If you or a loved one is obsessed with travel, then you’ve come to the right place to find them the perfect gift!  While booking a trip for them may be out of your reach, you can still acknowledge their love for travel by purchasing one of the great items listed below.  Take it from us, Marty and I are travel addicts, and we approve all items on this list!  LOL!

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Packing Essentials

Travel Backpack

A good backpack is essential for traveling.  Now, backpacks serve different purposes, so be sure and find one that fits the needs and travel style of the person who will be using it.  Marty and I use ours in place of a suitcase, especially if we are moving from city to city or country to country.  Believe it or not, this is our favorite backpack.  I absolutely love the versatility of this bag.  It has so many storage compartments that everything stays nice and organized.  It’s also tear and water resistant so it’s great for being on the go.

Packing Cubes

I absolutely love my packing cubes.  They help to keep everything nice and tidy, and when traveling light, that is essential.

Money Belt

Keeping your valuables safe is always important and one way to do that is to keep them tucked away.  The money belt that we prefer adds an extra security feature with its 3 layers of RFID blocking material.  It’s the perfect size to fit our passports, our money, and our phone!

Crossbody Bag

A good crossbody bag is another packing essential for us.  Of course, there are several styles to choose from, so find one that fits you.  I personally use this bag.  It has enough room to hold what I need without being too big, has a place for my water, and is theft resistant-BONUS!

Travel Pillow

A good travel pillow is a must, especially on long flights.  This travel pillow is great as it helps to support your head, neck, and chin.  Of course, if you are packing light, then consider getting an inflatable travel pillow so you can easily fold it away to save space.

Travel Bag for Toiletries

Having all of your toiletry items where you can reach them quickly and easily is always a plus.  For that, consider getting a toiletry organizer.

Sleeping Mask

A good sleeping mask will help you block out the light on your flight or in your hotel room.  Gotta get your rest so you’ll feel up to all that sightseeing you have planned!

Space Saver Bags

If you’re really trying to save space, get some travel space saver bags.  These roll-up compression storage bags are a great way to pack light!

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Electronics and Gadgets

Portable Charger

A portable charger is a definite must-have while traveling.  We are all addicted to our devices, and you don’t want to run the risk of losing power.  I mean, you might miss the perfect selfie!  We actually have a couple of portable chargers.  I use this portable charger and love it.  Marty is the tech guy, so he actually uses this Passport Wireless Pro to charge his devices if needed.  This little device is an all in one, containing an SD card reader, a charger, and will wirelessly stream photos and videos.

Noise-Canceling Headphones

Good noise-canceling headphones can be a lifesaver and anyone would love getting a good pair as a gift!  Think about it, you’re on an 8-hour flight and the guy behind you won’t stop shuffling his cards (yes, this happened to me)!  With a pair of noise-canceling headphones, I would have never heard any of this.  Instead, I heard it all night and wanted to murder him!!  You can splurge and get these awesome Bose wireless headphones, or go the more economical route and choose these Corwin Bluetooth headphones.  You really can’t go wrong with either one!

Universal Travel Adapter

We take our universal travel adapter everywhere with us, even if we aren’t going out of the country.  It’s just an easy way to charge all of our devices and fits nicely in our backpack.  I really love how this adapter has several ports including USB slots.  I also appreciate how you just slide over the switch to find the correct plug for the country you’re in.  This adapter also auto-adjusts the amount of power to match your device.  I really think it’s smarter than I am.  LOL!


An iPad is our go-to entertainment while traveling.  We download movies, music, and tv shows to help keep us occupied while on long flights or train rides.  Marty and I love our full-size iPad because we can both see the screen easily and therefore share in the entertainment experience together.

Travel Cord Organizer

Being organized is so important, especially if you are trying to pack light.  A good travel cord organizer comes in so handy.  I also love that it helps to protect my ‘weird’ cords, like the charger for my Fitbit.  The odd shape of the charger always makes me worry about it getting broken if I throw it in my bag.  However, my travel cord organizer helps to eliminate this.

Battery Case for Your Phone

A good battery case for your phone could be a lifesaver.  You don’t want to be without your directions or your camera, so staying fully charged is super important.  Marty recently bought this battery case and absolutely loves it.

Go Pro

Capture awesome video while hiking, diving, or ziplining. The GoPro is one of the best toys on the market and is addicting once you start using it.  You will get definite brownie points when you give the GoPro 6!


I know a drone is a splurge, but it really is the tech must-have tech gadget right now for travelers.  The Holy Stone drone is a top pick with its camera live video and altitude hold, and intelligent battery.

DSLR camera

A good DSLR camera can take your photos from ordinary to extraordinary!  Mary loves his Canon 7d Mark II.  This camera takes awesome photos and is super quiet (which is always nice while photographing churches).  LOL!  You can get a great bundle for your 7D Mark II that includes your camera body, lenses, memory cards, a case, and so much more!

Memory Cards

You definitely don’t want to run out of space on your camera while on vacation, and if you’re shooting in raw, then this might happen!  Ensure that you have plenty of space to hold all of your great photos by purchasing a couple of extra memory cards.

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Fun Stuff

Passport Holder

Why not get your traveler a fun passport holder.  It’s super important to keep your travel documents safe and secure and a good passport holder will help to do just that.

Scratch Off Map

Everyone loves to document their journeys.  These scratch off maps allow you to see where you’ve been and where you still need to visit.

Personalized Luggage Tags

How fun are these personalized luggage tags?  I just love them!!!!!

Travel Journal

A good travel journal will help to preserve memories for years to come, and a good travel journal makes a great gift!  Try this refillable journal.  It’s just the right size and has a nice leather cover.

Travel Scarf with Hidden Pocket

A good travel scarf can be so versatile, and having a hidden pocket allows you to keep your important items safely stowed away.

Water Bottle

Help to save the Earth by carrying a refillable water bottle. There are several fun options here, but one that is really nice if you are packing light is this collapsible water bottle.

Travel Gift Cards

Help to send your traveler on a trip with the perfect gift card!  Here are a few of our favorites!

Travel Themed Jewelry

How about a travel-themed piece of jewelry for your loved one.  This cute charm bracelet would make a great gift, as would this personalized Eiffel Tower necklace.

Waterproof Dry Bag

I don’t know if this is really a “fun” item, but it is a much-needed item.  I put my phone in one of these waterproof dry bags while floating the river last summer, and it stayed perfectly protected.  I highly recommend getting one of these!

Travel-Themed Accessories

A fun travel-themed coffee cup makes for a great gift. What’s better than sipping a cup of joe while dreaming of your next adventure?  Or how about walking in to see these fun travel pillows or some travel inspired wall art.

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  1. Loved all these suggestions. So accurate because I am a traveler and I want all of the items haha!

    • Thanks, Dana!!

  2. Great list! I also always bring along my international adapter. We actually have the gopro 5 and are very happy with it. And we also recently got a drone, but we got the dji mavic pro.

  3. I’ve heard so many good things about packing cubes now I seriously need to invest in some!

  4. I need to get packing cubes already! I have a big trip planned for this summer to Colombia and I know it will make it so much easier!

  5. These are some exceptional gifts which I would love to get as a traveller. 🙂 I will save your post and use it as the ultimate gift guide when I think about possible gifts to get!