The best gift ideas for the travel enthusiast in your life are practical travel gifts, useful travel gifts, and fun travel gifts. Frequent travelers don't like to spin their wheels–they want to land and hit the ground running. Think Ralph Waldo Emerson; practical gifts primarily relate to items that support the journey.
To help you shop for the travel lover in your life, we've curated this gift guide of the best travel gifts to support their jet-setting ways.
And don’t forget, a quick and mess-free snack gift for any travel needs is our Sweet Jerky Box. Absolutely delicious and easy to bring on a plane, you seriously can’t go with these mouthwatering flavors!
1. Cocktail Kit
A travel Cocktail Kit is an ultimate gift for the fun-loving lush in your life. With the W&P Frequent Flyer Kit, they'll enjoy a craft cocktail on their next trip–or the next five, depending on how much they drink!
W&P's Frequent Flyer Cocktail set includes five varieties of Craft Cocktail Kits, including the Champagne, Gin & Tonic, Old Fashioned, Moscow Mule, and Bloody Mary Cocktail Kits.
Shop: W&P Design Frequent Flyer Cocktail Kit - $120.00
2. People’s Choice Beef Jerky
Any vagabond will tell you that snacks make the perfect present, and beef jerky is the perfect portable snack—especially gourmet, handcrafted, made with purpose beef jerky.
We offer a wide variety of Jerky Gift Boxes to fit any taste preference, but we recommend gifting the traveler our Health Nut Keto Jerky Box. It's filled with six different flavors of sugar-free beef jerky and beef sticks. Our meat snacks are naturally packed with protein to keep your loved ones satiated along their travels!
Shop: PCBJ Health Nut Keto Jerky Box - $42.99
3. Wander Club
The Wander Club Wander Keychain is conveniently designed to help keep all travel memories in on portable location. This one-of-a-kind keychain was cut, stitched, stamped, and finished by hand on full-grain, vegetable-tanned leather.
Once gifted the Wander Club Wander Chain, your giftee can browse their Travel Tokens and add to their collection of travel memories as they're created! It's a gift that travel lovers will absolutely love to carry around on every trip for the rest of their travels!
Shop: The Wander Club Wander Chain - $25.00
4. Travel Journal
The Moleskine Voyageur Notebook is the ultimate travel journal–and companion. It's thoughtfully laid out with the note-jotting globetrotter in mind, helping to plan pre-trip (Don't forget the travel insurance!) and leaving space for journaling on the road.
Thankfully, it's manufactured with a travel-resistant cotton canvas cover, which means the Voyageur Notebook will continue to transport you back to the sights and sounds of their amazing trips long after they get back. Just get ready to hear "Thank You!" after every trip your giftee takes.
Shop: Moleskine Voyageur Travel Notebook - $22.95
5. Passport Holder
The Rustico Leather Passport Cover and Vax Card Holder were specifically designed to keep all travel documents conveniently located in one place. It can hold passports, vaccination cards, boarding passes, IDs, and other essential documents, making it the ultimate organization tool for any traveler traveling out of the country.
Shop: Rustico Leather Passport and Vax Card Holder - $45.00
6. Portable Luggage Scale
Sometimes the least exciting gifts actually make the most fantastic gift because they come in handy. And, in this case, probably help your loved one save some money before hitting the air. The Eddie Bauer Travelon Micro Scale is inexpensive, conveniently sized, and ultra-practical, making it an excellent stocking stuffer this holiday season!
Shop: Eddie Bauer Travelon Micro Scale - $23.00
7. Wireless Earbuds
It's no question that Beats by Dre are some of the best (and most stylish) headphones out right now. They make an excellent gift for anybody who likes to travel because of their active noise canceling ability, 8-hour battery life, and customizable fit. Great for long flights or short road trips, and most importantly, compatible with both Apple and Android platforms.
Shop: Beats Studio Buds - $150.00
8. Hydro Flask
Hydro Flasks are a fantastic gift for all types of travelers. Keep drinks hot or cold for 24hrs at a time while reducing waste–what's not to love!? The 32oz Hydro Flask is pictured, but if you're gifting someone who likes to pack light, they also have other options for you to check out in their online shop!
Shop: Hydro Flask 32oz - $49.95
9. Luggage Tags
The Mark and Graham Custom Vegan Leather Luggage Tag is the perfect gift for anyone who loves to travel. It's customizable to easily detect their luggage, conveniently buckles directly onto the luggage handle, and features a leather privacy flap designed to keep personal details safe while in transit.
Shop: Mark and Graham Custom Vegan Leather Luggage Tag - $39.00
10. Neck Pillow
The Trtl travel pillow might just be the comfiest neck pillow in existence. It's fitted with hidden internal support to keep the neck upright while dozing off. Plus, it's made from hypoallergenic fleece!
Shop: Trtl Pillow - $29.99
11. Packing Cubes
Away Travel Packing Cubes create so much space by compressing and organizing everything packed inside your suitcase. Socks, shirts, shoes– you name it, it packs in a cube to save space and keep organized while traveling.
Shop: Away Travel Packing Cube Set of 4 - $45.00
12. Compression Socks
Bombas Everyday Compression Socks are great everyday socks, but they're especially great for traveling. They're made with a medium level of compression, designed to keep legs from getting that restless feeling while traveling. They come in a variety of colors and are offered in male and female types.
Shop: Bombas Everyday Compression Sock 3-Pack - $72.00
13. Eye Mask
The Blissy Sleep Eye Mask is a thoughtful gift for the loved one in your life that has trouble sleeping in a hotel room or on a long flight. They're handmade using a super smooth and soft silk material that's super soft and comfortable on skin while sleeping.
Shop: Blissy Sleep Mask Black - $39.95
14. Portable Charger
The Anker PowerCore Slim is the perfect stocking stuffer for travelers, campers, and hikers alike. And honestly, it's just a great gift for anybody that leaves the house. One full charge provides and Apple Iphone 12 with 2.25 charges, so you'll always be able to reach your loved ones–even when they're traveling.
Shop: Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 - $21.99
15. Selfie Stick
A selfie stick might sound a little silly, but they're super handy! Whether buying for solo travelers or a friend who travels with companions, this stick/tripod combo will allow you to take many travel photos for you to view when they come back home.
Shop: Insta360 2-in-1 Invisible Selfie Stick + Tripod - $25.00
16. Kindle Paperwhite
Another great gift for long flights, the Kindle Paperwhite can store thousands of books, so your giftee never gets bored in the sky again. It's compact, lightweight, and even water-resistant, so don't hesitate to get this as a gift for even your messiest friends.
Shop: Kindle Paperwhite - $104.99
17. Portable Speaker
The JBL Flip 5 is the perfect gift for a friend or family member who always has music. It's small enough to fit in carry-on luggage, and it comes in several cool colorways. One full charge allows you to enjoy up to 12 hours of continuous playtime so that they can jam out all night long.
Shop: JBL Flip 5 - $129.95
18. Camera Bag
The Topo Designs Camera Cube is a thoughtful gift for travel photographers who love to pack all their camera gear on their trips. The cube is snug, stylish, and secure, making it perfect for all kinds of Adventure!
Shop: Topo Designs Camera Cube - $59.00
19. Toiletry Bag
What to get for the traveler that has everything in their travel kit? This slick North Face toiletry bag. Aside from being super stylish, it's incredibly practical. It's entirely water repellent and comes built with an internal hook so you can hang the bag for maximum convenience.
Shop: The North Face Base Camp Travel Canister - $35.00
20. Scratch-Off Map
Scratch maps make a practical and pretty gift for every traveler, no matter their experience level. This gold foiled world map hangs up on a wall in the house, and as your giftee travels the globe, they can cross the countries off by scratching the gold off to reveal a colorful surprise below!
Shop: Uncommon Goods World Scratch Map - $26.00
21. Rosetta Stone
Rosetta Stone is another great option for a friend or family member dreaming of visiting another country in the next year or two. Whether they need to brush up on some past skills or start from scratch, Rosetta Stone can help them learn enough to get by!
Shop: Rosetta Stone Gifts - From $29.99
22. Sleeping Bag
This L.L.Bean Sleeping Bag is the perfect gift for a friend that loves the great outdoors but isn't fully prepared yet. L.L.Bean's Flannel Lined Camp Sleeping Bag is built using high-quality materials, just like their top-tier outerwear. This bag comes in various colors, but we especially love this deep loden with buffalo plaid.
Shop: L.L.Bean Flannel Lined Camp Sleeping Bag - $99.00
23. Waterproof Dry Bag
Roark's Missing Link waterproof dry bag is the perfect gift for friends or family that live to travel the great outdoors. The bag comes equipped with a roll-top closure and tarp that work together to keep all belongings inside the bag completely dry. Alternatively, the bag can be used to contain wet gear or clothing. Pretty neat, huh?
Shop: Missing Link 28L Dry Bag - $89.00
24. Collapsible Water Bottle
This reusable water bottle was designed to get travelers to kick plastic water bottles to the curb. It's a choose your adventure water bottle. The large size collapses to 8oz from 20 oz, and the small size collapses to 5oz from 12oz.
Shop: Que Collapsible Water Bottle - $24.95
25. Reusable Utensils
This stylish utensil kit comes fully equipped with everything you need for a complete meal from food to drink, all inside of a stain-resistant carrying case. United by Blue also offers a variety of alternative colors and patterns, so you can find one perfect for you to gift.
Shop: United by Blue Utensil Kit - $24.00
26. Lifestraw Personal Water Filter
The Lifestraw Personal Water Filter is convenient...if the person you're gifting it to travels outdoors. This survival tool filters water and protects against parasites, bacteria, microplastics, and other unhealthy consumables. It's an excellent gift for someone who enjoys long adventures–think multi-day backpacking adventures.
Shop: Lifestraw Personal Water Filter - $19.95
27. Travel Adapter
The AUKEY Universal Travel Plug Adapter is another gift that makes for a fun stocking stuffer. It may not be the most exciting piece of equipment in the world, but it IS one of the most practical and necessary for those looking to travel out of the country.
Shop: AUKEY Universal Travel Plug Adapter - $29.99
28. Portable Hand Sanitizer
Now more than ever, it makes sense to carry hand sanitizer with you wherever you go. Noshinku helps us do that with these refillable pocket hand sanitizers. The design is as elegant as the fragrances offered.
Shop: Noshinku Refillable Pocket Hand Sanitizer - $34.00
29. Airbnb Gift Card
For a traveler, an Airbnb Gift Card is about the best gift card you could receive. The person you gift may or may not know exactly where they're going to use it yet. But the day they decide, you'll hear from them. Trust us.
Shop: Airbnb Gift Card - From $50.00
The Bottom Line
This holiday season, you have many excellent travel gear options for friends or family members who love to travel. And, you have a pretty solid snack option to keep them satiated along their journeys!
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