We all have that person in our life who loves to travel. You never know where they are or what they’re up to until you see an Instagram story of them in some exotic or exciting location—clearly living their best life. As an avid traveler myself, I’ve created this list of unique and creative gift ideas for travelers that they’re sure to appreciate and use.
11 Gift Ideas for Travelers in Your Life
Try the World Snack Box
Try the World gift boxes are the perfect travel gifts for couples, solo travelers and foodies. Each box contains gourmet foods and treats from across the globe, making it the perfect gift to inspire the next trip or remind them of one of their favorite places in the world.
Buy your Try the World Gift here and use the code HOLIDAY20 for 20% off through December 31!
A New Backpack
When it comes to travel gifts for men or women, you can’t go wrong with a durable backpack with plenty of compartments and anti-theft features. Especially for travelers who prefer backpacking or traveling light.
The Cotopaxi Allpa is top-of-the-line. Clam-shell opening, anti-theft zippers, rain cover, separate compartments, laptop sleeve and more. My husband and I each brought just a Cotopaxi backpack on a three-week trip through Asia (him the 42L Allpa, me the 35L Allpa) and it was all we needed!
If you want to see how amazing it is for packing, check out my Instagram post where I pack my Cotopaxi Allpa 42L.
You’d be surprised how many seasoned travelers don’t use or know the value of packing cubes. That’s why they’re one of the best gift ideas for travelers!
Packing cubes are an absolute game changer for organization and convenience. They allow travelers to easily find an item in their backpack or suitcase without tearing everything out, repack the bag faster and stay organized through the entire trip.
When it comes to travel gift ideas, a Kindle is the gift that keeps on giving. This is the perfect gift for the reader in your life who loves to travel.
With physical books, you can only afford to pack one on a trip. And once you’ve finished it, no more books! With a Kindle, your traveler can pack and read an unlimited number of books without taking up precious packing space.
I once read nine books in a single trip with my Kindle! Trust me when I say it’s a gift that will be cherished forever.
Love being the person who gifts the most clever presents? If so, you should gift hat clips to the traveler in your life. These small, simple clips allow you to clip a hat right to a backpack, purse or suitcase so you don’t have to wear it at the airport or carry it. It also prevents hats from getting smushed by being packed!
My husband and I used these religiously as we traveled through the sun-beaten temples in Egypt. When we were out of the sun, we just clipped our hats to our bags and didn’t have to carry them around.
Versatile Travel Shoes
Travel gifts for women don’t have to be clever or unique. Every woman loves a stylish and comfortable pair of shoes, and they’ll love them even more when they’re a versatile pair of travel shoes!
The Vista Sandals by Reef are one of the best travel shoes because they’re comfortable for hours of walking and stylish enough to go with a dress, jeans or shorts. They come in multiple color-ways and they can even get wet!
Secret Pocket Infinity Scarf
A secret pocket infinity scarf is one of the more clever gift ideas for travelers. These handy scarves allow you to prevent theft and pickpocketing by hiding your most precious items discreetly around your neck.
Put your cash, cards, passport and even phone inside and you can travel with peace of mind.
Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Nothing makes a place feel like home like playing your favorite tunes through a crisp, fresh speaker *aka not your cellphone*. That’s why the traveler in your life will LOVE a compact Bluetooth speaker with crystal-clear sound.
The JBL Go 3 is one of the most affordable, lightweight and powerful portable speakers. It lasts 5 hours on a single charge and it’s waterproof and dustproof, making it perfect for the beach, hikes or wherever your traveler goes!
Hold Anything Claw Clip
The Hold Anything Claw Clip by Kaxi is one of my favorite travel gifts for women. Trust me when I say this claw clip will hold anything—even the thickest hair!
I never travel without my Kaxi claw clip, and I use it at least once every day while at home. It’s great for keeping hair out of your face when flying or stylish on the go. Plus, you can lay back on it and it won’t dig into your head or cause pain. It’s simply the best!
Luxurious Hair Care On the Go
While we’re on the subject of hair…the female traveler in your life is sure to appreciate travel-size luxury hair care products like Vegamour shampoo, leave-in conditioner and dry shampoo.
After using simple, non-toxic hair shampoos for years, my hair was flat, dull and a hassle. My long hair was so annoying I just wanted to cut it, then I tried Vegamour and fell in love with how it looked.
Vegamour is known for their vegan hair care products that promote growth and nourishmet, while ensuring your hair has never looked better!
Travel Electric Toothbrush
Most people use an electric tooth brush these days, but a large electric tooth brush and charger can be a hassle to pack for travel.
The Quip Electric Toothbrush is compact and battery-powered, so travelers can get the same superior clean on the road without having to pack their home toothbrush setup.