best gifts for travelers

Best Gifts for Travelers That They Actually Want to Receive

best gifts for travel loversWhile pretty much everyone loves to travel, I’m willing to bet almost all of us know at least one person who takes this love to another level. I’m talking about those who seemingly spend any extra money they have on traveling and are constantly planning and researching where to go next! If you find yourself needing a gift for such an avid traveler then you’ve come to the right place as this list is chock full of the best gifts for travelers that will work with any budget!

This list contains a great mix of both practical, sentimental, and outright fun gifts any traveler would be ecstatic to receive! And at a variety of price points, you’ll be sure to find something that fits your budget! 

Be sure to bookmark and share this post as we approach the holiday season OR to provide subtle hint to friends and family as to what kind of gifts you would be happy to receive!

Related: Travel Tips for Surviving the Holidays

Trtl Pillow

Traditional neck pillows can be big and bulky and take up a ridiculous amount of space in any carry on or piece of luggage! Consider gifting your travel lover this innovative pillow from Trtl that is scientifically proven to provide neck support and is half the size of a traditional U-shaped neck pillow!

This pillow will save tons of packing space and promote a comfortable sleep during long flights. Win-win.

Kammok Roo Double Camping Hammock

This hammock (available on Amazon) makes an ideal gift for any camping fanatic or outdoor adventurist! Not only is it super soft and lightweight, but it also folds down to an incredibly small size making it a breeze to pack.

But perhaps the best part about this hammock? Kammok is a socially conscious company that donates part of the proceeds from every Roo to fund malaria treatments for children in Africa!

Bose® QuietComfort® 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® Wired Headphones

Need a splurge gift to spoil a certain special traveler? Check out these ultra cool noise cancelling headphones (available on Amazon and at Target) from Bose! These headphones actually monitor the sounds around you so they can better tune them out. With noise cancelling capabilities, these headphones are perfect for enjoying music, movies, and audiobooks, as well as catching some z’s on long flights.

Classy Ticket Stub Diary Ticket Book

This sleek book (available on Amazon) is the perfect way to preserve your traveler’s memories from their adventures all over the world! Whether it’s tickets from sporting events, concerts, or museums, travel brochures, or even photos, this ticket stub diary will hold over 100 momentos in it’s clear pockets! And with extra space, you still have room to write down memories, thoughts, and notes about each event.

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Mpow Universal Waterproof Case

This waterproof case (available on Amazon) makes an awesome stocking stuffer or small gift for any traveler! By not hindering touch screen functionality, you can take photos, videos, and do just about anything on your phone (minus unlocking it with a fingerprint) while underwater.

Flight 001 5-in-1 Adapter

A MUST HAVE for any avid traveler, this color coded adapters (available on Amazon and at Nordstrom) works in over 150 countries and comes with a guide to show which prongs work in what countries! These adapters securely fit together to form a cube and also provide 2 USB ports

CALPAK 5-Piece Packing Cube Set

Packing Cubes are great because they effortlessly organize your suitcase by allowing you separate little compartments to pack your clothes, electronics, or essentially anything in! With packing cubes, your suitcase is not only super organized, but also less crammed, allowing you to thus fit more things.

Gift your travel junkie these super stylish (that marble tho!!!) packing cubes from Calpak (available at Nordstrom) to bring a little style and a lot of convenience to their luggage.

Looking to Save? These packing cubes (available on Amazon) will work just as nicely as the ones above, but are just a little less flashy.

Nite Ize Original Gear Tie

Gear ties are a great example of something you never knew you were missing from your life…until you actually have them! These little waterproof, durable rubber ties (available on Amazon are great for wrapping up wires and keeping them from all tangling together.

Travelers will appreciate the convenience these offer, because the last thing they want to do on vacation is have to spend time untangling everything! With these little guys, you simply wrap up your wires and toss them back into your bag! No fuss, no hassle.

Scratch Off World Map

This next gift is great for those who like to decorate their space with decor that will remind them of their travels! This map (available on Amazon) is super cool because it allows you to scratch off all the countries/states you’ve visited, making it an instant conversation starter for anyone who visits your place.

Not a fan of wall art? Check out this equally cool cork globe!

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Hydro Flask

Another great gift for the avid camper and outdoor adventurist, this flask (available on Amazon and at Nordstrom) offers double wall vacuum insulation that keeps beverages hot up to 6 hours and cold up to 24 hours. This bottle is slip-free making it easy to bring along anywhere, and made of stainless steel and BPA-free plastic.

Cathy’s Concepts Monogram Passport Case & Luggage Tag

Make sure your traveler is jet setting in style with this timeless monogramed passport case and luggage tag (available at Nordstrom in green, blue, pink, and brown). Made of pebbled leather, these pieces have a single embossed initial to add just the right amount of tasteful sophistication.

Looking to Save? Two’s Company (available on Amazon) makes adorable passport cases and luggage tags for a fraction of the price!

Pixter Wide Angle Pro Premium Smartphone Lens

Toting your SLR around with you isn’t always ideal, and with smart phones boasting better and better cameras, many travelers are opting for a more modern approach to their travel photography. Gift this smartphone lens clip on (available on Amazon) to your traveler on-the-go and save them the hassle and extra caution needed when carrying around their expensive camera.

The Hidden Europe: What Eastern Europeans Can Teach Us

Eastern Europe is often overlooked by travelers who instead opt for visiting the more Western countries. However, after reading this book travelers will find themselves cancelling their hotel accommodations in Spain, Germany, and France in favor of exploring Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia and other less trendy eastern countries instead!

Filled with facts personal anecdotes, this book will help you better understand the still-to-this-day misunderstood side of Europe. Travelers will appreciate this gift of insight into a less known about yet fascinating part of the world.


So there you have it, some of the best gifts for travelers! Which gift was your favorite? I’m partial to the Pixter lens myself, because I LOVE photography. Do you have any cool gift ideas for people who love to travel? Sound off in the comments below!

About the Author Shelby

Hi there Pretty! I’m Shelby, the creator of Pretty Primp! I believe that beauty is a form of art and we should all be confident and educated enough to be our own artist!