As a world traveler myself, I thoughtfully put together a list of 30 travel gift ideas that are super useful for anyone who loves to travel. I get it – we’re a hard bunch to shop for and honestly, at the end of the day we just want more travel. More memories. But there are some gifts out there that would AMAZING to unwrap.
So many travel gift guides are a little generic. Passport cases are super personal, scratch-off world maps are so 2010 and not everyone wants a travel pillow (I don’t, so please don’t give me one.) I can guarantee the frequent traveler in your life already has the basic travel gear like packing cubes and personalized luggage tags, too.
Seriously, I saw a gift guide with a world globe as a suggested gift for a traveler. That’s like giving an accountant a calculator for Christmas. Collectively, we can do better.
Everything on this list will absolutely be used again and again on trips. And that makes a great gift, doesn’t it?
When in doubt, a gift card to their favorite airline or simply a visa gift card is always a good idea for a loved one. Sometimes the best gifts for a traveler really is just cold hard cash so they can spend it on their impromptu adventure.
I promise these are gift ideas travelers actually want. Skip the personalized coffee tumbler, portable Bluetooth speaker or leather passport holder. A travel journal usually sits empty. But a meal kit, or comfy AF shoes or a lounge pass will be used so many times. You’ll win Christmas, I promise.