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The Best Travel Gifts – Perfect for the Wanderlusting Soul!

Looking for the perfect gift for the traveler in your life? Stuck for an awesome gift idea for your frequent flyer friend? Or just needing a gift to satisfy the wanderlust? (of yourself or others!) Well you are in the right place! With years of travel under my belt and an enduring love for material possessions  (I know I should travel light, but I do love stuff) I’ve put together my favorite gifts for travel lovers featuring some of the Best Travel Gifts and Travel Essentials.

I’ve picked out travel gifts for women, travel gifts for men, holiday gift ideas – and travel trinkets and accessories for anyone with a serious case of wanderlust. Perfect for any occasion – from Birthdays, Valentines Day or Christmas – or just a little pick-me-up gift for your own wander-lusting soul. I’ve got travel gift ideas for every situation. You could practically call this the ultimate gift guides for travelers!

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The Best Travel Gifts (for everyone!)

This is my collection of some of the best travel related gifts on the market today. Separated into sections there are travel gifts for women; travel gifts for men; practical travel gifts and whimsical travel gifts to soothe a wanderlust-ing soul while bragging about past adventures! Perfect as presents for yourself or your travel loving friends! And these are perfect gifts for world travelers!

Travel Gifts for Women

Longchamp Travel Bag

The Longchamp Le Pilage long handle tote is a travel staple. Stylish in any city, the are beautifully built bags that will take to a life of daily use around the world without any questions or concerns and will last for years to come. (Mine is going strong 6 years down the track!)

RELATED: Read our guide to find out  how to pack your carry on like a pro!


Travel Scarf with Hidden Pocket

The Travel Scarf with a Hidden Pocket is absolutely my favorite travel accessory ever! This infinity scarf can be worn as a scarf, as a wrap and as a head covering for religious sites or simply protection from the sun. Add in the fact you can hide your passport and other valuable inside it (great for people like me who don’t like pockets!) and you’ve got a serious piece of travel kit!


Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer

For the women that simply can’t travel without a hairdryer, the Dyson Supersonic has reinvented the wheel. Weighing in at only 2 pounds (that’s less than 1kg!) and with lightening fast drying speeds, if there ever was a hairdryer perfect for travel – this is it!


Cosmetics Bag

This Cosmetic Bag is the perfect size for travel, and is sturdy enough to keep your make up and moisturizers protected whilst you’re out and about on adventures.


Beach Bag

Every lady loves a nice big beach bag. Big enough to carry all the essentials such as this cute beach towel, sun cream, water bottle and a good book. Plus it has an inside zip pocket to put your valuables in the keep them protected from the sand that’s inevitably going to find its way inside the bag!


Cashmere Wrap

Another great travel accessory is the cashmere wrap – perfect as an extra layer on the plane, as a modesty layer in religious sites, and a stylish accessory when you want to dress up an outfit! It also packs down to nothing and so doesn’t take up too much space in your bag – and makes for a great scarf even when you’re not traveling.


Wheelie Case

A nice solid hand luggage case. 4 wheels are the new 2 wheels – and are much better for your body. The 4 wheels allow the case the glide seamlessly and put less pressure on your wrists and joints. We also recommend you consider getting a $10 luggage scale to ensure you never pay extra for overweight luggage! (And if you need more ideas for the perfect Wheelie Case, check out our post about the best carry on luggage – tested on most airlines!)


Underwear Travel Organizer

Keep your smalls together in this cute Underwear Organizer. With pockets for bras and undies, you can keep everything together – with this unique gift you’ll be organised to enough to be able to grab a matching set whenever you might need one!


Fitbit Flex 2 Bangle & Pendant Necklace


A great way to combine fitness tech and travel jewellery, the Fitbit Flex Bangle and Pendant Necklace are a beautiful addition to anyone jewellery collection. Elegant and refined, you can keep tracking your (travel) goals whilst looking super stylish and with designs available in gold, silver and rose, you’ll be able to coordinate with any outfit!



Vital to every travel photographers kit, a drone is the latest and greatest must have tech accessory for 2018. We highly recommend the Mavic Pro 2 (above) but if you’d like to check out other options, our Best Drones for Travel article has you covered.
And if you are in need of a camera upgrade – we’re reviewed the best DSLR, Mirrorless, Bridge, Compact and Actions Cameras to help you find your new favourite accessory.


Travel Jewellery Case

If you travel with jewellery, you’ll want to keep it safe. This Travel Jewellery Case has a soft quilted outer case and boasts lots of pockets and sections to protect all your favorite pieces.

RELATED – Looking for more inspiration for gifts for the ladies? Take a peek at our gift guide dedicated wholly to the best travel gifts for her!


Travel Gifts for men

Men. They’re funny creatures, but that can make it easy to find travel gifts for men or wanderlust gifts; they’re travel essentials gifts and gifts for the traveler man. Below are the best travelling gifts for men. You can thank us later!


Every man likes to have a set of tools, and whilst a carrying a full set around on your travels is a bit impractical, the Leatherman Sidekick is the next best alternative. You might not think you’ll use one – but I guarantee that it will come in handy way more time than you anticipate (especially on short trips or road trips!)


Toiletry Bag

Handy for carrying shower and shave stuff to communal bathrooms, the Iblue Thick Leather Handle Toiletry Bag is sturdy and stylish. Perfect for the modern day traveler man.


Personalized Monogram Flask

Got booze? Get your name stamped on it so you know it’s yours! This personalized monogram flask can be branded with a variety of designs. Click the link for the full range!


GoPro Hero 8

Capturing 4K Ultra HD video and liquid-smooth slow motion at up to 240 frames/second, the HERO8 Black Waterproof Camera delivers the highest performance in it’s compact, sturdy package. Perfect for adventure travelers, divers and hikers – it’s one of the best toys on the market, the ultimate travel camera and one that the blokes (and a lot of action loving ladies!) can’t get enough of.


Wallet with RFID Protection

The Adorner RFID Blocking Wallet stops remote scanning of cards and keep your information safe as you travel round the globe. Super slim and made of leather, this is the perfect accessory for the frequent flyer in your life.



Practical Travel Gifts for everyone

These are the perfect gifts for people who travel! From the traveler that you *think* has everything, and a few little bits and pieces of travel paraphernalia that every travel addict will love! It a run down of the best travelling gift ideas and gift for the travelers.

Noise Cancelling Headphones

The ultimate bit of tech to help you block out the noise on any long journey. From planes, trains and automobiles (think overcrowded buses in Asia or South America!) these noisecancelling headphones will help you escape to whatever happy place your favorite tracks take you to.
(The ones above are Senneheiser PCX550 Wireless Headphones – and I LOVE them – they’re like a little slice of luxury travel! Read my full review here)

Foldable Duffel Bag

Available in a variety of colours, the Trip Inspra Foldable Duffel Bag is the perfect ’emergency bag.’ Packing down to practically nothing, it gives you an extra 40L of space- whenever you need it. As an extra bag on the plane, as a day-pack, a grocery bag, or a storage bag if leaving stuff in a locker or a hostel whilst you take a trip for which you have limited space.

RELATED: Know a lady who needs a new travel backpack? Check out our guide to the best backpacks specifically built for women.


Passport Holder

Jazz up your passport and keep those corners clean and fresh with this passport holder. Bonus points – this passport wallet got RFID blocking lining to stop anyone trying to steal your details off that electronic strip we all seem to have these days.


Tech Tacos / Cord Keeper

If you travel with lots of tech, these Travel Cord Keepers will be an absolute lifesaver. Forget digging round in your bag for charging cables that have wrapped themselves around your dirty undies, keep each wire wrapped together in these rustic leather cord rolls.

RELATED: Take a look at our Ultimate Packing List to ensure you have everything you need for every trip!


UE Bluetooth Speaker

Take your outdoor adventures to another acoustical level with the powerful, pint-sized Ultimate Ears UE Roll Wireless Bluetooth speaker.


Portable Power Bank

The Anker Powercore will ensure you never run out of power whilst on the road. Ultra-High Capacity it weighs as little as a can of soup (12.5 oz) yet this portable charger has the battery life to charge the iPhone 7 almost seven times, the Galaxy S10  five times or the iPad mini 4 twice.


Lifeproof Case for Iphone

The Lifeproof Case is the best investment you could make in terms of protecting your phone and lets you pack your tech on all your adventures, keeping you connected every soggy, snowy, muddy, dusty step of the way.

A Selfie Stick

I’m not the biggest fan of Selfie’s myself, but it seems like as a society we just can’t get away wanting our face in front of incredible places around the world. If you’re of the ‘if you can’t beat them, join them’ contingent, this multi-functional selfie stick with remote is just what you’re looking for.

A Travel Inspired Water Bottle

There are plenty of travel water bottles out there on the market these days. From insulated ones, BPA-free, metal, the list is practically endless – but I am big fan of the collapsible water bottle. Space saving and practical, its the perfect travel companion.

Luggage Tag

Gone are the days where the person at the check in desk would give you a thickened piece of card to attach to your bags and write your name on. Luggage tags are a great way to label your bag without being too obtrusive. You can even get funky ‘holiday’ themed ones like the above. Perfect as a ‘stocking stuffer’ kind of gift for any traveler (and if you need a practical stocking stuffer – compression socks are the way to go!)

TRTL Travel Pillow

Everyone likes to be comfortable when trying to get a couple of hours of shut eye on the plane, but the TRTL Travel Pillow is an absolute game changer and the mother of all neck pillows. Scientifically proven to support your neck and aid sleep, this combo pack also comes with ear plugs and a silk eye mask to help you level up your sleeping on planes time.


Packing Cubes

Packing Cubes are the best thing since sliced bread and they make packing so much easier! This set even comes with a laundry pouch to keep you organsied even after you’ve used things out of the cubes! We have also listed out Top 10 Packing Cells and Compression Packing Cube Sets here.

Travel Insurance 

I highly recommend that every traveler has travel insurance. If you can afford to travel – you can afford travel insurance.

Universal Travel Adapter

With this universal travel adapter you’ll be able to charge your devices whichever country or electronic region you might find yourself in. You’ll never have to go ask reception if they have a spare adapter again!


UV Toothbrush Sanitizer

If your traveling through hostels, camping in the outback – or are likely to be in other shared bathroom facility – you never know the germs you’re going to come across. Keep your toothbrush a germ-free zone by using a UV Sanitizer which kills 99.9% of Bacteria and Viruses. Not the most glamorous of gifts – this one is definately practical!


Related: If you like these suggestions, check out the Things I Love page for more travel essentials.


Travel Gifts to soothe the wanderlust

Scratch Off Map

A fun way to record your travels – with this Scratch Map you can scratch off the countries and their flags one by one with this Scratch Off Map


Give The Gift of Travel Experiences

Best Travel Gift - the gift of travel experiencesTinggly allow you to pay for experiences rather than material possessions, and with fun activities on over 100 countries, who ever you buy this gift for is sure the find the perfect adventure for them. From diving with sharks to cycling through the vineyards of Tuscany and everything in between – browse the Tinggly collection here.


Wanderlust Inspired Art

If you can’t be off exploring the world, looking at pretty artwork of the world can sometime be just as good!


Cork Globe

A more subtle way of bragging where you have been, this Cork Globe is small enough to be discrete but big enough for people to spot and ask questions – giving you the perfect platform to talk about your adventures! There is not better wanderlust inspiration that reliving past travels!

Dogeared Jewellery

Simple and elegant, Dogeared Jewellery offers messages of hope, karma and faith in oneself. My favorite piece is this one called Balance and reminds the wearer that: “a happy life is not built upon the goal of perfection, but Balance”

 Canvas Tote

A cute little canvas tote – perfect for grocery and retail shopping and a great alternative to plastic bags.


And that completes my selection of travel tips for the Best Travel Gifts (for everyone!) I hope you’ve found the perfect gift for whatever occasion you wanted to buy for with our travel gifting guide! AND I wish you happy holidays if it is that time of year!
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Wednesday 17th of January 2018

Hi Vicki,

The Wheelie Case seems like an amazing gift for my brother who is a frequent traveller !

Sophia Grace

Wednesday 11th of October 2017

This is the great collection of best gifts for a traveler. I really appreciate this wonderful list.

Karen @ Daily Buzz

Tuesday 30th of May 2017

I really like the scarf with hidden pockets. That sounds cool.

Earl Parduhn

Tuesday 25th of April 2017

Hey I'm Happy to see another travel blog/site that is readable! My wife and I read mostly Michigan travel blogs but sometimes like to venture out into the unknown. I loved reading your post and from one writer to another, thank you!


Wednesday 1st of February 2017

These are amazing! I absolutely need some of these organizational aids. I travel with my family all the time. Keeping stuff organized is a real challenge when you're hitting five countries over the course of a few weeks, haha. I'm always losing something or trying to make do with a mess of plastic bags and ratty old cosmetics bags that don't fit comfortably in my suitcase.

Thanks so much for posting this--my aunt has a birthday coming up and now I know what to get her!


Wednesday 1st of February 2017

Thanks Angelica! I'm sure your aunt will love her gift!

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