20 Gift Ideas for Travel Lovers

20 of my favorite travel gift ideas for the person in your life who loves to travel.

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Ok so I know there are a few of these flying about…but you can’t have too many lists of gift ideas can you?!

So here is my contribution to the Christmas wish list: 20 Gift Ideas for Travel Lovers. This list isn’t huge as I’m still a newbie traveller but here are a few things I never travel without and a few gifts I’d love someone to get for me (hint hint)!

Under £10 Stocking fillers

Sass & Belle Sass & Belle Vintage Map Big Ideas Notebook £2.05

If you are looking for a stocking filler you can’t go wrong with this! Every traveller needs a travel notebook right?

Sass & Belle Vintage World Map Passport Holder £4.85

It’s another Sass & Bell item! I love this cute passport holder and it’s a perfect stocking filler to keep your travellers most prized possession safe!

Saving To Go Map Places Suitcase Money Bank £6.50

If you are buying for a traveller than chances are they are always saving for their next trip. So why not help them along and get this fab money bank!

Kikkerland Travel Laundry Bag – World Map £6.98

Whenever I’m travelling I always like to keep my dirty and clean clothes separate so I love this laundry bag…plus it has a map on it, I do love anything with a map on it!

My Picture Stick Extendable Selfie Stick £6.99

Yes I know, but if you are traveling on your own sometimes you just have to… I also have a more expensive one further down the list for GoPro users. This one you can use with your phone though and you don’t need to rely on batteries!

Microfibre Towel large £9.00

Not the most glamorous of gifts but it’s always a winner…anything that saves you space in your backpack is a winner for me! Plus they a light, dry quick and easy to wash. Every traveller needs at least one of these!

Luckies personalised Travel Scratch Map £9.99

I actually have a really big one of these that I backed and framed. I loved it! Sadly it won’t fit in my backpack and I no longer have a wall to hang it on…But I think these are super cute and portable!

Evershop® Universal 4 in 1 iPhone Camera Lens £9.99

This is on the top of my christmas list (just incase you are reading this mum!). For those times when you can’t take your big camera, and you have to use your iPhone this could be the answer to your images looking more professional. I have yet to try it out but the reviews seem good and for £9.99 you can’t go wrong with this!

Under £50

J Pillow – Inflatable Travel Pillow £14.99

I never travel without this! Never. For years I didn’t think I needed a pillow until stranded at an airport I gave in and bought one. I can’t even tell you the difference it’s made. Especially to anyone who is travelling with me, I’m so much less cranky now I can get some shut-eye! It’s not only great for planes, it’s a lifesaver on long coach journeys and airport floors haha.

Belkin Multi 5-Way Splitter for Headphones £10.32

If you are traveling in a group then this is a must! Lets you all plug-in your headphones so you can listen to the some things. Perfect for long coach journeys when you want to kill some time watching a film on your tablet!

New – East Of India – Travel Memory Book £13.99

What better place to keep all of your travel memories? I’m an avid scrapbooker, I love keeping little mementos to remind me of all the places I’ve been and think this would be a great gift for someone.

Kooyi Vacuum Insulated Travel Coffee Mug, One-handed Open and Drink, 100% Leak Proof BPA-Free £11.66

This is another thing on my christmas list! Not only does it come in some great colours, its sleek and stylish and BPA free! As someone who always has her hands full, being able to open it one-handed is pretty perfect, it’s leak proof AND it’s good for hot or cold. I NEED this in my life (Another one for you mum).

The Best Place to be Today: 365 Things to do & the Perfect Day to do Them £14.99 or free with kindle unlimited

What better gift to inspire any traveller in your life. I have this and I could quite happily spend an evening flicking through and making lists in my notebook of places I want to go and things I want to see.

Dry Bag £7.99-£22.99

I’m a complete water baby, so this is a must for me. If you are planning on a trip to Thailand anytime soon then get this! Trust me you will need it. No one likes wet stuff, so if you are going anywhere near water on your travels then you will need one of these.

Bon Voyage Travel Wallet £25.95

I bought one of these for me and one for my friend for her birthday. I’m so in love with it. Yes I know it’s not safe to keep all of your things in one place while you are travelling so I do split some things up and keep some old credit cards in her for safety. But I don’t care, I still love it and it’s just as good to keep everything together in between trips as it is while you are travelling.


If you are a GoPro user you need this in your life! Its light weight, waterproof, compact and telescopic. There are cheaper ones on the market, but you get what you pay for…


Blow the budget!


I wrote a whole post about finally getting a Kindle and once you do, you won’t regret it! I’ll never give up buying proper books but I will never travel without my Kindle. There have been so many times I’ve been stuck somewhere with no books to read in a non-English speaking country. With a Kindle all you need is WiFi and you can download as many books as you like! The battery lasts for a week and its screen means you can read it on the beach.

Skyroam Hotspot (with 3 Daypasses) £102.99

Love travelling but can’t be offline? If like me you need access to the internet for work while you are moving round then this is perfect. I’ve just ordered myself one as an early travel christmas present to myself!

Pacsafe Travelsafe 12L GII portable safe £69.90

Girls this is a must for keeping your stuff safe! Unless you like lugging everything around with you that is? All you need is something that can’t be moved in your hostel/ hotel room and you wrap it round lock it down and you can get on with exploring!

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II Compact System Camera in Silver + 14-42 EZ Lens £499

This is my new toy! I have yet to take her out on the road but when I decided I needed to trade in my bulky DSLR after many hours of research this was the camera that came out on top. It’s small and indiscreet and I love the vintage look of it. You can also get a lovely leather case for it.


This one is perfect for taking action videos for the adventurer in your life. Again this is a new buy for me and I haven’t had chance to test it out but I’m confident I’m going to love it! There are more expensive models (and a few cheaper ones) but I decided to go with this middle of the road model to get me started. It has a handy app you can get for your phone so you can wirelessly upload & edit. Perfect!


Phew! So that’s my top twenty travel gift ideas for Christmas 2016. I’d love to know if you have any of these? or if you have any more gift ideas, please feel free to share in the comments below. Even better if you have a blog post with some ideas on if please feel free to leave the link in the comments below.


Claire x


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20 Gift Ideas for Travel Lovers
20 of my favourite gift ideas for the person in your life who loves to travel.

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20 Replies to “20 Gift Ideas for Travel Lovers”

  1. Great list! Looking forward to reading more from you 😀

  2. This is the best list for travel gifts!!! I know exactly what to buy my loved ones who enjoy getting about. Probably have to buy a couple for myself too hehe. Brilliant post!! Xxx

    1. Thank you so much Nicola! Thats so lovely of you 🙂

  3. Oh I love that you break this down by categories like stocking stuffers. I really want that scratch off map!

    1. Thanks so much Sarah! i love my scratch map…sadly its currently in my Dads attic while I’m travelling.

  4. You have some great items on here! I had to take a double take at that J neck pillow. I still don’t understand how that works! I really was interested in SkyRoam but found it to be really expensive if you were a long term traveler. That just makes me excited though that the technology is out there and it will become more affordable in the future! That scratch off map is such a cute idea!

  5. I have a map-themed notebook that I absolutely treasure, so could second that idea! The Skyroam hotspot is genius too, we’re all addicted to wifi.

    1. I’ve recently left and so many people bought me notebooks! I have a stack of them to get through and love them all…Nothing better than a fresh notebook 🙂

  6. I would love to have the Evershop Universal 4 in 1 iPhone Camera Lens. I used to own an ollo clip which is quite similar but I can’t seem to find any of it here in London. Love the effects of those lenses. 🙂

    1. This is one of the things on my Christmas list!

  7. Great list! I love how cute the passport holder is. I’d love to get another passport holder. I have the GoPro Hero4 and would totally recommend it for those with a big budget!

    1. I know they aren’t always practical and people say you shouldn’t keep everything together…but I love it!

  8. There can never be too many lists haha. That first section should have been sorted “map” gifts haha. So many maps! Perfect for the traveler. I need a new passport holder now that you mention it. ^^

    1. Hahaha oh dear I think you may have noticed my map issue ?

  9. Such a great idea for gift items. I really love the cute laundry back! I think any travel-lover would be happy with all of these gifts! 🙂

  10. Wow, you’ve just solved my problem. I like all these brilliant gift ideas of yours. Sometimes, giving gifts is really challenging, but you’ve come up with these ideas and its really beautiful. I now have something in mind to extend it to my traveler’s friend as well.

    1. Ah this makes me so happy ? have a wonderful holiday season

  11. Great list! I think when you give gifts to a travel lover, it is quite an easy process to research the perfect gift! So many variations and availabilities; also convenient to pick up the gifts! I recently received a globe I can assemble and pin countries I have been! So IN LOVE!

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