Yes, I know, yet another gifts for travelers guide during Christmas. But can we really have too many Christmas gift guides for the travel lovers in our lives? I think not!
Buying travel gifts for travel lovers can be tricky, especially if you are looking for a special gift for a backpacker who is about to head off on a trip. Because the thing is, us travel types generally don’t really appreciate lots of ‘stuff’ we generally choose experiences over physical things.
So what is the best travel gifts to buy for a traveler? For me personally I like travel gifts to sit under on of these categories: clothing, luggage, practical travel gadgets, digital products, and keepsakes.
So in this Christmas travel gifts guide I’ve kept all of my suggestions within these categories. I’ve also split it all down into prices so you can use the table to skip to the relevant pricing section… you’re welcome!
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Christmas Travel Gifts for travelers under $15
If you are in search of gifts for travelers or the best beach gifts that won’t break the bank then why not try one of these?
The best gifts for travelers are those that combine practicality with style.
Here are some travel gifts ideas!
Ventured Living Hand Sanitizer Holder
These are perfect gifts for travel lovers and are actually designed by a good friend of mine and I am OBSESSED. They not only look super cute hanging on my purse or backpack but they are really functional, especially traveling during COVID times.
You can buy them on Amazon and they come in a pack of 2 either this floral pattern (which I have) or a tan and black duo. It’s vegan leather, so cruelty-free.
If you are looking for a stocking filler you can’t go wrong with a travel notebook as the ultimate travel gifts. Every traveler needs a cute place to write their hopes, dreams and travel plans, right?
Travel journal is also considered to be one of the thoughtful travel gift ideas.
It’s a practical and chic accessory for travelers who want to keep their essential cards and IDs organized on the go, making it one of the best travel gift ideas. Compact and easy to slip into a pocket or bag, a card holder is a thoughtful gift that adds convenience and a touch of elegance to their journeys.
Haha sorry I couldn’t resist a little self promo… If your travel loving friend or family member is thinking about traveling solo and feeling a little nervous, then my book The Solo Girl’s Guide To Traveling Without Fear is the perfect Christmas travel gifts.
This would definitely be a suitable gifts for women who travel
I mean, what could be the best travel gifts for coffee lovers?
What I really love about the FDC (Fire Department Club) month subscription is that they have different coffees for all around the world each month. So you can travel through your morning coffee to a different place, even when you can’t physically travel (COVID, I’m looking at you). It’s a fantastic gift ideas for travelers!
If that wasn’t enough of a selling point as gifts for travelers, they also give 10% of the profits to help first responders. Making this the gift that keeps on giving!
Mini Unicorn Cupholder
Looking for unique travel gift ideas? This could be it!
Okay, so maybe this unicorn cupholder from Get floaty isn’t best travel gifts. But it is fun, and it takes up no room at all. Plus it would look great in any travel instagram photo shoot!
Socks could be the perfect gifts for women!
Socks may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of travel gifts, but they can be among the best gifts for travelers, especially for women.
They make practical and cozy gift ideas for travelers, keeping their feet comfortable during long journeys.
Christmas Travel Gifts for travelers under $50
If you have a little more to spend, then one of these fantastic gifts for travelers is sure to fit the bill.
I have selected each on because I think they would make the best travel gifts. And each of the Christmas gift ideas is under $50
This Christmas, the NEOM Organics UK “Choose Sleep” set is the ideal gift for travelers.
With its calming lavender scent and natural aromatherapy benefits, it helps travelers relax and prepare for a restful sleep. This compact, travel-sized set includes a Magnesium Body Butter to ease muscle tension and a Perfect Night’s Sleep Mist to create a peaceful atmosphere.
OASIS Fruit Infusion Water Flask
Like I said this gift guide is full of practical best gifts for traveler, and you can’t get more practical than this water bottle.
So why do I LOVE Grosche water bottles above all of the other water bottles on the market? Well, they are super cute, have a fruit infuser, and keep my water cold and my tea hot, but most of all because for every bottle you buy, they will provide 50 days of clean drinking water to a family in need.
It really is the best travel gift, that keeps on giving!
These nifty little devices are perfect gifts for people who travel, helping them keep track of their essentials such as luggage, passports, and backpacks.
AirTags use Apple’s Find My network to locate misplaced items, offering peace of mind during their adventures. They are compact, durable, and can be easily attached to keychains or slipped into a travel bag.
Travel Blanket and Pillow
If you’re searching for thoughtful gifts for people who travel, consider a travel pillow and blanket.
These handy accessories are perfect for frequent travelers and make excellent gifts for people who travel. Whether your loved ones are heading on a long flight or embarking on a cozy holiday road trip, a comfortable travel pillow and a warm, soft blanket will undoubtedly improve their travel experience.
Phoozy Heat and cool proof phone holder
If the traveler in your life will be heading anywhere with extreme weather then this Phoozy thermal phone capsule will make a great gift for people who travel.
Whether you are skiing or on a Caribbean beach soaking up some sun, this cover will be the practical gifts for travel lovers and protect your phone keeping it safe from overheating or freezing.
Everyone needs a good pair of polarized sunglasses for travel, which could also be perfect as travel gifts for women. I’m a big fan of Blenders as they are simple designs, robust (aka they last a long time even though I totally abuse them), and they are mostly under $50! So a total steel! Oh and they also do prescription sunglasses.
Cosmetic & Makeup Bag
A Cosmetic & Makeup Bag makes a fantastic gift idea for women who travel.
These versatile and stylish bags are among the top travel gifts for women, offering a convenient way for people who travel to keep their cosmetics and beauty essentials organized while on the go.
I couldn’t think of any other gifts for people who travel without including this one!
Christmas Travel Gifts for travelers under $100
Looking for something to buy a travel lover for under $100? I’ve got you covered. The travel addict in your life is sure to love any one of these gifts for travel lovers!
Hand Made Shoes
When you travel light, then everything you bring along with you on a trip needs to be good quality, and if it’s clothing or footwear then I personally need it to be comfortable, stylish, and go with a lot of things. For me Fuchsia shoes tick all of my boxes, making them excellent gift ideas for travelers!
They are handmade qualify ballet flats, perfect for travel, and they even come in their own little travel pouch. I take mine everywhere with me as they take up so little room, they are comfy, AND they look good.
Oh and in case you need more reason to buy this as travel gifts, each purchase helps to provide fair wages and sustainable employment to the Fuchsia artisans in Pakistan who make all of the shoes.
Other than being a good travel gift ideas, having a good paid of warm boots is essential at this time of year, especially if exploring Europe or anywhere else cold.
These Lugz boots have not been off my feet since I arrived back in the UK and I’m convinced they are the best travel gifts for women I’ve given myself this year haha.
Luggage is a fantastic gifts for people who travel and one of the best travel gifts you can give.
Travelers will appreciate the practicality and quality of a new piece of luggage to accompany them on their adventures. It’s one of those must-have gifts for travelers that ensures they travel in style
Lightweight Waterproof Rain Jacket
Searching for the best travel gifts to surprise your loved ones this Christmas?
A lightweight waterproof rain jacket is the perfect choice for travelers. Whether they’re exploring new cities or venturing into the great outdoors, this practical gift ensures they stay dry and comfortable.
Fitbit Inspire 3
The Fitbit Inspire 3 is the ideal and the best travel gifts to give this Christmas!
This sleek and versatile fitness tracker is not only a great way to stay healthy and active on the go, but it’s also a fantastic tool for tracking steps, distance, and even sleep quality. It’s perfect for those who enjoy exploring new destinations and want to maintain their fitness routine while traveling.
Christmas Travel Gifts for travelers over $100
If you have a bit more to spend on gifts for travelers then any one of these travel gift ideas over $100 I’m sure will be appreciated.
I wrote a whole post about finally getting a Kindle as it was a tough decision for me. But trust me, as a traveler a e-reader is a great investment!
There have been so many times I’ve been stuck somewhere with no books to read in a non-English speaking country, therefore you should really consider this as travel gifts.
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.
This is one of the best gifts for travelers.
This bag this is a must for keeping stuff safe while traveling, and would make a good gifts for travelers.
To secure the bag all you need is something that can’t be moved in the hostel/ hotel room. You simply wrap it around lock it down. It would make a great travel gift for anyone security conscious.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen)
AirPods are an excellent as gifts for people who travel. These wireless earbuds offer top-notch sound quality and noise cancellation, making them perfect for long flights, train journeys, or simply enjoying music on the go. They are compact, lightweight, and fit snugly into any travel bag or pocket.
COOLIFE Expandable Suitcase
Luggage is a fantastic choice. Whether it’s a stylish suitcase, a durable backpack, or a versatile duffle bag, quality luggage is a gift that will accompany your loved ones on their adventures for years to come. It’s both a practical and thoughtful present, emphasizing your consideration for their travel experiences.
Ok, so I know buying someone a TEFL course isn’t so exciting for travel gift ideas, but I probably would have starved during my second year as a. Digital Nomad if it wasn’t for having this qualification to enable me to teach English online.
It is a great qualification that not only allows you to get a job teaching English as a second language online, but also in person.
So if your loved one is heading off backpacking and you are worried about them running out of money at some point, this is is a great investment and could prove invaluable if they should ever need to make a little extra spending money!
In conclusion, finding the perfect travel gifts can be a delightful experience. Whether you’re searching for gifts for travelers, travel gifts for women, or presents for travel lovers and people who travel, there’s a world of options to explore.
From practical and stylish luggage to cozy accessories, the right travel gift can make any journey even more memorable. So, embrace the joy of gift-giving and choose a thoughtful travel gift that speaks to the heart of your favorite wanderer. Happy gifting!