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21 Gift Ideas for Travelers | 2022

Looking for the perfect gift for that special globe-trotter in your life? Check out this list of gift ideas for travelers at every price range! #giftideas #holiday2018

It’s that time of year again! You know, that time when you basically spend all the money that you saved up for the year in a matter of days haha

If you have a globe-trotter in your life, you are probably looking for unique gift ideas for travelers so that you are prepared to wow them this holiday season. These gifts are good year round too – in case you’re more of a spontaneous gift-giver ;).

I’ve done some of my own research to put together a list of travel accessories that any traveler will LOVE! The gifts are arranged by price, so you can find one here that fits your budget – no matter what it is. 

 Travel Gifts for $30 or Less

1 | To give your loved one some travel inspiration, this Destinations of a Lifetime by National Geographic book provides 225 stunning images of destinations across the globle. 

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2 | Keep your passport in good condition by using a Travel Wallet. I like this one because in addition to holding your passport, you can hold cash, tickets, and credit cards. A great way to stay organized while you travel.

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3 | A travel journal is a great idea for those writers in your life. This one by Moleskine is excellent as it can be used for keeping track of all travel information (e.g., frequent flyer programs), as well as tear-off packing lists in the back. It can be used for a variety of projects as it includes blank, graph, and lined pages.

Moleskine Voyageur Notebook, Hard Cover, Medium (4.5" x 7") Ocean Blue, 208 Pages
  • MOLESKINE VOYAGEUR NOTEBOOK: The Moleskine Voyageur is the ideal traveler's notebook, from planning to exploring. They...
  • DURABLE COVER & ELASTIC CLOSURE: Hold travel writing, plans & notes in your Moleskine travel notebook with an elastic...

4 | The BAGSMART Cable Organizer is something that I’ve mentioned in a few of my other posts – it is something that I absolutely love! Never forget any cords or worry about them getting tangled while you travel again. 

BAGSMART Electronics Organizer Travel Case, Small Cable Organizer Bag for Essentials, Tech Organizer as Accessories, Cord Organizer for Phone, Power Bank, SD Card, Black
  • Compatible Space: The electronics storage bag keeps all gadgets in one place, 2 inner mesh pockets with zipper that can...
  • Lightweight Travel Accessories: The size of the electronic organizer travel case is 10.6" L x 7.5" W x 1.2" H, Compact...

5 | For those who love candles to bring that “zen” experience no matter where they go, consider buying these cute travel candles. The candles come in the following flavors: Lavender, Vanilla, Coral Rose, Lemon Verbena and Mandarin, and lastly, Spring Fresh.

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6 | For those folks who are really into photography and drinking tea or coffee, this camera lens mug is a nice (and unique) option that you can gift them.

Chasing Y Camera Lens Coffee Mug, Fun Photo Stainless Steel Lens Mug Thermos Great Gifts for Photographers,Home Supplies,Friends,School Rewards
  • Fashion Chic: a camera lens stainless steel vacuum thermos cup, a good companion on business trips . Imagine that how...
  • Upgraded Waterproof Lid Design-each mug comes with 1 pack of spoon,3 colors ,randomly sent . Stainless steel camera lens...

6 | For the eco-friendly traveler, these Stainless Steel Reusable Straws are perfect. Make your friends feel great about contributing less to the plastic waste issues we face in our planet today.

2 Reusable Stainless Steel Metal Straws with Case - Drinking Straws 8.5" for 20 24 30 oz Tumblers Yeti - 1 Cleaning Brush and Travel Bag Included, by LIME SKIES
  • ALL YOUR ​SIPPING​ NEEDS IN ONE ​ADORABLE ​KIT:​ Lime Skies is a company founded on the philosophy that true...
  • PRESERVE TASTE, PRESERVE HEALTH: ​What ​drinkware ​you use is almost as important as what ​beverages​ you’re...

Travel Gifts for $30 – $100

7 | If you know someone who likes to keep track of their travels, consider getting a Scratch-Off Map. These are a lot of fun, and suitable for travelers of ALL ages :). The sleek black and gold theme is a nice touch too. 

MY MAP Scratch Off World Map Wall Poster with US States, 35x25 inches, Includes Pins, Buttons and Scratcher, Glossy Finish, Black with Vibrant Colors, Perfect Gift
  • 🔶 THE BEST GIFT FOR CHRISTMAS: Thick, quality material that won't tear easily. Made to last for years of journeying....
  • 🔶 EXTRA SIZE MAP WITH BONUS COUNTRY FLAGS POSTER: Our Travel Map measures thirty-five inches wide and twenty-five...

8 | When you already know of your loved ones upcoming travel plans, book a tour in the location that they plan to visit. As I mentioned in this post, Get Your Guide is my favorite tool for booking tours. You can access the site to book a tour here


9 | To stay comfy on long-haul flights, a travel pillow is a necessity. This Infinity Pillow provides great neck support and is machine washable. 

Huzi Infinity Pillow - Travel Neck Pillow - Versatile Soft 360 Support Scarf - Machine Washable - Home Travel Flight Road Trips (Navy)
  • INFINITY PILLOW: The patented travel pillow designed for all resting positions, with full adjustability, 360° support...
  • VERSATILE DESIGN: Adjust the portable neck pillow and find your perfect sleep position anywhere, whether you’re in the...

10 | Keeping jewelry organized while you travel can be tough, but this Box Jewelry Holder helps keep everything organized! The cost for this is only $11, but I put it in this category becuase you can’t gift someone with a jewelry box without also including at least one set of earrings or something ;).  

Vlando Small Faux Leather Travel Jewelry Box Organizer Display Storage Case for Rings Earrings Necklace, Gray
  • Made of selected faux leather, simple and classic design for daily jewelry storage and organization.
  • Simple and compact design with elegant outlook and could be used to storage collective

11 | If you’ve been reading for a while, you guys know that I am a big proponent of Airbnb. One great gift to buy the traveler in your life is this $50 Airbnb gift card. Buy a few if you know your recipient has a nice vacation coming up.

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12 | For the stylish traveler, this Infinity Travel Scarf provides warmth and comes complete with a hidden pocket for storage of small items like a cell phone and headphones. Additionally, it comes in 36 colors!

WAYPOINT GOODS Infinity Scarf with Pocket - Stylish and Lightweight Pocket Scarf for Women with Hidden Zipper for Passport, Wallet, and Other Travel Accessories
  • High Quality, Made to Last: Unlike other travel scarfs that are made of flimsy fabric with a tiny pocket, ours is made...
  • Your Perfect Travel Companion: The must-have airplane travel accessory for female travelers who want a safe place to...

Travel Gifts for $100 – $200

13 | Get a Personalized World Traveler (Pushpin) Map to level up from the scratch-off version. This one comes ready to mount on your wall at home and includes free personalization. 

Map Your Travels Deluxe Push Pin World Map | Premium Wood Frame | Personalized Gift Map | Handmade in Minnesota | 33" x 21"
  • THE BEST TRAVEL GIFT: Our World Traveler Map With Push Pins is a beautiful conversation piece. Simply use the red pins...
  • HANDMADE IN MINNESOTA: We hand make each framed 33 x 21 map right here in Minnesota. Yep, year-round, no matter what the...

14 | For the frequent flyer in your life, cash for flights is always nice. This Southwest Gift Card is a great option, and you can include values starting at $100. 

Southwest Airlines Gift Card $100
  • The gift that lets them fly to 85+ destinations.
  • No fees. No expiration. Ever.

15 | This Portable Camp Stove lets you cook, boil, and generate power by means of a propane tank. This is a perfect gift for the camper / glamper in your life. 

Goplus Outdoor Camping Stove, 3 Burner Propane Gas Cooker w/Detachable Legs & CSA Regulator & 0-20 PSI Regulator for Camp Paito RV, Cast Iron, 225,000-BTU
  • 🔥Powerful Cooking Ability: You can use 3 burners simultaneously but adjust the flame separately to cook different...
  • 🔥Detachable Legs: With detachable legs, our camping stove can also be used as a countertop stove. Besides, it's more...

16 | When traveling to a location where English is not spoken regularly, it’s a good idea to have a backup in case your language checklists aren’t enough. This Smart Language Translator allows you to translate what is said to you / what you say to others. And the best part is that it supports 52 languages! 

TT Easy Trans Smart Language Translator Device Electronic Pocket Voice Bluetooth 52 Languages for Learning Travel Shopping Business White & Red
  • This voice translator with super mini design,very easy to portable for talking speaking,you can put it in your...
  • With high senstive and fidelity speaker,push the button on the device and hold it till you finished your speech,it will...

17 | A perfect gift for those who like the outdoors, this Inflatable Lounger is a great option. It can be used anywhere there is land for a little bit of rest and relaxation.

WEKAPO Inflatable Couch Air Lounger Chair - Camping & Beach Accessories, Portable Blow up Sofa for Hiking, Lawn, Indoor/Outdoor Movies & Music Festivals. Lightweight and Easy to Set Up Air Hammock
  • ✔ EASY INFLATION-No pump required. Just whisk it through the air to inflate. The little trick is that you need to trap...
  • ✔ UNIQUE PILLOW SHAPED HEADREST DESIGN- WEKAPO air lounger has patented pillow shaped headrest design that gives your...

Travel Gifts for $200+

18 | If you want to give a trully unique gift idea, take a look at these Custom Map Cufflinks. You can select a favorite location to include in the cufflinks, and even add custom engraving for an additional cost. 

19 | Away Luggage is a great idea if you know your special someone is looking to take their luggage game up a notch. I love mine so much that I wrote a review about it! Also, if you are interested in purchasing a bag from their site, you can use my link to get $20 off your first suitcase.

gift ideas for travelers

20 | The Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II is one of the best point and shoot cameras out there, and it is what I use regularly to take all my travel photos. It is widely know for excellent vlogging capabilities as well. One thing I love with this particular option is that it comes with a bunch of camera accessories already included! 

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21 | Taking it up one notch, you may also want to consider the Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Camera. Mirrorless cameras are newer to the market, having many of the qualities that DSLRs have, but more lightweight and travel-friendly. This option comes with an accessory kit as well, and a lens. To wow them even more, consider purchasing a higher-quality lens as well. 

Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera 24.3MP SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD (Black) w/16-50mm Power Zoom Lens
  • Advanced 24.2MP back Illuminated 35 millimeter full frame image sensor
  • ISO 100 25600 (expandable to 51200). Lens compatibility: Sony E mount lenses

Gift Ideas for Travelers | What will you buy? 

I hope this list of gift ideas for travelers gives you the inspiration you need to figure out what gifts to buy. If you’re anything like me, you know it can be hard to find the right thing. Let me know if you plan to purchase any of these items in the comments below! 


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  1. I love the idea of buying a tour for them—never thought about that before. I love buying experiences for people even more than physical things, because it’s so unique and something I know they really won’t forget:) The little jewelry box is so cute! Can’t believe it’s so cheap too!


  2. The travel wallet, cable organizer, and infinity pillow are top on my list, so practical for anyone who travels, loved your choices~
    Thank you for this list!

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