Gift Ideas for Travel Lovers
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Gift Ideas for Travel Lovers

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?

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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.

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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.

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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 I prefer using my Squeeze Bag.

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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.

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Wash Me Laundry Bag 

Whenever I’m traveling I always like to keep my dirty and clean clothes separate so I love these laundry bags. Most of the time I don’t do my own laundry so having these bags means I can keep my dirty stuff separate and I also have a bag to carry my clothes to the laundry in. This is such a good practical gift for travel lovers.

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Gifts for travelers under $20

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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Travel Money Box

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Travel gifts under $50

Sincerely Silver Initial Necklace

I am obsessed with this necklace. Seriously, I’ve not taken it off since I received it as a gift. I love my rose gold one and it’s a great gift for female travelers. It takes up no space and it goes with everything. It’s been up volcanos, swam with whale sharks, and I’m sure it has many more adventures with me still to come.

Sincerely silver necklace

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.

Luxury Travel Towel

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

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Blow the budget gift ideas for travelers

Kindle Paperwhite

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 around lock it down and you can get on with exploring!

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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.

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GoPro 

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. 

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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.

Packing | Cabin Zero the perfect carry on bag?

Osprey Ariel 65 Women’s Hiking Backpack

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Chester Suitcase

 

Chirp Wheel+

Ok so maybe this isn’t something you might want to pack in your suitcase… BUT I can’t even tell you how amazing the Chirp Wheel is for my back in between trips. I have a set of three and I travel with the small one and leave the bigger two at home. It’s perfect for rolling out travel-related back knots! Use code CLAIRE15 for 15% off!

 

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.

This post was proofread by Grammarly

Book your trip now

Are you ready to book your trip?  To help you get the best deals and service here are the companies that I personally use to book all of my travel online. I always shop around before booking anything, but these are my tried and tested starting places.

  • Skyscanner – I’m a bit fan of Skyscanner, it is who I use to book all of my flights. I often will check other like Google Flights or Momodo, but I always go here first and it is who I book 99% of my flights with. 
  • Booking.com – I LOVE booking.com especially when I can book and cancel free up until a certain point, mostly because my plans are forever changing. It’s easy to use and has one of the widest selections. 
  • Airbnb – I’m not a huge user of Airbnb, but sometimes I do like to use it, and I ALWAYS check it before I book anything else. You can get some really cool places to stay here, and it is especially good in places like Cuba. If you don’t have an account and you click on this link then you will get $36 off your first booking.
  • Hostelworld – If you are looking for hostels then this is a great place to check first. They often have additional places that you won’t find on Bookin.com.
  • Agoda – Although I don’t use it as much as booking.com, Agonda is especially good if you are traveling in Asia as they really do dominate there. 
  • Workpackers – If you want to travel on the cheap and save money on accommodation then you need Workpackers in your life. You can read more about it here. If you click this link to sign up and use the code CLAIRESITCHYFEET then you can get a 40% discount on your membership! 
  • 12Go – If you are traveling in Asia and want to pre-book your transportation then 12Go is a fantastic site to do so. They have buses, trains, and air travel.
  • RentalCars – Looking to rent a. car while you are away? I always book through Rental Cars as they do a search of all of the big sites and find the best deals. 
  • Welcome Pickups – Very occasionally getting from the airport to my accommodation is a total pain in the butt, or I’m traveling in a group and it makes sense to arrange a pickup. When I do I use Welcome pickups.
  • World Nomads – If you are looking for flexible travel insurance then it’s World Nomads all the way. I wrote all about insurance here if you want a more thorough review. 
  • SafetyWing – AsI’m a Digital Nomad and not moving around quite so much anymore I personally use SafetyWing now for my health insurance. I wrote a full review here
  • Viatour – Sometimes it can be a little expensive, but I like Viatour for somethings, especially if you can get a discount code! It’s also great for inspiration. 
  • Klook – If you are traveling in Asia, then Klook is great! You can book all kinds of tours, activities, and train tickets, plus they even have sim cards and WiFi.

Claire Summers

Dancer, producer, traveller, photographer, cake maker, dog lover and knitter of Christmas scarfs.

This Post Has 22 Comments

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

  3. 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. 🙂

  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. 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!

  7. 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. ^^

  8. 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! 🙂

  9. 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.

  10. 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!

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

  12. Wonderful list, so helpful!! Another great gift idea for travel lovers is the Avalok Airplane Mode Sleep Mask – I love mine! 🙂 [https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076PJCM7Q]

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