot
Do you know someone who travels for work? Or maybe a travel blogger? This is the perfect gift! These portable wifi hot spots work great for travel and this one even comes with a wide angle camera!!
Okay, that’s a wrap! These are hands down the best gifts for travel lovers where you get thoughtful gift ideas, practical gifts, inexpensive / expensive, etc.
I hope you love this gift list for travel lovers and if you have any extra ideas, please leave them in the comments so I can ask my mom for them for Christmas next year 😉
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