Gift Guide for Travelers

Unique Travel Gifts & Best Gifts for a Traveler

I love looking through gift guides for inspiration. Being someone that lives to travel, it was so much fun to put together a gift guide for travelers. The other thing I love is doing all my holiday shopping online and getting my shopping done before December starts. First up, a gift guide for the traveler in your life. You can click on any of the photos to purchase the item. In case you are wondering, I get a small commission if you buy anything and there is no additional cost to you.


Best Gifts for a Traveler

To use this gift guide, you can click on any image in the above collage. You’ll also find categories of shoppable images below. We’ve included our favorite items in text format too. There’s something here for everyone – even people who don’t travel at all. If you have any questions, please let us know in the comments below and we’ll get right back to you.

My favorite travel item that is the best gift for everyone is this Insulated Travel Mug. If you know anyone that microwaves their coffee over and over, this is the perfect gift. Don’t waste your time with an expensive electronic cup, this baby will keep your coffee hot for hours – no power required.

Gift Guide for Travelers

Best Jackets for Travel

Everyone needs a lightweight warm jacket for travel. I bought the Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket in red this past year and it was one of my best purchases ever! The thing I like, is that it rolls up into the size of a travel umbrella so it’s easy to carry and it’s warm but not too warm, and having it in red is perfect for photos. It comes in multiple colors, will keep you warm on a plane, be an extra layer, and protect you from rainy weather.

If you are looking for a raincoat to take on a trip, this packable rain jacket that comes in a ton of colors. It’s the perfect travel jacket for women because it is a little longer to keep more of you dry and it’s super cute. I bought a yellow one and love the high quality for a such a great price. Or for an amazing gift, go with this swoon worthy warmer, bigger coat that fashionable ladies will love.

The best travel jacket for men is a light weight down puffer with plenty of pockets is usually just what the traveler wants. Younger guys love a perfect comfy hoodie that they can layer under another jacket.


Egypt Packing List Dress

Packable Hats & Scarves for Warm and Cold Weather

Hats & Scarves for Cold Weather – A cute pom beanie with fleece lining for women or this fleece lined beanie for men are great gifts and easily packable. Your traveling fashionista will love to bundle up with this Free People blanket scarf that comes in a multiple colors. A nice men’s winter scarf comes in handy for a trip or every day for those that live in cold weather.

Scarves for Warm Weather – A neutral lightweight scarf for a trip to a place like Bali or Egypt, where a head covering is required for women, is such a great gift. For women or men, a Buff that can be worn 16 different ways is so useful. It’s perfect for hikers or anyone who encounters dust. It can also serve as a face mask. Or it can be used as a headband. For such a great price, this pack of 12 Buffs makes the world’s great stocking stuffer for all the travelers in your life.

Hats for warm weather need to be easily packable like this foldable straw hat for a beach vacation.


Suitcase, Backpack and Packing Cubes

One of the keys to a successful trip is packing well. We’ve used this 3 Piece Hard Shell Spinner Set on our last few big trips and it’s sturdy and reasonably priced. We got my mom this personalized luggage set and she literally tells me how much she love it every time she takes a trip! A weekender set also makes a terrific gift for people who take short trips.

Packing cubes, one of my travel “must haves” make a great gift or stocking stuffer. Whether you like compression cubes or regular, they’ll keep you organized. At your destination, you can keep your clothes inside and it’s like having drawers.

Another very useful item is a functional travel backpack with laptop space. Multiple pockets on the inside and outside make a bag so useful and great getting through airports. A small stylish backpack is great for people that want something functional but looks great with every outfit. If you have a friend that is getting into photography, a camera gear backpack will be the best gift. The great thing is that the inside can be reconfigured for various lenses and cameras.


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Electronics

AirPods Pro are the latest and greatest headphones with noice cancelling capability. It’s a perfect gift for someone who doesn’t have them yet. Another gift that’s not that expensive and super useful are Apple AirTags You can put one on your keychain so you never lose your keys again. Put one inside your luggage so you can find your checked bag easily on the carousel.

For someone really special in your life a new Canon Camera or Drone makes an incredible gift . Another really fun piece of equipment is a GoPro Max 360. It allows you to take 360 degree immersive videos and is perfect for adventure travelers. For a lower priced gift that’s awesome, a GorillaPod is a heavy duty, small travel tripod that’s flexible and holds your camera or phone.

For an electronic small gift, consider getting a USB Portable Charger for a backup charge on your phone or a Voltage Converter that will protect your electronics from surges in countries with different voltage. No one wants to be the person that fries your computer overseas.

RELATED POST: iPhone Photo Accessories for Travelers


Trip Inspiration

There’s nothing better than looking at amazing trip ideas to get inspiration. Definitely check out all of the Evolista travel ideas here. On top of that a beautiful coffee table book or travel magazine subscription makes a perfect gift. My new favorite travel coffee table book is 1000 Perfect Weekends. What’s great about it is that you can use it for short trips nearby or as inspiration for things to do far away.

Another fun gift and way to commemorate travel is a Scratch Off Wall Map or this really cool US Photo Map where you can frame your travels to each state.

RELATED POST: Best Places to Travel in December


Beauty

Dual voltage is really important in other countries because curling irons and dryers can overload your Power Converter. This Travel Straightening Iron that Curls Hair too is small and dual voltage ( 110 or 220). Also compact and dual voltage is this Tourmaline Hair Dryer that folds. No one wants a melt down on an international trip!

Looking for great stocking stuffer ideas. This travel sized Morroccan Oil will keep your hair soft. A Silk Pillow Case is one of the best and smallest things you can pack to protect your hair and skin. Collagen Peptide Packets are portable and keep your hair and skin looking great.


Gift Guide for Travelers Wrap Up

A lot of the items on this Gift Guide for Travelers are also great for real life too. Check out my Favorite Travel Accessories for my “must haves” on every trip. If you have any questions or feel like I left out something that would be great, please share in the comments.

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48 Comments

  • Reply
    Aimee Carlson
    December 1, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    Love the thoughtful ideas!!

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      Jenifer
      December 4, 2019 at 8:25 pm

      Thank you!

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    Mitzi Beach
    November 29, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    I want it all! …:) Seriously though this list is very helpful for the traveler regardless of their age as having the right “stuff” definitely aides in travel success. Thank you for your well thought out post. Mitzi

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      Jenifer
      November 30, 2019 at 4:12 am

      So glad it’s helpful! Thank you.

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    jess jannenga
    November 25, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    I enjoyed your list for traveling. I am asking for wireless headphone for Christmas as they would be great on the plane , etc.. I bet your hubby loved the Bose headphones. I love the camera and also the travel books.My hubby and I hope to do more traveling and I heard good things about these packing cubes!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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      Jenifer
      November 25, 2019 at 7:21 pm

      The headphones are great for travel and they pack into a small easy to carry case but they’re also nice at home if you’re ever listening to something and don’t want to disturb anyone else. The packing cubes are an amazing space saver and they’re different from traditional packing cubes. Whoever invented them is a genius!

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    Nancy Weiss
    November 25, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    How perfect! I have a few travelers that I needed ideas for. This was very well written and categorized to help me find the perfect gift. I especially liked the books.

    Happy Holidays to You,

    Nancy

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      Jenifer
      November 25, 2019 at 7:22 pm

      The books are so great for ideas and just to have something wonderful to read and look at. Glad the list is helpful!

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    Kara
    November 22, 2019 at 1:39 am

    These are all perfect gift ideas for travelers! I really love the scratch off wall map and the 36 hour guide book. Thank you for the ideas!

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net

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      Jenifer
      November 22, 2019 at 2:25 pm

      Thank you! It’s fun to have great trip inspiration like the 36 hour book and map. I honestly think I’ve traveled more because I just let myself dream about it. 😊

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    Michelle Tucker
    November 21, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    Great ideas! I just bought my husband a GoPro last Christmas. It has been great on all our trips.

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      Jenifer
      November 22, 2019 at 2:21 pm

      We love the Go Pro too. If you haven’t tried the dome attachment yet, it might be really fun with the kids.

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    Jennifer
    November 21, 2019 at 1:26 pm

    I love those white suitcases!

    Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

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      Jenifer
      November 21, 2019 at 2:23 pm

      Me too 😊

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    Yasmin
    December 12, 2018 at 5:43 am

    I’m totally loving that chic champagne colored rollaway bag.

    xx Yasmin

    • Reply
      Jenifer
      December 13, 2018 at 11:38 pm

      Thank you so much, it goes with practically everything! Glad you liked it.
      xx Jenifer

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    Kat
    December 5, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    This is so helpful! Thanks love πŸ’—

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      Jenifer
      December 6, 2018 at 9:03 pm

      Glad you like it Kat!! πŸ’•

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    Vidhi
    December 4, 2018 at 7:04 am

    Love these gift ideas. Getting a new phone seems like the perfect one. Lol. But carrying a neutral scarf is amazing, I have done that on many vacations.
    -Vidhi
    http://www.coffeevschai.com

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      Jenifer
      December 6, 2018 at 12:02 am

      I agree about the phone πŸ˜‰ I just took a quick overnight trip and used a scarf, beanie and my North Face parka. All great travel staples.

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    Vicki
    November 29, 2018 at 3:38 am

    I love the hats you picked! So cute!!

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      Jenifer
      November 30, 2018 at 6:25 pm

      Thank you!

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    Jessica
    November 26, 2018 at 7:37 am

    Great picks dear. Can’t go wrong with beanies and scarves. Makes the journey a little bit more comfy.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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      Jenifer
      November 27, 2018 at 8:52 pm

      Thanks so much and making the journey comfy is always a great thing!

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    Thomas Paul
    November 24, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    Have you heard of the UNIQLO brand?
    They have a clothing line similar to the jacket you just mentioned.
    It’s called Ultra Light Down Jacket.
    I love it!! Great for traveling to

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      Jenifer
      November 26, 2018 at 3:10 am

      I love those jackets. I should try to add that to the list. They’re a great price and they come with the little bag. Thanks for reminding me and reading the blog πŸ™‚

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    Neslihan
    November 22, 2018 at 9:46 am

    This post is helpful, great tips!

    https://whoisnesli.blogspot.com

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      Jenifer
      November 22, 2018 at 2:30 pm

      Glad you liked it! Thanks for reading.

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    Lovely Amusan
    November 21, 2018 at 10:45 am

    Great gift ideas darling! So informative and thorough. Have a wonderful week.

    xoxo
    Lovely
    http://www.mynameislovely.com

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      Jenifer
      November 21, 2018 at 4:20 pm

      Thanks so much! Hope you have a great week too!

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    Selina
    November 21, 2018 at 10:45 am

    oh yeeessss such amazing gift ideas!! Thank you so much for sharing these! I love them all especially the book ideas ❀
    xx
    Selina | Selina’s Inspiration

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      Jenifer
      November 21, 2018 at 4:20 pm

      Thank you Selina! Travel books are always a great gift!

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    Marina W
    November 21, 2018 at 9:12 am

    Great post and super useful!
    Thanks for sharing xx

    – Marina W

    http://www.waitmarinawho.com/2018/11/origins-and-legacies.html

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      Jenifer
      November 21, 2018 at 4:37 pm

      Thanks for checking it out! xx

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    Radi
    November 21, 2018 at 7:29 am

    I really want to get a new suitcase and headphones!

    http://www.fashionradi.com

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      Jenifer
      November 21, 2018 at 4:36 pm

      Those are both such great gifts and things I always want too. This year I’m adding a bigger spinner to my luggage. Thanks for reading!

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    Jennifer
    November 21, 2018 at 4:58 am

    Oh my goodness!! You’ve outdone yourself!! I couldn’t wait to check this guide out and it did not disappoint!! I’m thinking of gifting myself that “Where to Travel When” book (hahaha). Thanks so much for putting all these amazing finds in one place!! xoxo

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      Jenifer
      November 21, 2018 at 4:35 pm

      Thank you so much! You should definitely get that book. It’s such great food for thought with tons of information and amazing photos.

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    Nina
    November 21, 2018 at 3:26 am

    These are great gift ideas, . Happy Tuesday.xx
    Nina’s Style Blog

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      Jenifer
      November 21, 2018 at 4:04 am

      Thank you Nina! Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

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    Kelli
    November 21, 2018 at 3:23 am

    You have the most thorough, informative posts!!!!

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      Jenifer
      November 21, 2018 at 4:03 am

      Thank you! Hope your shopping goes well!

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    Angela
    November 20, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    I love travel books! They’re great gifts because they always feel so indulgent buying them for myself, but make such great presents! Great list!

    Angela | http://www.lenorth.com

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      Jenifer
      November 20, 2018 at 9:47 pm

      Thank you Angela! Travel books are the best!

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    Simone
    November 20, 2018 at 10:15 am

    The leather charger roll up looks fantastic! I’m loving gorgeous accessories and that would be definitely something for me. What a great selection of gift ideas.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

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      Jenifer
      November 20, 2018 at 9:46 pm

      Thank you so much. I love that roll up too and pretty much everything in the store it came from. 🀣

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    Carina Herren
    November 19, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    Amazing picks! I do use packing cubes and these are great reads! Thanks for sharing!

    Carina
    https://theagelessmillennial.com/2018/11/19/basic-drugstore-makeup-must-haves-and-makeup-tools-for-beginners/

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      Jenifer
      November 19, 2018 at 8:02 pm

      So glad you liked it! I LOVE packing cubes and definitely am crazy about travel books too.

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