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50+ Globetrotter Approved Gifts for Travel Lovers [2024]

The most unique 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

W&P Design Frequent Flyer 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

PCBJ Health Nut Keto Jerky Box

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 Chain

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

Moleskine Voyageur Travel Notebook

The Moleskine Voyageur Notebook is the ultimate travel journal–and companion. A great travel book. 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

Rustico Leather Passport and Vax Card 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, plane tickets, 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

Eddie Bauer Travelon Micro 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

Beats Studio Buds

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 Flask 32ozHydro Flasks are a fantastic gift for all types of travelers and especially outdoor lovers. 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

Mark and Graham Custom Vegan Leather Luggage TagThe 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

Trtl Travel 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 Set

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

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

Blissy Sleep 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

Anker PowerCore Slim 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

Insta360 2-in-1 Invisible Selfie Stick + Tripod

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

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. Plus, you can get Kindle Unlimited as well with unlimited reading on your Kindle! 

Shop: Kindle Paperwhite - $104.99

17. Portable Speaker

JBL Flip 5 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

Topo Designs 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

The North Face Base Camp Travel 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

Uncommon Goods World Scratch 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 Subscription

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

L.L.Bean Flannel Lined Camp 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 Missing Link 28L Wet/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

Que 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

United by Blue Utensil Kit

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

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 

AUKEY Universal Travel Plug AdapterThe 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

Noshinku Refillable Pocket 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 Sanitier - $34.00

29. Airbnb Gift Card

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.

30. Beek Sandals 

Beek Galito Sandals
Quality shoes go a long way for a traveler. In fact, they are extremely important. Beek shoes are made from quality leather and can last a lifetime. The Gallito leather slide sandal is one of their most popular sandals made for comfort and long term wear. While they may be on the more pricier side, they will last longer than any other shoes out there. 

Shop: Gallito Leather Slide Sandal - $260

31. Calpak Hanging Toiletry Bag

Calpak Hanging Toiletry Bag
Calpak is known for their high quality travel accessories including luggage and bags. This hanging toiletry bag is essential for travel and made from recycled materials. It has a collapsible hanging hook with a water-resistant interior that's durable for natural wear and tear of travels. Plus it comes in a nice green color that everyone will like. 

Shop: Calpak Hanging Toiletry Bag - $56

32. Apple Airtags

Apple Airtag
Airtags are a great way to keep track of your belongings while you're traveling. Throw one in your suitcase and you'll know exactly where it is at all times. It's a simple one-tap setup that instantly connects the AirTag with your iPhone or iPad so you won't have to worry when you check your bag. Peace of mind is priceless. 

Shop: Apple Airtags - $28.99 

33. Beis Weekender Duffle Bag

Beis Weekender Bag
Another solid brand for luggage is Beis. This convenient duffle bag features a removable shoulder strap, padded laptop sleeve and travel-ready trolly pouch. It also comes in many different colors and is the ultimate bag for a weekend getaway. 

Shop: Beis Weekender Bag - $108.00

34. Go Neck Pillow

Go Neck Pillow
This one goes out to the travelers who are all about comfort during a long travel day. This neck pillow provides complete neck support and is extremely travel friendly. Instead of a traditional U shaped neck pillow, Go offers total neck support with its unique 360 degree design. It also has an adjustable Velcro Brand closure that makes it essential for a customized fit. 

Shop: Go Neck Pillow - $60

35. Wild One Pet Travel Carrier 

Wild One Pet Carrier
Most travelers are also animal lovers and enjoy traveling with their pet. Wild One dog brand makes an airline-approved dog carrier that's spacious, and also comfortable. It has breathable mesh walls and a dual-use dog leash or shoulder strap that's perfect for taking your dog on the go. The only caveat is that it's made for smaller dogs - typically 16 pounds or less.  

Shop: Wild One Travel Carrier - $125

36. Silk Sleep Mask

Silk Sleep Mask
Sleep masks are definitely essential for any traveler especially when you're not sure of the sleeping conditions and need to black out the room. This silk mask has no pressure or tightness around the eyeballs and it's stuffed with a lightweight layer of foam padding that offers the ultimate level of comfortability. 

Shop: Alaska Bear Sleep Mask - $14.99

37. Women's Tree Runners 

Women's Tree Runners
A solid pair of sneakers while traveling is extremely important. Allbirds makes a breathable, silky-smooth sneaker that is best for walking and everyday wear. It also has a versatile design that's great for travel and will go with most outfits. It's also machine-washable which makes it easy to clean if they get dirty while you're out and about. 

Shop: Allbirds Women's Tree Runners - $105

38. Glossier You Solid Perfume 

Glossier Solid Perfume
Traveling with a large perfume bottle can be a bit tricky, especially getting it through security. Glossier You is the ultimate personal fragrance that's a refillable, pocket and travel friendly solid perfume compact. It has a wax base that melts into the skin and holds the fragrance for long wear. It's also cruelty free, vegan, and compact in size perfect for traveling. 

Shop: Glossier You Solid Perfume - $30

39. Foldable Travel Steamer 

Foldable Travel Steamer
A foldable travel steamer is perfect any traveler who needs to get out those wrinkles on the go. The foldable feature is compact size making it ideal to fit into your suitcase. Plus its electronic pump system delivers steam evenly without leakage and spillage. It also is safe to use on a wide variety of fabrics and suitable for other things besides clothes. 

Shop: Foldable Steamer for Clothes - $26.97

40. Travel Laundry Bags 

Travel Laundry Bags
Organization is key while traveling. West Elm offers a laundry bag set that keeps your dirty clothes separate and a shoe bag that won't soil anything else in you bag. The set includes one of each and is machine washable making it easy to reuse for each travel trip. 

Shop: Travel Laundry Bags - $28

41. White Noise Maker 

White Noise Machine
If you know a someone whose a light sleeper, this white noise machine will be perfect for their travels. It's small in size and has an adjustable white noise for restless sleepers, babies and pets. Tuft and Needle also offers a 100 night sleep trial so if for whatever reason you aren't satisfied you can reach out. 

Shop: White Noise Machine - $110

42. White Noise Maker 

White Noise Machine
If you know a someone whose a light sleeper, this white noise machine will be perfect for their travels. It's small in size and has an adjustable white noise for restless sleepers, babies and pets. Tuft and Needle also offers a 100 night sleep trial so if for whatever reason you aren't satisfied you can reach out. 

Shop: White Noise Machine - $110

43. Travel Size Hand Sanitizer 

Hand Sanitizer
Traveling is amazing, however, there are lots of germs out there while on the go. This 2 pack Verbena scented hand sanitizer is the ultimate travel accessory that kills bacteria and unwanted germs. It's 100% natural and also moisturizing so it won't dry out your hands. 

Shop: Pocket Hand Sanitizer - $12.83

44. Poo-Pourri Before You Go Toilet Spray 

Poo-Pourri Before You Go Toilet Spray
Poo-Pourri before you go toilet spray leaves your bathroom smelling fresh and clean. If you're traveling with friends and are sharing a bathroom, this will be your best friend. Simply shake well and spritz a few sprays into the toilet bowl on the waters surface before doing your business and this will trap the odors under the water's surface. Highly recommended when traveling with someone else. 

Shop: Poo-Pourri Toilet Spray - $17.69

45. Deweisn Folding Lighted Makeup Mirror

deweisn light up mirror
Finding the perfect lighting while traveling can be a bit tricky and that's why this compact light up makeup mirror is ideal for travel. It is compact in size so it'll fit perfectly in your suitcase and has bright LED lights perfect for any assistance. 

Shop: Travel Light Up Makeup Mirror - $24.79

46. Papier Travel Journal 

Travel Journal
A travel journal is a great way to remember special trips both big and small. The journal is separated into 6 journeys with plenty of space to include budgets, itineraries, packing lists and everything you'll need to feel organized. As you travel, have the ability to record your favorite memories with pages to journal, scrapbook and highlight. 

Shop: Travel Journal - $38

47. Amalfi Coast Coffee Table Book

Coffee Table Book
A coffee table book is a wonderful gift for anyone, but this Amalfi Coast is the pinnacle of the Italian dream. This coffee table book is high quality, vivid in color, and a great addition to any traveler's coffee table. 

Shop: Amalfi coast Assouline Coffee Table Book - $105

48. Welly First Aid Kit

Welly First Aid Kit
Safety first! this multi-tasking tin is packed with colorful first aid essentials including bandages, tape, ibuprofen and ointments for every big and little adventure ahead. This is essential when it comes to safety on trips because you never know what can happen, but at least you'll be prepared! 

Shop: Welly First Aid Kit - $26.99

49. AirPod Leather Case 

AirPod Leather Case
This seamless leather case fit for AirPods Pro Gen 1 is a timeless accessory for your headphones and will keep them in good shape. They are handcrafted with care and are truly a one of a kind hassle free case. Not to mention stylish and comes in a variety of colors. 

Shop: Native Union Leather Case for AirPods - $39.99

50. Unseen Sunscreen Supergoop

Supergoop Sunblock
Sunblock while traveling is everything. This 100% invisible, weightless, scentless sunscreen has SPF protection as well as skincare benefits and a natural finish. It works on most skin types and oil free so it'll leave your skin feeling fresh and clean. 

Shop: Unseen Sunblock - $38