Gift Ideas for Travel Lovers

Gift Ideas for Travel Lovers

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Looking for the perfect Christmas gift Ideas for travel lovers? Or maybe you need a birthday gift for a travel fan? Whatever the reason you are looking to buy a present for the traveler in your life I’ve got you covered. 

Everything included in this gift guide for female travelers I love and use myself. They are all things I could not travel without. Although I have included a few nonessentials that I just really like because they are shiny haha.

Gift Ideas for Travel Lovers

Under $10 stocking fillers for travelers

Travel Notebook

If you are looking for a stocking filler you can’t go wrong with a travel notebook. Every traveler needs a cute place to write their hopes, dreams and travel plans, right?

Passport Holder

I love this cute passport holder and it’s a perfect stocking filler to keep your traveler’s most prized possession safe! 

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Pourover Coffee Maker

If the traveler in your life loves good coffee then this is the perfect gift. The gift of good coffee wherever you are in the world. I normally travel with my Aeropress but if I’m super tight on space then this is my backup.

Mermaid Travel Cosmetic Bag Makeup Bag

This is such a steal! I love this toiletry bag. It’s hard wearing, looks good and is waterproof.

Squeeze Pod TSA approved clear toiletry bags

I know they aren’t so pretty, but oh so practical! I have my mermaid in my checked luggage but this is what I use for my carry on. I hate using single-use plastic so prefer using my Squeeze Bag.

Metal Straws

If you read my blog regularly you will know I hate single-use plastic. But I also prefer to sip my Mojito through a straw. I always travel with my own metal straws now.

Kikkerland Travel Laundry Bag 

Whenever I’m traveling 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! This is such a good gift for travel lovers.

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Travel Scratch Map 

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 this one is super cute.

The Best Place to be Today: 365 Things to do & the Perfect Day to do Them 

What better gift to inspire any traveler 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.

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Gifts for travelers under $20

Travel Money Box

I’m a little obsessed with these on-point money boxes with travel quotes on them. Makes parting with my change so much easier.

To-Go Ware Bamboo Travel Utensils

I picked up my set of To-Go Ware while I was in Hawaii and I love it. I just keep it in my bag and use it all the time on the road. Perfect travel gift for anyone who loves to eat out but hates to use plastic cutlery.

Kooyi Vacuum Insulated Travel Coffee Mug

Not only does it come in some great colors, but it’s also 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. In fact, sometimes it is a bit too good and my coffee is so hot even after a few hours in there it burns me.

Bon Voyage Travel Wallet 

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 traveling 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 traveling.

MINICAT Women Portable Small Crossbody Bags 

Rienar Universal Multi-Function Portable Spider Flexible Grip Holder for Smartphones and Tablets

Travel gifts under $50

Pura Vida Jewelry

I love my Pura Vida bracelets and rings. Not only do they look super cute but they also work to support local people in Costa Rica. To take a look at their full range click here.

Super soft super lightweight leggins

Microfiber Travel Towel

Minx NY does the best products and I LOVE their travel towels. They are fun, practical and have the best designs.

Luxury Travel Towel

I love my travel towel from Batinibay and never travel without it now.

Blow the budget gift ideas for travelers


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.

TEPPY WiFi Hotspot (with 3 Day passes) 

Love traveling but can’t be offline? If like me the travel lover in your life needs uninterrupted access to the internet for work (or to keep in touch with home)  then this is perfect. I’ve been using mine for a while now and love it. You can read more about my experience with the TEPPY here.

Want to save money? Then use code CLAIRESITCHYFEET for a 10% discount on sales and rental for the TEPPY, valid for 100 uses only though so be quick!

What's in my bag | Mobile WiFi Hotspots | My review of the TEPPY by TEP Wireless

Tep Wireless 

Pacsafe Travelsafe 12L GII portable safe

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 

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. Having traveled with it for 2 years now I’m so happy with my choice. If you are looking for a camera to take great quality pictures and videos then this is the camera for you.


A GoPro is a perfect gift for the adventurer traveler in your life. I personally have a GoPro Hero 2018 and it does what I need. There are more expensive models but I decided to go with this entry model as I just couldn’t justify the extra $ right now… But if I could I would be buying a Hero 7. 

Cabin Zero Carryon Backpack

This baby has traveled the world with me for over 2 years now and I love it! It is the perfect size for weekend trips and day trips. I use it as my front pack when I’m backpacking and I also take it out with me as a daypack whenever I need one. I wrote a full review of it here.

To get yours click here.

Packing | Cabin Zero the perfect carry on bag?

Osprey Ariel 65 Womens Hiking Backpack

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Merax 3 Piece P.E.T Luggage Set Eco-friendly Light Weight Spinner Suitcase

Final Thoughts

Phew! So that’s my travel gift guide for the travel lovers in your life. 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.




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  1. November 30, 2016 / 7:33 pm

    Great list! Looking forward to reading more from you 😀

  2. Nicola Wildflower
    December 13, 2016 / 7:48 am

    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

    • December 13, 2016 / 11:30 pm

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

  3. December 13, 2016 / 11:14 am

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

    • December 13, 2016 / 11:31 pm

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

  4. December 13, 2016 / 9:09 pm

    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. 🙂

    • December 13, 2016 / 11:34 pm

      This is one of the things on my Christmas list!

  5. December 13, 2016 / 4:34 pm

    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!

  6. December 13, 2016 / 4:42 pm

    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.

    • December 13, 2016 / 11:33 pm

      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 🙂

  7. December 13, 2016 / 10:57 pm

    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!

    • December 13, 2016 / 11:35 pm

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

  8. December 14, 2016 / 2:18 am

    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. ^^

    • December 14, 2016 / 3:38 am

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

  9. December 14, 2016 / 8:17 pm

    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. December 15, 2016 / 1:50 am

    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.

    • December 15, 2016 / 3:33 am

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

  11. December 15, 2016 / 4:18 am

    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!

  12. November 6, 2018 / 2:16 pm

    Coffee maker on the go, that’s so cool.

  13. Jenny
    November 11, 2018 / 4:23 am

    Wonderful list, so helpful!! Another great gift idea for travel lovers is the Avalok Airplane Mode Sleep Mask – I love mine! 🙂 []

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