If you have a loved one or friend in your life that loves to travel, then you may find yourself wondering what you could possibly buy them as a gift. I mean, splurging for a trip or a plane ticket is probably out of reach! LOL! Don’t worry though, there are many fun and unique travel gifts available that any traveler will love! You’re in luck because we’ve put together this great list of travel gifts that are perfect for any occasion and any budget. Whether you are searching for a birthday, Christmas, Valentine’s day, or just a gift for someone going abroad, you can find something for everyone with a wanderlust spirit using our list!
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Fun and Unique Travel Gifts for All Budgets
A good set of packing cubes are essential to any traveler. Not only do they help to keep you neat and organized, but they also make it super easy to ensure that you are packing light for your trip. Packing cubes come in many colors and sizes, so find the set that is best suited for your need.
A good backpack to travel with is a game changer. We love traveling with only a backpack and have outlined our favorite backpacks in that post as well. You can’t go wrong with a bag from Osprey. Although they are a little more expensive, it is money well spent to invest in a good bag that will withstand the wear and tear of travel. Starting around $65, they have a bag to fit your budget for sure!
Foldable Duffle Bag
A good foldable duffle bag comes in handy while traveling. Having a bag that is compact and easy is just a bonus!
Every traveler needs a good travel pillow to help survive those long-haul flights. While there are tons to choose from, one of our favorites is the Cabeau Evolution S3 Travel Pillow. Its unique design ensures your head won’t fall forward and it even straps to the seat to help keep it in place! It’s available in 3 colors and at just $39.99 is well worth the money!
Combination Luggage Lock
Personalized Luggage Tags
A personalized luggage tag is definitely a fun travel gift. Besides, who doesn’t love personalized gifts??? I know I do! Your traveler will definitely be grateful for these stylishly personalized luggage tags!
Reusable Water bottle
Let’s save the earth and stay hydrated! A good stainless steel water bottle is so great to have on the go. Eliminate the need for plastic and save some money by carrying your own refillable water bottle. We love these modern stainless steel double insulated bottles by Simply Modern. They come in so many great colors and start at only $11.99!
Collapsible Water Bottle
For those wanting to pack light, consider getting a collapsible water bottle. Collapsible water bottles, like this one from Nomader, easily fit into a backpack or carry on bag.
Hanging Toiletry Bag
Keep all of your toiletries handy and in one place with a great hanging toiletry bag. Explore the designs and colors to find the perfect bag for your travel lover. We love this bag from Boacay. Not only is it large enough to store all of your essential, it is well made and comes in around $20!
Keep all of your cords tangle free and easy to access with a good cord organizer like this one from Bagsmart. With multiple mesh pockets that are segmented for various size cords, your traveler is sure to be delighted with this gift!
Cosmetic Travel Bag
If you have a female traveler that you are considering purchasing a gift for, everyone will love a great cosmetic travel bag. In fun colors and patterns, you’re sure to find the perfect bag to fit the personality of your traveler.
Travel Jewelry Organizer
Help your traveler keep all of their jewelry safe and tangle free by purchasing a travel jewelry organizer like this one from Bagsmart. It’s small but still big enough to hold a great amount of jewelry while keeping it safe inside the soft material and strong carrying handle.
A fun passport holder is a unique travel gift that your traveler will love and use! This holder comes in several fun styles and colors so you are sure to find just the one to make the perfect gift. At just $9.99 it’s a great deal also!
A good eye mask is essential while flying long distances. Although it’s a little pricey, I love this mask from Dream Sleeper. It blocks out 100% of all light!
A good crossbody purse is absolutely necessary for any female while traveling. It helps to keep your travel documents safe and secure and gives you a place to carry around your refillable water bottle! A bag with RFID blocking technology like this one is an added bonus.
RDIF Blocking Wallet
Every international traveler needs a good power converter. We love this great little travel adaptor cube from Saunorch. Not only does it have several USB ports, but it also works in several countries including several countries all over the world.
Ok, I know this one is a splurge, but maybe you have a loved one that is worth that splurge. Marty and I love our GoPro and use it a lot while traveling. It’s especially great for that adrenaline junkie in your life! If the name brand, GoPro is too expensive, then check out some of the other highly rated but more budget-friendly action cameras.
Every photographer needs a good camera strap. While there are several fun designs you can choose from, we especially love this quick release crossbody strap from Altura Photo. If you’re looking for a unique travel gift, how about a unique camera strap? The strap pictured below (click on it to shop) is packed with personality. Doesn’t it just scream traveler?!
Camera Bag or Backpack
Protecting your precious camera equipment is a necessity for any traveler. Marty loves this Extra Large Camera Backpack. Not only is there enough room and versatility for all of his photography needs, but there is also room to put his clothing and other necessities so he only has to deal with one bag. (This is only one of his many backpack/camera bag combos-LOL!). If this is too big, then no worries there are many options to choose from on Amazon.
A flexible tripod fits the description of a fun and unique travel gift. Everyone loves selfies and with a flexible tripod, you can take your selfies to the next level! Everyone needs one of these!
Ok, another splurge. A mirrorless camera makes an awesome gift for your traveler. When we are purchasing a camera, we always tend to go with Canon. They make a great product and have wonderful accessories to accompany their equipment.
An iPad is a great gift for any traveler. Marty and I use ours consistently while traveling. We download movies to keep us entertained on the plane and at the airport and also use it to do research while in the hotel room.
Most travelers don’t have room to pack too many books, so why not give them the gift of being able to download books directly to an E-Reader, like a Kindle.
Noise Cancelling Headphones
I cannot tell you how many times a good pair of noise-canceling headphones have helped me to keep my sanity while traveling. Whether you are trying to drown out the noises of the airplane and catch a little shut-eye or using them to help you sleep at night, every traveler needs a set of noise-canceling headphones. While they are more expensive, I feel like the Bose Quiet Comfort headphones are worth the investment!
Drones are all the rage these days to capture that bird’s eye view of your surroundings. Spoil your traveler by getting them a drone of their own. While there are many on the market, the Holy Stone HS100G comes highly recommended in the travel blogging community. Boasting an upgraded 1080p camera with a highly adjustable lens and GPS auto return, this one is definitely a winner.
Headphone splitters make a great gift for the traveling couple or family. The splitter allows you both to listen to the same movie or music at the same time.
Help ensure that your traveler stays entertained by getting them a great Bluetooth speaker to enjoy during their journey. This JBL speaker packs quite a punch in a little package and sounds great!
4 in 1 iPhone Lens Kit
iPhone photographers will love this fun gift. This 4 in 1 lens kit includes a 20X macro lens, 2.0x zoom telephoto lens, 120 degree wide angle lens, and a 180 degree fisheye lens. How fun is that?!
Mobile Internet Hotspot
Another fun and unique travel gift is a mobile internet hotspot. Help ensure that your traveler stays connected while on the go. This GlocalMe G3 provides a 4G mobile hotspot with 1G global initial data and no SIM card roaming charges!
Help ensure your traveler stays healthy and active while traveling by gifting them a fitness tracker, like a Fitbit. This Fitbit Versa SmartWatch is a great gift. Not only does it track your steps, sleep, heart rate, and workouts, but you can also download your favorite music, apps, and mobile pay using it.
Roku Streaming Stick
A Roku Streaming Stick is definitely a unique travel gift. This one screams I don’t want you to miss your favorite shows! Marty and I have a Roku, and love it! It slides easily into our bag since we usually travel with only a backpack and allows us to watch our favorite shows while relaxing in the hotel at night.
Waterproof Phone Case
A good waterproof case for your traveler’s phone will come in handy more times than not. Now, I wouldn’t take this case diving or anything, but it definitely will help keep the water out for simple swimming or floating the river. A bonus to this one is that it even floats.
Diving Phone Case
Now for your sea adventurous traveler, a true diving case fits the bill better than the bags noted above. Marty and I recently purchased this diving case for our iPhone and it did an awesome job. Kept the phone completely dry and took nice pictures and videos.
Piggy Pro Adjustable Phone Stand
This awesome phone stand is super thin and adjusts to a wide range of angles making it the perfect addition to your phone case. An added bonus, it comes in a variety of colors and it also doubles as a mirror!
Solar Phone Charger
As we said before, you don’t want your traveler to run out of juice on their personal electronic devices. A solar phone charger makes for another fun and unique gift for travelers. There are several varieties to choose from including this awesome clip on solar charger.
Fun Travel Accessories
Travel Scarf with Hidden Pocket
One of my absolute favorite travel accessories is a scarf with a hidden pouch. I mean, how genius! I wish I would have thought of this. My personal favorite is this scarf by Waypoint Goods. I love the variety of colors and styles that are available and the fact that the pocket is a good size, zipper pocket to ensure my valuables don’t fall out. It is also made from a good, quality fabric that has held up well to weather and washings.
A good travel journal is a fun and unique travel gift that ensures that they have a place to document all of their adventures. For an extra special touch, why not get a personalized travel journal.
UV Toothbrush Sanitizer
A nice sarong is a great unique travel gift for the female traveler in your life. Sarongs are so versatile and come in handy in so many ways, like that time I needed to cover my knees during our trip to Rome!
I know, you’re wondering why a headlamp? Well, headlamps can come in very handy if there happens to be a power outage at your hotel, not to mention that all hikers and campers find them to be an essential piece of travel gear.
Buff headwear is awesome! Lightweight and versatile, it is a great gift for the traveler in your life! The moisture-wicking material is breathable, stretchable, and quick drying! A sure win while traveling.
Ultralight Waterproof Jacket
An ultralight waterproof jacket makes a great addition to any minimalist packing list. Not only are they easy to throw in your bag, but they come in so handy while traveling. That is why we recommended them in our Ireland packing list as well. Marty and I recently purchased these jackets from Columbia and love them!
Packable Down Jacket
If your traveler finds themselves in cold weather often, then a packable down jacket might be the perfect gift. While they come in many styles and colors, I personally love the fit and durability of the Lands End jacket for women. For men, Marty likes the Marty still prefers Columbia’s packable down jacket.
Personalized Engraved Compass
World Map Earrings
Travel Theme T-Shirt
How about a t-shirt that lets the world know that your loved one is a traveler. With several styles and saying to choose from, you are bound to find the perfect shirt that suits their unique personality.
Travel Themed Necklace
Amazon Prime Membership
An Amazon Prime membership is a great gift for travelers. Not only are you giving them free deliveries from Amazon for a year, but you’re also giving them free entertainment while traveling. We love downloading movies and shows from Prime to our iPad to watch while we are traveling!
Compass Travel Bottle
While these compass travel bottles from Lorvies are a bit of a splurge, they make a fun gift for travelers. Available in many patterns and colors, you are sure to find their perfect one for your traveler. Their stainless steel interior and double wall insulation make them perfect for use with hot or cold beverages.
Featherweight Compact Hair Dryer
A good hair dryer can go a long way, but who wants to lug around a big hair dryer while traveling? I know I don’t! Invest in a featherweight compact hair dryer for your traveler like this one from T3 Micro. Not only is this dryer super light, but it will dry your hair in record speed. I mean, we don’t want to waste any of our precious travel time!
Travel Coloring Books
Yes, I am recommending sock. Hear me out. These Smartwool socks are incredible. They are made of 100% Merino wool, a breathable fabric that keeps you warm and toasty in the winter and cool in the summer. I know it sounds crazy, but it’s true. Your traveler will love these socks!
Travel Yoga Mat
Money Belt with RFID Block
Compact Outdoor Blanket
A compact outdoor blanket makes a great gift for travelers. This Denali Outdoor blanket is great for a day at the beach, a picnic, or for use while hiking!
Travel Compression Bags
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Leakproof Travel Size Bottles
Push Pin World Maps
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Travel Manifesto Poster
Scratch Off World Map
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